BAND CAMP SCHEDULE
Aug 18 – 22
Monday – Thursday:
10:00 am – 2:00 pm (Lunch break from 12 – 12:30, bring a lunch)
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Bring your Dot Book, pencil, and chalk)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Pictures at 4:30 in uniform)
MELROSE TO HOST NESBA COMPETITION
Save the date: September 27, 2014!
Melrose will be hosting the NESBA competition that day and we will need everyone (and more) to pitch in to make this a successful event. While it takes a lot of work, it is a big fundraiser for the band.
As some of you know, we host this competition every other year, sharing the slot in the calendar with Malden. In previous years we have also shared the chores – and the money – with the Malden band boosters. Mutual decisions by both organizations were made last year to go it alone in each community – keeping all the work and the funds local.
This will be the Bandaiders’ first attempt at filling all the pieces of the event’s puzzle with Melrose people. We will be asking all band parents to take a couple of hours shift to help with the myriad of needs: ticketing, selling refreshments, crowd control, bus parking, leading the bands to their warm up spots, etc. We will also be reaching out to the band’s friends and alumnae. An on-line Sign-up Genius will be ready by band camp to organize the different chores.
If anyone is interested in getting a jump start on helping, we need two or three people to work on the program. Some work needs to be done before band camp to get the material ready to distribute to the kids about selling ads (another part of the fundraising, this one specifically for their personal trip accounts). This task is well-suited for folks that are good with computers, especially scanning and lay-out. Please contact me if you are interested in helping out on this endeavor.
Look for more information about the competition at band camp. In the meantime, mark down September 27 and have a great summer!
NEXT BANDAIDERS MEETING
August 18 6:00 pm MHS Band Room
All band and color guard families are members of the Bandaiders and are welcome at meetings. Please come by and see what is planned for the fall and beyond.
Welcome again. This is an exciting time for your student. You will be receiving more information in the coming weeks but if you have any questions, please feel free to email this address. I will do my best to help find the answers.