Calendar Subscriptions

Posted by admin on Nov 07, 2013 - 03:26 PM  •  Filed under: sitenews
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Would you like to have the band calendar directly on your iPhone, iPod or desktop calendar? It is easy to do! Just follow these steps:


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HS Solo & Ensemble Registration

Posted by admin on Nov 05, 2013 - 02:16 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
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Here is the form for registering for High School Solo & Ensemble Festival which is held at Owosso High School on February 8, 2014. Registration deadline is December 3.


First Day Details

Posted by admin on Aug 27, 2013 - 11:25 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
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The first day of school is Tuesday, September 3! Are you excited? Here are some details:


1) Yes, you need your instrument :-) (of course you can store it in the HS Band room!)


2) You must have tennis shoes for band class EVERY DAY!


3) DRESS rehearsal for Marching Band from 7:00 - 9:00 PM


  --  Wear your FALL marching band uniform (including raincoat) and bring other clothes to wear.


  --  Make sure your pants are hemmed correctly!


  --  If you don't have a uniform yet, contact Mr. H immediately!


4) First Term Grading Policy and Acknowledgement form available here.


5) Jazz Band starts Wednesday, September 4 @6:30 AM!


6) First Football Game is Friday, September 6. Rehearsal (no uniform) starts at 5:00 pm. dinner break @5:45. Step off (in uniform) to go do pregame at 6:30 pm!


Warrior Night Indoors Tonight

Posted by admin on Aug 26, 2013 - 05:07 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
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With the impending weather and heat/humidity, we have decided to move Warrior Night inside tonight.  The cookout will begin at 5 p.m. and take place in the commons and introductions will begin at 6 p.m.



The band will play at 6:00 and then will be dismissed immediately.


Cornfest!

Posted by admin on Jul 10, 2013 - 12:54 PM  •  Filed under: important
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Cornfest 2013 is here! All Band students (incoming 8th - 12th graders) are expected to march in the parade.



On Saturday, July 13 we will meet for our annual Band Family Picnic. Percussionists and Color guard (including interested incoming 8th graders) should be there at noon. All other students and their families should be there at 1:00 pm. Please bring a dish to pass (see below for what to bring). 



On Sunday, July 14 all performers meet at the Auburn Knights of Columbus Hall at 12:30 pm in full summer uniform. The parade begins at 1:00 and parents can pick up their students at approximately 2:00 pm at the Auburn Park.


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2013 Summer Letter Mailed

Posted by admin on Jun 28, 2013 - 04:11 AM  •  Filed under: news
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The 2013 Summer Letter was mailed on June 28, 2013. You can download it here if you wish!


Commencement

Posted by admin on Jun 09, 2013 - 06:22 AM
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This is a reminder that Commencement is today. All 9th - 11th grade band students are expected to participate in our performance at Graduation today as their exam grade. Students are expected to dress nicely and be ready to perform at 4:00 PM. I have been informed that today's ceremony will take place in the gym due to concerns about the weather. Students should be picked up at approximately 5:30 pm. Thank you and see you there!


2013 Awards and 2013-2014 Audition Results

Posted by admin on May 25, 2013 - 04:09 AM
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Below you will find a review of all the 2013 Awards and 2013-2014 Audition results as announced at the Band Banquet on May 23, 2013. 


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2013 Senior Yearbook and Videos

Posted by admin on May 24, 2013 - 01:40 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. Enjoy!



MYAF Invitations: Klann & Self [updated]

Posted by admin on Mar 27, 2013 - 01:59 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
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Congratulations to Mick Klann (clarinet) and Becca Self (harp) for their invitations to participate in the 2013 Michigan Youth Arts Festival Honors Band or Orchestra! This is one of the highest honors in the high school music world! Awesome job!



Students are selected based on their proficiency scores at State Solo & Ensemble Festival.



Update: Nathan Grocholski (junior, clarinet) was also selected!


2013 State Solo & Ensemble Results (Updated)

Posted by admin on Mar 25, 2013 - 02:23 AM
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Congratulations to all the Western Band members that participated in MSBOA State Solo and Ensemble Festival on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Results are posted below.


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St. Pats Parade information

Posted by admin on Mar 13, 2013 - 02:33 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
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The High School Band will be marching in the Annual Bay City St. Patrick's Day Parade this Sunday, March 17. Students should arrive in uniform with raincoats at the Temple Israel on the corner of Center and Green at 1:30 PM. The parade begins at 2:00 PM. The WHS Band will be #44 in the parade. Hopefully this means that we will be finishing the parade around 3:15 PM. Parents must pick up their students at the end of the parade. The parade ends at the corner of Water and Center, but it is recommended that parents arrange to meet their students a few blocks from there as traffic is thick at that point (the F. P. Horak parking lot is a good spot). The Band Trailer will be available at the end of the parade to take only percussion equipment and sousaphones. All other students should plan to take their instrument home.



The band room will NOT be open on Sunday. Also - despite the weather, we will be marching unless they cancel the whole parade (which never happens). Bring your raincoat! You can wear anything you like under your uniform to keep warm - just as long as we can not see it!


2013 Band Camp Registration Open

Posted by admin on Mar 12, 2013 - 02:31 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
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Registration for Band Camp 2013 is open. Students in 8th - 11th grade received a registration packet (which can also be downloaded here). Registration with payment is due by March 22, 2013. Get your registration in soon!


2013 HS State Solo & Ensemble Schedule Posted

Posted by admin on Mar 11, 2013 - 01:40 PM  •  Filed under: highschool
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The schedule for the 2013 HS State Solo & Ensemble Schedule is available below. The festival occurs at OKEMOS high school on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Transportation is not provided.


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2013 District Band Festival Results

Posted by admin on Mar 04, 2013 - 09:04 AM  •  Filed under: news


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 March 1 & 2, 2013.



The Seventh Grade Band earned an overall Division I rating. 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 ninth consecutive year. Since 2001, the High School Bands have earned Division I ratings every year except in 2003.



BCW Festival Rating History



This year, the bands will not be participating in the state festival.


High School Band Exam Rehearsal Adjustments

Posted by admin on Feb 25, 2013 - 03:00 AM  •  Filed under: highschool


The High School Concert and Symphonic Band have special afternoon/evening rehearsals on Thursday, February 28 and adjusted exam schedules on March1. Also Band Festival Performances on March 1. Clik the 'read more' link for the entire schedule for the two days.


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2013 District Solo & Ensemble Results [UPDATED]

Posted by admin on Feb 16, 2013 - 03:09 PM  •  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 16, 2013 at Owosso High School. This year, we sent a record number of events and all of you represented your school with class and excellent performances! 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 23, 2013. I am not sure about the location yet and will update this story when I have the details. State Solo & Ensemble takes place at Okemos High School. Students that wish to register for state must do so BY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013. When I have the location nailed down, I will post a document that you can download and use to register. You must decide quickly!



DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM



Results are posted below!


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Basketball game is cancelled (2/8)

Posted by admin on Feb 08, 2013 - 07:02 AM  •  Filed under: highschool


Tonight's Basketball game (Feb 8) has been cancelled, therefore there is no basketball band tonight (grade requirements will be adjusted and explained next week). Enjoy your weekend!


School Closed Friday, February 8, 2013

Posted by admin on Feb 07, 2013 - 04:48 PM


For Friday, February 8, 2013, Bay City Public Schools is closed due to inclement weather. The Jazz band will not be performing at the CMU jazz festival.


Tonight's (2/7) Jazz rehearsal cancelled

Posted by admin on Feb 07, 2013 - 10:11 AM  •  Filed under: important


Tonight's Jazz Band rehearsal is cancelled because all evening activities have been cancelled. I will let you know more about the jazz festival performance as soon as I know more (probably not until morning). 


Band Parents Council Meeting Wednesday, Feb 6 @6:30

Posted by admin on Feb 05, 2013 - 02:57 AM  •  Filed under: bpc
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There will be a Band Parents Council meeting Wednesday, February 6, 2013 @6:30 PM. We are in need of volunteers for many activities to help suppor the WHS and WMS Band programs. Please attend. Thanks!


2013 High School District Solo & Ensemble Schedule

Posted by admin on Jan 30, 2013 - 11:08 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
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The schedule for the 2013 MSBOA District 5 Solo & Ensemble festival is now available. Please click the "read more" link below to view it.



The festival takes place on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Owosso High School. Transportation is not provided.


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School Closed January 28, 2013

Posted by admin on Jan 27, 2013 - 11:49 PM


For Monday, January 28, 2013, Bay City Public Schools is closed due to inclement weather. 


Band Festival Performances

Posted by admin on Jan 23, 2013 - 03:10 AM  •  Filed under: important


Band Festival will take place at Bay City Western on Friday, March 1 and Saturday March 2, 2013.



The Western Bands will perform at the following dates and times:



  • Seventh Grade Band: Friday, March , 2013 at 4:00 pm

  • Eighth Grade Band: Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 1:15 pm

  • HS Concert Band: Friday, March 1, 2013 at 7:30 pm

  • HS Symphonic Band: Friday, March 1, 2013 at 9:00 pm


Exact arrival and warmup times will be communicated at a later time, but students should plan to arrive approximately one hour before their performance time and they will be dismissed approximately one hour after their performance time.


Band Parents Council Meeting Wednesday, Jan 9 @6:30

Posted by admin on Jan 08, 2013 - 04:46 AM
There will be a Band parents Council meeting on Wednesday, January 9 at 6:30 PM in the high school band room. The agenda will focus largely on the upcoming Bowlathon planned for March. All band parents are welcome and encouraged to attend!
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