Importan Herndon Trip Info – Meals

Please send a bagged lunch with your student for Saturday. They may also bring a drink, it must be sealed prior to boarding the buses and have a screw top so it can closed. They will need to eat on the way to Herndon.

We are one of the last bands to perform and probably will not have time to visit the concession stand. They may also want to bring a snack for the ride home.

Itinerary for US Bands Competition @ Herndon, HS

US Bands Northern Virgiinia Regional Marching Band Competition

at Herndon High School

Saturday, September 24, 2016

8:00 AM       Report and Attendance.  BLACK MARCHING SHOES AND BLACK SOCKS/BAND T-SHIRTS REQUIRED FOR CHECK IN.
8:00 AM      REHEARSAL
9:45 AM      Load Truck/Dress in BOTTOM HALF OF UNIFORM
10:30 AM    Depart for Herndon High School
11:45 AM    Arrive at Herndon High School
12:00 PM    Finish Dressing/Unload Equipment
12:55 PM    Warm Up
1:30 PM      Staging
1:45 PM      PERFORMANCE
2:15 PM      Awards Ceremony
2:35 PM      PACK INSTRUMENTS/CHANGE/LOAD TRUCK
3:00 PM      RETURN TO BUSES/DEPART
4:30 PM      Return to JWHS.  UNPACK and PUT AWAY YOUR INSTRUMENT.  YOU MAY LEAVE ONCE COMPLETED.

 

Map and Directions:

US Bands Competition – Martinsburg HS (9/17/2016)

James Wood High School Marching Band performed in their first competition on September 17, 2016.  The US Bands competition was hosted by Martinsburg HS in Martinsburg, WV.

 

The Colonel’s Pride finished 2nd with a score of 75.050.  Earning the “Best Percussion” in class award.

 

Congratulations!!!

Watch their performance here:

 

JWHS Band – 2017 Spring Trip – Williamsburg, VA

WHO:       The James Wood High School Band
WHAT:     2017 Spring Trip
WHEN:     April 28, 29, and 30, 2017
WHERE:   Williamsburg, Virginia
WHY:        To perform – because that is what we love to do

All,
We are in the planning stages of the spring trip, more information coming in the next few weeks.

PLEASE PLAN ON ATTENDING THE OCTOBER 3rd BOOSTER MEETING @7pm, IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD PLANS ON ATTENDING THE SPRING TRIP – IT IS A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT.

Don’t forget fundraising and working apple pie and dumpling days earns money toward your account and trip fees.

Pit Crew Drill – Friday 9/16 @ 4PM

Due to the cancellation of last Friday night’s halftime show the band did not get to perform their field show with all the props on the field.

This Friday, September 16th the band will have rehearsal at the regular time (2:30pm – 5:00pm).  BUT at 4:00pm the band would like to have a dry run of their field show with the proper placement of all the props.

If you would be available at 4:00pm this Friday to help with the pit crew please report to the James Wood High School Stadium.

This will be a quick set up, perform, and tear down to prepare for the competition in Martinsburg on Saturday.  The students will be finished and leave at 5:00pm.

US Bands – Martinsburg HS Competition – September 17th, 2016

The following information is for the US Bands Martinsburg High School Marching Band Competition at Martinsburg High School on September 17, 2016.

Please make sure you have had lunch prior to arrival at 1:00pm and bring cash for dinner  – concessions will be available for purchase.

Saturday, September 17, 2016
1:00 PM                Report and Attendance.
BLACK MARCHING SHOES AND BLACK SOCKS/BAND T-SHIRTS REQUIRED FOR CHECK IN.

1:00 PM                REHEARSAL
2:30 PM                Load Truck/Dress in BOTTOM HALF OF UNIFORM
3:30 PM                Depart for Martinsburg High School
4:30 PM                 Arrive at Martinsburg High School
5:00 PM                Competition Begins/Finish Dressing/Unload Equipment
5:30 PM                Warm Up
6:05 PM                 Staging
6:20 PM                PERFORMANCE
6:40 PM                PACK INSTRUMENTS/CHANGE/LOAD TRUCK
9:00 PM                Awards Ceremony
9:30 PM                RETURN TO BUSES/DEPART
10:30 PM              Return to JWHS.  UNPACK and PUT AWAY YOUR INSTRUMENT.  YOU MAY LEAVE ONCE COMPLETED.

Blue Ridge Festival

We have jumped right into this school year with marching band practice and football games.  This is an extremely busy time of year for our band family.

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 8th.  We will be hosting the Blue Ridge Festival.  We have bands from all over the area coming to our school for this (US Bands) competition.

This is a major fund raising event for us. We need 100% parent involvement.  Our success depends upon it!

We need people to do all kinds of things from checking in our visiting bands to selling concessions and moving equipment.  No job is too small.

A sign up email will be sent out in the next few days for volunteers and food donations.

Thanks for supporting our wonderful and talented students.
Stacie Dolese
JWHSBB
Vice President

Booster Meeting Tonight: Apple Pies!!

Reminder: Band Booster Meeting @ 7 pm on Monday, September 12th. We will be discussing Apple Pie weekend so please join us to find out how you and your student can participate and make money for their band account.

 

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Thanks,
Yvonne Shepard
Band Booster President

Updated Pit Crew Information

Updated Pit Crew Information

 

This marching season for football game night, the pit crew is needed just prior to halftime for set up.

 

If you are able to assist just come to the end of the field then.

 

We have parents that have donated an enclosed trailer for our marching season that will make moving equipment much easier. Thank you to the Miller’s for this generous donation.

 

I hope to see you all at the halftime show.

 

#TBDBITL!

 

New Process for Football Games

New Process for Football Games

 

We will be implementing a new process starting with this week’s dinner before the home football game. We will be handing out wristbands to allow free admittance into the game for only those people who help with one or more of the following jobs:

 

  • Help setup and/or cleanup
  • Help serve the students during the meal
  • Member of the pit crew
  • Volunteer to take extra food to the Evans Home

 

We will be feeding all band students, pit crew and helpers first before any other non band people will be feed.

 

No one will be allowed to ride in the back of the pit crew truck unless you are part of the pit crew or if there are health reasons why you can’t walk to the field.

It is unfortunate that we have to take these measures but we have had some issues in past years with people getting in for free but not doing their part.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please address them with the Booster President.