The Stinger

Aug. 21

Week At A Glance

Thursday, 8/22 Rehearsal Practice Field Marching Band 4:00 PM 7:00 PM

Friday, 8/23 Hall Band Band Room Marching Band 7:30 AM - 8:10 AM

Friday, 8/23 Mini Camp Practice Field Marching Band 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday. 8/24 Mini Camp Practice Field Marching Band 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Monday, 8/26 Rehearsal Practice Field Marching Band 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Monday, 8/26 Spirit Night NEW Menchie’s All 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday, 8/27 Rehearsal Stadium Marching Band 6:45 PM - 9:15 PM

Thursday, 8/29 Rehearsal Practice Field Marching Band 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Friday, 8/30 Football Game @ Campbell HS Marching Band 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM

This school year you can expect to receive THE STINGER newsletter on Wednesday evening outlining dates and details for the coming week. You may notice that the newsletter getting longer as we attempt to consolidate information all in one place to ensure accuracy and timely information. Please read it. All of it. Every week. Thank you!

Classroom Reminders


In order to provide proper opportunities and instruction for all band classes, we charge a $250 fee to pay for music, materials, musicians, transportation to events, minor instrument repairs, etc. (Please note $10 of your fee goes to the high school.) For more information on how to pay fees, visit the Roswell Band web site:

Instrument Rentals Fees should be paid via Online School Payments:

If you need financial assistance with paying Classroom Band Fees, please contact Mr. Moon for options. E-mail:

Menchie's Spirit Night

We are holding our first Spirit Night of the school year on Monday, 8/26 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Menchie’s in Sweet Apple Village. Our band will receive 15% of all proceeds for that entire time period; you don’t even have to mention that you are with the band. Go tell all of your friends!

Marching Band Reminders


This Friday, 8/23 will be our first “hall band” for our marching band members to kick off the school year and football season. Students should plan to wear their “Show Shirt” each Friday morning we hold hall band. (Please plan to wear a Roswell High T-shirt to the first one as we may not receive our new show shirts in time.)

On Friday:

7:30 a.m. – report to band room and get instruments

7:50 a.m. – we walk through halls playing popular music

8:10 a.m. – students will be on their way to their 1 st Period


(mandatory for all Marching Band members)

We will hold our Mini Band Camp on Friday evening 8/23 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and again Saturday, 8/24 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All marching band members are required to attend.

Saturday’s Schedule: 10:00 A.M.-12:15 P.M.- Block 1

12:15 P.M.-12:59 P.M.- Lunch

1:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.- Block 2

Parents: please be aware that practice BEGINS at these noted times. Allow your musician enough time to

get their instrument and walk to the practice field.

 Wear practice clothes both days

 Bring sunscreen and water

 Meals:

o Friday evening – eat dinner beforehand

o Saturday afternoon – we will have a 45 minute break for lunch (you can bring your own or

go buy lunch)

Excused Absences

If you are missing the Mini Band Camp (or any rehearsal) you must complete an Excused Absence Form electronically and submit to Mr. Moon BEFORE the date. Please be aware that even though a form has been submitted, it does not mean the absence has been approved. Mr. Moon will contact you directly to let you know.

Excused Absence Request:

First Football Game - Aug. 30

Our first game is an away game at Campbell High School on 8/30. All marching band students should report to the band room by 5:00 p.m. Bus sign up sheets will be posted this week.

Checklist for first game:

 Eat dinner prior to arriving

 Wear bibbers and black uniform shoes

 Wear black socks that cover your calves; ankle socks are not permitted with uniform

 Wear show shirt (if not available, wear a white t-shirt)

 Bring water bottle already filled

 Cell phones are permitted at games.

 Bring money to purchase food at concession stand after 3 rd Quarter.

Parents: please check your phone around 10:45 p.m. on the evening of August 30. Mr. Moon will text you to let you know our estimated arrival time back at the school. THE BAND ROOM WILL CLOSE 30 MINUTES AFTER WE ARRIVE. PLEASE BE PROMPT WHEN PICKING UP YOUR STUDENT AFTER THE GAME.

More information about football game procedures can be found in the Band Handbook on page 9. Click here to review, especially if this is your first season in marching band:

Band Booster Updates

Thank you all for attending the General Membership Meeting. We are off to a great start for the new year! We received updates from Michael Moon, an introduction of Mike Long (new-Co-Director) as well as insights into our 2020 VISION by our RHSBBA Co-Presidents Mark Herring and Michael Dal Cerro. To review the presentation, visit or click on the link below:


Fundraising is a critical part of our program's success. Our Jeep Raffle is our biggest yet! Our goal is to raise $63,000 this season. We have raised $14,000 already, so we are off to a great start!

One winner will be awarded a brand new 2019 Jeep Wrangler Sport soft top 4×4, 3.6L-V6 with automatic transmission. The grand prize is valued at $29,540 or a $10,000 cash payout! The purpose of this campaign is to raise enough funds so the band can buy its own semi-trailer, as well as much needed musical instruments and other assets.

Every student in every one of our programs (Marching Band / Classroom Band / Guard) is charged to sell at least 45 tickets. And to help, we have incentives along the way to reward your hard work and success. And students will be eligible for more prizes if they go above and beyond the 45 ticket target. Tickets have been so easy to sell! They are only $10 each; or one can buy 5 tickets for $45.

Parents must pick up ticket packets. They are not distributed to students; as all tickets much be accounted for. The band is liable for lost tickets. If you do not have a Jeep Raffle ticket packet, you must pick it up on Saturday morning prior to Mini Camp. Over 80 students still need their packets. A board representative will be there from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to distribute remaining packets and explain the process.

If you received your packet in the Spring:

We need your ticket stubs and money! To qualify for the Summer Sales Contest, turn in your sales no later than 8/23. And if you ran out of tickets to sell, we will be happy to give you more tickets this Saturday morning.

If you received your packet in the past week since our General Membership Meeting:

Turn in your sales no later than 9/12.

Want to opt-out altogether? You can buy an entire packet of 45 tickets for yourself and pay $400.

Note: The envelope we give you is for cash or check sales ONLY. If people want to buy online at, the Jeep Committee will email them a ticket(s) after the order clears. DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR TICKETS. Unsold tickets must be returned. You will be responsible for lost tickets.