WEEKLY NEWS: September 15 - 21, 2019
FROM DIRECTOR MUTH
CONCERT BAND FAMILIES-
This is a reminder that practice logs are due this week by the end of the day Monday for the 5th time.
This week’s scale is Concert G-Flat Major
The Vocab quiz this week is over list 4 for WE and SB.
MARCHING BAND FAMILIES-
Congrats to the Westfield Shamrock Pride on their results from this past weekend at Lawrence Central:
Best General Effect
Best Color Guard
1st Place Class Scholastic A
This is a reminder to all WSP Parents please do NOT post videos of the show online in a public forum. If you are sharing videos please do so privately.
Students are reminded that practice this week will be: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 6-9pm
Parents are always welcome to come and watch the last hour of practice in the evenings. Final runs of the show will begin at 8:30pm for those that only want to see that portion of practice. This is a great opportunity to learn the show and get a glimpse of what your student is doing.
If you are coming to rehearsal in the evenings and can help move pit equipment back to WHS that would be appreciated. These students have a lot of equipment and your help makes sure that they are able to leave when other students are leaving. We will also need help putting props away for the remainder of the season.
Week 3 Schedules for Greenwood on September 21st are now available. Please read the whole packet carefully as it will be a huge help to all involved. The WSP Contest Itinerary can be downloaded HERE. The Greenwood Contest Schedule can be downloaded HERE. The packet from the Greenwood contest, including information about parking, is available HERE. In addition, all this information is linked on the contest itinerary page of the Booster website and can be accessed HERE. As you are planning your travels to Greenwood, please note that 465 southbound/westbound between I70 and I65 is currently closed and that at this time, plans are to reopen at 6am September 21st. In addition, there are other lane restrictions on the weekends.
Attention all Rock’s Crew (pit and props)-
Thank you to all of those who purchased a Crew Jersey for the season. It is much appreciated. If you did not purchase a crew Jersey we would ask that you please wear your show shirt as part of the pit crew. Thanks for all your help.
WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP!!! We still are in DESPERATE need of Rock’s Crew members for the fall season. Please sign-up for ALL weeks that you care planning on being on Crew. This is a great opportunity to work with the students and get to spend time with YOUR student. We cannot get the show on the field without all of you. Sign up for the Greenwood Contest September 21st HERE. Sign ups for other contests may be accessed from the Booster website HERE or by going directly to the calendar on Charms. On the Charms calendar, the volunteer links are the multicolored hands.
The entire Fall 2019 Marching Band and Guard schedule may be downloaded HERE.
Guard parents: We need help washing uniforms! Ideally we will have a few parents to alternate each week.
We also need a designated sewing person (with a sewing machine) to fix flags and uniforms.
If you are interested in helping, please contact Emma at email@example.com.
Rehearsal locations for the week will be released later today. Thank you for a successful weekend, keep it up!
Guard families: We are looking for volunteers to be a part of our Shamrock Showcase planning committee. This is our winter guard contest for the IHSCGA which will be held on January 18th at WHS. This is a big event for us . Please email Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be willing to help out.
Cadet Guard families: all fee payments of $50 for the fall season are now due please turn those in to Kayla no later then this Thursday.
MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT OF WBBA, LONNIE PHARES
OPEN BOARD POSITIONS: The Westfield Band Boosters Association, Inc Board of Directors will be voting in 4 new members on Monday, Sept 16th. If you would like to be considered or have questions, please contact Lonnie Phares at email@example.com, Teresa Dechand at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Maura Clark at email@example.com no later than 8pm TONIGHT (Sunday, Sept 15, 2019). Thank you so much to those who have shown interest and recommended others so far!
General information: As a band parent, you are ALL Band Boosters, and the activities of the Boosters help support ALL band programs, not just marching band. The Board positions are open to any band parent, and the by-laws indicate that Board member nominees are to be "a member in good standing" (which means any band parent whose student's fees are current). The board is comprised of the Executive Officers and up to 11 elected Board members. The Board meets once per month, currently on the 3rd Monday of each month. We have several activities and fundraisers throughout the year but many hands make light work, and it truly is a lot of fun & an honor to be able to support our bands!
Please join us at Red Habanero on Tuesday, September 17th from 11am to 9pm to support the Westfield High School Band Programs. Please download the flyer HERE.
A huge Thank You from Kim to everyone for the concessions help Friday - with everyone's help we had a very successful night!
The next game is Homecoming on the 27th, sign ups are in Charms - Please sign up to help:
When you volunteer for concessions, please check in at the ticket booth at the North Gate of the football stadium for entrance to the stadium and concessions. Please note, if you volunteer and are bringing a child, you must email Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Friday of the game and provide the name of your child. We do not want to abuse the privilege of allowing our volunteers to get into the game for free, and the ladies at the ticket gate are not able to allow in people who are not on the list of volunteers provided by Kim.
OTHER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - SHAMROCK PRIDE MARCHING BAND and GUARD
Rocks Crew (props and pit) Contest Days
Greenwood 9/21 HERE. Volunteers please arrive by 7:30am for the practice run through.
Other Contest Links on Booster website HERE
Rocks Crew and other support for the Friday Night Football Game
Rocks Crew (props and pit), as well as assistance monitoring the stands and the band water table is needed for EVERY football game. Please click the dates below to sign up for those games:
For Rocks Crew and stand and water table volunteers, please report to Kristen Poynts for check in and to receive your lanyard. Enter through WHS door 5 and go to the uniform room through the band room. Volunteers will not be allowed into the stadium without a lanyard. Please contact Kristen at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Crossing Guards- We are still in need of Crossing Guards for the practices that we are not at the stadium. Volunteers arrive at the practice field by 8:45pm. Click the dates below for more details and to sign up.
Thursday September 19th
Tuesday September 24th
Thursday September 26th
Thursday October 3rd
Tuesday October 8th
Tuesday October 22nd
Monday October 28th
Please contact Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Props will be doing touch up on Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30. We will need to put props out for practice on Thursday starting at 6:30 and then put them up after practice. Saturday Sept 21 we will need 2-3 people early at the student call time (6am) to put down the ramp and put out the props and then the whole Crew back for Crew call later (7:30am). Contact Jim with any questions, email@example.com or 317-946-7279.
Contest Snack Donations
Our Marchers work extremely hard for long periods of time and need to replenish their energy! Please click on the dates below to donate snacks and water!
September 21st - Greenwood Invitational
October 5th - Zionsville Invitational
October 12th - ISSMA SCHOLASTIC CLASS PRELIMS TBA
Friday Night Football Water Donations
REMINDER - SHAMROCK PRIDE BAND & GUARD FEES DUE
The fourth and final fee payment of $100 was due 9/6/19. As such, the full $525 should have been paid by this date. We have an exciting season ahead of us and the boosters have made a significant financial investment in your student. This is a FULLY self-funded program and as such it requires each person to do their part. We ask that you make all payments via cash or check to the wooden Band Boosters box just outside Mr. Muth's office door, pay through their Charms account via PayPal, or you can mail a check to our P.O. Box 645. We appreciate all the parents who have supported the hard work of their students by doing their part to fund the program and have paid their fees to date.
The craft show committee will have it's next planning meeting on Tuesday, September 24th at 7:15pm in the WHS Cafeteria. Thank you to those who have been working on the committee! If you are still interested in helping organize the craft show, please contact Maura at firstname.lastname@example.org . Everyone is welcome! The date for the 2019 Westfield Band Boosters Holiday Craft Show is Saturday, November 23rd!
We are starting up Shamwalkers again - where parents have the opportunity to walk around the track on the nights we have the stadium. Chris and Angie Fisher will be there so please introduce yourselves to them. It’s a good way to get to know other parents and be able to watch the show. You can also get your steps in if you track that sort of thing. The plan will be to meet at Riverview Stadium (WHS football stadium track) at 7pm - or when you get there - to walk and then go up into the stands to watch the end of practice.
We are in the Stadium the following days:
September 16, 17, 23, 30
October 1, 7, 10, 17, 18, 21, 24, 29
November 4, 7
Have you seen the super cute hand-painted yard signs with a student's last name and music notes? We have an opportunity coming up to get together with other band parents and make one for your yard! We will have details coming out very soon on date & location. The signs will all be precut with the base coat of paint on them, and all of the stencils and painting supplies will be provided. It will be $15 for a new sign and $5 if you would like to come & freshen up an existing sign. We will need to get commitment & payment from parents ahead of time so the signs can be prepped and ready, so please be thinking about it & look for the details to come!
ONLINE STUDENT PROFILE
The Student Profile document is required for ALL students participating in ANY band class or extracurricular activity next year. This form can be found online as a Google Form. It takes about 3 minutes to complete. For non-marching families, we use this information when traveling to ISSMA, etc. so this information is relevant and necessary for everyone.
To the complete the form, click HERE.
Monday... 6PM - 9PM Marching Band and Guard Practice
Tuesday... 11am - 9pm at Red Habanero for Spirit "Night" fundraiser
6PM - 9PM Marching Band and Guard Practice
Thursday... 6PM - 9PM Marching Band and Guard Practice
Saturday... Greenwood Contest for Shamrockpride Marching Band
September 17th Spirit "Night" at Red Habanero (11AM - 9PM)
September 26th Homecoming Parade 5pm
September 27th Homecoming Football Game - WHS versus Brownsburg
September 28th Shamrockpride Mini-Camp (8am-4pm)
October 23rd Spirit "Night" at Rail Restaurant and Bar (11am-2:30pm and 5pm-9pm)
November 23rd Holiday Craft Show
January 18th Shamrock Showcase