2016 UWGMB Welcome Letter

Dear 2016 members of TSTLTS: If you submitted your marching band registration form via this site but did not receive the welcome letter, it’s probably due to an issue with the spam filter on your email.  However, just in case you haven’t gotten the information yet, here’s the letter in its entirety.  Looking forward to seeing you all in less than a month!  GO WOLVES!!!

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First Color Guard Clinic Tomorrow (4/23)!!!

Our first color guard clinic (of three) is happening here on campus at UWG tomorrow (Saturday, April 23rd).  We’ll be working from 10AM to 3PM on the Academic Quad, which is located on W. Georgia Dr. between the Boyd, Pafford, and Humanities Buildings.  If you have any issues finding it, please email us at uwgbands@westga.edu and we’ll help you out!  If you can’t make it tomorrow, there are two other clinic opportunities: Saturday, May 28th and Saturday, June 25th.  Go West!  Go Band!!!

Marching Band Registration is LIVE!!!

The registration form to be a part of the 2016 UWG Marching Band is now live and accepting submissions!  Fill out a form today to become a part of the 35th edition of The Sound That Lights The South!!!  Just click the link above to get started!  Questions?  Email us at uwgbands@westga.edu!

2016 MARCHING BAND DATES!!!

Returning members:

Friday, 4/8 – leadership applications due to Dr. Self
4/11-4/14 – leadership interviews (by appointment)
Friday, 4/15 – Drum Major conducting auditions (3PM – band room)

Any band member is eligible to apply for any leadership position, including Band Captain and Drum Major. To apply, please write a letter of application addressing which position(s) you would like to be considered for and why you think you would make a good leader in that/those position(s). Put your letter in an envelope and give it to Dr. Self anytime between now and Friday, April 8th. Other available positions include Drum Captain, Guard Captain, Brass Captain, WW Captain, and section leaders for each section.

All TSTLTS members:

Summer camp  begin the first week of August (first day of classes is the 10th!). Camp dates have to go through housing and several other offices before they’re approved, so that’s not set in stone. Start talking with your friends and get them excited about this fall’s marching band – let’s make it the biggest marching band UWG has ever seen!!!

Tentative schedule:

  • 8/9 Campus Parade/Welcome Back Blast
  • 9/3 UWG vs. Catawba
  • 9/17 UWG vs. Delta State
  • 9/20 Carroll County Marching Band Exhibition
  • 10/8 UWG at Valdosta State
  • 10/9 Carrollton Festival of the Arts
  • 10/15 UWG vs. West Alabama
  • 10/21 Wolves Capture the Square
  • 10/22 Homecoming Parade
  • 10/22 UWG vs. Mississippi College
  • 10/29 UWG at Shorter
  • 11/5 UWG vs. Florida Tech
  • 11/19 1st round NCAA playoff game
  • 11/29 2nd round NCAA playoff game
  • 12/3 NCAA Regional final playoff game
  • 12/10 NCAA National semi-final playoff game
  • 12/17 NCAA National Championship game (Kansas City, MO)

Again, this schedule is tentative.  The final schedule will be sent out in July.  Please stay tuned to uwgbands.com for any changes!!!

 

MARCHING BAND REHEARSAL SCHEDULE, #BEATVALDOSTA WEEK!!!

Tuesday, October 6th:
3:15 – sectionals (show 2 music)
3:35 – full band music (stands tunes/Alma Mater)
4:00 – pregame drill rehearsal
4:45 – halftime drill rehearsal

Thursday, October 8th:
3:15 – sectionals (show 2 music)
3:35 – full band music (show 2)
4:15 – halftime drill rehearsal
5:00 – run pregame show

Friday, October 9th (at Stadium field):
5:30 – full band stretch/breathe
5:45 – full band music (stands tunes/show 2)
6:20 – halftime drill rehearsal
6:50 – pregame drill reheasal

Saturday, October 10th:
10:45 – call time at university stadium in bibbers, spats, BLUE band shirts
11:00 – full band stretch/breathe
11:15 – full band music (stands tunes/Alma Mater)
11:30 – run halftime show
11:45 – run pregame show
12:00 – move into east stands
12:20 – parade block behind Wolf Plaza
12:30 – Wolf Walk
12:45 – lunch
1:35 – in full uniform
1:40 – move onto field
1:47 – pregame show
2:00 – kickoff (LET’S GO WOLVES!!!)
5:15 – game over
7:30 – call time at Carrollton HS’s Grisham Stadium
7:45 – warmup (warmup area A)
8:05 – move to gate to watch Valdosta perform
8:25 – move onto field
8:30 – exhibition performance at Legacy of Champions

UWG Bands Rehearsal Schedule, Week 4!!!

Tuesday, 15 September, MARCHING BAND:
3:15 – sectionals
3:35 – full band music (Chameleon)
3:50 – review/finish Chameleon drill

Wednesday, 16 September, WIND ENSEMBLE:
3:00 – Redline Tango (sectionals)
3:20 – Petite Symphony
3:30 – Pastime with Good Company
3:40 – Courtly Airs and Dances
3:55 – Suite of Old American Dances
4:25 – Redline Tango

Thursday, 17 September, MARCHING BAND:
3:15 – sectionals
3:35 – full band music (Georgia, Fight Song, National Anthem)
4:00 – review pregame drill
4:15 – review Chameleon
4:50 – review Back in Black
5:05 – run opener

Friday, 18 September, WIND ENSEMBLE :
3:00 – fundamentals
3:10 – Courtly Airs and Dances (record)
3:25 – Suite of Old American Dances
4:00 – Redline Tango
4:20 – Luminosity

MARCHING BAND (at stadium):
5:30 – sectionals
5:45 – full band music (all stands tunes)
6:25 – review halftime
7:00 – review pregame

Saturday, 19 September, MARCHING BAND:
10:45 – call time at stadium practice field (BLUE band shirts)
11:00 – full band music (Alma Mater, National Anthem)
11:20 – run halftime
11:40 – run pregame
11:55 – move into section 105
12:15 – parade block
12:20 – mini concert at Wolf Plaza
12:30 – Wolf Walk
12:45 – move back into stands (lunch)
1:35 – uniforms on
1:40 – move onto field
1:45 – lined up for pregame
1:47 – pregame show
2:00 – kickoff (LET’S GO WOLVES!!!)
5:15 – game over
7:00 – call time at the AMP (shorts & RED band shirts – guard/twirlers wear BLUE)
7:30 – Imagine West! (standstill show in Bradley St.)
7:50 – marching band is done playing (you may stay for the rest of the program or take off)

MARCHING BAND SCHEDULE, WEEK THREE!!!

Tuesday, 8 September:

3:15 – sectionals
3:40 – full band music
4:05 – pregame
4:40 – review/finish Chameleon
7:45 – call time at University Stadium, section 105 (RED band shirts!)
8:05 – THE HOWL (pregame/show 1 music, a few short stands tunes)

Thursday, 10 September:
3:15 – sectionals
3:35 – full band music
3:55 – opener (learn march-on)
4:30 – Back in Black
4:55 – Chameleon

Friday, 11 September (at University Stadium):
5:30 – sectionals
5:40 – full band music
6:10 – review Long Train
6:35 – review halftime
7:00 – review pregame

Saturday, 12 September:
4:15 – call time at University Stadium (BLUE band shirts)
4:20 – full band stretch/breathe
4:45 – run pregame
4:55 – move everything into section 105
5:10 – move to Wolf Plaza (parade block)
5:20 – standstill concert
5:30 – Wolf Walk
5:45 – dinner break (in the stands)
6:30 – uniforms on
6:35 – move onto field
6:45 – in position for pregame
6:50 – step off for pregame show
7:05 – kickoff (LET’S GO WOLVES!!!)

UWGMB Rehearsal Schedule, Week One!

Tuesday, 25 August:

3:15 – sectionals
3:30 – syllabi
3:45 – Back in Black drill

Thursday, 27 August:
3:15 – sectionals
3:30 – review/finish Back in Black drill
4:15 – clean opener
4:50 – full band music

Friday, 28 August:
5:30 – sectionals
5:50 – full band music (record)
6:30 – clean pregame drill
6:50 – clean halftime drill

Colorguard Clinic CANCELLED

Due to the inclement weather today and throughout the rest of the weekend, we have decided to cancel tomorrow’s guard clinic.  We sincerely hope that those interested in becoming members of our guard will attend one or both of our remaining clinic dates on May 2nd and May 16th.  Please direct any questions to Dr. Self at uwgbands@westga.edu.

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