Gala, Thanks, and a Wonderful Concert

What a fantastic whirlwind adventure we’ve had the past few days. The Holiday Concert was wonderful as always and even included a visit from North Kitsap Fire and Rescue with Santa Clause in tow. The music was lovely. Mr. Haag and the musicians never fail to impress.

We simply can’t extend our gratitude sufficiently to this amazing community. Thanks to the generous support of so many local businesses, and individuals, we were able to raise approximately $6,000 at our Wish Upon a Star Big Band Swing Gala to offset costs for our students’ and chaperones’ trip to Disneyland.

Thanks to the efforts of Healther Knapp, our grant writter, we also received a generous Grant from The Port Gamble S’klallam Tribe in the amount of $1,200. We raise our hands in thanks to The Port Gamble S’klallam Tribe for their support.

Following their community’s lead our own students, representing all grades, showed up to play their instruments in the rain and raised $300 at Central Market in Poulsbo.

Please stop by and support these local businesses and extend a warm our appreciation with your holiday shopping.

 

Hansgrill

Hansville Auto Repair

Point Casino

Tizley’s Europub

Black Eyed Rascals

Downpour

Salon Sorellina

The Cup and Muffin

NAPA Auto Parts

Kingston Mercantile

 Almost Candid Photo

Pizza Factory

Food Market

Kingston Bookery

Sweet Life Cakery

Thistle Floral & Home

Majestic Mountain Coffee Roasters Coffee Oasis

Little City Candy

Westside Pizza

Kingston Pet Supply

Sail Kingston Cove

 Papa Murphy’s

CB’s Peanuts

Puerto Vallarta

Firehouse Theater

Lularoe Claire Kingsbury

The Grub Hut

Starbucks

Mossback

Albertsons

Domino’s

Borrowed Kitchen Bakery And Farmhouse Cafe

Kingston Crossing Wellness Clinic

J’aime les crêpes

Port Gamble
Port Gamble Paranormal
Liberty Bay Auto Center

Eye Candy

Viking Feed

Central Market

Blue Heron Jewelry

Tizley’s EuroPub

Slys Poulsbo Bakery

Dancing Brush

Red Apple Market

Bud’s Auto LLC

 All Star Lanes & Casino

The Oak Table Cafe

Panera Bread

Hop Jack’s

Starbucks

Round Table Pizza

Olive Garden

Red Lobster

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Jersey Mike’s Subs

Corner Bakery Cafe

Jackie Wood and Sparkwood Events

Debbie Stoll Spa

Jocelyn Wright

Ed Cal

Naomi Nichols

John Hurd

Tami P

Cindy Rienstra

Ms. Finkler

Judy Sorrelsaleart

Erin Davignon

Susan Fezer

Kathleen Haag

Julie Ann

Katie Mead

Tami P

John and Janessa Hurd

Shannon Langland

Scott and Jessica Trueblood

Jillian Rutherford

Paul Langland

Mack Reinstra

 

If we missed anyone please accept our sincere apologies. This amazing community is overwhelming in it’s generosity!

Look forward to many more fundraising events in the coming weeks but for now we want to extend our gratitude and wish you all a very happy holiday season.

With Love,

Your KMS Band Boosters

happy holidays

A Little Help from Our Friends? Can YOU help?

Dear Band Families,
With less than two weeks to the Big Band Gala please consider helping with the following:
Ticket Sales
Spread the word among family and friends, direct them to our website
 In addition, please join us at Central Market for the ticket sale event on Saturday, December 2, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Just stop by for the purchase or bring your instrument and jam with the others to earn some extra cash for your band account. 

Sign up HERE:  Big Band Gala Ticket Sales at Central Market

Childcare
Due to several inquiries we are working on offering childcare option at the event. Help us make that happen. Volunteer for an hour for a $10 discount. Volunteers are signing up! Many thanks!
Other volunteer opportunities
Visit the chart to see where we still need help. To summarize, we need additional recruits during the event, especially for the set-up and cleanup. Big Band Gala PM CHART
Thank you all for your continued support in making this a great year for all our kids!
Your Kingston Middle School Band Booster Team

Gala Planning Committee and YOU

Calling All Volunteers!

We meet tomorrow to discuss the Gala again with all who can attend.

Monday, November 6th5pm in the KMS Band Room!

Can’t make it? Please email an alternate time. I’d love to meet up with you!

 
Solicitation Paperwork:

Final Push for Donations!!!
The Band Booster website still has links to these solicitation documents but I am including them here for everyone to reach out again to local businesses. Please see attached flyers and contact Erin Here: 4dancingmonkeys@gmail.com if you have questions as to which businesses have been approached.
Donations:
Holly and Erin have agreed to help collect donations. Thank you, both! Donations can be sent with students and collected in the band room. See mr. Haag for further directions to students. EVERY FRIDAY9:15-9:45 in the KMS parking lot (meet Holly) Other times: Double check with Erin but Fridays at dismissal time she has availability.
All donations are due by November 22nd! This is a final push! Please approach small business owners you know as well as think outside the box and approach talented community members to donate a service. Services? Lessons? Crafts? etc… Keep the ideas flowing, please!
Pre-event Advertisement: 
Banners and Yard Signs: We have these and they need to be enhanced and put up for display. Please be prepared to discuss and volunteer.
If you know anyone with more expertise in advertising NOW is the time to call in those volunteers.
Facebook event
Newspaper ad
Community reader boards
Please come with contacts
Auction products and procedures:
 Info packets: We need to plan when and how to create displays and information packets surrounding these donated items for the Gala itself. This work should begin ASAP to avoid an overwhelming process days before the event.
We need volunteers to head production of these printed pieces. Erin, and Tammi P.? You had discussed this step. How many more people do you think you’ll need?
Ticket Sales and Payment collection table. Alauna, you had planned to staff this piece. What else do you need to be successful? You’ll have the time during the event off…how many other volunteers do you think you’ll need?
Auction registration procedures and taking payments. Be prepared to discuss. Megan, I’d love your input
Set up and Clean Up: Naomi, Mack, other volunteers? Who will head, who will stay, how many do we need?
MC: Tammy Armin and Allison Hanford? What do you need?
Decorations: Allison Hanford, money, craft supplies, time to work? How can we support your efforts? What else do you need?
Thank you gifts for Buz Whitely Big Band, Tizley’s, Point Casino, Other major donors? What is the criteria? VIP table? How many? Who can shop for these and present?
 
Thank you letters and advertisement
As we all know, follow up is key to future donations. We need letter writers for after the event to thank our sponsors. Can you volunteer here?
What don’t we know? 
To fail to plan is to plan to fail…What don’t we know? Anyone with experience with gala planning and auctions or similar events: What are we missing? What else can we do to ensure a successful event.

Come ready to discuss this and so much more! We need you to make this event a huge fundraiser and make this an amazing year for all our kids!

Tonight’s Board Meeting 11/1

Huge thanks to all who made it out to the band booster meeting tonight.   We covered a lot of important issues and we’re excited for the direction our fundraising effort are headed.

For those we missed, full updates on the Disney trip payment deadlines,  the big band swing gala tickets and auction donations procedures,  and all fundraising opportunities will be posted on our website by tomorrow evening.  Please check back at kmsbandboosters.com and spread the word.
If you’d like to join us for the Gala planing committee we have scheduled another meeting this coming MONDAY, November 6 th, at 5-6pm in the band room.  All are welcome and volunteers are encouraged to attend.
Thanks for al you do to support our wonderful band kids!
KMS band booster board

Fall Concert Monday, October 30th

First Concert and Veteran’s Day Tribute

Come one; come all! Bring the veterans in your family for the first concert of the year. This show is always a favorite.

Show starts at 7pm 

Call time for students is 6:30

Band Boosters will be there at 6:00 to set up and will have information, candy, sweatshirt order forms, and Gala tickets for sale. We will also be taking payments toward Disney Trip cost.

We can take cash, checks, or credit cards with a small fee.

From Mr. Haag,

Kingston Middle School Cavalier Band Fall Concert this Monday night 30 OCT 7 pm at Kingston Middle School. Jazz, Beginning, Concert, and Symphonic bands will all play concluding with our annual special “Salute To Veterans” and all current active duty/reserve/guard military personnel plus their families. Always one of the most popular concerts of the year. Come One; Come All; For A Splendid Time Is Guaranteed For All!

Is your musician performance ready?

band uniform

Concert uniform ready to go
* clean and pressed white dress shirt
* black dress pants
* black tie
* black socks
* black belt
* marching shoes (black shoes, polished)

See you all at the concert. We will have lots of information to share and it will be a wonderful evening!

Today:

Tuesday,  October 10 th

Silent auction donation canvassing party in Silverdale! Email to meet up.

Kingstonmsbb@gmail.com

Tomorrow:

Wednesday,  October 11 th.

McTakeOver 6-8pm

Kingston McDonald’s

Kids bring their instruments to play

Call time is 5:45pm.

See you all there!