Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Students begin preparing for the Wyandotte Roosevelt High School Marching Band in fifth grade.
Officials at Wyandotte Public Schools are making a plea for used functioning and non-functioning musical instruments. Students begin preparing for the Wyandotte Roosevelt High School Marching Band in fifth grade and not all students have instruments. Donated instruments would go to students from fifth to eighth grade to help them learn the basics of music. All instruments are encouraged for donation and donations are tax deductible. Instruments can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Wyandotte Public Schools Board of Education Office located at 639 Oak Street. Donation forms are available at www.wyandotte.net and in the photo section of this article. For the latest Wyandotte news and information, "like" …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
More than 100 students and adults from Wyandotte's Roosevelt High School spent two days and nights in Chicago to perform in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.
As the Chicago River turned as green as shamrocks, Wyandotte Roosevelt High School's Marching Chiefs stood in the frigid Chicago wind for three hours Saturday waiting for a chance to march in the annual St. Patrick's Day parade. Nearly 100 students from Roosevelt's instrumental music department made the three-day trip to participate in the parade and the Windy City Classic music festival, which was hosted in the Dominican University auditorium in River Forest, IL. Mark D'Angelo, director of instrumental music at Roosevelt, said he was excited to take the band to perform in different cities and events. "They always rise to the occasion and make us all proud," D'Angelo said. D'Angelo added the students showed grit by powering through cold …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Roosevelt High School marching band will have back-to-back weekend performances.
Members of the Wyandotte Marching Chiefs are taking their show on the road again. The Roosevelt High School marching band has been invited to perform in the 55th annual Detroit St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 10. The parade starts at 2 p.m. on Michigan Avenue and 6th Street, continuing down to 14th Street. The following weekend, the Chiefs will travel to Illinois to perform in the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16. While in Chicago, Roosevelt's concert bands, jazz ensemble and orchestras also will perform in the 2013 Windy City Classic festival at Dominican University. These shows come on the heels of the Chiefs' Thanksgiving Day Detroit Lions performance where they played alongside Kid Rock. Wyandotte's band…
Monday, December 17, 2012
Chelsea Menswear is donating a portion of Kid Rock's Made-in-Detroit brand sales to the Roosevelt High School Music Department.
Chelsea Menswear will donate 10 percent of Made-in-Detroit brand sales through the end of the year to the Roosevelt High School Music Department. Made-in-Detroit, owned by Kid Rock, is known for making donations to local charities. Kid Rock recently donated money to the Wyandotte Marching Chiefs after they performed with him on Thanksgiving day for the Lion's halftime show. The band incurred $2,400 in transportation costs getting to and from rehearsals, leading up to the big day. When Kid Rock learned about the money the band needed, he sent a letter and a $2,500 check. Peter Rose, owner of Chelsea Menswear, said the store owners and employees were moved by Kid Rock's generosity. "We were inspired by Kid Rock paying for their …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Performing during Detroit Lions' halftime show offered students an 'indescribable' opportunity.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Thank you to Wyandotte Patch for covering our recent story of the Wyandotte Marching Chiefs performance with Kid Rock in the United Way/ Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day Halftime Show. Because of your recent article, Kid Rock took notice and has paid off all of our band's expenses related to this performance. Overall, the experience of performing in front of 70,000 people and on national TV is not something I will ever be able to provide for my students in the classroom or in a regular marching band season. It is a pretty awesome feeling to be a part of something that big and it is pretty indescribable for me to see the students rise to the occasion and perform at their very best. In a recent article we reported that we were going to invite…
Friday, November 30, 2012
The Michigan musician said he likes helping "people already doing good things."
Famed Michigan rock star Kid Rock took to his own website Friday afternoon to talk about the $2,500 donation he made earlier this week to the Wyandotte Marching Chiefs. "I would really like to change the mission statement too 'Helping those who believe in hard work and the American Dream in there time of need,'" he said. "i wanna focus on helping people who are already trying to help themselves ... people already doing good things who may be struggling a bit." The Roosevelt High School marching band was the sole band selected to perform along with Kid Rock during the Thanksgiving Day Detroit Lions halftime show. With the halftime show being a surprise development and with the school district only providing busing for select preplanned …
The high school band incurred $2,400 in transportation costs getting to and from Ford Field.
Fresh off their Thanksgiving Day performance alongside Kid Rock during the Detroit Lions' halftime show, members of the Wyandotte Marching Chiefs were pretty excited to receive a letter from the rock star on Thursday. But there was more than a congratulatory note inside. There was a check for $2,500. With the halftime show being a surprise development and with the school district not having its own fleet of buses, the band incurred $2,400 in transportation costs getting to and from rehearsals, leading up to the big day. According to the letter from Kid Rock, he read about the band's financial hardship and wanted to help out. "I read the article in the Wyandotte Patch on the extra expenses you incurred getting back and forth to Ford Field …
Friday, November 23, 2012
The high school marching band performed alongside Kid Rock at Ford Field during the halftime show of the Detroit Lions Thanksgiving game.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The Wyandotte marching band will play on the field along with Kid Rock at halftime of the Detroit Lions vs. Houston Texans game.
Their on-field performance might only last for 2 1/2 minutes, but you'd guess it was 2 1/2 hours by the level of excitement that's in the air. Members of the Wyandotte Marching Chiefs practiced alongside Kid Rock on Wednesday in preparation for their national TV appearance during halftime of the Thanksgiving Day Detroit Lions game at Ford Field. The Roosevelt High School marching band is the only marching band picked to perform during the halftime show, which will feature about 700 total performers. Of those, 126 will be Downriver high school students. Roosevelt has a crew of 108 students, with an additional 18 students coming from the Trenton High School marching band. "It’s a thrill with so many people being excited for us," Mark D’…
Friday, November 9, 2012
The Wyandotte marching band will play on the field at halftime of the Detroit Lions vs. Houston Texans game.
The news keeps getting more exciting for the Wyandotte Marching Chiefs. Earlier in the week, the Wyandotte Roosevelt marching band was invited to play the halftime show of the traditional Thanksgiving Day Detroit Lions game at Ford Field. On Friday, the Detroit Lions announced the national recording artist that the Wyandotte Marching Chiefs would be playing backup to -- Michigan's own Kid Rock. The halftime event will feature a live performance of Kid Rock’s new song, “Detroit, Michigan,” a feature track from his new album “Rebel Soul,” which will be released Nov. 19. The song pays homage to several of Detroit’s music greats, including Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Bob Seger and Eminem in addition to icons like Henry Ford and Rosa Parks. (…