WEEKLY NEWS: June 14 - June 20, 2020
FROM DIRECTOR MUTH
1. CONCERT BAND FAMILIES:
INSTRUMENT RETURN: We will be announcing several days in JULY for school owned instrument return as well as music return. Please make sure your student is filling out THIS form:
2. MARCHING BAND FAMILIES:
We are proud to announce our 2020 Show:
...A Million Different Faces
Thank you to all those parents that attended our online meeting. If you have questions you can still EMAIL Mr. Muth for guidance.
REHEARSALS: Due to guidelines from the DOE our June rehearsals will be moving to virtual rehearsals. Please make sure you are checking the updated calendar for dates, assignments, and conditioning. Thank you to everyone that is participating we would still love to see these numbers improve. We will be ending online marching band rehearsals on June 18th.
INSTRUMENT PICK-UP/SCHOOL OWNED INSTRUMENTS: Currently we do not have enough students that have filled out their online Marching Band School Owned Instrument Use Form to do at home instrument delivery. Please make sure you are filling THIS form out. This applies to all low woodwinds that plan to use a school instrument, mellophones, baritones, tubas, drumline, and pit
FORMS: This is a reminder that all forms were DUE June 8th. All of our forms are now online. Follow THIS link to access all our forms and materials. We will still take forms till the end of the week.
BAND WAIVER: All hornline and percussion students are required to be enrolled in 2 semesters of band to be in marching band. Students that have a scheduling issue with this need to fill out a band waiver form found HERE. Directors will review and let you know if there are any issues.
ABSENCE REQUESTS: Please make sure that you are completing your online absence request forms. These forms need to be filled out 2 weeks prior to a requested absence. For summer absence requests click HERE. For school year absence requests click HERE.
Please help us recruit for this awesome program. Share the materials in these folders with others. We would also appreciate you sharing, retweeting, and liking our social media posts about marching band. You are our best tool to get the word out. If you haven't sent a video in yet to share on social media. It isn't too late. Send them to Muth's school email, email@example.com. Marching Band is open to all students grades 8-12 for the 20-21 school year.
MARCHING BAND FEES
The first 2020 Marching Band payment of $155.00 was due June 12. Payments can be made by mailing a check, along with the student deposit slip found on the google drive, to:
Westfield Band Boosters
P.O. Box 645
Westfield, IN 46074.
You can also log into your student's Charms account and make a payment via Paypal. If you have any questions or if you need to make other arrangements, please contact the director, Mr. Muth at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our Treasurer, Angie Davis, at email@example.com.
NEED BASED GRANT PROGRAM
The Westfield Band Boosters Association is committed to making sure every student who wants to participate in WHS Band and Color Guard programs is able to do so. We do not want cost to to be the reason for any student not to be involved and have developed a need-based grant program to provide financial support to assist students and their families with paying their program fees.
If you or your family is in need of financial support in order to pay your student's Marching Band or Color Guard fees, please complete the application HERE no later than June 30, 2020. If you have any questions about the grant program or application, or if your student needs financial support for program costs other than fees, please email Lonnie Phares at firstname.lastname@example.org
2020-2021 FRIENDS & FAMILY VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER
As you might imagine, some of our typical fundraisers have been impacted by current events related to COVID-19. However, the Boosters have been working diligently to brainstorm ways to continue to raise funds for all of our WHS Bands and Guard Programs. At this time, we are very excited to offer a virtual Friends & Family Fundraiser as a way to support the Westfield Band and Guard Programs. Please click HERE for more information and the order form.
Please share this opportunity with parents, grandparents, family and friends. The virtual nature of this fundraiser also allows for distant loved ones to support the Westfield Band and Guard Programs.
As always, thank you for your support! If you have any questions please contact Rhonda at email@example.com.