How do I join band or orchestra?
Band and orchestra in Westland begins in 6th grade. At the end of fifth grade, students will have the opportunity to try instruments during in school fittings. If they like a particular instrument, they are invited to an after-school instrument fitting to be signed up for band.
How do I join winter guard or drumline (indoor)?
For the summer marching band season, interested winter guard and drumline students should come to the open (free) clinics in July. These clinics allow students to test their talents and see if they would enjoy this section of the ensemble. Auditions will follow these clinics, placing them in specific roles. All students are welcome to audition.
I am a new parent to the program and would like to be involved.
Welcome to Westland! We are always looking for interested parent volunteers to help our program run smoothly. Please check our Facebook page using the link at the top of the website. There you will find updated material and can connect with other parents online.
I want to check my student's fees or have a question about fees.
To check student fees, visit the Charms website (link is at the top of the page) and login using your username and password. Under the finance tab, you will be able to view the outstanding balances on the account and all fundraising money earned.
How do I sign in to Charms (first-time users)?
Follow these steps below to set-up your Charms account to stay up to date with information:
Are marching band rehearsals mandatory?
At Westland, marching band is a co-curricular class that receives academic credit. Attendance falls under the same guidelines as all other WHS courses. If you have an issue please use the attendance form in the resource files.
How does band camp work?
Band camp is a five day camp at Fort Hills Christian Camp in Hillsboro, OH where the marching band learns a majority of their show. Band Camp is normally scheduled for Sunday thru Thursday in early to middle of August. The band travels away to get away from outside distractions and focus on learning our new show. Students will have three rehearsal blocks a day, split up by fun activities and meals.
If you want more information on band camp, visit the resources page as well as attend our Band Camp meeting which will go over all small details before the trip.
How do I stay up to date with notifications and events?
There are several great ways to stay involved with the hectic music schedule. The Charms website will always have your fees and updated calendar events. Check the Facebook page for the newest announcements (link at the top of the page).