THIS WEEK IN BAND BOOSTERS! 9/3/18

Hello War Eagle Band Boosters & Happy Labor Day! Hope you are able to rest & enjoy this much needed rain & cooler temperatures. We had a very successful first football game & halftime show this past Friday. Also, what an exciting opportunity to watch the Texas Tech Red Raider Marching Band perform a special exhibition show for us after the game–WOW! They looked and sounded amazing!
Now on to the upcoming events and information for this week.

1ST FOOTBALL GAME A SUCCESS:
Thanks to ALL the parent volunteers who came together to make our first football game successful! From coordinating the pre-game meals, passing out the meals, helping with the students hair-do’s,
chaperones helping keep control in the stands, pit crew helping with equipment, and our very own “voice of the War Eagle Band” announcing at half time! It’s amazing what we can do when we focus on our students and put their needs as priority #1!

PROPER HAIR CARE PROCEDURES FOR GAME DAY/MARCHING CONTESTS:
Due to the change in uniform requirements this marching season, the students will no longer be wearing the hats with plumes for halftime shows or marching contests. Your students should already be aware of this, but girls must wear their long hair in a “sock bun” and guys must “slick back” their hair to all be in unison.  There are several good hair gel products the guys can use, just not recommended to use any “sticky” gels like Gorilla gel. Please note, the uniform crew is selling the sock buns for $2, if your student does not already own one. You may want to have extras just in case. Also, bobby pins and hair ties are suggested. The chaperones will have extras on hand at football games & contests, but it’s always recommended that your students are prepared.

CHECK OUT THE ORHS BAND FACEBOOK PAGE:
Thanks to Brad Walton for uploading 100+ photos from the first football game! Go check out all the great photos and memories our students have already begun to make! @orhsbandtx

1ST FLAG HOLIDAY WAS A SUCCESS:
Our Flag Committee would like to give a GIANT round of applause to all who turned out this past Saturday to help place flags! By 11am Sat morning, all 97 routes were picked put & being placed throughout our community! WAY TO GO!! Please note, we will be leaving the flags out for 2 weeks, in observance of Labor Day & Patriots Day. Flag return will be Sat Sept 15 8am-11am. Please be sure to keep route sheets in a safe place and notate any concerns on the sheets when you turn them in on the 15th with the neatly rolled flags. Please sign up in Charms for Flag return if you haven’t already done so. Any questions? Please contact Melissa Lunkwitz & our flag committee. orhsbandflags@gmail.com

SNAP RAISE FUNDRAISER ENDING SOON/MATTRESS FUNDRAISER SEPT 22:
Please be sure you are spreading the word about Snap Raise and our Mattress Fundraisers NOW!
We only have 3 days left for Snap Raise, and we need at least 77\\\\\\\% participation so our profit percentage can be higher! Also the ORHS Band Mattress Fundraiser is set for Sat Sept 22 from 10am-5pm in the ORHS Cafeteria. Please mark your calendars now! We need all parents & students to participate for this to be a successful event!

PAVILION UPDATE-STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS TO SIGN UP:
Please log into Charms and check the volunteer availability for upcoming concerts. Thanks to the white shirts for keeping this important fundraiser going strong, but we still have lots of opportunities for parents to volunteer and earn those points! Especially for Majic Under the Stars and BuzzFEST in October! Please contact the white shirt crew if any questions. orhsbandpavilion@gmail.com

SPIRIT YARD SIGNS  & STADIUM SIGNS AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP THURS SEPT 6TH:
If you ordered a yard sign or stadium sign, they can be picked up this Thursimmediately following the Full Band practice through the end of the varsity marching practice. Distribution will end shortly after the varsity band is finished with practice. Please contact Vicky Roberts if any questions.   orhsbandspirit@gmail.com

CHARMS STATEMENTS TO GO OUT THIS WEEK:
Please keep an eye on your student’s account in Charms, as the Disney trips have been added for those who turned in the contract. Also remember that Fair Share fees must be paid in full in order to be eligible for Disney trip. Also note, Pavilion points earned through Aug 29th have been added to fees. Any questions, please contact Terri Conley.  orhsbandtreas2@gmail.com

Thank you for your continued support of our outstanding students and this incredible booster club!
GO WAR EAGLE BAND!
Tammy Comeaux
ORHS Band Booster President

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