Good day Spartan Band members and Band Booster members
Please see the following important note regarding weather impact for the All-West auditions.
Please note that All-West auditions will take place regardless of the weather. We are potentially expected to get winter weather beginning Thursdaynight. Please use your own judgment in regards to whether the roads are safe or not.
Unfortunately, WTBSOA will not be able to reschedule the auditions. We have also posted their announcement below regarding the weather:
Inclement weather plan (1/9/2018)
Regardless of weather conditions, the All West Honor Band auditions will still take place this Saturday at Northside High School in Jackson. There is simply no way to reschedule the audition date.
Please communicate to your students that we understand the challenging and potentially dangerous situation and leave the final decision-making to the parent. Parents will need to determine the best action, if any, concerning their student. We also advise students to take their instruments home on Thursday just in case schools are closed on Friday.
Thank you for your understanding in this matter. Though we apologize for the situation, it is in fact outside our control, and all we can do is follow protocol and hope for a safe weekend.
WTSBOA Executive Board
Greetings Spartan Band members and Band Boosters
All-West auditions will take place this Saturday, January 13th at the following address:
Jackson North Side High School (map)
3066 N. Highland Ave
Jackson, TN 38305
Here is a link to a copy of the schedule
for all of the students participating. This includes Senior Band Auditions 9th through 12th grade and those auditioning for All-West Jazz Band. You may also go to http://www.wtsboa.website
to view the audition times and instructions. It will be listed on the home page as Grade 9-10 Audition Times, Grade 11-12 Audition Times, and Jazz Band Audition Times.
Mr. Sims will also have the schedules posted in the band room for all of the students.
Please make sure your child arrives at least 30 minutes prior to their audition time in order to find their audition location and to warm up. Students will need to report to their sign-in table at least 10 minutes before their audition time. Students with late afternoon audition times must be on the campus by 3:00 pm. For percussion auditions, timpani, xylophone and snare drum will be provided; however, students must bring their own sticks and mallets. These instructions are also posted on the WTSBOA website.
Jackson, TN is a little over an hour drive depending on where you are departing from and if you are willing to carpool, then please let the boosters know ASAP. If you do need a ride for your child, then please let the boosters know ASAP. Transportation by bus will not be provided at this time unless we notify you all otherwise.
If you have any questions, then please contact the WSHS Band Boosters at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mr. Sims.
WSHS Band Booster Officers