august 6, 2023

Weekly Newsletter - August 6, 2023

I hope everyone had a great first week of school and are settling in to your new schedules.  I have a ton of things to cover today, so please take the time to read through everything - pay special attention to the Food & Fun Update, Uniforms (if you haven't been fitted yet), and the Flea Market Update.

What's in this newsletter?

Here's what I have for you all this week:

This week in band...

Monday 8/7

Tuesday 8/8

Friday 8/11

Now on to the details...

Food & Fun Update

I have a word from April and Jim DeAngelo, who have stepped up to generously volunteer their time this year to help feed our kids.

The Food and Fun Committee needs to know about any food restrictions (allergies, lactose or gluten intolerance, vegetarian, vegan, etc...) marching band students have. Please complete and submit the Food Restrictions Form before August 11th, so that we can feed the students appropriately at the first game the following week. Please email April DeAngelo at if you have any questions or concerns.


We still have a few students who have NOT been fitted for uniforms.  Our uniform chair will be at school, between end-of-school and afternoon rehearsal, this coming Tuesday 8/8 to fit those students.  Please make sure to get there if you still need to be fitted.

Additionally, she could use a few parent volunteers to help her out for that time, so please let her know at if you can help out.

Flea Market Update

The Flea Market is coming on August 26th.  Again, this even takes a number of parent volunteers to be successful.  We have a number of you signed up, but still need quite a bit more.  There are ample opportunities for helping to setup and run it, cleanup, and to lend tarps/tents.  Please consider grabbing a slot from our signup link below.

Flea Market Signup Link:

Additionally, we have secured some space in the choir storage room to hold some donations.  If you want to send your donations with your student, they can leave them in that storage room up until the event.

Remember - no mattresses, large appliances, or tube TVs will be accepted.  See the Flea Market page for details.

Golden Boosters

As we talked about during the parent meeting, becoming a Golden Booster is a way for you to directly support your band program.  Thanks so much to those of you who have donated so far, but we are lagging in our goal for Golden Boosters.  Please consider supporting the program through this campaign.  See the Golden Boosters page for all the details.

Car Wash Update

Our annual car wash is coming up on August 19th.  Students will be in attendance to wash cars and play pep tunes.  Pep band assignments will be coming soon from the directors.  BRING A WATER BOTTLE - we will not have enough bottled water for everyone.

We are still in need of some parents to help keep the students focused in the car wash line.  If you can help out, please grab a slot on the signup link below:

Car Wash Signup Link:

Volunteer Opportunity Update

Our football game chaperone signups are active!  Remember - you must have an active unsupervised clearance to chaperone.  

Here, for your convenience, is a list of all of our active volunteer signup opportunities.  If you have any questions about any of these, please let me know.  These are also always on the website if you ever need to find them on the Volunteering page.

Flea Market Signup Link:

March-A-Thon Signup Link:

Car Wash Signup Link:

Football Game Chaperone Signup Link:

PLEASE NOTE: If you are in the process of an unsupervised clearance, and you have been contacted by the security office and have gotten your fingerprints done make sure you schedule your appointment to get your badge within 30 days or you will have to redo your fingerprints and pay an additional $59.00.

Corporate Sponsorships

Remember - the more corporate sponsorships we get, the lower the band fees will be for the year.  On the link below is a letter you can print or send to any businesses you own, relative's businesses, businesses you frequent, etc.  We will be taking these through August, after which I will be finalizing the fee schedule for the year.

Students - you can get involved as well.  The section that raises the most ($ / student) will win a prize.  We have new leaders!  Here are the current standings:

1st - Baritones
2nd - Trumpets
3rd - Saxophones

Corporate Sponsorships:

Have a great week!

Go Eagles!


Now, a word from Mr. Sayre...

Great first week of school! Fantastic performance at SOAR day.  You represented the band well and we heard a lot of great feedback from principals, students, and staff for how much the band added to the event.  Great job! 

For week two I have a few things items for you:

Have a great week!

Mr. Sayre