Wheeler High School Bands

Overview

Welcome to the Wildcat Pride Family! We are excited about your desire to join our wonderful band program!

 

All band members are encouraged to join the Wildcat Marching Band. Most practices for this group are held after school during football season; however, they do meet on some Saturdays in preparation for marching competitions. For the 2022-2023 school year, Marching Band Camp dates are July 11 – July 15 & July 18  – July 21.  Our expectation is that all members will be present for camp, including color guard members. Please keep this in mind as you schedule your upcoming vacations for the summer.

WHS BAND BOOSTERS

The Wheeler High School Band Boosters (WBB) is the parent organization recognized by Cobb County Schools to represent the Wheeler High School Band. Any parent with a student participating in any aspect of the WHS Band program is considered a member of the booster organization. This includes wind ensemble, symphonic and concert bands, color guard, winter guard, and indoor percussion groups.  Parents are a vital part to the success of the band program, and we encourage everyone to get involved and experience the fun and satisfaction of supporting our students.

The purpose of the WHS Band Boosters is:

  • To promote the program of the Wheeler High School Band set forth by the Band Director

  • To encourage active participation in the band program

  • To provide financial support to the band program

  • To build and maintain an organization of parents who will help promote the general activities of the WHS Band Program

 

Members are highly encouraged to attend booster meetings, which are held several times a year in the Wildcat Den (WHS Band Room).  These meetings are intended to provide members with up-to-date information regarding events, opportunities to get to know other band parents, and opportunities to positively impact the “band experience” on behalf of the students. 

ENSEMBLES

 

Wheeler Wildcat Pride

The Wheeler High School Marching Band is one of the largest groups on campus and performs regularly during the fall semester! The marching band performs at all home and away football games in addition to competing at two to three competitions throughout the fall. The Wildcat band is composed of students from all over campus including the magnet program and we certainly bring the hype!! Students that participate are able to work on goal setting and team-building skills while reaping the benefits of being a part of something bigger than themselves - the Wheeler Wildcat Family!! We highly encourage ALL band students to participate in the Wheeler High School Band!! 

 

Wind Ensemble

Musicians must be granted admission into the Wind Symphony upon audition. The Wind Ensemble is the top performing organization at Wheeler High School. This ensemble performs concerts regularly including an LGPE performance. Members are encouraged to prepare for the All-State audition and to participate in the Solo & Ensemble Contest. Attendance at all out-of-school rehearsals and performances is required. Attendance at all out-of-school rehearsals and performances is required.

 

Symphonic Band

Musicians must be granted admission into the Symphonic Band upon audition. This ensemble performs concerts regularly including an LGPE performance. Members are encouraged to prepare for the All-State audition and to participate in the Solo & Ensemble Contest.  Attendance at all out-of-school rehearsals and performances is required.

 

Concert Band 1

The Concert Band allows students the opportunity for continued development at an intermediate to advanced level. Members are encouraged to prepare the All-State audition and to participate in the Solo & Ensemble Contest. Attendance at all out-of-school rehearsals and performances is required.

 

Concert Band 2

The Concert Band allows students the opportunity for continued development at an intermediate to advanced level. Members are encouraged to prepare the All-State audition and to participate in the Solo & Ensemble Contest. Attendance at all out-of-school rehearsals and performances is required.


 

9th Grade Band/Magnet

Musicians that are incoming Freshmen or magnet students will be placed into the appropriate band class period. 

 

Jazz Band

Jazz Band performs a wide array of styles and genres including jazz, rock, funk, swing, and occasionally pop tunes. Jazz Band is an elective band class that may be added to your schedule on top of your primary band class. In addition to formal concert performances throughout the year, the Jazz Band performs a handful of concerts outside of school hours and in the Wheeler community – Dates and times TBD.

Afterschool Rehearsal Schedule 

Marching Band will rehearse after school at the following times:

     Monday 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm

     Tuesday 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm 

     Thursday 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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