Week of August 6, 2017

Well, Band Camp Week 2017, is in the books! The kids seemed to have a great time this week despite the challenges with the schedule and the weather! We hope they made some wonderful memories and learned a lot! They enjoyed some refreshing treats, many sections rewarded as Section of the Day with a pizza lunch, and the pool party was definitely a hit.

HUGE Thank You’s go out to ALL of my volunteers for everything they do! We could never provide the things we do and do the things we do for all these wonderful students without your support. For our Hospitality and Service Crews this week, you were amazing! Special Thanks goes out to Lynne Ridenour, Tracy Butler, Judy Freeman for cooking all those homemade sauces and pasta for our hungry marchers on Tuesday! Thanks to Kevin Weidig for getting the grill for us! Thanks to Anthony Yanni, Mr. Winter and Mr Weidig and all their additional help for cooking hot dogs. Lastly, KUDOS to Deanne Roberts for her organization of a yet another successful BBQ! The appreciation we have for ALL our volunteers is endless!! Thank You!

Please note there are some schedule changes listed below. We appreciate your understanding. The directors apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Lastly, please remember to check the schedule daily as the times will fluctuate with am and pm rehearsals due to scheduled actvities at the high school.

Angie Arslanian

Schedule for the week! There are some changes!

August 7, 2017: Monday: Rehearsal, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
August 7, 2017: Monday, 6:30 pm MANDATORY chaperone meeting
August 7, 2017: Monday, Chipotle, Dine to Donate 5 – 9 pm Mentor Ave Chipotle You can pull up the flyer here and show when you pay.

August 8, 2017: Tuesday, Rehearsal, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
August 8, 2017 : Tuesday, SHAVING CREAM SHOWDOWN 1:30 PM Menthol free shaving cream only. Bring your towels!

August 9, 2017: Wednesday, CEDAR POINT Call time 6:30 AM. Depart at closing time.

August 10, 2017: Thursday, Rehearsal 5:00 – 9:00 pm

August 11, 2017: Friday, Rehearsal 8:00 am – noon

Cedar Point, August 9th, Wednesday

Call time is 6:30 am. We will depart when the park closes.

Attire to wear to school: BLACK (Docker/khaki material ) pants; tall black socks, dinkles and red marching polo. If your marcher hasn’t received their polo or dinkles yet, they will receive them Tuesday.

Students should bring a change of clothes for the park, and money for food, drinks and souvenirs. Bring a water bottle for before the performance.

If your marcher has not turned in a uniform form for the ticket and the FCMB fee, please do so ASAP. These ticket prices are for the marchers only. Online emergency authorization forms and hard copy permission slips need to be in as well! Thanks so much.
FCMB Uniform Form

Volunteer Fingerprinting

One very important change for this year with our organization is that ALL volunteers will need to be fingerprinted through the Mentor Board of Education. It is for the safety of our students as well as our safety that these precautions be taken. Current volunteers need to contact their committee Chairpersons or myself to get a form. Print out the form and indicate the organization is Mentor High School Bands. Let your chairperson know when you have completed the process so that we can keep a running tally of whose is eligible to volunteer. If you have not been fingerprinted, you will unfortunately not be allowed to assist. Fingerprints are needed yearly.

Tag Day

Tag Day forms will also be out soon as all of our drivers will need to be fingerprinted as well. If you are interesting in driving for Tag Day on September 9th, contact Amy Freeman (vp1@musicmentors.org) and let her know so she can get you a fingerprint form. There is an online form that you can fill out or you can return the hard copy when we get it out this week.

You can fill out tag day information here on the Tag Day Online Form.