Sep
30
12:15 pm12:15

Caruthers Fair

 

Arrival time at Caruthers Fairgrounds: 11:30am

Performance Time: 12:15-1:00pm

Play List: COMING SOON! Remember, if your Beater is not on this list, it means we need them to play a very important keyboard part

Attire: We have our official WGTB shirts, so that will be our outfit for this gig. Official shirt on top, ALL BLACK on the bottom.  NO OTHER COLORS ALLOWED.  If your shoes have other colors on them, you MUST cover the other colors with BLACK TAPE.  NO WHITE SOCKS WITH SHORTS PLEASE!

Specific Directions: You should print these out and follow exactly. GPS's alone are not the best thing to use here. The Caruthers Parade will be finishing up as we are gathering to unload. These directions take you around the parade route.

Nov
5
8:00 am08:00

2 Cities Marathon Behind New Harvest Church

Sunday, November 5, 2017

  • 7:00am – 9:00am

    Address: Behind the parking lot of New Harvest Church 698 N. Minnewawa Ave, Clovis CA 93611

    Arrival Time at Location: 6:30am

    Performance Time: Approximately 7:00am-9:00am

    Attire: Jelly Bean casual, meaning any WGTB shirt and any color on the bottom.  EVERYONE PLAYING will get a special hat the organizers have given us.  Leftovers will go to the parents who attend.  They are REALLY COOL-LOOKIN'

    Download First Round Playlist This playlist is for the first time around the tunes.  We will change drummers and soloists each time we play the song, so please tell your Beater to BE READY

    Download Specific Directions

    Download Road Closures

    Food Sign-Ups: Coming Soon

    Additional Comments:    For this gig we are part-time players and part-time cheerleaders. Whichever WGTB group isn't playing their tunes, is cheering for the runners. They like it when we are loud and energetic. Parents you're are highly encouraged to join in the cheer leading fun. Feel free to make a paper banner letting the runners know WGTB is cheering for them.

    This will be a great gig.  We will play through our tunes as many times as necessary to encourage MOST of the marathon runners going by.

    Parents are welcome to bring chairs & snacks. This is a great opportunity to get to know 'beater families.


    Jun
    10
    10:00 am10:00

    Windham Assisted Living

    Address: 1100 E. Spruce Ave, Fresno

    Arrival time at Windham:  9:15am

    Performance Time: 10:00-10:30am-ish

    Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Anything on the bottom.

    Final Playlist

    Specific Directions: You should read these. GPS's are typically good to get you to the site itself. But you will need to know exactly where you should look for us.

    Notes: We will be playing in a courtyard right off the dining area. It is hidden from view from the entrance. The best thing to do is take the service road around the buildings. You will find the van & trailer parked along the road.

     

     

    Jun
    5
    2:00 pm14:00

    Ft. Washington Elementary

    Arrival time at Ft. Washington El:  1:15pm

    Performance Time: 2:00-2:45pm

    Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Anything on the bottom.

    Final Playlist

    Specific Directions: I think we will be in the back by the ball fields, past the buildings like we were last year. If anything changes, I'll text you on Monday.

    Notes:

    Thanks.

     

     

    Jun
    3
    2:00 pm14:00

    End-Of-Year Swim Party

    Address: 2542 E. Powers Ave

    Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm. BEATERS ONLY. No siblings. Parents are welcome to come chaperone. We will have 1 life guard at the pool.

    Bring: Favorite finger food, towel, chair & shade if that is important to you.

    Sochetra (Daniel's mom) will have extra release of liability forms in case you forget to bring one in at this week's practice.

    Jun
    1
    1:50 pm13:50

    Yokomi Elementary Performance

    Arrival time at Yokomi:  1:05pm

    Address: 2323 E. McKenzie Ave, Fresno

    Performance Time: 2 performances: 1:50pm & 2:30pm

    Attire: Official WGTB Shirt, black on the bottom.  Black shorts OK with BLACK socks & shoes

    Final Playlist: Coming Soon

    Specific Directions: Coming Soon

    Notes: We will need parent help getting the large instruments up onto the stage

    Thanks.

     

     

    May
    29
    9:00 am09:00

    Carry the Load Walk & Pancake Breakfast

    Address: Clovis Hills Community Church (where we had our BIG Show) 10590 N. Willow Ave, Clovis

    Arrival time at Clovis Hills:  8:00am

    Performance Time: 9:00-10:00am-ish

    Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Anything on the bottom.

    Final Playlist

    Specific Directions: This is the same place we gave our BIG Show this year. We will be playing on the grass by the playing structure next to the main building. You should see our van & trailer in the parking area by the playing structure.

    Notes: We are arriving at 8am so we can set up and then EAT before we start playing. We will watch for the first person to come into view. When they do, we will start playing. There will be a short talk from Sheriff Margaret Mimms and then we will play until we get through our list of songs.

    May
    26
    1:00 pm13:00

    Susan B. Anthony Elementary

    Address: 1542 E. Webster, Fresno

    Arrival time at Anthony Elementary:  12:15pm or as close to that as possible

    Performance Time: 2 Shows. 1:00 & 1:45

    Attire: Official WGTB outfit. Black shirt, solid black pants/shorts, solid black shoes. NO WHITE SOCKS WITH SHORTS PLEASE : >)

    Final Playlist

    Specific Directions: There should be a gated parking lot on Webster where you can drop kids off and park. They will open the gate by 12:15 for you. The van and trailer should be in place in that parking lot as well.

    Notes: The principal of the school is the wife of a local musician friend of mine. She's been wanting us to play for her school. She is very excited to have us coming.

     

    May
    22
    12:00 pm12:00

    Dry Creek Elementary

    Address: 1273 N. Armstrong, Clovis

    Arrival time at Dry Creek Elementary: 11:15am

    Performance Time: Noon-1:30pm

    Play List Remember, if your Beater's name does not appear on this list, it means we need them to play a very important keyboard part.

    Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Anything on the bottom.

    Specific Directions: We will be playing outside in the center of campus. The van & trailer will be near our performance space to the side of the MPR.

    Notes: This is Jack (Secondary) and Nate's (Primary) school. This means we will feature them on the parts they feel comfortable being featured on.

    SPECIAL NOTES:

    Remember, you would want WGTB to sound its best at your Beater's school.  Musicians sacrifice time at parties in order to make their gigs. 

    If your schedule will only allow your Beater to be at our gig for the performance time itself, we will take them.  If they have the time to either help set-up or tear down, we will take THAT.  You can make up the lost time by helping us at another gig :>)

    Thanks,

    The Band

     

    May
    18
    6:00 pm18:00

    Inspire Charter Vendor Faire @ Dry Creek Park

    Address: 855 N. Clovis Ave, Clovis

    Arrival time at Dry Creek Park:  5:15pm

    Performance Time: 6:00-6:30pm-ish

    Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Anything on the bottom.

    Final Playlist

    Specific Directions: You should read these. GPS's are typically good to get you to the site itself. But you will need to know exactly where you should look for us.

    • Notes: Dry Creek Park is on the Northeast corner of Clovis Ave & Alluvial
    • Look for our van & trailer in the main parking lot on Clovis Ave
    • The event starts at 5pm. If you are interested in finding more out about Inspire Charter feel free to come early or stay after to get an idea of what they have to offer
    • There will be food trucks
    May
    6
    4:00 pm16:00

    Day of Percussion @ Paul Shaghoian Theatre/Clovis North High School

     

    Address: 2770 E. International, Fresno.  The Shaghoian Theatre is on the corner of International and Chestnut.  Look for our van & trailer

    Arrival Time at Location: 3:15pm

    Performance Time: 4:00-4:30pm

    Attire: OFFICIAL SHIRT, solid black pants, NO SHORTS, white socks, solid black shoes. Please no stripes, piping, etc in any color but BLACK.  Same with belts; ALL BLACK. 

    Download Final Playlist

    Specific Directions: Look for the van & trailer in the parking lot on International near Chestnut.  It will be parked alongside the theater building.

    Additional Comments: This is a day of drummers playing for drummers! There are always very interesting groups/individuals playing styles of drumming way different than what we do.  It is an eye-opener for beaters and parents alike.

    During the morning, local jr high and high school percussion groups play for top-level percussionists/clinicians. Morning Festival Schedule It is always good for the Beaters to see the opportunities that await them when they get older. The morning session if FREE for EVERYONE.

    Check to see if your Beater's future JH and/or HS are playing.  This is a completely different style of percussion playing than we do.  It would be great for the Beaters to see what their future may hold.

    Beaters get in for FREE to EVERYTHING.  The morning session is FREE for everyone.  There will be clinics in the afternoon. Parents & family must have a ticket if you want to watch the afternoon clinics and/or the entire evening concert. Tickets for WGTB parents & families are $5 (1/2 price) and they include 1 raffle ticket.

    Afternoon Schedule:                                                                                                                      1:30pm - Nathan Morris Marching Band Clinic
    2:45pm - Brian Zator Percussion Keyboard (marimbas, vibes, xolo) clinic

    Its a WHOLE DAY of DRUMMING!  What could be BETTER? :>)

     

     

    Apr
    29
    12:00 pm12:00

    Inspiration Park

    Address: 5770 W Gettysburg Ave, Fresno, CA 93722

    Arrival time at Inspiration Park:  11:15am

    Performance Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Anything on the bottom.

    Final Playlist

    Specific Directions: Drive past the buildings to the street on the west side called Vista. Park along the street. The van and trailer should be on the street, next to the entrance.

    Notes: This is a community event put on by Habitat for Humanity and other community organizations. Tyler Searcy's mom Tina works for Habitat.

    Remember, You would want WGTB to sound its best at your Beater's school.  Musicians sacrifice time at parties, etc. in order to make their gigs.  We would all appreciate your efforts to get to the gig ASAP. If your schedule will only allow your Beater to be at our gig for the performance time itself, we will take them.  If they have the time to either help set-up or tear down, we will take THAT.  You can make the lost time up to us at another gig.

    Thanks

    The Band

    Apr
    24
    2:15 pm14:15

    Valley Oak Elementary

    Address: 465 E. Champlain Dr., Fresno

    Arrival time at Valley Oak Elementart:  1:30pm

    Performance Time: 2:15-3:00pm

    Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Anything on the bottom.

    Final Playlist

    Specific Directions: The van & trailer will be parked inside the campus off the Sherman street parking lot. We are playing in the amphitheater.

    Notes: WE WILL BE PLAYING OUTSIDE. SUNSCREEN HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    This is Eliot, Evan & Lewis's School.  That means we will be featuring them as much as possible.

    Remember, You would want WGTB to sound its best at your Beater's school.  Musicians sacrifice time at parties, etc. in order to make their gigs.  We would all appreciate your efforts to get to the gig ASAP. If your schedule will only allow your Beater to be at our gig for the performance time itself, we will take them.  If they have the time to either help set-up or tear down, we will take THAT.  You can make the lost time up to us at another gig.

    Thanks.

    Apr
    21
    5:30 pm17:30

    Century Elementary Carnival

    Address: 965 N. Sunnyside, Clovis

    Arrival time at Century Elementary:  4:45pm

    Performance Time: 5:30-6:30pm

    Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Anything on the bottom.

    Final Playlist

    Specific Directions: We will be set up on the basketball courts. Look for the van & trailer along the south wall. Parking will be crazy so plan to walk.

    Notes: This is Tahina and Xander's School.  That means we will be featuring them as much as possible.

    Remember, You would want WGTB to sound its best at your Beater's school.  Musicians sacrifice time at parties, etc. in order to make their gigs.  We would all appreciate your efforts to get to the gig ASAP. If your schedule will only allow your Beater to be at our gig for the performance time itself, we will take them.  If they have the time to either help set-up or tear down, we will take THAT.  You can make the lost time up to us at another gig.

    Thanks

    The Band

    Apr
    2
    1:30 pm13:30

    City Fest @ Save Mart Center

    Address: 2650 E. Shaw Ave, Fresno

    Arrival time at Savemart Center:  12:45pm

    Performance Time: 1:30-2:30pm

    Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Black shorts/pants on the bottom. Any shoes

    Final Playlist

    Specific Directions: Here is a map

    Notes: Coming SOON

    Thanks

     

    Mar
    31
    12:50 pm12:50

    Centennial Elementary

    Address: 3830 E Saginaw Way, Fresno

    Arrival Time at Location: 12:05p

    Performance Time: 12:50p & 1:30p

    Playlist

    Finish Packing Up: 2:20p

    Attire: Official 2016/17 WGTB Outfit. Black WGTB shirt, solid black pants/shorts, solid black shoes

    Specific Directions: This school in in the middle of a residential area. You will need to park on the street. Enter the campus through the front main entrance. The cafeteria where we are playing is the first main building on your left. Go into the cafeteria and up to the stage. Help unload and set up.

    Notes: We will be LOW on numbers. We would all appreciate your efforts to get to the gig ASAP. If your schedule will only allow your Beater to be at our gig for the performance time itself, we will take them.  If they have the time to either help set-up or tear down, we will take THAT.  You can make the lost time up to us at another gig :>)

    Please make sure your 'beater is in good standing with their teachers and principals so they won't mind them missing an afternoon to PLAY a GIG! : >)

    Mar
    10
    7:00 pm19:00

    The Big Show Concert

    Location: Clovis Hills Church Main Auditorium. 10590 N. Willow Ave, Clovis. Corner of Willow & International, across Willow from Clovis North                     

    Arrival Time at Location: 5:15pm

    Final Sound Check: 5:30pm. We will NOT be serving dinner to the Beaters. Please have them well-fed before they arrive.

    6:30-7:00pm: All Beaters in the Auditorium to listen to Mckenna's Combo

    Performance Time: 7:00-8:30pm

    Packing Up: Immediately after the concert, we will need to pack up just like a regular gig

    Attire: OFFICIAL SHIRT, solid black PANTS ONLY, NO SHORTS, white socks, solid black shoes (no stripes, piping, etc in any color but BLACK.  Same with belts; ALL BLACK).  NO SHORTS PLEASE.  We need to look as spiffy as possible.

    Download Final Playlist Coming Soon

    Specific Directions: Coming Soon

    Additional Comments: This is a fundraiser for us. Please let your friends and family know to come out and support our program. More details later.

    Mar
    9
    6:00 pm18:00

    Dress Rehearsal for our BIG Show

    Location: Clovis Hills Church Main Auditorium. 10590 N. Willow Ave, Clovis. Corner of Willow & International, across the street from Clovis North                    

    Arrival Time at Location: BTB & WGTB Secondary: 6:00pm. WGTB Primary & Adventures In Drumming: 7pm

    Approximate Completion of rehearsal: 8:00-8:30pm

    Download Final Playlist: Coming Soon!

    Specific Directions: From International, turn left into the first driveway into the parking lot. Drive towards the fountain out in front of the main building on the west (Willow) side. Park as close as you can to the main building. Go into one of the front doors. Continue into the Sanctuary. Sit in the far left section. Adventures & Primary in the front few rows, Secondary in the middle rows & BTB in the back few rows.

    Additional Comments: This will be a hurry-up-and-wait kind of night depending on how quickly the sound guy can get a good sound out of us and the video guy can understand when to get the camera on the correct area to capture the featured sections and soloists. Please help your child understand they may be sitting more than they would like but we need them to take deep breaths, and not get whiny about the situation. The fewer distractions the directors and tech crew all have, the faster this process will go.

    Feb
    27
    2:00 pm14:00

    Kepler Neighborhood School

    Address: 1537 Fulton St., Fresno 93721

    Arrival Time at Location: 1:15pm

    Performance Time: 2:00-2:45pm

    Finish Packing Up: 3:00pm

    Attire: Jelly Bean: Any WGTB Shirt, anything on the bottom, any shoes!

    Download Final Playlist

    Specific Directions: FREE parking: Follow your GPS to Fulton.  We will unload on Fulton Ave. Turn west at the next block which is Stanislaus,  Turn Right into the first driveway. Park in the lot.  Its FREE.

     

    Additional Comments: This is Grant & Tyler's school

    We will be playing one show outdoors weather permitting

    Please make sure your 'beater is in good standing with their teachers and principals so they won't mind them missing an afternoon to PLAY a GIG! : >) 

    Whereas, we need as many Beaters as possible to stay and help pack up, if the only reason you can't make the gig is because your Beater has another event to get to right away, that's OK as long as you let me know in advance.  Please stay as long as you possibly can and maybe come a little early so you can help set-up more than those who are able to help afterwards.

    Feb
    6
    1:30 pm13:30

    Bud Rank Elementary

    Address: 3650 N. Powers Ave, Clovis

    Arrival Time at Location: 12:45pm

    Performance Times: 1:30 & 2:30pm

    Attire: Official Outfit (Official Black shirts, solid black & shoes on the bottom)

    Download Final Playlist

    Specific Directions: Make sure your GPS is set for BUD RANK not Red Bank. You can park in the Powers parking lot, on the street or drive to the stop sign, turn right and park along Leonard Ave. or in the parking lot on Leonard. When you are approaching the the stop sign look to your right and you should see the van & trailer. Please take your Beater to the van. 

    Additional Comments: This is Secondary Rookie James school.

     

    Jan
    23
    2:15 pm14:15

    Manchester GATE Elementary

    Address: 2305 E. Dakota Ave., Fresno

    Arrival Time at Location: 1:30pm

    Performance Times: 2:15-3:00pm

    Attire: Official Outfit (Official Black shirts, solid black & shoes on the bottom). If some piece of the outfit is not SOLID BLACK (shoes, pants, etc) please black tape those parts so the item looks solid black to our audience.

    Download Final Playlist

    Specific Directions: We will be in the cafeteria. Look for the van & trailer behind the cafeteria building. It is viewable from Dakota. Parking is sparse. Try the parking lot on Dakota. There is another lot as well as street parking on Thesta street to the west of the school.

    Additional Comments: This is Betsy, Evan, Jackson & Xavion's school. Let's help make them look & sound GREAT at their school!

     

     

     

    Nov
    5
    5:30 pm17:30

    Quail Lakes Environmental Charter School Carnival

    Address: 4087 N. Quail Lake Dr., Clovis

    Arrival time at Quail Lakes Elementary 4:45pm or as close to that as possible

    Performance Time: 5:20-ish-6:00-ishpm

    Play List Remember, if your Beater's name does not appear on this list, it means we need them to play a very important keyboard part.

    Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Anything on the bottom.

    Specific Directions: The van and trailer will be parked in the parking lot on N. Quail Lake Dr. We will need to walk the equipment onto the campus to play on the blacktop. Parents are welcome to help us out :>)

    Notes: This is Secondary Rookie Nick's school.  This means we will feature him on the parts he feels comfortable being featured on.

    SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING CARNIVALS: Feel free to come as early as 4pm and enjoy the carnival before our 4:45 set-up time. I know a lot of school carnivals happen this time of year.  If your child's or a family member's carnival is happening on the same night, I respectfully request you do your best to plan your evening around our performance time.  We need to sound our best and this time of year we do not have a lot of reinforcement players on our tunes. We need YOUR BEATER there to play the parts they know. 

    Remember, you would want WGTB to sound its best at your Beater's school.  Musicians sacrifice time at parties in order to make their gigs.  However, I DO want your Beater to have some time to spend at their carnival either before or after our gig if at all possible.

    If your schedule will only allow your Beater to be at our gig for the performance time itself, we will take them.  If they have the time to either help set-up or tear down, we will take THAT.  You can make up the lost time by helping us at another gig :>)

    Thanks.

     

    Sep
    30
    5:15 pm17:15

    Cedarwood El Carnival

     

    Arrival time at Cedarwood El 4:30pm or as close to that as possible

    Performance Time: 5:15-6:00pm

    Play List: Remember, if your Beater's name does not appear on this list, it means we need them to play a very important keyboard part.

    Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Anything on the bottom.

    Specific Directions: The van and trailer will be parked on the east side of the campus on the basketball court. We will need to walk the equipment halfway across the campus to the amphitheater. Parents are welcome to help us out :>)

    Notes: This is Primary Beater Owen's school.  This means we will feature him on the parts he feels comfortable being featured on.

    SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING CARNIVALS: I know a lot of school carnivals happen this time of year.  If your child's or a family member's carnival is happening on the same night, I respectfully request you plan your evening around our performance time.  We need to sound our best and this time of year we do not have a lot of reinforcement players on our tunes. We need YOUR BEATER there to play the parts they know. 

    Remember, you would want WGTB to sound its best at your Beater's school.  Musicians sacrifice time at parties in order to make their gigs.  However, I DO want your Beater to have some time to spend at their carnival either before or after our gig if at all possible.

    If your schedule will only allow your Beater to be at our gig for the performance time itself, we will take them.  If they have the time to either help set-up or tear down, we will take THAT.  You can make the lost time up to us at another gig.

    Thanks.

     

     

     

    Sep
    28
    4:00 pm16:00

    Karyn Jakobs Concert

    Hi Guys,
    Some sad news. Secondary Beater Zack Jakobs mom found out last week she is in her final stage of battling cancer and she isn't winning. The Drs have given her a few days to a few months to live. Very sad news.

    WGTB is going to do its part to make her last few days on earth the best days EVER! We are going to meet at Zacks home on Wednesday at our usual time 4pm. We will unload, set up and play a show just for her. She hasn't been able to watch Zack play in person for awhile. Her husband thinks this will be a huge blessing for her.

    PRIMARY BEATERS: We would love for you to be part of this as well. Zack's little brother Sam wanted to be part of the Primary group this year. With his mom's battle, the family just couldn't manage it. I told Sam's dad Sam is welcome to play any parts he remembers from his time with us in August. We will need enough of you there in order to play your songs.

    I hope you will feel it is a good idea for your Beater to come be part of this. I have found that music can be a source of comfort for people. And when we move out of our comfort zone to bless others it does something good inside of us. I would like the Beaters to experience this gift we will be giving.

    Please bring your Beater to:
    2779 West Robinwood Lane
    Fresno CA 93711

    Regular time 4:00-6:00pm. We may be finished a bit sooner but I really don't know. You are welcome to stay (bring your own chairs, blankets, etc).

    If our new shirts are here, we will give them out and play with them on for the first time this year. I will let you know if we are going to get them in time. Plan to have your Beater wear any WGTB shirt they have if this year's performance shirt hasn't arrived. They can wear anything they want on the bottom.

    PS: This is a secret for Karyn. If you know her please don’t tell her :>)

    Thanks,

    Brenda
     

    Sep
    24
    3:00 pm15:00

    Brazilian Drumming Workshop with Davi Vieira

    Address: WGTB Practice Building (where we meet on Tuesdays (Primary) or Wednesdays (Secondary)

    • Saturday, September 24, 2016

    Flyer

    Arrival time: 2:45pm or 3:45pm. I'll let you know which one ASAP

    Attire: Any WGTB shirt you own. anything you want on the bottom

    Bring: Your own floor tom from your drum set and/or snare drum & stand and 2 sticks. PLEASE CLEARLY MARK YOUR DRUMS AND STICKS WITH YOUR NAME ON THEM. Masking tape is a good source to label with.

    Specifics: I don't have many specifics yet. Davi will be in town to perform with his band on Sunday September 25 at Arte Americas. I recommend trying to see this concert, especially since the kids will be working with him on Saturday. Looking into ticket costs now.

    Sep
    11
    1:30 pm13:30

    Wild Water Adventures

    Address: 11413 E. Shaw, Clovis CA

    • Sunday, September 11, 2016
    • WGTB: 1:30-2:00pm 3:30-4:00pm
    • Beyond The Beat 2:00-2:30pm 4:00-4:30pm

    Arrival time at Wild Water Adventures: WGTB 12:45pm/Beyond The Beat 1:45pm

    Map of our site

    You are welcome to come as early as 11:00am. I will be in the park with the van and trailer by 9:30am so I would welcome the company :>) You may stay as late as 7:00pm

    Performance Time: WGTB 1:30-2:00pm 3:30-4:00pm/Beyond The Beat: 2:00-2:30pm 4:00-4:30pm

    Attire: Any WGTB/BTB shirt you own. anything you want on the bottom. You will want to keep your WGTB/BTB shirt dry in between performances (please)

    WGTB Final Playlist: Will be emailed after Wednesday's Practice

    Specific Directions: It would be GREAT if families could bring snacks & drinks to share with everyone. With Beyond The Beat with us we will have a TON of people there. There is also a large BBQ next to our site. Bring your own meat and fixins :>)

    This is a great time to get to know Beater families. Sharing food is always a positive experience.

    Your magic words are We Got The Beat (even if you are a member of BTB). That should be enough to get you FREE parking and Beaters FREE entrance to the park.

    All family members need to show a ticket you received from us or buy a ticket at the ticket booth.

    I emailed a map of the park with our site marked. It is very close to the wave pool. We should have a good crowd listening to us!

     

    Jun
    20
    Jun 24

    WGTB Camp Week

    DATES: June 20-24

    Location: Our building plus 3 rooms at the Calvary Chapel Church across the street.

    The Secondary WGTB group for NEXT year will meet from 1:00-5:00pm M-TH. On Friday, we like for them to come about 10am and stay until 5pm. They will perform for each of the beginning classes as well as have an adjusted practice schedule that day. We will feed them lunch. This group will include all returning current Secondary Beaters PLUS all 2015-16 Primary Beaters currently in 3rd or 4th grade.

    Current Primary Beaters in 2nd grade will return to the Primary group as VETERANS next year. They will be the LEADERS of the Primary group. They will come to camp from 9:00-noon each day.

    Current 6+ graders have an option to return to WGTB Secondary group OR move on to Beyond The Beat for next year. Parents will want to contact Tony Manjarrez tony.music.com to discuss the best option for their Beater for next year. BTB is quite a step UP from WGTB.

    If your Beater is heading to a traditional Jr. High, I can tell you, they probably cannot make the commitment to WGTB next year. We would need them to be available for school-time gigs. That is a challenge for JH. Your Beater would have to be a stellar student willing to prove to their afternoon teacher(s) they can stay ahead in their work so missing a class wouldn't effect their work quality. Plus, school music programs typically want my players in their bands. There will be LOTS of opportunities for them to play at their JH.

    Jun
    19
    3:00 pm15:00

    WGTB Camp Move-In

    Address: Our Building plus 3 rooms at the Cavalry Chapel Church across the street

    Arrival Time at Location: 3:00pm

    Specific Directions: Meet at our building. We will assign people specific rooms to move equipment to at that time.

    Additional Comments: If you are renting a WGTB instrument, we will need you to bring it that day so we can set it up in the room it will be used in at camp. You will have first choice to continue renting it after camp. You will need to pick it up right after camp ends on Friday the 24.

     

     

    May
    26
    12:30 pm12:30

    Dry Creek Elementary Performance CANCELLED

    Arrival time at Dry Creek El:  CANCELLED

    Performance Time: CANCELLED

    Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Anything on the bottom.

    Final Playlist Coming Soon

    Specific Directions: We will be playing inside the campus on an amphitheater facing the portable buildings.

    Notes: This is Peter's school.  This means we will feature him on the parts he feels comfortable being featured on. 

    Remember, You would want WGTB to sound its best at your Beater's school.  Musicians sacrifice time at parties in order to make their gigs.  However, I DO want your Beater to have some time to spend at their class parties. We would all appreciate your efforts to get to the gig ASAP.. If your schedule will only allow your Beater to be at our gig for the performance time itself, we will take them.  If they have the time to either help set-up or tear down, we will take THAT.  You can make the lost time up to us at another gig.

    Thanks.

     

     

    May
    22
    2:00 pm14:00

    End-of-Year Party

    Our official time will start as soon as everyone is there and has received their bowling shoes. I highly recommend bringing socks of some kind to wear with your bowling shoes.

    Location: Fresno State Student Union Bowling Alley. Map of Fresno Sate will be emailed to you.

    We will have most of the bowling alleys to ourselves for 2 hours. Lots of time for Beaters to beat me at bowling :>)

    We are allowed to bring in water and cake of some kind including cupcakes. We have cupcakes being brought in by 2-3 Beater parents.

    Our official time for the movie is 5:10pm. It runs about 90 minutes. I am planning to walke the Beaters over from the bowling alley to the theater.

    Parents of the kids attending bowling and the movie without a parent will be ready for pickup around 6:45pm. If parents could plan to pick them up at the entrance to the theater after the movie that would be GREAT. WGTB will pay for the movie ticket for each Beater. All family tickets and food would need to be purchased by each Beater.

     

    May
    20
    6:00 pm18:00

    Vinland Elementary Carnival

    Address: 4666 N. Maple Ave, Fresno. Northeast corner of Gettysburg and Maple

    Arrival time at Vinland Elementary:  5:15pm

    Performance Time: 6:00-7:00pm

    Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Anything on the bottom.

    Final Playlist will be emailed after Wednesday's practice

    Specific Directions: The best place to park in in the Campus Community Church parking lot just to the north of the school. We will be playing on the blacktop. You can enter from any open gate.

    This carnival runs from 5:00-8:00pm. After WGTB plays and packs up you are welcome to stay and enjoy the bounce houses and taco truck. I believe it costs $5.00 to have access to the bounce houses.  

    If your schedule will only allow your Beater to be at our gig for the performance time itself, we will take them.  If they have the time to either help set-up or tear down, we will take THAT.  You can make the lost time up to us at another gig.

    Thanks.

     

    May
    7
    2:00 pm14:00

    Art Meets Jazz

    Address: Arte Americas 1630 Van Ness, Fresno

    Arrival Time at Location: 1:15pm

    Performance Time: 2:00-3:15p

    Attire: OFFICIAL SHIRT, solid black pants, SOLID BLACK SHORTS OK, solid black shoes (no stripes, piping, etc in any color but BLACK.  Same with belts; ALL BLACK).BLACK SOCKS WITH SHORTS

    Download Final Playlist: Coming Soon

    Specific Directions: Coming Soon

    Additional Comments: This is a fundraiser for us & Milestones Jazz. We will have tickets to sell and an opportunity to provide items for a silent auction