February 10-February 17, 2015

rrISD - STRATEGIC PLANNING SURVEY haS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 13

Your Input Is Needed! - Please take the time to complete this survey and support the issues that are close to you.  It’s important for the district to hear from parents of all student groups.  For example, Band, Orchestra, Theatre Arts, Dance, and Choir have needs that are different than other student organizations. These groups share the same performance space throughout the year and all of these organizations are growing each year.  Athletics, TAG, Special Education, Title One, and Fine Arts should all be represented as voices taking the survey so the district can balance the needs of all areas.

If you have not done so, please take a few minutes (no more than 10 minutes is required) to take the survey.  Here's the link....   www.roundrockisd.org/strategicplanning


BACK TO BOOSTER BUSINESS

Thank you to everyone who made it out to the Band Booster Meeting Tuesday night.  If you were not able to attend the meeting, we received updates on:  

  • Spring fundraisers:  TOR Video, Dell Diamond, Mattress Sale, and Golf Tournament. 

  • The amended bylaws were voted on, and approved.  

  • The nominating committee was appointed.  

Minutes of the meeting will be posted to the Archives section of our website within the next week or so.  Highlights on these sections are listed below.


Tournament of Roses DVD -

The DVD's are currently being duplicated and packaged.  We should have them ready for distribution early next week.  As soon as we have a firm delivery time, we will post the pick-up schedule. Stay tuned!

We've heard from a few parents regarding the video delivery and student pick up. If you would like to pick up your video instead of having your student pick it up, please email Alison Shoepe at ashoepe@austin.rr.com to let her know.

Finally, we have a very limited amount of extra DVDs for sale on a first come, first served basis. These will be available during the DVD pick up times. You must come by to purchase them in person if you'd like one of the extras...no email orders will be taken.

 Alison Shoepe, Vice President Fundraising


Spring Events Schedule

If you are interested in catching the performances of our Jazz Band, Winter Guard or Indoor Drumline… their schedules are posted below:

The guard competition schedule is:

2-21-15 Varsity Only – WGI Austin Regional – Lehman HS
3-7-15: JV Only – TCGC Show – Bowie HS
3-14-15: Varsity Only – WGI Dallas Regional – University Of North Texas, Denton
3-28-15: JV Only – TCGC Championships – Hendrickson HS
4-11-15: Varsity Only – TCGC Championships – Texas A&M, College Station
4-15 – 4-18-15: Varsity Only – WGI World Championships – Dayton, OH

The Rock Drums Indoor schedule is:

2-28-15: Rouse HS
3-14-15: Eastview HS (Georgetown)
3-28-15: State Championships, TAMU Reed Arena    

The Jazz Band:

          4-11-15:  University of Texas - Austin 

Full Band Performances:

  • 3-27-15:  McNeil PAC - Pre-UIL Concert  
  • 4-8 to 4-10-15:  Georgetown HS - UIL
  • 5-22-15:  McNeil PAC - Spring Concert

Golf Tournament

Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Round Rock High School Dragon Band Golf Tournament.  It will held on Saturday, May 16th at the Teravista Golf Club and will be an 8am tee time.  Go to www.dragonbandgolf.golfreg.com for more information!  If you would like to be a sponsor or want to be put on a mailing list on updates for the tournament, send an email to jamesintx@gmail.com


Mattress Sale is Coming Soon!

Presidents’ Day Mattress Sales???  Skip ‘em!  If you, or a friend or neighbor, are in the market for a new mattress – we will be holding our annual mattress sale in the band hall on Saturday, May 16.  Name brand mattresses, discounted prices, and proceeds to benefit RRHS Dragon Band!  Mark your calendar now!  


Help Needed

TRUCKS are needed for our springtime "indoor" activities.  If you can help pick up, return, or drive trucks - click here

Dell Diamond Stand Managers

The Dragon Band will be back at the Dell Diamond for the third season, and we need a team of volunteers to help coordinate the effort.  Thanks you Joyce Nelson, Renee Acosta, Jim Machajewski, Julia Beaumariage, Curtis Chapman, Dan Mullen, and Roger Weaver for stepping up to serve as the steering committee.  We have a few more openings for Stand Managers.  If you are interested in serving in this capacity, This year we will be taking on a smaller stand, and shorter season.  RS3 will hold a 6 week training session beginning 3/3 at the Dell Diamond to familiarize our team (all are welcome but particularly the steering committee) with RS3 and the business/concession expectations.  Alison Shoepe, VP of Fundraising will be forming the committee and looking for a Dell Diamond Steering Committee Chairman.  Contact her at ashoepe@austin.rr.com

Keep your eyes open for information re: TABC and Food Handler license information and RS3 Training sessions.


Golf Tournament Committee

The next planning meeting will be held Tuesday, February 17 in the ensemble room at the band hall.  More volunteers are needed to help with the planning committee.   You can check out the signup here or feel free to contact James Caldera at jamesintx@gmail.com  with questions or ideas..

EXCITING CHANGE FOR 2015 GOLF TOURNAMENT!

This year, we will be holding the golf tournament on a Saturday!  

Save the date... May 16, 2015


Band Camp Scholarship Committee

Band Camp Scholarship Committee will meet on Sunday March 1, 6pm-? and if needed Monday March 2, 6pm.  Click here to sign up to join this important committee.    (Please do not sign up for the committee if you have a student (middle or high school) who will be applying for the scholarship.  Questions?  You can contact the committee chairman:  Cheri Weaver, rrbbvc@yahoo.com.


Bylaws Update - Transition Process

The Round Rock Band Boosters Bylaws have been amended and those changes were approved at the 2-10 Booster meeting.   These changes will go into effect July 1, 2015 – at the conclusion of our current booster year.

Both versions of bylaws are posted on our website.  The 2014 version of bylaws are in effect until June 30, 2015.  The 2-10 amended bylaws will go into effect 7-1-15.  The transition process is listed below.

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

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 at the April, 2015 meeting and the election will be held in May.  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 –

This is primary source of income for the band!

Did you hear?  Renovations are underway!  New chairs are in... and tables are next.  Painting the walls and replacing the ceiling tiles are in the works as well! The place is getting a great new look!   Come check it out!   Monday, Tuesday or Saturday night (and often Fridays as well).  It is in the process of renovating, new chairs have already arrived.... New tables any day.... and a painting project will be complete in a few weeks!  Its going to look great!     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.... We've processed requests from Apple and 3M in the past week alone!  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.  


Upcoming Events

Next Booster Meeting - March 10  @ 7:30 (Executive 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... 

March 10 - ·         April 14 - ·         May 12

PLEASE JOIN US!

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES:

·          Golf Tournament – May 16

·         Mattress Sale – May 16

·         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!