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Community Band Exhibition

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Monday October 29th, 2018 @ 6:30pm Civic Field. Free entry.

World’s Finest Chocolate Fundraiser

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Good Afternoon,
We have an exciting fundraising opportunity to make 50% profit for each student directly to their boosters account. We are selling World’s Finest Chocolate! Each bar is $1.00 and .50 cents of every dollar your student sells will go into their band booster account. They can use this money for next years band fee’s or toward the group Disneyland trip we will be taking. Please read the attached information sheet to answer all your questions.
Thank you,
Laura Reynolds
Band Booster Communications
If link isn’t available for you please copy link and paste into your browser and it will take you to the document that explains the fundraiser.

Music in motion Sat. Oct. 6th

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Please see the attached music in motion itinerary, Sat. Oct. 6th. Please have each band member bring a sack lunch (no glass) and $5.00 for a pizza dinner.
Thank you to all the parents who are volunteering to make this competition happen!

Thank you,
Laura Reynolds
Band Booster Communications

Music in motion Sat. Oct. 6th

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.

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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


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