• Fall 2015

    Posted by Shannon Patterson on 10/27/2015 1:45:00 PM

    Wishkah Band Fall Activities

     

    October 10 – Homecoming Football Game

                  7th-12th grade band members who came out to support our football team at the Homecoming game were met with severely stormy weather. We tried playing the Star Spangled Banner, but our wet music blew across the football field. Then the power went out! It was a crazy adventure.

    October 21 – Dallas Brass at HHS

                  7th through 12th grade band students were able to spend the day with professional musicians from around the country. We learned what inspires them, and we shared what inspires us. We saw what happens when you work hard to pursue excellence. At the end of the day, we watched an amazing performance! Some of our students even performed on stage. The concert was longer than we expected, but we are grateful to have participated in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    November (TBA) – Firewood sale

    There has been no donation of mill ends this year. We’ll try again next year!

    December 4th – Parents’ Night Out

                  From 5:30-10:00pm, parents can drop off their children at the school. Secondary band members will organize and run a craft area, a holiday cookie decorating station, gym sports, board games, and a movie room. Hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, veggies, and juice will be served for dinner. All ages, from infants to sixth grade, are invited to participate. We will need a few parent volunteers, as well as donations of craft, cookie decorating, and dinner items.

    December 15th – Winter Music Concert

                  Starting at 6:30PM, Wishkah students in grades k-12 will perform. There will be singing, band music, and percussion. And maybe some dancing!

     

    Later in the year…

    • Late January/Early February – Wishkah pep band (All band students grades 5-12) plays at a home basketball game.
    • February – Traveling Bake sale. Wishkah band kids sell baked goods door to door on a Saturday.
    • April 29th-May 1st – Spring band trip to the Long Beach Loyalty Days parade. Camping two nights at Cape Disappointment State Park.
    • June – Spring music concert
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  • Long Beach Update: Parent Sign-Ups

    Posted by Shannon Patterson on 3/6/2014 12:00:00 PM
    Here is the latest information regarding our Long Beach Band Trip.
     
    First of all, the traveling bake sale on Sunday, March 2nd raised $624 for the band account!  This will be helpful with covering shirt costs and student activities in Long Beach. 
     
    We are moving forward with Band Shirt plans, as well as a little future fundraising.  Many parents have signed up to help with different parts of the band trip.  Here is what it looks like so far:
     

    Shirts

    Realtree camouflage, notes & staff, front& back

    Traveling BakeSale

    Saturday, April 19th

    Same drivers?  Amanda, Linda, Jennifer/Kelly, Jina?

    Donation Letters –

                    Tinaneeds 2 (Done on Wed, March 5th)

    Food Donations(Tina)

                    Franz,Jays, Grocery Outlet, Swansons

    Dinner 1 (TacoSoup) We'll need several Crock Pots

                    TortillaChips – Stankavich

                    Cheese,Ground Beef – Ferry

                    BlackBeans, Corn – Perron

                    TacoSeasoning – Ken

                    Case ofChili – Linda

                    PlasticBowls/Spoons/Napkins, bottled water – Seguin

                    Soda/Gatorade? –TBA, Costco?
         

    Dinner 2(Burgers/Dogs/Chips)

                    HotDogs, Condiments – Fultz

                    BurgerPatties – Linda Ellis

                    Buns –Franz (Tina)

                    PaperProducts, bottled water – Seguin

                    Soda/Gatorade? –TBA, Costco?

                    Grill,Propane – Ken Smith

                    Snack-sizebags of chips – Grocery Outlet (Tina)

                    Fruits/Veggies– Grocery Outlet/Jay’s Farm Stand (Tina)

    Campfire

                    Wood,Kindling, Paper – Dzuibak

                    Smores –Baltzell

                    Tablesfor meals/buffet/smores prep – Linda Ellis

    Breakfast (x2)

                    Cocoa –Seguin (Done)

                    Milk –TBA (Costco?)

                    Pastries/Bagels– Franz Outlet (Tina)

                    PancakeMix (Linda Ellis)

                    Fruit –Jay’s Farm Stand/Grocery Outlet (Tina)

                    Syrup -Seguin (Done)

                    OrangeJuice – Costco?

                    PaperProducts - Seguin

    Lunch (Saturday –Sandwich Bar)

                    PeanutButter, Nutella – VanBlaricom

                    Jam?Honey? Other sandwich toppings? – TBA, Costco?

                    Bread –Franz(Tina)

                    Fruit/Veggies– Jay’s (Tina)

                    Gogurt,String Cheese – Costco?

                    Drinks –TBA? Costco?

    Post ParadeRefreshments

                    Gatorade– TBA. Costco?

                    BottledWater - Seguin

                    Crackers/PopTarts/String Cheese/Apples? – Jays? Grocery Outlet? Swansons? Costco?
     
    If you would like to contribute, please email me at spatterson@wishkah.org and let me know what you can bring.  Let's all work together!
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  • Winter Band Parent Meeting

    Posted by Shannon Patterson on 2/3/2014 11:45:00 AM
    Hello!
     
    The Wishkah Band sounded GREAT when they played at last Saturday's basketball game against Mary M. Knight.  We had fun entertaining our community and supporting our Wishkah athletes.  Now that the 2013-2014 pep band season is over, we can begin preparing for the May 2nd - 4th marching band trip to the Long Beach Loyalty Days.  We will begin those preparations at the Band Parent Meeting on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH AT 6:30PM.  I hope everyone can make it for at least a few minutes!  See you there!
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  • Band Update

    Posted by Shannon Patterson on 12/3/2013 12:00:00 PM

    Wishkah Band FactSheet

    Wow!  There is a lotgoing on at Wishkah right now, and our band is a part of it!  There are three things we need to discuss,and I’d like to avoid adding a parent meeting to your busy schedule.  So let’s see if we can get things done withthis note!

    *Parents Night Out –Friday, December 6th.  In order to make this happen, we will needparent volunteers to:

    o  Bake Christmas-shaped cookies (freeze them in aZiplock until the 6th if you want!) for the kids to decorate.

    o  Send Christmas-colored frosting so the kids candecorate the cookies.

    o  Send sprinkles/candies for cookie decorating

    o  Donate glitter glue (Silver? Gold? Blue? Green?Red? Anything!) for the ornament craft

    o  Donate boxes of Mac & Cheese, plus milk& butter

    o  Donate packages of hot dogs and buns

    o  Donate juice boxes/Capri Suns

    o  Donate baby carrots

    o  We will also need one parent volunteer to workin the kitchen area and one volunteer to help supervise crafts/cookies.

    o  PLEASE let me know what you can contribute!!

    *Montesano Festivalof Lights Parade – Saturday, December 14th at 6:00pm.  We will meet in the parade lineup area at5:30 – I’ll send out more specific info when I get it.  Dress for cold, wet weather!  Grab some $1 store gloves (cut off thefingertips if you play clarinet), and wear a hat and scarf!  In order to make this parade happen, we needparent volunteers to:

    o  Pull a flatbed trailer full of band kids(Perrons have volunteered! Thanks!)

    o  Order a bunch of glow bracelets/necklaces fromOriental Trading Company for kids to put on their bodies and their instruments(Ken and Chris Smith?)

    o  Help us figure out a way to plug in and decorateour float with twinkle lights or lighted garlands

    o  Find bales of hay or straw for the kids to siton

    o  Somehow bring hot water for cocoa.  I’ve got cups!  I’ll buy the mix!

    o  PLEASE let me know what you can contribute!!

    *Band Concert – Theband concert will still be on Tuesday, December 17th at 6:30pm.  A junior high basketball game againstQuinault was put on that date as well, but now it has been rescheduled.  Get ready for a fun Christmas program!  Remember, students should dress nicely for thisperformance.

    That’s all I have for now, Wishkah Band Families!  Now sign up every kid you know for ourParents Night Out, and have a great Holiday Season!! 

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  • Reminder

    Posted by Shannon Patterson on 3/12/2013 9:30:00 AM

    Quick reminder:

     

    Tonight at 6, we are going to have a super-fast band parent meeting.  We need to see who is sleeping where, and sign up for chaperones, BBQ, firewood, pickup trucks, etc.  Then at 6:30, everyone can head to the winter sports awards ceremony.  Thanks, and see you tonight!

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  • Get Ready for Long Beach!

    Posted by Shannon Patterson on 3/12/2013 9:20:00 AM

    Hello everyone!  The school year is over halfway done and it’s time to solidify our plans for the annual band trip to the Long Beach Loyalty Days in Long Beach, WA.  This experience is a lot of fun for the kids, and it builds pride, skills and character.  But the best part of the Long Beach trip is the Wishkah community involvement.  Family members are a welcome and important part of our trip – they made SO MUCH happen for our kids in the last two years!  It was the Wishkah band families who:

    ·         Hauled our instruments & gear

    ·         Brought a grill and cooked our burgers & hot dogs

    ·         Camped in yurts, cabins, RVs & tents with their children and their children’s friends

    ·         Chaperoned their child and a small group of friends during activities and free time

    ·         Brought younger siblings to march with the band and carry the Wishkah banner

    ·         Helped with loading and unloading equipment, and with setting up camp

    ·         Cheered for us along the parade route and congratulated our band kids on a job well done!

    As you can see, the Long Beach Loyalty Days trip is a great experience for the whole family.  We have many parent-involvement roles to fill for the trip, and all volunteers can count on a fulfilling and rewarding experience.  These memories last a lifetime for parents and kids alike! 

    Which Kids Go On This Trip?

    Please understand that the Long Beach trip is a required performance for all band students, grades 5-12.  Whether or not their family can come, students are counted on to march in the parades and represent our school.  Students who do not come on our band trip leave holes in our parade block and in our sound.  If your child absolutely cannot attend our spring parade trip, it is critical that you let me know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  That gives us an opportunity to fill your child’s spot, and it gives your child time to make up lost performance points.

    Where do we stay?

    Students sleep in chaperoned tent sites with friends of the same gender and an adult chaperone.  If you are planning on accompanying your child on our trip, you may make reservations at Cape Disappointment State Park (www.parks.wa.gov, then select Cape Disappointment at the top left of the page).  I would like band families to feel free to reserve any campsites they choose.  But if you’d like to stay together with our group, let’s look at reserving the yurts and RV/tent sites in the B loop (look at RESERVATIONS map online), such as sites 81 through 90.  I will reserve a couple of tent sites for chaperoned tent camping.  Otherwise, students can stay with families.

     

     

     

    Itinerary

     

    The Long Beach Loyalty Days trip itinerary is both fun and full.  Here is the basic outline.

    Saturday, May 4th

    ·         8:00AM – Load busses

    ·         8:45 – Leave for Ilwaco

    ·         11:30 – Parade line-up begins for Ilwaco Children’s Parade

    ·         Noon – Ilwaco Parade begins

    ·         12:45PM – Snacks & Awards, kids eat their sack lunches

    ·         1:30 – Load equipment & bus, leave for Long Beach

    ·         2:00 – Chaperoned free time in Long Beach (laser tag & go karts, plus shopping & sight-seeing)

    ·         4:00 – Meet at bus, leave for Cape Disappointment State Park

    ·         4:30 – Set up camp, snack, chaperoned free time in woods/beach/trails/campground

    ·         6:30 – BBQ burgers and hot dogs, chips, veggies, etc.

    ·         7:30 – Campfire, chaperoned free time

    ·         9:00 – Be quiet, settle down, continue campfire

    ·         10:00 – In tents/yurts for the night (quiet!)

     

    Sunday, May 5th

    ·         8:00AM – Wake up!  Breakfast, Pack, Clean-up and Load Bus/Trucks

    ·         10:00 – Check out of campground and leave for Long Beach

    ·         10:30 – Arrive parade line-up area, unload bus & trucks

    ·         10:45 – Lunch provided at Long Beach Fire Hall

    ·         11:30 – Line up in parade formation

    ·         1:00PM – Grand Parade begins

    ·         3:00 – Load bus/trucks, snacks & drinks for everyone!

    ·         3:30 – Awards Ceremony

    ·         4:30 – Leave for Wishkah

    ·         6:30 – Arrive Wishkah, unload and go home.  You did it!!

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  • Halloween Fundraiser To-Do List

    Posted by Shannon Patterson on 10/24/2012 3:25:00 PM

    Shannon Patterson’s to do list:

    Find three judges for the chili contest

    Update your blog for items to be donated (see list below)

    Fill a jar with something and count how many are in the jar

    Butcher paper for table covers and photo back drop

     

    Haunted house                                4-5 Charters and 2 Guides                            Three one-hour shifts

    ·         Zombie logger for exit

    ·         Witch for kitchen could have more

    ·         Blacked out costume for hallway

    ·         Mummy for spider’s liar

     

    Costume contest             3 Adults Photo and Candy distribution

    ·         Polaroid Camera

    ·         Polaroid Film-DONATED: didn’t get her name!

    ·         Brown paper lunch bags-DONATED: Krissy

    ·         Candy for voting

    PRIZE: Vote by candy

    COST: FREE

     

    Pumpkin carving              1-2 Adults and 4-5 Students                        ???PLAN FOR HOW MANY GUESTS???

    ·         10 buckets for pumpkin carving contest- DONATED BY Mrs. Rurupe

    o   Suggestion: volunteer to check with Safeway bakery for white buckets

    PRIZE: Candy/need voting papers-pumpkin cut outs? Or vote with candy?

    COST: FREE

     

    Cupcake decorating        1-2 Adults and 4-5 Students                        ???PLAN FOR HOW MANY GUESTS???

    ·         Cupcakes

    o   Goal: 6-7 dozen-DONATED: Amy (2 dozen)

    ·         Frosting

    ·         Candy to decorate

    ·         Sugar to decorate

    ·         Frosting cups-DONATED: Amy

    ·         Plastic knives-DONATED: Amanda

     

    Chili Contest                      2-3 Adults and 3-4 Students                        ???PLAN FOR HOW MANY GUESTS???

     

    ·         Kool aid singles (red)

    o   Goal: 2-4 boxes

    ·         Bottled water

    o   Goal: 4-5 cases of bottled water (24 bottles per case)

    ·         Corn bread muffins

    o   Goal: 6-7 dozen

    ·         Bowls

    ·         Napkins-DONATED BY: Krissy

    ·         Plastic spoons

     

    PRIZE-Apron DONATED: Bailey’s Grandma (Melanie)

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  • Dates To Remember!

    Posted by Shannon Patterson on 10/3/2012 11:30:00 AM

    ***Wishkah Band***

    v Homecoming Game – Saturday, October20th, 12:15PM at Stewart Field in Aberdeen

    o  REQUIRED performance for every band member except football players and cheerleaders

    v Wishkah Band Parent Meeting:Thursday, October 18th, 6:30-7:15pm

    o  Please come help us plan our Halloween fundraiser! We can’t do it without you!

    v Wishkah Band Halloween Party Fundraiser: Sunday, October 28th from 4pm-7pm

    v Christmas Concert – December 18th, 6:30PM in the Wishkah Gym

    o  Nice dress/skirt or pants, shirt tucked in

    v January – Pulled Pork BBQ and Chicken Bingo FUNDRAISER!!

    For more information, contact Mrs. Patterson at spatterson@wishkah.org or 532-3128x1010

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  • Band Parent and Chaperone Meeting

    Posted by Shannon Patterson on 4/17/2012 11:00:00 AM
     

    *****Band Parent and Chaperone Meeting!  Tuesday, May 1st *****

    *****6:30pm*****

    The Long Beach parade trip is coming right up!  We need to have one last meeting to iron out the final trip details.  I hope to keep this meeting short (let’s try for 30 minutes!) and quickly go over things like:

    Ø  Chaperone Responsibilities

    Ø  Sleeping Arrangements

    Ø  Itinerary

    Ø  Student Packing List

    Ø  Confirm Pickup Trucks

    Ø  Confirm Firewood

    Ø  BBQ

    Ø  Who can take pictures/video?

    Ø  Costco Snacks

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  • Long Beach Loyalty Days Trip 2012

    Posted by Shannon Patterson on 2/16/2012

    Dear Parents,

    Hello everyone!  The school year is over halfway done and it’s time to solidify our plans for the annual band trip to the Long Beach Loyalty Days in Long Beach, WA.  This experience is a lot of fun for the kids, and it builds pride, skills and character.  But the best part of the Long Beach trip is the Wishkah community involvement.  Family members are a welcome and important part of our trip – they made SO MUCH happen for our kids last year!  It was the Wishkah band families who:

    ·         Hauled our instruments & gear

    ·         Brought a grill and cooked our burgers & hot dogs

    ·         Camped in yurts, cabins, RVs & tents with their children and their children’s friends

    ·         Chaperoned their child and a small group of friends during activities and free time

    ·         Brought younger siblings to march with the band and carry the Wishkah banner

    ·         Helped with loading and unloading equipment, and with setting up camp

    ·         Cheered for us along the parade route and congratulated our band kids on a job well done!

    As you can see, the Long Beach Loyalty Days trip is a great experience for the whole family.  We have many parent-involvement roles to fill for the trip, and all volunteers can count on a fulfilling and rewarding experience.  These memories last a lifetime for parents and kids alike! 

    Which Kids Go On This Trip?

    Please understand that the Long Beach trip is a required performance for all band students, grades 5-12.  Whether or not their family can come, students are counted on to march in the parades and represent our school.  Students who do not come on our band trip leave holes in our parade block and in our sound.  If your child absolutely cannot attend our spring parade trip, it is critical that you let me know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  That gives us an opportunity to fill your child’s spot, and it gives your child time to make up lost performance points.

    Where do we stay?

    Students sleep in chaperoned tent sites with friends of the same gender and an adult chaperone.  If you are planning on accompanying your child on our trip, you may make reservations at Cape Disappointment State Park (www.parks.wa.gov, then select Cape Disappointment at the top left of the page).  I would like band families to feel free to reserve any campsites they choose.  But if you’d like to stay together with our group, let’s look at reserving the yurts and RV/tent sites in the B loop (look at RESERVATIONS map online), such as sites 81 through 90.  I will reserve a couple of tent sites for chaperoned tent camping.  Otherwise, students can stay with families.

    Itinerary

     

    The Long Beach Loyalty Days trip itinerary is both fun and full.  Here is the basic outline.

    Saturday, May 5th

    ·         8:00AM – Load busses

    ·         8:45 – Leave for Ilwaco

    ·         11:30 – Parade line-up begins for Ilwaco Children’s Parade

    ·         Noon – Ilwaco Parade begins

    ·         12:45PM – Snacks & Awards, kids eat their sack lunches

    ·         1:30 – Load equipment & bus, leave for Long Beach

    ·         2:00 – Chaperoned free time in Long Beach (laser tag & go karts, plus shopping & sight-seeing)

    ·         4:00 – Meet at bus, leave for Cape Disappointment State Park

    ·         4:30 – Set up camp, snack, chaperoned free time in woods/beach/trails/campground

    ·         6:30 – BBQ burgers and hot dogs, chips, veggies, etc.

    ·         7:30 – Campfire, chaperoned free time

    ·         9:00 – Be quiet, settle down, continue campfire

    ·         10:00 – In tents/yurts for the night (quiet!)

     

    Sunday, May 6th

    ·         8:00AM – Wake up!  Breakfast, Pack, Clean-up and Load Bus/Trucks

    ·         10:00 – Check out of campground and leave for Long Beach

    ·         10:30 – Arrive parade line-up area, unload bus & trucks

    ·         10:45 – Lunch provided at Long Beach Fire Hall

    ·         11:30 – Line up in parade formation

    ·         1:00PM – Grand Parade begins

    ·         3:00 – Load bus/trucks, snacks & drinks for everyone!

    ·         3:30 – Awards Ceremony

    ·         4:30 – Leave for Wishkah

    ·         6:30 – Arrive Wishkah, unload and go home.  You did it!!

     

     

     

     

     

    PARENT MEETING

    In order to plan a successful trip, we will have a parent meeting on Wednesday, March 7th at 6pm.  Please try to attend this meeting!  Kids are welcome.  We need to make plans for chaperones, firewood, pickup trucks, grill, little sisters & brothers to carry our banner in the parade, paper plates, tents and more.  Please mark your calendars for March 7th at 6:00pm.

     

    FUNDRAISERS

    Chicken Bingo - We will have a Chicken Bingo and BBQ night the week of June 11th.  More information on this will come home in a month or two. 

    Traveling Bake Sale – Tirzah Taylor will be calling band parents for baked donations for a traveling bake sale to benefit the band.  Thank you for your baked goods and for your support!

    World’s Finest Chocolates – I will place an order for World’s Finest Chocolate bars on Wednesday, February 22nd.  I will be ordering 50-bar variety packs of candy bars to be sold for $1 per bar.  Chocolate bars will be sold out of the band room before school and at lunch.  If you and your child would like to sell World’s Finest Chocolate Bars outside of school, I will order 50-bar variety packs for you to sell.  You will have two weeks to sell the candy bars and return the money.

     

    That is all I have to report right now.  If you have any questions about our trip or our fundraisers, please call me at 532-3128 or email me at spatterson@wishkah.org.

    Thanks,

    Shannon Patterson
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