Quote of the Week:
"The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more." - Jonas Salk
Wind Symphony Gig - $$$ for NYC!
I'm excited to announce that we have just received an opportunity to gain public exposure to raise money for our trip to New York City. The City of La Quinta is holding a ceremony Next Thursday commemorating the events of September 11th. The City, Frank, and I, have arranged for the Wind Symphony to play the National Anthem to open the event. A portion of the event will be honoring YOU and your accomplishments! This is a great opportunity to gain support for YOUR fundraising goals of $35,000. More details will come soon, but plan on being in Old Town La Quinta from 7:15pm - 8:10pm on Thursday, September 11th.
New York City Donation Web Page:
Please direct people to the homepage of blackhawkbrigade.org to find for this link. This is a great way to get people to help donate to our cause! Thank you to the NYC Committee for your hard work and dedication to make this happen! Here is the link: http://www.lqhswindsymphony.myevent.com/3/donate.htm. I will leave a QR code on the website for you tech savvy people.
All-Coachella Valley High School Honor Band:
Thank you to those of you who came out last Sunday to get some tips and help on the audition music. I HIGHLY encourage everyone to consider auditioning for this prestigious group! For more information, visit: http://www.codband.net/honor-band.html. All of the schedules, audition music, and audition sign-ups are done online through that website. If you attended last Sunday, I already have your audition times set (you do not need to sign up again).
COD Symphonic Band:
Mr Fleischmann is directing the COD Symphonic Band on Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. To participate, you just have to follow the instructions on codband.net (http://www.codband.net/participation-for-hs-students.html). This is a great chance to earn Community College credit!
Upcoming Trojan Club Gigs: 9/27 & 1/11
We have TWO dates for Trojan Club gigs that will be raising money and exposure for the Wind Symphony's New York trip. Please pencil in the following dates: September 27th & October 11th. Game times have not been announced yet, so I don't have a time window yet. I do know that we will play during halftime for September 27th. The game on October 11th will have TWO different gigs: one before the game, and one during halftime. I'll have more details for you all ASAP!
Parent Pickup Times:
I do my best to approximate the student's release times for Football games and performances. And now, with remind101, I have the ability to send a text message to let you know when we are finished. I respectfully ask that you plan on picking up your son/daughter at the indicated release time on the call sheet. It is my moral obligation to stay and wait with the students after school hours until they get picked up. I'm happy to do so for their well-being and safety, but please don't take advantage of my time. I find myself repeatedly waiting for students 30, 40, 60, or even 90 (YES - 90!) minutes past pickup time. If you cannot pick up your students at the indicated time, please make arrangements for them to get a ride home with someone else.
Football Support - Thank you Volunteers!
Thank you to all who came out to the game to support the band! We had new parent volunteers helping to get our churro sales up and running (awesome!). And we also had a great turnout to help support the band in getting on and off the field. Thank you to all of you, we can't do it without you!
This is the last week to sell Discount Cards. All money and unsold cards are due to the lock box September 9. See a Drum Major if you need more cards. Easy way to earn money towards your next payment.
Register for Ralphs!
Don't forget to register your Ralph's Rewards grocery card so Blackhawk Brigade can receive a donation. Instructions are at Blackhawkbrigade.org. You must sign up every year, so please don't forget. You now can use the same card at Food 4 Less, too. Encourage family and friends. (Click here to learn more).
Marching Band Rehearsal Schedule:
This week rehearse Tuesday evening at 5:00pm - 8:00pm in the stadium (arrive at the band room NO LATER than 4:45). We have rehearsal Thursday afternoon from 3:00pm - 5:00pm on the old practice field. Our goals are to continue to learn drill, and add music to the opener. You MUST be prepared with your water, dot books, and memorized music. Just a reminder - we wear white T-Shirts on Tuesday evenings (it may have a logo, it just has to be white).