Reminder Photo Buttons Tuesday August 14th

Hi Band Parents,

Tuesday is picture day and, in addition to the school sponsored pictures, the band boosters will once again be taking pictures for our world famous Photo Buttons!  So make sure your band member knows they need to get their picture taken by both the school photographer and the booster photographers in order for you to have the chance show your pride by wearing their smiling face.  To make the booster buttons even more special, we take individual shots and allow small group shots (up to 4 people) so siblings and friends can be in the same button.  There is no cost for any of the boosters pictures to be taken. 

Button orders can be placed at Parent Preview  Night and the first home game so stop by our tables at each.  The boosters’ Photo Buttons will be sold for the unbelievably low price of $5 each or 3 for $12.  Button creation takes about a week but can take a little longer if volumes are high.

Please note the booster Photo Buttons are different and independent from buttons that might be part of the school-sponsored photo packages.

We are also still looking for volunteers to help at the football games to take orders and distribute the buttons.  Please click on  this link which will take you to our Sign Up Genius to volunteer.

Thank you,

The Photo Button Committee

A Message from Mr. Vitale

Band Parents and Band Families,

The Band Staff and I have been having discussions these past few weeks as we look at the forecast for this Sunday’s Home Days Parade. With the heat we have been experiencing, we are making a decision to change the uniform for this Sunday. We are going to switch this Sunday’s uniform from Khaki Pants to Khaki Shorts. It is important all band students still own a pair of Khaki pants because they will still be utilized for the Band-a-Rama uniform, as well as the Parent Preview Night Uniform, however, we decided for this parade to make this change to khaki shorts. By making this change for this year, this will allow the band staff flexibility in future parade situations to utilize the either the "khaki pants" or "khaki shorts" option depending on temperature.

So for parents of freshmen, and those new, this means the Parade Uniform for Sunday is now:

  • Purple Band Polo
  • Knee length Khaki Shorts - (NOT cargo shorts, not corduroy)
  • Black Belt
  • Black Ankle Socks
  • Black Band Shoes

It is our hopes that Khaki shorts are something that might already be present in a student’s wardrobe, and for those that don’t have a pair, we are hoping this is enough notice to find/get/borrow/purchase a pair for Sunday. We apologize for the short notice, but the forecast for Sunday is what prompted us to look at possibly adding Khaki shorts to part of our Band Uniform attire. We also hope that for underclassmen, by adding this component to their uniform wardrobe now, it can be an investment that can be utilized for future parades as well.

We appreciate everyone’s understanding and cooperation, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the parade on Sunday!

-Mr. Vitale

Change of Date for Uniform Pick Up for Athletes in Band

Hello Band Families!

There is a change of date to pick up your band students uniform, who is also in athletic's. We are changing the date to next Friday, August 10th at 4pm instead of this Friday. (this only pertains to those who were unable to make it earlier in the week & needed a different day)

Please make note of this change and we apologize for any inconvenience. If you need to make additional changes please contact Joel Young.

Thank you,

Kathy Payne

2018 Ice Cream Social at Parent Preview Night

Hello Band Families!

This is a fundraiser that will take place with our Parent Preview on Friday, August 17th.  This is a pre-paid event and we are asking that all order forms be turned in by this Wednesday, August 8th. 

  • Please print off the form below, pick your flavor & have your student turn it into the white band box this week.
  • You need to order ice cream for your band student, even though they will not be able to eat until after their performance.
  • Also, you are not limited to one cup per person.  If you, or someone in your household has a hearty appetite, order more than one cup!  We don't judge! 

 Thank you for supporting our band! 

2018 Ice Cream Social

Munching 4 Music

2018 Ice Cream Social at Parent Preview Night

Hello Band Families!

This is a fundraiser that will take place with our Parent Preview on Friday, August 17th.  This is a pre-paid event and we are asking that all order forms be turned in by Wednesday, August 8th. Please print off the form below and start picking your flavors!  New this year - red raspberry!  Yum!  Details can be found on the form.  One thing to remember, you need to order ice cream for your band student, even though they will not be able to eat until after their performance.  Also, you are not limited to one cup per person.  If you, or someone in your household has a hearty appetite, order more than one cup!  We don't judge!

A few more details and reminders will come out just before the social.  For now, all you need to think about is what flavor of ice cream you would like to enjoy that night!  Thank you for supporting our band by enjoying some cool treats during our Frosty Fridays! 

2018 Ice Cream Social

Stay Cool,
Munching 4 Music

4 Reminders - Kona Ice Band Shirts & More!

Hello Band Families!

4 Important Reminders

  • Kona Ice Truck - Friday, August 3rd at Band Camp from 12noon-1pm. Prices range from $3-$6. Info attached below.
  • Band Shirts both White Tee's & Purple Polos will be sold this week at Uniform Distribution 5:30-7:30p.
  • Uniform Pick for Sports students who are also in Band. You can pick up your Band uniform on Friday, August 3rd at 4 pm. If this does not work Please contact Joel Young.
  • Ice Cream Social pre-sale order forms went out please choose your flavor and return it to the white band box by August 8th. Order form attached below.

Kona Ice Pricing
Kona Ice Nutrition Info
Ice Cream Social Order Form

Have a GREAT week!

Frosty Friday This Week August 3rd - Pricing & Details

Hello Band Families!

This week, August 3rd, we will have our first Frosty Friday!  The Kona Ice truck will be in the main parking lot during the band camp lunch break from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.

Please see the attached forms for details about the ice cup prices, flavors and nutrition information.  The cup sizes are 12, 16, 20 and 22 ounces.

Once the kids are back to practice, family members and friends are welcome to come visit the truck too!  They will stay until about 1:30.  Kona Ice accepts cash, credit and debit cards.

Kona Ice Pricing

Kona Ice Nutritional Info

Thank you for supporting our Band!
Susie Perez & Joel Young
Munching for Music Committee

Get Ready....Band Camp Starts This Week!

Hello Band Families!

Get ready...Band Camp starts this week!

  • Monday, July 30th - Leadership Only starting at 9:30 am.
  • Tuesday, July 31st - Band practice starts, PLEASE check the band calendar you have received or you can find it online for your specific Sectional times for the rest of the week.

**Please do not to forget to have your Bando STAY HYDRATED and EAT before they come to camp. They are allowed to pack water etc. Also, sunscreen, sunglasses, and baseball hats are allowed and comfy tennis shoes **NO open toed shoes allowed. Please DO NOT FORGET to bring Instrument, music, and lyre.

Here's to the start of a GREAT Marching Band Season!