This past weekend the WDMB attended their first football game of the season at Woodbury HS. While we generally prefer home games, it is important that the WDMB supports our WDHS Varsity Football Team whenever we can. We have a strong relationship with the team and coaches, and we know that they appreciate us.
ATTENDANCE – 100% is expected
As the school year begins, it will be very important for all our members to budget their time appropriately. Everyone is going to have much longer days once school starts. We assure you that everything can be done. We know this because it’s been done year after year. We have had many students with full AP schedules, valedictorians/top of their class students, and students with various other responsibilities in our band.
Homework and studying for tests are not reasons to miss rehearsals. If you budget time appropriately, students can get it all done. Should anyone have an issue, please reach out and contact Mr. Kershaw. We have had students of all backgrounds and abilities in our program, and we can offer solutions to help. Our staff want to partner with families to help students learn to manage their commitments.
Additionally, we ask parents to not use band rehearsals as a punishment. The WDHS band is a group activity. It works best when we are all together. Please contact anyone on the staff if help is needed. Often, we can help motivate outcomes without impacting the entire organization. We have limited time to achieve our goals, and everyone is an important part of our planned success. Thank you.
We have an away football game at Camden Catholic HS.
We will again be wearing our alternative uniform:
Musicians Alternate Uniform
- Uniform Shirt - Purchased
- Uniform Cap - Provided
- Solid Black Pants (w/belt loops & belt)
- Solid Black Band Shoes & Black Socks
- Uniform Shirt - Provided
- Solid Black Shorts (w/belt loops & respectable length – No short-shorts or cut-offs!!!)
- Solid White Shoes/Sneakers.
- White Socks
If you need to order a band polo shirt, download this form: Shirt Order Form
SATURDAY 9-9-2023 REHEARSAL DAY
Due to the change to our competition schedule made 2 weeks ago, rehearsal was added to this upcoming Saturday. We have many things on cue for this rehearsal day including NEW UNIFORM FITTINGS! After our lunch break, we will begin fitting all our musicians into our new uniforms. This is a very exciting time. New uniforms are only purchased every 10 years. We can’t wait to unveil these at our 1st home football game on 9/15.
=> HELP NEEDED! We need parents who can help us with the fittings @1pm. Being that the uniforms are brand new, we may have a little more work to iron and possibly hem when needed. Parent help is essential. Thank you.
Here is our upcoming schedule:
Mon. 9/4 - Nothing Scheduled
Tue. 9/5 - Rehearsal 6p-9p
Wed. 9/6 - Rehearsal 6p-9p
Thu. 9/7 - Rehearsal 6p-9p
Fri. 9/8 - FB (A) Camden Catholic HS
5:00pm - Report to WDHS/Load
5:30pm - Depart for Camden Catholic HS
6:00pm - Arrive at Camden Catholic HS
7:00pm - Game begins
9:30pm - Game ends/Load
9:45pm - Depart for WDHS
10:00pm - Arrive at WDHS/Unload
10:15pm - Dismissed
Sat. 9/9 – Rehearsal Day
9:00am – Rehearsal Begins
12:30pm – Lunch Break
1:00pm – Rehearsal Resumes w/uniform fittings.
3:00pm – Rehearsal Ends
Sun. 9/10 - Nothing Scheduled
Mon. 9/11 – Band Parents Meeting
8:00pm – WDHS Band Room
Tue. 9/12 - Rehearsal 6p-9p
Wed. 9/13 - Rehearsal 6p-9p
Thu. 9/14 - Rehearsal 6p-9p
Fri. 9/15 - FB (H) Camden HS
5:00pm - Report
6:30pm - Move to stadium
6:40pm - Away Team Band - Pregame performance
6:55pm - National Anthem
7:00pm - Game Begins
8:10pm - WDMB Halftime performance!
9:30pm - Game ends
9:45pm – Dismissed
Sat. 9/16 – Nothing Scheduled
Sun. 9/17 - Nothing Scheduled
As always the most current schedule info can be found on the schedule page.