Band Backers Update, January 30, 2024
Good morning, BKMB families,
STUDENT ADMIN UPDATES
SNAP! Raise points earned will be applied to participating students by Friday February 2nd.
WINTER PROGRAM UPDATES
Parent Volunteers for Guard & Percussion competitions:
Parent volunteers are essential for every competition. We need help with the floor, equipment etc. You don’t have to be participating in the winter program to help – it can be parents, student, siblings, aunts, uncles….All help is greatly appreciated. Unfortunately, we don’t get confirmed times until the week of the competition, but tentative times are on the calendar.
Floor Movers – help setting up and removing the floor & equipment during performance.
Floor Transporters – Transport the floor to and from the competition.
Please sign-up even if you are going to come out of the stands at the competition to help so we can plan accordingly.
Please use this link to sign up for volunteering
Winter Program Dues: This year dues are $550 and payment is due by March 1st. You can make a payment at the Feb.7thband backers meeting or online. If you are using points, please reach out to the treasures to let them know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Student statements went a couple of weeks ago and did not include Snap Raise or sub sale points.
Winter Guard Feb. 3rd Competition Schedule –
Saturday, February 3rd
• Masuk Competition – Monroe , CT
Bus Arrival. 2:15 pm
Bus departure from SHS• 2:30 pm
Transport time from SHS to Masuk HS. 1 hour
Arrive at Masuk HS. 3:30 pm
Warm Un-Time. 5:36 om
Performance Time. 6:15 om
Awards• 7:30 pm
Bus Departure from Masuk HS. 8:15 pm
Bus Arrival at SHS. 9:15 pm
Color Guard WGI Reginal Mar. 15 -17 –
The staff is working on the final arrangements and itinerary for the trip. Please complete the survey that was sent out last week in the Varsity Guard email. A form must be completed for each parent attending the trip. If you didn’t receive the email with the link for the survey & hotel, please reach out to the staff or Kathy.
Friends & Family home show – We are working to scheduling a home show for friends and family as a fundraiser. It will be an opportunity for the Percussion, Varsity & JV Color Guard teams to show off their talent before they go to championships. We are working with staff & Mrs. Ossias to secure a date and time depending on gym space. We will need lots of help planning & running the show! Please reach out to Kathy if you can help in any way.
Parent Liaison & Winter Program Shadow – Kathy Delaney, the Winter Program Chairperson, has a senior so she will be graduating out of the Winter program position. Although she will be around to help, we are looking for shadows for Winter Guard Parent Liaison and Winter Program Chair (can be the same person). The Parent liaison assists the staff in coordinating communication and volunteers between the staff & parents. The Winter Program Chair is an Executive Board position that works closely with Mrs. Ossias, staff, and the parent liaisons to plan and coordinate the winter program. If you have any questions or would like to shadow, please reach out to Kathy at email@example.com.
RECORDING SECRETARY POSITION
Jennifer Stroop, our Recording Secretary, also has a senior graduating in June, so we are looking for someone to take her place. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
OTHER VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
We also need to fill other volunteer vacancies. Please consider giving your time to help BKMB run smoothly!
- Merchandise (Regular Season and MOTK)
- MOTK 50/50 Raffle
- MOTK Concessions
All of these positions can be co-chaired, so consider inviting a friend to help out. Reach out to email@example.com for more information. The people in the current positions will be more than happy to help you transition into the new role!
- The Southington Athletic Shop shares a portion of online sales with BKMB, so consider placing an order with them here: https://www.southingtontheathleticshop.com/bkmb/
- Keep in touch with BKMB through Remind at https://www.remind.com/join/bkmbb or text @bkmbb to the number 81010
Thank you for your support of BKMB
BKMB Band Backers Correspondence Secretary