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April 17, 2014

Projector needed for Band Banquet

One of the highlights at the annual Band Banquet is the showing of the student created slide show presentation that recaps the entire year of band.

However, we are in need of a PROJECTOR to show the slide show!  Does anyone have or have access (through work) a projector that can be connected to a laptop to project a PowerPoint presentation?

If so, please contact Debbie Wiley at wileydebbie@bellsouth.net or Michelle Kellogg at seeshellkell@bellsouth.net ASAP!

Thank you!

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April 15, 2014

CORRECTION to this afternoon’s email:

THE NEXT BAND PARENT MEETING WILL BE HELD

THURSDAY, APRIL 24 AT 7 PM

Our apologies for the confusion!  A conflict came up with the other date!

Plan to attend for the reveal of the 2014-2015 Spirit of Jupiter show!

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April 15, 2014

JHS Band Update - April 15, 2014

Attachments:

  • March 2014 Band Parent Meeting Minutes
  • Staples coupons
  • GL Scrip Order Form
  • JPAF Tapas Flyer

More information located on our Email and Calendar Pages.

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April 15, 2014

Band Banquet 2014!

Friday, May 2 ~ 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Abacoa Golf Club
105 Barbados Drive, Jupiter

Cost: $38.00 per person
Includes Buffet Dinner, Dessert, Cake, Soda, Iced Tea and Coffee

Questions about the banquet?  Contact Michelle Kellogg at seeshellkell@bellsouth.net.

Questions about your RSVP?  Contact Debbie Wiley at WileyDebbie@bellsouth.net.

Questions about your financial standing?  Contact Rose Lynch at jhsbandtreasurer@comcast.net or Gina Phinney at GinaPhinney@comcast.net.

More information located on our Email Page.

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April 10, 2014

High School Volunteers needed for Saturday

Directors

Our band’s pancake breakfast is this Saturday from 7-1230.  We could use some high school kids to bus tables, help with our silent auction and do general clean up.  We give official service hours, an nice certificate and they can even play with the wind ensemble if they bring their horns (we are doing music from FROZEN!).

Please pass this along to your JMS alumni!  Always love seeing them….

I have a table set aside for JHS…let me know if you would like space.

To text me at the phone number below if they can help.

Paul S. Destito, Director
Jupiter Middle School Band
772.285.9632 Cell
561.745.7240 Fax
Paul.Destito@palmbeachschools.org
Aim High, Dream Big!

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April 9, 2014

  • Music Man Show Advertising Flyer
  • JMS Pancake Breakfast Ticket Order Form
  • GL Scrip Order Form
  • JPAF Tapas Flyer

More information located on our Email and Calendar Pages.

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April 9, 2014

We are so close! Only $718 left!

We are only $718 away from the new subwoofers!  We only have today and tomorrow to get donations doubled!

Our new speakers from the last project came in today!  Check out the attached picture of them!  Thanks for your help with all of this!  The students are so excited to get their new sound equipment.
Here is what you do:

  1. click here http://www.donorschoose.org/project/subwoofer-for-new-sound-system/1212583/?rf=email_system_2014_04_teacherid_1748302&challengeid=280424&utm_source=dc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=teacher_promo_expiring
  2. Enter the word INSPIRE in the code box when prompted.  This will make sure your donation is doubled.
  3. CELEBRATE!
  4. Spread the word to your friends!

THANK YOU! =)

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April 9, 2014

Only two more days! Donations are DOUBLED!

Hi Warrior Band Family and Friends,

We only have two more days (today and tomorrow) to get any donations doubled up to $100.   Anything helps!  Spread the word!  This project is for subwoofers for the front ensemble in the marching band.  We have never been able to aford these and we hope to use our first pair next year.  This will help add a new depth to the sound of the marching band.

  1. click here http://www.donorschoose.org/project/subwoofer-for-new-sound-system/1212583/?rf=email_system_2014_04_teacherid_1748302&challengeid=280424&utm_source=dc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=teacher_promo_expiring
  2. Enter the word INSPIRE in the code box when prompted
  3. CELEBRATE!
  4. Spread the word to your friends!

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April 7, 2014

Only 3 days left for your donation to be matched!

Hey Warrior Band Family,

We only have 3 days left to get donations matched in order to get our new subwoofer.  Any amount helps because it will get doubled up to $100!  All you have to do is enter the word INSPIRE during the checkout.  Click here:  Subwoofer

Help spread the word.  Email to family and friends, post on your facebook, twitter, etc.. Let’s see if we can get this in 3 days!  Thanks all!

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April 4, 2014

New Project. Donations matched up to $100!

We are investing in a new sound system for the band and we need your help!  Your donation can be doubled if you enter the code “INSPIRE” during checkout.

Click on the link here:  Subwoofer

Spread the word!!

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April 3, 2014

New Donors Choose Project! Subwoofers!  Donations MATCHED

Hi Friends,

All donations are matched up to $100 dollars.  Your $50 turns into $100.  Your $100 turns into $200!  Here is the link:

Subwoofers for the new sound system.

Give to my classroom by April 10, 2014 and your donation will be doubled thanks to DonorsChoose.org. Just enter the code INSPIRE on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100).

If you chip in to help my students, you’ll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.

Thanks so much,
Michael

P.S. HELP ME SPREAD THE WORD!  Post on your Facebook / email family and friends / tell everyone!

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April 1, 2014

JHS Band Update – April 1, 2014

Lots of new information! Please read!

Attachments:

  • JPAF Scholarship Application
  • Music Man Show Advertising Flyer
  • JMS Pancake Breakfast Ticket Order Form
  • JMS Pancake Breakfast Silent Auction Donation Letter
  • GL Scrip Order Form

More information located on our Email and Calendar Pages.

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April 1, 2014

Overdue Fair Share

If you still have any balance for fair share it can now be paid off using a credit card on the Donors Choose website.  Doing so will allow the band to make more money as donations are doubled up to $100.  Please only pay when there is a project posted, otherwise the donation will not be doubled for the band. 

For what  you do & how to check your balance, please visit our Email Page.

If you have questions about your account balance, please contact Band Treasure Rose Lynch at jhsbandtreasurer@comcast.net or Asst. Treasurer Gina Phinney at GinaPhinney@comcast.net.

If you have trouble accessing your Charms account, please contact Debbie Wiley at wileydebbie@bellsouth.net.

More information located on our Email and Calendar Pages.

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March 31, 2014
 
High School Volunteers Needed for JMS Pancake Breakfast

The Jupiter Middle School  Band is having its annual pancake breakfast on Saturday April 12 from 7-12AM.Any JMS band Student alum who would like service hours can volunteer by contacting Shirley Edwards at shirl2edwards@att.net!

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March 29, 2014

Jupiter Performing Arts Fund Tapas Potluck Party

You are invited!!!   Please join us for a fun evening and bring a friend.  Come get to know us and be part of our wonderful organization.  We are now 5 years old! Attached is an invitation from Bari Axelband.

A TAPAS POTLUCK PARTY
BRING AN APPETIZER OR SMALL DISH TO SHARE

SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014 6:30 – 10:30 PM
HOME OF THE AXELBAND’S

8856 HOLLY OAK LANE JUPITER
RSVP TO BARIA0L.COM OR CALL 872-222-JPAFbtn25March 27, 2014Only 4 days left to get donations doubled!!Hi Friends,
There are only 4 days left to have donations doubled!  My reques this time are for new speakers.  Check them out here:

http://www.donorschoose.org/project/sound-equipment-for-marching-band/1206031/?rf=email_system_2014_03_teacherid_1748302&challengeid=280424/

To have your donation matched dollar for dollar, enter the promo code INSPIRE on the payment screen. This awesome match offer lasts through March 31.

My students and I greatly appreciate your support.

Michael Larkin
Director of Bands
Jupiter High School

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March 26, 2014

Music Man Presents:

Improvisation Master Class Featuring Neil Bacher

When: April 9th 2014 – 6pm-7pm

How much:  Free!!  No registration necessary

Where: Music Man - 179 North Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33413 – 561-478-0920

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March 25, 2014

New Donors Choose Project – SOUND EQUIPMENT

Hi Friends,

I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed, so I just created a request for my classroom at DonorsChoose.org:

Sound Equipment for Marching Band

Give to my classroom by March 31, 2014 and your donation will be doubled thanks to DonorsChoose.org. Just enter the code INSPIRE on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100).

If you chip in to help my students, you’ll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.

Thanks so much,
Michael

P.S. If you know anyone who may want to help my classroom, please pass this along!

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March 24, 2014

Brent Musburger Fundraising Dinner on March 26 for Stadium Field

Parents and Members,We are $150,000 away from our goal of $800,000 for the synthetic turf field at Jupiter Stadium.  We need to raise the balance by April 15, 2014 to meet our construction schedule this summer.
In addition to individual contributions, we have a fundraising dinner on Wednesday March 26headlined by Brent Musburger at the Loxahatchee Club.  Details are on the attached flyer.

We have the opportunity to raise $40,000 to $50,000 at this event.  We would like to have participation by all of the activities and sports that use the stadium field.

Thanks and Go Warriors!

Ernie.

Ernie Cox, President
Jupiter High School Athletic Boosters
Family Lands Remembered, LLC
138 Santiago Drive
Jupiter, FL  33458
ernie@familylandsremembered.biz
561-762-2282

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March 17, 2014

Donations double only until March 20th… Hurry!

I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed. So I’ve created a classroom project request at DonorsChoose.org, an award-winning charity.

I’m asking for donations of any size to help my kids. For the next few days, any donation you make to my project will be doubled (up to $100). If you know anyone who is passionate about education, please pass this along. Your donation will brighten my students’ school year, and you’ll get photos and thank yous from our class.

Here’s my classroom request:

http://www.donorschoose.org/project/marching-bass-drum-covers/1200520/?rf=email_system_2014_03_teacherid_1748302&challengeid=280424/

To have your donation matched dollar for dollar, enter the promo code INSPIRE on the payment screen. This awesome match offer lasts through March 20.

My students and I greatly appreciate your support.

Michael Larkin
Director of Bands
Jupiter High School

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March 17, 2014

JPAF Scholarships & Referral Form

Hi Paul, Chris and Mike,

Attached is our scholarship request form.  Please send this out to your students to complete.  Deadline is April 4th.I’m also attaching the form that we want you to use for a referral.  Please send the referral directly to president@jpaf.org and do not send to the student requesting the reference.

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March 16, 2014

Jupiter SFWGA Prelims Thank You

To the Warrior Band Family:

I just wanted to take a few moments to thank all of you for your team effort yesterday at the South Florida Winter Guard Association Prelims.  I cannot begin to express how proud I am of all of you.  We pulled together and pulled off an amazing show.  A task like this is not easy as it takes months of planning and countless hours of demanding physical work.  Not only did we pull this off, but your attitude was admirable throughout the entire process.  Thank you to those of you who met Monday nights to plan the event and all of those who went out and did the necessary research to make our event above and beyond anyone’s expectations.  There were so many of you who were heroes throughout the day yesterday and it’s because of you that our event was a class act.  So many of you have put in countless hours of HARD work and dedication to making this a stellar event.  I have received nothing but compliments from the other band directors, staff, judges, and SFWGA staff.  They all LOVED the extra touches that we did for them.  It blows my mind how awesome you all are and how hard working and humble you are.  I’m am so proud to be a part of it.

Mr. Frank was very impressed with the entire event and he loved seeing all of the band students coming together to work so hard.  I can tell you from experience that it is very rare to have a principal that is as supportive as Mr. Frank.  We are well on our way up the food chain in the band and color guard world and we are making some noise in the activity.  The support from him and his team make it much easier to do this.  I’m VERY excited about the future.

Being a part of a successful band program is more than just winning awards and ratings, it’s also about the extra stuff.  It’s about being a class-act organization and having great character in everything you do.  It’s about how you go about life and the work you put into it.  It’s about coming together to put on a large event, it’s about treating others with respect, it’s about standing out in school, your community, and representing both at the state and national level.  It’s also about teamwork, class, and surrounding yourself with great people.  You are the leaders of both the school and community.  Continue to push yourself to another level each and every day.

Thank you again for all of your hard work and continued dedication.  I hope you all have a safe and happy spring break.  I will see you all in a week and we will set our eyes on the next big thing!

Michael Larkin
Director of Bands
Jupiter High School

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March 13, 2014

Donors Choose Challenge.. Free Money for the band with your help

I just got this email from Donors Choose…

“Michael,
There is still plenty of time to get involved with the March Friends and Family Challenge. With 3 donors giving $20 or more, you will take home a DonorsChoose.orggift card. The more donors you get from March 10 – March 17, the greater the DonorsChoose.org gift card you will earn.”

So all we need is at least 3 people with $20 or more for free money!!! Spread the word!

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March 13, 2014

New Funding Project! Donations will be doubled! Help out and Spread the Word!

Hi Friends,
I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed, so I just created a request for my classroom at DonorsChoose.org:

Marching Bass Drum Covers

Give to my classroom by March 20, 2014 and your donation will be doubled thanks to DonorsChoose.org. Just enter the code INSPIRE on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100).

If you chip in to help my students, you’ll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.

Thanks so much,
Michael

P.S. If you know anyone who may want to help my classroom, please pass this along!

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March 11, 2014

JHS Band Update – March 11, 2014

Attachments:

  • JHS Yearbook Personal Ad Flyer
  • JPAF Invitation

More information located on our Email and Calendar Pages.

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 March 10, 2014

Roger Dean Stadium Concessions Update

TO Roger Dean Stadium Concessions Volunteers:

Thank you for signing up for working at Roger Dean Concessions.  We still have a few slots that need to be filled on 3/17, 3/18 and 3/21.

Roger Dean believes in the Jupiter High School Band and has offered us two booths this year to help us in our fundraising.  Let us not disappoint them by being one or two people shy.  Please step up to the plate.  We need a few more people to keep our booth.  If not, Roger Dean will charge the band to include some of their team members.  Your dedication and time is appreciated.

Remember to wear black pants and tennis shoes.  Please no purses.  Uniform shirts and hats will be provided at your shift.

Any questions, please feel free to contact Bonnie Welsh at bfwelsh@hotmail.com or 561-301-5047.

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March 8, 2014

Color Guard Championship Prelims REMINDERS

THIS WEEK: Please bring in your donations for the March 15 Color Guard Championship Prelims Event.  Early in the week is best so we know what we need to purchase for concessions.  Drop donations off in the band kitchen.

We need 18 ADULT volunteers on Saturday, March 15 for each shift:

  • 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

We will work with people who can only do a partial shift!!  Please contact Kate Tierney at katetch01@aol.com with the shift(s) you can work or sign up in the band room if you can volunteer.

More information located on our Email Page.

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March 4, 2014

JHS Band Update – March 4, 2014

 Attachments:

  • February 2014 Band Parent Organization Minutes
  • Spring Concert Flyer
  • JHS Yearbook Personal Ad Flyer

More information located on our Email and Calendar Pages.

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February 26, 2014

JHS Band Update – February 26, 2014 

Attachments:

More information located on our Email and Calendar Pages.

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February 21, 2014

Honda Classic Birdies for Children – Final Date 2/24/14

ATTENTION PARENTS AND STUDENTS

Please consider paying your Fair Share(s) or Fundraising Commitment via the Honda Classic Birdies for Children fundraiser (by credit card).  Simply visit http://www.thehondaclassic.com/birdies-for-children/donate/JHSB/ to access the JHS Band donation page.

THE DEADLINE IS MONDAY 2/24/14 - Please “Donate Now”

*** Thank you to those who have taken advantage of this awesome opportunity and good luck on winning that Honda ***

More information located on our Email Page.

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February 21, 2014

IMS Band Pancake Breakfast / Silent Auction Reminder

Independence Middle School Band is holding their annual Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction TOMORROW, Saturday, February 22 from 8:00am to 12:00pm in the IMS Cafeteria.

Our own JHS Jazz Ensemble will be performing at 11:30am.  Jazz Ensemble students should arrive with instruments and music by11:00am in concert attire.

We also need JHS Band parent and student volunteers to help recruit middle school students from 8:00am to 12:00pm.  In particular, we would love to have some Fall Color Guard members attend in their uniforms.  Contact Debbie Wiley at wileydebbie@bellsouth.net if you can help.

More information located on our Email Page.

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February 18, 2014

Volunteers Needed and Meeting Reminder

REMINDER #1: The February Band Parent meeting will be TOMORROW night (Wednesday, February 19) at 7:00pm.  We have many important things to discuss, including our upcoming Band Parent Board elections, so please plan to attend!

REMINDER #2: DUE TOMORROW IN CLASS: The SFWGA JHS Event Donation-Volunteer Letter and Acknowledgement that was distributed in class last week.  The last page should be signed by a parent and returned.  The letter is attached for your convenience.

VOLUNTEERS are needed for these upcoming activities.

  • IMS Band Pancake Breakfast/Silent Auction
    • Saturday, February 22: 8:00am – 12:00pm in the IMS Cafeteria
  • JCP Lacrosse Concessions
    • Saturday, March 1 at Jupiter Community Park:
    • 8:00am-11:00am  / 10:30am-1:30pm  / 12:00pm-3:00pm / 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Spring Concert
    • Thursday, March 6: 6:15pm at JHS Auditorium
  • SFWGA Color Guard Championship Prelims
    • Friday, March 14: 6:00-9:00pm
    • Saturday, March 15: 6:00-9:00am / 9:00am-3:00pm  / 3:00-9:00pm

More information located on our Email Page.

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February 13, 2014

URGENT – LAST Call Roger Dean Training Saturday 2/15 @ 10:00

Call or e-mail Bonnie Welsh at 561-301-5047 or bfwelsh@hotmail.com if you want to be added to the list.  The list must be sent in this morning. 

More information located on our Email Page.

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February 13, 2014

SFWGA JHS Event Donation-Volunteer Letter and Acknowledgement

Yesterday in class, Mr. Larkin distributed the above attached letter and form about the Color Guard Championship Prelims event we are hosting on March 15.

Parents and students are to sign and return the LAST PAGE ONLY by Wednesday, February 19.  Please keep the rest of the letter so you have details about the upcoming event. 

Please review the letter CAREFULLY and bring in your student’s donation (assigned by last name) by Monday, March 10.  (Hot dog and hamburger buns should be brought in on Wednesday 3/12 or Thursday 3/13.)

Some of the donations we need are on salel at Publix through next Wednesday 2/19:

  • Oreo Double Stuf cookies: 2 packages for $6.00 (4 packages needed for donation)
  • Brawny Paper Towels: 6-roll package for $6.49 (2 packages needed for donation)

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February 11, 2014

JHS Band Update - February 11, 2014

Attachments:

  • GL Scrip Gift Card Order Form
  • January Band Parent Meeting Minutes

More information located on our Email and Calendar Pages.

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February 11, 2014 

Vendors for March 15 Winter Guard Event

The JHS Band is looking for local vendors interested in selling their wares at the March 15 SFWGA Color Guard Championship Prelims event to be held at Jupiter High School.

The event is from 10am to 8pm (approximately). Items that appeal to teen girls and/or their parents would sell very well. There is a $75 vendor fee for a 10′ X 10′ space. (Extra charge for electricity.)

If you are interested in being a vendor, or if you know someone who might be, please contact our vendor coordinator, Michelle Kellogg, at seeshellkell@bellsouth.net.

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February 11, 2014 

JHS BAND FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY: JCP Concessions

The JHS Band is handling concessions at Jupiter Community Park for Boys Lacrosse games on Saturday, March 1 from 8:00am to 6:00pm.

This is ANOTHER opportunity to add some funds to your student’s fundraising account!

This promises to be a BIG event with 25-30 games being played throughout the day and expected attendance of 300-500 midday.

Profits will be totaled and an hourly wage will be calculated  - the more hours you work, the more $$$ goes into the fundraising account!

We need PARENT and STUDENT workers to take orders and prepare food.  Shifts are as follows:

  • 8:00am – 11:00am
  • 10:30am – 1:30pm
  • 12:00pm – 3:00pm
  • 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Please contact Tim Kellogg at kelloggx4@bellsouth.net to sign up!  Be sure to tell him what hours you can work!

Note: There are Winter Guard and Winter Percussion competitions on March 1.

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February 10, 2014 

Urgent – Final Training Session at Roger Dean Stadium is Saturday 2/15/14 @ 10:00 a.m.

For those parents and students have already signed up and gotten trained – thank you.  For those parents and students who are sitting on the fence, we need you to step up to the plate.

This year Roger Dean Stadium offered us the opportunity to work two (2) booths during spring break.  Sadly, we are short on people and will probably lose one of our booths.  If you do not need the money for your fundraising account but would be willing to volunteer to work one shift out of the kindness of your heart, please e-mail me so I can put you on the training list.  Training lasts about one hour.

This is a fantastic fundraiser that brings a lot of money to the band, but more then that it teaches our kids about hard work and “doing what it takes” for the team.  What better way then to lead by example.  I urge anyone who can help to e-mail me so we can meet the challenge that Roger Dean Stadium set.  If we lose this fund raising opportunity, the funds that Roger Dean donates will not longer exist which means it will be coming out of “our” parents’ pockets.

Hope to see you at the ball park.

Bonnie Welsh
561-301-5047
bfwelsh@hotmail.com

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February 10, 2014 

PLANNING MEETING TONIGHT at 6pm for SFWGA Championship Prelims Event

Our weekly Championship Prelims Event planning meeting is TONIGHT (Monday 2/10) at 6pm!  Please plan to attend – we need a lot of help to pull off this event!

We will not be meeting in the band room – look on the band room door for a location.

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February 7, 2014 

Symphonic Band MPA CHAPERONES NEEDED

Symphonic Band Parents: WE ARE IN NEED OF AT LEAST FOUR MORE CHAPERONES!

In order to complete school district paperwork, we need to have chaperones in place NOW.

Chaperones must be at JHS by 3:00pm on Wednesday, March 12. Please contact Debbie Wiley at wileydebbie@bellsouth.net ASAP if you can chaperone.

More information located on our Email Page

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February 4, 2014 

JHS Band Update – February 4, 2014

In this update:

  • Congratulations Winter Guard
  • Congratulations Winter Percussion
  • Spirit of Jupiter Summer Camp Dates Set
  • Volunteer Needs
    • Jazz Ensemble MPA Chaperones: 2/6
    • Symphonic Band MPA Chaperones: 3/12
  • SFWGA Championship Prelims Planning Meetings: Mondays @ 6:00pm
  • Solo & Ensemble Directions, Parking Instructions & Checklist
  • Jupiter Jubilee Volunteer THANK YOU
  • Winter Group Forms OVERDUE
  • SPIRIT FAIR SHARE BALANCE DUE IN FULL
  • Roger Dean Spring Training Concessions Fundraiser Update
  • Special Events at Music Man
  • Upcoming Dates

More information located on our Email and Calendar Pages.

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February 4, 2014 

Roger Dean Training 2/4, 2/6 and 2/8

This week’s training dates are Tuesday (2/4) and Thursday (2/6) at 6:00 p.m. or Saturday (2/8) at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Please e-mail or call Bonnie Welsh if you are interested so she can put you on the list.

URGENT – We are still in need of parent volunteers.  If we do not have enough volunteers, we will lose one of our stands resulting in only 10 volunteers being needed per day.

To all “trained” volunteers; please let Bonnie Welsh know which shifts you want to work.  We currently need people for all dates:  3/17, 3/18, 3/19, 3/20 and 3/21.  You can work one shift or all five shifts.  Shift times start at 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.and last until 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (after the game and clean up).  Anyone who wants to step up for the day and be a “supervisor,” please let Bonnie know via e-mail.  Supervisors need to be at the stadium by 8:00 a.m.

This is a great opportunity to instill some entrepreneurial skills, teamwork and experience in the food and service industries.  In addition, it is kind of fun working at the ballpark with the superstar St. Louis Cardinals, Miami Marlins, NY Mets, Washington Nationals and Minnesota Twins.

Roger Dean Stadium has a lot of confidence in the Jupiter High School Band volunteers.  This is our 3rd year.  They would not keep asking us back and extending our opportunities, if they didn’t think we were up to the task.  Lets pull together and show them how strong we are as a team.

Bonnie needs to know which shifts you want by this Saturday, so we can make the decision to keep two stands or just one stand.

Bonnie Welsh
561-301-5047
bfwelsh@hotmail.com

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January 29, 2014

Symphonic Band MPA Update

Symphonic Band MPA is scheduled for Wednesday, March 12 at Wellington HS.  Call time for Symphonic Band students is 2:45pm in FULL CONCERT UNIFORM.  Bowties and cummerbunds will be distributed at call time.

Students should bring money for dinner.  We will eat at Wellington HS concessions after performing.

The Symphonic Band performs at 5:30pm in the Wellington HS Auditorium.

Students will be dismissed when buses are unloaded (approximately 9:00pm).

Symphonic Band Parents: WE ARE IN NEED OF AT LEAST FIVE MORE CHAPERONES! 

In order to complete school district paperwork, we need to have chaperones in place NOW.

Chaperones must be at JHS by 3:00pm Please contact Debbie Wiley at wileydebbie@bellsouth.net ASAP if you can volunteer.

  • You will travel with students on school buses to/from Wellington High School and help keep an eye on the kids – not a hard job!  Plus, you will listen to the students perform before the judges and hear their sight reading evaluation.
  • You should be registered with the school as a volunteer in order to chaperone, but if you are not registered now, there is still time to do so!  Just sign in as a volunteer on the VIPS computer in the front office at Jupiter High School ASAP.  If you are already registered as a volunteer at another school, you still must log in at JHS in order to be registered at JHS.

Attached is the JHS schedule for that day and the program/schedule for Concert MPA for the schools in the north end of the county.

More information located on our Email and Calendar Pages.

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January 29, 2014

Wind Ensemble MPA UPDATE

The MPA schedule for Tuesday, March 11 has been released.  Call time for Wind Ensemble students is 4:45pm in CONCERT UNIFORM.  Bowties, cummerbunds and jackets will be distributed at call time.

Students should bring money for dinner.  We will eat at Wellington HS concessions upon arrival.

Chaperones must be at JHS by 5:15pm We could use one more chaperone!  Please contact Debbie Wiley at wileydebbie@bellsouth.net if you can volunteer.

The Wind Ensemble performs at 8:30pm in the Wellington HS Auditorium.
Students will be dismissed when buses are unloaded (approximately 10:30pm).

Attached is the JHS schedule for that day and the program/schedule for Concert MPA for the schools in the north end of the county. 

More information located on our Email and Calendar Pages.

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January 28, 2014

JHS Band Update - January 28, 2014 

Attachments:

  • Staples Coupon: Free REAM of paper
  • Staples Coupon: Brights Colored paper: BOGO
  • Music Man Mallet Masters Class Flyer
  • Music Man Drum Set Masters Class Flyer

More information located on our Email and Calendar Pages.

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January 28, 2014

Masters Class

Directors,

Please let your kids know we have a free mallet percussion master class tomorrow night with Neel Shukla.  The info and flyer are attached.

Also, We’re coming up on the recording workshop in 2 weeks as well.

Kris Ferranti
Music Man Inc
Jog Rd. 179 N. Jog Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33413
561-478-0920
Kris@musicmaninc.com

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January 28, 2014

Roger Dean Training Dates – THIS WEEK AND NEXT!

After going back and forth with Roger Dean Stadium for the past month, the training dates are as follows:

  • Thursday 1/30/14 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 2/1/14 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Saturday 2/1/14 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 2/4/14 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 2/6/14 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 2/8/14 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Saturday 2/8/14 at 1:00 p.m.

(*Winter Guard/Percussion Members – if any of these days do not work for you due to practice, MPA’s, etc., please let Mrs. Welsh know, and we will try to arrange a special training session for you *)

All of these dates are listed on the band’s online calendar.

Training is at Roger Dean Stadium.  Enter through the main gates and head toward the “Party Deck” (above home plate).  It usually lasts approximately one hour but allow time to get a picture ID afterward.  Please bring your driver’s license and/or your Roger Dean Photo I.D.

Attached is the schedule of training dates and attendees as well as the schedule showing the game dates.  Please email Mrs. Welsh the dates you will attend training and want to work games, and she will put them on the schedule.  Because we have two concession stands each day, we need 18 volunteers per day (minimum).  Last year we made nearly $6,300 (with two stands for three of the five days we worked).  We have the potential of making more this year with two stands for all five days, but we need your help.

Seniors, please pay it forward to a freshman in need.  If you work a shift, you can donate the funds you were to receive to another student or donate it to the band.  What better way to end your JHS Band career then to give back to your friends and your school.   If you would rather have community service hours instead of money towards your fundraising account, that can be arranged as well.

Please e-mail or call Mrs. Welsh if:

  1. You are not on the list, but want to go to training;
  2. You are scheduled for a date, but want to change dates;
  3. You want to be deleted from the list;
  4. You want to go to training but no dates fit into your schedule, due to conflicts;
  5. You have any questions.

See you at the ballpark!

Bonnie Welsh
561-301-5047
bfwelsh@hotmail.com

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January 28, 2014

Jazz MPA Schedule for Thursday, February 6

Please see the schedule below for Jazz MPA on Thursday, February 6.

Students are responsible for their own rides to and from PBCHS.  Please plan accordingly.  Please leave the Jupiter area no later than 5:30 in order to arrive on time.

You will need to take your instrument home after school on this day (Thursday).

Please remember to bring money for dinner. We will also sit and watch other bands before we perform.

Attached is the schedule below and the complete schedule of all band performances.

CHAPERONES: Plan to meet the group at Palm Beach Central HS at 6:30pm on Thursday.  We can still use one more chaperone for this event.  If you can help, please contact Debbie Wiley at wileydebbie@bellsouth.net.

JUPITER HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ MPA SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014

  • 1:30 pm – Jazz Combo students meet @ JHS Band Room and load equipment
  • 2:00 pm – Jazz Combo Depart JHS
  • 2:45 pm – Jazz Combo meet at PBCHS and prepare
  • 3:30 pm – Jazz Combo warm-up
  • 4:00 pm – Jazz Combo PERFORM
  • 4:30 pm – Jazz Combo Dismissed
  • 5:30 pm – Jazz Ensemble departs Jupiter
  • 6:30 pm – Jazz Ensemble arrives @ PBCHS — BRING $$ FOR DINNER
  • 8:00 pm – Jazz Ensemble warm-up
  • 8:30 pm – Jazz Ensemble PERFORM
  • 9:00 pm – Jazz Ensemble dismissed with Parents

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January 27, 2014

Solo & Ensemble Schedule

Please review the attached Solo & Ensemble schedule and search it for your (student’s) name.  Make note of the scheduled time and adjudicator for every event.

Solo & Ensemble is Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8 at John I Leonard High School, located on the north side of 10th Avenue North, just west of Military Trail in Greenacres.  Plan to arrive one hour beforetheir first event.

Students may leave when they are done with their performance(s).  Ratings are posted at the school, typically one hour or more after the performance.  You can also get your rating (and your evaluation sheet) from Mr. Larkin on Monday morning.

Frequently Asked Questions About S&E

Q: What do they wear?

A: Dress up!  Look nice.  You will play the same way you look.  So make it good!

Q: How do they get to John I Leonard high School?

A: You arrange to transport them.  There are about seven hundred students from Independence Middle, Jupiter High and Jupiter Middle attending.  Find them a ride if you cannot take them yourself.

Q: What about our piano player?

A: Your child’s pianist will meet them at their evaluation room. 

Q: Can I go into the room and watch?

A: Yes!!!!!!!!!!  But if your child would prefer that you not watch, please consider if your presence will affect their performance.  Give them the opportunity to do their best!

Q: What if my child is events that are scheduled far apart?

A: They can go watch other kids, go to the snack bar, watch concerts by the ensembles, support their friends, etc.  It is a VERY exciting day.

Q: What should my kid bring?

A: Instrument, their music, reeds, neck strap, personal snare drum and stand etc.  ALSO, they will need to bring the original published score and music with all measures numbered.

Q: My kid plays a TUBA!  OMG!

A: Tell them to play louder.

Students: Look sharp, be prepared, and don’t get shaken! Play like the voice of GOD. 

Parents: Your student has been given the best instruction and help.  It is up to them to pop their fire cracker and make the boom! Showing up is 99% of the game!

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January 27, 2014

REMINDER: Jupiter Jubilee on Saturday 

***** AN URGENT REMINDER BUT FRIENDLY REMINDER FROM BONNIE WELSH *****

WHO – TO PARENTS AND STUDENTS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WANTING TO APPLY FOR LEADERSHIP POSITIONS IN BAND.

WHAT – JUPITER JUBILEE AT THE JUPITER COMMUNITY CENTER (CORNER OF INDIANTOWN AND MILITARY TRAIL)

WHEN - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2014, FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M.  ANY TIME YOU CAN VOLUNTEER WOULD BE TRULY APPRECIATED.

WHERE – INITIAL SET UP BEGINS AT 8:00 A.M. AT DANIEL’S WAY PARKING LOT WHERE WE NEED TO CARRY TENT, COOLERS, TABLES, SODAS AND WATERS TO JUPITER COMMUNITY CENTER.  VEHICLES CAN BE USED UNTIL 9:00 A.M. THEREAFTER, WE WILL NEED TO WALK BACK AND FORTH.

WHY – ALL FUNDS RAISED SUPPORT THE VARIOUS BAND ACTIVITIES.

PLEASE WEAR A BLACK BAND SHIRT.  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ONE, PLEASE WEAR A BLACK TEE SHIRT.

QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL BONNIE WELSH at 561-301-5047.

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January 24, 2014

WG Floor Crew: 10:45am Saturday

The Winter Guard Floor Crew should meet at 10:45 at the school to do a run with the Winter Guard tomorrow (Saturday 1/25).

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January 22, 2014

JHS Band Update - January 22, 2014

Attachments:

  • JPAF Flyer
  • Staples Free 5-Ream Case Coupon
  • Music Man Reed Class
  • Music Man Mallet Percussion Class

More information located on our Email and Calendar Pages.

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January 21, 2014

Winter Guard Forms

  • Attached is a packet of information regarding Winter Guard.  Included are a checklist and all forms needed for Winter Guard.
  • Please review the packet and return all forms by Thursday, January 23.
  • We are also in the process of putting all forms on the Forms page of the band web site.

Winter Percussion Forms

  • Attached is a packet of information regarding Winter Percussion. Included are a checklist and all forms needed for Winter Percussion.
  • Please review the packet and return all forms by Thursday, January 23.
  • We are also in the process of putting all forms on the Forms page of the band web site.

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January 21, 2014

Directors,

Just keeping you updated on this week and next week’s master classes at Music Man.

January 22nd- Reed working workshop
January 29th- Mallet Percussion Master Class

Kris Ferranti
Music Man Inc
Jog Rd. 179 N. Jog Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33413
561-478-0920
Kris@musicmaninc.com

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January 20, 2014

Flute Choir Rehearsals TOMORROW (Tuesday 1/21)

Flute players!  This is a reminder that the Flute Choirs WILL have rehearsal tomorrow (Tuesday).

  • Symphonic Band Flute Choir is 4:00-5:00
  • Wind Ensemble Flute Choir is 5:00-6:00

Please spread the word!

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January 20, 2014

Planning Meeting Tonight!

Remember: Our FIRST planning meeting for the SFWGA Championship Prelims event will be TONIGHT (Monday 1/20) at 6:00 PM in the band room.  We will meet every Monday night until the event, which will be held Saturday, March 15that JHS.

We need MANY volunteers to help in MANY areas!  We can find a spot for you!  If you cannot attend the meeting but would like to help, please contact Kate Tierney at katetch01@aol.com.

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January 16, 2014

Solo & Ensemble Festival: February 7-8
Attached is information about Solo & Ensemble, including what it is and how to prepare, a checklist of what needs to be done, and the S&E signature sheet that was due last Friday, January 10.  This information was distributed to students in class last week.

Please turn in the S&E signature sheet in ASAP if you have not done so already.  You can check Charms to determine if we have received your student’s form or not.  Charms is up to date as of 1:00pm today (Thursday).

Please turn in Solo & Ensemble entry fees ASAP.  The entry fee is $7.05 per solo and $7.05 per student per ensemble.  Make checks payable to “JHS Band,” and please put your student’s name and “Solo & Ensemble” in the memo section of the check.

Piano accompanists (for solos) must be paid directly to the accompanist in his/her name.  The fee is $50 per solo, and checks should be given to the accompanist at the first rehearsal with the student.

Piano music for the accompanists was supposed to be turned in by last FRIDAY, January 10.  If you have not turned in a copy of your piano music yet, please do so ASAP!  If you do not have a copy of the piano music, please talk to Mr. Larkin.  Make sure the title and the student’s name are on the copy.

The last three pages of the attachment are sign up sheets for FREE half-hour help sessions with Mr. Larkin.  Students can sign up for specific times and dates on a first come, first served basis.  Encourage your child to sign up so they can do their best!

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January 16, 2014

Winter Percussion and Winter Guard Calendar Clarifications

There were some questions at the band parent meeting last night regarding conflicts between Wind Ensemble and Winter Percussion and rehearsal times for Winter Guard.  Please see these clarifications below.  We hope this answers any calendar questions you may have.

Winter Percussion

  • There is no Winter Percussion rehearsal on March 5, the night of the concert rehearsal for ALL BANDs.
  • After school Wind Ensemble rehearsals have been changed to 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm so they will not conflict with Winter Percussion rehearsals.  (See separate email for a specific list of dates.)

Winter Guard

  • Monday and Tuesday rehearsal times are 5:00 pm – 8:45 pm.
  • Thursday rehearsal times are 5:30 pm – 9:00pm.
  • There is no Winter Guard rehearsal on March 5, the night of the concert rehearsal for ALL BANDs, BUT Guard members should plan on helping at the concert’s Bake Sale.

The online calendar has been updated accordingly.

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January 14, 2014

Fundraising & Teaching Support for You

Greetings!

I am contacting you at the suggestion of a South Florida member of the Florida Bandmasters Association. I am introducing myself and company to you in hopes of augmenting your music educational efforts.

I am Doug Sinning, owner and instructor at MyMusicExpert.Com, a private school providing quality music lessons for Voice, Piano, Guitar, Bass-Guitar, Flute, Songwriting and Lyric Writing, Music Theory, and Mixing & Mastering via the Internet.

More information located on our Email Page.

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January 7, 2014
URGENT: Roger Dean Concessions Training Dates CHANGED

There will be NO concessions training this Thursday or Saturday as originally planned.

Training sessions will be held on Thursday, January 30th at 6 pm and Saturday, February 1st at 10 am and 1 pm. If you were scheduled for this Thursday or Saturday, please contact Bonnie Welsh at bfwelsh@hotmail.com or 561-307-5047 to reschedule your training session.

We apologize for the late notice; we were informed of the changes by Roger Dean Stadium late yesterday afternoon.

Good news! We can also start signing up for game dates. See the dates below and let Bonnie Welsh know which dates you prefer by contacting her at bfwelsh@hotmail.com or 561-301-5047.

  • Monday, March 17 Stand 2 and 5 Stand 2 no grill Stand 5 grill
  • Tuesday, March 18 both stands
  • Wednesday, March 19 both stands
  • Thursday, March 20th both stands
  • Friday, March 21st both stands

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January 6, 2014

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY from Arts of Life!

Forwarding information about a scholarship opportunity:

The Arts for Life! Scholarship Program annually awards $2,000 scholarships to 25 graduating high school seniors in Florida who demonstrate excellence in visual art, music, dance, drama or creative writing. Launched by former First Lady Columba Bush in 1999, the program has awarded scholarships to more than 350 gifted high school seniors.

Application Deadline:
February 1, 2014

More information about Eligibility, Application Process and College Matching Program located on our Email Page.

In addition, please visit their website at http://artsforlifeaward.org/ or contact Lisa K. Raguso at lisa@excelined.org or (850) 345-6284.

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January 6, 2014

JHS Fundraising Update – January 6, 2014

Please review this fundraising information from Bonnie Welsh regarding Roger Dean Spring Training Games Concessions and Honda Classic Birdies for Children.

Welcome to 2014.  With marching band season behind us, concert season, Winter Guard, Winter Percussion and Winter Brass are underway.  Now that we are rested and rejuvenated, are we ready to “fun”raise to add to students’ fundraising accounts for this year and next?

Roger Dean Stadium Training

All training takes place at Roger Dean Stadium at the pavilion behind “home plate.”  All students must be 16 or older - sorry, new management, new rules.  Please bring a photo ID.  For those who have participated in the past, please bring your Roger Dean photo ID from last year so they can update it.

For more information and a list of people signed up for training, please visit our Email Page.

Honda Classic “Birdies for Children”
For those who prefer to pay their band fees by credit card, take advantage of this opportunity.

But best of all: For every dollar donated, the band gets an ADDITIONAL 10% back.  Simply put, if you donate $100 on behalf of Jupiter High School Band, you get 6 (not 5) chances to win a new vehicle and JHS gets $110.  Your student’s fundraising account is credited $100, and the balance ($10) goes into the general fund.

Donations can also be solicited via the attached donation form.  Drop off forms and checks payable to The Honda Classic in the marked collection box in the band room (near the kitchen) NO LATER THAN Friday, February 21st!

This form is also available online on the Forms page of the band’s web site.

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December 15, 2013

Thank you Warrior Band Family

To all band students and parents (The Warrior Band Family),

I want to thank each and every one of you for your gift at the concert.  You don’t have to do things like that but it really means a lot, and for that I am very appreciative.  I also want to thank you all for a wonderful concert and for your support throughout its preparation.  The students have worked their butts off to make sure that the concert was a great experience.  The parents also did a great job in the hours and hours of preparing the concert with decorations, ticket sales, advertising, bake sale, vendors, set-up, concert programs, etc…  You are the reason that the concert is more than just listening to great music.  It has become an experience.

The students have learned so much this semester.  These students continue to surprise me on what they can accomplish.  Being in the Warrior Band is so much more than just sitting in a classroom and learning how to play your instrument.  It’s about learning certain values that will make a person successful in life.  I know that in the present it is hard to see that.  I know that it is frustrating, tiring, and very tough at times.  But I hope that once you leave and graduate (both parents and students) that you will be able to take what you have learned here into the world and make a difference.  These values will help you go far in life.

As we move forward, I hope to continue to make a difference in all of your lives through this vehicle that we call music education.  Let us continue to create an experience like none other for students, parents, and our community.

I hope that all of you have a happy and restful holiday break and that you all get to spend time with family and friends.  Thank you again for everything the past few months!  Oh and don’t forget to practice!

Michael Larkin
Director of Bands
Jupiter High School

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November 29, 2013

Thank you all from Mr. Larkin

Please see our Email Page for the Full Letter addressed to the students and family of the Jupiter High School Warrior Band!

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November 26, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SPIRIT OF JUPITER!

The Spirit of Jupiter placed 4th in the state in Class 3A at the Florida Marching Band Coalition (FMBC) State Championships on Saturday.  It was a very tight competition, with only 0.32 points separating the 1st through 4th place bands.

More information located on our Email and Calendar Pages

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Highlights for the 2013-2014 School Year

Get Ready for 2013-14

We’re gearing up for the 2013-14 band season. Check out our Forms page for new forms required for next year’s band. It’s going to be a great year!

Mark Your Calendars!
Our Calendar page is constantly updated with important dates.

Have You Gotten the Latest Email?
The Latest Band Email News is listed below. If you’re not on our email list, please contact Debbie Wiley.

starred This year’s marching band numbers have been set, and the budget has been finalized. See the attached Spirit Fair Share Agreement outlining the fair share total and suggested payment schedule. Parents: Please sign and return this form.This year’s marching band numbers have been set, and the budget has been finalized. See the attached Spirit Fair Share Agreement outlining

Parents are eligible for a $50 fair share credit for volunteering at least 20 hours during marching season.

Please direct questions about Fair Share to Mr. Larkin at michael.larkin@palmbeachschools.org or Band Booster Treasurer Rose Lynch at jhsbandtreasurer@comcast.net.

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REMINDER

Check out the New Pictures on our Photos Page!
• Learn how to get Email Notifications when Photos are uploaded to FLICKR
• See our latest FLICKR RRS Feeds

PHOTOS OLD & NEW AVAILABLE ON SHUTTERFLY FROM DAVID & LISA SUMMERS

David & Lisa Summers have uploaded over 5,000 photos from this year and previous years to Shutterfly. To view the photos, visit

http://jupiterhswarriorband.shutterfly.com/.

If you have issues accessing the page, please email David Summers directly at copterrn@bellsouth.net.