Entertainment Book Sale 2011

The Entertainment Book Sale this year runs from August 31st to September 22nd.

Be sure to sell as many books as you can: this is one of the largest fund raising efforts we have each season. Lots of prizes will be given out and there will be $300 in cash drawings for students who sell 3 or more books. There will also be prizes given to top sellers.

Most of you will receive your sales packet on August 31st. Entertainment Book information will be handed out to 7th & 8th graders during band class. 5th & 6th graders who have band class on Wednesdays will also get their books on the 31st. High school students will get their fund-raising materials that evening after band practice. (On Thursday, September 1st, the remaining 5th & 6th grade students will get their Entertainment books during their band class.)

You will get 1 copy of the Entertainment Book to show to potential buyers. You will record your sales and collect money until September 22nd. On the 22nd, come to the AWHS cafeteria from 5:00 – 8:00 to turn in your money and pick up additional books. (All unsold books can be returned on September 22nd as well.)

You will then need to distribute your sold Entertainment Books to your customers as soon as you can after September 22nd.

Checklist for 2011-12 Marching Band Students

As our High School Marching Band continues to grow (we currently have over 170 students enrolled), we want to review the steps that must be completed in conjunction with band camp starting on August 8th, 2011.

1. Review the 2011 band camp schedule. In general, morning and afternoon practices the first week, evening practices the second week. Two parades on August 20th and Preview Night on August 23rd.

2. Complete a physical examination and file it with the band office. You have 2 options:

  • Dr. Anderson will be giving physicals at the high school on Thursday August 4th, 2011 from 10am-2pm. You do not need an appointment, and we will have the forms available. The cost is $10, paid to Dr. Anderson.
  • Get your physical at your family doctor. If you use your family doctor, please make sure you turn in the completed form before camp begins on August 8th. Getting the form: Download the Preparticipation Physical Evaluation form (PDF) from the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Band students usually only need to complete pages 1 and 2. Student athletes can use the same form for athletics and for band.

3. Complete the Emergency Medical Form (PDF) and file it with the band office before camp begins.

4. Get fitted for your uniform and pay your uniform fees.

There is “early bird” uniform fittings on August 4th, from 10am to 4pm. This is a great time for returning band members to make sure their uniform still fits. Returning students need to bring their tote, spats, gloves, ascot, shoes (both pair), tee shirt and shorts so that they can be checked for condition as well as fit. Fittings on this day will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Additional uniform fitting sessions are based on the first letter of your last name.

Last name begins with: Fitting date/time

  • A-F : Monday, August 8th, 12:00pm – 2:30pm
  • G-L: Monday, August 8th, 2:30pm – 5:00pm
  • M-R: Tuesday, August 9th, 12:00pm – 2:30pm
  • S-Z: Tuesday, August 9th, 2:30pm – 5:00pm

During fitting, freshmen will be given a tote to organize and carry uniform items (spats, gloves, ascot, shoes, tee shirt & shorts) to and from performances.

Review the list of uniform fees (PDF) ahead of time so you know what to expect during the fitting sessions. Also, students who use school-owned instruments will need to sign a rental agreement and pay a maintenance fee of $50 for the year.

5. Parents may optionally want to attend the August 1st Band Booster meeting (7pm in the AWHS band room). All band parents and anyone else interested in supporting the band are invited to join us. You can ask questions about band camp and getting ready for the 2011-12 marching band season. Plus, you can learn about what the Band Boosters are working on, with opportunities to volunteer to help out.

Band Camp Schedule 2011

Here is a schedule of dates and times for band camp in August. Because school starts a little later this year, we will begin band camp on August 8th.

Band Camp Schedule 2011

  • August 8 Monday. 8-11:30am (9th and 12th only), 6-9:30pm (all grades)
  • August 9 Tuesday. 8-11:30am, 6-9:30pm
  • August 10 Wednesday. 8-11:30am, 6-9:30pm
  • August 11 Thursday. 8-11:30am, 6-9:30pm
  • August 16 Tuesday. 6-9:30pm
  • August 17 Wednesday. 6-9:30pm
  • August 18 Thursday. 6-9:30pm
  • August 20 Saturday. Morning & Afternoon: Swanton and Pemberville Parades
  • August 22 Monday. 6-9pm
  • August 23 Tuesday. 6-8pm: Preview Night

Fruit Sale (2010) Thank you!

We would like to say a BIG Thank You to all of the people who helped us with the Fruit Sale this school year. We had many that helped at various times – for putting packets together, order turn in, unloading the trucks, order pick up and helping pass out prizes. Below is a list of those that helped. Hopefully we didn’t forget anyone!

Katelyn Peth, John Michael, Alix Brahaney, TJ Baranowski, Auston Taylor, Marie Wronkowicz, Megan Webb, Sawyer Frey, Emma Froelich, Matt Raabe, Sara Dick, Joshua Lowry, Kyle Verstraete, Lucas Froelich, Brey Bailey, Andrea Raabe, Tessa Verstraete, Christina Dick, Alisa Ross, and Dawson Taylor.

Doug and Robin Michael, Amy Froelich, Laurie Peth, Karen Lemle, Pat and Melanie Horrigan, Jennifer Bailey, Karen Huntley, Bobbi Vaughan, Pat Schaffer, Jeri Lowry, Carole Dickey, Heather Johnston, Lisa Alleman, Nancy Schreiber, Laura Hibbard, Jennifer Reihing, Jean Schutt, Connie Shook, Jeanne Taylor, Rob and Marie Archer, Jennifer Smith, Lisa Remaklus, Stacey and JoAnn Schmidt, Ellen Verstraete, Rick Raabe, Renee Mattoni, Tom and Diane Ohns, Cathy Dick, Deb RInker, Kara Olligschlager, Becky McCluer, Deb Ross, and Bonnie Brahaney.

We couldn’t have done it without all of your help!

Thanks also goes to all the band students who sold for the Fruit Sale. They did a great job!

The top sellers were:

  • Overall top seller – Andrea Raabe
  • High School – Top Seller – Lindsay Bauman 2nd – Ann Mauro 3rd – Alec Sills
  • Junior High – Top Seller – Rebecca Bolich 2nd – Connor Owen 3rd – McKenzie Gunner
  • Fallen Timbers – Top Seller – Liam Shoviak 2nd – Brooklyn Dickey 3rd – Yvonne Fullerton

Thanks again to everyone! We appreciate all of your help.

Pep Band Schedule 2010-2011

Pep Band will be starting the first week in December. Anyone is welcome to participate. In order to receive the pep band award at the end of the year, students should attend 10 of the performances. The complete schedule is located below.

  • December 3, 2010 Girls Basketball vs. Northview
  • December 4, 2010 Hockey at Tam O’Shanter
  • December 7, 2010 Boys Basketball vs. Bowsher
  • December 17, 2010 Girls Basketball vs. Bowling Green
  • January 1, 2011 Hockey at Lucas County Arena
  • January 5, 2011 Boys Basketball vs. Southview (rescheduled from Jan 4)
  • January 7, 2011 Hockey at Tam O’Shanter
  • January 11, 2011 Boys Basketball vs. Rossford (canceled)
  • January 27, 2011 Girls Basketball vs. Springfield
  • January 28, 2011 Boys Basketball vs. Springfield
  • February 4, 2011 Boys Basketball vs. Maumee
  • February 5, 2011 Girls Basketball vs. Perrysburg (canceled)
  • February 18, 2011 Boys Basketball vs. Perrysburg
  • February 19, 2011 Girls Basketball vs. Southview

To receive pep band awards, students must attend 10 performances.