Carmel Bands, Carmel, Indiana

Weekly Announcement – April 14, 2011

Band Boosters Announcements 
April 14, 2011

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

Please see the end of this announcement for this Saturday morning’s schedule. 

Parents, just a friendly reminder that a non refundable deposit of $200 is due by April 20th to secure a drill spot for your student. Scrip money in your student’s account may be used to pay the deposit. Questions? Please contact Lisa Harbour: LISA HARBOUR 

“Jazz a la mode” STARTS TONIGHT, THU-FRI-SAT APRIL 14th, 15th and 16th 
Tickets,  $10 Advance at CHS Bookstore or TICKETS
Tickets,  $12 at the Door if NOT sold out.

All tickets are General Admission.
Doors Open Each Night – 6:30 PM
Jazz a la mode is an annual three-night extravaganza of LIVE music, including our four (4) jazz ensembles, and special guest vocalist, Mrs. Ann Conrad.  Doors open at 6:30 PM.  Pie, topped with whipped cream, and coffee, water, soft drinks served at your table.  Music starts at 7:30.
Go to VOLUNTEER and be a part of it!
Thanks to the volunteers who setup the band room for Jazz a la Mode last night!
NEED 3 more Servers / Teardown SAT NIGHT.
6 more PIES for SAT, too.
Please help make it happen for our hard-working Members who have been rehearsing every morning at 7:00 since December.

The band’s website has been successfully converted.  Check out the new format.  Many thanks and appreciation go out to Greg Albright of Greg Albright Design. The Carmel Band Boosters would like to THANK Greg for his volunteer work on the incredible new design and for greatly enhancing our web communication capabilities. Web address is the same as always.

    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!
    VOLUNTEER INFORMATIONAL FAIR on Saturday, April 23rd
    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 

    During the Volunteer fair, parents will be able to sign their student’s health form in front of a notary. To ensure a short wait time, we are looking for parents who are notaries and would be able to serve in that capacity during the Vounteer Fair. If you are interested, please contact Lisa Harbour .  Thank you! 

    NEW PARENT BOOT CAMP on April 23rd
    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!

    If you ordered a Grand Nationals’ Finals Video from Mr. Video at the end of last marching season, they have arrived! You may pick up your copy at the General Boosters Meeting next Tuesday evening or at the Volunteer Fair on the 23rd.

    COLOR GUARD MINI CAMP on April 23rd
    The award-winning Carmel High School Color Guard will be hosting a mini-camp for participants in Grades 1-8 on Saturday, April 23. The camp will be held in the CHS Freshman Cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Camp includes a parent preview performance, pizza, t-shirt and tons of spinning fun and instruction!!! Cost is $40.00 ($7.00 sibling discount). Click here for more information and to download registration form GUARD MINI CAMP.    Please call 571-1518 or email Kim Ware  with questions. Registration deadline is April 15!!!!!  Limited spaces available!!!

    Eagleson Landscape would like to help you send your Marching Greyhound to New York City for the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!  For all services over $500, Eagleson Landscape will rebate 10% of your invoice (pre-tax) to the CHS Band Boosters to go towards your Marching Greyhound’s trip fee.  Eagleson’s will even honor your referrals to help send your Marching Greyhound to NYC! Click here for more information!  

    Parents, please note that the Macy’s Parade trip fees are to be paid directly to Music Travel.  They are separate from the regular season marching band fees.   If you have paid Macy’d fees to the Boosters via our paypal site in error, please email Financial Secretary to work out arrangements to have those funds transferred.
    The $40 jazz program fees are past due.   They can be sent to CHS Band Boosters, PO Box 65, Carmel, IN 46082
    Please note that all old Marching Band fees need to be caught up prior to the start of the new season.   Fee payment may be sent to CHS Band Boosters, PO Box 65, Carmel, IN 46082 or use the payment link on the website.

    Jazz at the Ritz and Winter Guard Photos – 100′s – Go see them!!   You can view them, download them, and print them, and here’s how. 

    • Go to
    • Under the “Carmel Band Photos” tab, click the “SmugMug Galleries” button.
    • Click on “SmugMug” again.  You will be taken to the photo gallery.
    • Click “Add or View Photos”
    • Enter user ID CARMELBANDS and password.  If your browser has cookies enabled, you may not need to enter a user name and password on return trips.
    • Forgot the password? Never had it? Click on this link and we’ll send it to you:  GALLERY
    • Our photo site will then open.
    • Interested in uploading your own pictures or videos? - just see the instructions on the front page of the photo site.  To upload pictures or videos, you’ll have to enter the username and password on the front page—caution, they are different than the login’s.

    Notes from GLS: 
    Reloading gift cards is a great way to reuse previously purchased gift cards at  Reload requests submitted to GLSC by 3:30 PM on any week day will be processed overnight, and funds should be available the next morning.  Click here: RELOAD BRANDS for a complete list of retailer brands available for reload. 

    Click here: RELOAD INFORMATION for more information on reloading gift cards at

    ScripNow! is a great way to order and receive your scrip electronically in minutes, right to your inbox.  ScripNow! orders submitted to GLSC are typically delivered in less than 15 minutes, if paid for with PrestoPay, and 15 minutes after release by the coordinator, if paid directly to the organization. 

    Click here: RETAILER LIST for a complete list of retailers available in ScripNow!.   Click here: SCRIP NOW for more information on ScripNow!

    Looking for a way to reduce fees?
    Once again, the Carmel Band Boosters will staff concessions at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Indy 500, Brickyard 400, and the MotoGP. This year we have expanded to 2 concessions stands, and will need 35-40 volunteers to staff them. Volunteers must be at least 16, and most of our volunteers must be 21+. Track requirements are a bit different this year than in years past, so we need to assemble our volunteers as soon as possible. This is a great way to help reduce fees while supporting the Marching Band and Guard program. Please email Kim Ware  for more info or to sign up to volunteer.  

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

    Freshmen Concert Band ISSMA Schedule
    Saturday, April 16th Schedule
      8:15 AM       Attendance at school
      8:30 AM       Depart Carmel High School
      9:30 AM        Arrive at Ben Davis High School
      9:50 AM        Warm-up – Do not play your instruments
                          until we are in the warm-up room.
    10:30 AM        ISSMA Performance
    11:10 AM       Sightreading
    11:40 AM        Load equipment and busses
    12:00 PM        Depart Ben Davis High School
      1:00 PM        Arrive at CHS/Unload

    Wind Symphony III ISSMA Contest Schedule
    Saturday, April 16th Schedule
      9:45 AM       Attendance in band room
    10:00 AM       Depart for Ben Davis High School
    11:00 AM       Arrive at Ben Davis, Unload Equipment, Move to Homeroom
    11:15 AM       Transit to Warmup
    11:20 AM       Warmup
    11:50 AM       Transit to Stage
    12:00 PM       Performance on Stage
    12:40 PM       Sightreading Performance
      1:15 PM       Clean Homeroom, Load buses
      1:30 PM       Depart Ben Davis HS for Carmel
      2:15 PM       Arrive Carmel HS