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. 




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



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.