State Solo & Ensemble Schedule

Posted by Mr. H on Mar 12, 2003 - 01:01 PM  •  Filed under: news
P01010:07amDavid Shephard - District Solo - Cor/Trp/Flg  (#29272)
P01011:03amRachel Morr - District Solo - Cor/Trp/Flg  (#29281)
P01111:19amAnna Cruff - District Solo - Cor/Trp/Flg  (#29249)
P01311:27amDaniel Rector - District Solo - Trombone  (#29278)
P0132:03pmSarah Braun - District Solo - Trombone  (#29270)
P0012:27pmKatie Skrocki - Ensemble-Duet - Flute  (#29252)

BPC Meeting Cancelled

Posted by Mr. H on Mar 05, 2003 - 06:19 AM  •  Filed under: news
Tonight's BPC meeting is cancelled due to lack of anything to talk about. See you all this weekend.

School Closed for Today March 5, 2003

Posted by Mr. H on Mar 04, 2003 - 10:30 PM  •  Filed under: news
School is closed today. I hope you took you instrument home to practice for festival. We are now really under a lot of pressure!

Middle School Honors Band 2003

Posted by Mr. H on Mar 04, 2003 - 03:40 PM  •  Filed under: news

Mr. Satkowiak provided this picture.

HS Solo & Ensemble Results

Posted by Mr. H on Mar 04, 2003 - 02:58 PM  •  Filed under: news
Congratulations to the following students who earned a Division One rating at MSBOA District 5 Solo & Ensemble Festival on Saturday, February 15.

Dan Rector, trombone solo

Kelly Ambrose, oboe solo

Anna Cruff, trumpet solo

David Shephard, trumpet solo

Rachel Morr, trumpet solo

Sarah Braun, tombone solo

Katie Skrocki & Carissa Munsel, flute duet

Congratulations to the following students who earned a Division Two rating.

Renee Pawloski, trumpet solo

Renee Pawloski, piano solo

Andrew Pawloski, trombone solo

Andrew Pawloski, piano solo

Bethany Ambrose, saxophone solo

Carissa Munsel, piccolo solo

Carissa Munsel, flute solo

Andrew Parmer, trumpet solo

Travis Pashak, Jeremy Swaney, Nathan Lafave & Mike Nuffer, LB Quartet

Lisa Tomkinson, Kari Ott, Shannon Brown, Flute Trio

Jared Scheuerlein, tuba solo

Rehearsal Recording Available

Posted by Mr. H on Feb 23, 2003 - 04:55 AM  •  Filed under: news

Blast II Shockwave

Posted by Mr. H on Feb 17, 2003 - 10:16 AM  •  Filed under: news
Mr. H is collecting money to buy a block of tickets for the Thursday, March 13 show of Blast II: Shockwave in Saginaw. Tickets are $40.10 each. Money needs to be turned in by Wednesday, February 26, 2003. This is not a field trip! Transportation is your responsibility. I'm only buying tickets for you (with your money). Money is non-refundable after 2/26. If less than 20 tickets are ordered, all money will be refunded. Cheaper tickets are available but not with our block.

2nd Annual WBPC Auction

Posted by Mr. H on Feb 17, 2003 - 01:09 AM  •  Filed under: news
The Band Parents Council will hold their second annual "Evening of Music and Auction" on February 21, 2003 at the Bay City Players. Please click here for more information. Students and Parents: We need volunteers!

HS Jazz Band Earns First Runner Up!

Posted by Mr. H on Feb 17, 2003 - 01:02 AM  •  Filed under: news
In competition at Central Michigan University on Friday, February 14, the High School Jazz Band and Middle School Jazz Band played as part of the 30th Annual Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Weekend. Dispite a difficult beginning to the day (flat tire!), both bands played exceptionally well.

The High School Jazz Band's brass section was awarded First Runner Up in the Best section category competing against over 60 other sections in Class A and AA from all over the state. Truly an accomplishment for our students! Congrats!

Festival Performance Times

Posted by Mr. H on Feb 11, 2003 - 09:15 AM  •  Filed under: news
Seventh Grade Band - Saturday, March 8, 9:50 AM

Eighth Grade Band - Saturday, March 8, 11:45 AM

HS Concert Band - Friday, March 7, 6:55 PM

HS Symphonic Band - Friday, March 7, 8:30 PM

Band Members will be expected to show up approximately 45 - 60 minutes before their performance times. Exact times will be announced to the students. Performances will take just over one hour.


Posted by Mr. H on Jan 31, 2003 - 11:08 PM  •  Filed under: news
Congratulations to the following 8th grade band members: Janelle Brown, Chelsea Gelisse, Jordan LaFave, Victoria LaRouche, Chelsea Leser, Adam McFarland, John Robbins, Janel Rutzen, and Kelsey Satkowiak. They were selected to attend the 2003 MSBOA District V Junior High All-Star Band. The All-Star Band is held at Saginaw High School. The selected students will perform in concert on Sunday, February 2 at 2:00 pm in the Saginaw High School Auditorium. There is a $2.00 addmission charge. Anyone is welcome to attend.


Euchre Tournament Results

Posted by Mr. H on Jan 31, 2003 - 02:38 PM  •  Filed under: news
1st place: Fuzz

2nd place: Gilleo

3rd place: TrumpetSlayer

Last Place: BlueKaiFish

Most Spirited: CanadianFlutistandFlagTwi (Alyson)

Congrats to Nicole Schilb

Posted by Mr. H on Jan 31, 2003 - 01:04 AM  •  Filed under: news
Congratulations to WHS Junior and Band member, Nicole Schilb who will be attending the State conference in the DECA Quiz Bowl. Nicole is one of many Western Career Center students who won awards at the DECA district competition held on January 8.

6th Grade Band Rehearsal

Posted by Mr. H on Jan 25, 2003 - 04:26 AM  •  Filed under: news
The 6th grade band students will have rehearsal after school on Tuesday, January 28, Tuesday, February 4 and Tuesday, February 11 from 2:15-3:00. Late bus passes will be available. The concert is Wednesday, February 12 at 7:00 pm in the auditorium. 6th grade students need to report to the band room on February 12 at 6:45 pm. If you have any questions regarding the concert or rehearsals, please contact Mrs. Ott at 662-4481, ext. 6456 or via e-mail at

Band Camp 2003

Posted by Mr. H on Jan 23, 2003 - 01:46 AM  •  Filed under: news
The High School Band will attend Band Camp from August 3, 2003 - August 8, 2003 next summer. Camp will be held at Camp Maas in Ortonville (Near Mt. Holly down by Flint). Registration packets will be distributed in the near future. Cost will be approximately $185. New students will have additional costs.

January 21 - 24

Posted by Mr. H on Jan 15, 2003 - 03:21 PM  •  Filed under: news
High School students should be aware that Tuesday, January 21 will be a "monday" schedule (blocks 1,2,5,6) and Wednesday, January 22 will be a "Tuesday" schedule (blocks 3,4,8,7). Concert Band starts on Tuesday this week and Symphonic Band on Wednesday! Bring your instrument on the right day! :-)

site down for a little while

Posted by Mr. H on Jan 09, 2003 - 12:12 PM  •  Filed under: news
Our web host suffered a Denial of Service attack for a little while this afternoon. If you were attmpting to reach the page and couldn't - that is the reason. It appears to be resolved now.

New Feature!

Posted by Mr. H on Jan 05, 2003 - 02:41 PM  •  Filed under: news
Announcing our newest feature: Discussion Forums! What are Forums? Well they are a place for you to message each other and discuss things that you are interested in. They don't even have to be school (or band) related.

We will start out small and go from there. Please remember that this is a school-related website and so language and topics must be school-appropriate. As the Forum grows, students may be asked to moderate the forums.

In order to participate, you have to register as a user. This means selecting a username and password. You will see the link to do so from the forums.

Click HERE to get started and HAVE FUN!

Changes Underway

Posted by Mr. H on Jan 05, 2003 - 09:42 AM  •  Filed under: news
I will be making some "dramatic" changes to the website over the next week or two. I'll try to keep it up and running in the process, but things may look a little weird or some things may not work. The first thing to go was all the audio files. They are gone because we don't have enough disk space on our server. I'm looking into options for that, but there are some other new things I have in mind. - Mr. H

Band Parents Council Meeting

Posted by Mr. H on Dec 30, 2002 - 04:08 AM  •  Filed under: news
The Next Band Parents Council meeting will take place on Wednesday January 8, 2003 at 7:00 PM in the Band Room. All parents of band students (grades 6-12) are invited to attend. Please get involved!

High School Schedule this week

Posted by Mr. H on Dec 18, 2002 - 11:54 AM  •  Filed under: news
The high school will follow a Thursday schedule (3,4,8,7) on Thursday and a Wednesday schedule (1,2,5,6) on Friday. HS Band will only meet Thursday. Students should bring pep band instruments. Jazz band will meet on Thursday, but not on Friday.

Middle School Holiday Concert!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Mr. H on Dec 18, 2002 - 03:03 AM  •  Filed under: news
The Middle School Holiday concert will take place tonight, Wednesday, December 18 at 7:00 pm as scheduled. 7th grade band students report to the choir room (RM. 185) at 6:45 pm and the 8th grade band students report to the band room (Rm. 186) at 6:45 pm. The weather conditions are predicted to improve throughout the course of the day and Bay City Public School administrators have told Mrs. Ott that the concert will go on as planned. Please contact Mrs. Ott by phone 662-4481, x.6456 or e-mail to: if you have any qustions.

School Cancelled Today

Posted by Mr. H on Dec 17, 2002 - 11:14 PM  •  Filed under: news
School has been cancelled today, Wednesday, December 18th due to poor weather conditions. More information about tonight's Middle School Holiday Concert when it becomes available.

Fuzzy Wuzzy Had No Hair?

Posted by Mr. H on Dec 16, 2002 - 12:57 AM  •  Filed under: news

Middle School Solo & Ensemble Festival

Posted by Mr. H on Dec 05, 2002 - 04:44 AM  •  Filed under: news
The Middle School Solo & Ensemble Festival is Saturday, December 7 at Christa McAuliffe Middle School in Bay City. Mrs. Ott has the schedule of events. All students should plan to arrive at least one hour before their scheduled performance time. Students are allowed and encouraged to listen to other performances by students from Western and area schools. Please contact Mrs. Ott before Saturday via email or call 662-4489, ext. 6456 if you have any questions regarding the festival.
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