Welcome Letter – 2017

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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
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Car Wash Update and August 5th Car Wash Reminder

Greetings Spartan Band Members and Supporter,1stPrize

We made $833.09 from last Saturday’s car wash and even competed with 2 other car washes that same day.  Way to go!!!  A big thank you to all parents and students who came out to help.  We appreciate the doughnuts and the pizza too!

Let’s try to have an even bigger success with our next car wash scheduled for Saturday, August 5th.  We will have the car wash at the same location (band parking lot) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Let’s get some more signs made to advertise!!

Due to the excessive heat that we have had lately, the boosters would like to ask for donations of water for the kids.  Its a tough job washing those cars, so the kids need to stay hydrated.

We will work on having plenty of ice for the water.  If you would like to donate other items, then please contact the boosters at whitestationbandboosters@gmail.com
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Thanks!
The WSHS Band Boosters

WSHS Band Car Wash

Hello WSHS Band Supporters.

Please remember to tell your friends and family about the car wash being hosted by the band students this weekend.

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The event is being held this Saturday, July 22, from 9 AM – 3 PM at the WSHS campus near the band room. A donation of $10 per car would be greatly appreciated by the WSHS Band students.

We hope to see you there.

spartanlove

WSHS Band Boosters

 

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

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.

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

spartanlove

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