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Extracurricular Activities -- Arts

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Anime Club
Purpose & Mission: To bring representation to students and staff who enjoy Japanese anime
Sponsor: Mr. Etchison-Cook & Mr. Lindsay
Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00, Room 412
Cost: None
When: Entire year
Background Req.: None
Activities: Appreciate Anime together
Parent Involvement: None required

Color Guard
Purpose & Mission: Integral unit of Marching Band: spin flags, rifles, & dance to enhance visual part of marching show. Guard Letter available
Sponsor: Mark Hoskins, Anthony Higdon; Band Booster Club
Expectations: Practice 3-4 times per week; Friday football games; accompany Marching Band on all activities
Cost: Approx. $200 in guard equipment fees plus Band Camp & all marching costs; additional if a trip year; fundraisers defray costs
When: Summer Band Camp & practices (mandatory) ; fall season; potential trip in fall or spring
How to join: Clinic & tryouts in April
Background Req.: None (need not be a band member)
Parent Involvement.: Not required but needed: attend monthly Booster Club meetings, chaperone, fundraisers, move equipment, aid all activities

Dance Team
Purpose & Mission: This club will give the participants a chance to enhance their performing arts skills demonstrating their cultural background through dance.  Participants will have opportunities to perform in some of our school events.  Also, they will develop leadership characteristics, and increase physical fitness while having fun.
Meetings: Monday and Wednesday, after school, Senior Lobby
Cost: $20 Dues
When: Entire year
Background Req.: None
Parent Involvement: None required.

Drama Club/Thespian Society
Purpose & Mission: To foster a love of theater
Sponsor: Kim Tooks
Meetings: Every Thursdays 3:45 to 4:30
Cost: $15 dues plus Tshirt
When: Entire year
Background Req.: None
Activities: State Conference, One-Act Play, Broadway Cares
Parent Involvement.: Not required but appreciated -- chaperones, drivers, technical

Indoor Drumline
Purpose & Mission: Produce indoor moving drill show of percussion and visuals. Contributes to Band/Guard Letter.
Sponsor: Mark Hoskins, Anthony Higdon; Band Booster Club
Expectations: Practice 3-4 times per week; weekend competitions
Cost: $30 PAS membership fee; varied costs for uniform & trips; Marching Band & other fund raisers defray costs
When: Practices begin at end of marching competition (Oct-Nov); approx. 3 competitions in fall
How to join: See band teacher, drumline instructor
Background Req.: Team composed of Marching Band members
Recommendation: Band teacher, drumline instructor
Parent Involvement: Not required but needed: chaperone, fundraisers, move equipment, aid all activities

Jazz Band
Purpose & Mission: Rehearse and perform classic and modern jazz music and improvisation techniques. Contributes to Band Letter.
Sponsor: Mark Hoskins, Anthony Higdon; Band Booster Club
Expectations: Practice once per week, some extra rehearsals, District festival and concerts in spring
Cost: Uniform (tshirt)
When: Practices begin March, performances in spring
How to join: See band teacher
Background Req.: Proficiency in instrument; instruments accepted as needed by selected music
Recommendation: Band teacher
Parent Involvement.: Transportation help

Marching Band
Purpose & Mission: Produce moving drill shows at all fall football games; play at pep rallies, parades; competitions; trips. Band Letter available.
Sponsor: Mark Hoskins, Anthony Higdon
Band Booster Club: Steve Edelstein, Wayne Roberts
Expectations: Practice 3 times per week; Friday football games; Saturday competitions
Cost: Approx. $475 for Camps and additional costs (est. $300) for the season
When: Summer Band Camp & practices (mandatory) ; fall season; potential trip in fall or spring
How to join: Sign up, deposit in spring; Leadership positions have auditions in spring
Background Req.: Must play an instrument or have been in band at another school; enrollment in band class
Parent Involvement.: Not required but needed: attend monthly Booster Club meetings, chaperone, fundraisers, move equipment, aid all activities
Website: http://www.wildcatpride.org/ independent site

National Art Honor Society
Purpose & Mission: A program designed to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art.
Sponsor: Ms. Karr
Cost: $10 (Sophomore dues); $22 (Senior dues)
When: Once or twice a month, Room 1048
How to join:
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Activities: Face painting at football games
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Step Team
Purpose & Mission: To allow students to express themselves through step and to perform
Sponsor: Ms. Aragon
Meetings:
Cost: None
When: Entire year
Background Req.: None
Parent Involvement:

Tri-M Music Honor Society
Purpose & Mission: National Honor Society to recognize achievement in Music.
Sponsor: Dr. Wasson
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Wheeler A Cappella
Purpose & Mission: To practice and perform as an a cappella ensemble at concerts
Sponsor: Mr. Perry
Meetings: Monday and Wednesday mornings, 7:45 am in the Chorus Room
Cost: $20 Club Dues
When: Entire year
Background Req.: None
Parent Involvement:

Winter Guard
Purpose & Mission: Produce indoor show of flags, rifles, and dance.
Instructor: Mary Romanowski
Sponsor: Mark Hoskins
Expectations: Practice approx. 3-4 times per week; weekend competitions
Cost: Approx. $550 entry fees, guard uniforms, instructor fees, & travel expenses (SAPA Southern Association for Performance Arts) local competitions
When: November through April
How to join: Clinic and tryouts held in early November
Background Req.: None  but prior dance experience (ballet) is helpful; (need not be a band member)
Parent Involvement.: chaperone practices, driving to/from competitions, some overnight chaperoning, helping with equipment and floor at competitions