Band Notes — 3–21–2016

Here’s the latest scoop —

LOTS of information and SOME of it is very IMPORTANT!


To the Drum Line on a VERY NARROW win (Three 100'ths of a point!) over Arlington this past Saturday. You can watch the video here — — the room was very “live” and the performance was not the finest of the year.


Due to the Talent show on Wednesday — the Drum Line will rehearse this THURSDAY, 6–9p in the Main Gym. Dennis DeLucia will be driving up from NJ to make any final adjustments — all members should make EVERY EFFORT to attend and BE ON TIME!


All students should bring food for the Bus Ride and $ for the concessions

Here’s the tentative schedule:

Guard —

8:00a — Report BHS

9:00a — Depart

11:08a — Perform Newtown

12:55p — Guard Awards

2:00p — Depart for Shelton

5:05p — Perform Shelton

6:40p — Guard Awards

7:30p — Arrive Bunnell

Drum Line —

9:00a — Report (DO NOT BE LATE!!!)

11:15a — Pack/Load Truck

12:00p — Depart

2:15p — Perform

3:30p — Awards

5:00p — Unload into the Dungeon

Shelton Show —

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Mattress Sale

The Mattress sale is thus Saturday from 10a-5p. Any student who has a referral show up and purchase a mattress will receive the Gel Pillow free. There is NO LIMIT to how many students can win the pillow — BUT you can only win ONE pillow per student. Any referrals ABOVE the first, will result in $25 applied to that student’s account. Referral forms were handed out in class.

Volunteer for the Mattress Sale

We need parent & students to volunteer and help on Saturday — here’s the info to volunteer for a shift (2 hours) — We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online Sign-up and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming Sign-ups.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Sign-up on VolunteerSpot:

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy — you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.


Cruise refund checks are processing this week.

  • The refund looks to be just under $200 per traveler (about $197, depending on how much an indiviual traveler paid in) and there will be no further refunds.
  • If you asked for a check using the survey, it will be written and mailed this week, pending the deposit from the High School.
  • If you did not request a check using the survey link, then your refund (approx $197) will be applied to your band account. This will help you reconcile any balance that you may have.
  • Thank you for your patience — this was a very difficult process!!!


Please get your account current! Make a payment here —

Looking Ahead

Drum Line:

April 2 — Trumbull — Afternoon Show

April 9 — West Hill — MAC Championships, Afternoon show.

April 24 — Lehigh PA — Nationals


April 16 — Plainfield

April 24 — Lehigh PA — Nationals

  • Spring Concert — May 19, 7p
  • Memorial Day Parade — May 20 MANDATORY (Details soon)
  • Band Awards — Bunnell Cafe — June 7

Thank you!


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