Update for September 16

Thursday, September 14, 2017

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
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.


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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