Summer Notes (posted July 17, 2015)

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The TC Bands program and band boosters are transitioning to using Charms as the main communication method, rather than the newsletter or this website. Charms focuses on current members of the band programs at TC Williams. If you have a student in a TC Williams Band, please be sure to activate your Charms account.

Marching Band Camp

Marching Band Camp runs August 17 to September 2, 2015:

  • Monday, August 17, to Friday, August 21, 8:00AM to 4:30PM
  • Band Car Wash, Saturday August 22, morning to early afternoon
  • Monday, August 24, to Friday, August 28, 8:00AM to 4:30PM,
  • Monday, August 31, to Wednesday, September 2, 4:00PM to 6:30PM.

Get details on the band Google calendar.

Get lots of good info about preparing for marching band camp and how to get the most out of it.

Contacts for More Information

If you’re looking for up-to-date info about TC Williams Bands or the band boosters, please contact any of these folk:

End-of-Year Awards and Jazz, Boosters Meet & More (newsletter for the week of June 7, 2015)

Awards and Jazz June 9

Join us Tuesday, June 9, at 6:30pm in the Black Box, across from the auditorium for band awards, including pizza and cake. Letter award winners will be presented as will several other band awards. There may even be the (in)famous paper plate awards. You’ll have to be there to hear those!

Afterwards, head to the auditorium to hear the Jazz Bands in concert. The tunes start at 7:30.

If you can help with set up, serving, or clean up, please contact Derrick and Joyce Wagner at and let them know!

[Editor’s note: both Kevin and I are Alexandria election officials and will be working at the June 9 primary. Unfortunately, that means we’ll have to miss the awards and jazz concert.] Continue reading

End-of-Year Awards and Jazz, Concert Videos and Pics & More (newsletter for the weeks of May 24 & 31, 2015)

Young Musicians Concert June 2

Join us for the second annual Young Musicians of Alexandria Concert on June 2 at 7pm in the main worship space at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Community, 1427 West Braddock Road (just up the road from TC). Several TC musicians, many who recently performed at the district’s Solo & Ensemble festival will be performing, along with a few others from area high schools. The program represents a wide variety of musical styles and includes a brass quintet, a woodwind quintet, a clarinet duet, a tuba duet, and solos on flute, tuba and saxophone. A reception follows.TC Williams' first known tuba duet: Jamed and Maddy

Jamed and Maddy: Just one of the performances at the June 2 concert.

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Spring Concert & Annual Meeting, Help Needed & More (newsletter for the week of May 17, 2015)

Spring Concert and Annual Meeting May 20

Plan now to attend the TC Bands Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 20. Since all of you are band boosters, you’ll get to take part in the annual booster meeting that evening-we have a couple bits of business that will fit right in as the bands are changing:

  • Election of officers for next year
  • Approval of the budget for next year

You can learn more about both of those by reading the draft booster meeting minutes.

We’ll also be honoring all our seniors with the presentation to each of the 2015 band medal, suitable for wearing at graduation and keeping as a memento of the TC Williams bands. Continue reading