Marching Storm Update

Edition #1; Publish Date 5.6.15

Weekly Newsletter

This newsletter will be focused on offering you important information about upcoming dates, events and deadlines. The convenience of this newsletter is you can returned to as many times as you wish, if information is updated or adjusted, the next time you open it all corrections or adaptations appear for you. Thanks for taking time to read the first edition of the 2015 MARCHING STORM UPDATE!

Flower Basket Delivery

Students who sold Flower Baskets through the Music Boosters need to pick them up on Thursday, May 7 at Mississippi Heights Elementary School between the hours of 3:00 and 6:00 pm.


We need adults to help unload the flowers from the delivery truck around noon on Thursday. Please just show up and assist as needed.

Uniforms and fitting

All Honor Guard, Woodwind, Brass and Drumline members need to be fit for a uniform. The proper way for students to come to a fitting session is to be wearing athletic shorts and a t-shirt. We will be sizing students for shoes and gloves as well at this fitting session.


How fitting works:

1. Students choose a time to attend a 10 minute fitting session. You need to go online to choose a time slot by going to this direct link: UNIFORM FITTING SIGN-UP.

2. Report to your selected time about 10 minutes early. All fitting sessions will take place in the music commons at SRRHS. Please be on time (early) to your session.

3. The new uniforms are "new" to us. There may be some poking and tucking that we do to learn how to best fit students. Should you become uncomfortable as we are fitting you to your marching band uniform, please let us know. All adults assisting with fitting uniforms are also parents. They understand that everyone has a different comfort level.

4. You will next be sized for shoes (if you don't already have a pair). *More on ordering shoes below*

5. You will also be sized for gloves (if you don't already have a couple pair). We recommend that every marcher order at least 2 pair. They get soiled easily because they are white. By having at least a couple pair, you can always have one pair that is clean and white. *More on ordering gloves below*

6. You will also be asked to try on a compression shirt. This is to find the correct size for your body. These are the shirts that you will be asked to order and then wear under your uniform coat. *More on ordering your compression shirt below*


When you are finished, you should have a full uniform with hat, coat, pants, drop sash, stirrups, and a garment bag. Your uniform will hang in the uniform cabinets in the music commons. We do not allow the uniform to go home with the student.


Should you have questions about your new uniform, please communicate with Mr. Campbell.

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Ordering your personal uniform accessories (Honor Guard, Band, Drumline)

You will visit www.charmsoffice.com to order your uniform accessories. Once you are there, choose ENTER/LOGIN in the upper right corner. From there, choose Parent/Student/Member. You now get a prompt to enter your school code. Our school code is srrhsmusic. The next prompt asks for your student password. All MARCHING STORM students/parents will get an email that contains your password sometime soon. Please watch your email for that notice.


Once you are in charms, you will go to the "online store" icon in the upper right of the screen. Inside the store are items you need to order and items you may wish to order. The items you need to order are below:


1. Black Compression Shirt. This shirt is predicted to be under $25. We are still working with a couple of different supply stores to get the fabric we want with the size options we need at the price we believe is reasonable. When you choose your shirt, make sure you select the size that you were fit to at your uniform fitting session.

2. White long wrist cotton gloves. These are predicted to cost $3/pair. Our recommendation is to purchase 2 pair right away. This allows for one glove getting lost or having a clean pair when the other is dirty. Make sure you choose the size that you tried on at your fitting session.

3. Black Shoes. We use the MTX brand marching shoe. It has proven to be a high quality shoe that wears well and offers good arch support. The shoes will cost approximately $40/pair. Most marchers who don't out-grow their shoes, are able to keep their shoes all 5 years that they march. If they do out-grow them, you can re-sell them to a new marcher to help recover some of the cost of purchasing a new shoe size. When you order your shoe, make sure you choose the correct size and width of shoe.


Beyond these three items, students will also need calf-length black dress socks. You can get them at any discount clothing store. PLEASE... make sure they go above the ankle.


Any of the other items on the site are for you to choose to order if you wish.


SELECTING YOUR ITEMS:

Choose your item by clicking on the green "choose" button aligned to your item. You then have options for sizes. Choose the size identified at your uniform fitting. For shoes, you need to select the color (black). Once you have done this, choose your quantity. Then, update your cart. Go to your next item and continue selecting.


IMPORTANT!!!

Once you have selected your items to order, you will NOT be able to use a credit card at this time to purchase your items.


Select "checkout". If you have previously raised funds in your student account, you can choose to use your funds in the upper left corner where it says choose your payment option. If you don't have any funds in your student account, print the checkout screen. This will have your name, what you ordered and how much your total is. Bring that printout to the music commons along with a check made out to SRRHS MARCHING STORM, put it in an envelope and drop it into the money drop box on the wall.

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Ordering your personal Uniform Accessories (Color Guard)

You will visit www.charmsoffice.com to order your uniform accessories. Once you are there, choose ENTER/LOGIN in the upper right corner. From there, choose Parent/Student/Member. You now get a prompt to enter your school code. Our school code is srrhsmusic. The next prompt asks for your student password. All MARCHING STORM students/parents will get an email that contains your password sometime soon. Please watch your email for that notice.


Once you are in charms, you will go to the "online store" icon in the upper right of the screen. Inside the store are items you need to order and items you may wish to order. The items you need to order are below:


1. Color Guard shoes. This year, color guard students will need to order Style Plus Releve Guard Shoes. The predicted cost is about $30 for a pair. The shoe color will be nude.


2. Adult body tight. This will offer all of our color guard women modesty protection. This is important because of the style of our selected uniform. The predicted cost is about $15.00.


3. Other items will need to purchased at a store of your choice based on your daughters preferences. These include skin colored (nude) undergarments (both bra and panties).


Should you have any questions about what you need, please contact either Rachel or Brianna.


Any of the other items on the site are for you to choose to order if you wish.


SELECTING YOUR ITEMS:

Choose your item by clicking on the green "choose" button aligned to your item. You then have options for sizes. Choose the size identified at your uniform fitting. For shoes, you need to select the color (black). Once you have done this, choose your quantity. Then, update your cart. Go to your next item and continue selecting.


IMPORTANT!!!

Once you have selected your items to order, you will NOT be able to use a credit card at this time to purchase your items.


Select "checkout". If you have previously raised funds in your student account, you can choose to use your funds in the upper left corner where it says choose your payment option. If you don't have any funds in your student account, print the checkout screen. This will have your name, what you ordered and how much your total is. Bring that printout to the music commons along with a check made out to SRRHS MARCHING STORM, put it in an envelope and drop it into the money drop box on the wall.

Activity Fees

Now that membership has been selected for the 2015 MARCHING STORM, all students need to pay their activity fee in a timely manner. Your activity for for 2015 is $150 for Color Guard, Woodwind, Brass, and Drumline members. The activity for Honor Guard is $75.


Activity fees can be paid online by going to the link below. Please make sure you pay your fee on or before Friday, May 22.


ONLINE ACTIVITY FEE PAYMENT LINK


If you choose to pay by check, the high school office accepts activity fee payments either before school or during lunch. Please make checks payable to SRRHS.


Important: DO NOT give Mr. Campbell or any other staff member your activity fee check. We as staff members are not suppose to handle funds. Thank you.

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