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As the Crow flies...to Homecoming!


Congratulations to the Marching Millers on their 3rd place finish this past weekend at Brownsburg!!! The spirit in the stands was unmatched! Glittery gold jackets, feather headbands, beads, show shirts...everyone on the field felt the love and support of friends and family on Saturday. Thank you for braving the construction, tunnels and narrow walkways to support our program!


Support is not just showing up in the stands though; it is showing up for volunteer opportunities throughout the marching season. Two big events are happening this weekend and next: Homecoming parade and Black and Gold Invitational. The band program needs your support in making these events fun and successful for the marching band students. Thank you to all of the parents that have given time to our program; don't stop! Details on how to volunteer for these events and the volunteer commitment hours are listed below.



Marching Band Quick Info

  • Uniforms: Students will wear BOTH summer uniform and marching uniform on Friday. Please make sure your student has all necessary clothing!

  • HOMECOMING PARADE: Seniors may wear cords in the parade ONLY! No cords for pre-game. Shakos (plume hats) will NOT be worn in the parade. Students will be allowed to wear sunglasses and summer uniform cap. Please send in non-chocolate candy to the band room!

  • Homecoming Game: Band will perform in pre-game ceremony and "Narco" with the NHS Dance Team at halftime.

  • Menu: Marco's pizza, fresh fruit, salad, desserts

  • Spirit Wear Pick and MORE: Pick up any round 2 Spirit Wear orders, buy raffle tickets and grab some spirit gear (pom-poms and beads) THIS THURSDAY starting at 8pm in the North Lot. Here is the link to the feather headbands if you are interested.

  • Schedule change from original calendar. October 2nd/3rd/4th. Check your email and/or marching website for more details on how this change impacts your student's section.

  • 50/50 Raffle is over $25,000!!!! Get more details here.

  • Fees - Invoices due by October 1st (or before)! See update/info below from our treasurer.

  • WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!!! Don't forget that every family is required to give 15 hours of volunteer service; 3 hours must be at the Black and Gold Invitational. Please see details below.

 

Upcoming Dates

  • September 14th - Spirit Wear Round 2 pick up, raffle ticket sales and spirit gear in North parking lot starting at 8pm

  • September 15th - Homecoming Parade and Game (7:30pm start time); Tailgate begins approximately 5:45/6pm.

  • September 23rd - NHS Black and Gold Marching Invitational (Each family is required to volunteer for 3 hours on this date)

  • September 30th - Fishers Invitational Contest

  • October 6th - Senior Night at Football game

  • November 6th - Marching Banquet @6:30

 

Black and Gold Invitational Performance

  • Date: Saturday, September 23rd

  • Marching Millers Performance Time: approx. 8:15pm

 

Water the Children!!!!

Please help your student remember water. There have been many students "borrowing" a water from the closet recently. They should be drinking water ALL DAY and refilling for practice on school practice days. A snack to eat after school is can also be helpful! EVERY SINGLE STUDENT IS IMPORTANT TO THE BAND! All are first string varsity players with no subs. We want everyone to be at their best for practice as we head into this exciting stretch of the season! We can help by making sure our students are rested, hydrated and all snacked up. It is time to SOAR!!


Jen Melton, Food Coordinator


 

$$$ Marching Band Fee Information From Your Friendly Neighborhood Band Treasurer


Mark your calendars!! Marching Band fees are DUE in less than three weeks!!!

Check your emails for the most up to date balance & payment options.


A list of families whose invoice is carrying a balance past October 1st will be sent over to our Accounts Receivable department for collection purposes. Trust me, if you’re not a fan of email notices or certified letters, you do not want to be on this list!


Ireland Update


If you plan to utilize student fundraising funds towards Ireland you MUST request this by emailing treasurer@noblesvilleband.org


PLEASE NOTE: Students traveling to Ireland will not be eligible for financial assistance from the boosters for the 2023-2024 school year.


Questions?

Jacky Doke, Treasurer - treasurer@noblesvilleband.org


 

Volunteer Information...IMPORTANT!

We currently have volunteer needs for September practices, football games, tailgating, band meals, and raffle sales! Check out all the volunteer opportunities at www.noblesvilleband.org. Coming soon: Fishers Contest & October practices.


Black & Gold - SUG is out! Get your sign ups by September 15th. We will be opening the volunteer slots to people outside of the band on Sept 16th.


Volunteer Hours: I am working on the August volunteer hours and will have those numbers by this weekend. Please email volunteers@noblesvilleband.org regarding total hours volunteered this season.


As a reminder, listed below is the volunteer commitment every family signed at the beginning of the season. It is available to have someone volunteer in your stead to meet this requirement if needed. Just have the student’s name listed on the SUG.

  • 15 volunteer hours total (per household)

    • 3 hours must be on Sept 23rd at our Black & Gold Marching Invitational.

    • If you have an unavoidable conflict (family wedding, medical reasons, etc..) on this day, please reach out to the volunteer coordinator no later than 30 days in advance for an alternative option.

*If you are unable or unwilling to fulfill these volunteer commitments in FULL, there will be an additional $300 fee for the season. This will be invoiced to you at the end of the season. This fee becomes part of the obligation to pay. You may opt-out of the volunteer requirement for the season by paying this fee in advance making a total of season fee of $1,200.

 

Packing Reminders for games/competitions (band/percussion only)

Students are responsible to bring the following (we may not have extras):

  • Black shorts

  • Black compression shirt

  • Black crew/knee socks (no skin showing)

  • Compression sleeves

  • Gloves

  • Marching shoes

  • Hair accessories as needed (see below)

  • Water jug

Hair Info: Hair must be smooth, off the collar, and able to fit into the shako (hat). It is a good idea to keep gel, hairspray, bobby pins and hairbands in a bag that comes to every competition/game.


The Marching Millers also have a student uniform crew that can help with any uniform questions. Gloves/socks/compression shirts can usually be purchased from Dawn Bailey the day of, if your student forgets theirs.



Questions? Contact Dawn Bailey

 

50/50 Raffle Information

We are on the home stretch, Band Family! Our pot is over $25,000! We would love to double that before the pull on October 5. Please, sell, sell, sell, and promote, promote, promote! We still have parent pick-up/drop-off on Thursdays. We will be selling during the Homecoming parade and game. Look for us at Four Finger on Sept. 29. We will also be present at the Black and Gold Invitational.


We still need volunteers, and many still need hours, so be sure to check the Sign-up Genius. Let's make these final weeks count!



 

Thank you for reading until the end! Let me know if there is any information you would like included in upcoming newsletters.


BlackGold!

Kristen Durst

Secretary, Noblesville Band Boosters

kldurst77@me.com



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