EAST BRUNSWICK COMPETITION - CONGRATULATIONS on your third place finish Saturday night - with the fourth highest score overall!! You had your best performance of the season and we're so proud of all you've accomplished as a team!!
NEW - SIMPLY DISTORTED SHOW SHIRTS AND BAND HATS AVAILABLE - Did you miss out on buying a Simply Distorted show shirt? There are a limited number available - only $15, while supplies last. There are also a limited number of "W" band hats with the old "W"- only $3 while supplies last. See Mr. Sindorf today to get yours!!
NEW - FOUND - Bose zippered ear bud case found on the bus Saturday night. See Jesse Katz if it is yours.
NEW - REHEARSAL/STATES COMPETITION OCTOBER 28TH -See Mr. Vitale's 10/23 email for the day's schedule. If you will not be dry cleaning your child's uniform before States, make sure it is hung NEATLY in the garment bag with the bag unzipped. FYI - Flair Cleaners on South Avenue/Boulevard offers a great deal at $6 for dry cleaning our band uniforms!
NEW - ROTARY CLUB FASHION SHOW - Watch some of our senior members walk the catwalk and support the Rotary Club at the same time! The Rotary Club's annual fundraiser "Small Plates for a Great Cause" will be held at Lord & Taylor on Thursday, October 26, 6:30-9pm. It is a fun night, offering appetizers presented by over 28 local restaurants, wines to taste, live music and a fashion show by some of our WHS Marching Band students. as well as discounts to shop at Lord & Taylor. Proceeds are used to help relieve hunger through Rotary programs, provide scholarships and support the Rotary Club's community grant program. Tickets are $40. Please contact Liz Ensslin at email@example.com for tickets or more information.
NEW - STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS 10/28 - If you pre-ordered tickets, you will receive them before the end of the week. Didn't buy your tickets yet? You can purchase them at the gate. Let's have a BIG turn out to support our students as they head to Rutgers and perform on NJ marching band's biggest stage!! See details in Mr. Vitale's 10/23 email.
NEW - STUDENT FAVORITE - POT LUCK DINNER - Our annual Pot Luck dinner for all band members and their families is scheduled for Saturday, October 28th prior to State Championships. It's time to cook your favorite family recipes to share with the Band Family. EDIBLES DROP OFF TIME: 4:00 PM. STUDENTS EAT AT 4:30 PM. CLICK HERE for more details.
NEW - PICTURE DAY - PICTURE DAY is coming up on Saturday, October 28th! Before we leave for State Championships, we'll be taking the official 2017 Group Photo, and NEW THIS YEAR.... professional quality portraits of each band/colorguard member in their uniform. If you'd like to order photos, please print the order form and return it with a check made out to "WHSBPA." You may drop it off in the mailbox outside Mr. Sindorf's office or bring it with you on picture day. Orders will be delivered at the Marching Band Awards Night (11/30) so they'll be ready in plenty of time for the Holiday Season!
WESTFIELD COALITION FOR THE ARTS NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!! Whether your child enjoys drawing, ceramics, photography, acting, stage-managing, set design and construction, ushering, graphic design, singing, playing an instrument, or other artistic endeavors, then you should support the Westfield Coalition for the Arts. Over the last 30 years, the WCA has given generously to our district's art programs and granted funds for all sorts of projects, materials, renovations, equipment, instruments, technology, festivals, competitions, transportation, faculty enrichment and more! Please consider making a donation using the attached donation request letter or volunteering to be a part of the Coalition.
HALLOWEEN PARADE 10/29 - It's that time of year again! The WHSMB will once again be performing in the Optimist Club Halloween Parade. We do not wear uniforms for this parade. Instead, students are asked to dress up in creative costumes. These costumes must be elementary school appropriate as our audience that day is young children. See Mr. Vitale's 10/23 email for details.
NEW - NOVEMBER FOOTBALL -
Please visit the calendar on the WHS Bands web site for all practice dates and times.
BAND PHOTOS - The publicity crew is back at it again, with hundreds of awesome photos from this weekend's performance. 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. Paglialunga firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIDEOS OF THE BAND - We respectfully ask that members, friends and family DO NOT post videos of the marching band on the internet. This includes posting videos on social media and YouTube. We plan to post a show video later in the season available to be shared with the general public. The video from this past weekend will go up in the member area of the website to be used for educational use only. We thank you for your cooperation.
SAVE THE DATE - APPLEBEE'S FLAPJACK BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER FEBRUARY 4TH, 8 AM - 10 AM. Details to follow.
POMPOMS - We have more pompoms if you didn't get a chance to purchase them yet. 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 email@example.com or Seth Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YANKEE CANDLE SALE - October 4-18 - Online shopping available.
Online shopping (through the end of the month):
1.) Click here for Yankee Candle online shopping!
2.) Enter Group #: 990036163 in the "Start Shopping" box
4.) Sales tax and shipping charges may apply
5.) Items ordered will be shipped directly
Invite Friends and Family:
1.) Click here for Yankee Candle online shopping!
2.) Click on "Seller Login" button
3.) Fill out the "Sign up to be a seller" form
4.) Enter Group #: 990036163
5.) Provide email addresses of friends and family
6.) Items ordered will be shipped directly
7.) You can track all sales that have been made
Any questions, please contact Jenn Useloff email@example.com or Rebecca Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org. Money from this fundraiser goes into student's Charms account to be used for marching band expenses.
NEW - SPIRITWEAR UPDATES - Online merchandise orders have come in and are being distributed. Flags are available for pick-up, as well. Track pants and track jackets will be ready this week and will be distributed as they become available. Half-time is Our Time t-shirts are expected to be available 10/27. Contact Heather Bryant email@example.com with questions.
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).
POT LUCK DINNER - SEE ABOVE FOR DETAILS.
NEW - 3RD QUARTER SNACKS - 11/4 - provided by the Woodwind section. An email will be going out this week to parents of students in this section from the Hospitality Committee with instructions on how to sign up.
Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped feed our students mac and cheese, chicken fingers, veggies and yummy desserts before the competition, and those who helped make our trip to East Brunswick a success - Pit Crew, chaperones, photographers - and all the fans sitting in the stands cheering on our Marching Blue Devils!!! It all makes a difference and lets our students 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.
Follow the WHS Bands on Social Media and the Web! FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM @WHSBANDSFRIENDSFAMILYANDALUMNI Check the Band Website for regularly updated information: www.westfieldhsbands.org
Though we try, we couldn't possibly think of everything. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions. We will get right back to you!