WHS Band Boosters

WEEKLY NEWS: 6/18-6/24


Mr Sands and Boosters wish a Happy Father's Day to all our Band Dads!

We appreciate everything you do to help the band!


CHARMS: Charms is the web service we use to keep track of booster and band activity. At charmsoffice.com (code shamrockpride) you can access meeting minutes, forms, calendars, fees, payments and volunteer opportunities. Last Friday the first Marching Band payment was due. Under your student's name, select Student Financial Statement. You will see total band fees due as a Fixed Payment Due. You will see your payments as a Miscellaneous Balance Credit until your band fees are paid in full. You will then see the entire band fee amount paid as a Credit Balance. A quick snapshot of what is actually owed for your student's band program is found in the gray panel at the bottom titled Credit Balance. Please contact treasurer@westfieldbandboosters.org with questions. All band parents should make themselves familiar with Charms!! 


BOOSTER MEETINGS: Did you know that all band parents are Band Boosters?? And all are welcome at Band Booster meetings! Our next meeting is TOMORROW, Monday, June 19th at 7:00 pm in the band room. Meetings generally last one hour or less, and we try to make them both informative and fun. Whether you're a wallflower or full of ideas, we'd love you to join us! Booster meetings are currently held on the 3rd Monday of the month.


SKYZONE SPIRIT NIGHT: This Wednesday, June 21st from 12-8 pm, purchase a 1-hr jump pass and $3 goes back to Westfield Bands. EVERYONE is welcome, not just band kids!! In order for Westfield Bands to receive credit, you must present THIS FLYER! No band kids are allowed to get injured though, per Mr. Sands!!! 


STUDENT RECOGNITION: Our social media team wants to know about what your amazing band kids are doing on or off the field (or auditorium)! We know our band kids are multi-faceted, and we want to hilight some of their non-band accomplishments on social media. We have kids who are honor students, athletes, missionaries, altruists, artists...the list goes on and on. If your child has an accomplishment we should know about, please email info and pictures to Tanya Miles at media@westfieldbandboosters.org


MANDATORY MARCHING MUSIC CAMP: Next week, June 26-29th for ALL members of the 2017 Shamrock Pride. We will work on memorization of the music for the 2017 competition show, "The Big Bang." All members must be present 5-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday.


VISITOR CONCESSIONS HELP NEEDED: We are looking for a parent who is willing to take on the volunteer role of running the visitor concessions stand NEXT year. This person would need to be trained by the outgoing volunteer THIS year. It makes sense for that parent to be of an incoming Freshman or Sophomore. Please contact Rick Miles HERE if you are interested! 


WESTFIELD ROCKS THE FOURTH FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY!:  Boston Trip Coordinator Wendy Vivirito will be passing out pledge sheets for the Rock-a-Thon at Tuesday's marching practice. If you'd like one emailed to you, contact her at wendyvivirito@gmail.com.


VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION:  Thursday 6/22 or Tuesday 6/27 from 6:30 - 8 pm (Enter through door #1, room 1263). Find out what volunteer opportunities are available to help WHS Bands. We look forward to meeting you!


BLOOD DRIVE "Bands Out For Blood": June 27th 3-8 pm at Westfield High School Auditorium Atrium (Please use door #1)
One donation of blood can help save up to four lives! Your band student can earn $5 per donor 30-99 participants and $10 per donor for 100+ participants toward their personal band fund! Sign up HERE! Walk-ins also welcome! Must be 18+ to donate.


BLUE STARS visit June 19 - 23:  The Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps will be in residence at WHS the Week of June 19. Tuesday, June 20 at 8:00 pm the Blue Stars and Cavaliers will present a public performance of the 2017 summer show. All band families are invited to attend this free event. Volunteer to assist the road crew in feeding these amazing kids with basic food prep, set-up & clean-up. Details HERE.


BAND BLAST TICKET SALES OPPORTUNITY:
If your student needs help selling their Band Blast tickets, there will a group Band Blast ticket sales opportunity during the DCI event on Tuesday. Please contact Jerry Wolf vp@westfieldbandboosters.org

or Penny Dollens-Smith if interested.


If your student did not get tickets or if you would like more, email vp@westfieldbandboosters.org. Each student is expected to sell 10 tickets and return any unsold.


Can you help incentivize our kids with a $5 gift card or swag item for the prize drawing? See full details HERE.


ATTENDANCE IS IMPORTANT! Report absences to Mr. Sands or Mr. Shinault at sandsm@wws.k12.in.us or shinaultd@wws.k12.in.us prior to the start of rehearsal. In the case of an emergency you may call 317-696-6910 or 317-250-4272.


THIS WEEK


          Monday…1-5 pm Blue Stars Leadership Program (drum majors and section leaders will work with Blue Star leadership)

                              6 pm Booster Board Meeting

                              7 pm Booster General Meeting (band room)

                          6-8 pm Guard Weapons


          Tuesday…3-5 pm Concert Band

                           6-7:30 pm Marching/Guard/Cadet Guard

                           7:30 pm Blue Stars & Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps preview performance (Riverview Stadium) 

                                          Students will go there directly from practice and will be dismissed around 9 pm. Admission is FREE and the                                           whole family is invited! There will also be souvenir trucks and concessions.

       

          Wednesday...12-8 pm SkyZone Spirit Night


          Thursday...6-8 pm Marching/Guard/Cadet Guard

                             6:30-8 pm Booster Volunteer Orientation 


           Friday...Blue Stars break camp for their summer tour. Good Luck WHS Alum, Taylor Smith!


COMING UP


Volunteer Orientation: Tuesday, June 27th 6:30-8 pm

Full Band Marching Music Camp: June 26th-29th 5-9 pm MANDATORY

"Bands Out For Blood" Blood Drive: Tuesday, June 27th 

Rock the 4th: July 4th

Band Blast: August 19th


Scrip Card Orders: Due online every Sunday Night by Midnight


Kroger Rewards: If you've already dedicated your Kroger Rewards to Westfield Band Boosters, then THANK YOU! However, we need to remind all of our Boosters that for the band to continue to benefit from Kroger Community Rewards, everyone must re-enroll annually! It's time to do that again! Please visit this link and re-enroll so that WHS Bands can continue to benefit from this amazing program! Be sure to select Westfield Band Boosters in Indiana! THANK YOU!