Overview of the Rest of this Year

  • The month of March we are preparing for our BIG Show on April 5. Mandatory Tech Rehearsal the evening of April 4. If you haven’t already, Please mark your calendars

  • Our BIG Show tickets are here. They are only $10 per adult and $5 kids. Kids kindergarten and under are FREE. 100% of what you sell gets credited to your fund-raising account
    Beater family members need to pay for a ticket BUT again, 100% of what you sell/buy gets credited to your fundraising account
    Jamba Juice cards (6 BOGO per card) are also available ALL YEAR. Cost is $10. You get $5 credited to your account for every card you buy

    NOW through April 5

  • We will be preparing specifically for our BIG Show during this month. We will want to play our best show on that night. We will be evaluating which configuration of Beaters makes the band sound the best on each tune. Please be sure to check our Up-Coming Gigs page for details on April 4 and 5. All Beaters are working on parts for the Beyond The Beat song Natural. We will be closing our concert with ALL BEATERS on stage playing at the same time!

  • WE NEED PARENT HELP THE NIGHTS OF OUR TECH REHEARSAL AND THE BIG Show. Please sign up to help at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D48AEA628A2FD0-thebig1

  • We have 2 gigs BEFORE our BIG Show on April 5. Please check our Up-Coming Gigs page here on the website and/or check the Gigs Sheet at practice. We want ALL Beaters at ALL gigs if possible

  • We move Beaters around parts as much as we can. Once your Beater earns a solo or drum part (they do this by showing us in practice they can do it) they very well could be on a different part each performance

  • This is also a great time to start talking to your school principal, EVENT coordinator (not necessarily a school) or whoever schedules gigs. A school assembly is the BEST way to introduce students to WGTB. If that isn't possible, playing the school carnival, multi-cultural day, etc. is the next best thing. Once the school/organization agrees to consider having us, please give them my contact info or give me theirs if they prefer I contact them

  • We could use MORE community gigs to increase our exposure

  • CAMP IS JUNE 10-14, 2019

  • This is the week right after Fresno & Clovis get out of school (no week in between this year).

  • WGTB comes to our building SUNDAY June 9th at 12:30pm to move equipment into place for camp

    April 10 through May 31

  • More gigs to play, new tunes to learn, more parts to learn, more instruments to get better on. For some Beaters, all their efforts to figure out how to be successful in WGTB start to come together. All the training finally is sinking in. Lots of progress happens during this time

  • May 28/29 will be our last rehearsal

  • The Beaters always enjoy a weekend swim party during this time of year. If any parents would like to volunteer their pool, the Beaters would appreciate it

  • This week is also the last payment week for those paying monthly

  • June 3 through 7 NO PRACTICES

  • We typically have school gigs during June

  • CAMP IS JUNE 10-14, 2019

  • This is the week right after Fresno & Clovis get out of school (no week in between this year).

  • WGTB comes to our building SUNDAY June 9th at 12:30pm to move equipment into place for camp

  • All returning Beaters NEED to be at camp. This is when we lay the foundation for our up-coming year

  • 3rd Graders for next year come 9-noon

  • This year’s rookie 3rd Graders (4th graders next year) come from 1:i30pm-4:30pm
    Current 2nd-year 3rd grader & 4th+ Graders for next year come from 1-5pm
    All current 6+ Beaters graduating to Beyond The Beat NEED to attend Beyond The Beat camp which meets 5:30pm-8:30pm of that week


  • By raising more than your $250 fundraising goal, you can choose to have the extra money credited to your camp fee

  • Camp cost for Beaters is $150.00 IF you pay all of it yourself

  • If paying through Inspire Charter, the cost is $195 (no discount)

  • If you choose to fund-raise all or part of your camp fee, the cost is $195. That is the full cost of camp

  • Discounted fees are for those families paying totally out of pocket

    July: OFF

August 2019 first week of WGTB: Primary Tuesday August 6, 4-6pm; Secondary Wednesday August 7, 4-6pm