Carmel Bands, Carmel, Indiana

Weekly Announcement – May 25, 2011

Band Boosters Announcements 
May 25, 2011

Save the Date….Band Car Wash Fundraiser on July 2, 2011, Sign up HERE!
Car Wash tickets will be distributed to band members at the end of practice on June 2nd. 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.


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.

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 27th!
Thursday, May 26th from 4 to 7 (No parent meeting during this practice)
Tuesday May 31st from 1 to 6
Wednesday June 1st from 1 to 6
Thursday June 2nd from 1 to 6
Friday June 3rd from 1 to 5 and then again from 6 to 9.
Please note: Tomorrow’s practice will be in the band room in the Performing Arts Wing of the High School where Get Acquainted Camp was held!
A notary will be available from 5:30 to 6pm on the 1st and 2nd to assist you in the completion of your health forms if you have not already turned them in. We will also be collecting Parade Waivers and taking Football Season Tickets and Grand Nationals (Finals) Ticket Order forms with payment. 
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.
2011 Football Season Ticket orders are now being taken.  Marching band parent families are eligible to sit in reserved seating for all regular season home football games! (It is a great way to sit with and get to know other band parents/supporters!) So purchase your tickets today and cheer our Marching Greyhounds with the band faithful! Please go to the website www.carmelbands.organd download the ticket order letter and form. Complete the form, include a check made payable to Carmel High School, and mail to: Ruta Karklins 1334 Holden Ct., Carmel, IN 46032.  You may include special seating requests to be placed with friends and/or other families in your child’s section at the bottom of the order form. The Football Ticket committee will do their best to accommodate all requests. Order forms along with a check will also be collected at the end of Marching Band practice on June 1st and 2nd.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR ORDER FORM AND PAYMENT IS THURSDAY JUNE 2nd! Ruta and the Football Ticket committee will then work with the Athletic Ticket office to purchase our group’s tickets and arrange seating in the band’s special block seating section. New parents, please note that the stadium will almost completely sell out with reserve ticket orders for home football games. We do not want you to miss out on the opportunity to watch your child perform during half time this fall. It is highly recommended that you consider purchasing football tickets. If you have any questions please email Ruta or Lisa Harbour
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.    Check out this year’s offerings and show your support for the Marching Greyhounds!  Order forms can be turned into parents Kim Greene, Lisa Harbour or student Mitch Greene in the baritone section.  A portion of the spirit wear sales go directly back to the band, so thank you for your support!  For more information, contact Kim Greene!


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.

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.

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 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  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.
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.