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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Uniform distribution is during the first week of Band Camp, and I need about 10 volunteers each of the days noted below to set up, tear down, and measure the kids. It’s about a 2-1/2 hour commitment each time, except clean-up. Measuring training will be provided, so no experience needed; plus, it’s easy! It’s also a fun way to volunteer with the band, get to know some of the kids, and have fun with other band parents. We use the NHS Choral Room.
Click below to Sign Up via the Band & Guard Parents Portal:
Pit Crew and Any Parents Who Can Help on Saturday:
We will unload the instrument truck and props beginning at 7:30 PM in the MetLife parking lot.
The parking lot is huge and there will be many buses, trucks, etc. Look for the band truck or sign up for Remind and I will send out our location once the truck and trailer are set up and you will receive a message. To sign up for Remind click on the following link:
Also, the truck will be arriving at the hotel at 2:00 PM to unload uniforms into a meeting room. If anyone is at the hotel at that time please come to the lobby to help. The band & guard members will pick up their uniforms when they get back from the museum.
Band & Guard Parents & Students,
I collected five new windbreakers with peeling back letters at the beginning of practice Monday. Rankin Sports feels confident they can fix the problem, and have them ready for our New Milford competition this weekend. I will distribute them during dinner break on Saturday.
If you have peeling letters on the back of your windbreaker, and did not turn it in Monday night for repair, here's what you do:
1. DO NOT use any glue or sticky substance to temporarily fix the letters. You run the risk that Rankin will not be able to fix your windbreaker.
2. Take your windbreaker to Rankin Sports at 37 Newtown Rd., in Danbury, as soon as possible. They need two days to fix the letters, so bear that in mind around our competition schedule.
3. Email Lillian Bittman if you take your windbreaker in for repair. We are tracking repairs for future ordering decisions.
4. Do not wear a windbreaker with peeling letters at a competition. IF you don't have enough lead time to get your windbreaker fixed before a competition, we have loaners you can use . The loaners are at the school, so reach out to head chaperone Denise Romano BEFORE buses begin to load.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
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