More Camp Stuff

Posted by Mr. H on Jul 20, 2010 - 07:38 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
Today I posted the Rank Designators page to our downloads area. This includes what number you are in the drill as well as what part you should be playing, etc.

I also posted the Freshman/Senior Buddy Assignments.

I also posted all the drill! (you will get a hard copy of this at camp, so no need to print it)



Main Show - Music of the 1980's

Posted by Mr. H on Jul 09, 2010 - 05:40 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
I'm happy to announce that the 2010 Main show will include music from the 1980's.
  • We Got the Beat (Go Gos)
  • Takin' It to the Streets (Michael McDonald)
  • Welcome to the Jungle (Gun's n' Roses)
  • Bad Medicine (Bon Jovi)
mp3's of all these tunes are posted in our download area.

Also - I have posted the Cabin Assignments to the download area as well.

I hope to see everyone at the picnic!


State Fest Podcasts Available

Posted by Mr. H on May 07, 2010 - 03:02 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
The recordings from State Band Festival are now available in our Podcasts page. Enjoy!


MSBOA State Solo & Ensemble Results UPDATED

Posted by Mr. H on Apr 13, 2010 - 02:33 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding performances at MSBOA State Solo & Ensemble!

 Danielle Lefevre (12)
 Trumpet Solo
 Proficiency III
 Daniel Schindler (10)
 Trombone Solo
 Proficiency I
 Alison Phelps (12)
 Clarinet Solo
 Proficiency III
 Mick Klann (9)
 Clarinet Solo
 n/a Div I

In addition, Senior Danielle Lefevre was nominated as a soloist to audition for the concerto performance at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival and Senior Alison Phelps was awarded a position in the Michigan Youth Arts Festival Honors Band. Congratulations to all for their fine work and performance!

UPDATE: Sophomore Daniel Schindler has also been selected to the Michigan Youth Arts Festival Honors Band. Daniel had apparently been placed on a 'waiting list' and then selected later than the others. Congrats!


State Solo & Ensemble Schedule Available

Posted by Mr. H on Mar 15, 2010 - 11:25 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
State Solo & Ensemble Schedule Available - all four events! Festival is Saturday, March 27, 2010 at CMU. Good luck!

click below to view.


Modified HS Band Exam Schedule

Posted by Mr. H on Mar 01, 2010 - 01:06 PM  •  Filed under: highschool
The High School Bands' exam schedule has been modified in order to facilitate sufficient rehearsal time for band festival. Please read more for the full explanation.


High School Rehearsals Scheduled

Posted by Mr. H on Feb 24, 2010 - 10:29 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
Due to the High School exam schedule, the Bands will not have a regular rehearsal on Thursday, March 4, 2010. In discussions with the band members, we decided that we could rehearse on the the following schedule (Exams end at 2:00)

Thursday, March 4, 2010
2:00 - 3:15 Concert Band
8:00 - 9:15 Symphonic Band


High School S&E Schedule Posted

Posted by Mr. H on Jan 19, 2010 - 02:16 AM  •  Filed under: highschool

Click below to see the February 20, 2010 MSBOA District 5 High School Solo & Ensemble Schedule.

Google Map to Owosso High School.


Basketball Band

Posted by Mr. H on Dec 31, 2009 - 10:25 AM  •  Filed under: highschool

A reminder to all high school band students that our first basketball band performance is Friday, January 11 8, 2010. All students are required to perform at 3 of the 5 games in this term. (fall drumline and guard members are only required to attend 2). All students must attend at least one of the first two games (because of the rehearsal before the game).

All games (these are listed on the site calendar as well)

  • Friday, January 8, 2010 @6:00 pm  #1 Basketball Band Performance
  • Friday, January 22, 2010 @6:00 pm  #2 Basketball Band Performance
  • Friday, February 5, 2010 @6:45 pm  #3 Basketball Band Performance
  • Friday, February 12, 2010 @6:45 pm #4 Basketball Band Performance
  • Friday, February 26, 2010 @6:45 pm #5 Basketball Band Performance

There will also be an optional performance on February 9 January 29, 2010 @6:00pm for the Boys Swim Meet.

The full policy is available here for your review.

Fruit Pickup

Posted by Mr. H on Dec 07, 2009 - 04:04 PM  •  Filed under: highschool

Fruit Pickup:

Thursday, December 10

2:30 - 5:00 pm

WHS North parking Lot

at the Band Trailer

WHS Band Fruit Sale 2009

Posted by Mr. H on Nov 08, 2009 - 07:22 AM  •  Filed under: highschool

Fruit sale for high school band to begin November 5th 2009 with money and orders due November 20th, 2009. Fruit delivered December 10th, 2009. 40% profit for the band parent council.


Read more to learn about sales incentives...


2009/2010 Marching Band Awards

Posted by Mr. H on Nov 04, 2009 - 03:28 AM  •  Filed under: highschool

Following the October 29, 2009 Band rehearsal, The Drum Majors and Student Leadership Team announced the 2009/2010 Marching Band Awards. Congratulations to the students listed below and to the whole band for an outstanding season!


Playoff Information UPDATED 10/30

Posted by Mr. H on Oct 25, 2009 - 01:48 PM  •  Filed under: highschool

As of 2:00 PM October 30, 2009, the band has CANCELLED our participation in the game due to concerns about weather.

Bay City Western Football Team will be traveling to Lapeer West High School for their first playoff game this year.

The Game is at 7:00pm on Friday, October 30, 2009 at Lapeer West.

The Band will be going to the game and performing. We will leave western at 5:00 pm. We hope to return approximately 11:00 pm.

The other two teams in the district are Flushing and Midland. They will play at Midland.

Lapeer West is the first seed in the district, then Midland, the Flushing, then Western.

Entire list of football pairings

Showcase Videos Posted

Posted by Mr. H on Oct 08, 2009 - 01:36 PM  •  Filed under: highschool

The videos of the 2009 Midland Marching Showcase have been posted to the westernbands YouTube channel. Click on the YouTube link in the Nav bar above to check it out!

Joe also posted the pictures he took to his picassa account. These will eventually be moved to this site, but you can view them temporarily at his site.

Midland Marching Showcase 2009 Itinerary

Posted by Mr. H on Oct 07, 2009 - 03:37 AM  •  Filed under: highschool

Midland Marching Showcase Itinerary:
Wednesday, October 7, 2009:

loading: 4:30 PM
leaving: 5:00 PM (students in uniform)
arriving Midland: 5:20 PM
unloading/sitting: 5:20 – 5:40 PM
Seated by: 5:40
Performing: 8:00 PM
loading: 9:15 PM
departing Midland: 9:20 PM
arriving BCW: 9:40 PM

Please have all parents at Western by 9:35 PM.

Rehearsal Themes

Posted by lil*fegan on Sep 28, 2009 - 11:23 AM  •  Filed under: highschool

The next 2 rehearsal themes are:

September 29- Fanny Pack Day

October 6- Twinkie Night

Photos and Videos Posted

Posted by Mr. H on Sep 28, 2009 - 05:34 AM  •  Filed under: highschool

Senior Night photos have been posted to our photo album and videos posted to YouTube. Click on the links in the menubar above to view them.

Midland Marching Showcase T-shirts For Sale

Posted by Mr. H on Sep 24, 2009 - 04:07 PM  •  Filed under: highschool

Midland Marching Showcase 2009 T-Shirts for sale. Click below to see a picture of the design.

Shirts cost $7. Checks may be made payable to Bay City Western. Put name with payment in an envelope and turn in to Mr. Heydenburg.

Shirts are Black. All sizes are adult sizes.

Deadline for ordering is September 30. No exceptions.


Purchase a Program Ad

Posted by Mr. H on Sep 08, 2009 - 03:01 AM  •  Filed under: highschool

If you are interested in purchasing an Ad in the Homecoming Game Program, please download this letter for more information. The deadline to purchase is September 15, 2009, so act quickly!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - The First Day

Posted by Mr. H on Sep 07, 2009 - 06:10 AM  •  Filed under: highschool

To answer two questions:

  1. Yes, you need your instrument the first day (High Schoolers)
  2. Yes, we have Jazz Band on the first day.


  1. SLT meeting 6:15 PM
  2. Band Rehearsal (NOT dress rehearsal!) 7-9 pm (Crazy Sock Day!)

any other questions? leave a comment.

Thursday, September 3

Posted by Mr. H on Sep 01, 2009 - 04:06 PM  •  Filed under: highschool

Here is the plan for Thursday,  September 3:

  • 4:30 - 5:30 Rehearsal on practice field (not in uniform)
  • 5:30 - students released for dinner break
  • 6:30 students lined up at tree in full uniform - we step off at 6:30! (probably no raincoats)
  • 6:50 pregame!
  • 7:00 Football!
  • 8:00ish Halftime show
  • After the game, we march back to the band room, then students are dismissed.

Thanks for a good rehearsal on Tuesday night. We are certainly rusty, but I think things will go well on Thursday!

Tuesday Night Rehearsal Themes

Posted by lil*fegan on Aug 31, 2009 - 09:04 AM  •  Filed under: highschool

This year we're going to have themes for the Tuesday night rehearsals again. Read the rest of the story for all of the themes, and make sure you get your outfits ready :-) Please make sure that whatever you wear is school appropriate. Also a reminder that this Tuesday (September 1st) is a Dress Rehearsal, so make sure your uniforms are hemmed (y)


Uniform Distribution August 12

Posted by Mr. H on Aug 07, 2009 - 03:30 PM  •  Filed under: highschool

High School Band members are expected to pick up their band uniforms on Wednesday, August 12. Please meet at the HS band room.

  • Seniors: 5:30 pm
  • Juniors: 6:15 pm
  • Sophomores: 6:45 pm
  • Freshman: 7:30 pm

If you cannot make your assigned time, please come as soon as you can before 8:30 pm.

Please make every effort to come on this date (August 12), but if you cannot make it, uniforms will be distributed to remaining band members following Warrior Night festivities on Tuesday, August 25 (at approximately 6:15 pm).

Band Camp shirts will be sold at the uniform distribution on Wednesday. If you didn't get your shirt yet, bring $8.00. All sizes still available in very limited quantities...

Camp Performance

Posted by Mr. H on Aug 06, 2009 - 04:55 AM  •  Filed under: highschool

The High School Band will return from band camp on Friday, August 7 at about 1:30 PM. Please come to our performance at 2:00 PM and see what we have been working on all week! The performance will take place on the North side of Western on the practice field near the varsity softball diamond. The performance will lst approximately 45 minutes. following the performance, students will be dismissed! See you there!

Drill and Other Camp Information Available

Posted by Mr. H on Jul 28, 2009 - 05:11 AM  •  Filed under: highschool

I just added the Drill to the downloads area of the site. Feel free to download this for yourself and begin writing in to your music. You'll need to know your rank designator to do so.

Also - there is a lot of information available to everyone on the site here regarding camp. Please see the list on the right side of the home page for all the files that are available.

Be sure to know the dress code and also peruse the packing list. You may also be interested in the cabin list as well as the other exciting stuff here.

Please do not bring video games or movies/movie players to camp.

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