TAG DAY_ 9/9/17

Good Afternoon Skyhawk Band Family!

As I am sure many of you are aware Tag Day, our biggest fundraiser of the year, is coming up this Saturday 9/9/17.

There are likely many families that are still asking themselves “what is Tag Day?” Let me give you a little overview of what Tag Day is all about!

Tag Day is a fundraiser for the band when our kids, dressed in their full band uniform (or if it is too hot, their Band T-shirt), go door to door in sellect neighborhoods in the L.C. Bird School district asking for donations.

The kids gather in groups of 4. Each group has a parent driver/chaperone to drive them to their selected neighborhood. When they reach their neighborhood – they will break into groups of 2 and visit each home on each side of the street. Once that street has been “tagged” – they will move on to the next street until their assigned neighborhood is complete.

They will have literature about the L.C. Bird Skyhawks Marching Band to provide to each home when asking for a monetary donation. If homes are unable to donate – they are left with the literature that includes a link to our website where they are able to donate online if they wish.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 8:30 AM: Call Time for Students and Drivers: Students will get dressed in their uniforms and Drivers will be provided their “tag day folder” with their assigned neighborhood map and important information.
  • 9:00AM: Ready to Roll Out! Teams meet up with their driver and proceed to their assigned neighborhood
  • 12:00PM: Return to School for lunch: Little Caesars Pizza provided by the band boosters
  • 1:00PM: Roll Out Again! Students fed and energy refueled…..we head back out to complete our assigned neighborhoods
  • 3:00PM: Return to school: All Teams should be back at school no later than 3:00PM

This is an organized event that requires a great deal of parent participation. As you can see we have a very busy schedule for this day and it is important for each band member to fully participate.

The only way we are able to make that happen is to have parent volunteers. We need parents not only to drive – but we will need a few parents to stay back in the band room to help serve lunch and to be around to assist as needed.

Thank you to those who have already signed up to drive!

For those that have not had a chance to sign up – we are still in need of additional drivers.

Please follow the link below to volunteer to help:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044dafab2fabfd0-tagday1/19063267

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CAR WASH SATURDAY AUGUST 19TH

Fundraiser – Car Wash Success

Thanks to all of the students and parents that volunteered their time to make this the most successful Skyhawks car wash ever!

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The LCB Skyhawk Band will be holding a car wash on Saturday, August 19th. We need adult and student volunteers.

Sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044dafab2fabfd0-carwash1

Time:  9 am to 3 pm. 3 shifts, 2 hours each are available.

Location: Wendy’s off Ironbridge.

Tell your friends and family to stop by!  Wendy’s is offering a free frosty to each car that gets washed.

Please come out and support the marching band. We look forward to seeing everyone and their dirty cars on Saturday!

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Upcoming Events 2017

BAND CAMP 
August 14 – 24 (Monday- Thursday) 7:30am – 4:30pm
See links below for camp/ general information & volunteer sign ups:

Thursday, August 24 – Parent Preview Night
6:00 Students call time
6:15 Parent meeting with appetizers
7:00 Show preview, pot luck dinner to follow
Spirit wear will be available for purchase
This is a potluck. We ask that each family bring the following items in portions that are enough for your entire family plus five other people:  Senior and Junior Families: A Side (such as fruit, mac & cheese, pasta salad or green bean casserole, etc)       Freshman and Sophomore Families: Entree and either salad or bread


Friday, August 25
Picture day – bring in money and forms


Friday, Sept 1
Thomas Dale Game
Call time 5:00 for students and pit crew/chaperones
This is an Away Game. Kickoff is 7p for any friends/family that would like to attend.

Saturday, Sept 2
Flying Squirrels
Ticket form and money due Monday August 21 / Reminder Tickets are $8
Call time 4:45 for students, chaperones, and pit crew
Please also respond to the Sign Up Genius. We are in need of additional parent volunteers for the remainder of Band Camp. Requests have also been sent out for Pit Crew/Chaperones and Snacks for the regular season.
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GENERAL BOARD MEETINGS – 2ND Tues Each Month

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a memorable and relaxing summer and is ready for an exciting year at LC Bird.

We have many upcoming events planned for the new year.

Please join us at the General Board Meeting Tuesday, September 12th @ 6:30pm to get inside details and ask any questions you might have.

Meetings will be held on the Second Tuesday of each month, September-May.

 

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Marching band parent facebook page

BAND PARENTS:

There is a marching band facebook page for parents, teachers and students. This page will contain updates and information as well as pictures from the marching band season.

Please send a request to be added to the page at the link below:

Skyhawk Band Parent Teacher Student Facebook Group

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Band Camp Lunch Form

The updated 2015-2016 band camp lunch form has been added to “forms” on the website. Please take a moment to print this out and complete it. A copy will be given out at band camp as well

Band Camp Lunch Menu2015

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