WHHSBPO Announcements


August 18-25 Update

posted Aug 17, 2018, 8:01 PM by WHBand Site

Are You Ready for Marching Band Season?!

The parade uniform for all August performances is the band t-shirt, plain black shorts, black socks, black Dinkles/shoes. No visible jewelry!  Only subtle nail polish is allowed (French or pink & white). 
Here is the schedule for the next week:

  • Saturday August 18 - Rankin Parade.  Students reports to high school at 9AM.  Students will be transported to Rankin and the parade starts at 11AM.  Afterwards, students will be transported back to the HS for Woodland Hills Welcome Back Days, where they will perform on the soccer field.  Students may leave after the performance at the HS.
  • Tuesday, August 21 - Kennywood!! Students report to HS at noon, wearing street clothes.  Students should pack their parade uniform as above and must change before the parade. Students will spend the afternoon at Kennywood and will perform at the Fall Fantasy Parade at roughly 8 pm.  You may choose to be picked up from Kennywood by your parents, BUT Mr. Hopkins must receive notice of this IN WRITING (letter or email) BEFORE 8/21/18. Students need to bring money for meals!!!
  • Wednesday, August 22 - Parent Preview! Students report to the WOLVARENA at 6pm wearing parade uniform. The first Band Parent Booster meeting will take place at 7pm and the students will perform directly after that meeting.
  • Saturday, August 25 - Edgewood Community Days - Students report to the HS at 2pm, in parade uniform! The band will perform at Koenig Field on Greendale Ave at approximately 3:50 pm.  Students will be allowed to enjoy the event until about 6pm when they will be transported to the Wolvarena.  Bring money for food or pack dinner. The first football game performance will be at half-time of the 8pm game.  Students will be returned by bus to the HS and then be dismissed from there.
Did you miss pre-orders??
Have no fear! You can still get your marching band swag!
Stop by our merchandise table at every home game and our October 6 competition for your Band and Images gear.
FUNDRAISING!!!!!!!
Fundraising is a year-round event for us in Marching Band.  We offer many options - you DO NOT need to do everything!!  Pick what works for you (this is why we have so many options!!).  For all fundraisers you earn 90% of the profit and 10% goes to the general band operating fund. Here is some information about fundraisers:
  • Hoagie sales occur all year.  Download the form here, and every month you can order dinner for your family or develop a neighborhood following and get them to order dinner!! See the calendar on the Band Score website for dates, but in general, orders are due the 2nd Thursday of each month, and picked up from 5-6pm the 3rd Thursday of the month. Mary Burke is the chair of this fundraiser:  maryntomburke@verizon.net
  • Lottery calendars - Purchase for $20, get $6 into your account and be eligible to win for all of 2019!  Sales continue until December 2018.  Contact Jen Pekor, find her after a band practice, or at a parent meeting to get calendars to sell (jendave1195@gmail.com).
  • Heinz field - work a Steelers or Pitt football game and earn $90-120 per game!!  See below for sign ups for games in August and September.  The remainder for planning purposes are on the calendar.
  • Mixed Bags sales - going on NOW.  Pick up sales packets from the band room (your kids know where). Sale runs from NOW until September 20!! If we sell $1500, then our profit is 50%!!!!!  THAT IS HUGE!  Pick up your packet now! Contact Jenn Alfieri or Clare Withers for details (cwithers@pitt.edu or 412-298-4037 OR  alfijb@upmc.edu or 412-327-7166; call or text).
  • Pepperoni Rolls - suggested by one of our parents, pick up a flier at the Parent Preview!  This sale starts NOW!!  Each roll is $2 (and $1 goes to your child's account) - these are great for quick meals on band nights or for busy sports nights! Sale goes until September 5 (with delivery on September 20).  Check it out at That's a Wrap!  Tara Reis is the contact person for this fundraiser:  tarareis@verizon.net.
Heinz Field Sign Ups
Volunteers work in a concession stand at Heinz Field during Steeler and Pitt football games or at other special events to earn money for a student's account. Volunteers must be 18 and have completed Aramark's food preparation. Please read the information on the sign up sheet carefully! See our Volunteer page for requirements.

Game Sign Ups Currently Available (more to come!!):
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Schoology will be the place to go for all detailed information. Parents, be sure you have access. The BPO newsletter will go out weekly in an effort to keep parents updated on activities, fundraising, and events that parents need to know. The website will also have this information and additional details regarding these activities. Please be sure to check both. Information may be duplicated (we want to make sure you know what's going on); but parent-specific information will not appear on Schoology.  If you have any issues with Schoology, please contact Mr. Hopkins. For all questions regarding the weekly updates, website, or other parent information, email whhsbpo@gmail.com.

Late July Update

posted Jul 29, 2018, 1:03 PM by WHBand Site   [ updated Jul 29, 2018, 1:05 PM ]

  FUNDRAISING
Heinz Field!! Your training forms need to be turned in to Donna Kefalos by July 29!! (in person or emailed to: whbpo.heinzcoordinator@gmail.com).  Volunteers work in a concession stand at Heinz Field during and Steeler football games or at other special events to earn money for a student's account. Details of what you need to complete are on the Band Score webpage (http://www.whhsband.com/home) scroll down to the Heinz Field Training update!! 
Bring it sheets for Steelers and Pitt football games will be active and live soon.  Next event: TAYLOR SWIFT concert.  Sign up here 

WH Marching Band & Images merchandise will be available to order and flyers with merchandise descriptions will be sent home with kids from band camp. Be on the look out!!

Woodland Hills Band sells lottery calendars that are eligible for the entire calendar year beginning January 1st and ending December 31st. We purchase 1,000 calendars that are numbered 000 through 999.  Each calendar costs $20 and has a 3-digit number on it.  The winner is based on the evening drawing of the PA Daily Lottery.  If your 3-digit number is drawn on a Sunday, you win $50; if the number matches Monday through Saturday, you win $20; if the number matches on the selected holiday, marked by a musical note, you win $100. 

When a calendar is sold, the seller needs to return the Information Stub from the calendar along with payment.  Checks should be made payable to WHHS BPO and the student’s name should be reference in the memo section of any check so the student gets the appropriate credit.  Six dollars goes to the student’s account for each calendar sold. For any additional information, please contact Jen Pekor at 412-417-5731 or jendave1195@gmail.com.

Volunteers Needed!
 
#1 There is still help needed at band camp to staff the snack and t-shirt table.  The times are 9:30am-1:30pm each day of camp.  Please consider taking a day off of your usual work to spend with our kids!  Sign ups are on BringIt.  Click here to be taken to the sign up sheet.


#2 We need people willing to take charge of one fundraiser/year.  We will coach you through the process - co-chairing fundraiser is an easy way to contribute and help out the band!!

#3 WE NEED OFFICERS!!  A TREASURER - to start next (2019-2020) school year! It would be best to shadow our current treasurer this football season to understand the job.  LEARNING THE TREASURER'S JOB WILL COUNT AS YOUR CONCESSION STAND COMMITMENT FOR THE SEASON (no need to work the stand in addition to this).  Need to be good with numbers, like counting money and making sure things add up!! Contact Lisa Brawdy for more information - whhsbpo+treasurer@gmail.com

A PRESIDENT and a VICE-PRESIDENT- to start in next (2019-2020) school year as well - talk to Ellen Kiley at whhsbpo+president@gmail.com or Laura Osterle at whhsbpo+vicepresident@gmail.com for details.
Upcoming Events

*Band Camp
July 30-August 3, 8am-3pm
August 6-10, 8am-3pm

*Rankin Parade/Welcome Back Day
times TBD 
*Kennywood Band Day/Parade
August 21, more details during band camp

*Band Parent Preview & Meeting:
August 22, around 7pm
Wolvarena
Upcoming Fundraisers

*Hoagie Sales!!
start during band camp, orders due
August 2, delivery August 9
*Lottery Calendars
sale starts during band camp and goes through December!!
*Mixed Bags
sale to start during band camp - stay tuned for details!!
*Heinz field dates:
Taylor Swift, August 7

START FUNDRAISING EARLY!!!

Updates early July

posted Jul 3, 2018, 4:24 AM by WHBand Site

ATTENTION - It's Due!!!
 
T-shirt money and band contracts are due July 11
 
Tshirts are REQUIRED and cost $18 (you will wear them at times instead of the uniform when it is hot).  Contracts can be found in the Band and Images Handbook that was passed out during mini-camp and practices.  If you do not have one, please talk to Mr. Hopkins ASAP.
 
Volunteers Needed!
 
Band Camp is coming! We need help to staff the snack table and t-shirt table for band camp.  The times are 9:30am-1:30pm each day of camp.  Please consider taking a day off of your usual work to spend with our kids!  Sign ups are on BringIt.  Click here to be taken to the sign up sheet.

WE NEED the following positions filled - please volunteer to help make our kids' experience the best it can be!
  • Treasurer - to start 2019-2020 school year! It would be best to shadow our current treasurer this football season to understand the job.  LEARNING THE TREASURER'S JOB WILL COUNT AS YOUR CONCESSION STAND COMMITMENT FOR THE SEASON (no need to work the stand in addition to this).  Need to be good with numbers, like counting money and making sure things add up!! Contact Lisa Brawdy for more information - whhsbpo+treasurer@gmail.com
  • President - to start in 2019-2020 school year as well - talk to Ellen Kiley for details at whhsbpo+president@gmail.com

Authentic Embroidered Marching band merchandise such as hoodies, long/sleeve t-shirts, drawstring bags, hats and so forth will be available for sale. Order forms will be provided at band camp with deliveries following shortly thereafter.

We need a merchandise chairperson!!  Opportunity for parent to single-handedly or jointly with others to run merchandise sales:  to order, set-up and run the merchandise table for home football games, the home band competition and possibly other opportunities. This is a nice chance for raising money for the marching band, socializing with other parents, and volunteering outside the concession stand during the games and competition.  Please, contact Jennifer Chontos or any of the band officers if you have any interest in this position.  Thank you!
   
Upcoming Events

*Band Practices:
Wednesdays 5-8pm
*Band Camp
July 30-August 3, 8am-3pm
August 6-10, 8am-3pm
*Rankin Parade/Welcome Back Day
times TBD 
*Kennywood Band Day/Parade
August 21, more details during band camp
*Band Parent Preview & Meeting:
August 22, around 7pm
Wolvarena
Upcoming Fundraisers

*Hoagie Sales!!
start during band camp, orders due
August 2, delivery August 9
*Lottery Calendars
sale starts during band camp and goes through December!!
*Mixed Bags
sale to start during band camp - stay tuned for details!!
*Heinz field dates:
Soccer game July 25
Taylor Swift, August 7

START FUNDRAISING EARLY!!!

Heinz Field Training and Updates

posted Jun 23, 2018, 6:44 AM by WHBand Site   [ updated Jun 23, 2018, 6:45 AM ]



Heinz Field TRAINING!

The ServSafe training is the yearly training and RAMP (alcohol) is renewed every 2 years. Volunteers also need to sign the “Heinz Field NPO Documents 2018” annually.

*ServSafe and NPO Documents are required to be renewed by August 1, 2018, for returning volunteers. New volunteers are required to complete all paperwork and trainings before they volunteer for any event.

*If your volunteers have completed BOTH ServSafe and RAMP training at PNC Park this season- then they are fully trained to work at Heinz Field and will not need to complete any trainings or the NPO Documents.

Below are the links for the training courses:

ServSafe:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw-ImSBj0EQ

-The acknowledgment form is in the attachment with the NPO Documents. This form is to be signed and returned for course credit.

RAMP:

-This training is renewed every 2 years. The course is offered online and at Heinz Field. If you chose to take the course online, there is a fee of $10.

-When asked for the LID # please enter 48228 and send us a copy of your CERTIFICATE when training course is completed.

https://rserving.com/web/pscc_state.php?siteid=251&flag=bartender%20license&statecode=PA

*IF you take the online RAMP- you must complete the “RAMP Employee Signature.Please note that you must enter your name, date of birth, and last 4 digits of your social security number on the top. You will then initial all the dotted lines on the right hand side of the page and sign your name at the bottom.

--If you chose to take RAMP at Heinz Field, we will be holding a class on May 9th at 6pm. Please have your volunteers enter through Gate 6. This class is approximately 3 hours and will fill up on a “first come, first serve” basis. You can send me the names of those who wish to attend as you receive them.

Just to recap what must be returned to Donna Kefalos (whbpo.heinzcoordinator@gmail.com) by email or in person:

*All documents in the “Heinz Field NPO Documents 2018”

*IF you take the online RAMP- you must turn in your certificate and the attached “RAMP Employee Signature.” Please note that you must enter your name, date of birth, and last 4 digits of your social security number on the top. You will then initial all the dotted lines on the right hand side of the page and sign your name at the bottom.

 



Summer work at Heinz Field

We really need a strong showing this year for Heinz Field. The more volunteers, the higher the payouts - check out the Band Score webpage for more information!  This is one of the quickest ways to add money to your student's trip account.  SAVE EARLY SO THAT YOUR ACCOUNT IS HEALTHY FOR THE NEXT BAND TRIP!

If you are trained for Heinz Field, there are upcoming dates you can work!
  • June 30th- Luke Bryan (Payout: $120) see the BringIt Sheet
  • July 25th- - Soccer (Payout: $TBD)
  • August 7th- Taylor Swift (Payout: $TBD)

Payout information and report times for these concerts and both Steeler and Pitt Panther football games are available on The Band Score Volunteer Page. Keep your eyes peeled for training dates or train online!


Important Band Dates to Know

Wednesday Rehearsals:
All Summer- June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18,  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Band Camp:
July 30- August 3 and August 6-10, 8:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Band T-shirt money and signed contracts will be due on July 11. The shirts are important and everyone needs to have one. 

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posted Jun 4, 2018, 1:56 PM by WHBand Site


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As always, tons of information including fundraising forms, volunteering opportunities, our calendar, and much more is available on our group website, https://sites.google.com/site/whhsbpo/home.

All questions and comments regarding BPO issues should be directed to whhsbpo@gmail.com and someone from the executive committee will be in touch.

WHHSBPO Update May 21-25

posted May 22, 2018, 12:31 PM by WHBand Site

Heinz Field Updates!

  • If you are trained for Heinz Field, there are upcoming dates you can work!
    • June 2nd- Kenny Chesney (Payout: $120) Sign up at BringIt!
    • June 30th- Luke Bryan (Payout: $120)
    • July 25th- - Soccer (Payout: $TBD)
    • August 7th- Taylor Swift (Payout: $TBD)

Payout information and report times for these concerts and both Steeler and Pitt Panther football games are available on The Band Score Volunteer Page. Keep your eyes peeled for training dates. Sign up sheets will be made available soon for these earning opportunities. Currently, Kenny Chesney is the only available sign up.

Training!
There is a training on Thursday, May 24. 6pm report time is Heinz Field Gate 6 “North Service Gate” on Reedsdale Street. You must notify Donna Kefalos and bring ID the day of training.

As soon as we get other training dates, we will pass those along as well. We really need a strong showing this year for Heinz Field. This is one of the quickest ways to add money to your student's trip account.  

Popcorn Fundraiser

Wendy Fletcher will be in touch with those who participated in the spring Pittsburgh Popcorn fundraiser to arrange delivery. Orders are expected to be available on Wednesday, May 23.

Important Band Dates to Know
 
Mini Camp: 
Winds- June 12 & 13, Noon-3:00 PM
Guard and Percussion- June 12-14, 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Wednesday Rehearsals:
All Summer- June 20, June 27, July 11, July /18,  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

Band Camp:
July 30- August 3 and August 6-10, 8:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Band T-shirt money will be due on July 11. The shirts are important and everyone needs to have one. 
Don't forget about the spring concerts:
  • May 22: Academy 7/8
  • May 30: Concert Band, 9th Grade Band, Intermediate, and Advanced Choir
  • May 31: Orchestra, Chamber Choir and Jazz Band

WHHSBPO Update May 14-18

posted May 18, 2018, 5:11 AM by WHBand Site

A couple of quick updates for this week:

  • If you are trained for Heinz Field, there are upcoming dates you can work!
    • June 2nd- Kenny Chesney
    • June 30th- Luke Bryan 
    • August 7th- Taylor Swift

 Payout information and report times aren't available yet. As soon as we get them, we will let you know. Keep your eyes peeled for training dates. As soon as we get those, we will pass those along as well. We really need a strong showing this year for Heinz Field. This is one of the quickest ways to add money to your student's trip account.  

  • Popcorn Fundraiser

Wendy Fletcher will be in touch with those who participated in the spring Pittsburgh Popcorn fundraiser to arrange delivery. Orders are expected to be available on Wednesday, May 23.

  • Don't forget about the spring concerts:
    • May 17: Junior High 7/8
    • May 22: Academy 7/8
    • May 30: Concert Band, 9th Grade Band, Intermediate, and Advanced Choir
    • May 31: Orchestra, Chamber Choir and Jazz Band
Thank you to all who attended the meeting on May 9. Our incoming officers for 2018-2019 are:

Secretary- Missy Criss
Ways and Means - Jennifer Chontos
Financial Secretary- Jen Pekor
 
We still need a volunteer to shadow Lisa Brawdy this year and to take over duties beginning  2019-2020. If you like when the numbers add up, this job is for you!

We also need someone to take over merchandise. 
This year's most popular fundraisers were: 
  • Mixed Bags
  • Cookie Dough
  • Lottery
  • Hoagies

Check out Schoology to see the awesome video preview of next year's show, to get your band registration form and much more!
There will be four home games for the upcoming football season. 
The pre-season game will be on a Saturday.
Our home competition will be October 6. [Note: The date is corrected from our original email blast.]

. . . Stay tuned for more information on Mini Band Camp, Band Camp, Parades, Community Day.

WHHSBPO Update May 7- May 11

posted May 8, 2018, 5:36 AM by WHBand Site

  WHHSBPO Update May 7- May 11
LAST CALL FOR NOMINATIONS!
 

The WHHSBPO currently has the positions of  financial secretary and secretary available. Nominations will be accepted up to the May 9 meeting. The current officers in these positions will no longer be eligible to serve according to our bylaws which require all officers to have students participating in Marching Band or Images. Their last meeting will be May 9. You must bring your membership card to vote.

 

 

“When All Is Said and Done", it was a fantabulous spaghetti dinner fundraiser! We couldn't have done it without your help. We'll "Move On"  and "Just Like That", "Our Time Will Come Again"  to enjoy good food and good friends. Oh, "Mamma Mia", next year is going to be amazing! 








WHHSBPO Update April 16- 20

posted Apr 19, 2018, 5:43 AM by WHBand Site   [ updated Apr 19, 2018, 5:43 AM ]

WHHSBPO Update April 16- 20
Elections, fundraisers, and more!
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Volunteers Needed!
 
It's time for our ever-popular spaghetti dinner fundraiser. We need volunteers including adult and student servers to serve, help with clean up, and selling tickets.

We are in high need for second shift volunteers. Parents, Band and Images members not involved in the musical are to volunteer as servers or help clean-up. Shifts are: Early setup: Noon to 2 pm | 1st shift: 2:30 to 5 pm | 2nd shift: 5 pm to 7:30 pm | Clean-up 7:30 pm to end. 

  Food donations are also needed.

Thanks for helping with one of our most popular fundraisers! Help us make this 12th annual event a success!  [The sauce is amazing!]

Band Parent Meeting/New and Perspective Parent Meeting-  Wednesday, May 9

There will be a Band Parent meeting on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 PM in the Jr./Sr. High band room. This meeting is also a new parent meeting.We will have exciting announcements about next year's show!  Invite everyone you know! 

See you there!

Hoagie Orders Pick Up Thursday, April 19!

Don't be caught hungry!  Hoagie pick up is April 19 between 5:00 and 6:00 PM in the Jr./Sr. High cafeteria This will be the last order for the 17-18 school year. 

It's election time!

The WHHSBPO currently has the positions of  financial secretary and secretary available. Nominations will be accepted up to the May 9 meeting. The current officers in these positions will no longer be eligible to serve according to our bylaws which require all officers to have students participating in Marching Band or Images. Their last meeting will be May 9. You must bring your membership card to vote.
Spaghetti Dinner posters!  Download and share this
WHHS Drowsy Chaperone Poster!

Don't forget to get your tickets before they are all gone! 
https://www.showclix.com/event/the-drowsy-chaperone
Upcoming Events

Band Parent Meeting:
May 9 7:00 PM
Jr./Sr. High band room
Pittsburgh Popcorn:
Orders Due April 27
Spaghetti Dinner:
April 28
Elections:
May 9
Spring Concerts

* May 17: Junior High 7/8 May 17
* May 22: Academy 7/8 
* May 30: Concert Band, 9th Grade Band, Intermediate, and Advanced Choir
* May 31: Orchestra, Chamber Choir and Jazz Band
     

                  

 







WHHSBPO Update April 9- 13

posted Apr 12, 2018, 1:30 PM by WHBand Site   [ updated Apr 16, 2018, 9:23 AM ]

WHHSBPO Update April 9- 13


Band Parent Meeting Wednesday, April 11

There will be a Band Parent meeting on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00 PM in the Jr./Sr. High band room. We will see you there!

Hoagie Orders Due Thursday, April 12!

Don't be caught hungry!  Turn in your order forms!  Pick up will be next week on April 19 between 5:00 and 6:00 PM in the Jr./Sr. High cafeteria This will be the last order for the 17-18 school year. 

It's time for our ever-popular spaghetti dinner fundraiser. We need volunteers including adult and student servers to serve, help with clean up, and sell tickets. Food donations are also needed. Thanks for helping with one of our most popular fundraisers! Help us make this 12th annual event a success!
 
It's election time!

The WHHSBPO currently has the positions of  financial secretary and secretary available. Nominations will be accepted at the April 12 meeting. The current officers in these positions will no longer be eligible to serve according to our bylaws which require all officers to have students participating in Marching Band or Images. Their last meeting will be May 4. Voting will be held at the May 4 Band Parent meeting. You must bring your membership card to vote.
Spaghetti Dinner posters!  Download and share this
WHHS Drowsy Chaperone Poster!

Don't forget to get your tickets before they are all gone! 
https://www.showclix.com/event/the-drowsy-chaperone
Upcoming Events

Band Parent Meeting:
April 11 7:00 PM
Jr./Sr. High band room
Hoagie Orders Due
April 12
Hoagie Order Pick Up:
April 19
Spaghetti Dinner:
April 28
Elections:
May 4
Spring Concerts

* May 17: Junior High 7/8 May 17
* May 22: Academy 7/8 
* May 30: Concert Band, 9th Grade Band, Intermediate, and Advanced Choir
* May 31: Orchestra, Chamber Choir and Jazz Band

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