April 23, 2015

Hey Band Families!!!

I can't believe how quickly this year is drawing to a close.  Good luck to all those students who are currently in their audition process - either for marching bands or leadership roles.  One thing for the students to keep in mind... whether they make the band they aspire to, or the leadership position they are working on... or not... what really matters is... there is a vital role for every single Dragon Band student.  Enjoy your time in Dragon Band - work hard, support each other, and have fun!

There are still quite a few things in the works for The Dragon Band and the band boosters.... please read on...

  • Congratulations to the varsity color guard... WGI World Championship Finalists!  They had beautiful performances last weekend and represented our band, our school and our city with grace!  Great Job girls!
  • There are a couple student fundraisers that the school is running.  While these are not booster fundraisers, we do want to remind you to ask your kids about them!  
    • Candy Fundraiser is complete - but PLEASE!!! TURN IN YOUR MONEY!!!!
    • Sheet Sale - Order forms are available from the band directors.  High quality sheets, Extremely good pricing... and it will benefit the activity fund!  While this is particularly focused on the Guard students, ALL students are encouraged to pick up a packet and help!  (30 minutes on my Facebook page and already had orders for 4 sets of sheets!  This really is a good deal!)

TURN IN YOUR CANDY MONEY NOW!


What else is going on with The Dragon Band Boosters???

A lot.... see below!    

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BAND BANQUET - MAY 2 - TICKETS ON SALE THROUGH APRIL 27!  

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.  All grades are welcome, as there are some marching and class awards.  Seniors are recognized and the new leadership team for next year is introduced.  

Tickets are $12 each, you may send cash or a check made to RR Band Boosters. Click Here for your 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.)

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.

 TURN IN YOUR CANDY MONEY NOW!


MIDDLE SCHOOL UIL SOLO & ENSEMBLE HELP IS NEEDED.

To help with the middle school Solo & Ensemble contests, a few of the band booster organizations were asked to provide a small snack bar  for those students in attendance.  We will be serving at the Cedar Valley Middle School concession stand May 2 - from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   All high school students (no age limit) are invited to participate.  You can sign up on the door of the band hall, or follow THIS LINK  to the sign up genius page. One adult per shift is required.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Patty Langlet rrbbpresident@gmail.com or 512.779.3522.



How do we pay for this Extra-Ordinary Program?

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

Here are quick links to our current volunteer needs: (You can read more below)

Concessions for MS UIL Solo & Ensemble:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4dabaf28a13-uilsolo

Dell Diamond: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4dabaf28a13-20153

Golf Tournament: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4dabaf28a13-20155

Mattress Sale http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4dabaf28a13-20156


DELL DIAMOND CONCESSIONS ARE GOING STRONG!

Thanks to all the volunteers who have already been out to work concessions at the ball park!   If you are looking for us, we were moved to Fairlanes Grill - which is located at the main entrance of the ballpark.    Remember!  On Thursday-Sundays - if you are at the ball park, come get your hotdogs and snacks at Fairlanes!

If you are signed up to work and haven't done so yet, please be sure to email a copy of your WilCo Food Handler's card (and TABC card if applicable) to Joyce Nelson at dragonbandconcessions@gmail.com  - as soon as possible.  She does have to get those filed with RS3 about a week in advance. If you are not sure if your license is already on file, or if it is still valid, Joyce can check for you. There's more information about training on our website.

   CLICK HERE to find answers to to your Dell Diamond questions and to sign up!

The schedule is filling in nicely!  While we have assigned section nights, but please don't feel locked in to those specific nights... you are free to work any night on the schedule!  Most of our nights for the next couple weeks are filled!  Thanks!  Currently, we DO have the following  vacancies for the next few homestands:

4/30 (Tuba/Euphonium Night)- 2 food runners

5/13 (Wednesday day game) - 2 TABC and 2 runners

5/14  (Trumpet Night) - 4 TABC and 4 runners

5/15 (Guard Night) - 4 TABC and 4 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!  


TURN IN YOUR CANDY MONEY NOW!


MATTRESS SALE FUNDRAISER - 

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.  

TURN IN YOUR CANDY MONEY NOW!


GOLF TOURNAMENT IS THREE WEEKS AWAY!

NOW IS THE TIME TO GET YOUR GOLF TEAMS TOGETHER AND SIGN UP!  TODAY!  Deadline to register is May 6.  

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!!!


TURN IN YOUR CANDY MONEY NOW!


UPCOMING EVENTS:

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 and Sudler Shield Presentation - Raymond E. Hartfield PAC 

May 26 - The Dragon Band Night at the RR Express Game!  - Jazz Band to play the National    Anthem  (Get your tickets here...)


TURN IN YOUR CANDY MONEY NOW!


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!!  Please share this information and invite your friends.  We need to sell 100 tickets to make this thing happen.  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!!

TURN IN YOUR CANDY MONEY NOW!


 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!

 


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 and tables are in... 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.

(Special doorprizes for The DragonBand Sessions!) 

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.... In just the past few weeks, we have brought in over $1,750 f from Apple and 3M 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!


NOW!!!! TURN IN YOUR CANDY MONEY!!!