Concert Dates

WMS Band Concert Information for 2019-2020

Date, Time, Concert, Location

September 20-September 30, WMEA All-State Recording

(7th and 8th Grade Only) - Set up a time with Mr. A - WMS Band Room

Early October, Jazz Band Auditions (sign up on the Jazz Band bulletin board - grades 7 and 8)

Thursday, October 17, 7:00 p.m., Symphonic Band Exchange Concert with Griffin MS Band, @ WMS.

           We will be having a pizza dinner/mixer with the Griffin band, 5:30 PM @ WMS in our cafeteria

Tuesday, October 22, 7:07 p.m., Concert Band cookie concert, WMS Cafeteria and Band Room (after conferences)

Thursday, November 7, Veteran's Day Assemblies at the elementary schools - during school day (Symphonic Band)

Friday, November 8, Veteran's Day Assembly at WMS - during school day (Symphonic Band)

Wednesday, December 4, 6:00 p.m., Almost Winter Band Concert, WMS - all bands.


Friday, December 20, afternoon, Almost Winter Music Department Concert (Jazz, Symphonic Band, Choir and Orchestra)

Friday, January 17 (tentative), MLK Day Assembly at the Centennial Elementary school (Concert Band)

Saturday, February 15, all day, WMEA Jr. All-State  (7th and 8th grade selected students), Yakima


Wednesday, March 18, 7:00 PM, 5th and 6th Grade Band Festival, WMS Gym (for 5th grade band members from Centennial, ORLA, Pioneer and McKenny Elementary Schools and 6th graders from WMS)


Saturday, March 21, all day, Solo/Ensemble Festival (required for Symphonic Band and highly encouraged for all others), Griffin MS

Thursday or Friday, April 16 or 17, Band Assessment, Symphonic Band Only, SPSCC - during the school day – parents are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, May 6, 9:30 AM All School Assembly - 9:30 AM (Combined Symphonic and Concert Bands, Choir, and Orchestra)


Tuesday, May 19, 7:30 PM OHS Jazz Night, OHS PAC - (Jazz Band Only - With Reeves, Washington and OHS Jazz Bands)


Monday, June 1, 6:00 PM, Band Awards (Symphonic Band) and ice Cream Social - LBA Park

Tuesday, June 2, 6:00 PM, Spring, WMS Gym - all bands.

Concert Expectations/Attire

All concerts have a call time of 30 minutes prior to the concert. All concerts are a required part of the class except the Solo and Ensemble Festival, which is extra credit but highly encouraged. If for some reason you have a conflict with any of these dates, please let me know as soon as possible but at least two weeks prior to the performance to allow time to redistribute parts.


Failure to attend a performance for other than illness or family emergency will result in a two grade drop of your achievement grade unless resolved at least two weeks before the particular concert. All members of the band are important and need to be at all concerts.