Our first performance of the season is our preview show at the Ice Cream Social. This is a terrific opportunity to come see what your students have been working on these last several weeks while eating some yummy frozen novelties and having a great time.
The Ice Cream Social is on Friday, August 18th. Ice Cream will be served starting at 6:00pm. While you eat, the band will be performing some fun stand and pep tunes as well as most of our show music. We all then make our way over to the Weaver practice field and put on our first 2017 season performance.
There are many ways for you as parent to get involved. We are still in need of some slots to be filled on our sign-up genius and many items are still in need of being donated, so please take a look at that. The link can be found HERE. All proceeds from this event go into the Handshue Scholarship fund, which is used to offer assistance for students enrolled in private lessons. For a list of prices and our menu options for the evening, please the the attached document HERE.
*Note that the only food served at this event will be ice cream. All Davidson Marching Band students eat free.
Here are just a few of the things coming up in the immediate weeks ahead. For a more complete list of dates, times, and details, please see either our Calendar of Events or our Blurb page, both of which are updated regularly with the most current and relevant information.
Friday, August 11th – 2017 Marching Band Handbook Due Date. Please turn in to the band room.
Saturday, August 12th; 8am-noon – Individual Picture Day. Order forms can be found HERE.
Tuesday, August 15th; 8pm in the band room – Welcome Booster Meeting for parents.
Friday, August 18th; 6:30 in the Commons – Ice Cream Social! More details will be sent via email.
Saturday, August 19th; 6-8pm – Picnic at Homestead Park. All family are welcome.
Saturday, August 26th – Tag Day. All students should report to the band room in their summer uniforms.
Saturday, September 16th – Mattress Sale.
Many of our volunteer committees use this tool to organize and publicize volunteer shifts. The following links will be active for various amounts of time, but please know that you can sign-up for volunteering shifts many times throughout the season as different events come and go and as your schedule fluctuates. As of right now, here are the first few that are pressing as the season gets started. At the very least, please take a look at each of the opportunities as each has a variety of different jobs available. For example, if you do not like counting money but you’re happy to prepare hot dogs, look for those delineated as such in the Concession sign-up! Many links will be housed on our Booster Page as the season continues.
Ice Cream Social– http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508094BA5A922A31-hilliard4
More information about each of the events will be made available via email in the coming weeks!
Your student should have brought home a 2017 Marching Band Handbook. Please read this thoroughly and let us know if there are any concerns. The most important portion of this is the attendance regulations. Please make every effort to mark your calendars NOW with our dates so that there are no unexpected conflicts. We have provided a section for you to notify us of any known conflicts on the signature page. We appreciate knowing about absences or accommodations well in advance. Please have this signed and returned to the band directors by next Friday, August 11th
Congratulations to the following students for receiving the Handshue Scholarship, which provides funds to help offset the costs of private music lessons. These students applied and were selected based upon their service to the band, level of need, and materials provided through the application process. Thank you to all who applied and our sincerest congratulations to:
Lexi Garvey, Junior
Paige Kingsley, Freshman
Tristan Miller, Freshman
Our Calendar of Events has been updated with the events for the remainder of the year and some of the dates for next fall. Please take a moment to mark your calendars and come support the band. Also, please check back frequently as we will continue to make this calendar as comprehensive as we can. Events such as all our Concert Band concerts, Booster Meetings, and other band related activities will be updated as that information becomes known.
Pictured left to right: Rachel Jakes, Kyle Qain