Band Notes 7/31/16

Band Notes7/31/2016

 

www.liverpoolmarchingwarriors.org

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

SIP of COLOR – Paint party!!!   

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TODAY!!!

 

Sunday, 8/14 at Liverpool Mason Lodge. A great way to have fun and express your creativity! $7.00 will be credited to student accounts.  You must register by 7/31. Space is limited please register early.   

 

See attached document !!!! 

 

 http://events.sipofcolor.com/

 

 

 

 

"Bottle Blitz" Bottle & Can Drive – August 6th

 

Bottle Drive is this Saturday! 

 

 

 

This is a General Fund fundraiser and participation is MANDATORY for all members!

 

 

 

 

Routes need to be flyered by Sunday, 7/31

 

HELP IS NEEDED!

 

1. We are in need of people to pick up extra routes that WILL already have the flyers distributed.    

 

2. We are in need of people to flyer additional routes

 

3. EXTRA FULL ROUTES - Anyone who is willing to distribute flyers AND pick up those routes in addition to their assigned route. 

 

If you can help out with either of these, PLEASE contact

 

 

 

 

Bottle Drive Chairperson

 

Becky Clifford     751-2075

 

Scott Jesmore    383-8776

 

Wendy Solberg   436-6152

 

 

 

 

The Bottle Blitz is one of our biggest fundraisers and needs everyone's help to make this a success. This fundraiser puts $5,000-6,000 to the general fund, this helps to subsidize the participation fee, without this fundraiser fees would be about$75 higher.

 

 

 

 

Every member benefits from the fundraiser ALL members are required to participate unless excused for an already scheduled vacation/commitment. Please contact the chair people this week if you have a conflict for this fundraiser

 

 

 

 

This year we are partnering with Central City Bottle Redemption, help is needed after the route is picked up loading the trucks but no sorting is needed this year

 

 

 

 

Student Accounts

 

August statements will be going out soon

 

 

 

 

Benchmark #3 is 8/15. Each member's account should be at $325

 

 

 

 

Accounts must be current to be able to order Show Shirts and/or Spirit Wear

 

 

 

 

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 wood820@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

If you are having any difficulties reaching this benchmark please speak with Jim Dumas.  Fundraising opportunities to help reach the benchmarks are listed below.

 

 

 

 

Spirit

 

LIVERPOOL MARCHING BAND LOGO VINYL DECALS. $5.00.  Put them on your back car window or on your bumper!  Show the community your spirit for your Liverpool Marching Band! 

LIVERPOOL WARRIOR Lanyards are also available. $2.00. Members will need a lanyard for their dot books during band camp week. (Any Lanyard will do, but the Liverpool Warrior Lanyards add to the Band Spirit!). 

 

 

 

 

See Drew Deapo at pickup after practices. 

 


Show Shirt Order Form is Attached!

 

Show Shirts (shirts designed with the 2016 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 the only opportunity to order show shirts.

 

*All orders are due with payment by MONDAY August 15*
Drew will be available at pick up after rehearsals to collect orders.  Questions?  Contact Drew Deapo at ddeapo@jecsd.org 

 

 

 

 

A very special thank you goes out to Ms. Harris's brother, Sagan for all of his work in designing this year's RISE OF THE MACHINES show logo! 

 

 

 

 

AUGUST BOOSTER MEETING

 

August General Booster Meeting is

 

Thursday, August 11th 6:00PM

 

 

Liverpool

High School

 

room 902 (Senior Cafeteria)

 

We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

Current Fundraisers

 

 

 

 

Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough FundraiserJuly 19th - Aug 4th

 

Order forms were handed out at last week, if you did not receive a packet please contact Nancy Cassella. Otis Spunkmeyer offers cookie dough fundraisers with flavors that include a variety of flavors chocolate chip, white chocolate macadamia nut, oatmeal raisin, strawberry shortcake, and more. 20% of the sales will be credited to members student account, for every 15 boxes sold seller will receive 1 free box of Chocolate Chip cookies

 

 

 

 

Chairperson:  Jim and Nancy Cassella           Phone:  652-0063

 

 

 

Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast- Sunday August 21st

 

The Sunday after Band Camp we hold a Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee’s (3975 Route 31 in Clay).  Members are asked to sell a minimum of 5 tickets in advance. Tickets are $6 and entitle the bearer to 3 pancakes, 2 strips of bacon and unlimited juice or coffee. $4.00 of each ticket goes to the General Fund

 

We need parents to volunteer to ‘chaperone’ the student staff who will be serving the breakfast.  Members are needed to volunteer for: greeting, seating, serving, or bussing tables - duties will be assigned the day of the event. Anyone eating breakfast will be required to purchase a ticket.

 

If you are able to donate a morning to the Band and help out please contact Lisa Young  at 400-5773 or youngs92@hotmail.com

 

Please see Lisa at the end of practice on Tuesday and Thursday's.  Last day for tickets will be August 11th or until we run out, so get them while they're hot!!!

 

Flyers and paperwork for this event will be handed out this week.

 

Please see Lisa at the end of rehearsals starting this week

 

 

 

 

Keeping it simple!!  No books of tickets to sell, just sell the Applebee's advance tickets, however many you'd like, bring Lisa Young the payment and she'll give you the tickets!  It's easy, sell as many

 

or as few as you'd like!!  But pancakes are delicious, so please sell some!

 

 

 

 

Want to help out with the Pancake breakfast?  Let Lisa know!  Youngs92@hotmail.cm 

 

 

 

 

So far Drumline is in the lead for pizza party, and are highest ticket sales is 13!!!

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Home Show Program Ads –

 

Selling Program Ads for the Home Show Program 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 when you sign out a business.

 

The Boosters try to prevent the local businesses from being contacted by multiple individuals so business leads must be signed out.  Members are limited to 5 contacts at a time so everyone has an opportunity

 

Please contact Kristie Roeder at tkroeder94@gmail.com and let her know which companies you would like to approach.  Kristie also maintains a list of businesses that have supported us in previous years. It has been our experience that ads sold from members who have contacted specific businesses in the past or have a personal connection with the business have a better chance of being purchased for the current year as a relationship has been established between the band member and the business. 

 

 

 

 

CARRIER DOME CONCESSION STAND

 

Ongoing throughout season

 

 

 

 

We have added two new closing slots and alternate slots to each game and since we are no longer attending the Victor competition those slots are still available to work. Please review Sign Up genius and sign up for available slots.

 

 

 

 

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 http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b48a4a62da7f94-dome1

 

 

 

 

 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 LHSMBBDOME@gmail.com.  

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Fundraisers:

 

 

 Delta Sonic Car Wash Ticket FundraiserAug 9th - 25th

 

 

 

 

Delta Sonic Ticket Fundraiser

 

We are selling tickets for either Delta Sonic Super Kiss Wash

 

Super Kiss Wash $12.00

 

5-Day Guarantee – Wash again for Free

 

·        Touch-Less Wash

 

·        Revitalizer

 

·        Brake Dust Remover

 

·        Clearcoat Protectant

 

·        Clearcoat Polish

 

·        Underspray

 

·        Rust Inhibitor

 

For each Super Kiss Wash ticket sold $5.00 will go into your student account!

 

 

 

 

Save AroundBook FundraiserAug 23rd – Sept 6th

 

SaveAround® is North America’s premier Discount Coupon Fundraising Book. SaveAround® does three things (and does them well): we help your school or community group raise funds, we help local merchants promote and grow their business, and we help people in your community save money. From famous national chains to your favorite local mom-and-pop, SaveAround® offers coupon savings everyone will love.

 

$7.50 from each book sold will be credited to members student account

 

    Chairperson:  Rob LaDuc                                      Phone:  420-4652

 

          

 

Preview Show & Dinner – Sunday Aug 28th

 

This is the first performance in full uniform of this season’s show. It is presented for the enjoyment of the community and our families and friends. The Boosters hold a Fundraiser Dinner for before the show and this year we will be having a cookout available. The band will then perform their show (usually twice) for the enjoyment of the spectators. 

 

This is a special evening for band members, families and our very supportive community.

 

 

 

 

Chairperson:     Tanya Jennings  657-3862  

 

                             Wendy Solberg   436-6152

 

 

 Uniforms

 

 

 

 

Volunteers are needed for hemming, show prep, uniform chaperoning and drying uniforms after shows with rain. ….. If you are interested in helping with this committee in any or all of the above capacities please contact Liz Palumbo at jandlpalumbo@verizon.net or text at 506-0932.

 

 

Marching Band Shoes

 

 

 

 

 

The Uniform Committee will be fitting uniforms for all members during the Tuesday/Thursday rehearsals over the next few weeks, which includes marching band shoes.  We will be wearing black marching band shoes this season.

 

 Returning Members - Please check your shoes from last year to make sure they fit and are in good condition.  If you will need new shoes, please know your shoe size and let us know when you come in to be fitted.  

 

 

New Members - We will order new shoes for all new band members.  Please know your shoe size for when you come in to be fitted, or send an email to Liz Palumbo at jandlpalumbo@verizon.net  with the size information.

 

 

 

New marching band shoes will be approximately $32.00/pair ($28.99+S/H).  We will let you know the final price and when they are ready for pick-up.  Payment will be due at the time of pick-up. 

 

 We also have a limited number/sizes of "gently" used shoes available for $10/pair.  If you are interested in purchasing a pair of used shoes pleasetalk to a member of the uniform committee (Liz Palumbo, Sue Khan, or Pam Deegan) or email Liz Palumbo at jandlpalumbo@verizon.net or text at 506-0932.

 

Band Camp Community Water

 

Each year during Band Camp we ask for parents to volunteer to help fill and deliver the large water jugs to the Marching Field so that the members have enough water on hand during the day to drink. Ice and water are available in the Athletic rooms, we just need to get the jugs from there to the field where the kids are.

 

We are looking for people who are willing to help out at the following times:

 

· At drop off first thing in the morning (7:45am)

 

· At drop off for lunch so the jugs are filled for the afternoon (Noon)

 

· At drop off for dinner so the jugs are filled for the evening session (4:00pm)

 

· At pickup to return the jugs to the room at the end of practice (9:00pm)

 

Even if you can only do one day, one time slot that would be a great help.

 

The jugs get placed on a cart to bring to the field, but it is more than a one person job to get them there.

 

A volunteer is needed to coordinate this

 

 

 

Full Band rehearsals have started Tuesday/Thursday 5:45-9 PM Please note our summer rehearsal policy below

 

 

 

 

Drop-off & Pick-up for practices:

 

We realize that there are many new families joining us this year who are unfamiliar with the parking areas at LHS.  We want to share some key information about dropping off and picking up your Marching Band student:

 

 

 

 

The road/driveway that follows up the left side of the High School is a Fire Lane.  The sidewalk at the Fine Arts entrance is also a Fire Lane.  It is acceptable to drop your student off and continue on your way.  It is not acceptable to park along the sidewalk and wait for your student to come out.  There is plenty of room in the stadium parking lot and it should be used regularly. 

 

 

 

 

The road/driveway that follows up the left side of the High School is also a One Way Street.  Please enter at the Wetzel Elementary end of the school property and go through to the stadium end of the school property.  OR enter at the stadium end and keep left to enter at the back of the stadium parking lot.

 

 

 

 

The sidewalk at the stop sign (at the Auditorium and Main Office entrances) is intended for pedestrian use, cars should NEVER use the sidewalk as a shortcut to the parking lot on the left.

 

 

 

 

Please remember the safety of our students.  Each of these are NYS traffic laws and could result in a ticket if an officer were to drive through and see an infraction.  Most importantly, though, emergency vehicles require access at designated areas and we would not want to obstruct their access in the event of an emergency.

 

 

 

 

Thank you, in advance, for your immediate reparation of these issues.

 

 

 

 

Reminder:

 

All students should be well hydrated and fed before any rehearsal begins......just as an athlete would.

 

 

 

 

Summer Rehearsals:

 

“Summer” rehearsals start with the first pre-season rehearsal and continue up to the beginning of Band Camp in August. Members are expected to attend a minimum of four rehearsals during this time period. As previously noted an excuse for any planned absence from a rehearsal or performance needs to be submitted in writing to the Director at least two weeks in advance and must include the reason for the upcoming absence.

 

 

 

 

Please note a change to the Season Schedule. We have pulled out of the Victor Show on October 15th.