DIRECTOR'S COMMENTS:

September 20, 2021

OVAC Showcase of Bands

The UHS Homecoming Dance has been moved to Saturday, October 23.

Because a large number of band members are on the homecoming court, we have decided to withdraw from the OVAC Showcase of Bands on that date.

There is no suitable alternative to the OVAC performance, but it seems highly likely that we will have at least one playoff game performance this year.


 

UPDATED September 20, 2021

UHS Homecoming Parade

Tuesday, September 21

The UHS Homecoming Parade will be held on High Street on Tuesday, September 21 at 6:00 PM.

Lineup is at 5:00 PM on Willy Street by the Book Exchange.

 

We will wear full uniforms and BALL CAPS. Fall sports athletes may march with us in their team jerseys.

 

Monday, September 10 is an EVEN day, so students must bring instruments home from school that day. There is no school for students on Tuesday, September 21, and the directors will not be at the school to retrieve instruments and/or uniforms.

Percussion, guard, tubas, and bari saxes may load equipment onto the trailer, which will be parked at Hastings Funeral Home or on Chestnut Street between the Justice Center and Sheetz. The trailer should be downtown by 5:00 pm.  

 

We will unload the trailer prior to after school rehearsal on Wednesday, September 22.

UPDATED September 20, 2021

Morgantown Band Spectacular Itinerary

Saturday, September 25

Eat a good breakfast before arrival. We will not provide a pre-performance meal or snacks on the bus, though we will have water for everyone after we rehearse at the school and after we perform.

8:30 AM ARRIVE @ UHS in travel uniforms

8:45 AM Rehearse

9:45 AM Load trailer

10:15 AM Board buses

10:30 AM DEPART UHS

10:45 AM ARRIVE @ Mountaineer Field

11:00 AM Unload trailer

11:30 AM Warm up

12:24 PM PERFORM

12:45 PM Load trailer

1:00 PM Board buses

1:15 PM DEPART Mountaineer Field

1:30 PM ARRIVE @ UHS

Students may leave with parents after our performance. As always, please send a note, Remind message, or email stating your intentions, and make sure to SEE A DIRECTOR OR YOUR BUS CHAPERONE prior to leaving. 

 

We will NOT unload the trailer after we return. We can unload on Monday the 27th during classes. 

September 20, 2021

"Possible Playoff Game" Information

The 2021-2022 UHS Band Event Calendar now lists "Possible Playoff Game" and "Possible State Championship" on the following dates:

November 12

November 13

November 19

November 20

November 26

November 27

December 4 

 

It is highly likely that the UHS Football team will qualify for the state playoffs this year. If they do qualify, Round 1 will take place on November 12/13, Round 2 on November 19/20, and Round 3 on November 26/27, with the AAA State Championship game held at noon on December 4.

 

We would NOT perform on all of these dates, but we publish the possible dates in advance to avoid conflicts.

The higher seeded team chooses the location, and the lower seeded team chooses the date and time. As of week 3, UHS was ranked #1 in the state, meaning that we would choose to play at home.

 

Games may be played Friday night, Saturday afternoon, or Saturday evening. In the past, UHS has chosen the Friday night time slot when we are the lower seed, and we expect that trend to continue, though the opposing team may choose differently.

The full field show band performs at any home playoff game, and any away playoff game within a two-hour drive of Morgantown.

If the team wins the first two rounds, the Round 3 game would be held on the Friday or Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. Because many families would be away at this time, we would take a volunteer PEP Band to play in the stands for this game, regardless of location.   

These performances are fun, but we typically have to deal with the elements. Remember that the band is greatly appreciated by the football players, coaches, and fans.

UPDATED September 20, 2021

2021-2022 UHS Band Event Calendar UPDATED

The 2021-2022 UHS Band Event Calendar was most recently updated September 20, 2021. 

 

Click HERE to view.

The calendar is updated from time to time, so please check back for changes.

July 14 2021

2021-2022 UHS Band Handbook

The 2021-2022 UHS Band Handbook is now posted and can be viewed HERE.

Students must complete the AGREEMENT FORM posted in Google Classroom.

July 11, 2021

Health Forms

All students must have an updated UHS Band Health Form on file before their first rehearsal and WVSSAC Physical Form on file by the start of Band Camp August 2 in order  participate in band activities.

Forms can be found HERE.

May 17, 2021

2021-2022 WVSSAC Physical Forms

The West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission requires all West Virginia high school band students to have a current physical prior to participation in any band activites.

For us, that means students MUST have a physical dated after May 1, 2021 on file prior to participation in summer rehearsals.

Physicals completed after May 1, 2021 can be used for ALL SPORTS for the 2021-22 school year.

The Physical Form can be found HERE.

May 17, 2021

2021UHS Band Virtual Concert

The 2021 UHS Band Virtual Concert Video premiered on Wednesday, May 12 at 7:00 PM.

The Virtual Concert is the culmination of the entire 2020-21 school year's worth of distance, blended, and in-person learning, and features virtual performances from the Marching Band (both field show and parade music), Concert Band, Symphonic Winds, and Jazz Ensemble.

 

The video can be found HERE.

The Dominion Post ran a nice story on our Virtual Concert. As it is behind their pay wall, we have been granted permission to share it HERE.

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.        
              

Remind App

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

Marching Band OT

Students already in REMIND 

classes do not need to sign up again.

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