20-Sep-18: MUSIC IN MOTION 2018 – WEEKLY UPDATE

posted Sep 20, 2018, 8:35 AM by Mark Nowicki

Hello Parents:

 

Upcoming dates:

 

20-Sep-18:  Thursday, 7:30pm, Band Room:  General Informational Meeting.  New parents – come and get an overview of what MIM is all about.  Get your questions answered.  Veteran parents – come meet the new parents.  Help us describe the event relating some of your experiences as a new parent.

 

22-Sep-18:  Saturday.  Competition at Naugatuck.  Go to ramband.com to see the Naugatuck schedule.  Go to the Maloney competition page to see PICs from that show, courtesy of RAMBAND alumni parent Domenic DiSorbo.

 

26-Sep-18:  Wednesday, 6:30pm, Board & brush fundraiser.  Don’t miss it… seats are filling up.  Tell your friends, neighbors and co-workers about it.

 

Music In Motion Update:

 

  • You’ve all gone to Maloney’s show and have now seen how it works, right?  If you missed Maloney, go to Naugatuck and Norwich Free Academy the next two weekends.  Enjoy those shows as a spectator, but please take a look around and notice the band parents putting on those shows.  They’re doing what we need you to do for MIM… our show.  There will be spectating again for you the following several weeks, almost every week through Nationals in early November.  Mr. Kuhner and CHS are hosting our event.  It’s a fundraiser for the parent support organization.  Please sign up to help.  I’ll bet you’ll have a great time and, by gosh, we need you!

  • We now have a full leadership team.  Thank you to Mary Savold and George Meyers for taking leads in Hospitality and 50/50 Raffle.  Awesome!

  • 2½ weeks to go.  ‘Nuff said.  Come to the General Informational Meeting to learn more about MIM, and get involved.

  • MIM starts at 5:00pm this year.  This is a 1-hour later change to our schedule from past years.  Go to the Cheshire competition page to see the US Bands preliminary schedule.

  • Thank you to Andrea Meyers for taking on Senior Recognition!

 

Loaner Equipment:  We need to borrow Pop-Up Tents, Work Lights, Extension Cords, Coolers, Crockpots and a few other things you might have at home to contribute.  We made some progress this past week, but not enough.  Click here for the equipment sign up list.  Please loan more than one item if you can.

 

Manpower:  We had 25 new sign-ups this week.  Thank you!  We’re coming along, but still need more to round out our manpower requirements so we can be at FULL STRENGTH.  With about 130 students in the band, surely we can get our required 121 parents during and 102 parents before-and-after manpower.  Find the on-line sign up here, or click the red “VOLUNTEER” button on ramband.com.  If you need help signing up, please call or email.

 

During the show:  We’re short in Beachmaster and Food Concession areas in particular, and a couple other here’s and there’s.  26 to go for a full crew.  Please find a task you can do and sign up.

 

Task

Requirement

Signed Up

Needed

Saturday: Building Security 

1

0

1

Saturday: Beachmaster: Bartlem Band Arrivals

5

4

1

Saturday: Beachmaster: Spectator/VIP Parking

5

1

4

Saturday: Beachmaster: Pit Truck/Bus Parking

5

0

5

Saturday: Performance Field: Videographer 

2

1

1

Saturday: Money Pit 

4

3

1

Saturday: Spectator Admissions Gate 

4

3

1

Saturday: Food Concessions: Main Tent Food Server 

15

11

4

Saturday: Food Concessions: Freezer Trailer Stock Clerk 

2

1

1

Saturday: Food Concessions: Concessions Building Cook

5

4

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

5

3

 

Requirement:  121.  Filled:  95.  We still need 26 more parents.

 

Before and After the show:  Many hands make light work.  It is, of course, glorious work!  Set-up and break-down tables, pop-up tents, wiring/lights, signage, moving supplies to and from the storage trailers.  Come help… the more, the merrier! 

 

Task

Requirement

Signed Up

Needed

Friday: Food Pick-up

6

2

4

Friday: Set-Up

20

10

10

Saturday: Set-Up

20

4

16

Saturday: Break-Down

20

7

13

Sunday: Clean Up 

20

7

13

 

Requirement:  102.  Filled:  46.  We still need 56 more parents.

 

MIM Bake Sale:  Oh yes, we will be having a bake sale during MIM.  We need items to sell.  Contact Andrea Meyers (203) 314-0176 with your questions and let her know you’ll be baking.  Here are our baking guidelines.

 

Informational Meetings:  This is the parent meeting schedule for MIM week:

 

  • 2-Oct, Tuesday, 7:30pm, Band Room:  Sub-Chairman (only) Meeting.  Deliberate discussion of resource requirements, needs, concerns, and other issues to be resolved by Saturday.

  • 4-Oct, Thursday, 7:30pm, Band Room:  Jump Start MIM meeting with final details for the weekend.  We will then split off into sub-group meetings, so you may meet with the folks you will be working with on Saturday and review the plan of action with the sub-chairmen.

 

Thank you!

Regards,

 

Mark Nowicki

203-572-2254

mnowicki@ix.netcom.com

Joe Campbell

(203) 525-9500

jp.campbell@outlook.com

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