Good morning everyone,
Before proceeding to announcements for the week, I would like to offer my sincere apologies for the temporary lapse in communication. My platform for digital communication became disabled, and I was unable to respond to messages or compose/send new messages. It is my hope that the situation has been permanently resolved. In the last 9 days, any messages sent to me were not received. If you would like to resend messages, please respond to this email. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.
Now, on to announcements:
In volunteer news, our highest priority is our Sunday matinee bingo sessions. Our continued thanks to everyone who volunteers at this extremely important weekly fundraising event. Please get involved! You do not need any type of special experience to volunteer at bingo. We will show you everything you need to know. For more information visit our website or contact our volunteer coordinators or bingo manager directly. Please view the sign-up genius for volunteer opportunities.
In fundraising news, the cookie dough fundraiser is now complete. 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. We will need volunteers to sort and distribute the cookie dough to our families. Please view the sign-up genius for available volunteer opportunities.
Continuing with fundraising news, tonight is Chipotle Night (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 and join us!
In uniform news, our uniform coordinator will need help tacking up uniform pants. She will be in the band room during marching practice on Thursday, October 4th, starting at 5:30 p.m.). Please consider joining her! If you have specific questions, you may reach out to her directly.
Please mark your calendar with these important dates (if you have a Google Calendar, I highly encourage you to load these dates in it):
*Tuesday, October 2nd is Chipotle Night
*Thursday, October 4th is our monthly IHS Music Booster meeting (7:00 p.m. at Round Table Pizza in the Raley's shopping center)
*Friday, October 5th is a football game performance (full marching band - call time will be announced later this week)
*Monday, October 8th is NO SCHOOL (NUSD staff development day) - Please look for communication soon regarding a potential practice schedule on this day
*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 6th is our Winter Concert (all ensembles) - THIS IS A NEW DATE!
*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 master calendar for schedules of events, important dates, etc. Our students are very busy with numerous extracurricular activities, academics, and in some cases, employment. Please support your students in all ways possible by stressing the importance of organization and time management with them.
In the near future, information related to donation needs will be distributed to you all. Among them: various food items for the taco bar at the football games, food supplies for band reviews, and cases of water (as on on-going need during marching season). Please be on the lookout for communications addressing these needs.
We are also finalizing the sign-up genius for our various October/November events, which will list various volunteer needs, and it will go live soon. Please be on the lookout for this communication mid-week.
If I may be of assistance, please reach out to me. I am always here to help.
Again, my apologies for the issues related to communication this last week. It is my hope that this message reaches you without incident.
Have a great week, and we'll see you at Chipotle tonight!
Chris Dahilig (duh-HILL-ig)
Inderkum High School Music Boosters