Carmel Bands, Carmel, Indiana

Weekly Announcement – October 12, 2011

Band Boosters Announcements 
October 12, 2011
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October is a busy month for the Band! Here’s a brief schedule of all upcoming events.
October 14th   Community Night
October 15th   ISSMA Regional Competition
October 20th   Rehearsal Camp and Fall Band Party (Laser Tag at X-SITE…7 to 10 pm)
October 21st   Rehearsal Camp, Pitch-in and football sectional playoff game
October 22nd  ISSMA Semi-State and Bandcoming that evening!
October 28th   Potential sectional playoff game
October 29th   ISSMA State Finals

Scrip pickup will be at Community Night this Friday.  There will be no Thursday pickup.  Check out the large supply of cards we have, ready for immediate purchase!

The 2011 Carmel Marching Greyhounds are proud to present Community Night to be held on October 14th at the Carmel High School Football Stadium.  We are headed to NYC but first, we are GOING VIRAL!

As we prepare for Community Night this Friday, here’s a brief update:

  • Admission Tickets to the Food Truck area were distributed last Wednesday to all students. Please check backpacks, car trunks and instrument cases for the tickets. Each student is being encouraged to sell 5 tickets.
  • Your student gets in free.  Prior to dismissal on Friday, they will receive a wristband that will get them into the food area.
  • Immediate family of all band and guard members can buy tickets at the discounted price of $3
  • Children under 12 are admitted free to the Food Truck area.
  • Please help to sell tickets to friends and neighbors for $5.  This is a fundraiser for our Macy’s trip.  
  • The trucks will charge for any food ordered.  Their entrees generally range from $5 to $12
  • Carnival area opens at 5pm
  • Admission to show is, of course, free. Show starts at 8pm.

Additional Details:
At Community Night, there will be additional opportunities to help support our trip to NYC.

  • Cow Chip Bingo $20 per ticket – See table near cow for tickets. 
  • 50/50 Cash Raffle $5 per ticket – See sales agents roaming the event.
  • Door Prize Raffle (door prizes listed below) $5 per ticket… See sales agents roaming the event.

              o   Wittmann 20/20 free eye exam $110 value        
              o   Eagleson Landscaping Gift Certificate – $100 value 
              o   Paige’s Music Repair Gift Certificate $100 value
              o   Print copy of “the Marching Greyhound” painted by Mr. Robert Pote – PRICELESS value (see the original painting at a table at the event

Additional Community Night Fund Raising Event 
Among all the other great opportunities on Community Night, we will be once again offering Entertainment Discount books for sale.   The books are $30 each and the band member will receive a $12 credit toward their fees for each book purchased.  This year’s book features over $14,000 in coupons and savings, so they easily pay for themselves.    These will be available at Community Night only.   If you have any questions or would like to pre-order, please email Kathi Johnson.

Volunteer Bakers
Greetings Bakers!!  The day is fast upon us. This Fri. Oct. 14. Some guidelines follow:
    Please, only disposable containers.
    Label your items. Especially any nut/peanut butter items.
    As possible – whole cakes, pies, breads.
    The Bake Sale Team will divide up cookies, muffins, etc.
    Please drop off items around 4PM or after, at the stadium.
We could still use a few more people to help price, wrap, & sell. First group starts about 3:30. Thanks to all you great bakers!!  Contact: Elizabeth Eagleson by email or 846-6504


Parents…our next performance is Friday, October 14th at Community Night!  Have your band member remember to bring their blacks, black socks and black marching shoes to school on Friday.   The current full schedule will always be posted on the website.

Community Night Performance • Friday, October 14, 2011 • Carmel HS Stadium
ISSMA Regional Competition • Saturday, October 15, 2011 • Center Grove High School
Friday Schedule (10-14)
  7:00 AM:       Rehearsal (40 minutes)
  3:45 PM:       Rehearsal in Stadium (wear tour shirts)
  6:00 PM:       Dinner on your own at TASTE OF THE TRUCKS in Stadium Parking Lot
  7:15 PM:       Change into uniforms
  7:45 PM:       March to stadium
  8:00 PM:       Community Night Performance, Show Explanation, Demonstrations, Recognize Sponsors, etc.
  9:00 PM        Back to trailer, change, store equipment
  9:30 PM        Dismissal
Saturday Schedule (10-15)
  8:30 AM:       Rehearsal
12:15 PM:       Load Trailer
12:30 PM:       Winds and Percussion: Lunch on your own
                       Guard: Report to E157 for Lunch, Hair and Make-up
  2:15 PM:       Load Buses
  2:30 PM:       Depart CHS
  3:30 PM:       Arrive Center Grove HS
  3:50 PM:       Change
  4:20 PM:       Transit
  4:29 PM:       Physical Warm-up (Area B)
  4:53 PM:       Transit
  4:58 PM:       Music Warm-up (Area B)
  5:22 PM:       Transit
  5:40 PM:       Stage
  5:43 PM:       Perform
  6:00 PM:       Return to buses, change and load
  7:00 PM:       Full group meeting
  7:15 PM:       Depart for Carmel
  8:15 PM        Arrive CHS and Unload Trucks. Everyone should stay and help until Drum Majors dismiss the group.

WLC MBThe Carmel High School Marching Band will be hosting our friends from Walled Lake, MI again this year.  Walled Lake makes a sizable donation to the Band Boosters to host their students in our homes.  This is a major fundraiser for us and goes a long way to keep our band fees to a minimum.  Hosting two or more Walled Lake students during Grand Nationals is easy, fulfilling and fun!  All they need is a bed, breakfast and a ride to & from school at the same time as our kids.

Walled Lake would like to begin assigning students at the end of the month and Grand Nationals are not that far off.  There is much work and planning that needs to undertaken before then.  So far, we have volunteers for 66 of 88 girls and 54 of 72 boys.  Please consider volunteering to host these great kids in your home today!  Contact Kevin Cosgrove to volunteer or if you have any questions.

FALL MARCHING BAND PARTY, Thursday October 20th, 7-10 pm
The Carmel High School Marching Band and Color Guard members are invited to a night of Laser Tag at X-Site in Castleton.  X-Site is located between Costco and Castleton Mall (Sears end) on 86th Street.  It is across the mall entrance from Asia Mart.The Boosters will be providing drinks and pizza.  Students will need to bring $10 for unlimited laser tag play.  Each game can accomodate 40 students in the playing theater.  There is no registration, just show up.  This will be an official chaperoned Marching Band event.  Members will have to provide their own transportation.  See the website for more information.

A special line of spiritwear has been designed for Seniors to commemorate your journey through your four exciting years in Marching Band.  It features the new Band Logo on the front and a collage of the last four shows on the back.  This will make a great present and a cherished keepsake for both students, parents, families and friends.  There are short sleeve T-shirts and plush, warm hoodies. See the Spirit Wear page on the web.  See Kevin Cosgrove at this Friday’s Community Night for orderform.

Due to numerous inquiries by those who missed the first deadline, a second round of orders for our Macy’s Parade commerative spiritwear is now being accepted! If you are interested in ordering some of the Macy’s spiritwear, please download an order form and complete. Orders can be given to Lisa Harbour at competition send offs or can be mailed to Kim Greene at 4952 Deer Ridge S. Carmel 46033. Deadline for this order is October 22nd so that you will receive your spiritwear prior to our departure for New York!
Interested in helping to advertise our show as you walk through our competition venues? For only $5, you can order a QR code Tshirt ($2 extra for XXL and $3 extra for XXXL). Contact Lisa Harbour at  to place an order.
A few select samples are available from this year’s spiritwear line…If you are interested in purchasing any of the below listed items, please contact Kim Greene at
**XL black zip up fleece ladies jacket with Carmel Marching Band and running greyhound on front
**Size small blue plaid Carmel Marching flannel pants
**Size XL black yoga pants that say Carmel
**Size 2XL blue pullover Carmel Marching Band hoodie
**Two black 1/4 zip pullover jackets that say Carmel Marching Band on front, “Clarinet” on back

Many parents like to wear a button with their child’s picture to complement their Carmel Marching spirit wear. Most button pictures were taken before the first March In. Parents should have received an email from their section’s Spirit Parents with instructions on how to locate your child’s proof and order instructions.  Custom orders will be accepted (ex, a picture of siblings).  If you have already ordered a spirit button, they are now ready for pick up! Look for JoAnn Albright after practice or the next Pitch In or Send-off. As a reminder, each button is $3. Exact change is appreciated or make your check payable to Carmel Band Boosters.  Questions or need instructions on how to make a custom order? Contact JoAnn Albright.  We are also be selling buttons with the QR code. If you purchased a QR Button at the Lawrence North Pitch-In, you can trade that button in for the newly updated QR code buttons complete with show name and season date.
BannerGo to the WEBSITE to view samples and download the order form. Banners are $45 and can be customized. Color options include blue with gold lettering or gold with blue lettering. These are the house signs that were on display at the Volunteer Fair in April and are similar to what you see for athletic team members on homes around Carmel. We will place orders as received, so order this week and have your banner up before the next ISSMA competition! Questions about ordering? Contact Dawn McGrath.
The boosters would like to thank a new corporate sponsor, The Fresh Market, who are generously donating cases of cold bottled water and cookies for our Marching Band, directors, staff, chaperones and field crew to enjoy at our ISSMA and BOA competitions. The next time you are in Fresh Market on 146th Street, please take the time to thank the manager, Laurie Campbell, and let her know how much you appreciate the store’s support of our program!
Case RemodelingCarmel Bands is pleased to announce a continuing partnership with Case Design/Remodeling of Carmel. Case Design/Remodeling has been a valued partner of Carmel Bands for the past two years.  In 2009, Case Design/Remodeling completed a major renovation of the Marching Greyhounds Semi-Trailer. As a 2011-12 Champion of Music and Life Sponsor, Case Design/Remodeling would like to wish the Marching Greyhounds great success in the upcoming competition season and in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!  For more information on this sponsor, please visit Case Design/Remodeling.
You won’t want to miss this highlight of the marching band season! It’s a celebration and awards banquet and will be November 14th at the Ritz Charles. Reservation forms will be coming home this week.

Note to Spirit Parents: The Banquet Committee needs a picture of every marching band/guard participant. JPEG images are best and please make the name of the file: lastname_firstname.jpg. Put the pictures on a CD and give it to Jim or Lisa Alred. Please have them turned in by Community Night October 14th.
Marching band students should plan to take the SAT or ACT tests on the following dates:
ACT:  December 10, 2011; February 11, 2012; or April 14, 2012.  Students should NOT register for the October 22, 2011 ACT test! (ISSMA Semi-state)
SAT:  December 3, 2011; January 28, 2012; March 20, 2012; May 5, 2012; June 2, 2012.  Students should NOT register for the November 5, 2011 SAT test (BOA Indy Regional)! 

REMINDER:  Please e-mail Mr. Kreke if you will be absent or late to rehearsal.
Do you watch American Idol?  Do you have STAR quality?  The Marching Band is looking for the “VOICE OF THE DOUBLE DREAM HANDS”!!  If chosen, your sampled voice will be filling up Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday nights as the 2011 Marching Greyhounds Perform!!  Take a look at the video:  DDH Video.  If you think you have what it takes to be the sampled voice (NO DANCING REQUIRED!!!) in our 2011 Production, then please contact Mike McIntosh (Mac) via email using this link: MAC.  Thank you!


Please welcome Multimedia Memories as our newest Corporate Sponsor!  Multimedia Memories sponsors Carmel Bands in this memory-making year. Make your memories come to life – call Multimedia Memories today!  Click here for more information on Multimedia Memories.  


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Sponsors of Carmel Bands
Champions of Music and Life


Champion of Marching Greyhounds

Platinum Sponsor

Additional Sponsors

KAR Auto Auction  Bill Eagleson          

Orange Leaf   Anderson Amish Cabinets           

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