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Greetings and welcome to the Iowa Park Band program! This site is exclusively for WFGMS Band Members. Here you will find all the latest news and details on upcoming events. Feel free to look around and contact us if you have any questions! 

- Hawk Band Directors 

Join our WFGMS Hawk Band App to Stay up to Date on all MS Hawk Band Events!
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All WFGMS Hawk Band Members and Parent/Guardians need to be a part of our group. 
The Iowa Park Hawk Band

The Iowa Park Hawk Band is an award winning program, with a long standing tradition of success. 
We believe music exposes an individual to concepts of lasting cultural values: beauty, self expression, discipline, responsibility and a positive contribution towards a greater whole.
 
Music, band in particular, is an experience unlike any offered in the entire school spectrum.  It teaches the analytical, cooperative and communicative skills emphasized in a school curriculum, but also allows students to explore a deeper realm of achievement and expression.  Band accomplishes this, not through the framework and support of language, but through the unique self-expression of music.

With this in mind we strive to develop student musicians as individuals and as members of an ensemble; members whose mission is to represent themselves and their community through excellence in performance.
 

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  • May 7th: MS Band Spring Concert (All MS Band Students)

    • 6:30pm @ WFGMS "Old" Gym

    • 6th Grade Attire: Green Tye-Dye Shirt, Blue Jeans, Closed-Toed Shoes

    • 6th Grade Call time: 6:00pm

    • 7th/8th Grade Attire: Band Polo, Black Pants, Closed-Toed Shoes

    • 7th/8th Grade Call time: 6:00pm

    • Concert has been moved from IPHS Auditorium to WFGMS Gym due to flooding.

  • May 11th: Heartland Music Festival/Frontier City Trip (6th Grade ONLY)

    • All day event in Oklahoma City, OK

    • Call time at WFGMS: 5:15am

    • Festival Performance time: 9:40am

    • Arrival back home: 9:30pm

    • Full day itinerary on Band App

  • May 18th: Six Flags Make-Up Trip (7th/8th Grade ONLY)

    • Due to weather, the Six Flags trip has been rescheduled to the above date (Saturday, May 18th). Please e-mail Mr. Fortson ASAP if there are any scheduling conflicts with May 18th. ALL students who bought a ticket for the original date of April 26th are eligible for this trip! If your student was not initially signed up but would like to attend, please contact Mr. Fortson for additional information.

    • Call time at WFGMS: 7:30am

    • Arrival at Six Flags: 11:00am

    • Leave Six Flags: 5:00pm

    • Arrive home at WFGMS: 8:00pm

  • May 21st: Scale Wars "Jedi Grand Master" Celebration (6th Grade ONLY)

    • Celebration/Party for 6th Grade students who earned the Rank of "Jedi Grand Master" in our "Scale Wars" competition. Invites will be sent home with the student.

    • 5:00pm-6:30pm at the WFGMS Band Hall

    • Pizza and drinks provided by the Iowa Park Band Boosters! :)

UPCOMING EVENTS
Congratulations to the Hawk Band members who auditioned and were selected as members of the 2023 All-District MS Band!
Mason Kile - Flute

Shancy Scott - Oboe
Kayla Griffin - Oboe


Zach Wineinger - Clarinet
Ava Mauck - Clarinet
Noah Busby - Clarinet

Vanessa Holley - Bassoon

Sophia Martinez - Alto Saxophone
Benjamin Jowers - Alto Saxophone

Claire Gordon - Clarinet (Alternate)
Bella Gray - Clarinet (Alternate)
Laila Jackson - Trumpet
Caddo Nunnery - Trumpet
Rilee Dean - Trumpet
Paige Ransom - Trumpet

Callen Rhodd - F Horn

Benjamin Ohlson - F Horn

Eva Orama - Trombone
Alex Moulton - Trombone

April Keyser - Euphonium
Conner Hadley - Euphonium

Kaysen Finley - Tuba

Jacob Williamson - Trombone (Alternate)
Cannon Gossett - Percussion (Alternate)
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Welcome 6th Graders!
We are excited to have you be a part of the Iowa Park Hawk Band! Check out these videos of the Hawk Band as well as some videos showing what each instrument looks and sounds like!! If you have any questions feel free to email or call. - Mr. Fortson 
We Are The Hawk Band!
Find Your Instrument!

Contact 

Head MS Band Director - Jonathan Fortson 
Tel: (940) 592-4784 ext. 1318  |  jfortson@ipcisd.net



MS/HS Assistant Director - Kenna McCormick 
Tel: (940) 592-4784 ext. 1318  |  kmccormick@ipcisd.net

WF George Middle School 
412 East Cash Street, Iowa Park, TX 76367
Phone: (940) 592-4784

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