Carmel Bands, Carmel, Indiana

Weekly Announcement – April 21, 2011

Band Boosters Announcements 
April 21, 2011

Save the Date….Band Car Wash Fundraiser on July 2, 2011, Sign up HERE!

this Saturday, April 23rd, for all returning and new band members

      Winds/Percussion, meet in Carmel Band Room P105 
      9:00 am until 1:00 pm.

  • 9:00 AM: Instru­ment dis­tri­b­u­tion, atten­dance in sec­tions, calendar/attendance pol­icy, intro­duce staff and drum majors, Macy’s trip, fees, and rehearsal expec­ta­tions. We will also watch a video of last year’s BOANation­als per­for­mance.
  • 9:45 AM: Winds and All Per­cus­sion­ists in Band Room for March­ing Basics with Instru­ments.. We will work on pos­ture, instru­ment car­riage, Horns up and down, mark time, step outs and breathing.
  • 11:00 AM: 10 minute break
  • 11:10 AM: Winds in Band Room and Per­cus­sion in Orches­tra Room (music basics)
  • 12:10 PM: 5 minute break
  • 12:15 PM: Visual Block
  • 12:55 PM: Clos­ing Announcements
  • 1:00 PM:  Dismissal!  


10:30am till 12:30pm, Auditorium Lobby

Dur­ing the 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! Ques­tions? Con­tact Lisa Har­bour.

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 submitted band expense receipts after March25th, please contact:

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.

 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!!!

May 3rd (Tuesday) 6:00-8:30pm
May 5th (Thursday) 6:00-8:30pm
**Meeting by the band room hallway for registration, come by the circle drive in the front of the school by the flag pole and enter through those doors.  Registration will begin at 5:30pm outside of band room area. **
The award winning and 2011 WGI World Champion Color Guard is holding auditions for their 2011-2012 upcoming season.  The Color Guard twirls flags, rifles, sabres and dances to music with the Carmel H.S. Marching Band during the Fall and Winter Guard season. 
The Carmel H.S. Color Guard will also be performing in the 2011 Macy’s Day Parade in NYC this Thanksgiving!!
If you are interested in making lots of new friends, performing, dancing, gymnastics, and traveling around the country to compete with this elite performing group of young ladies—the Carmel Color Guard is for you!!  All auditionees must be attending Carmel H.S. in the Fall of 2011.
No experience is necessary—we will teach you everything you need to know!  
You’ll never know if you don’t try!!  

Contact Kim Ware if you have any questions.
Carmel H.S. Color Guard 2011-2012

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.

A friendly reminder that a non-refundable deposit of $200 is due now for all wind and percussion members to reserve a spot in the drill for your student. (Color Guard deposit and forms are not due until next month) In addition, several registration forms need to be completed and turned in to Mr. Saucedo immediately.  To access those forms, click here: REGISTRATION.   The password to access the registration forms is formsPRivate
You will need to download and complete:
1.  The Health Form (Note: two completed copies are required and must be signed in front of a notary)
2.  The Code of Conduct (to be signed by parent/guardian and student)
3.  The Carmelfest Waiver
4.  The Payment Contract
Also, download and print the payment coupon document for your use during the season as you make monthly payments. Today’s deposit can be paid online or by check mailed to CHS Band Boosters, P.O. Box 65,  Carmel In, 46082.  You may also bring your check with all completed forms to the Volunteer Fair this Saturday morning.
For your convenience, the Boosters will have 4 notaries available during the Volunteer Fair to notarize your signature on the required health forms.  Again, the fair is this Saturday from 10:30 until 12:30 in the foyer in front of the Dale Graham Auditorium.
For those parents who were unable to attend Tuesday’s meeting, here’s a brief recap:
This year’s band fees are $1200 which includes $100 of carwash tickets that each band member will be required to sell for our first major fundraiser of the year. When your band member turns in those ticket proceeds, your account will be credited $100.  Any tickets sold in excess of the first 10, will be a  50/50 fee reducer with $5 going to your student’s account and $5 going to the band. Tickets will be distributed in batches of 10. The initial distribution will take place at the Kick Off in late May. Other possible fee reducers are Scrip and securing a corporate sponsorship of our program. Questions about those fee reducers should be directed to SCRIP or SPONSORSHIP
There will be no credit to fees for volunteering this year. We need all our parents to volunteer to ensure we continue the tradition of excellence that is Carmel Bands.  Accordingly, all Marching Band families must sign up to assist with one of the two major fundraisers this year: the Car Wash on July 2nd or Community Night in October.
In addition, we are asking families to sign up to help with one operational aspect of the Marching Band program.
There will be booths at the volunteer fair this Saturday with representatives from both fundraisers and all the operational committees to help you decide where you would like to volunteer.  Any family who chooses not to volunteer or fails to fulfill their volunteer commitment this year will be asked to pay an additional $100 per student. If you cannot attend the volunteer fair, please go to the website and sign up on-line. Registration will not be considered complete until you have signed up to volunteer. Questions about the volunteer commitment? Contact Lisa Harbour.  This promises to be a great season culminating with our band participating in the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Thanks to all of our marching band families for getting this season off to an incredible start!

Also at the Booster meeting, an additional fee reducing opportunity was announced to benefit Carmel Band families for this coming school year.  During the 2011-12 school year, we will have an event program available at each of the band events.  We are asking for your help in selling advertisements and sponsorships to businesses and individuals to be included in this event program. The debut of the event program will be at the fall Marching Greyhound Community Night.   Advertisements and sponsorships are available at the $150 to $10,000 levels. The schedule of benefits corporations will receive in exchange for sponsoring our band were provided as well and can be found on the Carmel Bands website here.  We anticipate that these event programs will be seen by up to 9000 patrons and potential customers over the course of the school year. For each advertisement sold, 25% of the sale will be credited to the fees of the student responsible. All the documents you need to participate in this fee reducer can be found on the Carmel Bands website. This fee reducer is completely optional, but is a great opportunity to reduce your fees and help the band at the same time. 

On Saturday, at the volunteer fair, you will have the opportunity volunteer to join the Program Ad committee in seeking corporate sponsorships. The general band booster membership has the opportunity to make personal contacts with various corporations and individuals in Carmel up to June 1.  After that time, the program ad committee will begin soliciting Carmel area individuals and corporations. If you are interested in helping the band, sign up at the volunteer fair at the Corporate Sponsorship table or visit the volunteer sign up area on the website. If you have questions or wish to immediately sponsor the band, please email Tim Dawson.

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!

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.

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