Family, Friends and Fans of the Raider Band,
Now is the time to order your copy of our 2015 show shirt. Shirts range from $10-$12 depending on the size.
The shirts will be on sale starting July, 1st.,-Aug. 7th.
Delivery should be between August, 19th.,-21st.
Checks or Money Orders should be made payable to the NHS BAND. Make sure that you put "Show Shirt" in the memo line of your Check/MO.
We do not accept cash, sorry!
Follow this link to order your shirt(s) today!
Please do not order shirts for MEMBERS...
Their shirts are ordered separately thru the band office.
Arguably, one of the best improvements we've made with the band's communications over the past two years is the implementation of the Remind group texting service. Remind has allowed us to reach more parents and members in a timely manner than ever before.
Starting now, we are going to migrate everyone over to Class Messenger.
Read full announcement and sign up here.
Happy Independence Day!!!
This is a reminder that the band hall will be closed
June 27th., - July 5th.
The staff and I would like to wish each of you a very happy Independence Day. We hope that you all enjoy a very relaxing, safe and "band free" holiday week!
A special thank you to all of you moms and dads, both now and in the past, who help keep America Free.
I can't tell you how many times I've been asked this question and I want to take a moment to let you know what happens when you make a Fair Share or any other type of payment to the NHS Band.
As you know, we only take Checks and Money Orders. The primary reason is due to the School District's rules about handling money. That includes cash and checks.
When you bring in your check, or send it in with your student, it should be placed in the "black box". It may stay in there for several days, depending on the time of year. We make an attempt to turn in checks to the bookkeeper every other day. Sometimes it's more often, sometimes is a bit longer. Usually, at least twice a week though.
Checks are retrieved from the black box and notated on a deposit slip which is then turned in to the school's bookkeeper. The bookkeeper assigns a deposit number to our form and then deposits the checks in the school's bank account. I receive a copy of the deposit slip in my teacher's mail box. This process can take a few days.
When the deposit slip is returned, I then take the information and credit your student's charms account. I'm going to admit, I'm not perfect and mistakes have been made in the past. That is why I have asked Mrs. Naselius to help with me administrative duties this year. I'm hoping that an extra set of eyes can help accuracy.
As you can see, it may take up to ten business days for your payment to be reflected in your student's Charms account.
Lastly, it is important that you, as parent, stay proactive. Make sure you log in to your student's account often. If you see a discrepancy, please don't hesitate to contact either Karen or myself to let us know. We want to make sure that we are practicing good financial over site and that Charms reflects accurate and up to date information about your student's account. Both Karen and I are willing to work with you to answer any questions you may have.
Do we practice if it rains?
The short answer is, YES!
The band seldom cancels a rehearsal for several reasons. Most importantly is the quality of our performances, but we also take into consideration the potential hardship caused for parents as they have to scramble to arrange transportation for their students.
Rest assured that the staff and I are always keeping an eye on the weather. We use several online weather services to make decisions on rehearsals. If it is not safe for the students to be outside either for severe weather, extreme heat or other conditions, we will practice indoors.
Occasionally, the School District will make the call to cancel all outside activities due to weather, and of course, we comply with their directives.
Thanks to Waldorff Photography for the use of their awesome pic!
Members of the Raider Band spent Tuesday evening working on the fundamentals of marching. As with anything, it's how well you do the little things that make you great and our students are already working hard to put their best foot forward.
Great job guys!
This is a reminder about making band payments. The band only accepts payments made in the form of checks or Money Orders. The band does not accept cash.
Checks and Money Orders should be made payable to: NHS BAND
If you are like me and don't use personal checks, you may deduct the cost of the Money Order from the amount of dues being paid. I believe they are around $1.50 at area convenience stores.
Please make sure you put your student's name in the memo line as well as the reason for the payment.
i.e. Band Fair Share, Uniform, Percussion Fee, etc.
Thanks in advance!
Charms Office Assistant
Make sure you have created an account in Charms, our online Office Assistant. You can keep track of your band finances, collected forms and have access to the calendar.
If you have any trouble, please contact
Mr. Barrow firstname.lastname@example.org
Remind group texting is one of our primary means of communication. We find it invaluable when we need to get information our to the entire group in a timely manner.
Please text the following group codes that apply to you to 81010
@nhsband - This is the primary group is for all members and parents. Alerts, messages and reminders will come from this group. Everyone, students and parents, please join this group.
@trbparents - This group is for parents! We will use this group to communicate directly with parents. This is also the group that we will send alerts to when we are on our way back from performances. Parents please join this group.
The following groups are primarily for members. We will use these groups on a daily basis to communicate at rehearsals or performances. Parents are welcome to join but, at times, you may receive a lot of text traffic.
@nhsbra - For all brass instrument players
@nhsww - For all woodwind players
@nhsp - For all percussionist both battery and front ensemble
@nhsbattery - For all battery players
@nhsfront - For all front ensemble players
@nhsguard - For all guard members
@nhsstuldrs - For all student leaders
@nhsdms - For drum majors
@raidrmarch - For all members of the marching band (horns, percussion and guard) ALL MEMBERS JOIN THIS GROUP
A note when registering: Please do not use nicknames or witty signature tag lines. I only want you to use your first and last name. i.e. What we actually call you.
If you are already registered and your name is not in the First Name, Last Name format, please change it.
Names like: Mrs. Jane Doe, Mother of 10th grade saxophone, Billy Doe, is not the proper format. The system does not handle names like that very well.
If you need any help, please feel free to email me. The link is below.
Dean Barrow, Band Director