All-District/State Registration

All money for All-District ($10) and All-State (additional $10) registrations is due to me by Friday, September 30. Cash or check made out to Westover Band Boosters. One check will be written to GMEA for the school's registration.

Late Picture Orders

Dear Parents,

Our Band pictures were made last week. However, It’s not too late to order photos. This service was provided free of charge. The only income the photographers receive are when parents purchase portraits. Please support this project by purchasing a package. They offer a 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with your photos.
If you do not have an order form, please click here and download a copy of the form. Please fill out form completely, place completed form along with payment in an envelope with your student’s name on it and send it to their instructor within 5 days of picture day.

If you decide to order after the 5 days, please send in envelope directly to Prestige Digital Imaging. Make sure you add the $7.00 shipping fee ONLY for orders that are sent directly to Prestige after the 5 days.

Thank you for your help.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • REMINDER: COLOR GUARD will practice tomorrow, Monday 08/15, from 3:45 to 5:00 in the Band Room.
  • REMINDER: WINDS AND PERCUSSION do NOT practice tomorrow after school.
  • If you have not already done so, please bring in your WHITE BAND SHOES, and your WHITE BIBBERS. We will be finalizing uniform orders TUESDAY. We would do it Monday, but we might not have class and we won't be having practice. IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID FOR YOUR SHOES, SHIRT, AND BIBBERS, YOU ARE RUNNING THE RISK OF NOT MARCHING ON AUGUST 27TH. WE HAVE TO ORDER NOW. In fact, shirts will already have to be rush-ordered.

  • There is a new drill video for "brand new day/ease on down" at https://youtu.be/GGu8MRI1aPA
  • Handbooks are ready, and you will have a NOTEBOOK CHECK in class on Wednesday, 08/17. Items needed are on the board in the Band Room.
  • You will have a TUNING TEST on FRIDAY 08/19. Whole note chromatic scale at quarter note = 60bpm. plus or minus 5 cents is considered successful.
  • It may smell funky when you come in tomorrow. That's only because they carpet had to be wet to clean it. But trust me....there is WAAAY less dirt there now. The smell will fade.

Uniform Sizing

Tomorrow, Tuesday, after school, we will be sizing for uniform orders for marching band members after school. All rookie members need to be measured for bibbers, shirts, and shoes. All veteran members should bring in their bibbers, shirts, and shoes to verify that they are in acceptable condition.

In addition, any members who have not paid fees in full as of tomorrow will not be allowed to march in Friday's scrimmage game or any following games until they are caught up. In addition, uniform parts can not be ordered until fees are paid, therefore students may miss additional games while we wait for this parts to be delivered.

Thank you.

Band Camp Letter

Same letter that was mailed out last year. Updated dates.

Summer News

Fees


Veterans Rookies
Amount When Purpose Amount When Purpose
$25 Tonight, Thursday, 05/05 towards the $125 band dues for everybody.* $25 Tonight, Thursday, 05/05 towards the $125 band dues for everybody.*
$50 Thursday, June 30 towards the $125 band dues for everybody.* $50 Thursday, June 30 towards the $125 band dues for everybody.*
$50 Thursday, June 30 towards the $125 band dues for everybody.* $134 Thursday, June 30 New uniform items.
Only
have to purchase rookie year, except for outgrowth, loss, or damage. **
$50 Tuesday, August 2 towards the $125 band dues for everybody.*
$125 Total $259 Total

Band Camp Dates

07/05 – 07/08 8a-12p Leadership & Rookies (not guard or perc)
1p-5pm Percussion/Color Guard 1p-5p
07/11 – 07/15 8-12 & 1-5 Everyone
07/18 – 07/22 8-12 & 1-5 Everyone
07/25 – 07/29 8a-12p Everyone

Spring Camp

THIS WEEK!

Monday-Thursday

4pm - 6pm

Parents, please join us Thursday evening from 6pm - 7pm for "Commitment Night". The first $25 of this year's Band dues will be due then. We can not write people into the show over the summer who are not sure of their commitment level.

Welcome to Next Year's Rookies

Here is a letter to middle school Band students. They should also take a look at the handbook for important dates and information.

2016-2017 Band Handbook

Here is the most current version of the Westover High School Band Handbook. A section will be added about lettering in Band by the time we start school next year. Also, the Concert/Symphonic Band performance dates will be added.

Marine Base Performance

You must have the attached form signed by a parent and returned back to me to get on the bus Friday. We should be gone about 12pm-5pm.

Trip Survey

Here is a letter I passed out yesterday. We need this back tomorrow to know if we're going to be able to do a trip or not. Thanks!

LGPE trips to Cairo

Here are the two permission slips and the letter handed out during class a couple of weeks ago. We still need a couple of chaperones for each group.

All-District Schedule

Here is the schedule for students travelling to the All-District Clinic this weekend. All students should be at Robert Cross Middle School to catch the bus by 9:30am. Please think of all the equipment you need to take to participate. I will supply everyone with a wire stand. Please keep up with it. We should return about 7:30 pm Saturday evening.

All-District

Congratulations to all those that made All-District bands.

Westover HS / Merry Acres MS Winter Concert (LIVE Broadcast)

Everything you need to know about the concert is attached here. IT IS FOR A GRADE. BE THERE. TUESDAY, 12/15/2015. Click on the attachments.


Merry Acres Middle School Orchestra, Chorus, and Band programs will present a Winter Concert with Westover High School Chorus & Band at Westover High School Auditorium on Tuesday, December 15th at 6pm. If you are unable to attend, we plan tobroadcast the concert live via Periscope. You can watch with the periscope app on your mobile device, or on a laptop or desktop computer. Please visit www.periscope.tv/jasonhigh and make sure you are set up for the broadcast.

December Schedule

Please refer to the attached PDF file to see the rehearsal/peformance schedule for the month of December

Things everyone should keep in mind

THIS WEEK:

  • Playing test over Eb concert major scale tomorrow
  • Shorts and Band Shirts for tomorrow's game. (I wanted uniforms, but it can't happen yet.)

NEXT WEEK:

  • Playing test over Ab Concert major scale that Friday.
  • Game is on Thursday, September 10th (in town)
  • Friday morning is 9/11 program. ALL BAND CLASS STUDENTS PLAY IN THIS FOR A PERFORMANCE GRADE.
  • Friday night 7pm -- 9/11 program at the Albany Mall for all marching band members.
  • WE MUST BE IN UNIFORM BY THIS DATE. HAVE YOUR FEES PAID IN FULL!!!

WEEK AFTER NEXT:

  • Playing test over G Concert major scale that Friday.
  • We play Cairo Friday night (out of town), 09/18
  • JAMBOREE IN MOULTRIE, Saturday morning, 09/19

Please always stay updated with the Calendar page.

Notebook Check



First notebook check will be Monday, 08/17, in class. The only thing that should be in it now is the full warmup packet:

  • Daily Warmup,
  • Circle of 5ths,
  • Fingering Chart,
  • Westover Warmup,
  • Other Warmup,
  • GMEA Scales,
  • I-IV-V-I progression,
  • 36 Chorales for Band,
  • Tuning Tendencies, and

Marching Band show music (if applicable)

"Rehearsal Schedule" Page Updated

Band Camp times are up. I will let you know when it also reflects our rehearsal schedule for the school year.
http://www.westoverband.org/?q=node/5

Band Camp Letter

LETTER HAS BEEN UPDATED TO RELFECT CORRECT FEES. PLEASE READ AGAIN.The following letter should be mailed out by Friday. Please read and pay particular attention to band fees information. Also, please TELL A FRIEND/FRESHMAN about band camp if you haven't heard from them yet this summer.

Welcome

Hello, Marching Patriots! I can't express how excited I am to be named your new Band Director. Please feel free to sign up for updates on Twitter (public) and Celly (private) using the details on the right. Mr. Scanling should have sent you the password via his final message from Remind. You do not have to have an account for either one of these services to sign up for announcements.

Meeting/call times and reminders, or any other private information will be broadcast via Celly in the same way Remind was used before. It offers a few different options than Remind that I will explain when we begin Band Camp. Some of those dates my change, so please get signed up now.

Twitter will be a public face that our massive fanbase can follow for pictures, performances, and announcements.

This website will be used to house information that is too much for 140 characters, as well as downloadable attachments, class assignments, an event calendar, etc.

Except for the fact that there is SO MUCH to do between now and then, I truly can not wait to get started with you. I will finish out my Summer enjoying my status as a proud life-long Tornado, but I do promise to ceremonially remove my Monroe tag from my vehicle on the first day of full band camp.

Sincerely,
Mr. High

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