Carmel Bands, Carmel, Indiana

Weekly Announcement – March 17, 2011

Band Boosters Announcements 
March 17, 2011

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

JAZZ AT THE RITZ – FRIDAY – MARCH 18

The Carmel High School Jazz Bands, with their special guest vocalist Ann Conrad, are pleased to announce “Jazz at the Ritz”, to be held Friday, March 18, in the ball room of the The Ritz-Charles at 12156 North Meridian.  Door open at 6:30 pm, Swing Dancing lessons, dessert, soft drinks, and coffee.  Live jazz and dancing starts at 7:30 pm.  Your four Jazz Bands, featuring over 100 talented musicians, will bring their unique blend of technical excellence and soulful delivery to the dramatically lit stage.  The soft glow of crystal chandelier, table top candles, comfortable table seating, and a spacious dance floor are sure to provide an elegant and entertaining event for all. Whether you like swing, bebop, cool, or jazz-rock fusion , this night has it all! 
 
All tickets $15 General Admission available NOW at the CHS Bookstore during regular school hours, starting at 7:30 am and online at www.JazzRitz.eventbrite.com  Last year’s event was sold-out. Buy your tickets now.  Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

 
GO WINTER GUARD!!!
The Carmel World Guard will be defending their 2011 State Championship this weekend at Center Grove H.S.

Please come out and cheer the girls on as they perform their show “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish” for the last competition in Indiana this season.   
Carmel H.S. performs at 7:00pm and will be the last performance of the day.  Ticket prices are $10 for adults & $8 for students and seniors
 

IMPORTANT MACY’s TRIP INFORMATION
ATTENTION PARENTS 
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.

TO RECAP… EACH PERSON  (STUDENT AND/OR FAMILY MEMBER) TRAVELING ON A MUSIC TRAVEL PACKAGE FOR THE MACY’S TRIP MUST IMMEDIATELY MAKE PAYMENT IF CURRENT ACCOUNT BALANCE IS LESS THAN $225.
 
COLOR GUARD WINTER CAMP
The award-winning Carmel High School Color Guard will be hosting al 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 http://www.carmelbands.org/colorguard.html    Please call 571-1518 or email guard@carmelbands.org with questions. Registration deadline is April 15!!!!!  Limited spaces available!!!
 
 
IMPORTANT REMINDERS REGARDING FEES:
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 financialsecretary@carmelbands.org to make sure that we have your current email address.

SCRIP NEWS 
There will be NO Scrip delivery on Thursday April 7th due to spring break.  
orders for Kroger & Marsh/O’Malia’s’s may be placed until 5 pm March 30th for delivery on March 31st.
The order deadline for all other cards is 9 pm March 24th for delivery on March 31st.
Regular delivery will resume on Thursday, April 14th.

Notes from GLS: 
GLSC Closed April 4-8 – Reloads and ScripNow! Still Available

Great Lakes Scrip Center will be closed Monday April 4, 2011, through Friday April 8, 2011, for system maintenance and employee vacations.  We will resume our normal schedule at 8:00 am EDT on Monday, April 11, 2011.  Please note that orders need to be placed by 1 pm EDT on Thursday, March 31, 2011, to guarantee shipping before we close for the next week.

Reload and ScripNow! transactions will still be processed normally between April 2 and April 10, 2011, even though GLSC will be closed that week for spring break.  Whether paid for by PrestoPay, or paid to and released by the coordinator, ScripNow! and reloads will happen normally.

Reloading gift cards is a great way to reuse previously purchased gift cards at ShopWithScrip.com.  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: https://www.shopwithscrip.com/Shop/Search.aspx?CategoryID=-2&PageIndex=1for a complete list of retailer brands available for reload. 

Click here: https://www.shopwithscrip.com/whatsnew/reloadinfo.aspxfor more information on reloading gift cards at ShopWithScrip.com.

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: https://www.shopwithscrip.com/shop/Search.aspx?CategoryID=-4&PageIndex=1for a complete list of retailers available in ScripNow!. 

Click here: https://www.shopwithscrip.com/whatsnew/scripnowfaq.aspxfor more information on ScripNow!

WINTER GUARD COMMUNITY SHOW & DINNER
Mark your calendars for an evening of food and entertainment! 
Tuesday, April 5th is the date for this year’s Winter Guard community show. The Carmel World Guard will be performing their show, “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish,” for the community, to kick off the Winter Guard World Championship week! Plan on a delicious dinner in Greyhound Station before the performance. Menu options will be similar to last fall’s Community Night food tent and will include: pulled pork sandwich meals for $6, hot dog meals for $3, as well as a dessert table/bake sale and concessions. Meal tickets may be purchased early. Email Kim Ware at guard@carmelbands.org to reserve your dinner spot, or for more infomation.
 

FEE REDUCER OPPORTUNITY
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 at guard@carmelbands.orgfor more info or to sign up to volunteer.