Band Parent Meeting

Last night, we had our band parent meeting.  If you were unable to attend or would like to view the materials, they are below:

The Parent’s Role in their Musician’s Homework

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All-Region Sectionals

Sectionals begin next week for all students in Symphonic Band, Concert 2 and Concert 1.  Sectionals are required.  Sectionals will occur every week unless notified.

Symphonic Band students will attend the “All Region” sectional for their instrument.

Concert 2 students will choose to either attend an “All Region” sectional or a “Non-Varsity” sectional.

Concert 1 students will attend a “Non-Varsity” sectional.

Below is the sectional schedule:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM Non-Varsity Woodwind / Percussion  (7:30-8:15) All Region Percussion (7:15-8:15)
PM Non-Varsity Brass (3:45-4:30) All Region Oboe / Clarinet (3:45-4:45) All Region Saxes (All) / Low Brass (3:45-4:45) All Region Flutes / Trumpets (3:45-4:45) All Region Horns (3:45-4:45)
All Region Low Reeds (3:45-4:45)
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Band Registration

EDIT:  If you were unable to make it to Band Registration on August 14th, you will be able to register at the Band Parent Meeting on September 4th from 6-6:30pm.

Make plans to be at Band Registration on Thursday, August 14th from 4-6pm in the Wester Band Hall.  This is your opportunity to pay for band fees and supplies – so make sure you bring your checkbook.  Registration is come and go – you do not need to be here for the entire event.

Contact Mr. Smith or Mrs. Black with any questions.

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How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain

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Wester Band Accomplishments

It has been a terrific year!  As we begin the final push to the end of the year, it is important to recognize our Wester Band Students for their great accomplishments   Congratulations to all of our Bands for their success in their individual festivals and band contests over the last 2 months.

Beginning band

  • Straight 1′s at Sandy Lake Funfest

Concert 1 band

  • Straight 1′s at Sandy Lake Funfest
  • Best in Class Award

Concert 2 Band

  • Straight 1′s at UIL – Sweepstakes Award
  • Straight 1′s at the Peak Festival at Wakeland High School
  • Best in Class Award at the Peak Festival at Wakeland High School

Symphonic Band

  • Straight 1′s at UIL – Sweepstakes Award
  • Straight 1′s at the Peak Festival at The Eisemann Center
  • Best In Class Trophy at the Peak Festival at the Eisemann Center
  • Best Middle School Band of the Day Trophy at the Peak Festival at The Eisemann Center

This is the most successful Festival Season that Wester has ever had.  On top of that we had a record 31 students make the All Region Band back in the fall.  We expect great things to come out of the Solo Contest that is on May 10th (7th and 8th grade bands).

Congrats to all the Wester Band members!!

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