bugleMelrose Home NESBA Competition 9/27

With 13 bands scheduled to perform, we need every family to help with various jobs associated with the competition including concession and bake goods sales, truck and bus parking, ticket booth and program sales and raffle ticket sales.  Sign up early to get the best choice!  The slots begin at 4:00 pm.  To sign up go to Melrose High School Bandaiders: NESBA CompetitionAll volunteers get free admission to the competition!

 Program Book Ads are Due FRIDAY, 9/5. 

 Don’t forget to get in your ads for our home competition program book!  70% of your ad price is directly applied to YOUR trip account for next year’s band trip.  Bring the ads to school or drop them off at the Zimmerman’s house (11 Cass St).

Get Out Those Calendars — An Updated Schedule is Available:  Band Schedule 2014-2015.pdf

Handbook and Uniform Contract

Students and Parents,

Please take a few minutes to review the following documents:

  • The 2014-15 Band Handbook:  Band Handbook 2014-15.pdf
    Please take a few minutes to review the band handbook together. Then go to the confirmation link, located at the end, to sign off that you have read and agree to the policies laid out within.
  • The 2014 Uniform Contract:  Uniform Contract.2014.pdf
    Please familiarize yourself with the policy, fill out the acknowledgement form and return with the required $25 deposit. 

Thank you

Band Camp Starts August 18!!

Competition Program Book

Here is an opportunity for band members to earn money for next year’s band trip.  We are asking band students to sell ads for the Program Book that will be distributed at the upcoming Melrose hosted NESBA competition on September 27.  Details and the sales form are attached. (download 2014 ad book student letter.pdf and 2014 band ad book sales letter.pdf )

 Uniform Fitting Help Needed

During the week of band camp students will be fitted for their marching band uniforms.  Volunteers are needed to assist with the fitting and uniform preparation process so that we have all students ready for the band photo on Friday the 22nd.

If you have any availability to assist on Monday evening from 5:30 to 7 pm, Tuesday from 10-2, or Wednesday evening from 5:30-8 pm, please contact Diane Heislein at diane.heislein@comcast.net with your availability and a contact phone number.  Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide. Additional information regarding the uniforms will be distributed to all students during band camp.

Next Bandaiders Meeting

August 20 7:00 pm   MHS Band Room – please note change in date and time

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.

Band Shoes

Don’t forget that your band member will need band shoes for the marching season in time for our pictures on Friday, August 22. The regulation shoes can be purchased at National Music in Woburn – http://www.nationalmusicinc.com.  They know what shoes Melrose band kids wear.  A recent grad has offered to donate her woman’s size 8 shoes to anyone who needs them.  Email Karen Konicek at kkonicek@comcast.net if you are interested.

Help Needed!

The Melrose High School Band will be hosting a NESBA (New England Scholastic Band Association) competition on Saturday, Sept. 27th.  It is a huge undertaking that will require the support of all band and color guard parents to pull off.  We need to fill two roles as soon as possible:

 Event Program

We need a parent (or two) to create the program book for the event.  The task entails creating a book with a schedule, info about the bands and ads sold by students.

 Bake Sale

We need a band parent or duo or group of parents to coordinate the bake sale for Sept 27th.  The competition coordinator will be creating a Signup Genius for band parents to volunteer to work shifts for the bake sale.  The online Signup Genius will come out some time after school starts.  Right now, we need someone to agree to be the “Take Charge” person for the bake sale.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Taylor Rubbins
President, MHS Bandaiders, Inc.