DIRECTOR'S COMMENTS:

September 29, 2020

School Cash Online

Payments for Monongalia County School activities such as school-related fees, athletic tickets, etc. must now be made via School Cash Online. You can register HERE.

September 26, 2020

Family Member Information for Oct 2 FB Game

Monongalia County Schools are now GREEN, meaning that we will have a Football game Friday, October 2.

THE OCTOBER 2 GAME WILL BE SENIOR NIGHT AND PEP BAND 1 WILL PERFORM.

 

Because we are now GREEN, all immediate household members and grandparents may attend the game.

All family members must enter the games through the "Home" ticket gate, and must pay to get in. In order for parents to be admitted to games, they must pay in advance through SchoolCashOnline and must be on the list of family members of students playing, cheering, or performing at that particular game.

Please fill out this FAMILY MEMBERS GOOGLE FORM so we have an accurate list of names to provide to the folks working the ticket booth. We have included space for up to four grandparents and four siblings, though THERE IS A LIMIT OF 10 FAMILY MEMBERS PER STUDENT, INCLUDING PARENTS, the names of which we have already collected.

DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29.

September 26, 2020

Parent Hoodie Distribution

Band Booster President Kim Robinson will be at the band room on Friday, October 2nd at 6:15 PM to give out the spirit wear hoodies parents have ordered. If you haven't paid for your hoodie you must pay at pick up. (Correct change or check)

She will also be passing out the Disney shirts that parents and band students had purchased for our cancelled Disney trip. If you are unable to pick yours up that night, please text her at 304-322-1442 to make arrangements.

September 26, 2020

Health Forms

ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE A COMPLETED 2020 UHS Band Health Form AND Physical Form ON FILE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN PEP BAND REHEARSALS OR PERFORMANCES. 

 

The sports physicals can be used for all UHS sports for the entire 2020-2021 school year.

Students may bring forms to band during their Pep Band rehearsals or complete and email them in PDF or JPG form to 
mpalmer@k12.wv.us.

September 9, 2020

2020 Florida Trip Refund Information

The UHS Band will not be able to reschedule our Florida trip for the spring of 2021.

We were able to recover 90% of the money paid. However, there were some travel agency costs that occurred prior to our planned departure date that were not refunded to the boosters and therefore cannot be returned.

 

Most money will be refunded beginning the week of September 21, 2020.

 

We were able to recoup the money for hotels and park tickets. However, instead of a refund for our bus transportation, we were only able to receive a voucher for a future trip. We will eventually refund this money, but cannot do so until we actually take the trip and collect money from new band members. We are now hoping to reschedule our trip during the 2021-22 school year.

 

The breakdown of refunds is as follows:

Total Trip Cost:                                                                                                         $960/person

Less Band Booster Subsidy:                                                                                    $160/person

Final Cost:                                                                                                                 $800/person

 

 

Checks Distributed starting 9/21/2020: (park ticket and hotel $)                         $490/person

Checks Distributed (bus voucher $) when band travels at a future date TBD:    $230/person

Total Refund:                                                                                                             $720/person

 

Monies that were paid via student band accounts will be returned to band accounts.

Please inform Band Boosters Treasurer
Matt Turner of a forwarding address if you have recently moved or plan to move in the near future.                       

August 12, 2020

Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Raffle Tickets

For those who need to pick up Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Raffle tickets after work hours, a director will be at the UHS band room Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 18 from 6:00-7:00 pm.

If needed, you can also drop off uniforms at that time.

August 10, 2020

Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Raffle

Our first fundraiser for 2020-2021 is the WV Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Raffle. We will sell through October 16, with the drawing to take place October 23, 2020.

 

Tickets will be distributed Tuesday, August 11, Wednesday, August 12, and Thursday, August 13 in the band room.

Tickets cost $5.00 and the Grand Prize is a WV Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Licence (or the cash equivalent) valued at $805.

Students receive packets of 10 tickets to sell, and can get more tickets upon request. Students are often able to cover their entire Band Operating Fee (BOF) by selling these raffle tickets. Because the BOF is lower this year (please see info below), it would only take four envelopes of 10 tickets to cover the entire cost of the BOF.

August 3, 2020

Uniforms for 2020-2021

Following the recommendations of the West Virginia Bandmasters Association and West Virginia Music Educators Association, we will not use our standard uniforms this marching season.

In the event that we are permitted to hold live performances, the band will wear UHS Band ball caps, either black band t-shirts or band hoodies depending on the weather, khakis, and black tennis shoes or Dinkles and black socks.

As student safety is our top priority, we may not be able to perform live at all, but we must prepare for the possibility regardless.

The Band Boosters will provide all new band students with ball caps, band t-shirts, and band hoodies. All returning members will receive band hoodies, and will use their previously issued ball caps and t-shirts.

There is no charge for ball caps, t-shirts, and hoodies for new members, or for hoodies for returning members. Students may purchase new ball caps and t-shirts if theirs has been lost or damaged.

We have posted a form in Google Classroom to collect t-shirt and hoodie sizes. Students must return uniforms to receive their new items. Percussion and guard members should bring full uniforms to their scheduled POD rehearsals starting on Monday, August 3, and we will announce collection dates for wind players' uniforms soon.

UPDATE: All seniors (including those who would normally be parade only ) should keep their uniforms so that we can take pictures for senior banners. This will also allow for students to use their uniforms in senior pictures if they want to. We will designate a time for seniors to return their uniforms after underclassmen have returned theirs.

Remind App

Students already in REMIND classes do not need to sign up again.

For NEW sign-ups, please click the links below for instructions on how to get UHS Band Remind messages:

Concert Band

Jazz Ensemble

Symphonic Winds

Credit Card Payments

You can make credit card payments for any UHS Band trips, fees, etc.  Payments can be made in person or by using the form found HERE.

Incoming Freshmen FAQs

Before contacting the directors with questions about our program, please read our frequently asked questions by clicking here.

Join Band

Click Here for our Beginning Band information page.

UHS Band Handbook

Click here to view the 2019-2020 UHS Band Handbook.

For health and physical forms, click here to be redirected to the forms page.

Charms Office Assistant

The UHS Band Boosters utilize Charms Office Assistant to keep track of student records concerning financial information, form submission, and more.

Click here to be redirected to the Charms login.

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Morgantown, WV 26508

(304) 291-9275

mpalmer@k12.wv.us

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