Band Notes 7/26/15

Student Accounts

Benchmark 2  was due July 15th

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

Benchmark 3 is August 15th
All members should have a minimum of $300 in their account by 8/15


If you are having any difficulties reaching this benchmark please contact Jim Dumas,


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 .


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

Maureen Wood

820 Second Street

Liverpool, NY  13088


August statements will be emailed next weekend, for those that have chosen to receive paper statements those will be distributed at the end of rehearsal on 8/4. Please look for Maureen Wood in the Wetzel Road lobby.


Fundraising opportunities to help reach the benchmarks are listed below.


"Bottle Blitz" Bottle & Can Drive – This Saturday, August 1st!


We are partnering with the Rescue Mission.  Your donations will help fund the Marching Band and help support the Rescue Mission change lives through its mission to end hunger and homelessness.


This is a General Fund fundraiser and participation is mandatory for all members!

Routes were handed out last week after practice.  Please make sure you received your folder with the route map, instructions and flyer.  If you have not received it, please contact Terry Smith.

Routes need to be flyered by today, Sunday, 7/26

Every effort has been made to keep routes assigned to the members within their own neighborhood, however some areas have several members and you may be asked to distribute and collect outside of your own neighborhood.


                             Bottle blitz Day Saturday August 1st

This will go on Rain or Shine and would only be cancelled do to very inclement weather such as thunderstorms Notice would be put on the Facebook Page as well as the Website!


Please make sure you go Door to Door and Knock on doors if they have not left out bags of Bottles and Cans. This is very important many people forget or missed the flyer!



1. We are in need of people to pick up extra routes that WILL already have the flyers distributed. As of this date we have at least 10 routes that need to have pickups done!    

2. EXTRA FULL ROUTES - Anyone who is willing to distribute flyers AND pick up those routes in addition to their assigned route. 

If you can help out with either of these, PLEASE contact Terry Smith

If for some reason a member will be out of town on August 1st please notify Mr. Dumas or Terry Smith, as soon as possible.  It is still required that the member distribute the flyers.


Terry Smith, Bottle Drive Chairperson



Paperwork for Marching Band participation

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


Equipment Crew

Equipment Crew assists in the transport and loading/unloading of instruments and show equipment. They also assist with moving heavy equipment such as podium, pit instruments, props, etc  onto and off the field for rehearsals and competitions. Some equipment/prop construction and maintenance is also needed.


Help is needed at Tuesday/Thursday rehearsals and on Show days - rehearsals and competition.


The equipment crew will be meeting at the "Trailers", the A-verdi containers on the side of the marching Band Field between Wetzel Rd and the High School. We need to do some Equipment repairs and reorganize/clean out the containers to prepare for the upcoming season. As band camp approaches and the band settles in to a more predictable routine help will be needed to set up practice, move the front ensemble equipment, etc. The band has some unique challenges as far as storage and practice areas, and we may need to do another move. Dave will share more information as he gets it.


For more information contact the Equipment Chairperson - Dave Wood


Current Fundraisers: 


MIDAS OIL CHANGE - Information went home with students two weeks ago.  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.    Please turn in all money/orders collected for the Midas Oil Change fund raiser.   Emily Howe will be in the Lobby of Wetzel Road at the end of practice  on Tuesday,  7/28.   If you cannot turn your money/order in that evening please contact Emily at 491-7638.   



Each member is being asked to sell a minimum of 5 tickets to this event. Members & volunteers will need to purchase tickets if they will be eating breakfast If you have not purchased your Applebee's Pancake Breakfast tickets, please do so this week!!!   Jackie Huckabee will be in the Lobby of Wetzel Road with tickets on Tuesday and Thursday  evening.


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.


The following Student Account Fundraisers are also starting:


Fundraiser to Benefit The Liverpool H.S. Marching Band, Wed. Aug. 19, 6:30-8:30 | Sip of Color    (click for info) & see attached



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 available on the website: Fundraising. (click for info)


If you have contacted businesses in the past for the programs, please contact Kristie Roeder at 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 @  OR

contact  Becky/Wendy through our Dome e-mail @ 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.


          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 for more information.


Deadline for golf teams and sponsorships 8/10/15. 


Forms are available on the website: Fundraising. (click for info)


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

Please note our summer rehearsal policy below



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.


Spirit Committee

Show Shirt Order Coming Soon!

Show Shirts (shirts designed with the 2015 Show Theme and worn by family and friends to the shows)

Members will be provided one grey shirt at no charge to be worn under the Band Uniform. Band members who would like an orange show shirt are welcome to order with their family

A note to new families, show shirts are worn by most parents to the shows.  This is your only chance to order one.


Lanyards for dot books are $3, they are being sold at the end of rehearsals.  Band camp is coming and you will need a lanyard for Band camp


Spirit Wear catalog is being finalized.  This will be your opportunity to purchase Liverpool Marching Band hoodies, jackets, sleep pants...

Any questions about show shirts or spirit wear please contact Drew Deapo at  



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, show prep, uniform chaperone, or rain volunteer please contact Tina Donle at  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. 


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 new or used shoes, please talk to a member of the uniform committee or email


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

8/1 -   Bottle Drive

8/9 -   Applebee's

8/19 - Sip of Color

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 if you would like to step up to chair, co-chair, or shadow an event.



August General Booster Meeting is

Thursday, August 13th 6:00PM

Wetzel Road Elementary - follow the signs

We hope to see you there!


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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