The Dragon Blast

January 2021 - New Palestine Music & Performing Arts!

In this edition:
  • Parents Helpful Homework
  • NPHS Rehearsal & CONCERT details
  • DRAGON Shirts Still Available
  • NPHS Winter Percussion & Guard Calendars

The delayed publishing of the January Dragon Blast has proved to be a blessing, as there are several tid-bits of information that have materialized in the last few days.

Do keep the Dragon Blast handy, as these dates will certainly have lots of eyes/emphasis on them. Being that we haven't had much going on, this is a welcome change!

Stay Involved - Stay Safe - & Stay in the Arts!

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Important Upcoming Dates

New Palestine Intermediate

* No dates for this edition *

New Palestine Junior High

January 20th: Entry deadline for Solo/Ensemble

February 3rd - 24th: ISSMA/Flipgrid Solo Submission Window

New Palestine High School

January 22nd (Fri): Money for ISSMA solo entries due.

February 3rd - 24th: ISSMA/Flipgrid Solo Submission Window

February 6th (Sat): Winter Guard's FIRST performance @ Franklin Central!
February 10th (Wed): McDonald's Fundraiser Night

February 13 (Sat): Audio Theater's FIRST indoor show @ Franklin Central!

February 24th (Wed): NPHS February concert...details below!

February 27th (Sat): New Palestine IPA Show

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In an effort to encourage the parents of younger students to plug their kids into music, we are asking our High School parents for a favor:

Take a moment - reflect on your journey - and write a short "This is what music has meant to me/my child."

Maybe your child has broken out of their social shell.

Maybe they've found a creative musical outlet that reached beyond the school program.

Maybe the sense of pride/accomplishment you both share after a big performance is a shared memory you'll never forget.

Maybe you have connected to a group of band parents that you really enjoy.

Thats what we're looking for; to reinforce the reality and opportunities that naturally occur, beyond attending the class and enjoying the performances.

If you would help us, it would really mean a lot.

Please send your note to Drew Wilson at NPJH.

Thank you in advance!

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HS Rehearsal & Concert Details

From Mr. Carney:

(the pic is not Mr. C.. he's just some guy I found on the internet)

At this time, we are choosing to have a concert in February for our high school program. This concert is voluntary and is open to all students in our program including our fully virtual students. These rehearsal dates are firm and will take place whether school is meeting in person or virtually. If you have questions, please feel free to email me and I'll do my best to answer them!

Beginning Band Rehearsal Schedule
Tuesday, January 19th: 2:30-3:30 pm
Tuesday, January 26th: 2:30-3:30 pm
Tuesday, February 2nd: 2:30-3:30 pm
Tuesday, February 9th: 2:30-3:30 pm
Tuesday, February 16th: 2:30-3:30 pm

Intermediate Band Rehearsal Schedule
Wednesday, January 20th: 2:30-3:30 pm
Wednesday, January 27th: 2:30-3:30 pm
Wednesday, February 3rd: 2:30-3:30 pm
Wednesday, February 10th: 2:30-3:30 pm
Wednesday, February 17th: 2:30-3:30 pm

Advanced Band Rehearsal Schedule
Thursday, January 21st: 2:30-3:30 pm
Thursday, January 28th: 2:30-3:30 pm
Thursday, February 4th: 2:30-3:30 pm
Thursday, February 11th: 2:30-3:30 pm
Thursday, February 18th: 2:30-3:30 pm

  1. Students may stay after school in the band room provided they wear masks at all times.
  2. Students will rehearse in the band room in our normal, socially distanced setup, wearing masks and with bell covers on instruments.
  3. Students are required to leave the building immediately following the completion of rehearsal unless their ride hasn’t arrived yet.
  4. Any student waiting for a ride may do so either in the band room with mask on or outside of NPHS.

Concert Date

  1. Wednesday, February 24 (Auditorium or Main Gymnasium)
  2. Wednesday, March 3 (Inclement Weather Date)

Concert Schedule
5:00 pm: Earliest arrival for Beginning Band
5:30 pm: Beginning Band concert begins
5:50 pm: Latest possible end of Beginning Band concert

6:20 pm: Earliest arrival for Intermediate Band
6:40 pm: Intermediate Band concert begins
7:00 pm: Latest possible end of Intermediate Band concert

7:30 pm: Earliest arrival for Advanced Band
7:45 pm: Advanced Band concert begins
8:05 pm: Latest possible end of Advanced Band concert

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Help support our program by purchasing a New Pal Dragons shirt for just $10!

All proceeds go right back to the band and guard. These 100%

cotton t-shirts are only available in sizes MEDIUM through 2XL - limited

quantities of each size.

These are available first come, first serve.

Please contact Jordan Hertig at to arrange for purchase/pick up.

Checks can be made out to "NPBB"

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Current & On Going Fundraisers

Do you, or someone you know WASH CLOTHES/DISHES?

Detergent & more D5 Fundraiser

All year long - orders placed once per month

5-gallon laundry detergent, 5-gallon fabric softener, Dishwasher tabs or Pods

These make a GREAT gift. :)

(example: buy a $45 laundry detergent... $15 is applied to a students account!)

Trash Bag D5 Fundraiser

All year long - orders placed once per month

We offer 13-gallon, 18 gallon, 29-gallon, and 55-60 gallon trash bags.

These are GOOD quality bags. Better than what you're buying at the hardware stores.

(example: buy a $14 roll of bags... $5 goes towards a students account!)

For more information, or to place an order for D5, contact Meg Cade.

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SCRIP Fundraiser

All year long - orders placed once per month

We have partnered with the SCRIP fundraising activity which rewards you for buying almost anything.

Shop at Kohls? (fundraising!) Shop at Best Buy?? (fundraising!!) Eat at BW3's or Wendy's? (Fundraising!!) Do you or someone you know BUY GAS?? Yep.. gas, too.

There are currently over 750 stores that participate.

How it works:

You pick a store & buy a gift card. ($10.. $20..$50.. any amount)

You receive the gift card, and your student account receives the rebate!

Each retailer has a set rebate & some are higher than others.

Lets say you need a new refrigerator. You buy a $500 gift card through SCRIP from Home Depot (yep, they're on there too). Home Depot may have a 4% SCRIP rebate going on. Your band account receives $20 and you get the $500 to buy your fridge.

Get it?? Pretty cool, eh?

For more info on SCRIP, or for help getting started, contact Dawn Smith.

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