HS Band Concert - April 29

Posted by Mr. H on Apr 28, 2004 - 10:01 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
The High School Band will present our annual Spring Concert Thursday, April 29 at 7:00 PM. We will be joined by special guest, the Burton Bentley High School Band, under the direction of Mr. Justin Comerford. Western Students are expected to be ready to tune in the band room at 6:45 PM.

Updated Photos

Posted by Mr. H on Apr 21, 2004 - 03:31 PM  •  Filed under: highschool
Several more pictures and even a couple short movies have been added to the photo gallery of the Chicago trip in recent weeks - make sure you check them out!

2004-2005 High School Schedule

Posted by Mr. H on Apr 14, 2004 - 03:48 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
The 2004-2005 High School Block schedule will see yet another 'adjustment' in the implementation of an 8 block. This was discussed in a forum post (here). While there was much discussion and varied opinions on where High School Band should be scheduled within the new version, a decision must be made. Please read more for the rest of this story...


2004-2005 Tech Aids Needed

Posted by Mr. H on Apr 14, 2004 - 01:00 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
Current Sophomores and Juniors should consider the possibility of Tech-Aiding with the band for the 2004-2005 school year. We are looking for one or two students willing to do filing, copying and sorting and general library work as well as one or two students willing to help teach the beginning band classes. Percussionists and Woodwind players especially encouraged. Students considering studying music in college might qualify for work study credit. Please contact Mr. Heydenburg right away if you are interested.

Kaleidoscope Winterguard to Perform at State Finals

Posted by Mr. H on Mar 29, 2004 - 11:45 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
The Bay City Western High School Kaleidoscope Winterguard will be performing in State Finals Competetion on Saturday, April 3, 2004 at 11:50 AM at Saginaw Valley State University. A full schedule of the day along with a map and other important information is available here. There will be an admission charge, but that amount isn't listed. Get out and support the Guard!

Congratulations to State S&E Participants

Posted by Mr. H on Mar 27, 2004 - 01:46 PM  •  Filed under: highschool
Congratulations to all the participants at MSBOA High School State Solo & Ensemble on March 27, 2004. Western had a excellent day with 9 First Divisions from 14 events! In addition, the Flute Quintet has been nominated for the Michigan Youth Arts Festival! This is a huge accomplishment for them and would be equivelent to making the state finals in a sport. What happens next for them is still a mystery to me because I have never had a group make it that far before! Also, other soloists may still be selected for Youth Arts in the next several days - we should know by Tuesday. Keep checking back here for more information! Congratulations to all!

Rating Results are below.

Footnote: Wow! Great Job!


HS Composite Pictures Taken March 25

Posted by Mr. H on Mar 23, 2004 - 03:54 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
Mark I will be here to take pictures of EVERY band member. Sophomores will need to be released from their 7th block for 5-10 minutes in order to get their picture taken. Concert band freshman, juniors & seniors must come during lunch or seminar. Symphonic Band members will have their picture taken during class. read more


MSBOA State HS Solo & Ensemble Information

Posted by Mr. H on Mar 22, 2004 - 09:08 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
The schedule for Solo & Ensemble at Central Michigan University School of Music is now available. Click read more to view. A map to get to the site can be retreived here or here or try mapquest. The festival is this Saturday, March 27, 2004.

Footnote: Good luck everyone!


Festival Recordings posted

Posted by Mr. H on Mar 16, 2004 - 02:28 PM  •  Filed under: highschool
Recordings of the Concert and Symphonic Band Festival Performances have been posted in our download area. Be aware that some of the filesizes are quite large. The files will be removed from our server in 30 days.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Posted by Mr. H on Mar 15, 2004 - 12:37 PM  •  Filed under: highschool
High School Band Students are reminded that we are committed to march in the Annual Bay City St. Patrick's Day Parade this coming Sunday, March 21. Students may meet us at the corner of Center and Greene (Temple Israel) at 1:15 IN FULL UNIFORM or may ride the bus from school. The bus will leave Western at 12:30 PM. Loading begins at 12:15. The bus will return from Bay City to Western at approximately 4:15 PM.

Students are reminded that when they are in public they are to be in complete uniform!


The Trailer will be completely loaded on Thursday after school.

Celebration Auditions

Posted by Mr. H on Mar 03, 2004 - 05:03 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
Attention singers, dancer actors, etc.......Celebration tryouts are SOON! Start "getting your act together" now for the March 22 and 23 auditions. The tryouts will be held in room 185 begining at 2:15 both days.

Footnote: I hope to see many band-type things this year! Get together an ensemble today!

HS Solo and Ensemble Results

Posted by Mr. H on Feb 22, 2004 - 06:40 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
Wow! What a performance for our school at Solo & Ensemble Festival! We had 25 events sign up and ALL of them actually performed! (That has got to be a record - nobody cancelled!) Of the 25 events we had 7 "II's" and 18 "I's", with no III's or lower and everyone got a rating! That also has to be some kind of record! I really proud of EVERY PERSON that performed at Solo and Ensemble Festival. You have created a VERY positive impression of Bay City Western. You were great!

STATE Solo & Ensemble Festival will be on Saturday, March 27, 2004 at Central Michigan University. Any event that acheived a First Division rating is qualified to attend. See me THIS WEEK to register.

Click 'read more' to see the results from District Festival.


MSBOA Band & Orchestra Festival Performance Times

Posted by Mr. H on Feb 04, 2004 - 12:41 PM  •  Filed under: highschool
The High School Concert and Symphonic Bands will perform on Friday, March 12, 2004 for MSBOA District Band & Orchestra Festival at the following times: <read more>


HS Solo & Ensemble Performance Schedule

Posted by Mr. H on Jan 31, 2004 - 01:18 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
The high school solo and ensemble schedule is listed below - read more to see it.


HS Jazz Band to rehearse Monday 2/2 6-8 PM

Posted by Mr. H on Jan 30, 2004 - 03:18 PM  •  Filed under: highschool
The High School Jazz Band will have an 'emergency' rehearsal on Monday, February 2, 2004 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM as a way to prepare for CMU Jazz Weekend. Attendance is strongly requested. :-)

Last Trip Payment Due January 16, 2004

Posted by Mr. H on Jan 07, 2004 - 01:51 PM  •  Filed under: highschool
High School students that are participating in the Chicago Trip (March 19-21) are asked to complete their payments by January 16, 2004. The final amount due for the whole trip is $350 (the first payment was $150, the second $100). Any fundraising money can be applied to the final amount due. See Mr. H for an account statement if needed.

HS Jazz Band Rehearsal Schedule

Posted by Mr. H on Dec 31, 2003 - 06:52 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
The High School Jazz Band will rehearse at the following times:

Tuesday, Jan. 6 @6:45 AM

Wednesday, Jan. 7 @6:45 AM

Thursday, Jan. 8 @ 6:45 AM

Tuesday, Jan. 13 @6:45 AM

Wednesday, Jan. 14 no rehearsal

Thursday, Jan. 15 @7:15 - 8:15

the Jazz Band will return to normal rehearsal schedule beginning Tuesday, Jan. 20.

High School Winter Concert

Posted by Mr. H on Dec 16, 2003 - 12:57 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
The High School will present their annual Winter Concert on Thursday, December 18 at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium. The High School Band and all High School Choirs will perform.

High School Band members should arrive in uniform at 6:50 PM and be prepared to play at 7:00 PM in the Band room.

High School Solo and Ensemble

Posted by Mr. H on Nov 20, 2003 - 12:26 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
All High School Band students are strongly encouraged to participate in MSBOA Solo & Ensemble Festival. Registration ends on December 5 and the festival takes place on February 21 at Owosso High School.

A recommeded list of solos for most instruments is available here. Music can be purchased from JW Pepper.

Transportation will not be provided. Students do earn extra credit in band for their participation.

HS Jazz Band Rehearsals

Posted by Mr. H on Nov 18, 2003 - 05:27 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
The High School Jazz Band will rehearse Tuesday, 11/18 and Wednesday, 11/19 this week (no rehearsal on Thursday). Also, the Band will rehearse on Tuesday, 11/25. We will resume normal rehearsal schedule on Tuesday, 12/2.

December 6 HS Jazz Band Gig CANCELLED

Posted by Mr. H on Nov 13, 2003 - 01:49 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
The Performance at the State Theater for the High School Jazz Band on December 6, 2003 has been CANCELLED. So has the performance on April 23, 2004.

Next Chicago Trip Payment Due

Posted by Mr. H on Nov 06, 2003 - 04:01 PM  •  Filed under: highschool
Students that are going on the High School Band's Chicago Trip in March must make a second payment of $100 by November 14, 2003. Students may request an account statement if needed to show their current balance at any time.

Playoff Game on Nov. 7 @7:30

Posted by Mr. H on Nov 03, 2003 - 06:04 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
We have completed confirmation that this week's football playoff game between Bay City Western and Midland High School will be on Friday, November 7, 2003 at 7:30 PM at Midland High School. The Western Band will load the trailer at 6:00 PM and leave Western at 6:15 PM. Students must be in complete uniform to board the bus.

Following the game, parents may pick up their students at Western at 10:45 PM. Any student wishing to leave with a parent from Midland must have a note approved by Mr. Lusher and turned in to Mr. Heydenburg before the end of the school day on Friday.

Footnote: Go Warriors!

First Annual Band-O-Rama

Posted by Mr. H on Oct 31, 2003 - 09:01 PM  •  Filed under: highschool
Announcing the First Annual Band-O-Rama featuring the Western High School Marching Band on Thursday, November 6, 2003 at 7:00 PM pm in the Western High School Gymnasium. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature the highlights of the music from our fall season and special guest appearances by Mr. Oren Lusher and Mr. Jim Eurick. We will be awarding the special acheivements of a few individuals as well as recognizing the dedication and efforts of our Senior class.

Footnote: Tell all your friends!

High School Football Playoff Information UPDATED

Posted by Mr. H on Oct 26, 2003 - 10:52 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
Bay City Western has been assigned to play Saginaw Heritage AT BAY CITY WESTERN (district 1, region 1, division 2). I've been contacted at home by our athletic department and the game WILL BE Friday, October 31, 2003 at 7:30 PM. At this time it is unknown if the Heritage Band will be joining us.

other local schools of note:

Flushing at Midland (dist. 1, reg. 1, div. 2)

Bay City John Glenn at Morris (dist. 3, reg. 3, div. 4)

Vestaburg at Bay City All Saints (dist. 2, reg. 2, div. 8)

Midland Bullock Creek at Tawas City (dist. 1, reg. 2, div. 5)

Full football playoff pairings can be seen at MHSAA.COM.

Footnote: Playoff rules disallow creating a 'tunnel' for the team during pregame or halftime.

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