26-Sep-18: MUSIC IN MOTION: WEEKLY UPDATE

posted Sep 26, 2018, 11:13 AM by Mark Nowicki

Hello Parents:

 

Upcoming dates:

 

29-Sep-18, Saturday:  Competition at Norwich Free Academy.  Go to ramband.com to see the NFA schedule.  Go to the Maloney and Naugatuck competition pages to see PICs from those shows, courtesy of alumni parent Domenic DiSorbo.  If you like a picture and wish to download, click here.

 

2-Oct-18, Tuesday, 7:30pm, Band Room:  Sub-Chairman (only) meeting.  Discussion of resource requirements, needs, concerns, and other issues to be resolved by Saturday.

 

4-Oct-18, 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.

 

5-Oct-18, Friday:  The day before.  We will be putting up tents, setting out tables, taking delivery of food, equipment and supplies.  We will wire up the tents for lighting and begin moving equipment from our trailers and placing it roughly in place.

 

6-Oct-18, Saturday:  Show Day!  Final set-up in the morning and early afternoon.  Music In Motion commences at 5:00pm, and with 13 ensembles performing, the show should end at roughly 9:00pm.  If we get a maximum parent and student effort right after the show, we can get most of the clean up done in a fairly short time.  Home between 11:00 and midnight?

 

7-Oct-18, Sunday:  The day after.  Depending on how we did with Saturday clean-up, this should go quickly with many hands helping.  We will simply do final cleaning, put our equipment away in our trailers, and set rented equipment aside for vendor pick-up later Sunday or Monday.

 

Loaner Equipment:  We’re coming along, but still need to borrow a few more Pop-Up Tents, Work Lights, Extension Cords, many Coolers and many Crockpots.  All are essential.  Click here for the equipment sign up list.  Please contribute what you can.  You can pick it up Saturday after the show, or Sunday morning.  Please label everything so it’s easy to identify for retrieval.

 

RAMBAND Bake Sale:  Calling all bakers.  We need items to sell – whip up something tasty for our Bake Sale.  We make 100% profit on our baked goods  Contact Andrea Meyers (203) 314-0176 to let her know you’ll be baking.  Click for baking guidelines.

 

Manpower:  It was a slow week for new sign-ups.  Our manpower is our most important resource – that’s why I’ve been pining for your volunteerism for the last several weeks.  Look below to find a task, and then  click here for the on-line sign-up, or click the red “VOLUNTEER” button on ramband.com to get to the master list of sign-ups for the year.  If you’ve been on the fence about what to do, please decide and make your commitments as soon as possible.  If you need help signing up, please call or email.

 

During the show:  We’re short in a couple areas, especially short in Beachmaster manpower and need a few more Food Concession workers.  24 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

3

2

Saturday: Beachmaster: Spectator/VIP Parking

5

0

5

Saturday: Beachmaster: Pit Truck/Bus Parking

5

1

4

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

12

3

Saturday: Food Concessions: Freezer Trailer Stock Clerk 

2

1

1

Saturday: Food Concessions: Concessions Building Cook

5

4

1

Saturday: Food Concessions: Auxiliary Food Tent 

8

7

1

Saturday: 50/50 Raffle Ticket Sales 

8

5

3

 

Before and after the show:  Many hands make light work.  Come help… the more, the merrier! 

 

Task

Requirement

Signed Up

Needed

Friday: Food Pick-up

6

3

3

Friday: Set-Up

20

13

7

Saturday: Set-Up

20

6

14

Saturday: Break-Down

20

8

12

Sunday: Clean Up 

20

10

10

 

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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