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Marching Spartan Families,

TAILGATING DETAILS

At the Franklin Exhibition on Saturday, the volunteers will tailgate at the trucks after the performances. If you’d like to join them, bring the following:

•Any dish to share! The band is providing plates and forks, you bring the rest!

•A chair (or two)

•Your own drinks

Students will have dinner delivered by City Café! We’re asking parents for dessert donations as an added treat!! Please drop those off to Shannon Howard today (Thursday, October 26) after practice, before or after Friday night’s game, or when you drop your student off on Saturday morning.

TRICK OR TREATING

You’ve all been asking what you can do to help end the season on a high note for our students! Well, here’s where we need your help!

Franklin Band Club is asking the participating bands to set up ‘booths’ or tents with tables, before the performances, so volunteers can distribute candy to the all of the participating school’s band students after they perform. It’s kind of like a trunk or treat. The Summit Band Club will be providing bags for our students to collect candy.

We thought it would be great if each section of our band had their own booth decorated with a Halloween theme to give out candy. Please offer your support and help with this.

Thanks for helping us turn something bad into something good!!

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UPDATED EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

12:45p – Rehearsal

2p – Load and change

3:15p – Depart for Franklin High School

3:45p – Arrive and unload

5p – Perform

5:30p – Change, eat, tailgate with other bands

6:30p – Load and depart

7:30p – Arrive at Summit and unload

FLAG FUNDRAISER UPDATE

If your student is interested in getting a list of expired flag subscriptions so they can pursue the renewal and get pledge credit please send your students name and a good email address to summitUSflag@gmail.com by the end of the day FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th.  The lists will be emailed on Sunday the 29th and renewals must be submitted and paid for by November 4th to have service on Veteran’s Day.

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SPARTAN BAND eNEWS – October 24

VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Obviously we are all bummed over the cancellation of Contest of Champions, but the board is 100% in support of the decision as the safety of our students and their families are the most important thing.

To have a better ending of the marching season, we will be performing in exhibition at Franklin High School on Saturday evening around 5p. We will send out a more detailed schedule once all the arrangements have been made!

COMPETITIVE MARCHING BAND SCHEDULE

Thursday – NO REHEARSAL at MTSU

Friday – Home football game vs Lincoln County

Saturday – Exhibition performance, Franklin High School, Franklin, TN

NON-COMPETITIVE MARCHING BAND SCHEDULE

No practice this week, but home football game Friday, October 27

UNIFORM REMINDERS

REQUIRED: navy uniform Summit Band shirt; black socks; black marching shoes; white gloves; compression shorts, leggings or practice shorts must be worn under bibbers

NO earrings or jewelry and all hair must be up and inside shako

Rain is in the forecast both Friday and Saturday. Temperatures are dropping as well. Please make sure your marcher has warm clothing and a PONCHO.

Volunteers still needed for:

*Chaperones for Friday

*Chaperones for Saturday

*Food Crew for Saturday

FRIDAY HOME FOOTBALL GAMELincoln County

3:15p – Run through

4:30p – Dinner (Moe’s tacos, chips and Salsa), change into uniforms, and

4:45p – Senior Dinner in the Cafeteria

6p – March to the field early for Senior Presentation

7p – Game starts

10p – After game, change/clean up – load equipment on trucks, change out of uniforms and dismiss

HAUNTED SENIOR DINNER – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 – 4:45p

We need non-senior parents to please volunteer on Charms to assist with decorating, serving food and cleaning up for the event from 3p to approximately 6:30p.

We also need to borrow decorations for this to help us save money but have an Enchanting Haunted evening. If you have the following and can let us borrow it, please text Laurie Kamunen at 615-642-7481:  Candlesticks (black, white, silver or acrylic – all shapes and sizes), Battery Operated Candles and Tealights, Lanterns, Black/White or Silver Haunted decorations (see examples on Facebook page)

SATURDAY EXHIBITION

FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL

Franklin, TN

Admission: FREE

SATURDAY EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

DETAILED SCHEDULE WILL BE SENT AS FINAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE

5p – Performance

Dinner after performance

Need Desserts for Dinner on Saturday. Please bring donations to Shannon Howard on Friday before/during/after the game or at drop off Saturday morning.

SHOW SHIRTS

Extra shirts are available! $10 for the orange short sleeve and $15 for black long sleeve. Email size and type to spartanbandchairman@gmail.com

BUTTER BRAIDS

Sales go towards your annual pledge and go through October 27. Butter Braids will be delivered November 13.

PLEDGES

We are still $70,000 behind on pledge commitment payments! Please continue to make your pledge donations throughout the year. We need and appreciate your donations to help make the band fiscally responsible.

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES

11/11- Veteran’s day flag install

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Please be sure to let people at these businesses and organizations know how much we appreciate their support and sponsorships:

Hometown Comfort Tennessee Heating and Cooling

McDonald’s of Spring Hill

Stop, Wash and Roll Car Wash

Kona Ice

Have a great week!!

Amy Burst & Matt Stone – spartanbandchairman@gmail.com

Kay Ruleman & Tami Bell – wcsshsbandtreasury@gmail.com

Kristen Kight – spartanbandvolunteer@gmail.com

Laurie Kamunen – spartanbandfundraising@gmail.com

Rebecca Wooldridge – spartanbandsecretary@gmail.com

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SPARTAN BAND eNEWS – October 17

This is a little long, but there’s a TON of info this week!

NEXT BAND CLUB PARENT MEETING (competitive and non-competitive)

Thursday, 10/19, 6:30p, Auditorium

COMPETITIVE MARCHING BAND SCHEDULE

Thursday – Rehearsal 3p – 6p

Friday – Home football game vs Centennial

Saturday – MCI Competition, McGavock High School, Nashville, TN

NON-COMPETITIVE MARCHING BAND SCHEDULE

No practice this week, but home football game Friday, October 20

UNIFORM REMINDERS

REQUIRED: navy uniform Summit Band shirt; black socks; black marching shoes; white gloves; compression shorts, leggings or practice shorts must be worn under bibbers

NO earrings or jewelry and all hair must be up and inside shako

FRIDAY HOME FOOTBALL GAMECentennial

3:15p – Run through

4:30p – Dinner (nacho bar), change into uniforms, and march to field

7p – Game starts

10p – After game, change/clean up and dismiss

SATURDAY COMPETITION

MUSIC CITY INVITATIONAL

McGavock High School

3150 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214

Admission: Prelim – $12; Finals – $10; Both – $20

SATURDAY COMPETITION SCHEDULE

8a – 9:15a – rehearsal

9:15a – load, change

10:45a – depart for McGavock high school (snack on bus provided by sections)

11:45a – arrive, unload, get ready for warm up

1:25p – warm up

2:15p – prelims performance

2:30p – return to trucks, put equipment away and eat lunch (Firehouse subs, chips, and cookies)

4:20p – prelims awards

The schedule for the rest of the evening will be determined by whether or not we make finals.  If we make finals, we will draw for performance order and will give out the schedule when we get back to the trucks.  If we do not make finals, we will load the trucks and then eat dinner and go home.  Dinner (Bojangles boxes tenders, mac and cheese, and biscuit) should be around 5:00 p.m. regardless.

6:30p – Finals begin

9:35p – Finals Awards

10p – Depart for home

11p – Arrive at Summit, unload, change, clean up and depart

COC PRACTICE – MTSU Oct 26 (Competitive Only)

Again this year, we will be going to MTSU to practice on the turf with the different hash marks.

After school – 4:30p –work on homework

4:30p – dinner (Subway sandwiches, chips, cookie)

5p – load trucks

5:30p – Depart for MTSU

6:30p – Arrive, Unload, Warm up

7:30p – 9:30p – Rehearsal in Stadium

9:30p – Load trucks and buses

10p – depart for Summit

11p – Arrive, leave trucks loaded (will unload during school, 8th graders who need instruments for the next day can keep instruments on the buses)

VOLUNTEERS

We need Pit, Props and Chaperones for this weekend!

HAUNTED SENIOR DINNER – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 – 4:45p

We need non-senior parents to please volunteer on Charms to assist with decorating, serving food and cleaning up for the event from 3p to approximately 6:30p.

We also need to borrow decorations for this to help us save money but have an Enchanting Haunted evening. If you have the following and can let us borrow it, please text Laurie Kamunen at 615-642-7481:  Candlesticks (black, white, silver or acrylic – all shapes and sizes), Battery Operated Candles and Tealights, Lanterns, Black/White or Silver Haunted decorations (see examples on Facebook page)

SHOW SHIRTS

Extra shirts are available! $10 for the orange short sleeve and $15 for black long sleeve. Email size and type to spartanbandchairman@gmail.com

AMERICAN FLAG UPDATE

We have over 200 flag subscriptions expired or expiring on Veteran’s Day. It’s time to secure renewals. Students who originally signed them up have been emailed contact info and have until October 20 to obtain the renewal.

After October 20, those not contacted for renewal will be put into a general pool open to other students. The info will be divided and distributed the week of October 23 to any students interested. Stay tuned for more info!

Also, volunteer spots for the Veteran’s Day install (Saturday, November 11) will be available this week in Charms. We need 20 drivers and 40 students. Please sign up!

Questions? Email summitusflag@gmail.com.

BUTTER BRAIDS

Sale starts today with details and order forms available starting today. Sales go towards your annual pledge and go through October 27. Butter Braids will be delivered November 13.

PLEDGES

We are $73,000 behind on pledge commitment payments and we ONLY have 2 weeks left in the marching season. That’s $73,000 less than what it costs to put this band on the field! Please continue to make your pledge donations as this is our most expensive and busiest time of the year. We need and appreciate your donations to help make the band fiscally responsible.

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES

10/21 – MCI, McGavock High School, Nashville TN

10/26 – COC Practice @ MTSU

10/28 – COC, MTSU

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Please be sure to let people at these businesses and organizations know how much we appreciate their support and sponsorships:

Hometown Comfort Tennessee Heating and Cooling

McDonald’s of Spring Hill

Stop, Wash and Roll Car Wash

Kona Ice

A special “Shout Out” to John Ellis for updating our website.

If you have seen it lately, we encourage you to check it out at summitspartanband.org. We now have announcements on the home page and have a “Parent Information” tab in the heading for you to find details quickly. John , thank you for all of your hard work to get us updated with current information.

Have a great week!!

Amy Burst & Matt Stone – spartanbandchairman@gmail.com

Kay Ruleman & Tami Bell – wcsshsbandtreasury@gmail.com

Kristen Kight – spartanbandvolunteer@gmail.com

Laurie Kamunen – spartanbandfundraising@gmail.com

Rebecca Wooldridge – spartanbandsecretary@gmail.com

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COMPETITIVE MARCHING BAND SCHEDULE

Monday – Guest Speaker 4-7pm (Mandatory), Leadership stays until 8pm

Tuesday – Rehearsal 3p – 6p

Thursday – Rehearsal 3p – 6p

Friday – Home game vs Centennial

Saturday – MCI

(Friday/Saturday schedule details will be in next week’s eNEWS email.)

 

NON-COMPETITIVE MARCHING BAND SCHEDULE

Monday – Guest Speaker 4-7pm

Friday – home football game

 

Guest Speaker, Scott Lang, Monday, October 16th :

Scott Lang is a Band/Music Motivational speaker. He has graciously offered to speak to our band on 10/16 from 4p-7p and with the leadership team 7p-8p.

Dinner will be served at 6p. Please sign up in Charms to help serve/clean up.

(More info.. www.Scottlang.net )

 

COC practice at MTSU Oct 26 (Competitive Only):

Again this year, we will be going to MTSU to practice on the turf with the different hash marks.

Dinner will be provided.

Mandatory practice.

Students will be home late that night.

More details to come

 

AMERICAN FLAG UPDATE

We have over 200 flag subscriptions expired or expiring on Veteran’s Day. It’s time to secure renewals. Students who originally signed them up have been emailed contact info. You will have until October 20 to obtain the renewal.

 

After October 20, those not contacted for renewal will be put into a general pool open to other students. The info will be divided and distributed the week of October 23 to any students interested. Stay tuned for more info!

 

Also, volunteer spots for the Veteran’s Day install (Saturday, November 11) will be available this week in Charms. We need 20 drivers and 40 students. Please sign up!

Questions? Email summitusflag@gmail.com.

 

SHOW SHIRTS

Extra Show shirts available! $10 orange short sleeve, $15 black long sleeve…email size/type you wish to purchase to spartanbandchairman@gmail.com

 

PLEDGES

Please continue to make your pledge donations. This is our most expensive and busiest time of the year. We need and appreciate your donations to help make the band fiscally responsible.

 

FUNDRAISERS

Car Wash Cards – We still have about 10 people who need to turn in their $ or remaining cards.  We need to settle this fundraiser – so please turn in your stuff to the black box in the band room ASAP.  Please be sure to have YOUR NAME on the envelope when turning it in, so we know who it is from.

Butter Braids – It is time for Butter Braid Sales.  Order Forms will be available to pick up this week in the window of Mr. Harris’ office.  All order forms and money are DUE BACK no later than Friday, October 27th.  For this sale, you MUST be prompt in turning everything in by this date in order for us to get the Butter Braids ordered and delivered on time.  If you are late – you may not get them!  Butter Braids will be delivered to us on Monday, November 13th!

SENIOR NIGHT

A “Haunted” Senior Dinner – for Seniors and their parents only!

When: Friday, October 27th

Time: TBD

Where: Cafeteria

Need non-senior parents to please volunteer on Charms to assist with decorating, serving food and cleaning up for the event from 3:00p to approximately 6:30p.

We also need to borrow decorations for this to help us save money but have an Enchanting Haunted evening.  If you have the following and can let us borrow it, please text Laurie Kamunen at 615-642-7481:  Candlesticks (black, white, silver or acrylic – all shapes and sizes), Battery Operated Candles and Tealights, Lanterns, Black/White or Silver Haunted decorations (see examples on facebook page)

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Please be sure to let people at these businesses and organizations know how much we appreciate their support and sponsorships:

Hometown Comfort Tennessee Heating and Cooling

McDonald’s of Spring Hill

Stop, Wash and Roll Car Wash

Kona Ice

 

Have a great Fall Break!!

 

Amy Burst & Matt Stone – spartanbandchairman@gmail.com

Kay Ruleman & Tami Bell – wcsshsbandtreasury@gmail.com

Kristen Kight – spartanbandvolunteers@gmail.com

Laurie Kamunen – spartanbandfundraising@gmail.com

Rebecca Wooldridge – spartanbandsecretary@gmail.com

Summit High School Band US Flag Fundraiser

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The Summit High School Spartan Band is proud to support our country and community by offering subscriptions to our American Flag Service. SHS band members will place a 3’ x 5’ US flag on an 8 foot pole in your yard from dawn to dusk on each of the following holidays:  Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day & Veteran’s Day.

1 Year—5 Installations $50.00                         Annual Renewal $40.00

If you have any questions email us at summitUSflag@gmail.com or to sign up online go to the US Flags tab or click here.