26-Oct-15: MRB Weekly Update

posted Oct 27, 2015, 4:25 AM by Mark Nowicki   [ updated Oct 27, 2015, 4:25 AM ]

Laura Hendry, Monday, 10/26/2015

Dear All,

Thank you, parents, for your support this past weekend at the Kooks and Spooks party Friday and at the competition on Saturday. Our band had a great second place win at Southington. Well-played Rams! We are ready for States and Nationals!

Thank you to all of the parents who helped chaperone, move equipment and cheer on the band!! Our pit and props crew continue to make this happen and we know they are the best !!  Make sure you view the video of the performance at:  http://www.ramband.com/marching-ram-band/competitions/oct-24th-2015-southington 

Important Information and Updates for the week:

Tickets for States in New Britain on sale after rehearsal Tuesday, Thursday and Friday this week. $15.00 per ticket if purchased in advance. $20.00 at the door.  Please see Jessica and Mark Nowicki to purchase yours today at pick up time. It was great to hear all of the cheers in the stands last week - please come out to show your Ram Pride and Spirit this weekend!

General Membership Meeting of the BPA Thursday at 7pm. We will review finances to date, Nationals Trip, and open the floor for questions and upcoming events.

Thank you to all the parents who provided feedback on the Trunk or Treat night for the band. Majority vote was to host it this Friday after the band finishes rehearsing.  The full schedule for the weekend is posted here: http://www.ramband.com/marching-ram-band/competitions/oct-31st-2015-new-england-state-championships-new-britainI’ve highlighted important times below.

For Saturday, lunch and dinner will be at school before we depart. Please be sure that you have your food order in by Thursday deadline OR plan to send/bring meals for your band member.

Friday October 30th

2:15 pm Report

6:00 pm End, Put equipment away

6:15 pm Dismiss

6:30 pm Trunk or Treat

Saturday October 31st

10:30 am Report

12:15 pm Lunch

5:00 pm Dinner in Band Room

6:30 pm Depart

8:50 pm Performance

11:15 pm Load Buses/Depart

12:00 am Arrive CHS - Put all equipment away

12:30 am Dismissed

Charms credits for the pie sale and program ad sales will be available soon. We had excellent support from parents and band members on both fundraisers. Thank you!  Reminder charms credits as follows: ad sales $25.00 credit for every $100 in ads sold and $2.00 credit for every pie sold.  Charms credits are only available as an exchange for currency brought in. 

A letter of thanks and a receipt for any ad, sponsorship, or donation for Music In Motion will be sent out before the end of this month. If you receive any questions from donors, please reassure them that it will be coming!

Sign-up genius for the Train Show taking place November 22 is up on ramband.com.  Sign-up sheets for the band members will be out in the band room area. 

Car Magnet Fundraiser Please check your band/guard members boxes on Tuesday for order forms for Car Magnet Sales.  Attached to the order form is a picture of what the magnets look like.   We also sold them at Music in Motion.  Magnets are $6 each, and money should be collected with the order.  Please return the orders along with payment to Tina Allen or orders can be placed in the band forms box.  If placing in box, please mark your envelope  “Car Magnets.”  Make sure you have your name and contact info on the orders.  Tina will fill the orders as placed.

Lyman Orchard Pies The order for the Lyman Orchard Pies has been placed.  Thanks to everyone’s efforts, we sold a little over 200 pies! The pies will be delivered on Thursday, November 12th.  They will be ready for distribution by 6:30 pm and must be picked up on that day, as we have no freezer space to store them.   I will remind you again of the date for pick up as it gets closer.

Stay tuned for more information regarding Nationals on Saturday November 7th. The BPA Board will meet Tuesday October 27th to put together final details. Again, we will spend some time on this at the General Membership Meeting and will send out information for those who cannot attend.  Options to travel to the show and tailgate with the band will be sent out soon.

Thank you for your continued energy and support!

Go Ram Band and BPA!!


Laura Vuolo Hendry

President, CHSBPA