February 2-9, 2015

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6 - WINTER CONCERT... 6:30 p.m.

Here's the schedule...

  • 6:00 Jazz Band students warm up in Black Box and set up in Lobby
  • 6:30 Remaining students arrive, move to either Lobby for Jazz Band, Green Room for warm up or Auditorium to watch concert
  • 6:30 Only Jazz Bands will warm up in the Black Box, all else will store cases and warm up with your ensemble in the Green Room
  • 6:30 Jazz Band B - Lobby
  • 6:40 Jazz Band A - Lobby
  • 6:45 Concert Band warm up - Green Room
  • 7:00 Concert Band - Stage
  • 7:00  Symphonic Band warm up - Green Room
  • 7:15 Symphonic Band - Stage
  • 7:15  Wind Symphony warm up - Green Room
  • 7:30 Wind Symphony - Stage
  • 7:30 Wind Ensemble warm up - Green Room
  • 7:45 Wind Ensemble - Stage

8:15 (or as close as possible) - 2015 BOA Grand Nationals Information Meeting

  • Chris Forsythe with Music Travel Consultants
  • Band Directors
  • Marching Shows Video
  • Q&A - individuals with Chris and directors

Spring time is looking good for the dragon band!

Competition season for Winter Guard and Indoor Drumline has gotten off to a great start.  If you are Guard or Indoor parents… or if you are not… you will definitely want to take some time to watch our kids compete throughout the spring…. These are exciting shows and our kids are working very hard... doing a GREAT job representing The Dragon Band! 

The guard competition schedule is:

2-7-15:  JV & Varsity Guards – TCGC Show – Leander
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 


UNIFORM UPDATE

Thank you to everyone who answered the call to help with uniform alterations.  There are still a few checked out, but for the most part, the alterations project is complete!  Record time!

tournament of roses video update

The final draft is complete and in the process of being sent for printing.  They should be ready within the next couple weeks.  We will keep you up to date on the delivery schedule, as we receive word.

MATTRESS SALE IS COMING SOON!

If you, or a friend or neighbor, are in the market for a new mattress - mark the date now!  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!  


BOOSTER BUSINESS - Committee Volunteers are Needed

Several committees are forming now – you can  click on this Sign Up Genius link to get more details…   

Dell Diamond Steering Committee

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. This year we will be taking on a smaller stand, and shorter season. Some of the tasks the committee will address are: tracking our volunteers TABC and Food Handler's notifications; verifying that we have adequate staffing for all games; assuring there is a stand manager capable of incoming and outgoing inventory and cash deposits for each of our games.  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


Golf Tournament Committee

The initial planning meeting was held last week - and there is a lot of work to be done!  The next golf tournament meeting will be held February 3rd at 7 pm in the ensemble room at the band hall.  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 Banquet Scholarship Committee

Band Camp Scholarship Committee will meet on Sunday March 1, 6pm-? and if needed Monday March 2, 6pm.  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.


Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee is open for volunteers.  Pursuant to the current bylaws, the Board will appoint the Nominating Committee from the sign up list.  The ideal nominating committee would consist of 7 members.  If we have more volunteers than the 7, the executive board will determine the makeup of the committee from those who have volunteered prior to the February board meeting.


Bylaws Update

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.


rrisd - STRATEGIC PLANNING Survey IS NOW OPEN

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.

 This is from the District release:

The Strategic Planning survey is a mobile-friendly, 11-question online survey for all members of the Round Rock ISD community, including homeowners, community partners, students, staff and parents. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and can be found at www.roundrockisd.org/strategicplanning/.

Attendees of focus groups and/or community meetings, as well as those who did not attend, are encouraged to complete the survey.

Round Rock ISD partner Engage!, who is organizing the Strategic Planning process, has been collecting data through the community meetings and focus groups to develop the survey for all stakeholders.

After the survey is completed on February 11 and the data is disaggregated, Round Rock ISD will share it online and with its design team, composed of students, staff, parents and community members. That team will then develop an action plan, comprised of projects and initiatives that can be implemented in a one-year window, spanning five-to-10 years.

Once the design team finalizes its proposed Strategic Plan, it will be presented to the Board of Trustees in the spring for adoption, revision or rejection.

More information on Strategic Planning can be found at www.roundrockisd.org/strategicplanning


Tmea cONVENTION – 2015

It’s not too late to register for the TMEA Convention in San Antonio. February 11-14 .  This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in a career in music to visit convention booths displaying everything related to music, including college fine arts departments looking to recruit students.  Go to http://www.tmea.org/conventions/2015  for more information!


PROJECT GRADUATION

Community-wide Garage Sale will be happening at the end of March.  Lori Lewis-Conerly is the event coordinator and will give us more information on donation drop-off sites and times.  If you would like to assist with this  Project Graduation fundraiser,  you can email her at lorilconerly@yahoo.com or text at 512.554.3159 !!    


ONGOING WAYS TO SUPPORT THE DRAGON BAND:

CREEKSIDE CHARITY BINGO -

OUR 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 - February 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... 

·         February 10

·         March 10

·         April 14

·         May 12

PLEASE JOIN US!

Other Important Dates:

·         Winter Concert -  February. 6, 2015

·         TMEA Conference February 11-16

·         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!