The Stinger

October 19, 2021

IN THIS ISSUE

HIGHLIGHTS OF LAKE HARTWELL MARCHING BAND COMPETITION

ROSWELL VS MILTON (Friday Oct. 22)

GAME ITINERARY FOR MARCHING BAND (Friday Oct. 22)

2021 PEACH STATE MARCHING FESTIVAL (Saturday Oct. 23)

PEACH STATE ITINERARY FOR MARCHING BAND (Saturday Oct. 23)

VOLUNTEER OPENINGS

3rd QUARTER MEAL

REGISTRATION FOR RHS BAND TRIP! (February 18-21, 2022)

NOMINATING COMMITTEE NEEDED FOR 2022 EXECUTIVE BOARD

SPOTLIGHT ON CO-PRESIDENTS

TRUNK-OR-TREAT REHEARSAL (Thursday Oct. 28)

VETERANS DAY CONCERT (Thursday Nov. 11)

ExtravaBANDza (Saturday Nov. 13) is less than a month away! SAVE THE DATE!

RHS BAND BOOSTER BOARD MEETING MINUTES

SUPPORT THE BAND

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, 10/19.............Marching Band Rehearsal........................................4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 10/19.............Planning meeting ExravaBandza.............................6:40p.m. TBD

Thursday, 10/21............Marching Band Rehearsal.......................................4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday, 10/22.................Roswell vs. Milton

Saturday, 10/23............Marching Band Competition at Rome High School

COMING UP

Tuesday, 10/26.............Indoor Drumline/Winter Guard Info Meeting..........4:00 p.m. to 6:30p.m.

Thursday, 10/28...........Marching Band Rehearsal........................................4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, 10/28...........Trunk or Treat............................................................5:00 p.m.

Friday, 10/15................Roswell at Alpharetta

HIGHLIGHTS OF LAKE HARTWELL MARCHING BAND COMPETITION

The RHS Marching Band showed up in full force last weekend at the Lake Hartwell Marching Band Competition! After an outstanding performance of their 2021 ensemble "Build this Dream Together", they walked away with the following trophies for their division:


Drum Major - 1st Place

Color Guard - 1st Place

Percussion - 1st Place

Overall Band - 2nd Place


Please share the video below with family and friends, but do NOT post on social media. Thanks!

RHS Band at Lake Hartwell Marching Competition - 10-16-2021

Video provided by Josh Knutson


We are so proud of the hard work our Students and Band Directors have put forth this season!


Check out the great pictures from our volunteer photographers.

Lake Hartwell Competition pictures


ROSWELL VS MILTON (Friday Oct. 22)

Our last home game of the season is this Friday and it will be an exciting one against Milton High School. RHS and Milton currently both have season records of 6-1, so we need everyone to come out and support the team!


This is also a great time to see the RHS Marching Band halftime show which is outstanding!


TICKETS

Purchase tickets by clicking the ticket picture below.

GAME ITINERARY FOR MARCHING BAND (Friday Oct. 22)

  • 7:45 a.m. ......................................Report for hall band
  • 8:00 a.m. ......................................Hall band begins
  • End of the school day (exact time TBA) - Pep Rally
  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ...................Prepare stadium for the game
  • Move equipment, etc.
  • 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ...................Eat dinner
  • 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 pm. ....................Change into uniform
  • 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ...................Warm up
  • 6:30 p.m. ......................................Prepare to move to stadium
  • 7:12 p.m. ......................................Pre-game show begins
  • 7:30 p.m. ......................................KICK OFF…GO HORNETS!
  • 10:30 p.m. ....................................Approximate dismissal after game


2021 PEACH STATE MARCHING FESTIVAL (Saturday Oct. 23)

RHS Marching Band will be competing with 19 other bands in the Peach State Marching Festival this weekend! The event will be held at Rome High School and will be the Marching Band's last competition of the 2021 season. Sign up for a volunteer position (see below) or just come out and cheer on the band.


Tickets will be $10 per person and can be purchased at the door. See the performance schedule here.


Marching Band Students should bring money for concessions and souvenirs.


PEACH STATE ITINERARY FOR MARCHING BAND (Saturday Oct. 23)

  • 8:30 a.m. .......................Rehearsal in stadium (rehearsal BEGINS at 8:30 am, plan accordingly to be ON FIELD at that time)
  • 10:00 a.m. .....................End rehearsal and pack truck
  • 10:30 a.m. .....................Load buses for departure for Rome High School
  • We will travel in shorts and GREEN BAND SHIRT and will change upon arrival
  • 12:30 p.m. .....................Arrive at Rome High School
  • Box lunches will be provided by our wonderful Band Boosters! We will eat upon arrival at Rome High School.
  • 1:00 p.m. .......................Change into uniform
  • 1:30 p.m. .......................Gather at Semi truck to prepare for warm-up
  • 2:05 p.m. .......................Warm up begins
  • 3:00 p.m. .......................Competition Performance
  • 3:30 p.m. .......................Reload truck
  • We will change out of uniform after our performance.
  • Please bring “Roswell” swag to wear.
  • ALL SENIORS will need to keep their uniform to change back into for retreat/awards
  • 3:45 p.m. .......................Re-enter the stadium to watch other ensembles
  • 10:00 p.m. .....................Awards
  • 12:00 a.m. .....................Arrival back at RHS


VOLUNTEER OPENINGS

A huge thanks to all the parents who volunteered for the Lake Hartwell Marching Band Competition. It was a busy and fun day. We fought the wind together and we won! There was even an impromptu track race among the volunteers!


Our last home football game of the season is this Friday. We still need volunteers for the concession stand, grill team, 50/50 raffle, and photographers. Click this link to sign up!

Oct. 22 - Roswell vs. Milton


Peach State Marching Festival (Saturday Oct. 23) is coming up this weekend. We still need volunteers. Click this link to sign up!

Oct. 23 - Peach State Marching Festival


ExtravaBANDza (Saturday @ 4 p.m., Nov. 13) We are looking for one more parent to be part of the planning committee. We will meet once a week for an hour to plan the event activities. Planning meeting tonight 10/19/21 at 6:40p.m. contact Daysha 404-512-1775, all are welcome. We will also need volunteers to assist with running the events (Stay tuned for event sign-ups). Sign up for the planning committee via Charms or email roswellbandfundraising@gmail.com. Thanks in advance!

November Volunteer Opportunities - ExtravaBANDza Planning Committee


If you want to go ahead and claim your volunteer spot for a future event, please log into Charms, open the calendar, and sign up today!


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


3rd QUARTER MEAL

Buy your band student a 3rd quarter meal or snack for the Milton game. Students simply go over to the Visitor's Concessions stand during the 3rd quarter to pick up their prepaid meal or snack. Check out the 3rd Quarter Meal options. The deadline to purchase for the upcoming game is Thursday, Oct. 21st.


REGISTRATION FOR RHS BAND TRIP! (February 18-21, 2022)

The Roswell High School Band (class band and marching band) has been invited to perform in a parade at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida! All attendees, students AND chaperones will use the link below to register. This is also where you will submit payments for the trip.


Parent information meeting will be held via Zoom, next Tuesday (October 26) at 7:00 p.m. Stay tuned for zoom details early next week.


RHS Band Trip Registration Link <-- Click Here to Register for the Trip!


***The first payment (deposit) is due on October 28th***


Click each of the pictures below for more trip information.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE NEEDED FOR 2022 EXECUTIVE BOARD

We are now seeking two or three parent volunteers to serve on this year’s Nominating Committee to help place our new Executive Board for 2022. The Executive Board positions are a January - December commitment. If you would like to help and/or know of someone who would be a good nominee that may like to serve on next year’s Executive Board, please reach out to: president@roswellband.com. The committee will only operate until a slate for the Executive Board for 2022 is completed. (Estimated time that you would serve on the Nominating Committee is 1-2 months.) The Nominating Committee is traditionally made up of general association members (non-Executive Board) who provide a short list of active members interested in running for the Executive Board.


In the next few editions of the Stinger, we will be doing "Spotlights" on the different positions of the Executive Board that must be filled for the 2022 year.


SPOTLIGHT ON CO-PRESIDENTS

Greg Freeman and Jane Sowden have been the RHS band booster association co-Presidents this past year. Their ability to be flexible and change their leadership role with the craziness of this past year has been amazing. If you are the type of person who enjoys leading others towards a goal, you may want to consider this volunteer role.


Please click on the video below for more information.

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TRUNK-OR-TREAT REHEARSAL (Thursday Oct. 28)

The RHS Marching Band will have a Trunk-or-Treat Rehearsal on October 28th. Students should plan to wear their Halloween costumes. After a shortened rehearsal, the band will move to the band field parking lot for a fun evening including candy, smores, and hay rides!


Parents/students can sign up to bring their decorated cars and the students will trick-or-treat from their "trunks". Participating parents/students will bring candy/snack donations.

Trunk-or-Treat Donation / Volunteer Options


VETERANS DAY CONCERT (Thursday Nov. 11)

The RHS Wind Ensemble will be performing a very special concert on Veterans Day, November 11th. This will be our first annual Veterans Day Concert where we will celebrate and recognize local veterans within our community. Additional information on ticket reservations will be coming soon.


ExtravaBANDza (Saturday Nov. 13, 4 p.m.) is less than a month away! SAVE THE DATE!

It is a great community event held at RHS that raises awareness of the band and is one of our key fundraisers. This year's theme will be carnival and games. Family friendly fun with music, games and food. Don't miss out!!!


RHS BAND BOOSTER BOARD MEETING MINUTES

The minutes from the October Booster Board meeting are available here. As a reminder, the next Board meeting will be on November 9th at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. All parents are welcome to attend.


SUPPORT THE BAND

Thanks to all the band parents and families that support the band through their time, money and emotional support. If you are interested in donating, please click here: Donate to the band. Every dollar counts!