Pride of McAlester Newsletter

Week 1 August 13-17

Fundraiser for Florida Trip, Band Fees, & New Uniforms

We have officially kicked off our fundraiser! Your profits (30%) from sales can be used for your Florida Trip account or Band fees. Please make checks payable to MHS Band. If your not going on the Florida trip, I’m asking that every family sell at least 15 items or turn in a $50 fundraiser buyout. This amount will be used to raise money for new uniforms. The estimated cost of new uniforms is between $85,000 and $90,000.
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August 13th - FIRST STADIUM REHEARSAL 7:00am

Arrive EARLY to unload instruments off the trailer! Please drop off on stadium drive or off of Fillmore. If you plan on riding back to the HS with another student after stadium rehearsals - please turn in a signed permission slip (below).
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August 14th - Rehearsal at Stadium 7:00am

August 15th - Rehearsal at Stadium 7:00am

August 16th - Rehearsal at Stadium 7:00am

August 17th - Band & Guard Pictures at Stadium 7:30am

Mark Emmons will be onsite to take group and individual pictures. Please dress in comfortable clothes that you can slip your uniform over. Please wear long black socks. If your band shoes are at home please bring them with you. We will do the group photo first.

Florida Trip

I need the $100 for the airline deposit by Friday August 17th. If you haven’t already turned in the $50 non-refundable trip deposit please turn it in with airline deposit. The remaining balance for August payment is due as soon as you can get it to me. We will stick to the payment schedule that was passed out on the first day of school. I can not deviate from the schedule due to deadlines with our tour company. I have attached a copy underneath for your reference.
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Forms & Fees

All required signed forms are now past due. Please get them turned in ASAP. Band fees can be turned in as soon as possible. I will work with you however I can to set up a payment schedule for Band fees that will work for your family. Please contact me to discuss. A copy of all required forms and calendars are attached below.

Marching Band Calendar

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