Band Blast Volume #14 Busiest Week Ever!

We are fast approaching the final stretch of our year! For students, as we approach the finish line I want to remind you to practice every day as if it were a performance. Let's practice a performance mentality! Finally set your sights on where you want to be by the end of the season, and what you will have accomplished. Figure out what it takes to get there, and put in the work every day!

Parents, as we approach the close of this season remember that without your support of our program, we would not have the success or the ability to achieve our goals. Your contributions and work allow us to take this program as far as it will go, so please keep volunteering and contributing!

Booster meeting this Wednesday, November 9. If you have any information you would like to discuss, please email Jeff Treanor before Wednesday.

We are providing a new fundraising option through FunPastaFundraising. These are bags of pasta in different shapes, some sauces, some mixes. We don't want to impose on your generosity since we've held several fundraisers recently, but this fundraiser is a little different in that we hope you can get some fun Christmas gifts at the same time. This is an online fundraiser. You can visit our band and color guard page and shop. The pasta comes directly to you. Orders of $50 or more include free shipping. And, we earn 40% of the sales! There will be several bags of pasta for you to look at at our booster club meeting. Fundraiser begins Monday, November 7 and runs through December 31. The deadline for ordering to receive product before Christmas is December 5th.

Also, you will find the Scrip order form for November. Orders are due by Friday, November 11 and will be available for pick up on November 18. Please keep Christmas gifts in mind as well. It is a great opportunity to pick up those gift cards you would normally buy as gifts. The gift cards are the same amount but band gets to keep a portion of the proceeds!

Thanks to Kathleen Callier for taking the initiative and organizing our Bake Sale booth at the Boutique this weekend. She did a great job as did all of our students who worked alongside her. Thanks, too, to all of our amazing parents who provided bake sale items We appreciate everyone's willingness to provide baked goods on such short notice. We had plenty of items to sell! And, finally thanks to the moms who volunteered their time at the booth on Saturday and Sunday to support our students.

For students your schedule and call times for this week are as follows:

  • Monday: inside

  • Tuesday: outside

  • Wednesday: inside

  • Thursday: outside

  • Thursday afternoon call for Valencia: 2:00 p.m. in the band room for dinner

  • Friday morning call for Vets day: 7:30 a.m. (done by 9:30 a.m.)

  • Saturday call for Moorpark: 11:00 a.m.

Thanks for everything you do, and I look forward to seeing you all soon.

-JJ

Band Camp 2016