WEEKLY NEWS: August 2 - August 8, 2020
FROM DIRECTOR MUTH
1. CONCERT BAND FAMILIES:
RETURNING SCHOOL OWNED MATERIALS:
If you have not returned school owned materials, please make arrangements by emailing Mr. Muth at firstname.lastname@example.org School owned materials includes:
• ANY instrument
• Other supplies
2. MARCHING BAND FAMILIES:
Thank you for your understanding as we work to release our return to rehearsal schedule. You can access the schedule at the by following THIS LINK.
We will return to rehearsal August 3rd. All previous procedures will be in place for this time. Students need to report to the band practice field at the start of rehearsal time and instruction about rehearsal locations will be given from there. Please note this could change daily so make sure you are checking your email and remind regularly. As we work to keep our students safe and to allow for more social distancing at rehearsal we have decided to adopt the following real model for how to move forward:
Monday- Guard and Percussion Only 6-8pm
Tuesday- Hornline Only 6-8pm
Thursday- Full Ensemble 6-9pm
When students return to rehearsal we will be working towards a shortened and redesigned fall show for 1/2 time performances. We are excited for the opportunity to focus on growing as a band and enjoying performing.
All guard material orders are being processed and materials will be in during August rehearsals.
Hornline and percussion material needs have changed. Students will only be required to have marching shoes. Students will still have the opportunity to order a members jacket. Please follow THIS link to access the updated order form.
2020 BAND FEES
Due to the cancellation of the fall season, fees have been reduced to $155 for the entire season. This payment is now past due. Payments may be made by mailing a check, along with the student deposit slip found HERE, 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 email@example.com or contact our Treasurer, Angie Davis, at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are still grant opportunities for those students that might need it. Please see our grant application on the band website or by clicking HERE. If you have any questions about the grant program or application, if your student needs financial support for program costs other than fees, or to request a copy of the application please email Lonnie Phares at email@example.com
2020 HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW COMMITTEE
Hello! The Annual Westfield Band Booster Holiday Craft Show is scheduled for Saturday, November 21st at WHS and is one of the major fundraisers for the WHS Band Programs. The Holiday Craft Show is typically a one day event with over 140 crafters selling handmade or hand-embellished wares to 2,500 shoppers. Each year we rely on parents and students affiliated with the WHS Band Programs to host a successful show. This year, we are developing various plans for the Show in order to be prepared for whatever health and safety precautions may be needed at that time. The committee meets about twice a month from mid August through October, then weekly until the Show. It is anticipated these meetings will be virtual, at least initially. Please email Maura at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping with the Holiday Craft Show committee. We really need your assistance to continue raising funds to support our programs. Please join us!
MATTRESS SALE: Sunday, August 23
It’s almost time for the annual Mattress Sale! This year, it's Sunday, August 23. 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! Per CDC recommendations masks will be required, social distancing will be followed & extra cleaning will be done throughout the event to ensure a safe environment.
A flyer will be available on the website soon for this event. 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. We will also have flyers available at Shamrock Pride rehearsals beginning Monday, Aug 10 & in the band room at the start of school. Please note there is a front & backside for the flyer. Write your student's name on the 2nd page of the flyers. 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 email@example.com. Talk it up! Help us get 'em in the door.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAMILTON COUNTY MASK BRIGADE
The Hamilton County Mask Brigade has supported the WHS Bands by donating 200 reusable cotton face masks for band use. The Hamilton County Mask Brigade is a nonprofit group that is making and donating masks to medical professionals, facilities and organizations. We are grateful for their support and would love to return the favor. They are in need of donations of 100% cotton fabric (e.g., fitted and flat sheets, pillowcases, etc; it's okay if these items have been gently used as long as they are clean) and rolls of 1/4 inch elastic. If you have donations for them please contact Maura at email@example.com. Thank-you!