Band Notes 8/28/16

Band Notes8/28/2016


Sneak Preview was a HUGE success in large part due to our wonderful Chair people.  Thank you to Tanya Jennings and Wendy Solberg for your hard work and dedication.  Also a big thank you goes out to all the volunteers for today.  A 3rd shout out goes to Chris Wojtalewski for putting the gift baskets together.  Lastly, Thank you to all who donated.


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


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


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.


Freshman Orientation at Annex and Sophomore Orientation at the Main Building Tuesday, September 6th



Members involved in the orientation are to report to the MB field IMMEDIATELY after they are finished with the orientation activities. Those Members who are going to attend this are asked by Mr. Dumas to find their locker, try their schedule out and get to rehearsal as quickly as possible so they can attend practice as fully as possible.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

Picture Buttons

Pictures will be taken of every member in uniform during Sneak Preview or the ESM Show; pictures will be made into buttons, $3 each or 2 for $5. Order forms were handed at Sneak Preview and a copy is attached, please see Patty Hung or Susanne 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 Susanne at

Spirit Wear/Show Shirts


Shirts were handed out at Sneak Preview, if you did not pick your order up please see Drew Deapo after practice.


There are a very limited number of extra shirts, so if you missed the order, see Drew.




The 2016 Catalog was handed out to the band members on Thursday night.


Here is a link to the full color catalog:


* All orders are due with payment to Drew Deapo by Tuesday, September 6, 2016

* Questions? email Drew Deapo at * The order should be in before the band trip!

* This is the ONLY opportunity to order 2016 season sprit wear.

* There will NOT be a later order for Spirit Wear this year!

* Think ahead for the holidays! Spirit Wear can make great holiday gifts too! If you would like the order to be a SURPRISE for your band member, please check the Surprise Order box in the contact information above. 


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


2016 Warrior Grams!!!

Wouldn’t you like to put a special message or some words of encouragement for your special Band/Guard member in this year’s Home Show program?


All you have to do is place a Warrior Gram in the Home show Program that will be available for purchase at our show.


For as little as $6.00, you can have your own special message in the program. Compliment your Guard/Band member or send a message only you and your member will recognize, or just tell them how proud you are of them. It’s up to you! 


Two lines (20 words maximum) costs only $6.00 ($3.50 for each additional line).




The deadline to turn the Warrior Gram is:  Sept 13th  (NO exceptions) 


Any questions may be directed to Kristie Roeder at


Current Fundraisers




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


Wine Tasting   9/11


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


Registration has been extended to 9/1 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 member 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



Save Around Book Fundraiser  Aug 23rd – Sept 6th

Fundraising packets were handed out last week, if you need one or would like to sign out a sample book please contact Rob LaDuc.


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



The competitive season is almost here!

Students are expected to dress up for school on Friday’s in honor of their competition on Saturday. 


With the competitive season is upon us and there are a few things you need to know:


Presale Tickets

Patti 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 drop off and the dinner break on Saturdays.  These tickets are available for purchase for $6 each, saving yourself $2 per ticket and standing in line at the show.


All buses are Food Free.

Due to numerous food allergies among members all buses must remain food free.  Nothing will be eaten on the bus.


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.


Black Socks

Members must wear black socks with their uniforms.  The socks must be high enough that their legs are not exposed when lifted.


Show Tips

A few tips for attending shows: 

Attached is a perfect summary of how to attend a marching band show.  Remember, our students love to have people in the stands cheering them on, and it is great if they can look out and see a sea of orange with ‘Pool people all sitting together.  It is also important to remember that all marching band programs work hard and deserve our respect and admiration.


· You may want to get to the shows as close to the start of them as possible to get good seats.  The stadiums tend to fill up quickly and choice seats are near the 50 yard line.

· It is a good idea to bring a blanket or something to sit on.  The bleachers can get hard!

· Bring layers.  Once the sun goes down it can get chilly quickly this time of year.


Parents please remember that the kids need our support.  Show up at performances and cheer them on….they all appreciate our support!


The group has a tradition of going to Applebee’s on Route 31 after the show. (Applebee’s offers us great specials such as ½ price appetizers.) We hope to see you there!


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, etconto 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




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



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 2nd 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!!!! 

Any questions please contact Kristen Hallenbeck at


Ongoing Fundraisers




Participation in these is optional/voluntary.  A percentage of profits from the following will go to your members 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 - Due date is September 13th 


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:
And 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.