March 10-21

Dell Diamond Concessions Beginning Soon!

 The Express roll into town with the first home game at the Dell Diamond on April 17th!  During the 2015 season, we will be working the Metro Deli, which is at Section 117 between Home Plate and Third Base.   Volunteered last year but don't remember when your license expires?  Want more information about becoming a Stand Manager? Care to know how your student can earn Dragon Force hours? E-mail Joyce Nelson at  Dragonbandconcessions@gmail.com for details.  Stay tuned for more information about training days, game day signup, and required certifications.

Check back here soon for links to the Food Handler and TABC online classes.  As a change this year, all volunteers are required to have a Williamson County Food Handler's permit, and any cashiers are required to have a TABC license as well.  Licenses are good for two years.


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!

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! 


2015 Summer Band/Guard Camp Scholarships

The Round Rock High School Band Boosters scholarship committee has met and has awarded scholarships for 6th - 11th grade students participating in  approved summer instrumental/color guard band camp or drum corps.  Thank you to all the participants.  80 applications were submitted and it was a difficult task selecting the winners.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients:  

Cedar Valley Middle School:  Sonya Shah

Chisholm Trail Middle School:  Jared Cooke, Sidnie McPhail, Evan Niswanger, Abbey Todd, Hayden Zahler  

Walsh Middle School:   Melia Fox, Wesler Given, Noah Grantham, Kate Jeffrey, Ayden Machajewski  

Round Rock High School:  Courtney Cantrell, Sam Carullo, Justin D. Smith



SPRING EVENTS SCHEDULE

 

There's quite a bit of activity in Dragon Band world.  We have jazz bands, full orchestra, guards, and indoor... all in addition to our regular band schedule.  Our parents are encouraged to support these smaller group activities during the spring.  If you have a chance... go watch... and cheer them on... You will be amazed at what this band program continues to do!

The Guard, Rock Drums, Jazz Band and Full Band performance schedules are posted below:

The Winter Guard competition schedule is:

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:

3-14-15: Eastview HS (Georgetown) - 7:29 Performance time
3-28-15: State Championships, TAMU Reed Arena    

The Jazz Band:

4-11-15: University of Texas - Austin 
4-11-15: Texas Stars Game - Cedar Park Center - 7 pm (get tickets here)    

Full Band Performances:

3-27-15: Raymond E. Hartfield PAC (McNeil HS) - Pre UIL Concert  
4-8-15 to 4-10-15: Georgetown HS - UIL  
5-22-15: Raymond E. Hartfield PAC - Spring Concert


Help Needed

TRUCKS 

TRUCK DRIVERS ARE NEEDED FOR OUR SPRINGTIME "INDOOR" ACTIVITIES.  IF YOU CAN HELP PICK UP, RETURN, OR DRIVE TRUCKS - CLICK HERE


Booster Meeting - 

All band families are encouraged to attend the monthly booster meetings.  The next meeting will be held in the Band Hall - April 14 at 7:30.  The nominating committee will be presenting their proposed slate of officers for the 2015-16 school year.  Additionally, you will receive information about our Mattress Sale - Golf Tournament - and Dell Diamond fundraising ventures.  Hope to see you there! 

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... 

      April 14 - ·         May 12

PLEASE JOIN US!

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES:

Band Olympics - April 2-3 - RRHS - everywhere!

Banquet - May 2, 2015  - 1100 Cafeteria

Golf Tournament - May 16 - Terravista Golf Course

Mattress Sale - May 16 - Band Hall

 

 


Is Your Student Returning Next Year?  - PLEASE READ

·         Your Section Parents are putting together a list of the returning students parent emails.  This will help us keep you informed about everything moving forward. 

·         Did you get the “Dragon Band Audition Dates” email from Mr. Mobley?  If not, please email Mr. Mobley and ask to be added to his list.  This transition period is difficult because he can’t just email through charms so it is easy for names to fall through the cracks.


PROJECT GRADUATION

Project Graduation is an all-night celebration for graduation.  It is a fun, safe way for all the seniors to get together and have a good time on the night of graduation.  It is the last time all the seniors will be together. 

Project Graduation Garage Sale

As a reminder on a different note - If you have decided to spend some time cleaning out your closets or garage, don’t forget Lori Lewis-Conerly is working with the project graduation garage sale.  The next drop off days are  March 22 from 2-5 and March 25 from 4-7  at the Public Storage (next to RRHS) - Unit 5134.  You can contact Lori Lewis-Conerly lorilconerly@yahoo.com with any questions you may have.

The date of the sale is Saturday March 28 in the parking lot on the north side of the school (by the Shell station).


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.

 

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.  

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!