WEEKLY NEWS: 5/20-5/26
FROM DIRECTOR SANDS:
All band members will have final exams this week. Period 1 Symphonic Band, period 3 Wind Ensemble and period 4 Concert Band will have their final exams Thursday. Period 2 percussion ensemble will have final exam on Friday.
Wednesday, May 30 from 6-8 PM Mr. Sands will host an orientation evening for marching band members. We will go over band room procedures and marching band expectations.
Thursday, May 31 WHS will host the annual commencement ceremonies for the class of 2018. Ceremonies will take place at 7:00 p.m. in Riverview Health Stadium.
Members of the 2019 Symphonic Band will perform as the graduation band. Band members will report to the band room at 6:00 p.m. Parking will be congested. Plan to car pool or drop off your student at WHS.
The Shamrock Pride marching band will have music camp June 4 - 7 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. The music for the 2018 competition show will be introduced.
Friday Night Band
Friday Night band members will rehearse June. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, and 28 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. We will introduce the music for all the Friday night football performances.
The band room will be open to any band member on Tuesdays from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Any band members who want an opportunity to work on their instrument is welcome. Individual instruction will be available or students can work independently.
FROM DIRECTOR PRICHARD:
Student Volunteers Needed: This summer Mr Prichard is looking for students to help sort music and digitize the music library. This is a great opportunity to get in some volunteer hours if you need them! Interested students can contact Mr Prichard at email@example.com.
BOOSTER WELCOME NIGHT: While marching students are at orientation, Band Boosters will be holding a quick Welcome Night for parents on Wednesday, May 30th at 6 PM. We can answer your questions about band (marching or otherwise) and get you the info needed to ensure a great marching season!
STUDENT FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS:
The band booster’s fiscal calendar year will be ending 5/31/2018. If you haven’t lately, it is a great time to log on to your child’s CHARMS account and check out their financial statement. If you still owe for any past band programs that amount will be in red and it is not too late to pay the outstanding balance. If you still have available funds from past fundraisers that amount will be in green. Underclassmen - all amounts owed and earned will be transferred over to next year (2018-19) in early June 2018. Seniors - all amounts owed will unfortunately be a loss to the band’s operating fund. If it is a large amount, school policy allows us to seek legal action. If is an amount earned from fundraising, you have three options: you can request a reimbursement for any band-related purchases or repairs that you have written receipts for, you can “gift” your funds to a fellow underclassman band member, or you can just leave the funds in the account and they will automatically be transferred to the band’s operating fund.
Please take a look and the deadline for any requested transactions this year is 5/31/2018. Please email the treasurer Gary Icenogle at firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions.
BOOSTER YEAR-END CELEBRATION:
Join Booster Parents in celebrating the end of the school year on Saturday, May 26th at The Mill 8-11 PM. We promise a good time!
BAND CAMP MENU:
Please note this year's Band Camp Menu. Salad and fruit will be offered daily in addition to the main course. If your student has food allergies or dietary preferences, please make sure to provide food for them if you do not see appropriate items on the menu.
Questions: contact Jenn Etchemendy
BAND CAMP COOKIE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
We are looking for some yummy and delicious HOMEMADE cookies (5 dozen per person) to be dropped off at WMS Door #5 during band camp week of July 23, 2018- July 27, 2018 during the hours of 8:00AM-10:00AM! Your help is welcomed and greatly appreciated! Sign up for your day now, we will need 5 volunteers per day to bake up 60 cookies each. (P.S. In the “comment” field in Sign Up Genius, please add the cookie name that you will be baking, no cookie duplications on the same day please!!!)
Questions: contact Jenn Etchemendy
FLIP FLOP FUNDRAISER:
1st place in sales was Joleena Votaw (28 pairs!). 2nd place was Ryan Fields. 3rd place was a tie between Katy Icenogle and Johanna Croft. Organizers put both names in a hat, and Johanna Croft gets the prize! Winners will be contacted to select prizes. Watch Weekly News for delivery date!
2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR:
The band department and boosters have now turned part of our focus to the next school year. If your student will be participating in ANY BAND (Marching, Concert, Color Guard, Jazz) next year, please complete the online Student Profile. This is a requirement for all participating students. You will also find summer and fall calendars and other paperwork at westfieldbandboosters.org. Marching Band payment schedule begins June 15.
Tuesday...6-8 PM Percussion & Guard Rehearsal
Thursday...6-8 PM Guard Rehearsal
Friday...Last Day of School!
Saturday... 8 PM Booster Parents Night Out @ The Mill
May 28 Memorial Day Performance (11:30 AM)
May 30 Freshman Welcome Night (for students)/Booster Welcome Night (for parents)
May 31 Graduation (musicians report at 6 PM)
June 4-7 Music Camp (5-9 PM)
June 8 Drumline at Bridgewater Member/Guest
July 2-13 Summer Hiatus (no rehearsals)
June 15 First Marching Payment Due
July 16-19 Movement Camp (5-9 PM)
July 19 Mandatory Band Meeting/Mattress Sale
July 23-27 Marching Camp (8 AM-8 PM)
July 30-Aug 1 Marching Camp (5-9 PM)
August 11 Band Blast Car Wash