The Stinger

August 17, 2021

IN THIS ISSUE

GAME ITINERARY FOR MARCHING BAND

BAND PARENT/FAMILY SEATING FOR FOOTBALL GAMES

VOLUNTEERING INFORMATION

PARENTS - HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT 3rd QUARTER MEALS?

SATURDAY MARCHING BAND REHEARSAL (EXTREMELY IMPORTANT)

TRUCK DRIVERS: PAID POSITION

OPENING FOR BAND TREASURER

CLASSROOM BAND AND MARCHING BAND FEES ARE DUE NOW

DOWNLOAD THE CHARMS APP

SYNC THE CHARMS CALENDAR TO YOUR IPHONE/ANDROID

SPECIAL THANKS TO KIM FRIEDMAN

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Tuesday, 8/17..............Marching Band Rehearsal...............4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, 8/19.............Marching Band Rehearsal...............4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday, 8/20..................Hall Band..........................................7:30 a.m.

Friday, 8/20..................Roswell vs. South Forsyth...............see Game Itinerary below

Saturday, 8/21.............Marching Band Rehearsal................9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (see info below)

COMING UP

Monday, 8/23..............Marching Band Rehearsal................4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 8/24..............Marching Band Rehearsal................4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, 8/26.............Marching Band Rehearsal...............4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday, 8/27..................Roswell @ Centennial

GAME ITINERARY FOR MARCHING BAND (Friday Aug. 20th)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – move equipment to stadium (front ensemble, drum stands, sound equipment, etc.)

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – dinner (location TBA)

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm – change into uniform

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm – warm-up in band room (guard and percussion outside)

7:00 pm – make our way to the stadium

7:15 pm – step off for pre-game show

7:30 pm – Kick-off GO HORNETS!


BAND PARENT/FAMILY SEATING FOR FOOTBALL GAMES

If you are coming to the football games, please come sit down next to the band! If you are on the home side of the field the band is in the top section of the stands closest to the school. Look for the black podium in the stands. There will be a sectioned off area for the band but we would love for all our families and friends to join us in this area of the stands just outside the sectioned off area.


Please remember that the visitor concession stand supports the band program. We are working on getting permission for band family and friends to be able to cross the field on the track to be able to visit our concession stand. Stay tuned on what to do to be able to cross the field to support the band's concession stand!


VOLUNTEERING INFORMATION

Thanks to everyone who has already signed up to volunteer at a band event via the Charms calendar. A multi-colored hand on the calendar indicates that volunteers are needed for that event. Click on the hand to sign up. Volunteers are crucial for our band events. Detailed descriptions of volunteer positions can be found in the August 3rd Stinger.


We still need volunteers for our first home game this Friday! Please sign up at this link:

August 20th Volunteer Openings


VOLUNTEER CONTACTS

If you have signed up as a volunteer, please see the Contact information for your volunteer position below:

Bakers Contact .............................................Jennifer Ross 404-610-9601

Grill Team Contact........................................Jennifer Ross 404-610-9601

Visitor Concession Stand Contact...............Jennifer Ross 404-610-9601

3rd Quarter Meals Contact...........................Jennifer Ross 404-610-9601

50/50 Raffle Tickets Contact........................DaySha Gibson 404-512-1775

Chaperones Contact......................................Greg Freeman 770-998-8455

Pit Crew Contacts..........................................Chris Lewis 678-451-5225 & Craig Baughn 770-630-0752

Photographers/Videographers Contact.......Josh Knutson 470-448-8016


TICKETS AND PARKING

If you are arriving early (photographers, chaperones, first half concession stand, etc.) you can walk with the band from the band room to the stadium and get in for free. Limited parking is available near the band room for early birds.


Additional volunteer questions, please contact Stuart Dougherty, stuartdougherty@gmail.com or 404-277-4895. Thanks again to all our wonderful band volunteers, go Hornets!


PARENTS - HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT 3rd QUARTER MEALS?

If your marching band student purchases meals during home football games, then 3rd Quarter Meals may be just the ticket! This option allows the pre-purchase of student meals so that they will no longer need to bring cash to the game. Students simply go over to the Away Concessions stand during the 3rd quarter to pick up their prepaid meals. Check out the 3rd Quarter Meal options. (Deadline for ordering 3rd Quarter Meals: Wednesday, Aug. 18th)

SATURDAY MARCHING BAND REHEARSAL

It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT for marching band students to attend this rehearsal. We plan to stage the entire ballad.


  • Saturday, Aug. 21 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Students must bring their lunch
  • Students cannot leave campus

TRUCK DRIVERS: PAID POSITION

Do you know a truck "owner/operator" who could help with moving the RHS Band trailer? We are searching for someone who owns their own truck cab who could help us move our band trailer to away football games and competitions. This is not a volunteer position and the driver does not need to be a band parent. We are budgeted to pay the standard rate for the driver, truck, and fuel, plus a cash tip to the driver. (We also offer free admission to football games and competitions, along with all the hot dogs they can eat.) We are seeking someone who has their own truck and can schedule some or all of our fall season trailer events.


An independent truck owner/operator would be a tremendous benefit for the band as we are currently having to work with very unreliable truck rental companies. Please spread the word among all of your business and family contacts.

If you know of anyone who might be interested, please contact Gregory Freeman at president@roswellband.com.


OPENING FOR BAND TREASURER

We are currently looking for someone to fill the position of Band Treasurer. Although our current treasurer, Aimee Christian, will be active until the end of 2021, we are recruiting now to provide sufficient time for a new volunteer to learn the position. The Band Treasurer manages the finances, budget, and transactions associated with the band. If you would be interested, please contact Aimee at treasurer@roswellband.com.


CLASSROOM BAND AND MARCHING BAND FEES ARE DUE NOW

Please log into your Charms account to check your student's current balance.


Payment for band fees can be made either through Charms (via Paypal) or by check. Both options are further discussed on the band website.


DOWNLOAD THE CHARMS APP

We encourage everyone to download the Charms app on your devices so that you can always have the band information at your fingertips. The app allows you to see the band calendar, band fees, and volunteer opportunities.


SYNC THE CHARMS CALENDAR TO YOUR IPHONE

Go into the Settings app

Touch "Calendar"

Touch "Accounts"

Touch "Add Account"

Touch "Other"

Touch "Add Subscribed Calendar"

For the Server value, enter the following:

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/calsynct.asp?s=RoswellHSBand

Touch "Next" in the upper right corner

Touch "Save" to save the subscription


SYNC THE CHARMS CALENDAR TO YOUR ANDROID

To sync with Android devices, you will need to use your Google account and have a Google calendar created.

In your Google calendar on a real computer:

Under "Other Calendars" click the Add link.

Select "Add by URL"

Enter the following URL:

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/calsynct.asp?s=RoswellHSBand

Click "Add Calendar"

Google will begin to sync your calendar, and it will appear on the screen.

Click "Settings"

Change the long name of the new calendar to something you will remember such as "Charms Calendar"

Your phone should automatically be set to sync with your Google calendar.

On your phone: Click on "Calendar", then bring up the settings for the calendar. Click on Calendar Sync. You should see your google account listed already. Make sure Auto-Sync is checked.


SPECIAL THANKS TO KIM FRIEDMAN

We would like to extend a big thank you to Kim Friedman who has worked as the RHS Band administrative assistant. Kim was a tremendous contribution to the band program. She recently stepped down from the position, but continued to assist during our transition of band directors. We wish her the best and plan on seeing her in the stands on Friday nights. Thanks Kim!