Band Notes - 8/7/16

Band Notes8/7/2016


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


Thanks to everybody for your help on the bottle drive. It did not go very smoothly with our vendor this year but you guys still made it very successful! Great team work!!

I very special thanks to those that took extra routes and loads to the other locations!

This band really showed what a great team they are!


-      Bottle Drive Committee -


Thank you members and parents for a successful bottle drive!  A special thank you to our Chairpeople - Becky Clifford, Scott Jesmore and Wendy Solberg.  We appreciate you!

Thursday 8/11 Rehearsal

Next Thursday, rehearsal will be done at 7:15pm so the Warriors can attend Big, Loud, & Live 13 if they choose!  Don't miss out on this awesome chance to see Marching Music's Major League LIVE in the theater at Destiny USA!  And be sure to get your tickets ahead of time! More information and to order tickets please go to



August General Booster Meeting has been changed to

Thursday, August 18th 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. 



Band Camp August 15th – 19th

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 (Flags only) & Percussion (Snares only)

Tuesday - Woodwinds, Guard (Weapons only) & Percussion (Tenors & Pit)

Wednesday - Brass & Percussion (Bass Drums)

Thursday - Woodwinds, Guard (All)  & Percussion (All Battery and Pit)

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.


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:


Student Accounts

August statements have been sent out


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


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



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 


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! 

Upcoming Events


Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast- Sunday August 21st


LAST WEEK for APPLEBEES BREAKFAST  (August 21 8am - 10am) tickets


So this is our FINAL week to sell tickets!!! To date we have sold

92 tickets!! Our TOP SELLER has sold 19 tickets for the movie

basket! At this present time in the LEAD for the Pizza dinner with

Drinks and homemade desserts being delivered by our own Drum

Majors Matt Nardone and Sarah Verwij is the WOODWIND section

with 37 tickets sold. BUT don't get too comfortable Woodwinds, Drumline

is drumming up from behind with 28 tickets sold, the GUARDs are

rifling it together with 19 tickets sold, and Brass is still in it to win it with

8 tickets sold. So it's anyone's game!!! Or...should I


So please have those ticket orders to Lisa Young with the ticket hat this Tues

Or Thursday after practice, you'll find her at the Fine Arts entrance the last

15 minutes of practice!


Don't forget! August 11th is the very last day to get tickets!! Thank you!!


If you'd like to help out or have any questions, please feel free to email Lisa Young at Thank you!


SNEAK PREVIEW SHOW  -  Sunday, August 28th Flyer attached


This is the first performance in full uniform of this season’s show. The Booster Club will put on a fundraising picnic for the band, their families, and the community. Advance sale tickets are $5, cost at the door will be $6. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know other band families. After the picnic the band will perform their show. It is presented for the enjoyment of the community and our families and friends. This is a special evening for band members, families and our very supportive community.


Dessert for Sale: The Skippy Ice Cream Truck will stop by to offer dessert for sale, 15% of the sales will be donated to the band.

We are asking each member to sell 6 tickets


Questions or to volunteer please contact:

Tanya Jennings 657-3862

Wendy Solberg 436-6152


Preview Show Gift Basket Raffle

Baskets will be raffled off during the Sneak Preview Show on Sunday, August 28th.

We are asking that each person in each section donate an item to be included in their “Themed Basket.” Flyers will be handed out this week.

(Themes are assigned below)


Donations are due by August 19th


If you wish, you may choose to donate a larger ticket item such as gift

certificates that can be raffled off separately or even donate an individual

basket you have put together.




(movies, games, puzzles, coloring books, snacks & candy..)


Pamper Me/Spa

(body washes, lotions, nail polish, candles...)


Car Care

(car wash, sponges, window cleaners, air fresheners...)


Ice Cream

(toppings, scoops, bowls, cones...)

 All Sections

LOTTERY Scratch Off Tickets


Current Fundraisers




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


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!



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 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. 




Ongoing throughout season


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

Only a few openings remain for the Football season, we will let you know when basketball season is posted.


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.


Upcoming Fundraisers:


Save Around  Book Fundraiser  Aug 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


Wine Tasting   9/11

Yankee Candle Fundraiser 9/15-29

Chipotle’s - 9/21

Denny’s – 10/12



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 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  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 or text at 506-0932.


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


Thank you for making drop off and pick up safe for all participants by following traffic laws on school property. 


Summer Rehearsals:


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


“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.