Carmel Bands, Carmel, Indiana

Weekly Announcement – June 29, 2011

Band Boosters Announcements 
June 29, 2011

Don’t forget our  Band Car Wash Fundraiser is this Saturday, July 2nd!!  The car wash starts at 9:00 am.  Food tent will be open 10am to 2pm. Thanks to all our parents who have volunteered their time this Saturday to help make this fundraiser a huge success!  Parents and students, please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of your shift and check in at the volunteer/ticket sale table under the trees near the start of the wash lines. Bakers should plan on delivering their baked goods to the bake sale tent at 8:30AM on Saturday morning.

Everyone should plan to park by the freshman center or in the lots close to the band hall.

We still need a few band members to play in our pep bands during the car wash. If your student is interested, they need to see staff member, Dan Alred during practice tomorrow. We will also need students to help publicize the car wash at the Farmer’s Market and down near Main Street. If your student is interested, ask them to see a Drum Major during practice tomorrow…they can be scheduled before or after their car wash shift.

As a reminder, each band/guard member was asked 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.  Your band member should turn in all ticket sale monies to their section’s ticket captain no later than Friday, July 1st.

The band will meet in the Fountains Convention Center parking lot on Carmel Drive (Kinko’s/FedEx) across the street from Merchants Square at 9:00 AM. The parade will start at 10:30 AM and the band will end their portion of the parade at the high school around 11:30 AM.  

Band parents meet at the NE corner of Carmel Drive and Range Line (the old Pizza Hut parking lot) to cheer on the band as they make their first important turn along the parade route.  Join other Band Parents and cheer on the Band!

Many Sections will hold Section Breakfasts earlier, so be prepared for an early start to the day, and tired teens by mid-afternoon!

Parents: Please be advised that on these warm summer days, it is easy for your band member to become dehydrated during practice. Please send a large jug of ice water with your child to practice each day and remind them to drink it during breaks! Sunscreen, too. 
Also, we are asking for donations of gatorade/powerade and water for distribution when necessary. Please drop off your donations at the band tower down at the practice field. Thanks so much and again, remind your child of the importance to stay hydrated!!!  

Parents, thank you for your prompt response to our email notice regarding missing forms. There are a few band members who still need to turn in a parade waiver or Code of Conduct form. Section leaders distributed waivers and/or forms to those students at the end of practice today. If you did not immediately execute the forms, please do so tonight and have your child return the forms to Mr.Saucedo at the start of practice tomorrow. Please check with your band member to see if they received forms at the end of practice   today! Questions? Contact Joe Pfister.  Forms are also
available for download at our website, under the 2011 REGISTRATION tab. 

A few 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.   

PARENT PARTY, August 19th
Parents – Save the date! We will be having a parent Get Together at the Prairie View clubhouse on August 19th. Adults only…BYOB


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: Thursday June 30th from 1 to 6 pm, Friday July 1st from 1 to 9 pm
Guard: Thursday June 30th – Friday July 1st from 1 to 9 pm
Carmel Independence Day Parade, July 4th from 9 am - 11:30 am

REMINDER:  Please e-mail Mr. Kreke if you will be absent or late to rehearsal.
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 

Mark your calendars for the one time order of letter jackets.  Orders for letter jackets will be taken at or before the Pitch In on 8/26/11.  Letter Jacket samples will be available for sizing at various rehearsals during band camp and at the Pitch In on 8/26/11.  Order early for Macy’s and Christmas, there will be no late orders this year due to Macy’s.

The Embroidery form for last year’s season is now available on the band’s website. Please note that the Embroidery form is not turned in with the letter jacket order form, it is taken with the jacket to Indiana Custom Embroidery, and payment is separate from the letter jacket itself.

Both forms are available on the website and should be turned into Robin Ridge.  Any questions call or e-mail Robin.

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 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) 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: 
Now that we are in 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.