We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable spring break! There will be no newsletter over break, so make sure you read all the way to the bottom!
DATE CHANGE: Our next meeting is WEDS. April 17, 7pm in the choir room. Due to the College Night that's happening on April 16 and the date change for the jazz concert, we're rescheduling the April meeting back to its original date!
For those new to the program, the Walled Lake Northern Music program doesn't run well without the help of parents. We have an active Booster community that works hard to support band, choir and orchestra. For those who were active elementary parents and find themselves missing that environment, we would welcome your help with all things Booster! Our Booster board will be changing in the coming year - we're looking for someone to take on the role of President. Our Treasurer will be graduating next year as well; we'll need someone to fill that role. Our choir and orchestra rep roles need filling as well. (These are people who assist the directors as needed and represent the program interests at Booster meetings.) We've also recently received word that our Scrip coordinator needs to pass her job along, too. So many important roles to fill... It's a great way to get involved, be 'in the know', and get to know people.
A common thing I'm hearing in online communities is how hard it is for us parents to make friends once our kids are older. I'm here to tell you Boosters was the answer for me! I've made some very good friends over the years. We've spent hours together, pouring water for marching band kids during camps and games; we've spent hours outfitting kids with uniforms (both concert & marching band!) and collecting them at the end of the year; we've fed the kids at camps and during the Collage concerts; we've prepped for marching band camp & gone to camp together. My last child will be graduating next year, and I know I've made lifelong friends on this road. It's a journey made much better by sharing it with others.
We're still looking for someone(s) to take over the Concessions chair role. If there is anyone interested in taking on this job, sooner is better than later so you can shadow our outgoing chairs, Joe & Katy Settecerri. You can let them know if you're interested by sending them an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, the role of Booster president will be opening up at the end of next year at the very latest (sooner is better, though!) If you're looking for an opportunity to learn the ropes, let Beth Stockdale know, email@example.com.
2018-19 Booster Meeting Dates
IMPORTANT: We've learned that our current concessions chairs will be unable to continue in this role. We need someone to step in and take over the mantle from them. It's a big job, but it's very manageable. Please, reach out to Joe & Katy Settecerri if you're interested in learning the ropes with the goal of taking the reins from them, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WLNMB Sheet Sale Is Back!
Our sheet sale is running through April 12, with order pickups happening on April 25, 6-8pm in the Commons. There is a new website: www.topshelfsheets.com. The sheets are $40/set, any size. If you'd like them delivered to your house, delivery is $10/order, regardless of the number of sets ordered. Shipping is free if you have them shipped to the pickup event. (If you get orders from coworkers, please let them know about the pickup date and time if you won't be picking them up!) You can find the website and more on the flyer.
Shuman Performing Arts Grant!
DEADLINE APPROACHING!!! Each year, WLCSD offers students an opportunity to apply for a performing arts grant. The student must apply using their Google Student account, and they may only apply for a grant for one performing arts event. We encourage any student who could use the assistance to apply for this grant. You may find more information HERE. The deadline to apply is April 9!
WLP Friends and Family Show
We are pleased to share the flyer for the upcoming Walled Lake Percussion and Winter Guard Friends and Family Show happening TONIGHT!
Hello music booster families! Thank you so much for all your support with our Music Booster Cookbook fundraiser! It was wildly successful. It seems we have more cook books left over than we should. Can you please contact Amy Walker and let her know if you have not received the books you ordered? I want to make sure everyone received what they purchased. We still have cookbooks for sale if anyone is interested they are $22
each! Please contact Amy Walker and let her know if you want one! Crazymomamy5@gmail.com
Battery Sectionals for drumline have begun! The first one was held on Tues., Mar. 19. If you missed it, it's not too late! The remaining sectionals schedule is:
Tuesday, April 9, 430-6pm
Tuesday, April 16, 430-6pm
Tuesday, April 23, 430-6pm
Tuesday, April 30, 430-6pm
AUDITIONS: Weds., May 1, 6-9pm (sign up for 10 minute slot)
Sectional information will be updated once auditions are held.
Special Note: if you've not yet done so, please sign up for the Remind for drumline if you're interested in trying out. This is how they are sending information out right now! Info is on the flyer...
We finally have the official dates for our upcoming Disney trip! The WLN Marching Knights will be traveling to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fl, from February 15-19, 2020. Please stay tuned for more information on a meeting sometime in April, deposits due, and a payment schedule for the trip. As always, please remember that SCRIP is the best way to earn money to put towards your student's band trips!
We are in need of someone new to take on the Scrip coordinator role. Due to continued work conflicts, Missy is needing to retire from it. Please reach out to Missy if you think you'd like to learn this important job. She'll train you!
There will be no Scrip pickups 3/28. Please contact Missy to make alternate arrangements! What is Scrip? FAQ! Our Scrip program is an ongoing fundraiser. It runs all year, with order pickups on Thursday evenings in the Commons at WLN, 5:30p-6:30 Scrip is the ONLY way to accumulate fundraising funds specifically for your student! It's a great way to pay for camp,trips, lessons, or instrument repairs. Start accumulating your Scrip dollars now for those future big purchases! Please check out the Scrip page on our website for important enrollment information! We also have a new email address for Scrip questions/comments: email@example.com Note: we can only accept cash or checks at the Scrip table.
Scrip orders placed online by Sunday nights will be available for pick up on Thursday evenings. If orders are placed and you want to arrange for pickup, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements for pick up with Missy Kirshner.
Please remember that we now have an Amazon Smile account! If you go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/30-0131113
, you can support WLNMB with your Amazon purchases! It's an easy way to help our programs!