We received this message yesterday and want to share it with you:
We recently received notice that Calliope Ope Saaga, the travel agent for the Willard Band Hawaii Trip 2012, has been incarcerated in Florence, Colorado. He is not eligible for parole and is currently set to be released November 17, 2019. At this time, we do not have any information on his order to pay restitution to the participants of the trip. If another further information is made available to us we will most certainly pass it on to you.
Willard Band Parents: We were notified today that Ope Saaga, our travel agent in the Hawaii 2012 Band Trip, will be entering his guilty plea in Court on October 15, at 9:30 am. Chris Church will still be our lead person concerning our case and will be there to testify and to represent everyone as he has done from the beginning of this situation. You are more than welcome to come and be present but in these types of cases there is no “open dialogue” in court. We appreciate your continued support and will keep you informed.
We want to remind you of our annual end of camp Band Blow-Out. This event will be held tomorrow evening, August 8, in the Willard High School Gym at 6:00 pm. Afterward the Willard Band Boosters will be hosting a meet and greet ice cream social in the Commons so you may visit, see apparel options, join Band Boosters and sign up to help during the school year with all our events.
Another exciting thing happening in our program is the creation of the Willard Band Website! In addition to Charms, we also have created a band website that is scheduled to launch TOMORROW. We will be using the website and Charms to communicate all future information and will no longer use this band blog. We will, however, keep the blog “alive” if you need to access any previous info. You will be able to access Charms, the new band apparel website (which also launches tomorrow!) and various other band related links through this website.
Please visit our new website at willardband.org.
Take care and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow evening!
The Willard Band Staff