Happy New Year, KMS Band Families!
How has your summer been?
In the effort to get back on track for the 2018 – 2019 school year, please consider the following upcoming dates and activities:
We 09/05 6:00 – 7:00 pm – KMS Band Boosters meeting. Yes it is the first day of school; no that is not why we are meeting. Traditionally, we meet every first Wednesday of a school month. Everyone is welcome!
Mo 09/10 6:00 – 7:30 pm – Open House. We will have a table with informational flyers, sign-up sheets, sweatshirt orders. Please stop by! Ask us about volunteer opportunities: your support determines how much we can do for our budding musicians.
Tu 09/11 5:00 – 8:00 pm – KMS Cavalier Band (that’s your kiddos and families!) BBQ Info Night. Ted Brown Music will be in attendance, to give you an opportunity to purchase or rent an instrument.
We will leave it there for now, but expect a lot more fun and information in the months to come, from seasonal concerts to band trips and performances, domestically and abroad!
Can’t wait to see you and hear from you!
KMSBB Exec Board
Julie Toomey – President
vacant – Vice-President
Nadejda Taylor – Secretary
Janessa Hurd – Treasurer
vacant – Trip Coordinator
Trip Coordinator – vacant. Please contact us if interested.
Finishing this year strong we have the following items on our calendar:
This Week: Band Booster Meeting
Wednesday, June 6th @ 5:30pm PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER START TIME
Executive Board meeting will start at 4:30pm
Next Week: Final Band Concert June 11th @7pm Student call time is 6:30pm
- DisneyTrip Students will wear their RED Disney Trip shirts. Please bring uniform polos to turn in to Danielle.
- All other students will wear their red polos to the last concert and turn them in at the end.
- We will be collecting red polo shirts at the concert starting at 6pm.
- 6th and 7th grade families: We will have order forms available for you to PURCHASE new band polos for next year. These would belong to your student and make a great memento of their band time or could be donated at the end of their time at KMS.
Beyond: Chaperone “Celebration of Success” hosted by Jeff Haag
Monday, June 18th from 6 to 8 pm. Please see email for more details or contact email@example.com with questions. We will share a meal, debrief this year’s trips and celebrate together.
Thank you all for all you do to make this a successful year for these kids! Your hard work and dedication makes all the difference.
~Your Booster Board
We march, we play, we build a better future.
Great job with Uniform check-in this morning, All! I’m so impressed with the organization and thoroughness of the uniform check. You all made our jobs so much easier. Thank you! We are 100% checked in for Uniforms. Yay!
Tomorrow Morning 5/23/18 @8am:
We will be loading the truck with our luggage and instruments tomorrow morning at 8:00am. We could use a few more adult volunteers to make things go smoothly. We have created color coded name tags for each student to make luggage location easier once at the hotel(Thank you, Danielle!). Please pick up your nametags and attach them to the bags at drop off.
Doors open at 6:00am. Call time is 7:00am. Please pack photo ID, lunch and LOTS of snacks (or even two lunches) and a reusable water bottle in your student’s carry-on bag along with their cell phone(if applicable) and charger and any other items they want to bring on the plane. Please remember TSA restrictions for carry on luggage.
Bring your luggage for the truck along with your student’s. I can meet earlier if you have a conflict with work. Please let me know ASAP if you need to meet before 7:30am tomorrow. If you have an extra plug extension please bring it along to charge your students’ cell phones overnight. You can place this in your packed bag if possible. (The hotel won’t have enough plugs)
Questions?! Please email anytime!
We’re Going to Disneyland!!!
Great Job Yesterday, Everyone!
The big trip is finally upon us!! It is time for Disneyland!
Here’s a quick heads up for this week: (Attachments at the bottom of this message)
1. Please use the attached inventory sheet to pack your student’s marching uniform in a paper bag with your student’s name on it and bring it to school on Tuesday morning (5/22). Volunteers will be in the band room early to double check each bag.
2. Please see your Disney information packet for things to bring (copy also attached) when packing your luggage. Please pack lightly and remember your sunscreen goes in your packed luggage, NOT your carry-on. Please remember to put your student’s photo ID in their CARRY-ON NOT PACKED LUGGAGE. Luggage must be dropped off Wednesday morning (5/23). We will also need volunteers to help load the luggage and instruments into the U-haul truck.
3. Please pack student ID in the CARRY-ON bag! Students need to bring a sack lunch and plenty of snacks with reusable water bottle, (no other liquids please) as we won’t eat dinner until 6:00 PM.
Early drop off is available at 6:00 am.
Call time is 7:00am
You will be receiving two trip shirts on Friday. Please plan to wear these Saturday and Sunday for easy identification. Otherwise please pack comfortable clothing, hats, and sunscreen, lunch for yourselves, and a water bottle. We will have your chaperone packets and student funds envelopes for you on Friday. Please arrive as close to 6am as possible to meet your student’s families one last time, help them get settled, and answer any last minute questions and/or exchange phone numbers.
Happy Packing and please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions!
Disney Packet 2018.doc.docx
Band Booster Meeting and Executive Board Elections
Wednesday, May 2nd @7pm in the Band Room
We will be electing next year’s Executive Board and we need YOU!
Please join us!!
We invite anyone interested in serving on our board to please come and add your name to our ballots. We will be voting on the following positions:
President: preside at all meetings, be the liaison to the director and school officials, be the official organization spokesperson.
Vice-President: think substitute – preside at the meetings in the absence of the president, “assume temporary responsibility of one (1) vacant position until such time as it may be filled.”
Secretary: take minutes of the meetings, present minutes at the next meeting, handle correspondence (think firstname.lastname@example.org ), prepare newsletter, maintain contacts list.
Treasurer: maintain funds and the bank account, make deposits, maintain non-profit status and business license, report at meetings.
Trip Coordinator: head trip planning, report at meetings, work with the treasurer.
In addition to the five official voting executive members we have optional but extremely important other positions:
Mandatory Disney Trip Meeting!
Monday, April 23rd
6pm for all Chaperones
7pm for all Marching Band Students!
We will share chaperone groups and distribute important paperwork that must be returned before we go to Disneyland.
Families can meet their musician’s chaperone, get answers to important questions, and make final trip payments.
See you all there!
Please read the following request from our Boosters:
We must make this shoe order by Friday, April 13. Please respond right away. We don’t need your payment right away but we must know your intentions. More information below:
Good afternoon. I’m Jill Call and I’m secretary for KMS Band Boosters. We are getting ready for our marching band season and I have some information for you. Also, I need information from you!
We issue a red polo shirt for each member. Please have your student try it on for size. They have grown! We need to make sure the shirt fits comfortably. Not sloppy, but loose enough to wield an instrument and long enough to tuck in, even with a harness begging it to come loose.
Black socks. At least two pair, please.
Black slacks. Your student has been sitting for all concerts thus far. Have them stand up! Have they outgrown the length? Considering donating yours to the uniform closet. We may have slacks to fit your student, as well.
Belt. No studs or grommets or large buckles. Plain black belt. Thank you.
SHOES! If you are a parent of a sixth grader, or a parent of a child who thinks their feet have grown since the fall — please know that we fitted them for shoes today. The cost will be 40.88.If your child is in 6th grade or is in 7-8 and thinks they need shoes! Please verify by:
Responding to this email
Calling or texting Jill at 3609085244
Calling or texting Danielle at 3605093268
Contacting Kingston Middle School Band Boosters on Facebook
Again, we must make this shoe order by Friday, April 13. Please respond right away. We don’t need your payment right away but we must know your intentions.