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Morgantown, WV 26508

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February 26, 2020

Northern Region Jazz Festival

The Northern Region Jazz Festival  will be held Saturday, February 29 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm in the UHS Auditorium and will feature bands from all over Northern West Virginia.

This event is free.

The order of performances is as follows:

9:30 am Morgantown High School
10:00 am Lincoln High School
10:30 am Bridgeport High School
11:00 am Mountaineer Middle School
11:30-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 pm Suncrest Middle School
1:30 pm Paden City High School
2:00 pm Buckhannon Upshur High School
2:30 pm Brooke igh School
3:00 pm Wheeling Park High School
3:30 pm University High School

February 21, 2020

UHS Night of Percussion

The UHS Night of Percussion will be held Monday, March 2 at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium and will feature the UHS Percussion Ensemble, the Westwood Middle School Panhandlers, & Nautilus Percussion Group.


Admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors and students, or $10.00 per family. UHS Students are admitted for free with a finger scan.

February 10, 2020

2020 WVMEA Honor X-Ensemble

Congratulations to the Percussion Ensemble for being selected as a 2020 West Virginia Honor X-Ensemble.
 

The Percussion Ensemble will perform Thursday, March 5 at 12:15 pm in the Exhibit Hall in the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center as part of the 2020 WV Music Educators Conference.

February 07, 2020

2020 WVMEA Honor Ensemble

Congratulations to the Symphony Orchestra for being selected as a 2020 West Virginia Honor Ensemble.
 

The Symphony Orchestra will perform Thursday, March 5 at 4:00 pm in the Little Theater in the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center as part of the 2020 WV Music Educators Conference.

January 17, 2020

2020 Orlando Trip - UPDATED January 17, 2020

The UHS Band will travel to Orlando, Florida March 19-23, 2020. We will visit Disney Hollywood Studios, Disney's Magic Kingdom, and Universal Orlando. The band will march in the parade in Disney's Magic Kingdom on Saturday, March 21 at 9:45 am.

 

The Orlando Trip is a wonderful opportunity and we hope all band students can attend with us. In addition to offering fundraising opportunities, the UHS Band Boosters are paying $160 (1/6) of the cost of every student's and chaperone's trip. 

Student accounts must be current (or be on a payment plan) in order to participate in the Orlando Trip.

 

Priority in the selection of chaperones is given to parents who have volunteered the most in the past.

 

Additional information is listed below. Please check back as this information will be updated as we get closer to the trip:   

 

Dates:

March 19-23, 2020

 

Cost:

~$960 per person, minus $160 per person covered by band boosters ($800 total)

 

We will collect five payments of $160 on the following dates:

September 16

October 16

November 18

December 16

January 16

 

Payments may be made by checks payable to UHS Band, or students may have payments taken from their student accounts. Additionally, payments may be made by credit card at every home UHS football game, and Boosters Treasurer Matt Turner plans to set up additional dates TBA. Mr. Turner is also willing to meet with parents to run credit cards. His email is uhshawkbandtreasurer@gmail.com

NEW: Parents may fill out the Credit Card Authorization for students to place in the black box. (Fees apply.)

INFORMATIONAL MEETING :

Click HERE for a PDF of the minutes from the January 7 Informational Meeting.

*UPDATE: As noted in the first comment in the meeting, we are still a couple months from the trip and SOME OF THIS INFORMATION  WILL BE (OR ALREADY HAS) CHANGED.

Rehearsals:

After consulting with the athletic department, we have set the following dates for AFTER SCHOOL rehearsals:
Wednesday March 11, 3:00-4:00 pm

Monday, March 16, 3:00-4:00 pm

If time permits, we will also have a short rehearsal immediately prior to our departure on March 19

Attendance is mandatory at all scheduled rehearsals for students traveling to Orlando. Please adjust calendars accordingly.

Hotel:

Disney’s All Star Music Resort

1801 Buena Vista Dr

Bay Lake, FL 32830

(407) 939-6000

Rooms:

4 Students per room

2 Chaperones per room

FINAL rooming lists sent to the travel agent November 18

 

Preliminary Itinerary:

Thursday, March 19 - Depart UHS by bus after school

Friday, March 20 - Arrive in Orlando

              (We will stop at a plaza close to Orlando to freshen up before going to the park)

Friday, March 20 – Day at Disney Hollywood Studios

Friday, March 20 – Check into hotel in the evening

Saturday, March 21  - Day at Disney’s Magic Kingdom

              (March in Parade at Magic Kingdom)

Sunday, March 22 - Day at Universal Orlando

Sunday, March 22 - Depart Orlando at ~10:00 pm

Monday, March 23 - Arrive at UHS ~3:30 pm

Additional Info:

Students will need money for food in the parks, at stops to and from Orlando, souvenirs, etc. All students will receive one meal voucher per day to use in Disney parks and Universal Orlando. We will provide snacks on the bus and will stop for dinner March 19, breakfast March 20, and breakfast March 23.  (The Boosters sometimes provide one of these meals if the budget allows.)

October 11, 2019

Event Calendar

The 2019-2020 UHS Band Event Calendar was updated on October 16. Click HERE for a list of recent updates and a link to the current calendar.

August 11, 2019

Band Photos

Dr. Mel Wright's 2019 UHS Band Photos can be found HERE.

Dr. Wright's photos are FREE for download.

February 08, 2019

2019 WVMEA Honor Ensemble

Congratulations to the Symphonic Winds for being selected as a 2019 West Virginia Honor Ensemble.
 

The Symphonic Winds performed at the WV Music Educators Conference 
Thursday, March 7 at 4:00 PM in the North Hall of the newly renovated Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.

You can watch the video HERE.

June 01, 2015

UHS Band Email

The Band Boosters have the UHS Band Email set up.  The address is uhs.marching.hawk.band@gmail.com.  To access the account, go to google.com and click on gmail.

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Summer Calendar

The 2020 Summer Calendar is posted. It does change from time to time, so please check back often for updates.

Incoming Freshman FAQs

Before contacting the directors with questions about our program, please read these frequently asked questions.

UHS Band Handbook

Click the icon to the left to view the 2019-2020 UHS Band Handbook.

For health and physical forms, click here to be redirected to the Forms page.

Charms

The UHS Band Boosters utilize Charms Office Assistant to keep track of student records concerning financial information, form submission, and more. 

Click the icon to the left to be redirected to the Charms login.

Remind App

Remind recently changed its policies and now requires smaller class sizes.

 

All participants using Remind by July 24, 2019 have been migrated to the classes in which the students are enrolled.

 

For NEW sign-ups, please click the links below for instructions on how to get UHS Band Remind messages:

Symphonic Winds

Concert Band

Marching Band OT

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