Carmel Bands, Carmel, Indiana

Weekly Announcement – May 12, 2011

Band Boosters Announcements 
May 12, 2011

Save the Date….Band Car Wash Fundraiser on July 2, 2011, Sign up HERE!

SCHOOL OWNED INSTRUMENTS TO BE RETURNED BY MAY 13th 
Any school owned instrument that is being kept at home as a practice instrument needs to be returned to Mr. Pote by Friday, May 13th.  This does not include marching band instruments.  Any questions?  Please contact Mr. Pote.

COLOR GUARD PARENT MEETING, May 18TH
The Color Guard Parent meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 18 at 6:00pm in Greyhound Station at the High School.  Information and volunteer sign-up sheets will be available.  Health forms, 2011 July 4th Parade forms and Code-of-Conduct forms may be found on the Registration page on the BAND website and downloaded for your convenience.  Please note that 2 copies of the health form are needed and they must be notarized.  There will be a notary at the meeting to accommodate notarization. Questions? Contact Kim Ware.   See you there!

CARMEL JULY 4TH PARADE T-SHIRTS
URGENTLY NEEDED: T-SHIRT SIZE FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY PARADE.  The uniform moms have created a special Macy’s Day T-Shirt for the guard and marching band members to wear in the Fourth of July day parade.  Thanks to those parents who have already provided their child’s size during the fair.  If you have not provided your child’s T-shirt size please respond with size to Brenda Pfister no later than May 22!

SPIRIT PARENTS’ ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING, May 24th  
The first meeting of all spirit parents (“Spirit Moms”) for the 2011 Marching Season will be on May 24th at 6pm in the Band Room. If you have not already signed up but would like to participate as a spirit mom/dad, please plan to attend the meeting. Questions? Contact Lisa Harbour

FAMILIES CARD TABLES
If you’ve not yet picked up your card table from Jazz a la mode, please stop by the Uniform Room in the Band Hallway.

2011 BOA GRAND NATIONALS – TICKET ORDERS DUE Saturday, June 4th
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 and not the morning/afternoon Semi-Finals.  If you would like to be seated with other Carmel Marching Greyhound faithful, place your order to purchase tickets as part of the CHS group order.   The group order will be placed the week of June 6th to obtain desirable locations, so please get your orders turned in by Saturday, June 4th.  The 2011 order form is available online 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. See 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 out to CHS Band Booster.  No refunds are given.  Orders should be mailed to Kellie Capone (see address at bottom of order form) or dropped off at the Marching Band Kick-Off on Thursday, May 26th.

Questions: Contact Kellie Capone at 844-6455 or email.

SPIRIT WEAR, ORDER BY June 3rd
Get ready for Marching Band Season – Order Spirit Wear now!  The spring order will be placed June 3rd.  For more information and to see the Catalog and download the Order Form, go to the website or click: SPIRIT ORDER.    For more information, contact Kim Greene!

FACEBOOK & TWITTER
Carmel Band Boosters is entering the world of Social Media big time this year! We have a brand new 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 .

Mac:
Inspired by his desire to be the best he can be at making music, Michael McIntosh (Mac), our beloved percussion instructor and arranger, decided to go back to school to earn a composition degree.  He attended school full time, while dedicating his professional life to teaching at Carmel, writing music, consulting, judging for WGI, designing for The Cavaliers.  Meanwhile conducting clinics, some as far away as Osaka Japan, Beijing China and Brazil, kept him extremely busy.  This Saturday, May 14th, Mac will graduate from Butler University with a BA in Music with an emphasis in Composition.  He is strongly considering continuing his education and getting a Masters Degree in Music Technology from IUPUI.  Please congratulate Mac on his upcoming graduation and wish him well in his new endeavors.

CARMELFEST PARADE WAIVER FORM NOW AVAILABLE
The 2011 Carmelfest Parade Waiver is now available on the band’s website to download and complete.  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.

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!  

SCRIP NEWS 
Scrip pickup will be inside the main entrance of the school (Door 1 off the circle) each Thursday from 5-6pm.  This is a change of location from outside in the circle to inside Door1.  This change is required for security reasons and also to process “Scrip-to-go” orders.  “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 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: RELOAD BRANDS for a complete list of retailer brands available for reload. 

Click here: RELOAD INFORMATION for 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: RETAILER LIST for a complete list of retailers available in ScripNow!.   Click here: SCRIP NOW for more information on ScripNow!

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