Band Notes 4/24/16

Band Notes4-24-16


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Participation in the Memorial Day Parade is mandatory for ALL 2015 Marching Band Members


Memorial Day Parade rehearsals will take place at LHS on following dates:
          Monday, May 16th 6-8:30pm (Parents - General Booster Meeting)
          Monday, May 23rd 6-8:30pm
          Monday, May 30th 8am report time (HS aged students only - this is a       FULL uniformed performance)

The district's policy concerning Warriors Marching Band members who are in middle school, is that those students will march the parade as part of the LCSD MIDDLE SCHOOLS marching band. Those students will join the Warriors Marching Band at the Memorial Service (at the cemetery) and will finish the parade with the high schoolers. Both marching bands will conclude the parade with performances for one another at Johnson Park. The Warriors Marching Band will perform excerpts from their Fall 2015 show at that time for the middle school marching band members. As such, middle school Warriors Marching Band members are expected to attend the 16th and 23rd evening rehearsals to reacquaint themselves with the Fall 2015 music as well as the Star Spangled Banner (for the Memorial Service).

This parade was listed on the schedule that came with your membership packet a year ago as one of the MANDATORY dates which you agreed to by signing the Member/Parent Contract. This performance is important for several reasons:

#1 - it is our one "give back" to the Liverpool community for their support of the Warriors Marching Band programs.
#2 - it provides an opportunity for our students to realize that Memorial Day is much more than a parade through their participation in the memorial service at the cemetery (a civics lesson if you will - always looking for "teachable moments")
#3 - this is THE LARGEST opportunity to recruit for next year's marching band by having a "captive audience" at the Johnson Park performance.

This performance is the final requirement of the "season" and is expected for each student to fulfill that requirement as a member of this program. It is realized that many families take this weekend to travel for a variety of reasons and is simply ask that you adjust your plans to be back by 8am on that Monday. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation and compliance with this.




Our greatest need at this point is for 2 people to Coordinate the Bottle Drive in August.  This fundraiser benefits our entire program and is a great time of teamwork.  Our kids need the income from this fundraiser to keep their participation fee reasonable.  If you're looking for a way to get to know other parents and get involved or if you know of someone who might be suited for Coordinating the Bottle Drive please Contact Annette Davie right away at to learn more.


Be the coordinator of a fundraiser...


Car wash, need 1person

Bottle Drive, need 2 people

NEW Wine Tasting, need 1 person

Applebee's Pancake breakfast, need 1 person

Denny's need 1 person

Sneak Preview, need 1-2 people


If you're interested we also need people to learn the ropes by shadowing this year for coordinating next year.  Examples of these are...


Yankee Candle

Pre-sale ticket sales

Spirit Wear


Please consider helping our kids in this way.  Please contact Annette Davie at 430-8267 or to talk more about any of these opportunities.


Booster Buddies


Calling all Parents!!!

We are looking for volunteers to be “Booster Buddies". A Booster Buddy is a veteran parent that will be teamed up with a new parent in their section to help answer any questions that they may have. Lisa Young is chairing this program. Please contact her at if you would like to participate.


May General Booster Meeting will be held on Monday, May 16th 6:00pm, Room 902 (Senior Cafe). Drop off your child for Parade Rehearsal and stop in.

We need a minimum of 13 people (quorum) to attend the meeting to be able to vote/approve anything!  The 2016 Budget will be up for a vote at this meeting.  The LHSMBB is you!  Please attend so you know what is going on and can have a say. 


Mark Your Calendars Now....


* Monday, May 16th & May 23rd - Memorial Day Parade Practice (see above)


* Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day Parade

Participation in the Memorial Day Parade is mandatory

 for ALL 2015 members


* Marching Band Open House - June 7th


* Band Camp - Monday, August 15th-Friday, August 19th

(Mandatory for all members)


 * September 30th-October 2nd, Marine Corps Invitational at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD


Marching Band Show Shoes - If your show shoes no longer fit and you will be needing a new pair, please consider donating.  The Uniform Committee will be accepting gently worn Band Shoes donations after the parade and after open house.  Please look for the return box at these events near the Uniform room.


Marching Band Open House – Tuesday, June 7th.  Students are to report to the band room at 6pm. Veteran parents are strongly encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity to meet incoming parents and share your Marching Band experiences with those who are considering participation! Parents will meet in the new Senior Cafeteria (Room 902/904) at 6pm. Refreshments will be served. Every member will receive a current Student Account Statement at Open House on June 7th so that you will know what the current balance/credit on the account is. Any current credits may be used toward your $100 deposit.


To be able to participate in the Fall Marching Band members Previous Season Student Account must be paid in FULL by June 1st.  Any questions or concerns please contact Jim Dumas



 Current Fundraisers


Interested in chairing or co-chairing an event?  For more details contact Annette at


**All fundraisers throughout the Spring Season are open to all members. Get a head start on fundraising for next season!**




Midas Oil Change Coupons – Coupons expire 5/30/16 – coupons available now, no waiting

For a $20 donation, customer will receive:

A coupon card for a free Midas Oil Change OR $20 Off any service.  PLUS – and additional oil change for $12.99 OR $15 off any service. Please contact Annette Davie at

$10 from each sale will be applied to members account


Candy Sales

Please note:  There are a very limited number of cases of World’s Finest Chocolates left to sell.  These are available on a first come first serve basis.   Please plan accordingly!

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 to obtain a case or to make arrangements to turn in money.


Annette Davie is in charge of all fund raising.  Please contact Annette at


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.



All Seniors - Please note that you will be kept on the current list of e-mail recipients until graduation in June and therefore will continue to receive periodic e-mails concerning the Boosters during the Winter season.  At that point your information, along with those of your parents/guardians, will be transferred to our Alumni lists.

Those parents who still have members participating will remain on the standard lists.


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

2015 LHSMB-


App link-
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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