Carmel Bands, Carmel, Indiana

Weekly Announcements – November 9, 2011

Band Boosters Announcements 

November 9, 2011


The Band Directors request all parents and students begin promoting the QR code, the link to the QR site, and a request to “join us in the dance at Nationals” on their personal Facebook sites and Twitter accounts. And check out the new video! Thanks!
….5, 4, 3, 2, 1…we are counting down to Grand Nationals…come and support our Marching Greyhounds!  Click on the link below, study the Video! Practice!  Get ready for the big day!  

Scan the QR Code, or try this link: QRCODE
November is an extremely busy month for the Band!
Here’s a brief schedule of all upcoming events.

November 9th  Walled Lake Band Arrives at CHS
November 10th BOA Grand Nat’s Prelim’s, Lucas Oil Stadium
November 11th Walled Lake/Carmel Band Dinner (Freshmen Cafeteria)
November 12th BOA Grand Nats, Lucas Oil Stadium
November 13th Walled Lake Band Departs CHS
November 14th Band Banquet @ Ritz Charles,
6:00 pm Doors Open, Program starts promptly at 6:30 pm
Nov 21st – 26th Macy’s Trip
November 28th Jazz Band Practice Begins!
REMINDER:  We are heading into the final stretch.  All practices this week and next are crucial to our success at Nationals. Please respect the directors and the other 208 Marching Greyhounds. No student should miss any rehearsals for the remainder of the season. Illness is the only excused absence. Please e-mail Mr. Kreke  if your child is ill, otherwise, your student will be expected to be at each rehearsal for the entire rehearsal. Thank you for your cooperation in this regard.
SCRIP pickup will be Thursday 5-6pm at the front circle during the Send-off.  Also, a reminder that there will be no SCRIP pickup on Thursday November 24 – make sure orders needed for/before Thanksgiving are placed and paid for by this Thursday November 10 so that they are available for pickup on Thursday November 17. As always, there’ll be a terrific selection of scrip cards in stock and available for immediate purchase as well.
Parents…our next performances are Thursday and Saturday at BOA Grand National Competitions at Lucas Oil Stadium.    The current full schedule will always be posted on the website
BOA Grand National Preliminary Competition • Thursday, November 10, 2011 • Lucas Oil Stadium
Walled Lake/Carmel Band Exhibition Performances • Friday, November 11, 2011 • Carmel Stadium/Freshman Cafeteria
BOA Grand National Semi-Final & Finals Competition • Saturday, November 12, 2011 • Lucas Oil Stadium
Thank you to all the volunteer families.  Walled Lake has completed their assignments and their information is being sent out to our host families today.  We have one more request.  On Friday, the night before finals, The Fresh Market is providing dinner for both bands, chaperones and hosts.  We could use donations of cases of soda for the band students.  If you are able to donate, please drop off a case or two or several 2 liter bottles of Dr. Pepper, Mt. Dew, Pepsi, 7-up or Diet Coke in the Freshman Cafeteria after 3:00 pm, Friday November 11th.  Thank you again for your generosity and support of the bands!
A big thank you to all families who helped with the Pitch In’s!  We appreciate all of the band and guard families for contributing to them and making them fun for all!  See you next year! 
UNIFORM UPDATE:  Grand Nats is fast approaching!!!
The Carmel uniform is well known across the state of Indiana and the nation. The Carmel “C” is a coveted souvenir at the Bands of America Grand National Championship. Students like to trade the Carmel “C” for other band’s uniform items. Please be aware that all uniforms will be inventoried after Grand Nats. Any missing items will be billed to the students marching band account. So everyone is aware ahead of time, the cost of each item is:
• “C” – $15 • Gauntlets – $25 • Rhinestone – $65 • Bib Pants – $60 • Plume – $14 • Jacket – $150 • Shako – $50
Thank you Uniform Washers
The uniform moms want to thank the following washers who so graciously gave their time during the marching season to ensure our children were looking their best on the competition field!  These moms washed, scrubbed and cleaned 156 uniforms on a weekly basis.  The uniforms could have not looked their best without their touch!  Thanks for informing us on a weekly basis of all those dropped hems that needed attention, etc.  Parents, please say thank you to the following moms who dedicated themselves to our children throughout this seasons incredible journey.
1st session washers:  Mary Ann Allison, Pam Reidy, Sandra Sikora, Carol Braitman, Amy Prill, Nancy Hahn, Kim Greene, Nancy Funk, Laura Corry, Sue Spence, Marinnes Corey, Beth Eagleson, Ruta Karklins
2nd session washers:  Kathy Sasseman, Denise Ardery, Colleen Nobis, Dawn McGrath, Mary Tauber, Christy Baugh, Allison Story, Kathy Crawford,  Kim Glaven, Kathy Peterson, Beth Worland, Jennifer Pong
Full season washers:  Christine Pawlovich, Julie Dawson
Sean Spence, father of Sarah ’11 Saxophone, has put together a photo gallery slide show of some terrific pictures from recent performances.  All are high quality pictures, so be please be patient for it to load.  All of the photos in the gallery along with those from all of our great band photographers are available on the SmugMug site….the SmugMug link is available on the website.Dream Hands Slideshow 
Year End DVDThe 2011 Going Viral Year-End DVD order forms are now available! Orders are due December 3rd.  You may also order last year’s Stop and Smell the Roses DVD.  For more information and to download the order form, go to the website: DVD
Commemorate this ‘Going Viral’ season with a keepsake ornament. Each ornament has the QR code, the show’s title and year, yellow shimmery ribbon to symbolize the guard’s costume, black and white ribbon to symbolize the QR code, and a royal blue ribbon to symbolize the band’s uniforms. Each ornament is filled with black, white, and yellow glass beads and each ornament also contains a glass red star bead to symbolize the trip to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “Carmel Marching Band” ornament is filled with blue, black and silver glass beads and has musical note ribbon, silver, and royal blue ribbon. Price for the ornaments is $10 each and all proceeds go to the band and guard. Ornaments will be delivered at the band banquet on Nov. 14.  See the home page of the website for more information.  You can pay by check by delivering the order to Kim Ware or you can buy with PayPal or a credit card using the link on the website.
Every year, Mr. Video offers booster groups the opportunity to pre order Grand Nationals Finals DVD’s. For our new parents, this is a video shot live the night of Grand National Finals of each band’s performance in two formats (up close (field level) and from the press box.) After Grand Nats, if you order from Mr. Video, the video will cost $99. We will be taking orders for the videos beginning today at the reduced cost of $75. Orders should be placed on line on the band’s website and must be paid for using Pay Pal.Want a video of Grand Nationals Finals but not placed your order yet??? We have spoken to Mr Video and are able to extend the deadline for orders for the videos to Monday, November 14. With our option of group orders, you will save $24 off their regular price of $99 each by paying $75. While we prefer that you submit your order using your Paypal account or credit card using the link above, you can submit a check made out to CHS Band Boosters directly to Pam Verbarg no later than Monday’s banquet.Please note, this DVD is NOT to be confused with the band’s End-Of-Season DVD which is being shot by Greg Pergal and will be shown at the Band Banquet. That DVD order is also available for sale and chronicles our band’s entire season.
Group Photos, Inc. is Macy*s official photographer and is offering our band the opportunity to pre-purchase 8×10 high quality photographs at $20 each.  With the pre-purchase of three photos, a video DVD and shipping are included free.  This offer expires on Thanksgiving Day.  We are offering this as a courtesy to our Membership, the Band Boosters have no business relationship with Group Photos, Inc.  See the website for more information and the order form:  MACY*S PICTURE OFFER

All students, chaperones and fans traveling to New York City with Music Travel Consultants should have received their final invoice from Music Travel for their student’s account at this time. Final payments are past due on your Music Travel account at this time.  Please check the website often for the most current information regarding the Macy*s Trip.  Use this link: MACY*SGoing to Macys on the fan bus or your own transportation and looking for a way to coordinate sight-seeing and other fun activities in the Big Apple with other marching band families?  Check out the newly formed group “Carmel Marching to Macys Fan Trip” on Facebook and join up.Also, if you are traveling by fan bus to New York, EVERYONE needs a sack dinner on Monday evening. The buses will not be stopping for a dinner break. Our corporate sponsor, Fresh Market is donating meals at no charge for students, staff and chaperones on the buses. Fans have the option of pre-purchasing a meal for $8.00. The meal includes a sandwich of your choice, chips, fruit, cookie and bottled water. Purchase of the meal is optional; however, if you choose not to participate, please note you will be responsible for providing your own sack dinner. If you are traveling by fan bus and want to participate, please submit the menu (Use the MACY*S link above) with choice of Sandwich circled and $8.00 payment to Lisa Harbour or Robin Ridge no later than Monday, November 14, 2011 at the Band Banquet.BAND PHOTOS – SmugMug – Where are They?
To see the wonderful, inspiring images of our Members and Staff, go to WEBSITE, click “Band Photos”, click “SmugMug Galleries”, click “SmugMug”, enter password “3xc3ll3nc3″.  SmugMug is a generous corporate citizen, providing this $160 a year professional photographer’s site for free to us.  You can download all images, and even order prints from SmugMug, if you like.  They are pros; you  won’t be disappointed.  Thanks to Shawn Spence Photography for his truly professional contributions from ISSMA State. Questions? Email Joe Pfister.
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