RHS Music Weekly Update 10/20/2014

Tournament Season is HERE!

Please take a moment to read the complete email. There is a ton of important information included below!


Included in this email:
  • Director’s Address
  • Weekly schedule
  • Mt. Carmel Itinerary
  • Tournament Volunteer Rehearsal
  • Pledges
  • Fundraising
  • Remind Text-Alerts

Please take a moment to check out the calendar at the band website. The calendar will have all itineraries and important information attached to the corresponding date!


Director’s Address

Holy moley, it’s here. All the hard work the students and parents have put into making “Wild Things” come alive (pun intended) is about to pay off.

Make sure students are keeping on top of homework and class schedules. Marching band is an important part of high school… but let’s keep in mind that the top priority of high school is to learn!

That being said, it’s an exciting week to be in the Royal Alliance. Let’s go kick some butt!

-zc


Weekly Practice Schedule
  • Monday 6p-9p mon. night rehearsal
  • Tuesday 2:30-4:30p (parade band only -  no percussion sectional)
  • Wednesday 2:30p-5p rehearsal (no colorguard)
  • Thursday 230p-430p colorguard rehearsal

Mt. Carmel Itinerary

A detailed itinerary for the Mt. Carmel field tournament can be found on the website and calendar. Some quick, important notes below:

  • Call time for Equipment Crew and Leadership is 6:15AM
  • Call time for the rest of the band is 6:30AM.
  • Students are responsible for their own meals. They can choose to pack a lunch, or purchase food from the vendors at MCHS.
  • Students who choose to go home with parents must be checked out by a chaperone or Mr. Christy. These students must turn in a note before Friday.
  • Students who forget components of their uniform will not be allowed to perform, affecting their grade. Don’t forget anything!

Email Mr. C with any further questions!


Tournament Volunteer Rehearsal

Any parents volunteering to help get the band on and off the field at any tournament are asked to attend tonight’s Monday Night Rehearsal at 7:00PM.

We will be performing a complete run through, including the timing structure on and off the field. This will be an opportunity for parents to get a practice run in before the “big one”.

It is critical that parents are at this rehearsal. Failure to learn the ins and outs may result in a penalty for the band program!


Band Pledge

Each marching band student who is financially able to is asked to make a $500 pledge to the Royal Alliance’s expenses for the year.

Lack of ability will not exclude any students from participation in the marching band. However, participation in this pledge is crucial to a successful season.

PLEASE BE PROMPT IN PLEDGING TO THE PROGRAM.

Other options are available to help put the Royal Alliance on the road!

For more information, please contact Mr. C or the AME president Tracey Stephens. Checks can be made to Alliance for Music Education.


Fundraising

Amazing job to everyone using SCRIP. If you haven’t already, this is a quick and easy way to earn money for the program without spending any extra!

Check the ShopWithScrip facebook page for more info.

https://www.facebook.com/ShopWithScrip.


SOLARE ENERGY is sponsoring a special fundraiser for the RHS Music Department. For every solar system purchased, Solare will donate $500 to the program!

Check royalallianceband.org/solare-energy-fundraiser/ for more information.


Keep checking your email for more updates as the season progresses.


Remind Text-Alerts

If you haven’t already, sign up for mobile text message alerts from the Royal Alliance band! These alerts are quicker, important bits of information that can be sent out last minute. Messages can include reminders, schedule changes, when we’ll be arriving home from tournaments or trips, and more.

Text @ramonaband to (760) 417-4086


As always, remember to submit your SCRIP orders before 11:59PM on Monday night!

RHS Music Weekly Update 10/13/2014

12 DAYS UNTIL MT. CARMEL FIELD TOURNAMENT!

Included in this email:
  • Director’s Address
  • Weekly schedule
  • Football Game Itinerary
  • All-Parent Meeting Update
  • Pledges
  • Fundraising
  • Remind Text-Alerts

 

An updated calendar can be found on the band website, www.royalallianceband.org. This calendar will be updated frequently with all the information you’ll need regarding the instrumental music schedule, including itineraries, rehearsal schedules, upcoming fundraisers, and more.


Director’s Address

Thanks to everyone who helped out with the various fundraisers and set-ups throughout the week! We have an incredible, musical family here at Ramona High School. Every bit helps!

Excellent first performance of the complete field show, Royal Alliance! Huge step forward in your successes this year. Keep up the hard work!

As much as we don’t want to admit it, the busy is here! As we creep closer to competitions and holidays, make sure you’re keeping up with a homework routine!

-zc


Weekly Practice Schedule
  • Monday 6p-9p Mon. night rehearsal
  • Tuesday 2:30p-5p (percussion only)
  • Tuesday 2:30-4:30p (parade band only)
  • Wednesday 2:30p-5p rehearsal
  • Thursday 5p-9p Coming Home Night (jazz band to perform)
  • Friday 5p-9p (Homecoming game?)

All-Parent Meeting

Thank you to all parents for being flexible regarding this week’s schedule change.

The next all parent meeting will be moved to October 29th at 5:00p (immediately following afternoon rehearsal). This is a unique meet time due to a special guest. Mark your calendars!


Football Game Itinerary

This Friday is the second home football game for Ramona High School. The Royal Alliance itinerary can be found on the calendar, as well as below. Make sure all students have a white t-shirt, black knee-length socks, and athletic shorts to be worn under the uniform.

  • CALL TIME 5:30PM
  • 5:30-6:15 Uniforms
  • 6:15-6:35 Warm-up
  • 6:40-6:45 Go to field
  • 6:45-7:00 Pregame
  • 7:00 Kickoff
  • ~8:00 Halftime performance, ‘Wild Things’
  • ~9:00 End football game
  • ~9:30 Dismissal

Band Pledge

Each marching band student who is financially able to is asked to make a $500 pledge to the Royal Alliance’s expenses for the year.

Lack of ability will not exclude any students from participation in the marching band. However, participation in this pledge is crucial to a successful season.

Other options are available to help put the Royal Alliance on the road!

For more information, please contact Mr. C or the AME president Tracey Stephens. Checks can be made to Alliance for Music Education.


Fundraising

Amazing job to everyone using SCRIP. If you haven’t already, this is a quick and easy way to earn money for the program without spending any extra!

During the month of October, SCRIP will be celebrating their 20th anniversary. As a special bonus, from 10AM-10:20AM (10/1-10/20) certain retailers will be giving 20% back to the program!

Check the ShopWithScrip facebook page for more info.

https://www.facebook.com/ShopWithScrip


SOLARE ENERGY is sponsoring a special fundraiser for the RHS Music Department. For every solar system purchased, Solare will donate $500 to the program!

Check royalallianceband.org/solare-energy-fundraiser/ for more information.


Keep checking your email for more updates as the season progresses.


Remind Text-Alerts

If you haven’t already, sign up for mobile text message alerts from the Royal Alliance band! These alerts are quicker, important bits of information that can be sent out last minute. Messages can include reminders, schedule changes, when we’ll be arriving home from tournaments or trips, and more.

Text @ramonaband to (760) 417-4086


As always, remember to submit your SCRIP orders before 11:59PM on Monday night!

Late Breaking News . . .

A couple of announcements…

NO rehearsal after school on WEDNESDAY, but YES all parent meeting from 7 – 8.  Mr. Christy will be giving his monthly “State of the Band” address. Don’t miss out.


Sign ups to help with the Haunted House fundraiser have been sent out. We need some fun, creative types or those with crafty skills to lend a hand.


FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS – sign up to help http://vols.pt/T5rdcU


SATURDAY we are having a RUMMAGE SALE from 7 am – noon in the Mama Rosa’s parking lot. It’s a fundraiser of course. If you have items you’d like to purge from your house, we’d be happy to take them off your hands. Your can bring them to the band room throughout the week or, better yet, bring them to us on Saturday morning.

That’s all…for now…

Thank you!
Tracey & Co.

RHS Music Weekly Update 10/06/2014

19 DAYS UNTIL MT. CARMEL FIELD TOURNAMENT!

Included in this email:

  • Director’s Address
  • Weekly practice schedule
  • Football Game Itinerary
  • All-Parent Meeting
  • Pledges
  • Fundraising
  • Remind Text-Alerts

An updated calendar can be found on the band website, www.royalallianceband.org. This calendar will be updated frequently with all the information you’ll need regarding the instrumental music schedule, including iteneraries, rehearsal schedules, upcoming fundraisers, and more.


Director’s Address

The show is done! Great work. Now we’re on the final stretch of our pre-season… don’t give up now!

​-zc


Weekly Practice Schedule
  • Monday 6p-9p
  • Tuesday 2:30p-5p (percussion only)
  • 2:30-4:30p (parade band only)
  • Wednesday NO REHEARSAL!
  • Friday 5p-9p (football game​)

All-Parent Meeting

THE DATE AND TIME FOR THIS MEETING HAS CHANGED. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

All parents are strongly encouraged to attend the first all-parent meeting Wednesday from 7-8pm in the band room (A20). Important information regarding the upcoming season will be covered, so it is important that as many parents as possible are able to attend.


Football Game Itinerary

This Friday is the second home football game for Ramona High School. The Royal Alliance itinerary can be found on the calendar, as well as below. Make sure all students have a white t-shirt, black knee-length socks, and athletic shorts to be worn under the uniform.

  • CALL TIME 5:00PM
  • 5:00-6:00 Uniforms
  • 6:00-6:30 Warm-up
  • 6:30-6:45 Go to field
  • 6:45-7:00 Pregame
  • 7:00 Kickoff
  • ~8:00 Halftime performance, ‘Wild Things’
  • ~9:00 End football game
  • ~9:30 Dismissal

Band Pledge

Each marching band student who is financially able to is asked to make a $500 pledge to the Royal Alliance’s expenses for the year.

Lack of ability will not exclude any students from participation in the marching band. However, participation in this pledge is crucial to a successful season.

Other options are available to help put the Royal Alliance on the road!

For more information, please contact Mr. C or the AME president Tracey Stephens. Checks can be made to Alliance for Music Education.


Fundraising

The Royal Alliance will be hosting a rummage sale! All proceeds benefit the Royal Alliance marching band.

The rummage sale will be on October 11th.

Donations will be collected at any time in the band room. Time to check around the house and clear out all those unneeded knick-knacks for the upcoming holiday season!
If you haven’t already, consider signing up for SCRIP. This is an incredibly easy way for the Royal Alliance to earn a couple bucks.

During the month of October, SCRIP will be celebrating their 20th anniversary. As a special bonus, from 10AM-10:20AM (10/1-10/20) certain retailers will be giving 20% back to the program!

Check the ShopWithScrip facebook page for more info.

https://www.facebook.com/ShopWithScrip

Keep checking your email for more updates as the season progresses.


Remind Text-Alerts

If you haven’t already, sign up for mobile text message alerts from the Royal Alliance band! These alerts are quicker, important bits of information that can be sent out last minute. Messages can include reminders, schedule changes, when we’ll be arriving home from tournaments or trips, and more.

Text @ramonaband to (760) 417-4086


As always, remember to submit your SCRIP orders before 11:59PM on Monday night!

RHS MUSIC WEEKLY UPDATE 9/29/2014

25 DAYS UNTIL MT. CARMEL FIELD TOURNAMENT!

Included in this email
  • Director’s Address
  • Weekly practice schedule
  • Pledges
  • Fundraising
  • Remind Text-Alerts

An updated calendar can be found on the band website, www.royalallianceband.org. This calendar will be updated frequently with all the information you’ll need regarding the instrumental music schedule, including iteneraries, rehearsal schedules, upcoming fundraisers, and more.


Director’s Address

Great work this past Saturday! The band is making HUGE strides forward. Keep up the hard work.
-zc


Weekly Practice Schedule

Monday 6p-9p
Tuesday 2:30p-5p (percussion only)
2:30-4:30p (parade band only)
Wednesday 2:30p-5p
Saturday 9a-3p


Band Pledge

Each marching band student who is financially able to is asked to make a $500 pledge to the Royal Alliance’s expenses for the year.

Lack of ability will not exclude any students from participation in the marching band.

Other options are available to help put the Royal Alliance on the road!

For more information, please contact Mr. C or the AME president Tracey Stephens. Checks can be made to Alliance for Music Education.


Fundraising

The Royal Alliance will be hosting a rummage sale! All proceeds benefit the Royal Alliance marching band.

The rummage sale will be on October 11th.

Donations will be collected at any time in the band room. Time to check around the house and clear out all those unneeded knick-knacks for the upcoming holiday season!
If you haven’t already, consider signing up for SCRIP. This is an incredibly easy way for the Royal Alliance to earn a couple bucks.

During the month of October, SCRIP will be celebrating their 20th anniversary. As a special bonus, from 10AM-10:20AM (10/1-10/20) certain retailers will be giving 20% back to the program!

Check the ShopWithScrip facebook page for more info.

https://www.facebook.com/ShopWithScrip

Keep checking your email for more updates as the season progresses.


Remind Text-Alerts

If you haven’t already, sign up for mobile text message alerts from the Royal Alliance band! These alerts are quicker, important bits of information that can be sent out last minute. Messages can include reminders, schedule changes, when we’ll be arriving home from tournaments or trips, and more.

Text @ramonaband to (760) 417-4086


As always, remember to submit your SCRIP orders before 11:59PM on Monday night!

Solare Energy Fundraiser

If you’re interested in investing in residential solar power for your home, Solare Energy has a program that can benefit you and the Band.

They are offering a special promotion for referrals from the band and will make a significant payment to the band for every photo-voltaic system they install as a result of the referral.

This is a win-win-win scenario, so if you are interested in residential solar, give them a call.  See the attached document for all the details.

Solare Energy Letter

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser – October 3rd

It’s nearly time for the Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser and the infamous Cake Walk!  Put it on your calendar now!

Friday, October 3rd 6:30-8:00pm
First Congregational Church
404 8th Street

Admission: $7 per person or $20 for a family of (4)
Cake Walk tickets are .25 each or 6 for $1.00

Each Student should bring a cake for the cake walk and the following items depending on their sections:

  • Woodwinds: One large bag of salad
  • Percussion and Pit: Large loaf of French Bread
  • Color Guard: (3) bottles: Italian and Ranch dressing, Decorations (Italian Themed)
  • High and Low Brass: Cooked Spaghetti

Please send in the bread/Spaghetti and salad dressing to the band room on Thursday with your student. All other items can be brought to the church on the night of the event by 5:30 pm.

Students to perform…SO BRING YOUR INSTRUMENTS!