Westerville South High School Bands

Westerville, Ohio


Photo Release Form for End of Season Slideshow and DVD
July 31st, 2014

Band Parents,

The Photography Team for the 2014-2015 marching band season has decided to put together a DVD at the end of the season that would include the end of season slide show along with extras and bonus materials. The DVD will be made available for purchase for a very nominal price (to cover cost to produce DVDs) to band families only for personal use. Due to the intention to distribute the slideshow with bonus materials of the band to band families, the Photography Team felt it appropriate to ask for a release (found here) for the use of pictures of your student(s) in the DVD and end of season slide show. This Release MUST be signed and returned. If the Photography Team does not receive a release for your student with consent given or denied to use photos of your student(s), it will be assumed that you do not give permission and your student will not be included in the end of season slideshow or DVD. We are asking that all forms are signed and returned by no later than August 14th at the end of band practice.

Hiliary Fleisher-Cooper
Photography Team

The photo release form can be found here and on the forms page

Bonfire and Senior Reflection Night
July 31st, 2014

Tonight (7/31) is our annual Bonfire and Senior Reflection Night.

The address is Hidden Creek Farms, 581 South Galena Rd., Sunbury, OH 43047

Students will be released from practice between 8:30 and 8:45 PM in order to drive to the location. The bonfire will be from 9:00 PM until approximately 10:45 PM. Students need to be picked up no later than 10:59 PM.

Please try to carpool students to the location.

This event is for the students to share their band experiences with one another. Therefore, we respectfully request that parents not attend the event unless you are chaperoning. If you would like to wait for your student(s) at the farm instead of driving back home, the parking lot is available for you to wait. Often parents gather and talk in the parking lot, so if you stay, please join us for conversation. Please remember to send bug spray with your student(s) or if you are hanging out in the parking lot.

Parent Preview Show and Photo Orders
July 31st, 2014

Your student should have brought home a photo order sheet...please ask them for it. It needs to be back on Friday (August 1st) for pictures. For pictures on Friday, your student should bring their black band shoes (if they have them) and black socks for pictures. They should also bring their summer uniform, white tennis shoes, and white socks, which they'll change into prior to the evening show preview.

Friday evening, at 7 PM, is the end of camp parent preview show. The band will perform the portion of the show that they've worked on for the last two weeks in pre-camp and camp. Parents are encouraged to attend. Bring chairs, as it will be at the practice field. If your student is new to marching band, you will be amazed at how much they have accomplished in two weeks.

Fund Drive -- Drivers Needed
July 31st, 2014

Our annual fund drive is Saturday, August 9th. This is one of our larger fundraisers. Last year we raised over $4,500 to fund the band. It takes about 4 hours. All students, barring prior commitments, are required to participate. Students go out in groups of 4 with a parent driver. Each group is assigned a neighborhood in the Westerville South district to go door to door. Drivers drive their student group to their assigned neighborhood, and then follow the students, collecting money from the students, and providing any assistance needed. Students should wear summer uniforms.

Sign up to volunteer at Signup Genius

Contact Vern Ellis, [email protected] if you have any questions.

Uniform Pillows
July 31st, 2014

Now that our new uniform jackets have arrived we are ready to start turning the old uniform jackets into pillows to raise money for new bibs. The form to order pillows can be found here and on the forms page

Band Camp Menu
July 5th, 2014

Band moms Lynn Rideout and Laurie Tufts have been working hard to come up with a great menu for this years band camp. Here is the final menu for the week.

New Marching Band Q&A
May 27th, 2014

Please see our new Q and A page for all of your questions regarding marching band.

Kroger Community Rewards Re-enrollment
March 31st, 2014

it is time to re-enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. PLEASE see the linked information sheet and thanks for your continued support! Here is the flyer with all of the information.

New Sponsor - Underwood Orthodontics!
February 24, 2014

Welcome to our newest sponsor, Underwood Orthodontics! Please see all our sponsors on our Sponsor Page. If you or your company would like to sponsor the band, please see our Sponsor the Band Page

New Photo Sharing Site
September 1st, 2013

The photo sharing site is now up on Shutterfly. It can be accessed here, or from the link on the menu at the top of the page. You will be receiving an email sometime in the next couple of days inviting you to join. If you do not receive and email, or don't want to wait, you can follow the link and ask to be added. For any family members who would like to join, please indicate the name of the student so that I can confirm that they should be added.

Kroger and Meijer Reward Programs
August 6th, 2013

If you shop at either Kroger or Meijer, please sign up for their rewards program. This a great way to help fund the band, and it doesn't cost anything over and above your normal grocery costs. You can sign up for Kroger Rewards here. Also remember that you need to re-enroll annually. For Meijer Rewards, our code is 782721. You can sign up here

Volunteer Needs
Practices / Events
  • Band Camp -- July 27th from 2 PM to 9 PM -- Dinner Provided
    July 28th to August 1st from 9 AM to 9 PM -- Lunch and Dinner Provided
  • Parent Preview Show -- August 1st at 7 PM --
    On the Band Practice Field. Bring chairs.
  • See calendar for all dates and event details
Fund Raisers
  • Fund Drive -- August 9th from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Sign up to volunteer at Signup Genius

Booster Activities
  • Monthly Meeting -- August 14th 7PM Band Room
  • Monthly Meeting -- September 11th 7PM Band Room
  • See Calendar for Complete List