April 12, 2015

 

Hey Band Families!!!

It has been quite a week in The Dragon Band!

  • All 4 bands came home with I's at UIL and 3 Sweepstakes Trophies!  Your hard work really showed this week!  We are proud of you all... Congratulations!
  • The Jazz Band had an excellent outing at the UT Jazz Fest and at the Texas Stars Game!  
  • The Color Guard had a beautiful performance at the TCGC Color Guard Championships in College Station - bringing home a trophy and getting a firm footing for their new adventure - Dayton!  

If you have not had an opportunity to see the Color Guard perform this spring, you have one final opportunity - This Monday night 4/13 at 7:45 we will have a Send-off/Family & Friends performance for anyone who is not able to travel to Dayton to see the show live... The girls will perform Monday in the 100 Building Gym.  Please come cheer them on and wish good luck to this amazing group of young ladies!

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What else is going on with The Dragon Band???                                     A lot.... see below!

BOOSTER MEETING TUESDAY - APRIL 14 - 7:30 P.M.

We hope to see everyone at this month's Booster meeting...  LOTS of information will be available Tuesday night.... nominations for next year's booster board will be accepted and nominating committee will make their recommendations.  Golf tournament registrations will be taken....  Mr. Mobley will give us an update on the status of the band AND... we will have a brief presentation regarding the Mattress Sale.  The band will receive a $5 donation from Custom Fundraising for EACH family represented at the meeting.  That is free money for our band program - just by coming to a meeting!  If you are only going to attend one meeting this year - please make the April 14 booster meeting the ONE!

(Meeting is scheduled to be held in the Band Hall - but might possibly move to the Orchestra Hall just around the corner... Watch for signs!) 

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SENIOR PHOTOS - APRIL 14, 7:45 A.M. 

Attention ALL Seniors ~ Tuesday April 14th is the Senior photo shoot.  One last early morning gathering with your Senior Friends!  Mr. Henry Huey kindly donates his time and talent for this Senior tradition! Please be at the 1100 Cafeteria by 7:45 a.m. and bring your letterman jacket. There will be individual, a few group shots as well the whole group photo ~ so be there!!  Color Guard Seniors - don't miss this on Tuesday as you will be in Dayton on the back-up date April 17th. Copies of these photos will be given to the Seniors and also available on Mr. Huey's website. 

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band banquet - may 2 - tickets go on sale this week!  sEE SCHEDULE BELOW!

Band Banquet will be held  May 2nd from 7-10 p.m. in the 1100 Building Cafeteria.  FW Catering will be providing the dinner of chicken or pork, mashed potatoes, a side, salad and beverage.  There will also be dessert. If you require a vegetarian option…please note that on the form when you purchase your tickets.  

 Banquet Meal Ticket Sales will begin for Seniors Tuesday April 14th at the Photo Shoot.   Boosters pay for each Senior's ticket (67 of them this year!).  Please complete the attached form and send payment with your senior for the purchase of your family's tickets.  Seniors may have one guest sit at the Senior table with them but this meal ticket must be purchased.  Meal tickets are $12 each, you may send cash or a check made to RR Band Boosters. 

Banquet Meal Tickets Sales will open to Juniors and their families on Tuesday April 14th after the photo shoot and to all families on April 15th.  Attached is the ticket order form.  You may send the form/payment with your student to turn in at the Drop Box outside Mr. Scott's office.  Ticket sales will end Monday April 27th.  (If you have more than one child in Band please send in the form under the oldest student's name.)

Senior Dedication Pages

If you plan on submitting a Senior Dedication Page - the deadline is rapidly approaching - April 19 - midnight.  Just email your pages to the historians at RRDragonhistorians@gmail.com

Want to Help? 

Would you like to help with the Banquet preparations and that evening? CLICK HERE to go to the Banquet Sign up Genius. We would love your help...  Decoration Making will start this coming week.

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How do we pay for this Extra-Ordinary Program?  

Fundraising.... and it's going on now!



DELL DIAMOND CONCESSIONS BEGIN THIS WEEK

IT'S TIME!!!  The Round Rock Express roll into town this Friday night, April 17 and The Dragon Band begins our summer fundraiser.  We have signed up to work the Dell Diamond Concessions again this year, on a limited schedule.

Thank you to the 38 people and 30 or so families that are already signed up to work their shifts.  Now is the time for everyone else to fill in the vacant spots.  Our current needs for the first home stand are:   CLICK HERE to find answers to to your questions and to sign up!

4/17 – We are fully staffed!!!

4/18 - we need 2 more food runners

4/19 – we need 1 more cashier and 4 food runners

4/23 - we need 2 more cashiersand 5 food runners

4/24 - we need 3 more cashiers and 4 food runners

  A significant portion of next year's operating budget relies on this income - and without volunteers, we cannot meet the budget - and therefore cannot serve the needs of the band.   We can do this!  This is fun!  

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MATTRESS SALE FUNDRAISER - 

In addition to the $5 per family attending the Booster meeting Tuesday night, don’t forget to join the Facebook event for the Mattress Sale Fundraiser.  If we get 10,000 invites, CFS will add an additional $250 (more free money) on to our total fundraising goal!  Take a few minutes to help us reach our $10,000 goal today and see you at the booster meeting! The 3rd Annual Mattress Sale will be held on Saturday, May 16th from 10am to 5pm in the RRHS Band Hall.  Here's the link to the Facebook Event.  

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GOLF TOURNAMENT IS COMING SOON!

Are you a golfer?  Someone in your family a golfer?  Do you know a golfer?  Do you work in a place that might have golfers?  If you answered "YES" to any of these questions... YOU CAN HELP!  The golf tournament is looking for golfers and you can help by spreading the word!  Registration is open and prizes are coming in for the raffle!  It's going to be a great time!  So spread the word!  Visit us at http://dragonbandgolf.golfreg.com and tell everyone that Saturday, May 16th at Teravista Golf Club is the place to be!  Lets cap off the last fundraiser of the year with a bang!!!

WANT TO HELP?

We need help on the day of the Golf Tournament to make it another success!  We need several people throughout the day to help with things like: setup/cleanup; raffle, mulligan, sissy tees sales; distribute goodie bags; sign in golfers; coordinate signs for the event; serve as the photographer for the day, etc.   Our helpers will need to be there at 6 am so that we can set up and get the golfers registered by 8 am.  We will have some down time during the tournament and we will need everyone's help during the lunch and raffle/awards presentation.  We should be done around 2 pm.  Click here if you'd like to come out to help!!!

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

April 14 - Band Booster Meeting - Band Hall (or Orchestra Hall - watch for signs)

April 15-18 - Varsity Color Guar - WGI World Championships - Dayton, OH

May 2 - Band Banquet - 1100 Cafeteria

May 16 - Golf Tournament - Teravista Golf Club

May 16 - Mattress Sale - Band Hall

May 18 - Welcome to our New Parents - Bring a Snack and Band Pride to Share 

May 22  - Spring Concert - Raymond E. Hartfield PAC 

May 26 - The Dragon Band Night at the RR Express Game!  - Jazz Band to play the National Anthem

 

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JAZZ BAND TO PLAY AT THE RR EXPRESS GAME!

Join our awesome Jazz Band on Tuesday May 26th at Dell Diamond as they play the National Anthem, then stay and enjoy some great baseball.  Discount tickets are $10.83 and $3 of each ticket sale goes directly back to our Band Program!!  Go to www.ticketreturn.com (Username:  roundrock  Password:  dragons) to purchase your tickets online.  Please share the link with friends and family as we need to sell 100 tickets…and the more we sell the more our Band program gets!  And... the more fun we will have!  Let's fill the stadium with Dragon Maroon!!

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 NEW PARENT NIGHT: 

New Parent Night: Boosters will host "Bring a Snack and Band Pride to Share" on Monday May 18th outside Band Hall to welcome new families as their kids start Dragon Marching Camp.  We will provide the tea.  Bring a snack to share, a folding chair and join us in welcoming them to our Dragon Band family!

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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.  



Around the School and Community

FOOTBALL BOOSTER REVERSE RAFFLE

All band families are invited to participate in the Football Boosters' Reverse Raffle to support our Dragon Football Team!   The raffle is the ONLY Booster Club sponsored fundraiser for the football team each year.  In the past, this event has helped to do weight room improvements (which is used by ALL athletes) and equipment for the football team among other things.  (FYI... you do NOT need to be present to win!)  Click here for all the information.  Reverse Raffle 2015  

KAREN BARNETT MEMORIAL FUND

A memorial fund to offset expenses has been set up at First Texas Bank and checks can be made out to First Texas Bank - be certain to include "Karen Barnett" in the memo line. The account will be kept open for 60 days.  The funds will be available to the Barnetts as they need it during that time and if it goes beyond what is needed for the funeral or medical expenses, the remaining balance will be given to the family or converted into their own separate account, depending on the amount of funds received.Checks can be dropped off at any First Texas Bank branch or can be mailed to:

First Texas Bank    PO Box 649     Georgetown, TX 78627

If you have questions and would like to contact the bank by phone, the Brushy Creek branch may be reached at 512-246-6101

GO FUND ME ACCOUNT FOR MR. ALVARADO'S FAMILY

As some of you may have already heard, our lead custodian here at RRHS, Tony Alvarado is trying to raise money for his wife. His wife, Debra, recently suffered a stroke and passed a blood clot through her heart, which caused paralysis on the right side of her body. Funds are being raised to help defray the cost of rehabilitation. So far they have only raised $1,645 of their $8,000 goal.  If you would like to help contribute, please do so by following this link....  http://www.gofundme.com/qdrns4 



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!

 


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