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.
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:
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 11, 2021
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.
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