The Dragon Blast

September 2021 - New Palestine Music & Performing Arts

Back into busy season! All the hard work is showing.

This is a big month with several updates.

Please take a few minutes to check out the latest happenings and upcoming events.

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In this edition:

  • Are you receiving emails from us??
  • Volunteers needed for this Saturday - New Palestine Invitational
  • Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser
  • Fundraising Spotlight: SCRIP
  • Student Accounts Update
  • Board Meeting Highlights
  • Kopper Kettle Inn Day
  • Marching Winds, Percussion, Color Guard Calendars
  • Fundraisers / Archives

Stay Involved - Stay Safe - & Stay in the Arts!

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Are you getting emails from the NPBB?

You should be!!

Please check your spam or junk folder. Another option is to add the following addresses to your address book.

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We need You!

Saturday September 18th


New Palestine Bands will be hosting the New Palestine Invitational this Saturday, September 18th at Kelso Stadium and we need plenty of volunteers on hand to make this a successful event. The times for each position are listed along with the slot.

Some positions should be filled by specific volunteer types OR have minimum requirements:

  • Guides - Students
  • Press Box Assistant - Student
  • First Aid - medical experience (RN, EMT, etc.) highly desired
  • Video Supervisor - requires computer literacy
  • Competition Suite Supervisor - requires computer literacy

Please review the brief job descriptions on the following link and sign up today!

9/18 Volunteer Signup



Help us welcome visiting schools by providing lunch for Band Directors, Staff, and Bus Drivers. Please help us make a good lasting impression on providing them with a tasty meal.

Donations can be dropped off in the Teachers Lounge (by the cafeteria) Saturday 9/18 from 7am-8:30am.

Please review the available slots on the Hospitality Signup Link and click on the button to sign up.

Thank you!

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Texas RoadHouse

Bread and Gift Card Fundraiser!

All order forms and money are due by Friday, September 24th.

As for the Bread/Butter…

Frozen Bread = $5.00 Pint (8ounce cup) = $2.00

YOUR REWARD = each student account will be credited $1.00 per dozen and $0.50 per pint.

As for the Gift Card...

They can be done in any denomination from $5 to $100. Gift Cards have a 5% donation return to your student account.

Selling dates: Orders must be turned in by Friday, Sept. 24th.

Orders must be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 10th.

How it works: The bread comes frozen with baking instructions, which makes them perfect for any Holiday or family get together. Since the bread comes frozen all orders must be picked up on November 10th. We do not have freezer space to hold any orders.. Please note. all checks should be made out to the New Palestine Band.

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to

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SCRIP Fundraiser Spotlight

Did you know?

  • Your participation in the SCRIP fundraiser directly adds funds to your student account.

  • Do you shop at GetGo, Subway, McDonalds, Speedway, CVS, Lowes, Home Depot? Buy gift cards through SCRIP and you can shop and earn money for your student account.

  • Planning a vacation, Southwest, Delta, American Airlines all participate. Need a place to stay Hilton participates also. Enjoy a vacation and earn money for your student account.

  • You will need a code to get started. We cannot share this on social media or mass distributions. Please reach out NPBBfundraising to get your code.

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Student Account Update

Marching and Concert/Jazz fees are due soon. If you are unsure of your balance please reach out directly to

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Board Meeting Highlights

The NPBB met on September 7th. Each meeting we review the Financial status of the Board including upcoming expenditures and student account summaries. Mr Carney provides an update on upcoming events and needs from the Band Board. We also review potential fundraisers, sponsorships and concession needs.

Important Highlights:

  • Planning begins for the 2021 Trunk or Treat that is scheduled for 10/28
  • Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser begins September 13
  • The NPBB is always looking for sponsorship to help grow the program. If you are aware of any opportunities please send an email to
  • We do have some upcoming fundraisers including Snowie Days, Kopper Kettle and Snap! Raise. Keep an eye out for more details!

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Kopper Kettle Inn - Support the Band Day!!

Come out to the Kopper Kettle Inn on Sunday September 26th. Dine-in or Carry-out and support your New Palestine Band and Performing Arts.

135 E Main Street

Morristown, IN 46161


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Important Upcoming Dates

New Palestine Intermediate

  • 5th grade students are preparing a performance for Veteran's Day on November 11th. This perfomance may be live or virtual (TBD)

NPI Student Showcase Website - featuring Visions Choir, Visions Ring and the 5th & 6th grade class projects, and a Piano Recital. There will also be Art and Innovation projects.

NPI Student Showcase Website

New Palestine Junior High

September 28th (Tues) 2:30 - 3:30: 8th Grade Concert Practice

October 4th (Mon) 2:30 - 3:30: 7th Grade Concert Practice

October 5th (Tues)

6:30: 7th Grade Fall Concert - NPJH Gym

7:15: 8th Grade Fall Concert - NPJH Gym

***Don't forget to the Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser! Get your orders in by September 24th***

New Palestine High School

September 18th (Sat) : New Palestine Invitational

September 22nd (Wed), 6:30 PM : Fall Concert

September 25th (Sat): Avon Contest

October 2nd (Sat): Noblesville Contest

October 9th (Sat): Scholastic Prelims/ISSMA Invite

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Current & On Going Fundraisers

Do you, or someone you know WASH CLOTHES/DISHES?

Detergent & more D5 Fundraiser

All year long - orders placed once per month

5-gallon laundry detergent, 5-gallon fabric softener, Dishwasher tabs or Pods

These make a GREAT gift. :)

(example: buy a $45 laundry detergent... $15 is applied to a students account!)

Trash Bag D5 Fundraiser

All year long - orders placed once per month

We offer 13-gallon, 18 gallon, 29-gallon, and 55-60 gallon trash bags.

These are GOOD quality bags. Better than what you're buying at the hardware stores.

(example: buy a $14 roll of bags... $5 goes towards a students account!)

On the 10th of each month, Laundry Detergent orders are due. You can send in an order anytime to our Fundraising Coordinator at and just be aware that it will typically be ready during the 2nd week or so of the each month. For more information, or to place an order for D5, contact NPBBfundraising.

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SCRIP Fundraiser

All year long - orders placed once per month

We have partnered with the SCRIP fundraising activity which rewards you for buying almost anything.

Shop at Kohls? (fundraising!) Shop at Best Buy?? (fundraising!!) Eat at BW3's or Wendy's? (Fundraising!!) Do you or someone you know BUY GAS?? Yep.. gas, too.

There are currently over 750 stores that participate.

How it works:

You pick a store & buy a gift card. ($10.. $20..$50.. any amount)

You receive the gift card, and your student account receives the rebate!

Each retailer has a set rebate & some are higher than others.

Lets say you need a new refrigerator. You buy a $500 gift card through SCRIP from Home Depot (yep, they're on there too). Home Depot may have a 4% SCRIP rebate going on. Your band account receives $20 and you get the $500 to buy your fridge.

Get it?? Pretty cool, eh?

Reminder: Orders are submitted on the 1st of every month.

For more info on SCRIP, or for help getting started, contact NPBBfundraising

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Speedrome and Circle City Raceway Fundraising Opportunity

Did you know students and parents can earn money for their student accounts ($10 per hour!) by working at the Speedrome or Circle City Raceway in 2021? . Pay rate is $10/hr for ALL positions. Kids 10/up can do trash cleanup with an adult. Kids 14/up can work drink stations. Follow these links to schedule your shift!

Circle City Raceway 2021 sign up link

Indianapolis Speedrome 2021 sign up link

Pages & Links for New Palestine Performing Arts

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