REMINDER -- BANDS OF AMERICA REGIONAL COMPETITION, DELAWARE, OCTOBER 7 -NOTE: This is a one-day trip. The band will NOT be staying overnight. Please see the Directors' weekly update for details. The address of the competition is Delaware Stadium at the University of Delaware, 625 Marvin Dr., Newark, DE 19713. TICKETS FOR THE BOA REGIONAL CAN BE PURCHASED HERE: Band competitions are ticketed events so remember to bring money if you do not purchase tickets in advance.
FOOTBALL GAME against Watchung Hills on 9/28 - 4 pm kick-off. See Mr. Vitale's weekly update for details. Drum majors, Brass and Drumline are providing 3rd quarter snacks.
NEW - MOVIE NIGHT - Mark your calendars for the 1st annual WHS Marching Blue Devils Movie Night! Movie will be shown on Friday, October 13th in the WHS courtyard (auditorium if weather does not cooperate). This event will be a "potluck" so bring your favorite snacks and join your band friends for a relaxing evening and a good movie. What movie you ask? Guess you'll have to show up to find out! This event will start at 7:30 and will end at the conclusion of the movie. Hope to see you there! NOTE: This event is for marching band members only.
Please visit the calendar on the WHS Bands web site for all practice dates and times.
NEW - BAND PHOTOS - The publicity crew is back at it again, with hundreds of awesome photos from this weekend's performances. Not only are the pictures fun to look at, they can be great learning tools! Haven't received your invitation to log-in? Contact Mr. Paglialungaalbert.firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUMS - Plants will be available for pick-up at Edison School at pick up the afternoon of October 4th. Contact Heather Bryant (email@example.com) with questions.
POMPOMS - We have more pompoms if you didn't get a chance to purchase them last week. They are a fun way to show your support for the band. The kids love to see parent support! If you are interested in pompoms, please email Jenn Useloff at firstname.lastname@example.org or Seth Brown at email@example.com.
DUE SOON - GERTRUDE HAWK CHOCOLATE BARS - Gertrude Hawk chocolate bars are a great way for your student to put money in their Charms account to be used for marching band expenses. More information can be found in the fund-raising packet. Orders are due Friday, September 29th. Yummy!!!
FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES - There are many excellent fundraising opportunities including the annual mum sale, chocolate bars and more. Some directly benefit the BPA while others are an opportunity to put funds in your child's individual Charms account to offset the cost of marching band fees. A complete fundraising packet with all our fundraisers was sent out two weeks ago via email. If you did not receive it or have any questions, please email us.
YANKEE CANDLE SALE - Catalogs to arrive late September. Orders may be placed from October 4th - 18th. Money from this fundraiser foes into student's Charms account to be used for marching band expenses.
Want to make a donation to WHS Bands? CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION!!
A PayPal account has been set up to accept donations. The WHS Band Parent Association is a 501-C3 non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible. Check with your employer to see if they match donations.
INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISERS - Looking to put money in your student's CHARMs account? You can purchase grocery store gift cards from Shop Rite, Stop and Shop, ACME and Kings. For every $100 gift card purchased, $5 goes into the student's account. You can resell the card to friends/family or use it for your everyday shopping. Gift cards can be purchased anytime throughout the year. Contact Mary Beyert (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sarah McGrail (email@example.com).
Hospitality3rd Quarter Snack - Thursday, September 28th - Drum Majors, Brass and Drumline sections are responsible for providing snack for this game. Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to bring snacks. Please see 9/20 email from the Hospitality Committee for details/drop-off instructions.
Thank you to all the photographers who are at events and practices each week taking pictures and videos of our students; parents who have volunteered to help out with 3rd quarter snacks during tomorrow's afternoon game, despite Back to School Night the same evening; and all the parents who come cheer for our band to let them know we appreciate all their hard work!
Marching Band Calendar - Can't remember what time practice is? Where or when the next game or competition will be? Subscribe to our google calendar located on the homepage of the website: www.westfieldhsbands.org Click the subscribe button in the lower right-hand corner of the calendar.
Newsletter Archive - can't locate a newsletter? Now you can access it via the WHS Bands' website on the Band Parents' Association page. Just go to the Leadership drop-down and hold your cursor over "Parent Association" and you will have an option to click on newsletters.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW PAST NEWSLETTERS!
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