WEEKLY NEWS: March 17-23, 2019
FROM DIRECTOR SANDS
The WHS Winter Winds were awarded the Bronze Medal for their performance at the Winter Winds State Finals. Thank you to all the students who contributed the talents to a successful season. Thank you also to all the parents who helped make the Winter Winds season a success.
The WHS theater department presents Les Miserable this week. Numerous band members are involved in the production. Come enjoy the show and support the band members who are on stage and behind stage. Tickets are available at whspa.booktix.com.
Only a week and a half until the call-out meeting for the 2019 Shamrock Pride marching band. 7:00 p.m. March 27 in the WHS LGI. Make plans to attend as we announce the theme for the 2019 season. All interested musicians are invited. Spread the word!
Thank you to everyone that attended the Community Night Performance. It was really fun to see a big crowd come and support our outstanding indoor competitive groups!
Congratulations to our Color Guard on yesterday’s outstanding showing at the State Finals! The Regional A made their debut performance in the Finals one of their best and finished the 2019 season in 15th place. The A Guard earned their highest score ever at the State Finals and earned 8th place!
Congratulations to Senior A Guard member Katie Richards. At the State Finals she was awarded the IHSCGA Steve Manning Memorial Scholarship for students pursuing a career in art or design!
The season isn’t over yet for our A Guard members! This week they will travel to Cincinnati Ohio to compete in the Winter Guard International Mid East Power Regional and during spring break they will travel to Dayton Ohio to compete in the 2019 Winter Guard International World Championship!
On Monday April 8th we will celebrate the 2019 Winter Guard season with our Awards Banquet! This event will be held in the WHS LGI at 7:00 pm.
A NOTE FOR NEXT YEAR'S PARENTS
WE NEED HELP!!! The 2019-2020 season will be here before we know it! All of our instrumental music programs are funded and supported by the BOOSTERS! In order to make these programs successful, we need help from ALL parents. We have so many open positions, open volunteer activities, small and large roles. We have something for everyone. These jobs NOT require you to be on the booster board! Some can be done easily from the comfort of your home. We are losing a lot of active parents due to graduation, and WE NEED YOUR HELP! Whether your child is in marching band, color guard, concert band, jazz band, we welcome parents getting involved. The ONLY thing the school provides these programs is to pay the directors. EVERYTHING else comes from the boosters. So any time your child receives a piece of music, travels to ISSMA, uses a school instrument, wears a band shirt....these things are all provided by the boosters. PLEASE take a role in helping us to provide them!! WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please contact one of the booster officers to find out what you can do to help. We have all sorts of things available! President@westfieldbandboosters.org, VP@westfieldbandboosters.org, Secretary@westfieldbandboosters.org, or Treasurer@westfieldbandboosters.org
YEAR-END SENIOR SLIDE SHOW
All senior parents: It's time to start planning our Senior Slide Show! Please send Rick Miles 2 photos of your senior--1 as a baby or child and 1 that is current, such as a senior picture. Send to email@example.com by March 31st.
Update: we show 39 seniors from Concert, Friday Night, Marching, Guard, Jazz and Winter Winds, and only 3 parents have sent pictures to Rick. Please make sure you do this or you might have a very sad child at year-end awards.
2019-2020 BAND BOOSTER BOARD
Our last general booster meeting of the year takes place Monday at 6:15 PM. We will be voting on next year's board. We welcome all parents to come! Booster meetings take place in Mr McLaughlin's room off the band room.
Our Butter Braid fundraiser starts next Monday. They are a great breakfast or dessert idea for Easter, and highly sought after! Money and orders are due after Spring Break, and delivery will be before Easter. A portion of the profits will be deposited into your student's band account.
Monday...6-9 PM A Guard
Tuesday...5:30 PM IPA
6-9 PM A Guard
Thursday...6-9 PM A Guard
Friday...5:30 PM IPA
Saturday...10:30 AM IPA Camp
WGI Mid East
Sunday...WGI Mid East
March 27 Marching Band Callout
April 13 ISSMA Organizational Contest
April 26 ISSMA State Qualifying (Symphonic only)
May 5 Rock the Arts 2-4 PM
May 9 Spring Band Concert 7 PM
May 30 Commencement Ceremony 7 PM
June 3 - 6 Music Camp
July 22 - 26 Movement Camp
July 29 - 31 Band Camp
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS
Did you know that one of the easiest ways to support Westfield Bands is to designate them as a beneficiary on your Kroger Plus Card? It doesn't cost you anything or take away from your fuel points. Every time you shop at Kroger, they will give money to Westfield Bands. Easy Peasy!! Sign up below using Westfield Band Boosters Assoc, Inc. in Indiana (organization number 11175).
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