Thank you so much to Erin Cole, David Trumble, Helen Saile, Matt Koperniak, Audrey Murphy, and Jeremy Trimmer for sharing your thoughts and ideas at our Middle School Panel! UWG students and local teachers experienced an incredible session that lasted over two hours; we are truly lucky to have had all of these amazing teachers on campus. Audio and video is currently being compiled and it is our hope to have these sessions online by the end of the month. Again, thanks to EVERYONE who came out to the panel discussion last night!!!
A huge thank you goes out to the SAFBA (Student Activity Fee Budget Allocation) Committee for approving funds for a new percussion battery and bass clarinet! We’ve needed a professional bass clarinet for quite some time; this particular model will allow us to play a number of contemporary works that feature this instrument’s low register. The Drumline will now be marching new Pearl CarbonPly drums along with top-of-the-line carriers, stands, cases, and covers. For more info on the new drums click here! Again, THANK YOU, SAFBA!!!
Special thanks to the members of the UWG Pep Band for going out to Sharpsburg and playing for the Willis Road Elementary School pep rally! The Pep Band did such a great job playing for the school–approximately 750 students–that autographs (sans paper) were even in demand!
The UWG Bands will be hosting a series of Music Education events over the course of the year and this is our first! Join us on Monday, October 17th at 5:30 PM for a Middle School Band panel discussion and Q & A. We will be bringing in some of the top music educators in our state for this free event! The panel will be held in the Humanities Building-Room 301 on The University of West Georgia’s campus. If you’d like to attend but need directions please feel free to contact the directors at any point between now and Monday the 17th. We hope to see you there!
What a wonderful busy weekend of events for the great men and women of TSTLTS! Beginning Friday night with the pep rally in the Square, then culminating with an exhilarating performance as the featured exhibition band at the Armuchee Marching Invitational in Rome, the band has had a full 24 hours. This morning, we met on Maple Street and led the annual UWG Homecoming parade to the Greek Villiage. This afternoon, we cheered on our Wolves in University Stadium and helped crown a new Homecoming King and Queen. And only just minutes ago, we played an incredibly-energetic show for over 1,500 band students and marching band fans. What a perfect end to a long and satisfying weekend. Interested in being a part of this inspiring group of young people? Click “Interest Form” above and let us know a little more about yourself!
The Sound That Lights the South performed at our home exhibition show at Central High School for about 1,500 band students and marching band fans on Tuesday evening. There are lots of chances to see the band coming up this Homecoming weekend! Friday evening at 6:30PM is the pep rally in Adamson Square, followed by the parade and football game vs. Henderson St. on Saturday (10AM & 2PM). Saturday evening, check out TSTLTS in Rome, GA at the Armuchee HS Marching Invitational. Let’s Go Wolves!!!