Band Notes 8/21/16

Band Notes8/21/2016



A heartfelt thank you goes out to Lisa Young for a successful Pancake Breakfast, at Applebee’s, this morning.  Good Work!


Hotel for guests for Annapolis Trip

We have a limited block of rooms reserved at a discounted price at the Residence Inn in Annapolis.  $179 a night (current online price $229)  Includes free parking, breakfast and in-room wifi.  Also, outdoor pool, fitness center and each room has a kitchenette.  If interested, call hotel directly at (410) 573-0300 and ask for Le-Keya, Event Coordinator, on or before Wednesday, September 14, 2016, to make sleeping room reservations.  Identify yourself as part of the Liverpool High School Marching Band Group.  Hotel is located at 170 Admiral Cochrane Drive, Annapolis, MD21401-7308.  This hotel is 10 minutes from stadium.


All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. The hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by credit card.


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Band Camp is over and the Official Marching Band Season starts with the Preview Show on Sunday, August 28th. 


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.


SNEAK PREVIEW SHOW  -  Sunday, August 28th


Rehearsal starts at 1PM (This is a mandatory rehearsal)


Members will be fed for free before the dinner is opened to the public. If your member does not want what is being served, Hot Dog or Hamburger

2 sides and a drink, please bring them a dinner at 4:30


Sneak Preview Picnic

order form attached

This is your last week to prepurchase picnic tickets, limited tickets will be available at the door for $6, save $1 and buy them this week.


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


Opening Day for School District

Performance by the marching band for teachers and staff is scheduled for Tuesday, September 6th.  Members report at 7:00 am dressed in show shirt and jeans, warm up quickly(7:30) Stage for Performance (8:10) Perform (8:15) then dismissed.

Student Accounts

August statements have been sent out


Benchmark #3 was 8/15

Each member's account should be at $325


Benchmark #4 is due by 9/15, this must be met for participation in the Band trip

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


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.


Nomination Committee

The election of the 2017 Executive Board is in November.  The slate of candidates must be presented at the October meeting. Anyone interested in serving on the nomination committee please let Patty Hung or Sue Taylor know prior to the September General Booster Meeting.

The 3 member Committee shall conduct a confidential search for qualified candidates to the 2017 Executive Board. The slate of candidates is to be presented at the October general meeting of the Boosters Club. 


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, etc,  onto 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. 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



The Show Shirts will be available for pick up at the Preview Show Picnic on Sunday, August 28th. If you missed the order, there will be a limited number of shirts available at a first come first served basis.


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. 

Upcoming Events



2016 Marching Band Trip

Friday September 30-Sunday October 2nd

The Marching Band competitive season is fast approaching along with our Band Trip. This year's trip is to Annapolis, MD  for the Marine Corps Invitational, on Saturday October 1st  and on Sunday, October 2 a NYSFBC in  Malverne


A Mandatory Trip meeting is scheduled for Thursday9/8 at 5:45pm in the High School Auditorium. 


Each member and a parent or guardian MUST attend!  This meeting will give you all the information that you need about our upcoming trip


If your child has special dietary requirements, please contact Trip Coordinator, Maureen Wood or 451-3525.


Trip Hotel info for families:

We have a limited block of rooms reserved at a discounted price at the Residence Inn in Annapolis.  $179 a night (current online price $229)  Includes free parking, breakfast and in-room wifi,  Outdoor pool, fitness center and each room has a kitchenette.  If interested, directly call Marriott Reservations at 1 (800) 331-3131 or (410) 573-0300 on or before Wednesday, September 14, 2016,  to make sleeping room reservations.  Identifyyourself as part of the Liverpool High School Marching Band Group staying at the Residence Inn Annapolis, located at 170 Admiral Cochrane Drive, Annapolis, MD21401-7308.  This hotel is 10 minutes from stadium.


All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. The hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by credit card.


Home Show October 8th

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 Sneak Preview for those who have not signed up to sign up and for those who already signed up as a reminder of your commitment

Any questions please contact Kristen Hallenbeck at


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!


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


Sample Books will be available to sign out if you would like to show

prospective purchasers. That book may be purchased by member or returned.  If the book is returned it must be signed back in with the fundraiser chair or you will be responsible for the cost of the book. The book is on consignment to show potential buyers. If the book is not returned or paid for the members Student Account will be debited the $25 cost of the book. Debiting of the student account is not considered payment, and no student account credit will be given. Account debits will result in loss of sign out privileges for future fundraisers.    


Chairperson:  Rob LaDuc                                        Phone:  420-4652


Wine Tasting   9/11


Relax, sip wines from around the world and raise money for the Liverpool High School Marching Band at Lakeland Winery.


You must pre register by 8/28 for this event. Space is limited to 30 attendees per session


Session 1 is 12:30-1:30.  

Session 2 is 2:00 - 3:00


Cost is $10, $4 credit will be applied to members student account


20% of all sales will be donated to the Liverpool High School Marching Band



For more information please contact Fundraiser Chairs

Doni Blanchard 263-7890

Carol Stapleton 427-4138


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, Pre-Season basketball games have now been 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:


Yankee Candle Fundraiser 9/15-29

Chipotle’s - 9/21

Denny’s – 10/12


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:


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