2019 January Band Parent Meeting
Board Member Updates
~ Board changes for the 2019-2020 school year will be announced and aﬃrmed at the February
~ Those who have expressed an interest in assisting the board in a larger volunteer roll will be contacted and we will have a meeting in early February.
~ after 6 years of waiting we oﬃcially have a trailer for transporting interments, props & uniforms to and from away games and competitions
~ Those who have expressed an interest in helping with the build out of the trailer will be contacted and a meeting time set up with Scott & Erick to discuss their wants and needs for the build out.
~ Parents who have expressed an interest in helping with the wrap for the trailer – please contact
~ Potential Fundraiser at Parent Preview for students & alumni to sign the inside of the trailer for $5
From the Band Directors
Pep Band for Basketball Games
~ Has been received really well by students and players, 2 more games with the Pep band on 2/1 &
2/4, come out and support the band (and Summit!!)
Changes in Culture
~ The directors continue to work toward improving the view of the band in the culture of Summit &
the larger Spring Hill community.
~ The Veteran’s Day concert was one of the first steps in that direction
Football Band and Competition Band for Fall 2019
~ Clinics and auditions for Competition Band will be May 2, 4, 9 & 11 – extra clinic dates will allow students the practice time to audition well
~ Drumline and Color Guard will have clinics & audition dates TBD
~ Football band will travel to away games and perform a fun, choreographed show at halftime, 4-5 minutes long
~ Competition Band will also be a part of the Football Band
~ Competition Band will perform their show after each home football game
~ A calendar for January 2019 through November 2019 was given out. Some minor changes may be needed but most major dates & times are now available
~ WCS Honor Band performance on Friday, January 25 at Brentwood Baptist Church
~ Banquet date TBD (early May)
~ Band Clinic dates May 2, 4 & 9 Audition date May 11
Band WILL play at Graduation on May 25th
~ Band Camp Dates – July 15-19 & July 7/22-26 8am-8pm each day
~ Band Camp – 7/18 & 7/19 will be for Football Band to learn halftime show, along with one other day during the 2nd week
~ October 11th – Home game during Fall Break, the band WILL be playing & performing – plan on being there
~ October 25-26 BOA (Bands of America) Super Regional in Indianapolis
Band Fees & BOA Costs
~ Football Band $250
~ Competition Band – TBD
~ BOA Trip – many details TBD, current quote is $300-$350 but it is anticipated to be lower once itinerary is finalized
~ some fees from the 2017-2018 school year are still outstanding. Please take a look at your balance and pay in full or take advantage of fundraising opportunities to take care of the outstanding
balance. We get no funding from WCS – band fees pay for instructors, buses, needed upgrades to equipment, competition fees. We can’t do all we want to if we aren’t fully funded.
~Next major fundraiser (to replace WOTS) is the Spring Home, Lawn & Garden Fair on Saturday, April 6th. Set up on Friday April 5th – will need lots of help setting up the gym, getting sponsors, concessions, ticket takers, etc.
~ Will combine Spring Fair with a Mulch fundraiser
~ Scrips is a fantastic way to pay toward band fees. We will oﬀer more ‘tutorials’ to help get you started
~ Flag subscriptions – check for renewals, if you sell any you are committing to help for at least 2 installs. Can only sell in Summit zone, do not recruit from Indy or SHHS.