Hello War Eagle Band Boosters!
Hope you are ready for the first day of school this week! Wow! Where did our summer go?
Thanks to ALL of the parents who came out for our first Booster Meeting of 2018-2019 season! A big THANK YOU for signing up to help on the various committees! And congrats to all of the winners of the awesome raffle items! See, it “pays” to come to the booster meetings! Every 2nd Tuesday of the month! Mark your calendars and join us! Now, on to an exciting week for our program!
BAND/COLOR GUARD PICTURE DAY TUES AUG 14TH:
This Tuesday Aug 14 is our Band/Color Guard Picture Day, and all students should arrive to the band hall by 8am. Be sure your student is dressed in their game day attire, the black compression shorts, black underarmour compression shirt, long black socks (no design, just plain) and black marching shoes. We will treat this as a “game day run through” so please be prepared. The picture order forms were handed out last week. There are additional forms available in the band hall. All forms & payment are due on Tues, as there will be no make up days or late ordering. We also need a few parent volunteers to assist with uniform inspection, hair styling, etc on photo day. If you can assist, please contact Pam Clements. Pamela_clements@yahoo.com
VOLUNTEERS MUST COMPLETE CISD BACKGROUND CHECK:
We absolutely LOVE the fact that parents want to volunteer and help our program be successful. In order to do so, we must ask that any parent who wishes to volunteer must complete the CISD background check and forward it to Pam Clements. The instructions are attached.
It must be completed every year and parents that sign up in Charms that have not done this WILL be removed from events if this background check is not completed.
Please send your approval email to: Pamela_clements@yahoo.com
SNAP RAISE FUNDRAISER OFF TO A GREAT START:
Our first fundraiser for 2018-2019 is off to a fast start, and thanks for sending in the emails. We’ve raised $12,711 of our $30,000 goal so far. So please remind your family, friends, co-workers, bosses, etc to donate as well! We need your help!
NEW SHOW SHIRT & SPIRIT ITEMS ON SALE:
Please see the attached file(s) for the band & color guard show shirts and spirit items, yard signs etc for 2018-2019. We will also be selling spirit items/shirts/lanyards at Band Olympics and Pep Rally this coming Fri & Saturday. Any questions, please contact Vicky Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org
DISNEY TRIP MARCH 2019 RESERVATIONS OPEN NOW:
If your student would like to attend the Disney trip in March 2019, please turn in the initial deposit and the completed reservation form now. The Disney packets were handed out at the Round Robin Booster meeting this past Tuesday. There are extra copies in the directors office of the band hall.
The deadline is Aug 31.
BAND OLYMPICS THIS FRIDAY AUG 17TH:
The annual Band Olympics is this Friday from 5pm-11pm. Our students will be celebrating the end of summer band, and it is a great social event filled with fun, games, and food! Each section will be a unique “country” and it is a fun & competitive evening! We have parent volunteer opportunities listed in Charms, as we will need lots of parents to drive the students on the photo scavenger hunt portion of thecompetition. We will also need parents to volunteer to help sell pizza & snacks for the kids. (send cash for your hungry students) We also need parent volunteers to sell spirit wear. There are sign up slots listed in Charms, so please plan to help out if you can!
MEET THE WAR EAGLE PEP RALLY SAT AUG 18TH:
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the pep rally to kick off our football season. The students need to wear the pep rally shirts for Saturday, Aug 18th, and be at the band hall before 5:30pm. More info to come from Ms. P and the directors regarding the pep rally.
Thanks for your continued support of our amazing booster program and our amazing students. Please feel free to contact your booster board, the directors, fellow band parents, etc if you have any questions or concerns. This will be an amazing year if we all focus and work together for a common goal-To be BRIGHT & BOOSTER-FUL!
GO WAR EAGLE BAND!
ORHS Band Booster President