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BAND NOTES - October 7, 2018

Schedule changes this week

There have been several confusing schedule changes this week, but please know these changes have been beyond our control. Changes in football game schedules send us to different locations at different times. THANK YOU for your understanding.

Monday - 4 to 7 pm rehearsal

Tuesday - 4 to 5 pm homework or tutoring time, 5 to 8 pm rehearsal

Thursday - 6 to 9 pm rehearsal


9:00 am - Rehearsal begins (please don't wear your red sleeveless shirt or your show shirt for sweaty rehearsal)

11:30 am - Load truck

12:00 pm - Dismiss for lunch, shower, etc.

2:00 pm - Call time at WHHS and change into uniforms

2:30 pm - Depart for Blythewood High School

4:30 pm - Arrive at Blythewood and unload

5:00 pm - Eat and bathroom break

5:45 pm - Visual warm-up

6:35 pm - Walk to music warm-up

6:40 pm - Music warm-up

7:20 pm - Walk to gate

7:25 pm - Gate time

7:30 pm - Perform

8:00 pm - Load truck and change into show shirts

8:30 pm - In stands watching bands

9:00 pm - Awards ceremony

9:30 pm - Depart Blythewood High School

11:30 pm - Arrive at WHHS and unload

approx. 12 AM - Dismiss (Pick Up Time)

If you are coming to cheer on our awesome band, make sure you arrive by 7 pm to allow for parking, walking, and finding a seat. You aren't allowed to enter a stadium's seating area when a band is performing, so you'll need to arrive well before performance time.

Remember, dismissal time is approximate. Students are not allowed to leave until Mr. Pace dismisses them, which is after everything is unloaded and put away and their meeting is finished.

Make sure you are on track to pay your Band Fees!

Being a band this awesome isn't cheap. Unfortunately, there are many who have fallen behind in band fee payments. Even if you can only pay a little bit each week, we need you to keep up with your payments as our costs continue through the season and beyond. Please log in to your account and review what you owe.

See the full explanation on reducing fees.

Click here to make a payment now.


Our monthly bake sale at WHHS is Friday, October 12, during all lunches. Students, stop by to purchase some sweet treats - and encourage your friends to buy too! All proceeds go directly to your band!

If you can help with the sale or make baked goodies for the sale, please get details and sign up at

One more game, three more competitions - we need you!

There are still nearly 200 empty spots that need you!

Please consider volunteering for one or more of them. You'll have more fun than you expect, and your help is more important than you can imagine.

Details and Sign Up -

Remember, only those signed up through our official Sign Up will be included in the admission armbands.

Last chance for Show Shirts before Upper State!

Upper State competition is our regional battle that determines if we make it to the State Competition. We need as many parents, siblings, grandparents, friends, etc. to be there as possible and we'd love everyone to sport our 2018 show shirt to show your support. Order yours, or other WHHS Bands logo items, today at !

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