Carmel Bands, Carmel, Indiana

Special Announcement – March 21, 2011

Band Boosters Special Announcement 
March 21, 2011

Save the Date….Band Car Wash Fundraiser on July 2, 2011

Special thanks to Joe Pfister and all the parent volunteers for helping to make the evening a great success.  Our Jazz musicians sounded magnificent!!!  Their hard work, dedication and talent were supremely evident.
JAZZ A LA MODE is coming!  April 14th, 15th & 16th
Had a great time Friday night at Jazz at the Ritz? Wishing you could hear more great jazz music? That opportunity is right around the corner!  Mark your calendar for Jazz a la Mode which will be held in the CHS band room at 7p.m.  on the nights of April 14th, 15th and 16th. Advance tickets will go on sale soon. It is a sell out every year, so pick your night and buy tickets early!
Also, mark your calendar for April 19th…the first Band Boosters general meeting of the season will be that night at 7p.m. in the band room. Next year’s fees, fundraising, fee reducers, MB registration, required volunteer commitments, July car wash will all be discussed. Lots of important don’t miss it!
During Get Acquainted Camp on Saturday, April 23rd, the Boosters will be conducting a Volunteer Informational Fair for parents to come and find out how they can get involved in helping our fantastic Marching Band program.  The Fair will be from 10:30 to 12:30 in the atrium in front of the Dale Graham Auditorium. Our students need our volunteer support to make this season a success! As a result, all MB families will be required to volunteer to help with one of the two major fundraisers this year and one operational aspect of the Marching Band..So plan to come and visit booths with representatives from the two fundraisers and each operational area and decide where you want to get plugged in. There will be plenty of volunteer opportunities available that will fit a busy working parent’s schedule! The fair will end in time for parents to attend the performance at the end of Get Acquainted Camp. Questions? Contact Lisa Harbour at
And finally, on the 23rd, immediately prior to the Volunteer Fair, we will be holding a New Parent Boot Camp from 9:30 to 10:30 in  Room E157 in the Performing Arts wing of the High School There will be a brief presentation on what to expect this season as well as a question and answer session for all those questions you have as a new MB parent! No question will be considered too small…so start writing your list and come to get the answers!

At the end of last year, there were BOA and chevron patches that were backordered.  The Boosters put the backordered patches in envelopes with the student’s name and put them in the Band Room for distribution before the winter break.  Well…today we discovered one of the boxes, full of patch-stuffed envelopes, is still sitting in the front of the band room!!!!  No wonder we have been getting so many emails about people wondering where their patches are!  We couldn’t believe they were still there…OK, maybe we could, but the good news is they’re not lost!

If your marching band student never got their chevron or back-ordered BOA patch, they can still pick them up.  The envelopes are plain white letter envelopes in a plain brown box at the front of the band room and each envelope has the your band student’s name on it.   Have your student double check to make sure they’ve got theirs!

Thank you for your support of Carmel High School Band Programs.