LW Marching Arts Update
November 5-11, 2023
LWMB Fundraising Update
With the exciting news of the Tournament of Roses invitation for next year, we will be offering fundraising opportunities that will begin at the parent meeting this coming Wednesday. We will re-introduce the Raise Right program and offer a World's Finest Chocolate bar fundraiser. We will also be raffling off a fully paid trip to Tournament of Roses. Please read the specifics for each fundraiser below.
World's Finest Chocolate:
This will be an optional IFA (Individual Family Account) fundraiser. IFA fundraisers allow you to raise money that will be deposited into your family account which is maintained by the music booster groups. These funds can then be used to pay for required fees (ex. LWMB participation fees) as well as fees for travel (ex. Tournament of Roses trip payments). If you would like to participate in the World's Finest fundraiser, you can purchase candy boxes via credit card before or after the meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Candy is $60 per box. Families will pay upfront and keep the cash that is collected from selling the candy bars. $27 per box will be deposited into your child's IFA account to be used for fees or travel payments. This fundraiser will be ongoing, so it is possible to get more boxes in the future if desired. Specific details will be available at a later date in regards to getting additional boxes of candy.
Tournament of Roses Trip Raffle:
At the meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 8, we will also be selling raffle tickets for ONE LWMB member trip or ONE Fan Package trip to the Tournament of Roses Parade. Each raffle ticket is $25. Raffle tickets can be purchased via credit card before or after the meeting on November 8.
*For every raffle ticket purchased on Wednesday, November 8, you will receive an extra raffle entry for free.
*For every raffle ticket purchased on Wednesday, November 8, your child will receive $5 in their IFA account.
*If you purchase a raffle ticket on November 8 AND register for the trip by December 1, you will receive one additional raffle entry for free.The winning ticket will be drawn in the spring. There will be additional opportunities to purchase raffle tickets in the months ahead, but the incentives are only valid for the dates listed above.
Raise Right is an ongoing IFA fundraiser. Families can purchase gift cards to be used at area businesses and receive a certain percentage deposited into their IFA per gift card. Raise Right is a great program because it can be used for your everyday shopping or for gifts for the upcoming holiday season. This is an ongoing fundraiser and depending on your shopping habits, you have the potential to raise hundreds of dollars to help with LWMB expenses or ToR travel expenses.
This week in the LW Marching Arts:
Sunday, November 5
Monday, November 6
Tuesday, November 7
Wednesday, November 8
6:30pm - Info Meeting for 8th Graders/New Members interested in joining LWMB next year
7:30pm - Meeting for anyone interested in attending the Tournament of Roses trip
Both meetings will be in the Lincoln-Way Central Small Auditorium
Thursday, November 9
Friday, November 10
4:30-7:30pm - Clinic/Open Rehearsal for Winter Guard at LW EAST (auditorium lobby and band room)
Saturday, November 11
10am-8pm - Winter Guard Auditions/Fun Camp #1 at LW CENTRAL Fiedhouse
Home Playoff Game for West at 2pm. Stay tuned for specific details from Mr. Ruklic.
*Wednesday, November 15 - First Indoor Percussion Rehearsal - 4:30pm-9:00pm
Tournament of Roses Trip Meeting
The LWMB has scheduled a meeting for all incoming or new members on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 6:30PM in the Lincoln-Way Central small auditorium (or little theatre). During the meeting new families will be provided with basic information about joining band in high school and all of the exciting opportunities that come along with the experience, along with all of the details of the 2025 Tournament of Roses trip opportunity. Incoming/new members would be 8th graders or any high school student who did not participate in the LWMB this past season.
For Incoming/New Members Only (current LWMB families should NOT fill this out as you are already in Charms):
Are you already all in and want to get signed up? Then please click this link to our Charms Registration Form so you can get signed up to receive emails that contain important info about the trip and fundraising opportunities. You can always fill out this form later, but if you are at all interested in receiving communications about the 2025 Tournament of Roses Parade, it is best to get signed up for the emails ASAP. You can always be removed from the email list if your plans change at a later date!
Families can also find out more about this trip by visiting the following website links:
Trip Website: https://www.lincolnwaymusic.org/roses.html
History Website: https://www.lincolnwaymusic.org/rosespast.html
Please share this information with any families who might have a child that is interested in joining the LWMB next year. The band is always looking for new color guard members and no prior experience is needed!
After the new member meeting, there will be a meeting for EVERYONE at 7:30pm in the LWC Little Theater in which the specific info about the trip will be presented.