The Dragon Blast

November 2020 - New Palestine Music & Performing Arts!

In this edition:
  • We've gots' dates! :)
  • NPHS Winter Percussion & Guard Calendars
  • 28 Days of Giving
  • Texas Roadhouse PICK UP reminder

I should be posting pictures from our awesome Trunk or Treat event.

I should be letting you know about the Pancake Breakfast with Santa.

But 2020 has other plans, and that's ok. Safety is #1. We have all made tough choices - our Performing Arts departments included.

We will bounce back. We will have those awesome events in the future. Lets continue to keep our eyes front and stay optimistic. There are some activities hitting the calendar, so lets stay safe & get fired up Dragons!

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

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Important Upcoming Dates

New Palestine Intermediate

November 11: Possible Veterans Day Performance *watch your emails & the NPI FB page for the link*

New Palestine Junior High

Nov 2nd (week of): Place your orders for Concert Polos

Nov 9th (week of): Bottle order pick up

Nov 30th (week of): After school practices

December 9th: NPJH Winter Concert

Early December (TBD): Chick-fil-a fundraiser!!

New Palestine High School

October 27th - November 19th Tuesdays & Thursdays 3-6pm: AUDIO THEATER call outs. Times may change, based on gym availability.

November 4th - December 1st: New Palestine Bands 28 Days of Giving (Snap! Raise Fundraiser) - See below for more detail

November 18th - December 2nd: ISSMA Fall Virtual Organizational Submission Window

Students will be recording music in their bands to submit for virtual adjudication and feedback from ISSMA adjudicators. We'll be working in tandem with our Yearbook club to get photos and videos and hope to share these with parents via Canvas.

December 14th (Monday) - Winter Concerts & Patch/Award Collection

5:30pm - Beginning Band

6:30pm - Intermediate Band

7:30pm - Advanced Band

** more details to follow **

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It's starting!!!

Keep these links handy. As things change, these calendars will change.

We are really looking forward to seeing the new shows!!!

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28 Days of Giving

-- From Mr. Carney via Facebook

Just a heads up that our inaugural "28 Days of Giving" donation campaign kicks off Wednesday (11/4/2020). I'm pleading students to get 20 potential donor emails entered prior to the fundraiser kicking off so that we can receive the maximum percentage of profit. This is an incredibly successful fundraiser in many communities around us and requires no work on the students' part after entering the emails.

I absolutely recommend reaching out to family, friends, and alumni and asking if they'd be willing to support us in this fundraising drive. Students planning to participate in winter guard will be receiving email invites today after school to set up their profiles and list emails.

If any kids/parents have questions, please feel free to email me. Some of the guard kiddos are in band, but I know many are not!

Mr. Carney's Email

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November 19th from 5pm - 7pm

4140 S. Cider Mill Run - New Pal

Your orders must be picked up during this window, as these are refrigerated/frozen packages and there is no storage available. If you cannot make this pickup window, please find someone that can pick up your order.

If you have any questions, please email Natalie Young. or call (317) 590-5105.


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Current & On Going Fundraisers

McDonalds - January 4th (Monday)

The McDonald's here in New Palestine has been AWESOME to the band program over the years.

Mark your calendars - Set reminders - And grab some Micky D's for dinner!

All times are from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

All methods of ordering count; Drive thru, Dine in, UberEats, and GrubHub!

Our Dates

January 4th (Monday)

February 10th (Wednesday)

April 28th (Wednesday)

May 24th (Monday)

Thank you to the New Pal McDonald's and THANK YOU for supporting our program!

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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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Pages & Links for New Palestine Performing Arts

Dragon Blast - ARCHIVES

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2020 - March

2020 - February

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