September 20 Update

Friday, September 20, 2019

Upcoming FVL Schools Band rehearsal schedule

We will rehearse this Saturday, September 21.  Please note that there will be NO rehearsal on Saturday, September 28!

This Saturday is also the Shepherd of the Valley Volleyball and Soccer Tournament.  Some students may need to leave a bit early if they have an early 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 or volleyball uniforms to rehearsal.  It is fun to see so many of our band students dressed in uniform on tournament weekends!

Due to early starts, some students may not be able to attend rehearsal.  If that is the case, please let Mr. Neujahr or Mr. Kramer know so that their attendance record can be marked accordingly and we can effectively plan our rehearsal.  Thanks so much!

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

September 21
October 5, 12, 19
November 2, 9, 23
November 24 - Fall Concert (2:00 PM)

FVL Schools Band Fundraiser Update

As of Friday, September 20, we have 12 band students registered for online sales!  More may be utilizing their paper forms.  We have $1001 in total online sales so far ($540 at this time last year).  Keep going - we would like to reach our goal of $5000 in total sales.  Our FVL Schools Band Program would see a profit of $1000 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 or at their lesson will be given the packet at rehearsal on Saturday.

Early Prizes for Online Sales will be given out at Saturday's Rehearsal!

Students who had at least 5 items sold in online sales by Tuesday, September 17 will receive a giant box of Theater Candy.  Six of our band members will recieve this prize on Saturday!  Students who have at least 10 items sold by Saturday, September 21 will receive two boxes!  So far there are three students who will recieve that second box of candy on Saturday!  We will have an assortment of candies avaialble.  The kids can choose their favorite.  There is still plenty of time yet today to make some more online sales to achieve this prize!

Here are some online statistics so far:

17 days remaining in the Campaign; Campaign ends midnight 10/7/2019

12 Students have registered

530 Unique visitors to all student sites

2 Different Teachers have been added to the system by students
$50.05 is the average order size per customer
$125.13 is the average amount sold by each student
$500.50 is the average amount attributed to each teacher (classroom)



Fundraiser Timeline:

FUNDRAISER Kickoff:  Saturday, September 14

FUNDRAISER TURN-IN DATE:  Saturday, October 5

All orders & money MUST be turned in on this date. To get your profit be sure to fill in the top 3 lines of the paper forms.  Please turn in BOTH COPIES (white and yellow) of your order form. The order forms will be returned to you on delivery day.

DELIVERY DATE: Saturday, November 2 • 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.  The product pick-up location will be the FVL Auditorium Stage.

ALL MONEY IS DUE: When you turn in your order.  Use the Envelope provided in the packet.


More information is in the September 12 Update.  Refer to that Update for links to forms and other instructions for filling out your paper forms, setting up your online account, prizes, and so on.

Volunteer Page

For information on Volunteer opportunities, please refer to our Volunteer Page.  Descriptive information is included with each section for Fundraising, Concert Vest, and Attendance Volunteers.

There is also an Attendance Sign Up form on our Volunteer Page.  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 can be 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 12

We will fit the concert vests for the Cadet Band and Concert Winds students on Saturday, October 12 during the rehearsal.  A few moms or dads is all that is needed.  We have several moms who have volunteerd for our uniform crew in the past, but more would be welcome on fitting day.  Thanks for considering this very important volunteer opportunity!

Then on the day of the concert (November 24) 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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