Category Archives: Informational

September Booster Meeting Updates

Greetings Band Booster members.
For those of you that missed our General Booster Meeting last night, we have provided some important info for you.
Candy gummy sales:  Still in progress with 9 students participating.  We have sold 15 boxes so far.  Have contract completed (attached) with $52.00 cash if you want your child to participate.

 

Panera Bread Fundraiser:  We have a Panera Bread fundraiser scheduled for Monday, October 2nd from 4 p to 8 p at 4530 Poplar Ave (in Laurelwood shopping center).  This is a great way for the WSHS Band Boosters to make some good money.  Bring the attached flyer or have a copy of it on your phone to show at Panera in order for the boosters to get funds.  Pass out to family or friends and consider posting on your social media to get the word out.  Please be aware that Panera does not allow flyers to be passed out at their restaurant.

 

Moe’s Night:  We are working on confirming a Moe’s night after football season.  The potential date is December 8th.  More info to come soon.

 

Car Wash:  We are looking at September 30th for the next car wash.  More info to come soon.

 

Football Game:  The band will NOT be attending the September 15th Arlington game.  Enjoy your Friday off!

 

Treasurer Update:  Our current booster balance is around 10K. Our Treasurer, Andre Brooks and VP, Lara Hunter, will be working diligently with Mr. Sims to get them updated quickly.  More info to come soon.

 

Band Fees:  These are due.  Please pay or communicate with us if there is an issue.  We realize some of you may be waiting on your student account update in order to use funds for band fees.  Please let us know.

 

Band Trip: Website:  www.etadventures.com
Click the Log-in button at the top of the page and enter the following to register your child:
Trip/Group Code:  whitestationboston18
Password:  bostrip18

 

Band Bylaws:  The bylaws were adopted last night by a majority of a show of hands (none were opposed). Please check the band website soon for an updated final copy. Read them.
 
Important Band Concert info coming shortly.

 

As always, we will have the meeting minutes posted onto the band website soon.  If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to email us.

 

spartanlove
Have a great week.
WSHS Spartan Band Boosters
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Candy Fundraiser

Candy Fundraiser – Kickoff 8/30/2017

We will be starting the candy fundraiser on August 30th.  The candy will be different types of gummy candy (total of 52 in each box) and will be sold for $1.00 each.  The contract for participating found below.

 

Please make sure you read over the contract carefully. If you give permission for your child to participate, then please complete the contract and turn both the contract and $52.00 in cash to Mr. Sims. We are only accepting cash for this fundraiser.  You must have the contract completed & signed along with the $52.00 in cash for your child to receive a box to sell.
Link to Candy Fundraiser Contractr
Click to get the candy fundraiser contract.

 

If you have any questions regarding the candy fundraiser, then please do not hesitate to email us.

Financial Menu Added

Hello Spartan Band Members and Supporters.

Today we have added a new menu item to help with the Fees and Fundraising requirements of the Spartan Band members.

FinancialMenu

On the menu you will now see a Financial tab, and below it two sub menu items.

  • 2017 Fee Tracking
  • Fundraisers

The fee tracking page is linked to the spreadsheet sent out earlier today. This is where you can see the latest updates on your students band fees status.

Fundraisers will take you to upcoming and long term fundraising efforts.

One exciting feature that we are working toward is Online Payments. We will be partnering with PayPal for the online payment option. More to follow on that.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the above informaion.

Kind Regards,

WSHS Band Boosters

Welcome Letter – 2017

spartanlove
Dear Parents,
Welcome to the 2017-2018 White Station High School (WSHS) Band Boosters. Since you have a child participating in the WSHS band program, then you are officially a member of the WSHS Band Boosters.  The Band Boosters support the band director, Mr. Brian Sims, and the WSHS band students as well as encourage fellowship among all band parents.
One way we encourage fellowship is through volunteering. Consider volunteering! We need volunteers on all of the following committees: Audit, Band Banquet, Chaperone, Communication, Fundraising, Nominating, Transportation, and Uniform Committee. Please volunteer for one or as many committees as you can! If you have a special skill/ability (e.g., instrument cleaning/repair, photography, graphic design, painting, sewing, etc.) that you can offer to the band program, then please let us know.
Fundraising is an important part of our band program and we have several fundraising opportunities throughout the year. Group fundraisers such as car washes and BBQ sales help raise much needed funds for the band program to purchase music and office supplies, repair instruments, and so much more. Band students can also participate in individual fundraisers to earn money used to reduce the cost of the spring band trip. We welcome all ideas for fundraisers, so please volunteer your ideas and volunteer to help!
Most importantly, please be engaged in the band program by attending our monthly Band Boosters General meetings. By attending the booster meetings, you stay informed about all of the band and booster activities. General meetings are scheduled once a month and will be posted to the band website. Our band website is
https://whitestationband.org which is updated with the latest news. Join our Facebook page, “White Station High School Band” and follow the band on Twitter @thestation_band. The Remind app is also used for notification of band activities. Stay tuned!
Please be sure to take time to read emails from White Station Band Boosters as they contain important band information. If you are not receiving emails, then please contact our Communications Officer, Denise Cooper, at whitestationbandboosters@gmail.com. No one should ever say, “I didn’t know about that.”
The WSHS Band Booster Officers for the 2017-2018 year are:
  • President – Stephanie Ziegler
  • Vice President – Lara Hunter
  • Secretary – Amy Parkison
  • Treasurer – Andre Brooks
  • Communications – Denise Cooper
If you have any questions, then please feel free to contact any one of the Officers. We will help in any way we can. Our email is whitestationbandboosters@gmail.com
Let’s have fun and make this a memorable year for our kids!
WECOME EVERYONE!
The WSHS Band Booster Officers

Band Fee Installment Form

Good day Spartan Band Members and Supporters

There is a new installment plan option for paying band fees for the 2017-2018 school year.  Please use the below payment voucher if you wish to use the installment plan.

Please pay close attention to the instructions and due dates noted on the voucher.  If you wish to make the full payment of $170.00, then that payment is due by August 31st.

For any questions regarding payments, please email Stephanie Ziegler, WSHS Band Booster President, at ziglet@mac.com

Form:  WSHS_BandFee_Installments

spartanlove

Kind Regards,

WSHS Band Boostsers

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

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.

Meetings from 10-4 Booster Meeting

Good day All

Here is a link to the meeting minutes for the latest Band Booster meeting which occurred on 10-4-2016: Meeting Minutes.

Also, as a reminder, the last regular season football game is scheduled for this Friday. The Spartans Football team will be playing Houston High School.  The band has been performing well in the stands and on the field. Come out to see them one more time. We hope to see you there.

Kind Regards,

White Station Band Boosters

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