Recent Announcements

  • August 18-25 Update

    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.
    Posted Aug 17, 2018, 8:01 PM by WHBand Site
  • Late July Update
      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!!!

    Posted Jul 29, 2018, 1:05 PM by WHBand Site
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Upcoming Events

Kennywood parage - August 21

Parent meeting and preview - August 22

Edgewood Days + first Football game - August 25

Fundraising Deadlines

Pepperoni Roll - 9/5

Mixed Bags - 9/20

Hoagies - orders due usually every 2nd Thursday







Donate to the Band & Images

You can make a secure online donation via the WHHSPBO's PayPal account. Use the PayPal "Purpose" field to describe what you are donating for (e.g., new equipment trailer, spaghetti dinner, general fund, etc.). 



Rather send a check? Make checks payable to the address below. Be sure to write "Donation" and identify what the donation is for in the memo line on your check.


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:
  • Disney World, Orlando, FL (2018)
  • 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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