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NMHS MARCHING BAND & COLOR GUARD

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2010 CHICAGO TRIP

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December 12,, 2009

A message from the President,

There will be no band parent meeting for the month of December.

I would like to extend a huge congratulations to our hard working students for another successful season of Marching Band and Guard.  And thank you to all the great parent volunteers who helped.  As you know this program has rapidly grown and we are in the midst of producing a fabulous Winter Guard Show and a full Drum Line show schedule.  That means props, transportation, and trucking needed for equipment. 

Most importantly we need you to come out and support the students.  Please start by making every effort to attend the Dec 17th concert.  It is a great showcase to enjoy the talents of these children while not freezing on metal bleachers. 

Please watch your emails for the upcoming Guard and Drum Line show schedules.  As always, thank you all for everything you do to support this program...  Chris Carlone

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New photographs have been posted and are for sale! 

They are:

       Thanksgiving Day Football Halftime Show & Senior Group Shot

       MAC Championships

       Norwalk Competition

       Danbury Competition

       Memorial Day 2009

One hundred percent of the proceeds go back to the band!!

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CONCERT ATTIRE:  Our upcoming concert is December 17th. Ladies are required to wear a black dress (no shorter than knee length) and black shoes.  Guys are required to wear a tuxedo shirt and black bow tie, black pants and a black jacket.  The dresses and tuxedo shirt/bow ties are available for order through the NMHS Band Parents.  We will be fitting students who wish to order (they are not required to order through the Band Parents – you may buy/borrow on your own) on Tuesday, November 10th from 4:30pm – 5pm (before band rehearsal). 

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FUNDRAISERS

Please keep a record of what you have sold in the Wreath and Fruit fundraisers.  You may apply this credit to your last payment to Global Endeavors.  Do not stress though – Mrs. Stone keeps very good records.  If you wind up overpaying, any extra you sell will graciously go to the General Fund and, of course, will be put to excellent use to augment this marvelous program. 

SAFETY RULES:

The school district has mandated that all volunteers who have contact with the students must be fingerprinted.  The schools will hold dates to have this done at no cost to the volunteer.  If you do ANY volunteering within the school district, you will need to have this done.  This is pretty standard nowadays, so New Milford is just joining in with the crowd.

In addition, Mr. Grauer has also instituted a few safety rules specifically for the band.

- No siblings are allowed to ride the buses to the competitions.

- No children under 18 are allowed to serve/handle/prepare food at the Home Show.

- No children under 18 (including band students) are allowed in/on the equipment truck.  They can be handed items, but may not go on the ramp, in the back or cab of the truck.

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We need donations of cases of bottled water to bring to the competitions.  If you are able to donate, please drop off the water at any time during rehearsals.

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2009 UNIFORM CONTRACT

2009 BAND CLOTHING ORDER FORM

2009 COMPETITION AD FORM

2009 COMPETITION SCHEDULE

2009 OPTIONAL APPAREL ORDER FORM

2009 PARENT-STUDENT INFO SHEET

2009 PERMISSION FOR STUDENT TO BE RELEASED

2009 FIELD TRIP PERMISSION-COMPETITIONS

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GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!

There is one way to raise funds for the NMHS Marching Band and Color Guard that is easy and free.  The best part is, it won't cost you a penny.

We are registered with GOODSEARCH.  Goodsearch is a search engine, like any other but with one difference - the NMHS Band and Guard get one penny every time you click to search for a topic.  Now that may not seem like a lot but those pennies really add up, especially if all band parents and students start using Goodsearch. 


This program has the potential to raise significant and unprecidented funds for our kids, providing we can get everybody to participate.


In addition, Goodsearch is affiliated with numerous businesses that will donate a percentage of your purchases to the NMHS Band & Guard.  They include Amazon, Wal Mart, Sears, iTunes, L.L. Bean, Best Buy and many others.

So, won't you please help our kids by using this search engine?  All you have to do is to add www.goodsearch.com to your favorites, designate NMHS Band Parents as your charity of choice, and then use Goodsearch for all of your internet searches.  It's that simple.

Here is a link to more information:
http://nmhsbandparents.org/id28.html

As always, thank you for your support.

The New Milford High School Band Parents Association

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an important message regarding our photos
 
You may be aware of other photo services shooting images of our kids in competition and making them available for sale.  We ask that you compare their prices to our prices, their variety to our variety and their quality to our quality.  Futhermore, our organization enjoys no financial benefit from those sales.  They make no contribution to our Band or Guard.
 
Please remember...
 
Our photos are far less expensive than any outside service.
 
All of our photographers are professional or serious amateurs and shoot with top-shelf equipment.
 
Our photographers know our kids and know our show.
Our photographers shoot only our kids.
 
Our photographers attend and shoot at all events; not just championships.
 
Our photographers are all volunteer; they take no pay.
 
ALL PROCEEDS (after lab costs) go directly back the NMHS Band Parents to support the band & guard.
 
So, please visit our extensive galleries to make your photo selections.  Our images make great mementos of these wonderful years and, at the same time, help to provide much needed funds for our kids.
 
 
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