Week 13: November 16, 2014

November 16, 2014

This Week's Volunteer News

First, we would like to congratulate  Bobby Hill - Clarinet , Eric Lennartson - Percussion, and  Trent Whiteman  - Trombone, for making the Region Orchestra.  All three made 1st chair!   Well done!


VOLUNTEER NEWS:

Thank you to the volunteers who helped at concession Friday and to everyone who brought goodies for the band celebration.  The kids had a great time.

Playoff season is a "play it by ear" type schedule.  Each week's time/date/location is determined after all the playoff games for that weekend are completed.  Flexibility is the key!  Click on this link for all the current signups -Signupgenius.com  (or go to Signupgenius.com and look for all available signups posted by rrbbvc@yahoo.com.)

CONCESSIONS:

Concessions will continue throughout the playoff season - whether we move on - or not... and details will be released as soon as we receive them.   Please note that volunteer spots will be be released sometimes as late as Monday night - that will need to be filled by Thursday or Friday night.  Everyone is encouraged to answer the call as these games and volunteer needs come up.  Here's the link to sign up to represent The Dragon Band and help out!

THIS WEEK:  RRISD is hosting 3 playoff games - two Friday night and one Saturday. We are required to provide 12 volunteers Friday night - and if you can't make it out to Waller, but still want to support RR, you are more than welcome to help fill some of the vacant spots in the concessions Saturday.  Here's the link!  


SPIRIT SALES:

Last chance to order your fall/winter spirit wear items of hoodies & blankets!

E-mail orders no later than Monday at noon 

 on the other hand.......

Coffee Mugs/Beverage Cups make excellent family/teacher/office Christmas Gifts

Tuesday Tailgate Sale will take place inside...burrrr

5:45p.m. - 6:30p.m.

Come shop current inventory and see what you can get for a great price!!!

 Go Rock! Go Band!

Go Rock Band Spiritwear!

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FOOTBALL PLAYOFF INFORMATION

Next up... hope you were able to make it out to the game last Friday night.... that was one of the most exciting Friday night football games I've seen in a while.  Congratulations Dragons!  Bi-District Champions!  

Many factors will go in to determining if the band will be performing the show at halftime this week - keep an eye out for any notifications from the directors as to their decision.  One way or the other, the band WILL be in the stands playing for the team.... it's going to be a fun game and you will want to be there!!!

Band reports to the band hall at 9:45 a.m. Saturday morning.  Click here for the full day's band schedule...

This week's game will be played at 2:00  in Waller, Texas, between Brenham and Houston.  If you can't make it to the game, there will be a large send-off at the school at 9 am Saturday morning...  We are hoping for a great Dragon Nation crowd to cheer them on!  

Tickets are on sale in the 400 office this week.  You can pre-purchase your general admission tickets as follows:  

Wednesday - Thursday , , 8:30-11:30 AM - 400 Office
Friday,, 8:30-9:00  and 12:00-2:30 - 1100 Cafeteria Java City
Friday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 400 Office

(Pre-Purchase Ticket Sales:  $4 student $7 adult - CASH ONLY)  

If you are not able to go, but your band student has siblings or friends that want to go ... there's a bus heading over there! Here's the link  the link for the Fan Bus.  If you plan on driving, here's the directions:   Waller ISD New Football Stadium- 20735 Stokes Road, Waller, TX  77484   - is located north of Hwy 290, take the FM 2920 exit, go through the light and turn right on Stokes Road.  Stadium is approximately 1 mile on the left.  


CREEKSIDE CHARITY BINGO -

OUR PRIMARY SOURCE OF INCOME FOR THE BAND!

Don't forget - you can never be bored here in Round Rock, Texas!  Especially on a Monday, Tuesday or Saturday night (and often Fridays as well).  Our band's major source of income is through our association with  Creekside Charity Bingo...

The Dragon Band Sessions begin

7:15 p.m.

each  Monday, Tuesday and Saturday night.  

We also run a monthly late Friday night session as well.  Be sure to share this information with your friends!  (2300 Chisholm Trail Rd., Round Rock, TX  behind Rudy's and next to DoubleDave's) - We are adding doorprizes to the Dragon Band sessions... don't miss out!


 THAT'S NOT ALL!!!

SOUVENIR PASADENA VIDEO!

Hey band families!  The boosters are working on an exciting opportunity for all of our families.  We have contracted with GOAL Productions, a video production company in California, to document our band’s bucket list trip!  They will film our Bandfest performance, as well as our appearance in the Tournament of Roses Parade!  This will be a small fundraiser and we are keeping the costs to our families as low as possible - $25 for the first video and $20 for each additional video you purchase.  Order forms will be going out after Thanksgiving break, so talk to Grandparents, Aunts, and Uncles to see if they would like a copy of this keepsake.  Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions!  ashoepe@austin.rr.com 

(Anything we sell is classified as a fundraiser.  This is not intended to raise money for the band.  Prices have a cushion to make sure we don’t lose money.  Depending on how many are purchased the income will be pennies per video.)


SAVE THE DATE!  WINTER GUARD GALA!

 Our 3rd Annual Winter Guard Gala will be held on Saturday, January 17th in the 1100 building, 6p-9p.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  Your ticket includes dinner, preview of the varsity and JV winterguard shows, silent auction and a chance at a variety of door prizes (must be present to win).  Ticket sale information and more details will be coming soon.


FREE MONEY FOR THE DRAGON BAND!

AMAZON SMILE

Are you ready for Cyber-Monday - to start your Online Christmas Shopping Spree?  Time to start ordering your college student's spring semester textbooks?  Do you order your clarinet reeds through Amazon.com?  Or tennis shoes?  Or Gluten Free Rice Chex?  Or golf clubs?  Did you know that your purchase could benefit the band?  Just log in to smile.amazon.com and pick Round Rock Band Boosters, Inc. as your selected charity, and Amazon sends a portion of your purchase price directly to the band boosters... No cost to you... gain for the boosters!  (Christmas online shopping begins soon - don't forget - smile.amazon.com - and select Round Rock Band Boosters, Inc.

HYDRO CLEAN CAR WASH 

 Everyone wins with this one... download the coupon, save $5.00 and The Dragon Band will earn $2. per coupon redeemed.   Follow this link to download your coupon.  https://www.facebook.com/hydrocleanexpresscarwash/photos/a.10151445499128731.1073741825.294813853730/10152044592488731/?type=1&permPage=1

http://www.gohydroclean.com/fundraising.html

PLANNING ON BUYING A CAR?

The sales representative who was so instrumental in helping us with the Car Raffle this year ahs extended another offer.  If you purchase a car at Nyle Maxwell SuperCenter (620 and 183 are) - she will make a donation of $100 to The Dragon Band!  

MATCHING FUNDS AND VOLUNTEER GRANTS  

Several area employers offer matching funds programs for local charities or volunteer grant programs.... Please stop by the Fundraising page on this website and check out the information.  And don't forget to ask your HR department if your company provides these benefits..   Here's the link..http://www.dragonbandboosters.com/fundraising/


DO YOU HAVE EXTRA PARADE OR BAND FEST TICKETS?  NEED SOME?

A few folks have had a change of plans and either can’t go or now want to go.  Please watch the Booster website/Facebook to connect with people wanting to sell/buy tickets and such.  And of course – we have a Sign up for that as well!  If you have tickets to sell – or are looking for tickets here is the link   


INSPIRING STORIES

We are forwarding on some information about the Tournament of Roses Parade's "Inspiring Stories Social Media Campaign". 

Dear 2015 Band Participant,

Have you been thinking about President Chinen’s theme “Inspiring Stories?” We want you to share your stories with us and we recently launched a sweepstakes and social media campaign to highlight this year’s theme. Will you help us spread the word?

We encourage you and your social network, to submit an inspiring story with #RoseParade and #Inspiring on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. It can be as simple as a photo of your family, a sentence about an amazing friend or a video about what inspires you every day. Submissions can then be viewed and even entered directly at www.roseparadeinspire.com. One lucky winner will win a trip to Pasadena and two tickets to the 2015 Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game.

And don’t forget to connect with us on social media. You can find the Tournament of Roses here:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/roseparade
Twitter: @roseparade
Instagram: rose_parade

Thank you very mu ch and we look forward to learning more about your "Inspiring Stories."

 


Our Next Band Booster Meeting

Will Be Held

December 9 @ 7:30 

(Board Meeting will be held one hour prior to that meeting)

Meetings are generally held the 

2nd Tuesday of the month at  7:30 the Band Hall.  

(Board meetings are generally held the same dates - at 6:30)

2014-15 Meeting Dates... 

January 13 

February 10

March 10

April 14

May 12

PLEASE JOIN US!

 


Other Important Dates:

Band Banquet - May 2, 2015


How can you stay current with the band booster activities?

Join our Facebook Group, follow us on twitter, and frequently visit the band booster page...

http://www.dragonbandboosters.com/


IS YOUR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION ON FILE WITH RRISD?

If you filled out your RRISD volunteer application prior to August 7, 2014, or still need to do it for the first time... here's the link!

http://www.roundrockisd.org/Departments/community_partnerships/volunteer_application



 GO ROCK!  GO BAND!  GO ROCK BAND!