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Save School Music Report Released

With our school district and administration’s current plan to cut instrumental music at the elementary level in ISD 833, our Booster group quickly became part of a great coalition of the booster groups representing band and orchestra programs across all three high schools. We jointly commissioned a study by a nationally recognized advocacy professional, John Benham with Save School Music to examine school district data in greater depth.

The resulting report clearly demonstrates that the current path the district administration and school board are following will almost certainly cost the district MORE money instead of less – and will have devastating consequences for instrumental music programming in our district for years to come.

We encourage everyone to read the report and share your concerns with our school board members and district administration. We’re asking that they simply read the report, meet with us, and collaborate for a better outcome. The stakes are too high to sit back and allow instrumental programming to be sacrificed without consideration of all important data.

Our objective with the report is to foster collaboration and to help inform better, data-driven decisions for the future of our district.

You can access the full report at: http://whsbb.org/wp/woodbury-status-reportpdf/

Thank you for helping us spread the word. Contact the school board and district administrators today!

More All-State Honors for Woodbury Band Members

Once again, Woodbury High School has a strong showing for the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) all-state music program. Following a rigorous audition program, the following students were asked to participate in this annual honor. They include:

  • Shona Acquaye (Bassoon, MMEA Orchestra)
  • Leah Hawley (French Horn, MMEA Symphonic Band)
  • Josh Lecuyer (Bassoon, MMEA Concert Band)
  • Evan Thornton (Alto Saxophone, MMEA Concert Band)
  • Gabrielle Tousignant (Oboe, MMEA Orchestra)
  • Joe Condon (Percussion, MMEA Alternate)

Woodbury High School is establishing a great reputation, having multiple students representing the school for several years running. 

Because of the current pandemic, the summer MMEA all-state camp will not take place, but plans are in the works for an MMEA program likely in February 2021. More information will be available as that event draws near. Congratulations to the students chosen to represent Woodbury High School at MMEA!

FlipGive Fundraiser

Woodbury Royals Band Boosters, Inc. is trying a new fundraiser.  This is very similar to Amazon Smiles.  FlipGive shares their commission with our “team” when you shop through their website or app.  To join our “team” visit www.flipgive.com/join to sign up.  You will be asked to enter your unique team code to join WRBBI.  The Team Code is:  X6HMLW.  We have earned $9 in just a short time!  Please check this out before your next online purchase and support Woodbury Band. For every member that joins the team and makes an online purchase through FlipGive by the end of the month, FlipGive will give us $10.  Sign up, join and start online shopping.  Thank you!

Amazon Smiles Fundraiser for WHS Band Boosters

AmazonSmile

We have a new way for you to support the Band Boosters! Amazon will donate .5% of your total bill every time you order through them! It’s easy to set up, and the band will benefit every time you order.

Here’s how:

* Log into smile.amazon.com

* Select “Woodbury Royals Band Boosters Inc” as the charity you’d like to support

* That’s it! Then order away. Don’t forget to log into amazon using smile.amazon.com. It’s still the same Amazon…it just gives the band .5% of your order.

See? Easy!

TIP: If you don’t like typing in the address all the time, you can easily turn the address into an icon on your screen!!! All you’ll have to do is tap!

Thanks for supporting the band!