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24 June 2013 Contact us at West High Entertainment Unit: – Marching Band – Color Guard – Drill Team – Drum Line – Wind Ensemble – Jazz.

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1 24 June 2013 Contact us at

2 West High Entertainment Unit: – Marching Band – Color Guard – Drill Team – Drum Line – Wind Ensemble – Jazz Ensemble – Percussion Ensemble – Advanced Band – Hip-Hop Page 2

3 WHEU Director: Vince Banim 310-533-4331 Drill Team, ASB Director: Sue Eriksen Color Guard Advisor:Nathan Ortiz Page 3

4 Seasons SummerEvening Practices (Mondays & Wednesdays, July 1-17) Entertainment Unit Camp: August 17 – 24 (mandatory) Fall (1 st semester) Daily Zero Period (7am) for Full Entertainment Unit Monday night practices, Sectionals after school Thurs Football games (home games only) Field Show and Parade Competitions on Saturdays Disneyland parade (date TBD) Spring (2 nd semester) Concert season for all ensembles, bands Competition season for: Color Guard, Drill Team, Drum Line, Hip Hop Occasional Zero Periods for special performances – schedule to be announced Armed Forces Day parade (TBR) Page 4

5 WHEU Parent Association – Non-profit organization that supports WHEU – Often pronounced “wuppa” – Consists of parent volunteers providing: Chaperones Driving truck, pulling trailer, supervising loading of gear Help with competitions - at West and at away locations Fundraising Communications and reminders (incl. weather cancels) Care and maintenance of uniforms Many other activities to help manage 270 students Page 5

6 It takes many helping hands for WHEUPA to be successful; Please join us! Executive Board President Rosie Wider Executive VP Mark Hansen Secretary Brenda Minnis-Lemley VP-Admin Linda Koharchik VP-Chaperones Alicia Walker VP-Color Guard Karen Kordan, Amany Shweiri VP-Drill Team Belinda Sack, Simone Vu VP-Hospitality Mohua Roy VP- Percussion Scott Edwards VP-Uniforms Amy Fuermann Treasurer Marianne Fleming Financial Secty Grace Gee Auditor Kristina Ernst Historians Diane & Norm Scheliga Chair Positions Awards Banquet Laura EllenbergerScrip Brenda Minnis- Lemley Concessions Janet Jicha, Tracey Kerwin SponsorshipsRuss Lemley EU Camp Rosie Wider, Janice Hansen Swap Meet Coordinators Jamie Lacroix, Sheryl Takahashi Freshman Parent Liaison Lori WardTree LotJon Anderson Gear & Truck Brian Sack, Terry Grimsley, Trip Coordinator Mark Hansen Grad Concessions Marianne Fleming Volunteer Coordinator Amy Fuermann Misc. Fundraising TBDWebmaster Norm & Diane Scheliga Publications Jasmine & Shaun Jackson WHEU Wear Janet Jicha Tracey Kerwin Page 6

7 Special Events/Fundraisers South Bay Invitational – Field Show hosted by WHEU at West High Christmas Tree Lot, Wreath Sales – After Thanksgiving until all trees are sold at WHS parking lot Spirit Day – Dance Competition hosted by WHEU at West High Swap Meet – 4 th Saturday of each month at WHS parking lot – Drum Line/Color Guard alternate months as host – Considering addition of mid-month meet hosted by band Major Trip every few years to Europe or East Coast – Europe scheduled for July 2013 – East Coast TBD Page 7

8 Parent Participation Required Major Fundraisers for WHEU: South Bay Invitational (September 28, 2013) Tree Lot (November – December, 2013) Spirit Day (Feb 28, 2014 and March 1, 2014) These events take a large number of people to operate. We need everyone’s help to make these events a success. Parents are expected to sign up for a shift during each of these 3 fundraiser events. Volunteer Spot Online sign-up service used to schedule work shifts – Select your choice of shifts for fundraiser events – Also used to schedule uniform fittings for students Page 8

9 Parent Help Wanted Hospitality Gear and Truck* – Drivers for trucks and trailer – Supervise loading gear on trucks – Help get gear on/off field at field shows Chaperone Students* – anytime the unit travels – field shows, competitions, parades – Need about 16 chaperones per event Uniform Fittings* Home Football Games/snack bar Cheer our students at games, field shows, parades WHEU requires 8 buses, 3 trucks, and one trailer to transport unit to competitions and parades. Page 9 * requires a completed volunteer form on file

10 Staying Connected ‘Just Between Friends’ email service – Communicate upcoming events and schedule changes to students and parents WHEU website – Just Between Friends sign-up – Student Handbook – Uniform Care – Scrip – Handy links WHEUPA general meetings – Summer meeting July 10, 2013 – Spring meeting June 6, 2014 Summer Camp BBQ – August 24, 2013 – For students and their families (6pm) Page 10

11 Page 11 Band – see Amy Fuermann Drill Team – see Belinda Sack or Simone Vu Color Guard – see Karen Kordan or Amany Schweiri

12 Questions? Information is also available on the website: Page 12

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