The Dragon Blast

December 2022 - New Palestine Music & Performing Arts


  • BREAKFAST w/ SANTA - Event & Volunteers
  • Parent / Alumni Pep Band Night!
  • DID YOU KNOW? - Amazon Smile
  • Solo & Ensemble - Event & Volunteers
  • ... DAD JOKE!

Stay Involved & Stay in the Arts!

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Important Upcoming Dates

New Palestine Junior High

December 14th - 6:30PM: NPJH Holiday Concert at the Junior High

February 3rd & February 4th: Solo & Ensemble - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (sign up below)

Full NPJH Calendar Link

New Palestine High School

December 10th (Sat) - 8am-noon: Breakfast with SANTA @ the Lions Club!

December 12th - 6:30pm: NPHS Winter Band Concert

December 14th - 7:00PM: Dance Class Winter Recital

December 16th - 6pm: Basketball Band (Wind Ensemble) ** Parents & Alumni invited to participate! See Below! **

For exact times and updates, see the Calendar on New Pal Bands Website, check with your student, or with Mr. Carney.

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We need about 30 volunteers to pull this off. It's a great event for us - and it's FUN

((We still need about 24 helpers!!))

Saturday December 10th - At the Lions Club

Set up and Kitchen folks will need to arrive at 7:00am

We will need parent/student help setting up tables and chairs. Adults needed to help with the prep and the making of the pancakes and all the other fixins.

All other volunteers need to arrive by 8:00am

Folks that want to monitor watching food levels, drink levels, monitor the craft table for the little kiddos.

Clean Up starts at noon

Can't make it for the event? No prob! We'll need help at the end to put the tables and chairs away, as well as sweep/mop the floors. The kitchen area will needed cleaned up too.

If everyone could plan to stay until we are all cleaned up, it will ensure things get taken care of FAST. There is another event at 2pm, so we will need to be outta there before then.


All volunteers will get to partake in the awesome food!

The chocolate chip pancakes w/ syrup... OMG!

Want to get a selfie with Santa?

Shhhh... we can probably arrange that!

Invite your friends, family and neighbors to stop by to visit/eat (or to volunteer if they are the helpful-kind-of-folks)

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If you are an alum/parent in our program and would like to join the kids to play during the basketball game on Friday, Dec 16th, please fill out the form below!

This is a boys game against New Castle. Wind Ensemble is scheduled to play for this game, but all are invited!

For basketball games, we do a quick warm up and rehearsal at 6:00pm, then move down to the gym during the 4th quarter of the JV game, and leave once the varsity game is finished (usually between 9-9:15pm)

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Did you know you can earn $$ for the Band Program by simply shopping at Amazon??

Just change the URL to: - and you're almost there!

Once you've logged into Amazon, simply click on the "supporting" link towards the top and search "New Palestine Band Boosters Association".


The prices are exactly the same. PRIME works exactly the same. The only difference is that Amazon donates part of your purchase to the group of your choice. :)

Each time you go to amazon, remember to start the URL with, and you'll be helping the band program.

Just remember to plug in New Palestine Band Boosters Assoc. as your group to support!

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The time is coming for hosting an awesome event here in New Pal...


February 3rd and 4th

Last year we had nearly 1,000 students from 20+ schools along with their music directors and families from Lawrence North all the way to South Ripley.

We anticipate this year will have even more students.

We typically have 15-20 rooms with performances going on throughout the day and we need your help to make sure each kid has every chance to do their best!

Be the friendly face! Click the link below to find out how you can make an important day go smoothly for the many students who will visit us this February.

Please Email Mr. Wilson with any questions.

Thank You!!

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THANK YOU to this years Platinum Sponsors

For information about how to become a sponsor, or how to make a donation to the program, please contact our Sponsorship Coordinator.

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BUTTER BRAIDS - It's almost time!

Keep your eyes peeled after the first of the year for Butter Braid order forms!!

What's a Butter Braid?

It's an amazing bake-at-home pastry that comes in several tasty flavors! Never had one? You should try one... then you'll try more (promise!)

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FUNDRAISER: Laundry, dishsoap, and trashbags

Thank you to everyone that continues to order from this fundraiser. Your continued support of our program is awesome. If you haven't tried it, go for it!

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How do you find Will Smith in the snow?

....You follow the fresh prints.

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Pages & Links for New Palestine Performing Arts

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Volunteer reading tutor program in all three elementary schools for the 2022-2023 school year.