Good evening everyone,
I hope you've had a great weekend! It's time to get back to work.
Here are your announcements:
In volunteer news, many thanks to those families who are volunteering their time at our Sunday bingo sessions. Bingo does not function without regular volunteerism. It is our largest source of fundraising monies, and it is vital that we have it predictably staffed each week. Please consider joining us. Your expected volunteer hours for the year (10) can quickly be fulfilled by volunteering at just a couple of bingo sessions. The sign-up genius is linked for your convenience. Please reach out directly to our volunteer coordinators or our bingo manager if you have questions. You may also visit our website for more information.
Continuing with volunteer news, we have multiple needs. Among them:
*Uniform fittings on September 22nd (please see sign-up genius)
*Marching events (drive trucks, prepare and serve food, secure the tent/bus area, and shadow the students in the warm-up zones) - sign-up genius will go live soon
*Cookie dough distribution on October 18th (please see sign-up genius)
Our booster president spoke to you at the mandatory parent meeting about volunteer expectations in the music program. I have attached his communication to this email. If you have further questions about the information or the expectations, please reach out to our president so that he may clarify matters for you.
In fundraising news, the cookie dough fundraiser is now complete. Order forms and money should have been submitted to the directors last Friday. The cookie dough is expected to arrive on October 18th. That being said, this delivery date is out of our control, and if there are unforeseen delays, you will be notified as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
Continuing with fundraising news, please save the date: October 2nd. Chipotle Night is coming (at 3830 Truxel Road). Please see the information below. I have also linked the menu for your convenience. Mention Inderkum's band and 50% of all sales will be donated to the program. So, please don't cook dinner that night and join us!
For a more detailed look at fundraisers for the music program, please visit our website. We have many fun things planned this school year (among them: Tiger Bazaar, Chipotle Night, Paint Night, and Poker Night). Thank you so much for your support!
Please encourage your students to continue to support our color guard with their popcorn sales each Friday during lunches in the atrium. We have an awesome color guard, and we applaud their many accomplishments and hard work.
It has been mentioned in prior communications that the band is in need of cases of water. The students go through many bottles of it during marching season. Donations are greatly appreciated, and they can be dropped off in the band room on Monday and Thursday afternoons before 6:30 p.m.
Our fantastic uniform coordinator would like to extend her thanks to the parents and students who assisted with uniform fittings yesterday. 77 students were fitted for uniforms. It was a great day! There will be another opportunity for fittings (see the date below). If your student still needs to be fitted, please stop by Inderkum's band room next Saturday.
Please mark your calendar with these important dates:
*Monday, September 17th is school photo re-take day
*Saturday, September 22nd is a uniform fitting day (students are being fitted from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - students should wear clothing similar to what they will wear underneath the uniform - nothing bulky)
*Friday, October 5th is a football game performance (full marching band)
*Friday, October 12th is a football game performance (full marching band - Homecoming!)
*Saturday, October 13th is our first band review (Elk Grove)
*Saturday, October 20th is our second band review (Loomis)
*Friday, October 26th is a football game performance (full marching band)
*Saturday, November 3rd is our semi-final march (Lodi). PLEASE, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, DO NOT SCHEDULE YOUR STUDENT'S SAT ON THIS DAY, AS OUR LODI PERFORMANCE IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.
*Friday, November 9th is a possible football game performance (if football team advances to playoffs)
*Friday, November 16th is a possible football game performance (if football team advances to playoffs)
*Saturday, November 17th is the Tournament of Champions band review (Fairfield)
*Monday, November 19th thru Friday November 23rd is Thanksgiving Break
*Saturday, December 1st is an SAT day
*Thursday, December 13th is our Winter Concert (all ensembles)
*Friday, December 14th is Tiger Bazaar
*Music program photo day TBA
MARCHING BAND WILL PRACTICE ON MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM 4:30 P.M. TO 6:30 P.M. REGULARLY THROUGHOUT MARCHING SEASON.
Please continue to check Inderkum's website and master calendar for important dates, events, etc. to avoid scheduling conflicts with your students.
As a reminder please keep my communications in your email inbox, as they contain important dates, attachments, hyperlinks, and resources.
If I may be of assistance to you, please reach out to me.
Thanks so much, and have a great week!
Chris Dahilig (duh-HILL-ig)
Inderkum High School Music Boosters