OAK HAMMOCK OSPREY BAND

NOLEVEMBER NEWSLETTER

Winter Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 10th, 7pm

Treasure Coast High School

The Winter Concerts are required performances for all Band students. Students must have the Band uniform as stated in the syllabus handed out at the beginning of the year. All students must report to the Treasure Coast High School Band room for warm-up at 6:30pm. The concert will start promptly at 7:00pm. Students must stay for the ENTIRE concert, not just for their performance to receive full credit for their attendance and participation.

Uniform Shirt Orders

All Band students must wear the official Band Uniform for all public performances. The uniform consists of the Osprey Band Polo Shirt, khaki pants, black shoes, black socks and a black belt. Shirt orders were due October 31. Shirts are $25. Checks must be made out to Oak Hammock K-8 and you need to include your phone number on the check.

BAND PARENT MEETING

Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 6:30pm

Oak Hammock K8 Band Room, 1251 SW California Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL

AGENDA

  • Band Concert Dates and Locations and Programs
  • MPAs
  • Music Commissioning
  • Spring Trip Update
  • Vending Machine
  • Band Photos
  • Yankee Candle Fundraiser
  • Grace Packs
  • Candy Grams
  • Liaisons


The monthly Band Parent meetings are a way for you to stay connected to and be informed of your child's experience in the Osprey Band. Please come out and see what it is all about.

Remaining Band Parent Meeting Dates for the 2013-2014 School Year: 11/19, 12/17, 1/21, 2/18, 3/18, 4/15, 5/13 @ 6:30pm

Candy Grams

Winter Candy Gram time is almost here!! We begin selling on December 2! If you are able to donate some of the supplies to make the candy grams it will help the band raise even more money. You can send the items in with your child to class. Items that are needed to make our Winter Candy Grams: Red and White Peppermint Candy Canes (Spangler is the best), Christmas Hershey Kisses (no nuts), 10mm Red Pom-Poms, 10mm Wiggly Eyes, Dark Brown Pipe Cleaners, and Low Temp mini Glue Sticks. We again expect to sell 900+. Volunteers will be needed during the school day to help assemble the Candy Grams.

Grace Packs Food Drive

Each weekend 62 students at Oak Hammock go home knowing that their next meal won’t be until Monday at school. The Grace pack program was created by an Oak Hammock teacher to put an end to child hunger on our campus. The Osprey Band is again supporting the Grace Pack program by having our Third Annual Winter Concert Food Drive. We are collecting donations of Ravioli, Spaghetti, or any of the above pictured items (store brand is acceptable) to help feed hungry students.

The class that meets the goal of 300 cans of Ravioli, Spaghetti and Meatballs, etc. will win either a donut and juice party or a pizza party (depending on the time of day your band class is at). Remember, by participating, you are helping to defeat childhood hunger! If every band member brings in 10 cans of Ravioli/Spaghetti we will be able to provide a whopping 1,850 meals! Imagine how many families we can make an impact on. The final day for collecting will be December 10.

Tip for collecting: This Thanksgiving, tell your family members that you are participating in a food drive at your school. Ask them to please bring a can of ravioli to Thanksgiving Dinner! It’s that easy!


Totals so far:

  • Period 2 - 61
  • Period 3 - 25
  • Period 4 - 43
  • Period 5 - 78
  • Period 6 - 99
  • Period 7 - 27

Vending Machine

We now have a vending machine in the band room that is selling supplies that our Ospreys need for band class. So far we are selling reeds, valve oil, rotary oil, cork grease, and slide grease. Other items will be coming soon. Don't be surprised if you child asks you for money to buy band supplies at school. A special thank you goes out to All County Music for donating supplies to get us started.

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

The Yankee Candle fundraiser was a huge success! Our Ospreys sold $9,648 worth of items with a profit of $3,859! Great job!! We will be selling Yankee Candles again February 25, 2014.




Spring Trip

The Spring Trip to Cirque du Soleil and the Magic Kingdom gets closer every day. There are still 17 empty seats on the second bus. We need to fill them!!! If you haven't paid your deposit it is not too late!!

Please be aware that the November payment of $50 was due on November 12.

The remainder payment schedule is as follows:

  • $50 January 13
  • $50 February 12
  • $30 March 12

Band Parent Board of Directors

Please feel free to contact any of the Board Members if you would like to volunteer or have any questions about how you can help the Osprey Band.


President-Terry Andrade- 772-607-1060 , email: terandrade@comcast.net

Vice President- Christine Cassidy- 772-342-7394 ,email: jcchris92@hotmail.com
Secretary- Sabrina Elmore- 772-361-4535 ,email: alleycat1024@hotmail.com
Treasurer- Lee Searfoss- 772-882-5646 , email: kingsearfoss@hotmail.com

Volunteer Status

If you are planning on volunteering to help out with fundraisers, concerts the Spring Trip, or anything where you come in contact with students you must complete the official volunteer training as well as complete the application process online. To complete the application process please follow the directions below.

Go to the District Website www.stlucieschools.org

- Select "Jobs"

- Select "How to apply for the first time" button. (This will provide the necessary

instructions. You may wish to open it in a new window to reference it as you go

through the application process.)

- Select "Click to Apply"

- Select "Click to view current openings"

- Please follow the online instructions.

- Select "Volunteer - non-paid", bottom of left box (You will be prompted to create an

account.)

-When promoted, ensure you select Oak Hammock as the volunteer site. (Otherwise we

won't know the application is for Oak Hammock.)


Please email Amy Isenhower when you have completed this application process. amy.isenhower@stlucieschools.org