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CEDAR SPRINGS MUSIC BOOSTERS

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CEDAR SPRINGS MUSIC BOOSTERS

    CEDAR SPRINGS MUSIC BOOSTERS

    P.O. BOX 811

    CEDAR SPRINGS, MI 49319

    www.cedarspringsbands.org

    May 4, 2009

    Dear Parents and Students:

    The fall marching season will begin in just a little more than eight weeks. This letter contains information you will need to know

    about Monday night rehearsals and band camp.

     th? Monday night rehearsals begin on July 6 from 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Please come prepared to be outside for part of

    practice on the football field. (Tennis shoes are a MUST!) In the event of rain, we will still have rehearsal. Practices rdwill continue every Monday night after that through late-October except for Band Camp week, August 3 and Labor

    Day. (Please see the attached tentative schedule.)

     th? Uniform fitting will take place on Wednesday, July 15 in the high school band room. Please park in the back of the ththbuilding and enter the doors by the band room. Upperclassmen (10-12 grades) should come to be fitted any time

    from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All freshmen should arrive between 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to be fitted for both a

    marching uniform and a concert uniform. (Color Guard members who will also be in concert band will be fitted for a

    concert uniform only.) If you are unable to attend fittings on July 15th, you must call Pat Miszewski at 696-3659

    to make an alternate appointment to be fitted. You are required to be fitted for your uniforms before band camp

    as NO fitting will be done during band camp. It is your responsibility to make sure you have been fitted for

    both a marching band and a concert band uniform.

    ? Pre-Band Camp will be held on Thursday and Friday, July 23 and 24 from 9:00 4:00 p.m. You should plan on

    bringing a sack lunch and a beverage OR purchasing your lunch from the Music Booster Concession Stand. Freshmen,

    upperclassmen new to CSHS and section leaders should report on Thursday at 9:00 a.m. The full band

    will need to report at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday and from 9:00 4:00 p.m. on Friday.

? Band camp is Monday Friday, July 27 31 starting daily at 8:00 a.m. It will be held at the high school and Red

    Hawk Stadium. Students need to be ready to play at 8:00 a.m. and not just arriving. We recommend arriving at

    least ten minutes before any given rehearsal in order to get your instrument out and to generally be prepared. (If

    you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late!) BAND CAMP IS NOT OPTIONAL: IT IS A

    REQUIREMENT OF THE HIGH SCHOOL BAND AND EVERYONE IS EXPECTED TO BE THERE. If you do not

    attend you will not have a place in the drill and will become an alternate. When individuals are absent

    from any rehearsals, the whole band suffers.

? The band takes a short break once in the morning and once in the afternoon during Band Camp, in which Music

    Boosters provide a snack. Lunch time will be around 12:00 p.m. Students may bring their own hearty lunch with lots

    of carbohydrates for energy and a beverage or visit the Music Booster concession stand to purchase their lunch. Due

    to legal liability, NO BAND MEMBER WILL LEAVE CAMPUS DURING BAND CAMP SCHEDULED TIMES. A

    student will only be permitted to leave campus if accompanied by a parent. A note will not be sufficient. There will

    be no exceptions to this rule.

? Attire for pre-band camp and band camp needs to be flexible and functional. Quite often, mornings are cool and

    afternoons are HOT! Every once in awhile, it rains. Students need to come prepared to march in ALL of these conditions. Students are daily required to wear/bring:

    1. A positive attitude and a smile

    2. Instrument, flip folder, music, reeds, etc.

    3. Hat and sunglasses

    4. Sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher)

    5. Tennis shoes and socks (NO SANDALS)

    6. School dress code applies! Light-colored clothes are best.

    7. Small size (3” x 5”) spiral bound notebook

    8. Pencil(s)

    9. Three-ring binder (1/2” – 1” thick) and some clear plastic sheet protectors

    10. MOST IMPORTANTLY: Please bring an insulated-type beverage container or bottle filled

    with at least 20 ounces of water with your name marked clearly on the outside of the

    container. Music Boosters will have water available for you to refill it throughout the day.

? School policy will not allow us to distribute any type of medication that is to be taken orally. If a student

    develops a headache, runny nose, or twists an ankle, we cannot administer any aspirin, Tylenol, Benadryl, etc. We

    will still be able to do topical ointments, Band-Aids, and ice packs. If a student may need aspirin, Benadryl, or the like,

    they will have to come prepared with their own.

     st, the band will have a performance to show what they have accomplished during the week. ? On Friday evening, July 31The uniform will be khaki shorts and their new marching band T-shirt. Khaki shorts are the individual’s

    responsibility. The T-shirt is provided through payment of your band camp cost and will be given to each band

    member shortly before the performance. The performance is open to any and all parents, family and friends who wish

    to watch and it will begin between 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

     th? Parents: If you are available to help during uniform fitting on July 15 or band camp week, we can use you! Please

    call Patricia Eary at 696-3639 if you are available to give at least a two-hour block of your time so you

    can be scheduled!

? Signups for fall concessions and other fall volunteer jobs will be available during Monday night rehearsals, uniform

    fitting and band camp week. This year we are asking that every student’s parent(s) volunteer to work a two-hour shift

    on Red Flannel Day or a Friday night football concession event. We need more than 100 people to work on Red

    Flannel Day alone and every home football game on a Friday night requires 15 people, so there are plenty of positions

    you can volunteer for!

    ? The cost for this year’s band camp will be $45.00, which covers the cost of a marching-show themed T-shirt, a

    hooded sweatshirt and band camp snacks. The t-shirt will be worn under the band uniform for each performance.

    Total payment is due by 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 23rd or can be mailed to the Booster P.O. Box by July

    20th. Parents can also order a marching-show themed T-shirt and/or hooded sweatshirt by contacting thSally Smith at 696-3997 before July 10.

? A uniform care/replacement form and a health form have been included. It is imperative that we have permission to sttreat your child if we cannot reach you. The signed form is due back to the band room by May 21. The balance due

    may also be returned with the signed forms.

? ALL BAND PARTICIPATION COSTS MUST BE PAID BY 1:00 p.m. on July 23. Students who do not have

    their fees paid will not be allowed to have snacks during band camp and will have to sit with a Music

    Booster during snack time. T-shirts and hoodies will NOT be given out to any student who owes money.

    Uniforms will only be issued to those students who have paid all fees. Also, you will not receive any

    awards you have earned if money is still owed.

    STUDENT NAME _____________________________________________________

    PAST DUE MONEY ___________________________________________________

    PARTICIPATION FEE ___________________________________________$45.00

    TOTAL OWED _______________________________________________________

    PROFIT EARNED FROM PAST FUNDRAISERS ______________________________

    TOTAL AMOUNT DUE _______________________________________________

Please make your checks or money order payable to:

    CEDAR SPRINGS MUSIC BOOSTERS

    Fees can be brought to the band room or are mailed to:

    CEDAR SPRINGS MUSIC BOOSTERS

    P.O. BOX 811

    CEDAR SPRINGS, MI 49319

    Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to Patricia Eary at 696-3639.

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