Here are some reminders and information about this week's activities from the Band Boosters and A.J. Pace, Director of Bands.
THIS WEEK'S ACTIVITIES
Drumline Auditions - Tuesday, April 25, 4-6 pm
Open to any student that is interested in auditioning for the 2017 drumline.
Color Guard Auditions (2 of 3) - Tuesday, April 25, 4-6 pm
Color Guard Auditions (3 of 3) - Thursday, April 27, 4-6 pm
Second and third of 3 audition sessions. All individuals who wish to participate in the 2017 color guard program should be in attendance at all three sessions unless excused by Mr. Pace prior to this date.
MORE DATES COMING UP
TUESDAY, MAY 2nd, 6:30 P.M.
Our annual banquet includes awards, fun and fellowship, as well as a send off for seniors and a sneak peek at next year. Charlie's Barbeque will be served with sides, drinks and desserts. Cost is $7.50 per meal, and we need to know asap how many to expect.
Please let us know by April 28th.
Spring Band Camp
Saturday, May 6, 9 am-5 pm
All students who wish to participate in the 2017 Marching Band must attend this Spring Camp unless excused by Mr. Pace prior to this date. Lunch will be provided.
We will introduce all students to basic marching fundamentals, assign our “big brother/big sister” buddies, work on our fundamental music exercises, and even play some of the 2017 show music!
Parent Info Session for Band 2017
Saturday, May 6, 4-5 pm
All parents, especially new parents, are invited to come for the last hour of Spring Camp when we will go over important information that parents need to know and discuss what to expect with Marching Band 2017.
Band Boosters (Parents) Meeting
Tuesday, May 9, 6:30 pm
All parents or guardians of a student in the WHHS Band are members of the WHHS Band Boosters. Please plan to attend for important information and board elections.
After School Rehearsal for Spring Concert
Wednesday, May 10, 4:00 pm
Thursday, May 11, 7:00 pm
Check the website calendar anytime to see what's coming up.
Go to http://www.whhsbands.com/calendar.
BOOSTER BOARD NOMINATIONS
As the end of the year approaches, it is time to put our next year's Board of Directors in place to continue the work that makes the band go!
In preparing for the nominations, we took a look at the actual needs of the organization and modified the traditional officer roles to more accurately match our reality. We also wanted to acknowledge some very important additional roles that aren't elected positions, but are very much needed for smooth operation of the band. Review them here:
Review the updated board positions and additional parent coordinator roles.
Please take a close look and think about anyone you would like to nominate, including yourself, for these roles. We'll give everyone an opportunity to introduce and tell everyone a little about themselves at the next meeting prior to voting. The current board, having no graduating students, have agreed to continue on in their current roles, should they be elected, but that doesn't mean we aren't all open to additional nominations.
Please send names of those you'd like to nominate to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 28.
Elections will be held at our next scheduled Parent Meeting, which has been scheduled for May 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the band room. Please make every effort to attend this meeting.
2017 BAND SIGN UPS
If you are interested in participating in band for 2017-2018, please let us know as soon as possible. EVEN IF YOU SIGNED UP FOR THE CLASS, PLEASE ALSO COMPLETE THE FORM SO WE HAVE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION. Click below to go directly to the interest form:
As our band continues to grow, moving our band around will take more too! We are wishing for a semi-trailer to make our own - ideally a former moving company one (since they are lower to the ground) but anything is worth a conversation!