Monday, November 12, 2012

No Basketball Game on 11/13/2012

Due to the Mr. Sentinel event tomorrow night, there will be no pep band game on 11/13/2012.

Our next event is the Band Parent Association meeting on 11/15/2012 at 7 pm in the band room!

-Mr. V.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Listening for our Winter Concert!

Here are some listening examples for you all that we will be performing at our winter concert!  Students, these are "our" arrangements, so feel free to listen and play along with your parts.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Jazz Cafe - 10/18/2012

Thursday Night at 7:00 in the WHS Commons. This evening of cool sounds and velvet harmonies will be brought to you by the WHS Fine Arts Department and will feature the Jazz Choir, Madrigals, Jazz Band, Instrumental Combos, Soloists, and the first Visual Art
student gallery opening of the year.

It will be the jivin-est coffee House this side of the city!

Hope to see you all this Thrusday, October 18 at 7:00!

Westmont Fine Arts Department

Where Learning Comes to Life


Westmont Music Yard Signs!

For those of you who might want to show even more support for our music students, we have received the designs for new Westmont music department yard signs.  The two attached pictures are available for purchase.  For the basic sign, the cost will be $20, and if you would like your child name printed on the sign(s) the cost is $30.  If you are interested, please contact Ms. Heller or myself and we will compile the orders.  I would like to put the order in by next Thursday (10/25).  We hope to see these signs all over Westmont in the upcoming weeks!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Band Parent Association Meeting

Just a reminder, there is a Band Parent Association meeting on Thursday night, 10/11/12 at 7 PM in the high school band room.  We will be discussing the final arrangements for the Florida trip, payment schedules and possible fundraisers for the event, along with the upcoming schedule for the bands.  Also on the agenda are:  Purdue Jazz Festival, rain/storm coats for the marching band, recap of the 2012 marching season.

Hope to see you all there!

-Mr. V.

Monday, October 8, 2012

IMEA Auditions Information

For those of you auditioning for IMEA tomorrow, we have times you will be playing.  The bus will leave WHS at 4 PM with both the band and choir members.  If you are making alternate travel arrangements you will need to let me know before the end of band on Tuesday. We will be returning after the last audition for WHS is complete.  There are a few choir auditions that run later in the evening, but we are hoping to be home by 9 pm.

Last F. Time Room #
Balagtas J. 7:10 S109B
Bennett M. 7:10 S201A
Conlon J. 7:15 S201A
Gonzales A. 7:15 S109B
Gordon J. 5:55 E118A
Headley A. 7:15 S206B
Johnson M. 5:50 E106B
Ma  C. 5:48 S246
Marshinski C. 7:15 S105A
Rendek A. 7:40 S244
Thomas C. 6:40 S134A
Verdera L. 7:15 S209C

Saturday, October 6, 2012


The Marching Sentinels performed a request for their homecoming show on 10/5/2012 and put what looks to be a new fan favorite on the field.  Gangnam Style echoed through the Westmont streets as the band danced the homecoming night away.

They were joined by the 7th and 8th grade band from WJHS on Land of 1000 Dances and Louie, Louie.  One could also see glitter from the field and the ladders as six members of our Homecoming Court marched and/or conducted with their crowns and sashes.

The band has one performance remaining for the 2012 campaign and will feature our entire Led Zeppelin halftime routine for senior night.