WARSAW — Having begun rehearsals last November, the newly-formed Warsaw Winter Winds group is ‘scorching’ the competition in its inaugural season.
Led by Director Kyle Travis and composed of 33 wind players, this group is burning up the competition. Performing at Indiana Percussion Association (IPA) events weekly beginning Feb. 13, this group has shown improvement each week.
This year’s show is titled “Scorched” and is a musical adventure where we imagine the earth is engulfed in flames. We wonder if the rain will douse the inferno before all is destroyed. Performing on a flame-covered tarp in the gymnasium, these students lead the audience on a blazing musical journey. Utilizing their musical talents, this group is judged on its musicality, visual performance, overall repertoire and communication effectiveness.
Travis, in his fourth year at WCHS, is assisted by Joseph Peloza, Grace Robison and Joshua Dawes. He was excited to bring this new performing opportunity to the band program for 2021. All practices and performances have been held with strict COVID-19 safety procedures in mind.
The group will compete on March 13 at Pendleton Heights High School for the IPA Winds Prelims. State Finals will be held on March 20, 2021, at Center Grove HS. All competition events are able to be live-streamed by visiting www.IndianaPercussion.org search for schedule, date, location and tickets.
Join WCS for a performance at the WCHS Tiger’s Den at 7 p.m. on March 31. COVID-19 safety precautions will be in effect and masks will be required. This performance will showcase all Warsaw Bands at the high school. WCS hopes you will join them for this hot performance. Follow the progress on Instagram @WarsawBands, on Facebook @Warsaw Community High School Bands. If you would like more information about this article, please contact
KyleTravis at (574)-371-5099 or [email protected].