Week 5, September 23, 2014

Hey Band Families...

It time!  Games, contests, gatherings!  Lots going on... come join the fun!

Rock Drums

Congratulations to Rock Drums on your solid performance at Dripping Springs this past weekend!  You laid a strong foundation to build on for the rest of the 2014 Marching Season...

Good Luck Jazz Band Students

Sending good thoughts out to all those auditioning for the TMEA Region Jazz Band today!  We have a great jazz band program here at RRHS and are sending some talented musicians to compete.  Good luck to all!

Dragon Nation Gathering - This Friday

Have you gotten into the habit of stopping by the Dragon Wagon and  tailgate party in the parking lot before the home  games?  (If not, check it out 10-10).  Wondering what to do when ithere is an away game?  No worries!  Football... Band... Dragonette... All Dragon Nation Families are invited to a restaurant "tailgate"  at Baby A's on IH 35 from 5:00-6:30.  Go Rock!

Car Raffle 

Thanks to everyone who came out in the rain Thursday night to turn in those raffle tickets you have sold.  We have "broken even" on the cost of the raffle and from this point on - every penny turned in will benefit The Dragon Band program!  (The next  $20,000 that comes in goes to the general funds of the band program... and if we exceed $20,000 profit, any excess will be added to our trip fund to be divided up equally between the band students' travel accounts.)  Keep selling those tickets!

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, ashoepe@gmail.com, 512-573-6252 (call or text), for more tickets! 

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, follow this link... http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4dabaf28a13-201415 

We try to have the cars available for viewing whenever we are selling tickets at public events.  If you would like to transport the cars to one of the football games, click here to get to the signup.

Competitions and Games!

Friday night - football in Pflugerville - Saturday - first major competition of the year, BOA - Austin - to be held at Kelly Reeves.  

The Saturday schedule is posted in the Members Only - Files page at dragonband.com.  If you have never been to a marching competition before, plan on coming out for the day.  It really is a lot of fun to see the variety in uniforms,  marching styles, and shows...  If you are on the fence - just go!  Tickets are $16 for prelims, $16 for finals, or a combo pack for $25.  Parking is extra.  

We will have quite a few volunteer spots for the weekend - trucks, chaperons, podiums and  props - it's an all-out volunteer extravaganza!

Field Props are a new addition to the mix this week - and we are going to need a LOT of people to help put those things together in the parking lot Saturday afternoon (and take them down and put them away at the end of the night!).  Most volunteers will be able to finish assembly of the props and still return to the stands in time to watch the performance.  Here's a link to the props crew sign up page http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4dabaf28a13-201416.  If you want more information about props - there is an instructional video on that page!  Check it out!  

We may still need a few volunteers for the competition day meal distribution - check the signup if you would like to help with the meal distribution.   

Next week is our bye week No Game - No Competition... (In other words, next week is the time to rest up!...It's full steam ahead from that point on!)

Game Day Meals 

This week's game day meal will be provided by Jimmy Johns.  Cost is $8.00 each  and includes an  8” Sub Sandwich, Chips, Cookie, Water.  Subs will have lettuce and tomatoes .  Orders must be turned in the band hall no later than 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.  Click here to download the form. 

Festival of Bands

The band's next performance will be at the Festival of Bands on October 6 at Kelly Reeves.  Again - come for our performance -but stay for the whole thing!  It's a fun night to look at the strength of the Fine Arts Program in Round Rock ISD...  And the finale - well - it's something you just don't want to miss!   .Volunteers are still needed for chaperones and podiums.  We will also have Spirit Sales and Raffle Tickets available for sale at the event...   Click on the links to sign up to help.

Each school helps provide volunteers to make this program a success - his year, RRHS will be providing volunteers to work the gates - taking tickets and handing out programs.  There is a signup for those who would like to help. . http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4dabaf28a13-201410  

Coming soon to a band near you!

In a few weeks, we will be back at home - with concessions, and spirit sales and concert uniform fittings. 

We have a particular need for volunteers to staff the 10/31 Concession stands... This is the Homecoming Game v. Westwood.  Stands will be at capacity.... and many of our volunteers will be helping in San Antonio... unable to make it to the concession stands in time.... If you are in Round Rock for the homecoming game - all volunteers are welcome!  Middle School Parents are strongly encouraged to help fill some of these vacant spots! Please go to the concessions sign up and pick your shift!