Wakeland HS Band

Sunday
Aug282016

Week 2

Dear Wakeland HS Band Family and Friends,

                         

 IT’S Football MARCHING BAND SEASON!!!

WOW! What a great job at the Opening Ceremony game! I am very proud of the professionalism and patience you all showed with the event on Saturday! I have heard nothing but good things from everyone including administration on our campus and FISD Administration.

Thank you chaperones and field crew for helping to make sure we traveled safely and had a great time WINNING our first game of the year!

A few announcements and reminders as we begin the school year, I do apologize for this week’s email being long. We have a lot coming up with our first performance of “Vortex”:

 

·      This week’s uniform for the football game will be in full marching band uniform and performing Part I to “Vortex” at Lovejoy HS.

 

·      Stadium Rehearsal at Memorial Stadium on Monday night.

o   7:00-9:00pm

§  Attendance is taken in block at 7:00pm

 

·      Chaperone sign-ups will be coming soon through CHARMS. Please keep an eye on your email late Monday night or Tuesday morning.

o   We are very limited on how many passes we get so please be patient. Sign-ups are on a first come first serve.

o   If you are interested in volunteering for field crew this season, contact Jeremy Derucki at booster-fieldcrew@wakelandband.com

 

·      Show Hair Tutorial-
The show hair tutorial is mandatory for all wind/ percussion students with hair longer than chin length. We are providing two afternoons to choose from in order to accommodate extended class schedules. During this time, Mrs. Seneca will go through an in-depth hands-on process with the students in order to create a unified look for our show hair.

Wednesday 4:30-5:15pm
OR
Thursday 4:30-5:15pm 

o   Items students will need to bring
Brush
3 ponytail holders-
 must be similar to the student’s hair color
Hair snap clips- if your student has shorter or very layered hair- must be similar to the student’s hair color
Hair pins- these are different than bobby pins because they are open at the end instead of closed- these can be found at Walgreens and Sally’s Beauty Supply

 

·      Uniform ordering has been opened up for a second round of ordering if you would like to order a uniform piece that your student still wants or needs.  This will be the last opportunity to order practice shirts, compression wear, shoes and bags.

o   If you ordered after 8/6, your compression, bags and practice shirts have not arrived.

o   Some items were back ordered, so please check your orders and receipts from ensemble center before you reorder anything.

o   If you have concerns about uniform pieces or your order, please email booster-uniforms@wakelandband.com

 

·      Spirit wear update:

o   Spirit wear will be arriving from our vendor around Sept. 2nd. Once it is received there will be a table set up at one of our practices for pick up. Please go to ensemble to order additional spirit wear. 

o   There will also be spirit wear available at the game at Memorial in 2 weeks. Thanks!

o   Please email Carey Polson with any questions at booster-spiritwear@wakelandband.com

 

 

This week’s schedule is as follows:

Monday Aug. 29
“B” Day
7pm-9pm: Memorial Stadium Rehearsal

Students need to have their own transportation to and from Memorial Stadium

         Attendance will be taken at 7pm, please make sure you are on time. And review the attendance policy in the band handbook

 

Tuesday Aug. 30
7:00am-8:30am: AM Marching Rehearsal

                  Attendance will be taken at 7am, please make sure you are on time. And review the attendance policy in the band handbook

 

Wednesday Aug. 31
7:00am-8:30am: AM Marching Rehearsal

                  Attendance will be taken at 7am, please make sure you are on time. And review the attendance policy in the band handbook

 4:30-5:15pm SHOW HAIR TUTORIAL

 

Thursday Sept. 1
7:00am-8:30am: AM Marching Rehearsal

                  Attendance will be taken at 7am, please make sure you are on time. And review the attendance policy in the band handbook 

4:30-5:15pm SHOW HAIR TUTORIAL

 

 

Friday Sept. 2
7:00am-8:30am: AM Marching Rehearsal

                  Attendance will be taken at 7am, please make sure you are on time. And review the attendance policy in the band handbook

4:15pm-11:30pm: Football @ Lovejoy HS

4:20pm     Pre-Game meal in Cafeteria/Change into Uniform (You must eat before you are in uniform)
5:10pm     Inspection around the auditorium (full uniform)
5:30pm     Full Band Meeting
5:40pm     Load Buses
5:45pm     Depart for Lovejoy HS
6:45pm     Arrive at Stadium & unload
7:50pm     Enter Stadium
7:05pm     Warm-up in Stands
7:15pm     Pre Game festivities begin (Alma Mater, Fight Song, Hey Song)
7:30pm     Kickoff
10:00pm   Game Ends/Load
10:20pm   Depart for WHS
11:20pm   Arrive at WHS & unload
11:45pm   Band Hall Clear

Sunday
Aug212016

Back to School!!

Dear Wakeland HS Band Family and Friends,

 

I hope everyone enjoyed the last weekend of summer!! As we begin school this week, I want to thank the all of you for pushing through band camp and setting the standard for the year.

 

I would like thank all of the parents who helped out with popsicles for summer band and to all parents who have helped get everything started for the year.

 

A few announcements and reminders as we begin the school year:

·       Please go to the whsband.squarespace.com/documents/ and view the 2016-2017 Band Handbook. There are some attendance policy changes to this year along with detailed rules/regulations for the WHS Band. The acknowledgement page is due before Friday and every student must submit before they travel with us to the football game.

 

·       This week’s uniform for the football game in the “Star” will be school dress-code Khaki Shorts, belt, ankle-high socks and tennis shoes. Nike has donated shirts for every band program and the students will be getting those in class on Thursday or Friday this week.

 

 

·       All families need to go into CHARMS and update their personal information.

1.    www.charmsoffice.com

a.     Login as PARENT/STUDENT/MEMBER

                                                                                                             i.            School Code is wakelandhsband

                                                                                                           ii.            Password is your student ID Number

2.    Click on Student info/Personal Information

a.     Edit all information

b.    Make sure parents/guardians are added as adults and their emails/phone numbers are correct

 

·       Stadium Rehearsal at Memorial Stadium starting on Monday

 

·       Chaperone sign-ups will be coming soon through sign-up genius for the first game.

o   We are very limited on how many passes we get so please be patient. Sign-ups are on a first come first serve.

 

 

This week’s schedule is as follows:

 

Monday Aug. 22

“A” Day

 

7pm-9pm: Memorial Stadium Rehearsal

                             Students need to have their own transportation to and from Memorial Stadium

          Attendance will be taken at 7pm, please make sure you are on time. And review the attendance policy in the band handbook

 

Tuesday Aug. 23

7:00am-8:30am: AM Marching Rehearsal

                        Attendance will be taken at 7am, please make sure you are on time. And review the attendance policy in the band handbook

 

Wednesday Aug. 24

7:00am-8:30am: AM Marching Rehearsal

                        Attendance will be taken at 7am, please make sure you are on time. And review the attendance policy in the band handbook

 

 

Thursday Aug. 25

7:00am-8:30am: AM Marching Rehearsal

                        Attendance will be taken at 7am, please make sure you are on time. And review the attendance policy in the band handbook

 

 

Friday Aug. 26

7:00am-8:30am: AM Marching Rehearsal

                        Attendance will be taken at 7am, please make sure you are on time. And review the attendance policy in the band handbook

 

Saturday Aug. 27

Opening Ceremonies at the Star

2:00pm Band Hall Open Pregame meal not provided for this game. Please eat before you arrive.

3:25pm Inspection (Uniform: Opening Day shirt, Khaki Shorts, Tennis shoes, belt)

3:45pm Load Buses

3:55pm Depart for Ford Center at the Star

4:25pm Arrive at Stadium & unload

5:30pm Kickoff

7:30pm Tentative Game Ends/Load

8:00pm Depart for WHS

8:30pm Arrive at WHS & unload

9:15pm Band Hall Clear