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WSHSB Members' News

Use link below to access weekly Rehearsal Notes which include:        1.Special Attention Items,  2.Important Dates and Deadlines                  3.Sectional Chart,  4.Sweeping Assignments, 5.MUSIC NOTES and       6.GENERAL NOTES        

Access past notes using the Archive link provided at the bottom

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WSHSB Patriot Marching Band

For marching, the WSHSB is also known as "The Patriots." Patriots attend marching camp in June and average five parades in the summer.

WSHSB Winter Concert

With two concerts per year, our winter concert is usually held at the end of January. Concerts are FREE admission with open seating. Check our Music Resource page to listen to past concerts.

WSHSB Patriot Marching Band

Marching trimester is voluntary and open to current WSHSB members and NON-members. This includes experienced musicians who are welcome to join us for the summer marching trimester. For more details see our Summer Marching page.

WSHSB Spring Concert

Our second concert of the year is generally held mid to late May. Come hear our Junior, Senior, and Symphonic bands separately and combined.

West Suburban Home School Band

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About WSHSB

The West Suburban Home School Band, or WSHSB in short, follows the model of a community band and includes all wind instruments, woodwinds and brass, as well as a full percussion section. There are no stringed instruments ...more

WSHSB Member's News

Member's News has the link to the weekly Rehearsal Notes PDF and for quick reference, Important Dates and Deadlines and the Sectional Chart are included. Download  the weekly Rehearsal Notes for the week's practice assignments and more.

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Join WSHSB

To join the WSHSB a student must be home schooled. Those interested in joining the WSHSB, at any level but Cadet, must submit an audition video. Recommended minimum age for any level is nine. There are four skill levels to consider...more

WSHSB Members' News
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                         07-25-17 Summer Notes

                            Includes information for Symphonic Auditioners

                                                Flag Etiquette Review
At parades one may see proper respect for our nation’s flag and one may also see a lack of respect. Some of our member’s had questions about this. We should all be aware and know how to conduct ourselves. Please take a few moments to review this document, specifically for parades, Flag Etiquette at Parades.

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The limited information below is made available on this page for quick reference. Use the link above to open the complete weekly Summer Notes document.
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                                            WSHSB ON TV!
At the end of this item is the link to 'Someone You Should Know' with Harry Porterfield, featuring Mrs. Borow and the West Suburban Home School Band. The video is no longer there but the text of the interview remains.
  Someone You Should Know 2-13-15


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IMPORTANT DATES and DEADLINES

8/21, 9/18 Last two Summer Fitting Dates available for beginners with director, Mrs. Borow. Contact the director to reserve your one-hour family appointment

July 26 – Wednesday – DuPage County Fair, Grand Opening
July 29 – Saturday – Streamwood Summer Celebration Parade

July 17 – Monday, 7pm, Winter Trimester Booster jobs released, first come first served

                August 1
Tuesday 9-5pm note earlier end time.
                     All Audition videos are due
                                     for C
oncert Junior, Senior and Symphonic
.
     IMPORTANT: Auditions received after 5pm on August 1 will be considered late
                                             and there will be consequences.
               
2017-2018 Winter Registration Forms are also due on this date.
                                             Late fees apply after this date.


September 21
Overview and Orientation Meeting
                  6:30pm – Return of Band Property
                  @6:45pm
Music pick-up for all members, new and returning
                  @7:00pm
OVERVIEW portion of the meeting begins.
                 
All returning parents are expected to attend as this is the only meeting
                  with the director for the entire year.
                  @8:00 – 9pm -
ORIENTATION MEETING and Q&A Note: Meeting may start
                  earlier if music pick-up completed and the Overview portion concluded.
                  All new members are required to come along with your parent(s)
                  to this meeting.

September 28
FIRST BAND PRACTICE

                     See the Calendar for all dates as currently known.
  

                   SECTIONALS - NONE
                                                                           
       

Cadet

 5:00-5:15pm

 NONE

 Cornelius Hall

Cadet

 5:00-5:15pm

 NONE

 Kitchen

Cadet

 5:00-5:15pm

 NONE

 Utility Room

Cadet

 5:00-5:15pm

 NONE  Under Stairs

Junior

 5:45-6:00pm

 NONE

 Kitchen

Junior

 5:45-6:00pm

 NONE

 Utility Room

Junior  5:45-6:00pm   NONE  Under Stairs

Senior

 6:45-7:00pm

 NONE 

 Kitchen

Senior

 6:45-7:00pm

 NONE

 Utility Room

Senior

 6:45-7:00pm

 NONE  Under Stairs

Symphonic

 7:45-8:00pm

 NONE

 Kitchen

Symphonic

 7:45-8:00pm

 NONE  Utility Room

Symphonic

 7:45-8:00pm

 NONE  Under Stairs

                 
     Sweeping/Trash Assignments for next rehearsal after Symphonic band
     You must get a sub if you will not be there. NONE


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