Thank you for a great year - Summer, 2015

Hey Band Families!!!

Before we close out the year, I want to send out some thanks.  

  • To The Dragon Band students -  People often use the phrase "kids these days...." in a negative tone.  Thanks to this particular group of kids, that phrase takes on a totally different perspective.  You give hope and faith in the future.  To watch you face challenges, struggle, persist and achieve is encouraging.  
  • To our parents - your dedication to your kids, their education, their friends and the community is commendable.  Driving them early, picking them up late.  And waiting... lots and lots of waiting.     But not only that... your willingness to come together - to plan and build, to work in the heat, and cold, and Westlake rains... Who knew - at this age - that there would be so many opportunities to work side by side with some of the best people in the world...? I've never worked as hard or laughed as much, as I have with this group of people!  You are the best! 
  • I'd like to thank my fellow board members - current year, as well as the past boards as well.  Your determination, hard work and dedication inspire me every day to be a better person.
  • To our directors... there are not enough words to express the gratitude for all you have given our kids.  
  • It has been an honor to get to spend these past 4 years with this group.

To the 2015-16 Executive Board - good luck, have fun... and... in the words of a wise man "just make it great"!

Patty


NOW - BACK TO BUSINESS!

There are still a few things going on right now - and a couple carry-overs into the summer season.  

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE FOR 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR

"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen."  - John Steinbeck

Calling on all parents!!   Have an idea for a new fundraiser?  Have a new idea or approach for an old fundraiser?   We are always looking for fresh ideas on how we can raise money and we're always looking for creative ways to do this!  We're having a brainstorming session we want to hear from you!  We only ask you consider the following theme for your idea..."How do we get the community involved?"  If you would like to be a part of that conversation, sign up and we'll send you a place and time to join in on the discussion.  Hope to see you there!  HERE'S THE LINK.

TRUCKS

We are beginning to put together our "roady" team... those folks who get our trucks to and from the school, and drive them to events.   Just a standard driver license is needed to drive the trucks, but we do have some forms and such we need to do for the district.  If you are interested or think you might be interested please check out the sign up HERE

DELL DIAMOND CONCESSIONS

We have made it to the half-way point!  The Dell Diamond fundraiser is doing very well.   We have completed 3/4 of our shifts... just a few remaining opportunities.  AND... a bonus.   For those who work the Dell Diamond 4th of July Weekend, we are having a drawing for a $50 gift card.  Folks who work the 4th will have two entries per shift, and folks who work the 5th will have one entry!  Students are eligible to work as food runners... just go to the website for all the details.  The following shifts are all that remain on the 2015 season!  CLICK HERE to sign up!

Sat, July 4 (All Band!) - 3 TABC 3 Runner

Sun July 5 (All Band!) - 3 TABC 1 Runner

Thu, July 9 (Tromb/Horn/Rock Drums) 1  TABC 2 Runner

Fri July 10   (Flute/Clarient) 2  TABC    4  Runner

Sat, July 11 (Guard / Trumpet) 3 Runner

Sat, July 25 (Tuba/Euphonium/Sax) - All spots filled!

 

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

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?

Plan on volunteering with the band?  Here's the link to fill out your volunteer application!

 

GO ROCK! 

GO BAND! 

GO ROCK BAND!