The Dragon Blast

August 2020 - New Palestine Music & Performing Arts!

A lot has happened since the last Dragon Blast went out.

A... LOT...

With the beginning of the new school year, and the ever changing social climate we are all in, now is the perfect time to restart this communication. Let this serve as a 3,000ft view of the New Palestine Performing Arts Departments. I will continue to put as much information as I can muster within these newsletters. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. I will do my best to help!

In this edition:

  • NPHS Parking Lot Changes
  • Known Important Dates
  • Summer Sectional Music Camp
  • High School Patches
  • No Indy 500 Gift Shop

Stay Involved - Stay in the Arts!

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Important High School Parking Lot Changes

Per the notifications sent by the high school:

Due to social distancing and contact tracing requirements, major changes have been implemented in the NPHS parking lot and drop off procedures. Please click below to review these procedures.

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Important Upcoming Dates

New Palestine Intermediate

Stay Tuned!

Nothing to report for this edition

New Palestine Junior High

Stay Tuned!

Nothing to report for this edition

New Palestine High School

August 17th - 7:00PM: Meeting for ALL BAND Parents @ NPHS

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The Music Returns!

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Upon the cancellation of the ISSMA competitive season and the New Palestine marching season, the opportunity to participate in Summer Music Camp Sectionals quickly materialized. Participation was not mandatory, but turnout was encouraging! Our young musicians did a great job!

If you are logged into Facebook, and a member of the New Palestine Band Facebook page, you can view each video below:

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High School Show Patches

Orders due by August 19th
Place your order form, and a check made out to New Palestine Band Boosters in the Band Box, inside the band room.

Patches for the 2019-2020 - AND - 2018-2019 Performing Arts shows

We hope to have them available for pickup at the Fall Concert.

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No Indy 500 Gift Shop for 2020

When the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced there would be no fans at this years events, the tidal wave of effect washed all the way over our town. The entire high school performing arts department lost their #1 source for annual fundraising.

Yep.. concert band, guard, percussion, marching.. all of it.

Keep your eye out for new, value-added fundraisers this year that will help our department.

As always, we have a few ongoing fundraisers that many folks take advantage of. If you'd like to give them a try, now would be a great time. :)

Do you, or someone you know, ever buy trash bags?

Ever find the need to wash your clothes.. with laundry detergent?

Do you like clean plates and silverware? We've even got dishwasher detergent!

Maybe a relative would use some?... Friendly Co-worker would use some?...

Seriously, 5-gal of detergent makes a great gift for a new home owner, college kid, etc..


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Current & On Going Fundraisers

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!)

For more information, or to place an order for D5, contact Meg Cade.

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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?

For more info on SCRIP, or for help getting started, contact Dawn Smith.

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