Thunder Band News 1/22/2018

by on Jan.22, 2018, under Announcements, Color Guard, Concert Bands, Fundraising, Guards, Jazz Bands, Marching Thunder, Percussion

In This Issue

  • Marching Band Banquet Report and Videos
  • Rented Instrument Return
  • Lost and Found Items
  • Rose Parade Tour Swag Items
  • Equipment Transportation Help Needed
  • Rose Parade Tour Photos
  • Booster Meeting February 7
  • Upcoming Events

Marching Band Banquet Report and Videos

Thank you to all who worked so hard to put on our marching band banquet. It was a wonderful event. Thank you also to those who came and enjoyed the evening together. Thanks for Making a Difference this year!

We received requests for the links to the videos that were shown at the banquet. Here are the links in the order they were shown.

St George Night performance

Rose Parade performance

Will Farrell video

Bandfest performance (this is the full show, we roll in at 50:30)


Rented Instrument Return

Students who rented horns need to clean their instruments and return them to Westlake as soon as possible. This includes rentals from Westlake and the Battalion horns. Please clean them and polish them. if applicable, and then bring them to the band room. This is for all students, both middle school and Westlake, unless you are at Westlake and you are also renting that instrument as your concert instrument.


Lost and Found Items

There is a large collection of lost and found items in the band room. Some of the items are clothing, but there are also many gallon water containers and other personal items.

Students, please take the time to go through the items to retrieve any of your belongings. Parents, please check with your students to be sure they have done so, especially if you know they have lost anything during the season.

Unclaimed clothing items will become part of our upcoming clothing drive and other items will be donated or thrown away.


Rose Parade Tour Swag Items

We handed out Disney Performing Arts string backpacks, patches from the Rose Parade, and an official Rose Parade Making a Difference pin at the marching band banquet. Marching band students (both instrumental and color guard) who were not in attendance at the band banquet need to contact their section leaders to get their swag.

Section leaders, the items are in the booster closet, so get with Mango to get them out.


Equipment Transportation Help Needed

We have some upcoming performances that will require us to take our smaller equipment trailer. The trailer can be pulled with a Suburban or pickup truck. Pulling the trailer is a great way to tag along and see your student perform!

We need a parent to pull the trailer at each of these performances. In the past, Mr. Mangelson has driven the trailer when nobody volunteered. He is now required to be on the bus with the students. If we do not have someone to pull the trailer, the performance or competition will be missed. If you are willing to drive but need access to a vehicle, please let us know in case we can make arrangements for a vehicle.

Contact Charlotte Ducos to ask questions or volunteer ( Here are the dates help is needed:

  • Saturday, March 3 – University of Utah concert band festival
  • Friday, March 16 – Drop off at Juan Diego High School for Utah Day of Percussion
  • Saturday, March 17 – Pick up at Juan Diego High School after Utah Day of Percussion
  • Wednesday, March 28 – Region band at Bingham High School
  • Friday, May 4, or Saturday, May 5 (to be determined) – State band at Corner Canyon High School
  • Tuesday, May 29 – Drop off at BYU for graduation
  • Thursday, May 31 – Pick up at BYU after graduation


Rose Parade Tour Photos

There is a collection of shared Rose Parade tour photos at

If you are downloading photos, please be sure you are making copies and do not delete photos or videos from this folder. The files in the folder are property of those who posted them, so please be as respectful and careful as you would hope others would be with your own memories.


Booster Meeting February 7

Our next booster meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 7, at 7:30 PM in the band room. We will be planning our spring fundraisers and working on transition planning to move into next season. All parents are invited to attend booster meetings. This is a great time to come out and get involved!


Upcoming Events

  • January 23 – 6:15 PM – Pep band (Jazz Band)
  • January 24 – 6:00 PM – Pit practice for musical
  • January 27 – 3:00 PM – Service competition ice cream party
  • January 31 – 6:00 PM – Pit practice for musical
  • February 7 – 6:00 PM – Pit practice for musical
  • February 7 – 7:30 PM – Band booster meeting
  • February 8 – 6:15 PM – Pep band (Jazz Band)


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