Band Update – 5/28/18

Hello! Happy Memorial Day!

We’ve added a Disney Trip Fundraiser (Alton Steel Fundraiser) – please see below! We only have 9 spots left!!!

We’ve updated the calendar to include Percussion & Guard rehearsals – 2018 Calendar (1)

Percussionists! SIUE offers a great camp next week! Check it out! Link here – SIUE Percussion Institute

Here’s our week (super light!):

    • Saturday, June 2 – Trip Fundraiser – Photography sessions. Please see below for more information!

Looking ahead:

  • Tuesday, June 5 – M100 Percussion Rehearsal – 3-5pm
    • Full Marching 100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm, AHS. This begins our summer Tuesday night rehearsal schedule!!!
  • Wednesday, June 6 – M100 Color Guard Rehearsal – 5:30-8pm
  • Saturday, June 9 – Trip Fundraiser – Alton Steel Event – please see below!

Disney Trip Info:

As of 5/2, students should have $700 in their trip accounts. If you need special arrangements/need to make payments later, please be in touch with Music Travel – they’ll work with you, but need communication! Email Ben Hilmer – ben.hilmer@musictravel.com to make arrangements.

Here’s where we are with fundraisers:

  • Photography Sessions – we’ll be having photography sessions with three photographers on Saturday, June 2 at Gordon Moore Park – You can now sign up for session times and send folks the link: http://signup.com/go/CTvxDPP
    • Here’s how the photography sessions work:
      • You/your student recruit folks to sign up for a time using the link above.
      • They pay $10 at their session (give your child’s name). The $10 goes into your child’s trip account. Those attending the photo session get a 30 minute session and receive an 8×10 photo.
      • They will also have the opportunity to purchase a photo disc of the rest of their session directly from the photographer.
  • Alton Steel Fundraiser – Amberg Events has asked us to help set up inflatable games, tables, chairs and tents at an event Alton Steel is hosting. During the event we are being asked to “staff” each attraction to help ensure that kids are following safety rules. Following the event we will need to help break everything down and clean up the entire site. The event is Saturday, June 9 at Alton Steel (5 Cut St. Alton, IL). Set up is at 10am, the event runs from 11-2, and we help clean up after. The profit is $45 per person working! We need a mix of parents and kids – kids must be 15 or older. We’ll send out more info once we have our crew! Note – we can only have 24 people work this event! Sign up here – Alton Steel Fundraiser
  • Brooms, Popsockets & Beefsticks – please turn in any unsold items and money ASAP. We need to wrap this up with the school year. I will be emailing folks who still have items out this week! Record clearance will be filed for those who haven’t turned anything in.
  • Cardinals Games:
    The dates we will be working concessions are:
    Friday, June 15 – 7:15pm game  (Cubs Series)
    Saturday, June 16 – TBD game  (Cubs Series)
    Sunday, June 17 – 1:15pm  (Cubs Series)
    Saturday, July 21 – Kenny Chesney Concert
    Friday, July 27 – 7:15pm game  (Cubs Series)
    Saturday, July 28 – 6:15pm game  (Cubs Series)
    Sunday, July 29 – 1:15pm game  (Cubs Series)
    •  We’ll be confirming sign up before each game. Thank you for your flexibility with this one.