Update for September 23

Upcoming FVL Schools Band rehearsal schedule

We will rehearse this Saturday, September 23.  Please note that there will be NO rehearsal on Saturday, September 30!

This Saturday is also the FVL Schools Soccer Tournament at FVL.  Those games are scheduled to begin at 10:00.  We thank the FVL Soccer Program for delaying the start of the tournament until AFTER our band rehearsals are over!  Some students may need to leave a bit early if they have a 10:00 game.  That is OK.  We are happy that they are able to do both activities.  It is also OK for students to wear their soccer uniforms to rehearsal.  It is fun to see so many of our band students dressed in uniform on tournament weekends!

Rehearsals leading up to our November concert will be on the following Saturdays:

September 23
October 7, 14, 21
November 4, 11, 18
November 19 - Fall Concert (6:00 PM)

FVL Schools Band Fundraiser Update - NEW DELIVERY DATE

After consulting with Hansens, we are moving the product delivery date two weeks later to November 4.  This will give Hansens adequate time to make sure we have all of our products for delivery.  The original date of October 21 was just a bit too early to guarantee that we will have all products for delivery.  All other dates in our timeline are still the same as originally planned.

As of Friday, September 22, we have 17 band students already registered for online sales!  More may be utilizing their paper forms.  We have almost $370 in total sales so far.  Keep going - we would like to pass last year's total of just under $9000 in sales.  Our goal this year is to surpass $9500.  Our FVL Schools Band Program would see a profit of $1900 for needed equipment and supplies if we reach that goal.  Remember also that your FVL Schools individual band accounts will be credited with 20% of your total sales.  So if you sell $200 of product, your accout will receive $40 credit.

Students who did not receive their sales packet last week will be given the packet at rehearsal on Saturday.

Here are some online statistics so far:

17 days remaining in the Campaign; Campaign ends midnight 10/9/2017
17 Students have registered
84 Unique visitors to all student sites
$36.90 is the average order size per customer
$52.71 is the average amount sold by each student

 

 

Fundraiser Timeline:

FUNDRAISER Kickoff:  Saturday, September 16

FUNDRAISER TURN-IN DATE:  Saturday, October 7
All orders & money MUST be turned in on this date. To get your profit be sure to fill in the top 3 lines of all of the forms.  Please turn in the TOP TWO COPIES of your order form.  The order forms will be returned to you on delivery day.

NEW DELIVERY DATE: Saturday, November 4 • 8:00-10:00am
*** ALL ORDERS MUST BE PICKED UP ON THIS DATE ***
If you cannot be there for pick up, please make arrangements for someone else to pick your order up for you.

ALL MONEY IS DUE: When you turn in your order.

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: FVL Schools Band Program

ONLINE ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS - This file is also in the packets.  This document has instructions for registering, as well as the School ID that you will need.

New Volunteer Page

In order to make our volunteer information a bit more accessible, we have created a new Volunteer Page. Formerly, this information was included on the Director page.  Descriptive information is included with each section for Fundraising, Concert Vest, and Attendance Volunteers.

Gretchen Adrian, our Attendance Coordinator, has created an Attendance Sign Up form.  This will allow attendance volunteers to sign up for dates that work for them.  By going to the form, you can see at a glance which dates are filled and which are still open.  More information for attendance volunteers is given on the volunteer page.

Volunteer names and links to email have been added to the page.  This will make it easier for volunteers to contact each other if necessary.  If more would like to volunteer in any area, please email James Neujahr.  We would be happy to add you to our list of volunteers!

Concert Vest Fittings will be Saturday, October 14

We will fit the concert vests for the Cadet Band and Concert Winds students on Saturday, October 14 during the rehearsal.  A few moms or dads is all that is needed.  We have several moms who have volunteerd for our uniform crew, but more would be welcome on fitting day.  Thanks for considering this very important volunteer opportunity!

Then on the day of the concert (November 19) we would need our parent uniform volunteers to assist with distributing the vests before the concert and collecting them after the concert.

 

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Update for September 16

Saturday Rehearsal and Parent Meeting

We will be holding our next band rehearsal on Saturday, September 16. Once again, all of our Saturday rehearsals are from 8:15 - 9:45 in the band room or choir room at FVL. We hope that all of our students are able to participate in our Saturday group rehearsals. Even if a student cannot attend every rehearsal, we still welcome them when they are able to attend.

We will also be holding our FVL Schools Band Parent meeting this Saturday.  The meeting will begin at 8:30 and will conclude by the end of the rehearsal at 9:45. We will discuss the fall fundraiser with a representative from Hansen's Fundraising, preview the schedule for the year, and will view the band's website and the information that it provides. We will also give you an idea of what volunteer opportunities you will have this year as an FVL Schools Band Parent!

The parent meeting will take place in the FVL Auditorium.  Please sit in the front half!

Upcoming FVL Schools Band rehearsal schedule

Rehearsals leading up to our November concert will be on the following Saturdays:

September 16, 23
October 7, 14, 21
November 4, 11, 18
November 19 - Fall Concert (6:00 PM)

FVL Schools Fall Fundraiser Kick Off this Saturday!

Our Fall Fundraiser will be starting on September 16.  Students will receive their packets at the rehearsal that day.  If students are not in attendance at the rehearsal, they will receive their packets at their lesson the following week.

NEW THIS YEAR - Hansen's has added online ordering!  This will make it much easier to let your friends and relatives know about our fundraiser.  You will have the ability to forward a text with a personalized link that your customers will use to purchase and you will get the credit for the sales.  Online ordering wil also allow those out of the area to support our program by paying the applicable shipping fee and have it shipped directly to their door. Being able to use a credit card will appeal to many people and will require less cash/money coming to us in our student packets.

This fundraiser is also a great way to reduce your FVL Schools Band fees for the year.  20% of the funds you raise will go to the FVL Schools Band Program to help fund needed materials such as music and instruments, and 20% of the funds you raise will go directly to your individual accounts!  The other 60% is the cost of the fundraiser and goes back to Hansen's.

You can learn more about Hansen's at their website at Hansenfoods.com.

MUCH MORE INFORMATION will be distributed with the packets on September 16.  The Hansen's representative will be meeting briefly with the students in the band room and choir room.  She will also be presenting the information at the parent meeting.

ONLINE ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS - This file will also be in the packets.  This document has instructions for registering, as well as the School ID that you will need.

Fundraiser Timeline:

FUNDRAISER Kickoff:  Saturday, September 16

FUNDRAISER TURN-IN DATE:  Saturday, October 7
All orders & money MUST be turned in on this date. To get your profit be sure to fill in the top 3 lines of all of the forms.  Please turn in the TOP TWO COPIES of your order form.  The order forms will be returned to you on delivery day.

DELIVERY DATE: Saturday, October 21 • 8:00-10:00am
*** ALL ORDERS MUST BE PICKED UP ON THIS DATE ***
If you cannot be there for pick up, please make arrangements for someone else to pick your order up for you.

ALL MONEY IS DUE: When you turn in your order.

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: FVL Schools Band Program

Volunteer Needs

We are looking for a few parents to offer their time as Volunteers and as Coordinators.  An overall Volunteer Coordinator would be very helpful!  Here is a summary of positions we would like to fill:

Attendance - Parents to assist with checking in students as they arrive for rehearsals and concerts.  We would ask that you arrive a little before 8:00 for this duty.  Once the students are checked in (by 8:30) your duty is over!

Fundraiser - This duty would begin on Saturday, September 16 and conclude within a week or two after our drive ends on October 21.  We need a parent or two (or three!) who could work together with Mr. Neujahr to assist with record-keeping, answer parent questions.  Assistance is also needed on October 7 when the money/packets are returned and again on October 21 to help set up and hand out the products.

Uniforms - Two or three parents are needed for each band (Cadet and Concert Winds) on an upcoming Saturday to help fit the band members with their vests.  Parents are also needed on Concert days to assist with handing out the vests and receiving them back again once the concert is over.

We will have a few sign up sheets at the Parent Meeting for any who would like to volunteer for these important tasks.

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Hansen Foods Fall Fundraiser

Our Fall Fundraiser will be starting on September 16.  Students will receive their packets at the rehearsal that day.  If students are not in attendance at the rehearsal, they will receive their packets at their lesson the following week.

NEW THIS YEAR - Hansen's has added online ordering!  This will make it much easier to let your friends and relatives know about our fundraiser.  You will have the ability to forward a text with a personalized link that your customers will use to purchase and you will get the credit for the sales.

Hansen's is a completely full service fundraising business located in Green Bay. They've been helping organizations, youth groups, and schools over the past 40 years - in over 28 states - raise funds for their various needs.  The FVL Schools Band Program is very happy to have Hansen's back again this year for our Fall Fundraiser!

This fundraiser is also a great way to reduce your FVL Schools Band fees for the year.  20% of the funds you raise will go to the FVL Schools Band Program to help fund needed materials such as music and instruments, and 20% of the funds you raise will go directly to your individual accounts!  The other 60% is the cost of the fundraiser and goes back to Hansen's.

You can learn more about Hansen's at their website at Hansenfoods.com.

MUCH MORE INFORMATION will be distributed with the packets on September 16, and will also be posted to our website next week.  Stay tuned!

 

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