CB East Marching Band Notes

September 10, 2013

Making a Difference: Character Counts

We learned on Saturday that the best bands respond to the unknown with confidence and the experience of good habits. The performance on Saturday was the first public exhibition of the third movement, and while the show was another good step forward on the course of a season, it was the other part of the day that will be most memorable. We are so proud of the band for the way in which they handled the situation, welcomed another band into our mix, and demonstrated that music should be a positive and collaborative social experience. Thank you also to all of the adults who volunteered and made things happen once again. It is a day that will be remembered for all the right reasons!

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.

Yankee Candles

The Yankee Candle fundraiser is set to begin today. We will send home order packets with all of the students at the end of rehearsal, 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.

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, 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.

Football Game: Home vs. Abington

Thursday, Sep. 12th 2013 at 7-10:30pm

War Memorial Field, Doylestown, PA

Doylestown, PA

Kick-off for the game is scheduled for 7:00. The band will rehearse after school, break for dinner, school work, and equipment preparation. We will perform the pregame show, and everyone is expected to return to East following the game to put away all equipment. We hope that the game should end in time for pick-up between 10:00 and 10:30.

Chaperones and Equipment Crew should arrive at 5:00.

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

"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.

Nashville Trip

Thank you to everyone who has continued to stay on top of the payments for the Nashville trip. 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.

For those people who have inquired about registering for the trip, we are still awaiting information regarding the availability of seating. Please know that we will return correspondence as soon as possible.

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 provide the pumpkins at a significantly reduced price. 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 visit the sign-up genius to volunteer!

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.

Central Bucks HS East Band Parents Association

Jason Morehouse, Director of Bands
Kristie Vuocolo, Band Parent Association President