Band Notes 8/9/15

Band Notes8-9-15



August General Booster Meeting is

Thursday, August 13th, 6:00PM

Location:  TBA

We hope to see you there!


Band Camp Starts Tomorrow !!!   August 10th – 14th

This is mandatory, rain or shine!  

Please dress for the weather  

Band Camp is a time for the students to get to know one another, learn or perfect their marching fundamentals, learn and memorize the music, learn the drill (the designed show), and start to put together the best performance that they can as a single unified team. It can be a very intense, physically demanding, and at times frustrating for the students but ultimately the rewards are worth it.


Band Camp Schedule 
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Full Band
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sectionals
5:45 PM - 9:00 PM Full Band

Sectional Schedule 1:00-4:00PM

Monday - Brass, Guard & Percussion

Tuesday - Woodwinds, Guard & Percussion

Wednesday - Brass

Thursday - Woodwinds, Guard & Percussion

Friday - All sections for BONDING!  If your section isn't called that afternoon, go home, get some rest and enjoy an afternoon of relaxing!


On the days when your member is not scheduled for a Sectional, they may go home for the afternoon and return at 5:45pm for the evening session.


Theme of the Day Schedule

Each day has a fun theme attached.  Members are encouraged to participate!


Monday: Class colors

(Seniors-Blue, Juniors-Orange, Sophomores-Green, Freshman-Red, 8th grade-Grey)
Tuesday: Superheroes Day
Wednesday: Pirates vs. Ninjas vs. Jedi
Thursday: Twin Day
Friday: Section Shirts


Important things to remember!!!

·        You will need to bring (and use), sun screen and bug spray.

·        Please arrive at least 15 min early to practice

·        Members are encouraged to bring healthy snacks and water to have during breaks.

·        Bring a lanyard to hang your dot books around your neck and as a way to make notes.

·        Woodwinds –Don’t forget extra reeds!!

·        Any student who needs an EPI Pen should have one available. 

·        Be prepared for changes in weather, you may need a hat, raingear or a light jacket.

Please remember to eat a good breakfast and bring lunch/dinner if you are staying all day for a sectional


Selection Friday 8/14


Trip Selections are scheduled for Friday of Band Camp starting at 5:30 PM.


Seniors sign up 1st followed by Juniors, Sophomores, Freshman, then 8th graders. You can only sign yourself up, you will not be allowed to sign up any other members. 


Members will sign up for which bus they want to ride for the trip. Members can either choose Bus 1, 2, or 3 to ride for the trip.  Buses are not based on sections, bus selection is strictly by grades. Any seniors that will not be there at 5:30 that date must contact trip coordinator Maureen Wood - before Friday.


This is also the time that Members select their roommates for the trip. We will hand out pages for Members to ‘select’ their roommates for the hotel. As in previous years, students will be arranged 4 to a room at the hotel. Each member may room with whomever they collectively agree upon as a group. If 4 names are not on the sheet empty spots will be filled.  If a name is on 2 slips you will be placed in the 1st one turned in.


Once rooms are assigned they cannot be changed.


If there are any questions, see Mrs. Wood (Trip Coordinator/Head Chaperone)



Student Accounts

Benchmark 3 is due by August 15th

All members should have a minimum of $300 in their account by 8/15

Maureen will be at Thursday's Booster Meeting if you would like to hand in your payment


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, NY13088


Fundraising opportunities to help reach the benchmarks are listed below.

Spirit Committee

Show Shirt Order Form is Attached!


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.


*All orders are due Friday August 14*
Drew will be at the Band Table at pick up all during Band Camp week!  Questions?  Contact Drew Deapo at



Basket Raffles Donations Needed by 8/18

Baskets will be raffled off during the Golf Tournament on August 23rd. We are asking that each person in each section donate an item to be included in their “Themed Basket"

BRASS  - Game Night (games, cards, snacks)

COLOR GUARD - Movie Night (dvd's, movie gift certificates, snacks)

PERCUSSION (PIT & DRUMLINE)  - Coffee/Tea (coffee, tea, gift certificates)

WOODWINDS & DRUM MAJOR - BBQ/Cooking (cooking gadgets or BBQ items)

All Sections - Lottery Scratch Off Tickets (Please place Lottery Ticket donations in an envelope)

If you wish, you may choose to donate a larger ticket item such as gift certificates that can be raffled off separately or donate an individual basket you have put together.

Katie Rose will be available at the beginning of practices to collect these items. Please contact Katie if you have any questions or would like to coordinate a pick up time. 315.378.7109

On behalf of the LHSMB Boosters, we THANK YOU very much for your donations.


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 out 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 or need an order form, please contact Justine Recuparo


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.



"Sip of Color" Paint Party Fundraiser - Wednesday, 8/19/15, 6:30-8:30

Participants will be able to choose between which picture they would like to paint either “Firebird” OR “The Tree of Life”

August 12th is the registration deadline.   Hope to see a big turnout for this fun event!  Contact Joan at  with any questions or visit website.

Participants will be able to choose between which picture they would like to paint either “Firebird” OR “The Tree of Life”


Canale’s Restaurant Fundraiser - Monday, August 17th

Canale’s graciously donates 20% of sales for the day (Dine in or Carryout) attached flyer MUST be presented at time of purchase.


Entertainment APP/Magazine Fundraiser - Starts August 18th

$8 for each app you sell will be credited to your student account.   Magazines are credited at 30% to student account (new subscriptions or renewals)


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 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. 


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.


Sneak Preview  - Sunday, 8/30/15

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



Summer & Fall Fundraisers

8/17 – Canales

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


Golf Tournament is on!! Sunday, August 23rd

We are still accepting team registrations and prize donations.

If you intend to sign up but haven't yet please contact:

Nancy Cassella @

Final registration is on 8/14.

Not a golfer?  Join us for dinner!

Paperwork can be found on the webpage:

Hope to see many of you there!



2015 Marching Band Trip

Friday September 25-Sunday September 27


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.  There will be a mandatory Trip Meeting in September that ALL members and parent/guardian must attend. This meeting will give you all the information that you need about our upcoming trip


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


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

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:


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 evening


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.


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, 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.


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


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

contactBecky/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.


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. 


Like us on Facebook:   : Events have been created for the upcoming fundraisers.  Make sure you invite your friends.