October 5, 2014
Hey Band Families!
Hope you took advantage of the long weekend and rested up... We are in for several very busy weeks.... and it begins tomorrow night!
Festival of Bands - Oct 6...
Our volunteers will begin arriving around 5:30 to help take tickets.... We will also have volunteers a the school earlier in the day to load the pit and props trucks. (Yes - we are bringing the full production with us!) Our band is set to perform around 7:30 - but please come for the start of the program, and enjoy not only the offerings of the RRHS feeder patterns, but of the extraordinary Fine Arts program offered across the school district. The evening will be capped off with a performance by the Longhorn Band.
Booster Meeting - Oct 7...
Just a reminder to come to the booster meeting this Tuesday night, October 7 at 7:30 in the band hall. This is the last booster meeting of the marching competition season... and we have a lot of information to cover... the three busiest weeks of the marching band year... We will be going over the final game plan for the UIL Marching Competition... (Have you signed up? If not - you can do it now - volunteers are still needed!) and updates on the Westlake Tailgate... Homecoming Game... BOA... Car Raffle... Spirit sales and more... Please come!
UIL Marching Competition - 13 days to go...
Round Rock High School is hosting the October 18 UIL Region Marching Competition. While it will be a smaller scale competition than most, it is vital that we have all our volunteer opportunities for this day filled. Now is the time to sign up if you have not done so. We will be reviewing this competition at the booster meeting Tuesday night - just another reason it's important you come! Pulling off this competition is important for the band this year - and it is important for Dragon Bands of the future... The ability to host marching tournaments in the future depends on the success of the tournaments we host today! Each band family is asked to help... Please go to the signup and find your spot!
Homecoming - Oct 31...
Lets be honest here - for October 31 - we need help - and lots of it! What a day! Early morning send off - BOA in San Antonio and then concessions back here in Round Rock that night! Homecoming greetings of old friends - Car Raffle Drawing... and .... its the Westwood game... A LOT for one day! We can do it, but again, we are going to need everyone to pitch in... (and perhaps for this day - maybe your aunts and uncles as well). Click to sign up for one of the volunteer spots: Props Trucks
Optional Game Day Meal Order....
Friday Night's Optional Game Day Meal is Pok-e-Jo's. $8.00. Order click here for the order form or students can pick up a form in the bandhall. All orders are due by 9 am Wednesday morning. No late orders can be accepted.
Westlake Marching Festival - Oct. 11...
Tailgate... and more....
Parking is free but very limited – carpool if you can and come early. Format is prelims and finals but the ticket is for the day $10 adults, $5 student. For more information http://Westlakemarchingfestival.com
Our tradition is to have a tailgate party at the Westlake competition. This year, our tailgate party will be a BYO Picnic tailgate - Bring your own lunch, but bring an appetizer/dessert to share! (Don't forget your lawn chair or blanket for seating.) The boosters will begin gathering around 2:00 and folks can come and go throughout the day. For location and more details, click here. Please let us know if you plan on stopping by, and what you plan on bringing to share.
We did well early in the season and would like to finish strong. Please check out concessions sign ups and get those vacant spots filled. Click here to sign up.
Oct 9 - need 5 more
Oct 10 - need 11 more
Oct 17 - need 6 more
Oct 30 - need 6
Oct 31 - NEED 36 more volunteers! We currently have 12 volunteers signed up for the entire night.... We NEED your help!
Car Raffle Corner...
Time to kick those raffle ticket sales into high gear! Remember, if we exceed $20,000 in profit, all excess will be added to our trip fund to be divided equally to all band students.
Our next ticket turn-in date is Thursday, October 9th at 6:30pm. We will be taking ticket stubs and money under the trees near the picnic tables. If it’s raining, we will be in one of the practice rooms in the hallway adjacent to the band hall. Please come by to turn in your SOLD ticket stubs and money and unsold tickets that you know you cannot sell. If you think you’ll still be able to sell tickets, please hold on to them and keep trying until our final ticket turn in night later toward the end of the month.
Reminder - Tickets are $20 each or 6/$100. Drawing will be held after the homecoming game at Dragon Stadium on 10/31/14. You can contact Alison Shoepe, firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-573-6252 (call or text), email@example.com, for more tickets!
Round Rock Market Days
If you are interested in selling tickets at Round Rock Market Days - October 11 - we are going to have a booth set up - 2 hour shifts - from 9-4. The volunteers who work that last shift will have plenty of time to make it down to Westlake for the finals round of the competition. To sign up to help with raffle tickets, click here:
Spirit Sales Corner...
Spirit wear wants to thank all those supported our first Terrific Tuesday Tailgate Sale!!!! It was such a huge success; we might just do it again! In the meantime, Spirit Wear will have a booth at Festival of Bands featuring ......you guessed it, the long awaited hoodies and long sleeve shirts......
We are full swing into the marching season and there will be a ton of late nights, next day performances.....purchase that 2nd pair of compression short from Rock Band Spirit Wear!
Click here if you would like to help with one of the spirit sales stands over the next couple weeks....
Links to all our current Sign Ups...
October 6 - Festival of Bands - 6:30 - Kelly Reeves
October 7 - Booster Meeting General Meeting 7:30 - Band Hall (Board 6:30 - Ensemble Room)
October 9 - Raffle Ticket Money/Stub Turn-in - 6:30 p.m. -
October 10 - Football Game v. Rouse @ Dragon Stadium
October 11 - Westlake Marching Competition - Prelims@ 5:15
Westlake Tailgate - 2:00 - come and go (appetizers and desserts)
October 17 - Football v. Cedar Ridge@ Dragon
8th Grade Night @ Dragon
October 18 - UIL Region Marching Competition - Round Rock High School - Hosts - (all day)
UIL Region Marching - RRHHS -performs 9:15
October 24 - Football Game v. Hendrickson @ Hawk Stadium
October 25 - UIL Area Marching - San Antonio - TBD
October 30 - Homecoming Parade
October 31 - BOA - San Antonio - Prelims Performance
October 31 - RRHS v. Westwood Football Game @ Dragon - Homecoming
October 31 Car Raffle Drawing - immediately following the football game
November 1 - RRHS - BOA - Prelims Announcements and Finals Round
November 4 - 2014 Goal: Perform at UIL State Marching Competition - San Antonio
For full calendar - click here