THE BAND WILL RECEIVE MONEY FROM HARRIS TEETER EACH TIME YOU PURCHASE HARRIS TEETER PRODUCTS AND YOUR CARD IS LINKED TO THE WEST FORSYTH BAND.
RE-LINK YOUR VIC CARD TO THE WFHS BAND BY TELLING THE CASHIER CODE 5395.
12:30 p.m. Arrive at Aycock Auditorium
1:00 p.m. Observe UNCG Wind Ensemble rehearsal
2:00 p.m. Observe UNCG Symphonic Band rehearsal
3:15 p.m. Dinner
5:30 p.m. Return to Aycock Auditorium, change clothes and unload
6:00 p.m. Rehearsal
7:00 p.m. Auditorium doors open
7:30 p.m. Concert begins
9:00 p.m. Reception with UNCG Symphonic Band members
9:30 p.m. Head home
10:30 p.m. Back at West
Parking is in the Weatherspoon Art Gallery which is located across the street from Aycock Auditorium.
DIRECTOR'S REPORT-OCTOBER 9, 2012
October 9th Martin Hundley, Jazz Saxophonist,Masterclass, 10:30-12:30
We are hosting Martin Hundley, a world-renown saxophone/jazzeducator Tuesday, October 9th from 10:30am-12:00pm. Martin worked with our jazz students lastyear and made such a tremendous difference in their understanding ofimprovisational concepts, we are pleased to have him back. To learn more about Martin Hundley, pleasetake a look at his website: http://www.martinhundley.com/
October 11th Jamboree at West Forsyth High School
West Forsyth is hosting all high schools and select middleschools for the 2012 Marching Band Jamboree.
October 12th Julian Bliss Community Partnership Masterclass,10:15-11:30am
We are hosting world-renown clarinetist Julian Bliss for amaster class open to all West Forsyth clarinet students in the Band Room thisFriday, October 12th from 10:15am-11:30am. We are thrilled to offer this experience toour clarinet students in collaboration with Separk Music. To learn more about Julian Bliss, please takea look at his website: http://www.julianbliss.com/
October 13th Morehead HS Marching Band Competition Schedule
EAT PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
2:00 Load,change into black bibs and yellow shirts
2:45 Depart West
4:30 Arriveand unload
7:45 Loadbus and head home
9:30 Arriveback at West Forsyth and unload, call it a night.
October 22nd All-County Auditions
All-county auditions are being held at East Forsyth MiddleSchool, and begin at 4:30pm. Allstudents have received a copy of the solo and scales, and should be preparingfor their audition. A bus will betaking students over but you should plan to have a ride pick you uppost-audition.
October 30th Wind Ensemble Concert
Wind Ensemble will present their fall concert in thePAC. We will also have our Octobergeneral meeting for the West Forsyth Band Fans that evening. We encourage all band students to attend thisconcert and support their classmates.
November 12th US Navy Jazz Band (The Commodores) Concert
November 13th Community Partnership Concert
West Forsyth Wind Ensemble and Cedar Ridge High School WindSymphony will present a joint concert as part of Cedar Ridge’s participation inthe North Carolina Music Educators Association State Conference. We are excited to host Cedar Ridge and lookforward to sharing the stage with such a fine band.
November 15th US Army All American Recognition Ceremony for LaneWagner
Lane Wagner, a member of the West Forsyth Color Guard, hasbeen selected as a member of the 2013 U.S. Army All-American MarchingBand. He was selected from hundreds ofqualified applicants for outstanding musicianship, marching skill, attention todetail, ability to follow directions, and maturity. He will receive an all-expenses paid tripfrom December 31st through January 6th 2013, toSan Antonio, Texas where he and his fellow All-Americans will create andperform the half-time program for the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Wewill host the US Army All-American Selection Committee for a selectionannouncement ceremony on November 15, 2:00pm in the PAC. We are very proud of Lane’s achievement andhope you can attend the event.
November 27th Community Partnership Concert
The West Forsyth Wind Ensemble has been invited to performwith the UNCG Symphonic Band in the historic Aycock Auditorium on the UNCG campus. Transportation is being provided. We our very excited to be honored with suchan invitation and hope many of the West Forsyth band families can attend.
Dr. Danny Frye Community Partnership Guest Appearance
Dr. Frye, from High Point University, made two visits toassist the West Forsyth Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensembles and Marching Band. He will be writing a percussion ensemblepiece for our percussion class, which we plan to premiere at the springconcert. Dr. Frye is an accomplishedpercussionist, composer and educator; to learn more about him, please check outthis link:
NC Jazz Scholarship
The North CarolinaJazz Scholarship is designed to provide one-time funds for an incoming freshmanstudent who will be majoring in music at a North Carolina college or universityof his or her choice beginning Fall 2013. This is a competitive scholarshipopen to North Carolina high school students graduating in 2013. One to threefinalists will be selected to perform as part of a concert at UNC-Chapel HillMarch 22, 2013, and the scholarship winner will be selected from that group offinalists at the conclusion of the concert. To be eligible, the student musthave been accepted as a music major at a NC university/college music program bythe time of the March competition performance. Further information can be found at: www.ncjazzscholarship.org
North Lincoln Results
Congratulations to the West Forsyth Marching Band on awhirlwind of a day this past Saturday. Iknew it was going to be an exciting day, and exciting it was! You went up against some very good bands andheld your own! You’re final score of85.325 reflected the quality we always come to expect of this amazing group ofpeople. We received excellent feedbackand are in a good place to continue improving going into our second show thiscoming weekend. Parent volunteers wereAMAZING throughout the entire day. Students, take a moment to reflect on your appreciation for theirefforts and take some time to say “thank you” for helping you be successful. Everyone truly earned the “ESPRIT DECORPS!” I am very, very proud!
Due THIS FRIDAY, September 28, 2012, 4PM
Email all ads to Mr. Kirkpatrick, email@example.com
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE:
Vision Sport Shirt Green shirts are three button, 100% polyester wicking textured knit with self-fabric collar, embroidered with white and yellow design. Men's and Women's sizes S-XL (XXL & XXXL available for $2 extra).
Heavy Weight Hooded Sweatshirt Heather Gray Sweatshirts are 9 ounce 50% polyester/50% cotton athletic fleece with a front pouch pocket, silk screened with white, yellow, and green. You have the option to have your name printed on back of the sweatshirt for an additional $5. Adult sizes S-XL (XXL & XXXL available for $2 extra).
Band Calendars 2012-2013 Calendars with pictures of the students and all the band events already entered on the calendar: competitions, concerts, audition dates, Band Fans meetings, etc.
Car Magnets Green, yellow, and black printed on white magnet
To place your order, complete the attached order form and send with check made out to West Forsyth Band Fans to Mr. Kirkpatrick in the band room by Friday September 28, 2012. Delivery anticipated in Mid October.
Any questions, please contact Betty Moriarty at Jaykayem@aol.com
CHICKEN PIE SALE:
Order forms were given out to all band students in class. We ask that all students sell at least 10 chicken pies. If you are unable to participate in selling pies, we ask that you make a donation instead of $50 to the West Forsyth Band Fans. We are offering cash prizes to the top 3 sellers over 40.
MARCHING BAND INFORMATION:
Home Game Friday (Senior Night):
6:30 Report (No need to be here prior to 6:15)
6:45 Dressed and in courtyard for warm-up
7:15 March into stadium for SSB
7:30 Game begins
Senior Night Instructions:
Students should bring a few pictures to be arranged on posterboard where band members will sign and congratulate them on their contributions to the band. This should be done by THURSDAY.
All senior students should complete the Senior Recognition announcement form by FRIDAY. The announcement form is attached to this email.
Senior parents should report to the track at the end of the fence near where the band warms-up when the scoreboard clock says 4:00 in 2ndQuarter.
Meet Shari Church at the end of the fence to be lined up alphabetically.
Band members will meet their parents after warm-up and walk with them to the track to the 50 yard line prior to their performance.
After students and families are recognized, parents will be dismissed to take their seats in the stands to enjoy the performance and students will take the field in performance.
September 14, 2012
All Band Students:
-All students have been issued a locker and should be on a regular cycle of taking instruments home to practice. All students will be assessed on the All-County scale requirements by mid-October. Please refer to class handouts for ranges.
-All-County auditions are on October 22, 4:30pm. Please see Mr. Kirkpatrick or Mr. Spencer if you need a solo or scales. The registration deadline for All-County is October 12th.
-The New York trip is scheduled for April 24-28, 2013. The approximate cost is $700.
-Jamboree advertisement sales have begun. Students can pay for their entire NYC spring trip using these advertisements. All artwork and payments should be in by September 28th. Students earn 100% profit off each ad sold. Checks should be made payable to West Forsyth Band Fans. Point of contact is the student selling the advertisement. An order form is attached to this email for you to print.
-Band Fans Meeting Dates are as follows:
September 15 (Friends and Family), 12pm
October 30 (3B Fall Concert), 6:30pm
November 13 (Cedar Ridge Joint Concert off-campus -- no longer tentative), 6:30pm
December 4/5 (Band Concert), 6:30pm
January 8, 7pm
February 7, 7pm
March 12, 7pm
April 30 (Band Concert), 6:30pm
May 1 (Band Concert), 6:30pm
-Chicken Pie Sale begins soon!
-Friday night report time is 6:00pm in uniform – no hats or gloves.
-Saturday rehearsal begins at 10am. Parents are invited to be in the stands seated in the center section to observe the marching band beginning at 12noon. Food will be served at 12:45. Please assist with clean-up and we should be finished by 2:00pm
-September schedule is as follows:
9/17 Full Band Rehearsal 4-5:30pm
9/18 Full Band Rehearsal 4-5:30pm
9/20 Full Band Rehearsal 4-5:30pm
9/24 Full Band Rehearsal 4-5:30pm
9/25 Full Band Rehearsal 4-5:30pm
9/27 Full Band Rehearsal 4-5:30pm
9/28 GAME – SENIOR NIGHT!
9/29 Competition at McMichael 10am-10pm
-All band families are needed to assist with the WSFCS Jamboree being held on the West Forsyth campus on October 11, 2012. The event runs from 1:00pm-10pm. Shifts are available in 2 hour blocks.
-Parents may place orders for shirts and sweatshirts and other gear at the friends and family performance on Saturday. We also have band calendars available for purchase that include pictures of students. The calendars are very practical and will make an awesome keepsake. $10 each.
· Fourth of July Fundraiser—Thanks to all the volunteers who sold food, drinks & merchandise at Lewisville Town Commons on July 4th. This event netted nearly $1200.
· Chicken Pie Sale—This fundraiser is run by a few volunteers who coordinate the sale of chicken pies provided by Mrs. Pumpkins of Pfafftown. Each student is given a packet with order sheets during the month of September. Orders will be collected in two waves—mid October and mid November. Volunteers are needed during late afternoon and/or evening hours for distribution of pies on 3-4 specified dates. Chairperson for 2012: Deanna Sizemore Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Car Washes—This opportunity for a Saturday morning fundraiser, usually held in the fall, is open to any parent willing to supervise and coordinate a one-day event. Advance Auto in Clemmons donates their facility and water. Contact: Carole Hiller (email@example.com)
· Yard Sale—This event needs a committee chair for spring 2013 or it will be postponed this year. Items are collected over the course of several weeks in mid-March, with the one-day event being held on a Saturday in early April. In addition to a Committee Chair, volunteers are needed to organize items the evening prior, as well as working the day of the sale. Contact: Carole Hiller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
· Jazz Dinner Gala & Silent Auction-- This fundraiser is a special evening out (in early May) for the band booster supporters and community, held at the Piedmont Club in W/S, involving dinner, performance by the West Forsyth Jazz Band and a silent auction. Volunteers are needed beginning in February 2013 to solicit donations from local merchants for the silent auction, as well as solicitation of corporate/table sponsors/tickets. Chairperson for 2013: Carole Hiller (email@example.com)
· Credit Card Point--Direct Donation—This fundraiser will give you, your friends and family the opportunity to make a tax deductible contribution to West Forsyth Bands without spending a PENNY!!! Volunteers to help initiate this opportunity needed. Contact: Carole Hiller (firstname.lastname@example.org)