Hello Westfield Band Families –
Monday starts Band Camp Week 3! This means practice is 2-7 pm for most of the band; color guard and percussion will be coming in early some days (your kids should know the schedule).
The Spirit Wear Store closes at midnight on Monday August 14. Check out the band merchandise at https://bsnteamsports.com/shop/ZAN6zZRDYB.
If you are going to attend the Marching Band Pool Party 1-4 pm on Saturday, please register on the Google form at https://forms.gle/arXcDDTqXFamhCvS9 and drop your payment (if needed) in the black lock box outside Mr. Johnson’s office by the end of practice on Tuesday. If your family does not belong to the Virginia Run HOA, you must buy a pool pass and register on the Google form on time, or you will not be able to attend! The Band Boosters will supply pizza and drinks for those who register.
Students should have brought both their concert and their marching uniforms home at this point. However, there are still a number on the rack in the hallway outside the band room. Please remind your student to pick their uniforms on Monday if they did not bring them home already.
Please unzip the garment bag with the marching uniform. They need to air out to keep funky things from growing on them! Care instructions are attached to this email and available online at https://www.westfieldband.org/uploads/7/8/3/0/7830918/marching_band_uniform_care_and_information.pdf.
Thursday, August 17, is the Bulldog BBQ (4-8 pm) – and the first chance of the season to see the band perform. Please students should report at 2pm as usual. Wear the black W band shirt. The band is scheduled to perform at 5:45 and students will be dismissed afterward (we estimate they’ll be done about 6:30, at which point they can be picked up or enjoy the BBQ).
Section leaders will take 9th graders on a tour of all their classes and walk them around the school.
Class B Jackets
Class B jackets will be distributed to new marchers and returning marchers who ordered one on Friday. It’s not too late to purchase a new Class B for $40. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Just because band camp is winding down doesn’t mean the need for volunteers is. In fact, it’s just the opposite! We will need volunteers for competitions, home games, the homecoming parade, holding the med bag during practices, and fund raisers including the Mattress Sale on August 26.
Keep an eye on the Charms calendar on the band web page (www.westfieldband.org). Please note, Charms does not always work well with Safari browsers. If you are prompted for a login code, it is MarchingBulldogs.
We also will be soliciting for donations to the 3rd quarter concessions for home football games.
We are still missing registration paperwork for some marchers! Please turn it ASAP – you can drop it in the beige box in the band room. If you need the forms, download them from Registration2023 - Westfield High School Band (westfieldband.org).
First Week of School
The practice schedule (barring holidays/special events) starting August 21 is:
Westfield Marching Band Coordinator, Parent Volunteer
The Westfield Band will be hosting a MATTRESS SALE in the Westfield Highschool Cafeteria on SATURDAY, AUGUST 26th from 10AM - 5PM. The Cafeteria will be transformed into a mattress show room. Over 25 different styles will be setup and on display. If you are in need of a new mattress this is the event for you!!! There will be discounts and additional 'freebies' applied to every new mattress sale. Check out the flyer for more details.