WMPA Update 8-23-16

Hi Everyone!

Well its here – the season officially starts at the end of this week! And with the start of the season comes the start of weekly emails from me!

So here we go – Activities for this week:

1. Thursday, August 25 – Preview Night – this is where we get to see the start of “Waves”. Its always fun to see how the show progresses from this night to Championship night. Preview night is held in the stadium so meet us there. We will start the evening with a parent meeting at 7:30 to go over some things for the season as well as let you know where we may still have volunteer needs and give some details on what is being planned for this year’s spring trip. The MZB will then give us a preview beginning at 8:00. If you have any snack stand donations, feel free to bring them with you to the stadium so we can put them right in the stand.

2. Friday, August 26 – Home football game. The MZB performs pregame at home games starting at about 6:45.

Chaperones are Cathy Haller, Sandy Ball, Tammie Tacker, Cheryl Schuster, and Judi Sommer. Report time to the band room is 5:45 pm.

Gator driver – John Ball. Report time at the garage is 6:00 pm

Other items:

1. Fundraisers – questions – please contact Tara Issermoyer

a. Buffalo Wild Wings – there is still time to help support the MZB. This fundraiser expires on 8/31 so tell your family and friends there is still time left. More information is available on our Facebook page (Whitehall Music Information Page)or website Whitehallmusic.com

b. Krispy Kreme donuts – orders are due 9/1. This is a great way to earn money for your student account

c. Spirit magnets – are on sale. Some should be available on Preview Night for $5 each. Another way to earn money for your student account

d. Candy bars – are also still available for sale

2. Volunteer/Donation opportunities:

a. Snack Stand sign up

b. Donations for the snack stand sign up

3. Save the Date – our end of the year banquet will be Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the American Club in Coplay

Well I think that is enough for this week. Thank you for your support and see you Thursday!

Lisa Fenstermaker
WMPA President

MZB Update 8-19-16

Congratulations on completing all of Shock Wave this week and finishing our 2 weeks of 2-a-day sessions! As we’ve discussed, the plan now is to retain what has already been learned and begin working on Ocean Wave next week in preparation for our first performances of the season. Be sure to have it MEMORIZED COMPLETELY!

Next week’s schedule is a bit different, so here is the day-by-day breakdown:

Monday – GROUP PICTURE DAY! Report time is 5:00 PM to the band room. Please come dressed in your under-uniform wear (plain black t-shirt, long black socks, gym shorts, marching shoes) so you can change into uniform right away. Colorguard — please be prepared to wear your MZB polo, black pants, and black shoes/socks in the event that you uniforms are not here in time for pictures. Practice will take place immediately following pictures from 6-9 PM.

Tuesday – 6-9 PM rehearsal

Wednesday – 6-9 PM rehearsal

Thursday – 6-8:30 PM rehearsal ; Preview Night presentation for friends and family from 8:00-8:30 in the Stadium. ALL members should wear their MZB Member Polos, Black Pants, and Marching Shoes.

Friday — HOME Football game vs. Pocono Mountain East. Report time is 4:00 PM. We will practice some stand songs before we head up to the stadium for the game. We will be performing PREGAME around 6:45 PM. Chaperones are needed by 5:45 PM at the band room. Gator driver at the garage by 6:00 PM.

Please also make sure to memorize WHS Fight Song, Cheering for Whitehall, Alma Mater, and Star Spangled Banner!

Thanks, have a great weekend, and see you MONDAY!
Mr. Tanzos

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WMPA Update 8-19-16

Well the season is getting closer and closer. Next week starts the performances for public viewing!

Just a few quick reminders before the weekend:

1. Preview night, Thursday, August 25 – this is the night, we as parents, friends and family get to preview the show. Watch for an update early next week that will include a time to arrive at the stadium (weather permitting) for the sneak preview. We will have a general parent meeting immediately before the performance to go over some season items as well as some future “save the dates”.

2. For those interested in donating items to the football snack stand to offset cost (and may be going shopping this weekend ☺) , here is a link to a sign up genius for items we need.

3. Remember the fundraisers we have going on:
a. Buffalo Wild Wings – ends on 8/31 so hurry in.
b. Spirit magnets
c. Krispy Kreme donuts
d. Candy bars – we still have a few boxes of candy bars available

Any questions on fundraisers, please contact Tara Issermoyer.

Thank you!
Lisa Fenstermaker