This past Friday night, the WDMB hosted any interested 7th & 8th grade band members at the football game. Students were placed side-by-side with their HS counterparts for a great evening of musical camaraderie. We want to thank WDMS Band Director Mrs. Graff for taking the time to bring her students to our event. As one WDMS said, “This is the best trip the school ever funded!” That is music to our ears.
On Saturday the weather gave us a curveball. While being sunny most of the morning and early afternoon, thunderstorms rolled in by 4pm. Luckily, the Band Parent Organization and many of the participating bands were flexible which allowed us to postpone the event to Monday evening.
On Sunday the WDMB took the show to Deptford HS. The band faced its strongest competition of the year and stood tall. The WDMB took 1st place with a score of 92.95. This was the highest score of the entire event making the WDMB the Deptford TOB Show Grand Champion! This score also catapulted the WDMB back to the rank of #1 in Group II Open Class.
On Monday our 47th Annual “Music in Cadence” TOB Show, aka Home Show 2.0. While not all the bands who were originally scheduled to appear were able to reschedule, we are very grateful to the 11 bands who were able to support our show. It is a lot of work to move marching bands school to school and we are glad they came.
The entire day was amazing to watch unfold. It is unbelievable the amount of help we had on hand to run the event. THANK YOU. So many band parents, alumni parents, band alumni and friends were on hand to help wherever needed. WD is a very special place, and this kind of support is so appreciated.
Thank you to the WD Band Parents officers. Communication was great throughout as we assessed the weather. The “plan of attack” was clear, and the event ran as smooth as any. Thank you to Mr. Mizner and all the executive board.
With the show in full motion, the WDMB took the field and lit it up! It was wonderful to have this event back and provide this opportunity to our students. We love performing at football games, but Home Show is different. Congratulations to the WDMB for rising higher and earning a score of 94.60! This is the highest score of the year in all TOB. Congratulations to all our seniors on your final Home Show; It was a magical night.
Attendance – We have had near perfect attendance for over 2 weeks! Thank you! I know we have a very demanding October schedule, but the results are clear. Great Attendance = Great Outcomes.
Tour shirts – We do have a few extra tour shirts still available. These are first come, first served. Please do not email me to hold shirts. All shirts are $15.
Personal Note - Thank you for the recognition of my 20 years here at WDHS. Being the director of this band is the joy and passion of my life. I love what we do, and I thank all of you for sharing in the joy with me. WD is a special place and I can't imagine better circumstances with better people!
Regional Championships - This upcoming Sunday the WDMB is heading into SJ Region 1 Championships at Eastern Regional HS. Tickets are available at the gate only and are $15 (Adults) & $10 (Students & Senior Citizens). We hope we can get our largest crowd out to cheer on the amazing students. Please spread the word and let’s fill the stands with GREEN AND WHITE! The WDMB is the defending champion and will performs last at 3:30pm. Awards will immediately follow.
Here is this week’s updated schedule:
Wed. 10/20 – Nothing Scheduled (yes, nothing!)
Thu. 10/21 – Rehearsal 6p-9p
Fri. 10/22 – Football (A) Delran
4:30PM - Report at WDHS/Load Buses
5:00pm - Depart for Delran HS
5:40pm - Arrive at Delran HS
6:40pm – WDMB Pregame Performance
7:00pm - Game Begins
9:30pm - Game ends/Load
9:45pm - Depart for WDHS
10:15pm - Arrive at WDHS
10:30pm – Dismissed
Sat. 10/23 – Regional Championship Rehearsal
Sun. 10/24 – Regional Championships
9:00am - Rehearsals begins
11:30pm - Rehearsal ends/load/Lunch
1:00pm - Depart for Eastern Regional HS
1:30pm - Arrive at Eastern Regional HS
3:30pm - WDMB Performs
4:00pm - Awards
5:00pm - Depart for WDHS
5:30pm - Arrive at WDHS/Unload/Meeting
6:15pm - Dismissed