Westerville South High School Bands

Westerville, Ohio
Marching Band 2014


Band Camp Week Itinerary
July 23rd, 2015

Hard to believe that the band is already finishing up the first of two camp weeks (aka pre-camp). I've been in at the end of practice almost every day, and the music is sounding really good. It's amazing the work they are getting done. That hard work will pay off in the season.

We are still in need of help with serving meals next week. This is a very short commitment of a couple hours on any day you have available at either lunch (11 AM) or dinner (4:30 PM). Please consider volunteering for as many slots as you are able. Signup for Servers

For next week, band camp, I want to provide you a full rundown of all of the week's activities so that you can keep track. Flyers for picture day, pool party and bonfire will be at registration and copies will be emailed out next week. I will also send out reminder emails for certain activities (picture day, parent preview, etc.) during the week.

Sunday 7/26

1:30 - 2 PM 8th Graders and Freshmen
1:30 - 3 PM Registration divided up by class. All necessary forms are on the website. Please bring all forms and band fees. Please do not drop off your student without coming in to register:
2 - 2:20 PM Sophomores
2:20 - 2:40 PM Juniors
2:40 - 3:00 Seniors

5 PM Dinner -- Tortilla Truck -- Parents are welcome to come to dinner -- $8 per person (students, staff, and chaperones are covered)
6ish PM -- Parent Mixer -- A chance to get to know new and returning parents. Come with any questions you may have about marching band, band camp, etc. We'll have a short intro / Q&A followed by refreshments and a chance to chat informally. Please come even if you can't make dinner.
9 PM -- Students released

Monday 7/27

9 AM Students report
11 AM Lunch Servers report
4:30 PM Dinner Servers report
9 PM Students released

Tuesday 7/28

9 AM Students report
11 AM Lunch Servers report
4:30 PM Dinner Servers report
9 PM Students released

Wednesday 7/29
9 AM Students report
11 AM Lunch Servers report
4:30 PM Dinner Servers report
8 PM Students released to pool party (Jaycee Pool, across the street from school) -- students should bring proper swimming attire and towels. Chaperones and Life Guards will be present
10 PM Students must be picked up no later than 10 PM

Thursday 7/30
9 AM Students report
11 AM Lunch Servers report
4:30 PM Dinner Servers report
8:30 PM Students released to bonfire. Maps to the bonfire (same location as years past) will be sent out prior to Thursday. Please carpool if possible. We prefer to not have students driving unless absolutely necessary. Please remind students of the law regarding number of passengers if under 18. At bonfire, parents, other than chaperones, are asked to remain in parking area (a great time to talk with other parents). Send bug spray.
10 PM Students done at bonfire 10 PM, picked up there

Friday 7/31
9 AM Students report
10 AM Pictures (Group, Section, Individual) -- Students need to bring black shoes and black socks for pictures in uniform. Students also need to bring summer uniform with white socks and shoes (please do not arrive wearing your summer uniform, it is not needed until the evening performance)
5 PM Dinner -- Tortilla Truck -- Parents are welcome to come to dinner -- $8 per person (students, staff, and chaperones are covered)
7 PM Senior Drill Down / Parent Show Preview -- come out and see what your students have worked so hard on through camp. Students will be released immediately after performance.

Saturday 8/1 FUNd Drive mandatory for all students if in town
Our largest student led fundraiser of the year. The goal is to raise $4,200 for marching band
9:15 AM Students, Drivers and Counters arrive at band room
10 AM Door to door requesting donations
Noon Students are released as soon as they return from their route Signup for drivers and counters

Amazon Smile!
May 13th, 2015

If you make online purchases through Amazon, please consider signing up to support WSIMB through Amazon Smile. Use this link to signup.

Marching Band Informational Documents
March 17th, 2015

Listed below are all of the documents that we are handing out at recruiting events and which have been forwarded to the middle school band directors.
Parent Letter for Current 8th Graders
Parent Letter for Current 7th Graders
Informational Meeting April 8th
Drumline Clinic
Color Guard Flyer
Recruiting Postcard

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

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

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 Signups
EMail Groups
Practices / Events
  • Pre-camp July 20th - 24th 9 AM to 5 PM Band Room
  • Band Camp July 26th - 2 PM to 9 PM Band Room
  • Band Camp July 27th - 31st 9 AM to 9 PM Band Room
Fund Raisers
Restaurant Fund Raisers
  • City BBQ Schrock and State St. August 10th All Day (25% of sale)
  • Donato's State St. (near High School) August 19th All Day (20% of sale)
Booster Activities
  • Marching Band Registration Forms and Fees -- July 26th 2 PM -- Commons
  • Blood Drive -- August 7th 2 PM to 7 PM Band Room
  • Booster Meeting -- August 13th 7 PM Band Room
  • Booster Meeting -- September 10th 7 PM Band Room
  • See calendar for all dates and event details