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WOTS 2020 is in the books and it was a great success!

This event is a team effort and we appreciate everyone who came out to help set up, donated items for concessions or was there to volunteer at all on Saturday. We simply can’t do these kinds of events without you – so THANK YOU! A special shout out to our Lead Volunteers – Pam Eicher, Shannon Howard, Ellen Mangold, Erin Mann, Hope Brown, Julie Duel, Mike Curtis and Danelle Warburton.  There was positive feedback all around from the teams who participated, our students & volunteers went above and beyond to make the day go smoothly, for everyone to feel welcome and teams are already looking forward to next year!!

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

 

  • Tuesday, February 4th Basketball Pep Band

  • Tuesday, February 11th – Monthly Band Parent Meeting in the Band Room

  • Friday, February 14th – Valentines Day Dinner & Dance

  • Thursday, February 20th – CPA Preview Concert (Concert Performance Assessment)

 

Valentine’s Dinner & Dance

Most students who worked WOTS were given an envelope when they checked out.  Inside are 2 tickets to the Valentine’s event and a letter explaining what to do.  We are asking that each band member make an attempt to sell 1 pair of tickets for $50.  Parents can purchase the tickets if they want to attend or they can be sold to family members, friends or neighbors.

*If they sell the tickets please return an envelope marked with their name and Valentine’s Dance on it, with the cash or check made payable to “SHS Band Club” by Wednesday, February 12th.  Drop it in the black box in the band room.

*If they can’t sell the tickets, they can simply drop them in the black box in the band room before 2/12 please.

*IF students sell the pair of tickets for $50, $20 of that will be applied towards band fees.  If they are paid in full this year, it can go towards next year.

*We also need 18 students and several parent volunteers to sign up in Charms to work the event.  Students who work will get $20 applied to band fees as well.

*If your child did not get a packet and would like some to sell, please contact Laurie Kamunen at 615-642-7481 or spartanbandfundraising@gmail.com

*Please continue to share the event info on your personal social media pages to promote the event.  We want a sell-out crowd please!

Valentine’s Dinner & Dance on Friday, February 14th from 6:30-9:30pm.  The event will take place in building C at the Thompson’s Station Church. Dinner is being catered by Boom Bozz and consists of Pasta, Salad, Bread, Drinks and Dessert.  Entertainment features local musicians “5 Points Swing” playing many romantic favorites along with swing classics. A long stem rose will be given to every lady in attendance and we will be holding a Silent Auction.  Please help us sell tickets – tell friends & family

Tickets are available through Eventbrite online at: https://bit.ly/37XQ7uj

 

  • Kelly Clark is organizing the Silent Auction for the event.  We would like to see items donated for the Auction that are “couple” related such as: Weekend getaways, couple’s massages, dinner out, entertainment packages, etc.  If you can help us attain some of these donations, please contact Kelly.

  • Each Section will be responsible for putting together a “Valentine’s” themed basket for the Auction.  Please be watching for details from your Section Moms regarding items they need donated.

  • If you would be interested in working this event or helping with the decorating earlier that day, please contact SpartanBandFundraising@gmail.com

  • We will have students sign up to work as “waiters” for each table.  We will notify you when the sign ups are available on Charms.

Please contact Kelly Clark at 931-619-7716 or email Rkclark77@gmail.com

 

Spring on the Summit: Home, Lawn & Garden Show

We have been approved to hold this event on Saturday, April 18th from 9am-4pm.  If you are interested in serving on a committee to help organize this event, please contact Laurie or Kelly at SpartanBandFundraising@gmail.com

Committees are:  Booth Organization, Advertising, Concessions, Door Prizes, Sponsorships, Set-Up/Clean-Up.

Vendor contracts will be going out to contacts this week.  Parent Volunteers are needed to work this event and will be up in Charms shortly – check the facebook page for details.  Students will need to work this event, similar to WOTS and will sign up with Harris/Atchley.

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Winter Guard and Winter DrumLine

<pdir=”ltr”>Winter Guard & Winter DrumLine are ‘self funding’ so please continue to contribute to those pledges so we can have a full and successful winter season. Shop with Scrip is a great way to fundraise for those programs.

Winter Drum Line Competition Schedule

  • Saturday, February 22nd @ Columbia HS Time TBD

  • Saturday, February 29th @ Bob Jones HS Time TBD

  • Saturday, March 7th – Time and Location TBD

  • Saturday, March 14th @Spring Hill HS Time TBD

  • Sunday, March 29th @WKU Time TBD

 

Winter Guard Competition Schedule

 

  • Saturday, February 15th @Wilson Central HS Time TBD

  • Saturday, March 14th @Spring Hill HS Time TBD

  • Saturday, March 28th @WKU Time TBD

 

Your Charms Account

  • Charms is a key part to so many aspects of your student’s marching season

  • PLEASE access your Charms account and update your contact information (adult/parent info, address, phone number & frequently checked email)

  • You will also find the Charms Store, Pledge tracking & Fundraising there – all VERY important this time of year

  • If you are not getting emails or have not accessed your student’s Charms account yet, please email spartanbandinfo@gmail.com

 

Recommended Product Vendors – Hats, Shirts, Cups, etc.  Great gifts/items for Band Parents and Students

1) Vinyl Creations & More

         Hope Saylors (previous Band parent)

         hopesaylors@gmail.com

         615-686-9264

         www.facebook.com/hope.saylors

         Has added an album that is specific to Summit HS & Band items

2) The Grafix Station

         MK Burt (current Band parent)

         mk.burt@yahoo.com

  615-419-3644

www.facebook.com/thegrafixstation

3) Bling Wear (shirts & hats, etc)

         Blingcons.com (also on ETSY)

         Jeff Hawkins

         blingcon1@gmail.com

         615-585-9399 (tell him you are a parent with Summit Band)

 

4) Ashlee Fay Designs (Glitter Tumblers, custom shirts)

         www.ashleefay.com

         ashleefaydesigns@gmail.com

Former Spring Hill resident

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Winter on the Summit 2020 is HERE!! We are excited about this major fundraiser for our program – a HUGE thank you to all of you who have signed up to volunteer and donate items. It is truly a team effort to make this event a success. If you can help at all during the day, let us know and we will find a spot for you, even for just an hour or two!

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

 

  • Tuesday, January 28th Basketball Pep Band – Come out and support the band as they get the crowd hyped for the basketball game!

  • Saturday, February 1st – Winter on the Summit – 10:00am-10:00pm estimated

  • Tuesday, February 4th Basketball Pep Band

  • Tuesday, February 11th – Monthly Band Parent Meeting in the Band Room

  • Friday, February 14th – Valentines Day Dinner & Dance

  • Thursday, February 20th – CPA Preview Concert (Concert Performance Assessment)

 

Winter on the Summit (WOTS)

 

This is NOT only for Winter Guard, but the entire band is expected to assist with this event, which is also our LARGEST fundraiser of the year. Funds raised from this event benefit the whole band program and we need all hands on deck!

  • Students will begin signing up for shifts with Mr. Harris and Mr. Atchley soon.  ALL band students are expected to “work” the day of the event. If they can’t be there, they need to have a conversation with Mr. Harris or Mr. Atchley

  • Parents and Students will need to park in the stadium parking lot and check-in at the table in the band room. Everyone will need a bracelet and will be given instructions as to where to go to begin their shift(s).  Thank you to everyone who has volunteered!

  • Parents we will need donations for the Concession Stand as this is a BIG money maker during this event.  We also need donations for the Hospitality Room that is set up for the Judges, Guard Staff and Bus Drivers.  Here is the link to the Sign Up Genius WOTS Concessions/Hospitality Donations  Please help us out by signing up and making donations.  Please drop off ALL donations by Wednesday, Jan. 29th in the old “mom closet” inside the band room.

  • We will also accept monetary donations to purchase concession/hospitality items from Sam’s club. If you would like to contribute in this way, please email spartanbandinfo@gmail.com to make those arrangements.

 

Valentine’s Dinner & Dance

Please help us sell tickets to this event.  This should be a sell out event. We have dynamic swing band donating their concert to us to raise funds for our band.  Please talk this up to your friends and neighbors for a fun night out for Valentine’s Day! If we sell all 250 tickets, we should make over $4,000, but we need your help!

We are hosting a Valentine’s Dinner & Dance on Friday, February 14th from 6:30-9:30pm.  The event will take place in building C at the Thompson’s Station Church. Dinner is being catered by Boom Bozz and consists of Pasta, Salad, Bread, Drinks and Dessert.  Entertainment features local musicians “5 Points Swing” playing many romantic favorites along with swing classics. A long stem rose will be given to every lady in attendance and we will be holding a Silent Auction.  Please help us sell tickets – tell friends & family

Tickets are available through Eventbrite online at: https://bit.ly/37XQ7uj

 

  • Kelly Clark is organizing the Silent Auction for the event.  We would like to see items donated for the Auction that are “couple” related such as: Weekend getaways, couple’s massages, dinner out, entertainment packages, etc.  If you can help us attain some of these donations, please contact Kelly.

  • Each Section will be responsible for putting together a “Valentine’s” themed basket for the Auction.  Please be watching for details from your Section Moms regarding items they need donated.

  • If you would be interested in working this event or helping with the decorating earlier that day, please contact SpartanBandFundraising@gmail.com

  • We will have students sign up to work as “waiters” for each table.  We will notify you when the sign ups are available on Charms.

Please contact Kelly Clark at 931-619-7716 or email Rkclark77@gmail.com

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January 20th, 2020

 

We had a GREAT parent meeting for our rising 9th graders last Tuesday night – the Band Room was packed and we are very excited about the potential number of students joining the band program for the 2020-2021 school year.  We will host a ‘March Madness Hype Night’ on March 31st to continue the momentum and excitement for the incoming freshman (more details to come).

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

 

  • Tuesday, January 21st  6:30pm, Auditorium – MANDATORY PARENT MEETING for “Winter on the Summit” (WOTS) (more information below)
  • Tuesday, January 28th Basketball Pep Band – Come out and support the band as they get the crowd hyped for the basketball game!
  • Saturday, February 1st – Winter on the Summit – 10:00am-10:00pm estimated
  • Friday, February 14th – Valentines Day Dinner & Dance
  • Thursday, February 20th – CPA Preview Concert (Concert Performance Assessment)

 

We have a ‘new addition’ to our Summit Band Family – a 16ft trailer!!! We will now be Penske-free and will use this trailer for transporting instruments to parades, props & instruments to Winter Guard & DrumLine competitions and props & equipment for marching band competitions. Stay tuned, it will soon be painted & wrapped similarly to the big trailer.

Winter on the Summit (WOTS)

Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 1st!

We need LOTS of help with this event.  This is NOT only for Winter Guard, but the entire band is expected to assist with this event, which is also our LARGEST fundraiser of the year.

 

  • Students will begin signing up for shifts with Mr. Harris and Mr. Atchley soon.  ALL band students are expected to “work” the day of the event. If they can’t be there, they need to have a conversation with Mr. Harris or Mr. Atchley

 

  • Parents – we also need A LOT of parents signing up for shifts this day.  Shifts are available on Charms  – so please sign up!!! If you want to volunteer but the posted shifts don’t work for you – please let Alissa Anderson know at SpartanBandVolunteer@gmail.com and we WILL find a place for you!!
  • Parents we will need donations for the Concession Stand as this is a BIG money maker during this event.  We also need donations for the Hospitality Room that is set up for the Judges, Guard Staff and Bus Drivers.  We will be sending out Sign-Up Genius links for these items soon. Please help us out by signing up and making donations or if you have connections with Restaurants and Food Providers that might be willing to make donations, please let us know.
  • We will also accept monetary donations to purchase concession/hospitality items from Sam’s club. If you would like to contribute in this way, please email spartanbandinfo@gmail.com to make those arrangements.
  • Please find attached to the email information on purchasing an Ad for the WOTS program to recognize your band student.  We’d love to see lots of student highlights.
  • If your child needs help fundraising and they would be interested in selling Program Ads to local businesses, please contact Laurie Kamunen.

Tuesday, January 21st – MANDATORY PARENT MEETING for “Winter on the Summit” to go over event details and a walk through of volunteer areas.

 

Valentine’s Dinner & Dance

We are hosting a Valentine’s Dinner & Dance on Friday, February 14th from 6:30-9:30pm.  The event will take place in building C at the Thompson’s Station Church. Dinner is being catered by Boom Bozz and consists of Pasta, Salad, Bread, Drinks and Dessert.  Entertainment features local musicians “5 Points Swing” playing many romantic favorites along with swing classics. A long stem rose will be given to every lady in attendance and we will be holding a Silent Auction.  Please help us sell tickets – tell friends & family

Tickets are available through Eventbrite online at: https://bit.ly/37XQ7uj

Please help us promote this as it is open to band parents as well as adults in the community.  We are hoping for a full house of 250 people to attend.

  • Kelly Clark is organizing the Silent Auction for the event.  We would like to see items donated for the Auction that are “couple” related such as: Weekend getaways, couple’s massages, dinner out, entertainment packages, etc.  If you can help us attain some of these donations, please contact Kelly.
  • Each Section will be responsible for putting together a “Valentine’s” themed basket for the Auction.  Please be watching for details from your Section Moms regarding items they need donated.
  • If you would be interested in working this event or helping with the decorating earlier that day, please contact SpartanBandFundraising@gmail.com
  • We will have students sign up to work as “waiters” for each table.  We will notify you when the sign ups are available on Charms.

Please contact Kelly Clark at 931-619-7716 or email Rkclark77@gmail.com

 

Spring on the Summit: Home, Lawn & Garden Show

We have been approved to hold this event on Saturday, April 18th from 9am-4pm.  If you are interested in serving on a committee to help organize this event, please contact Laurie or Kelly at SpartanBandFundraising@gmail.com

Committees are:  Booth Organization, Advertising, Concessions, Door Prizes, Sponsorships, Set-Up/Clean-Up.

bTickit.ly/37XQ7u

 

Winter Drum Line Competition Schedule

  • Saturday, February 22nd @ Columbia HS Time TBD
  • Saturday, February 29th @ Bob Jones HS Time TBD
  • Saturday, March 7th – Time and Location TBD
  • Saturday, March 14th @Spring Hill HS Time TBD
  • Sunday, March 29th @WKU Time TBD

 

Winter Guard Competition Schedule

  • Saturday February 1st @Winter on the Summit Time TBD
  • Saturday, February 15th @Wilson Central HS Time TBD
  • Saturday, March 14th @Spring Hill HS Time TBD
  • Saturday, March 28th @WKU Time TBD

 

Your Charms Account

  • Charms is a key part to so many aspects of your student’s marching season
  • PLEASE access your Charms account and update your contact information (adult/parent info, address, phone number & frequently checked email)
  • You will also find the Charms Store, Pledge tracking & Fundraising there – all VERY important this time of year
  • If you are not getting emails or have not accessed your student’s Charms account yet, please email spartanbandinfo@gmail.com

 

Recommended Product Vendors – Hats, Shirts, Cups, etc.  Great gifts/items for Band Parents and Students

1) Vinyl Creations & More

Hope Saylors (previous Band parent)

hopesaylors@gmail.com

615-686-9264

www.facebook.com/hope.saylors

Has added an album that is specific to Summit HS & Band items

 

2) The Grafix Station

MK Burt (current Band parent)

mk.burt@yahoo.com

615-419-3644

www.facebook.com/thegrafixstation

 

3) Bling Wear (shirts & hats, etc)

Blingcons.com (also on ETSY)

Jeff Hawkins

blingcon1@gmail.com

615-585-9399 (tell him you are a parent with Summit Band)

 

4) Ashlee Fay Designs (Glitter Tumblers, custom shirts)

http://www.ashleefay.com

ashleefaydesigns@gmail.com

Former Spring Hill resident

 

Jan 10th Band update

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Happy New Year Band Family!!

2019 was a great year for our band program and we are looking forward to a fantastic 2020 – we have much to be excited about and look forward to.

 

This winter and spring we will have 3 major fundraisers, Winter Drum Line, Winter Guard, Pep Band for basketball games, spring concerts AND begin planning for the next marching season.

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

 

  • Friday, January 10th Basketball Pep Band – Come out and support the band as they get the crowd hyped for the basketball game!
  • Tuesday, January 14th  6:30pm, Auditorium – Rising Freshman Information meeting for parents & students (more information below)
  • Tuesday, January 21st  6:30pm, Auditorium – MANDATORY PARENT MEETING for “Winter on the Summit” (WOTS) (more information below)
  • Tuesday, January 28th Basketball Pep Band – Come out and support the band as they get the crowd hyped for the basketball game!
  • Saturday, February 1st – Winter on the Summit – 10:00am-10:00pm estimated
  • Friday, February 14th – Valentines Day Dinner & Dance
  • Thursday, February 20th – CPA Preview Concert (Concert Performance Assessment)

 

As we said near the close of the first semester, please remember that just because the official competitions & football season are over, that does not mean that Band is over.  We still have concerts, basketball games, Winter Guard & Winter Drum Line competitions to look forward to. There are lots of fundraisers coming up throughout the remainder of the school year, like the Valentines Dinner and Dance, Winter on the Summit (WOTS) & Spring on the Summit (SOTS).  These fundraising events help us feed the general fund so that we can continue to make purchases of new instruments and equipment to help us be bigger and better in the future. If you still have an outstanding balance in Charms, please settle that up as soon as possible or contact Tami Bell at spartanbandtreasurer@gmail.com to make arrangements.

 

Winter on the Summit (WOTS)

Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 1st!

We need LOTS of help with this event.  This is NOT only for Winter Guard, but the entire band is expected to assist with this event, which is also our largest fundraiser of the year.

  • Students will begin signing up for shifts with Mr. Harris and Mr. Atchley soon.  ALL band students are expected to “work” the day of the event. If they can’t be there, they need to have a conversation with Mr. Harris or Mr. Atchley
  • Parents – we also need A LOT of parents signing up for shifts this day.  Shifts are available on Charms – so please sign up!!! Please be aware that times are “soft” as we don’t have the final schedule for the day from the SGCG organization currently.  We will update as soon as we have that information to confirm times.
  • Parents we will need donations for the Concession Stand as this is a big money maker during this event.  We also need donations for the Hospitality Room that is set up for the Judges, Guard Staff and Bus Drivers.  We will be sending out Sign-Up Genius links for these items soon. Please help us out by making donations or if you have connections with Restaurants and Food Providers that might be willing to make donations, please let us know.
  • Please find attached to the email information on purchasing an Ad for the WOTS program to recognize your band student.  We’d love to see lots of student highlights.
  • If your child needs help fundraising and they would be interested in selling Progam Ads to local businesses, please contact Laurie Kamunen.

Tuesday, January 21st – MANDATORY PARENT MEETING for “Winter on the Summit”

 

Valentine’s Dinner & Dance

We are hosting a Valentine’s Dinner & Dance on Friday, February 14th from 6:30-9:30pm.  The event will take place in building C at the Thompson’s Station Church. Dinner is being catered by Boom Bozz and consists of Pasta, Salad, Bread, Drinks and Dessert.  Entertainment features local musicians “5 Points Swing” playing many romantic favorites along with swing classics. A long stem rose will be given to every lady in attendance and we will be holding a Silent Auction.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite online at: https://bit.ly/37XQ7uj

Please help us promote this as it is open to band parents as well as adults in the community.  We are hoping for a full house of 250 people to attend.

  • Kelly Clark is organizing the Silent Auction for the event.  We would like to see items donated for the Auction that are “couple” related such as: Weekend getaways, couple’s massages, dinner out, entertainment packages, etc.  If you can help us attain some of these donations, please contact Kelly.
  • Each Section will be responsible for putting together a “Valentine’s” themed basket for the Auction.  Please be watching for details from your Section Moms regarding items they need donated.
  • If you would be interested in working this event or helping with the decorating earlier that day, please contact SpartanBandFundraising@gmail.com
  • We will have students sign up to work as “waiters” for each table.  We will notify you when the sign ups are available on Charms.

Please contact Kelly Clark at 931-619-7716 or email Rkclark77@gmail.com

 

Spring on the Summit: Home, Lawn & Garden Show

We are still awaiting confirmation from the school regarding our proposed date, but pencil in Saturday, April 18th for now.  If you are interested in serving on a committee to help organize this event, please contact Laurie or Kelly at SpartanBandFundraising@gmail.com

Committees are:  Booth Organization, Advertising, Concessions, Door Prizes, Sponsorships, Set-Up/Clean-Up.

bTickit.ly/37XQ7u

Rising Freshman & Parent Information Meeting

We will be hosting the current 8th grade band students and their parents on January 14th @6:30pm in the Band room for the first of 2 informational meetings. Parents and students will have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of the Directors, Student Leadership and members of the Board. Students at SSMS & TSMS visit with the Directors weekly and their band directors have information about this meeting that will be passed along to parents.

***We will be hosting another rising freshman event in March***

 

Winter Drum Line Competition Schedule

  • Saturday, February 22nd @ Columbia HS Time TBD
  • Saturday, February 29th @ Bob Jones HS Time TBD
  • Saturday, March 7th – Time and Location TBD
  • Saturday, March 14th @Spring Hill HS Time TBD
  • Sunday, March 29th @WKU Time TBD

 

Winter Guard Competition Schedule

  • Saturday February 1st @Winter on the Summit Time TBD
  • Saturday, February 15th @Wilson Central HS Time TBD
  • Saturday, March 14th @Spring Hill HS Time TBD
  • Saturday, March 28th @WKU Time TBD

 

Your Charms Account

  • Charms is a key part to so many aspects of your student’s marching season
  • PLEASE access your Charms account and update your contact information (adult/parent info, address, phone number & frequently checked email)
  • You will also find the Charms Store, Pledge tracking & Fundraising there – all VERY important this time of year
  • If you are not getting emails or have not accessed your student’s Charms account yet, please email spartanbandinfo@gmail.com

 

Recommended Product Vendors – Hats, Shirts, Cups, etc.  Great gifts/items for Band Parents and Students

1) Vinyl Creations & More

Hope Saylors (previous Band parent)

hopesaylors@gmail.com

615-686-9264

www.facebook.com/hope.saylors

Has added an album that is specific to Summit HS & Band items

 

2) The Grafix Station

MK Burt (current Band parent)

mk.burt@yahoo.com

615-419-3644

www.facebook.com/thegrafixstation

 

3) Bling Wear (shirts & hats, etc)

Blingcons.com (also on ETSY)

Jeff Hawkins

blingcon1@gmail.com

615-585-9399 (tell him you are a parent with Summit Band)

 

4) Ashlee Fay Designs (Glitter Tumblers, custom shirts)

http://www.ashleefay.com

ashleefaydesigns@gmail.com

Former Spring Hill resident

 

WILCO Expo Info

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The following information is from Ravenwood HS about purchasing tickets for the WILCO Expo on September 14th.
 
The Expo is only 10 days away and the countdown has begun.
Expo attendees can go online to prepurchase tickets, T-shirts, and program ads to support their band students. Please forward the attached flyer and information to your boosters and band families.
 
Program ads are available for purchase until Sunday, September 8th at 5:00 PM.  
 
Tickets and T-shirts may be purchased until 12:00 noon on Friday, September 13th.  
The link for more information: www.RavenwoodBand.com/willco-expo/. The details and order windows are located at the bottom of the page.
We look forward to seeing you on the 14th.

Band Update:

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From the Directors:

Schedule update – Since we didn’t have drill practice on Monday and are a day behind – Football Band will only have to attend on Friday this week.