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20-Oct-17: October BPA Financial Update

posted Oct 20, 2017, 6:24 AM by Mark Nowicki   [ updated Oct 20, 2017, 10:05 AM ]

Dear Band Parents and Members,


Happy Fall!  It is hard to believe we are almost through October and the band is getting close to taking the field at MetLife Stadium!  What a great season for the RamBand!!

I wanted to give you a brief financial update based on the fundraisers year to date.  First, I want to thank all the parents and students who have worked so hard and have taken our need for fundraising to support the program to heart.  We could not do this without you!  From donating, to sponsoring, to getting ads, to working hours at one of our fundraising events - I am very happy to report your commitment and teamwork has paid off.  THANK YOU!

Below is an overall revenue, expense and net proceeds summary for our fundraisers to date.  We are still waiting for a few of the invoices to come in for MiM, but the total expense column includes an estimate of those expenses based on prior year actuals.  The MiM team did an amazing job controlling expenses to maximize proceeds and then hosting a great show.  It was a major improvement over last year.  We are tracking well with 3 major fundraisers left.  WOW!


 

Gross

Revenue

Total

Expenses

Net

Proceeds

Car Show

$1,844.68

$(778.59)

$1,066.09

Sponsor Campaign*

$11,505.00

$(1,784.25)

$9,720.75

Member/Donor Drive

$6,680.00

$0.00

$6,680.00

Music In Motion Total**

$25,825.70

$(9,902.27)

$15,923.43

TOTAL YTD

$45,855.38

$(12,465.11)

$33,390.27

 

Music In Motion Breakdown by major category

Food/Food Equipment

$11,848.00

$(4,020.54)

$7,827.46

Gate

$11,023.95

$0.00

$11,023.95

Logistics

$0.00

$(4,821.00)

$(4,821.00)

Retail

$860.75

$(407.23)

$453.52

Bake Sale

$686.00

$0.00

$686.00

50/50

$1,307.00

$(653.50)

$653.50

Donations

$100.00

$0.00

$100.00

 

$25,825.70

$(9,902.27)

$15,923.43

*Total expense is printing cost for program book (325 count)

**Includes estimates for invoices not yet received (police, custodian, waste)


If you would like to see the full detailed breakdown for each area in MiM, please click here: MIM Revenue Expense Detail.   If you have any trouble with the link, email me and I will send you a copy.


The team held their wrap up meeting to go over lessons learned and ideas for improvement.  You are still able to provide your feedback through this quick survey: MIM 2017 Parent Feedback Survey.

The Car Show breakdown was shared with you earlier in the season.  The change to note is in the expense column as we received the invoice for the CHS custodian this week for $232.30.

The Sponsor Campaign did well this year.  The only expense is for the printing of the MiM Program.  A special thank you to Sue Pepper for all of the continued follow-up with the potential sponsors.  We are still receiving checks but this campaign concluded with the printing of the book and I expect we will stop receiving donations until we rev up again in the spring.

The Member/Donor drive will continue throughout the year – we do not have any expenses for this!  We raised over $1,000 more than we have in the last several years collecting dues.  Thank you to the members who contributed!  All our sponsors, member/donors, and purchasers of ads have been listed on the website (thank you Mark!).  Check it out at www.ramband.com.   A letter from the BPA will be mailed to you before the end of the calendar year to use for tax purposes.

As I explained at the Band Parent meeting in August, the BPA committed to a grant of $32,000 dollars for the marching band season.  Our major goals this year, in addition to improving our overall fundraising performance, are to fund the grant and scholarships for the seniors as well as build back some of our reserve funds to be able to support future grants.  I think we are on track to deliver these goals.  We have made two grant payments to date.  The grants are paid to CHS at the end of the month and another payment will be made at the end of October.


Here is a summary of the grants YTD:

Grant Committed for 2017/2018                       $32,000.00

Grant Paid YTD                                                     $(11,000.00)

Remainder to be granted before 12/31/17     $21,000.00


We have the Fall Train Show and the Christmas Tree Pick-up coming up right around the corner.  Let’s keep the momentum and teamwork up to knock these out of the park!  Please visit the Fundraiser Sign-Up on the website to volunteer.


I want to personally thank you for all of your hard work and generosity.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions on the information presented in this letter.

Go Ram Band!

Laura

17-Oct-17: 2017 CHSMRB Banquet Invitation

posted Oct 17, 2017, 6:52 PM by Mark Nowicki

Dear CHSMRB Students and Parents,

 

The Cheshire High School Music Department cordially invites you to the

2017 Cheshire High School Marching Band Banquet.

 

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Aria, 45 Murphy Road, Prospect, CT 06712

 

The cost of the banquet is $35.00 per ticket for students and parents.

 

Please return attached form with your payment (payable to CHS Music Department) in an envelope marked “Band Banquet” and place in the forms drop box in the Band Room hallway or mail to Cheshire High School Marching Ram Band

525 S. Main St. Cheshire, CT 06410

Payments and Reservations are due by Monday, October 30, 2017


 
John L. Kuhner, K-12 Music Department Chairman
Cheshire Public Schools
Cheshire High School
525 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
Email:
jkuhner@cheshire.k12.ct.us
Phone: 203-250-2534
Fax: 203-250-2563

13-Oct-17: MIM 2017 - POST EVENT WRAP-UP

posted Oct 14, 2017, 9:49 AM by Mark Nowicki

Hello everyone:

 

It’s hard to believe Music In Motion 2017 ended five days ago already… and what a show it was!  I am very happy with how it turned out and I’m pleased that I’ve heard nothing but positive remarks about it.  I would like to thank every one of you for your enthusiastic participation and for keeping a positive attitude throughout the busy weekend.  Each and every one of you filled one or more vital roles during the event, whether during set-up, during the event, or on clean-up – all of it was important to successfully executing the show.

 

We have been working diligently this week to add up all the proceeds, make sure all our bills are paid to our various vendors, and of course return loaned equipment to our very generous community suppliers.  Except for those we are still waiting for billing statements, all the checks are mailed and on the way.  The Treasurer and the President have compiled some early numbers, and it looks like we did extremely well this year!  Laura Hendry is preparing a more formal report to the membership where the results will be shared – I know some of it but I don’t want to steal her thunder.  You should see that from her very soon.

 

We will be holding a MIM 2017 parent wrap-up meeting next Tuesday, 17-Oct, in the Jazz Band Room.  7:30pm!  If you wish to share your insights and experiences with the group, please come to the meeting.  This is an opportunity to get it on the table so we can improve our event for next year.  Don’t be bashful – we want to hear from you – our parent members are our greatest resource!

 

If you want to contribute but cannot make it to the meeting, please fill out this MIM 2017 Parent Feedback Survey, or fill it out to document your thoughts and come to the meeting anyway.

 

Here are some quick stats:

  • All 80 of the Noack’s German Bratwurst sold.

  • 110 of the 130 Krakus Polish Kielbasa sold.

  • We added Italian Sausage to the menu and that sold out quickly, so we will probably increase quantity next year.

  • We used about 450 Hummel Hamburgers... a huge hit with the kids.  The new preparation process in the Concessions facility worked like a charm – made it quick and easy for the field kitchen grillers.

  • We used “only” about 270 Hummel Hot Dogs... down from previous years due to the added Sausages and Burgers, but we have the 166 left-overs frozen, transferred to inventory, and will be available for Fall Train Show.

  • Seven cases (140 pounds) of Chicken Tenders – all used.

  • 12 cases (252 pounds) of French Fries – all used.

  • 24 of 25 gallons of donated Aqua Turf Chili sold – all profit.

  • We were underprepared with Cold Beverages and Ice – it was so warm – but a few parents made emergency runs to Costco and Stop & Shop.  Nearly 1,900 cold drinks used with only a single case of Diet Coke left over.

  • Conversely, we didn't do so well with Coffee and Hot Chocolate since it was so warm, but it won't always be that warm.  We will look at the weather forecast a little more closely next year.

  • All the Candy sold.

  • All the Popcorn sold.

  • All but 10 of the 350 Fritos sold for Walking Tacos.

  • All the Fried Dough sold, over 460 of them!  Huge!

  • Most if not all the Baked Goods sold – thanks for supplying the Bake Sale Tent with your goodies.

  • 50/50 was pretty good this year… the winner was happy!

  • Retail sold a lot of AirGrams – especially for our very own Ram Band!

 

Great event from the Food Service perspective.  We had two malfunctioning fryers, but we managed to innovate and supply the Aux Food Tent continuously with food driven by Golf Cart by a real Golf Pro (no kidding!) from the Main Food serving area.  Great job making it work!  But there were many other moving parts of the show that worked well:  Gate Admissions, Beachmasters, Hospitality, Field Judge assisting, and all the pre-show activity such as advertising, signage, etc.

 

Come share your stories and experiences on Tuesday – we’ll be listening and taking notes.  And for those of you interested in becoming a bigger part of putting on the show as the next generation of leaders in the BPA, you’ll want to listen and learn about the details as well, and perhaps step up and take on a position in 2018 as the new Beachmaster, or Bake Sale sub-chair, or any other vital leadership role that needs to be filled by the next gen.

 

Lastly, thank you to all who brought some accessory equipment to the show.  You came through with tables, crock pots, coolers, extension cords and work lights.  Even the Beachmasters at Bartlem Park got work lights this year!  I think everything is back where it belongs, but if you brought anything that has not been returned, please email me so I can look for it and attempt to get it back to you.

 

Thank you!

Cheers!

Mark

13-Oct-17: Pre-order USBands New England States & New England Regional Championship Tickets

posted Oct 14, 2017, 9:47 AM by Mark Nowicki

Open the link below to access the order form for New England States and New England Regional Tickets

John L. Kuhner, K-12 Music Department Chairman
Cheshire Public Schools
Cheshire High School
525 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
Email:
jkuhner@cheshire.k12.ct.us
Phone: 203-250-2534
Fax: 203-250-2563

2-Oct-17: MUSIC IN MOTION BAKE SALE

posted Oct 2, 2017, 12:30 PM by Mark Nowicki

CALLING ALL BAKERS!

 

On behalf of the CHSBPA we are requesting that students, siblings, parents, grandparents, family, and friends please bake for the Music in Motion Bake Sale.  All bake sale proceeds go to the CHSBPA to support the band.

 

DROP OFF:

 

Saturday (10/7):  All baked goods should be delivered to the Music in Motion Bake Sale tent in the morning when you drop of your child OR can be brought to the MIM Bake Sale tent at any time during the day.  Morning drop off is preferred, but we are happy to accept items throughout the day.

 

BAKE SALE GUIDELINES:

 

Please review the attached Bake Sale Guidelines for helpful information.  Feel free to email me with any additional questions (pfielding@att.net).

 

Happy baking and thank you in advance to all that can help!  We are very appreciative of your time.

 

Pam Fielding

 

Bake Sale Coordinator

 

 

BAKED GOODS PREPARATION GUIDELINES

 

The CHS BPA makes 100% profit on our bake sales thanks to your generosity of time and baked goods.

 
Here is some helpful information based on what has been successful in the past:
 
  • It is a huge help if you bring your wrapped/packaged baked goods in a basket or container (PLEASE CLEARLY LABEL IT so we can return it!)
  • All items are sold for $1.00
  • Please bag regular sized cookies 3 to a bag
  • Please bag regular sized brownies 2 to a bag
  • If you have Extra Large or Small items, please use your best judgment for amount/presentation
  • CLEARLY label anything with nuts (and the type of nut)
  • While frosting is yummy, it does not hold up or does not sell – please skip it
  • Gluten free items are appreciated – please LABEL the item(s) as GF

 

NOTE:  Since we are doing a bake sale with homemade goods, we DO NOT make any claims to be nut or allergen free.

 
 

Happy baking and thank you in advance to all that can help!

2-Oct-17: Music In Motion Week - Important Information

posted Oct 2, 2017, 12:06 PM by Mark Nowicki

Hello all Band Parents:

Welcome to Music in Motion week!   We have great show planned and are excited about this year.   Sorry for the length of this communication but this one of those times that we have a lot to say!  The weather forecast as of now is very promising for a good late afternoon and evening for our premiere event of the year.

We are still in need of the following:

Volunteers:  To those of you who have already signed up – THANK YOU – but many have yet to sign up for a task during our critical seven-hour period.  As of now, we need 20 more people for that critical show period – the beachmaster and concessions in particular need a few more hands.  We need every hand possible to make this event a success.  We have called on our Alumni parents to volunteer to help, and some of those stalwart Alumni parents always come out to help, but they’ve done their time… current parents should be doing the brunt of the work.   Please do your share… pitch in and help!  Any amount of time that you can volunteer is appreciated.  Please take a moment to review the 
sign up to see where our needs still are.

 

Clothing We are asking that all volunteers come to the show prepared with a hat and covered footwear (no opened toe shoes).  At any time, any available MIM Staff may be called to help in the food tent as necessary.  If you have a Red Shirt, please wear it so you can be identified as a Ramband parent.  Please dress for the weather! 

 

Accessory Equipment Sign-Up:  The CHS Band Parents’ Association does not own every item necessary to run Music In Motion.  We  would be most appreciative if you can loan any of the items listed on this sign up.

 

MIM Schedule of Events

Tuesday, October 3rd:  we will be in the band room after 7:00pm to meet with anyone who has questions or needs access to the trailers, etc. 

Thursday, October 5th 7:00pm - Everyone will jump start a MIM meeting in the band room together with details for the weekend.  We will then split off into sub-group meetings by the area you are working in, so you may meet with the folks you will be working with Saturday.

Friday, October 6th – Morning and Afternoon:  For those that have signed up, we will be gathering all of the donations from their respective locations, make food pick-up runs, receive trucks, set up tents at the field, move equipment from storage trailers, etc.

Friday, October 6th – Evening:  There is a home football game scheduled, but we will continue to set up as much of the field, concessions area, hospitality suite in the band room, and west gymnasium as we can.  Tables and chairs need to be moved, small tents need to be set up, etc.  Please come and pitch in if you can.

Saturday October 7th:


*****  Special note for reporting Saturday *****

Parking:  ALL PARKING for MIM STAFF IS ON THE PRACTICE FOOTBALL FIELD.  You enter this field by driving down Elmwood Drive to the back entrance of the athletic complex.  Pull into the athletic field on the back access road.  Park on the practice football field with the cars facing the tree line.  If cars face the other direction, we cannot use the lot for overflow of bus parking.

Report for Duty:  Report to your station at your designated time.  All MIM staff must sign in at the food tent on the Chesprocott sign in.  This is a requirement of the food and health inspector and is subject to inspection at any time. 

Senior Recognition:  For all senior parents, at the end of the Cheshire performance we will be having our senior student recognition ceremony.  We ask that all senior parents come down to the performance field and escort their student.  While this is a great time for the senior, we can only do this if the underclassmen parents cover the senior parents' post while these parents experience this.

Saturday Night Post-Show Clean-Up:  We have been tremendously successful doing the bulk of the clean-up work on Saturday night.  We will all be there already – let’s all pitch in.  More hands make for lighter work.

 

Sunday October 8th:

 

The morning after!  Please, please, please come back on Sunday morning to and join the effort to put the performance field, concessions areas, and the school spaces that we used back into normal condition.  The Band room must be prepared for Monday morning classes.  Again, the more folks that show up, the quicker it will go, and the happier we will all be.

Sunday afternoon -- REST!

Remember, this is our show.
  We have many guests attending.  Our primary goal is to be good hosts to our guests, and fundraise for our Band along the way.  Let’s be extraordinary hosts!
  
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to reach out to Joe Campbell at 
jp.campbell@outlook.com203-525-9500, or me at avid613@yahoo.com203-710-5555.

Thank you,

Laura
President, CHSBPA

27-Sep-17: CHSBPA Fundraising Update

posted Sep 27, 2017, 7:36 AM by Mark Nowicki

Dear Band Parents:

 

Congratulations to the Ram Band on its win at Sheehan High School!!  The show looks and sounds great!  Music in Motion is less than two weeks away and I know the band will be more than ready to shine on our home field.  Please see below for sign-up information.

 

Please note that all sponsorships, ads and booster/shout out ads for the program are due into the PO Box by Thursday or into the fundraising forms box no later than THURSDAY the 28th AT THE START OF REHEARSAL.

 

The program book will go to print on Friday.

 

SPONSOR CAMPAIGN UPDATE Our total campaign to date: $6,425.00. Thank you for all of your efforts. Please get those last-minute sponsors and ads in! Contact me or Sue Mellitt with any questions.

 

MEMBER / DONOR DRIVE UPDATE: To date we have $4,545.00 in member donations. Thank you to those who have donated – we appreciate your commitment! Please send in your contribution today - the form and checks can be sent to our PO Box 463, placed in the fundraising form box outside the band room, handed to Sue Mellitt or put them in a sealed envelope in my mailbox in the hallway outside of the band room

 

MUSIC IN MOTION OCTOBER 7TH 2017 We still need to fill some of the roles during the Saturday seven-hour period.  Listed below are the areas we still need help. Please find something on the task list below that you can do, and sign up here. Even if you are planning to be there, it would help the planning committees to know that you will be there, so please use the sign-up genius - its easy! If you need help signing up, please email:  webmaster@ramband.com.

 

Task

Requirement

Signed Up

Need

Saturday: Money Runners

4

3

1

Saturday: Beachmaster: Bartlem Band Arrivals

5

3

2

Saturday: Beachmaster: Spectator/VIP Parking

5

0

5

Saturday: Beachmaster: Pit Truck/Bus Parking

5

3

2

Saturday: Performance Field: Bleacher Security  

6

3

3

Saturday: Food Concessions: Main Tent Serving Line Server 

11

8

3

Saturday: Food Concessions: Main Tent Cashier 

4

3

1

Saturday: Food Concessions: Cold Storage Trailer Stock Clerk 

2

1

1

Saturday: Food Concessions: Concessions Building Cook

5

2

3

Saturday: Food Concessions: Field Grill/Fryer Cook 

4

3

1

Saturday: Food Concessions: Fried Dough Tent 

8

6

2

Saturday: Food Concessions: Auxiliary Food Tent 

8

7

1

Saturday: 50/50 Raffle Ticket Sales 

8

3

5

 

CALLING ALL BAKERS! An email will come out this week regarding the bake sale for Music In Motion. If you like to bake – here is your chance to showcase your specialties!

 

Thank you for your support. Go Ram Band!

 

Laura

 

Laura Hendry, President CHSBPA

21-Sep-17: Sponsorship/Ad/Booster/Donation Drive Update

posted Sep 22, 2017, 10:13 AM by Mark Nowicki

Couple of things…

 

Thank you to all of the students and families who have helped in making follow-up phone calls or visiting local businesses that have received a BPA sponsorship letter.  To date, our campaign has raised $5,000, but we have a long way to go.  Please continue with follow-up, if you need any additional forms or letters you can find them all on  www.ramband.com at http://www.ramband.com/board-business/forms. Please have all donations, sponsorships and advertisers make their checks payable to the CHSBPA and make sure to include the form with the check.  Forms/checks can be placed in an envelope addressed to Sue Mellitt - BPA and dropped in the Forms Box in the band hallway or mailed to the CHSBPA, PO Box 463, Cheshire.  Please try to have donations in by next Wednesday, September 27th to be included in the ‘Music in Motion’ booklet.

 

If you have any questions, I will be at tonight’s ‘Music in Motion’ meeting in the band room at 8:00 p.m.  I will have additional forms, etc. if needed.  Hope to see you there.  Thank you for all your continued support for your student and the entire CHS Marching Band program.  We could not do it without you!

Sue Mellitt

18-Sep-17: MUSIC IN MOTION

posted Sep 18, 2017, 6:39 PM by Mark Nowicki

Dear Band Parents:


Please take the time to read this very important message about our ongoing and upcoming fundraisers.


MUSIC IN MOTION OCTOBER 7TH 2017:


Music In Motion is 19 days away!!!  Planning is underway, but we need your help during that weekend to make this event a success. The roles are starting to fill up – this is a human capital-intensive event – we must have maximum parent participation to make the show a success. Thank you to those who have signed up so far!  If you are new to this and you have questions, we will be holding an informational meeting on Thursday, September 21st at 8:00pm in the Band Room, just before student pick up. Please come and get your questions answered, and we will be able to sign you up right there on the spot


Fourteen marching bands are scheduled to perform. Mr. Kuhner has various hosting requirements that must be attended to by volunteers.  Band parents fill these important hosting roles in the areas of hospitality, band welcoming and sequencing to their scheduled performance times, and assisting the USBands adjudicators on the field and in the bleachers.  Music In Motion is also an excellent opportunity for the Band Parents’ Association to engage in fundraising. Band parents provide services in the form of food concessions and other sales such as admission gate sales, bake sale, retail sale and a 50/50 raffle.  Even though the actual show goes from about 4 to 8 pm, all of this occurs between the hours of 2 to 9 pm, and this a slightly smaller show than usual for us, so we’re finishing a little early this year.


Before the show we must set it all up, and then break it all back down and put it all away after the show.  There are very important sign-ups for set-up and food shopping, breakdown, and clean up.  Please absolutely sign up for a task during the show, but also put your name down for the before and after as well.  Everyone is tired on Sunday morning, and historically participation on Sunday has fallen on too few. Please come back to put it all away and return the field in great condition back to the CHS Grounds Maintenance folks.


We have a requirement to fill 116 specific roles during that seven-hour period.  Listed below are the areas we still need help.  Please find something on the task list below that you can do, and sign up here.


If you need help signing up, please email:  webmaster@ramband.com.


 Task

Requirement

Signed Up

Saturday: Hospitality Suite 

6

3

Saturday: Money Pit 

4

3

Saturday: Money Runners

4

0

Saturday: Beachmaster: Bartlem Band Arrivals

5

0

Saturday: Beachmaster: Spectator/VIP Parking

5

0

Saturday: Beachmaster: Pit Truck/Bus Parking

5

0

Saturday: Beachmaster: Performance Field Coordinators 

4

1

Saturday: Performance Field: Bleacher Security  

6

3

Saturday: Quartermaster Assistants 

4

1

Saturday: Spectator Admissions Gate 

4

2

Saturday: Food Concessions: Main Tent Serving Line Food Server 

11

4

Saturday: Food Concessions: Main Tent Cashier 

4

2

Saturday: Food Concessions: Cold Storage Trailer Stock Clerk 

2

1

Saturday: Food Concessions: Concessions Building Cook

5

0

Saturday: Food Concessions: Field Grill/Fryer Cook 

4

2

Saturday: Food Concessions: Fried Dough Tent 

8

4

Saturday: Food Concessions: Auxiliary Food Tent 

8

6

Saturday: Food Concessions: Concessions Building Snack Sales

3

0

Saturday: Baked Goods Sales 

4

3

Saturday: 50/50 Raffle Ticket Sales 

8

3

 Saturday: Clean Up    

20 

 6

 Sunday: Clean Up

30 


SPONSOR CAMPAIGN UPDATE:


Our total campaign to date: $4,175.  Let’s keep up the momentum!!  There are many levels of sponsorship to sell – every dollar counts!  I am also adding a booster/shout out opportunity for you to send a message to your band student in the Music In Motion program book.  The form is right here.  Please send your forms and checks to our PO Box 463, place them in the fundraising form box outside the band room, give them to Sue Mellitt, or put them in a sealed envelope in my mailbox in the hallway outside of the band room. 


MEMBER / DONOR DRIVE UPDATE:


To date we have $2,420.00 in donations.  Thank you to those who have made your contribution.  Please send in your contribution today - the form and checks can be sent to our PO Box 463, placed in the fundraising form box outside the band room, handed to Sue Mellitt or put them in a sealed envelope in my mailbox in the hallway outside of the band room. 


You can find all our forms on www.ramband.com at http://www.ramband.com/board-business/forms and Mr. Kuhner’s Music Office forms at http://www.ramband.com/chs-music-dept/music-office-forms.


Thank you for your support.  Go Ram Band!

Laura

Laura Hendry, President CHSBPA

14-Sep-17: CHSBPA Fundraising Update

posted Sep 14, 2017, 12:48 PM by Mark Nowicki

September 12, 2017

 

Dear Band Parents and Students:

 

I hope that the start of the school year is going well for everyone.  I am very excited to see the band perform this weekend!  I wanted to take a moment to update you on the fundraisers to date and to ask for your continued support and volunteerism, especially with the upcoming Music In Motion on October 7th.

 

CAR SHOW UPDATE:
The car show was a success. The students did a TREMENDOUS job with donations and the 50/50 raffle sales! Net proceeds: $1,296.47. This was slightly higher than last year, with about 15 fewer cars participating. We are continuing to learn a lot about running a show and next year promises to be even better.

Special thanks to the band members: Grace Azaula, Laxman Singanamala, Jacob Lanzer, Julia Drozdowski, Sara Drozdowski, Caylee Butler, Liz Heller, Lily Amodei, Jack Ganzle, Michelle Bowman, Madeline Meyers, Wenxuan Xie, Jack Hangan, Steph Smith, Abby Mellitt, Isaac Crawford, RJ Streater, Audrey Zhu, Sam Unsworth

Special thanks to our parents: Jim and Lisa Butler, Dave and Sue DeLancy, Tina and Vic Amodei, Tim Orcutt, Sue Mellitt, Elizabeth Crawford, Fran and Bob Bowman, Mark Nowicki, John NiCastro, Fiona Dellostritto, Eric Azaula, Andrea Meyers, Gina Warburton, Yujuan (June) Guo

 

SPONSOR CAMPAIGN UPDATE:

We mailed over 300 letters and forms out to date.  Last week, we handed out a sheet of 3-5 businesses to each student at the end of rehearsal. If you did not receive a list of contacts, please let Mrs. Mellitt or me know. If every student/family did 3-5 we would knock this out of the park! All you need to do is ask people you know.  Our total campaign to date: $ 3,375.00. We have 1 Platinum, 2 Gold, and 1 Silver level sponsor to date. Let’s keep up the momentum!!  There are many levels of sponsorship to sell – every dollar counts! Here is a link to the form: Sponsor Campaign Form

 

MEMBER/DONOR DRIVE UPDATE:

Reminder to all – please make your tax-free donation to the band in lieu of paying membership dues and check with your employer regarding matching gifts! To date we have $1,780.00 in donations. Thank you to those who have made your contribution. Here is a link to the form: Member Donation Form.

 

MUSIC IN MOTION UPDATE:

All Hands on Deck!! Thank you to those already signed up for a role.  There is still much to do to plan and execute our home show that is just around the corner. Please sign up here: MiM Parent Volunteer. We will host another meeting for those who have signed up soon. If you have any questions on any of the roles we need filled, please reach out to me or one of the sub-chairs listed below:

 

Mark Nowicki – Food Concessions (prep,cook, cashier, servers)

Fran Bowman – Retail Sales/Admission Gate (gate ticket sales, program distribution, retail sales tent)

Pam Fielding – Bake Sale (sales day of show, bakers)

Dave DeLancy – Beachmaster (parking, band arrival and staging, field gate sequencing, field coordination)

Sue Mellitt – Bleacher Security (traffic control onto bleachers during show, assist 50/50 sales)

Peter Blagys – Money Pit (cash management, runners)

Laura Hendry – Program, Alumni/VIP Hospitality (design program, raffles, invitations, tickets)

Mark Drozdowski – Show Script and Announcing (work with Music Dept to draft script, announce show)

Joe Campbell – Logistics (overall show set up and logistics)

Phil Unger – 50/50 Raffle sales

Music Office – Band Director/Judges Hospitality

 

Thank you for your support. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend! Contact me at president@ramband.com or avid613@yahoo.com with any questions on the fundraisers and how you can help.

 

Go RamBand!!

 

Laura Vuolo Hendry

President, CHSBPA

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