NEW - WHS BANDS ALUMNI REHEARSAL REUNION - On Wednesday, November 22nd, stop by marching band rehearsal behind Edison Intermediate School between 1:30 and 3:30pm to enjoy coffee, apple cider, and donuts, and to see the band as it prepares for the Thanksgiving game. Please pass this information on to any and all WHS bands alumni you know!
NOVEMBER FOOTBALL -
NEW - LORD & TAYLOR CHARITY DAY - NOVEMBER 18TH 9 am - 11 pm: Purchase tickets for $5 to get money saving opportunities. The band keeps all the proceeds from each $5 ticket sold. Help the band be the largest seller of tickets and win a big monetary prize! Over 90 tickets have already been sold!! Buy one for yourself, one for your sister and one for your neighbor, and help us sell even more!! There are opportunities to shop before the event and use the coupons! To purchase these tickets, contact Jenn Useloff at firstname.lastname@example.org or look for Jenn at Saturday's football game. Want to help sell some tickets at the game or on your own so we can win the prize? Reach out to Jenn to let her know! CLICK HERE FOR FLYER!!
NEW - WINTER GUARD - An informational meeting will be held Thursday, November 16th at 3 pm in the WHS Band Room for those interested in participating in the 2018 Winter Guard. See Mr. Vitale's 11/5/17 email for more information.
SAVE THE DATE - END OF SEASON AWARDS NIGHT - Join us Thursday, November 30th for our annual Marching Blue Devils Awards Night as we celebrate a successful 2017 season! This is a fun-filled evening of awards and friendship! Details to follow.
NEW - PICTURE DAY DELIVERY - Pictures will be delivered at our end of season awards night for those who placed orders.
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.
NEW - DISTRICT BAND NIGHT JANUARY 10TH - Rehearsal for our District Band Night will be held on Monday, January 8th from 8 -9 pm; District Band Night will be held the evening of Wednesday, January 10th. Details to follow.
NEW - UNIFORMS WILL BE COLLECTED WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10TH. Be sure to have your uniform dry cleaned so it will be in good condition for storage. FYI - Flair Cleaners on South Avenue/Boulevard offers a great deal at $6 for dry cleaning our band uniforms!
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 email@example.com.
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. You MAY share the NJ State Championship video that is on the WHS Bands public youtube page. The video can be found HERE!! We thank you for your cooperation.
SAVE THE DATE - APPLEBEE'S FLAPJACK BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER FEBRUARY 4TH, 8 AM - 10 AM. Details to follow.
NEW - POMPOMS, MAGNETS AND SHOW SHIRTS - We have more pompoms (2 FOR $5), magnets ($5), and show shirts ($10 each, while supplies last) if you didn't get a chance to purchase them yet. They are a fun way to show your support for the band. And if you missed out on ordering a flag, there is one left ($35). 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 or look for the band table at the game Saturday. We'll be selling L&T charity day cards there as well.
YANKEE CANDLE SALE - Online shopping available through end of November.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Rebecca Kelly email@example.com. Money from this fundraiser goes into student's Charms account to be used for marching band expenses.
LORD & TAYLOR CHARITY DAY - November 18th - 9 am - 11 pm - PLEASE HELP US WIN THE MONETARY PRIZE FOR MOST TICKETS SOLD - see above for details.
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).
NEW - 3RD QUARTER SNACKS - 11/11 - provided by the Hospitality Committee. Thanks to all who signed up!
Thank you to all the parent volunteers who provided food for 3rd quarter snacks, Pit Crew, photographers - and all the fans sitting in the stands cheering on our Marching Blue Devils as they wowed the audience with their last full show of the season!!! 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.
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!
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
Questions??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!