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Instrumental program

Important Announcement:

We will be having an informational meeting on WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5th @ 7pm in room 501.  

If you have a student in one of the Wilson bands or orchestras please come to get information and questions answered about these programs.  We have information about this school year that we would like to share with you in person (events coming up, special needs and concerns, field trip and performance trip plans and details). We will also answer any questions you may have.

We request your attendance.  The meeting will last 45 minutes as our WIMBO boosters need to begin booster business at 7:45

A message from Mrs Ellis:

Dear Parents and Musicians,

Welcome to a new year in Symphony Strings and Symphonic Winds.  These are two of the most advanced performance groups at Wilson High School and together they form our Symphony Orchestra.  I want to congratulate you on your acceptance this year!  HERE IS IMPORTANT INFO FOR YOU...

PARENT BOOSTER MEMBERSHIP - Attached is the WIMBO (Wilson Instrumental Music Booster Organization) Membership Drive.  Please consider joining WIMBO this year.  We need parent support in order to continue to achieve the goals of excellence that we have set.

CLOTHING ORDER FORMS will be given out this week.  We are offering Wilson Music   t-shirts, sweatshirts, and windbreakers for sale.  Support Wilson Music and show your school spirit by purchasing Wilson Music attire.

EVENING REHEARSALS - Evening rehearsals will begin next week.  Both Symphonic Winds and Symphony Strings will be rehearsing EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT (see times below).  If you have any conflicts please let me know before next Tuesday.  We will work around your sports schedules as best we can, but this is a graded rehearsal and consistent attendance is required for students to remain in these top groups.


Sym Winds: 6:15-7:30pm

Full Symphony (some winds excluded) 7:30-8:30pm

Symphony Strings Only: 8:30-9:00pm


Clinic at Standford University and Heritage Festival Competition in San Francisco. Cost is $600 per student. Payments will be collected on 

  • September 26, 2018 - $200
  • November 7, 2018 - $200
  • February 6, 2019 - $200

Financial Aid is Available.


Visit our website: for more information about the Wilson Instrumental Music Booster Organization (WIMBO), a parent based organization dedicated to supporting the music program at Wilson.


We would like for parents to participate and attend our meetings. WIMBO will meet on the following dates for the 2018 - 2019 school year at 7 pm in the music room 501:

  • September 5
  • September 26
  • November 1
  • December 5
  • January 9
  • February 6
  • March 6
  • April 3
  • May 1
  • June 5




Contact Michelle Ellis Rm: 310(Guitar)/501  Michelle Ellis Rm: 310(Guitar)/501 (562) 433-0481 ex: 6149 - Conf. Per. 4 Instrumental Music Director
Contact Eric Messerschmidt Rm: 175(Piano)/501  Eric Messerschmidt Rm: 175(Piano)/501 (562) 433-0481 ex: 6166 - Conf. Per. 4 Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra 1-2, Guitar 1-2