Sponsor the Westwood Area Bands
The Westwood Area Band Boosters (WABB) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization comprised of band parents and guardians of students enrolled in the band programs of Canyon Vista Middle School, Grisham Middle School, and Westwood High School. Don’t let the name WESTWOOD Area Band Boosters fool you – the middle school programs contribute to the success of the Westwood band program and reap huge benefits from the WABB. The WABB is one of just a handful of band booster clubs in the entire state of Texas that fund middle school programs to the extent that we do. Our musicians get their start and learn their musical chops from Westwood's feeder middle schools; Canyon Vista Middle School and Grisham Middle School. Each of these schools foster their own strong, award-winning band programs that turn out the amazing students that make up the Westwood Warrior Band.
The Warrior Band consistently earns UIL Sweepstakes (top scores of 1 in both categories) at UIL Concert and Sightreading, as well as UIL Sweepstakes at UIL Marching Contests year after year. In April of 2016, we proudly performed in Golden Gate State Park, San Francisco. The Warrior Band placed 6th in Bands of America (BOA) St. Louis Super Regional contest in 2017. Our show Bluebird earned 2nd place at the local Vista Ridge Marching Contest. In January 2019 the Westwood Warrior Band had the once-in-a-lifetime experience of marching in the Disney parade at Disney World Orlando. Over 220 band students wore Mickey ears and played March Grandioso for an enthusiastic crowd. In December 2020, the Wind Ensemble, along with the Symphony Orchestra strings, were invited to perform a concert at the prestigious Midwest Clinic in Chicago.
We cannot accomplish all of this without our sponsors.
Sponsorships are very important to the continued success of our band programs and provide vital support, such as:
- Music licensing, composition and scoring
- Travel to and from competitions
- Fees for clinicians who provide expert instruction and guidance for our students
- New instruments and instrument repair
- Supplies for making props, flags, and costumes for our marching shows, color guard, and winter guard
- Monetary support for our feeder middle school band programs
- Meals for the band during long practice sessions and before competitions
- Help to keep program fees affordable for families
Sponsoring the Westwood Area Bands is a great way to connect with the Westwood community. Depending on the level of sponsorship you choose, you will gain visibility through our publications, signage and at home football games (see the Sponsor Form below for details). And as a sponsor, your donation (whether financial or an in-kind product or service) is completely tax deductible.