An Amazing Start to the Year!

Photo by Li Ding/iStock / Getty Images

Photo by Li Ding/iStock / Getty Images

I’d like to thank all of our band families for such a great start to this year’s marching season!  We have heard many compliments about Everything Day and some of the new changes (email system) that we’ve implemented!  Many of these changes depend on our RRBB board members and ALL of our volunteers, so to those of you who generously give your time and talents to our band program – THANK YOU!

We’re always looking for helpful suggestions or comments, so if you have an idea about how to make next year’s Everything Day even better, please feel free to send me an email and let me know what it is!  

Many of you have noticed that RRBB is now using the Charms system to send out a weekly newsletter each Monday.  We hope this helps our families stay up to date with the latest happenings in band, boosters, and what our volunteer needs are for that week.  Please remember that you can always check the website as well for the most up to the minute information!  Facebook and Twitter are also great places to check for timely updates during the week, and especially at events and competitions.  Be sure to Like and Follow us here:

www.facebook.com/dragonbandboosters

https://twitter.com/rrbandboosters 

You also might have noticed that we had a few growing pains with the Charms system this week.  Yesterday’s email went out at 6am, 12pm, and again at 6pm.  Obviously, this was not our intention.  Normally, this is where I would make a joke and laugh about it, but it might be too soon for that for me…haha.  As our band grows, so does our booster organization.  And as with any growth, a few pains are usually associated with it.  We thank everyone for your patience yesterday!  We promise to try not to spam everyone in the future.

If you are not receiving our weekly emails, you will want to make sure that you log into your student’s Charms account to double check things.  You should have at least one adult linked to your student’s account.  The adult information is on a separate page from your student’s.  If you haven’t received our emails let me know and we’ll do what we can to ensure you start receiving them.  We want to make sure all of our families are receiving the same information each week!

We’ve almost made it through Summer Band!  We can’t wait to see everyone at Parent Preview next week!

Go Rock!  Go Band!  Go ROCK BAND!

Alison Shoepe
President, RRBB
ashoepe@austin.rr.com