New Math

I love teachers who integrate alternate methods of teaching - and styles of learning - into the regular classroom work. My son's math teacher gave Cayce and two of his friends a video assignment for her class. My son worked on this every day last week and we all had a great time watching him create the scenes and observe how he weaved them together. This kid has a vision before it gets filmed. Perhaps this will be part of his future? Can't see the video? Click here. I'm a little Continue reading

Our Fine Four Fendered Friend!

Our Fine Four Fendered Friend!

I haven't had the pleasure of attending a Walled Lake School District theatrical production before last night. As is typical with most parents, as soon as their child signs up to be involved, presence is voluntarily obligatory. I was excited to hear my son play with the orchestra accompanying the actors singing in Walled Lake Northern's production of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. Once again I was impressed with the quality of Walled Lake Schools Performing Arts Department. I found myself Continue reading

Walled Lake Holiday Collage Concert

Walled Lake Holiday Collage Concert

Walled Lake Holiday Collage Concert, originally uploaded by cletch. Final song of the outstanding performance. 1200 students from Walled Lake Northern, Central and Western High School Orchestra, Band and Choirs sang and played 3 sold out shows over two days at WLN. Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

Start of the Season!

Start of the Season!

Start of the Season!, originally uploaded by cletch. Tonight's game marks the start of football season but in our house it marks the start of Marching Band Season! Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

Sneak Peek of the WLN 2010 Band Show

Sneak Peek of the WLN 2010 Band Show

Here are the first videos of the new Walled Lake Northern Marching Band show for 2010. They were taken the first and last day of camp. It will be exciting to see the upcoming changes as they perform throughout the season in full uniform. Continue reading

Up On The Housetop by WLN Symphony Band

Up On The Housetop by WLN Symphony Band

A little Christmas music to celebrate Santa's arrival tonight! Up On The Housetop is performed by the Walled Lake Northern Symphony Band at their Winter Concert on 12-10-09. Have a wonderful day tomorrow, I hope it's full of love and music! Video: I knew this song as "Up On The Rooftop" but my son corrected me saying it's "Up On The Housetop," I wonder if it's an American-British thing again. Anyway, here's the words as I remember them, so you can sing along: Up on the Continue reading

WLN Philharmonia Strings Performing a Christmas Medley

WLN Philharmonia Strings Performing a Christmas Medley

Walled Lake Northern High School's Philharmonia Strings performs a medley of carols including Carol of the Bells and Greensleeves. Continue reading

WLN Symphony Band Performing Toboggan Ride

Here is the Walled Lake Northern High School's String Ensemble performing Toboggan Ride during their Winter Concert on 12-10-09. Continue reading

Homecoming Fashion Show at WLN

Homecoming Fashion Show at WLN

I was a little surprised when my son told me he was participating in the high school fashion show, modeling wasn't something I thought he was interested in. The fashion show is raises funds - I assume for the homecoming dance or prom - and provides entertainment for the audience and kids involved. I'm sure it took a lot of time and coordination on the part of the organizer and participants; it was a lot of fun to watch. If you have a facebook account you can see how the students Continue reading

1st Peek: 2009 Walled Lake Northern Marching Band

I've been a little slow in posting this but here is the post-camp performance of the Walled Lake Northern Marching Band. I wanted to keep Mary Hulliberger's introductions and volunteer thanks but I was limited by upload time and file size. If you're a WLNMB parent and want a copy of the entire performance, drop me an email and I'll make a copy for you. It's so hard to believe that these kids have learned their routines and music in only two weeks! A week of day camp at the school and a Continue reading

Get Paid for your unused Gold while helping Walled Lake Northern Marching Band Raise Funds

Get Paid for your unused Gold while helping Walled Lake Northern Marching Band Raise Funds

WLNMB is holding a fundraising event tonight. Bring in any out of style, broken or unused jewelry and get cash for it. A portion of the proceeds (10%) will go back to WLN Music Boosters to support the music programs at school. Thursday, January 22nd from 6:30pm - 8:30pm Walled Lake Northern Commons 6000 Bogie Lake Road Commerce Township, MI 48382 Read the information flyer here Come take a look and enjoy hearing our local musicians play while visiting! Continue reading