Band Notes 7/12/15

Thank you to all members  who participated in the Car Wash Saturday.   The weather was perfect and collectively we brought in over $800!!

 

Special thanks to our Parent Chaperones and Parent helpers!

 

***There was a cell phone left at the Fire Station - please contact Mrs. Rose at  378-7109   to claim it.

 

****Money left at Goodyear tire - contact Mrs. Mashayekhi @451-9615.    If not claimed by Tuesday, it will be considered a donation to the Marching Band.

 

Student Accounts

 

Benchmark 2  is due July 15th

All members should have a minimum of $200 in their account

 

Statements were mailed/emailed on 7/1. Please check your statement!

 

All payments should be mailed to the address below or hand delivered to Maureen.  She will be at the Wetzel Road Lobby on Tuesday at pick up to accept Student Account Payments.

 

Maureen Wood

820 Second Street

Liverpool, NY  13088

 

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

 

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 Tickets are now in and available for pickup Tuesday 7/14 at Drop off or Pickup.  Please see Joan Mashayekhi in the Lobby of Wetzel.

 

 

FROZEN food fund raiser/cookie dough - the fundraiser is now OVER.   Anyone who has not turned in their orders can do so on Tuesday at drop off or pickup.   Orders will not be accepted after Tuesday.   See Joan Mashayekhi in lobby of Wetzel

 

 

MIDAS OIL CHANGE - Information will go home with students on Tuesday.  For a $20 donation to the marching band customers will receive a coupon to Midas for a free oil change.   Coupons expire 5/31/16.    Students earn $10 to their student account for every donation they receive.    

 

 

APPLEBEE'S PANCAKE BREAKFAST - Sunday August 9

 

We need band members and parent volunteers to make this a successful fundraiser.   Jackie Huckabee is the chairperson for the event.  She will be at the Wetzel Road Lobby every Tuesday after practice and Thursdays before and after practice.  She will have volunteer sign up  sheets and tickets to purchase.

 

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.

 

 

Full Band rehearsals have started Tuesday/Thursday 5:45-9 PM at Wetzel Road

Please note our summer rehearsal policy below

 

Reminder:

All students should be well hydrated and fed before any rehearsal begins......just as an athlete would.

 

Summer Rehearsals:

“Summer” rehearsals start with the first pre-season rehearsal and continue up to the beginning of Band Camp in August. Members are expected to attend a minimum of four rehearsals during this time period. As previously noted an excuse for any planned absence from a rehearsal or performance needs to be submitted in writing to the Director at least two weeks in advance and must include the reason for the upcoming absence.

 

Upcoming Events

 

BOTTLE DRIVE is SATURDAY, August 1st  We are currently working on the assignment of routes and need to know if you are not going to be here for the day of the drive or able to flyer the route the weekend before. This fundraiser is a major reason for keeping your participation fees low.  Participation is mandatory. Please do not wait until the week the flyers are handed out to tell us you won’t be here and we have to find someone to cover the route!

We have more routes than we have people to cover so anyone that is willing to take on a extra route please contact me as well.

 

Flyers for the routes are handed out at practice the week before and you will need to put them in the doors of the houses on your assigned route by the end of the weekend of July 26th. You will return to collect the bottles and cans on Saturday August 1st and bring them to the parking lot at Wetzel Road Elementary building to be sorted and loaded on the Trucks. All members are required to stay and help until dismissed by Mr. Dumas.

We will also need help from adults at the drop off spot so please let me know who can help.

Contact Terry Smith @ 657-5844 or terry_smith1@verizon.net

 

LHSMBB 3rd Annual Golf Tournament -  Sunday, 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.  Deadline for golf teams and sponsorships 8/10/15. 

 

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 are attached to this e-mail and 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

 

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

contact  Becky/Wendy through our Dome e-mail @

lhsmbbdome@gmail.com OR

sign up in the DOME book a the end of practices on Tuesday's or Thursday's

 

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.

 

 Uniforms

The uniform committee is still looking for volunteers.  Volunteers are need for hemming, show prep, uniform chaperone and rain volunteers.  Attached is a description of the volunteering opportunities and an availability sheet.  If you are interested in helping with hemming please contact Tina Donle at delrossot@gmail.com.  If you are interested in helping with show prep, uniform chaperone or rain volunteer please contact Tina.  If you filled out an availability form at off the line night- thank you- we will be in touch soon.

 

Marching Band Shoes

The Uniform Committee will be fitting uniforms for all members during the Tuesday/Thursday rehearsals over the next few weeks, which includes marching band shoes.  We will be wearing black marching band shoes this season.

 

Returning Members - Please check your shoes from last year to make sure they fit and are in good condition.  If you will need new shoes, please know your shoe size and let us know when you come in to be fitted.  You can also send an email to sleethgang@juno.com with the size information.

 

New Members - We will order new shoes for all new band members.  Please know your shoe size for when you come in to be fitted, or send an email to sleethgang@juno.com with the size information.

 

New marching band shoes will be approximately $32.00/pair ($28.99+S/H).  We will let you know the final price and when they are ready for pick-up.  Payment will be due at the time of pick-up. 

 

We also have a limited number/sizes of "gently" used shoes available for $10/pair.  If you are interested in purchasing a pair of used shoes, please talk to a member of the uniform committee or email sleethgang@juno.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!

 

Band Camp Community Water

Each year during Band Camp we ask for parents to volunteer to help fill and deliver the large water jugs to the Marching Field so that the members have enough water on hand during the day to drink. Ice and water are available in the Athletic rooms, we just need to get the jugs from there to the field where the kids are.

We are looking for people who are willing to help out at the following times:

· At drop off first thing in the morning (7:45am)

· At drop off for lunch so the jugs are filled for the afternoon (Noon)

· At drop off for dinner so the jugs are filled for the evening session (4:00pm)

· At pickup to return the jugs to the room at the end of practice (9:00pm)

Even if you can only do one day, one time slot that would be a great help.

The jugs get placed on a cart to bring to the field, but it is more than a one person job to get them there.

A volunteer is needed to coordinate this

 

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.

  

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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