3/8 – Band Update

Band Update

Thank you for your attendance at this week’s Band Backers meeting. We appreciate you taking the time to come and offer your assistance and feedback. We discussed the nomination and voting process for our next Executive Board. Nominations are currently being accepted for all positions. Here are the current nominations:

  • President: Jim Marks
  • Vice President/Operations: Heidi Nielsen
  • Accounts Receivable: Katie Marks
  • Accounts Payable: Dan DellaVecchia
  • Correspondence Secretary: Abby DeBiase (new nomination)
  • Fundraising: vacant
  • Publicity: Jason Crouch (new nomination)
  • Performance Chair: Kevin & Kelly Flood (new nomination)
  • Student Admin: Jon Cassan
  • Recording Secretary: Stef Melanson (new nomination)

Nominations for the Executive Board (any position) can be emailed to Dawn Dickau at correspondence@southingtonbkmb.com

Our next meeting will be a Music of the Knight planning Teams meeting on Wednesday, March 13th at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Please mute when you enter the meeting.

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The next Band Backers meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:30 pm at SHS. The room will be determined at a later date. Voting for the 24-25 Executive Board will be held at this meeting

Band Backers meetings are usually the first Wednesday of every month, and can be found on the online calendar on the Home page of https://www.southingtonbkmb.com/

Payments for regular season or winter program dues can be made at any Band Backer meeting. You can also make payments to: Southington Band Backers, PO Box 114, Plantsville, CT 06479. 

Planning for the Band Banquet (April 17th) is well underway! Thank you to Jen Colonero, Paige Flint, and Meredith Bandish for their tireless commitment to the success of this event. This year, the raffle will be theme baskets. We are looking for items for the baskets, so click here to sign up to donate to the raffle: Band Banquet Basket Raffle Sign-up (You may need to request permission to join)

The Scholarship Committee has received all the scholarship applications and will begin to review and select the awardees. Thank you to Sabina Vance for chairing this committee. 

We are still seeking new chairpersons for both the Merchandise and MOTK Concessions. Please reach out to Dawn Dickau if you would like to learn more information about these important positions.

Winter Program Updates

Winter Guard:

Friends & Family Winter Program show – More info to come soon.

Don’t forget to purchase your show shirt – the site is being kept open until Monday for last minute purchases.

They can be purchased using these links:


Winter Percussion:


New Milford High School

388 Danbury Road

New Milford, CT 06776

The Schedule:

12:30 PM – 4:30 PMRehearsal
4:30 PM – 5:00 PMDowntime (Change into Uniforms / Eat / etc.)
5:00 PM – 5:30 PMLoad Truck / Bus
5:30 PMLeave SHS
6:30 PMArrive @ New Milford
6:30 PM – 7:36 PMUnload / Setup / Outdoor Warmup (Weather Dependent)
7:36 PMTransit to Warmup
7:45 PM – 8:03 PMDesignated Indoor Warmup
8:12 PMReady
8:21 PMPerformance
8:30 PM – 9:45 PMLoad Truck / Watch Show
9:45 PMAwards
10:15 PMLoad Buses
11:15 PMArrive @ SHS

Cost of the Event: 

Adults $15

Children under 10, $8

It does not specify on the site if they accept cash or card or both, so I would err on the side of caution and bring plenty of both. 

More info:

If you would like to know more about this comp, you can go to the MAC website:


Remember to order your Show Shirt:


The link will be open until Monday March 11th. Along with getting some pretty sweet merch, this is also a fundraiser for the winter program – earning the program $5-$10 per item sold!