Band Backers Update March 30, 2024

Band Update

Please join us for 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

Nominations for the 2024-25 Executive Board 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 (help us fill this very important position!)
  • Publicity: Jason Crouch (new nomination)
  • Performance Chair: Kevin & Kelly Flood (new nomination)
  • Student Admin: Jon Cassan
  • Recording Secretary: Sabina Vance (new nomination)
  • First Year Liaison: Bridget Ceruti

Nominations for the Executive Board (any position) can be emailed to Dawn Dickau at

Band Backers meetings are usually the first Wednesday of every month, and can be found on the online calendar on the Home page of

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. 

Deadline for the Banquet ticket sales are due April 1, 2024! BKMB 23 Winter 24 Banquet Tickets 

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

Banquet Raffle Baskets: Thanks to all those who have already signed up to donate a themed basket!  We’re still looking for more to make our banquet fun for all, and to benefit the BKMB.   Please take a look at the suggested items and sign up to donate!  Band Banquet Basket Raffle Sign-up Deadline to sign up is April 1st!

Let’s Get Social, BKMB Parents!

New Fundraiser: Gift-Card Calendar!

Now through April 30th, students and families can sell Gift-Card Calendars- this fundraiser has the potential to raise a great amount!

Each Calendar is $10, and entitles the purchaser to one entry. A separate form should be filled out for each calendar sold.

Each entry/name has a chance to win up to 35 prizes (names are drawn each day, and winners are returned to the drawing for subsequent days)

Winners will be notified via phone/email and announced at the end of the week on the BKMB website and on our Facebook page.

Please print as many copies of the calendars / sales sheets / receipt pages as you need. QR codes are on each receipt, so that people can view the calendar on our website (If you don’t want to print individual calendars).

All sales sheets & money (cash/check only) will be collected on Wednesday May 1st, between 5:30 and 6:30 in the front lobby.  No late drop offs will be accepted. 

Questions?  Contact Meredith Bandish ( or Paige Flint ( 

Winter Programs Update

What a night for the Winter Programs this past Monday!! The kids had an amazing performance as they entertained us with their incredible talent! It was fantastic to see so many of the past & present BKMB family cheering them on! It helped the Winter Programs raise just under $2000 towards their programs. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the teams. Thank you to Mrs. Ossias, Mike Bafuma, Sabina Vance, Meredith Bandish, Jen Colonero, the coaches and all the parents that helped plan, organize, and run the Friends & Family Show. It wouldn’t have been a success without you!

Both Winter Percussion and Winter Guard are working hard to prepare for the MAC Championships in April.

Reminder: Winter Program dues were due March 1st

Winter Guard

The last competition is the MAC Championships on April 6th at Trumbull High School. If you can, come out in your BLUE to support the JV and Varsity Guards.

Southington JV performs at 4:28 pm

Southington Varsity Performs at 8:17 pm

MAC Winter Guard Fan Favorite 2024 voting has started 

Use the following link to vote for Southington as MAC 2024 Winter Guard Fan Favorite! Share the link with your friends and family too. MAC Winter Guard Fan Favorite 2024

Winter Percussion

No comps 3/30 or 4/6.

Please be sure your child continues to check Matt and Brett’s emails regarding practice schedules, especially during the school break. 

Next and final comp 4/13!