Carmel Bands, Carmel, Indiana

Weekly Announcement – March 31, 2011

Band Boosters Announcements 
March 31, 2011

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

 
GO WINTER GUARD!!!
CONGRATULATIONS Winter Guard on winning the Mid-South Color Guard Regional in Nashville, TN last weekend!  The Guard continues to dominate and impress the judges…way to go!

WINTER GUARD COMMUNITY SHOW & DINNER April 5th
Your final opportunity to see the CARMEL WINTER GUARD perform in Indiana is Tuesday, April 5th! Also performing: GREENFIELD CENTRAL WINTER GUARD!  Greenfield is this year’s Scholastic Open Class State Champion!  Tuesday, April 5th is the date for this year’s Winter Guard community show. TheCarmel 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. The food in Greyhound Station will begin at 6:30pm, followed by the performance in the Varsity Gym at 8pm. Meal tickets may be purchased early. Email Kim Ware  to reserve your dinner spot, or for more infomation.

NEW WEBSITE COMING April 11th. 
The bands’s website will be down the weekend of April 9th and 10th for the launch of our new website designed by Greg Albright of Greg Albright Designs. The Carmel Band Boosters would like to THANK Greg for his hard work on the  incredible new design and for greatly enhancing our web communication capabilities. Web address will be the same, the transtion will be seemless to all users and visitors…totally new look and design…much more user friendly!  Check it out on Monday April 11th.

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.  

JAZZ A LA MODE VOLUNTEERS 

Go to Volunteer Signup- VOLUNTEER and be a part of it!
 
My name is Joe Pfister, and, as VP Jazz Bands for CHS Band Boosters, Inc., my role is to support the Directors and members of CHS’ four (4) jazz bands. 
Support in this case is for ”Jazz a la mode” – an annual three-night extravenganza of LIVE music, including special guest vocalist Mrs. Ann Conrad.
 
The shows are APRIL 14-15-16, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, and SATURDAY in “Club P105″ (aka the Band Room) at Carmel High School.
Doors open at 6:30 PM, with pie, topped with whipped cream, and coffee, water, soft drinks served at your table.
 
With an estimated 600 guests over 3 nights, this mega-event is a logistical, theatrical, and hospitality challenge -
 

  • Designing, printing, and distributing advertising, including Locker Signs for our 88 Members.
  • Getting donations of 80 pies and hundreds of drinks
  • Setting up 50 card tables and 10 long tables and 310 chairs
  • Preparing and cutting 80 pies, preparing four (4) giant coffee makers nightly
  • Serving pie and drinks to for up to 310 guests per night in just one hour!
  • Selling tickets at the door
  • Making sure everyone who enters has a tickets
  • Keeping the big crowd happy and calm and safe
  • Dealing calmly with the inevitable challenges that arise with any BIG event such as this.
  • Making VIP guests, including teachers, administrators and directors’ families, FEEL like VIPs.

Well, that’s what putting on “Jazz a la mode” is.
Make it happen for our hard-working Members who have been rehearsing every morning at 7:00 since December.

BAND BOOSTERS GENERAL MEETING on April 19th
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 information..so 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 

NOTARIES NEEDED FOR VOLUNTEER FAIR
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!!!

MACY’S TRIP FEE REDUCER
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!  

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.
 
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 FINANCE to make sure that we have your current email address.

PHOTOS ON THE WEB SITE –
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 www.carmelbands.org
  • 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.

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!

ARE YOU MISSING YOUR PATCHES???
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!

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  for more info or to sign up to volunteer.