WHS Band Events through July 2017
WHS Band Events Info through July
Sunday, May 21st
Concert Uniform -dresses w/black tights/shoes or vests/white shirt/bowtie/black pants/socks/shoes
Report time is 2:30 p.m.. Concert begins at 3 p.m. Uniform turn-in after concert, and cookies reception in commons provided.
Tuesday, May 23rd
Uniform--Band t-shirt and khaki pants or shorts
Report time: 5:30 a.m. Time to leave park: 7:50 p.m.
To bring: instrument, music, sunscreen, layers of clothes, watch or something that tells time, list of your group and their phone numbers to give to Mr. Bickel
Monday, May 29th
Memorial Day Parade
Uniform--Band t-shirt and khaki pants or shorts
To bring: instrument and music, sunglasses permitted but not hats
Sousaphones and Drumline report to school by 11:30 a.m. to load equipment bus
Report time: 12:30 p.m. in Prop Shop parking lot (corner of Ogle and M-60), and you and parents can park there during parade.
Parade: 1:00 p.m. until around 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 2nd
Uniform--Dress clothes appropriate for weather
Report time: 6:20 p.m.
To bring: Commencement music
Event begins at 7 p.m.
Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28
Band Camp---details to follow separately in a big email, also to be posted on the Facebook page.
Band Booster Meeting
Our next Band Booster meeting is on Monday, May 8th, at Biggby Coffee in Spring Arbor. Feel free to join us!
Disney Trip--Fan Package Info Update
DISNEY TRIP FAN PACKAGE INFO UPDATE for those on the wait list or who want to go and will provide their own transportation:
The Western Band is performing in the 2017 Thanksgiving Parade of Bands at Disney World. The students and parents already signed up are ready to go, but there were 21 on the wait list at last check. This would require your own flight down, or your own drive down, but here's how you can join us for all events aside from riding the bus there and back.
In light of the DOT/seat belt regulations the 21 participants that are currently on the waiting list will need their own motor coach transportation while in Orlando. The pricing below is based on a total of 21 people paying the costs and if this number changes the price will also change.
PLEASE NOTE, THIS TRANSPORTATION WILL BE FOR THE FOLLOWING TRANSFERS ONLY AND DOESN’T INCLUDE ANY AIRPORT TRANSFERS:
· One way transfer from Universal Studios to your hotel on Tuesday, November 21st
The pricing below is based on 21 participants paying for the local coach transfers:
$1159.00 - per person (based on QUAD occupancy)
Here are the other special Family Packages that we can offer:
Thanksgiving Dinner, Awards Ceremony & Dessert Party at Epcot – $115 per person. Includes a three course plated dinner, band recognition ceremony, performance by the Boston Brass, private dessert party and viewing of Illuminations, and a special surprise guest visit!
Walt Disney World® Tickets: 3-day Park Hopper - $327.00 per person
Universal Orlando® Resort Tickets: 1 day park-to-park ticket - $129.00 per person
All of these special packages will need to be set up in IPS and individuals will register for them the same way the rest of the group signed up.
website is: bobrogerstravel.com
THIS MAY TAKE A FEW DAYS TO ACTIVATE, BUT CHECK BACK ON THAT WEBSITE OFTEN.
I am happy to answer questions or forward them to one who would know the answer. Thanks, all!
State Solo/Ensemble Results
The following students qualified as soloists or in groups to perform at the STATE Solo/Ensemble Festival in February (to compare to sports, think of them having had an in-school parade last Friday). They did so by earning a blue medal, first division rating at the District Solo/Ensemble, and then signing up for this top level evaluation.
They performed at East Lansing High School on Saturday, March 18th.
Here are the students and their results:
Grace Rooney and Jennifer Peckham performed a French horn duet. They earned a second division (red medal) rating at the State level, with two "A-"s and three "B+"s for an overall "B+".
Emily Buratovich, McKenna Jones, Shane Gollakner, Aaron Miller, and Ellie Brugger performed as a woodwind quintet. They earned a first division (blue medal) rating at the State level, with two "B"s and "three "A"s for an overall "A".
Hailey Cunningham, Emma Farina, and Andrew Baldermann performed as a trumpet trio. They earned a first division (blue medal) rating at the State level, with three "A"s and two "A+" for an overall "A".
Parker Vancalbergh performed his12th Grade Euphonium solo, earned a first division (blue medal) rating on State Proficiency 3 (highest level), with 20/25 on his scales exam, 19/25 on his sight-reading exam, and 47/50 on his solo, earning him 86/100. This is one of the highest euphonium Proficiency 3 scores Western has ever had.
Alyssa Ladd performed her 9th Grade clarinet solo, earned another first division rating, with one "A-", one "A", and THREE "A+"s for an overall "A+". For a 9th grader, these grades are extremely rare, let alone rare for a student from Western to achieve.
Congratulations to these WHS students on earning 12 medals at the MSBOA State Solo/Ensemble Festival!
Cedar Point Trip for Western High School Band Members Information
CEDAR POINT TRIP INFO--May 23, 2017
This trip cannot be approved until the board meets on April 11, so we will not collect money until April 12.
The cost is $89/person covering transportation and ticket, and will be first come, first serve on your Google form signup and payment from April 12 through April 28th. Pending approval, I will put the Google registration out on the morning of April 12.
We are looking for chaperones to help, so the student number will be capped at 100, and the chaperones at 10. We are only taking students in grades 9-12, as the 8th grade is taking a separate trip as a class.
Chaperones who are not employees of a public school system must complete a background check form and have it in by April 28th (I will have copies available for pickup in the band office and can send forms home with your students if you wish).
If more seats are available on April 28th, we will continue to sell them to either students or chaperones until the spots are filled.
Western HS Bands Registration Form now available
Click here to register for Western High School Bands next year! Be sure to ALSO sign up with your school counselor to guarantee your spot in the program.
Upcoming Meeting Dates and Location
All meetings are now in the conference room at Biggby Coffee in the mini-mall on M-60.
ALL BAND PARENTS are invited! Come on out.
Monday, March 6th---7 p.m.
Monday, April 10th---7 p.m.
Monday, May 15th--7 p.m.
2016-17 Band Booster Officers and Committee Chairs
2016-17 Band Booster Officers
Co-Presidents- Jody and Dan Rooney
Treasurer---Linda Tallman and Chad Melton
Ways and Means--Jessica Valentine
2015-16 Band Booster Committee Chairs
Uniforms---Sandy Clark and Linda Parsons
MS Coordinator---Teri Eichenberg
HS Coordinator--Becky Engelter