Band Notes 10/23/16

Band Notes10/23/2016


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Events have been created for the upcoming fundraisers.  Make sure you invite your friends. 


2016 NYSFBC Championship Weekend Schedule


*** The Final Run Through on Saturday is a member only run through.

Parents are asked to meet their kids at the school after the dinner. ***


Saturday, October 29th

12:30pm Rehearsal begins

5:00pm Rehearsal ends;

“Senior Parent Saturday” celebration

-Dinner (provided to ALL Band members by the Senior parents) Chicken Tenders, Mac & Cheese, tossed salad, and dessert

6:00pm Dismissal


Sunday, October 30th

1:30pm Rehearsal begins

4:45pm Rehearsal ends; Dinner/Dress for Show

6:00pm Warm Up in LHS Main Gym

6:45pm Leave for Skytop


10:00pm Full Retreat (Awards)




Presale Tickets


Tickets for the Dome are not available for presale.  Dome tickets will be available at their box offices on the day of the show. Carrier Dome Championship ticket price is $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and students


NYSFBC Championships Video Information

Dear NYSFBC Parents and Families,

We look forward to your attendance at the New York State Field Band Conference Championships on October 30 at the Carrier Dome.  Our students have been working hard for months and the championship show will be the culminating celebration when the entire state has the chance to be on display.  This is a memory we are sure you want to preserve!  In order to facilitate this, the New York State Field Band Conference has hired a top notch video production company, Box 5, to film and produce a video for you to purchase and preserve the memories for you and your child’s performance.  The permission to video tape and record the performance of music by hundreds of different composers has taken a great deal of legal work, time and expense.  We are REQUIRED BY LAW to ask you to please DO NOT record (audio or video) ANY performance of band at a NYSFBC show including championships.  Please understand that a decision to ignore this request jeopardizes and future relationship with the video company and ability for our students to perform their wonderful music!  If you would like to order a video, you may do so by following these links and directions:


DVD's / Digital Discs



Don't want to order online?  That's ok, you can download our order form and bring it with you or mail it to us.  Open the link below and print out the order form.





Please review Sign Up genius and sign up for available slots. Each band family is asked to volunteer for a minimum of 3 volunteer slots.


Basketball season is now posted and has lots of openings that need to be filled. This is a great opportunity for getting a head start on Winter Program participation fees or even next season.


Stand Managers are needed for Basketball Season, if you are interested or need more information please contact a member of the Dome Committee. Stand Managers must be Approved Booster Members


Student Accounts

October statements have been sent out


Benchmark 5 - Final Payment was due by October 15th

All members should have a minimum of $525 in their account.


If you are having any difficulties reaching this benchmark, please speak with Jim Dumas. 


Accounts must be paid in full or on an approved payment plan to make abanquet reservations for family and friends.


If you plan on participating in the Winter Season your Fall Fees must be paid.  


If there are fundraiser credits not posted to your account yet but are forthcoming, please let Student Accounts Coordinator Maureen Wood know.


Payments can be mailed to our Student Accounts Coordinator:

Maureen Wood

820 Second Street

Liverpool, NY13088


All payments should be mailed to the address above or hand delivered to Maureen at the end of rehearsal. Payments should not be given to staff.

If you have any questions concerning your account you can contact Maureen Wood at


Fundraising opportunities to help reach the benchmarks are listed below.


2016 Rise of the Machines Yearbook!!!

The Boosters are working hard again this year to put together a full color yearbook documenting the 2016 Rise of the Machines Season.  This book will be approx. 54 pages of full color photos and info about our kids and their Marine Corp Invitational Championship season!  The book will cover Band Camp through our end of the season banquet.


Order forms will be handed out at pick up this week at practice.  Yearbooks are available by PRE-ORDER ONLY for $20 each and orders are due back by Sunday Oct 30 (Dome Championship Day). Please turn in to Mrs. Santy or Mrs. Hung at practice.


Attached to the order forms will be the Member Question sheet.  Please have your member fill out this form and return it to either Mrs. Santy or Mrs. Hung by Oct 30th.  The responses on this sheet are used throughout the book to make it personal to this years members.  PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR MEMBER TO COMPLETE AND RETURN IT!!!


We are also asking that parents and members share any photos that they have taken throughout the season for consideration for use in the book.  We are looking for fun shots, candids, performance pics… whatever you think may be beneficial for our use in the book.  You can submit pictures via our eshare site….      The School Access code to enter to get it to the correct place is HJ21164.  You will need to label the pics and fill in the submission info in order for it to go through.


Thank you!!!
LHSMBB Yearbook Committee


JV/Cadet Winter Guard Try Outs

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

(You MUST attend both nights)

Try-Outs are at Wetzel Rd Elementary Gym

Time: 5:45-8:30pm (both nights)


Please come in appropriate audition attire (athletic shorts or tight fitting athletic capris, an athletic tank top or form fitting athletic shirt and sneakers). NO BAGGIE SWEATPANTS OR SHIRTS

*A parent or legal guardian needs to be with you to sign in and provide contact information.

Any questions, please contact Lisa Persons (Head Coach), at


Liverpool’s Winterguard program is open to students in grades 5-12.

No experience is necessary, just a passion to perform and learn a new art.



Marching Band Banquet – Sunday November 13th


Responses were due by October 20th

If you have not replied please contact Lisa Pesce immediatly

Everyone must respond, including members/staff.


Holiday Inn Liverpool, 441 Electronics Parkway

4:15pm         Doors Open

4:45pm         Introductions

5:00pm         Buffet Dinner

6:00pm         Awards Program

7:30-9:00     Music and dancing


BUFFET DINNER- Adults $25, Children 12 and under $15 (all members attend at no charge but must RSVP to reserve their spot)

Everyone must respond by this date, including members/staff. No reservations/payments will be accepted after October 20th!!!

If you have any questions or did not receive your invitation, please contact Lisa Pesce at





Participation in these is optional/voluntary.  A percentage of profits from the following will go to your members account.

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.




Please review Sign Up genius and sign up for available slots.


Basketball season is now posted. This is a great opportunity for getting a head start on Winter Program participation fees or even next season.


Stand Managers are needed for Basketball Season, if you are interested or need more information please contact a member of the Dome Committee. Stand Managers must be Approved Booster Members


Please note 1 person can only sign up for 1 slot on an event, 17 workers are needed for each event when you sign up for both shifts we do not have the number of workers needed.


Carrier Dome Concession Stand, Dates throughout the Fall and Winter Season

The Dome Stand is our biggest fundraisers and needs everyone's help to make this a success. This fundraiser puts $20,000 to the budget split between student accounts and general fund (this works out to be about $125 towards each member’s participation fee and also helps us to invest back into the program with Capital Expense purchases). ALL member’s fees are subsidized by this fundraiser.  EACH FAMILY IS ASKED TO WORK A MINIMUM OF 3 VOLUNTEER SLOTS, there are a variety of dates/times during football and basketball season to accommodate everyone's schedule.


We 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 there is a waiting list for these lucrative moneymakers.  In return, we receive 15.5% of the stand’s net profit per event.  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.


We have numerous ways you can sign up to work shifts at the Dome you can click the link in the Band Notes emails


 visit our Website and click on the link "Dome Signup", sign up in the "Dome Book" that will be at practices and meetings, Send a email to the Dome Coordinators or to  


Workers earn $8/hour. For a typical football game workers earned around $56 and for basketball it’s around $40. This is a great way to meet other band parents and to really put a dent in that student account. 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


Dome Committee:     

Teresa Blanchard        727-3036

Tanya Jennings           657-3862

Mark Kenny                 715-4442

Wendy Solberg            436-6152


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.



Band Photographer Note:

Pictures are on zenfolio for all to see.
Web access to the season is here:
An app access is here:

All years that I have been taking are :
web access:
app access:



Nominated 2017 Executive Board Members will be elected at the November Booster Meeting. 

President- Rob LaDuc

Vice President - Margherita Ryan & Susanne Taylor (Co-Vice presidents)

Treasurer - Tiffany Dailey

Recording Secretary - Wanda Kenny

Corresponding Secretary - Karen Santy

Student Accounts - Kristen Hallenbeck

Financial Secretary - Nancy Cassella

Public Relations - Maureen Wood