Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year. Thank you for being here. Introduction of Band Staff How do I connect? 1. Online - www.fayettevilleband.com 2. FHS Band List Serv - contact Tim Kring at [email protected] or find his contact information on our website. 3. Fayetteville Band Facebook page 4. FHS Band Booster Facebook page 5. Follow us on Twitter @fayarband Westmoore High School Moore, Oklahoma Located between Oklahoma City and Norman, Oklahoma Frequently attend Bands of America events 450 Lindbergh High School Band Located near St. Louis Participating in Bands of America St. Louis Marched Tournament of Roses Parade three years ago. 475 Tulsa Union High School Band School district located near Tulsa (not part of Tulsa Public Schools). Bands of America Finalist two years ago. They are participating in Bands of America St. Louis 1100 Fayetteville High School Band What do these numbers represent? 0 Fees to participate in band What does it pay for? • • • • • • • • Drill design/Choreography for show Music arrangements and licensing fees for show music Contest entry fees Guard Clinicians Percussion Clinicians Extra faculty for camp in summer Other expenses related to the fall and summer This is in addition to items required (shoes, gloves, instrument fee, etc.) But wait….! We are providing these things without a large participation fee! How? PARKING at U of A games (football and basketball) BIKES, BLUES, BBQ • With this in mind, we are going to require that everyone works 12 hours for the band. This can be Bikes, Blues, BBQ, Razorback football parking, or Razorback basketball parking. • At least 4 of the 12 hours must be basketball parking. • You still get credit in your trip account for $5.00 per hour BUT more importantly, you are earning money for the band. If fund raising is impossible, you have the option to pay $200.00 instead. To recap: Band Fee Per Student Fayetteville Westmoore Lindbergh Union $0 $450 $475 $1100 Westmoore High School • Moore, Oklahoma • Located between Oklahoma City and Norman, Oklahoma • Frequently participate in Band of America events 88 13 Lindbergh High School Band • • • Located near St. Louis Participating in Bands of America St. Louis this year Marched Tournament of Roses Parade four years ago 90 7 Tulsa Union High School Band • • • School district located near Tulsa (not part of Tulsa Public Schools) They host a contest we occasionally go to We will be competing against them in St. Louis 130 11 Bentonville High School Band • Our neighbor to the north and closest competitor • Participating in St. Louis Bands of America Regional this year 106 8 Fayetteville High School Band What do these numbers represent? 56 7 Hours of summer rehearsal Hours of rehearsals during school week To recap: Fayetteville Westmoore Lindbergh Bentonville Union Summer Hours 56 88 90 106 130 School Week Hours 7 13 7 8 11 Pride of the Ozarks Invitational Marching Contest Ozark, Missouri • Ozark High School (south of Springfield, MO) • Saturday, September 27th • Prelims and Finals format • We will march in the afternoon for prelims and hopefully in the finals • There is a charge for admission but I would encourage you to attend. You will have an opportunity to see some of the greatest bands in this part of the country (including us) • If you are interested in chaperoning for the Ozark contest, let Mr. Harper know ASAP. Bands of America Super Regional October 18th and 19th Edward Jones Dome – St. Louis, Missouri Estimated cost - $200.00 per student INCLUSIONS * Charter bus transportation to St. Louis * Breakfast at the Hard Rock Café on October 19th * First Class Hotel Accommodations * Lunch and Dinner on October 18th * All contest fees * Hotel security for each night in St. Louis. **This trip is required for all students in the band. Chaperones for the St. Louis Trip We will need parents to serve as chaperones on this trip. If you are selected to chaperone, you will be responsible for a group of students (usually 12-16). You will do room check each night and will convey any announcements from the directors. You will also make sure that they receive a wake up call in the morning. You are not responsible for making students behave (that is their responsibility). Any discipline problems will be handled by the directors. • Chaperones will be required to pay the $200 for the trip. • Tickets for the BOA contest will be provided for our chaperones. • For non-chaperones, we will send out an email on how to purchase BOA contest tickets. • We will provide private hotel security at night so chaperones can rest. • Chaperones will be required to get a background check. We take care of the cost, but will need a consent form to run the background check. The form will be sent to those selected. • Chaperones will need to be prepared to assist in any way possible and must be comfortable walking from place to place. Walt Disney World November 23rd – 29th, 2014 Orlando, Florida Estimated cost - $1050.00 per student INCLUSIONS * Performance in the evening Electrical Parade at the Magic Kingdom (8:30 PM) * 4 Day Park Hopper Pass for Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios * Blue Man group performance * Lunch at Disney Village * Dinner at Hard Rock Café Orlando * Thanksgiving Feast at our hotel * Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on for November 23 rd – 28th and breakfast on November 29th. * First Class Hotel Accommodations * Charter bus transportation * Hotel security for each night in Orlando. * *This trip is not mandatory but each student is strongly urged to participate. Fundraising Opportunities Stadium Seatbacks Installation and Removal Fayetteville Band Boosters are contracted with a third party that leases stadium seatbacks to U of A’s football season ticketholders. Participants install stadium seatbacks in mid-August before the season begins and remove them in November after the home season is over. This project is 100 percent profit for trip accounts only. The installation is Saturday, August 23rd. For more information or to sign up, contact Lesley Merritt at [email protected] or Dara Yeager at [email protected] Stadium Seatbacks Customer Service Participants provide customer service at multiple booths located throughout Razorback Stadium for season ticketholders that leased the stadium seatbacks earlier in the season. Available September through November, begins approximately 3 hours before kickoff on home game days. Crew size is four groups of four people each with at least one adult per group. For more information, contact Lesley Merritt at [email protected] or Dara Yeager at [email protected] Razorback Football Parking Participants work cash lots and scholarship parking lots before each Razorback football game. $5.00 per hour is credited to each band member’s trip account for each worker in 8th grade or above. Available September through November, begins approximately 6-8 hours before each game depending on game time. We normally have two shifts that are 3-4 hours each. For more information, contact at Clay Erikson at [email protected] Razorback Basketball Parking – Men’s Participants work in parking lots around Bud Walton Arena checking U of A hang tags and around FHS collecting money from fans for cash parking before each U of A men’s basketball game. $5 per hour is credited to the band member’s trip account for each worker in 8th grade or above. Available November through February, beginning approximately 2 hours before each home game. For more information, contact Hershel Hartford at [email protected] Razorback Basketball Parking – Women’s Participants work at lots around Bud Walton checking U of A hang tags before each U of A women’s basketball game. $5 is credited to the band member’s trip account for each worker in 8th grade or above. Available November – February, begins approximately 2 hours before each home game. For more information, contact Hershel Hartford at [email protected] Bikes, Blues, and BBQ Cleanup Workers will pick up trash each night after Bikes, Blues, and BBQ. For more information or to sign up, contact Joe Woessner at [email protected] Trash Crew Workers pick up tailgater trash around the FHS campus on Sunday morning after U of A home football games. $7.50 an hour is credited to the band member’s trip account for each worker 8th grade and above. Available September – November, begins approximately 10:00 a.m. on Sundays following home game days. For more information, contact Alice Lacey at [email protected] Charms is a web-based file and data management system that we will begin to use starting this school year. Incredible parent communication tool. "No other software exists today that can provide the level of parent communication that Charms provides. News bulletins are available the minute parents login. Every parent or student in your group can access the calendar, print handouts, check on finances, pay fixed payments and trips online, maintain practice logs, record auditions and tests, and, maintain their own personal information and email addresses etc. Parents can see what inventory is checked out to their child, how many absences they have, check grades, as well as what uniforms are still outstanding, what music needs to be checked in and whether that permission slip, health form, or handbook acknowledgement actually made it back to the office." How to Get Started With Charms • Link from fayettevilleband.com or charmsoffice.com • To get access, you’ll need your student’s ID number and the school code: “fvilleband” • click on Enter/Login, then Parent/Students/Members. Initial password is student ID • mobile app for iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nook Rehearsal Schedule for Next Week Monday - Friday (August 18th - 22nd) Students will go to their advisory rooms at 8:20 each day. After advisory period, band will meet inside each day. We will play, so students will need their instruments (the band room will be open if students want to put up their instruments before advisory). Tuesday night, August 19th Band rehearsal at Harmon Field from 6:30-8:30 pm. This is mandatory! The following week (August 25th - 29th), we will begin each day at Harmon Field starting at 7:45 (7:30 for the guard). 2014-2015 FHS Band Current trip balances are posted on the wall. Thank you for coming!