The High School Band will be traveling to Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH on June 9, 2014. The cost to each student will be $35. Signup and payment information will become available at a later time. Some parents will also be able to join us.
This low cost is the result of past fundraising done by the Band Parents Council with activities such as the Bowlathon! Please help support this and future activities by getting your pledges for the current Bowlathon! Pledges are due and lane sign sign up is next week (April 21 - 24).
Congratulations to the Western High School Jazz Band on their outstanding performance at the Alma College Jazz Festival yesterday. The performance earned our trumpet section the designation of "best trumpet section" at the festival! The trumpet section includes Meghan Zalucha, Anna Cole, Cassie Freeman, Patrick Markey, Tyler Kilvington and Justin Winchester. great job!
Bay City Western High School junior, Katarina Hilden has been selected to perform in the prestigious Michigan Youth Arts Festival All-State Honors Band. The Honors band will rehearse and perform May 8 - 10, 2014 on the Campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. Approximately 100 of the top high school musicians in the state are selected to perform in the intense, three day annual Arts Festival. Students are selected based upon their performance on the proficiency examination at MSBOA State Solo & Ensemble.
Additionally, Katarina has been invited to audition to perform as a guest concerto soloist. Auditions for this rare honor take place on April 11, 2014 on the campus of Central Michigan University. Students must submit to a rigorous two stage audition process which includes performing a 5 - 8 minute concerto by memory. Four students are selected in the entire state to perform with the All-State Orchestra at the same concert mentioned above. Students are invited to audition based upon the performance of their solo at MSBOA State Solo & Ensemble.