Band Notes 8–29–2017

Greetings Parents, Students & Staff

Sorry for this lengthy email but there is a great deal of info for you… I shall do my best to keep “New Business” at the top of each of these newsletters, with the reminders below.

Schedule

This week we go on Wednesday & Thursday on the side field from 5:45p-9p. All students are expected to attend all practices. Please bring your instruments and drill books.

We will work on Part 1 & 2 on Wednesday and then 3 & 4 on Thursday.

You can always see our full schedule here — http://www.bunnellband.org/Site/Schedules.html

Uniforms

Students should report to the dungeon before practice at 5:15p if they need to be fitted for a uniform or shoes. There are only a handful of students who remain to be fitted.

Shoes:

Only first year BAND members, or anyone who has outgrown their pair will need to order shoes.

Shoes MUST be pre-paid. Please use this link to pay for your shoes:

http://www.bunnellband.org/Site/Shoe_Order.html

Gloves may be purchased at the school on the day of the event. Prices TBA. It’s a good idea to get 2 or 3 pair for the season.

DRUMMERS & PIT do NOT need gloves, but do need shoes.

GUARD — will have special shoes and gloves.

Connect

Please Follow Us ESPECIALLY the “Remind” text account.

Facebook Page for all PARENTS & STUDENTS & ALUMNI

https://www.facebook.com/groups/889464014469920/ — please join (send request to join) and subscribe

Twitter — (follow)

https://twitter.com/BunnellBand

Remind — (Text messages to your device)

  • To receive messages via text, text @bunnellb to 81010
  • Trouble using 81010? Try texting @bunnellb to (203) 909–6032 instead.

Medium

https://medium.com/@bunnellband — then click follow.

Updates

http://www.bunnellband.org/Site/News_and_Updates.html

Payments

Plesase stay on top of your accounts! You should have turning in $200 total in ad sales or out of pocket.

The next $150 will be due in September, then the balance at the end of October.

Band Classes

All students MUST be enrolled in an ENSEMBLE class at their respective school. There are about 10 students that currently do NOT have a band class in their daily schedule. PLEASE see me ASAP to work out a plan.

Adbook

We are acepting ad sales through September 15th. Ads can be purchased online as well.

Ad Book (Cavalcade of Bands Program Book)

Sadly, the Bunnell Band is NOT fully funded by the B.O.E or the town (Very few — IF ANY — HS Marching Bands are funded anywhere in the USA). While they supply some support, it is simply not sufficient to operate a Competitive Program.

Some towns in our area, require their students to pay 2, to 3 to 4 times the amount that we require our students to contribute.

Band & Guard is free, provided you meet the annual fund raising goal, which is $485 (depending on the final BOE/Town Budget) for the 2017 Fall Season. The only time that you will have to pay “Out of Pocket” is when you don’t meet that goal using the provided fun raising tools.

The best fund raising tool, by far, is the Cavalcade Adbook, or Program Book. This is somewhat like a yearbook for the Band & Guard. Town Businesses will purchase “Ad Space” in return for a Tax Deduction (we are a 501(c)3 “not for profit” organization). In addition — many Family members will also purchase a “Good Luck” ad page for their child. Parents who purchase ads will also get a Tax Deduction as well. SO RATHER than paying out of pocket — purchase an ad and get the Tax break!

Please:

  • Turn is ads/checks AS SOON as you get them.
  • Ask family and friends to purchase an ad, get the tax break, and support you (or your child).
  • Try all sections of town, and into Shelton on Bridgeport Ave & Devon, just over the Bridge.

Sell to:

  • Doctor/Dentist/Orthodontist Office (especially if you are a patient)
  • Law Offices
  • Real Estate Offices
  • Insurance Offices
  • Restaurants
  • Gas Stations
  • Florists
  • Mortuaries
  • Local Businesses

Avoid selling to:

  • National Chains (Home Depot, Wallmart etc…)
  • Liquor Stores
  • Smoke Shops
  • Firearms Stores

Set a Goal and get out there and sell!

The Businesses know that we are coming —

Here is the form that you will need — https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B093prcObtSVcVlHQTFDRDNXREU

See a Sample Ad Here — http://www.bunnellband.org/Sample_Ad_Page.pdf

You can also purchase an ad online here — http://www.bunnellband.org/Site/Purchase_an_Ad.html

Learn more about the ad-book here — http://www.bunnellband.org/Site/Ad_Book_Info.html

PLEASE:

• Please sell as many ads as possible, as 100% of the ads will go to the students’ accounts.
 • Your family members may also take ads as well.
 • Ads can be from out of State.
 • Ads are Tax Deductible

All ads must be turned in by Sept. 15, 2017.

PLEASE — send ALL Ads to Bunnell HS (Address on ad form) AS SOON AS YOU GET THEM!

thank you

JM

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