Hello Band of Silver Parents!
Do you miss the Concession Stand? Has it been too long since you last dished up nachos or flipped hamburgers? Are you longing for the adrenaline rush of working together in close quarters to get snacks and drinks to dozens of people all at once?
We have an opportunity for you! The WHHS Spring Football Game is coming on May 12 at 5pm. Band students will be playing in the stands that afternoon, and the concession stand will be OPEN.
We’re looking for at least 6 people to work, either making food or serving it. The hours are 3:30 - 7:00 pm.
To sign up, please contact Paul Skinner (email@example.com or 404-557-0460).
Whether you’ve volunteered dozens of times or never, we would love to have you join us. It’s fun, and the time goes fast.
Remember, we’re getting ready for a new adventure in band next year, and a substantial band fund means we can do more for our students.
Thank you for your support of West Hall Band of Silver!
The Details, One More Time:
Event: Concessions for Spring Football Game
Date: May 12, 2016
Again, to sign up, please contact Paul Skinner (firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-557-0460).
A few words about Ernie Phillips:
Ernie and I have worked together at West Hall High School in the same band and chorus room for 27 years! In all the years that we have worked together we, truthfully, have never spoken ill of each other, or have we ever had a cross word or problem. That speaks volume of Ernie. He is a gifted musician and teacher and he is respected by all of his current and former students and colleagues. He is a friend to all and cares deeply about everyone.
As a band director, he has been highly successful at the district and state level. His achievements are numerous from winning awards at marching band competitions to continually receiving superior ratings at LGPE and even being selected to perform at the Georgia Music Educator’s Conference. At that conference, we enjoyed hearing each other’s performance.
Ernie has been a friend since the first day I met him on the job and he continues to be so. I appreciate his support of the West Hall choral program and I appreciate all of the encouragement and advice that he has shared with me. He has been like a brother to me, and in many ways he reminds me of the best qualities of my own brother.
I particularly have enjoyed some of the things that he would say to his students like (when he was either joking around with his students or he was trying to get their attention) “Did your mother have any children that lived” & “your village is calling”, or “It is I” when a student was calling for him. I particularly enjoyed hearing him say to his students “Don’t be like …– (and he would jokingly say the name of another Georgia high school band).
Thank you, Ernie, for all of the great memories. I will miss you!
West Hall High School Choral Director