We had the second to last Booster meeting for the year this past Wednesday. We discussed Booster issues and a little bit of fundraising (we had 1 parent who brought ideas...) Our final meeting for the year will be on Weds., June 12.
Boosters would like to thank the band parents who've agreed to deal with pinning carnations on 60 band and orchestra seniors. This is a quick, easy job, but one that's important. We like to recognize our graduating seniors and wish them a fond farewell.
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 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.) 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. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Our marching band spirit wear website is up & running!
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).
**Beginning next week, we'll be using Charms for much of our marching band communications! If you haven't done so yet, please make sure your student has a Charms account with both parent and student email addresses listed. See below for instructions on setting up that pesky Charms account!**
Hello Walled Lake Northern Marching Knights!!
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 again Sports physicals at WLN on Tuesday June 4th ....COST $25.00. See the FLYER for more information!
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 in need of volunteers for the upcoming year!!
Please mark your calendars if you are interested in helping out with either home camp and / or away camp.
You can sign up when the sign up geniuses come out this Summer!
Home camp is from Monday July 22nd to Friday July 26th.
Away Camp is from Monday July 29th to Saturday August 3rd til noon.
We will need parents to volunteer as chaperones at away camp all week (1 or more nights is great, whatever you can do!) We will also need nurses or people with some medical knowledge for both home and away camps. If you are interested in helping with medical help at away camp, it would be great if you could stay overnight. but it is not necessary. We also need people that can help at each meal and bedtime to distribute medication. We will also need a team of photographers to take pictures all season long, beginning with home camp at the latest. If you're interested in leading the team of photographers OR just being a part of the team, please let Mo know!
Thank you in advance for getting your forms in as soon as you can, and also for considering volunteering for all our Marching Band Camps! We appreciate all the help that you can give us.
It definitely takes a lot of people to run these camps!
*** 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).
Our trip meeting was well attended. Thank you all for coming! 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! They've invited us back (we'll make sure they are better prepared for us!) for another round of Dining for Dollars. So mark your calendars!
Our Spring Band Concert is Thursday, May 23, at 7pm in the auditorium.
Fabulous job at the Pops Concert!
The Spring Orchestra Concert is happening Weds, May 22, at 7pm in the auditorium.
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.
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!