Welcome Introduction of New Board Members Program Overview First Coast Marching Budget Review/Vote Questions Dinner NHS and Mr. Dresback are very supportive of our program. However, school funding is very limited and the vast majority of the budget for the band is provided by the booster families and community support. We receive our primary funding from: • Membership fees • Fundraising: 5k, First Coast Marching, etc • Community Sponsors • United Way Contributions • Other Corporate Donations Staff Music Instruments (new and repairs) Equipment Show Props Transportation Meals Uniforms (includes show shirts and staff) Association Dues Competitions TWO Types of Fundraising General Band Student Account 5k Event World’s Finest Chocolate Merchandise Trailer Ads SCRIP Jags Tickets Poinsettias TPC Tickets Raffle Fundraise for a Friend United Way #1 Fundraising Event: FIRST COAST MARCHING INVITATIONAL • Order gift cards for family, friends, special occasions, or just weekly shopping at your favorite stores • Examples: Target, CVS, Walgreens, WinnDixie, Wal-Mart, Chili’s, Ruth Chris, and on, and on, and on… Be sure to visit Angie Goldsmith for more information! Cards available for purchase tonight! Aug 23rd - St. Frances Academy: Disney Aug 30th -Ponte Vedra Sharks AWAY Aug 31st-BAND CAMP 9am-5pm Sept 6th– Fernandina Beach Pirates AWAY Sept 7th-5k Nease Band on the Run-Nocatee First Coast Marching Invitational Volunteer/Planning Meeting: SEPTEMBER 11TH 7pm in PAC 3rd Annual Marching Competition All band students will participate so please mark your calendars today! Opportunity to raise money for our band program! Parent Volunteer Meeting: September 11th at 7pm in PAC One member per family needs to attend Program Advertisements and Concessions are our primary ways to profit. Donations and Sponsorships: Please approach the businesses you visit often. Ex: dentists, doctors, hair stylists, vets, cleaners, lawn maintenance, lawyers, insurance dealers, car dealers, restaurants, etc. Ideas for advertisement: student ads or section ads Please visit Jennifer Bongiorno at Potluck for more information! • Student Folders – Your child’s folder will be at our information table in the cafeteria. • Your statement will direct you to one of two lines. If you have a BLUE paper in your envelope, please see Denise Roemer at the student accounts table. • If you have a WHITE paper, please take the ticket attached and go to the uniform room to pick up band uniform. $100 Pre-Season practice $ 50 Reserve your spot fee (was due 8/5) $200 2nd Membership payment (was due 8/5) $150 3rd Membership payment (due 9/30) • Payments are being accepted at the student accounts table in the cafeteria. Merchandise Sales: we will have merchandise for sale. These items include: stadium chairs, visors, drawstring bags, magnet, green t-shirts, and Chaperone shirt We have an order form available if your size is not in stock. **If you are chaperoning, you will need to purchase a NEASE chaperone shirt---all volunteers for the band must go to our website and fill out the county’s volunteer form. Rehearsals › Participation is required in all rehearsals. If a problem should arise, please contact Mr. Johnson directly. › We rehearse two-three days a week and will hold Camp days once per month. Fridays, the kids stay after school and run through the show before the meal. Performances › The reason we have rehearsals is to have › better performances. › The performances and rehearsals are a portion of their grade as stated in the course catalog. › There is always an entry fee for competitions. Information will be sent with details! PRACTICE SCHEDULE BAND PRACTICE MON 4-6pm/WED 3-6pm/FRIDAY 46pm GUARD PRACTICE TUES 4-6pm/WED 3-5pm/FRIDAY same as marching.... CAMP DAY AUG 31st CAMP DAY SEPT 21th COMPETITION SCHEDULE LEESBURG SANTA FE HOSTING FIRST COAST FBA FLEMING ISLAND NORTH MARION STATE/TROPICANA DOME OCT 5th OCT 12th OCT 19th OCT 26th NOV 2nd NOV 23rd Required Attire – All band students must wear solid black shorts, show t-shirt, and tall black socks under their uniform and bring their band cooler. Guard attire as described by coach and guard mom. Meals – We will serve meals to the students before all home games. *Merchandise will be on sale during our dinner hour! Buses – We will bus students to and from all away games. If you want to take your student home after an away game and not ride the bus, then you must provide Mr. Johnson with a signed note stating that you are taking your child. The band usually works on 5-10 different selections at a time. FBA Pieces take priority. Solo and Ensemble All students are expected to play regardless of ensemble they are in. If they are in class, they must be playing!!!