Welcome back to everyone and happy Independence Day! Lots of important info ahead. Please look through everything carefully.
Rehearsals this Week - We start back with our 2 July rehearsals this week. It is important that all students attend these rehearsals as this gives us an early start for band camp. We will be passing out part 1 and learning routines. We will also be going over UDB app and giving out drill numbers. Please communicate with us any attendance conflicts.
Milton Riverfest - The BPA will be selling concessions all day on Tuesday for Independence Day celebrations in Milton. Parents, we need your help. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other band parents and help out the organization that supports your kiddos. Each shift is 5 hours in length. This also qualifies for the BPA band fee incentive. Just CLICK HERE and sign up for any open slots. Email Arlene Wires at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
First Band Fee Due - This Thursday, the first payment towards the fair share band fee is due. This is a $50 payment. This must be turned in so we can pay bills that have already accrued. Checks are made payable to MHS Band. We also take cash. You can also pay online by CLICKING HERE. If you have forgotten your charms password, please email us and we can reset it. If you have not logged into charms yet, CLICK HERE for instructions on how to login. Yes, you can use the carwash pledges for this payments as well even if the carwash is after the due date.
MoneyDolly App Sales - I will be posting the MoneyDolly app profits to student accounts this week. This is the fundraiser we did at the end of last year where we sold beef jerky and popcorn.
Carwash July 15 - Our first fundraiser of the year will take place on Saturday, July 15th with our annual mass band carwash. We will holding this at 4 locations around Milton. These locations are, Milton High School, Advanced Auto on Dogwood, Ollies on Hwy 90, First Apostolic Church on Hwy 90. This a a FREE carwash. Students will collect pledges and at the end of the day, we will get a total from all 4 locations. Students will then collected from the folks that made pledges and turn that into us. I have attached the pledge sheet for students. Remember, the goal is to wash as many cars that day as possible, so tell everyone to stop by. We do accept donations at each locations, however, no one is obligated to give. Simply bring cars and let us wash. Students will sign up for a location starting tomorrow. This is a required event for students. We will sign-up by seniority beginning with our leadership and seniors, Juniors on Thursday, Sophomores on Monday of band camp, and Freshmen on Tuesday of Band Camp. There are 2 shifts available at each location. Parents, we need your help with chaperoning as well. Please CLICK HERE to sign up. The students will wash, parents will simply be quality control and make sure the students are washing.
UDB App - We have received all of the info for the UDB app. For our new folks, the UDB or Ultimate Drill Book app is the app that we use to set drill on the field for the halftime show. We have used this for the past three years and have found light years of success since then each year. The band has purchased licenses for you. The app will not cost you to download and does not have any in-app purchases. Students will need this on their mobile devices to get their drill placement for the season. You do not need to have a data plan to use this app. You will need to be connected to wifi or data to download the app initially as well as download the drill once we receive it. Once all of this has been downloaded, you are good to go and your mobile device does not have to be connected to any data while using the app. If you have a phone that you are no longer using that can connect to wifi, we do accept these as donations for students that do not have a mobile device. Please CLICK HERE for further instructions. We will go over everything with this app on Thursday of next week, so please try to have everything set up by then.
Unused Media Device Donations - If you have any unused mobile devices that can connect to wifi, please consider donating them to the band. We use these for any students that do not currently have access to a mobile device. Please erase all personal info from the device before you donate it.
Band Camp - Band Camp is just one week away and we are excited to get our show on the field. These are the most important 2 weeks of the beginning of marching season. Attendance is required. Remember, we will go 1pm-4pm outside/inside, 4pm-5pm dinner, 6pm-9pm outside. We will keep track of weather conditions each day and make the best decisions about outside activities. As you know, Florida is hot. We will be outside as much as possible while taking into account the heat and other weather circumstances. Make sure you have a water thermos or camel pack by next Monday.
Band Camp Dress Up Days - Our leadership has put together the dress up days. I encourage everyone to participate. There will be competitions between each section for each day, with the winning section announced at the end of each rehearsal. See themes on below and on the calendar as well as on our Facebook/Insta pages.
Preview Show - Go ahead and make plans now to be at the first performance of the 2023-24 MHS Mighty Black & Gold on Thursday, July 20th at 7pm in the Football stadium. This is a free performance that you do not want to miss!
6pm-9pm - Full Marching Band Rehearsal
Independence Day Riverfest BPA Concession Sales
- 3 Shifts Available to work
- 8am-1pm, 12pm-5pm, 5pm-10pm
- CLICK HERE to sign up
Band Fee Payment 1 Due ($50)
6pm-9pm - Full Marching Band Rehearsal
Looking Ahead to Next Week:
Mon - Band Camp, Decades Dress up Day
Tues - Band Camp, White Shirt White Lie Dress Up Day
Wed - Band Camp, Alphabet Dress Up Day
Thurs - Band Camp, Twin Dress Up Day, Chaperon Training Meeting
Together We Are THE MIGHTY BLACK & GOLD!!!