Posted on March 31st, 2014
Hey Band! 2 events this week:Tuesday, March 4, 7PM in the Band Hall Booster MeetingCome hear a special presentation about an exciting new fundraiser we are doing at the end of March. Back by popular demand: FAQsQUESTION: I'm a little confused about this whole TFA speech tournament fundraiser thing... can you fill me in? TWIB: I'm glad you asked! We were invited to supply concessions and meals to the 2,000 participants at this once-in-a-lifetime speech tournament this Friday. We agreed to help and are only working Friday of this three-day event. QUESTION: Um, don't we do enough fundraising? Why are we doing this?TWIB: Our band is incredibly lucky to have the full support of our staff and student body. Last year, Cheer collected cash donations in the stands to send percussion to PASIC. Cougars turn out to support each other and it is our turn! Plus, we fully intend to make money on Friday and use it to bring our band up to the standards they deserve. We have a bit of a backlog on the wish list and this is a great way to make that gap close without adding a traditional fundraiser. QUESTION: Am I supposed to be there? Is my kid supposed to be there? What is the deal?TWIB: We are very grateful to have our lead positions covered. We also have close to 70 adult and student volunteers signed up to help. However, we have no doubt our busiest times will be from 4 to 7 PM. We are running six different areas and if you have the time, we could use your help! QUESTION: I really don't want to complain, but I sent an email yesterday and know one has replied to it yet! I kinda' get the feeling you don't REALLY need my help... just sayin'.TWIB: Thank you so much for NOT complaining! The leads on this event are all working parents and you CANNOT believe the amount of emails that are flying around for this event. Between spam filters and sheer lack of time, it is possible you may not get a personal reply at this point. We are really sorry and are doing our best to keep on top of it all. QUESTION: Well, gosh. Now I'm getting a little excited about the event. It sounds like fun, in a crazy sort of way! Count me in!TWIB: THANK YOU! If you have time on Friday and are willing to come on out to help, but want to confirm there is a need, you can always call or text Debbie English at 832.472.0276 and ask how we are doing on volunteers. As long as she has cell service, she'll get right back with you! Look for a BONUS TWIB with last minute TFA reminders on Thursday night! Upcoming Dates: Lots of new reminders!(SAVE THE DATE: Band Banquet is May 9th. Tickets are $25.00, with more great details to follow!)March 4 7:00 Band Booster MeetingDebate Tournament BAND FUNDRAISER Friday, March 7 (All band members needed!)PreUIL Concert : March 28 at Cy Woods HSStreet Party Fundraiser: March 29UIL for Concert I and II bands: April 16-17UIL for Symphonic Band: April 24Spring Trip - San Antonio: April 25-27BAND BANQUET: May 9May 10 MD Anderson blood drive at Chick-fil-a: Whole Blood and PlateletsMay 31 - Marching Season Preview and Fee DayHave a great week and Go Cougar Band!
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