Thanks to all who attended our meeting last Thursday. It was a very productive meeting! I was confirmed as FBBC President and Lisa Russell was confirmed as our new 2nd VP-Communications. Erin Harris volunteered to be the Uniform Chair (but, would love a co-chair). Shane Gordan and Danon Warden volunteered to join the elite truck driving force. Larry Kamrud will handle the trailer inspection and Mana Vautier will coordinate the schedule for the truck drivers. We are off to a great start for the year!
This issue of the "Band Buzz" provides an overview of all the happenings in band. In the next few days, you will receive two separate e-mails for the following two events: Pick Up Your Equipment Night (Aug. 3) and Rock-a-thon (Aug. 6). They will both contain all the details and provide a link for our "Sign Up Genius" for volunteers. My advice to all parents is to get involved, start small, and know that your efforts are appreciated!
CCISD ON-LINE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION
This application must be filled out prior to volunteering in CCISD. It takes only a few minutes to fill it out and it takes 3-4 days for it to be approved. Click on CLHS and select "serve on booster club." All parents are encouraged to complete this task at the beginning of the school year. If you plan to be a committee chair, a chaperone, hand out washcloths, serve cookies after a concert, or any other task large or small, then this application is required.
Thanks to those that responded! Popsicles will be handed out and trash collected during the first 2 weeks of summer band (July 26th -- Aug 6th) after the morning outside rehearsal. The rehearsal is expected toend at approximately 10 a.m. Fellow Posse Members: Meet on the sidewalk outside the band hall door at 9:45 and we should be done by 10:30 at the latest. Reply to this email if you are interested in helping with this activity and which days you are available (or you can just show up!) NOTE: ON THE FIRST DAY (July 26) WE WILL MEET AT 9:20 AM SINCE THE BAND WILL BREAK AT 9:30 AM.
PICK UP YOUR EQUIPMENT NIGHT--AUGUST 3 FROM 6-8 PM
At "Pick Up Your Equipment Night," you can pick up any band items ordered and paid for at the end of the last school year. Additionally, you will be able to pay the Band Activity Fee and purchase items from the booster club, which include game meals, contest meals, booster club membership, spirit items, and tickets for the Annual Summer BBQ. It is also an opportunity to find ways to help the booster club make a difference in the band and color guard programs. "Pick Up Your Equipment Night" has been designated as a tax-free night. You will not be charged sales tax on August 3. A detailed email will be sent out in a day or two specifically for this event and to request volunteers.
ROCK-A-THON UPDATE--AUGUST 6 FROM 6-10 PM
An email was sent out on July 12th with many details. Continue to follow-up with friends and family about donating to our biggest fundraiser of the year! If they prefer to sponsor your child by writing a check, make it payable to "FBBC" and mail it to: Falcon Band Booster Club, P.O. Box 891612, Houston, TX 77289-1612. If they prefer to donate on-line, then the correct link is shown below. Either way, make sure they include your child's name so that their donation can be associated with your student. A detailed email will be sent out in a couple of days specifically for this event and to request volunteers.
FALCON BAND BARBEQUE
The date has been set! On Thursday, August 19, at 6:30 PM, the FBBC will be hosting the Annual Falcon Band Summer Barbeque and Exhibition. The Falcon Band will perform at 6:30 PM on the JV football field followed by a barbeque dinner in the cafeteria. Ticket orders for this event can be turned in at Pick Up Your Equipment Night on August 3.
This event will be sponsored by both Band and Orchestra and the date has been set for Saturday, September 18th. Mark your calendar! Looking for a "chair" for this event to work with the "chair" from orchestra. If you have been wondering how to get involved but do not want a long-term commitment, then this role may be a good fit. As chair, you would be given step-by-step instructions from Ben Marsh of Custom Fundraising Solutions. Some tasks might involve advertising, communication, and organizing FBBC volunteers to be door greeters. YOU DO NOT NEED TO SELL MATTRESSES! Easy money with minimal effort! This event will be discussed in more detail at our August FBBC meeting. Please reply to this email if you would like more information about chairing this event.