Recent Announcements

  • Update February 19-24

    Save the Date!!

     

    The banquet will be March 18 at Olympia Hall.  The cost $30 for all guests including siblings. Band and Image members are free. 

    Even if you don't attend, you must still submit your form by March 1. Get your form from Mr. Hopkins or download it here

    [Note: These have been slightly edited from the email blast for the purposes of being posted on the web. No significant information has been omitted.]

    Call for Officers
    The meeting was opened with a call for officers. Nominations are being accepted and will be formalized in April. Voting will take place in May. We must have new officers for financial secretary and secretary in place by the May meeting as the parents in these roles will not have students in band after June. According to our bylaws, if you do not have a child in Band and Images, you cannot not hold a position.

    Financials

    Financials given. Concession stand profits and costs were discussed.  Next year we will be eligible for a booster rate for our soft drink costs. This will help our profit margin considerably. Should anyone want more information regarding financials, please email whhsbpo@gmail.com.

    Also discussed was our shared responsibilities with football. We are hoping to meet soon with football representatives to work out the details.  A suggestion was made to reach out to Lou Contouris. A suggestion was made to have a true manager to run the stand. Football is in the process of getting better organized and things are hopefully going to improve next season. 


    Fundraising
     

    General Fundraising Update

    What fundraisers do you not want to do anymore? Please let us know.

    Ongoing Fundraisers

    · Heinz field: Please sign up and get trained for next year.

    · Sarris: All Sarris sales are complete. Overall participation was low.

    · Pittsburgh Popcorn: Our Pittsburgh Popcorn sale is coming up. Orders will be delivered after the trip. It is a good fundraiser for continuing members.

    · Bingo: There were several questions about bingo. There is a strong interest and we are looking into it.

    New Fundraising Ideas

    · Monte Carlo Night: This suggestion was made, but in order to make it work we need someone to coordinate it who knows how they run and ultimately, a location donation.

    · That’s a Wrap: Peperoni Rolls. We would need to sell 400 items for this to be successful. The items sell for $2 each and $1 goes to the student account. The rolls are 6 inches in length. The suggestion was made to purchase them for the concession stand and sell for around $3. They could be very successful as a concession stand item.

    · Purse Bingo:  Every bingo wins a purse or some other item if men are also playing. We can include a basket raffle, strip tickets, food, make it a BYOB. While the upfront cost to obtain good purses is high, we would return unclaimed bags.

    Band Trip

    Price is finalized! The cost will be $1,000 for students. Adult pricing will vary depending on the room type selected. Please contact Rose Papariella to find out how much money is in your account. Final payment due at the mandatory March 4 meeting.

    At this time we are looking at the following as our itinerary:

    • Thursday:  Arrive in Florida between 8:00 and 9:00 AM. Visit Universal Studios.  Evening show will be the Blue Man Group.
    • Friday: Magic Kingdom. Performance will be here.
    • Saturday: Epcot. Choir performs at Disney Springs.
    • Sunday: Animal Kingdom. Church services will be provided for Easter Sunday.
    • Leave Sunday night to return Monday at some point.

     

    We were made aware that there are no longer choir stages in any park. The choir is scheduled to perform at Disney Springs and we are working on changing the time.

    We are hoping to leave Wednesday in the evening between 4:00 and 6:00 PM. We are currently waiting for the bus company, Meyers, to get back to us on the time.

     Kids may have to make up a snow day on the Monday we return for the trip or possibly Thursday, March 29. No band or image member will be marked absent if school is held on either of those days.

    Uniforms

    Band will be wearing white pants, white Dinkles or exclusively white shoes. Uniform fittings will be held on March 12 [8th grade and freshmen], 13 [sophomores and juniors], 14 [seniors and anyone who missed].

    Rehearsals

    Will have three mandatory rehearsals, including one Saturday.

    • March 7, 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
    • March 14, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • March 24, 9:00 AM to Noon

    There will be no rehearsals at Disney. Everyone must attend the three scheduled rehearsals. No exceptions. This is all we have prior to our performance.

    Posted by WHBand Site
  • WHHSBPO Update-- February
    The next BPO meeting will be February 7
    at 7:00 PM in the High School band room.
    Trip Update
     
    Payments
    • Next Trip Payment: The  next trip payment is due February 15. All accounts must have at least $750 by this date. 
    • Final Trip Payment: All money must be paid by March 9.

    Trip Meeting
    A mandatory trip meeting will be held on Sunday, March 4 at 2:00 PM in the high school auditorium. All who are going on the trip must attend. Important information will be discussed and distributed.

    Rehearsal
    There will be rehearsals for our Disney performance on the following dates:
    • Wednesday, March 7-  5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Wednesday, March 14-  4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    • Saturday, March 24-  9:00 AM to Noon.

    Orders due February 7!

    Sarris Easter Fundraiser is now on!  Get your forms in the band room.

    This sale runs from Wednesday, January 17th through Wednesday, February 7th.
    Candy pick-up will be on Thursday, March 15th from 5:00-6:00 pm in the high school cafeteria.

    Student profit for this sale will depend on the total sales of the group. The student profit range will be 25%-35% less the 10% profit for the BPO general fund.
    Again this year for your out-of- town customers…they can order online and have it shipped directly to their house. Just visit www.sarriscandiesfundraising.com and enter 10-1251 as the Group ID#. Make sure they enter the student’s name, so the student gets credit for the sale. Please note, there is a shipping charge added to the order.

    Any questions, please contact Lisa Barry at 412-607- 2153 or LBarry99@aol.com.

    More details on our website.

    Hoagie orders will be due on February 8 for pick up on February 15. Get your forms here!

     



    Officers are needed!


    We will need to fill the following positions before the end of the school year:
    • secretary
    • student accounts 
    Both officers have seniors. 
    Officers are needed to fill the following positions after the 2018/2019 school year:
    • president
    • treasurer
    These officers will have seniors next year. We need volunteers this year to shadow the positions to learn how to do things. This is extremely important for the treasurer's position.

    Please contact us at whhsbpo@gmail.com if you are interested.
    Save the Date!!

    Our band banquet will be held at
    Olympia Hall on March 18, 2018. 

    Watch this space for more information!
    Posted Feb 5, 2018, 8:23 AM by WHBand Site
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Upcoming Events

WHHSBPO Parent Meeting,

February 7 






Fundraising Deadlines



Hoagie Orders Due

February 8

Sarris Orders Due

February 7






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Woodland Hills High School Band Parent Organization
Woodland Hills Jr. Sr. High School
c/o Thomas Crone
2550 Greensburg Pike
Pittsburgh, PA 15221




About the Band and Woodland Hills High School Band Parent Organization

The Woodland Hills Marching Band and Images Ensemble has approximately 175 members in grades 8 through 12. The band members are from the 11 communities that comprise the Woodland Hills School District. These students perform in many community events, including football game half-time shows, parades, marching band festivals, and a major biennial band trip. Band students also tend to be leaders within the high school.

 The Band is supported by the Woodland Hills High School Band Parent Organization (WHHSBPO), one of whose purposes it is to raise the necessary funds to cover all Marching Band expenses. The Organization also provides chaperones for the various events and orchestrates the fundraisers that enable the Band members to raise the necessary funds to cover their trip expenses.

The major biennial trips are both a great honor and challenge for our students. Because of the quality of our past performances and the character of our students, Woodland Hills High School Marching Band and Images Ensemble has been invited to participate in many large venues throughout the United States. They include:
  • Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, FL (2015)
  • Fiesta Bowl, Phoenix, AZ (2013)
  • Disney World, Orlando, FL (2011)
  • Fiesta Bowl, Phoenix, AZ (2005)
  • Hollywood Holiday Spectacular in Hollywood, CA (2003)
  • Fiesta Bowl in Phoenix, AZ (2001)
  • Outback Bowl, Tampa, FL (1999)
  • Disney World, Orlando, FL (1997)
  • Fiesta Bowl, Phoenix, AZ (1995)
  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, New York City, NY (1993)
  • Peach Bowl, Atlanta, GA (1992)



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