Reminders Week #8 – Football vs. Mohawk (Home) – Pink Out Game

Friday Night Football vs. Mohawk (Home)

  • Arrive at School by : 6:00 pm
  • Block Band : 6:20 pm
  • Middle School : 6:45 pm
  • Pregame: 7:00 pm

Upcoming: New Brighton Halloween Parade — Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Info for new Band Members and Parents: Parade begins at Sixteenth Street and ends at Townsend Park. Parade route will travel Third Avenue in New Brighton. Band Members will have to dress in a costume (sometimes themed by section – please see you Section Leader for information), but must be able to still play their instruments! Below are some examples of what people wore for the parade to give you and idea and to start your creative juices flowing!


Fundraising

There are still 25 bags of candy remaining for sale. Each bag is $30 (cash or check), with $12 going back to the student’s account. Please call or text Lori S. at 724-316-1942 for more information!

**UPDATED** Reminders Week #7 – Homecoming Parade and Football vs. South Side

Alumni Band Homecoming Parade – 2015
© Erin Spielman

Homecoming Parade (downtown Freedom)

  • Arrive : 1:00 pm
  • Block : 1:20 pm
  • Parade: 2:00 pm

Dinner (Picnic) @ 3:30 pm

Due to the fact that there are only a few hours in between events, there will be a small picnic at 3:30 pm so that the kids can eat. KK will provide pizza and the Band Boosters will provide hot dogs. We would appreciate any donations you can provide for the kid’s picnic (desserts, chips, drinks, etc.) and we also need helpers to get the picnic ready and serve. Thank you!



Saturday Night Football vs. South Side (Homecoming)

  • Arrive at School by : 5:45 pm
  • Block Band : 6:15 pm
  • Middle School : 6:30 pm
  • Pre-Game : 6:45 pm

Fundraising – ORDERS DUE TODAY (OCT 6TH)!

Your next opportunity to earn money for your individual accounts is here!  We began sales of J&J hoagies and Gourmet Creations dips on Sept 21, 2017.  Look for more info, as well as order forms, on band website and on the door of the Band Room. Orders are due October 6th.

Candy bars will be sold in the concession stand until supplies are gone.  If you would like a bag, please call or text Lori S at 724 316 1942 .

Reminders for Week #6 – Football at Riverside

Congratulations on another great performance at the Beaver County Invitational!


Practice – Thursday night – CANCELLED

There will be NO MORE week night practices for the remainder of this marching season.


Friday Night Football at Riverside (Away)

  • Arrive at School by : 5:00 pm
  • Block Band : 5:20 pm
  • Leave: 5:30 pm

Upcoming: New Brighton Halloween Parade — Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Info for new Band Members and Parents: Parade begins at Sixteenth Street and ends at Townsend Park. Parade route will travel Third Avenue in New Brighton. Band Members will have to dress in a costume (sometimes themed by section – please see you Section Leader for information), but must be able to still play their instruments! Below are some examples of what people wore for the parade to give you and idea and to start your creative juices flowing!


Fundraising

Your next opportunity to earn money for your individual accounts is here!  We began sales of J&J hoagies and Gourmet Creations dips on Sept 21, 2017.  Look for more info, as well as order forms, on band website and on the door of the Band Room. Orders are due October 6th.

Candy bars will be sold in the concession stand until supplies are gone.  If you would like a bag, please call or text Lori S at 724 316 1942 .

Next Boosters Meeting will be on October 2nd at 7:00 pm.

New Band Parents are strongly encouraged to attend to learn how our organization works and to find out about events that are coming up that are new to you! It is the perfect time for you to ask questions and we would love for you to join us.


Urgent call for NEW Band Dads!

If you can spare some time, we need additional Dads to help out with the Band. Duties include loading/unloading the Band trailer for events, helping move the items needed for half-time and many other important tasks! To help out, you must have your clearances (see here ).  There are only about 4 to 5 Dads that help out now and two have graduating Seniors, so we will need help next year. Come join now to learn the ropes. Thank you!

Reminders for Week #5 – Football at Laurel & Beaver County Invitational

Practice – Thursday night, 7-8:30 pm

Remember that practice has moved to Thursday night this week!

Mrs. Scrobacz will be there after practice at the HS with candy bar bags for fundraising. Each bag is $30, due when you pick up. See below for more fundraising information.


Friday Night Football at Laurel (Away)

  • Arrive at School by : 5:00 pm
  • Block Band : 5:15 pm
  • Leave: 5:25 pm

Beaver County Invitational (BCI) – This Saturday, September 23, 2017

  • Arrive at School by : 5:10 pm
  • Block Band : 5:30 pm
  • Arrive at Geneva:  6:15 pm
  • Perform: 8:30 pm

Tickets for BCI are now available from KK (Band Director). Cost is $5 per person now, or $7 at gate. Cash or check, with checks payable to New Brighton Band. You can purchase the tickets before practice or games, or have your student purchase them during school.

This year there will be no pre-sale for BCI items.

Items that can be purchased at the event are

  • CandyGrams (bags of candy for your band member)- $3.00
  • Roses – $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00
  • Decals – $5.00
  • T-shirts – S-XL are $12, XXL is $14 and 3XL is $15
  • Program – $6
  • DVD – $20
  • Light-up bracelet – $5.00

If CandyGrams and/or Roses are ordered for your Band Member (including Units), they will be distributed AFTER we return to the school! We do not give out the candy at the stadium due to allergic reactions and because of uniform staining concerns. If you do purchase, please let your Band Member know to pick it up from us back at the school that evening. Thank you!

If you would like to see photos of the items, please check out the FaceBook Page LINK.


Next Boosters Meeting will be on October 2nd at 7:00 pm. New Band Parents are strongly encouraged to attend to learn how our organization works and to find out about events that are coming up that are new to you! It is the perfect time for you to ask questions and we would love for you to join us. 


Fundraising

Your next opportunity to earn money for your individual accounts is starting soon.  We will begin sales of J&J hoagies and Gourmet Creations dips on Sept 21, 2017.  Look for more info, as well as order forms, on band website and on the door of the Band Room.

Anderson’s candy bars are still available after Band practice on Thursday.  Beginning in October, candy bars will also be sold in the concession stand until supplies are gone.  If you would like a bag after this Thursday, please call or text Lori S at 724 316 1942 .

Urgent call for NEW Band Dads!

If you can spare some time, we need additional Dads to help out with the Band. Duties include loading/unloading the Band trailer for events, helping move the items needed for half-time and many other important tasks! To help out, you must have your clearances (see here ).  There are only about 4 to 5 Dads that help out now and two have graduating Seniors, so we will need help next year. Come join now to learn the ropes. Thank you!

Reminders for Week #4 – Football vs. Brentwood

Practice – Wednesday night, 7-8:30 pm

Mrs. Scrobacz asked me to pass on that the Thirty-one bags are in! She will have those (and candy bags available for purchase) on Wednesday night after practice (around 8:30 outside the HS).


Friday Night Football vs. Brentwood (Home)

  • Arrive at School by : 6:00 pm
  • Block Band : 6:20 pm
  • Middle School : 6:45 pm
  • Pregame: 7:00 pm

Beaver County Invitational (BCI) Tickets – September 23, 2017

Tickets for BCI are now available from KK (Band Director). Cost is $5 per person now, or $7 at door. Cash or check, with checks payable to New Brighton Band. You can purchase the tickets before practice or games, or have your student purchase them during school.

This year there will be no pre-sale for BCI items.

Items that can be purchased at the event are

  • CandyGrams (bags of candy for your band member)- $3.00
  • Roses – $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00
  • Decals – $5.00
  • T-shirts – S-XL are $12, XXL is $14 and 3XL is $15
  • Program – $6
  • DVD – $20
  • Light-up bracelet – $5.00

If CandyGrams and/or Roses are ordered for your Band Member (including Units), they will be distributed AFTER we return to the school! We do not give out the candy at the stadium due to allergic reactions and because of uniform staining concerns. If you do purchase, please let your Band Member know to pick it up from us back at the school that evening. Thank you!

If you would like to see photos of the items, please check out the FaceBook Page LINK.


Next Boosters Meeting will be on October 2nd at 7:00 pm. New Band Parents are strongly encouraged to attend to learn how our organization works and to find out about events that are coming up that are new to you! It is the perfect time for you to ask questions and we would love for you to join us. 


Urgent call for NEW Band Dads!

If you can spare some time, we need additional Dads to help out with the Band. Duties include loading/unloading the Band trailer for events, helping move the items needed for half-time and many other important tasks! To help out, you must have your clearances (see here ).  There are only about 4 to 5 Dads that help out now and two have gradutating Seniors, so we will need help next year. Come join now to learn the ropes. Thank you!

Tonight and BCI Tickets – September 8, 2017

Tonight: Friday Night Football at New Brighton (Away)

  • Arrive at School by : 5:30 pm
  • Block Band : 5:50 pm
  • Leave School : 6:00 pm

Beaver County Invitational (BCI) Tickets – September 23, 2017

Tickets for BCI are now available from KK (Band Director). Cost is $5 per person now, or $7 at door. Cash or check, with checks payable to New Brighton Band. You can purchase the tickets before practice or games, or have your student purchase them during school.

Info for new Band Members and Parents :  the New Brighton Band Parent Organization is hosting the 40th annual Beaver County Invitational Marching Band Festival. This year, the festival will be held on September 23rd, 2017 at Reeves Stadium on the Geneva College campus in Beaver Falls. Last year 13 marching bands from Beaver County performed their fall shows for all to see while over 1800 people attended this event. All are invited. Rain date is September 30th.

Bands participating in BCI are

  • Ambridge
  • Aliquippa
  • Beaver Falls
  • Blackhawk
  • Central Valley
  • Ellwood City
  • Freedom
  • Geneva College
  • Hopewell
  • New Brighton
  • Riverside
  • Rochester
  • South Side
  • Western Beaver

Programs, t-shirts, CandyGrams, flowers, etc. will be available for purchase. More information will be posted about those items when I receive it.


Upcoming: New Brighton Halloween Parade — Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Info for new Band Members and Parents: Parade begins at Sixteenth Street and ends at Townsend Park. Parade route will travel Third Avenue in New Brighton. Band Members will have to dress in a costume (sometimes themed by section – please see you Section Leader for information), but must be able to still play their instruments! Below are some examples of what people wore for the parade to give you and idea and to start your creative juices flowing!


 

Next Booster Meeting will be September 11th at 7:00 pm in the HS Band Room.

Reminders for Week #3 – Football at New Brighton

Wednesday Night Practice – 7 pm to 8:30 pm.

All remaining evening practices will be from 7 to 8:30 pm in the future.


Friday Night Football at New Brighton (Away)

  • Arrive at School by : 5:30 pm
  • Block Band : 5:50 pm
  • Leave School : 6:00 pm

Band Boosters/Fundraising

Candy Bar Fundraiser

Candy Bars are available after every practice. Candy must be prepaid when you pick up a bag. They are $30 each, with $12 going into the student’s individual account. Please see Mrs. Skrobacz, who will be located outside the front entrance to the HS after practice if you are interested. Cash or checks made out to “Freedom Band Boosters” are accepted.

 

Next Booster Meeting will be September 11th at 7:00 pm in the HS Band Room.

Reminders for Week #2 – Big Knob Fair & Football vs. Beaver

The Big Knob Fair Parade is tomorrow!

Please be at the school by 5:00 pm,

Block Band is at 5:20 pm,

Parade is at 6:00 pm.

The parade usually starts at the back of the fairground by the events arena and winds through the fairgrounds, and ends at the area between the stage and the Grange building.

Please wear your usual required Band attire. Uniforms may be worn depending on the weather.

REMINDER: Those Band Members that are NOT riding the bus home must provide a written note to the Band Director from their parents BEFORE the buses leave for the event. Only Parents/Guardians are permitted to pick up Band Members.

If you are NOT riding the bus back to the school, please make arrangements with someone for your uniform and instrument to be unloaded and put away after the event!


Wednesday Night Practice – Cancelled for this week.


Friday Night Football vs. Beaver (home) – Youth Night

  • Be at HS by : 6:15pm
  • Block Band : 6:50 pm
  • Middle School : 7:00 pm
  • Pre-game : 7:10 pm

Band Boosters/Fundraising

Concession Stand “Shower” Drop-off – Wednesday August 30th

Concession Stand item drop off on will be Wednesday Aug 30 from 5:30 to 7:30, even though there is no Wednesday night practice. Please check with your student if you have not received the form passed out at the last night practice.

Tour Shirts – Due FRIDAY, September 1st

Orders for the second run of Tour Shirts will be due this Friday, September 1st. Please return to Jean Buerkle or a Booster Officers.  Print out an order form if you are interested!

Tour T-shirt Order Form 2017-18

 

Thirty-one Bag Fundraiser – Due TUESDAY, August 29th

Need a bag to carry all that band stuff? Thirty-one is partnering with the Freedom Band Boosters to offer this personalized Cinch Sac for only $25. Up to 30% profit will be earned by the Boosters for each bag purchased. Bags will be delivered by mid-September.  Please place all orders, with payment, in Mr. KK’s or Mr. James’s mailbox no later than August 29, 2017

No late orders will be accepted.

31 Band Bag Order Form

31 Bag Photos

 

Candy Bar Fundraiser

Candy Bars are available after every practice. Candy must be prepaid when you pick up a bag. They are $30 each, with $12 going into the student’s individual account. Please see Mrs. Skrobacz, who will be located outside the front entrance to the HS after practice if you are interested.

 

Next Booster Meeting will be September 11th at 7:00 pm in the HS Band Room, not September 4th (Labor Day).

 

“Don’t Show” T-Shirt Hand-out and Hopewell Stadium Information

“Don’t Show” Tour Shirts

Those who ordered “Don’t Show” Tour T-shirts can pick them up tonight from Jean Buerkle in the parking lot in front of the High School before we leave for the game.


INFO FOR FRIDAY FOOTBALL GAME AT HOPEWELL

Hopewell Football Home Facility Schedule
Date: August 25, 2017 7:00 PM

1. The main entrance has been moved to the end of the student parking lot which is located just past the high school driveway. All tickets must be purchased at this entrance. The old main entrance behind the press box is for pre-sold tickets and passes only.

2. Visiting bleachers are to the left when you enter through the main entrance.

3. Presale tickets will be sold in Freedom HS Office until 1 PM Friday Adults: $5.00 Students: $3.00
4. General Admission: $5.00 will be available at the gate
NO STUDENT TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE GATE

5. There will be a shuttle for fans that will run from Hopewell Shopping Center (Behind Pizza Joe’s) from 6:00 PM until the start of the game. Please publicize this to your fans.

6. Please be aware that Hopewell Township has passed an ordinance that there will be no parking on the side streets near the high school during football games. All violators will be ticketed and/or towed.

GO BULLDOGS !!!!!


Remember to be at the school by 5:10 pm, with block band at 5:30 pm.