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Last updated 07/17/2017
3rd Annual Band Golf Outing
Thank you to everyone that came out to support Dakota Bands today!
Congratulations to the winning team
With a score of 56! (58 - 2 returned orange balls)
This Week In Band
We've had some issues with our email server and are currently working on fixing the issue, so for now our best form of communication is to post information on the Dakota Bands website and Facebook. Please pass the information along.
We are rolling out our sponsorship fundraiser. We offered this last year and it seemed to be pretty successful, it's a very profitable fundraiser. Yyou will find all of the detailed information under the "schedule and forms" tab below.
There's still time to sign up for our annual golf outing on July16th. Even if you're not a golfer, you can attend the dinner portion of it. We are offering a lot of great raffle prizes such as tickets to Disney, Tigers and Lions tickets and much more! Visit the Dakota Bands website to sign up.
At the beginning of Marching Band season we had stated that we had one mandatory fundraiser for the year, which would be car washes. Unfortunately, the local gas stations that we used last year are not allowing organizations to hold car washes at their establishments this year. We are left with no choice but to cancel the car wash fundraiser.
We did come up with another fundraiser to replace it. We are asking that each student bring a slip in from a local store (Kroger, Meijer, Wal-Mart, etc) from returnable cans and bottles worth $20. Mr. Abend has decided this will not be a mandatory fundraiser. However he will be giving points to sections for Band Olympics for those that do participate. We would certainly appreciate it if we could have a majority of the band participate. Please put the slip in an envelope marked with your students name and section. Place it in the safe in the band room no later than August 4th.
I will be sending an email out toward the end of July with information on band camp. However, if your child has any food allergies please email me the information as soon as possible to email@example.com.
Summer Sectional Schedule
Flutes 1-3pm on Tuesdays
Clarinets 12-2pm on Tuesdays
Saxophones 12-2pm on Tuesdays
Horns 12-2pm on Tuesdays
Trumpets 12-2pm on Tuesdays
Trombones 1-3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Baritones 12-2pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays
Tubas 12-2pm on Wednesdays
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. Please Click here for details.
Band Booster Remind101
Get Band Booster updates sent to your phone via text messaging!
Due to the high number of parent/student email addresses, some people haven't been receiving email communication. This is because our server has a limit on the number of emails that can be sent.
In order to keep you informed, we will be using Remind101 instead of email to notify you if there is important information that we need to communicate.
You will receive a text message directing you to go the band website or Facebook page.
Please follow the directions below to sign up so that you can stay up to date with important band information.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
2017-18 Marching Band
2017-18 Marching Band season is going strong.
Important documents and payment link are located here an under Schedules and Forms at the bottom of this page.
2017-18 Marching Band Packet
2017-18 Marching Band Schedule
2017-18 Marching Band Payments
Pay to Play link
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.