Band Backer’s Update – June 14, 2024

Congratulations to all of our graduating Seniors!

We are so proud of the hard work that you have put in during your time as a part of the Southington Blue Knights Marching Band. We wish you all luck in your next chapter!

Elena Quintero     *     Benson Stroop     *     Christopher Bafuma     *     Joshua Duperry     *     Lewis Cota     *     Nicholas Marino     *     Matt Pappalardo     *     Jessica Seneco     *     Lauren Brady     *     Emma St. John     *     Samuel Robertson     *     Madeleine Dickau     *     Riley Harriott-Marks

And to the parents and family members of these students - thank you for your time and resources throughout your students time in the BKMB. You are a big part of their success and the overall success of the program for all students. We appreciate your hard work. Thank you for everything!



Destination Athlete & Fundraising Solutions

UPDATE: Fundraiser end date 6/30/24- Sign up  & get 5 donations and receive a $500 travel voucher to be used when booking travel through the app.

It’s completely online, shared through text, email and/or social media. Family & friends are asked to make a donation to support the Marching Band & Guard (minimum  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.

Our goal: $8,000 in donations/sales-  we need everyone’s participation and support to hit our goal!  So far we have raised just over $2000 in donations. We are asking that each BKMB member gets a minimum of 5 donations/sales- we can do this!

*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!

Fundraising Committee Meeting!

This coming Monday 6/17 to discuss plans for the upcoming year. If you are interested in joining the Fundraising Committee, please contact Meredith Bandish



We are less than two weeks away from the NB Bees game! Looking forward to seeing everyone there. Don't forget to invite your family and friends. Click on the Bee to get your tickets today!



Here is a list of some companies that we know have already purchased ads. Please refrain from visiting these companies. Doug will be at the High School on June 19th at 5:30pm to collect money, forms, and ad copy from anyone who would like to unload.

Fancy Bagels (Queen Street), Southington Athletics, Paradis Pools, CMC Computers, Tops Marketplace, Ali's Nursery,  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, Nyrens, Just4Kidz Dentistry, B&L Finishing, Sushi House, D&T Stage, CenterStage Production, Camp Pickleball, Cheshire Voice, Fishin Factory, Elizabeth Urbanski Realtor, Spart2, 66 Super Liquors, Aqua Turf Club, Southington Country Club, Back Nine, Dr. Percyz Dental.

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. See Doug DeBiase for more details. 



Band apparel and merchandise has arrived earlier than expected!  Pickup for orders made through the website through June 10th will be available to pickup on June 19th from 5:30-6 at the high school. Drop off your ad book sales and pickup your merch! If you have any questions about the availability of your order, you can reach out to Chris

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 - you can navigate to the merch shop by clicking the graphic below. 

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 more 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.






Updates or information to be included for next week? Please get to me by Friday 6/21 at 7AM.