Band Notes 8/24/15

Band Notes8-23-15

www.liverpoolmarchingwarriors.org

 

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.

 

Thank you to all that came out to our Sip of Color – Painting Party.   We would like to thank Katie O’Hara from Sip of Color.   A big thank you to Liverpool Syracuse 501 Masons for allowing us to use their facility for this fund raiser.   We raised $300 in one evening of art, fun and laughter!

 

Thank you to all that came out to Canale's last Monday evening!  We raised $151 to go to the general fund.

 

Tomorrow 8/25 is the cutoff date for room reservations at the Hampton Inn for the trip.

 

Nomination Committee

The election of the 2016 Executive Board is in November.  The slate of candidates must be presented at the October meeting. Anyone interested in serving on the nomination committee please let Joan Mashayekhi know prior to the September General Booster Meeting on 9/10.

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. 

 

Opening Day for School District

Performance by the marching band for teachers and staff is scheduled for Tuesday, September 8th.  Members report at 7:15am dressed in show shirt and jeans, warm up quickly(7:30) Stage for Performance (8:10) Perform (8:15) then dismissed.

 

Freshman Orientation at Annex Tuesday, September 8th

Members involved in the Annex orientation are to report to the MB field IMMEDIATELY after they are finished with the orientation activities. Those Members who are going to attend this are asked by Mr. Dumas to find their locker, try their schedule out and get to rehearsal as quickly as possible so they can attend practice as fully as possible.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

 

SEPTEMBER BOOSTER MEETING/TRIP MEETING

September’s General Booster Meeting will be the

Mandatory Trip Meeting

Thursday, 9/10 at 5:45pm in the Cafeteria

Each member and a parent or guardian MUST attend!

This meeting will give you all the information that you need about our upcoming trip

 

Student Accounts

Benchmark 3 was due by August 15th

All members should have a minimum of $300 in their account

Maureen will be at the Booster Table at the end of Tuesday's rehearsal if you would like to hand in your payment.

 

Benchmark #4 is due by 9/15,  this must be met for participation in the Band trip

 

If you are having any difficulties reaching this benchmark please contact Jim Dumas, jdumas@liverpool.k12.ny.us

 

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

 

Equipment Crew - Help is needed

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, etconto 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.  Many have expressed a desire to help this year. The best way to help is to come at the beginning of practice and help set up the pit, podiums etc. and help at the end of practice to put the stuff away. Prop building will continue, and we will need about 10 parents to help at all the local shows to get the band on and off the field. The best way to learn what needs to be done at shows is to help at practice.

 
For more information contact the Equipment Chairperson - Dave Wood
wood820@yahoo.com

 

SNEAK PREVIEW SHOW  -  Sunday, August 30th

Rehearsal starts at 1PM (This is a mandatory rehearsal)

Pizza will be provided for the members.  If your child does not want the pizza dinner – please have them bring one.

The Preview Show is a special evening that is the culmination of Band Camp and provides a sneak peak at this year's show presented in full uniform.  It is presented for the enjoyment of families, friends, and our very supportive community.

 

The Boosters will be hosting a Fundraiser Cookout at the Stadium before the show that celebrates the kick-off of the 2015 season.  The band typically performs their show twice for spectator enjoyment. 

 

PARENTS - Help is needed to serve our band members/staff pizza at dinner time.    Help is also needed in the stadium concessions for our cookout.   If you can help, please contact Wendy Solberg at 436-6152 or wlsolberg@gmail.com

PLEASE respond by 8/27!   

 

SPIRIT COMMITTEE:

The Show Shirts will be available for pick up at the Preview Show Picnic on Sunday, August 30. If you missed the order, there will be a limited number of shirts available at a first come first served basis.

 

The 2015 Spirit Catalog was distributed on Thursday.  The catalog is filled with many items printed or embroidered with the Liverpool Marching Warrior's logo.  Many items can also be personalized.  Band members and families who would like to try on the Band Jackets for proper sizing, can see Drew at the field table on Tuesdays and Thursdays at pick up.  Drew only has the jackets available to try on.  For all other items, families should refer to the sizing charts in the catalog.  There can be NO exchanges on personalized items. 

 

Use this link to view the full color 2015 catalog.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-h9k-VNfgELVkp6eGh2NDBmeGs/view?usp=docslist_api

 

All orders are due with payment on Sunday, August 30 at the Preview Show Picnic.  The orders are expected to be in by the time we leave for the Band Trip!

 

A second Spirit order will go out in Late September and be in by the home show. 

Questions?  Contact Drew Deapo at ddeapo@jecsd.org

 

Entertainment App/Magazine fundraiser materials were passed out last week.   If you did not receive one, please contact Joan Mashayekhi at a-mash@verizon.net.

 

This fundraiser can be huge for your band member, if you choose to take advantage of the on-line ordering features.   You can link up to facebook, twitter and email.   Go to GASCHOOLSTORE.COM and register your child.   This will allow for your child to get credit for all sales!!  All orders placed on-line will be delivery directly to the customer!   Your account will stay open 24/7 365 days.   You can constantly have orders placed.   Please follow all the directions – it is quite easy

 

In addition, you can also  go “door to door”  All orders and dollars collected in this manner need to be turned in at the booster table on 9/1. 

 

Home Show October 10th

Our Home Show is rapidly approaching, 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!!!

Earn $4.00 per hour worked towards your assessment.  

Willing to work parking?  Earn $6.00 per hour!!!! 

 

Sign Up sheets will be available at Sneak Preview for those who have not signed up to sign up and for those who already signed up as a reminder of your commitment

 

Any questions please contact Maureen Wood at wood820@yahoo.com

 

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

 

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. 

 

The competitive season is almost 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 drop off and 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: 

Attached is a perfect summary of how to attend a marching band show.  Remember, 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!

 

2015 Marching Band Trip

Friday September 25-Sunday September 27

**Performance time at MetLife Stadium on Saturday has been changed from an evening time slot to a morning slot

 (may change again)** 

 

Marching Band competitive season is fast approaching along with our Band Trip. This year's trip is a "Trifecta" with 3 competitions in 2 days. 

 

If your child has special dietary requirements, please contact Trip Coordinator, Maureen Wood wood820@yahoo.com or 451-3525.

 

A Mandatory Trip meeting is scheduled for Thursday9/10 at 5:45pm in the Cafeteria. 

Each member and a parent or guardian MUST attend!  This meeting will give you all the information that you need about our upcoming trip

 

Trip details:

 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

USBands events, details can be found at:
http://trigonroad.com/yea/embedSchedule.cfm?currentWeek=09/21/2015&eventID=1171&currentYear=2015

 

Fair Lawn High School (Day Event)
Fair Lawn High School
1400 Berdan Ave.
Fair Lawn NJ 07410

Show starts at 2 pm,

 

USBands Yamaha Cup: New Jersey - Presented by The Cadets

East Rutherford NJ

Metlife Stadium
1 MetLife Stadium Drive
East Rutherford NJ 07073

Event starts: 9 a.m. Liverpool will be performing in the morning

 

Sunday 9/27

NYSFBC Copiague Competition!!!!

Daytime show

more details to follow

 

Trip Hotel info for families:

For those parents that are traveling to see the shows on Saturday and Sunday for the trip, Terry Smith has arranged for a block of rooms to be set aside at the Hampton Inn Carlsdadt.


If you are looking for a hotel room for the trip, one of our Band Parents has again reserved a block of rooms at the

          Hampton Inn-Carlstadt-at the Meadowlands
          304 Paterson Plank Rd Carlstadt, NJ 07072
          (201) 935-9000

For Band Parents that want to stay close by and know other band parents will be there as well!

Rate is $160 per night for either 2 queens or 1 King Bed room with additional discounts for AAA and AARP


This block of rooms is being held until August 25th

You just need to call the hotel directly and tell them you are with the
“Liverpool Marching Band.”

The hotel does not have a pool but is located on the edge of the Meadowlands complex and runs a shuttle back and forth as well as to restaurants etc within 5 miles of the hotel and is only 16 miles from the show at Fairlawn.

You can also walk across the street from the hotel and take a bus into NYC for $8.50 round trip that leaves and returns very frequently.

 

Picture Buttons

Pictures will be taken of every member in uniform during Sneak Preview; pictures will be made into buttons, $3 each or 2 for $5. Order forms were handed at Off-the-Line. If you placed your order at Off-the-Line but did not pay please turn in your money to Justine. If you have any additional questions, please contact Justine Recuparo jrecuparo@yahoo.com

 

Candy Sales

Money is due for candy signed out at Off-the-Line night

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.

 

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.

 

     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

 

Fall Fundraisers

8/30 - Sneak Preview

9/10 - Yankee Candle

9/16 - Chipotle

9/30 - Denny's

 

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.

 

     

The LHSMBB is a volunteer organization!  Volunteers are needed to chair events throughout the season.  Planning will begin soon for our Home Show and we are still in need of individuals to shadow the Home Show Coordinator.   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!  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

 

9/10 - Trip Meeting

9/12 - ESM Spartan Spectacular Show