OMEA Volunteers Needed!

Saturday, February 24th the OMEA Solo and Ensemble competition will be taking place right here at Kingston Middle and High Schools!

We need your help!!

Please email us at:

kingstonmsbb@gmail.com

blacey@nkschools.org

lauraupton74@gmail.com

to sign up for a few hours. We mostly need parents and students to watch the doors during performances, run notes from judges to the office, work concessions stands, and supervise students in their down time.

This is easy volunteer work at its finest, (little to no heavy lifting and lots of wonderful music!) but we can’t do this without you!!

Please reach out today!

Trip Chaperone Action Item

Hello All!

Did you (like myself) get an email from our chaperone coordinator stating that you needed to complete or update your volunteer paperwork?

Fingerprinting is required to attend this field trip!

please email<TCaldwell@nkschools.org> to schedule your fingerprinting appointment.

Now is the time to take care of this important step. We cannot purchase airline tickets for chaperones until we are sure you can join us on the trip.

You can download and print this Volunteer Packet and return it to the school or district office.

Please reach out if you have any questions or need assistance.

 

 

Fundraising Opportunities

Make sure you’re in the know! We send out emails and other communications about fundraising opportunities as they become available. We’ve worked hard to ensure everyone has equal opportunity to access these opportunities. If you feel you are NOT receiving this information here are a few steps you can take:

  1. Email us at: kingstonmsbb@gmail.com and ask to be added to our email list.
  2. Register with Signup Genius 
    1. make sure you put your contact information in your signup
    2. please read all regulations regarding site sales procedures.
  3. Check our Facebook page, like and follow us.
  4. Check our website page
  5. Read our skyward updates (Mr. Haag generously forwards most of our activity via skyward. Log in to your student’s account and get our latest updates!)
  6. Come to our Band Booster Meetings on the first Wednesday of every month to hear the latest fundraising updates.

We are excited to be able to offer these opportunities in addition to all the fundraising efforts that have, to date, brought in almost $9,000 to reduce the overall cost of the trip to all families! Love this team and the amazing work everyone does to make this year great for our young musicians!

Happy Fundraising!

Laura

We’re Going to Disneyland!!

Disneyland 2009B

The numbers are in!!

Thanks to all the families who returned their paperwork we officially have enough students committed to joining us on this trip to march down Main Street USA!

Now that we can get into the fine points of planning this amazing trip for our kids there are a few things to be watching for in the coming months:

Trip Cost and Payment Schedule:

We have gotten the cost of the trip under a thousand dollars and are continuing our fundraising efforts but at this point families should expect to pay approximately $900 per person. The upfront cost for adult chaperones will be slightly lower as they are not required to pre-pay for meals inside the park at Disneyland. Adults will be responsible for purchasing their own meals as they see fit.

Total Cost: Approximately $900

Cost Payment Schedule due at or before Booster Meetings:

February 7th: minimum payment $250

March 7th: minimum payment $250

April 4th: Remainder of trip cost

May 1st: incidentals or last minute changes cost may vary

You can also send payments to: 

P.O.Box 1312

Kingston, Washington 98346

If you are not receiving our SignUp Genius emails regarding See’s Candy Site Sales dates please reach out to us ASAP. This is our primary communication tool for individual fundraisers.

Chaperones and Volunteers:

If you indicated that a family member was willing to chaperone we added you to our volunteer and chaperone list! Congratulations! We would like you to have all the information and complete the chaperone clearance process as soon as possible. If for any reason you are not able to continue as chaperone please let us know immediately so we can make other arrangements.

We had several volunteers indicate they would go, “if needed”. It would be best to complete the volunteer paperwork so that you’ll be ready to go if we do need you. We are still working on the numbers and will reach out ASAP.

Volunteer Packets with NKSD:

http://nkschools.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=451519

Please follow this link to find more information about volunteer requirements with North Kitsap School District. Packets are valid for two years. They can be downloaded, printed, completed and returned along with a copy of your driver’s licence. Submit completed applications to your local school office or to Human Resources, North Kitsap School District, 18360 Caldart Avenue NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370

Fingerprinting is required for this trip.

Questions about these requirements:

Liz Campbell
Volunteer Coordinator
North Kitsap School District
(360) 396-3008
ecampbell@nkschools.org.

More information to come!!

We are hard at work planning transportation, packing, chaperone groups, room assignments, flight assignments, and other important details. We will keep you informed as best we can.

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at any time:

kingstonmsbb@gmail.com

 

Hitting the New Year Running!

Happy New Year!

Time is flying as we rev up to hit the New year running.

Letters of commitment for the Disney trip were sent home in backpacks before Winter Break. These were also emailed out via skyward from Mr. Haag. These letters help us to ensure we have enough musicians to meet Disney’s requirements.

Please fill out this form and return it by the next booster meeting, Wednesday, January 3rd at 7pm.

FAQ?:

Q: Do we need to make a payment January 3rd?

A: No. First payment is due by the February meeting. See letter for suggested payment schedule.

Q: My student is a 6th grader. Should I commit to going on the trip before I know if s/he made marching band? 

A: Yes! No money is due until after auditions so you will know if your student is going before you pay. Go ahead and turn in your commitment form, you will not be responsible for any payments if your student does not make the marching band.

Q: Are payments refundable if my musician changes his/her mind?

A: No. These payments in February and March will be used to purchase airfare and are non-refundable. Please see letter for more information.

Q: My student lost their form. Can I get another one? 

A: Yes! Forms will be available at the meeting.

For more questions and answers please join us at the Band Booster Meeting on January 3rd @7pm in the Kingston Middle School band room or email us at kingstonmsbb@gmail.com

Happy New year!!!

 

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 Heather Knapp, our grant writer, 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 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