Mark your calendars! The Williamston Bands Spring Can and Bottle Drive is Saturday, May 17 from 9:00-3:00 at D&W Fresh Market in Williamston. The purpose of this fundraiser is to put money into student accounts for band camp and field trips. This activity is open to all band students.
Some reminders about the bottle drive:
If you have questions or want to RSVP to drive, please send an email to Danna Sturm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you May 17 at D&W!
The Williamston High School Band will be sponsoring our annual mattress sale on March 9, 2014.
Name brand mattress sets--Simmons, Restonic, Southerland-- will be sold at 30-60% below retail prices. These are all top quality mattresses with full factory warranties, including Consumer Digest Best Buy! They come in all sizes and price ranges. Delivery is available.
Floor models will be displayed at the high school on Sunday, March 9, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. The SALE is ONE DAY ONLY!!! Proceeds go directly to the band. There is $50 off purchase of a mattress set that costs over $500 with this post.
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR BAND BY PASSING THIS MESSAGE TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS!!!
Please join our Facebook page for more information: "Williamston High School Mattress Sale Fundraiser" Please join our event on Facebook and invite all your friends. Thank you.
This post continues the previous one below.
We still need some things for breakfast this week.
Please look at the link in the previous post to see where you can help. This really does mean a lot to the band students as they prepare for the Band Festival this Friday.
Our Evening of Jazz is fast approaching and we need some help. We have an amazing line-up of professional jazz performers coming to perform for the evening. The MS and HS Jazz bands will also be performing.
Outside of great music we have a silent auction at the event. What we are looking for are items that can be put in the silent auction. Who do you know who could donate a service or item to the auction? Do you have a vacation home, timeshare or service that you would be willing to donate for the auction?
Things to think of:
If you have an item or service to donate, contact Nancy Deal at 517-281-0562. She is the team leader on this event and needs our support. You can also email Vicki Schneider at email@example.com and I will make sure she gets the information.
How else can you help? SPREAD THE NEWS OF THE EVENING OF JAZZ FEATURING THE TRUMPET SOUNDS OF WALTER WHITE, THE FRED KNAPP TRIO AND A SPECIAL GUEST AT THE PIANO. MARCH 28TH. TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE SOON!
Band Booster Meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 5:30 pm at Spag's. All are welcome to attend.
High School Pre-Festival Band Concert
Wednesday, Feb. 12, will also be the High School Pre-Festival concert at 7:30 pm. Please have your students at McGoff by 7:00. We will try to keep the Band Booster meeting short to make sure everyone can attend the concert on time.
Monday, Feb. 16 there will be another Scrip order going in at 5:00 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
High School District Band Festival
Friday, Feb. 28th is the District High School Band Festival, to be held at Okemos High School. The Williamston band is scheduled to play around 1:00 pm.
Middle School Pre-Festival Band Concert
Tuesday, March 4th is the 6th-8th grade Middle School Pre-Festival concert at 7:30pm in the McGoff Auditorium. Please have your students in the high school band room by 7:10pm.
Middle School District Band Festival
March 14-15 is the weekend for the Middle School Band Festival.
Evening of Jazz
March 28 is when the Evening of Jazz will be held.
Please keep all of these dates in mind.
Dear Band Parents,
We are including a flyer about our upcoming mattress sale to be held on Sunday, March 9, from noon to 5:00 pm at the high school. This is a great way to help the bands.
Please help us spread the word about this event to anyone you know. Put flyers up at work. Hand them out to neighbors. Tell your friends and family.
There will be more details soon, but there are opportunities for students to earn extra money by referring friends and family.
Lynn Kelsey and Melanie Rosin
Anyone interested in helping with the Evening of Jazz event that will take place March 28, we will have a meeting this Wednesday, February 5th, at 6:00 PM in the high school band room.
If you are not able to attend the meeting but still would like to be part of the committee, please contact Nancy Deal at 517-281-0562.
This is a wonderful event for our community and students. Please consider helping out.
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!
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.