Thunder Band News 10/9/2017

by on Oct.09, 2017, under Announcements, Booster, Color Guard, Guards, Marching Thunder, Percussion

In This Issue

  • Tuesday (October 10) Rocky Mountain Invitational (BYU) Competition Schedule
  • Saturday (Oct 14) Wasatch Marching Band Competition Schedule
  • Physicals and Outstanding Paperwork
  • New Uniform Preparation
  • Competition Food Sign-Up
  • Band Banquet
  • Healthy Living Reminder
  • Band Booster Meeting Minutes
  • SignUpGenius Summary
  • Upcoming Events
  • Upcoming Rehearsals

There are 84 days until the 2018 Rose Parade. Rose Parade fun fact of the week: Each of the 935 Tournament of Roses volunteers is assigned to one of 31 committees which help with everything from choosing which bands attend, to press coverage and organization, to hosting activities during the event in January.

Tuesday (October 10) Rocky Mountain Invitational (BYU) Competition Schedule

This Tuesday, October 10, we are competing at the Rocky Mountain Invitational at BYU. Here is the schedule for Tuesday’s competition.

  • 2:30 PM – Load trailer
  • 3:00 PM – Rehearse without props and equipment (conditioning and M&M)
  • 4:20 PM – Load buses
  • 4:30 PM – Buses depart
  • 5:30 PM – Arrive at BYU
  • 6:15 PM – Eat dinner
  • 7:15 PM – Get into uniform, get instruments
  • 7:56 PM – Warm up (area C)
  • 8:58 PM – Perform
  • 9:28 PM – BYU Cougar Marching Band performance followed by awards
  • After awards – Finish loading trailer
  • 11:00 PM – Depart for Westlake
  • 11:30 PM – Arrive at Westlake

Parents who are helping to load the trailer, please be at the Westlake band room by 2:30 PM on Tuesday.

After returning to Westlake on Tuesday night, we will NOT unload the trailer so that students and parents can get home as quickly as possible. We will unload the trailer after school on Wednesday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM so that students can rehearse in the football stadium Wednesday evening.


Saturday (Oct 14) Wasatch Marching Band Competition Schedule

This Saturday, October 14, we are competing at the Davis Cup Invitational at Davis High School in Kaysville. Here is the schedule for this week’s competition.

  • 11:00 AM – Rehearse
  • 2:00 PM – Load trailer
  • 4:00 PM – Buses depart
  • 5:00 PM – Arrive at Davis HS, unload trailer, restrooms
  • 6:00 PM – Eat dinner
  • 7:25 PM – Warm up (area A)
  • 8:30 PM – Perform
  • 9:15 PM – Awards
  • After awards – Load trailer
  • 10:45 PM – Depart for Westlake
  • 11:45 PM – Arrive at Westlake, unload trailer

Parents who are helping to load the trailer, please be at the Westlake band room by 1:45 PM on Saturday.


Physicals and Outstanding Paperwork

Parents and students, PLEASE take the time today to log in and look at your Register My Athlete account. If your status is not showing COMPLETE at this time, with a date completed, you MUST get any outstanding items taken care of immediately. Students whose paperwork is not complete will have to start sitting out until paperwork issues are resolved. There are over 20 students whose physicals have not been submitted.

The athletic department assistant has attempted to contact all parents with missing paperwork to resolve these issues. If you have been receiving emails about a missing physical or incomplete account, please do not ignore them. These emails are only being sent to those whose students’ paperwork is not complete. If you are receiving them, it means you need to follow up.

If you have submitted a physical and your status is not showing complete, please call or email Sharon Mardesich (801-610-8815 or We need to find out if they physical was rejected or not properly received. Sharon is available on A day during lunch or after school until 3:00 PM.


New Uniform Preparation

On Thursday, October 19, we will be meeting to box up the old uniforms to be sent to district surplus (per district policy) and prepare the racks and uniform bags so that they are ready when the new uniforms arrive. We will be meeting at 10:00 in the booster closet, down the hall from the band room at Westlake. This is the first day of fall break.

If you are available to help with this, please contact Tawnya Mayo at so that we know how many are planning to help. We are hoping to get this completely finished that morning.


Competition Food Sign-Up

There are still open slots on the sign-up sheets for the BYU (October 10) and Davis HS (October 14) competitions. The sign-up is online at Please follow the link and read the description carefully before signing up.

Any remaining food donations for BYU need to be dropped off by 3:00 PM today. Please contact Becky Barney to make arrangements.

Thank you so much for your willingness to help. If you have any questions about food, contact Becky Barney by phone or text (914-439-7534) or by email (


Band Banquet

On January 10, 2018, we will hold a marching band banquet in the Westlake commons area to celebrate our season and commemorate our Rose Parade experience. Instead of honoring seniors and staff at the family show, we will be honoring them at this end-of-season banquet. We would love to have volunteers to help plan and carry out the banquet. If you are interested in helping with this event, please contact Charlotte Ducos at


Healthy Living Reminder

We are now in the thick of our performance season. Please remember that maintaining health and preventing injury are of paramount importance. While we hope that we all remain healthy and accident-free all of the time, we ask that you please carefully consider the activities you take part in outside of rehearsals and performances and avoid activities that have a high risk or high rate of injury. Season ending injuries are heartbreaking for everyone involved. Be careful, eat healthy foods, get enough sleep, and make good, smart choices! Please avoid bounce houses, trampoline centers, and other high-risk activities like this. You need your legs to march!


Band Booster Meeting Minutes

The minutes from last week’s band booster meeting can be found here.


SignUpGenius Summary


Upcoming Events

  • October 10 – Rocky Mountain Invitational (BYU)
  • October 14 – Davis Cup (Davis High School)
  • October 18 – Home football game vs. Taylorsville
  • October 26 – Band bash concert
  • October 28 – Mt. Timpanogos Marching Band Competition (Pleasant Grove High School)
  • October 30 – Marching band family night show
  • November 2–5 – St. George trip (Red Rocks State Championship and BOA Regionals)


Upcoming Rehearsals

  • October 9 – 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Marching band rehearsal
  • October 11 – 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM – Marching band rehearsal
  • October 12 – 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Marching band rehearsal
  • October 13 – 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Percussion show run-through
  • October 16 – 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Marching band rehearsal
  • October 17 – 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM – Percussion sectional
  • October 18 – 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Marching band rehearsal
  • October 23 – 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Marching band rehearsal
  • October 24 – 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Percussion sectional
  • October 25 – 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM – Marching band rehearsal
  • October 26 – 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Marching band rehearsal
  • October 27 – 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Percussion sectional


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