Band Notes & Weekend Wrap Up

Greetings Parents, Students & Staff

We have the FINAL 2 weeks upon us, and they are VERY BUSY weeks!

This newsletter will be PACKED with information — so PLEASE read to the end!

Thanks again to Carl & Anne Larsen for helping to adjust the Chaperoning, and to all the Chaperones who adjusted with us!

Thanks to Steve Rodrigues & his crew of “Miracle Workers” for the Backdrops — they look fantastic!

The Weekend in Review:

Video from Brookfield — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jGwdGiIVvc

Video from Danbury — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM18lp9FpIo

Be sure and put your settings on “1080p”

Congrats to the Drumline for Winning “Best Percussion” and we ALMOST broke a 90 at the Brookfield Show!

State Championships Tickets

October 31–2015 — New Britain CT

  • Each family is required to purchase 2 tickets at $15.50 each. (they are $20 face value and at the gate)
  • Use the following link to pay for your State Championship Tickets, or order extra tickets. http://www.bunnellband.org/Site/USBands_States_Tix.html
  • Tickets will be available for Pick Up at 9am on Saturday Morning.
  • There is NO GUARANTEE that we will sell your un-used ticket(s), and this exchange is “First Come — First Served”.
  • If you do nothing, the cost of the tickets will be added to your account — BUT PLEASE — we have to pay for all tickets when we arrive on Saturday! So make every effort to pay the cost no later than Saturday Morning.
  • If you sell your tickets, then your account will NOT be charged.
  • You may also bring a check made out to Bunnell Marching Band for the full ticket amount on Saturday at 9am. ($15.50 per ticket).
  • If you need more than 2, or you do NOT need your tickets, please click this link to sell your unused tickets to the parents & families who need more — https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nXAgv5hC5z_5hBEcPl_r6ehhlhLjLUAywkS5jWQZOGo/viewform

Schedule for the Week

Monday (tonight):

  • All Parents are invited to support Jim Farrell (our Pit Crew Leader for over 15 years) as he is recognized by the Board of Education with the “Friends of Education” award. Center School at 7pm. Wear your “Pit Crew” shirt or Bunnell Gear if you have it!

Wednesday:

  • Side Field 5:45–9p
  • Inside if it rains

Thursday:

  • Students work at Flood
  • Full Band Side Field 5:45–9p

Friday:

  • Football Game — Report 5:45 “Waist Down”
  • Pick up between 9–930p
  • We will perform our FULL 1/2 time show.

Saturday — STATES!!!!

Cruise

In addition to EVERYTHING else, this week is the deadline to register for the cruise and make your deposit.

I have been hearing from the students that the cost is prohibitive, mostly because entire families wish to attend! I do understand this, and that’s why we went with this particular trip. It’s almost $1000 less than Ireland, and about $400 less than Orlando — AND — Orlando would have only been 4 nights!

Parents — please allow your child to have this experience. Beside the fact that we need ALL PERFORMERS to sound good, this will be a very rewarding experience for your child, in many MANY ways! (They will learn what it’s like to have “Room Mates” and live on their own for a week, similar to College. They will also have to be responsible for themselves and be independant learners and thinkers for the week.).

We will have a GREAT crew of Chaperones PLUS Dr. Dowling may be along for the trip as well!!!

PLEASE — Parents… a lot of work has gone into getting a second option this year. PLEASE allow your child to participate. AND — there will not be another Option to travel again until the Graduating class of 2018 are Seniors.

Please visit this page for all of your cruise info — http://www.bunnellband.org/Site/Nassau_Cruise_2016.html

Please register ASAP and get your deposit in by Friday!

Looking Ahead

Nov 5 & Nov 11 — Band Tours of Elementary Schools and Middle Schools.

Nov 7 — We will perform at the Vicki Soto 5K Run. Times — 9am-11am. Details to follow.

Nov 8 — National Championships — Allentown PA

Please Follow Us

I sent out videos and photos etc… through Facebook & Remind — PLEASE register for those ASAP!

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

thank you!

thank you

JM

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