The Dragon Blast
February 2023 - New Palestine Music & Performing Arts
- SOLO & ENSEMBLE (LAST CALL)
- WINTER UPDATE
- MATTRESS FUNDRAISER
- MARCHING INTEREST MEETING
- NPBBA BOARD ELECTIONS / NOMINATIONS
- SOCIAL SHOT
- LAUNDRY, DISH & BAG ORDER FORM
- ... DAD JOKE!
Stay Involved & Stay in the Arts!
Important Upcoming Dates
New Palestine High School
February 10th: Pendleton Heights Jazz Festival for Jazz Ensemble (period 6)
February 15th: Butter Braid order PICK UP (late afternoon/eve)
February 21st 6:30pm: February concert - all NPHS Concert (periods 1, 2, 3, and 7)
February 22nd: Jazz side by side at UIndy for Jazz Ensemble (period 6)
February 25th: State Solo and Ensemble for qualifying Group 1 students
For exact times and updates, see the Calendar on New Pal Bands Website, check with your student, or with Mr. Carney.
SOLO & ENSEMBLE - LAST CALL
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT HAS SIGNED UP TO HELP.
The event is tomorrow and we could still use more help.
We still need:
AM Door Keepers
AM Info Table
AM Parking Help
AM Warm-Up Room Monitors
PM Door Keepers
PM Warm-Up Room Monitors
PM Parking Help
This is a massive event and we have had lots of you already sign up to help. Thank you so much for that. If you are at all able to help with the remaining spots, it would be so very appreciated. We can't continue to run these events without adequate help. Thank you in advance!!
Winter Guard is in full swing! (lol - guard reference)
Last week, all three teams were at Plainfield High School and all did VERY WELL!
In their respective divisions:
Cadet received a Silver
Reg A earned 2nd place
OPEN placed 4th
Very encouraging results. All 3 teams are headed to Anderson for their next competition on 2/4.
Audio Theater begins their competitive season on February 18th.
GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!
6th ANNUAL MATTRESS FUNDRAISER
It's time to replace that mattress
MARCH 12TH (SUNDAY) 11:00AM - 6:00PM
There will be 30 different styles of beds on display for customers to try. The beds are new, brand name, made to order, available in all sizes, and cost less than retail stores. In addition to beds, there will also be luxury pillows, sheets, adjustable power bases and even weighted blankets & convertible bean bag chairs!!
How's it work?.. Check out this video!
THANK YOU to this years Platinum Sponsors
MARCHING INTEREST MEETING
Thursday - February 16th
6:00PM in the NPHS Cafeteria
Duration: less than 30 mins.
This is an information-only meeting for families that are considering joining the Marching Dragons - as well as for returning families. This year's schedule will be a little different, so it would be helpful for everyone to attend.
No commitment required. This is only to share information. Thanks!!
2023-24 NPBBA BOARD ELECTIONS
The 2023-24 NPBBA Board of Directors elections will take place this Spring. As is the case every year - each seat on the board will be voted on, and awarded to the person that receives the most votes. Some seats are being vacated by parents of graduating Seniors. Now is the time to be thinking about running for a seat, or nominating someone you think would be great for the program!
Board of Directors seats and an uber-brief summary:
President - leads meetings and keeps the direction of the program on track
Vice-President - supports the Prez where needed
Secretary - records the official minutes for board meetings
Treasurer - counts all (ALL!) the beans ;)
Student Accounts Coordinator - tracks & collects student dues
Concessions Coordinator - makes sure our responsibilities for concessions are handled
Fundraising Coordinator - finds and maintains opportunities to raise funds for the program
Sponsorship Coordinator - manages our awesome sponsors and looks for new ones
Community Liaison - manages emails, social media, and the band website
The Board meets once a month to be sure all is well in the land of our portion of the NPHS Performing Arts. We know we can always be better. If you'd like to be a part of that pursuit, please consider running for a seat!
Anyone interested in learning more is encouraged to reach out to Alan Ausbrooks, with the Nomination Committee.
SOCIAL MEDIA SHOT
Jazz Band field trip to Purdue in January.
SEE LOTS OF PHOTOS ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES ON FACEBOOK!!