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!
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
CONGRATULATIONS to the Chaparral Marching Band Band performed at NAU Band Day and received an Excellent rating and earned 4 captions! They received the captions in Percussion, General Music, Visual Performance and Auxiliary. Congratulations to a job well done!
Monday, October 20 - 6-9 pm - evening rehearsal
Tuesday October 21 - 6-9 pm - evening rehearsal (Color Guard 2:30-4:30 and 7-9)
Thursday, October 23 - Band Booster meeting at 6:15pm at Burger&Fries. All are invited!
Friday, October 24 - Call time 5 pm - Away Football game at Cactus Shadows
Saturday, October 25 - Call time 1:30 pm - Goldwater Invitational. The band performs at 4:30 pm. The complete itinerary is below
2014 Goldwater Itinerary
Senior Night - Is October 31st. Seniors will be recognized individually during pre-game and walk the length of the field with family members. If you have a senior, please plan on attending the game. If you do not have a senior and could volunteer to take pictures during pre-game, please email Carla Monson email@example.com We also need volunteers for the Fueler that evening. Please see the information under volunteering to sign up for that.
Butter Braids - are being sold now. Orders are due on November 4th. Your band student should have brought home the order form last week.
Las Vegas trip is November 7-9, please see the information below.
2014 Las Vegas Trip Permission Slip
2014 Las Vegas Trip Itinerary
Silent Auction Donations Needed - A Silent Auction is part of the Band Banquet on November 22nd. Please ask businesses that you frequent if they could donate to our auction. Or if you have any leads for us to follow up on please share them. Or if you would like to put together a basket please let us know! Thank you for your help
Save the Date - Our annual Band Banquet is Saturday evening, November 22nd in the Chaparral Cafeteria. All students and families are welcome to attend. An invitation will be mailed home to you as it gets closer, but please block off the date, you don't want to miss this fabulous event that recognizes the kids and the band for all their hard work and accomplishments throughout the season.
We need a few more volunteers for the away game on 10/24 including pit help and a chaperone. We need a few more people to help at the Goldwater competition 10/25 also including pit help and a chaperone. Please use the links below volunteering to sign up. Thanks so much for your help!
Home football games
Home Football Games Signup
Away football games
Away Football Games Signup
Band Competitions Signup
Thank you to everyone who has donated supplies for the band! There are still some items that are needed. For the complete list and to sign up go here:
Supply Donations Signup
Have a wonderful week!
Carla Monson for the
Firebird Band Boosters
Vote YES! for the Scottsdale Maintenance & Operations Override
Please vote yes on this important ballot initiative. This pays our teachers, reduces class size and funds our wonderful fine arts programs.
If it doesn't pass, it could be devastating to the arts in SUSD. Early ballots come out on October 9th and regular voting is November 4th. Please visit the SUSD website for more information.
Band Spring 2015 Florida Trip
Florida Trip Update
The second payment of $250.00 is due November 7th. $800 dollars is tax credit and $200 is non tax credit.
Your student should have brought home the tentative itinerary and the payment schedule. If you have not seen it, it is below.
2015 Florida Trip Payment Schedule
The trip is March 7 - March 11, 2015
Earn money for your child's Florida Trip and Other Band Fees (Band Camp, Las Vegas Trip, Band Booster Fee, etc.) with no out of pocket costs to you!
This is a great program that uses giftcards from thousands of companies both large and small to who give a discount to your child if the giftcard is purchased through the Band Booster Scrip Program.
To learn how this works to go the Fundraising page of this website for more information
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.