Band Blog

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


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!
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Get Ready for Band Camp 2017

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Band Camp will run from 9am-8pm Monday through Thursday, August 21-August 24th. Friday August 25th will be from 9am-5pm. Band camp will be held at Ferndale High School?


On Friday September 1st, they will return from band retreat in the afternoon and prepare for the first home game of the season that night. We will be feeding them dinner so they will not be home until after the game.

Kids needs to bring a sack lunch everyday and we will feed them a snack and a hot meal for dinner on the nights that band camp lasts until 8pm. There will be another email going out with signups for food donations.

All of the paperwork that needs to be filled out (except for the swim form which we will have the first day of band camp) is online. You will need to log on to your child’s skyward account, both the parent account and the students account, and fill out all of the paperwork there, before band camp on the 22nd.

We will have a pre registration night on August 17th in the band room from 4-6pm, where you can come in and pay the $175 band fee, signup for food, sign the swim form, and ask any questions you may have. You will also be able to get the music for the fall show that day as well.