Band Notes 9/18/16

Band Notes9/18/2016

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

 

A Liverpool Spirit Jacket was left at the stands during the B’ville Show.  If you think it is yours, please reply to this email and describe the jacket to claim it.

 

Dome Concession Stand Update:

2 additional games have been added to the November line-up.

The full basketball schedule has been added through March.

Remember that you can pay off your MB season as well as get a head start on the Winter Season. 

 

Patio Set Raffle tickets

Karen Santy will be at the Practice field at pick up on Thursday evening to hand out Raffle Tickets to be sold for the Patio Set that was donated to us.  Tickets were sold at Sneak Preview and will be sold at the Home Show, but we would like to give everyone the opportunity to sell to their family and friends as well. 

Please only take tickets if you plan to sell them as we have a limited number printed!  The tickets are $5 each and the drawing will be held at our Home Show on Oct 8.  A flyer with a photo of the set will be provided to anyone taking tickets to help with selling them.

 

Families - if you will be making the trip to Annapolis later this month, check out Kristin's Insider's Guide to Annapolis. It’s a great resource giving insider tips on area restaurants, Naval Academy and Stadium!  See the attachment!

 

Parking

As a reminder please do not park in the circle by the band field or in the fire lane by the Fine Arts entrance.  Cars stopped in the Fire Lanes create a safety hazard. 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. Cars parked in the Fire Lane will be asked to move.

Current  Fundraisers

 

Chipotle’s - 9/21

 

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Liverpool Warriors Marching Band. Come into the 3852 State Route 31 Liverpool Chipotle on Wednesday, September 21st, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Bring in the attached flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Liverpool Warriors Marching Band.

 

STUDENTACCOUNTFUNDRAISERS

 

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

 

Yankee Candle Sale-  9/15 – 9/29

 

Various well known products from Yankee Candle Company will be available.  Brochures were handed out on September 15th at band practice.

 

Chairperson: Jennifer Caporin               Phone:  532-1296

                                                                   Email: jcaporin@yahoo.com 

 

CARRIER DOME CONCESSION STAND

 

see details below

 

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

 

2017 Executive Board

The election of the 2017 Executive Board is in November.  The slate of candidates must be presented at the October meeting. Thank you to the following members who have volunteered to be the Nomination Committee

Jim Cassella jcassella@verizon.net

Jim Santy jimsanty@live.com

 

The 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. 

  

Now is your chance to take an active role in the LHS Marching Band Boosters. 

All positions for the Booster Executive Board are available for occupancy by any who would like to step into a leadership role with the Boosters.  If you are interested, you need to contact one of the Nomination Committee individuals before the Booster Meeting in October, nominations will be closed as of that date as the voting will take place in November.

  

“Job descriptions” and specifics can be found in your handbook

 

Remember…The Boosters are you! 

The Boosters is simply an organization consisting of parents, guardians, and current Band members who would like to participate in the direction of the Liverpool Marching Warriors. 

 

It is the goal of the Booster organization 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 and to help promote the Marching Band programs within the school district and the greater community. 

 

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
wood820@yahoo.com

 

2016 Marching Band Trip

Friday September 30-Sunday October 2nd

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.

The Trip is fast approaching, attached are the handouts distributed at last week's meeting.

 

Presale tickets are available for Annapolis at a cost of $21, tickets at the gate will be $25, these will be will be available at the Booster Table on Thursdays and at the Fine Arts entrance at the dinner break on Saturdays. 

 

If your child has special dietary requirements, please contact Trip Coordinator, Maureen Wood wood820@yahoo.com or 451-3525 this week. Even if there is no change from last year you still need to update her so she can try and accommodate.

 

Families - if you will be making the trip to Annapolis later this month, check out Kristin's Insider's Guide to Annapolis. It's a great resource giving insider tips on area restaurants, Naval Academy and Stadium!  See the attachment!

Thank you to Kristen Fillipi for providing families with her personal "Insider's Guide to Annapolis"

 

Trip Room/Bus List

Finalized Room/Bus lists are now posted in 924

 

Bus Assignments for local shows

Bus 1 Percussion

Bus 2 Guard & Ninjas

Bus 3 Woodwind

Bus 4 Brass

 

Spirit Wear/Show Shirts

 

We have a small inventory of show shirts available:

Short sleeve small- 2
Short sleeve medium- 3

Long sleeve small- 1
Long sleeve medium- 2
Long sleeve XL- 1
Long sleeve 2XL- 2

First come first serve.

Short sleeve $10
Long sleeve $15
Long sleeve 2XL $18

E-mail Drew Deapo - 
ddeapo@jecsd.org 
 

Picture Buttons

Pictures will be taken of every member in uniform, pictures will be made into buttons, $3 each or 2 for $5. Order forms were handed out at Sneak Preview and a copy is attached.  Please see Patty Hung or Sue Taylor at the Booster Table at the end of rehearsal this week to collect orders and payments.  All orders are due by 9/20 to insure delivery by the Home Show. If you have any additional questions, please contact Patty or Sue at lhsmbbvp@gmail.com

  

Presale Tickets

Patty Hung, Jennifer Caporin and Tracey Folley will be selling advance sale tickets for the Saturday shows and will be available at the Booster Table on Thursdays and at the Fine Arts entrance at the dinner break on Saturdays.  These tickets are available for purchase (cost usually is $6 each, saving yourself $2 per ticket and standing in line at the show). Please be prepared with exact change, not all schools will accept personal checks, if they do checks must be made payable to that school's booster organization.

 

Members are expected to return to the school on the bus after competitions.

Occasionally a member will need to leave a show with a parent.  The Directors require that a note is turned in on the Thursday before the show. This note should state who will be picking up the Member and the Member is responsible for letting the Directors/Head Chaperone know when their ride has arrived and that they are leaving.

 

Student Accounts

September statements have been sent out

 

Benchmark #4 was 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 LHSMBBSA@gmail.com

 

Accounts must be current to order: spirit, picture buttons, or banquet reservations. Marching Band Accounts must be paid in full before members will be allowed to participate in the Winter Programs

 

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.

See Drew Deapo at pickup after practices. 


Upcoming Events

 

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!!!! 

Any questions please contact Kristen Hallenbeck at kahbear@yahoo.com

 

Ongoing Fundraisers

 

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.

 

CARRIER DOME CONCESSION STAND

 

Ongoing throughout season

 

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 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:

 

Denny’s – 10/12

                        

Band Photographer Note:

Pictures are on zenfolio for all to see.
Web access to the season is here:   
http://cbarrusphotography.zenfolio.com/f1028949433
An app access is here:    http://cbarrusphotography.zenfolio.com/f1028949433/1828709133/appstart.html

All years that I have been taking are :
web access: 
http://cbarrusphotography.zenfolio.com/f971215280
app access:   http://cbarrusphotography.zenfolio.com/f971215280/1749612292/appstart.html

 

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