High School Solo & Ensemble Schedule

Posted by admin on Jan 26, 2012 - 03:20 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
The High School Solo & Ensemble Schedule is posted below. Solo and Ensemble takes place on February 18, 2012 at Owosso High School

Google Maps info For Owosso High School

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Cookie Dough Order pickup

Posted by admin on Dec 12, 2011 - 01:28 AM  •  Filed under: important
Reminder - Cookie Dough Orders must be picked up on Tuesday 12/13 between 2:30 and 6:00 PM on the Stage

School closed November 30, 2011

Posted by admin on Nov 29, 2011 - 11:12 PM  •  Filed under: important
Bay City Public Schools are closed for Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - this includes closing of our Alternative Education programs.

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Winter Concert Rescheduled

Posted by admin on Oct 25, 2011 - 02:00 AM  •  Filed under: important
The High School and Middle School Winter Concert has been rescheduled to Wednesday, December 7, 2010. The Middle School will begin at 6:30 and the High School will begin at 8:00 PM.

Playoff Football UPDATED

Posted by admin on Oct 23, 2011 - 02:30 PM  •  Filed under: highschool
Bay City Western will be hosting a HOME playoff football game this coming weekend vs. Okemos High School. Tentative game time is Friday, October 28 at 7:00. The High School Band WILL be performing. please plan to attend!

More information as it becomes available.

UPDATE: The game is scheduled for 10/28 at 7:00 pm

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Camp Downloads [updated 7/30]

Posted by admin on Jul 06, 2011 - 01:09 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
Some Camp information is slowly becoming available in the downloads section. You can click here to get started or click on the link in the menubar. More information will be added as it becomes available.

I just added the audio files for the main show to the camp downloads area!
Mr. Roboto (Styx)
Late in the Evening (Paul Simon)
Everybody's Everything (Santana)
Thanks for the Memories (Fall Out Boy)

Also - there are pictures of the incoming freshman here. Start learning names and instruments! (must be logged in to view)

[update x2]
I just added the New student - senior buddy list and the Rank designator list.

[7/11 update]
I corrected the New student senior buddy list and Rank designator list today - please re-download if you already did. I also corrected the cabin list.

[7/15 update]
Today I added the drill pages to the downloads area. You may have also already seen the videos of the drill in action (Dots and persective versions)

[7/18 update]
I uploaded very minor changes to the drill pages to clear up some confusing stuff.

[7/30 update]
There will be (optional) band camp t-shirts for sale for $10 at camp and at the final Friday performance.

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High School State Solo & Ensemble Results (2011)

Posted by Mr. H on Mar 30, 2011 - 02:26 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
Congratulations to all the performers at MSBOA State Solo and Ensemble Festival on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Central Michigan University. We are proud of you and your achievements!

Special congratulations to Samantha Ward and Daniel Schindler for their nominations to the Michigan Youth Arts Festival! Samantha was nominated as a soloist. This means she has earned an invitation to audition to be one of FOUR soloists from the entire state to perform at the Festival. Daniel was nominated as a member of the All-State Band for the second year in a row. Congratulations to both! WHS is very proud of you :-)

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School closed 3/24/11

Posted by Mr. H on Mar 24, 2011 - 01:16 AM  •  Filed under: important
Bay City Public Schools is closed due to inclement weather for Thursday, March 24, 2011 - this includes closing of our Alternative Education programs.

I will be at school on Friday from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM if anyone needs to pick up anything from the band room. I believe secretaries and custodial staff report on snow days, so you may be able to get in today or tomorrow during business hours if you need to. You'll need to ask at the office to be let in to the band room.


The band camp registration deadline has been extended until April 5. Please plan to turn in your form and deposit right  after spring break!

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No School Friday 3/25

Posted by orange9600 on Mar 23, 2011 - 09:39 AM  •  Filed under: important

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School closed 3/23/11

Posted by Mr. H on Mar 22, 2011 - 11:01 PM  •  Filed under: important
Bay City Public Schools is closed due to inclement weather for Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - this includes closing of our Alternative Education programs.

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2011 MSBOA State Solo & Ensemble Festival Schedule

Posted by Mr. H on Mar 14, 2011 - 09:41 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
State Solo and Ensemble festival is on March 26, 2011 at Central Michigan University School of Music.

http://www.music.cmich.edu/contact_us/

(directions in upper right corner)

click the 'read more' link below to view the performance schedule

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2011 MSBOA District Band Festival Results

Posted by Mr. H on Mar 13, 2011 - 08:45 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 11, 2011.

The Seventh Grade Band each earned an 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 seventh 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.

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School closed 2/21/11

Posted by Mr. H on Feb 20, 2011 - 11:00 PM  •  Filed under: important
Bay City Public Schools is closed due to inclement weather for Monday, February 21, 2011 - this includes closing of our Alternative Education programs.

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High School District Solo & Ensemble Results

Posted by Mr. H on Feb 20, 2011 - 07:31 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
Bay City Western had a strong showing at MSBOA District Solo & Ensemble Festival on March 19, 2011 at Saginaw Heritage High School. Of the twenty events performing, fifteen achieved a Division One rating, four achieved a Division Two rating and one event was not given a rating due to a rules violation. Congratulations to all performers! Thank you for representing your school so well! See results below.

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High School District S&E Schedule

Posted by Mr. H on Feb 06, 2011 - 04:41 PM  •  Filed under: highschool
Click the 'read more' link to see the schedule.

MSBOA District 5 Solo & Ensemble
Saginaw Heritage High School
February 19, 2011

GOOGLE MAP

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School closed 2/4/11

Posted by Mr. H on Feb 03, 2011 - 11:12 PM  •  Filed under: important
Bay City Public Schools is closed due to inclement weather for Friday, February 4, 2011 - this includes closing of our Alternative Education programs.

Let's assume that the Basketball game is still on and plan to be there tonight. (be there at 7:00! the game is on!)

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School closed 2/3/11

Posted by Mr. H on Feb 02, 2011 - 11:31 AM  •  Filed under: important
Bay City Public Schools is closed due to inclement weather for Thursday, February 3, 2011 - this includes closing of our Alternative Education programs.

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Soup and Chili Supper 2/11 @5:30

Posted by Mr. H on Feb 02, 2011 - 08:59 AM  •  Filed under: bpc
soupThe Band Parents Council will be hosting a Soup and Chili Supper fundraiser in the Western Commons on February 11, 2011 beginning at 5:30 PM. Please come and have some soup or Chili before you  go to the basketball game!

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School closed 2/2/11

Posted by Mr. H on Feb 01, 2011 - 02:12 PM  •  Filed under: important
Bay City Public Schools is closed due to inclement weather for Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - this includes closing of our Alternative Education programs.

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Support Westernbands with Meijer Community Rewards

Posted by Mr. H on Oct 26, 2010 - 03:25 AM  •  Filed under: important


How would you like to participate in a fundraiser that costs you nothing and takes little or none of your time?

Shop at Meijer?
Have a Meijer Credit Card?
Do you Spend $400 in gas and groceries per month? (most people spend more)
With a Meijer credit card, that equals $4donated back to the band program.
  • If 100 families do this, that is $400 per month for the band program.
  • The band program represents over 200 families
  • In 12 months, that is nearly $5000 for the band program!
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Football Playoffs - UPDATED

Posted by Mr. H on Oct 24, 2010 - 02:23 PM  •  Filed under: news
Bay City Western will be playing Midland Dow in the football playoffs.  (http://www.mhsaa.com/Sports/Football/FootballPairings.aspx)

The game will take place Friday night (10/29) at 7:00 PM at Midland Stadium

The band will be performing as a pep band only. All students are expected to attend.

The band will be departing WHS at 6:15 pm and returning approximately 10:15 pm. Students must wear their raincoat and beanie, but are not required to wear the rest of their uniform (dress appropriately!).

Students that have conflicts should submit a pre-arranged absence form.

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Bandorama 2010

Posted by Mr. H on Oct 21, 2010 - 03:19 AM  •  Filed under: important
Bandorama 2010
October 26, 2010
6:30 PM
Western Gymnasium
$2 per person (all ages) at the door

All Western Bands perform on the concert: HS Jazz band, 6th grade band, 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band, HS Concert Band, HS Symphonic Band, HS Marching band

Doors are not open before 6:00 pm.

6th grade parents/families should plan to sit UPSTAIRS in the 'upper' gym.
7th and 8th grade parents should plan to sit in the 'main' gym bleachers.
ALL Middle School students are expected to sit with their parents when they are not performing.

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This Week

Posted by Mr. H on Oct 11, 2010 - 12:50 AM  •  Filed under: highschool
Busy week!
Monday night: Drumline 7-9.
Tuesday night: Full Band 7-9.
Wednesday night: Showcase - departing 5p in uniform. Returning about 10pm.
Friday night: 8th grade show - rehearsal @5:45p.
PLAN AHEAD!

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REMINDER!

Posted by Madie2011 on Sep 22, 2010 - 02:42 PM  •  Filed under: highschool
SENIORS! YOU NEED TO BRING EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR THE GAME TO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY! {All components of your uniform, hats and hat boxes, jeans, shoes, and your garment bag.} WE WILL BE LOADING THE TRAILER ASAP! Also bring warm clothes, band related please, if you wish for after half time. THANKS!

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Band Parents Council Meeting

Posted by Mr. H on Sep 17, 2010 - 02:55 AM  •  Filed under: bpc
The first meeting of the band Parents Council for the 2010-2011 school year will take place on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 following High School Curriculum Night. We should begin approximately 7:00 pm in the High School band room. Meetings typically last about one hour. All band parents are invited (Middle School parents too!). See you there!

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