CB East Marching Band Notes

September 3, 2013

Great Job at the First Game!

We thought the kids sounded and looked great for their first night out in public. Congratulations to all of the performers and volunteers. It was a great start to the season!

Football Game: Away at Norristown HS

Saturday, Sep. 7th 2013 at 10:30am-5:45pm

1900 Eagle Drive

Norristown, PA

Kick-off for the game is scheduled for 1:00. The band will meet at 10:30 at the band room. Thank you to everyone who arrived so promptly last week. Our equipment crew did a great job getting us out on time, and everyone seemed to have a good time. We should return from Norristown in time for pick-up between 5:30 and 6:00.

Upcoming Rehearsals

We will rehearse after school this week. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin on the field at 2:50. Rehearsals will end at 5:00, and students can be picked up immediately following rehearsal.

Students coming from Tohickon MS should take the activities bus at the end of the school day (please check with the front office about the timing for this bus).

Please note, we will not rehearse this Thursday, September 5.

Next week, we have normally scheduled rehearsals on Tuesday and Wednesday. We will stay after school on Thursday, and there will be a modified rehearsal Thursday afternoon prior to the football game scheduled that night. We will allow some time for homework, and we will do our best to return promptly from the game. While we appreciate dedicated and high-achieving students, homework is not an excuse for absence. Please help your child plan accordingly.

Chaperones, Equipment Crew, Concessions, etc.

If you have signed up to volunteer, but can't remember what your role was, click here to directly access the volunteer portion of the CB East Band website. Report times for each event will be updated the week of the event. If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate chairperson.

Chaperone Chair: Michelle McCartan

Equipment Crew Chair: Jeff Griffin

Concessions Chair: Lisa Stewart

Nashville Trip

Thank you to everyone who has continued to stay on top of the payments for the Nashville trip. Another payment is due September 5, and the final payment is due October 20. Although most people are up to date, it is important that everyone meet the payment expectations this week so final booking of the flight can be purchased. No additional registrations can be accepted at this time. A representative of Music America's accounting department provided this link to check your account status.

Band Parent Association Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 10th 2013 at 7:30-8:30pm

2804 Holicong Rd

Doylestown, PA

The Band Parent Association typically meets on the first Tuesday of every month. But in an attempt to minimize the chaos of the beginning of the year, we will push September's meeting back one week. In addition to discussing the business of organizing volunteers, fundraising, and trip planning, we will be presenting an introduction to competitions to help all new families understand these important events.

Cherrydale Farms

The Cherrydale Farms fundraiser is now almost complete. Forms were sent home with the students at the end of the first week of band camp. All online orders and order forms must be submitted by September 9. Please submit your order forms in the band parent fundraising box located between the band practice rooms and Mr. Morehouse's office. Please check out the information posted on the website or contact chairperson Gwen Jackman for more information.

Advertisement Sales - Maximize your Fundraising!

Selling advertisements for our concert programs is one of the most profitable activities for our organization and your family. The band website contains information that will help you talk about our program with potential supporters and accept their advertising contributions.

In an effort to maintain good relationships with our supporters, we ask that you review the list of businesses who have agreed to advertise with our organization. Updates to the list were recently sent via email by Kristie Vuocolo. Please stay tuned for additional updates to the list via email or on the sponsors page of our website.

Yankee Candles

The Yankee Candle fundraiser is set to begin next week. We will send home order packets with all of the students at the end of rehearsal on Tuesday, September 10, and orders are due Tuesday, September 24. Orders will be received mid to late October.

An email was recently sent with the information for the fundraiser. You can also check the information posted on the website, or email the chairperson, Kathy Ingoglia directly for more information.

Peddler's Village Scarecrow Festival - Pumpkin Sales

Sunday, Sep. 22nd 2013 at 8am-1pm

Route 263

Lahaska, Pennsylvania

Last year this was developed into a very successful event. Peddler's Village teams up with a local farm who donated the pumpkins. The band sets up a decorating area and visiting children paint their pumpkins. All of the proceeds directly benefit the band. This is a fun morning for the students to volunteer! (These volunteer hours count toward NHS hours.) Please stay tuned for more specific information, but for now just add the date to your calendar and join us for a fun morning!

"Spectacle in Sound" - Band Competition

Saturday, Sep. 21st 2013 at 11:30am-11:30pm

800 Loch Alsh Avenue

Fort Washington, PA

The first competition of the year is almost upon us, and more information will come later. However, it is important to start planning for the day. So here is some of the most important information. The band will rehearse from 11:30 to 3:00, then break for snack and change into uniform. We will depart for Upper Dublin HS at 4:00. The bands in our class begin the show at 5:30, and CB East will perform at 6:30. We will then change out of uniform and wait for the awards ceremony scheduled for 10:30. The band will then return to East, unpack, and go home. Pick up should be between 11:15 and 11:30 pm.

Mr. Morehouse will provide a short presentation on competition etiquette and judging practices at the September 10 band parent association meeting.

Tickets for the event are $12 for adults and $7 for students/seniors. All tickets will be sold at the gate. Spectators can park at either of the large parking lots entering from Fort Washington Ave. and Loch Alsh Ave.