Announcements

11-May-18: Half Marathon Wrap Up

posted May 11, 2018, 4:55 PM by Mark Nowicki

Greetings Band Parents:

 

Just a quick note to thank our BPA parent and alumni parent volunteers for supporting the Ion Bank Cheshire Road Races Half Marathon/5k Foundation on Sunday April 29th:   Peter Blagys, Joe Campbell, Doug & Mary Beth Colosky, Leonard Discenza (Alumni), Brian Donna, Tammy Hackett (Alumni), John & Liz Jauchler, Keith Lanzer, Tim Mellitt, Andrea Meyers, Mark & Jessica Nowicki, Tim Orcutt, Scot Smith, Philip Unger (Alumni).  Excellent cross support from our organization to theirs.  Another successful community event.  Please see accolades from the foundation president and primary sponsor below.

 

Go Ram Band!

Warmest regards;

Laura Rochford

President

CHS Band Parents’ Association, Inc

www.ramband.com

 

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From the President of the Cheshire Half Marathon/5k Foundation:

 

Want to send everyone a big big thank you.  Despite the cold rainy conditions, we had all our volunteer posts filled along the course and it looks like the runners still enjoyed the day, setting course records and personal bests all day long.  I was at the finish and some really loved the conditions.  Not me, I prefer sun and warm air.  But we have been spoiled over seven years.

 

We also had six live coverage segments from Channel 3 and I keep running into people who said they saw us on TV from all over the state during the morning and night editions.  While it’s nice to get recognized and see ourselves on TV, we also fulfilled one of the key goals of this foundation.

 

             Raise awareness within the community and to advance acceptance of individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities

 

While we were a little short of our numbers due to the rain and cold snowy March, we still did really well compared to other races.  Given it was our first rain event, and I mean rain, we did really well overall.  Many lessons learned and a few changes in store for future years, but when you look back at the event, while we did get a little behind on the weather forecasts, we really could not have worked better as a team on race day.  Just got the photos from Tracey Herrington and Tony Cipriano and I shared one of my favorites below.  

 

We will get back to all with further details on our final board meeting and volunteer party.  We are also currently working with Steve Trifone & Craig Porter to find a date for our donations presentation.

 

Bill Costello

President

Cheshire Half Marathon/5k Foundation

Cheshirehalfmarathon.org

 

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Thanks Bill for your leadership. I’m proud to be a part of such an excellent event.  Next year the sun will shine on us again.

 

Kevin J. King

Senior Vice President

Ion Bank Commercial Banking

www.ionbank.com

3-Apr-18: VOLUNTEER FOR : 2018 Ion Bank Cheshire Road Races : Sunday, April 29, 2018

posted Apr 3, 2018, 3:59 PM by Mark Nowicki

Dear BPA Parents:

 

The 2018 Ion Bank Cheshire Road Races will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2018.

 

The Band Parents’ Association is partnering again this year with the Ion Bank Cheshire Road Races foundation.  This will be our third year participating.  The organizers of this community event are in need of many volunteers, for many reasons, but specifically for us, to assist with road course traffic safety.  This is a very easy and fulfilling event whereby our parents are stationed in numerous places along the Half Marathon race route to encourage the runners as they pass, to make sure they run or turn in the correct direction along the route, to call for medical or other assistance if a runner is hurt or incapacitated, but most importantly, to direct any regular community motorized road traffic so as to protect the competing runners.  This event is a very good way for our organization to give back to our Cheshire community.

 

You would be needed from about 7:30am for 2 to 4 hours on Sunday morning depending on where you get stationed along the route.  No set-up, no break-down, no baking, no cooking… just people power!  Please click here to sign up.  We would like to contribute a minimum of about 25 parents.

 

For our volunteerism, the BPA will receive a modest donation from the Cheshire Road Races foundation.  Your time commitment would be for no more than four hours of work on Sunday morning.  Easy, fun and fulfilling! 

 

Use the sign-up, or if easier for you, simply email me to let me know you wish to volunteer.  If you contact me by email, please provide me your preferred email address and your cellphone number so I can share with the road races foundation volunteer coordinator.

 

Thank you!

 

Regards,

Mark Nowicki

mnowicki@ix.netcom.com

203-572-2254

2-Mar-18: VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED for TRAIN SHOW

posted Mar 2, 2018, 8:15 AM by Mark Nowicki

Dear Band Parents:

 

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!

 

The train has left the station!  We have a record number of vendors signed up to come to this show, possibly our largest turnout ever.  They love this show!

 

Thank you to parents who have signed up already, but we are still short of manpower.  Just 22 of all our parents have signed up for various work tasks throughout the weekend.  This is a final appeal to those of you who are available and can come in to help for a couple hours.

 

We have over 230 tables to set-up and break-down on Saturday and Sunday.  Saturday manpower for set-up is good, but we could always use more than our minimum to make easier work of it.  But for Sunday, we still need a much larger workforce for break-down and clean-up so we can put it all away and get the school ready for business on Monday.

 

We need help in the kitchen.  One cook can’t do it all.  Additional cooks and servers are needed.  It’s not difficult work.  Please sign up if able.

 

Can you count money?  Please consider joining our Treasurer in the back room.

 

Listed below are the areas we still need help.  Please sign up here.  If you need help signing up, please call or text Mark Nowicki at 203-572-2254.

 

Item

Required

Signed Up

Needed

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Sub-Chair: Logistics

1

0

1

SUNDAY ALL DAY

Money Pit

2

0

2

Entertainment:  Easter Bunny Assistant

1

0

1

SUNDAY MORNING

Kitchen Cook

3

1

2

Kitchen Servers

3

1

2

Vendor Parking Coordinator

1

0

1

SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Kitchen Cook

3

1

2

Kitchen Servers

3

2

1

Bake & Retail Sale Workers

2

1

1

Vendor Parking Coordinator

1

0

1

SUNDAY 3:00 - 6:00PM

Facilities Breakdown

10

5

5

 

 

19

 

BAKERS:  THANK YOU to the many who have signed up to bring in donated baked goods.  We’re looking very good, but can always use more.  Please consult these guidelines.

 

Please encourage your student to sign up in the Band Room to come and help wherever they can.

 

Thank you for your support.  Go Ram Band!

 

Regards,

Mark Nowicki

25-Feb-18: CHSBPA SPRING TRAIN SHOW FUNDRAISER IS SUNDAY, MARCH 4TH, 2018

posted Feb 25, 2018, 11:42 AM by Mark Nowicki

Dear Band Parents and Students:

 

SPRING TRAIN SHOW FUNDRAISER IS SUNDAY, MARCH 4TH, 2018

 

We need manpower to put on the show!

 

STUDENTS:  Come and help – it’s a lot of fun!  Paper sign-up sheets are posted in the band room.  You will earn community service credit time, and you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card at the end of the school year.  Our guest train show vendors love working with you!  Please sign up as soon as possible.

 

PARENTS:  We have many tasks needing to be filled with parent volunteers during the weekend.  Listed below are the areas we still need help.  The numbers required are the absolute minimum to pull this off, so we need to completely fill this up to be successful.  Please find something on the task list below that you can do, and then please sign up here.  Volunteers are needed on both Saturday and Sunday.  If you need help signing up, please call or text Mark Nowicki at 203-572-2254.

 

Item

Required

Signed Up

Needed

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Chairman

1

1

0

Sub-Chair: Food Concessions

1

1

0

Sub-Chair: Publicity

1

1

0

Sub-Chair: Show Promotion

1

1

0

Sub-Chair: Logistics

1

0

1

Sub-Chair: Retail & Bake Sales

1

0

1

Signage: Deploy before show

1

1

0

SATURDAY 3:00 - 6:00PM

Facilities Setup

10

4

6

Beverages: 12 pack cases of COKE

6

0

6

Beverages: 12 pack cases of DIET COKE

2

0

2

Beverages: 12 pack cases of MOUNTAIN DEW

4

0

4

Beverages: 12 pack cases of GATORADE

4

0

4

Beverages: 12 pack cases of BOTTLED WATER

4

1

3

BAKERS (deliver Sunday before 9am)

UNL

7

UNL

SUNDAY ALL DAY

Money Pit Boss

1

1

0

Money Pit

2

0

2

Entertainment:  Easter Bunny Assistant

1

0

1

SUNDAY MORNING

Kitchen Cook

3

0

3

Kitchen Servers

3

0

3

Kitchen Cashier

1

0

1

Admissions Gate Sales

3

3

0

Bake & Retail Sale Workers

2

0

2

Vendor Parking Coordinator

1

0

1

SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Kitchen Cook

3

0

3

Kitchen Servers

3

2

1

Kitchen Cashier

1

1

0

Admissions Gate Sales

2

2

0

Bake & Retail Sale Workers

2

1

1

Vendor Parking Coordinator

1

0

1

SATURDAY 3:00 - 6:00PM

Facilities Breakdown

8

1

7

Signage: Recover after show

1

1

0

 

CALLING ALL BAKERS!  Showcase your specialties!  We need baked goods to sell for 100% profit.  Please consult these guidelines.

 

BEVERAGE DONATION!  If you’re unavailable to volunteer your time, you can help us by donating some beverages.

 

Thank you for your support.  Go Ram Band!

 

Warmest regards,

Susan Mellitt

sue.mellitt@gmail.com

203-577-8914

12-Feb-18: CHSBPA Train Show - Sunday, March 4

posted Feb 12, 2018, 7:49 PM by Mark Nowicki

Greetings Marching Band Parents and Students:

 

Our Spring Train Show will be on Sunday, March 4th… save the date and volunteer!  It is time to put on another great show to raise funds to support the Marching Ram Band and extracurricular Winter Programs. 

 

TRAIN SHOW – WHAT IS IT?

 

Help us advertise – circulate this flyer.  The flyer can also be found on ramband.com by clicking the Train.  I’ve linked to a number of YouTube videos from past shows so you can see some of the vendor displays in action.  Spread the word!

 

We need about 20 to 30 parents and students throughout the weekend to put on the show.  Please sign up to volunteer.  Many of our veteran Train Show parents will be “graduating” after this show so we’re looking for some new leaders and supervisors for the sub-tasks.  There are a variety of shifts and numerous roles to fill – cooks, servers and cashiers in the kitchen, gate admissions, a coordinator to assist the train vendors with set up – sign up for one or more that work for you.  We are also asking for donations of water, soda and Gatorade – this is an easy way to help.  Please get involved!

 

For students, as usual, paper sign-ups will be in the Band Room.  We need vendor assistants, Saturday set-up and Sunday clean-up helpers, and we need a volunteer to wear the Easter Bunny costume and bunny assistants as well.  You will earn community service time, and remember, any student who volunteers for a BPA fundraiser during the year will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card at the end of the school year.  Please sign up as soon as possible.

 

There will be a Bake Sale.  Bakers – Engage!  We make 100% profit on donated baked goods, but we need baked goods to sell.  Bakers… please sign up to bring in a tray or basket of goodies to the show by 9:00am on Sunday morning.  Please consult these guidelines.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Mellitt, the Train Show Chairman via email:  sue.mellitt@gmail.com, or call:  203-577-8914. 

 

Come join the fun!  Thank you!

 

Warmest regards,

Mark Nowicki

CHS BPA

 

PS:  Tree Pickup Summary

 

Our Tree Pickup fundraiser was another great success this year.  We collected 711 trees, 30 more than last year.  The last of the tree donations are slowly and still trickling in.  Our net proceeds are just short of $10k.  We exceeded our budgetary goal by $550… so this is a big win.

 

We were very fortunate with the weather this year.  Had the collection day been a day earlier or a day later, it could have been far greater challenge for us.  Our new dispatch location at Cornerstone Church worked out very well for us, and we’ve established a great relationship with them for the future.

 

Kudo’s to our awesome workforce:  Peter Blagys, Brigid Borland, Jim & Lisa Butler, Joe & Nathan Campbell, Isaac Crawford, Tony & Gabriella D'Agostino, Jody & Scott & Connor Daniels, David DeLancy, Brian & Ethan Donna, Kirsten Gunther, Laura Hendry, Eddie Herskowitz, Grace Johnson, Keith Lanzer, Ken Mita, Mark & Jessica Nowicki, Tim Orcutt, Scot & Linda Smith, Alex & Mike Terry, and Cristina Salzman.

 

Thank you all for your hard work, for being safe, and for keeping a positive attitude throughout the day.

29-Jan-18: CHSBPA Update 2018

posted Jan 29, 2018, 1:47 PM by Mark Nowicki

January 2018

 

Dear Fellow Band Parents and Members:

 

Welcome to 2018 and I hope that all of you had a wonderful holiday after the busy marching band fall season! Now that we have completed our fall and winter fundraising, I wanted to take the time to update you on the performance of our fundraisers, the corporate financial status, and what is coming up for the BPA.

 

First, I want to again thank all of the parents and students who have volunteered and participated in our activities to date. We could not do what we do without each of you and we know how much you care about the marching band program at CHS. If you recall, at the beginning of the school year, I talked about the school budget and how important it is for the BPA to maximize its fundraising efforts in order to continue to provide grants to the program to help the school maintain the excellent program we have.  We had a commitment to grant $32,000 for the fall season and we met that goal!

 

We have come far in our efforts to control expense output for the fundraisers and to manage our general and administrative expenses. Our goals have not changed: to fund grants and scholarships for the program, to increase the net proceeds of our fundraisers, and to build back our reserves so that we can expand our grant capability and keep parent cost down.  I am happy to report that we have made great strides with our fundraisers to date. We still have some work to do and we have received some constructive feedback from many of you. We will continue to analyze our fundraisers so we can improve and benefit more from the fruits of our labors!

 

On the next page, I have provided a few snapshots of the BPA financial status that depict the status of the funds.  First is an updated summary of our fundraising net proceeds for the 2017/2018 year as of January 27, 2018. In addition, I have included a summary of the revenue versus expense for each fundraiser. Adjustments have been made for any changes since my last update in the fall. Next is a summary of the six-month general and administrative costs borne by the corporation, followed by the grant payments made to CHS to the Band Student Activity Account for 2017/2018. Finally, I have included the to-date balance of our operating account at Webster.  

 

Important to note: the largest opportunities to fundraise remain Music in Motion and the Sponsorship and Member Donation drive. In addition, the Sponsor/Donor Campaign and the Tree Pick-Up have the lowest expense output which makes them profitable.  The following page will give you an understanding of how the funds we raise are spent.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Our current operating fund balance at Webster Bank as of January 27, 2018 is $42,461.29 pending the collection and deposit of remaining Tree Pick up donations and some outstanding expenses that will clear this week. We are well-positioned coming into the spring. We have the spring fundraiser start-up expenses, scholarships, and remaining G & A expenses such as additional insurance renewal premiums coming up. 

 

 

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities: We currently have three opportunities for volunteers for the spring and will soon be kicking off our sponsor campaign and planning for the Car Show. Stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, please consider volunteering for these upcoming events:

 

March 4, 2018                   Spring Train Show                            Sign Up on ramband.com                                            

April 24-25, 2018              Give Local Campaign                       Contact me for more information

April 29, 2018                    ION Bank Half Marathon               Sign up on ramband.com

 

The ION Bank Half Marathon supports charities that impact the lives of our Cheshire residents. The signature charities for the event are Abilities Without BoundariesSARAH FoundationBest Buddies of CT and Cheshire Lions Club. These organizations are dedicated to helping children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities. ION Bank has been a supporter of the CHSBPA and the band.  Our volunteer efforts not only support their event, but allow us to receive a donation for our efforts. For more information about the marathon, visit the site here: https://cheshirehalfmarathon.org.

 

Reminder: any student who volunteers for a BPA fundraiser will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card at the end of the school year.

 

Scholarship Committee: If you are interested in sitting on the scholarship committee, please contact me at avid613@yahaoo.com. The time commitment is limited to a kick off meeting to review the process in early March, time to review and score the applications that we will receive on or about March 22, and a final committee meeting to make the final recommendations to present to the Board of Directors. This year, we will be giving out $2,500 in scholarships.

 

Nominations for Board of Directors: As you are aware, we elect our Board of Directors each year at our annual meeting in June and I am excited to kick off the nominating process a little early. I encourage you to get involved. We have 7 positions on the Board:

BPA President

BPA Treasurer

BPA Secretary

4 Directors at Large

One of the Directors is appointed Chairman and the other, which is vacant right now, is appointed Director of Alumni Relations and Community Outreach. If you are interested in learning more about the Board positions and responsibilities and/or want to nominate yourself or others, please contact our Board Member Ron Dellostritto, chair of the nominating committee, at headprowcc@gmail.com. We are also looking for volunteers to chair our fundraisers so please feel free to let me or Ron know if you would like to take the lead for one of our events!

 

In closing, it has been my pleasure to continue to serve this year as the BPA President. I am proud, not only of our amazing kids, but of what we have managed to accomplish together in sponsorship of the music program. Thank you for your volunteerism, generosity, and support.

 

Most sincerely,

Laura Vuolo Rochford (aka Laura Hendry)

President, CHSBPA

8-Jan-18: CHSBPA Tree Pick-Up

posted Jan 8, 2018, 3:43 PM by Mark Nowicki

Dear RAMBAND Students and Parents:

 

Reminder... our annual Christmas Tree Pickup fundraiser will be this Saturday, January 13th, 2018.

 

We’re doing very well with pre-orders – we already have over 500 trees to pick up, and as the procrastinators place their orders this final week, we expect to exceed 650 trees for pickup by this weekend which will be about on par with last year.  This has turned out to be a very reliable fundraiser for us.

 

·         For collection day, we still need some volunteers.  We have enough band parents to drive the rental trucks, but we could still use student and parent hauler crews for those trucks.  For parents, if you have a personal utility vehicle, we would be happy to have you take a route or two to pick up some trees.  We will be dispatching trucks from the Cornerstone Church on Waterbury Road this year beginning at 7:00am, and hopefully we will be done by 1:00pm.  Students who sign up will earn community service credit hours.  Volunteer by clicking here

 

·         Help us spread the word!  Talk with your family, friends, neighbors and associates who live in Cheshire and let them know about our fundraiser.  Direct them to www.ramband.com to place their order.

 

·         Lastly, if you haven't done so already, place your own tree pick-up order.  For on-line pre-ordering, click the tree on www.ramband.com, or click here.  If you wish to use the hardcopy form – get it by clicking here, fill it out and mail it in, but act quickly to account for mailing transit times.  You can also call the Tree Line at (203) 718-6721, or email treepickup@ramband.com.  Donations may be made using either PayPal or by personal check.

 

Thanks and Cheers!

 

Mark Nowicki

CHSBPA Tree Pickup Chairman


 
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

19-Dec-17: CHSBPA Christmas Tree Pickup

posted Jan 7, 2018, 4:23 PM by Mark Nowicki

Dear RAMBAND Students and Parents:

 

This is notice of an upcoming CHS Band Parents’ Association fundraiser.  Our annual Christmas Tree Pickup will be executed on Saturday, January 13th, 2018.

 

WHAT IS IT?

 

We need band student and parent participation in three ways:

 

1. Advertise:  Spread the word!  We have signs, brochures, newspaper ads, press releases, and our historical database, but our very best way to increase the number of trees we collect is advertisement by word of mouth.  Talk with your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers who live in Cheshire and let them know about our annual service fundraiser.  Direct them to ramband.com to click the tree to place their on-line order.  It’s a small donation to have their tree picked up, but they can also use this as an opportunity to make an open donation.  This is the only fundraiser during the year that we reach out directly to our fellow Cheshire residents for donations.  Even if they don’t have a tree to be picked up, and many don’t, they can still donate to our cause.

 

2.  Place your own tree pick-up order:  We use an on-line ordering process.  Click the tree on ramband.com, or click here.  Your order will automatically upload to our tree database.  Or you can use the hardcopy form found here… print it, fill it out, and mail it in.  You can also call the Tree Line at (203) 718-6721 or email treepickup@ramband.com.  For donations… we now have a PayPal account!  The “Donate” button is on ramband.com.  Donations may be made using either PayPal or by personal check.

 

3.  Volunteer to work on pick-up day:  On the day of the collection, we need a workforce to bring in the trees.  We will rent four box trucks which will need drivers and parent-student work teams.  Parents may also bring and use their own personal utility vehicles – the more pickup trucks we can get, the quicker the collection will be.  All trees are delivered to the old landfill on Waterbury Road.  Volunteer by clicking the sign-up here, or you can find the link on the website by hitting the red volunteer button.  Please commit early so we know well in advance that we have the workforce we will need on January 13th.  Students who sign up will earn community service credit hours.

 

It’s been a great year!  Congratulations to the Marching Ram Band for another fine championship winning season!  After the Tree Pickup fundraiser, we can look forward to the Spring Train Show in early March, Ion Bank Cheshire Road Races support in late April, and then our annual fundraising cycle will begin again with kick-off of the 2018 Sponsorship Campaign in May.  Thank you to all of the parents and students who support our fundraisers to reduce our cost to field our CHS Marching Ram Band.

 

Happy Holidays!

 

Regards,

Mark Nowicki

CHSBPA Tree Pickup Chairman


 
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-Nov-17: CHSBPA Train Show

posted Nov 13, 2017, 5:09 PM by Mark Nowicki   [ updated Nov 13, 2017, 5:11 PM ]

Dear Band Parents and Students:

 

Congratulations on your awesome performance at Nationals on Saturday -- so proud of our CHS Ram Band!

 

Now is the time to think about our Train Show fundraiser this coming Sunday, November 19th.  We need volunteers!

 

FALL TRAIN SHOW

 

All Aboard!  The Fall Train Show is coming up November 19th, the Sunday after National, chaired by Sue Mellitt.  This is our November Fundraiser and it is one of our best.  We do need parent and student volunteers:

 

Parents:  Please visit the Fall Train Show signup.  We need parents and students for set-up on Saturday evening.  On Sunday, we need cooks, servers and cashiers in the kitchen, ticketing at the gate, a coordinator to assist the train vendors with set up, and someone to assist Santa and Mrs. Claus.  We are also asking for donations of water, soda and Gatorade -- this is an easy way to help.  Please sign up early!  Lastly -- Bake Sale -- we sell baked goods at our Train Shows.  Please bring a tray of goodies -- we make 100% profit for the band.  Please follow these guidelines.

 

Students:  There are paper sign-ups in the Band Room.  You can earn community service hours and new this year - for any block of hours that you volunteer at a BPA event throughout the year, you will be entered into a raffle drawing for a $100 gift card at the end of the school year.  Please sign up to help the vendors set up and break down, take their food orders, and to do anything else the parent coordinators may need you to do to help us run the fundraiser and earn money for your Band Programs.  Thank you!

 

As always, you can always easily access all correspondence in the Recent Announcements section on the home page www.ramband.com, and access all volunteer sign-ups for upcoming BPA Fundraisers by clicking the red Volunteer button.  Check out the Marching Ram Band tab for schedules, scores, videos and other fun stuff, including our historical archive.  There's loads of information about the Band Parents' Association and the Ram Band on our website.  Check it out!

 

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Mellitt sue.mellitt@macdermid.com or 203-577-8914.  I look forward to see you next weekend!

 

Thank you for all you do for our students and Go Ram Band!

 

Sue Mellitt

10-Nov-17: CHSMRB National Championship Reminders

posted Nov 10, 2017, 8:44 PM by Mark Nowicki

All,

 

Here are some important reminders of the day tomorrow.

 

1.  Dress warmly!  Thermals, heavy coat, sweaters-sweatshirts/sweatpants, dress in layers, hat, gloves, boots, blankets, hand/foot warmers, etc.  

2.  Bring Gatorade/Powerade, water, etc.  Make sure to stay hydrated!

3.  Bring uniform pants, black socks, marching shoes, gloves, guard costume, guard shoes, guard gloves, etc. 

4.  Bring your instrument, equipment, extra reeds, mouthpiece, valve oil, etc.

5.  Bring lunch (or subway)

6.  Pizza provided for dinner (or bring dinner)

7.  Bring money for concessions

8.  Note who your bus group captain is and who your chaperone is so you can meet by bus subgroups for wristbands & pizza distribution, etc.

 

Here is the schedule.

 

Saturday, November 11, 2017, US Bands National Championship MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
8:45 a.m. Report
9:00 a.m. Rehearsal on Main Turf Field
11:30 a.m. Load Trucks (Chaperones & Pit Crew Report)
12:00 p.m. Load Buses - Chaperones, please take attendance on buses
1:00 p.m. Depart CHS (Lunch on bus/Subway order or bring your own)
3:00 p.m. Arrive MetLife Stadium
3:30 p.m. Enter Stadium, Bathrooms, etc.
3:59 p.m. Watch Old Bridge Performance
4:13 p.m. Watch North Penn Performance
4:25 p.m. Exit Stadium
5:00 p.m. Dinner (Pizza-provided or Bring Your Own)
5:45 p.m. Change Into Uniforms
6:30 p.m. Warm-Up
8:32 p.m. Gate Time
8:47 p.m. Performance Time
Group Photos

Return to Buses/Change out of uniforms

Re-Enter stadium as a group

Watch Group 6 Finals performances - concessions - stay with the group in stadium seating area.

11:55 p.m. Awards
Approx. 12:30 a.m. Exit Stadium
Approx. 12:45 a.m. Load Buses/Depart - Chaperones, please take attendance on buses
Approx. 3:00 a.m. Arrive CHS/Put all instruments away, Clean up Band Room, Instrument Room, Pit Room, Guard Room, Hallways, Outside, etc., Attendance/Announcements/Dismissal



...Looking forward to a great day tomorrow!  



If you have any questions, please contact me anytime.



Mr. K.

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