Jun
17
1:00 PM13:00

Move In for WGTB Camp

Address: WGTB Building 3385 E. Shields, Fresno

Arrival time at the WGTB Building:  As close to 1pm as possible. The sooner people show up, the quicker we will get everything across the street.

Specific Directions: If you have an SUV, van or truck, that would be helpful. We will need to move a dozen drum sets, plus congas, bongos, timbales and small keyboards to the church across the street. Then, we need to get all the instruments set up in their assigned rooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Notes: Dry Creek Park is on the Northeast corner of Clovis Ave & Alluvial
  • Look for our van & trailer on the street on Clovis Ave
  • The event starts at 6:30pm. If you are interested in finding more out about Inspire Charter this is a good event to get an idea of what they have to offer
  • The Primary Group will be practicing from 4pm-6:00pm at the park
  • It would be nice if parents could bring their pop-up tents to shade us while we practice. We could use 6-8 regular-sized tents. Please contact Brenda if you are bringing yours
  • IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HAVE A PARENT COMMIT TO BRINGING ENOUGH PIZZA TO FEED THE BEATERS AT 6PM.  Brenda can let you know how much to bring after our Wednesday practice that week. THE COST CAN BE APPLIED TO YOUR FUND-RAISING ACCOUNT FOR 2017-18.

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Jun
18
to Jun 22

WGTB Primary Camp. Incoming 2nd & 3rd Graders

Address: WGTB Building 3385 E. Shields, Fresno

9:00am-noon each day. If your Beater came into WGTB as a 2nd grader in 2017, they will be in this camp. If they were new to WGTB in 2017 as a 3rd grader, they may be in this camp or they may be in the afternoon WGTB Veteran camp. It depends on how much they understood this past year. Sometimes, it is best for a 1-year 3rd grader to stay in the primary group as a 4th grader to get experience being a veteran before moving up.

Brenda will be in contact with parents on what she feels is the best group for their child

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Jun
18
to Jun 22

WGTB Veteran Secondary Camp

Daily times are 1:00pm-5:00pm Monday-Thursday

On Friday WGTB Veterans arrive at 10:00am

They will play for the 2 morning Primary camp performances at 10:30am & 11:05am

Eat lunch provided by WGTB across the street at the Calvary Chapel Church

Play for the Beginning Secondary camp performance at 2:45pm

WGTB will continue to practice after their performance until Brenda finishes talking with the parents interested in joining WGTB.

Everyone will head to the Calvary Chapel Church across the street and tear down drum sets, help renting parents get their instruments into their cars and then bring any instrument not being rented back to our building and put them in the Conference Room.

After that, they will be excused. Should be between 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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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 or shirt the organizers have given us.  Leftovers will go to the parents who attend.  They are REALLY COOL-LOOKIN'

    Playlist I will put our tunes on a "loop". 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: As of Wednesday Nov.1

    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.

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    Oct
    29
    11:45 AM11:45

    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Walk

    Address: Woodward Park Mt. View area. 2nd left from main entrance

    Arrival time: 11:00am or as close to that as possible

    Performance Time: 11:45am or as soon as we see the first walker coming back

    It costs $5 per car to get into Woodward Park. If you think this is unfair, please let me know and WGTB will reimburse you. No problem.

    Beyond The Beat will be joining us on this gig. Parents, you are welcome to go and get food for your Beater while BTB is playing. I would like for ALL Beaters to stay and watch their older Beater brothers and sisters (Primary assistant Robert will be playing)

    Afterwards, we will need to pack up and load the van & trailer. If at all possible, please don't leave until we are finished loading.

    Attire: Jelly Bean Gig (Wear any WGTB shirt, dark on the bottom but not necessarily black) 

    Final Playlist

    Specific Directions: Enter Woodward Park through the main entrance on Audubon Drive. Let the attendant know you are with the ALS walk. Drive straight. The 2nd left is Mt. View. There is a sign for it. Walk up the steep hill at the end of the parking lot. At the top, look for the van and trailer behind the stage.

    It would be great to have pop-up tents for the Beaters. We need 6-8 to cover the entire group. After we play and load, EVERYONE (Beaters and their families) are invited to have lunch catered by Ribs and Tips. You can use your pop-ups as shade to eat under. Feel free to bring chairs and tables if you like.

     

     

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    Oct
    21
    2:30 PM14:30

    Opening Ceremonies for the Opening of Fulton Street Downtown Fresno

    Address: Mariposa Street & Fulton Street

    Arrival time: 1:45pm

    Performance Time: 2:30pm. Afterwards, we will need to pack up and load the van & trailer. If at all possible, please don't leave until we are finished loading

    Attire: Official 2017/18 WGTB shirt, solid black pants (NO SHORTS) solid black shoes, solid black belt, etc. We want to look our BEST for this gig. The top people in Fresno will be listening to us because the official ceremonies start at 3pm.

    Final Playlist

    Specific Directions of where to park: PLEASE READ

    PLEASE GIVE YOURSELF EXTRA TIME FOR PARKING AND FINDING US

    • Set your GPS for Club One Casino
    • Come off the 41 frwy on Tulare Street
    • Go west towards Downtown
    • Once you pass M Street get into the right lane
    • Just before you reach VanNess (the next street) turn right into the underground parking garage. Parking is FREE everywhere
    • Drive as close to the center of the parking garage as possible
    • Look for signs for stairs and/or Courthouse Walkway. You want to walk AWAY from the Courthouse
      • If you have come up on the correct side, you will be facing the Radisson on your left and Fresno County Office of Education on your right. Walk BETWEEN those buildings to our performance spot
      • We will be on the corner of Mariposa and Fulton. It is near the tall clock tower
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    Sep
    30
    12:15 PM12:15

    Caruthers Fair

     

    Arrival time at Caruthers Fairgrounds: 11:30am

    Performance Time: 12:15-1:00pm

    Play List:  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.

    Notes: We set up, play and pack together as a band so:

    1. Please make sure your Beater is free to help us move equipment, set up, tear down and pack the van and trailer.
    2. Please make sure your Beater doesn't eat food or have a drink in their hands while we are moving or packing equipment.

    Thanks for your cooperation

    The kids are already getting used to moving equipment. We may need parent help with some of the heavier cases. We will need strong-backed parents to help us lift keyboards up onto the stage and to bring them back down after we play. After the van and trailer are packed everyone will be free to enjoy the fair and the rest of your weekend :>)

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    Sep
    28
    12:30 PM12:30

    Hope Lutheran Church

    Address: 364 E. Barstow, Ave. Fresno

    Arrival Time at Location: 11:45am

    Performance Time: 12:30pm

    Est. Loading Complete: 1:30pm

    Attire: Official Outfit SOLID BLACK Shorts OK with BLACK SOCKS

    Download Final Playlist: Coming Soon

    Specific Directions: Park in the lot on Fresno St.  We will performing in the multi-purpose room. It is in the back right side of the courtyard.

    Additional Comments: This is Alexis & Charley's grandparents church. We will be playing for the Seniors lunch

    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. Vice versa if you can't make the official meet time.

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    Sep
    19
    5:30 PM17:30

    Inspire Charter Vendor Faire @ Dry Creek Park

    Address: 855 N. Clovis Ave, Clovis

    Arrival time at Dry Creek Park:  Primary Group: By 4:00pm. We will practice at the park. If you can possibly be there closer to 3:30pm, we will need as much help as we can get to unload and set up.

    Secondary Group (Wednesday Beaters): 5:15-5:30pm for pizza dinner (see below)

    Performance Time: 5:30pm-ish-6:00pm. After we play, we will need to pack up and load the van & trailer. We will give every player a job to do. Please don't leave until we are finished loading.

    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: Songs for this gig: Primary: Louie Louie, Blues by 5, Batman. Secondary: Watermelon Man, Fire, Shrimp & Gumbo. If we have extra time we may play Jumpin' at the Woodside and/or Afro Blue

    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 on the street on Clovis Ave
    • The event starts at 6:00pm. If you are interested in finding more out about Inspire Charter this is a good event to get an idea of what they have to offer
    • The Primary Group will be practicing from 4pm-5:30pm at the park
    • It would be nice if parents could bring their pop-up tents to shade us while we practice. We could use 6-8 regular-sized tents. Please contact Brenda if you are bringing yours
    • Primary Beater Andres' mom will be bringing PIZZA for everyone :>)
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    Aug
    19
    9:00 AM09:00

    Art of Life Cancer Foundation Playscape Opening

    Address: Woodward Park Friant & Ft. Washington entrance. You can either drive in off of Ft. Washington or park in the shopping center across Friant and walk in. The Healing Garden is right off that entrance.

    If you choose to park in the lot closest to the Healing Garden, just tell the parking attendant you are there for the Art of Life event. They won't charge you.

    Arrival Time at Location: Any time between 9am and 11am. The official ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 9:30am. If you can possibly be there around then, that would be great. You can choose to come at any time and stay for as long or little time you have available. It would be great to have some Beaters throughout the morning.

    Attire: Any WGTB shirt you own.

    Additional Comments: This is NOT a WGTB performance. This is an invitation for a WGTB presence at the Woodward Park opening of a musical playscape area. Art of Life sponsors the Healing Garden at Woodward Park. They would like for the Beaters to explore and play on the playground percussion instruments they have just installed. Possibly interact with other kids and adults exploring alongside. There are 2 other playscapes in the area. Beaters are encouraged to explore those as well.

    Go to our We Got The Beat Youth Percussion Band Facebook page and check out the pics I put up yesterday. While you are there please Like the page if you haven't already :>)

     

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    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.

     

     

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    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.

     

     

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    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.

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    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.

     

     

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    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.

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    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.

     

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    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

     

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    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? :>)

     

     

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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

     

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    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! : >)

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

     

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    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!

     

     

     

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    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.

     

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    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.

     

     

     

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    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
     

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    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.

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    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!

     

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