Greetings Spartan Band Members and Spartan Band Supports.
We hope you had a wonderful summer, and we would like to extend a very warm welcome to all incoming Freshmen and their parents.
Please see the following listing of upcoming events. You will also find these detailed in the band calendar.
All Booster meetings will be the 1st Thursday of each month
Beginning July 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, etc. we will try to hold car washes at the school outside the band room
July 16 – Officers, section heads, section leaders (8-5)
July 17-18 – All above mentioned and 9-10th graders (8-5)
July 19-20 – All band members (8-5)
July 23-27 – All band members (8-5)
August 2-3 – All band members (2:30-6:30)
All practices will be Tuesday, Thursday 2:30-5 after school
Mondays may be applied earlier on if needed due to the high volume of students not showing up to band camp
Game schedule 2018:
- 8/17 – @ Briarcrest (5:15 pm call) bus leaves at 5:45
- 8/24 – @ DeSoto Central (5pm call) bus leaves at 5:45
- 8/31 – @ CBHS (5:30 pm call) bus leaves at 6
- 9/7 – v. Hernando @ Halle Stadium (5:30 call time) bus leaves at 6
- 9/14 – v. Arlington @ Rhodes College (5:30 call time) bus leaves at 6
- 9/21 – @ Bartlett (5:30 call time) bus leaves at 6
- 9/28 – @ Montgomery Bell Academy (WE ARE NOT GOING)
- 10/5 – v. Germantown (Homecoming) @ Fairgrounds (5:30 call time) bus leaves at 6
- 10/12 – Open Week, NO Game
- 10/19 – @ Whitehaven (WE ARE NOT GOING)
- 10/26 – v. Central @ Fairgrounds (5:30 call time) bus leaves at 6
- 11/2 – 1st Round Playoffs
- 11/9 – 2nd Round Playoffs
- 11/16 – 3rd Round Playoffs
- 11/23 – 4th Round Playoffs
- 12/1 – State Championship
- 10/18 Fall Concert 6:30 start
- 12/7 Potential date for Collierville Christmas parade
- 12/11 Holiday Concert 6:30 start
- 3/7 Spring Concert 6:30 start
- 5/8 Chamber/Solo Ensemble Concert 6:30 start
- 5/9 Final Concert 6:30 start
General Calendar Information
- January 12 – All West Band/Jazz auditions (Briarcrest HS)
- February 14-16 – All West Clinic (Cook Convention Center)
- March 7 – Concert Festival
- April 8 – WTSBOA Jazz Festival
- April 10-14 – All State Clinic and Convention
White Station Band Boosters
I know that an email has recently gone out to all of the Freshman parents concerning the cancellation of Freshman Orientation due to safety concerns. The school is undergoing a very much needed upgrade of our HVAC systems, the new central garden project, the pending repaving of the parking lots, etc. At the present time, it appears that the majority of the work is running well behind, thus, making it not safe for students to come on campus.
After having been on campus the last couple of days, I cannot bring your children to the school as there is not one place in the entire school that has been completed and could be deemed safe to bring students in for any activity. I am waiting for more information as to the timetable of completion so that our band camp may ensue unimpeded. Currently, our administration is working diligently to communicate with the school board to gather information about this predicament.
At the moment, I am keeping the schedule as is should the work be completed on time. However, after having been in the band room (and the rest of the school), there is no way we could possibly do anything as the room has effectively been disassembled. I currently do not have access to any lockers nor instruments in any usable fashion. We also do not have a place anywhere in the school to practice.
Please check back here periodically as I do not have another manner to easily reach everyone, including the Freshman families. For those of you that do see this, please share with other families as many do not look here, respond to emails, nor look at the Facebook page.
Greetings Spartan Band Supports and Band Members
The Boston trip has been cancelled. Please be patient and wait for more information regarding reimbursement. Mr. Sims is working diligently with the travel company, and can not answer all questions at this time.
Stay tuned for more information…
White Station Band Boosters
Greetings Spartan Band Members and Supporters
Don’t miss out on this rare chance to score some of the real stuff!
David Ziegler, pit-master for the award-winning BBQ team Born in the Que S A will be donating his time and expertise to provide the Spartan Band supporters with his championship-caliber craft. Each pork butt is prepared fresh with the perfect blend of spices and seasonings before being slowly smoked on wood-fired BBQ pits that have been competition-tested. Your fully-smoked BBQ pork butt will come wrapped in foil ready to reheat with included instructions. Each butt serves approximately 16-20 people.
PLACE YOUR ORDER BY MARCH 23RD!
Don’t Wait! Orders are first come, first serve. Just a total of 60 butts will be available!
• Whole BBQ Pork Butt – $35 each, cash or check (made to WSHS Band Boosters).
• All orders must be paid-in-full in advance.
• All orders must be turned in by Friday, March 23rd.
• Turn in orders forms and payment to Mr. Sims in an envelope labeled “Pork Butt Funds”.
• Fully-cooked BBQ Pork Butts will be available for pickup at times listed below.
• Orders not claimed during the pickup times will be donated to a local food bank.
• No refunds can be given for unclaimed orders.
Order Forms are located here. A flyer with full details is located here.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE WSHS SPARTAN BAND!
WSHS Band Boosters General Meeting
Thursday, January 11th, 2018 WSHS Band Room at 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
**Next Band Booster General Meeting – Thursday, February 1st, 2018 in the WSHS
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
We are excited to announce that the WSHS Spartan Band is now being sponsored by Jet’s Pizza. Please be sure to stop by and thank them for taking an interest in our band students.
We have a new fundraiser that will start tomorrow, Tuesday, November 14th. The fundraiser will be Blow Pops and your child may buy a box of 100 Blow Pops for $33, cash only. The profit that the students will earn for each box sold will be $20.18. Blow Pops will sell for 3 for a $1.00. There is 1 extra Blow Pop in each box that the student may have.
If your child wants to fund raise and is new to the candy fundraising, then please send $33 cash along with the fundraising contract signed and give to Mr. Sims to get a box. The fundraising contract can be found here
Please let us know if you have any questions.
WSHS Band Booster Officers