On Thursday, December 7, the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Bands performed their holiday concerts for a packed house of family and friends in newly renovated Knight Auditorium. Please enjoy these videos of both performances, courtesy of Tim O’Brien.
Here they are — your 2017-18 Marching Statesmen seniors!
With the Statesmen back in the playoffs after missing out last year, the postseason atmosphere at Moss Field was electric. The Statesmen won the game in decisive fashion despite missing their starting QB, and on the musical side, band parents and directors were happy to have another marching band performance to make up for the canceled gamer earlier in the season.
On Senior Night, a nail-biting finish that didn’t go the way of the Statesmen didn’t diminish what was overall a captivating game on a gorgeous October evening. The marching band shows were top-notch as usual, and business was brisk at the concession stand. Many, many thanks to our graduating seniors for four years of hard work, unforgettable performances, and lasting memories!
On September 29, the WGHS band program continued the spirited tradition of Hixson night, when 8th graders join the high school marching band on field for a special halftime performance. As usual, despite holding no joint practices, the combined unit sounded fantastic. The high school band’s pregame show featured the debut performance of Queen’s smash hit, “Bohemian Rhapsody, and all in attendance can attest that it was worth the wait. While the Statesmen fell to the Lancers in the game’s final moments, all four quarters were thrilling, the weather was perfect, and the mini-cheerleaders were a delight!
The kickoff of the 2017 WGHS marching band season featuring the music of Queen was a resounding success, both for the band and for the Statesmen football team. Check out our photo gallery and videos of the pregame and halftime shows.
The high school band is seeking donations for a new Selma Field sound system. For years, the WGHS band department has been hauling a sound system to and from the field daily. The soccer team is taking the lead on building a press box on Selma Field. The band department is working to fund a sound system for the field.
For a minimum donation of $12, you can have a ‘TIM’ t-shirt. A donation of $20 would help us better meet our goal.
Any major contributors — $100, $500, $1000 — would receive a receipt for tax purposes.
TIM shirts are for sale in main office room #108.
Donations by check can be made payable to: WGHS 629
Memo: “Selma Sound System” or “SSS”
Please mail checks to:
Webster Groves High School
c/o Dane Williams
100 Selma Avenue
Webster Groves MO 63119
Or, donate online through PayPal (account not required):
See photos and listen to audio of the wonderful performance by Wind Symphony students. Thanks to Jessica Ingraham, Michael Gandlmayr, Laura Reinert, and the rest of the St. Louis Symphony for inviting us to play. Thank you Adam Maness for writing such a beautiful piece to honor the life of Drew Thompson! Thank you bassoonists; Felicia Foland, Vincent Karmanov, and Heather Mosley for your breathtaking performance.
Date: Friday, February 3, 2017. Location: Crestwood Community Center — 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane, Crestwood, MO 63126. When: Doors open at 6:30 pm, Trivia begins at 7 pm. Get your table or tickets before they sell out!
The Webster Groves High School jazz bands were invited to perform September 25 at Jazz at the Bistro, one of the top jazz venues in the world, in midtown’s Grand Center district. All three Webster jazz bands rose to the occasion, providing a wonderful evening of music for friends and family in a swanky setting. Here’s hoping this becomes an annual event!