Did somebody mess with the thermostat?! It is HOT outside!!! Rest assured our directors are monitoring the weather and always have the students' health and safety at the forefront of their mind! But you can help too! It is always important for marchers to eat healthy and stay hydrated, but it is especially important to keep hydrating even when they are away from the field! Drink water ALL. THE. TIME. To that end, there is a very real possibility that students will be wearing their summer uniform Friday night instead of the marching uniform. Check now that you can find all the parts (shirt, hat, black shorts, black socks, marching shoes) and that they are clean and ready to pack Friday morning!
Things are heating up metaphorically as well! This is the time of year when all the hard work, camps and rehearsals start to pay off on the field. Parents, students and the public start to visualize and hear the "White Crow" concept come to life! Please DO NOT post any video of the band performing any part of the show. Please DO brag on our students and invite everyone to see the show for themselves at the Black and Gold Invitational!
Marching Band Quick Info
This week's game menu: Hamburgers and hotdogs, fruit salad, macaroni and cheese, chips and dessert.
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.
Black & Gold Ads Sales are now live! Raise money by selling Black & Gold Ads for our 2023 Program! 50% of money your student raises will go toward their student fundraising! This is also a great way to show support for your section! The Black & Gold Ad Sales Form can be found on our marching band page. Instructions on payment and ad submission can be found on the form. Questions, please email: Amanda Sheets or Emily Alexander at: email@example.com
Spirit Wear: Round 2 of the Spirit Wear store is open NOW through 8/29. Don't miss your LAST chance to order your gear! Click here.
50/50 Raffle is OVER $14,000!!!! Get more details here.
Fees - $600 invoices sent out! See update/info below from our treasurer.
Volunteer - August rehearsal dates are now available! Check out our Volunteer page with Sign Up Genius Links AND HELP WANTED section! Be sure to check back often to discover how you can meet the volunteer hour requirement. More info here.
August 25th - Football Game (7:30pm start time); halftime "opener" performance
August 26th - Camp Day 8am-5pm
September 1st - Mass Band Night (performance is pre-game only)
September 7th - Contest 101 @6:30 Jr./Sr. Cafe
September 9th - Brownsburg Invitational Contest
September 15th - Homecoming Parade and Game (7:30pm start time)
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
Update to current policy - please read!
During rehearsals and camp days we have a parent volunteer on site (most often sitting under the tent). Parent volunteers are there to help assess why a student is sitting out and to help take the appropriate course of action (band-aid/ice, notify staff, call parent, etc…). All visits to the parent volunteer should be recorded (using the QR code on site). Directors do review this information.
We do NOT have any medical personnel on site.
We do not have over the counter (OTC) medications available to students and parent volunteers will not be dispensing meds to students. If your student needs OTC meds you are welcome to bring the medication to your student.
All prescription meds need to be given to directors.
Parents will be called regarding any student who is sitting out of rehearsal for an extended amount of time.
Parent Volunteers - please read our updated protocols available on the clipboard in the orange first aid bag.
$$$ Marching Band Fee Information From Your Friendly Neighborhood Band Treasurer
The success of our program heavily relies on each family to fulfill their financial obligations. As stated on the “commitment to excellence” information sheet, students are responsible for fundraising or paying a fee of $900. :
Invoice reminders were recently emailed. If you have not seen your invoices come through please email the treasurer
We encourage you to make payments regularly until the balance is paid in full. Final due date is Oct. 1st. After that date, any accounts holding a balance will be turned over to our Accounts Receivable Dept. for collection purposes.
If you plan to utilize student fundraising funds towards Ireland you MUST request this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: Students traveling to Ireland will not be eligible for financial assistance from the boosters for the 2023-2024 school year.
Jacky Doke, Treasurer - email@example.com
Our website has been updated with contest location information! We will be traveling to Brownsburg on Sept 9th and Fishers on Sept 30th. BOA, Regionals, and Semi-state/State (if we qualify) can also be found on the website.
For any contest, students should plan for a full day of rehearsal/competition. Typically students arrive at school for a pre-contest rehearsal, eat lunch (from home or sectional parent), get dressed and travel to the contest site. They are long days, but full of energy and excitement! Parents, for planning purposes, we typically perform in the evening and a full contest schedule will be released approximately 2 weeks prior. As soon as we have specific information regarding performance time, full contest schedule, parking details and ticket info we will post on the website, Band app and Facebook.
Packing Reminders for games/competitions (band/percussion only)
Students are responsible to bring the following (we may not have extras):
Black compression shirt
Black crew/knee socks (no skin showing)
Hair accessories as needed (see below)
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
Millers, we are rocking this raffle! Our total is over $14,000. If we can keep up this momentum, we could absolutely achieve our goal of a pot of at least $50,000! Please, help us with sales, word of mouth, blasting us on your social media, and volunteering to help sell tickets at our various events: noblesvilleband.org/raffle
Imagine what we could do with that money!
Remember, half of the money we raise goes to our awesome band and guard programs.
Any participant signed up to go to Ireland should have received an email from Music Travel with helpful information. You can also read that information here. A question was asked about communicating with parents not traveling to Ireland. Music Travel has an app with a specific trip code that will be used to communicate to travelers any schedule updates/changes. Parents stateside can also sign up for the app and keep apprised of the newest information. Signing up will be discussed at a meeting closer to the travel date.
Reminder that working with students (volunteering, feeding sections during meals, etc….) requires you to have a level 3 background check on file with Noblesville Schools. Link to apply can be found at the top of our volunteer page. The boosters are providing bright yellow lanyards (pictured) for those who have an approved background check on file! You must wear this lanyard anytime you are volunteering or working with students! Thank you so much to those of you who picked up your lanyards at our parent social! For those who did not, and have an approved background check… your lanyard can be found in the uniform closet (inside gate 30). If you were recently approved, please forward your approval email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make you a lanyard! We do not get notifications about new approvals. Approval email will come from: email@example.com
Volunteer Information - Sign Up Genius
If you are looking at Sign Up Genius on the mobile version, please make sure you click the "View Full Description" to read ALL of the details! Where to go, who to contact if you have a question, what is required, etc.... Lots of questions can be answered by reading this FULL description.
Thank you for reading until the end! Let me know if there is any information you would like included in upcoming newsletters.
Secretary, Noblesville Band Boosters