August 18-25 Update

posted Aug 17, 2018, 8:01 PM by WHHS BPO

Are You Ready for Marching Band Season?!

The parade uniform for all August performances is the band t-shirt, plain black shorts, black socks, black Dinkles/shoes. No visible jewelry!  Only subtle nail polish is allowed (French or pink & white). 
Here is the schedule for the next week:

  • Saturday August 18 - Rankin Parade.  Students reports to high school at 9AM.  Students will be transported to Rankin and the parade starts at 11AM.  Afterwards, students will be transported back to the HS for Woodland Hills Welcome Back Days, where they will perform on the soccer field.  Students may leave after the performance at the HS.
  • Tuesday, August 21 - Kennywood!! Students report to HS at noon, wearing street clothes.  Students should pack their parade uniform as above and must change before the parade. Students will spend the afternoon at Kennywood and will perform at the Fall Fantasy Parade at roughly 8 pm.  You may choose to be picked up from Kennywood by your parents, BUT Mr. Hopkins must receive notice of this IN WRITING (letter or email) BEFORE 8/21/18. Students need to bring money for meals!!!
  • Wednesday, August 22 - Parent Preview! Students report to the WOLVARENA at 6pm wearing parade uniform. The first Band Parent Booster meeting will take place at 7pm and the students will perform directly after that meeting.
  • Saturday, August 25 - Edgewood Community Days - Students report to the HS at 2pm, in parade uniform! The band will perform at Koenig Field on Greendale Ave at approximately 3:50 pm.  Students will be allowed to enjoy the event until about 6pm when they will be transported to the Wolvarena.  Bring money for food or pack dinner. The first football game performance will be at half-time of the 8pm game.  Students will be returned by bus to the HS and then be dismissed from there.
Did you miss pre-orders??
Have no fear! You can still get your marching band swag!
Stop by our merchandise table at every home game and our October 6 competition for your Band and Images gear.
Fundraising is a year-round event for us in Marching Band.  We offer many options - you DO NOT need to do everything!!  Pick what works for you (this is why we have so many options!!).  For all fundraisers you earn 90% of the profit and 10% goes to the general band operating fund. Here is some information about fundraisers:
  • Hoagie sales occur all year.  Download the form here, and every month you can order dinner for your family or develop a neighborhood following and get them to order dinner!! See the calendar on the Band Score website for dates, but in general, orders are due the 2nd Thursday of each month, and picked up from 5-6pm the 3rd Thursday of the month. Mary Burke is the chair of this fundraiser:
  • Lottery calendars - Purchase for $20, get $6 into your account and be eligible to win for all of 2019!  Sales continue until December 2018.  Contact Jen Pekor, find her after a band practice, or at a parent meeting to get calendars to sell (
  • Heinz field - work a Steelers or Pitt football game and earn $90-120 per game!!  See below for sign ups for games in August and September.  The remainder for planning purposes are on the calendar.
  • Mixed Bags sales - going on NOW.  Pick up sales packets from the band room (your kids know where). Sale runs from NOW until September 20!! If we sell $1500, then our profit is 50%!!!!!  THAT IS HUGE!  Pick up your packet now! Contact Jenn Alfieri or Clare Withers for details ( or 412-298-4037 OR or 412-327-7166; call or text).
  • Pepperoni Rolls - suggested by one of our parents, pick up a flier at the Parent Preview!  This sale starts NOW!!  Each roll is $2 (and $1 goes to your child's account) - these are great for quick meals on band nights or for busy sports nights! Sale goes until September 5 (with delivery on September 20).  Check it out at That's a Wrap!  Tara Reis is the contact person for this fundraiser:
Heinz Field Sign Ups
Volunteers work in a concession stand at Heinz Field during Steeler and Pitt football games or at other special events to earn money for a student's account. Volunteers must be 18 and have completed Aramark's food preparation. Please read the information on the sign up sheet carefully! See our Volunteer page for requirements.

Game Sign Ups Currently Available (more to come!!):
Communication Reminder

Schoology will be the place to go for all detailed information. Parents, be sure you have access. The BPO newsletter will go out weekly in an effort to keep parents updated on activities, fundraising, and events that parents need to know. The website will also have this information and additional details regarding these activities. Please be sure to check both. Information may be duplicated (we want to make sure you know what's going on); but parent-specific information will not appear on Schoology.  If you have any issues with Schoology, please contact Mr. Hopkins. For all questions regarding the weekly updates, website, or other parent information, email