The Blurb and Communication

Information about upcoming performances and events will be posted here.  Check back as the event or performance nears.

Cookie Patrol, 2021

8/27: Grove City – Mello & Trombone

9/3: Independence – Percussion & Field Commanders

9/10: Hilliard Darby – Saxophones & Color Guard

9/24: Olentangy Orange – Clarinet

10/8: Dublin Coffman – Flutes & Sousas

10/15: Olentangy Liberty – Trumpets & Baritones

Blurb

Hilliard Invitational Shirts! – Less than a week to order!

Hilliard Invitational Shirts are now available for pre order! We will be taking orders through August 22nd. So, you don’t have much time. The students love having these. This will be our first competition in 2 years, so you certainly want one of these to commemorate the occasion!

Please click the link below to order.

https://hilliard-music-boosters.square.site/band-invitational-shop

 

First day of school Pep Band!

We have been asked to help provide some excitement as students enter the building for their first day of school on Thursday! While this is not required, we would love to have as many of our marching band members as possible show up. Students should report to the band room at 7:00am. We will play from 7:15-7:30 as students come in the building. We hope all our band students can make it!

 

Tag Day – Saturday, August 28th.

Tag day is quickly approaching on Saturday, August 28th. This is our largest one-day fundraiser of the year. We typically raise between $10,000-$12,000 in about 3 hours. While we are doing very well, we still need 5 or 6 more drivers make this happen. Please click on the sign up genius below to help out. We can’t do this without you. Thanks for you continued support of these students!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C48ACAB2BA6FA7-tagday

 

Concession Information

The largest fundraiser is concessions for all Davidson Junior Varsity and Varsity home football and soccer games. Previous years [before 2020] have raised over $30,000!!  Please consider donating your time to the sign-ups below. With 1 or 2 shifts from each family we can get the entire season covered! You will see one each for Tuesdays, Thursdays, Friday, and Saturday.

All are welcome, even if you have no previous experience! TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED!!! Parent volunteers say this is one of the most enjoyable opportunities to support the band!!

Tuesdays: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050949a4a62ea6f58-tuesday1

Thursdays: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050949a4a62ea6f58-thursday1

Fridays: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050949a4a62ea6f58-friday2

Saturdays: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050949a4a62ea6f58-saturday2

Thank you for your patience as we start up – it has been two years and we are “resetting.”

We appreciate your help and participation!

 

First Football Game! – Friday, August 20th

Our first away game in nearly 2 years is quickly approaching! And I do mean AWAY! We will be heading up to Brecksville Ohio to cheer the Wildcats on to the first victory of the season. Due to the distance, it will be a late night. I apologize for that. This is not normal for a Friday night. However, I know the students are looking forward to traveling together again!

Per HCSD policy, all students will be required to wear masks while on the bus. The schedule for the day is as follows.

Report – 3:00

Depart for Brecksville – 3:30

Kick off – 7:00

Return – approx midnight (I will send a remind from the road to update you of our time)

 

Food – We plan on feeding all the students right after school. We will have Caines Chicken Fingers, chips and drinks. If students are unable to eat that, please plan to have them pack something. Additionally, the students will be able to have concessions during 3rd quarter of the game.

We could use some help with donations for this. Please click below to see how you can help!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4AAFA92BA13-feed

Uniform – We will plan to wear summer uniforms for this since the weather is still going to be pretty warm. Please make sure students have all summer uniform parts!

 

Hilliard Invitational Advertising

Time is running out to put your information in the program for the Hilliard Invitational! Please check out the various options below to support these amazing students! All sponsorships must be received by Friday, August 20th!

Music Notes – These are personal messages from parents to students that get printed in the program. The kids love this! Please consider. ($15)
Advertising – This is great for a business who wants to support these wonderful students and receive some great publicity! (prices vary)
Trophy Sponsorship – Companies, groups, or individuals can sponsor a trophy to be awarded to one of our outstanding bands. ($50)
Please consider one of these great options. Additionally, please share the link below with your places of work who may want to purchase advertising. You will be amazed how many businesses love to support these kids!

Please click on the link below to get more detailed information about support opportunities, as well as signing up for one of the above program options!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJdEaJo9MFd0EM2D9c_7qry7qEkxY-dVyIATachFR3XiQb2g/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Upcoming Dates
August 17th – Marching Band Practice 3-5pm

August 19th – First Day of School; practice 3-5pm

August 20th – Football Game at Brecksville-Broadview Heights

August 27th – First Home Game/Senior Night

August 28th – Tag Day



Communication

Please make sure to continue informing us of any and all rehearsal absences.  As always, send that information to Mr. Shultz at luke_shultz@hboe.org  Remember that whenever possible please give advance notice so that we can plan accordingly.

We also have our remind 101 accounts set up.  This is a great way for us to send you quick reminders about report times and other various things.  It is not a good way for you to reach us as we do not usually receive messages back.  Email is definitely the best way to contact one of the directors.

Below is the information on how to sign up for Remind 101.  Text the following codes 81010.

Class of 2022 – @f7kc3f

Class of 2023 – @mbclasso

Class of 2024 – @mbclassof

Class of 2025 – @h866ff

Finally, we now have Facebook and Twitter pages set up for the band!  Just search Hilliard Davidson HS Bands in Facebook and follow @HVDWildcatBands on Twitter.  We will send out exciting news and updates there as well!