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!

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).

 

Announcements for Week of August 21 – 25

Half-time Show 2015

Reminders:

  1. Mandatory Wednesday Night Practice: August 23rd from 6 to 8 pm at the HS & Field. Please let KK and/or the Drum Majors know if you are unable to attend.
  2. Friday Night Football Game at Hopewell: 
    • Arrive at HS by 5:10 pm
    • Block Band at 5:30 pm
  3. Make sure you have your instrument at school on Wednesday for Band Class.

New Fundraiser:

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, 2017No late orders will be accepted.

31 Band Bag Order Form

31 Bag Photos


The first game of the season is coming Friday! Everyone (especially new Members & Parents), please review the Stadium and Event Rules page, the Uniforms page and the Chaperones  page to familiarize yourself with what is expected.


The Remind APP

Parents may also sign up for the Remind App that is used to let Band Members know what/when/where is going on with the Band. We spend a lot of time and effort keeping everyone up to date via this app, Facebook and this website. As always with an organization as large as this, times/dates/locations are subject to change, but we try to update as soon as possible.

If you would like to sign up, please follow these instructions: Remind App Signup!

Announcements for Week of August 14 – 20

Reminders:

  1. Wednesday Night Practice: August 16th from 6 to 8 pm at the HS & Field. Please let KK and/or Drum Majors know if you are unable to attend.
  2. Today is the final day for the Football Program Ads. Please turn in to Lawrie Borgman on August 14th (see instructions). Form: Ad for Football Program 2017

The first game of the season is coming up soon! Everyone (especially new Members & Parents), please review the Stadium and Event Rules page, the Uniforms page and the Chaperones  page to familiarize yourself with what is expected.


The Remind APP

Parents may also sign up for the Remind App that is used to let Band Members know what/when/where is going on with the Band. We spend a lot of time and effort keeping everyone up to date via this app, Facebook and this website. As always with an organization as large as this, times/dates/locations are subject to change, but we try to update as soon as possible.

If you would like to sign up, please follow these instructions: Remind App Signup!

Band Camp Week 2 Announcements – August 4, 2017

Week One is complete!

KK would like to congratulate everyone on a successful week one of Band Camp! Keep up the momentum for week 2!

I know the parents are excited to see what you have been working on and that you will put on a great show.


Announcements:

Kennywood:  Sunday, August 13th

Arrive at High School, 10am

Return to HS, approximately 10:30pm

Students must bring their red shirt, white shorts, calf-length white socks, and clean white shoes. They can either wear their outfit or change into them at Kennywood. 


Theme days for next week’s Band Camp:

  • Monday: Freedom colors
  • Tuesday: Favorite sports team/singer
  • Wednesday: Section colors and watermelon eating contest
  • Thursday: Grade color (TBA)

Thursday : Band Picnic & Photos – August 10th @ 5:15 pm

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Setting up for the Yearly Band photo – check out the rainbow in the back! © C. Skuse 2016

 The Band, Units, groups, family and individual Band members’ photos are taken during the second week of Band Camp. Purchase forms will be available in the Band Room for those that may be interested in purchasing photographs. Photography will be done by Mary White Photography.

Picture time can take three to four hours, so please be prepared and patient!

As an added bonus, this year the Band will be performing the half-time show before the group photo as a special thank you to the parents! Please come at 6 pm to see the performance at Bulldog Stadium.

Photos will be taken as follows: Individual photos until performance at 6, Band group photo, Section photos, resume individual photos, and finally friend/family photos.

Picnic will start after all photos. Parents are also invited to the Picnic!


Band Picnic Donations

We need donations for the Band Picnic on Thursday after photos.

Items needed include:

  1. Hot Dogs
  2. Buns
  3. Condiments (Ketchup & Mustard)
  4. Chips – individual-sized bags only
  5. Cookies
  6. Water
  7. Gatorade
  8. Pop – cans only
  9. Watermelon – we need 4, to be at the school on Tuesday for the Watermelon eating contest

The sign-up sheet is located in the Band Room. We need all the help we can get with donations so that the Kids and Parents will have a nice end to Band Camp.


Football Program Advertisements

You may choose to put an advertisement in the 2017 Football Program for you child. The deadline for submission is August 14, 2017. Please see the form for instructions.

Ad for Football Program 2017

 

 

 

Tomorrow is BAND CAMP!

All band members are required to attend band camp; it is MANDATORY!

Band camp will be held Monday — Thursday on July 31st to August 3rd and August 7th to 10th, 2017 from 8:30 am to 4 pm each day. (No FRIDAY camp.)

Please do not be late. Be ready to start warming up before 8:30 am.

Students are encouraged to bring a pencil for music changes,  water and/or Gatorade with them and dress appropriately for the weather (bring a hat)! This is a school function, so please follow the school dress code. Tennis shoes are a must!  The students will be outside for a good part of the day, so using sunscreen is necessary. Water is always available to the students and Gatorade will be available if donated.

Lunchtime is usually from 11:30 am to 12;15 pm. If you did NOT order lunches via Mrs. Keith, you must bring a packed lunch.

The medical release from included in your summer newsletter should be promptly returned by mail or on the first day of Band Camp. Students are not permitted to march until the medical release form is completed and returned.

All forms should be completed and brought to camp the first week. Booster Officers will be on hand to collect them each day.

Uniform fittings will also start on Monday. Seniors will be the first fitted, and go from there by grade. Any volunteers that are handy with a needle are needed for all the hemming we must do!

Shoe fitting has been moved to Tuesday. We have a lot of donated, used marching shoes, so please check in the Auditorium tomorrow if you are interested in getting a pair, instead of purchasing a new pair.