Band Backer’s Update – June 7, 2024



High School Graduation - Thursday, June 13, 2024!

The Wind Ensemble will be performing at the SHS Graduation Ceremony on 6/13. Call time for graduations is 4pm (for non-seniors). The ceremony begins at 5:30 and will conclude at around 7:30. Dress is business casual, plan for the weather. If rain is in the forecast and the school postpones the ceremony, the makeup date is 6/14 at the same time.



*Brand New Fundraiser Alert* Destination Athlete & Fundraising Solutions. It’s a completely online fundraiser, shared through text, email and/or social media. Family & friends are asked to make a donation to support the Marching Band & Guard (minimum donation amount is $25, a portion of which covers the app fee) which entitles them to a download of the savings app to their phone/tablet (available through the AppStore & Google Play) and a $100 Hotel Voucher!

We’ve set a fundraising goal for the entire BKMB of $8,000 in donations/sales- but we’ll need everyone’s participation and support to hit our goal!   We are asking that each BKMB member gets a minimum of 5 donations/sales. - We can do this!1

*Each donation/app sold = 7 points/student*

Ready to get selling? Click here to view the Set Up Guide steps and start texting/emailing/posting on Social Media today!



There are three weeks away from the NB bees game on 6/28! Get your tickets today by clicking on the bee!



Here is a list of some companies that we know have already purchased ads. Please refrain from visiting these companies.

Fancy Bagels (Queen Street), Southington Athletics, Paradis Pools, CMC Computers, Tops Marketplace, Ali’s Nursery, Paradis Pools, Communication Foundation, J and J Auto, New England Muffin Factory, Lock n Load, Marc’s Appliance, John J. ferry & Sons Funeral Home, Lather & Laughs, Lifespring Pediatrics. We know there are more out there but this is a solid list to get us started. Lots of Full Page and Executive Ads and lots of positive feedback on the digital format!

There is rumor that the Back Cover is in the works but not confirmed. Please let us know if that is sold ASAP.

Doug DeBiase for more details. See you June 19th for drop off at the High School.



MERCH SHOP is open and taking orders through 6/21. We’re partnering with Destination Athlete to offer a wide selection of apparel for all ages with 3 logos and multiple colors to choose from. Order your guard and band gear today!

Just added! BKMB car magnet to show your support for the band everywhere you go!

*remember to shop by 6/21, with fulfillment of orders at the July 10th Band Backer’s Meeting.

LOUD CUPS - Thank you to everyone who purchased a Loud Cup at mini-band cup. you can expect to pick up your order at the July band backer meeting as well, barring any shipping delays. if you missed out, don’t worry. We’ll be taking ,ore orders at the first ad drop off on June 19th from 5;30pm-6;00pm. These orders should also be available at the July 10th Band Backer Meeting.

CAN’T FIND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR? Let us know! We’ll work with our contacts at Destination Athlete to try our best to carry the BKMB merch you want. email suggestions to Chris Bandish.





I am heading out for vacation right after this email, so next week’s email may be a day or two late - thanks in advance for your patience.

Other than that small timing note, we are done for this week’s edition. Updates or information to be included for next week needs to be sent to me by Friday June 14 at 7am.

Have a wonderful week, sell some ads, enjoy the last weekend of the school year, and make sure your kid’s are practicing their music…I overheard a drum major say tests are coming!