Band Notes 9/1/15

Band Notes9-13-15


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


Chipotle Fund Raiser Night is this Wednesday 9/16.   Chipotle will donate 50% of all sales that present a flyer.   Flyers were passed out at the trip meeting and can be found at the end of the band notes.


2016 Executive Board

The election of the 2016 Executive Board is in November.  The slate of candidates must be presented at the October meeting. Thank you to the following members who have volunteered to be the Nomination Committee

Dave Martini

Sharon Verwij


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. If you are interested in taking on a position please see Sharon or Dave or contact Dave @ 457-7437.


Now is your chance to take an active role in the LHS Marching Band Boosters. 

All positions for the Booster Executive Board are available for occupancy by any who would like to step into a leadership role with the Boosters.  If you are interested, you need to contact one of the Nomination Committee individuals before the Booster Meeting in October, nominations will be closed as of that date as the voting will take place in November.


“Job descriptions” and specifics can be found in your student/parent handbook. 


2015 Warrior Grams!!!

Wouldn’t you like to put a special message or some words of encouragement for your special Band/Guard member in this year’s Home Show Program?

All you have to do is place a Warrior Gram and it will appear in the Program that will be available for purchase at our October 10th Home Show.

See Attached Flyer for further details.  All Warrior Grams are due by Sept 15th. 

Any questions may be directed to Kristie Roeder at or 436-0284.

Home Show Program Ads


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

Forms are available on the marching band website: Fundraising

If you have signed out businesses please turn in any outstanding is the time, please contact Kristie Roeder at tkroeder94@gmail. All ads for the program are due Sept 15th.  Contact Kristie Roeder to turn in ads!


Student Accounts


Benchmark 4 is due by September 15th


All members should have a minimum of $400 in their account

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


Benchmark #4 must be met for participation in the Band trip


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


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 the trip meeting for those who have not signed up to sign up and for those who already signed up as a reminder of your commitment.  At this point we still have a lot of families not signed up, this event needs everyone's help.


Any questions please contact Maureen Wood at


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





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

Questions?  Contact Drew Deapo at




Yankee Candle catalogs were distributed on Thursday, if you have not received a catalog please contact Jennifer Caporin at 532-1296 or 


Please note that Denny's night scheduled for 9/30 has been cancelled but will be rescheduled.  


Bottle blitz Update- We collected 98,846 bottles and cans.  With the lower number of members in the group and the higher percentage of people not participating we were down 32,214 from last year.


We are still processing donations and expect to end up around $5,250.00 this is only slightly over what we budget but almost $2,000 lower than most years.

Thank you again to all that participated!


Candy Sales


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.


End of Practice and After Show Help is Appreciated

At the end of Practices and when we return from the shows the entire pit equipment needs to be put back in the school and the props and podiums put away in the trailers. When you see stuff getting unloaded please give the kids and equipment crew a hand bringing it into the school. This will help everyone to get done quicker and released sooner.


2015 Marching Band Trip

Friday September 25-Sunday September 27


Hand Outs from the Trip meeting are attached to this email


Rooming and bus lists are posted in the Band Room and in 924, They are for viewing only, no changes can be made.


Some rooms did need to be adjusted. This was done to accommodate those who did not sign up, some members were listed in more than one room, and a variety of circumstances.  All moves were done with careful consideration and staff input.


If your child has special dietary requirements for the 2015 trip, please contact Trip Coordinator, Maureen Wood this week so accommodations can be arranged.

Even if you have noted this on you paperwork Maureen must be notified directly by the trip meeting to be able to make any needed accommodations.


Trip details:


Friday, September 25, 2015                                             

6:00 AM     Arrive to LHS High School Fine Arts Entrance for travel, bring in ALL luggage to be inspected. DO NOT BE LATE!


Dress for the Weather – bring a hoodie or jacket!


Please remember EVERYTHING needed for the competition!

Note - no glass bottles are permitted on bus, do not bring open containers of  drinks on Friday morning – open on bus after inspection and boarding. Breakfast will be allowed on the bus, but provided on your own.

No students are allowed to carry medicine ALL medicines and permission to self medicate form, must be turned in to chaperone Friday AM in clear plastic bag w/student’s name.

Bus driver’s TIP in an envelope labeled with members name– min $3 per student!           must be brought on bus, exact change please!


A regular change of school clothes for Friday dinner should be packed. Nice school clothes, no shorts or ripped jeans. 


Our hotel:  Hampton Inn and Suites Mahwah, NJ

                   290 RT 17 South

                   Mahwah, NJ 07430



Emergency Numbers:         

Trip Coordinator:          Maureen Wood 315-925-2423

Head Chaperone:        Barb Bourgeois 315-415-5274

Please use for emergencies only!


Friday’s dinner is at:

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

149 Polito Avenue • Lyndhurst • NJ • 07071

Phone: (201) 933-2220

If families would like to join us, reservations can be made online at:



Saturday, September 26, 2015

USBands events, details can be found at:


USBands Yamaha Cup: New Jersey - Presented by The Cadets

East Rutherford NJ

Metlife Stadium
1 MetLife Stadium Drive
East Rutherford NJ 07073

Show starts at 9:20 am, Liverpool's performance time is 11:36 am. Awards 2:30


USBands  Fair Lawn High School
Fair Lawn High School
1400 Berdan Ave.
Fair Lawn NJ 07410

Show starts at 2 pm, Liverpool's performance time is 5:05 pm


USBands  Piscataway High School
100 Behmer Rd.
Piscataway NJ 08854

Show starts at 3 pm, Liverpool's performance time is 9:30 pm


Sunday, September 27, 2015


NYSFBC Copiague Competition

Copiague High School
1100 Dixon Avenue
Copiague, New York 11726

Show starts at 11 am, Liverpool's performance time is 2:00 pm



Trip Hotel info for families:

Some parents may be staying at this hotel for the trip:

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

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


The competitive season is 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 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: 

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!


Drop Off and Pick Up is now at the high school, we are no longer using Wetzel Road. If the band is at the Stadium they will be dismissed from the Stadium, if they are at the Marching Band Field they will be dismissed from the Marching Band Field.


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. 



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 and puts your kids in harms way of vehicles.


 Thank you to Band Photographer Cindy Barrus, Band camp photos and photos throughout the season are posted on the Facebook site.

2015 LHSMB-


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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.



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. 


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