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Last updated 10/16/2017
This Week In Band
Reminder all unsold tickets and ticket stubs for the “Win the Band” raffle MUST be returned on Monday, October16th. We will be drawing the winner at the Collage Concert during Thursday’s performance.
The cookie dough fundraiser is due Monday, October 16th. All orders must be turned in by the end of Marching Band practice on Monday. We will not be accepting any late orders on this fundraiser. Please make one check out to Dakota Bands.
The next individual fundraiser is cheesecakes. Look for the information on this to come home this week.
We will be holding a mattress fundraiser on Sunday, October 22nd in the band room from 10:00am-5:00pm. The band room will be transformed into a mattress showroom! Showcasing several name brand mattresses, including Sealy and Simmons Beautyrest. All sizes are available along with choices of firm, pillowtop, orthopedic, latex and gel memory foam sets. Prices are UP to 50% off factory retail. This is ONE DAY only, so we need your help to SPREAD THE WORD by inviting all your family and friends! Both the band and your student have an opportunity to earn money. The Mattress Fundraiser flyer can be downloaded HERE
We are offering a Lions raffle ticket fundraiser. The raffle is for the Saturday, December 16th Lions game. It includes a premium suite (15 game tickets) 4 VIP parking passes, access to the private club lounge, all you can eat catering package, game day programs and commemorative gifts. The cost is $20 per ticket. The drawing will be held December 7, 2017 and you do not need to be present to win. For each ticket you sell $5.00 will go into your student’s account.
If you’re interested in participating in this fundraiser, we will have a table set up before the Collage Concert on both Wednesday and Thursday nights in the atrium. Stop by the table to pick up tickets. Note that all unsold tickets, ticket stubs and money, MUST be returned on Monday, November 20th. Someone will be in the band room between 5:30pm and 6:30pm so you can drop it off.
Any questions please contact Sheryl Milana at (586)219-3890 or Kellie Roskey at (586)718-7185.
The Collage Concert begins at 7:00pm. If you pre-purchased tickets, they will be sent home next week. If you still need to purchase tickets, you can purchase them at the door on both Wednesday and Thursday.
We are still in need of help with uniforms after the concert for Wednesday and Thursday. Please consider signing up to help for at least one evening. Visit www.dakotabands.com to sign up.
9th Grade Band 6:15pm
Concert Band 6:30pm
Symphonic Band 7:00pm
Wind Ensemble 7:15pm
Marching Band students that are in a concert band will need to wear their concert uniforms (tux or dress) to school. Wear appropriate clothing underneath your uniforms since you will be changing out in the open in the band room. Please bring garment bag and hanger for your concert uniform since you will need to change into your Marching Band uniform. Students will also need a change of clothes to wear home after the concert. The garment bags have their names on them and all their belongings will need to be kept inside the garment bag or on their person. They will be accountable for their uniforms. Changing in the main room and keeping everything in their bags should avoid lost & misplaced items. Don’t forget to wear black socks!
Marching Band Rehearsals
Monday, 10/16 - 2:45pm-5:45pm - possibly ending early
Wednesday, 10/18: 2:45pm-3:15pm after school
Starting week of 10/23 - We will no longer have Monday Marching band practices.
Concert/Formal Uniform Info
Reminder that ALL students will be taking these uniforms home before and after each concert and will be required to take care of the uniform as well as show up to each concert already dressed.
Private Lesson Program
It is highly encouraged that your student takes private lessons on his/her instrument. This year we are offering a private lesson reimbursement program as an incentive for students to take regularly scheduled lessons. This program also motivates them to be prepared for these lessons as well. See the attached flyer for more information.
The Private Lesson Program flyer can be downloaded HERE
Dakota Band Student Handbook
The Dakota Band Student Handbook can be downloaded HERE
Download and fill out waiver for the Thanksgiving Parade.
The completed form MUST be turned in by Sept 6!
Thanksgiving Parade Waiver Form
If you need to print your set card:
1) click on which movement you would like to print
2) find which page contains your "label". you can use the search function to make this go faster.
3) print only the page that contains your coordinate sheet.
• Opener Coordinates
• Part 2 Coordinates
• Part 3 Coordinates
Becoming a sponsor is a great way to support Dakota Bands and advertise your business at the same time! There are 3 levels of sponsorship
Detailed documents are available below.
• 2017 Sponsorship Form
• 2017 Sponsorship Levels
• 2017 Sponsorship FAQ
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Kroger Rewards — please read the letter from Mr. Abend for information on this great, easy way to earn donations for the band program.
A message from Mr. Abend
Attached are two general maintenance sheets for woodwind and brass instruments. This is something that often gets neglected by our students. Please encourage them to take care of their instrument properly whether it is a school instrument or personally owned. If you read the attached sheets you will probably find that your student does not have the proper oil, grease, etc to be able to care for their instrument. A trip to the local music store and a few bucks can take care of this issue.
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