Dates to Remember July & August 2014

Calendar

We have a long list of events coming up through the end of August including Parent’s Night, the annual Pool Party, Car Wash fundraiser, DCI Finals trip, Ford Test Drive fundraiser, Yard Sale Fundraiser, first football game and so much more!!

For questions about any of these, please feel free to contact us.

Announcements July 2014

Announcements

We have many announcements for the band including news concerning absences, travel, physicals, Pit Crew, Guard, Feeding the Band, Chaperones, uniforms and band camp.

Please take a moment to read through all of them. If you have questions about anything, please contact us or see any board member.

PGA Championship Volunteers Needed

PGA Championship Valhalla

FROM THE DESK OF SUSAN FROEDGE: We have a fundraising opportunity coming up – parking at the PGA Championship through Brantley Security. The opportunity can help us raise anywhere from $1500-$10,000 depending on the number of days we choose to work. The opportunity runs from August 4-10. Please message me if you are interested in helping out a day or two!

Surviving Band Camp 2014

Band Camp

Band camp is now officially in full swing! The band members are going to be hungry, tired and perhaps a bit cranky by the end of the day. In order to help make it through band camp, we have a few helpful tips to get to the end on a high note.

FIRST

  1. Come prepared. Instrument, music, chalk, name tag & anything else instructed to bring. Do this every day.

 
NUTRITION:

  1. Eat breakfast, even if it consists of toast only. Working in the heat, burning up energy on an empty stomach will make you sick. Avoid drinking milk and eating heavy foods such as pancakes.

Feed the Directors!

You Can Help

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We need volunteers to provide lunch for our directors and instructors during band camp each day.

Each volunteer would be responsible for providing one lunch meal (i.e. spaghetti, subs, pulled pork, etc.). The meal should be brought to the Brass/Rehearsal room off of the band room around 11 am in the morning.

For more information and/or to sign up, please text Ronda Nelson at 270-307-5325.

Feed the Band Volunteers Wanted!

Feed the Band Volunteers Needed

Can you believe it? Band camp is right around the corner! WOW! We’re going to need your help with feeding this big crew of awesome musicians.

If you are available to help Feed the Band during band camp or on weekends during school, please send an email to Ronda Nelson at: ambrose652001@yahoo.com and/or text her at 270-307-5325.

Our list of signups from parent’s night has been misplaced, so even if you signed up then, please give us another shout out.

We Want Your Cans!

Recycle Your Cans! Help the band!

From the Desk of Randy Mitchell: If the families in the band boosters will start saving their aluminum cans, I will be happy to do all the hauling to the recycler for you…..a full pickup load with attached trailer is worth over $100 ….. and there are over 200 families in band this year. That would be a lot of aluminum!

Please don’t save your pie plates, aluminum foil, etc…..they don’t take it. Just the beverage cans, gutters, garage doors that have been replaced, etc…….thousands of dollars is out there waiting on you to see it and bring it to us!

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2015

2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Drum Head

The news was announced yesterday, May 7, that the North Hardin Band will be attending the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City in 2015. This is a major accomplishment and honor for the Trojan band. It wouldn’t have been possible without our talented students, dedicated directors and amazing boosters.

The announcement was made by representatives of Macy’s in a surprise gathering for the students. In attendance were Fort Knox Garrison Commander, Colonel Edwards and Command Sergeant Major Robinson. Various Hardin County dignitaries were also on hand to celebrate the news.

New Sound System Needed

Sound System Needed

As many of you know, last year we experienced technical difficulties with our current field sound system. These difficulties led to many of our students missing cues during performances. As a result, Mr. Reams and I have determined that it is time to update our sound system. However, this new system will not be cheap. The attached picture shows the Yamaha Ultimate Field PA System with Digital Mixer that we would like to purchase at a total cost of approximately $7000. This is where we turn to you for support. Our goal is to purchase this system in time for band camp in July and we need your help. We have 2 months to make this happen and we hope our alumni will come through for us once again.