Band Notes 6/28/15

Welcome to the 2015 Marching Band Season!

 

Band Notes is our main source of communication, please keep your eyes out for our weekly emails.  They are usually sent out on Sunday evenings, throughout the summer, and on Sundays & Thursdays during the competitive season.

 

Full band Tuesday and Thursday rehearsals begin on July 7th from 5:45-9:00pm.

 

Rookie/New Parent Night will be held on July 6th @ 6pm

An evening open to all NEW members of the Warriors Marching Band, this "Rookie Night" will be a chance for all new members to ask questions, get some extra help and encouragement, and bond with their fellow band mates!  This event will include individualized attention in music, playing a new instrument (if applicable), marching basics, and fun activities with this year's Student Leadership. 

  

Come and get some time with just the staff and your section leaders before you head off for vacation in a relaxed environment where you can ask the questions you'll have after Off-the-Line Camp and make sure you know what to practice before the full band comes back together in July. 

 

Parents of new members are also invited and encouraged to come and meet your Booster Buddies as well as the members of the Executive Board.  This is a great opportunity to ask questions and gain a better understanding of how our organization works and what you can do to be a part of it all.  Location at Wetzel Elementary, room TBD.

  

This event is NOT mandatory, but is highly encouraged for all new members ONLY! 

   

The next General Booster meeting will take place at 6pm on July 9th.  Location at Wetzel Elementary, room TBD.  We hope to see you there!

 

Paperwork for Marching Band participation

If you still have yet to turn in your paperwork, please contact Wanda Kenny at wkenny1013@gmail.com to arrange to get the paperwork to her ASAP!!!

 

All of the forms that need to be turned in are as follows.  

Several members have turned in some forms but not all of them. 

You will be contacted in the very near future if you are missing forms. 

 

Paperwork that must be turned in for each season is as follows:

·        the Family Questionnaire

·        the Emergency Medical Treatment form –MUST BE NOTARIZED

·        the Field Trip Permission form

·        the signed Code of Conduct

·        the signed Student Account Contract with benchmarks listed.    (Please note – this Contract is not the short form that was received early on!  The needed form was included in the packet passed out at Open House.  All forms are attached to this email.) 

 

Please make sure to fill out all sections of the forms completely and print clearly! 

There is identical information asked for multiple times throughout these forms.  This is needed as the paperwork is broken down from the packet and distributed to the directors (permission/medical forms) and Booster Board (contact information/contracts).

 

Current Fundraisers

 

Delta Sonic Fundraiser is now finished.  Order has been placed.  Watch the band notes for delivery date and location.  Thank you to all the families that participated!

 

Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough –

Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough flyers were handed out at Off-the-Line.  If you did not receive the fundraiser packet please contact Joan Mashayekhi at a-mash@verizon.net.

Orders and Payments are due by July 9th.  25% of your sales will be credited to your Student Account.  Sell 15 items and seller gets 1 free catalog item of choice!

 

This is a great way to start obtaining funds for your student account.

 

Candy Sales –

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.

 

Upcoming Events

 

CAR WASH is SATURDAY July 11th  10am-1pm

This is a mandatory fundraiser

All band members are required to work and parents are needed to supervise at each location.

If you will be on vacation and unable to work this please contact Joan Mashayekhi and Jim Dumas.

This is not just a fundraiser, but a bonding and team building exercise.

Locations:
Fast Trac on route 31 & 57
Goodyear on Route 57
Liverpool Fire Station on 7th North

Sunshine Mini Mart on Old Liverpool Road
 

If you have not signed up for a location contact Joan ASAP @ the e-mail below. 

If you do not sign up for a location or location choice is full you will be assigned a location.

Chairperson: Joan Mashayekhi                           a-mash@verizon.net
 

LHSMBB 3nd Annual Golf Tournament -  August 23rd

1 PM Shot Gun Start

Foxfire at Village Green

$75 per person

Price includes:  18 holes of golf, cart, dinner, prizes & fun!

Proceeds benefit the LHSMBB

Not interested in golfing?  Join us for dinner ($30)

Get your team together and come out for a great day of fun!!!

 

Do you work for a company that would supply a prize or sponsor a hole? Contact Nancy Cassella at ncassella1@verizon.net for more information.

 

Tournament form and sponsorship forms are attached.

 

The following Student Account Fundraisers are also starting:

  

Home Show Program Ads –

Selling Program Ads for the Home Show/Winter Guard home shows is a great way to earn funds towards your student account.  You can earn 40% of each ad sold towards your participation fee.

 

Forms to get started will be available on the website.

 

If you have contacted businesses in the past for the programs, please contact Kristie Roeder at tkroeder94@gmail.com and let her know which companies you are going to approach.  The Boosters tries to prevent the local businesses from being contacted by multiple individuals. 

Anyone who wishes to sign out the 5 program ad contacts they had from last year should also contact Kristie.  It has been our experience that ads sold from members who have contacted specific businesses in the past have a better chance of being purchased for the current year as a relationship has been established between the band member and the business. 

 

Dome Sign-up

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

 

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.

 

Sign up on-line for a Dome shift @ http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b48a4a62da7f94-dome

 and contact  Becky or Wendy through our Dome e-mail @ lhsmbbdome@gmail.com

 

Student Accounts

Statements were handed out at Open House.  Returning members $100 deposit was due on 6/15.  Please check your statement and mail balance due to:

 

Maureen Wood

820 Second Street

Liverpool, NY  13088

 

All payments should be mailed to our Student Accounts Coordinator (at the above address).

If you have any questions concerning your student account, you can contact Maureen at wood820@yahoo.com.

 

Band Camp 2015

Band Camp for the 2015 marching season is set for the week of August 10th-14th.  Please keep these dates in mind when planning your summer travel plans.  Band camp is MANDATORY for all who plan to march in the upcoming season!

 

Summer & Fall Fundraisers

7/11 - Car Wash

7/14 - Midas Oil Change Coupons

8/1 -   Bottle Drive

8/9 -   Applebees

8/20 - Entertainment Apps

8/23 - Golf Tournament

8/30 - Sneak Preview

9/10 - Yankee Candle

9/16 - Chipotle

9/30 - Denny's

 

The LHSMBB is a volunteer organization!  Volunteers are needed to chair events throughout the season.  Please contact Joan Mashayekhi at a-mash@verizon.net if you would like to step up to chair, co-chair, or shadow an event.

 

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!

Boosters Club membership is open to all parents and legal guardians of current LHS Marching Band, Winter Guard & Percussion Ensemble Members.

 

The Boosters is simply an organization consisting of parents, guardians and current Band/Guard members who would like to participate in the direction of the Liverpool Marching Warriors.

 

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

 

The success of the program depends greatly on the efforts of volunteer parents.  There are many opportunities to pitch in and help the boosters organization and your help is definitely welcome and appreciated.  You will find that the more involved you become in this activity, the more you appreciate what a great opportunity this is for these kids.

 

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