• Wayside Beginner Band / 2019 – 2020 Calendar

    AUGUST 2019

    Aug. 29 – Parent Informational Meeting about everything BAND!!!  Wayside cafeteria at 7:00 pm.   


    SEPTEMBER 2019

    Sept. 06 – All band forms and Band fee #1 are due.  (i.e. info packet forms, band activity fee, instrument usage contracts and fees). Fees may be paid in one or two installments.  Fees are due from every member of the band.

    Sept. 09 – Every student must have an instrument by this date.  Please speak to Dr. Shaffer early if there is a problem.  Please email >bshaffer@ems-isd.net<

    Sept. 09-13 - Students should start bringing instruments home during this time. Instruments go home once students demonstrate proper care and assembly.  We don't rush this process.  It ensures that we have fewer "accidents."  Thank you for your understanding on this matter.

    Sept. 19 – Roller Skating Party at RollerWorld Northeast in Watuaga – 6-8 pm (cost $5)


    OCTOBER 2019

    Oct. 01 - Band fee payment #2 due (if paying in installments)  Band shirts are issued starting Oct. 2 to all students who have paid.  Shirts are a required part of the band uniform.

    Oct. 11 -  FUNDRAISER – SnapRaise!  Have 20 emails of family and friends ready and in student phone/device note app. Emails will NOT be sold to third party companies (this is a school fund raising company) – Everyone NEEDS to participate


    NOVEMBER 2019

    Nov. TBD – Wayside Band Movie Night TBD


    December 2019

    Dec. 19 – Holiday Concert – Gym B at 6 pm (All students REQUIRED to attend – major grade)


    January 2020

    Jan. 17-18 –ITZ Lock In!  More details to come.  All students wishing to participate must be eligible with grades and in good standing with Wayside Middle School and the WMS Band.  *Additional costs apply*


    February 2020

    Feb. 29 – Solo/Ensemble Contest.  ALL Beginners are required to attend.  This is our first individual performance!  The contest will be held at Ed Willkie MS.  Individual times TBD!


    April 2020

    April 23 or 24 – Saginaw Band Invitational (Contest) – Location and Time TBD.  (ALL students are REQUIRED to attend - major grade)


    May 2020

    May 07 - Spring Concert at BOSWELL HS Auditorium.  Time: 6:00pm.  (ALL students are REQUIRED TO ATTEND - major grade)!  Students need to plan to get their own instrument (regardless of size) to the Boswell Auditorium on their own!!!

    May 16 – Percussion Solo Contest at Boswell HS.  Times TBD

    May 23  – Boswell, Wayside, Creekview Percussion Bash – Boswell HS.  All Percussion members will practice and perform on this date. Times - TBA

    May 20 – All school-owned instruments due.