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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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  • December 5th: MS Band Winter Concert (ALL MS Band Students)

    • 6:30pm @ IPHS Auditorium

    • 6th Grade Call Time: 6:00pm @ HS Band Hall

    • 6th Grade Attire: Tie-Dye Band Shirt, Jeans, and closed toed shoes.

    • 7th/8th Grade Call Time: 6:30pm @ HS Band Hall

    • 7th/8th Grade Attire: MS Band Polo, Black Pants, and closed toed shoes.

    • 6th grade students/parents are free to leave after 6th grade portion of concert, but more than welcome to stick around for 7th/8th grade concert!

  • December 8th: Christmas Parade (7th/8th Grade ONLY)

    • The MS Band will march in this year's Christmas Parade with the High School Band @ 7:00pm.

    • We will meet at 6:30pm at the IP Post Office with the HS Band with our MARCHING instruments.

    • Students may wear Christmas sweaters, santa hats, reindeer antlers, etc.. CLOSED TOED SHOES!! Feel free to decorate your instrument with Christmas lights!!

    • We will march to the Public Library and stand and play a few songs with the HS Band. Students will need to be picked up from the Library after the parade is over. The band trailer will be there to load large instruments and drums after the parade.

  • December 9th: District Band Clinic/Concert (7th/8th Grade ONLY)

    • All day event @ WFHS (students who made the 2023 District Band)

    • Students will meet at WFGMS Band Hall @ 7:45am to leave for WFHS.

    • Rehearsal from 8:30am-11:30am, lunch break from 11:30am-1:00pm, rehearsal from 1:00pm-4:00pm, dinner from 4:00pm-5:30pm, and concert at 6:00pm.

    • Your students will be provided lunch and dinner.

    • Attire is Band Polo, black pants, and closed toed shoes.

    • Students will need to be picked up from WFHS after the concert.


 

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 
6th Grade Parent Meeting
(Thursday, August 17 6:00pm - 6:30pm)

Come out to the WFGMS Band Hall to get information on all things 6th grade band, including instrument rentals/purchase, lockers, band schedule, and more!

Click the link below to see what you may have missed if you were unable to join us!

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1a0guyM4xt0VMOF3xzAEY5_Eti7gY2wNtZ15-K47fwRk/edit?usp=sharing
Hillje Horn Drive #2
(Thursday, August 24 3:30pm - 6:00pm)

Come out to the WFGMS Band Hall to order any rentals/purchases for instruments or supplies if you were unable to attend our first Horn Drive in May!
Zoom Parent Meeting - 2023
(May 1 6:00pm - 6:30pm)
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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