WEEKLY NEWS: November 11-17, 2018
FROM DIRECTOR SANDS
Entries for the ISSMA Solo ad Ensemble contest are due to Mr. Sands or Mr. Prichard by Friday, Nov. 16. The entry form is available on Canvas. Solos cost $15.00. Ensembles are $7.00 per person. Make checks payable to: Westfield High School.
The first rehearsal for Winter Winds will be Tuesday, November 13 from 6 - 8 p.m.
All-District Honor Band
Griffin Burge, Max Doer, Ben Ice, Even Szewczyk, and Grace Cavanaugh will perform with the Indiana Bandmaster's All-District Band this weekend at New Castle HS. The Honor Band will present a free concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18.
FROM DIRECTOR PRICHARD
WHS Holiday Show
The Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will be participating in the WHS Holiday Show on December 14 and 15. Any student with these two groups who is unable to make it should let Mr. Prichard or Mr. Sands know immediately!!
Jazz band is in full swing now! We've consolidated into one after school band during this trimester, which will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5pm. All jazz students will be participating in our first ever Jazz Café on December 7 at 7pm! Ticket information will be coming soon.
Reminder that Pep Band has begun! If your student has missed the first two games, no fear - they are still more than welcome to join us!! The next game is on Wednesday, November 28, with a call time of 6pm.
Full Pep Band Schedule:
11/3 Saturday (past)
11/9 Friday (past)
HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who helped out and made IBA All-Region Honor Band go so smoothly the past two days!! The event was a great success, and I thank all the student and parent volunteers who pitched in!!
Please see schedule below.
Students going to Saturday's clinic- bus will load at door 23 and leave at 8:15. Students need to dress for rehearsal, have the equipment for the class they signed up for and bring a sack lunch. Show and tell will start at 4:00 then we will be back at WHS around 5:30. A detailed schedule will be handed out on Monday.
Craft Show Week is HERE!! Please, please, please sign up for your shifts and donations. We really do need everyone's help!
This event takes every...single...one of us!! Please sign up for at least one Adult shift per family. Students need to sign up also. This is a big fundraiser for Westfield Bands and always a lot of fun! Craft Show Committee will meet this Thursday at 7 PM in the Learning Center.
Please share our event on social media this week! This is a great source of FREE marketing for our event.
VOLUNTEERS: High school construction has limited our vendor and customer parking. Please make sure you park in the Middle School lot on Saturday! We will have the white bus & golf carts running as shuttles back and forth. Make sure you allow a few minutes of extra time.
CULVER'S GIVES BACK
Culver's is hosting a Give Back Night for Westfield Bands on Tuesday, November 27th from 5-8 PM. Their nights are a little different. Instead of just encouraging families to EAT there, they also have students (or adults) WORK there from 5-8 PM! They will be working on orders and cleaning tables.
My daughter's class did this in elementary school and had a BLAST! It's a really fun night.
Our Butter Braid fundraiser begins this Wednesday! Watch for info to come home with students. Orders and money will be due the Monday after Thanksgiving, and delivery will be before Christmas. This is an individual fundraiser which benefits student band accounts.
Monday...6-9 PM A Guard & Regional A
Tuesday...3:30-5 PM Jazz Band
6-8 PM Cadet Guard
6-8 PM Winter Winds
6-9 PM A Guard & Regional A
Thursday...3:30-5 PM Jazz Band Rehearsal
6-9 PM A Guard & Regional A (Show Reveal and Auditions)
7 PM Craft Show Meeting (Learning Center)
Friday...Tape & Set Up Craft Show
Saturday...8:15 AM IHSCGA Clinic-Bus Departs High School
Craft Show--ALL DAY
November 26 Butter Braid Fundraiser Ends
November 27 Culver's Give Back Night
December 7 Jazz Cafe
December 12 Butter Braid Delivery
December 14 Holiday Show 7 PM
December 15 Holiday Show 7 PM
January 23 Corporation Concert 7 PM (gym)
February 2 Shamrock Showcase
February 2 ISSMA Solo & Ensemble (Noblesville)
February 7 Winter Band Concert 7 PM
April 13 ISSMA Organizational Contest
April 27 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