Good evening everyone,
I hope you all enjoyed a restful weekend and are ready to start another week.
Here are your announcements (again, I encourage you to keep these communications in your inbox so that you have digital access whenever needed):
In fundraising news, Poker Night is our focus. Please save the date: March 17th. I have sent out information about Poker Night in previous communications, and you can also go to our website for more information. There are multiple volunteer opportunities at this event, and we need your help to make it a success. Please click on the sign-up genius for more information.
We also have an urgent need to train and establish regular volunteers at our Sunday Matinee Bingo sessions at the Sacramento Bingo Center. We encourage you to consider joining the music program at this important weekly fundraising opportunity. Please look at the sign-up genius for available volunteer slots. If you have specific questions related to volunteer opportunities, please reach out to our volunteer coordinators as soon as possible. You can also go to our website for more information about Bingo.
Looking forward, we anticipate a need for volunteers at several Winter Percussion/Winter Guard events. Specifically, we will need several individuals to assist with food preparation and distribution to our percussion and guard students. Please reach out to our catering coordinator for more details.
Attention Winter Percussion/Winter Guard members:
Winter Percussion will practice this week on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Winter Guard (A) will practice on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Winter Guard (B) will practice Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Winter Guard (C) will practice Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Many thanks to all of the families and friends who came out last Friday, in less than ideal driving conditions, to watch our Percussion and Guard unitsperform at the Rosemont Winter Show. The students have shown both growth and stamina, and they are to be congratulated on their dedication. Pictures from the evening are below. Nicely done, everyone!
And many thanks to all of the families and friends who came out yesterday to watch all of our ensembles perform at the Woodcreek Concert Festival. Your support and presence at these events are important. Pictures from the day are below. The students did a great job!
Please regularly check Inderkum's website and NUSD's master calendar for important dates, events, etc to avoid scheduling conflicts with your student. Please mark your calendar with the following dates:
*Wednesday, March 7th is a MANDATORY PARENT MEETING, RELATED TO THE FLORIDA TRIP. Parents/guardians of all who are traveling MUST attend this meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the band room. All of your questions will be answered and numerous details will be distributed. Please be punctual!
*Saturday, March 10th is the Woodcreek Winter Guard Show in Sacramento (for Winter Percussion/Winter Guard students only).
*Sunday, March 11th is the beginning of Daylight Saving Time. Please be sure to move your clocks forward one hour on the evening of the 10th.
*Friday, March 16th is the Del Oro Winter Guard Show in Loomis (for Winter Percussion/Winter Guard students only).
*Saturday, March 17th, is Poker Night in downtown Sacramento.
*Saturday, March 24th is the Elk Grove Winter Guard Show in Elk Grove (for Winter Percussion/Winter Guard students only).
*TBA: Photo Day for all music students (please be on the lookout for details later in March).
*April 2nd - April 6th is Spring Break
*Saturday, April 7th (the end of Spring Break) is the NCBA Winter Championships in Stockton (for Winter Percussion/Winter Guard students only).
*Monday, April 9th we DEPART FOR FLORIDA.
*Saturday, April 21st is the NCBA Large Ensemble Concert Festival at Inderkum (we are hosting this event !) for ALL band ensembles.
We depart for Florida in 37 days. Our mandatory parent meeting on Wednesday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m. will address your questions and concerns (for example: itineraries, flight information, name of hotel, daily schedules, uniform requirements, chaperone information, how and what to pack, documentation requirements, information on prescription medications, etc.). Please bring your prepared questions so that we may address them accordingly. Thank you!
In my communication last week, I provided you with a list of must-do's and a list of items to collect for your student for the purposes of packing. Please refer to those lists and plan accordingly. We have 36 days to prepare for this trip. This time will pass quickly. As a reminder we depart for Florida directly after the end of Spring Break. If you have travel plans for this Break, please consider getting your student ready for our trip before you leave on vacation.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I am always here to help you in all ways possible.
Have a wonderful week, and I will see you on Wednesday, March 7th for our mandatory parent meeting in the band room at 7:00 p.m.!
Inderkum High School Music Boosters