Attached is the schedule of times for the District Solo and Ensemble Festival at Haslett High School on Saturday, February 8th. Students should plan to arrive 30 minutes before their performance time to warmup. We should be receiving a map of the performance/warmup rooms from Haslett very soon.
We will be selling mattresses at low cost on March 9th, and a portion of the sales go directly toward the band program. Keep us in mind this spring if you'd like to purchase a brand new mattress.
When: Sunday, March 9, 2014
Where: Williamston High School
Time: 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
Attached is a flyer for this fundraiser. Please help spread the word about this event!
Like us on Facebook at Williamston High School Mattress Sale Fundraiser.
Hi everyone!I know it's been a bit since our last order, but we need to get back on track with our Scrip program!
I will be placing an order on Monday night, January 20th. Please send payment in with your student or contact me for other arrangements at email@example.com After that we will be placing an order on Feb. 3 and Feb. 17 so that you can plan accordingly. ShopWithScrip.com
Please feel free to email me with any questions!
Just a reminder about our Winter Drumline for any interested 8th grade or high school band member. This group will rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 pm in the high school band room. Cody Fry, one of our high school drumline instructors, will be running these rehearsals.
Our next rehearsal is this coming Wednesday, January 15th. Students should plan to enter the high school at the main entrance and then take a left down the hall to the band room. These rehearsals will focus on developing musicianship and technique for marching snare drum, tenor drum, bass drum and crash cymbals. Although this is mainly for percussion students, any band member who is interested may participate. Students should plan to bring drumsticks to the rehearsals.
On Wednesday, January 15th, the high school band will be performing at the home wrestling match in the new gym. This will be with marching/pep band instruments. No uniforms are needed.
:00Report time to the band room is 5:30 pm. The match begins at 6 pm. We will be performing the national anthem and then "rah rah" cheers throughout. According to Coach Weber the match should be over around 7:30 pm.
Please let me know if you have questions. Thanks. Lynn Kelsey
Even though we have had school closings this week, the high school band is still hosting the All School Party this Friday. Please tell your friends that the Middle School All School Party is Friday night from 7:00 to 10:00 pm in the high school. Students will have fun with the pool, open gym, guitar hero, dancing and the all time favorite Karaoke and Tunes by T on the dance floor.
We need help to make this a fun, successful night for everyone. We are still looking for about five parent chaperones. If you can chaperone, please contact Carolyn McLaughlin at williamston firstname.lastname@example.org.
We still need donations of pop. If we have not received the donations, we will have to purchase it on Friday before the party.
Also Carolyn is looking to pass the baton to another middle school parent for next year. Carolyn's daughter will be in high school next year. If the All School Party is an event you would be interested in being a team leader for, please let us know.
We have the All School Party at the High School coming up VERY soon! It is on January 10th from 7:00-10:00 pm. That is the Friday of the first week back at school.
We are looking for Middle School or High School families that are able to chaperone the party during these times. We need 10 parents or grandparents to help with this. This is a great way for our middle school families to get to know the band program and help out!
We also need donations of 2 liters of as follows:
24 Mountain Dew
6 Root Beer
Please email Tracy Wennberg at email@example.com with what you are able to contribute or if you have any other questions!
We are also in need of a Team Leader for the Mattress Sale who would need to attend the next Band Booster Meeting on January 7th at Spag's. Contact Tracy Wennberg with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for all of your help and support of this fantastic band program!
Laurie Hereza & Tracy Wennberg
Happy New Year Everyone! I wanted to share with you some GREAT NEWS.
We've mailed the check to pay for the new marching band uniforms. This is a HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR THE BAND PROGRAM. I want to take time to thank everyone who supported the fundraiser. Whether you worked at the site, did pick ups, donated food or drinks or invited your friends and neighbors to bring scrap, THANK YOU!!!
I especially want to thank the SCRAP METAL TEAM. Without them giving of their time and talent we would not have been this successful: DAVE BAKER, CHUCK BAKER, LARRY SCHNEIDER, CAROL & PAT REWIAKO, JEFF SHANE, KATHY BAKER AND ALICIA CURTISS. ALSO A SPECIAL THANKS TO MR. THOMPSON AND MR CAMPBELL, COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO REALLY WENT THE EXTRA MILE TO HELP OUT OUR BAND.
I want all of you to know the amazing task we have completed and what this means going forward.
In total we have funded $21,620 towards new uniforms and the weather parkas. This is only marching uniforms, Ms. Kelsey is looking at color guard uniform possibilities.
We still will be doing fundraising for the uniform fund. The uniform fund is not just for marching uniforms. We still have color guard uniforms to buy, and of course there will be other expenses for marching/color guard uniforms. We also need to update our concert uniforms so we can fit the entire band; we fell short in skirts this year. Plus there are other expenses for uniform maintenance that we will need to support. We have made a commitment to the school board that we will maintain a growing uniform fund to support the next generation of band members' need for new uniforms.
I am looking forward to working with all of you in 2014.