WEEKLY NEWS: July 25-31, 2021
FROM DIRECTOR MUTH
MARCHING BAND 2021:
REMIND: Please do not forget to sign up for our student and parent Remind. All important announcements and information will be distributed via Remind. It is a great way to stay up to date on all things Marching Band. Check out our link tree for ways to signup.
You can find the sign up instructions at our LinkTree here: https://linktr.ee/WestfieldBand
ATTENDANCE: Please don’t forget that all absence requests should be completed 2 weeks in advance of the absence. Please use the link provided on our link tree (https://linktr.ee/WestfieldBand) to submit absences for the remainder of the summer. If you have an emergency absence (illness etc.) please contact us on Remind. We have begun to have an attendance issue at rehearsal that is starting to negatively affect our progress. Please make every effort to be at rehearsal.
!!!BAND CAMP 2021 INFORMATION!!!
CAMP REMINDERS: Please make sure that your student is coming to rehearsal on time and prepared. We would encourage you to make sure your students has:
As we start to spend more time outside this season please remember that your child should eat a good meal 1 hour before practice and be hydrating throughout the day. We are also seeing several students not wearing sunscreen or athletic clothing to practice. This is going to have a negative impact on your child’s experience and we would encourage you to make sure they are putting on sunscreen before rehearsal and wearing athletic clothing.
MEALS AT BAND CAMP: Your student should plan on providing lunch for themselves during the band camp week 8-5pm rehearsals. Lunch will run from 12-1pm in the high school student union. Students will not be allowed to leave to get lunch. We would suggest that students bring their lunch or have a parent drop lunch off to them. We would discourage students ordering lunch as often orders can run late and this will not be conducive to our schedule. Remember that your student is spending the majority of the day outside and should plan their lunch accordingly.
SPIRIT DAYS: Get creative and find your gear for the 2021 Band Camp Spirit Days! The schedule for the week is below - if you have questions see your section leader, one of the horn captains or the drum major.
Monday: Class Color Day (Middle School - Green | Freshmen - Red | Sophomores - Yellow | Juniors - Blue | Seniors - White)
Tuesday: Decades Day
Wednesday: Holiday Day
Thursday: Twin Day
Friday: Section Color Day (Flutes - Blue | Clarinets - Green | Low Winds - Purple | Low Brass - Orange | Trumpets - Yellow | Mellophones - Red | Percussion - Rainbow | Guard - Pink)
MARCHING BAND WORK GROUPS & LOGISTICS
PROP WORK DAYS: Another awesome turnout, thanks to everyone that came to help. We were able to get the props built and painted. Just a couple of more work days remain to try and get props ready for Community Night.
UNIFORMS: There is a tentative work day scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, July 27th at 6pm. Please be looking for updated information.
ROCKS CREW: The Pride of Westfield Rocks Crew Needs You!!!! If you have not already signed up and would like to volunteer for the Rocks Crew there are still openings available as we would like to have at least 10 more volunteers for this season!!!
Questions? Please contact Angie Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLUNTEER NEEDS & OPPORTUNITIES:
It takes a cast and crew of talented parents and community members to support our students and get our show on the road. Below are some of the upcoming volunteer opportunities:
MARCHING BAND VOLUNTEERS: Please reach out to Mr. Muth if you are interested in one or more of these marching band volunteer opportunities!
Marching Band Community Night Coordinator
Bus Chaperones/Crossing Guards Coordinator
Trailer Maintenance and Loading Coordinator
COMMUNITY NIGHT PREVIEW: Volunteers are needed to help with supply donations as well as the evening of the community night preview.
To Donate: https://www.volunteersignup.org/QF73D
To Volunteer: https://www.volunteersignup.org/L4WHT
BUTTER BRAIDS & MATTRESS SALE: We are looking for a parent to take over the responsibility for the Butter Braid & Mattress Sale fundraisers for the 2022-2023 school year. We are recruiting this role now so that you can partner with the current parent volunteer & learn the ropes. Ideally it would be a parent of a 9th or 10th grade student. This role does not require a significant time commitment & the person you would be replacing has documented the process. Please email Kirsten Casteel (email@example.com) if you have questions or are interested in this role!
BAND BOOSTER FUNDRAISERS
The Boosters have a lot of great fundraising events and opportunities coming up in the next few months!
NOW THROUGH AUGUST 9: The wait is over! Check out our Spirit Wear Store for Fall 2021. Orders due August 9th. Don't forget all band students receive a show shirt and program shirt as part of their band fees! Rocks Crew members are asked to purchase a Rocks Crew shirt! Visit our online store HERE.
JULY 28 (ALL DAY) DINE TO DONATE @ Big Hoffa's - Enjoy a night off from cooking and support the band and dine to donate at Big Hoffa's Wednesday, July 28. Please present THIS flyer on your phone or by printing out when you place your order.
JULY 30 (6pm) COMMUNITY NIGHT DINNER AND PREVIEW: Marching Band 2021 is underway. Come see what we have been up to all summer at our 2021 Season Community Night Dinner and Performance July 30th at 6pm. Students received tickets at rehearsal!
See more information about selling tickets HERE!
AUGUST 7 (9a -3p) BAND BLAST CARWASH@ First Merchants Bank in Westfield - The Band Blast Car Wash is back for 2021 on August 7th from 9a to 3p at First Merchants Bank in Westfield. Help support The Pride Of Westfield by purchasing a ticket from any band or guard member. New this year, you can can also purchase your tickets online or follow the online link to make a donation to the band. Students received tickets at rehearsal!
Online Ticket Sales! https://whsband.ticketspice.com/2021-band-blast
See more info about ticket sales HERE!
AUGUST 22 (10a - 5p) ANNUAL MATTRESS SALE @ Westfield High School: It’s almost time for the annual Mattress Sale! This year, it's Sunday, August 22. This is a great opportunity for us to raise funds. All we need to do is PROMOTE this event...that's it! No tickets to sell! Please post it on your social media accounts, talk about it with neighbors, co-workers, friends & family. While it may seem like a strange fundraiser, the bottom line is everyone buys mattresses! These are high quality, name brand mattresses up to 50% off retail prices. Our only job is to get people in the door!
The flyer for the event may be found HERE. Please share it early on social media & with your neighbors, co-workers, friends & family so that anyone considering buying a mattress will wait to do so at the sale. When customers buy a mattress & mention your student’s name, your student will earn $25 for their band account! If you have questions, please contact Kirsten Casteel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Talk it up! Help us get 'em in the door.
2021 MARCHING BAND FEES
The May, June and July payments of the 2021 Pride of Westfield Marching Band fees is now due. Fees total $560 and are broken into the following installment dates:
To make a payment:
1. Pay by PayPal on the Westfield Band Boosters website or through your student's Charms account..
2. Pay by check. All checks must be made out to Westfield Band Boosters and should be placed in a sealed envelope with a completed deposit slip found HERE, and dropped in the Band Booster box in the band room or mailed to the following address:
Westfield Band Boosters
P.O. Box 645
Westfield, IN 46074
To be considered for a Westfield Band Boosters Need Based Grant to assist with fees, please download the need-based grant application which may be found HERE. To make alternate payment arrangements please contact the Booster Treasurer at email@example.com.