Carmel Bands, Carmel, Indiana

Weekly Announcement – June 23, 2011

Band Boosters Announcements 
June 23, 2011

Sherry Denney of March/O’Malia’s Customer Relations has given the Carmel High School Marching Band permission to sell CAR WASH TICKETS near the entrances of THREE Carmel sites: 1)  Marsh in the Merchant’s Square Shopping Plaza at 116th and Keystone 2140 East 116th Street; 2)  Marsh at 146th and Greyhound Pass, 1960 E. Greyhound Pass; and 3) O’Malia’s at 126th and Gray Road, 4755 East 126th Street.  Our selling times are 3:00-6:00 on weekdays through Thursday June 30, and this next weekend Saturday June 25-Sunday June 26 from 11:00 AM-6:00PM.
If you have not already received a copy of the sign up chart from your section’s spirit moms and wish to sign your band member up to sell tickets, please email Lisa L. Wichser Jones, (Baritone Julian Jones’ Mom), and request a copy of the sign up chart. She will also forward to you the student guidelines for selling tickets at these store locations. Please note that a supervising adult needs to be present at all times. So if you request a time slot for your child that does not have an adult supervisor, you will need to sign up to supervise.   

Car Wash tickets have been distributed to band members.  As a reminder, each band/guard member is required to sell 10 tickets and turn in the proceeds for their account to be credited $100. Any tickets sold in excess of the first ten will be treated as a fee reducer with $5 of each ticket sold being credited to your student’s account. 

The 2011 Carmelfest Parade Waiver is now available on the band’s website to
download and complete.  The required password for all registration forms is:  formsPRivate.  Everyone who plans to march in the parade must complete and turn in the form promptly.  Please hand-deliver the form to Mr. Saucedo or mail it to him at the fol­low­ing address: CHS Per­form­ing Arts Depart­ment, Carmel High School, 520 E. Main Street, Carmel, IN  46032.  You may also hand-deliver it to Joe Pfister, VP Bands. before or after rehearsal.

Many Members still need to complete and turn in the Code of Conduct Form, which is available for download at our website, under the 2011 REGISTRATION tab.  Please read our Code of Conduct, sign it and turn in to Joe Pfister, VP Bands, before or after rehearsal.

Many Members still need to complete and turn in the required Health Form, which is available for download at our website under the 2011 REGISTRATION tab.  Two copies are required.  Please turn these in to Janet Piedmonte or Joe Pfister at rehearsal.  Please be sure both copies of the Health Form are NOTARIZED!

Please contact Terri Miller if you are able to assist with hemming multiple uniforms once you have hemmed your young person’s uniform.  This is a great volunteer opportunity.  We will have several hemming evenings during the first part of July where we can work as a group.   


Please welcome Pollack Law Firm, P.C. as an official “Champion of Marching Greyhounds” Sponsor. The Pollack Team would like to wish the Marching Greyhounds continued success in this year’s competitions and of course in the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Please visit Pollack Law Firm, P.C. to learn more.

Band: Monday June 27th – Thursday June 30th from 1 to 6 pm, July 1st from 1 to 9 pm
Guard: Monday June 27th – Friday July 1st from 1 to 9 pm
Carmel Independence Day Parade, July 4th from 9 am - Noon

REMINDER:  Please e-mail Mr. Kreke if you will be absent or late to rehearsal.
In two separate articles, members of our Carmel Marching Family were recently featured in Halftime Magazine.  Halftime Magazine is one of the nation’s premier Marching Arts Magazines.  Carmel Winterguard’s Championship was recognized by Halftime Magazine.   Congratulations to our very own Carmel Winter Guard for winning the WGI World Championship!  See the link for the article:

In a separate article, Carmel Marching’s Visual Caption Head, Jeff Young along with Carmel’s Percussion arranger and Percussion Caption Head, Mike McIntosh were interviewed for “Visual Appeal,” an article which discusses the using the visual aspect of the marching arts activity to capture the attention of Judges and fans alike!  See Jeff’s and Mac’s comments in the article at this link:

For the digital version of Halftime Magazine’s May/June issue, click on the link: al-edition.html 

If you haven’t yet placed your order for BOA Grand Nats tickets, you still have the opportunity to do so a be seated with other Carmel Marching Greyhound faithful. A second order will be placed July 5th. All orders due by Saturday, July 2. NO additional group orders will be accepted after that date.

The 2011 BOA Grand Nationals Finals competition will take place on Saturday, November 12, 2011. This ticket order is only for the evening finals competition, not the morning/afternoon semi-finals. The order form is available on line at the following link:  2011 BOA Grand Nats Group Ticket Order Form  

Ticket prices and seating levels remain unchanged from last year. When completing the form, please remember to indicate your seating level preference. Refer to page two of the order form for a map outlining level location information. Also list the names of families you’d like to be seated with. Every effort will be made to place folks together provided they purchased tickets in the same level/location. Payment in full is due when the order is placed. Please make checks payable to CHS Band Boosters. No refunds are given. Orders should be mailed to Kellie Capone (see address at bottom of order form) or dropped off at the Car Wash on July 2nd.

Questions: Contact Kellie Capone at 844-6455 or email or Christy Pawlovich at 587-2004 or email 

Please welcome Bub’s Café as a Corporate Sponsor of Carmel Bands!  Bub’s Café is helping to promote the upcoming Carwash on July 2 at CHS.  Look for more information about Bub’s coupon offer on your carwash tickets coming soon to your Marching Greyhound!  Also, Check out Bub’s Café for more information!  We’ll see you at Bub’s Café! 

Carmel Band Boosters has joined the Social Media revolution! We have a  Facebook page  – give us a “LIKE” and tell your friends about us! Do you Tweet? Our Twitter handle is @carmelbands. Make sure you follow us!  We will also have a blog on our website – Facebook and Twitter will help you keep up on that too. Social Media is all about engaging with each other, so post, post, post! Questions? Contact Jennifer Riley Simone.

Bill EaglesonEagleson 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!  

On June 23rd we will have SCRIP pick up and ScripToGo inside at the high school.  On June 30th we will have SCRIP pick up and ScripToGo outside at the practice fields if the kids are outside, otherwise inside at the high school.  On July 2nd SCRIP will be at “Car Wash” fundraiser event, with orders available for pick up and ScripToGo.
On July 7th we will have SCRIP pick up and ScripToGo inside at the high school.  On July 14th there WILL NOT BE A SCRIP PICK UP. Regular scrip pick up will resume on July 21st. Please keep in mind that orders placed between July 7th and July 14th might be delayed until the 21st. Please plan your purchases accordingly.

Scrip pickup will be at the practice field at the Stadium parking lot, weather permitting when the kids are practicing there.  Otherwise, pickup will be in the usual spot, inside the main entrance of the school (Door 1 off the circle) this Thursday from 5-6pm.  ”Scrip-to-go” cards will be available for immediate purchase to go along with your weekly order.  Come check out the supply we have on hand.  Pick out Thursday’s dinner!

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!

A WORD FROM DR. TAMMY WITTMANN –  the official Optometrist of the Carmel Marching Greyhounds:
As we approach summer rehearsals, it is important to remember to take appropriate precautions in concerning the sun and your eyes.  Just as you would use sunscreen on your face, neck, legs and arms; be sure to protect your eyes as well.  We recommend the use of “Marching Sunwear.”  Polarized sunwear is the way to go for these kids because it cuts down on the glare that occurs in eyes while marching in their rehearsal environment.
 Bill Eagleson
The student’s eyes are getting direct light from the sun and as you may know, 80% of the damage that occurs inside the eyes happens BEFORE the age of 18.  Appropriate sunwear will help protect the eyes from the damaging sun. 
Wittmann 2020 stocks various brands and models of sunwear from which to choose.  Carmel Band and Guard Members will receive 30% off their non-prescription sunwear.  Stop in and ask about their “Marching Sunwear Specials”
Wittmann 2020 Family Eye Center proudly supports Carmel Bands.  Wittmann 2020 Family Eye Center is located at 2792 East 146th Street, Carmel, IN 46033 Phone: (317) 843-2020

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