Friday, August 24th – Friday Night Under the Lights! – 6:30 PM
Come to the first performance of the season at Blue & Gold Stadium! This is a preview show for family members, friends, neighbors and alumni. Everyone is invited to see the first peak at the 2018 Band & Guard Show! Come and see what the talented members of the Newtown Band & Guard have accomplished during their hard work at band camp. Merchandise, pit crew, chaperone, treasurer & membership tables will be set up that night to answer any questions and take orders.
Pit Crew - Paint the Props!
When: Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Where: Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Rd, Sandy Hook, CT, 06482
We need your help... Please join us if you can!
We need some adults to help us paint the steps so we can CLIMB!
Please wear old clothes, bring a water bottle, a snack, and a paintbrush or two... Let's meet at the containers and get it done!
Please register here: https://nhsbandguard.com/event-3043316
Attention all Band Members! August Scrip Order Due August 28th!
If you are interested in purchasing some gift cards (aka SAVESOMECASH CARDS), please have your order completed and check into the blue band box in the music room by August 28th. Old Navy is at 14% rebate right now!
For the new members, Scrip is a program where vendors provide a rebate (which varies) based off the face value of the card. For example, a Stop & Shop gift card ordered in the amount of $100 will provide a 4% rebate back into the band. Half will go directly to the band to offset expenses and half will go into your child’s account. You will be amazed at how quickly this adds up. This can be used to offset the costs of membership fees, trips or to purchase band merchandise. There are hundreds of vendors offering almost every type of product and the percentages vary from 2% and up. If you would like more information on how this program works, we would be happy to go over this one on one.
Please remember if you are interested in ordering from Big Y or Caraluzzi’s, there are minimum order requirements. Please check before ordering these cards or place a separate order via check. If the minimum is not made your check will be returned. It is not possible to reverse the PrestoPay orders.
Do not respond to the band email with any questions as it is not monitored daily in the summer time.
Please reach out to Kris Zajac directly-(203)543-6174 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any amounts that are in your Scrip account can be used to offset membership fees and band trips.
“Back to School” is a great time to take advantage of this program!
We have one week left before Uniform Distribution happens at the high school and we do not have nearly enough volunteers to get all of our band members their uniforms:
Aug 14 - 4 for Set-up
Aug 15 - ZERO for Final Set-up
Aug 15 - 2 for Sr./Jr. Fitting
Aug 16 - 2 for Soph/Fr/8th/7th Fitting
Aug 16 - ZERO for Breakdown
We can not outfit all of the kids with just a couple of people.
If you can find the time to volunteer to help get the kids outfitted in their uniforms, we would appreciate your signing up through the portal so we have an accurate count. Our goal is to have 10 people per day.
Click below to Sign Up via the Band & Guard Parents Portal:
Thank you all for your help and understanding!
Uniform distribution will be in the chorus room Wednesday, Aug. 15, and Thursday, Aug. 16, immediately after the Inside Practice session of band camp. To receive a uniform, membership deposits must be paid.
On your fitting day, all band members must bring the following. All forms can be found on our Handbooks and Forms page.
Wednesday, August 15 – 4:15-5:30pm - Seniors and Juniors
Thursday, August 16 – 4:15-5:30pm - Sophomores, Freshmen, & 8th & 7th Graders
With a completed Uniform Control Sheet, all Band members will receive:
Marching Band Shoes:
All band members also must have official Marching Band shoes. Please print out and complete the Shoe Order form. Completed shoe orders and the accompanying check must be brought to your uniform fitting. Band shoes are $39.00. Extended-size shoes are $43.50. Costs include shipping.
We order band shoes one time to avoid additional shipping costs, and to ensure that band members receive their shoes before the Labor Day Parade. Please do not forget your order forms and checks when you come to your uniform fitting.
A limited number of used shoes also will be available during uniform distribution for $10.00. Please note this on your order form.
Marching Band & Guard Windbreakers:
NEW MEMBERS: Before the first competition, all new Band & Guard members will receive personalized embroidered front-zip hooded windbreakers at NO ADDITIONAL COST. The customized windbreaker will be yours to keep after graduation. Please complete the Windbreaker Sizing & Personalization form, and bring it with you on your Uniform Distribution Day. If you are unsure of your size, we will have sample windbreakers for sizing during the two distribution days. Remember, these go over your uniform and any layers you add in cold weather, and should last until graduation.
RETURNING MEMBERS: If you have changed sections or received a leadership position, please print out and complete the Windbreaker Embroidery Update form, and bring both the completed form and your windbreaker on your Uniform Distribution Day. There is no additional charge for additional section name or leadership position embroidery. If you have lost your windbreaker, or need a different size, you may order a replacement at your own expense.
Lost/Damaged Windbreakers During the Season:
As we move forward, please bear in mind that if a student damages or loses their new customized windbreaker during the band season, the NHSBPC will provide a replacement out of our old stock of pullover windbreakers on a temporary basis. However, the loaner must be returned, and a replacement jacket will need to be purchased by the student at the beginning of the next season.
By owning their own windbreaker, students have the option of wearing them to school on Fridays prior to our competitions. At nearly 95 strong, that will be a lot of musical blue and gold walking through the halls!
Please make note of the Uniform Care information too!
Thank you for making sure our band looks great this season.
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