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Last updated 11/14/2017
Dakota Marching Band - Thanksgiving Day Parade - 11/23/17
6:15 am - Report to Dakota High School
6:45 am – Leave Dakota H.S. via Bus
7:30 am - Arrive Downtown Detroit, Unload, assemble
10:50 am – Approximate National T.V. Time
11:15 am – Load buses/trailers
11:30 am –Leave Detroit
12:30 pm Perform at Raffle Winners House
1:15 pm – Arrive at Dakota, change, unload, Go home and Eat!!!
Marching Band Banquet
The Marching Band Banquet order form can be downloaded HERE
Try outs for Wintergaurd are Monday 11/13 and Wednesday 11/15 at 6:30pm, meet in the band room.
The Winterguard information packet can be downloaded HERE
This Week In Band
There are still 4 open spots for the NY trip. Download the packet HERE
We will be rolling out a new fundraiser in the very new future, collecting old shoes. We will be collecting old shoes and will receive money for them. So please don’t throw those old shoes out! We are in the process of finalizing all of the details and will be sending more information out in the next couple of weeks.
Lions Raffle Ticket Fundraiser
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.
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.
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
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
Band Booster Remind101
Get Band Booster updates sent to your phone via text messaging!
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.
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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