Band Schedule

THANK YOU DECA SOUTHWEST!!


Special thanks to our friends at DECA Southwest for their generous underwriting gift to support specific financial needs of the band program! This generosity promotes the success of the band program and brings together an amazing group of talented - and awesome - performers!
DecaSW
Thank you DECA Southwest for recognizing the value and benefits of the Chaparral Band Program, and, more importantly, for believing in our students! Thank you for your generosity!!


This Week In Band





August 30, 2015


Hi Everyone!

The first football game is Friday 9/4 at 7pm. Thank you to the many of you who are volunteering during the game! Even if you cannot volunteer, please plan on attending to support the band! This is going to be a big game. We just got word that the Cocopah band students are going to join the band at the game. When the middle school's visit we provide cookies along with clear soda after half time. If you can donate cookies such as sugar or snicker doodle (please no chocolate chips, the chips melt and make a mess) or clear soda (2 liter bottles like Sprite/7up/Ginger Ale) please email me. Thank you! Go Chaparral!

Also, if you have not linked your Fry's card, please do so TODAY! This is a great way to help the band at no cost to you! Please have your friends and neighbors link to our account too. See below for instructions. Thank you! Have a great week! Carla


Announcements

California TripRemember to pay for this in the bookstore! The first payment was due 8/21 - $292.50 (tax credit) The next payment is due 9/11. If you have used all of your tax credit, please remember that you can have friends and relatives who live in AZ and pay taxes donate to your student. The itinerary is available here. The trip permission slip is here, please turn this into Mrs. Mireau.

Band Fees - Please remember to pay your band fees. They are past due. Click here to pay your fees. If finances are an issue, please fill out this form and turn it in to Mrs. Mireau. Scholarship Guidelines are available here.

Drivers to Pull Band Trailer - We would like to find a couple more families with a car that can tow the trailer. If you have a large SUV or Truck with towing capability of 5,000 pounds, please contact Fabiana at volunteers@firebirdband.org

Spiritwear orders will be in September 10/ stay tuned for delivery information. Thank you to all who ordered!

Marching Band Directory - Next week I will send out the Marching Band Directory with the This Week in Band email. If you do not want your information shared please reply to this email and let me know. The directory is shared for carpooling purposes and so that parents are able to contact each other....it is not to be used for solicitation purposes. Thank you!

Golf Cart For Sale - The band owns a golf cart that it used for a few years to help at football games. We are now selling it. It needs tires and batteries. The body is in good shape. We are asking $400. For more information and pictures please contact Lisa Denton.

VP Fundraising/Co-VP Volunteers - We are looking for a VP of Fundraising and a Co-VP of Volunteers. Please contact me for more information. This is a great way to get involved and learn from the current people who are doing these positions. Please consider helping out!

Calendar Changes - The game scheduled on 10/16 has been moved to 10/15. The band is not going to the away game 9/18. They will have a rehearsal at Chaparral instead.

SUSD Showcase - is scheduled for 9/26 10am-2pm at Cocopah Middle School. The drumline is performing at 10 am at this event (before they go to the PAS) The color guard and a saxophone group is also performing. More details will be coming soon.

Volunteers

Volunteer descriptions for home and away games as well as terminology definitions are now available on our website under LINKS.

Volunteers are needed to sign up for home games, away games, competitions. We needs lots of volunteers throughout the season. Please take a look and see where you can help out. Thank you!

The first home game is Friday, September 4th against Chandler. Please sign up to help. If your schedule does not allow you to sign up ahead of time, but you find that you are able to make the game and want to help, please stop by the Fueler (west end concession stand) and let us know.
Home Game Sign Ups.
Away Game Sign Ups.
Competition Sign Ups.

PLEASE LINK YOUR FRY'S CARD

Fry's Shoppers - - The band earns money at Fry's at no cost to you, if you link your card to our organization. This needs to be done each year for the band to continue to receive funds from the Fry's Community Rewards Program. When the program starts up again in September the bottom of your Fry's receipt. will say 'Chaparral Band Boosters' if your card is linked. Please link your card to the band and please ask your friends and family to link their cards too:
  Go to the Fry's website Community Rewards.
  Sign in to your Fry's account or register for one.
  Select My Account and then Account Settings
  Scroll down to Community Rewards and select edit.
  Select Chaparral Band Boosters #80255. Then save.


Calendar
Aug 31 - Evening Rehearsal 6-9pm (including Color Guard)
Sept 1 - Color Guard 2:30-4:00 & 7-9pm
   Band rehearsal 6-9pm
Sept 4 - First Home Football Game 5-10 (5p call time)
Sept 7 - No School No Rehearsal
For the full band schedule go here.

Carla Monson for the
Firebird Band Boosters
boosters@firebirdband.org







Re-link Your Fry's Card to Chaparral Band Boosters

Your Fry's card needs to be re linked to Chaparral Band Boosters each year for the band to continue to receive funds from the Fry's Community Rewards Program. If you are not sure if your card is linked, please look at the bottom of your next Fry's receipt. It will say 'Chaparral Band Boosters' if your card is linked. Please link your card to the band and please ask your friends and family to link their cards too:

Go to www.fryscommunityrewards.com

Sign in to your Fry�s account or register for one.

Select My Account and then Account Settings

Scroll down to Community Rewards and select edit.

Select Chaparral Band Boosters #80255. Then save.