Special Note: When making any payments to Boosters (fundraisers, trips, camp, retreats, uniforms - anything!), checks should be made payable to 'WLNMB' or 'Walled Lake Northern Music Boosters' or even 'WLN Music Boosters' (unless stated otherwise). If you're not sure, ask your director! We received some checks recently that were made out to 'things' other than those three options (i.e. WLCSD, WLN, WLN Boostes, WLN Choir Boosters, WLN Marching Band, etc.) and we're not sure the bank will accept them. Incorrect checks can create a lot of extra work for me plus we can be assessed bank fees on checks that are returned. So, any assistance anyone and everyone can give to make sure checks are properly filled out would be greatly appreciated.
The year is rapidly winding down. We have one more Booster meeting for the year, on June 12, and then we'll adjourn until mid-August. We look forward to welcoming the incoming freshman class of music students. We will have a table at registration, where you'll be able to get information about sponsorships, purchase Happy Cheeks ($25 - we do have them in stock if anyone needs a stadium cushion!) , or car decals.
Our needs for next year include:
Concessions Chair to run our 3 concession stands in the winter
Scrip Coordinator to run our Scrip program
Incentives Chair to input data on for the student incentive accounts
Marching Band photographers
If you're interested in taking on one of these roles, please let Beth Stockdale know: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. We only run 3 concession stands per year! Please, reach out to Joe & Katy Settecerri if you're interested in learning the ropes with the goal of taking the reins from them, email@example.com.
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
The Young Americans camp is coming to WLN this summer! This event is a fundraiser for the performing arts programs at WLN (NOT Boosters). If you have a student (grade 3-12) who likes to sing, act or dance, this is a great camp for them! For more information, see the flyer.
Marching Band Spirit Wear
Don't forget! Our marching band spirit wear website is up & running!
First Disney trip payments are DUE Monday, June 3, along with the trip registration form. Based on payments and forms turned in, the decision on whether or not the trip is a go will be made in the day or so following. If for some reason you can't get your form/payment to Mary Hulliberger by Monday but do intend to go, please send her an email to let her know. If you did not receive a copy of the trip itinerary
, payment information
, trip registration form, trip insurance letter
or student protection coverage page
, please click on the highlighted links!
First payments are due NO LATER than June 3.
(This trip will only go if instrumentation and numbers work - that decision will be made June 4 based on paperwork/payments received.) Checks should be made payable to WLNMB and marked Disney trip in the Memo line. They can be dropped off with the trip registration form in 2 places at the school: in the front office, in an envelope marked "Mary Hulliberger - Disney trip" or in the band box, which is a locked box just outside Mrs. H's office door in the band room. Alternatively, you can mail it to the school, addressed:
WLN Music Boosters
Attn: Disney Trip / Mrs. Hulliburger
6000 Bogie Lake Rd
Commerce Twp, MI 48382
Our first scheduled trip fundraiser is happening July 14 at Sidecar Slider Bar! Find the flyer HERE.
There seemed to have been some confusion with the wait staff with regard to showing flyers on phones, so we'll ask you to please print one off & take it to the restaurant on July 14!
For anyone interested in spirit wear, here is the website: http://wlnmb.cujographyx.com
Orders submitted by June 30 can be included in team delivery during home camp (no delivery charge).
Your first marching band payment of $180 is due ASAP. Your second marching band payment is due June 1. Checks should be made payable to WLNMB with Marching Band noted on the Memo line, and in an envelope marked "Mary Hulliberger - Marching Band
", can be dropped in the front office or in the band box (locked box in the band room just outside Mrs. H's office door!) or mailed to:
WLN Music Boosters
Attn: Marching Band / Mrs. Hulliberger
6000 Bogie Lake Rd
Commerce Twp, MI 48382
If you haven't turned in your forms yet, don't forget to do so ASAP!
A quick reminder that while the physical forms are not due til July 15th, we would love them earlier if possible. If you still need a sports physical and don't want to go through your doctor, there are several options including:
1) Commerce Urgent Care Walk-in Clinic - Commerce ( right across from Kroger)... COST$20.00
2900 Union Lake Rd #110, Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48382. phone # (248) 242-6049.
OPEN 7 days a week...Monday - Friday 8:30am to 8pm. Sat & Sun 8:30am-4pm
2) The Football boosters will be hosting sports physicals at WLN on Tuesday June 4th ....COST $25.00. See the FLYER for more information! There is a flyer on the Boosters' Facebook page about sports physicals at the other 2 WLCSD high schools if you can't make the June 4th date.
We strongly suggest that you make a copy for us and then and keep the original for any other sports your student(s) wishes to join.
We are looking for volunteer photographers(amateur or professional) to come out and take pictures of our kids during home camp ( Monday July 22 to Friday July 26) , Away camp ( Monday July 29th to Saturday August 3rd) and during the band season.
Any bit helps...if you can come out for an hour, few hours, couple of days or the whole time.
We are greatly appreciative for all your help. It takes a village and thank you.
If you are interested...please email Mo Seifert, Band rep. at Mokickituproms@yahoo.com
. Please let her know what dates and times your are available. Alumni parents are always welcomed with notice! Thank you again for volunteering.
*** Please make sure you indicate the current school year your student(s) is in ( Example: incoming Freshman will indicate 8th grade, NOT 9th grade. thank you)
*** Please double check that you signed all forms before submitting or turning them in (paper form).
Great job at the Walled Lake Memorial Day Parade!
A Note from our Choir Director:
I would like to share some incredibly exciting news. The Walled Lake Northern Chamber Singers have been invited to perform at the Michigan Music Conference on January 18th, 2020!!! This is a conference that occurs every year in Grand Rapids, and multiple teachers in the Walled Lake district attend. It draws in hundreds of educators from across the state, and will feature learning sessions, as well as "Choral Hour".
The audition process is done through a blind listening panel; a group of people listen to three contrasting recordings from a school (not knowing who they are or where they're from) and make their selections from that point after a long and thorough deliberation. There are 8 ensembles from the entire state who are invited- 6 of which are high school groups- and the WLN Chamber Singers are one of them!
The Chamber Singers performed at the American Choral Director's Association state conference in October 2018, and have demonstrated that they have the musicianship, talents and work ethic to be showcased again at MMC. They will be performing in the Imperial Ballroom of the Amway Grand, for a very large crowd of educators from the entire state. I am immensely proud of this opportunity, as I have observed Choral Hour performances in the past, and know the caliber that is expected of performing groups.
Please join me in celebrating the accomplishments of the students of the Northern Choir Program. There has been a continual high expectation for them, and they continue to work extremely hard for achievements like this.
Have a wonderful day,
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com to make arrangements for pick up with Missy Kirshner.
One additional note: the lower grade limit in our Charms account has been adjusted to 7th grade, so if you have a middle school student who will be continuing in music in high school, you can get them registered in Charms now AND begin accruing funds for their use via Scrip.
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!