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Attention Incoming Freshmen
We need your contact information! Please fill out the form provided. When we get your info we will enter it into our database and also give your cell phone number to your Section Rep in the marching band. They will be in touch this summer and then throughout the season when we need to get in touch. We use Remind101 and an internal "texting tree" to get a hold of you for various items. You, then, will have your Section Rep's number to ask questions and get in touch with the staff when the need arises. Dance Team: If Angie already has your contact info you are all set.
Note: Cymbals and Single Tenor Drums will be on a rotation basis for halftime shows.
Marching Band 2015 Schedules
Marching Band Start-up Meetings
On Monday, July 27, all band members and parents will report to the Whitmer Auditorium at the time
indicated below to take care of many important organizational items. There will be several
"stations" set-up. Students and parents will visit each of the stations and take care of items
including fitting gloves, shoes, shirts, and hat as well as completing a medical card. Parents can
pay for accessories during this meeting if they so choose. Returning band members will re-fit their
uniform, and new band members will be fitted. Parents will be on-hand to take uniforms for
In additions, Retting Music will be present. Students / parents can purchase reeds, valve oil,
flip-folders, and other accessories as needed. Finally, representatives from the WLS Band &
Orchestra Boosters will be present to answer questions, explain opportunities for service
(concession stands, committee involvement, etc.), and provide information regarding time and
location of meetings.
Students and Parents should report at the following times:
- Senior - 4:00 PM
- Juniors - 5:00 PM
- Sophomores - 6:00 PM
- Freshmen - 7:00 PM
Chaperons for Football Season
Being a marching band chaperon is very hard work, but very rewarding. We use chaperons at all home
and away games. The "job description" includes hauling equipment to and from the stadium, loading
and unloading the truck, looking after students who are not feeling well, escorting students to and
from restrooms, sewing uniforms that have fallen apart, and more. If this sounds like fun to you,
please consider serving in this area.
We have a few veteran chaperons (who know "the drill") that will join us for most games, and we
rotate all others who are interested.
The Washington Local School District requires that all chaperons be fingerprinted and have a
background check completed. If you are interested in chaperoning the upcoming season, please e-mail
John Rybarczyk. He will send you information regarding the
procedure. If you served as a chaperon last season, please send Dana an email to verify that you
would like to chaperon again.
Each fall we fit the band members for their uniforms and each year parents volunteer their time to
help repair and alter the uniforms. Some of our recent volunteers have "graduated." If any current
band parents would be willing to help in this area, please send Ray Novak an email. We need approximately 5 volunteers so
that no one person is overloaded. Thank you!
Whitmer Band: "Pregame" at the 2012 State Championship Game.
One of our proudest moments!
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