Band Notes 10/4

Like us on Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Liverpool-High-School-Marching-Band/248818878475622. Events have been created for the upcoming fundraisers.  Make sure you invite your friends.

 

Student Accounts

Benchmark 5 - Final Paymentis due by October 15th

All members should have a minimum of $500 in their account

 

If you have any questions concerning your student account, or if you would like to know the current balance in your account please contact the Student Accounts Coordinator:  Maureen Wood at wood820@yahoo.com .

 

All payments should be mailed to the address below or hand delivered to Maureen. 

Maureen Wood

820 Second Street

Liverpool, NY13088

 

          Home Show October 10th

Our Home Show is rapidly approaching, as you have seen from the past few weeks it takes the Band Families as a whole to run the Home Show.  Thank you to those who have already signed up.  Those that have not: 

Home Show Volunteers still needed!!!

 

Help is still needed in:

 

Hospitality

Concessions

 

Please contact Maureen Wood at wood820@yahoo.com to sign up

 

Members of your family who are not signed up to work, as well as any marching band booster family not working the show, WILL need to pay to see the show.

 

 

Home Show specific email will be coming out early this week. Please look for it for the volunteer schedule with report times and all needed information.

 

If you have volunteered to work the Home Show and were unable to make the Home Show meeting  I have attached the Hand Out. Any questions please contact Maureen Wood; wood820@yahoo.com  or 451-3525.

 

It is our goal to make all of our judges, guest bands and their fans feel welcome at our home shows. We have a great group of volunteers who have stepped up to help us take good care of our guests and make this the best show around. 

 

The Executive Board would like to express our thanks for all of the hard work that people already have done and will do to make our show a success.

 

 

We are in need of the following items:

Specifically looking for:

 

10    crock pots - medium to large  

 

6      Large - Stock Pots with Lids

 

6      heavy duty extension cords

 

8      coolers for soda  

 

Outdoor Extension Cords

 

EZ Up Tents

** Please make sure all items are well labeled. 

 

All items should be dropped off Saturday 10/10 in room 905 by 11:30 AM

Please email Maureen and let her know what you can provide

 

**  The Boosters are not responsible for items left at the school after Saturday **

 

Baked Goods Request 

Every year for our home show we offer a Bake Sale for concession stand as well as trays of baked goods for our different hospitality areas-bus drivers, judges, equipment crews, visiting guards, chaperones, etc… the money generated helps to reduce the cost of marching band fees.

Members are required to provide a minimum of 2 dozen bake sale worthy goods that will be sold for .50 or $1.00.  The items can be bakery made (store bought) or homemade. Items must be individually wrapped and items will be priced by the Hospitality staff.

Here are some important notes:

Please drop off your baked goods to room 905 (Home Ec) when students are dropped off on 10/10

·        Larger items may be wrapped individually and smaller items in multiples

·        Plastic containers are recommended for any baked goods with frosting (clear plastic cups also work)

·        PIT Section: Please provide 1 (24 pack) of bottled water in lieu of baked goods

·        Any questions contact pattypinghung@gmail.com

Best Seller Suggestions:

·        Rice Krispy treats

·        Brownies

·        Bar cookies

·        Chocolate covered pretzels

·        Cookies – ALL VARIETIES

 

Anyone wishing to bake extra for the Hospitality area do not need to wrap the extra items, these are offered along with hot coffee to the bus drivers and equipment crew from the visiting guards.

 

Thanks for your help

The Home Show Committee

 

Mini Band Camp - Monday, October 12th from 9am-4pm. We know this is Columbus Day and that many people go away for the long weekend.

 

This has been on the calendar since off the line night and is a very important practice day where we can work on many aspects of the show prior to the end of the season.  Because of this participation is mandatory to achieve the maximum benefit of this time.

 

**There will be no practice scheduled for Saturday, October 17th.**

 

Picture buttons are in!  Justine is available at the Booster table after practices.  Please pick up your buttons so that you can wear them to the Home Show. 

If you haven't picked up yours yet, do so at practice on Tuesday or Thursday.  Any questions or concerns should be directed to

Justine Recuparo jrecuparo@yahoo.com

 

2015 Firebird Yearbook

This year, the boosters are excited to introduce a new item for purchase for all of our families.  The first Liverpool Marching Warriors Yearbook will be available for pre order in the coming weeks.  The cost of the book will be approx. $20.  Please watch for the pre order form to come out very soon.  These will be available by PRE ORDER ONLY so please make sure to return the form and payment by the due date (TBD).

Along with the photos and results from the season, we would like to use some of our members stories, quotes etc... in this years book.  On the trip, we passed out a questionnaire form to each member.  Very few were returned.  Please ask your child if their form has been returned.  If not, please print out the attached form and return it to an Exec Board member at their next practice!  This book is meant to be a keepsake for our Warriors.  The best way to make it about them is to include their thoughts and stories!

Thank you!  And keep your eyes open for the Pre Order forms!

LHSMB Yearbook Committee

                        

2016 Executive Board

The election of the 2016 Executive Board is in November.  The slate of candidates must be presented at the October meeting. Thank you to the following members who have volunteered to be the Nomination Committee

Dave Martini

Sharon Verwij

 

The Committee shall conduct a confidential search for qualified candidates to the 2016 Executive Board. The slate of candidates is to be presented at the October general meeting of the Boosters Club. If you are interested in taking on a position please see Sharon or Dave or contact Dave @ 457-7437.

  

Now is your chance to take an active role in the LHS Marching Band Boosters. 

All positions for the Booster Executive Board are available for occupancy by any who would like to step into a leadership role with the Boosters.  If you are interested, you need to contact one of the Nomination Committee individuals before the Booster Meeting in October, nominations will be closed as of that date as the voting will take place in November.

  

“Job descriptions” and specifics can be found in your student/parent handbook. 

 

Candy Sales

Candy is available Tuesday and Thursday nights at pick up and money can be handed in at that time.

Sign out a case of 60 candy bars and earn $24 towards your student account by turning in the funds raised from each case.  These bars practically sell themselves!! 

 

Contact Kelly Martini @ 457-7437 if you would like to obtain a case.

 

End of Practice and After Show Help is Appreciated

At the end of Practices and when we return from the shows the entire pit equipment needs to be put back in the school and the props and podiums put away in the trailers. When you see stuff getting unloaded please give the kids and equipment crew a hand bringing it into the school. This will help everyone to get done quicker and released sooner.

 

The competitive season is here!

Students are expected to dress up for school on Friday’s in honor of their competition on Saturday. 

 

With the competitive season is upon us and there are a few things you need to know:

 

Presale Tickets

Patti Hung, Jennifer Caporin and Tracey Folley will be selling advance sale tickets for the Saturday shows and will be available at the Booster Table on Thursdays and at the Fine Arts entrance at the dinner break on Saturdays.  These tickets are available for purchase for $6 each, saving yourself $2 per ticket and standing in line at the show.

 

All buses are Food Free

Due to numerous food allergies among members all buses must remain food free.  Nothing will be eaten on the bus.

 

Members are expected to return to the school on the bus after competitions

Occasionally a member will need to leave a show with a parent.  The Directors require that a note is turned in on the Thursday before the show. This note should state who will be picking up the Member and the Member is responsible for letting the Directors/Head Chaperone know when their ride has arrived and that they are leaving.

 

Black Socks

Members must wear black socks with their uniforms.  The socks must be high enough that their legs are not exposed when lifted.

 

Show Tips

A few tips for attending shows: 

Our students love to have people in the stands cheering them on, and it is great if they can look out and see a sea of orange with ‘Pool people all sitting together.  It is also important to remember that all marching band programs work hard and deserve our respect and admiration.

 

· You may want to get to the shows as close to the start of them as possible to get good seats.  The stadiums tend to fill up quickly and choice seats are near the 50 yard line.

· It is a good idea to bring a blanket or something to sit on.  The bleachers can get hard!

· Bring layers.  Once the sun goes down it can get chilly quickly this time of year.

 

Parents please remember that the kids need our support.  Show up at performances and cheer them on….they all appreciate our support!

 

The group has a tradition of going to Applebee’s on Route 31 after the show. (Applebee’s offers us great specials such as ½ price appetizers.) We hope to see you there!

 

Drop Off and Pick Up is now at the high school, we are no longer using Wetzel Road. If the band is at the Stadium they will be dismissed from the Stadium, if they are at the Marching Band Field they will be dismissed from the Marching Band Field.

 

Booster Table

As weather permits the band will now be rehearsing on the “Marching Band Field” or Stadium if available.  Now that Band is in full swing ALL distribution, collection, and information releasing will be at this location from now on.  Look for the “Booster Table” at the rear of the field.  Parents are encouraged to come and view the final run through.  We do ask that you keep your conversations at a soft volume during rehearsals. 

 

Parking

As weather and space permits the band will be rehearsing on the “Marching Band Field”.  Parents are encouraged to come and view the final run through.  We do ask that you keep your conversations at a soft volume during rehearsals.  When rehearsals end at the field all fundraisers will be distributed/turned in at the field.   Look for the “Booster Table” at the rear of the field.  As a reminder please do not park in the circle by the band field or in the fire lane by the school entrance.  There are plenty of parking spaces to park in.  Pit equipment must be moved from the field back to the school.  When you park in the fire lanes it makes it very difficult for the members and the equipment crew to move the pit equipment and puts your kids in harms way of vehicles.

 

 Thank you to Band Photographer Cindy Barrus, Band camp photos and photos throughout the season are posted on the Facebook site.

2015 LHSMB- http://cbarrusphotography.zenfolio.com/f70703512

All LHSMB- http://cbarrusphotography.zenfolio.com/f971215280

App link-
App 2015- 
http://cbarrusphotography.zenfolio.com/…/1436…/appstart.html

App All- http://cbarrusphotography.zenfolio.com/…/1749…/appstart.html

 

 

Dome Sign-up

The Boosters staff a concession stand at the Carrier Dome for all SU home football games and basketball games. We are fortunate to have this stand as this is the single biggest contributor to the General Fund and is key in keeping the participation fee at a minimum.

 

We are responsible for preparing all the food that will be sold, fully staffing the stand during each scheduled event, and cleaning up afterwards. This can be a lot of fun and beneficial for your student account.

 

Workers earn $6/hour. For a typical football game workers earned around $42 and for basketball it’s around $30. Workers must be at least 16 years of age (this is a Dome rule, not ours) and family and friends can work towards your account.

 

Band members are encouraged to work games that do not conflict with band, and guard members are encouraged to work times between fall and winter season performance days. 

 

New This Year!......Families that work 5 different games earn a $50 bonus in their student account.

 

Please contact Becky Clifford @ 751.2075 or Wendy Solberg @ 436-6152 if you are interested in signing up to work a game.

 

Sign up on-line for a Dome shift @

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b48a4a62da7f94-dome OR

contactBecky/Wendy through our Dome e-mail @

lhsmbbdome@gmail.com OR

sign up in the DOME book at the end of practices on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

 

If you have never managed or money managed but are interested in doing so, see Becky Clifford or Wendy Solberg to get trained and booster board approved.

 

 

DON’T FORGET!!!  You can also add to your student account by bringing your returnable bottles to MSK Bottles & Cans on Route 57. 

Let them know that you wish your deposit refund to be applied against your student's account or you can have the monies applied to the general fund!

When bringing your bottles to MSK, please make sure you record the member's name legibly.  We want to make sure all accounts are credited properly.

 

The Boosters are you!  The Marching Band Boosters is an organization consisting of parents and guardians who would like to participate in the direction of the Liverpool Marching Warriors. 

 

The goal of the Booster organization is to support the Marching Band Program; to develop and carry out fundraising and other projects which assist with keeping actual out of pocket costs as low as possible; to help promote the Marching Band programs within the school district and the greater community. 

 

EMPLOYER VOLUNTEER GRANTS

Some area employers (ex. AETNA , BEST BUY, and VERIZON) will give grants to non-profit organizations that their employees volunteer for. Check with your employer and see if such a program exists at your place of employment