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Ms. Hilary Patriok
Director of Instrumental Music
Westlake High School
May 25
2017-2018 Demonettes!

​Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Demonettes!  Looking foward to great high kicks this fall!

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May 19
Memorial Day/Commencement Itineraries

​Check out the itineraries for Memorial Day/Commencement here! We will marching outside next week - Tuesday and Friday - Debonaires and Demonettes (2016-2017) will be excused from 12th period to join us on the track.  Make sure you bring tennis shoes! We will adjust the schedule as needed for weather.  

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May 15
2017-2018 Debonaires!

​Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Debonaires! A full list is posted on the Members Only Page.  Debonaires will meet in the PAC lobby Tuesday morning at 7:30 AM.  A full meeting for all members and their parents will be held on May 30 at 7:00 PM.  Thanks to everyone who tried out and congratulations to the 18 chosen!FullSizeRender (1).jpg


May 11
Jazz I Audition Music Available!

​Jazz I audition music is available for pick up in the band room as of Friday, May 12.  We will be selecting the following instrumentation:

2 or 3 Alto Saxes

2 Tenor Sax

1 Bari Sax

5 Trumpets

3 Trombones

1 Bass Trombone

1 Piano

1 Guitar


1 or 2 Drumset/Vibes - If we select 2 drum set players, you must be willing to play vibes/auxiliary percussion.

You must be able to take Jazz I as a class during the school day.  You may pick up packets for multiple instruments if you are interested! 

Play along recordings can be downloaded from the Jazz Band page of the website. 

Best of Luck to everyone auditioning!

May 11

​Below you will find a warm-up schedule for all MALM events! Don't forget that banquet reservations are due Friday! 

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May 05
Upcoming Spring Events!

There is a lot going on as we approach the end of the school year! Here are a few highlights:

·       Debonaire/Demonette Clinics: Debonaire Clinics May 8-12 3:30-5:30 PM WHS Rotunda      Tryouts Monday, May 15 3:30 PM  Demonette Clinics – May 16-19 3:30-5:30 PM WHS Rotunda Tryouts Tuesday, May 23 3:30 PM

·       Instrumental Awards Banquet Reservations due May 12 – Need a copy of the reservation form?  Click here: Instrumental Music Awards Banquet.docxInstrumental Music Awards Banquet.docx

·       Officer Elections May 16-17 Any student interested in appointed officers should email Mrs. Patriok to indicate your interest.  These offices include Equipment Manager, OMEA Coordinator, Librarians, and Junior Officers.

·       Marching Band Section Leader applications due May 22

·       Instrumental Awards Banquet May 25 – Doubletree Westlake 6:00 PM

·       Drumline Clinics May 30-31 Auditions TBA – All students auditioning for drumline battery or bells should pick up a packet from Mrs. Patriok to practice before clinics begin.

·       Memorial Day Parade – Monday, May 29

·       Jazz I Auditions – May 30 and June 1 Auditions will be held during Jazz II and Jazz I times.  Students auditioning for the rhythm section will need to arrange a time to come sit in with Jazz I during 3rd period.

·       Commencement – June 3 – this will serve as the band final exam – students with siblings graduating may choose to sit with their family for the ceremony – please email Mrs. Patriok if you are planning to do this – any student not performing at Commencement will need to report to the final exam period​ during school. 

April 24
Symphonic Band Itinerary for State Contest

​Click here for Symphonic Bands' Itinerary for Friday night's state band contest to be held at North Royalton High School.  Symphonic Band performs in the auditorium at 8:30 PM. 

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April 05
Music a la Mode Schedule

​Attached you will find the schedule for the 2017 Music a la Mode! We hope you will plan on attending multiple group performances and find some time to volunteer as well!  Thanks to the Music Boosters for all you do to support our music program!

2017 MalM Schedule.pdf2017 MalM Schedule.pdf

March 15
Bowie Concert Thursday!

​We hope you can come hear the WHS Orchestra combined with City Music Cleveland Thursday night! the concert begins at 7:30 PM.  Attached you will find detailed information for performers that went home today.  We have had to make a few adjustments due to the snow day yesterday!  Bowie XL Final Details.docxBowie XL Final Details.docx

Have you taken the trip survey yet for next year?  This survey will come down after this week and we will begin making final decisions on the trip - make sure your voice is heard! (Parent and students!)

March 13
Chamber Orchestra Roster posted under Members Only

​Please check under the Members Only category for the roster of the 2017-2018 Chamber Orchestra!  Thank you to all those who auditioned.  I look forward to having strong leaders step up in both groups to make our Orchestra program even stronger! All other string students​ should be enrolled in Concert Orchestra for next year.

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