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New Orleans Itinerary

WSHS BAND AND ORCHESTRA TRIP

NEW ORLEANS, LA

MARCH 2-5, 2017

 

HOTEL Information:

Hampton Inn & Suites Elmwood – New Orleans

5150 Mounes Street

Harahan, LA  70123

504-733-5646

ITINERARY

Thursday Depart Memphis, TN 7:00 AM

March 2, 2017 Scheduled Reststop Enroute

Arrive Jackson, MS 11:00 AM

Lunch (On Own) 11:00-NOON

Depart Jackson, MS NOON

Arrive New Orleans, LA/World War II Museum 3:00 PM

This Afternoon The Band Enjoys Exploring The World War II

Museum

Depart World War II Museum 5:15 PM

Arrive Mulate’s 5:45 PM

This Evening The Band Enjoys Dinner and Cajun Dancing at

Mulate’s

Depart Mulate’s 8:00 PM

Arrive Hotel/Check-In 8:30 PM

 

Friday Deluxe Continental Breakfast Included in The Lobby of The Hotel

March 3, 2017 Depart Hotel 9:15 AM

Arrive University of New Orleans/Performing Arts Center 10:00 AM

This Morning The Band Participates in a Clinic at The University 10:30-11:30 AM

of New Orleans

Depart University of New Orleans NOON

Lunch (On Own) 12:30-1:30 PM

This Afternoon The Band Enjoys a Guided Tour of New Orleans

Including Jackson Square, The Vieux Carre, “Cites of The

Dead” Where You Learn About the City’s Most Unusual Burial

System, The Garden District and More

Arrive Steamboat Natchez 5:30 PM

This Evening The Band Enjoys The Dinner and Dixieland

Jazz Cruise

Depart Steamboat Natchez 9:30 PM

Return to Hotel 10:00 PM

 

Saturday Deluxe Continental Breakfast Included in The Lobby of The Hotel

March 4, 2017 Depart Hotel 9:30 AM

Arrive Audubon Zoo 10:00 AM

This Morning The Band Enjoys Exploring The Audubon Zoo

(Lunch On Own at The Zoo)

Depart Audubon Zoo 1:00 PM

Arrive Audubon Aquarium of The Americas 1:30 PM

Time to Discover The Audubon Aquarium of The Americas

Including an IMAX Movie

Depart Audubon Aquarium of The Americas 4:00 PM

Time to Shop in The Famous French Market   4:30-6:00 PM

Dinner (Included) 6:30-7:45 PM

Following Dinner The Band Enjoys Beignets at World Famous 8:00-9:00 PM

Café Du Monde

Return to Hotel 9:30 PM

 

Sunday Deluxe Continental Breakfast Included in The Lobby of The Hotel

March 5, 2017 Check-Out Hotel/Depart New Orleans, LA 8:30 AM

Arrive Jackson, MS 11:30 AM

Lunch (Included) 11:30-12:30 PM

Depart Jackson, MS 12:30 PM

Scheduled Reststop Enroute

Arrive Memphis, TN 4:30 PM

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Band Camp 2017 Tentative Dates

Good day Spartan Band members and Supporters.

Mr. Sims has provided a tentative list of dates and times for Band Camp 2017. Theses dates are not set in stone, and may change. You will also find these dates in the Upcoming Band Events Calendar.


July 17th – Officers, Section heads/leaders only 8-5
July 18-19 – Freshman Camp 8-5
July 20-21 – Upperclassmen Join 8-5
July 24-28 – All students to learn music and show 8-5
July 31-August 4 – In-Service?  2:30-5
Once school starts, we will only rehearse Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-5.  Times may be shortened and a day cut if rehearsals are moving forward well and the band is prepared.  Games are always on Friday afternoons/night and we meet in the band room typically around 5pm.

Thank you,

Brian Sims
Director of Bands


Thank You,
White Station Band Boosters

All-West Tennessee Convention – 2017

Good day Spartan Band Members and Parents.

All-West starts tomorrow, February 9th.  If your child is attending, then please look over the schedule carefully for dates and times.  Cell phones must be kept out of sight while in rehearsals and in performances.  They will have areas to eat at in the Convention Center if your child wants to bring a lunch or they may walk with large groups to a nearby restaurant.
Here is the schedule for the 2017 All-West TN Convention.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
7:45am – Registration opens for Jazz. (L4)
8:30am – Jazz recordings begin. (SMC)
8:30am – Registration opens for Orchestra (L4)
9:00am – 12:00pm – Rehearsal for Orchestra and Jazz.
12:00pm – 2:00pm – Lunch Break
12:00pm– 1:00pm – Registration for All Bands (L4)
1:00pm – 4:00pm – Rehearsal for All Bands in Designated Areas
2:00pm – 4:00pm – Rehearsal for Orchestra and Jazz
4:00pm– 6:30pm – Dinner Break for All Groups
6:30pm – 9:30pm – Rehearsal for All Groups in Designated Areas
7:00pm – 8:00pm WTSBOA Meeting, Nashville Room, Marriott
Friday, February 10, 2017
8:00am – 11:30am – Rehearsal for All Groups in Designated Areas
11:30am – 1:30pm– Lunch Break
1:30pm – 4:00pm – Rehearsal for All Groups in Designated Areas
3:30pm – Orchestra staging
6:00pm – Red Jazz Band on Stage Cannon Center. Blue Jazz Band and Orchestras seated in audience.
6:30pm – 6:55pm – Red Jazz Band
7:05pm – 7:30pm – Blue Jazz Band
7:40pm – 8:05pm – Middle School String Orchestra
8:15pm – 8:40pm – High School Honor String Orchestra
8:50pm – 9:15pm – Senior High Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, February 11, 2017
8:00am – Jr. Red Band on Stage. Jr. Blue Band seated in assigned seats in audience.
8:30am – 9:00am – Jr. Red Band
9:00am – 9:30am – Jr. Blue Band
10:00am – 9-10 Red Band on stage. 9-10 Band, 11-12 Red, and 11-12 Blue Bands in audience.
10:30am – 11:00am – 9-10 Red Band
11:00am – 11:30pm – 9-10 Blue Band
11:30am – 12:00pm – Hall of Fame Induction
12:00pm – 12:30pm – 11-12 Red Band
12:30pm – 1:00pm – 11-12 Blue Band
Do Not Bring Cases into the Cannon Center. Cases Must Stay With Luggage.

Winter ❄️ Band Concert Reminders!

Winter ❄️ Band Concert Reminders!

Winter Concert:  All band students MUST be in the auditorium by 6:45 pm this Friday for the Winter Concert which starts at 7 pm. Mr. Sims will lock the band room at 6:45 and will not reopen the band room until after the concert. Mr. Sims will not excuse anyone from the concert early since all students are expected to stay until the entire concert is over.

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Bake Sale:  We will have the bake sale 🍪 before the concert at 6:30 pm and after the concert if there are any baked goods left over. We’ll have items in a decorative cup for 2.00 each (includes cup and baked good).  If you still want to bake for the sale, then it’s 3 cookies per bag, 2 brownies per bag and 1 cupcake per bag. Please keep these peanut free. You may bring baked items to the band room Friday morning to Lara or please have your baked goods by 6:15 pm Friday before the concert. There will be tables set up out in front of auditorium for the bake sale.

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Poinsettia Sale:  If you ordered a poinsettia you may pick up after the concert. Poinsettia’s will be set-up at the stage. Please make sure that you only take what you ordered & paid for. If you don’t remember how many you ordered, Chuck will have the list posted at the concert.

Thanks so much!

Stephanie Ziegler

White Station HS Band – Communications

Grandma’s Cookie Fundraiser

REMINDER: Don’t forget about the Grandma’s Cookie fundraiser which starts tomorrow, Monday, November 28th.

Bring your contract and 60.00 cash tomorrow before or after school to get a box of delicious cookies to sell.

Cookie flavors are chocolate chip, chocolate brownie, vanilla creamer and peanut butter. 

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White Station Band Boosters

 


Attached is the form for obtaining cookies from the boosters.  Please bring $60 Monday morning or after school to get a box from the booster representative on site.

band-booster-fundraising-contract

Tri-M Induction and Performance

For all of the students joining Tri-M this year, the date for inductions has changed from November 22 to December 12th at 3:00.  All students will need to bring $13 to Mr. Sims ASAP to cover the cost of the certificate and membership card.  All students will need to either have their paper turned in or have their recital material ready for the induction date.  Any questions, please see Mr. Sims.

2016 Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting

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Please select the following link for information on the upcoming 2016 Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting. santas-arrival-wshs-participation-confirmation.  This event is scheduled for 11/19/2016 at the Oak Court Mall. Arrival time is 5:30 PM.

This file details the arrival time and location for the band students selected to participate in this event: Wind Ensemble and Drum Line band members.

Please note – in addition to the students marching some extra help will be needed for the following:

  • Mr Sims will be providing fold-able stands for the Wind Ensemble students.  Assistance is required to help set these up while the kids are marching so they can play once they make their way back to the tree.
  • Mr Sims will be providing some sale items that we could place on a table near the Christmas Tree, but would need people to man it while the Wind Ensemble and Drum Line march and then play.

Kind Regards,
White Station Band Boosters

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Game Tomorrow at CBHS

Greetings Spartan Band Booster Members,

As you know tomorrow is our first football game of the 2016-2017 school year. Please come out and support our band students in their first appearance of the year. The students and Mr. Sims have been working hard since July so this is our chance to show them how much we appreciate their effort.

The game will be held at the Christian Brothers High School stadium located here.

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On a side note, for those that were not able to attend the WSHS Band Booster meeting on August 9, here is a PDF file with meeting minutes.  We had a great turn out for the meeting and accomplished a lot. We are looking forward to seeing the band booster members again next month. Find out date and time details for all band events on the Upcoming Band Events page.

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Hope to see you at the game tomorrow.

Kind Regards,

WSHS Band Boosters