BKMB Update, June 13, 2023
Happy Last-Day-of-School Eve!
Here’s an update from the BKMB Band Backers.
GRADUATION: Tomorrow, June 14th, and the call time for performers (current band members; not seniors) is 4 pm. The ceremony begins at 5:30 and should be concluded by 7:30. Dress is business casual, and plan for the weather if it will be warm. If it rains tomorrow and the school postpones the ceremony, the makeup date is Thursday, June 15th at the same time.
GREENHOUSE CLEANOUT: The cleanout has been rescheduled to June 21st, at 6:30.
DISNEY TRIP: Deposits will be collected on Wednesday, June 21st (the day of the greenhouse cleanout). The Treasurers will be there at 6:15. The first deposit due is $300, and insurance is $159.50. The total cost of the trip is still yet to be determined. Deposits MUST be in by June 28th, as all headcounts have to be in by that date. Insurance MUST be purchased at the same time as the first deposit. The Treasurers will be at the practice on the 28th from 5:45 to 6:15, and then 7:30 to 8:15. Hotel information is yet to be released, so we can assure there are enough rooms for the band students. Once the kids’ rooms have been booked, the hotel info will be given to parents who wish to go on the trip.
FIRST BKMB STATEMENT: Student Administration will be generating the first invoice for the 2023-2024 season at the beginning of July. Please check your spam folders if you don’t see the email.
MOTK PROGRAM GUIDE AD SALES: All covers (inside and outside) have been sold! Please do not sell these ads. The first drop-off date is Monday, June 19, 2023, 5:30-6pm. It is a good idea to have each ad sold in a separate two-gallon zipper bag for ease of processing. The full schedule of the drop-off dates is on the website at https://www.southingtonbkmb.com/
BAND BACKERS MEETINGS: There will be no meeting in July 2023. However, the first official Band Backers Meeting of the 2023-2024 season will be August 24th, at 6 pm. The BKMB will have a preview show for families at 5 pm, then we will meet in the SHS Auditorium.
The Blue Knights Marching Band website at https://www.southingtonbkmb.com/ is your best source for dates and information. Make sure that you have created an account to be able to login to the website.
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Looking forward to an excellent 2023-2024 BKMB Season!
BKMB Band Backers President