January 14, 2015

 

Hey Band Families!

Good News

  • We would like to congratulate Tim Michie and Trent Whiteman on making the 2015 TMEA All-State Band!  What an accomplishment!
  • Congratulations all those who earned the honor of participating in the Area auditions:  Jackson Korinek, Logan Smoot, Harrison Williams, Ryan Smoot, Carl Lennartson, Kayla Wieland, Mohamed Ali Ahmed, Curtis McHenry and Eric Lennartson.
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  • Did we mention – we want to congratulate the directors and students of The Round Rock Dragon Band as being named a recipient of the 2014 Sudler Shield.  This is a tremendous honor – a world-class band!  Congratulations!

Don’t Miss It!

3RD ANNUAL WINTER GUARD GALA –

JANUARY 17 – 6 PM

NOW is the time to get your tickets, for the 3rd Annual Winter Guard Gala to be held THIS Saturday night, January 17 in the 1100 bldg. Doors open at 6pm for dinner and there will be a silent auction and a sneak peek of the winter guard shows. Entertainment will be provided by our very own RRHS Dragon Jazz Band. This year, we will have a spaghetti with marinara sauce or pasta with alfredo sauce, salad and bread, provided by the fine folks at Johnny Carino's. Iced tea, coffee, and lemonade will be provided, as well as a yummy dessert.


Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door and can be purchased from any color guard team member or by contacting Leigh Hilliard at 512-922-3965, or via email at leigh.hilliard@gmail.com
We hope to see you there!!


Creekside Charity Bingo Work/Clean Up Day

As you know, Creekside Charity Bingo is our primary source of finances for the boosters.  Hopefully all of you know about the spiffing up of the bingo hall we’re doing – new chairs and tables, washing and painting the walls, and replacing the ceiling tiles.  The new chairs are set up in the hall as of Monday night.    The tables should be in within the next month, taking bids for painting, and the rest will come.  Keep your eyes open for all the future changes!

Several of the Bingo partners are going to be at the bingo hall this Saturday morning, 1/17/15, at 9a to scotchgard the new chairs that came in this week.  We'd like to have 4-5 people from our organization to head over there to help.  The plan is to haul the chairs out to the parking lot (weather permitting), apply the first coat to all chairs (or as many as possible), wipe down the metal of overspray, and haul them back inside where they belong at the tables.  Please bring painter masks in case we have to do some of this indootrs and rubber gloves (not good for breathing or hands).  Work towels, Scotchgard, and dots to mark the finished chairs (in case we don’t get done) will all be provided.  The day will start chilly, but we promise you’ll be warmed up before you leave!


TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE SOUVENIR VIDEO

We have extended the deadline for TOR Video orders as well.  If you want to place an order for the Tournament of Roses/Bandfest Souvenir Video, CLICK HERE  - Our final order deadline will be January 23.  You can return your order forms to the box in the band hall.  Online Ordering for Videos is available!  If you’d like to place your VIDEO order and pay online. here's the link. (Please note - for online orders - in the "notes to seller" section, please include your student's name, parent's email and cell phone so we can deliver your order when it arrives!)  (online sales will be charged the online processing fee - .75 for the first video and .60 for each additional one.)

 

Don't know about the video?  Here you go...

Round Rock Band Boosters has contracted with GOAL Productions to produce a video of our band’s performance at the 2015 Band Fest and Tournament of Roses Parade.   The video will include all TV coverage from the networks that will cover our band’s performance at the parade, including a high camera video of the band’s performance on TV corner without any station logos or announcers’ commentary, and our band’s Bandfest performance with some atmosphere video of the kids before and after as well.  Cost is $25 for your first copy and $20 for each additional copy you order.  (The online processing fee will be added to online orders.)  (Selling by pre-order only!)


Down to Business

The annual review of the Round Rock Band Boosters Bylaws has been conducted.  A draft of the proposed changes to the bylaws can be found on the Meetings-Archives page.  If you do not have the password, please feel free to contact Mr. Mobley or rrbbpresident@gmail.com for access.

Highlights of the changes are:

  •  Spirit Sales Coordinator will now be a voting member of the executive board. 
  • The office of Information Officer/Parliamentarian  will be separated into two distinct offices
  • Altering the term of office for the Executive Board.  The proposal changes the term of office from July 1 – June 30 to March 1 to February 28/29.  The corporate meetings will remain as scheduled each May, and the elections will be held each February. (For the interim, see the transition process listed below.)
  • Ad-hoc committees will be approved by the Executive Board and will have an Executive Board member to serve as an advisor to ensure continuity.
  •  The nominating committee will no longer be appointed, but will come from the general membership.  Any member of the nominating committee who is being proposed as an officer, must recuse themselves from any discussions/vote of that particular office.
  • A mandatory training session between out-going and incoming board members will be held to ensure a smooth transition.
  • The titles for Treasurer and Finance Manager will be switched to more appropriately encompass their job descriptions.
  • Ensure audits will take place each time a signor on the bank account occurs.

HOW WILL THIS TRANSITION TAKE PLACE, IF THE ALTERED ELECTION SCHEDULE BE APPROVED?

For the 2014-15 board:

The current board is serving based on the bylaws in existence at the time of their election.  The officers will complete their terms of office, as elected. The updated bylaws will take effect at the end of the current booster year.  The training session proposed in the bylaws will take place at a time determined between the old and new board, before the exchange of officers, to ensure a smooth transition.  (This will occur whether or not the new bylaws are in force at the time of the scheduled meeting.)

For the 2015-16 board:

Per the current bylaws, the nominating committee will be formed in February, 2015 and work through March.  They will present their slate of  proposed officers (based on the new bylaws - if approved) at the April, 2015 meeting and the election will be held in May. (Nominating committees have been forming early for the past couple years - but actual requirement is to form in February).  The term of office for officers elected for the 2015-16 school year will be from July 1 to February 28/29.

For 2016-17 board:

Full transition to the new bylaws will be complete - nominating committee forms in November, 2015, present slate of officers in January, 2016, vote in February and transition to new board in March 2016.



ONGOING WAYS TO SUPPORT THE DRAGON BAND:

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.

Sessions begin 7:15

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 OUR sessions... don't miss out!


 

AMAZON SMILE PROGRAM

Ordering next semester's text books for your college student? Getting a cute new pair of boots?  Restocking reeds for the new year?     Shop through the Amazon Smile program...smile.amazon.com/ch/74-2683098 and choose Round Rock Band Boosters as your charitable organization and the boosters will receive ..05% of your purchase.


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.


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!  Don't forget to let us know to look for the donation!


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..   Click here for more fundraising information.  

Our Next Band Booster Meeting

Will Be Held

February 10  @ 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)

Remaining 2014-15 Meeting Dates... 

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...

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!


 GO ROCK!  GO BAND!  GO ROCK BAND!