Oct 08

Pride of the NW Marching Competition! Information

Good Evening Everyone -

We are rapidly approaching our first Marching Band competition that will require us to travel. This event takes place at Grants Pass High School on October 13. I will attempt to cover all the details in this email.

Travel
We will utilize school buses for the trip down and back. There will be two buses with adult chaperones on each bus. Buses will arrive at Sprague Saturday morning at 6am and leave for Grants Pass at 6:30am. We should arrive at GPHS around 10:30am. We will be at GPHS all day and the kids will be staying in the gym overnight (more on this later). We will leave GPHS Sunday morning at 8:30 am which should put us back to Sprague approximately 12:30pm.

Housing
Kids will be allowed to be in the gym at GPHS all day. They will be sleeping in the gym overnight Saturday night and leaving from GPHS Sunday morning. There will be gender specific chaperones staying with the kids in the gym and the kids will be separated by gender during the night. If you are traveling to watch the show and are staying the night (or leaving after the event Saturday) you are welcome to have your child stay with you or go home with you. But you MUST contact Dr. Greenwood in advance and let him know of the arrangements so we can document it. The buses will NOT leave GPHS Sunday morning until all kids are accounted for. If you take your child without letting anybody know, you will delay the entire band from leaving Sunday morning.

Meals
Lunch and dinner will be provided on Saturday during the competition. We will also order pizza to have in the gym once the event is over during the time the kids are allowed to relax and socialize. Please be sure to send a reusable water bottle as we will have large water jugs available during our entire stay at GPHS. We will provide a light grab and go breakfast Sunday morning before the kids load buses to head back to Salem. There will be food vendors and concessions available at the stadium also if your child chooses to eat there at their expense.

What to bring
Students are encouraged to bring sleeping bags and pillows for sleeping in the gym. Bus storage will be limited so they are encouraged to pack light but bring whatever is necessary for an overnight stay. Please pack a small overnight bag with clothing and toiletries. We will have access to the locker rooms and showers for those who choose to use them. Please pack a towel. If your child uses any medication please be sure to pack that and provide them instruction on using it. Chaperones are not allowed to administer medication. If you are concerned about your child and medication please send me an email with specific instruction and your authorization to supervise the use of the medication and we will make sure your guidelines are followed. PLEASE BE SURE TO TAG SLEEPING BAGS AND PILLOWS SO THEY DO NOT GET LOST.

Equipment trucks
We will be packing the equipment trucks with instruments, food carts, props, etc Friday after rehearsal. If you would like your child’s sleeping bag and/or pillow to ride in the equipment truck please have it at the school by 6pm Friday. Please put it in a large plastic (garbage) bag with the student’s name on it and we will load it in one of the trucks and have it at GPHS when they arrive. This will reduce the amount of personal items on the buses. Trucks will be leaving Salem Friday Night for Grants Pass, and will not be available in the morning.

Clothing
Please be sure your student arrives at Sprague Saturday morning at 6am wearing (or possessing) show shirt, shorts and long black socks. They are welcome to wear sweats or jeans while traveling but they MUST have shorts for the competition. And let me say again LONG BLACK SOCKS. They must come at least to mid calf. Again, the kids will be sleeping in the gym so they should have something comfortable and appropriate for sleeping.

Itinerary
Saturday October 13
6:00am arrive Sprague High School
6:30am leave Sprague
10:30am – 11 arrive GPHS

11:00am Lunch
1:51pm first performance
5:15pm Finals begin. Sprague’s performance time will be based on placement from prelims
Dinner will be served based on when we perform in finals
8:45pm Finals awards
9:30pm Move to gymnasium for pizza and social time
11:30pm Lights out

October 14
7:00am Grab and Go Breakfast at Grants Pass High School
8:00am Load buses
8:30am leave GPHS
12:30pm -1pm Arrive Sprague

More information on the event can be found at http://nwapa.net/all_events/pnw/

If you have questions please feel free to contact me at info@spragueband.org or pres@spraugeband.org. Dr. Greenwood can be reached at GREENWOOD_RICHARD@salkeiz.k12.or.us

Shawn

Aug 26

Band Day September 8th

All right. Calling all available Marching Band and Color Guard Parents.

We are only a couple of Saturdays from our biggest (most important) fund raiser of the year.

Yes, Saturday September 8th is Band Day.

We are in need of 20 volunteer drivers to shuttle our band kids through designated routes identified in our South Salem community.

This is pretty much an all day event with refreshment breaks and a lunch break.

We will provide the neighborhood maps and guidelines for all drivers and band members.

I currently have 5 drivers already.

We will be asking your kids this week, to come home after their day at band camp and ask if you can help.

I can not stress enough, that the help we receive, truly makes this fund raiser a success.

We have been doing this fundraiser for decades. It is really our bread and butter if you know what I mean.

All drivers will need to insure their volunteer status through the Salem Keizer School District.

What this means,…if you are not a registered volunteer, you must complete the volunteer application available on line through the district’s website.

We will also need an insurance document filled out prior to the event. You can respond to this post directly and I will place you on the drivers list.

If you have any questions at all, please contact our president Shawn Davison, Anne Nelson, and of course myself (Kevin Schultz).

Thank you for your time and consideration. Go Olys

Aug 26

Band Camp Schedule: Aug. 27 – 31

Hey Band!

Band Camp Schedule: Aug. 27 – 31.

This schedule adjustment is meant to help students not be at band camp quite so much but still be able to prepare effectively for the upcoming season.

I hope it does not inconvenience anyone.

M 2:00pm – 8:30pm                    (Color Guard 12:30-8:30)

T 12:00pm – 6:00pm                   (Color Guard 12:00-8:00pm)

W 2:00pm – 8:30pm                   (Color Guard 12:30-8:30)

Th 12:00pm – 6:00pm       (Drumline 12:00-7:00pm)

Fri. 9:00am – 1:00pm        THEN            6:00pm-9:00pm Football Game

Shawn

http://www.spragueband.org/boosters/Calendar.htm

Aug 12

Band Camp – What You need to Know

Sprague Marching Band Students and Parents,

As we prepare for the start of Band Camp, I wanted to take a minute to get everybody ready to make this time as successful as possible.

Some of this will be reminders for some and totally new for others.

What’s in this Post:

1) Uniform Fittings

2) New Marchers

3) Returning Marchers

4) What to bring to Band Camp

5) Band Contract and Payments

6) Ways to get information

1) Uniform Fittings:

Returning Marchers - Band portable during Sprague’s ‘Taking care of business day’ on August 14th between 1:30-6:30 pm.

New Marchers to stay after band camp August 16 or 17th, we will be fitting at 3 pm.

Anyone that can’t make these dates please work with the Band Moms to be fitted on another date or during band camp.

2) New Marchers:

You will start this week on Thursday the 16th & Friday the 17th.

We need everybody to attend.

See Calendar

Please Review Sections 5 and 6 below!

3) Returning Marchers:

You will start August 20th.

See Calendar 

Please Review Sections 5 and 6 below!

4) What to Bring to Band Camp:

WATER!!! (We will have containers to refill your water bottles)
SUN SCREEN
Hat
Comfortable athletic shoes (NO sandals, flip flops or open toed shoes)
Food for Band Camp (Snacks, Lunch, and Dinner.  We will Serve Pizza a couple of times and provide you with a heads up email, Dates TBD)
Instrument & Music (as if this needs to be said)

5) Band Contract and Payments:

Marching Band Contract, Emergency Contact and Medical Form if you haven’t already sent it in.
Payment of fees  [You can place them in the Band Box in the front of the Band Room at Sprague during Band Camp.]

We need to have all forms turned in and fees paid (MB Contract fee due date is Aug 17th) by the first day of Band Camp unless other arraignments have been made.

If you haven’t done so please turn them in or make arraignments with Shawn Davison (pres@spragueband.org) or Anne Nelson (treasurer@spragueband.org).

6) Ways to get Information:

- Emails (if you not receiving emails send your request to pres@spragueband.org)

- Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/spraguebandnguard/

- Sprague Band Website http://www.spragueband.org/ (Which you are currently on!)

- Calendars

* You can Download and install a Google Calendar to your mobile device to keep track of what is coming up for Band.

Google Calendar Link to add it to your personal Calendar.

spragueband@gmail.com (not monitored for emails, only used for calendar link)

* Link to see the Sprague Marching Band Calendar:

Is accessible from http://www.spragueband.org/boosters/Calendar.htm

We are looking forward to a fantastic year. The drill write is being completed and props will be built soon. This will be a great show with wonderful music and visuals.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

I have attached the schedule for the season as it stands right now. This includes Band Camp, Uniform Fittings, Competitions, PCI, Band Day and home football games as well as the regular and extra rehearsals.

Thank you again for your participation and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Aug 09

Marching Band Important Information

Marching Band for New Marchers starts this coming Thursday!

All New Marchers Pre-Camp Dates

Thursday Aug. 16               9:00am – 3:00pm (Mandatory)

Friday Aug. 17                     9:00am – 3:00pm (Mandatory)

Uniforms  (Message from your Band Moms):

Hey Band and parents,

We are asking that all returning marchers stop by the Band portable during Sprague’s ‘Taking care of business day’ on August 14th sometime between 1:30-6:30pm to be fit for uniforms.

We are asking for freshmen marchers to stay after band camp August 16 or 17th, we will be fitting at 3pm on both of those days.

Also, we are in need of several moms, dads or grandparents, anyone willing (No special skills required!) to help with any of these fittings on 8/14, 8/16 and 8/17. Please let us know if you are available any or all of these times.

Thank you

from your band moms,

Kristy and Melissa

Jul 24

Urgent Reminder Marching Band Payments and Forms

Marching Band Season is Coming Fast!

Forms are Now Online http://www.spragueband.org/docs/

Registration Due: Now

Deposit due: $150.00 by Now

Balance due: $150.00 by August 17, 2018

Please contact the treasurer if you need to arrange an alternate payment schedule – we can make payment
arrangements to suit your budget! We do not want anybody not participating due to cost! treasurer@spragueband.org
 Marching band fair-share fee covers: band camp, event transportation and Competition; meals, uniform, instruction, and many,
many other items. For students not participating in Marching Band, there will be a fair share fee of $50.00 for
concert season needs.
 The fair share fee does not cover footwear, rental of school-owned instruments, or miscellaneous personal
equipment or supplies. The fee does cover colorguard costuming, flags, and props, but, again, not footwear.
 Marching or guard shoes may be ordered during band camp (if needed). The charge ($45) will be listed as a
separate item on your fee statement. Please do not include payment for shoes unless you specifically want
new shoes. We have many pairs of used shoes that we will issue for $5.00 if we have your student’s size
available. If we need to order new shoes we will invoice you.
 Financial aid is available for those on free or reduced-cost lunch. Complete the attached forms and the financial aid
application. Please contact treasurer@spragueband.org for financial aid forms.

Please complete and mail the following:
o 2018 Marching Band Fair-share Contract and Payment Form
o Medical Emergency & Band Camp; Permission Form
o Volunteer Interest Form
o Payment or Deposit (Non-refundable)

Mail to: Sprague Band Boosters
4742 Liberty Road South #236
Salem, OR 97302
[New Address we are switching to]

Make checks payable to “Sprague Band Boosters” – include your student’s name on the memo line – thank you!

Contact Info:
Dr. Greenwood: Greenwood_Richard@salkeiz.or.us
Band Boosters: pres@spragueband.org
Treasurer: treasurer@spragueband.org

Thanks
Shawn Davison
President of Sprague Band Boosters

http://www.spragueband.org/

[Current schedules and Information can be found here and on the facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/spraguebandnguard/ ]

Jul 10

2018 Band Contract and Medical Forms Due Now

Forms are Now Online http://www.spragueband.org/docs/
Registration Due: June 8, 2018 Deposit due: $150.00 by July 13, 2018 – Checks will not be cashed until after July 1
 
Balance due: $150.00 by August 17, 2018
 
Please contact the treasurer if you need to arrange an alternate payment schedule – we can make payment
arrangements to suit your budget! We do not want anybody not participating due to cost! treasurer@spragueband.org
 Marching band fair-share fee covers: band camp, event transportation & meals, uniform, instruction, and many,
many other items. For students not participating in Marching Band, there will be a fair share fee of $50.00 for
concert season needs.
 The fair share fee does not cover footwear, rental of school-owned instruments, or miscellaneous personal
equipment or supplies. The fee does cover colorguard costuming, flags, and props, but, again, not footwear.
 Marching or guard shoes may be ordered during band camp (if needed). The charge ($45) will be listed as a
separate item on your fee statement. Please do not include payment for shoes unless you specifically want
new shoes. We have many pairs of used shoes that we will issue for $5.00 if we have your student’s size
available. If we need to order new shoes we will invoice you.
 Financial aid is available for those on free or reduced-cost lunch. Complete the attached forms and the financial aid
application. Please contact treasurer@spragueband.org for financial aid forms.
 
Please complete and mail the following:
o 2018 Marching Band Fair-share Contract and Payment Form
o Medical Emergency & Permission Form
o Volunteer Interest Form
o Payment or Deposit (Non-refundable)
 
Mail to: Sprague Band Boosters
P.O. Box 1021
Salem, OR 97308
 
Make checks payable to “Sprague Band Boosters” – include your student’s name on the memo line – thank you!
Extra forms available at: http://www.spragueband.org/docs/
Contact Info:
Dr. Greenwood: Greenwood_Richard@salkeiz.or.us
Band Boosters: pres@spragueband.org
Treasurer: treasurer@spragueband.org
 
Thanks
Shawn Davison
President

Jun 26

2018 Drum Majors

Dr. Greenwood would like us to all join in

Congratulating our 2018 Sprague Marching Band Drum Majors!

 

Nathan Berry and Zach Tuggy have accepted the drum major positions.

Thank you for everyones input.

 

Special thanks to Austin, Katie, and Daniel for caring enough about the band to help lead.  They will be in strong leaership positions.

 

Again Congratulations to Nathan and Zach!

 

RG

SD

Jun 20

Sprague Marching Band Dates (2018)

Times for Competitions, Home Games, Parade, and Extra Practices are yet to be determined

All other Times are marked below and in the Sprague Band Calendar.

 

Please pay attention to the dates in this document. 

These are the dates and Times as determined by your Band Director and the Sprague Administration.

 

Marching Band Dates:

 All New Marchers Pre-Camp Dates

Thursday June 28 1:00pm – 4:00pm (Pass out music, intro to marching, bring instrument)

Attend if you are in town.

Thursday Aug. 16               9:00am – 3:00pm (Mandatory)

Friday Aug. 17                     9:00am – 3:00pm (Mandatory)

 Percussion Summer Rehearsals (All rehearsals 1:00pm – 4:00pm on Thursdays)

June 21                                               Aug. 2

June 28                 July 19                  Aug. 9

 You can Download and install a Google Calendar to your mobile device to keep track of what is coming up for Band.

SOMB Google Calendar Link to add it to your personal Calendar. (Also Add the Sprague Band Calendar as Well, see bottom of page)

djb6app6c90n3a4f4fdgm5o274@group.calendar.google.com

 Color Guard Summer Rehearsals  (1:15pm-4:15)

June 27                 July 18                  Aug. 8

July11                   Aug. 1

You can Download and install a Google Calendar to your mobile device to keep track of what is coming up for Band.

Color Guard Google Calendar Link to add it to your personal Calendar. (Also Add the Sprague Band Calendar as Well, see bottom of page)

fmo8dpbvl92lv88eobp3ohs1d0@group.calendar.google.com

Band Camp

Aug. 20 – 24         12:00pm – 8:00pm

Aug. 25                 9:00am – 1:00pm

Aug. 27 – 30         12:00pm – 8:00pm

Aug. 31                 9:00am – 2:00pm

Band Day

Sept. 8                  9:00am Sat.

Home Football Schedule

Aug. 31?

Sept. 14

Sept. 28

Oct. 19

Oct 26

Extra Rehearsals (not including competition day rehearsals)

Sept. 15

Sept. 22

Oct. 12

Competitions

Sept. 29

Oct. 13

Oct. 20

Oct. 27

Weekly rehearsals (All Rehearsals 5:30pm – 8:15pm)

Sept. 4                  Tuesday

Sept. 5                  Wed.

Sept. 10                Mon

Sept. 12                Wed.

Sept. 18                Tues.

Sept. 19                Wed.

Sept. 24                Mon.

Sept. 26                Wed.

Oct. 1                    Mon.

Oct. 3                    Wed.

Oct. 8                    Mon.

Oct. 10                 Wed.

Oct. 15                  Mon.

Oct. 17                  Wed.

Oct. 22                  Mon.

Oct. 24                  Wed.

Salem Keizer Parade         

Dec. 8                   Sat.

 

You can Download and install a Google Calendar to your mobile device to keep track of what is coming up for Band.

Google Calendar Link to add it to your personal Calendar.

spragueband@gmail.com (not monitored for emails, only used for calendar link)

 

Link to see the Sprague Marching Band Calendar:

Is accessible from http://www.spragueband.org/boosters/Calendar.htm

Sep 12

[Sprague Band News] Disney Trip

It came to my attention that several people did not receive the original information regarding the Disney Trip during Spring Break 2018. Below is that email.

The following information describes our trip to Disneyland during Spring
Break, 2018 March 22nd – March 27th. Cost estimates are preliminary and
the final cost will be included in the trip contract.

 This
trip is for all individuals that are participating in any band
ensemble. Senior students will receive priority should that become
necessary however, all means will be made to include all that want to
come. It is also dependent on the mixture of instruments.  For example,
we cannot have only trumpets and drums.  It will not make for a good
performance. Again, all means will be taken to include everyone.
Purpose:
Travel to Disneyland in Anaheim, California to participate in two
Disney Performing Arts Workshops and perform in a 30 minute concert on
stage at a Disney venue.
Proposed Itinerary:
Thursday,
March 22nd.  Depart from Sprague at approximately 9:00 pm and drive to
Anaheim. Sleeping on the bus.  Stop in the am for breakfast.
Friday
March 23rd.  Arrive in Anaheim. Lunch on their own at local
restaurants.  Swim or rest at hotel.  Friday night – Dinner and show at
Medieval Times.
Saturday March 24th.  Park day 1 with workshop/concert.
Sunday March 25th.  Park day 2 with workshop/concert.
Monday
March 26th.  Park Day 3 with workshop/concert.  Depart Monday night at
approximately 8:00 pm and drive to Salem.  Sleeping on bus
Tuesday March 27th.  Arrive to Sprague in the am.
Trip Notes:
Trip fee includes bus, hotel, park admission, and noted meals.
Lodging is based on quad occupancy in each room for 3  nights.  Queen beds.
Meals:
$10 allotment for breakfast on Friday morning.  Breakfast at hotel
each day and group dinners at a Downtown Disney restaurant.  Students
are on their own for lunches and snacks.
Two Disney Performing Arts workshops and a performance at a Disney venue in full dress.
Chaperones:
A SK district background check must be completed and passed one month
prior to travel.If you are interested in being a chaperone, please
contact Laura Linder @ 7127laura@gmail.com.
Payments:
Estimated
individual cost is $800. If it is less there may be a refund, credit or
discounted last payment.  We cannot book hotels and bus services until
we get initial payments, so it is important for the group to get
payments in on time. The first payment will be due Sept 15th for $200,
Oct 15th for $300, and Nov 15th for $300.  Payment arrangements can be
made if you would like to pay all at once or change the total of the
payments to work for your schedule.
Please contact Laura Linder, trip coordinator, or Janelle Woodring,
treasurer,  for alternative payment arrangements.
For questions contact Laura Linder, trip coordinator at 7127laura@gmail.com.

 

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