WMS Band News!


2016-2017 Beginning Band Registration

posted May 16, 2016, 9:13 AM by Andrew Hunter

If you have not done so already and wish to enroll for the 2016-2017 WMS Beginning Band, please contact Mr Hunter at ahunter@d118.org .  Registration info will be sent to you digitally and Mr Hunter can answer any questions you may have about the process.

We are looking forward to you being part of our program!

Concert Attire Update

posted Sep 10, 2015, 7:24 AM by Andrew Hunter

In order to provide a cleaner, more uniform, and less stressful option for concert attire, all WMS Bands will wear their blue WMS Band T-Shirt for evening concerts this year. The shirts are $10 and additional shirts can be ordered to show your support for the WMS Band Program! 

Order forms will be sent home during the week of 9/8/15.


2015-2016 Calendar Updated - First Concert Oct. 7

posted Sep 10, 2015, 7:21 AM by Andrew Hunter

The Performance Calendar for 2015-2016 has been updated.

Out first concert is October 7th! 

All the bands are doing very well so far this year! Keep up the great work!

Beginning Band Update and Final Concert Info

posted May 8, 2015, 10:53 AM by Andrew Hunter

Attention incoming 6th graders and families: If you are interested in joining the WMS Band Program next year, please send Mr. Hunter an email at ahunter@d118.org . The signup night this year was April 22 - we are very excited for what may be the largest group of 6th graders ever for 2015-2016! There is still time to join - just send me an email!

The document indicating there was a signup night on May 17 was in error. There is NO meeting on May 17.

FINAL CONCERTS are Tuesday, May 12 at the WHS Auditorium. Student call time is 6:15PM and the concert will begin at 7PM. There will be an Ice Cream Social sponsored by the Band Boosters following the concert!


Upcoming Concerts!

posted Mar 4, 2015, 3:47 PM by Andrew Hunter

March 10 - WHS Band
March 11 - MMS Band
MARCH 12 - WMS BAND

APRIL 16 - WMS Jazz @ Wauconda Area Library

Happy New Year!

posted Jan 5, 2015, 6:19 AM by Andrew Hunter

Happy New Year WMS Bands! I am very excited to get back into the swing of things and am looking forward to a great 2015! A few points of order:

- Jazz Band will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 7:10am.
- The 8th Grade Band will be traveling to Northbrook JHS to perform in a joint concert with the NJHS 8th Grade Band. More info coming home soon.
- 7th grade bands successfully piloted a new skill development program, and this program will be incorporated into the 8th grade curriculum this semester.
- 6th Grade Bands should make sure they have purchased their Tradition of Excellence Book 2. Cost is $10.

December Concert Info

posted Nov 21, 2014, 6:16 AM by Andrew Hunter

There are TWO WMS Band December concerts. Make sure your family is aware of the correct date.

  • Monday, December 8, 2014 - ALL WMS 6th and 7th Graders. This concert is shared with the WHS Percussion Ensemble
  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - ALL WMS 8th Graders. We will be combining with MMS 8th graders and sharing the concert with the WHS Wind Ensemble.

Upcoming Concert - Meet the Bands 2014!

posted Sep 16, 2014, 8:19 AM by Andrew Hunter

On Wednesday, October 8, Wauconda Middle School Bands will present "Meet the Bands 2014," our first concert of the year. It will take place at 7PM at the WHS Auditorium. Student call time is 6:15PM. For our new families to the band program, call time indicates when the students should be in their seat ready to play, not when they should arrive to the building, so please plan accordingly.

Formal concert attire is white on top, black on bottom. Gentlemen should be in collared shirts, slacks and black shoes. Ladies may choose to wear a skirt or dress, but if they do it must extend past the knee when seated.

All three bands will be performing at this concert. Expected release time is 8:15PM.


9/8 Band Night RESCHEDULED!

posted Aug 28, 2014, 12:29 PM by Andrew Hunter   [ updated Sep 8, 2014, 5:39 AM ]

Due to the unpredictable and dangerous weather last week, Mr Rychecky and myself made decided to cancel the Band Night originally scheduled for Friday, September 5th. As it turns out, the game went off without a hitch.

We are going to try again!!

Band Night will be held THIS FRIDAY, September 12th. Student call time has been pushed back to 5:30, and our rehearsal with WHS will take place at 6PM. Kickoff is at 7:30.


8/18/14 - New Recordings, Calendar Updated

posted Aug 18, 2014, 5:28 AM by Andrew Hunter

Check out the Recordings and Class Calendar pages on the left-side menu. Lots of cool stuff to listen to and the 2014-2015 Band Calendar is available as well!

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