October 2022


Greetings Parents, Students, and Friends;

The WOONSOCKET HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTERS will hold their second meeting of the new school year on Monday evening, October 3rd, at 7pm in the high school band room. A special welcome to all new students and parents. Parents, please try to attend our monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month.


-Fundraising Discussion



-URI Band Day

-Calendar Update

WHS Music Booster Meeting

Monday, October 3 · 7:00 – 8:00pm

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/xrn-vnom-cxt

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 260-344-4227‬ PIN: ‪355 681 983‬#

Students who are auditioning for All-State Band and Chorus should have their registration fee of $20 in by Friday, October 7th. See Ms. Mills or Mr. Depot for more info.


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The band will be performing at 3 home football games on October 8th, 15th, and 22nd. Students should report to Barry Field in their marching band uniform at 12:30pm.
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Student volunteers will be signing up to work Autumnfest weekend at various times in the Lion’s Club food tent (dough boy booth). Each student volunteer will receive credit points towards his or her junior jacket. The boosters also receive a monetary donation from the Lions Club. We need adult volunteers for this event….please let us know if you might be available to help! All proceeds go towards helping your children.

Autumnfest Parade 10/8- Band & Colorguard will meet at the WHS side parking lot at 8 am and will be bussed to the formation area. After the parade, students may either ride the bus back to the high school or disperse at the end of the parade route (Police Station @ Main St. By-pass).

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WHS Band students can attend BAND DAY at the University of Rhode Island on November 5th. Students will have an opportunity to interact with the dedicated members of the URI Ram Marching Band and perform at halftime. There is no admission charge for band members and lunch will be provided. Please contact Mr. Depot if you would like to attend this wonderful event. Parents will be charged a group rate ($8) for admission to the game.

Students should arrive at WHS by 7:30am, dressed in their marching band uniforms. Approximate return time will be 5:45pm.

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The WHS Music Department calendar is available on our website: www.whsmusic.net

All the dates listed in our calendar are subject to change. Updates and/or changes will be made as soon as the information and logistics of each event is made available to us. The students are responsible for their individual schedule, as not all of the listed events pertain to every student. Students are expected to attend evening rehearsals. If a student misses too many after-school rehearsals they may not be eligible to perform in the next concert. Student attendance at all performances is MANDATORY. Students will receive all details in class and in a timely manner concerning rehearsal and performance requirements. Monthly Booster letters are emailed at the beginning of every month and will be updated to show details and/or changes.

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Music Department uniforms are professionally dry-cleaned each summer. At the beginning of the school year, Concert Band and Chorus students will be asked to make a donation to help with this cost. All students will then receive a uniform for use throughout the scholastic year.

CLEANING FEES: Marching Band Uniforms: $10

All band members will receive their marching band uniforms during the second and third week of school. The marching band uniform consists of a shako (hat), marching band jacket, and marching pants. All students need to have their own black shoes, and black socks. Students may use their own black pants to substitute for the issued black pants upon the approval of the band director.

CLEANING FEES: Gowns and Tuxes: $10

All music department boys will receive a concert tux and all girls will receive a concert gown during the month of November. The tux includes the jacket, pants, cummerbund, and bow tie. Boys need to provide their own black dress shoes, black socks, and white long sleeve dress shirt. Girls need to provide their own black nylons and black dress shoes.


We strongly encourage all of our students to take private lessons. A one-on-one lesson with a professional musician is the BEST way for your son/daughter to improve and reach his/her full potential. Lessons may help a student achieve the curriculum goals more readily and will definitely enhance the talent depth of the music department. Please see directors for more info.


Please join us each and every month of the school year. Your input and presence is needed to make this department a success. The Boosters will meet in the Music Studio at 7pm the first Monday (except holidays) of each month. Stay on top of the latest news and plans. Help make this a wonderful experience for all of our students. We appreciate you. Thank you.


REMINDER: Evening rehearsals on Tuesdays (Jazz 5:30-6:25 & Concert Band 6:30-8:30) and Wednesdays (Chorus 6-7:20 and Select Choir 7:30-8:30) are MANDATORY. Band & Chorus students need to leave the area or be picked up on time. If a student misses too many rehearsals, he/she will not be allowed to perform at the upcoming concert. Please reinforce this policy with your child. Please contact us with concerns. We ask that you send in a note to document your child’s absence.