Email Archive 2013-2014

Emails from the 2013-2014 school year are on this page.

Important emails are listed in reverse chronological order with a brief description.  The first link in each group will take you to a PDF of the actual email.  Subsequent links within the group will take you to the attachments sent within the original email.  

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June 5, 2014

Today is the last day to have donations doubled!

Hi Friends,

I know we can make it!  Today is the last day to have any donations doubled up to $100.  Anything helps!  It’s free Money!  Check below and make sure to enter the promo code below.

Digital Mixer Board for New Sound Equipment

Give to my classroom by June 5, 2014 (TODAY) 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).

This new mixerboard will give us the capability to run sound to our new sound system.  It is also digital which can be run wirelessly from the football stands, which means the staff can adjust the live sound as needed in real time!  This will also be used for any recording purposes throughout the school year.

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

Michael Larkin
Director of Bands
Jupiter High School

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

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June 3, 2014

June Band Camp – Starts Monday!

In this update:

  • Before Camp Starts
  • Forms are DUE June 4
  • Daily Preparation
  • Dinner
  • Chaperone and Donation NEEDS
  • Upcoming Dates

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June 2, 2014

Only 3 days left!

Hi Warrior Band Family!

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 three 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/digital-mixer-board-for-new-sound-equipm/1236509/?rf=email-system-2014-06-teacher_promo_expiring-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 June 5.

My students and I greatly appreciate your support.

Pass the word!!!

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May 31, 2014

2014-2015 LOCKER PRE-SALES

For the first time, lockers for next year will be available for PRE-SALE this year.  Print and complete the attached Locker Selection Form.  Bring it and a check for locker rental ($8) payable to “Jupiter High School” to school on Monday, June 2.

If you would like to get a locker near your friends, complete the Group Cover Sheet and turn in all forms and payment together with that sheet.  There is an additional cost to students assigned lockers in a group ($15 total per student).

Mrs. Crider will be available at 7:00 am in the band hallway to help you complete your form.  She has helped with locker distribution for four years and can help explain the form if you find it confusing.  She will also collect forms and turn them in if you wish.

Forms for current JHS students can also be turned in during lunch starting Monday, June 2 in the auditorium.  Extra forms are available in Student Services.

INCOMING FRESHMEN ONLY can drop off forms and payment in the JHS front office.  PLEASE put the form and payment in a sealed envelope addressed to:

Theresa Jackson
JHS Volunteer Coordinator
Locker Pre-Sales

We STRONGLY encourage all marching band students to purchase a pre-sale locker.  Doing so will reduce the amount of time you will miss during the August camp.

Students are NOT required to have a locker.  It is your prerogative to opt out.

Parents are needed to help with locker clean out starting on Tuesday, June 3 at noon.  Contact JHS Volunteer Coordinator Theresa Jackson at JHSVIPS@gmail.com to help!

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May 30, 2014

Next Big Donors Choose Project! Donations Doubled!

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:

Digital Mixer Board for New Sound Equipment

Give to my classroom by June 5, 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).

This new mixerboard will give us the capability to run sound to our new sound system.  It is also digital which can be run wirelessly from the football stands, which means the staff can adjust the live sound as needed in real time!  This will also be used for any recording purposes throughout the school year.

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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May 21, 2014

JHS Band Parent Meeting TONIGHT: 7 pm
Welcome to the Jupiter High School Band!ALL parents are welcome to join us tonight (Wednesday 5/21) at our monthly band parent meeting at 7pm in the band room.  Attendance at the meeting counts towards TWO hours of the band volunteer credit.We will be discussing plans and needs for the upcoming school year.Hope to see you there!

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May 21, 2014

In this update:

  • Welcome New Band Families
  • Congratulations Graduates
  • May Band Parent Meeting: TONIGHT at 7:00pm – April Minutes attached
  • Volunteer Needs: Project Graduation – Next Year – Flute Student Volunteers
  • NEW FUNDRAISER: Mighty Cold Towels
  • JHS Band Logoed Items Available for Purchase Through June 4
  • Stadium Improvement Project Campaign: Please Donate!  Only $16,000 to go!
  • Spirit of Jupiter 2014 Forms Available Now – DUE 6/4
  • 2014-15 Fundraising Forms Available Online
  • 2014-15 All-State Audition Requirements Available Online
  • Copy Paper Needed!
  • DonorsChoose Update: Next Project TBD
  • ALL GROUPS FAIR SHARE BALANCES DUE IN FULL
  • The Academy Needs Members
  • Upcoming Dates

Attachments:

  • April Band Parent Meeting Minutes
  • 2014-2015 Volunteer List
  • Mighty Cold Towel Fundraising Information/Order Form
  • JHS Band Logoed Items Order Form
  • Stadium Campaign Flyer
  • Staples coupons

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May 17, 2014

Remind 101 reminder texting

Parents and students, 

You can now get text reminders sent to your phones for free.  I have downloaded the app called “Remind 101” which allows me to text reminder from the app.

I have set up an account for the Spirit of Jupiter 2014.  In order to get reminders texted to your phone.. simply text @spiritofJ to (561)203-8367.

I can send scheduled and last minute text reminders about schedules, forms due, and other announcements.  This is a free app and free text service.

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May 17, 2014

Thank you

To all students and parents,

I wanted to send a quick thank you to all for the gift at the concert.  I simply cannot thank you all enough for your support and dedication to this program.  We are on a quick uprising to be a powerhouse in the state of FL, and eventually beyond.  The success of this program is a testament to all of you who have had a hand in building it.  I do not wish for any other group of parents and students because I believe that we have the best in the business.  I really do.

The Jupiter High School Band Program is not just about playing an instrument or tossing a flag, it’s about an experience.  It’s an experience that will change your life for the better and it will last a lifetime.  Even though many people only spend four years in the program, it continues to live with you after you have gone.  Everything that you have done (or will do) in your four years will help us to continue to build and establish ourselves as a highly successful program.

Because of you (parents), I am able to create a program in which each student will be able to learn life’s values through the vehicle of music education.  Music touches lives and that’s why it is a great tool to be able to teach lessons that people will need beyond this program.

Once again, thank you for the gift.  Thank you for your hard work and perseverance through this school year.  I am already looking forward to another year.  A new year brings a new experience.  Each year will be better than the next.  I cannot wait.  I hope you all enjoy your summer.

Best,

Michael Larkin
Director of Bands
Jupiter High School

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May 16, 2014

JHS Graduation on Friday, May 23

Graduation of the Jupiter High School Class of 2014 is Friday, May 23 at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center.

This is a REQUIRED event for all 9th, 10th and 11th graders in Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble.  Every band member is required to participate in the graduation band at commencement, even if you have a family member who is graduating.

The schedule for the day is attached and below.  Field trip permission slips and TLEs were distributed by Mr. Larkin in class and must be returned by Wednesday, May 21.

Students should be in the band room at 5:20 AM and in concert uniform. 

After graduation, we will be going to Fun Depot.  The activity fee of $25 includes unlimited laser tag, mini bowling, go karts, video games (excluding those for prizes)and 2 slices of pizza and a medium soda.  PLEASE SEND CASH ONLY and be sure to put it in an envelope with the student’s name on it.  If you’d like to receive verification that the cash was received, please include your email address. Fun Depot activity money should be deposited in the marked collection box near the kitchen.

Students may bring a change of clothing and change at Fun Depot.

We will be returning to JHS before the end of the school day so students can ride buses home if necessary.

Contact Debbie Wiley at WileyDebbie@bellsouth.net if you have any question.

                                                                           

Jupiter High School Graduation

Friday, May 23, 2014 at South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center
This is REQUIRED FOR ALL band students:
Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble
This is going to be a very early morning:

(515am – Buses arrive)
520am – Meet at band room/Load buses
550am – Leave for South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center
630am – Arrive at South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center and unload/set-up
700am – Start playing as people enter
800am – Graduation Starts
TIME TBD (~1015-1030am) – After Graduation we will be going to Fun Depot
115pm – Leave Fun Depot to return to JHS
200pm – Arrive at JHS/Unload buses and truck/Students dismissed afterunloading is complete

Concert uniform attire REQUIRED: Tux shirts, black tux pants, black dress shoes/socks or black dresses/black dress shoes for girls.  Bowties/cummerbunds will be handed out that morning.  This is a very special occasion, and your appearance and behavior are important!

Fun Depot: After graduation, we will head to Fun Depot.  The cost for activities is $25.00, which includes unlimited laser tag, go karts, mini-bowling and video games (excluding games for tickets/prizes) AND 2 slices of pizza and a medium soda.  (Bring additional money for extra food.)  Students can bring a change of clothesActivity money is DUE WEDNESDAY, MAY 21 – see the form below.

                                                                      

FUN DEPOT – $25 – CASH ONLY
Please turn in your Fun Depot money in the collection box near the kitchen WITH THIS COMPLETED FORM BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 21.  You can staple the cash to this form or put the cash and the form together in an envelope.
Student Name:                                                              
__ Check here if you would like email confirmation when money is received
Email Address:                                                              

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May 13, 2014

JHS Band Update – May 13, 2014

In this update:

  • Volunteer Needs: Baked Goods – 1st Spirit Rehearsal – Next Year
  • Finale Band Concert – Call Time 6pm – Concert Begins at 7pm
  • LAST Spirit Uniform Return: 5/14 (4:45-5:30)
  • Stadium Improvement Project Campaign: Please Donate! Only $23,000 to go!
  • SENIORS: Band Cord Information for Graduation
  • Native American EXPERT Needed
  • Spirit of Jupiter 2014 Forms Available Now – DUE 6/4
  • 2014-15 Fundraising Forms Available
  • 2014-15 All-State Audition Requirements Attached
  • May Band Parent Meeting: Wednesday 5/21 at 7:00pm
  • Copy Paper Needed!
  • DonorsChoose Update: Amplifier Purchased!
  • ALL GROUPS FAIR SHARE BALANCES DUE IN FULL
  • The Academy Needs Members
  • Upcoming Dates

Attachments:

  • 2014-2015 Volunteer List
  • May Concert Flyer
  • Stadium Campaign Flyer
  • All-State Audition Requirements
  • Staples coupons

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May 9, 2014

Blues Guitar Camp

Something for older kids at Jupiter Academy of Music this summer. I have also attached a flyer, in case you think anyone might be interested.Sandra Baran
Jupiter Academy of Music
Grace Notes Music Foundation

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May 8, 2014

Only 3 days left to get donations Doubled!

Hi Friends,

This matching donor will match up to $500!!!  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:

 Amplifier For Our New Speakers!

Give to my classroom by May 11, 2014 and your donation will be doubled thanks to 100 Women in Hedge Funds. Just enter the code 100WOMEN on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $500).

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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May 7, 2014

JHS Band Update – May 7, 2014

In this update:

  • Native American EXPERT Needed
  • Volunteer Needs: 1st Spirit Rehearsal – GRADUATION – Next Year
  • FINAL Spirit Uniform Return: 5/8 (2:30-4:00)
  • May Concerts: 5/12 and 5/15 at 7:00
  • SENIORS: Band Cord Information for Graduation
  • Spirit of Jupiter 2014 Forms Available Now – DUE 6/4
  • 2014-15 Fundraising Forms Available
  • 2014-15 All-State Audition Requirements Attached
  • May Band Parent Meeting: Wednesday 5/21 at 7:00pm
  • Copy Paper Needed!
  • DonorsChoose Project: Amplifier  –  DONATIONS DOUBLED THRU 5/11
  • ALL GROUPS FAIR SHARE BALANCES DUE IN FULL
  • The Academy Needs Members
  • Upcoming Dates

Attachments:

  • 2014-2015 Volunteer List
  • May Concert Flyers
  • All-State Audition Requirements
  • Staples coupons

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May 5, 2014

Spirit Uniform Return

There are MANY students who still need to return their uniform, so one more uniform return day has been scheduled: Thursday, May 8 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

Please do NOT return uniforms to Mr. Larkin because he will not be able to process them.

Please follow these instructions:

  1. Get jackets dry cleaned and wash the bibbers and gauntlets.
  2. Return all cleaned uniform parts (jacket, bibbers, gauntlets) to the uniform team in the uniform room.
    1. These pieces should be INSIDE the dry cleaning bag WITH the dry cleaning receipt attached.  Please place the dry cleaning bag inside the garment bags labeled with the student’s name.  This will keep the entire clean uniform together, ready for re-distribution over the summer. (If you would like to keep your garment bag at home, please write the student’s name on the dry cleaning receipt attached to the dry cleaning bag.)
  3. Return shakos in boxes.
  4. Wash gloves.  You may leave CLEAN, DRY gloves in the pocket of your garment bag for safe keeping until next season.
  5. Keep marching shoes at home.  Do NOT put in garment bags.

SENIORS should return ALL cleaned jackets, bibbers and gauntlets in dry cleaning bag.  The dry cleaning receipt should be attached AND the student’s name should be written on the receipt.  Seniors may keep their garment bags or donate them to be reused.  They may also donate marching shoes, if they wish.

Please contact Uniform Chair Harvey White (twinroseinc@aol.com) with any questions.

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May 4, 2014

Cheap Donors Choose Request! AMP for our Sound System

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:

Amplifier For Our New Speakers!

Give to my classroom by May 11, 2014 and your donation will be doubled thanks to 100 Women in Hedge Funds. Just enter the code 100WOMEN on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $500).

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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April 29, 2014

JHS Band Update – 20140429

In this update:

  • Band Interest Meeting: 5/5 at 7:00
  • May Band Parent Meeting: Wednesday 5/21
  • Volunteer Needs: Banquet Decorating – GRADUATION – Next Year
  • FINAL Spirit Uniform Return: 5/5 (5:00-7:30)
  • Band Banquet: RSVP Deadline Extended to Thursday
  • SENIORS: Band Cord Information for Graduation
  • Copy Paper Needed!  Great deals at Staples!
  • DonorsChoose Project: Conductor Stand    DONATIONS DOUBLED THRU 4/29
  • SIGN UP FOR SPIRIT OF JUPITER 2014!
  • ALL GROUPS FAIR SHARE BALANCES DUE IN FULL
  • The Academy Needs Members
  • Upcoming Dates

Attachments:

  • 2014-2015 Volunteer List
  • Staples coupons

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April 29, 2014

Today is the last day to get donations doubled. Conductor stand

Today is the last day to get your donation doulbed for our new conductor stand.  Be sure to enter the promo code 100WOMEN to get doubled. 

Click here Conductor Stand

Thanks and spread the word!

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April 28, 2014

BAND BANQUET

It’s not too late to RSVP for the Band Banquet!  Please contact Debbie Wiley at WileyDebbie@bellsouth.net or 561-758-8735 with the names (students and guests) of ALL who will be attending the banquet ASAP.

Students who would like to attend must pay off any outstanding band fees in order to attend the banquet.

There are MANY students who have RSVP’ed but have not sent in a check for the banquet yet.  Please send in your check NOW.

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.

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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
This event is for ALL band students (Spirit of Jupiter, Color Guard, Winter Guard, Winter Percussion, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Jazz & Percussion Ensembles) who have paid off their Fair Share balance for the year.  (A separate email was sent to families who still owe a Fair Share balance; there is time to pay this off and attend the banquet!)

Band awards will be presented, and there will be dancing and a DJ!  Band students may bring two guests.  Attire is semi-formal.

Per school district policy, excess monies in a student’s fundraising account can be used to purchase band banquet ticket for the studentonly.  Parents and other guests must pay for their tickets out of pocket.  Place your check made out to “JHS Band” in the marked collection box in the band room.  Be sure to include your student’s name on the check!

Students on the school’s obligation list will not be permitted to purchase a band banquet ticket until the student is removed from the obligation list.  Students on the obligation list cannot be an invited “guest” of another student.  Students on the obligation list cannot receive any band awards.

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April 23, 2014

Help us get a new conductor stand!

Hi Friends,

I just created a request for my classroom at DonorsChoose.org.  The conductor stand broke in half during rehearsal!  Yikes!  Here is the project:

Conductor Stand for Mr. L

Give to my classroom by April 29, 2014 and your donation will be doubled thanks to 100 Women in Hedge Funds. Just enter the code 100WOMEN on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $500).

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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April 23, 2014

Marching Band Uniform Return: Thursday 4/24

Marching band uniform return will be on Thursday, April 24 from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm (at the next Band Parent Meeting). Students and parents should return all borrowed uniform parts during this time.  Please do NOT return them during school hours, as Mr. Larkin will not be able to process them.

NOTE: Color Guard members keep their costumes from the Spectrum show.

Please follow these instructions:

  1. Get jackets dry cleaned and wash the bibbers and gauntlets.
  2. Return all cleaned uniform parts (jacket, bibbers, gauntlets) to the uniform team in the uniform room.
    • These pieces should be INSIDE the dry cleaning bag WITH the dry cleaning receipt attached.  Please place the dry cleaning bag inside the garment bags labeled with the student’s name.  This will keep the entire clean uniform together, ready for re-distribution over the summer. (If you would like to keep your garment bag at home, please write the student’s name on the dry cleaning receipt attached to the dry cleaning bag.)
  3. Return shakos in boxes.
  4. Wash gloves.  You may leave CLEAN, DRY gloves in the pocket of your garment bag for safe keeping until next season.
  5. Keep marching shoes at home.  Do NOT put in garment bags.

SENIORS should return ALL cleaned jackets, bibbers and gauntlets in dry cleaning bag.  The dry cleaning receipt should be attached AND the student’s name should be written on the receipt.  Seniors may keep their garment bags or donate them to be reused.  They may also donate marching shoes, if they wish.

The FINAL uniform return date is Monday, May 5 (time TBD).

If ALL parts of your CLEANED marching uniform have not been returned to the uniform team by May 5, your fundraising account will be charged a late fee of $10.

Please contact Uniform Chair Harvey White (twinroseinc@aol.com) with any questions.

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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

In this update:

  • April Band Parent Meeting: 4/23 at 7:00 pm – SPIRIT SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT
  • SIGN UP FOR SPIRIT OF JUPITER 2014!
  • Volunteer Needs
  • Copy Paper Needed!
  • THANK YOU to Music Man Band!
  • DonorsChoose Update: Subwoofer Project COMPLETE!
  • Band Banquet: Friday 5/2 – 5:30 – 11:00 at Abacoa Golf Club
  • ALL GROUPS FAIR SHARE BALANCES DUE IN FULL
  • GL Scrip GIft Card Fundraiser Deadline: 4/23
  • The Academy Needs Members
  • JPAF Tapas Potluck: Saturday, 5/3 – 6:30-10:30
  • Upcoming Dates

Attachments:

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

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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

This event is for ALL band students (Spirit of Jupiter, Color Guard, Winter Guard, Winter Percussion, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Jazz & Percussion Ensembles) who have paid off their Fair Share balance for the year.  (A separate email will be sent to families who still owe a Fair Share balance; there is time to pay this off and attend the banquet!)

Band awards will be presented, and there will be dancing and a DJ!  Band students may bring two guests.  Attire is semi-formal. 

Per school district policy, excess monies in a student’s fundraising account can be used to purchase band banquet ticket for the studentonly.  Parents and other guests must pay for their tickets out of pocket.  Place your check made out to “JHS Band” in the marked collection box in the band room.  Be sure to include your student’s name on the check!

Please remember to RSVP with the names (students and guests) of ALL who will be attending the banquet by replying to this email or contacting Debbie Wiley at WileyDebbie@bellsouth.net or 561-758-8735.  RSVP DEADLINE is Monday, April 28.

Students on the school’s obligation list will not be permitted to purchase a band banquet ticket until the student is removed from the obligation list.  Students on the obligation list cannot be an invited “guest” of another student.  Students on the obligation list cannot receive any band awards.

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.

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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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In this update:
  • April Band Parent Meeting: 4/16 or 4/23 at 7:00 pm – Exact Date TBD
  • SIGN UP FOR SPIRIT OF JUPITER 2014!
  • Volunteer Needs (Parents AND Students)
  • Music Man at JHS: April 10, 11, 12 at 7:00 pm
  • JMS Pancake Breakfast: 4/12
  • GL Scrip GIft Card Fundraiser Deadline: 4/23
  • ALL GROUPS FAIR SHARE BALANCES DUE IN FULL
  • New DonorsChoose project: Subwoofers for New Sound System
  • Band Banquet: Friday 5/2 – 5:30 – 11:00 at Abacoa Golf Club
  • The Academy Needs Members
  • JPAF Tapas Potluck: Saturday, 5/3 – 6:30-10:30
  • Upcoming Dates

Attachments:

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

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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!

In this update:

  • Congratulations Winter Guard !
  • Congratulations Winter Percussion !
  • Volunteer Needs (Parents AND Students)
  • April Band Parent Meeting: MOVED TO WEDNESDAY 4/23 at 7:00 pm
  • JPAF Scholarship Applications Due 4/4
  • Winter Guard HoneyBaked Ham Fundraiser Deadline EXTENDED to 4/7
  • Music Man at JHS: April 1, 11, 12 at 7:00 pm
  • JMS Pancake Breakfast: 4/12
  • GL Scrip GIft Card Fundraiser Deadline: 4/23
  • Honda Classic Birdies for Children Results: $3,003
  • ALL GROUPS FAIR SHARE BALANCES DUE IN FULL
  • New DonorsChoose project: Speakers for New Sound System
  • Band Banquet: Friday 5/2 – 5:30 – 11:00 at Abacoa Golf Club
  • JPAF Tapas Potluck: Saturday, 5/3 – 6:30-10:30
  • Upcoming Dates

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

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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. 

Here is what you do:

  1. Wait for an email that says a project has been posted on the Donors Choose website.  There IS  an active project right now for Sound Equipment, and we are close to raising funds for this!  Additional projects will be posted quickly after the project is funded.
  2. Visit http://www.donorschoose.org/warriorband and make your payment.
  3. When prompted for a code, enter “INSPIRE” to get your payment doubled.
  4. Forward your receipt to the band treasurer at jhsbandtreasurer@comcast.net to ensure your payment will be credited to your student’s fundraising account.
  5. DONE!

ONLY the amount paid out will be credited to a student fundraising account, NOT the doubled amount.
Students who do NOT owe fair share (i.e. have a positive balance in the account) will not be credited with donations through Donors Choose.

Students with an outstanding balance will not  be permitted to purchase a ticket to the band banquet, and they will be put on the school’s obligation list.

To check your account balance,

  1. Visit http://www.charmsoffice.com and click on ENTER/LOGIN
  2. Under PARENTS/STUDENTS/MEMBERS, enter JupiterHSBand for the school code.
  3. Enter the password.  The default setting is your child’s eight digit student ID assigned by the Palm Beach County School District.
  4. Click on the Finances icon to see your Financial Statement.  If you see TOTAL BALANCE DUE at the top of the statement, you have outstanding fair share and can take advantage of Donors Choose to pay it off.  If you see CREDIT BALANCE, your fair share is paid in full.

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.

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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 PMHOME OF THE AXELBAND’S

8856 HOLLY OAK LANE JUPITER
RSVP TO BARIA007@AOL.COM OR CALL 872-222-JPAF

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March 27, 2014

Only 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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JHS Band Update – March 11, 2014

Attachments:

  • JHS Yearbook Personal Ad Flyer
  • JPAF Invitation

In this update:

  • Volunteer Needs
    • SFWGA Color Guard Championship Prelims: 3/14-15
  • March Band Parent Meeting/Elections: MOVED TO TUESDAY 3/25 at 7:00 pm
  • SFWGA Color Guard Championship Prelims: 3/14-15
    • ADULT Volunteers needed
    • Bring in your donations!
    • Bake Sale donations also needed Friday and Saturday
  • Middle School Recruiting: 3/14
  • MORE NEW Photos on Flickr
  • JHS Yearbook Business & Personal Ads Needed
  • Next Winter Guard Performance: 3/15 at 4:00 pm at JHS
  • Honda Classic Birdies for Children Recap
  • Spirit May/June Rehearsal & Summer Camp Dates Set
  • Spirit and Winter Percussion FAIR SHARE BALANCES DUE IN FULL
  • JPAF Tapas Potluck: Saturday, May 3 – 6:30-10:30
  • Upcoming Dates

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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.

Please see the bottom of this email for the list of assigned requested donations.

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.

BAKE SALE DONATIONS: Please bring in your store bought OR HOMEMADE bake sale donations on Friday, March 14 or Saturday, March 15.  Drop them off in the band kitchen.  Please contact Michelle Pariseleti at michellepariseleti@yahoo.com if you can bring something!

If a specific brand name is listed, PLEASE PURCHASE THAT BRAND NAME.  We will be selling these items at concessions, so we need to have large quantities of the same items.

  • Aback – Bennett:  THREE Cases (24-bottles) of water (any brand) – 16.9 fl oz/500 ml bottles
  • Berman – Clifford: 16 (or more) bottles of Gatorade – 16.9 fl oz/500 ml – Red (Fruit Punch), Orange or Yellow (Lemon-Lime) flavors ONLY
  • NOTE: This size bottle is available at Costco, but we’ve not found it in Jupiter. Therefore, we will accept $10 donations or Costco gift cards in lieu of Gatorade so the right size can be purchased.
  • Cochran – Fairchild: 12 Rolls of Paper Towels
  • Fantin – Harding:  ONE Case of Name Brand Candy – 18 or more Full size bars(Snickers, M&Ms, Skittles, etc.) and ONE ROLL of Clear Packing Tape or Black Duct Tape
  • Harrouff – Khan: FIVE 8-packs of PLAIN hamburger buns (drop off Wed 3/12 or Thurs 3/13)
  • Kingsley – Marcantonio: FIVE 8-packs of PLAIN Hot Dog buns (drop off Wed 3/12 or Thurs 3/13)
  • Markee – Oueis: FOUR packages Double Stuf (not regular) Oreos
  • Pariseleti – Rubin: ONE 3-pack of ketchup, mustard and relish (15+ oz size bottles)OR ONE 1-gallon bottle of honey mustard sauce
  • Sales – Smith: THREE 12-packs of Coca-Cola – 12 oz cans (must be brand name)
  • Smykowski – Welsh: THREE 12-packs of Diet Coke – 12 oz cans (must be brand name)
  • White – Ybarra: THREE 12-packs of Sprite – 12 oz cans (must be brand name)

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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

 In this update:

  • Volunteer Needs
    • Paint the Winter Percussion Floor: 3/8 at 12:00 pm
    • SFWGA Color Guard Championship Prelims: 3/14-15
  • Band Parent Organization: Next Meeting /Elections: 3/26 at 7:00 pm
  • NEW Photos on Flickr
  • Spring Band Concert: 3/6 at 7pm
    • Bake Sale Donations Needed!
    • Student Call Time: 6 PM IN CONCERT UNIFORM
  • JHS Yearbook Business & Personal Ads Needed
  • Congratulations Winter Percussion
  • Congratulations Winter Guard
  • SFWGA Championship Prelims Planning Meetings: Mondays @ 6:00pm
    • RETURN Signed Letter: 2/19 (OVERDUE)
  • Spirit May/June Rehearsal & Summer Camp Dates Set
  • Spirit and Winter Percussion FAIR SHARE BALANCES DUE IN FULL
  • Upcoming Dates

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February 26, 2014

JHS Band Update – February 26, 2014 

Attachments:

In this update:

  • Volunteer Needs
  • Middle School Pre-MPA Concert: 2/26
  • JCP Lacrosee Concessions: 3/1
  • Paint the Winter Percussion Floor: 3/8 at 12:00pm
  • SFWGA Color Guard Championship Prelims: 3/14-15
  • Middle School Recruiting Trip: Sign Up by Friday 2/28
  • Spring Band Concert: 3/6 at 7pm – Bake Sale Donations Needed!
  • Congratulations Winter Guard
  • Congratulations Winter Percussion
  • Thank You to Student Recruiters
  • SFWGA Championship Prelims Planning Meetings: Mondays @ 6:00pm
  • RETURN Signed Letter: 2/19 (OVERDUE)
  • Spirit May/June Rehearsal & Summer Camp Dates Set
  • Spirit and Winter Percussion FAIR SHARE BALANCES DUE IN FULL
  • Scrip Gift Card Orders DUE 2/27
  • Upcoming Dates

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February 21, 2014

Honda Classic Birdies for Children – Final Date 2/24/14ATTENTION PARENTS AND STUDENTS

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.

When completing the form, be sure to include your student’s name under “Solicited By” so the student’s fundraising account is properly credited.  

This is an easy opportunity to pay by credit card.  “FORE” every $20 paid, you get a chance to win a brand-new Honda vehicle by guessing the number of birdies that will be made during the tournament.  (Three guesses for every $50 donated!)

We are in 28th place and have received donations of $1,250 so far.  This translates into $1,250 towards fundraising accounts and an extra $125 for the band general fund.  (110% of donations made to JHS Band are returned to the JHS Band).

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 ***
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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.  See the entire performance schedule for the event below.
There are over 175 exciting auction items available, including U.S. Open Championship tickets, Disney and Universal tickets, signed sports memorabilia, private lessons with a variety of instructors, and MANY gift certificates to restaurants, spas and salons.  Many items have “Buy It Now” prices so you don’t have to wait until the end of the auction to bring home your items.  You do NOT need to stay to the end of the auction to win an item; the IMS Band will let you know if you win something!

You do NOT have to purchase breakfast to attend the auction, but you can bring the attached flyer to get breakfast at the discounted price of $5 per ticket.  (Children 5 and under are free.)  Please consider attending the auction to support one of our feeder schools!
 
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.

Performance Schedule
8:30 AM          IMS Jazz Band
9:00 AM          Keep Flippin’ Gymnastics
9:30 AM          IMS Beginning Band
10:00AM         IMS Symphonic/Concert Band
11:00AM         IMS Wind Ensemble
11:30 AM        JHS Jazz Band
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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 #2DUE 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
      • Mr. Larkin is looking for student AND parent volunteers to help Mr. Larkin recruit IMS students at the IMS Band’s annual pancake breakfast and silent auction.  We will have a recruiting table set up with information about all band programs, and we will answer questions of middle school parents and students.
      • Mr. Larkin needs as much help as he can get so that we are VISIBLE at IMS.  ANYONE IN COLOR GUARD OR WINTER GUARD can attend; please wear a current or old uniform and bring weapons and/or flags.   This is a HUGE opportunity to recruit for guard!
      • Contact Debbie Wiley at wileydebbie@bellsouth.net if you can help!
  • 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
      • Earn money towards your fundraising account!!!  Profits will be totaled and an hourly wage will be calculated.  Workers are needed to sell and prepare food.  Lacrosse game attendance of 300-500+ is expected that day!
      • Contact Tim Kellogg at kelloggx4@bellsouth.net with the hours you can work! 
  • Spring Concert
    • Thursday, March 6: 6:15pm at JHS Auditorium
      • We need volunteers to sell tickets at the band’s March concert.
      • Contact Lana Wiefels at lanazw@yahoo.com if you can help.
  • 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
      • We need MANY volunteers to help make this event successful!  Jobs including set up, concessions prep, selling concessions tickets, cooking food, distributing food, monitoring doors, cleaning up, etc.
      • 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

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February 13, 2014

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

Currently the following people are scheduled for Saturday’s training:

  1. Corey Fehlberg
  2. John Tierney
  3. Hannah Tierney
  4. Tammy Katz
  5. Macy Watt
  6. Sabine Watt

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.

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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

In this update:

  • Congratulations Solo & Ensemble Participants
  • Congratulations Jazz Combo and Jazz Ensemble
  • Scrip Gift Card Orders DUE 2/27
  • February Band Parent Meeting: 2/19 @ 7:00pm
  • Volunteer Needs
    • Symphonic Band MPA Chaperones: 3/12
    • JCP Lacrosee Concessions: 3/1
    • SFWGA Color Guard Championship Prelims: 3/14-15
    • Roger Dean Stadium Concessions: Spring Break Week
  • SFWGA Championship Prelims Planning Meetings: Mondays @6:00pm
    • NO Planning Meeting 2/17
    • RETURN Signed Letter: 2/19
  • Winter Percussion: Next Competition Saturday 2/15
  • Spirit of Jupiter Summer Camp Dates Set
  • Florida Summer Band Camps
  • Winter Group Forms OVERDUE
  • SPIRIT FAIR SHARE BALANCE DUE IN FULL
  • Special Events at Music Man
  • Upcoming Dates

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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.

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.

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).

The JHS schedule for that day is below.

Symphonic Band MPA at Wellington HS
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
  • 2:45 pm – CALL TIME – GET UNIFORMS
  • 3:00 pm – Load buses/Equipment
  • 3:30 pm – Depart JHS
  • 4:30 pm – Arrive at Wellington HS
  • 5:00 pm – Warm-up
  • 5:30 pm – PERFORM
  • 6:00 pm – Sight Reading
  • 6:15 pm – Pictures
  • 6:45 pm – Back to buses/Get money for dinner
  • 7:00 pm – Eat dinner and watch other bands
  • 8:00 pm – Back to bus
  • 8:15 pm – Depart
  • 9:00 pm – Arrive @ JHS unload and dismiss

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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 (also below) and the program/schedule for Concert MPA for the schools in the north end of the county.

Symphonic Band MPA at Wellington HS
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

  • 2:45 pm – CALL TIME – GET UNIFORMS
  • 3:00 pm – Load buses/Equipment
  • 3:30 pm – Depart JHS
  • 4:30 pm – Arrive at Wellington HS
  • 5:00 pm – Warm-up
  • 5:30 pm – PERFORM
  • 6:00 pm – Sight Reading
  • 6:15 pm – Pictures
  • 6:45 pm – Back to buses/Get money for dinner
  • 7:00 pm – Eat dinner and watch other bands
  • 8:00 pm – Back to bus
  • 8:15 pm – Depart
  • 9:00 pm – Arrive @ JHS unload and dismiss

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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 (also below) and the program/schedule for Concert MPA for the schools in the north end of the county. 

Wind Ensemble MPA at Wellington HS
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

  • 4:45 pm – CALL TIME – Get uniforms
  • 5:15 pm – Load equipment
  • 5:30 pm – Load buses
  • 5:45 pm – Depart JHS
  • 6:30 pm – Arrive/Dinner/Watch other bands
  • 8:00 pm – Warm-up
  • 8:30 pm – PERFORM
  • 9:00 pm – Sight Reading
  • 9:15 pm – Pictures
  • 9:45 pm – Load Buses/Depart
  • 10:30 pm – Arrive @ JHS unload and dismiss

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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

In this update:

  • WINTER PERCUSSION SCHEDULE CHANGE
  • Congratulations Winter Guard
  • Winter Percussion Premiere: Saturday 2/1
  • Winter Group Forms OVERDUE
  • Spirit of Jupiter Summer Camp Dates Set
  • SFWGA Championship Prelims Planning Meetings: Mondays @ 6:00pm
  • Volunteer Needs
    • Jazz Ensemble MPA Chaperones: 2/6
    • Concert Band MPA Chaperones: 3/11 and 3/12
    • Jupiter Jubilee: 2/1 @ 10am-6pm
  • Solo & Ensemble Schedule & FAQ
  • Help Wanted: Piano Tutor
  • Paper Donations Needed – See attached coupons
  • 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 Calendar Page.

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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

In this update:

  • WINTER PERCUSSION SCHEDULE CHANGE
  • Winter Group Forms Due Thursday 1/23
  • Spirit of Jupiter Summer Camp Dates Set
  • Thank You
  • SFWGA Championship Prelims Planning Meetings: Mondays @ 6:00pm
  • Volunteer Needs
    • Jazz Ensemble MPA Chaperones: 2/6
    • Concert Band MPA Chaperones: 3/11 and 3/12
    • Jupiter Jubilee: 2/1 @ 10am-6pm
  • Help Wanted: Piano Tutor
  • Latest DonorsChoose project FUNDED – Thank You!
  • JMS/JPAF UPDATE FROM MR. DESTITO / JPAF GALA – Saturday 1/25
  • Paper Donations Needed – See attached coupon
  • 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 Calendar Page.

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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.
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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 16, 2014

Band News – WOW

Jupiter Nation

The JPAF Board of director stopped by the band room after school yesterday and dropped of a trumpet, a clarinet and a check for $1675 to help us grow our string orchestra.

JPAF does wonderful work for our school.  I am asking every member of the Jupiter Nation to get a baby sitter (if needed) on Saturday night the 25th of January and come to the BORLAND Center on PGA  to  attend the annual JPAF Gala. It is a wonderful evening of music, cocktails and fun. Come support the work our foundation is doing RIGHT HERE in our home town.  You can save the whales, feed the children and STILL help out our own! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Go to www.JPAF.org and purchase tickets TODAY!  Tickets are $35 (price includes concert with Ann Hampton Callaway only) or $75 (includes cocktail party, desert intermission and a meeting and greet with Ann AND the CONCERT).  I have the $75 ticket and urge you ALL to do the same.

Most music teachers are running so hard that we barley get time to talk to with our parents and friends.  This is a great chance to yak, share and enjoy, and STILL help our students succeed.

Please forward this to every former member of the Jupiter Nation and friends.

www.JPAF.org
www.annhamptoncallaway.com

JPAF Gala
Saturday January 25th 7-10PM
Dress: Nice
Tickets: $35 (concert only) $75 (WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!)

Warmest Regards and hope to see EVERYONE at the Gala!

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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January 14, 2014

JHS Band Update – January 14, 2014

Attachments:

  • December Parent Meeting Minutes
  • JHS Stadium Improvement Project (Turf Field) Information
  • Staples Coupon

In this update:

  • Solo & Ensemble Piano Music – TURN IN ASAP!
  • Solo & Ensemble Information Sheets OVERDUE
  • MANDATORY Winter Group Parent Meeting / Booster Meeting: 1/15 @ 7pm
  • Stadium Improvement Project – How Can You Help?
    • Donate / Put your student’s name on a permanent plaque
    • Represent JHS Band on the Capital Campaign Committee
  • Paper Donations Needed – See attached coupon
  • Winter Group & Jazz Combo Yearbook Pictures: 1/22
  • Roger Dean Spring Training Concessions Fundraiser Update
  • DonorsChoose project: Bass Clarinet Stand & Marching Tenor Drum Covers
  • SPIRIT FAIR SHARE BALANCE DUE IN FULL
  • Volunteer Needs
    • JHS Field Work Session: 1/18 @ 10am
    • Jupiter Jubilee: 2/1 @ 10am-6pm
  • Special Events at Music Man
  • Upcoming Dates

More information located on our Calendar Page.

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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.

These classes come to the student, in the comfort of their own home via SKYPE. All that is needed is a computer, smart phone or tablet with a camera and microphone supported by a stable broadband internet connection.

HOW DOES OUR SERVICE BENEFIT YOU? Our classes augment what you want your students to know. Since classes are individualized, we can focus on performance objectives for upcoming events or student auditions. Students are more practiced and confident when they come to your classes.

ADDITIONALLY, WE ARE HAPPY TO OFFER YOUR SCHOOL’S MUSIC PROGRAM A DONATION, AS AN ON-GOING FUNDRAISER, of $20 per student who subscribes with MME for a minimum of 3 months of lessons. That time period should benefit any objective your music program will have.

THE BENEFIT TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS IS more than just increased student progress. On-line instruction provides time-savings for all since there is no drive time, and money-savings since there is no fuel expense incurred.

AS FOR OUR QUALIFICATIONS, you will find we more than meet expectations. I have been teaching for more than 23 years and the last 3 ½ exclusively on-line. I am a Berklee College of Music graduate, where I studied Music Education, Songwriting/Composition, and Music Synthesis.

There is much more to share with you. Check us out at www.MyMusicExpert.Com.  And, while you are there, SIGN UP for our FREE monthly newsletter “LeadSheet” at http://eepurl.com/hCT-w.

I look forward to answering any questions you have and working with you to give your students all the music education support possible.

Sincerely,
Doug Sinning
Owner/Instructor, MyMusicExpert.Com
Berklee College of Music Alumni
mymusicexpert@gmail.com
404-278-1877
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January 14, 2014

JPAF Logo - image001

JPAF Gala

Dear Parents,

The Jupiter Performing Arts Fund is having their annual fund raising Gala on Saturday, January 25, 2014.  The Gala is designed to raise needed funds for the Jupiter Public School Band Programs.  We have changed the location for this year’s Gala to provide a larger venue with better ticket prices for both parents and students.   Yes, students are encouraged to join us this year!   Please help us support music in the public schools by attending this year’s concert starring Ann Hampton Callaway.

Ann is one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, having made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger actress & educator, TV host & producer. A born entertainer, her unique singing style blends jazz and traditional pop making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television and in film. She is best known for Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical Swing! and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series The Nanny. Ann is a Platinum Award winning writer whose songs are featured on seven of Barbara Streisand’s recent CD’s. The only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter, she has also written songs with Carole King and many others. Her voice is amazing & she is a great entertainer.

General Admission tickets only $35

You can order on-line and check out the details here:
http://jpaf.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=59
Or send your check to:
JPAF
P.O. Box 7167
Jupiter, FL  33468

Thank you for helping us raise money to support Jupiter’s amazing band programs in the public schools.

Kristy Kreiger
561-371-2977
www.jpaf.org

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January 13, 2014

JPAF GALA- All Hands on Deck

ATTENTION JUPITER NATION:
 
The Jupiter Performing Arts Fund (AKA our Charitable Foundation) is having their annual Gala to raise money for OUR OWN NORTH COUNTY MUSIC PROGRAMS.  I can not tell you how much these fine folks do for ALL of our children. 
 
I am asking all of you (YES YOU!!!!) to come out the their GALA on Saturday, January 25th at 7PM  at the Borland Center (right around the corner!) to hear the amazing Ann Hampton Callaway Quartet.  Put on your fancy cloths, get a sitter and join me!
 
Tickets now at www.JPAF.org. (go ahead…click on the link!  you know you want too!!!)
 
JPAF’s Gala is a wonderful affair.  Great music, incredible food, convivial companionship!  What more could you want in a night on the town? Invite your posse and make it an EVENT!
 
See the cool flier attached to this message.  Feel free to post it in your work place.
 
Please send this email out to everyone you know, post it on social media and tape it to your mini van!  We want to pack the place and help take JPAF to the next level.  They are an amazing group!
 
Warmest Regards and See you ALL at the Gala!
PSD

Paul S. Destito, Director
Jupiter Middle School Band
Aim High, Dream Big!

 

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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 wlil 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

Eligibility:
Students who are graduating from a public or private school or a home education program in Florida in the Spring of 2014.

Application Process:
Students must submit a completed application, a brief essay explaining “How the arts have positively influenced their life” and a portfolio of work in visual art, music, dance, drama or creative writing. Students can apply online at http://artsforlifeaward.org/apply/.

College Matching Program
In addition to the program’s $2,000 cash award, winners will be automatically eligible to receive a matching in-kind scholarship worth a minimum $1,000 if they attend one of the participating Florida institutions for higher education: Broward College, College of Central Florida, Flagler College, Florida College, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Institute of Technology, Jacksonville University, Nova Southeastern University, Stetson University, and University of Florida.

More Information:
Visit http://artsforlifeaward.org/ or contact Lisa K. Raguso at lisa@excelined.org or (850) 345-6284.

Lisa K. Raguso
Program Director
Arts for Life!

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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.

The following people are signed up for training

Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm (this Thursday)

  • Endrea Jahn
  • LeAnne Rivera
  • Corey Fehlberg
  • Adrienne Avallone
  • Claudette Nys
  • Brandon Marzullo
  • Rose-Marie Marzullo
  • Karen Bell
  • Donna Ferrara
  • Krista Ferrara
  • Bill Mallette
  • Tracy Mallette
  • Amanda Mallette
  • Hannah Mallette
  • Kate Tierney
  • John Tierney
  • Caroline Tierney
  • Hannah Tierney

Jan 11@ 12:00 pm (Saturday)

  • Jamie Lindquist
  • Anthony Damiano
  • Austin Welsh
  • Pam Abruscati
  • Rose Siebeneck

Jan 11@ 2:00 pm (Saturday)

  • Theresa Berman
  • Dave Wiefels
  • Lana Wiefels
  • Matthew Wiefels
  • Alex Hastings
  • Alexandra Elgas

Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm (Thursday)

  • Harvey White
  • Seth White
  • Jared White
  • Abby White
  • Angelina Fairchild
  • Sabine Watt

No date provided 

  • Kayla Smith

As for the volunteer times during “Spring Break Week” (March 17-March 24, 2014), we will be providing the dates shortly.  Roger Dean Stadium gives JHS Band a percentage of all sales.  All funds received (100%) are divided evenly by the number of volunteers, shifts and hours worked.  This amount is recapped, totaled and credited to the student’s fundraising account.   If a student needs community service hours, they can work for volunteer time rather than fundraising account profit.

SENIORS – This year we are offering a “Pay It Forward Opportunity.”  Since our freshman and sophomores cannot volunteer due to age restrictions. why not work for them and those who are less fortunate.  Show your commitment and leadership to the band and your team members by sharing your “Warrior Spirit” and becoming “One Tribe.”

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

Visit www.thehondaclassic.com/birdies-for-children

  • Click on “DONATE NOW” on the left side of the screen
  • Scroll down the list of Participating Charities and click on “Jupiter High School Band”
  • Complete the Donation Form.  Remember to enter your student’s name in the “SOLICITED BY” field.
  • For every $20 donated, you get a chance to win a 2014 Honda by entering a guess of the total number of birdies made during the 2014 Honda Classic golf tournament.

100% of your donation goes into your student’s fundraising account.

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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January 1, 2014

New Donors Choose Project! Help us grow! Donations MATCHED

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:

Bass Clarinet Stand and Marching Drumline Covers

Give to my classroom by January 7, 2014 and your donation will be doubled thanks to Disney. Just enter the code DISNEY 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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December 18, 2013

JHS Band Update – December 18, 2013

Attachements

  • Music Man Step Up Event Flyer
  • Angelo’s Dine for Cash Full Page Flyer
  • Duffy’s Dine for Cash flyer

With the exception of the Spirit of Jupiter sections (titles in green), the information below applies to ALL BANDS.

In this update:

  • Solo & Ensemble Forms DUE
  • Winter Group & Jazz Combo Yearbook Pictures: 1/22
  • Music Man Step Up Event in JMS Band Room: TONIGHT at 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Dine for Cash to benefit JHS Band: Angelo’s through 12/19
  • Dine for Cash #2 to benefit JHS Project Graduation – Thursdays in December at Duffy’s
  • SPIRIT FAIR SHARE BALANCE DUE IN FULL
  • Volunteer Needs
  • JHS Stadium/Turf Capital Campaign Committee
  • Spring Training Roger Dean Concessions – Training Sessions
  • Upcoming Dates

SOLO & ENSEMBLE TITLES ARE DUE
Applications for Solo & Ensemble are DUE.  Forms are available on the forbidden shelf.  You must sign up NOW to participate.  Solo & Ensemble will be held February 7-8, 2014, at John I Leonard HS.
 
YEARBOOK PICTURES FOR WINTER GROUPS & JAZZ COMBO: January 22nd
Yearbook pictures of Winter Guard, Winter Percussion, Winter Brass and Jazz Combo will be taken after school onWednesday, January 22nd.  More details will be provided closer to the date, but mark your calendars now!
 
MUSIC MAN STEP UP NIGHT: TONIGHT at 5:30-7:30 pm
Jupiter Middle School is hosting Music Man’s annual step up instrument trials at the JMS band room TONIGHT, Wednesday, December 18th from 5:30 until 7:30 PM.

This is a chance for parents and students to play test PROFESSIONAL QUALITY instruments from a huge variety of manufactures before you make a purchase this holiday season. Company representatives will be on hand to answer questions and assist. These instruments are very hard to come by and play testing and comparison shopping is nearly impossible in the new digital age. This is a wonderful service to all of our north county band students.

DINE FOR CASH: ANGELO’S – through December 19
Angelo’s Chicken & Pizza has teamed up with Jupiter High School to help support the BAND program.  From Thursday, December 12th to Thursday, December 19th, Angelo’s will donate 15% of all take-out, delivery, or eat-in orders to BAND.

Just present the attached coupon at the time of your order and 15% of your bill will go directly back to the BAND. Visit www.AngelosBestPizza.com for menu and specials.  The coupon is also available on the Forms page on the band’s web site under Fundraising.

DINE FOR CASH #2 – DUFFY’S ON THURSDAYS
Eat at either Duffy’s restaurant on Thursdays in December and 10% of your purchase goes to JHS Project Graduation.  Be sure to bring the attached flyer with you.
 
SPIRIT FAIR SHARE DUE
Payment for Spirit of Jupiter Fair Share is DUE IN FULL.  If you would like to pay  your balance by credit card, please contact band treasurer Rose Lynch at jhsbandtreasurer@comcast.net.
Profits from the Christmas tree fundraiser are posted in Charms.
 
VOLUNTEER NEEDS
JHS Stadium/Turf Capital Campaign Committee
We would like 2-3 band parents to represent the band in the JHS Stadium Improvement Project.  The next Capital Campaign meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 15th at 6:00 pm at Waterfront Properties at 825 Parkway Street, Suite 32, along A1A just east of US 1 in Jupiter.

Contact Mr. Larkin at michael.larkin@palmbeachschools.org or Debbie Wiley at wileydebbie@bellsouth.net for more information.

Spring Training at Roger Dean Stadium
Additional Roger Dean training sessions have been added.  If you would like to work concessions at Roger Dean Stadium during spring break for the major league spring training games, you MUST attend a training session FIRST.
You must be 16 to participate in this fundraiser.  We DO need adults to work this fundraiser; earnings go to your student’s fundraising account.
Training sessions will be held:

  • January 9th at 6pm
  • January 11th at 10am
  • January 11th at 12pm
  • January 30th at 6pm
  • February 1st at 10am
  • February 1st at 2pm

Contact Bonnie Welsh at bfwelsh@hotmail.com ASAP to sign up.
 
UPCOMING DATES

  • 12/18: Winter Percussion Rehearsal: 3:30-6:00pm
  • 12/19: Winter Brass Rehearsal: 5:00-8:30pm
  • 12/19: Winter Guard Rehearsal: 5:00-8:30pm
  • 12/20: End 2nd Nine Weeks
  • 12/21: Winter Guard Rehearsal: 11:00am-8:00pm
  • 12/23-1/3: WINTER BREAK
  • 1/4: Winter Guard Rehearsal: 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • 1/6: NO SCHOOL – Teacher Work Day
  • 1/6: Winter Percussion Rehearsal: 3:30-6:00pm
  • 1/6: Winter Guard Rehearsal: 5:00-8:30pm
  • 1/6: Winter Brass Rehearsal: 700-9:00pm
  • 1/7: BACK TO SCHOOL – Start of 3rd Nine Weeks

Visit the band’s web site www.JupiterBands.com to see the latest photos, review emails, and check the calendar.

HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE HOLIDAY BREAK!

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December 18, 2013

Forwarding email from Mr. Destito:

TONIGHT: Music Man’s Annual Step Up Night Instrument Trials at JMS – 5:30-7:30 pm

Directors and students,

Jupiter Middle will once again host Music Man’s Annual Step Up Night Instrument Trials at the JMS band room on Wednesday December 18 from 5:30 until 7:30 PM.

This is a chance for parents and students to play test PROFESSIONAL QUALITY instruments from a huge variety of manufactures before you make a purchase this holiday season.  Company representatives will be on hand to answer questions and assist.  These instruments are very hard to come by and play testing and comparisons shopping is nearly impossible in the new digital age.  This is a wonderful service to all of our north county band students.  I mean, why let Boca have all the fun?

Director;  Feel free to send this email with attachments to your students and parents.  This event has been very helpful and wildly successful in the past.  You, of course, are welcome to attend, assist and honk around on the latest and greatest from the top manufactures in the world.  It is a BLAST!

Directions to Jupiter Middle School

I95 North to Donald Ross
North on Military trail
Enter school through the band hall entrance off of Military trail.
call 772-285-9632 for more info

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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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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December 12, 2013

Tuba Christmas: This Sunday Dec. 15th – 5 pm

Hello Directors,

Just another reminder about Tuba Christmas this Sunday, December 15th. It will be held in Mizner Park at the Amphitheater and is open to tuba and euphonium players of any skill or age level. Please encourage your students to attend. Last year we had over 45 players from throughout South Florida, and we are hoping for more this year. The crowd that came out to watch numbered close to 400. Registration starts at 2:30pm at the amphitheater followed by rehearsal and the the actual performance at 5:00pm. For more details you can visit: 
tubachristmas.com and http://www.fau.edu/marchingowls/tubachristmas.phpRegistration is  $10.00 and the book of carols is $22.00. All proceeds go to the Harvey Phillips Foundation. The carol book has not changed from past years, so if students already own it they don’t need to buy it again.If you have any questions please feel free to call or email. I have included a flyer for the event.Best,
Sean Murray
Sean Murray, PhD.
Associate Director of Bands
Florida Atlantic University
Department of Music
777 Glades Rd.
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: 561.297.3883
Email: smurra21@fau.edu

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December 4, 2013

JTAA HOLIDAY PARADE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8TH
Call Time 12:15
 
The Spirit of Jupiter will be marching in the 37th annual JTAA Holiday Parade THIS Sunday, December 8th.

Attachments:

  • Map of staging area
  • Map of parade route
  • Subway coupons

Students should take everything they need for the parade HOME on FRIDAY AFTERNOON.  

This includes instruments!
Schedule:
  • 12:15 pm – CALL TIME – Students are to meet in uniform and with instruments at the parade staging area at Banyan Street and Old Dixie Highway.
  • 1:00 pm – Parade begins.
  • 2:15 pm – Band reaches the parade end (approximate time). 
  • Battery and Tubas travel back to band room to drop off equipment.  Everyone else is dismissed.

Students must provide their own transportation to the parade start and from the parade finish.

The Spirit of Jupiter is in position #27 in the parade.What to Wear:
  • Color Guard should wear their show uniforms (not jeans and show shirt).  Guard members should also have their pom poms for the parade.
  • Everyone else should wear full marching uniform minus shakos.  Holiday hats can be worn instead of shakos.

Music:

  • The band will be playing the Fight Song and music from the show.

Parade Start/Finish Locations:

  • The parade staging area is located by the Subway restaurant near the intersection of Banyan Street and Old Dixie Highway.  ALL BAND MEMBERS MUST BE DROPPED OFF along Orange Avenue (between Center Street and Indiantown Road) in the marked area between Center Street and Datura Street.  Students will walk towards Old Dixie and find the band.  (Jupiter Middle and Independence Middle bands meet in this same area.)  You will not be allowed on Old Dixie Highway.  The only vehicles permitted on Old Dixie are vehicles that are participating in the parade.  No thru traffic!
  • The parade ends at Bridge Road and Old Dixie Highway.  Students will be dismissed from this location.  Park in any open area on Bridge Road; there are businesses on the SE corner where you can park if you leave your car there early enough.  There is usually parking near the CVS on Alternate A1A also.  Directions:

Continue North on Orange Avenue toward Center Street
Turn Right onto Center Street
Cross the railroad tracks, turn left on Route Alt. A1A north
Turn Left onto N. Old Dixie Highway
Turn Right onto Bridge Road
Park in any open area on Bridge Road

ORContinue North on Orange Avenue toward Center Street

Turn Right onto Center Street
Cross the railroad tracks, turn left on Route Alt. A1A north
Turn Left onto US Highway One North
Make a U-turn back onto US Highway One South at the corner of US Highway One and Tequesta Drive
Turn Right onto Bridge Road
Park in any open area on Bridge Road

Donations:
We would appreciate donations of hard candy to be distributed during the parade.  Drop off candy in the band room this week.

Volunteers:
We do need volunteers/chaperones to walk with the students in the parade.  If you can help, please contact Stephanie Schulz at 561-346-0568 or sschulz@bellsouth.net.  

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December 4, 2013

The December Band Parent meeting is TONIGHT, Wednesday, December 4th, at 7 pm.

We will have a special guest!  Ernie Cox, president of the JHS Athletic Boosters, will present information about the Stadium Improvement Project (the turf field).  There is an exciting fundraising effort underway, and he will tell us how we can help.  Ernie can also answer any questions we have about the project.

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November 29, 2013

Thank you all from Mr. Larkin

To the students and family of the Jupiter High School Warrior Band,

I have had time to reflect on this past season and at what we have accomplished.  I hope you have done the same and have felt nothing but bursting pride.  I can’t tell you how proud I am of what all of you have come together to do.  I would venture to say that this has been our most successful season since my time at Jupiter High School, if not ever.

So much went into making our successes possible.  First of all, the students have put in so much time, energy, and effort into doing everything possible to making this season a success.  The students have come a long way starting from day one.  We have been through a lot and have worked so hard and in the end we have become better people. We have learned so much about the values of what it is that makes a person successful.  You have accomplished so much and have certainly made your mark in our state as a force to watch out for.

I am also proud of the amount of class that the students have shown throughout the season.  Even when we were beaten by another band, the students made it a point to congratulate rather than retaliate.  Many times throughout the season directors and staff from other bands would come up to me to let me know that they are very impressed with the class shown by our leadership to other bands.  I cannot express how much pride you gave me by being privileged to hear that from another band.  Thank you for that.  Thank you for all of your hard work, dedication, and commitment.

Seniors I hope that you will understand that the work you have put into this program will show even years from now. As we continue to grow as a program into one of the finest programs in the state, I hope you will look back and be proud of what you helped to accomplished.  I promise you that you will be proud.

To the parents, I can’t thank you enough for the countless things you have done to help us get to where we are now. So much of what you do is behind the scenes but has also been key to our growing program.  There are not enough words or time to express what you have all done.  I can at least start with a simple thank you.  So thank you to all of the volunteers, chaperons, prop builders, concession workers, coordinators, fundraisers, booster board members, sewers, and countless other positions that went into what we know as the Warrior Band Parents Organization!  You are all truly the backbone of the Warrior Band.  Just as I say to the students, I hope that one day you will look back at the Warrior Band and have nothing but pride to feel.  You will be the reason that we are one of the most successful programs in the country.  That is my goal and I will do whatever it takes to create that for our students.  I want to create the best experience possible for the students.

Once again, thank you to entire Warrior Band Family for all you do.  I hope that you are all having a restful and eventful holiday break.  I will see you all next week as we prepare for the end of the semester.

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November 29, 2013

We need a Doumbek (middle eastern percussion instrument) in order to play a piece for the winter concert. 

I just created a request for my classroom: Instrument Needed For Winter Concert!.
If you chip in to help my students, you’ll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.
Give to my project by December 5 and your donation will be doubled thanks to Matching Donor! Just enter the code INSPIRE on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100).
Your support would mean so much to us.
Go to www.donorschoose.org/warriorband
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FMBC DVDs at show day prices through TODAY

Today is the LAST day to purchase FMBC State Marching Band Championships DVDs at show day prices! Semi-finals and Finals DVDs are available.  These would make a great gift for your Spirit of Jupiter student!

The Semi-Finals (single camera) DVD is $45.00 and the Finals (multi-camera) DVD is $53.00.  Both are in high definition.

If you purchase by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, your purchase is counted towards the tally to determine which band wins an iPad Mini – and JUPITER HS is currently TIED FOR THE LEAD!  Your purchase also earns a $2 donation by Alliance Media back to our band IF we are the top selling band in our class.

Order your DVD(s) online here:
www.alliancemedia1.com/product_pages/2013fmbc.php

Be sure to enter JUPITER HIGH SCHOOL in the *ADD NOTE selection at the PayPal Order Review at checkout OR IN YOUR ADDRESS LINE #2 to receive credit for your school.

Here is the current leader board for the FMBC Video Challenge and Fundraiser:

BAND                   WEIGHTED SCORE*

  • Jupiter                           57
  • Pace HS                         57
  • Sunlake                          50
  • Stoneman Douglas        50
  • Western HS                   49
  • Northside Christian       46
  • Newsome                      42
  • Braden River                 36
  • Gainesville                     36
  • Seminole                        36
  • Nova HS                        35
  • Fleming Island HS         35

The FMBC Video Challenge and Fundraiser Leader Board Contest and Rules are available here:
www.alliancemedia1.com/product_pages/2013fmbc2.php

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JHS Band Update – November 26, 2013

Attachments:

With the exception of the Spirit of Jupiter sections (titles in green), the information below applies to ALL BANDS.

In this update:

  • Congratulations Spirit!!
  • Winter Percussion Auditions: 12/4 at 3:30-6:00 pm
  • December Band Parent Meeting: Wednesday 12/4 at 7 pm
  • Spirit LTM Performance & Parade Rehearsal: 12/5 at 7:30 am
  • Winter Band Concert: Thursday 12/12 at 7 pm
  • Volunteer Needs
  • Christmas Tree Pick Up
  • JHS Winter Band Concert
  • Spring Training Roger Dean Concessions – Training Sessions
  • JHS Stadium/Turf Capital Campaign Committee
  • Toys for Tots: December 2-7
  • December JPAF Meeting: 12/10 at 6:30 pm
  • FOR SALE: Drawstring Bags, Sports Bags, Practice T-Shirts & Shorts
  • Upcoming Dates

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.

At the semi-finals on Saturday morning, their score of 87.48 earned them a finish in the top five, which qualified them for Finals that night.  This was the band’s sixth consecutive year to make the finals!

The band ALSO earned the “OUTSTANDING PERCUSSION” caption award, a very prestigious prize indicating that the Spirit of Jupiter percussion earned the HIGHEST SCORE of 95.50 out of all Class 3A bands in the state.

On Saturday night, the Spirit of Jupiter and the other finalist bands performed at Tropicana Field under the dome, where they earned their season high score of 87.71.

At the awards ceremony, senior Kayla Smith was also presented with the Jon Kersten Memorial Scholarship for students pursuing degrees in music, music education or Fine Arts.

Our principal, Mr. Frank, was in attendance at both the semi-finals at Gaither HS and finals at Tropicana Field to watch our kids perform!

REMINDER: Please get your uniforms cleaned in time for the next performance on the LTM on December 5th.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

More information located on our Calendar Page.

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November 21, 2013

FMBC Reminders

Attachment:

Pick up your uniform at the cleaners if you have not already done so!

If you have any specific questions/concerns regarding medications for your student, please contact Susan Taylor ASAP at sflasue@bellsouth.net.

FINAL SPIRIT RUN THROUGH TONIGHT
Be at school by 8:00pm!

PHOTO BUTTONS
Bonnie Welsh is making photo buttons for anyone who would like one.  Please send Bonnie a photo of your student to bfwelsh@hotmail.com.  There are many great photos of our kids on our Flickr page thanks to Bonnie McCarthy!  Photo buttons are $5.00 each, all of which is being donated to the general band account.

Bonnie also has Spectrum buttons available for $1.00 each.  Bonnie will be at rehearsal tonight if you’d like to purchase buttons!

STUDENTS ARE TO ARRIVE IN THE BAND ROOM FRIDAYMORNING WITH EVERYTHING FOR THE TRIP NO LATER THAN 7:30 AM.

WEEKEND PARKING AT JHS
For students and chaperones leaving cars at JHS over the weekend, please park in the STAFF parking lot off of Toney Penna Drive.  The lot will be locked over the weekend to keep your vehicle secure.  Stephanie Schulz has signs to be placed on the dashboard.

UPDATED PACKING LIST ATTACHED
Students SHOULD BRING THEIR WATER COOLERS for Friday’s rehearsal in Tampa.  (This was unintentionally left off of the first list.)

  • Friday — Weather forecast: High 84 / Low 65 / 20% chance of rain
    • Practice Uniform — white shirt and green/black shorts, hat, sunscreen, sweatshirt/jacket (for the evening)
    • Instrument– mouthpiece, extra reeds, valve oil, slide grease, mallets, etc.
    • Guard Equipment — flags, rifles, tape, etc.
    • Bagged Lunch
    • Water Cooler
  • Saturday — Weather forecast: High 82 / Low 62 / 0% chance of rain
    • Full uniform — jacket, bibbers, SPECTRUM show shirt, gloves, gauntlets, shako, VIPERS, black socks, garment bag
    • Guard costume — shoes, socks, undergarments, arm covers, hairpiece, makeup, items needed for show hair
    • CASH for DINNER
  • Sunday — Weather forecast: High 72 / Low 54 / 10% chance of rain
    • Busch Gardens annual pass/ticket if you did NOT purchase through the band
    • Sweatshirt or jacket?  It will be a little chilly!
    • CASH for LUNCH and DINNER

GO SPIRIT!!

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November 20, 2013

This is a reminder that the November Band Parent Meeting is TONIGHT at 7:00 pm in the band room.  Minutes from our October meeting are attached for your review.

Although FMBC is this weekend, we still have a LOT of other things to discuss, including the Winter Concert, Winter Percussion, and the South Florida Winter Guard Association Championship Prelims Event that we are hosting again this year.

Your attendance earns you TWO hours towards the volunteer credit!

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JHS Band Update – November 18, 2013

With the exception of the Spirit of Jupiter sections (titles in green), the information below applies to ALL BANDS.

In this update:

  • JHS has an FMBC Scholarship Winner!
  • Band Pictures: Order by Tuesday 11/19 to get $10 off
  • November Band Parent Meeting: THIS Wednesday at 7:00 pm
  • NO Spirit Rehearsal Wednesday 11/20
  • Spirit: FINAL Run Through: Thursday at 8:00 pm
  • Spirit: Parade Rehearsal CHANGE + LTM Performance: 12/5 at 7:30 am
  • FMBC DVDs: Pre-Sale Discount available until noon on Thursday
  • Volunteer Needs
    • November Spirit Rehearsals
    • JHS Stadium/Turf Capital Campaign Committee: Thursday at 6pm
    • JHS Winter Band Concert
  • Toys for Tots: 12/7 at Christmas Tree Pick Up
  • December JPAF Meeting: 12/10 at 6:30pm
  • FOR SALE: Hoodie, Sports Bags, Practice T-Shirts & Shorts
  • Upcoming Dates

More information located on our Calendar Page.

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November 18, 2013

Kayla Smith has been chosen to receive one of the Jon Kersten College Scholarships given by FMBC.  Winners will be announced at Semi-Finals locations and presented with awards and checks at Finals this weekend.

Congratulations!!

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November 18, 2013

FMBC Schedule/Information

Please see the attached file for very important information regarding this week’s state marching band competition/trip.  Included are:

  • Trip Rules
  • Packing List
  • Weekend schedule for our band
  • Ticketing/Parking information
  • Addresses for rehearsal/performance locations and hotel
  • Attendance and Visitor Guidelines
  • Information about the FMBC judging process

Students are to arrive in the band room Friday with everything for the trip NO LATER than 7:30 AM.
 
Regarding meals:

  • BRING a bagged lunch to eat on Friday
  • Friday’s dinner will be prepared by Tim Kellogg and Tommy Schulz at the rehearsal field.  We are purchasing subs from Publix for Saturday’s lunch.  We have been collecting $10 per person for these meals.  Please see a separate reminder email for those who have not submitted their meal money.
  • Breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday are provided by the hotel. 
  • BRING CASH for dinner on Saturday and lunch and dinner on Sunday.  We recommend a minimum of $60 to cover three meals.

You may also want to bring extra cash for t-shirts and other souvenirs available at the semi-finals and finals locations and Busch Gardens.

If you have a Busch Gardens annual pass or ticket you plan to use on Sunday, remember to bring it!!!

The semi-finals performance at Gaither HS in Tampa is 11:30 AM on Saturday, November 23rd.  A complete schedule for Class AAA Semi-finals is available here on the FMBC website.

The top five bands in the Class AAA semi-finals will move on to the finals and perform in the Tropicana Dome starting at 5:24 PM.  (Class A finals performances start at 4:14 PM.)  Finals awards/retreat at the dome is at 11:00 PM.  A complete schedule for the FMBC finals is available here on the FMBC website.

Students will be returning to JHS on Sunday at approximately 9:00 PM.

IMPORTANT: When you pick up your child, park in a parking space!   Please do not block the loading/unloading areas near the where the buses will park.

Students who are NOT going to Busch Gardens must be picked up by a parent from Tropicana Field on Saturday night immediately following the awards ceremony (approximately 11:45pm).  Arrangements must be made with Mr. Larkin NOW if you have not already done so.

If you have any specific questions/concerns regarding medications, please contact Susan Taylor ASAP at sflasue@bellsouth.net.

Bonnie Welsh is making photo buttons for anyone who would like one – just in time for semi-finals!!  Please send Bonnie a photo of your student to bfwelsh@hotmail.com.  Photo buttons are $5.00 each, all of which is being donated to the general band account.

Bonnie also has Spectrum buttons available for $1.00 each.  Bonnie will be at the rehearsals on Monday and Thursday and at the Booster meeting on Wednesday if you’d like to purchase buttons!

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Go Spirit!!

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November 15, 2013

Date for Added Performance

Please add to your calendar a performance by the Jazz Ensemble at the Independence Middle School Pancake Breakfast/Silent Auction.

The event is Saturday, February 22nd in the IMS Cafeteria, and the performance time is TBD, most likely in the morning sometime before 12:00pm.

Thank you!

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November 13, 2013

Reminder: Band Pictures Tomorrow!

All students in band classes should bring their uniforms tomorrow for band picture day!  For more information, see previous email directly below.

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JHS Band Pictures THIS Thursday & Friday

JHS Band pictures will be taken during class this Thursday, November 14th and Friday, November 15th.

We ask that all students have a photo taken for the yearly composite displayed in the band room.  Students choose the photo with the photographer to be included in the composite.  Photos are available for sale, including a discount of $10 if ordered by picture day. (See the attached information and order form provided by the photographer for package details.)  Order forms are available in the band room.

ALL students should bring their concert uniforms to school on Thursday.  (See the bottom of this email for uniform requirements.)   Be sure to wear or bring a plain white t-shirt to wear underneath the tux shirt.  If we run out of time to get your picture taken, you ARE PERMITTED to keep your uniform in your locker until Friday.  NOTE: Concert uniform shoes/socks are NOT needed for pictures.
 
Bow ties and cummerbunds will be loaned out to students for picture days.

COLOR GUARD members should bring their Spirit of Jupiter costumes.  Color Guard members who are also in a band class should have two photos taken – one in Color Guard costume and the other in concert band uniform.

JAZZ ENSEMBLE STUDENTS: Jazz Ensemble students will be wearing tux shirts for pictures only.  IF you have a tux shirt that fits (or one that you can share with other Jazz students), please bring it on picture day.  If you do NOT have a tux shirt, do NOT purchase one. We hope to have a few tux shirts available for students who do not have one.

We need volunteers!  Please contact Debbie Wiley at wileydebbie@bellsouth.net if you can help. Volunteer earn time towards their volunteer credit.

We would like to fill these shifts, but we will take as much time as you can offer!  We especially need help both mornings at 7:30am – 9:00am.

  • 7:30am – 11:30am
  • 11:30am – 3:30pm

Concert Band Uniform Information
Students are required to purchase the following:

  • White Wing-Tip Collar Unisex Tuxedo Shirt (NOT a white dress shirt)
  • Black Double-Pleated Tuxedo Pants with Adjustable Waist (NOT black dress pants)
  • Girls have the option of wearing a Black Floor-Length Performance Knit A-Line Skirt ordered online from Formal Fashions Inc
  • Black Closed-Toe Dress Shoes (NO sneakers, sandals, flip flips, peep toes, etc.)
  • Mid-Calf Length Black Socks for boys
  • GIRLS in Symphonic Band ONLY may wear a Black Floor-Length Performance Knit Dress with sweetheart neckline and bell sleeves ordered online from Formal Fashions Inc

Tuxedo items can be purchased online from Formal Fashions Inc.  Please order theses item numbers:

  • White Tux Shirt: 2181
  • Black Tux Pants: 6502
  • Black Performance Knit Dress: 3762AA
  • Black Performance Knit Skirt: 504FAA

Tuxedo items are also available locally at Professional Images, located at 1220 U.S. 1 in North Palm Beach, on the east side of the street across from Crystal Tree Plaza.  They can be reached at 626-8897.  They are open Monday-Friday 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM andSaturday 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

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FRIDAY PEP RALLY

  • Spirit members should wear their SPECTRUM show shirt and blue jeans to school.
  • UNLESS YOU HAVE A TEST 1st PERIOD, please report directly to the band room to prepare for the pep rally.

SPIRIT SENIOR NIGHT FOOTBALL GAME FRIDAY 11/08: CALL TIME IS 5:45 PM

  • Students should be ready to play and dressed in HALF UNIFORM at 5:45 PM.
  • The band will perform the show TWICE – at halftime and AFTER the game.

SENIORS: 6:15 at south end of stadium

  • Seniors should report with their escorts to the south gate of the stadium by 6:15 pm.  The walking ceremony begins promptly at 6:40pm.

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November 7, 2013

Special Volunteer Opportunity

JHS Stadium Field Synthetic Turf Improvement Project

The JHS Athletic Boosters have started a project to replace the stadium grass field with a turf field.  The Athletic Boosters have asked all school groups that use the field (INCLUDING BAND) to identify 2-3 parents who would be willing and able to help with fundraising.   

We are looking for band parents to help the Athletic Boosters with this project.  We want to have band participation so we have a “right” to use the field when the project is completed.  In particular, we would love to have parents that might not be as involved with other aspects of the band program to step up and help out.

The first Stadium Field Capital Campaign Kickoff Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 21st at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  The meeting will be held at Waterfront Properties Conference Center in the “Funky Fishing Village Area” of Jupiter.  (Any and all are welcome to go to the Square Grouper afterwards.)  Please bring the names of people that can help with fundraising efforts who know lots of businesses and people in our community and the names of potential major sponsors.

If you are willing to help, please contact Mr. Larkin at michael.larkin@palmbeachschools.org or Kate Tierney at katetch01@aol.com ASAP so we can put you in contact with JHS Athletic Booster President Ernie Cox.

The  school district is 100% behind the project, and the Athletic Boosters are working with them  on surveying, engineering, permitting and coordination.  Unfortunately, their budget does not allow for any financial contribution.   Fortunately, the Town of Jupiter has agreed to fund $400,000 of the $800,000 project and has included their half in the 2014 capital improvements budget.

This means that Athletic Boosters and our individual sports and band need to line up $400,000 in a combination of sponsorships and donations between now and April 2014.  This allows for the 8-week construction to start on June 1, 2014 so everything is ready for Fall 2014.

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November 6, 2013

ROGER DEAN SPRING BREAK CONCESSIONS FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY

Once again this year, Roger Dean Stadium is allowing the JHS Band to raise funds by working concessions at Spring Training games! Our profits from concessions sales are divided into an hourly rate for those who work the games.  Depending on how many hours you work, more money goes into your student’s fundraising account!

Everyone who works concessions MUST sign up for a training session, and Roger Dean is asking us to sign up for training sessions NOW.  Scheduled sessions are:

  • Thursday, January 9th at 6pm
  • Saturday, January 11th at 10am
  • Saturday, January 11th at 2pm

Students must be 16 or older.  Parents can work on behalf of students.

If you are even remotely interested in working this fundraiser, we strongly encourage you to sign up for a training session.  Last year, we had to turn away workers because Roger Dean Stadium will not allow anyone to work concessions without attending a training session.

If you trained last year, you MUST train again this year.  If you still have your ID badge, please bring it.

Everyone who attends a training session will get a badge after the session.  Bring a drivers license with you to the training session so a Roger Dean Concession badge/picture ID can be made for you.

Game times and dates available are offered on a first-come first-serve basis.   The game schedule will be announced at a later date. Spring Break is March 17-24.

Games typically begin at 1:05 PM and last approximately 4 hours.  The work day begins at 8:30-9:00 AM and ends after cleaning up after the game, but time flies and it is fun! 

To sign up or to get more information, please contact Bonnie Welsh at bfwelsh@hotmail.com or 561-301-5047.

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November 6, 2013

JHS Band Update – November 6, 2013

Attachments:

  • Music Man Trumpet Masters Class
  • Music Man Clarinet Masters Class
  • Music Man Solo & Ensemble Lesson Flyer
  • Music Man Flute Masters Class
  • JPAF poster

We really need your help!  We have $22,000 of outstanding invoices that we have been holding due to lack of funds.  We project $15,000 of FMBC and instructor payments due by the end of this month.

We need all band members to pay their remaining Fair Share by Thursday, November 7th.  All fundraisers have been posted to accounts except for Christmas trees.  If you participated in the Christmas tree fundraiser, please estimate 35% of the total amount sold to be your profit and deduct from the balance owed.

With the exception of the Spirit of Jupiter sections (titles in green), the information below applies to ALL BANDS.

In this update:

  • Fundraising Reminders
  • All-State Congratulations
  • Fruit Donations Needed for Saturday Rehearsal
  • Volunteer Needs
    • November Spirit Rehearsals
    • Football Game Concessions: Volunteers please CONFIRM attendance
    • Veteran’s Day Parade
    • Band Picture Days
  • Veteran’s Day Parade Reminders
  • FMBC Fees OVERDUE
  • DonorsChoose Project: Marching Tenor Drums PURCHASED!
  • JHS Winter Percussion Auditions: 11/12 @ 5-8pm
  • Special Events from Music Man
  • Toys for Tots: 12/7 at Christmas Tree Pick Up
  • JPAF Save the Date: Music Gala on 1/25
  • FOR SALE: Hoodie, Sports Bags, Practice T-Shirts & Shorts
  • Upcoming Dates

More information located on our Calendar Page.

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November 6, 2013

Music Man Logo

In our continued efforts to make your director’s job easier we’ve come up with a Solo and Ensemble group lesson package this year.

Attached is a Solo and Ensemble Lesson Package Flyer to advertise to your students for S/E help.  The goal is to help the students prepare for that dreaded meeting with a judge and give them some quality time with a lesson teacher.

We’re also setting up a mock performance 3 weeks prior with judges that doesn’t interfere with All-District J.  If you have any questions please let Chris, Jim, or I know.

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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November 2, 2013

Congratulations to the Spirit of Jupiter Marching Band!  They earned their highest score of the season at the Marching Chiefs Invitational held Saturday at Santaluces High School.

The marching band came in 2nd in Class AAA and 7th overall out of 21 bands in the competition.

The band will spend the next three weeks preparing for state semi-finals in Tampa at the end of November.  Go Spirit!

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November 2, 2013

The Bain Firm will also match all donation until Nov. 3… Last of the drum line equipment!

I just created a request for my classroom: Marching Tenors!  The Last of the Drum Line Equipment!.If you chip in to help my students, you’ll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.Give to my project by November 3 and your donation will be doubled thanks to Matching Donor! Just enter the code INSPIRE on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100).Also, the bain family will match any donation made now until Nov. 3.  Which ALSO means that their donation will then , in turn, be matched as well!
So let’s say you donate $100. 
 
  • You – $100
  • INSPIRE match – $100
  • Bain Family firm – $100
  • INSPIRE match for Bain Firm – $100
So your $100 donation will turn into $400!!!!

Spread the word.  We only have one more day!  HURRY!!!!!!!

DO not forget to enter the code “INSPIRE” before you check out when  prompted.

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October 31, 2013

Please remember to pick up your cheesecake orders today before 7 PM.

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October 31, 2013

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REMINDERS!

Attached are the flyers for Music Man’s upcoming masters classes for November.

Next week we’ll be having Selmer Pro Night with all the Selmer horns out and a masters class with John Lovell, the trumpet player from Jimmy Buffet’s Band.

In addition:

Clarinet Masters Class
Featuring –  Harry Spyker
When:  November 13th, 2013 – 5pm-6:30pm
Where: Music Man – 179 N. Jog Rd.

Flute Masters Class
When:  November 20th, 2013 – 5pm-6:30pm
Where: Music Man – 179 N. Jog Rd.

All are Free Admission!!!

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October 31, 2013

JHS Band Update – October 31, 2013

Attachments:

  • The Academy Drum & Bugle Corps Open House and Free Clinic
  • Trumpet Master Class Flyer
  • Conn-Selmer Pro Night Flyer

With the exception of the Spirit of Jupiter sections (titles in green), the information below applies to ALL BANDS.

We did receive some Fair Share and Fundraising Commitment payments last week, but there are still many families with outstanding balances.  The next Spirit Fair Share payment is due Monday, November 4th.  If you do NOT plan to fund raise  please make sure your Fair Share or Fundraising Commitment payments are up to date.

In this update:

  • Fundraising Reminders
  • JHS Pathfinder for Music/Instrumental
  • House of the Haunted Lodge: We Won!
  • Thank you for participating in the McDonald’s Fundraiser
  • Photos for FMBC program wanted by 11/1
  • FMBC Fees due 10/31
  • MANY Volunteer Needs
    • November Spirit Rehearsals
    • Middle School Night
    • Middle School Night Bake Sale Donations Needed
    • Football Game: Sell Honda Classic Birdies for Children Chances
    • Football Game Concessions: Volunteers please CONFIRM attendance
    • Academy Drum & Bugle Corps Open House
    • Band Picture Days
  • Volunteer Shirts
  • DonorsChoose Project: Marching Tenor Drums
  • The Academy Drum & Bugle Corps Open House and FREE Clinic: 11/3 @ 12pm-5pm
  • Conn-Selmer Pro-Night: 11/6 @ 5pm-8pm – Music Man @ Lake Worth Rd
  • Honors Jazz Band Concert: 11/7 @ 7pm – Wellington HS
  • JHS Winter Percussion Auditions: 11/12 @ 5-8pm
  • FOR SALE: Sports Bags, Practice T-Shirts & Shorts
  • OPEN Spirit of Jupiter Spots
  • Upcoming Dates

More information located on our Calendar Page.

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October 31, 2013

Only 3 more days left! Spread the word

Only 3 more days to get doubled!

I created a request for my classroom: Marching Tenors!  The Last of the Drum Line Equipment!.

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

Give to my project by November 3 and your donation will be doubled thanks to Matching Donor! Just enter the code INSPIRE on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100).

Spread the word.  We need these BEFORE state championships!

www.donorschoose.org/warriorband

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October 30, 2013

Music Man Logo

Trumpet Master Class

(Flyer Attached)

Featuring
John Lovell
From the Jimmy Buffet Coral Reefer Band
November 6th, 2013
 5pm-6:30pm 
Music Man Jog Rd.
For upper middle school and high school students.

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October 29, 2013

Spirit Santaluces Competition THIS Saturday 11/2/13

Attachments:

  • Spirit of Jupiter Saturday Schedule
  • Competition Schedule (All Bands)
  • Concessions Menu
  • Campus Map

Below are the schedule and details for our competition at Santaluces HS on Saturday, November 2nd.  (Saturday’s schedule is also attached.)

Call time is 10:00 AM.  Students should bring a bagged lunch AND a SNACK this Saturday.

WEAR to school:

  • White shirt and Green/Black shorts
  • Hat/Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen!!!

BRING: 

  • Water cooler for morning rehearsal
  • ALL items needed for your uniform in your garment bag, including THIS YEAR’S SHOW SHIRT, jacket, bibbers, shako, gloves, gauntlets, undergarments, Vipers, all-black socks, and whatever you need to do your show hair.
  • Show shirt, dark blue jeans and sneakers (to sit in the stands after the performance)
  • Healthy bagged lunch AND SNACK!!
  • CASH to purchase dinner at the competition after the performance
  • (see concessions menu attached to this email)

After performing, students will change into dark blue jeans, show shirts, and sneakers.  Students are expected to stay on the high school campus in the vicinity of the band at all times.  Students should use the “buddy system” and have at least one other person with them at all times.

Students will be dismissed from the band room ONLY afterthe trucks and buses are fully unloaded. This should be a joint effort, and we will get this done fast if everyone helps.

Please remember that while you are on this trip you are representing the band, the school, and the Town of Jupiter at ALL times (in AND out of uniform) and all school rules apply.  Any violations of school rules or band handbook rules may result in loss of performance and will be dealt with when we get back to school.

For those who would like to attend the Marching Chiefs Invitational, there is a charge for tickets.  Santaluces HS is located at 6880 Lawrence Road in Lantana, just west of Congress Avenue on the north side of the street.  The entrance for the spectator parking lot is on Lawrence Road.

For general information on Florida Marching Band Coalition (FMBC) competitions (contest rules, schedules, recaps, etc.), please visithttp://www.floridabandtournament.com.

For general questions about Spirit of Jupiter competitions, please see the Competition FAQ section at the bottom of this email.

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October 29, 2013

Cheesecake Pick Up – THURSDAY 10/31: 2:30pm-7:00pm

Items from our cheesecake fundraiser must be picked up THIS THURSDAY, October 31st between 2:30pm and 7:00pm in the band room.

We do not have storage to keep these items cold, so everyone must pick up their orders on Thursday.  If you are not available, please ask a friend to do it for you!

For students who ride the bus:  If you will be taking your order home with you on the bus, please contact Monica Cochran at floridagirl1212@yahoo.com so your order can be pre-packed and ready to go at the end of the school day.  We do not want you to miss the bus!

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED

  1. We need help unloading the truck.  The delivery is scheduled sometime between 10:00am and 12:00pm, so volunteers would need to be available and waiting in the band room during that time.  We will unpack the items, inventory the supply, and organize the products.
  2. We need volunteers between 12:00pm and 2:30pm to help organize and potentially pre-pack large orders for quicker distribution.
  3. We need volunteers to be runners to fill and check orders during these shifts:
    1. 2:30pm – 4:45pm
    2. 4:45pm – 7:00pm

Please contact Monica Cochran at floridagirl1212@yahoo.com if you can volunteer!

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October 29, 2013

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October 28, 2013

JHS Band Volunteer Shirts

Volunteer shirts are available at Country Tees for $21.00.  Shirts are green with white accents.

If you would like a shirt, please call Country Tees directly at 561-747-7010 and pay for a shirt by credit card by this Friday, November 1st.  You can also stop by the store at 801 Maplewood Dr, Suite 11and pay cash.

Be sure to tell them you are ordering a shirt for the JHS Band, what size you want, and whether you want a men’s or women’s shirt.

We will send out an email when the shirts arrive.  You should then pick up the shirt from Country Tees and have it embroidered with the JHS Band logo at EmbroidMe, located at 6390 West Indiantown Road 561-747-7376.

For those who have already paid the band for a shirt, the funds will be applied to your student’s Fair Share.

We apologize for the delay and any inconvenience.  School district purchasing procedures have changed quite a bit this year, and it has taken some time to figure them out.

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 October 28, 2013

Spirit Update: Middle School Night/Football Game this Friday 11/1

SPIRIT MIDDLE SCHOOL NIGHT/HOME FOOTBALL GAME: CALL TIME IS3:30 PM

Students should be ready to play and dressed in HALF uniform at 3:30 PM. Here is the schedule for the middle school portion of the evening:

  • 3:30pm – Spirit students arrive
  • 4:00pm-5:15pm – Middle School students arrive/sign in/eat pizza/mingle with High School students
  • 5:15pm – Spirit of Jupiter Standstill performance in courtyard
  • 5:30pm – Students split into sections and Spirit section leaders with run through music
  • 6:00pm – Come together and run through stands tunes
  • 6:30pm – Troop movement to stadium
  • 6:45pm – Arrive at stadium gate
  • 6:50pm – Move to track and play The Horse and JHS Fight Song
  • 7:00pm – National Anthem
  • 7:05pm – Move to stands

The Seminole Ridge band WILL be attending the game.  JHS will be doing our show at half time, and Seminole Ridge will be doing their show after the game.  We will be having a 3rd quarter meet and greet in the end zone.

After the game, students are expected to properly and neatly hang their uniform back on the hanger and in the garment bag so it is ready to go for Saturday’s competition.  Uniforms should be BROUGHT HOME

Jackets should be hung inside out to dry! 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Middle School Night is a great recruiting tool for us, and we need MANY volunteers.  A Parking Pass is attached to this email so volunteers can park in the Daniel’s Way lot for the game.

Please contact Michelle Kellogg at seeshellkell@bellsouth.net or Jamie Lindquist at peanut53001@aol.com if you can help anytime between 3:30pm and 7:00pm. 

DONATIONS NEEDED

  • Cases of SMALL (8 oz) water bottles

We will be serving water to a BUNCH of kids on Friday night – our kids, the middle school kids AND the Seminole Ridge band.  We would like to serve the SMALL WATER BOTTLES for the middle school kids; the large bottles go to waste.

Costco sells 70 bottles for $6.99 !!

  • Store bought baked goods

We will be selling dessert items to students at Middle School night, so we are asking for donations of store bought baked goods.  We prefer cupcakes or cookies – something that does not require plates or forks to eat. 

Students who make a donation WILL RECEIVE EXTRA CREDIT for their band class.

Please drop off donations (marked with the student’s name) on November 1st in the band kitchen.

Attachments:

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 October 28, 2013

JHS Band Fundraising Update – October 28, 2013

Attachments:

  • McDonald’s Flyers/Vouchers
  • Concert Band Program Advertising Agreement
  • Concert Band Program Dedications Agreement
  • GL Scrip Order Form

In this update:

  • – McDonald’s Fundraiser: Tuesday 10/29 @ 4pm-7pm
  • – ATTENTION Business Owners: Benefits of Concert Band Program Advertising
  • Concert Band Program Dedications: Due 10/31
  • GL Scrip Gift Card Orders: EXTENDED to 11/14

Please take advantage of these fundraisers to help the general band fund and boost your fundraising account!

More information located on our Calendar Page.

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October 28, 2013

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Free Academy Open House and Clinic

The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps will be holding an open house and FREE clinic for anyone interested in auditioning for the drum corps OR for anyone that is interested in the FREE clinic.  This session will be for brass and percussion students only.

The clinic and open house will be from 12-5pm.  Students should wear comfortable clothes that they can move in.  The clinic is sponsored by Chafin Music.

Anyone who is interested is encouraged to check out www.arizonaacademy.org for more information. You can also like us on our facebook page listed as The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps.

On a side note, I need a few parents who would like to volunteer to work a registration table for The Academy for that day.  Let me know if you are interested or if you have any questions.

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October 28, 2013

Please review this attached VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION about the FMBC  trip on November 22-24 and note the deadline of October 31st for all FMBC fees.

We are proceeding with the plan to stay two nights in Tampa for FMBC with the hope that additional families get current with their payments.  We did receive some Fair Share payments last week, but there are still many families with outstanding balances.  The next Fair Share payment is dueNovember 4th.

 We are collecting funds for the following (see details about each below):

  • Friday Dinner/Saturday Lunch: $10 per student
    • CASH or check payable to CASH preferred
  • Busch Gardens Ticket: $75 per student – family can also buy tickets
  • Hotel: $100 per night – ONLY for family who want to stay with the band

Except for the Friday Dinner money, please make checks payable to “JHS Band” for Busch Gardens tickets and hotel reservations. To assist us in bookkeeping, PLEASE WRITE SEPARATE CHECKS for all three items.

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October 28, 2013

The last of the Drums.. Donors Choose is back – We need YOUR help!

I just created a request for my classroom: Marching Tenors!  The Last of the Drum Line Equipment!.

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

Give to my project by November 3 and your donation will be doubled thanks to the Matching Donation! Just enter the code INSPIRE on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar.

There is also a part that automatically debits 15% of your donation to donors choose.  Be sure to take this off if you do not wish to donate.

This is the last of the drum line equipment and I hope to have this BEFORE we go to State Championships so that we have something else to show off!  We need your help!  Spread the word.  Email to friends, post on facebook, tell everyone!

go to www.donorschoose.org/warriorband

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October 28, 2013

JHS Concert Uniform Reminder

All concert uniform pieces for ALL BANDS (Jazz EnsembleWind Ensemble, Symphonic Band AND Percussion Ensemble) should be purchased and available for formal pictures on Thursday and Friday, November 14-15.

Percussion Ensemble members will be assigned to either Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble for concert performances, so this email DOES apply to those students!

Please make sure all items are IRONED for pictures (and all performances)! 

Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band AND Percussion Ensemble 

ALL Concert Band students must purchase the following concert uniform pieces:

  • White Wing-Tip Collar Unisex Tuxedo Shirt (NOT a white dress shirt)
  • Black Double-Pleated Tuxedo Pants with Adjustable Waist (NOT black dress pants)
  • Girls have the option of wearing a Black Floor-Length Performance Knit A-Line Skirt ordered online from Formal Fashions Inc
  • Black Closed-Toe Dress Shoes (NO sneakers, sandals, flip flips, peep toes, etc.)
  • Mid-Calf Length Black Socks for boys
  • GIRLS in Symphonic Band ONLY may wear a Black Floor-Length Performance Knit Dress with sweetheart neckline and bell sleeves ordered online from Formal Fashions Inc

Bow ties and cummerbunds will be loaned out to students on the picture days.

Wind Ensemble members will be fitted for school-owned jackets – stay tuned for fitting dates.

Tuxedo items can be purchased online from Formal Fashions Inc.  Please order theses item numbers:

  • White Tux Shirt: 2181
  • Black Tux Pants: 6502
  • Black Performance Knit Dress: 3762AA
  • Black Performance Knit Skirt: 504FAA

Tuxedo items are also available locally at Professional Images, located at 1220 U.S. 1 in North Palm Beach, on the east side of the street across from Crystal Tree Plaza.  They can be reached at 626-8897.  They are open Monday-Friday 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Saturday 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. 

Professional Images has tux pants and shirts in stock.  Call the store for pricing.  Be sure to purchase items that look like those available online at FormalFashionsInc.com. 

Jazz Ensemble

ALL Jazz Ensemble students must purchase the following concert uniform pieces:

  • Dark Jacket
  • Dark Shirt
  • Dark Pants
  • Girls may choose to wear dark dresses provided that the dresses must cover the knee while sitting.

FOR PICTURES ONLY: Jazz Ensemble students will be wearing tux shirts.  IF you have a tux shirt that fits (or that you can share with other Jazz students), please bring it on picture day.  If you do NOT have a tux shirt, do NOT purchase one.  We hope to have a few tux shirts available for students who do not have one.

Uniform requirements are stated in the Band Handbook.

Questions?  Contact our Uniform Chair Harvey White at twinroseinc@aol.com.

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November 6, 2013
5:00 – 8:00 PM

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561-478-0920 or 561-832-3753

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October 24, 2013

Addressed to Band Directors,
I’m hosting the first of several masters classes for middle and high school saxophones next week.  I’d love to help you all by getting all that pesky woodwind knowledge you don’t have time to teach due to common core to your students.  The series will focus on how to practice, equipment, quality materials to use, the ever popular reed class!!!, plus much more.   I also plan on setting up some jazz classes, woodwind ensemble classes, and brass classes to help with S/E for you all.  More info is to come, but could you please let all your sax players know about the FREE masters class next Wednesday at Jog Road.  I’d love to pack the house!!!!  Info below 🙂
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2309 N. Dixie Hwy.
West Palm Beach, FL 3340

Wednesday Evening Clinic Series

179 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach
5:00 – 6:30

Cost: FREE

October 30 –  Intermediate & Advanced Saxophone by Kris Ferranti
Please feel free to contact John Jarvis for more information.
(561) 832-3753 or john@musicmaninc.com

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October 23, 2013

JHS Band Update – October 23, 2013

Attachments:

With the exception of the Spirit of Jupiter sections (titles in green), the information below applies to ALL BANDS.

Band cash levels are getting very low, and we have many bills due in October.  If you do NOT plan to fund raise, please make sure your Fair Share or Fundraising Commitment payments are up to date.  For Spirit members, the October installment of $150 was due October 8th, and the next payment of $200 is due November 4th.
For all other band students who are not in marching band, the financial commitment is $250 plus instrument rental fees of $75 (if applicable).

In this update:

  • MANY Volunteer Needs
  • Spirit Rehearsals
  • House of the Haunted Lodge
  • McDonald’s Fundraising Event
  • Middle School Night
  • Middle School Night Bake Sale Donations Needed
  • Football Game Concessions: Volunteers please CONFIRM attendance
  • Donations: Water and Dry Snacks Needed
  • House of the Haunted Lodge: 10/25 & 10/26 @ 7-10pm
  • McDonald’s Fundraising Event: 10/29 @ 4-7pm
  • Concert Program Ads & Dedications: DUE 10/31
  • Cheesecake Order Pick Up
  • JHS Winter Percussion Auditions: 11/12 @ 5-8pm
  • Get Your Spirit Uniform Cleaned!
  • FOR SALE: Sports Bags, Practice T-Shirts & Shorts
  • OPEN Spirit of Jupiter Spots
  • Free Wednesday Evening Clinic Series
  • Upcoming Dates

More information located on our Calendar Page.

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October 22, 2013

Spirit MPA at Santaluces HS THIS Saturday 10/26

Attachments:
– Spirit of Jupiter Saturday Schedule
– Competition Schedule (All Bands)
– Concessions Menu
– Parking Map

Below are the schedule and details for Marching MPAs at Santaluces HS on Saturday, October 26th.  (Saturday’s schedule is also attached.)

Call time is 9:45 AM.

WEAR to school:

  • White shirt and Green/Black shorts
  • Hat/Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen!!!

BRING: 

  • Water cooler for morning rehearsal
  • ALL items needed for your uniform in your garment bag, including THIS YEAR’S SHOW SHIRT, jacket, bibbers, shako, gloves, gauntlets, undergarments, Vipers, all-black socks, and whatever you need to do your show hair.
  • Show shirt, dark blue jeans and sneakers (to sit in the stands before  the performance)
  • Healthy bagged lunch
  • CASH to purchase dinner at the competition before the performance
  • (see concessions menu attached to this email – chicken on a stick!  empenadas!)

After the morning rehearsal, students will change into dark blue jeans, show shirts, and sneakers.  We will travel to Santaluces in that attire, eat dinner and watch bands, THEN change into uniforms before the performance.

Students are expected to stay on the high school campus in the vicinity of the band at all times.  Students MUST use the “buddy system” and have at least one other JHS person with them at all times.

Students will be dismissed from the band room ONLY after the trucks and buses are fully unloaded. This should be a joint effort, and we will get this done fast if everyone helps.

Please remember that while you are on this trip you are representing the band, the school, and the Town of Jupiter at ALL times (in AND out of uniform) and all school rules apply.  Any violations of school rules or band handbook rules may result in loss of performance and will be dealt with when we get back to school.

WE NEED DONATIONS OF WATER AND DRY SNACKS.  We give the students water after performing and water and individually wrapped snacks on the way home.  Please drop your donations off in the band kitchen.  Take advantage of sales this week:

  • Publix (through Wednesday):
  • Nature Valley/Cascadian Farm Granola Bars: 2/$5.00

For those who would like to attend the MPAs, Santaluces HS is located at 6880 Lawrence Road in Lantana, just west of Congress Avenue on the north side of the street.  The entrance for the spectator parking lot is on Lawrence Road.
For more information about Marching MPAs, please see the Marching MPA Explanation section at the bottom of this email.
 
Santaluces HS/Marching MPA Schedule
October 26, 2013

945am – Call Time/Rehearsal
1200pm – Lunch (Bring bagged lunch)
1245pm – Rehearsal
145pm – Load trucks/Change into SHOW SHIRT and BLUE JEANS
245pm – Load Buses
300pm – Depart JHS
400pm – Arrive @ SHS/Travel to stadium to watch other bands/eat dinner
600pm – Walk back to buses/change into half uniform/unload equipment
715pm – Warm up
755pm – Travel to gate
805pm – Gate time
815pm – PERFORM
845pm – Retreat people line up for awards
900pm – Retreat/Awards Ceremony
945pm – Load buses/travel back to JHS
1030pm – Arrive at JHS/unload equipment

Marching MPA Explanation

The Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) is authorized by the Florida Music Education Association, the Florida School Music Association and the Florida High School Activities Association.  FBA requires that all bands be evaluated in the fall and spring in marching and concert band respectively via Music Performance Assessment (MPA).  These MPA’s are the music world’s equivalent of an “FCAT” for music.

The Marching “MPA” includes judging in the areas of marching execution, general effect, music, and auxiliaries.  Adjudicators are taken from an approved list sanctioned by the FBA Adjudications Committee and receive thorough training from that organization.  This judging is a means of accountability to insure that the fundamentals of a good music education are being met statewide by all member schools.  Bands are rated in a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being the highest rating of “Superior.”

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October 20, 2013

Spirit of Jupiter John I Leonard Competition Results

The Spirit of Jupiter Marching Band competed in the 26th Annual Lancer Jamboree at John I Leonard High School on Saturday. The band placed second in Class AAA and 4th overall out of 11 bands.

Superior ratings were earned for Music Performance, Visual Performance, General Effect, and Auxiliary. The percussion section won a trophy for Best Percussion in Class AAA and earned a Distinguished rating, which is the top rating possible.

Next Saturday, the Spirit of Jupiter performs at the Marching Band Music Performance Assessments at Santaluces High School.

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October 19, 2013

Academy Drum & Bugle Corps Open House: 11/3 at JHS

Attention all students,

The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps will be hosting a free one-day open house on Sunday, November 3rd from 12pm-5pm at Jupiter High School.  The clinic is free and open to the public.

Anyone who is interested in auditioning for The Academy this season or interested in participating in the free clinic should visitwww.arizonaacademy.org for more information.

The clinic is Sponsored by Chafin Music.

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October 16, 2013

JHS Band Update – October 16, 2013

Attachments:

With the exception of the Spirit of Jupiter sections (titles in green), the information below applies to ALL BANDS.

Band cash levels are getting very low, and we have many bills due in October If you do NOT plan to fundraise, please make sure your Fair Share or Fundraising Commitment payments are up to date.  For Spirit members, the October installment of $150 was due October 8th, and the next payment of $200 is due November 4th.

In this update:

  • Band Parent Meeting Thursday at 7pm; September Minutes attached
  • Volunteer Needs
  • Donations: Water and Dry Snacks Needed
  • Spirit Uniforms
  • OPEN Spirit of Jupiter Spots
  • Upcoming Dates

More information located on our Calendar Page.

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October 14, 2013

Spirit John I Leonard Competition THIS Saturday, October 19, 2013

Attachments:

  • Spirit of Jupiter Saturday Schedule
  • Competition Schedule (All Bands)

Attached are the schedule and details for our competition at John I Leonard HS on Saturday, October 19th.  (Saturday’s Spirit schedule is also attached.)

Call time is 10:00 AM.

WEAR to school:

  • White shirt and Green/Black shorts
  • Hat/Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen!!!

 BRING: 

  • Water cooler for morning rehearsal
  • ALL items needed for your uniform in your garment bag, including THIS YEAR’S SHOW SHIRT, jacket, bibbers, shako, gloves, gauntlets, undergarments, Vipers, all-black socks, and whatever you need to do your show hair.
  • Show shirt, dark blue jeans and sneakers (to sit in the stands after the performance)
  • Healthy bagged lunch
  • CASH to purchase dinner at the competition after the performance

After performing, students will change into dark blue jeans, show shirts, and sneakers.  Students are expected to stay on the high school campus in the vicinity of the band at all times. Students should use the “buddy system” and have at least one other person with them at all times.

Students will be dismissed from the band room ONLY after the trucks and buses are fully unloaded. This should be a joint effort, and we will get this done fast if everyone helps.

Please remember that while you are on this trip you are representing the band, the school, and the Town of Jupiter at ALL times (in AND out of uniform) and all school rules apply.  Any violations of school rules or band handbook rules may result in loss of performance and will be dealt with when we get back to school.

Please see additional information, Spirit Itinerary and Competition Schedule attached above.

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October 14, 2013

JHS Band Fundraisers DUE SOON!

Attachments:

  • Concert Band Program Advertising Agreement
  • Concert Band Program Dedications Agreement
  • GL Scrip Order Form

Take advantage of these fundraisers due this week and next to add money to your fundraising account!  Sales percentages credited to fundraising accounts differ by fundraiser, but all students do receive credit for 100% NET PROFIT (i.e. after expenses).

Band cash levels are getting very low, and we have many bills due in October.  If you do NOT plan to fund raise, please make sure your Fair Share or Fundraising Commitment payments are up to date.

NEW THIS YEAR!  CONCERT BAND PROGRAM ADVERTISING DUE MONDAY, OCTOBER 21st

  • This year we are selling advertising in our concert programs.  The same program will be distributed at all three concerts with an insert for concert-specific details.
  • The Concert Program Advertising Flyer/Agreement is attached and is available Forms page under Fundraising.  Forms are also available on the forbidden shelf in the band room.
  • Please review the attached advertising submission instructions with your customers.  Advertisers are required to submit advertisements in a very specific way.
  • We estimate fundraising accounts will be credited with approximately 50% of sales totals.
  • Please contact Bill Mallette at fsumallette@bellsouth.net or 561-373-8789 with any questions about Concert Program Advertising.

NEW THIS YEAR! CONCERT BAND PROGRAM DEDICATIONS DUE MONDAY, OCTOBER 21st

  • Write a personal message for your loved ones to read in the JHS Band Concert Program.  Congratulate your students on their hard work and dedication!
  • Dedications are $20.00 for 40 words in a 2″ x 2.5″ space.  For larger dedications or to include graphics or photos, please use the Concert Series Program Advertising Agreement and follow the submission instructions on that form.
  • The Concert Program Dedications Form is attached and is available Forms page under Fundraising.
  • The same message will appear in all three programs for the December 2013, March 2014 and May 2014 concerts.
  • We estimate fundraising accounts will be credited with approximately 50% of sales totals.
  • Please contact Bill Mallette at fsumallette@bellsouth.net or 561-373-8789 with any questions about Concert Program Advertising.

Please place Concert Band Program Advertisement and Dedication orders in the marked collection box in the band room or in the Fair Share box.

GL SCRIP GIFT CARDS DUE 10/17

  • The first order for gift cards will be due Thursday, October 17th at the end of the Band Parent/Booster meeting (approximately 8:00 pm).
  • A GL Script Order Form is attached and available on the Forms page under Fundraising.  Orders should be placed in the SCRIP BOX that is located just outside Mr. Larkin’s office.
  • We will place another order in November!
  • If you are not familiar with this fundraiser, gift cards from a wide variety of stores are available for purchase in bulk.  You (or your customers) pay face value for the cards, and a portion that value goes towards your student’s fundraising account!  The percentage profit depends on the store.  Check out the many gift cards and special offers available at www.glscrip.com.  There are hundreds of businesses listed!
  • If you or anyone you know gives gift cards for the holidays, consider purchasing them through GL Scrip to help your fundraising account!  Do you shop often at specific stores?  Purchase gift cards for those stores and boost your fundraising account at the same time!
  • Fundraising accounts are credited in varying profit percentages based on the retail store as defined by GL Scrip.
  • Questions? Please contact Adrienne Avallone at aagators@comcast.net for more information.

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October 12, 2013

Congratulations Spirit of Jupiter!

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Congratulations to the Spirit of Jupiter Marching Band who won FIRST place in Class AAA at their first competition of the year at Park Vista High School on Saturday, October 12, 2013.  Out of 18 bands competing, Jupiter earned Runner-Up Grand Champion and Best in Class for Music, General Effect and Auxiliary.  Jupiter also earned Superior ratings for Music Performance, Visual Performance, General Effect, Percussion Performance, and Auxiliary Performance. This successful outing earned Jupiter a spot in the Florida Marching Band Coalition Semi-Finals in Tampa in November. Go Spirit!

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October 8, 2013

JHS Band Update – October 10, 2013

With the exception of the Spirit of Jupiter sections (titles in green), the information below applies to ALL BANDS.

Band cash levels are getting very low, and we have many bills due in October.  If you do NOT plan to fund raise, please make sure your Fair Share or Fundraising Commitment payments are up to date.

In this update:

  • Volunteer Needs
  • Donations: Water and Dry Snacks Needed
  • Spirit Uniforms
  • OPEN Spirit of Jupiter Spots
  • Upcoming Dates

More information located on our Calendar Page.

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October 8, 2013

Spirit Park Vista Competition schedule and details for THIS Saturday – October 12, 2013

Attachments:

  • Concessions Menu
  • PVHS Map

Attached above are the schedule and details for our FIRST competition at Park Vista HS on Saturday, October 12th.

Call time is 8:45 AM.

WEAR to school:

  • White shirt and Green/Black shorts
  • Hat/Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen!!!

BRING: 

  • Water cooler for morning rehearsal
  • ALL items needed for your uniform in your garment bag, including THIS YEAR’S SHOW SHIRT, jacket, bibbers, shako, gloves, gauntlets, undergarments, Vipers, all-black socks, and whatever you need to do your show hair.
  • Show shirt, dark jeans and sneakers (to sit in the stands after the performance)
  • Healthy bagged lunch to eat on the bus on the way to the competition
  • CASH to purchase dinner at the competition after the performance

See additional information, Concessions Menu, Map and additional information attached above.

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October 7, 2013

JHS Band Fundraising – October 7, 2013

Attachments:

  • Concert Band Program Advertising Agreement
  • Concert Band Program Dedications Agreement
  • Christmas Tree Flyer Order Form
  • Christmas Tree Order Form
  • GL Scrip Order Form
  • Mixed Bag Designs Sample Fundraising Email

Take advantage of the many fundraisers running now to add money to your fundraising account!  Sales percentages credited to fundraising accounts differ by fundraiser, but all students do receive credit for 100% NET PROFIT (i.e. after expenses).

Fundraising Opportunities (in order of deadline):

  • Mixed Bag Designs: NOW through 10/10    *** Deadline Extended ***
  • GL Scrip Gift Cards: Due 10/17
  • NEWConcert Program Advertising & Dedications: NOW through 10/18
  • McDonald’s Dine for Cash #2: 10/29
  • Christmas Trees: NOW through 11/1
  • Sponsorships: ALL YEAR
  • Please Be Seated Auditorium Plaques: ALL YEAR

Band cash levels are getting very low, and we have many bills due in October.  If you do NOT plan to fund raise, please make sure your Fair Share or Fundraising Commitment payments are up to date.

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October 4, 2013

LAST CALL for Cheesecake Orders

The collection box for Cheesecake Orders will be checked one last time on Monday 10/7 at the end of the school day.

We will try to fill orders submitted after that time with the few extra items that are purchased, but we cannot guarantee fulfillment of late orders.

PARENTS: Check with your student that the cheesecake order was placed in the cheesecake fundraiser collection box near the band kitchen, NOT the Fair Share box and NOT the grey inbox for forms.

You can contact cheesecake fundraising chair Monica Cochran at floridagirl1212@yahoo.com if you want to make sure she received your order.

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October 4, 2013

Permissions Slips for Spirit of Jupiter

Parents — Permission slips for Spirit of Jupiter competitions and MPA were distributed at the end of Thursday’s practice.

The bottom half of ALL FOUR permission slips must be completed (student name, contact information, and parent signature).  Return all of the forms at the same time by Thursday, October 10th.

The forms are stapled together; please DO NOT SEPARATE the forms.

Spirit Competition Permission Slips are attached on the Forms page of the web site.

Thank you!

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October 1, 2013

IMPORTANT: Volunteer Shirts

TO EVERYONE who has submitted an order for a volunteer shirt:

Please email Harvey White at twinroseinc@aol.com with your order (size, style and quantity) for confirmation ASAP.

Thank you!

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October 1, 2013

JHS Band Update – October 1, 2013

With the exception of the Spirit of Jupiter sections (titles in green), the information below applies to ALL BANDS.

In this update:

  • McDonald’s Fundraising Event: 10/2 at 4-7pm
  • Volunteer Needs
  • Volunteer Shirt Orders DUE TODAY
  • Donations: Water and Dry Snacks Needed
  • Homecoming Float & Carnival Recap & Thanks
  • Updated Web Site: JupiterBands.com
  • House of the Haunted Lodge
  • Spirit Uniforms
  • OPEN Spirit of Jupiter Spots
  • Upcoming Dates

Attachments:

Subject: 2013 House of the Haunted Lodge Official Video Trailer

More information located on our Calendar Page.

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September 23, 2013

JHS Band Homecoming Week – September 23, 2013 (Click on the Link for a Full PDF of the Email)

This is a busy week!  Please review this email carefully!

Visit the band’s web site www.JupiterBands.com to see the latest photos, review emails, and check the calendar.

With the exception of the Spirit of Jupiter sections (titles in green), the information below applies to ALL BANDS.

In this update:

  • Volunteer Needs
  • Donations Needed: Drop off in band kitchen
  • Homecoming  Parade: Non-Marching Students – Float & Carnival Info
  • Eat at Band Concessions for Friday’s Football Game!
  • JHS Band Alumni Night: Friday 9/27 at 5:30pm
  • NEFF JHS Band Logoed Items – Order Deadline EXTENDED to 9/26
  • Spirit Homecoming Activities: Emailed separately
  • Upcoming Dates

The marching band will perform the show AFTER the game on Friday due to Homecoming festivities during halftime.  The Santaluces HS band will also be in attendance and will perform their show after the game as well.

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September 23, 2013

Spirit Homecoming Week Activities – September 23, 2013 (Click on the Link for a Full PDF of the Email)

Please review this email carefully – there are many things going on this week!

In this update:

  • Spirit Homecoming Football Game Friday: Call Time 5:30pm in HALF UNIFORM
  • Spirit Homecoming Parade: WHITE PRACTICE SHIRT & KHAKI SHORTS
  • NO Spirit Rehearsal Saturday
  • Volunteer Needs
  • Donations Needed

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We are knee deep in homecoming but Bonnie Welsh wanted to share the video we did last year of the haunted lodge spaces, compliments of Liana Damiano. She has about 5 souls.  She needs just a few more.
Sign up sheets are in the band room.  First prize of $500 went to Dwyer last year.  Hopefully, we can scare them silly this year.

For more information please contact Bonnie Welsh at 561-301-5047 or bfwelsh@hotmail.com.

Subject: 2013 House of the Haunted Lodge Official Video Trailerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=D8xZ7IUy2YQ
Last year, the first ever House of the Haunted Lodge was far better then anyone ever could have imagined.  Well folks that time is upon us once again and the 2013 House of the Haunted Lodge is under way!
Last year more than $5,500 was raised during a two night event that was hosted at the Jupiter Elks and was put on by local high schools and community organizations, with more than 100 participating volunteers, all coming together to put on a haunted experience for hundreds of public spectators.

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JHS Band: Email Correction / Football Parking Pass

CORRECTION: The “Upcoming Events” section of yesterday’s email incorrectly listed the Spirit rehearsal on 9/23 as ending early.  Monday’s rehearsal will be at the REGULAR time of 5:00pm-8:45pm.

The online calendar on the web site is correct.

If you plan to volunteer at Friday night’s football game, please print the attached Parking Pass and keep it on your dashboard so you can park in the Daniel’s Way parking lot. Separator 1

September 19, 2013

For Immediate Release Attention: All Jupiter High Band Alumni are invited back to join in with this year’s Spirit of Jupiter Band as they play during the Warrior’s Football Game.

2013 Jupiter High School Homecoming ~ Friday, September 27th

Check in at 5:30 in the Hospitality Area near the Band Room off the Daniels Way parking lot. This provides time for warm ups before game time at 7pm!

  • Alumni Uniforms for the night will be jeans and your show shirts, a JHS band shirt or any dark colored t-shirt.
  • Meet Past and Current band members and rekindle the spirit and friendships from high school.
  • Light refreshments, recent band performances and past Composite reviews will be at the hospitality area.

Our welcome letter to you, the required music and a parking pass are available below:

The Spirit of Jupiter Band looks forward to welcoming you home, Friday, September 27 at 5:30.

If you aren’t able to make Friday we still want you to be part of the journey towards a State Championship follow us on Facebook at  Jupiter High School Band.

If you aren’t able to make Friday we still want you to be part of the journey towards a State Championship follow us on Facebook at  Jupiter High School Band.

For More Information regarding Homecoming activities contact

Michael.Larkin@palmbeachschools.org or FSUMallette@bellsouth.net.

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JHS Band Update – September 18, 2013  (Click on the Link for a Full PDF of the Email)

Visit the band’s web site www.JupiterBands.com to see the latest photos, review emails, and check the calendar.

With the exception of the Spirit of Jupiter sections (titles in green), the information below applies to ALL BANDS.

In this update:

  • Band Parent Meeting TONIGHT @ 7pm
  • Thursday 9/19 Spirit Rehearsal ENDS at 7pm
  • Spirit Football Game Friday: Call Time 5:30pm in HALF UNIFORM
  • Eat at Band Concessions for Friday’s Football Game!
  • Band Banquet Date Confirmed: May 2, 2014
  • Spirit: Veteran’s Day Parade: 11/11 – Details TBD
  • Good Luck to All-State Auditioners
  • Volunteer Needs
  • Donations: Dry Snacks Needed
  • Spirit Uniforms
  • Volunteer Shirt Orders DUE 9/18
  • NEFF JHS Band Logoed Items – Orders due 9/19
  • OPEN Spirit of Jupiter Spots
  • Duffy Jackson Concert & Master Class: 10/18-20
  • Alto Sax For Sale
  • Upcoming Dates

More information located on our Calendar Page.

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JHS Band Update – September 12, 2013  (Click on the Link for a Full PDF of the Email)

Visit the band’s web site www.JupiterBands.com to see the latest photos, review emails, and check the calendar.

With the exception of the Spirit of Jupiter sections (titles in green), the information below applies to ALL BANDS. In this update:

  • Spirit Saturday 9/14 Rehearsal: BRING SHAKOS and VIPERS
  • Spirit Rehearsal Changes
  • JHS Library Open After School Until 5pm
  • Coupon Book Fundraiser Ends
  • Volunteer Needs
  • Donations: Dry Snacks Needed
  • Spirit Uniforms
  • Next Band Parent Meeting: 9/18 @ 7pm
  • August Fair Share Payment Past Due
  • Volunteer Shirt Orders DUE 9/18
  • NEFF JHS Band Logoed Items – Orders due 9/19
  • OPEN Spirit of Jupiter Spots
  • Jupiter Performing Arts Fund Talk Like a Pirate Event: 9/18 at 6:30pm
  • Upcoming Fundraisers
  • Duffy Jackson Concert & Master Class: 10/18-20
  • Alto Sax For Sale
  • Upcoming Dates

More information located on our Calendar Page.

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September 7, 2013

Alto Sax for Sale

Selmer Alto Sax AS 500 for sale. Recently recorked. Includes neoprene neck strap. Asking $1480.00 Call Hope if interested. 561-578-1343 Separator 1 September 6, 2013

Volunteer Shirts – Ordering Information

We are now accepting orders for VOLUNTEER SHIRTS. The cost is $16 each (including tax). The shirts are green with a white stripe down the sides/underarm.

Once shirts are delivered, parents are responsible for getting their own shirts embroidered with the JHS Band logo at EmbroidMe on Indiantown Road.

Orders are due on Wednesday, September 18th, which is the date of our next Band Parent Meeting. Check should be made payable to “Jupiter High School Band.”

With your payment, please include the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Quantity – how many shirts to order
  • Style of each shirt – styles available: Men’s (collared polo with buttons) or Women’s (collared v-neck without buttons)
  • Size

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Sewing Help Needed

We need many helpers on Monday night who can sew. Please arrive at 5:00with your sewing machinge, and we will put you to work!

Please contact Kate Tierney at katetch01@aol.com if you can help.

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September 5, 2013

DUFFY JACKSON DUFFY JACKSON, world renowned big band drummer and clinician will be in Delray Beach Florida for one weekend only. DUFFY will be performing at the ARTS GARAGE on OCTOBER 18, 19 & 20th. He will be offering a MASTER CLASS AND CLINIC for all area drummers on the afternoon of SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19TH from 2 p.m to 4 p.m.

The cost is $20.00.

Come and participate in sharing the secrets of big band drumming and learn special techniques from a man who has accompanied the best jazz orchestras and musicians in jazz history.

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September 5, 2013

JHS Band Update – September 5, 2013 (Click on the Link for a Full PDF of the Email)

Visit the band’s web site www.JupiterBands.com to see the latest photos, review emails, and check the calendar.

With the exception of the Spirit of Jupiter sections (titles in green), the information below applies to ALL BANDS. In this update:

  • VIPS Volunteer Registration Update
  • Band Parent Meeting: 8/22 at 7pm
  • Band Forms DUE 8/23
  • UCF All-State Preparation Clinic: 8/24
  • Spirit Dress Rehearsal: 8/26
  • DonorsChoose.org Update
  • Jupiter Performing Arts Fund Meeting: 9/5 at 7pm
 JPAF Talk Like a Pirate Event: 9/18 at 6:30pm
  • Upcoming Dates

ATTACHMENTS:

  • Neff Order Form
  • August Parent Meeting Minutes
  • JPAF Pirate Event flyer
  • Staples free case of paper + free ream of paper coupons

More information located on our Calendar Page.

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September 1, 2013

Only 3 more days to get Doubled for this quick project!

I just created a request for my classroom: Last Marching Snare Drum And Tuba Mouthpiece.

  • If you chip in to help my students, you’ll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.
  • Give to my project by September 4 and your donation will be doubled thanks to the Matching Donation! Just enter the code INSPIRE on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar.
  • Your support would mean so much to us.

Visit www.donorschoose.org/warriorband

Spread the word to your friends and family! Post on Facebook/twitter/email!

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August 30, 2013

A few thoughts before our first performance

Dear Band Parents,

Tonight is our first performance and I am very excited. I wanted to share a few thoughts since the performing season has finally kicked off.

Thank you for allowing me to commandeer your child for the next 12 weeks. If you are new to the marching band scene, here are a few things to expect from your child and me.

  • Your child will immediately pass out after getting home from every marching band rehearsal and performance. If they don’t, call the director and let them know that your child did not practice hard enough.
  • You may notice your child skipping to get in step with the music in grocery stores. This is normal. Do not be alarmed, unless they are out of step (if so, then call a sectional when you get home).
  • Your child may say that the band director made them work too hard. Laugh, and tell them to work harder!
  • Your child will need their instrument at every rehearsal. Trust me, I’ve heard them sing.
  • Scream out your child’s name during a performance. Afterwards, ask if they heard you. If they say yes, ground them and tell them that was a test.
  • If some of the things we are asking your child to do during rehearsals looks weird or confusing, just go with it. It will make sense later…maybe.
  • Leave a metronome running in your house at all times.
  • At home, if your child says they don’t have anything to practice, they are lying. Again, call a sectional.
  • Make sure your child is eating healthy and hydrating properly. A diet consisting of Cheetos and Mountain Dew does not qualify.
  • Learn how to read a dot book, and then check your child’s to make sure it is accurate.
  • You are never going to get your child’s jokes ever again.

See you tonight!

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August 29, 2013

JHS Band Update – August 29, 2013 (Click on the Link for a Full PDF of the Email)

Visit the band’s web site www.JupiterBands.com to see the latest photos, review emails, and check the calendar.

With the exception of the Spirit of Jupiter sections (titles in green), the information below applies to ALL BANDS. In this update:

  • Correction: Wind Ensemble Dates
  • OPEN Spirit of Jupiter Spots
  • Friday 8/30 Football Game vs. Palm Beach Lakes
  • Spirit Football Game Call Time: 5:30pm
  • Volunteer Needs
  • After School: JHS Library open until 5pm
  • Jupiter Performing Arts Fund Meeting: 9/5 at 7pm
  • Talk Like a Pirate Event: 9/18 at 6:30pm
  • Upcoming Date – September Calendar

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August 26, 2013

Spirit Update: Football Game Friday 8/30

SPIRIT HOME FOOTBALL GAME: CALL TIME IS 5:30 PM

Our first football game is this Friday! Students should be ready to play and dressed in HALF uniform at 5:30 PM. If you still need to hem your bibbers, get that done BEFORE FRIDAY.

For instrumentalists, you should bring/wear:

  • Jacket (in garment bag)
  • Bibbers (hemmed and in garment bag)
  • Gauntlets (in garment bag)
  • Shako (in box)
  • Show shirt
  • Green practice shorts (to wear under bibbers)
  • White official practice uniform t-shirt (to wear under bibbers)
  • Vipers
  • Black socks (calf-length or longer only)
  • Gloves (as needed based on the instrument you play)
  • Flip folder, lyre and stands music

Color Guard uniforms should be distributed at Thursday night’s rehearsal and should be worn to the game on Friday night.

During the game, students should adhere to these rules as stated in the Band Handbook:

  • When the band is seated in the stands, only JHS band members are to sit in the band section.
  • Exceptions will include chaperones and persons cleared by band staff.
  • All band members are to enter and exit the stands in an orderly manner.
  • The band will sit by sections and students must remain in their sections. No moving around is necessary after we are seated. Our job is to be ready to play when needed to do so.
  • Always be aware of the director and drum major since they are the ones who will give instructions about when and what to play in the stands.
  • Students are not to play on their own in the stands. When the band is playing ALL members will play their part.
  • All students will have their lyre, flip folder, and stand music at every game.
  • No band member may leave the band section during a game or end zone during meet-and-greet without permission of the band staff.
  • While on any trip with the marching band you are to represent Jupiter High School with dignity. All school rules apply on every trip and every rehearsal.
  • No eating or drinking in uniform except water.

After the game, students are expected to properly and neatly hang their uniform back on the hanger and in the garment bag. Shoes and gloves can be stored in the back pocket, NOT inside the bag with the uniform. All parts of the uniform should be taken home when students leave the band room Friday night. Please do not leave your uniform in the band room!

When you get home, jackets should be hung inside out to dry. Be sure to dry clean or launder you uniform (as appropriate) before next week’s football game – this includes the jacket, bibbers, socks and gloves. Wipe your shako out with an anti-bacterial wipe.

Parking in the Daniel’s Way lot should be available for the game. In past years, band parents could inform the ROTC kids in charge of parking that they were band parents, and they would be admitted without charge. We’re not sure if that practice will continue this year. All cars may be required to pay to park.

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August 26, 2013

JHS Band Fundraising – August 26, 2013

Take advantage of the many fundraising opportunities we have right now to add to your fundraising account! COUPON BOOK SALES AT ABACOA YARD SALE 8/31

The Band is selling Enjoy the City Coupon Books at the Abacoa Yard Sale this Saturday, August 31st. Students and parents can sign up for shifts as follows:

Sunday, August 25th

6 students and 1 parent per shift:

  • 6:30 am – 8:30 am (set up)
  • 8:30 am – 10:30 am
  • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm (clean up)

Signup sheets are available on the Volunteer bulletin board in the band room – on the wall on the right as soon as you enter the band room. Please do not add parent/student slots to the signup sheets. There is only room for the number of students for which we have slots.

Proceeds will be split among the students working shifts and applied to their fundraising accounts. Parents will earn hours towards the volunteer credit.

For more information about the coupon book sales at Abacoa, please contact Bonnie Welsh at 561-301-5047 or bfwelsh@hotmail.com.

CONCESSIONS

The Band is responsible for concessions at football games, and we have quite a menu this year!! Our first game is THIS Friday, August 30th, and Concessions Chair Tim Kellogg is putting together a volunteer schedule for the season.

ALL PARENTS ARE WELCOME TO HELP WITH CONCESSIONS! Your student does not need to be a member of marching band for you to help! Concessions sales benefit the general band fund, but parent volunteers earn hours towards their Volunteer Credit.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Tim at kelloggx4@bellsouth.net.

ENJOY THE CITY COUPON BOOKS EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 9/6

Students can sign out a coupon book packet from Rose Lynch. These packets will contain one sample book and an order form. Students will take orders and collect $20 for each coupon book ordered. Coupon Book Order Form is attached.

Remember, if you do not sell this book by September 6th, you MUST return it in saleable condition or your fundraising account will be charged the cost of the book.

Questions about coupon books should be directed to Rose Lynch at  jhsbandtreasurer@comcast.net or 561-308-8655.

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August 21, 2013

JHS Band Update – August 21, 2013 (Click on the Link for a Full PDF of the Email)

WELCOME to all families new to the JHS Band program! Please be sure to check your email often. We send out updates on a regular basis so you are fully informed of what is going on in the various band programs.

Visit the band’s web site www.JupiterBands.com to see the latest photos, review emails, and check the calendar.

With the exception of the Spirit of Jupiter sections (titles in green), the information below applies to ALL BANDS.

In this update:

  • VIPS Volunteer Registration Update
  • Band Parent Meeting: 8/22 at 7pm
  • Band Forms DUE 8/23
  • UCF All-State Preparation Clinic: 8/24
  • Spirit Dress Rehearsal: 8/26
  • DonorsChoose.org Update
  • Jupiter Performing Arts Fund Meeting: 9/5 at 7pm
 JPAF Talk Like a Pirate Event: 9/18 at 6:30pm
  • Upcoming Dates

More information located on our Calendar Page.

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August 20, 2013 Family matching challenge

We are now only $325 left from meeting our goal of 5 all new marching bass drums. The Bain family has decided to match any donation for the remainder of the balance!

  • Make a donation now and it will be matched!

Go to www.donorschoose.org/warriorband to give today!

We need YOUR help!

Michael Larkin Director of Bands Jupiter High School http://www.jupiterbands.com/

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August 15, 2013

August Band Camp – Day Four!

OFFICIAL PRACTICE UNIFORMS ON SATURDAY Do your laundry now! Students should wear the logoed white t-shirt and green/black shorts to Warrior Welcome and rehearsal on Saturday.

SPIRIT ATTENDANCE CONTRACT DUE FRIDAY 8/16 This form is attached and was distributed last night. Students and parents should sign it and return it to the grey inbox in the band room no later than TOMORROW.

SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER Remember to bring in your $5 cash in the morning this week – look for Mrs. Taylor on Friday morning.

We are also asking that each student bring a donation as listed below by section:

  • Drum Majors and Tubas: 16 oz paper cups (50-100 count package)
  • Flutes: Lemonade Drink Mix
  • Clarinets: 100-pack plastic FORKS (spoons and knives are not needed)
  • Saxophones and Baritones: 10″ dinner plates – sturdy paper, plastic or Styrofoam (50-100 count package)
  • Trumpets: 1 package of cookies (about 12 servings per package)
  • Mellophones: Iced Tea Drink Mix
  • Battery: 7″ Bowls (for salad) – sturdy paper, plastic or Styrofoam (50-100 count package)
  • Pit: 1 canister Clorox Wipes (or similar disinfecting wipes)
  • Color Guard: 1 case of bottled water

We will use these items on Saturday night and throughout the marching season. These donations can be dropped off in the band kitchen any time this week or on Saturday morning.

FRUIT/SNACK DONATIONS NEEDED

We are especially in need of fruit (daily) and dry snacks. Please drop off any donations in the band kitchen.

  • Fresh fruit (needed daily for an afternoon fruit break) – sliced or whole watermelon, and strawberries, and grapes (fresh or frozen) – NO bananas, grapes, apples or oranges are needed
  • SMALL bottles of Gatorade (12 oz. single serving bottles please)
  • Cases of Bottled water
  • Store bought snacks such as Individually packaged Goldfish crackers, granola bars, fruit bars, peanut butter or cheese crackers, and trail mix — no homemade or sugary snacks or candy, please
  • Cash to purchase any needed supplies that are not donated

INSTRUMENTALIST Glove/Show Shirt orders OVERDUE THURSDAY 8/15

  • Marching Band Uniform Items Order Form is attached.  Forms and payments should be placed in the marked collection box next to the kitchen.
  • Students who require gloves were sized for them when they were fitted with their uniforms.  Mr. White has glove sizes for each student.  Students who have not received a uniform yet will be fitted on Wednesday.

IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY ORDERED YOUR VIPERS, DO SO NOW!!! “Vipers” can be ordered from these links:

Be sure to order BLACK shoes. ALL INSTRUMENTALISTS MUST HAVE VIPERS BY MONDAY, AUGUST 26th.

IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY HAD YOUR BIBBERS ALTERED, DO SO NOW!!! A 10% alteration discount has been offered by a local business for band members: Alterations by Yen, 75 East Indiantown Rd, Suite 601, Jupiter, 561-427-0588. They are open M-F 8:30 — 6:30p; Sat 8:30 — 6:00p. Please reference the Uniform Care Instructions that were handed out with the uniform.

LOCKER UPDATE Underclassmen will be dismissed from band camp to get lockers at 8:30 AM as follows:

  • Friday: Freshmen

Please make sure your student has $8.00 in cash or check payable to JHS so he/she can get a locker on those days.

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August 14, 2013

August Band Camp – Day Three!

A few reminders…

BAND CAMP DINNER: 5:00-6:30 PM EVERY NIGHT THIS WEEK

SPIRIT ATTENDANCE CONTRACT FRIDAY 8/16 This form was emailed yesterday and distributed after camp tonight. Students and parents should sign it and return it to the grey inbox in the band room no later than THIS FRIDAY.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY The band is selling drinks at Warrior Welcome, and we need 1-2 volunteers from 9 am to about 11am. Please contact Rose Lynch at jhsbandtreasurer@comcast.net if you can help.

OFFICIAL PRACTICE UNIFORMS ON SATURDAY Do your laundry now! Students should wear the logoed white t-shirt and green/black shorts to Warrior Welcome and rehearsal on Saturday.

INSTRUMENTALIST Glove/Show Shirt orders DUE THURSDAY 8/15

  • Marching Band Uniform Items Order Form is attached.  Forms and payments should be placed in the marked collection box next to the kitchen.
  • Students who require gloves were sized for them when they were fitted with their uniforms.  Mr. White has glove sizes for each student.  Students who have not received a uniform yet will be fitted on Wednesday.

IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY ORDERED YOUR VIPERS, DO SO NOW!!! “Vipers” can be ordered from these links:

Be sure to order BLACK shoes. ALL INSTRUMENTALISTS MUST HAVE VIPERS BY MONDAY, AUGUST 26th.

IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY HAD YOUR BIBBERS ALTERED, DO SO NOW!!! A 10% alteration discount has been offered by a local business for band members: Alterations by Yen, 75 East Indiantown Rd, Suite 601, Jupiter, 561-427-0588. They are open M-F 8:30 – 6:30 pm; Sat 8:30 – 6:00 pm. Please reference the Uniform Care Instructions that were handed out with the uniform.

FRUIT/SNACK DONATIONS NEEDED

We are especially in need of fruit (daily) and dry snacks. Please drop off any donations in the band kitchen.

  • Fresh fruit (needed daily for an afternoon fruit break) – sliced or whole watermelon, bananas, strawberries, and grapes (fresh or frozen) – NO apples or oranges are needed
  • SMALL bottles of Gatorade (12 oz. single serving bottles please)
  • Cases of Bottled water
  • Store bought snacks such as Individually packaged Goldfish crackers, granola bars, fruit bars, peanut butter or cheese crackers, and trail mix — no homemade or sugary snacks or candy, please
  • Cash to purchase any needed supplies that are not donated

SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER Remember to bring in your $5 cash in the morning this week – look for Mrs. Wiley. Other items requested in the Saturday Schedule email can be brought in anytime this week and put in the band kitchen.

LOCKER UPDATE Underclassmen will be dismissed from band camp to get lockers at 8:30 AM as follows:

  • Thursday: Sophomores
  • Friday: Freshmen

Please make sure your student has $8.00 in cash or check payable to JHS so he/she can get a locker on those days.

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August 14, 2013 JHS Band Homecoming Float

The JHS Homecoming Parade is Thursday, September 26, 2013. This is the third year the band is entering a float in the parade. Band students who are not in marching band and all band parents are encouraged to help build the float. We will need non-marching band students to ride on the float in the parade too! Last year we took 3rd place!

URGENT NEED – Anyone who has a trailer we can use for the Homecoming Float, please e-mail the dimensions and your phone number to Bonnie Welsh at bfwelsh@hotmail.com. We cannot finish designing the float without a trailer and its dimensions!

This year’s theme is Under the Sea, and our float will portray an “Underwater Concert” complete with big shell. We hope to have bubble machines and underwater sea creatures resembling instruments. So far I have an octopus playing sea turtle shells and a giant crab harmonica.

Please feel free to e-mail drawings, pictures or designs of our “Underwater Concert” to Bonnie Welsh at bfwelsh@hotmail.com. We will also discuss the float at our first Band Parent/Booster meeting of the year on Thursday, August 22nd at 7:00pm.

We are accepting donations of decorations and candy for the float. If anyone knows of a business that would like to sponsor our float and get “free advertising” for the donation, please contact Bonnie Welsh.

Anyone interested in helping with the homecoming float, please e-mail Bonnie Welsh at bfwelsh@hotmail.com or call her at 561-301-5047.

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August 13, 2013

JHS Band Fundraising – August 13, 2013

We have an additional fundraising opportunity for students! The Jupiter Farms Publix is allowing us to sell Macy’s Shop for a Cause Savings Passes and Enjoy the City Coupon Books in front of their store the next two Sundays. Students and parents can sign up for shifts as follows:

Sunday, August 18th – Macy’s passes and coupon books 6 students and 1 parent per shift:

  •  9 am – 11 am
  • 11 am – 1 pm
  • 1 pm – 3 pm
  • 3 pm – 5 pm

Sunday, August 25th – coupon books only 6 students and 1 parent per shift:

  • 9 am – 11 am
  • 11 am – 1 pm
  • 1 pm – 3 pm
  • 3 pm – 5 pm

Sign up sheets are available on the Volunteer bulletin board in the band room – on the wall on the right as soon as you enter the band room.

Proceeds will be split among the students and applied to their fundraising accounts. Parents will earn hours towards the volunteer credit.

For more information about the sales at the Jupiter Farms Publix, please contact Bonnie Welsh at 561-301-5047 or bfwelsh@hotmail.com or Michelle Kellogg at seeshellkell@bellsouth.net.

ENJOY THE CITY COUPON BOOKS

  • Coupon books are available through Saturday, August 24. Michelle Kellogg or Rose Lynch are available at the end of band camp (9:00 pm) each night this week if you would like to sign out a coupon book packet.
  • Remember, if you do not sell this book by August 24th, you MUST return it in saleable condition or your fundraising account will be charged the cost of the book.
  • Questions about coupon books should be directed to Michelle Kellogg at seeshellkell@bellsouth.net or Rose Lynch at jhsbandtreasurer@comcast.net or 561-308-8655.

FUN PASTA

  • Pasta orders are due Tuesday, August 20th. Orders can be placed in the marked collection box in the band room or placed online using the Fun Pasta Instructions are attached. Catalogs are available on the forbidden shelf in the band room.
  • Questions about Fun Pasta should be directed to contact Michelle Kellogg at seeshellkell@bellsouth.net.

MACY’S SHOP FOR A CAUSE SAVINGS PASSES

  • Savings passes are available for $5 each, all of which goes into the student’s fundraising account. Please see attached detailed Macy’s Fundraiser Instructions. Passes are available through Thursday, August 22nd. See Bonnie Welsh at the end of band camp (9:00 pm) each night this week if you need any passes.
  • Contact Bonnie Welsh at 561-301-5047 or bfwelsh@hotmail.com with questions about savings passes.

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August 13, 2013

August Band Camp – Day Two!

Please make sure your kids are staying hydrated and have a good, non-dairy breakfast in the morning!

BAND CAMP DINNER: 5:00-6:30 PM EVERY NIGHT THIS WEEK

ATTIRE REMINDER Students should not be wearing cut up shirts to rehearsals.

SPIRIT ATTENDANCE CONTRACT DUE FRIDAY 8/16

  • The attached Spirit Attendance Contract Form for explains the attendance requirements and grading policy for Spirit of Jupiter members. The form will be distributed tomorrow. Students and parents should sign it and return it to the grey inbox in the band room no later than THIS FRIDAY.

COLOR GUARD Glove/Shoe/Body Tight orders OVERDUE

  • Color Guard Order Forms are attached. Please bring your CASH PAYMENT IN ON WEDNESDAY if you have not done so already.

INSTRUMENTALIST Glove/Show Shirt orders DUE THURSDAY 8/15 

  • Marching Band Uniform Items Order Form is attached.  Forms and payments should be placed in the marked collection box next to the kitchen.
  • Students who require gloves were sized for them when they were fitted with their uniforms.  Mr. White has glove sizes for each student.  Students who have not received a uniform yet will be fitted on Wednesday.

IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY ORDERED YOUR VIPERS, DO SO NOW!!! “Vipers” can be ordered from these links:

Be sure to order BLACK shoes. ALL INSTRUMENTALISTS MUST HAVE VIPERS BY MONDAY, AUGUST 26th.

FRUIT/SNACK DONATIONS NEEDED We are going through our supplies quickly! Please drop off any donations in the band kitchen.

  • Fresh fruit (needed daily for an afternoon fruit break) – sliced or whole watermelon, bananas, strawberries, and grapes (fresh or frozen) – NO apples or oranges are needed
  • SMALL bottles of Gatorade (12 oz. single serving bottles please)
  • Cases of Bottled water
  • Store bought snacks such as Individually packaged Goldfish crackers, granola bars, fruit bars, peanut butter or cheese crackers, and trail mix — no homemade or sugary snacks or candy, please
  • Cash to purchase any needed supplies that are not donated

SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER Remember to bring in your $5 cash in the morning this week – look for Mrs. Wiley. Other items requested in the Saturday Schedule email can be brought in anytime this week and put in the band kitchen.

LOCKER UPDATE Underclassmen will be dismissed from band camp to get lockers at 8:30 AM as follows:

  • Wednesday: Juniors
  • Thursday: Sophomores
  • Friday: Freshmen

Please make sure your student has $8.00 in cash or check payable to JHS so he/she can get a locker on those days.

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August 13, 2013

Saturday 8/17 Schedule

This Saturday is a BUSY day for Spirit of Jupiter members! Saturday’s Schedule:

  • 9am – Call time for students (READY to rehearse)
  • 10am – Warrior Welcome
  • 11am (or at conclusion of WW) – REHEARSAL
  • 12:30pm – Lunch
  • 1:30pm – Rehearsal
  • 5:30pm – Dinner (Pizza, Salad, Dessert)
  • 6:30pm – Parent Preview begins
  • 8pm – Skit Night (in the Auditorium)

Students will NOT be dismissed after Warrior Welcome as stated in the previous emails. They will go directly to rehearsal.

On Saturday morning, students should:

  • WEAR THE OFFICIAL PRACTICE UNIFORM (logoed white t-shirt and green/black shorts)
  • BRING a healthy lunch, filled water cooler, and sunscreen

SATURDAY DINNER FOR ALL FAMILY MEMBERS Please plan to join us for dinner on Saturday evening before Parent Preview!!

To pay for Saturday’s dinner, we are asking each Spirit student to contribute $5 cash. This can be paid any morning during band camp or on Saturday. Students should see Mrs. Wiley or one of the parent volunteers turn in their money. Please place it in an envelope with the student’s name on it.

We are also asking that each student bring a donation as listed below by section:

  • Drum Majors and Tubas: 16 oz paper cups (50-100 count package)
  • Flutes: Lemonade Drink Mix
  • Clarinets: 100-pack plastic FORKS (spoons and knives are not needed)
  • Saxophones and Baritones: 10″ dinner plates – sturdy paper, plastic or Styrofoam (50-100 count package)
  • Trumpets: 1 package of cookies (about 12 servings per package)
  • Mellophones: Iced Tea Drink Mix
  • Battery: 7″ Bowls (for salad) – sturdy paper, plastic or Styrofoam (50-100 count package)
  • Pit: 1 canister Clorox Wipes (or similar disinfecting wipes)
  • Color Guard: 1 case of bottled water

We will use these items on Saturday night and throughout the marching season. These donations can be dropped off in the band kitchen any time this week or on Saturday morning.

After dinner, our staff will spend about 30 minutes teaching some marching basics to the parents so you will have a better idea of what the students are doing! Then the parents will perform for the students!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES We need several volunteers on Saturday! We need 2 chaperones for the mini-camp at each shift:

  • 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • 2:00pm – 5:30pm
  • We need 3 volunteers to help set up for dinner: 5:00-5:30 pm
  • We need 10 volunteers to help serve dinner: 5:30-6:30 pm
  • We need 10 volunteers to help clean up after dinner: 6:30-7:00 pm

Contact Stephanie Schulz at sschulz@bellsouth.net or 561-346-0568 to volunteer.

We also need chaperones for our regular Monday, Thursday and Saturday rehearsals in August. There is a volunteer signup sheet for ALL August rehearsals and mini-camps in the band room on the Spirit Volunteer bulletin board, located on the wall immediately to your right as you enter the band room from the hallway.

Monday 8/19 & 8/26, Thursday 8/22 & 8/27: We need 1 chaperone per shift:

  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    • 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Saturday 8/24: We need 2 chaperones per shift:

  • 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Contact Stephanie Schulz at sschulz@bellsouth.net or 561-346-0568 to volunteer or sign up in the band room.

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August 11, 2013

August Band Camp Reminders

AUGUST BAND CAMP STARTS TOMORROW!

BE ON TIME – READY FOR REHEARSAL AT 8:00 AM

It is going to be HOT so please be sure to HYDRATE tonight and tomorrow morning. Do NOT eat dairy for breakfast, but DO EAT BREAKFAST!!

STUDENTS SHOULD BRING TOMORROW:

  • Healthy LUNCH
  • CASH for optional lunches on Tuesday through Friday (give it to Mrs. Tierney first thing in the morning)
  • Any outstanding FORMS, including Marching/Color Guard Uniform Item Forms and Marching Uniform Contract
  • SUNSCREEN, CHAPSTICK, HAT & SUNGLASSES
  • Filled WATER COOLER

FRUIT/SNACK DONATIONS NEEDED THROUGHOUT THE WEEK Please drop off any of these donations in the band kitchen:

  • FRESH FRUIT
  • GATORADE (SMALL single serving bottles)
  • STORE BOUGHT INDIVIDUALLY PACKAGED SNACKS – On Sale at Publix: Keebler Tray Packs (Cheez-Its) – Buy One Get One Free
  • CASH to purchase needed items (please give to Mrs. Tierney or Mrs. Wiley)

AFTER REHEARSAL: Students who have not picked up their practice uniforms should do so after rehearsal on Monday night. Please see Mrs. Wiley in the room next to the Tuba/Drum room.

Pick up a Fun Pasta Fundraising catalog on the “forbidden shelf.”

Sign out an Enjoy the City coupon book from Mrs. Kellogg.

PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING! We need chaperones to fill these time slots. Your time earns you hours towards the $50 volunteer credit to help reduce your Fair Share!

  • Wednesday 8/14 – Friday 8/16: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8/13 – Friday 8/16: 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8/13 – Friday 8/16: 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Contact Debbie Wiley at wileydebbie@bellsouth.net or 561-758-8735 to volunteer.

LAST REMINDER: The next FAIR SHARE installment is due this week!

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August 6, 2013

UCF All-State Preparation Clinic on Saturday August 24, 2013

Hello everyone, we are just under a month away from the UCF All-State Preparation Clinic on Saturday August 24, 2013. As of this afternoon, we have 140 students who have registered online. Once again:

Here is the link to the registration page: http://music.cah.ucf.edu/camps/allstateprep.php And here’s the link to the information page: http://music.cah.ucf.edu/camps/allstate.php

We hope that you will join us for lunch on the day of the clinic – it’s sponsored by Yamaha Band and Orchestral Instruments and is for all band directors that visit that day. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Regards

John Almeida Associate Professor of Music – Trumpet Studies School of Performing Arts University of Central Florida cell: 407-310-3815

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August 4, 2013

Spirit of Jupiter Update – August 3, 2013

In this update:

  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
  • Band Camp Lunch: 1-2pm
  • Smith Walbridge Viper Order: Arrives 8/6
  • Used Vipers For Sale
  • Marching Uniforms (Color Guard): Forms/Payment DUE 8/13
  • Snacks on Sale
  • Reminders from Mr. Larkin
  • Upcoming Dates

More information located on our Calendar Page.

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August 4, 2013 JHS Band: Color Guard Uniform Information

Color Guard Parents,

Welcome to Jupiter High School Color Guard! As previously mentioned, the color guard members are responsible for purchasing certain items to complete their costumes. All FEMALE color guard members need to have the items below. All MALE color guard members need to have gloves; information on shoes and compression wear will be provided in the near future. ALL color guard members (males and females) are required to wear compression wear as a part of their performance uniform.

This year we will purchase these items directly through the Color Guard Director, Shannon Berkstresser. Experienced members may already have the items. If they are still in good performance shape, you may not need to purchase again. Please check with Shannon if you have any questions.

  1. You will need to bring cash only payment by Tuesday, August 13th. Bring the exact amount; we will not have change. Place payment in box labeled Color Guard Orders or give to Mrs. Wiley or
Mrs. Crider.
  2. Be sure to turn in the completed form below with your cash, preferably all in an envelope with the student’s name on it.
  3. Shannon will deliver them at practice when the order is ready.

JHS Color Guard Uniform Items Order Form 2013-2014

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August 4, 2013

Almost to our Goal! Help and Spread the Word!

I created a request for my classroom: Marching Drums.

  • If you chip in to help my students, you’ll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.
  •  Your support would mean so much to us.
  • Help chip in and help spread the word! Forward this to your friends and post on your Facebook! Help us get to our goal

Go to www.donorschoose.org/warriorband and help us out!

Thank you, Michael

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August 2, 2013

JHS Band Fundraising – August 2, 2013

We have three fundraisers in August!  Take advantage of them to add to your fundraising account! All of these fundraisers are available to ALL band students.

Enjoy the City Coupon Books – Order Form

Jupiter High School Band will sell these popular coupon books from Monday, August 12 to Saturday, August 24.

On Monday, August 12th, Michelle will be available from 8am-10am, 5:30-pm – 6:30pm and 7pm-9pm to distribute coupon books for any non-marching band students who would like to participate in the fundraiser.

Students will receive one sample coupon book. If you do not sell this book by August 24th, you MUST return it in saleable condition or your fundraising account will be charged the cost of the book.

Students are not required to participate in this fundraiser, but it is an easy one! We have an advantage this year by receiving the books earlier than usual, and we will be one of the only groups selling these first! These books have thousands of dollars worth of coupons inside. The $20 of Winn-Dixie coupons can be used at all local Publix locations – a 100% return on your investment! The $20 of Joseph’s Classic Market coupons can be used at participating Publix locations in the Palm Beach Gardens and Abacoa areas.

An additional 16 of coupons that are valid nationally are new to this year’s book. Coupons are valid through December 31, 2014!! Take a peek at this year’s book via this link: http://issuu.com/enjoythecityinc./docs/palm_beach_fall_14?e=2416109/4210405.

We will be selling coupon books at Warrior Welcome, and we are also working on contacting local businesses for permission to sell in front of their stores.

Spirit members are strongly encouraged to use this fundraiser to pay down their Fair Share balance.

If you have any questions, or if you need coupon books, please contact Michelle Kellogg at seeshellkell@bellsouth.net or Rose Lynch at jhsbandtreasurer@comcast.net or at 561-308-8655.

FUN PASTA This catalog fundraiser runs through Tuesday, August 20th. Orders can be placed in the marked collection box in the band room or placed online using the attached Fun Pasta instructions.

Questions about this fundraiser should be directed to contact Michelle Kellogg at seeshellkell@bellsouth.net.

MACY’S SHOP FOR A CAUSE SAVINGS PASSES

Savings passes are available for $5 each, all of which goes into the student’s fundraising account. Please see the attached detailed Macy’s fundraiser instructions. Passes are available through Thursday, August 22nd.

Have any questions or need savings passes? Contact Bonnie Welsh at 561-301-5047 or e-mail her at bfwelsh@hotmail.com.

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July 31, 2013

August Band Camp Reminders – July 31, 2013

In this update:

  • Reminders from Mr. Larkin
  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
  • We Need Chaperones and Fruit/Snack Donations
  • Band Camp Lunch: 1-2pm
  • Band Camp Dinner Break: 5:30-7pm
  • Senior Night/Locker Distribution
  • Warrior Welcome: 8/17 @ 9am
  • Mini-Camp/Summer Preview/Skit Night: 8/17 @ 1pm-9pm
  • Spirit Rehearsals – Volunteers Needed
  • Marching Uniforms (Instrumentalists)
  • Marching Uniforms (Color Guard)
  • FORMS ARE OVERDUE
  • Booster/Parent Meeting: 8/22 @ 7pm
  • Upcoming Dates

More information located on our Calendar Page.

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July 30, 2013

REIMINDER: DISCOUNTED VIPER ORDERS DUE TODAY

Remember that TODAY is the last day you can take advantage of the bulk order shipping DISCOUNT for the black Viper marching shoes that are a required part of the uniform for ALL INSTRUMENTALISTS.

Below is the original email that has ordering directions.

Thanks again to Jamie Whidden for setting this up!

New band parent Jamie Whidden (Ethan Mapes’ mom) has been able to put together a BULK SHIPPING RATE for Vipers – the black marching shoes required by all instrumentalists in the Spirit of Jupiter. (Please note that color guard members wear DIFFERENT shoes which are to be determined.)

To take advantage of this deal, you MUST ORDER YOUR SHOES by MIDNIGHT (CST) on Tuesday, July 30th. Using the bulk shipping code saves you $10.23. All shoes ordered using this code will be shipped to Jamie Whidden after July 30th. Standard shipping rates apply to all orders July 31st or later.

To place your order: Visit the Smith Walbridge Band Products website at http://www.swbandproducts.com/store/viper-marching-shoes.html (SKU DSI-SHVI).

Select the Men’s or Women’s size for your student – be sure to order BLACK shoes – and add them to your cart. Be sure to select the correct gender and size for your student. Any shipping for returns and/or exchanges is at your cost (both ways).

You will be directed to your shopping cart, where you should see the shoes you just selected. SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE to see the box titled Redeem a Discount Coupon. Enter coupon code jupiter.

Click on the Checkout button to get to the Personal details page. You will be asked to enter personal information and billing information. The Billing Address should match the debit/credit card you will use to make the purchase. Click on Ship to a different address checkbox and enter this shipping address:

Mrs. Jamie Whidden 109 Chadwick Dr. Jupiter, FL 33458

Click on Submit to get to the Shipping & Payment screen. Note the shipping address in the upper left corner – make sure it matches Jamie’s address above. Do not change the default Delivery method (UPS Ground), but do select your payment method and select Continue to get to the Payment Details page. Enter your payment information as directed and click on Submit order to complete your order.

Important Sizing Tips: Smith Walbridge recommends that you do NOT reference other brand shoes or “street shoes” for sizing band shoes. Always refer to the measured shoe size from a Brannock device (available at most shoe retailers). If the student fluctuates between two sizes, it is recommended they go with the larger size. There is also the option to order two sizes and return the size that does not fit; the only downside is the cost of return shipping. The uppers on marching shoes are stiffer than a common athletic shoe, so factor that in when selecting a size. You do not want your marching shoes too tight. These are just suggestions, and are not a guarantee of desired fit.

Returns/Exchange Instructions: Call the office during normal business hours and request an RA number. The purchase price will be refunded back to the purchaser card after the shoes arrive and are inspected (about 1-2 weeks). Shoes AND packaging that are not in A-stock condition, worn, dirty, or damaged cannot be refunded. A separate order for the desired size will need to be placed. Customer is responsible for all shipping costs on incorrect orders or size changes. Please call the office on any damaged or defective shoes within 14 days of receipt.

Questions? Call Smith Walbridge at 877-286-9925.

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July 29, 2013

JMS Band: Macy’s Shop for a Cause Savings Passes Fundraiser

Attachments:

Macy’s is offering all Jupiter High School Band students the opportunity to earn funds towards their fundraising account by selling $5 coupons that give the purchaser a 25% discount on August 24, 2013, on nearly everything in the store (a few exclusions apply). The coupon is good for August 24, 2013 only. The entire $5 cost per pass goes to the student’s fundraising account.

What better way to pay to earn funds for the band than by “shopping with friends.” As an additional incentive, any student who sells 10 savings passes will receive a $10 Macy’s gift card from Bonnie Welsh. Just think, August 24, 2013, is only four (4) months ’til Christmas! What better marketing tools can you have: Shopping for Charity, adding to your fundraising account, and getting a head start on the holidays!

CALL BONNIE WELSH FOR TICKETS AT 561-301-5047 OR E-MAIL HER AT bfwelsh@hotmail.com.

Bonnie will be at the band camps selling tickets through August 22, 2013. BUT THERE IS COMPETITION SO SELL EARLY / SELL OFTEN. (Macy’s is selling tickets at the store as of 8/14/13 for their favorite charity – March of Dimes). This year, no one can sell at the store the day of the event but Macy’s. Please have your payment and the attached order form in hand to get your passes.

Attached are a flyer that can be displayed at businesses and an order form to take orders.

Savings passes entitle the holder to 25% off on regular, sale and clearance merchandise with certain restrictions and exclusions. Save 10% on electrics, electronics, watches, furniture, mattresses and rugs/floor coverings.

Pass holders are eligible to win a $500 gift card with no purchase necessary. Exclusions: Everyday Values (EDV), specials, super buys, special purchases, cosmetics, fragrances, athletic shoes, Breitling watches, Tag Heuer, Tempur-Pedic; products offered by vendors who operate leased departments in any of our stores including: furs, maternity, eSpot, Burberry, Gucci, Longchamp, Louis Vuitton. Exclusions may differ on Macys.com. Not valid on: previous purchases, special orders, services, gift cards, jewelry trunk shows, Macys.com, payment on credit accounts; restaurants, gourmet foods, wine. Cannot be combined with any savings pass/coupon, extra discount or credit offer, except opening a new Macy’s account.

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July 25, 2013

New band parent Jamie Whidden (Ethan Mapes’ mom) has been able to put together a BULK SHIPPING RATE for Vipers – the black marching shoes required by all instrumentalists in the Spirit of Jupiter. (Please note that color guard members wear DIFFERENT shoes which are to be determined.)

To take advantage of this deal, you MUST ORDER YOUR SHOES by MIDNIGHT (CST) on Tuesday, July 30th. Using the bulk shipping code saves you $10.23. All shoes ordered using this code will be shipped to Jamie Whidden after July 30th. Standard shipping rates apply to all orders July 31st or later.

To place your order:

Visit the Smith Walbridge Band Products website at http://www.swbandproducts.com/store/viper-marching-shoes.html (SKU DSI-SHVI).

Select the Men’s or Women’s size for your student – be sure to order BLACK shoes – and add them to your cart. Be sure to select the correct gender and size for your student. Any shipping for returns and/or exchanges is at your cost (both ways).

You will be directed to your shopping cart, where you should see the shoes you just selected. SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE to see the box titled Redeem a Discount Coupon. Enter coupon code jupiter.

Click on the Checkout button to get to the Personal details page. You will be asked to enter personal information and billing information. The Billing Address should match the debit/credit card you will use to make the purchase. Click on Ship to a different address checkbox and enter this shipping address:

Mrs. Jamie Whidden 109 Chadwick Dr. Jupiter, FL 33458

Click on Submit to get to the Shipping & Payment screen. Note the shipping address in the upper left corner – make sure it matches Jamie’s address above. Do not change the default Delivery method (UPS Ground), but do select your payment method and select Continue to get to the Payment Details page. Enter your payment information as directed and click on Submit order to complete your order.

Important Sizing Tips: Smith Walbridge recommends that you do NOT reference other brand shoes or “street shoes” for sizing band shoes. Always refer to the measured shoe size from a Brannock device (available at most shoe retailers). If the student fluctuates between two sizes, it is recommended they go with the larger size. There is also the option to order two sizes and return the size that does not fit; the only downside is the cost of return shipping. The uppers on marching shoes are stiffer than a common athletic shoe, so factor that in when selecting a size. You do not want your marching shoes too tight. These are just suggestions, and are not a guarantee of desired fit.

Returns/Exchange Instructions: Call the office during normal business hours and request an RA number. The purchase price will be refunded back to the purchaser card after the shoes arrive and are inspected (about 1-2 weeks). Shoes AND packaging that are not in A-stock condition, worn, dirty, or damaged cannot be refunded. A separate order for the desired size will need to be placed. Customer is responsible for all shipping costs on incorrect orders or size changes. Please call the office on any damaged or defective shoes within 14 days of receipt.

Questions? Call Smith Walbridge at 877-286-9925.

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July 18, 2013

JHS Band: Fun Pasta Fundraiser!

Starting Thursday, August 1st through Tuesday, August 20th, the JHS Band are offering a catalog fundraiser selling dry pasta. “Fun Pasta” offers many different shapes, including collegiate and holiday pasta! Very fun for college game, tailgate and holiday parties! Gluten-free pasta, soup/salad kits and meringue cookies are also offered.

Catalogs and order forms will be distributed after band camp on Thursday, July 18th (9:00 pm). Catalogs will also be available in the band room on the “forbidden” shelf. Orders are due Tuesday, August 20th. The catalog can be viewed online at the Fun Pasta Fundraising website by clicking on Our Brochure.

  • This is a traditional catalog fundraiser, but purchases can also be made online:
  • Visit www.FunPastaFundraising.com/shop/jupiter-high-school-band
  • Click the Shop Now button
  • Do your shopping
  • During checkout, be sure to select your student’s name in the “Person you are supporting” drop-down list. If you do not see your student’s name in this list, please write it in the “Please Post Comments to the seller” section.

There is a separate shipping and handling charge for online orders.

Take advantage of this fundraiser to help pay your Fair Share!! Student fundraising accounts will receive approximately 40% of gross sales minus fundraising expenses (i.e. shipping, etc.).

Additional incentives for the TOP TWO SELLERS:

  • Top Seller receives 2 bags of pasta
  • #2 Seller receives 1 bag of pasta

Questions about this fundraiser should be directed to contact Michelle Kellogg at seeshellkell@bellsouth.net.

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July 18, 2013

Spirit of Jupiter Uniforms – IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

Please review this important information below regarding Spirit of Jupiter uniforms for Instrumentalists and Color Guard!

Please direct all questions regarding uniforms to Uniform Chairs Harvey White at twinroseinc@aol.com or 561-262-4093 or Teresa Courage at teresc@comcast.net or 561-386-7480. Information below includes:

  • Marching Uniforms (Instrumentalists)
  • Marching Uniforms (Color Guard)
  • Informal Marching Uniforms
  • Parent/Chaperone Shirts
  • WHAT TO DO NOW
  • What to Do at August Band Camp

Attachments:

These are also available in Charms in the Handouts & Files/Spirit of Jupiter Forms folder. You MUST be logged in to the student’s account to see these files. Instructions on accessing Charms are available here. This information will be available on the band web site soon.

Remember that students wearing any JHS Band uniform are representing the JHS Band, Jupiter High School and the Town of Jupiter. Students are expected to wear the uniform with respect and dignity and behave accordingly.

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July 17, 2013

JHS Band Camp Day Three!

It’s the end of day three and we are making great progress!

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME Parents — please be sure your students arrive ON TIME to camp. They must be READY TO REHEARSE at 8:00am, so they should be dropped off 10-15 minutes before that.

Students should return to school after dinner READY TO REHEARSE at 7:00pm.

FRUIT/SNACK DONATIONS NEEDED Thanks to those of you who have brought in donations for camp. We can use the following on our last day:

  • bananas
  • dry snacks (INDIVIDUALLY wrapped snacks like crackers, granola bars, etc.)
  • Gatorade
  • CASH to purchase any of the above

THANK YOU!

CAMP/REHEARSAL UNIFORMS There have been some questions about “when” the new practice uniforms should be worn. Students are encouraged to wear them as often as they like! Mr. Larkin will designate a few specific rehearsals (like the preview night on Saturday, August 17th) where they will be “required.”

DOT BOOKS All students should have a “dot book” by now. These are 3″x 5″ index cards bound in a spiral notebook. They are available at Office Depot, Staples, etc. Dot books are used to keep track of the marching drill.

COME EARLY ON THURSDAY! Arrive early on Thursday night (8:15-8:30) to see for yourself what great progress our students have made this week! The full ensemble will likely have a run through at the end of rehearsal.

MARCHING UNIFORMS Mr. White and Ms. Courage have assigned uniforms to all returning instrumentalists attending this week’s camp, and they’ve started working on fitting new students. Look for an IMPORTANT and DETAILED email tomorrow regarding marching uniforms for instrumentalists and color guard!

FUNDRAISERS Catalogs for the Fun Pasta fundraiser will be distributed tomorrow(Thursday) after rehearsal. Look for another email with more details tomorrow!

The Macy’s Shop for a Cause fundraiser is also right around the corner!

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July 15, 2013

JHS Band Camp Day One!

The first day of Band Camp is finished, and we’re off to a great start!

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME

Parents – please be sure your students arrive ON TIME to camp. They must be READY TO REHEARSE at 8:00am, so they should be dropped off 10-15 minutes before that.

Similarly, students should return to school after dinner READY TO REHEARSE at 7:00pm.

CHAPERONES NEEDED

We are REALLY in need of chaperones for morning (7:30-12:30), afternoon (12:30-5:30) and lunch (12:45-2:15) shifts. Please contact Kate Tierney at katetch01@aol.com if you can help — even if it is only for part of a shift!!

FRUIT/SNACK DONATIONS NEEDED Thanks to those of you who have brought in donations for camp. We are going through supplies QUICKLY, especially the fruit — it is a GREAT way to help keep the kids hydrated! We can use the following:

  • grapes (these are VERY popular)
  • oranges
  • bananas
  • pineapple
  • strawberries
  • dry snacks (INDIVIDUALLY wrapped snacks like crackers, granola bars, etc.)
  • freeze pops
  • CASH to purchase any of the above

We DO NOT need any more watermelon. THANK YOU!

CAMP/REHEARSAL UNIFORMS

Camp/rehearsal uniforms were distributed to students after rehearsal tonight. There are a few students who did not pick theirs up! Please see Mr. White, Ms. Courage, or Mrs. Wiley to pick up your shirts and shorts. A receipt must be signed when uniforms are distributed.

MARCHING UNIFORMS Mr. White and Ms. Courage will start fitting students for marching uniforms this week, starting with returning students. All students/parents will be receive information on uniform care and will be required to sign a form acknowledging receipt and responsibility of the marching uniform pieces.

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July 15, 2013 Band Camp is underway.. we still need new drums! Help!

We are a little over $1,000 away from our goal for this project! Help out by donating AND by spreading the word to your friends. Email this to them or post on your Facebook.

  • I created a request for my classroom: Marching Drums.
  • If you chip in to help my students, you’ll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.
  • Your support would mean so much to us.

Go to www.donorchoose.org/warriorband

Michael Larkin Director of Bands Jupiter High School http://www.jupiterbands.com/

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July 13, 2013

Spirit of Jupiter July Band Camp – July 15-18, 8 AM – 9 PM

  • July Band Camp Preparation
  • Chaperones Needed
  • First Aid Training Session: Monday 7/15 @ 7pm
  • Fruit Break/Donations Needed
  • Tu/Wed/Th Lunch can be purchased – CASH ONLY Due Monday 7/15
  • Dinner Break: 5:30-7:00pm
  • Senior Table
  • Camp/Rehearsal Uniforms
  • Reminder from Mr. Larkin
  • Upcoming Dates

More information located on our Calendar Page.

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We need your help! Help and Spread the word!

I created a request for my classroom: Marching Bass Drums. If you chip in to help my students, you’ll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks. Help spread the word! Post on Facebook and email this to your friends!

Your support would mean so much to us.

Go to www.donorschoose.org/warriorband

Thank you, Michael

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June 12, 2013

We need your help! We are Almost there!

We are almost to our goal of getting our new marching bass drums. Please help us out and also help spread the word!

  • I created a request for my classroom: Marching Bass Drums.
  • If you chip in to help my students, you’ll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.
  • Your support would mean so much to us.

Go to www.donorschoose.org/warriorband

Thank you,

Michael Larkin Director of Bands

Jupiter High School

http://www.jupiterbands.com/

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June 9, 2013

June Band Camp Reminders

In this update:

  • HYDRATE TODAY!
  • We Need Chaperones and Fruit/Snack Donations
  • What To Do Tomorrow
  • FORMS OVERDUE
  • Spring Camp Fees DUE
  • Upcoming Dates

Remember to HYDRATE today!

We are in need of CHAPERONES and DONATIONS!

Chaperones: We are still in need of chaperones each day of camp for these time slots. This is a GREAT way for new parents to get involved!

  • 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

We are also looking for additional volunteers to help clean out the band kitchen, snack room and shed at the beginning of the week.

If you can chaperone, please contact June camp coordinator Kate Tierney at katetch01@aol.com or (561) 351-7232 with the time(s) you can be there.

What do chaperones do?

Chaperones are required to be on campus with the kids during camp. Wherever the kids are rehearsing, we need a chaperone in the same location to have the first aid kits available. Chaperones distribute medication, assist with ice, etc. — basically they are on hand as needed to help the kids.

We will also have fruit breaks, and chaperones will help prepare that snack, serve it and clean up afterwards.

Donations Needed

  • Fresh fruit (needed daily for an afternoon fruit break) — sliced watermelon, bananas, strawberries, grapes (fresh or frozen), oranges and apples
  • Gatorade (single serving bottles)
  • Bottled water (single serving bottles)
  • Store bought snacks such as Individually packaged Goldfish crackers, granola bars, fruit bars, peanut butter or cheese crackers, and trail mix — no homemade or sugary snacks or candy, please
  • Cash to purchase any needed supplies that are not donated

Bring drinks and dry snacks in on Monday if possible so we know what we have/need for the week. Fruit can be donated daily.

If you can donate fruit, please coordinate with camp coordinator Kate Tierney katetch01@aol.com ahead of time so it doesn’t spoil.

We can store drinks and dry snacks for rehearsals throughout the fall. Look for sales and feel free to bring those in anytime. Thanks ahead of time for your help!

TOMORROW:

  • DO eat healthy meal before arriving to school. DON’T eat high sugar content foods, milk or other dairy products on camp days. Dairy products tend to lead to upset stomachs in the heat.
  • DO wear your camp uniform (including a hat!) and sunscreen.
  • DO bring a healthy dinner, necessary medications, Chapstick, and a water-filled gallon-size cooler!
  • DO bring any forms you need to turn in! (See below.)
  • DO be on time! Arrive before 1:00 PM to be ready to play at 1:00 PM.

REMINDER: ALL Spirit of Jupiter forms are OVERDUE All forms are now due. Debbie Wiley has been emailing parents/students with notices regarding any forms that are still due or problems with forms that have been turned in. If you would like to know if we’ve received your forms, you can check your status on Charms!

Instructions on accessing Charms are attached and on the Student Resources page. Once you are in your student’s account, click on the Forms Collected icon. If you have any forms in the “Forms Not Turned In” list, those are the forms we still need from you!

Questions? Contact Debbie Wiley at WileyDebbie@bellsouth.net – but please try to check your status on Charms first!

If you need a copy of any of the forms, they are located on the band web site on the Forms page:

  • This form must be notarized!
  • 
Please attach a copy of the front and back of the student’s health insurance card
  • STUDENTS MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IN BAND CAMPS WITHOUT THIS FORM ON FILE.

REMINDER: Spring Camp Fee PAST DUE The $150 Spring Camp Fee was due June 5th. Checks received have been posted in Charms, but there are several students with outstanding fees.

Instructions on accessing Charms are attached and on the Student Resources page. Once you are in your student’s account, click on the Finances icon.

Questions? Contact Gina Phinney at GinaPhinney@comcast.net.

Upcoming Dates

  • Band Camp: Monday, July 15 – Thursday, July 18 from 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM daily
  • Band Camp: Monday, August 12 – Friday, August 16 from 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM daily

All of these dates as well as fall rehearsal dates are available on the online calendar.

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June 3, 2013

June Band Camp – Important Information

Spirit of Jupiter Marching Band Camp is One Week Away!

Please review this important information before camp starts on Monday, June 10th!

In this update:

  • Before Camp Starts
  • Forms are DUE June 5th
  • Daily Preparation
  • Dinner
  • Chaperone and Donation NEEDS
  • Upcoming Dates

Before Camp Starts (NOW!)

  • Drink LOTS of extra water – especially this weekend!
  • Get outdoors and do some physical activity to get used the heat and get yourself into better cardio-vascular shape – don’t forget to wear sunscreen and a hat!
  • DO plan to eat healthy meal(s) on camp days before arriving to school. DON’T eat high sugar content foods, milk or other dairy products on camp days. Dairy products tend to lead to upset stomachs in the heat.
  • Make sure you have what you will need to bring/wear to band camp (see below), particularly a gallon-size cooler!
  • Organize rides as necessary. All students are responsible for making sure they arrive on time to camp!

REMINDER: ALL Spirit of Jupiter forms are DUE this Wednesday, June 5th! If you still need your Health Information & Authorization form notarized, Stephanie Schulz will be available on Tuesday 6/4 from 7:45-8:30pm.

If you need a copy of any of the forms, they are located on the band web site on the Forms page:

Please attach a copy of the front and back of the student’s health insurance card.

STUDENTS MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IN BAND CAMPS WITHOUT THIS FORM ON FILE.

Emails should go out tonight to let you know if you have any forms outstanding. If you don’t hear from us, we have what we need from you!

Daily Preparation

The June band camp is Monday, June 10 through Thursday, June 14 from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Be ready to play at the start time, which means you need to be there before 1:00 PM to be ready to play at 1:00 PM.

Students should wear sunscreen and dress in their practice uniform (white t-shirts – no tank tops – and green/black shorts). If you do not have the practice uniform yet because you are waiting for our order from Neff, comfortable athletic clothing is fine. Students should also wear:

  • socks
  • sturdy cross trainer-type sneakers (no high tops, skate shoes, sandals or open-toed shoes!)
  • light-colored hat (preferably white)
  • sunglasses
  • Color Guard only: fanny pack for equipment work

Students should bring to every camp/rehearsal:

  • a gallon-size cooler filled with water
  • a healthy lunch
  • any medications needed
  • Chapstick with SPF
  • extra sunscreen

Dinner It is important that all band students bring a “healthy dinner” every day to camp. Please do not bring fast food, dairy, fried foods or any type of heavy foods for dinner. These foods will definitely upset stomachs during camp outside in the heat.

We are in need of CHAPERONES and DONATIONS! Chaperones: We need three chaperones in each time slot each day of camp:

  • 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

We are also looking for additional volunteers to help clean out the band kitchen, snack room and shed at the beginning of the week.

If you can chaperone, please contact June camp coordinator Kate Tierney at katetch01@aol.com with the time(s) you can be there.

What do chaperones do?

Chaperones are required to be on campus with the kids during camp. Wherever the kids are rehearsing, we need a chaperone in the same location to have the first aid kits available. Chaperones distribute medication, assist with ice, etc. — basically they are on hand as needed to help the kids.

We will also have fruit breaks, and chaperones will help prepare that snack, serve it and clean up afterwards.

Donations Needed

  • Fresh fruit (needed daily for an afternoon fruit break) — sliced watermelon, bananas, strawberries, grapes (fresh or frozen), oranges and apples
  • Gatorade (single serving bottles)
  • Bottled water (single serving bottles)
  • Store bought snacks such as Individually packaged Goldfish crackers, granola bars, fruit bars, peanut butter or cheese crackers, and trail mix — no homemade or sugary snacks or candy, please
  • Cash to purchase any needed supplies that are not donated

Bring drinks and dry snacks in on Monday if possible so we know what we have/need for the week.

If you can donate fruit, please coordinate with camp coordinator Kate Tierney katetch01@aol.com ahead of time so it doesn’t spoil.

We can store drinks and dry snacks for rehearsals throughout the fall. Look for sales and feel free to bring those in anytime. Thanks ahead of time for your help!

Upcoming Dates

  • Band Camp: Monday, July 15 – Thursday, July 18 from 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM daily
  • Band Camp: Monday, August 12 – Friday, August 16 from 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM daily

All of these dates as well as fall rehearsal dates are available on the online calendar.