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Trinkets and Treasures

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The Trinkets & Treasures Spring Craft Fair is a multi-vendor fundraiser benefiting the FHS Marching Band & Color Guard. An opportunity for you to find that perfect Mother’s Day Gift; or to find a new piece of art to welcome spring; or to network with local crafters, artists, businesses , and other vendors. A admission is free. Interested in being a vendor send a message with email and an application will be sent.

Please email: Ferndaleband@Hotmail.com

5K Fun Run

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Support our FHS Marching Band and Color Guard

By Marching Running (or Walking) with the Band! This 5K Fun Run is on Hovander Trails therefore

family and stroller friendly! Enjoy listening to our

FHS Marching Band as you run from one band section to another around the course.

No animals on the course please.

April 28 $25

Register before March 17 to save $5

To register, click the link below

https://www.raceentry.com/races/marching-with-the-band/2018/register

 

Questions and Answers

When is the Marching with the Band 5K Fun Run?

Saturday April 28 at Hovander Park in Ferndale. Race starts at 9:00am

 

What time should I arrive?

We encourage you to come 30 minutes early to pick up your race bib and T-Shirt.     We also encourage car pooling!

 

Wait. Did you just say T-Shirt?

Yes we did!   Everyone who registers by April 17th will be guaranteed a T-Shirt in the size they selected.      Youth sized T-Shirts are only available for those who register by April 14th.      We cannot guarantee your T-Shirt size after April 14th.

T-Shirts are not included with day of race registration.

 

You just mentioned same day registration. Why should I sign up now?

Signing up early gives you the best deal while still supporting the FHS Marching Band and Color Guard.                              Early Bird Registration is $20.   Regular registration (after March 17th) is $25.                 Same day registration is also $25 but does not in- clude a T-Shirt.      Adult T-Shirts will be available to purchase for $10 on race day while supplies last.                           Children 8 and younger can run for free by registering the day of the race. Youth sized shirts are only available by registering by April 14th.

 

Where do I go on race day?

Head to the large pavilion for same day registration and T-Shirt/Race Bib pick up.

 

Will this race be timed?

This is not a timed race.  So run, walk, or march as fast or as slow as you would like.

March 2018 Marching Band Minutes

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March 1, 2018

FHS Band Booster

Meeting Minutes

Meeting called to order at 6:32pm

In Attendance: Jennifer Vogelzang, Tricia Bravener, Wendy Burnett, Jennifer Petersen, Rachael Ives, Lisa Drinkwater, Julie Scholten, Penny Walker, Steve Menefee

Reading of Minutes: Jennifer Petersen read the minutes from the February meeting. There was 1 amendment that needs to be taken care of: In the February minutes is says that March 19 will be the Port Townsend parade. It should say May 19th.

Directors Report: Been busy with the play. There are 10 seniors participating in the pit orchestra this year. The SJMEA contest at Western has been moved to May 26th. Anyone can come watch. It starts at 8am

Treasurers: It has been a quiet month. After the restricted funds we have $13,197.39 and $33,961.38. We have collected $225.00 in booth fees. We have $1,140.00 left in Fred Meyer gift cards. When they are gone we will not be getting anymore.

Uniforms: Dresses that were altered are back. Jennifer and Wendy are going to go in and make sure all the numbers match what is on each persons hanger.

Volunteer: We have 2 people signed up for the Trinkets and Treasure committee, could use a few more.

Unfinished Business:

Chipotle: Our March restaurant fundraiser will be at Chipotle on March 17th from 5pm-9pm. We need to bring in a minimum of $300 for this to work. If we do this we will get 50% donated to the band

Buffalo Wild Wings: They booked us for 2 dates, one of them in January. We raised $200.00 in January. We don’t know what was raised in February.

There will be no restaurant fundraiser in April, but will resume in May. Either Red Robin or Mod Pizza

Trinkets and Treasurers: Waiting for applications to come in.

Butterbraids: Forms were handed out last week and continue this upcoming week. Money and order forms are due on next week Friday March 9th.

February 2018 Marching Band Minutes

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Start:  6:30pm

Attendance:  Tasha Miller, Amy Fox, Cindy Kudsk, Penny Walker, Jennifer Petersen, Wendy Burnett, Jennifer Vogelzang, Rachel Ives, Steve Menefee and Tricia Bravener

Reading of minutes:  Jennifer Petersen read the minutes: Penny Walker approved and Tricia Bravener 2nd. Motion passed.

Director’s report:  Thought the kids played well and it was a fantastic concert. Some kids are competing in an upcoming competition. Basketball will be starting. Need to attend 5 out of 6 games. Need to report to band room at 6:45pm.

Treasure’s report:  $8000 in checking and $32,000 in savings with interest of $6.63. We made $159.79 at the bake sale last concert. Rachel Ives said she can sell the Fred Meyer’s gift cards at the next concert along with the bake sale. Everyone liked how the donation jars worked for the bake sale and how the goodies were easy to grab.

Committee reports:

Volunteer: Bake sale- Rachel Ives said she could watch the table at the next concert in March and sell Fred Meyer’s gift cards. Please let Wendy Burnett know if you want gift cards. You are able to purchase them anytime.

Unfinished business:

Band gear: Design should be decided on buy end of the week for band kids to purchase.

Basketball schedule:

Jan 8th Monday; Jan 11th Thursday; Jan 22nd Monday; Jan 25th Thursday; Jan 19 Monday; February 6th Friday

Fundraising:  Jennifer Vogelzang will head up Butterbraids, March 5-16 and should be back before Easter(April 1). She is also looking into dates for the next Trinkets and Treasures. Penny Walker looked into idea of taking over Muds to Suds. Whatcom event would hand everything over to us. We thought that would take too many volunteers to depend on for us to handle and too big of a project for us to take on to have it work correctly. Penny Walker is looking into a 5k Fund Run that may be able to be held at Hovander Park. She was looking at April 28th for a date to have it. She still has to meet with parks department to check on schedules.

Rachel Ives set up and Applebee’s fundraising event for January 26th, 2018. 15% of all proceeds go to the band. It is an all day event, dine or to go!

End: 7:27pm

 

Band Boosters’ Meeting – December 2017

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FHS Band Booster
December 2017 Minutes

Meeting called to order 6:34pm

Those in Attendance: Steve Menefee, Amy Fox, Tricia Bravaner, Lisa Drinkwater, Rachel Ives, Jennifer Petersen, Wendy Burnett, Julie Scholten, Penny Walker, Tasha Miller, Cindy Kudsk

Reading of the Minutes: Jennifer Petersen read the minutes. Tricia Bravener approved them and Wendy Burnett 2nd it.

Directors Report: The winter concert is this Tuesday December 12th. The solo ensemble will be January 27th at Bellingham High School. The band will start playing at basketball games in January.

Treasurers Report: After all of the restricted accounts there is $6,855.81 in our checking account. We have 32,744.27 in savings (after restricted accounts). There is $3,293.50 in our fundraising account. We have $3,035.00 available in fred meyer gift cards.

After all of the expenses we made $2,288.48 at our Fall trinkets and Treasuers.

Uniforms: Read the rest of this entry »

Boosters’ Meeting 9/7/17

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FHS Band Boosters Monthly Meeting
September 7, 2017
Meeting Called to order at 6:30pm

Attendance: Laura Reynolds, Ken Reynolds, Amy Fox, Tricia Bravener, Wendy Burnett, Stephanie Dawkins, Jennifer Petersen, Jennifer Vogelzang, Heather Roberts, Janell Kaufman, Julie Rice, Penny Walker, Merrilee Beck

Minutes were read and approved as written by Jennifer Vogelzang and seconded by Jennifer Petersen.

Directors Report: Band camp went awesome this year and we are much further along thanks to all the help we have received from everyone.

Treasurers Report: We have $14,994.23 in our checking account after all of the restricted accounts. We received a total of $1,445.32 from Tour de Whatcom (including tips). We still have Fred Meyer gift cards available to purchase. If interested please email the band.

Uniforms: Read the rest of this entry »

Help with Band Camp 2017

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trombone-411035_960_720Band camp is quickly approaching and we have a lot of opportunities for you to help!  We have LOTS of items that we need donated and we also have LOTS of spots that we need physical help with!  Please check out the link below to our volunteer website and sign up wherever you can.  Any help is very much appreciated!
We’re using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/kWvvtRi
  1. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
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