Monday, November 19, 2018

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26th-30th

 *   Friday: Football @ Watauga

Friday we will be taking charter buses to Boone for our 3rd round playoff game at Watauga HS. Due to the distance of the game, our schedule will be a little different than a usual away game (see below). Please prepare for the cold! I suggest the following: thermal/base layers of additional clothing, hoodies/sweatshirts, heavy winter coats, scarves, gloves, hats, warm socks, boots or other warm shoes, blankets, hand/foot warmer thingies.

We will be leaving at 2:00 and heading to Golden Corral in Hickory to eat dinner, then going on to Boone for the game. Dinner cost is $11.50, which includes meal, drink, and gratuity (please bring with you on Friday as well as money for concessions if you would like). Students will meet in the band room at 1:30 (students will be excused from 4th block). WMS students I will update you on procedures after I discuss with Mr. Leake. There is storage underneath the charter buses, so we will load all instruments in bus storage compartments.

All students are expected to attend, as stated on our calendar. Please remember that although the competitive season is over, marching band season continues as long as the football team advances through the playoffs.

Thanks!
JB

Thursday, November 1, 2018

STUDENTS AUDITIONING FOR ALL-DISTRICT BAND

UNCC is holding an All-District Audition Workshop on November 17 for FREE! There will be workshops and masterclasses with UNCC faculty for all instruments. This is a great opportunity and I highly recommend checking it out! Use the link below to register.


https://coaa.uncc.edu/academics/department-of-music/future-students/audition-workshop

Sunday, October 28, 2018

PIRATE COVE CLASSIC

Congratulations to the Weddington Marching Warriors for receiving the following awards at the 2018 Pirate Cove Classic:


  • 2nd Place Band (of 6) in Class 3A
  • 2nd Place Music
  • 2nd Place Marching
  • 3rd Place Percussion
  • Superior Rating
  • Jim Hill Award (highest score from a Union County Band)

Great ending to a great 2018 season.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

THURSDAY GAME PLAN

Hah....get it?? It's been a long week people, lol!

Thursday Schedule:

 *   4:00 Student call time (outside band room)
 *   5:15 Senior Dinner and Celebration
 *   6:30 Band ready in band room
 *   6:40 Line up/march to stadium

Senior recognition will begin at 7pm, followed by our normal pregame  procedures. Band will be ready, as soon as senior recognition concludes you will line up on the track to march out for pregame. We will be in full uniform and we will perform the full show at halftime.

Students please don't forget your black socks and green shirts for Thursday! Dinner is free of charge for ALL students and senior families. Please enjoy a DELICIOUS catered meal from DeSarno's in celebration of our seniors!

Special shout out to our booster board members and senior dinner committee for being so awesome and having everything ready to go a day early!! Y'all are the best!

Thanks!
JB

Monday, October 22, 2018

OCTOBER 22nd - 27th

This Week

 *   Tuesday/Thursday: Rehearsal 4:30-6:30
 *   Friday: Football v. Monroe (Senior Night)
 *   Saturday: Competition @ PRHS

Friday
We will rehearse at 4 as usual. We WILL perform the show at halftime (seniors will be recognized pregame). Seniors be on the lookout for more information about Senior Night festivities!

Saturday
Schedule:
9:00 Call time(bring cases- load from field)
10:30 Eat/Dress
11:45 Load Buses
12:00 Depart for PRHS
12:30 Arrive at PRHS
1:30 Warm Up
2:30 PEFORMANCE
5:30 Awards
6:30 Depart for WHS
7:00 Approximate arrival at WHS

Volunteers
We are in need of 3 chaperones for Friday's game. Please sign up in Charms if you are available!

Corrections to the October calendar
The last Tuesday practice will be October 23rd; there is NOT a Tuesday band practice on October 30th!! Also the After School Pizza sale scheduled for October 25th has been moved to November 1st (everything was shifted due to the cancellation of activities due to the hurricane).

Thanks!
JB

Monday, October 15, 2018

OCTOBER 15TH - 20TH

This Week

 *   Tuesday/Thursday: Rehearsal 4:30-6:30
 *   Friday: Football v. MRHS (Homecoming)
 *   Saturday: Competition @ Mooresville

Friday's Game
We will not be performing the show at Friday's game due to Homecoming festivities at halftime. We will otherwise follow our normal procedures for the game.

Saturday
Schedule:

 *   11:00 Call Time
 *   1:15 Eat/Dress
 *   2:25 Load Buses
 *   2:35 Depart for MHS
 *   3:35 Arrive at MHS
 *   4:50 Warm Up
 *   5:40 PERFORM
 *   8:50 Awards
 *   9:50 Depart for WHS
 *   11:00 Approximate Arrival at WHS

Please eat before you arrive and bring a lunch to eat after rehearsal. Make sure to check the weather and bring jackets/hoodies for cooler weather into the evening.

REMINDER
Cookie Dough is due TOMORROW with money.  Please tally your order sheets and make sure your money equals what you are supposed to have on the order sheet.

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help count and verify the Cookie Dough orders.  If you are available please meet in the cafeteria on this Tuesday afternoon at 3:30pm.  If we have a good turn out if should only take about an hour to an hour and 30 min. Many hands make light work, so please consider volunteering:)

SPIRITWEAR
All spirit wear has been distributed.  Please let Tracy Dirr know if you have not received an item from the online store. www.thedirrfamily@carolina.rr.com<http://www.thedirrfamily@carolina.rr.com/>
There are still a few band t-shirts for sale.  Black show shirts and Green Marching Warrior shirts. Sizes S-XL  All shirts $10.

Volunteers
We are in need of 2 additional chaperones for Friday's football game. If you are available please sign up in Charms!

Photos
Parents photos have been taken and now we are ready to print all orders.  Final orders we will take up to Wednesday.  All orders will be handed out on Friday after the football game.  This is a fundraiser for the band so order your memories of the 2018 band season today!  Thanks again to our photographer, Joe Eustacr and our sponsor, Megan Barlow of this event.

Spirit Day on Thursday
Since school was canceled last Thursday due to the hurricane, we are rescheduling our Spirit Day with pizza and soda sales to this Thursday, October 18th.  Pizza slices are $2 each and sodas are $1 each.  Support the band after school starting at 3:30pm with a snack before practice. Pizza provided by Papas Pizza to Go and sodas provided by Harris Teeter.

Holiday Treats
Parents at the Porter Ridge competition, it has become a tradition that we pass out treat bags to the kids during the competition for them to enjoy.  This is where we need your help.  Please send in treats (candy) that is nut free to Mrs. Brooks by October 19. Label the bag "Holiday Treats" so its not eaten??.  So start shopping so that the kids have HUGE treat bags this year!

Friday's dinner
This Friday homecoming dinner will be provided by Jersey Mike's.  On the menu will be subs, chips, fruit, drinks and desserts. We are in need of donations for fruit and dessert for this Friday's dinner.  If you would like to volunteer, please go to:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080949a8ae2aaa8-friday2

SENIOR Parents
Please see the attached photo! We are preparing for our senior night festivities and wanted to remind you to make sure you don't forget your funny/cute/slightly embarrassing posters of your senior! They will be on display throughout the dinner/game on senior night. More information for you about senior night will be coming soon!

Thanks!
JB

Monday, October 1, 2018

OCTOBER 1ST - OCTOBER 6TH

This Week:

 *   Tuesday/Thursday: Rehearsal 4:30-6:30
 *   Friday: Football v. Piedmont (8th grade night)
 *   Saturday: Competition @ Forestview HS


Friday

We will be performing our show in full uniform with props Friday night! Woohoo! We will also be hosting the 8th grade band members from WMS (8th graders who are in marching band will follow normal Friday procedures).


Saturday

Saturday Schedule

 *   12 Noon: Call Time
 *   2:00: Eat/Dress
 *   3:00: Load Buses
 *   3:10 Depart for FHS
 *   4:10 Arrive at FHS
 *   5:10 Warm Up
 *   6:00 PERFORM
 *   7:30 Awards
 *   8:30 Depart for WHS
 *   9:30 Approximate arrival at WHS


We will follow similar procedures as last week. Please eat before you arrive and bring a lunch to eat following rehearsal. Please also bring your large water bottles for rehearsal! Following our performance, we will return to the stands to watch the remaining bands and patronize the concession stands prior to the awards ceremony.


Volunteer Opportunity

We are in need of 4 chaperones for Friday's football game and 1 for Saturday's competition. Please sign up in Charms if you are available!


Photos
Parents it still not too late to have the individual photo session!  Our last one is scheduled for this wed, October 3rd.  Please be in the football field dressed in uniform and with your instrument at 3:45pm.  Photos will end by 5:30pm.  See you then.

Family night dinner
This Wednesday, October 3rd, we will be having our second Family night dinner at Panera Bread at Waverly.  Come out with your friends and family while supporting the WHSBB 4-9pm.  See everyone there!

Holiday Treats
Parents at the Porter Ridge competition, it has become a tradition that we pass out treat bags to the kids during the competition for them to enjoy.  This is where we need your help.  Please send in treats (candy) that is nut/peanut butter free to Mrs. Brooks by October 19.  Label the bag "Holiday Treats" so its not eaten??.  So start shopping so that the kids have HUGE treat bags this year!

Friday's dinner
This Friday dinner will be provided by Hungry Howies. On the menu will be pizza, salad, bread sticks, drinks and desserts. Desserts will be provided by you so don't forget to sign up.


Saturday Recap

I just want to reiterate how proud and impressed I was with the performance Saturday! Our class was unbelievably tough, and we were very competitive! In addition to the Daniel Boles Memorial Spirit of Music Award, we received 3rd place in Drum Major, General Effect, and Marching, 4th in Percussion and Guard, and 5th in Music. I am very pleased and looking forward to WORKING HARD this week on the closer!


Thanks!

JB