Buckle up… this is full of information and links!
We are excited to get another successful season of Westview Wildcat Marching underway! If you haven’t already, please take a minute to bookmark our Website, and subscribe to our Google Calendar. The Calendar is up to date! We are currently working on reorganizing our website to make it a little more user-friendly, and to help you find the right information quickly. Watch for our new “Marching Tab” to help you with all your Marching Band Season questions. Until then, please refer to our Booster Tab/Volunteers for emails/contact names. We will try to answer your question as quickly as possible. If you aren’t sure, you can always email email@example.com, and I will forward your question to the appropriate person to answer it.
August 7: Dinner Night Out Jazz Night at Bethany Public House: Please join us anytime during the day from 11am-9pm. Take-out orders also included. 15% goes to Westview Band. From 6-7pm, we will be featuring one of our Jazz Groups. Flyer linked Here. Please print or save to phone and share with friends, neighbors, family!
Invoices: Before the start of Band Camp, you will have received your current Band Invoice. Please make arrangements to have your Marching Season fees paid by the start of Camp, August 12. If you do not receive an invoice or you think it is incorrect please contact Tiffani Janes at firstname.lastname@example.org All Marching Band fees need to be paid in full prior to your student participating in Band Camp. Payment instructions are included on your invoice. You can also bring payment on August 12. We will have a table set up to answer any questions.
Message from our Marching Director, Scott Steele: If there are any wind players (more specifically woodwind players) who are interested in doing colorguard, it would be a huge benefit to the band. As a staff, having a positive experience is our number one priority for you. But if you had any interest/think you would still have a positive experience in the colorguard, we would love for you to explore other opportunities within the band and auxiliary program. We are very excited about bringing you a fantastic guard experience this year. Those of you interested in Winter Guard might also want to use this as an opportunity to meet our new captainhead.
Also, Section Leaders please start getting in contact with your section so we can get a head count. I would like each section to have a physical list of the members in your section on your first day of pre camp. We need to be able to get our marching numbers to the drill writer ASAP, and I would like to be able to send them out by the last day of pre camp (the 9th).
Again, if you are going to be missing any of pre camp please let your section leader know. Section Leaders please let your DMs or caption heads know who is going to be missing. DMs make sure if you are being told someone is going to be missing, you’re passing that along to the caption heads. If you don’t know who to contact, send me an email at email@example.com. Tell me your name, section, and what rehearsals you will be missing
Enjoy the rest of your summer, and continue drinking water.
August Schedule: Please check to see when your student begins Band Camp.
Full Camp Schedule linked here
August 6-9: Percussion and Guard Pre-Camp all week, Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm
*We have just been informed that there is some construction going on in the band wing of the school next week, and we do not have access to the band room. Please watch for communication from Scott and Jeremy about logistics for percussion camp.
*Guard members – We are hoping to get information from the school admin regarding the hiring of the new Guard Captainhead. We will make sure this is communicated to those of you registered for Guard.
NEW MARCHING STUDENTS – August 8 and 9 with section leaders. They will practice from 9am-12, and then from 1pm-4.
Uniform Fitting: August 8 and 9 *Please make every effort to be at the fitting during your time slot (see schedule). If you cannot make the uniform fitting on either of these days, we will make arrangements the first week of band camp.
Band Camp Schedule
August 12-16: Band Camp, Week 1, at Westview HS, ALL Band and Guard. 9am-9pm.
August 19-22: Band Camp, Week 2: Camp Rilea, ALL Band and Guard. More information in separate paragraph below.
Friday, August 23: All Band and Guard, Westview HS, 9am-4pm. Preview Night 6.30pm. Dine out at Menchie’s
August 27 and 29: Tuesday/Thursday rehearsals begin, 6-9pm at Westview, Full Band and Guard.
Band Camp Necessities: Pre-Camp, Week 1, and Week 2 Camp Rilea: Equipment/Packing List Band Camp 2019
Volunteers! We cannot do this without help. Please read below to see where you can be of assistance.
We are looking for volunteers to donate either 2 bags of ice, or cold snacks for our students and staff at Band Camp the week of August 12-16.
Drop off times:
9:00 am for the 2 bags of ice
2:30 pm snacks for 120 people (examples Popsicle, otter pops, etc.)
Drop of location: Band room for both
Sign ups for bags of ice and snacks for Band Camp Aug. 12th-16th at Westview.
Band Camp at Camp Rilea:
We are looking for Beaverton School District background checked volunteers to help with Food/Clean up, Transportation of instruments, overnight supervision. Volunteers are not required to stay the night unless you are doing overnight shifts.
August 19-21 9:00 am-9:30 pm
August 22 9:00 am-12:30 pm Returning from Camp by 2:00 pm
If you have any questions regarding volunteering, contact Leslie Seward Westview Band Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whew! Thank you for reading all of this information. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out. We are very excited to get our 2019-2020 season underway.