Winterguard Important Times

Posted by omgbecky on Mar 01, 2007 - 12:18 PM  •  Filed under: highschool
Winterguard times for this saturday March 3 are as follows:

Practice at the church: 10:30am-12:30pm

Load and depart for livonia by 12:30pm

stop for quick lunch in route

Arrive at Livonia by 3:00pm

Warmup around 3:45pm

Performance time 4:36pm

I will be calling commited drivers to double check seat numbers. Please be aware that all setup crew members wanting to help, must have signed permission slips, and be pre-approved by Becky to come with us. All dues payments and costume fees must be paid in order for you to perform this weekend and recieve your costume. No exceptions- don't forget! Any Questions Call Becky!!!! See you Saturday!!!



MSBOA HS District Solo & Ensemble Results

Posted by Mr. H on Feb 18, 2007 - 06:49 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
Congratulations to all of our participants at MSBOA High School Solo & Ensemble Festival, held on Saturday, February 17, 2007. Western High School was very well-represented with many outstanding musical performances. Please click below to view all the results.

Events that earned a First Division rating:: If you would like to go on to perform at the State Level Solo & Ensemble Festival (March 24 @CMU), you must register (and pay) for your event by this coming Thursday, February 22, 2007. Be sure to contact Mr. H and make arrangements immediately.


HS Solo & Ensemble Schedule Available

Posted by Mr. H on Jan 22, 2007 - 09:48 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
The High School Solo & Ensemble Schedule for February 17, 2007 at Bay City Central High School is now available. Click the title to see the whole schedule. If you do not plan on performing, please let Mr. Heydenburg know as soon as possible.


Upcoming Jazz Band Rehearsal Schedule

Posted by Mr. H on Dec 08, 2006 - 08:49 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
The High School Jazz Band will rehearse:

Mon, Dec 11 - Wed, Dec 13 - Fri, Dec 15

Tues, Dec 19 - Thurs, Dec 21

Thank you for planning ahead! ;)

HS Jazz Band Schedule

Posted by Mr. H on Nov 13, 2006 - 11:13 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
The HS Jazz band will meet according to following schedule:

Wednesday, November 15

Tuesday, November 21

Monday, November 27

Wednesday, November 29

Friday, December 2

Tuesday, December 5

Thursday, December 7 (Also Concert in Evening)

More information on the rehearsal calendar after that time.

Footnote: The rehearsal on Friday, November 17 is cancelled due to conflicts with CMU Instrumental Workshop.

HS Jazz Band Reminder

Posted by Mr. H on Oct 23, 2006 - 10:05 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
Just a reminder that the High School Jazz Band wil meet on Tuesday (10/24 - that's tomorrow!) and Thursday (10/26) this week.

Jazz Band Changed Again

Posted by Mr. H on Sep 28, 2006 - 11:27 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
At the direction of School Administration, the High School Jazz Band will meet Monday, Wednesday & Friday next week and the following Tuesday and Thursday. The two-week cycle will then repeat. Class begins at 6:36 AM.

Midland Showcase Information

Posted by Mr. H on Sep 26, 2006 - 07:00 PM  •  Filed under: highschool
Midland Marching Showcase Itinerary:

Wednesday, October 4, 2006:

loading: 4:30 PM

leaving: 5:00 PM (students in uniform)

arriving Midland: 5:20 PM

unloading: 5:20 – 5:40 PM

sitting: 5:50 PM

Performing: 8:30 PM

loading: 9:15 PM

departing Midland: 9:30 PM

arriving BCW: 9:50 PM

Please have all parents at Western by 9:50 PM.

Dancin' on the Sun

Posted by Mr. H on Sep 25, 2006 - 08:31 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
Any High School Band student that doesn't already have a 'job' as part of 'Walkin' on the Sun' can be in a dance routine if they wish. (this includes almost every wind player). If you want to be in it, you have to come to at least two rehearsals - they are on Tuesdays at 6:00 PM (till band rehearsal at 7:00). There may be additional rehearsals scheduled, but we are unsure at this time. Come and have fun! (thanks Janel!)

HS Jazz Band Rehearsals

Posted by Mr. H on Sep 19, 2006 - 05:56 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
The High School Jazz Band will be rehearsing from 6:30 AM - 7:25 AM on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY (but not Thursday) for the foreseeable future. Please make note of the changes. Thanks!

Senior Night 2006

Posted by Mr. H on Sep 09, 2006 - 10:46 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
Congrats to our Senior Class of 2006. You put on a great show. I've posted the pictures we took in our photo album. Check them out! (I'm sorry some of them are a little blurry!).

HS Band Rehearsal Schedule - UPDATED

Posted by Mr. H on Aug 31, 2006 - 02:00 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
Our evening rehearsal schedule is a bit unusual for this coming week. Please make sure you have marked your calendars correctly!

Tuesday, September 5

(set DVR/VCR to record DCI Finals - ESPN2 8-10pm)

4:00 - 6:00 PM - Drumline

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Guard

7:00 - 8:00 PM - all band members (parents: note modified ending time)

8:00 - 9:00 PM - Senior Band members only

Thursday, September 7

7:00 - 9:00 PM - all band members

Friday, September 8

4:30 - 5:30 PM - all band members

6:30 - ????? - football game

CMU Band Day

Posted by Mr. H on Aug 28, 2006 - 03:45 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
Are you interested in going to a college football game and playing your instrument with the band at halftime? Join other WHS Band members as we go to CMU for their game on September 16. Just sign up with Mr. H at band practice. What do we do? read on>>>


Uniform Information & Dress Rehearsal

Posted by Mr. H on Aug 09, 2006 - 08:15 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
Please take a moment to review the WHS Band Uniform Policy. It is especially important that new students (and parents) read and understand our uniform expectations. Please make sure students wear brown socks and have their pants hemmed appropriately in time for our dress rehearsal on Tuesday, August 15. Students should also have a change of clothes (or wear something appropriate underneath) for the dress rehearsal as we will not be in uniform for the entire rehearsal.

HS Uniform Distribution

Posted by Mr. H on Aug 05, 2006 - 02:43 PM  •  Filed under: highschool
High School uniforms will be distributed on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 between 6:00 and 9:00 PM. A schedule is available online, if needed. Students should report to the North doors of the school at the assigned time. They will proceed downstairs to the tunnels to pickup their uniform. The students are dismissed after they have their uniform. The process will take approximately 20 minutes per student. There is no rehearsal on this day. If you only need the schedule for numbers, read the rest of the story.


Let's Go Camping! [UPDATED]

Posted by Mr. H on Jul 27, 2006 - 06:07 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
Here we go! It's time for Band Camp to begin. If you can't remember the details that were mailed in your summer letter, here they are again! The bus will leave at NOON on Sunday, July 30. If you miss the bus, it is your responsibility to get yourself to camp! Don't miss the bus! See the Download Area for packing list and directions and more! Read the rest of the story for all the details!

UPDATE 7/28: Note that the pool is not available during camp this week. Also, please take time to read the dress code in the downloads area.


Yes - we have rehearsal! :)

Posted by Mr. H on Jul 26, 2006 - 08:58 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
Yes - despite the weather, all summer rehearsal will proceed as planned. We will be inside if the weather is poor. Thanks!

Thank You!

Posted by Mr. H on Jul 16, 2006 - 08:51 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
A BIG Thank You to all the students (97 of you) and the parents/volunteers who participated in the Cornfest Parade. The band looked and sounded great and *nobody* passed out or "fell out" of the parade because of the heat!

Also, thank you to the students that organized the social gathering on Saturday. Julie Sweetman was the main leader, but I know she had lots of help. I think everyone had fun and got a chance to get to know each other a little better.

And, lastly a thank you to the Student Leadership Team members that met on Saturday. Your guidance and opinions will help steer what we do together this year.

Please see the 2006-2007 photo album for all the pictures from this weekend as well as a few others. Be sure to leave comments on the photos! That's half the fun. :)

Summer Information Coming Soon [UPDATED 3x]

Posted by Mr. H on Jul 06, 2006 - 12:01 PM  •  Filed under: highschool
The traditional Marching Band Summer Letter will be on it's way to your mailbox soon. Because of the Independence day holiday, things have been delayed a little more than I would like, but I should be able to get it all in the mail on Monday (7/10). In the meantime, you can get a lot of the information right here!

Check out the Downloads Section of our website for many recent additions - including Rank Designators, The Summer Letters, SLT info, Freshman-Senior Buddy Assignments, CABIN assignments - plus recordings of all the music we have!

Also don't forget the full calendar is available right here and you can also download a list of events from that page as well.

UPDATE 7/7: I've added the solo for Vehicle to the downloads area. If you are interested in auditioning for the solo - download, learn and memorize before camp!

UPDATE 7/10: Letters went in the mail today! (Thanks Janel, Megan and Melissa! :D)

UPDATE 7/13: The Camp Dress Code has been added to the downloads area and some other documents have been modified.

School Year Ends, Work Just Beginning!

Posted by Mr. H on Jun 07, 2006 - 01:39 PM  •  Filed under: highschool
Congrats to everyone on a great year! Special Congrats to the Seniors on their completion of seven years of band - what an accomplishment! I hope that some of you are able to sit by the pool and relax for a minute or two :)

I have posted the senior pictures in our Senior Picture Gallery. Be sure to check out the mug shots!

I have also posted mp3 files of all our songs for next year! You can get those in our Downloads Area. Get practicing!

You can also start to learn new faces and names by checking out the mugshots of our new freshman!

Also - you can download a list of the calendar events right here if you missed it earlier.

High School Band members - don't forget to be at Graduation this Sunday, June 11. Plan to arrive at 12:25. Commencement Information (just in case you forgot something).

High School Band Banquet Thursday 6/1

Posted by Mr. H on May 31, 2006 - 02:10 PM  •  Filed under: highschool
The High School Band Banquet will take place on Thursday, June 1 in the High School Commons. The Senior Supper begins at 5:30 pm (by reservation only). The Banquet for all band members and their families begins at 6:30 pm. Each family is asked to bring a dessert to share. Table servings and drinks will be provided. We look forward to seeing you to celebration the conclusion of another successful year.

Full Band Seminar Cancelled

Posted by Mr. H on Apr 27, 2006 - 07:44 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
The planned seminar for band students for the 2006-2007 school year has been cancelled by Administration.

2006-2007 Full Band Seminar

Posted by Mr. H on Apr 19, 2006 - 12:45 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
For the 2006-2007 School Year, all band students will be assigned to the band room (and Mr. H and Ms. S) for seminar. Requests for alternative assignment will be considered by administration. If you would like to request alternative seminar assignment, please return this form to Mr. Heydenburg before April 28, 2006.

2006-2007 High School Band to be Split All Year

Posted by Mr. H on Apr 12, 2006 - 02:08 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
There are changes ahead. Some people find change scary because it is hard to predict what will happen. But sometimes change is required in order to grow. The High School Band has grown to the point where we cannot sustain everone in the same class (currently we have 130 people enrolled in High School Band for 2006-2007 - simply too many to rehearse in one room!). Improvement requires change. Read on to hear how we are addressing this and other issues.

Footnote: Story updated through the day. Please read for changes carefully. :)


May 2 HS Concert moved to 8:00 pm

Posted by Mr. H on Apr 05, 2006 - 05:09 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
The High School Band Concert scheduled for May 2 will begin at 8:00 pm (instead of 7:00). Thank you for your understanding!
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