(from the newsletter of the week of April 6, 2014)
Bylaw Revisions Top Boosters Agenda for April 9
Plan now to attend the Band Boosters meeting April 9 and 7:30 in the orchestra room. (The band room will be busy with pit rehearsal for the spring musical.) One important part of the agenda is the review of proposed revisions to our bylaws, the rules that govern the Boosters organization. Read the proposed bylaws here. Other topics include next year’s budget, including fund raising plans, and preparations for the spring concert and annual membership meeting.
We Have a Nominating Committee!
Many thanks to Sandi Slaven, Theresa Rhodes and Deborah Lockett for serving on the Nominating Committee! They’ll be working over the next few weeks to identify a slate of Booster officers for next year to present at the spring concert in May. New terms start July 1, which will be here before you know it! When they contact you, please consider how you can help support the TCW Band program.
Invite Friends and Family to Support TCW Bands
Alexandria’s Spring 2 ACTion campaign on April 9 is YOUR chance to make a real impact with your donation and donations from people you encourage to donate– every donation made gives us the chance to win even more in grants and prizes.
Please help replenish our treasury after this exciting year. Invite your family, friends, co-workers, social network connections, all those people you share the videos of all the bands with, and anyone else you can think of to make a donation. All donations are tax deductible.
You’ll be glad you did.
Zombie Band Wins
According to the fall calendar, the Marine Corps Marathon cleanup is the same day as the Zombie Band marches in the Del Ray Halloween Parade. The Halloween Parade wins. Go ahead and mark your calendar now—October 26, Zombie Band.
Coffee Sales Support the Band Program
Remember that great coffee you got last fall to support the Sugar Bowl trip? There are still a few bags left, all just $12 a bag:
- New York, New York (ground)
- French Vanilla (ground)
- Breakfast Blend (ground)
Act now, before all the remaining bags are gone. Contact Denise Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-216-2371 to work out the purchase and delivery details. All proceeds go directly to support the TC band program!
Chantilly Jazz Performance
Check out the Summer Opportunities page on the booster website to find out more about UVA camps, JMU camps, National Jazz Workshop, Bar Harbor Brass Week, the NOVA Summer Low Brass Ensemble and more.
If you know of another opportunity, please send it along and I’ll add it to the list.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the TC Band Boosters support private lesson scholarships? It’s true. The better each individual plays, the better the whole band sounds, marching or sitting. If you don’t already have a private lesson instructor, talk to Mr. González or Mr. Rogers. They know several they can recommend, and you can very likely get a scholarship to cover part of the lesson fee. If you already have an instructor, talk to them about the possibility of a scholarship to cover part of the lesson fee.
Have a question about the band program? Please ask and I’ll get the answer to publish here.
9: Band Boosters meet, 7:30pm in the Band room
26: Solo & Ensemble Festival, Stonewall Jackson High School, 8820 Rixlew Lane in Manassas
28: Pit Parents provide dinner for Chorus Line pit, cast and crew (Monday of Tech Week)
2-3: Spring Musical
9-10: Spring Musical
14: Band Boosters meet, 7:30pm in the Band room
21: Concert: Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, 7:30pm
4: Jazz Bands Concert & Band Awards
11: Band Boosters meet, 7:30pm in the Band room
Marching Band Camp
- August 11-15: all day
- August 18-22: all day
- August 22: Titan showcase, evening
- August 25-28: three hours in the afternoon/evening
Send your ideas and suggestions for the TC Band Boosters to any of the following:
- Craig Schiele, President, email@example.com
- Mary Dillon Kerwin, Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gail Ollivierre, Treasurer, email@example.com
- Sharon Dooley, Newsletter/Communications Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Theresa Rhodes, Sugar Bowl Fund Raising Coordinator, email@example.com
TC Williams Band Boosters