Band Backer’s Update – June 21, 2024



The last few weeks we have been throwing a lot of information at all of our new parents and band members and we wanted to take a minute to highlight Bridget Ceruti, our First Year Liaison. Bridget is here to answer all of your questions, no matter if they seem big, small, silly, or repetitive. She has been a band parent for many years and has heard and seen it all! Please make sure to bookmark Bridget's information and reach out to her and utilize her expertise as you navigate these big changes for you and your student!

Bridget also asked that a special note be added with regards to Community Band. This is listed in the calendar that was shared with the students, but it is NOT a requirement of Marching Band. We understand some parents were confused by that, but it was more informational and an invitation to any parents who may want to dust off their instruments 😉



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 $3000 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!


8/17 Bottle & Can Collection - more details coming soon, start saving those returnables!



Only one week away from the NB Bees game!

Order your tickets before it's too late!  We should have a great crowd with over 50 BKMB members & family there!  Don't forget to invite your family and friends. Click on the Bee to get your tickets today! 

(only tickets ordered online through our link will provide the BKMB with fundraising proceeds)

**Mrs. Ossias reports that the students will NOT be playing the National Anthem at the game**



Three weeks into Ad Sales and we have passed the $5,000 mark for committed sales! Great work to everyone!

14 NEW Companies that did not advertise in 2023's book!! 

Ali's Nursery John J Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
American Gymnastics Just 4 Kidz Dentistry
Aqua Turf Club Lather & Laughs
Aquinas Consulting Lifespring Pediatrics
B&L Finishing Lock N Load Firearms LLC
Back Nine Golf Marc's Appliance
Camp PickleBall New England Muffin Factory
Center Stage Productions Nyren's
Cheshire Voice Paradis Pools
CMC Computers LLC Plantsville Memorial Funeral Home
Communication Foundations Reno's Hair Today
CT Bingo Supply Southington Athletic Shop
D&T Stage Southington Coffee House
Destinations Athlete Southington Country Club
Dr. Percycz Super 66 Liquors
Eldrion's Pizza Superior
Fancy Bagel Xpress Sushi House
Fancy Bagels (Queen Street) Sweet Mia's Cupcakes
Fishin Factory The Spartan II Restaurant LLC
Gerard & Co LLC Testa's Banquet Facility
Gobi Mongolian Grill Inc. Top's Marketplace
J&J Automotive Custom Worldwide Liquor
Zheng Chinese Restaurant

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. 



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.

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.



BKMB will be represented with Valley Thunder, Hurricanes, and Spartans!



Updates or information to be included for next week? Please get to me by Friday 6/28 at 7AM.