Hello Band Families,
December marks the beginning of the concert season as well as pep band season. The band plays at all basketball games and are separated into different groups. Your student should know what group they are in for the pep band already as well as what games they will perform. Our first concert is Dec. 11th in the PAC at 7 pm. Please plan to attend this event as the students really get to showcase their talent.
Pay close attention to emails and/or text reminds for changes in rehearsal schedules should there be any. During inclement weather we don’t email last-minute schedule changes out, we will send out text reminds.
A big THANK YOU to students and families who have worked so hard to raise funds for band. Our efforts provide quality experiences for our students and help to keep our band dues low. This fiscal year started in May 2019. Fundraising amounts were emailed to band and color guard families, and are shared at booster meetings.
Band Spirit Nights - Details coming soon!
January 15th - Red Robin
February 25th - Chipotle
April/May: Savers Drive and Hanging Baskets - Stay Tuned!
Students will be receiving their donation slips back before Winter Break so they can personally thank donors if they so choose. Donors will be receiving their tax donation receipt via email if they provided an email address. Thank you to those who participated! More donations continue to trickle into the box!
For those who ordered physical gift cards, look for an email next week with information about delivery/pick-up of the cards. The hope and plan is for them to be available for pickup at the Winter Concert on December 11th.
Even if you didn’t order physical gift cards, you can still sign up for Scrip. It’s an easy way to REDUCE YOUR BAND FEES FOR THE 2020-2021 BAND YEAR!!!! Over 700 retailers offer e-gift cards: Amazon.com, Kohl’s, iTunes, Target, Applebee’s, Home Depot, Delta Airlines, Starbucks and many more! You pay and spend face value; the company gives a rebate back to you (anywhere from 1.5% to 16%)! 100% of your rebate goes into your student’s personal band account.
If you aren't sure what Scrip is, visit our website for a full-page explanation. To start the registration process, go to http://www.bvswband.org/scrip.html Questions? Please contact Jennifer Magee.
DECEMBER IN BAND
Fri., Dec. 6 5:15 pm-9:15 pm
Doubleheader, first gamer of the year! Everyone is in - students with sports or school-related conflicts should see Lesando during class.
Tue., Dec 10
Symphonic Band Rehearsal
Wed., Dec 11
7am-7:50am Wind Ensemble Rehearsal
7 pm to 9 pm Winter Concert
Students report to band room by 5:45pm
Fri., Dec 13
4 pm to 8 pm
BVSW Wind Ensemble Camp
This will be for Wind Ensemble Students only. This camp will focus on literature preparation for Cincinnati with clinicians and a guest conductor. Dinner will be served and will be approximately $10.
Have a great month,
BVSW Band Boosters President