The Dragon Blast

August 2021 - New Palestine Music & Performing Arts

As we all get back into routine of school please take a few minutes to review this month's Dragon Blast. We have some new items and important reminders.

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In this edition:

  • Fundraising Spotlight: Kroger Plus Card
  • Board Meeting Highlights
  • Smokin Barrel Night Out
  • Marching Winds, Percussion, Color Guard Calendars
  • Fundraisers / Archives

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

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Did you know?

  • Kroger Community Rewards makes fund-raising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do everyday. Once you link your card to an organization, all you have to do is shop our store and swipe your Shopper's Card!

  • A digital account is needed to participate in Community Rewards. If you already have a digital account, you will need to ensure you have a Plus Card linked to your account. Then, go here to select an organization.

  • Please note, a Shopper's Card is required for the Community Rewards program so that your transactions apply toward the organization you choose.

  • Any transactions moving forward using the Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the NPBB, at no added cost to you. Kroger donates annually to participating organizations based on your percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending associated with all participating Kroger Community Rewards organizations.

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Board Meeting Highlights

The NPBB met on August 9th. Each meeting we review the Financial status of the Board including upcoming expenditures and student account summaries. Mr Carney provides an update on upcoming events and needs from the Band Board. We also review potential fundraisers, sponsorships and concession needs.

Important Highlights:

  • The results of the IMS Indy 500 Volunteer efforts have been received and are being reviewed. The initial results are showing another successful year. When finalized the details will be shared.
  • The NPBB is always looking for sponsorship to help grow the program. If you are aware of any opportunities please send an email to
  • We do have some upcoming fundraisers including Kopper Kettle, Smokin Barrel, Snowie Days, Texas Roadhouse. Keep an eye out for more details!

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Smokin' Barrel Night Out - August 20th - 4-7 PM

Last month's Smokin' Barrel night was such a success they sold out. If you missed your opportunity they are doing it again on August 20th. This time order ahead!!

When you go to the link there is a box that says "check availability"

From there you can choose a pick up time. The pick up time needs to be 8/20 from 4pm-7pm (that is our fundraiser time). When checking out there is a section called "Special Instructions."

In that box we need to enter "New Pal Band."

You can still order in person, please don't forget to mention the New Pal Band.

Thank you Smokin' Barrell BBQ for all of your support!

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Important Upcoming Dates

New Palestine Intermediate

  • 5th grade students are preparing a performance for Veteran's Day on November 11th. This perfomance may be live or virtual (TBD)

  • Mrs Ray will be meeting with all 5th and 6th grade classes this week to talk about Visions and Music. Please consider getting you child involved with one of the two after school group for Visions Music, Choir or Ring

NPI Student Showcase Website - featuring Visions Choir, Visions Ring and the 5th & 6th grade class projects, and a Piano Recital. There will also be Art and Innovation projects.

NPI Student Showcase Website

New Palestine Junior High

Bookmark the NPJH Band Website to easily locate NPJH updates.

NPJH Band Website

New Palestine High School

September 11th (Sat): Lion's Club Parade/Westfield Contest

September 18th (Sat) : New Palestine Invitational

September 22nd (Wed): Fall Concert

September 25th (Sat): Avon Contest

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Current & On Going Fundraisers

Do you, or someone you know WASH CLOTHES/DISHES?

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!)

On the 10th of each month, Laundry Detergent orders are due. You can send in an order anytime to our Fundraising Coordinator at and just be aware that it will typically be ready during the 2nd week or so of the each month. For more information, or to place an order for D5, contact NPBBfundraising.

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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?

Reminder: Orders are submitted on the 1st of every month.

For more info on SCRIP, or for help getting started, contact NPBBfundraising

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Speedrome and Circle City Raceway Fundraising Opportunity

Did you know students and parents can earn money for their student accounts ($10 per hour!) by working at the Speedrome or Circle City Raceway in 2021? . Pay rate is $10/hr for ALL positions. Kids 10/up can do trash cleanup with an adult. Kids 14/up can work drink stations. Follow these links to schedule your shift!

Circle City Raceway 2021 sign up link

Indianapolis Speedrome 2021 sign up link

Pages & Links for New Palestine Performing Arts

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