I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone of a few things before this last week gets away from us.
First, please check to make sure you have everything you need from the Member Necessities page. Things like gloves, lyres, khaki shorts, and band shoes take a while to arrive. You will need all of them the first week of school.
Students should have their green books, dot books and black three-ring binders completed when they arrive on the first day of school.
Everyone should make sure that they are familiar with our rehearsal and performance schedule for the fall. There are very few acceptable excuses for missing any event. Things like appointments, travel, student work, clubs, shopping trips, and vacations are not excused. The band uses the same attendance requirements as the school. Please make sure you are present and on time, for the whole time, every time the group meets.
Make sure you are familiar with our fundraising goals and timeline. The band relies on us working as a team to fund this activity. There are plenty of opportunities for students to fundraise their contributions without parents ever having to pay anything personally. That is our goal. Please make sure you are actively participating in all fundraisers.
Speaking of fundraisers. Our second fundraiser will kick off the Monday when we return to school. We will have a fall BBQ plate sale. Our BBQ sales are always very successful for our students with many making several hundred dollars. This year, we are asking every student to sell at least 7 tickets. More information will be available next week.
That is all for now, keep up the great work!
Thanks for a great summer.