Carmel Bands, Carmel, Indiana

Weekly Announcement – April 9, 2011

Band Boosters Announcements 
April 9, 2011

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

Jazz a la mode VOLUNTEERS 

Go to Volunteer Signup- VOLUNTEER and be a part of it!
We are in desperate need of 47 card tables.  Please drop off in the Band Room anytime before Wednesday evening and put your name on the table, otherwise they may become donations!!!  Please help us out if you can.  Last year, we didn’t have enough tables….and Friday and Saturday nights turned out to be quite hectic…we didn’t have enough seats for everyone that attended.  Please help out and if you can..borrow a table from the neighbors.  We just need tables, not chairs. 

Go to the Volunteer link and please help out on other pie and drink donations.  THANK YOU band family for making this event a great success.  It wouldn’t happen for the kids without your help and generousity.

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. 

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.  THU-FRI-SAT on the nights of April 14th, 15th and 16th.  Tickets are on sale now. 

Advance purchased Tickets are $10.  Available at the door for $12 IF NOT SOLD OUT!!!.   Don’t be turned away and disappointed.  We have limited seating!

$10 Tickets – TICKETS
and at CHS Bookstore.  

    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!

    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!  

    A trip payment was due March 1st; however, the Music Travel log in site was down for a couple of days.  It’s back up.  Each account must have a minimum of $225.  If you have not already made your March payment or have paid less than the required $225 minimum balance due at this time, please check the website this evening.

    The $40 jazz program fees are 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.   Newest statements will be coming out within the next week.  If your account is $0, you will not be receiving a statement.  If you believe you may have a balance but have not received a statement, please email FINANCE to make sure that we have your current email address.

    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
    • Click the “Photos” button on the left column.
    • Click “Add or View Photos”
    • Enter user ID CARMELBANDS and password.  (Forgot the password? Never had it? Click on this link:  GALLERY
    • Our photo site will then open.
    • Interested in uploading your own – just see the instructions on the front page of the photo site.

    Regular delivery will resume on Thursday, April 14th.

    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: a complete list of retailer brands available for reload. 

    Click here: 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: a complete list of retailers available in ScripNow!. 

    Click here: more information on ScripNow!

    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!

    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.