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Updated 4/10/14 

One Page Band Calendar (Updated 4/10/14)
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Next Band Booster Meetings (New)
Wed Night, May 14, and Wed June 18 - 7pm, Band Room at South, duration about an hour.  Parents, come and see what's going on and be part of the group that support the Band!  Positions for the organization to be determined at May meeting; nominations are welcomed.

Calendar for 2014-15  (updated 4/10/14)
The calendar events for the summer and fall of 2014, and spring of 2015 have been added (click one of the links above to see the new calendar).  Its probably that some of the fall/spring-2015 dates could move a little, but use this as a planning tool.  See the calendar for recent additions on 3/14 and 4/11 (SWAP and Jazz Bands)
Band WSMA Dates (New)
Calendar had been updated; District at WEST on 3/22/14, State at Whitewater on 4/26/14i
Holiday Pictures and Videos (New)
Pictures from the Holiday Concerts 
on Walgreens and also HERE.  Hi-resolution versions are HERE 
"Celebrate the Season" concert, Dec 17th, is on YouTube in 5 segments -
Nov Jazz Concert Videos (New)
The Jazz Concert is on YouTube in 3 segments-
Holiday Parade, Nov 24 (Updated)
Photos from the parade are on Walgreens and also HERE 

Our Kinderkonzert was a success! (New)
Video is HERE 
Photos are on Walgreens and also HERE 
Concert Band with WASB! (New)
South's Concert Band (with WASB and Choir and Orchestra) put on a wonderful fall concert on 10/22!    

Marching Band at State (New)
Our Marching Blackshirts looked great at State.
Video from our performances is HERE 
South at Homecoming!
Video from our performances is
Video of South at Greendale
Video from our performance is
Video of South at West (New)
Video from our afternoon performance is
Video of South at Marchfest (New)
Video from our evening performance is
Video of South at Bandfest (North) (New)
Video from the afternoon is 
Text Message Reminders (New)
Students, here's another way to stay connected if you do not have twitter or prefer SMS messages. This is a one way text service that does not show your number or Mr Hacker's number.  His updates and tweets will also be sent to this service. Information to set this up is HERE.


Band Boosters (Updated)

At our August 21st meeting, we approved new ByLaws for the Boosters to operate under, and voted in new leaders for the 2013-14 school year.  Minutes will be posted shortly.  We welcome Cyle Coppinger as our new President, and Toni Ritchie as Booster VP.  Kim Bischel will continue as Treasurer and Joanna Vohnoutka as Secretary - though both would love to begin training replacements for the 2014-15 terms, and are looking for parents to help them/shadow them this school year.  Our new ByLaws are located HERE.

Summer Musical - Tarzan 

A number of South's band/music/arts students performed Disney's Tarzan the Stage Musical this past month.   Promotional Photos taken with permission during rehearsals are available.
WTMJ-4 did an interview during their Morning Blend show on 8/12/13 about the Musical; you can see that HERE 

Marching Band Video Message 

Here's a video message from Key Poulan to our Marching Blackshirts, with Bobby Lindsey, our drill instructor. Mr. Poulan composed the music for the Blackshirt's 2013 Marching Show: HERE 

Band Camp 

Day 1 pictures are HERE

Day 2 pictures are HERE and video is HERE 

Day 3 pictures are HERE and video is HERE 

Day 4 pictures are HERE and video is HERE 

Day 5 pictures are HERE  and video is HERE 


Student Activities Account 

Updated information explaining Student Activities Accounts (aka, ISA accounts) has been posted in the PDF Downloads section of our site (you can also click HERE to access it)


All Band Summer Picnic

Our Aug 1st Band picnic and swim party to kick-off the school year was a success, with great weather and a good turnout.  Pictures are HERE

2013-2014 Fundraising Plans 

2013-14 Fundraising plans (Click for the PDF)

2013 Summer News Letter 

Welcome Letter, News for the Summer



It was great to see so many of you at South's "Back to School Night" tonight.   One topic we talked about was a new software program called, Charms, that your students, and I, and you will use to help us stay current and will help us manage the many details associated with the band programs.  An informational sheet about Charms is HERE (click to download).  This is your Charms Office login information for Florida trip fundraising accounts and other band information. Please explore this site and update your profile.


Subscribe to Email for South's Band Programs
Click HERE and follow the directions to register your email account with Waukesha South's Band Programs -- all Band Programs and Band Classes use this web site and this email registration to help keep you informed!  We will post information and news items here on this web site, and from time to time, we may need to email you (Students and Parents), but unless you Subscribe, we can't do that.
Support the 'All School Boosters' 
The more we support the All School Boosters, the better chance we have of band funding. We need at least 50% membership of band parents. Become a member by purchasing an activity pass. A Booster Club sign-up sheet was included the South Spotlight for back-to-school. The All School Boosters will also have a table at registration, Southfest and the first few football games. By joining you are getting discounted access to most of South’s sporting events, as well as an opportunity to qualify for a senior scholarship for your student.

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