Carmel Bands, Carmel, Indiana

Weekly Announcement – May 4, 2011

Band Boosters Announcements 
May 4, 2011

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

GOOD LUCK to Windy Symphony I as they compete for the State Championship this Saturday at Lawrence Central High School at 5:35pm!

 Parents, don’t forget that the Spring Band Concert is next Wednesday, May 11th at 7:30 p.m. in the Dale E. Graham auditorium.  Immediately following the concert, the Band Boosters will be hosting a reception honoring our graduating Wind Symphony members in Classrooms 1 and 2 in the Media Center.  All seniors and their entire family are cordially invited to attend!

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.

May 5th (Thursday) 6:00-8:30pm
**Meeting by the band room hallway for registration, come by the circle drive in the front of the school by the flag pole and enter through those doors.  Registration will begin at 5:30pm outside of band room area. **
The award winning and 2011 WGI World Champion Color Guard is holding auditions for their 2011-2012 upcoming season.  The Color Guard twirls flags, rifles, sabres and dances to music with the Carmel H.S. Marching Band during the Fall and Winter Guard season. 
The Carmel H.S. Color Guard will also be performing in the 2011 Macy’s Day Parade in NYC this Thanksgiving!!
If you are interested in making lots of new friends, performing, dancing, gymnastics, and traveling around the country to compete with this elite performing group of young ladies—the Carmel Color Guard is for you!!  All potential Guard members must be attending Carmel H.S. in the Fall of 2011.
No experience is necessary—we will teach you everything you need to know!  You’ll never know if you don’t try!!  

Contact Kim Ware if you have any questions.

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.

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!

The following families have not picked up their preordered Grand National Finals DVD: Meltzer, Hopkins, Powell, Sasseman, Spence, Capone, Miller, Pileri, Pong, Plank, Demlow, Crawford, Reed, Pollack, McGraw. Please obtain your copy at the tickets table at the Spring Band Concert. Thank you.

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 .

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!  

Parents, please note that the Macy’s Parade trip fees are to be paid directly to Music Travel.  They are separate from the regular season marching band fees.   If you have paid Macy’s fees to the Boosters via our paypal site in error, please email Financial Secretary to work out arrangements to have those funds transferred.

A friendly reminder that a non-refundable deposit of $200 is now PAST DUE for all wind and percussion members. Please remit payment IMMEDIATELY or your student risks losing their spot in the drill. (Color Guard deposit and forms are due this month)  In addition, several registration forms need to be completed and turned in to Mr. Saucedo immediately.  To access those forms, click here: REGISTRATION .   The password to access the registration forms is: formsPRivate
You will need to download and complete:
1.  The Health Form (Note: two completed copies are required and must be signed in front of a notary)
2.  The Code of Conduct (to be signed by parent/guardian and student)
3.  The Carmelfest Parade Waiver (signed by student, parent/guardian and witness)
4.  The Payment Contract
Also, download and print the payment coupon document for your use during the season as you make monthly payments. The deposit can be paid online or by check mailed to CHS Band Boosters, P.O. Box 65,  Carmel IN, 46082.  

As previously announced, we need all our parents to volunteer to ensure we continue the tradition of excellence that is Carmel Bands.  Accordingly, all Marching Band families must sign up to assist with one of the two major fundraisers this year: the Car Wash on July 2nd or Community Night in October. In addition, we are asking families to sign up to help with one operational aspect of the Marching Band program.

Many of our parents have already responded and signed up to help out. In that regard, the following volunteer opportunities are full and no longer available for sign up: Community Night Bake Sale, Car Wash Bake Sale, Grand Nationals Ticket Committee and the Season Football Tickets Committee. Pitch In Committee is almost full (this is a great opportunity for working parents as you simply assist in the set up and clean up of the pitch in dinner before Friday night home football games…you DO NOT have to prepare dinner for the entire band) Only a few spots left for Pitch In Committee, so if you are interested, sign up today!  We still need Spirit Parents (known as spirit moms but dads are welcome too!) especially in the Clarinet and Saxophone sections. Other volunteer opportunities are also still available.  If you did not attend the volunteer fair, please go to the website and sign up on-line. Registration will not be considered complete until you have signed up to volunteer

Any family who chooses not to volunteer or fails to fulfill their volunteer commitment this year will be asked to pay an additional $100 per student.  Questions about the volunteer commitment? Contact Lisa Harbour.  This promises to be a great season culminating with our band participating in the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

Thanks to all of our marching band families for getting this season off to an incredible start. 

Also at the Booster meeting, an additional fee reducing opportunity was announced to benefit Carmel Band families for this coming school year.  During the 2011-12 school year, we will have an event program available at each of the band events.  We are asking for your help in selling advertisements and sponsorships to businesses and individuals to be included in this event program. The debut of the event program will be at the fall Marching Greyhound Community Night.   Advertisements and sponsorships are available at the $150 to $10,000 levels. The schedule of benefits corporations will receive in exchange for sponsoring our band were provided as well and can be found on the Carmel Bands website here.  We anticipate that these event programs will be seen by up to 9000 patrons and potential customers over the course of the school year. For each advertisement sold, 25% of the sale will be credited to the fees of the student responsible. All the documents you need to participate in this fee reducer can be found on the Carmel Bands website. This fee reducer is completely optional, but is a great opportunity to reduce your fees and help the band at the same time. 

Please refer to the website where you will have the opportunity volunteer to join the Program Ad committee in seeking corporate sponsorships. The general band booster membership has the opportunity to make personal contacts with various corporations and individuals in Carmel up to June 1.  After that time, the program ad committee will begin soliciting Carmel area individuals and corporations. If you are interested in helping the band, sign up at the volunteer fair at the Corporate Sponsorship table or visit the volunteer sign up area on the website. If you have questions or wish to immediately sponsor the band, please email Tim Dawson.

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!

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