Band Camp 2017

Greetings Spartan Band Members and Supporters

Summer is flying by very quickly and it is almost time to start Marching Band Camp 2017. Here is some information that will help you as you plan for the upcoming band camp dates.

All band students must participate in Marching Band.

Band Camp Dates:

July 17, 2017 – 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.: Band Officers and Section Leaders

July 18 – 19, 2017 – 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.: Percussion/Auxiliary, and Freshman Introduction. (Freshman report to Band Room after White Station High School Freshman Orientation)

July 20 – 21, 2017 – 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.: Full Band

July 24 – 28, 2017 – 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.: Full Band

July 31 – August 4, 2017 – 2:30 until 5 p.m.: Full Band

What to Bring

Instrument

Positive Attitude

Water bottle

Small backpack or gym bag

Wear shorts, t-shirt and tennis shoes/closed toe shoes (please follow the school dress code)

Hat/sunglasses

A change of clothes (you will get hot and sweaty working outside and should change when practice moves inside)

Hand towel/wash cloth

Sunscreen/bug spray

Snacks for water breaks

Lunch or money to walk to nearby restaurants

Important information

Freshman students are allowed to walk in groups to nearby restaurants for lunch. If you prefer your child to stay and eat lunch at school, then please contact Mr. Sims with this information.

Do NOT eat pasta with red sauce or a heavy meal the night before.

Do NOT eat or drink dairy (milk) for breakfast.

You WILL practice outside until the heat index reaches 105 degrees – then you will practice inside.

You WILL get wet. Sprinklers and other water cooling stations will be set up outside.

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Upcoming Events – End of School Year 2017

Good day Spartan Band and Booster Members.

This entry is a reminder of several important activities occurring very soon.

Monday, April 24th.  Final Band Booster meeting for the 2016-2017 School Year. Topics include, but are not limited to final discussions for the upcoming band banquet, and the
nomination and election of band booster officers for the 2017-2018 school year. This will be at 7 PM in the band room. This is one of the most important booster meetings of the year, so please plan to attend.

Friday, May 5th.  Final concert of the 2016-2017 school year. All bands will be performing on this night.music_clefs

Saturday, May 13th.  Senior banquet at Central BBQ downtown from 6 to 9 pm.  Food and DJ will be at the banquet.

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Thank you for your continuous and kind support of our band students this school year. We look forward to seeing you at the booster meeting on April 24th.

White Station Band Boosters

 

WSHS Band Boosters Agenda – 4/4/2017

Date: Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
Location: Band Room
Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Agenda Items:

  1. Update on current financials.
  2. Fundraisers
    • BBQ pork butt
      • Deadline – April 5th-Wednesday
      • Update on pre-sales
      • Cook day and pick-up dates/times
    • Taziki’s Mediterranean Café
      • Dates to consider – 4/21-Friday or 4/28-Friday
      • Details of fundraiser
      • Advertising
  3. Banquet
    • Location – Central BBQ Downtown, menu items
    • Date – May 13th – Saturday, 6 pm to 9 pm
    • Cost & at-the-door charge, collection of money and receipt tracking
    • DJ Chuuch – Tauris Turner – 7 pm to 9 pm
    • Flyer for banquet
  4. Band Booster Officers
    • Consider names for nominations for 2017-2018 school year – nominate at next meeting
  5. Jazz performance / dinner
    • Date, cost, details of dinner
  6. Decide next Band Booster meeting scheduled for May 2nd – may need potential date change due to WSMS Spring concert
  7. Discuss possible invitation for parents of 8th graders to attend next Booster meeting

Topics to consider for next Band Booster meeting:

  • Banquet update & final plans
  • Board policies on conducting meetings
  • Band dues for 2017-2018
  • Other methods for payment (e.g., Paypal)
  • Fundraiser ideas for 2017-2018
  • Band camp details and dates for July 2017
  • Officer nominations for 2017-2018
  • Invite to 8th graders to perform with marching band for 2017

Latest Band Booster Minutes and More

Good day WSHS Band Boosters

Here are the minutes from the most recent WSHS Band Booster meeting.  The meeting was held on March 7 in the WSHS band room. Minutes for this meeting, and all recent meetings can be found here:  BandBoosterMinutes

Also, here is a note from Stephanie Ziegler, the Band Booster Communications Chairman:

We have a BBQ pork butt fundraiser which will begin on Monday, March 20th and end on April 5th.  We are selling a total of 60 BBQbutts which will be cooked and ready for pick-up on Friday evening, April 7th and Saturday morning, April 8th.
I have attached a flyer and an order form which includes all of the details about the fundraiser.  The cost is 35.00 cash only and must be prepaid when ordering.  If you are interested in ordering, then please fill out the order form and have cash ready to pay for your order.  Lara Hunter will be at the band room after school every Wednesday and Friday, starting March 22nd to collect forms and money.  If this changes, then I will let everyone know.

Have a great day.

Stephanie Ziegler
Communications Chairman
WSHS Band Boosters

Have a great day
WSHS Band Boosters

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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

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.

Valentine’s Day Fundraiser

Good day Spartan Band Members and Supporters

We have a Valentine’s Day ❤️candy gram fundraiser in progress at the school. We will have a table set up during lunch to collect money for candy grams that the students can send to other students. The price options are $1.00, $3.00 and $10.00. Candy grams will be delivered on February 14th.

So far we have made $50.00 in sales but we really really need volunteers to help man the table with Shannon Wright from 10:45 to 12:45 on Thursday and Friday of this week and Monday thru Friday of next week. Any help is greatly appreciated. Please contact Shannon at 615-556-7384 if you are able to help.

spartanlove

Thanks!

White Station Band Boosters

Grandma’s Cookie Fundraiser Update

Grandma’s Cookie Fundraiser Update:

Good news!  We have raised $1,260.00 total in cookie sales!  🎉 Woo Hoo!  Great job 👏 to the students (and parents) that helped sell cookies!

And a BIG thanks to Lara Thompson Hunter for getting this fundraiser up and running and to other folks that helped assemble boxes, collect money, etc.

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We’ve sold all boxes; however we will resume the sale after winter break.

Stephanie Ziegler

White Station HS Band – Communications Chairman