February 5, 2016

Posted: February 5, 2016 in Uncategorized

Good Luck to Our Solo & Ensemble Participants –

Many of our 7th and 8th grade band members have signed up for the ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Festival and I wish them the best of luck. The festival will be held at Bloomington HS North on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Any cancellation announcements will be aired on 103.7 (WFIU) and posted on the Bloomington North Band website (www.bhsnbands.com).

Washington D.C. Rehearsals Start Monday Feb. 8 –

The rehearsals for our Washington D.C. trip begin next week The rehearsals will be on Mondays and Wednesdays after school until 4:30 pm. These are required unless a child has given me advance notice of a conflict.

Annual Butter Braid Sale Started Feb. 3 –

Butter Braid time has rolled around again. This band fundraiser is the most anticipated and profitable fundraiser of the year. People are always asking about this sale. The kids are not required to participate, but if we could get participants to just sell 3 – 4 butter braids we will have a tremendous sale. It takes a lot of resources to keep a program of nearly 300 operating and this sale is a big part of meeting that need.

The sale started Feb. 3. The delivery is set for the week of March 7.  There is also a chance for sellers to earn a $1000 scholarship.

8th Grade Tubing on Feb. 12 –

The 8th grade tubing trip to Paoli Peaks will be after school on Friday, Feb. 12th (make-up date will be 2-19). The 8th grade band members look forward to this trip every year and we have a great time.  The fee is $30 to cover tubing costs, pizza after school, and bus transportation. Students that sold the cookie dough fundraiser in the fall pay $20. Parents will need to fill out, initial the arrows, and sign the Paoli Peaks tubing release form.

The release form can be found at: http://paoli.peakresorts.com/cmsfiles/file/Tubing%20Release%20Form.pdf

Washington DC Trip at Capacity –

The Washington DC trip has reached full capacity. We have started a wait-list for those still interested. Please let the band office know if you would like to be placed on the wait-list. We will notify you to register when seats open up. The third payment was Jan. 7. Make sure to visit the website: http://www.music-travel.com/ to pay this third installment.

Fundraiser Money Due –

The cookie dough fundraiser and D.C. tumbler sale have come to an end and the money is due. The sales were a huge success, but now we have the job of collecting all the money. Thank you to all that helped with these projects. The cookie dough raised money for the band department and the tumblers helped the D.C. students pay for the Washington D.C. trip.

Have a great week!

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