2014 Summer letter mailed

Posted by admin on Jul 01, 2014 - 09:00 PM  •  Filed under: important
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The 2014 edition of the Annual Summer Band Letter was put in the mail on July 1, 2014, so you should be receiving it soon! If for some reason you did not receive it, you can download your very own copy right here!


2014-2015 Audition Results

Posted by admin on May 29, 2014 - 03:17 AM
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Click through to read all the 2014-2015 audition results that were announced at the 2014 Band Banquet on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Congrats to everyone!


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2014 Senior Yearbook and Videos

Posted by admin on May 28, 2014 - 05:00 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
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This year's senior videos are all available online. You can enjoy them on your mobile device or computer anytime!



Band Banquet Wed. May 28, 2014

Posted by admin on May 27, 2014 - 05:27 AM
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The Annual Band Banquet will take place in the Western High School Commons at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. All band members and their families are invited to attend. Each family is expected to bring a dessert to share. Drinks and tableware will be provided. Please arrive between 6:15 and 6:30 pm. Following dessert, we will move to the auditorium for awards presentations and senior recognitions. The evening usually lasts until about 9:00 pm.



The Senior Supper (by reservation only) begins at 5:30 PM in the commons and is for seniors and their families only. 


HS Band to Travel to Cedar Point

Posted by admin on Apr 17, 2014 - 09:49 AM  •  Filed under: fun
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The High School Band will be traveling to Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH on June 9, 2014. The cost to each student will be $35. Signup and payment information will become available at a later time. Some parents will also be able to join us.


This low cost is the result of past fundraising done by the Band Parents Council with activities such as the Bowlathon! Please help support this and future activities by getting your pledges for the current Bowlathon! Pledges are due and lane sign sign up is next week (April 21 - 24).


Jazz Trumpet Section Earns "Best" at Alma Festival

Posted by admin on Apr 11, 2014 - 02:06 AM
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Congratulations to the Western High School Jazz Band on their outstanding performance at the Alma College Jazz Festival yesterday. The performance earned our trumpet section the designation of "best trumpet section" at the festival! The trumpet section includes Meghan Zalucha, Anna Cole, Cassie Freeman, Patrick Markey, Tyler Kilvington and Justin Winchester. great job!


Hilden Selected to MYAF Honors Band

Posted by admin on Mar 25, 2014 - 02:58 PM  •  Filed under: highschool
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Bay City Western High School junior, Katarina Hilden has been selected to perform in the prestigious Michigan Youth Arts Festival All-State Honors Band. The Honors band will rehearse and perform May 8 - 10, 2014 on the Campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. Approximately 100 of the top high school musicians in the state are selected to perform in the intense, three day annual Arts Festival. Students are selected based upon their performance on the proficiency examination at MSBOA State Solo & Ensemble.



Additionally, Katarina has been invited to audition to perform as a guest concerto soloist. Auditions for this rare honor take place on April 11, 2014 on the campus of Central Michigan University. Students must submit to a rigorous two stage audition process which includes performing a 5 - 8 minute concerto by memory. Four students are selected in the entire state to perform with the All-State Orchestra at the same concert mentioned above. Students are invited to audition based upon the performance of their solo at MSBOA State Solo & Ensemble.


2014 MSBOA State Solo & Ensemble Results

Posted by admin on Mar 22, 2014 - 01:59 PM  •  Filed under: highschool
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Congratulations to the Bay City Western High School Students that participated in MSBOA State Solo & Ensemble Festival on Sturday, March 23, 2013 at Lapeer East High School. I'm proud of all of you and very pleased with your performances and results! Results are listed below.


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2014 MSBOA HS State Solo & Ensemble Schedule

Posted by admin on Mar 11, 2014 - 10:51 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
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The 2013 MSBOA High School State Solo & Ensemble schedule has been published. For Western High School's events, please see below.


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2014 District Band Festival Results

Posted by admin on Mar 02, 2014 - 01:44 AM
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Congratulations to all the band students of Bay City Western High School and Middle School for their terrific performances at MSBOA District 5 Band & Orchestra Festival on February 28 & March 1, 2014.

The Eighth Grade Band earned and overall Division II rating. Both the High School Concert Band and Symphonic Band earned Division I ratings, with the Symphonic Band earning 'straight I's' for the tenth consecutive year. Since 2001, the High School Bands have earned Division I ratings every year except in 2003.

Thank you to all the many parent and student volunteers that help to make hosting festival at Western a success and tremendous "home field advantage"! You are all the best!

Ratings History


School Closed Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Posted by admin on Feb 17, 2014 - 10:50 PM  •  Filed under: important
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Bay City Public Schools are closed for Tuesday, February 18, 2014 due to inclement weather.


Bay Music Foundation Winners

Posted by admin on Feb 15, 2014 - 12:04 PM  •  Filed under: important
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Congratulations to Alexis Sikes, Aaron Rajewski and Andrew Schindler who were all winners in the 2014 Bay Music Foundation Scholarship competition! Full list of award winners is available on the Bay Music Foundation Site.


2014 District Solo & Ensemble Results

Posted by admin on Feb 09, 2014 - 08:52 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
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CONGRATULATIONS to all the events from Western that performed at MSBOA District Solo & Ensemble Festival on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Owosso High School. Thank you for your preparation and dedication. I am proud to be your director!



State Solo & Ensemble Festival is an option for any event that acheived a Division One rating on their district event. State S&E will take place on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Lapeer East High School. Students that wish to register for state must do so BY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014. You must decide quickly!



DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM



Results are posted below!


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School Closed Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Posted by admin on Jan 27, 2014 - 11:27 AM  •  Filed under: important
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Bay City Public School will be closed on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 due to inclement weather. That's number 8, folks. I hope you have your instrument - Solo & Ensemble is coming up soon!


School Closed Monday, January 27, 2014

Posted by admin on Jan 27, 2014 - 12:04 AM  •  Filed under: important
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Bay Citiy Public Schools are closed for Monday, January 27, 2014 due to inclement weather. I hope you brought your instrument home!


2014 MSBOA District 5 Solo & Ensemble Schedule

Posted by admin on Jan 24, 2014 - 10:25 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
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The 2014 MSBOA District 5 Solo & Ensemble Festival Schedule for Bay City Western is below. The festival takes place on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Owosso High School. Transportation is not provided.


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Volunteer Pep Band tonight! (1/24/14)

Posted by admin on Jan 24, 2014 - 04:13 AM
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The basketball game is STILL ON tonight. So we will have a volunteer pep band. Please arrive at 6:30 and wear the yellow polo, etc.



Required basketball games will be reduced to 2 of 3 but this will not count toward the requirement. This is for extra credit or volunteer hours only. Hope to see you tonight!


School Closed Friday, January 24, 2014

Posted by admin on Jan 23, 2014 - 11:16 PM  •  Filed under: important
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Bay City Public Schools are closed on Friday, January 24, 2014 due to poor weather conditions. Please check back for the status of the basketball game this evening.


BasketBall game is cancelled (1/10/2014)

Posted by admin on Jan 10, 2014 - 09:53 AM
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The Basketball game that was scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. The band will not be performing. enjoy your weekend!


School Closed Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Posted by admin on Jan 07, 2014 - 11:12 PM  •  Filed under: important
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Bay City Public Schools are closed Wednesday, January 8, 2014 due to inclement weather.



The Band Parents Council meeting scheduled for tonight is also cancelled.


School Closed Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Posted by admin on Jan 06, 2014 - 10:36 AM  •  Filed under: important
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Bay City Public Schools are closed Tuesday, January 7, 2014 due to inclement weather. This is the break that never ends.


School Closed Monday, January 6, 2014

Posted by admin on Jan 05, 2014 - 12:26 PM  •  Filed under: important
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Bay City Public Schools is closed due to inclement weather for Monday, January 6, 2014.


School Closed Friday, December 20, 2013

Posted by admin on Dec 19, 2013 - 11:17 PM  •  Filed under: important
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Both WNEM and ABC12 are reporting that Bay City Public Schools are closed due to poor driving conditions for Friday, December 20, 2013. Enjoy your (second) early vacation. If you left something at school that you need, you might be able to get in sometime later today. But I do not know that for sure.


Basketball Schedule changed

Posted by admin on Dec 13, 2013 - 05:00 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
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The Athletic department has modified the game originally scheduled for Tuesday, February 4, 2014. I will now be played (at home) on Thursday, February 13, 2014 (Boys and Girls Varsity doubleheader versus BCC). The full calendar for Basketball Band is:



  • Friday, January 10, 2014 @6:30 pm

  • Friday, January 24, 2014 @6:30 pm

  • Friday, January 31, 2014 @6:30 pm

  • Friday, February 7, 2014 @6:30 pm (Coming Home)

  • Thursday, February 13, 2014 @6:00 pm (rescheduled from 2/4)


Also please note that the start times at a little earlier than what was originally published. Thank you for your understanding.


School Closed Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013

Posted by admin on Nov 25, 2013 - 11:45 PM  •  Filed under: important
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According to wnem.com and abc12.com, Bay City Public Schools have cancelled school due to poor road conditions for Tuesday, November 26, 2013.



Update: The school website also now indicates the closing. Enjoy an early Thanksgiving break.


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