BA Bands eNews
January 6, 2019
Basketball Band Performances for All HS Band Members
Each of the HS band classes are required to perform at the HS Basketball games. Games are assigned by class / group. Should a student be enrolled in more than one band class, they must perform at the corresponding game to fulfill their band class requirement for each class they are enrolled. Students may volunteer to attend additional games but no substitutions are permitted. Report time for each event is 6:00pm and students are to wear their Pride / Tradition Band T Shirt. For each session the band will play at the girls and boys varsity basketball games. Games are typically completed by approximately 9:15pm. The schedule is as follows:
- 1/22 - Tuesday - Pride Leadership & volunteers - vs Bartlesville
- 1/29 - Tuesday - Wind Ensemble - vs Bixby
- 2/15 - Friday - Symphonic Band 2 - vs Jenks
Please be sure to indicated how you want payments applied to your student account. Pride, Indoor Percussion, Wind Band, or other fees need to be differentiated for deposit. This includes fundraising and Pride work payments. Thanks for your help!
As we wind down the Pride season, please be sure to check Charms for any final balances due. Student gloves, shirt, and shoe charges from band trips have been applied to the accounts. All accounts must be paid in full at this time. For any questions about log in issues, the Charms app, or account information, contact Mrs. Good. firstname.lastname@example.org
All District and All State Clinic Rehearsals & Concerts
Congratulations to all students that auditioned at the NBDA/OMEA event. We are very proud of the efforts of these talented students. Also, a special THANK YOU to all of the parent and student volunteers that help organize and run the All-District/State auditions! The following are dates of note relating to All District (NBDA) and All State (OMEA) Band.
- January 11 & 12 - NBDA All District Band Clinic and Concert at Bartlesville HS
- January 17-19 - OMEA All State Band Clinic and Concert at Tulsa PAC
First Indoor Percussion Payment of $250 is PAST DUE. Checks to Mrs. Good or the payment drop box.
Monday, January 7th: 5-9 PM
Tuesday, January 8th: 3:30-7:00 PM
Thursday, January 10th: 3:30-7:00 PM
Rehearsal schedule for the week of 1/14 includes the following:
Monday, January 14th: 5-9 PM*
Tuesday, January 15th: 3:30-7:00 PM*
Indoor Percussion Payments and Dues
Dues for Indoor Percussion for 2019 are the following:
Battery and Front Ensemble: $1100
Visual Ensemble: $500
Checks can given to Mrs. Good in the Fine Arts office or placed in the Fine Arts Wing payment dropbox located in the Orchestra Hallway. Payment due dates for fees are due on the following dates:
Battery and Front Ensemble
December 15th: $250 (Past Due)
January 15th: $250
February 15th: $250
March 15th: $350
January 15th: $250
February 15th: $250
March 15th: $250
February 15th: $250
March 15th: $250
Percussion Ensemble Concert
Mark your calendars! The annual Percussion Ensemble concert featuring all Broken High School and Freshman Academy percussionists will be held on Thursday, January 17th at 7:00 PM at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center.
Broken Arrow E-Jazz
Rehearsals for the 2018-19 Broken Arrow E-Jazz Ensemble begin this week! Rehearsals will begin Wednesday, January 9th from 3:30-5:00 PM in the BAHS Jazz Room (VPA 140). Congratulations to the members of 2018-19 Broken Arrow E-Jazz!
Bryson Keith, Alto Sax
Luke Wigton, Alto Sax
Cheyenne Watt, Alto Sax
Daniel Bickle, Tenor Sax
Kassidy Grace, Tenor Sax
Lance Henry, Bari Sax
Zac Meredith, Trumpet
Logan McGuire, Trumpet
Anthony Pavone, Trumpe
tJair Simon, Trumpet
Landon Vaca, Trumpet
Caden Cantwell, Trombone
Kallahan Minor, Trombone
Mason Simmons, Trombone
Caleb Shelton, Trombone
Kyle Van Pelt, Trombone
Savannah Anderson, Piano
Alberto Gutierrez, Piano
Kyler Berg, Bass
Noah Williams, Drums
-BA Bands Parent Association-
High School All-district Clinic will be held in Bartlesvlle this Friday and Saturday, January 11-12. We are still in need of 2 chaperones to travel with the students on Friday. We would meet around 9 a.m. on Friday and return around 10:30 p.m. The need is mostly to supervise students while travelling on the bus and when we stop for lunch. You would have time for work or other things in the afternoon and evening if needed. Please send an email to email@example.com if you are able to help.
High School All-State clinic is the following weekend in downtown Tulsa, there is an additional need for help on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for chaperones. If you have an All-Stater and available to help, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Broken Arrow Band Program will be hosting a WGPO Indoor Percussion Event February 2, 2019. To make this event successful, we need 40 to 50 volunteers working through the day. There will be multiple shifts beginning at approximately 8am and ending at approximately 8pm. Please use the following link to sign up:
If you have any questions, feel free to email us at email@example.com.
If you have any questions regarding our operations team, please email us at:
Thank you to all the volunteers this season who helped make concessions a success!!
We appreciate everyone who volunteers in the concessions!
For any questions Email Baconcessions@gmail.com
To get your food handler card for this season CLICK HERE.
MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT
Carrie Crane -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking to add a few more people to the Marketing and Development team. If you are interested, please email Carrie Crane @ email@example.com or call me 918-902-3710.
Pride parents, if you own a business or work for a business that would like to become a sponsor, we have many levels to get involved with Broken Arrow Bands. Businesses can show their support and be acknowledged with several forms advertising. Please contact me for more information. Carrie Crane 918-902-3710 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember to support our supporters !
GET UPDATES ON YOUR PHONE AS TEXT MESSAGES! Join the BA Band Parents 2018 group in Remind. Text @babandpa to 81010. You can also send a blank email to email@example.com to get messages as emails. You can also join at https://www.remind.com/join/babandpa.
YOUR JUNK MAIL FOR BA BANDS E-MAILS! Please check your Spam or Junk
mail folder for emails from any BA Bands email addresses. These include
but are not limited to: BAConcessions@gmail.com;
BASpecialEvents@gmail.com; and BAStadiumCleanup@gmail.com.
you see any of these emails in your Junk or Spam folder, add the email
address for those emails to your contact list. That should ensure you
receive future emails correctly. If you wish to be removed from any of
these mailing lists, send a message to the appropriate address and ask
to be removed.
If you continue to have problems, email James Royal at firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
Sheri Sharp - BABandFundraising@gmail.com
If you would like to receive fundraising emails, please email us at BABandFundraising@gmail.com and let us know you’d like to be added.
THIS WEDNESDAY! FIRST DINE OUT NIGHT OF 2019! SLIM CHICKENS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 FROM 5 to 9 PM!
Join us on January 9 at Slim Chickens Broken Arrow from 5-9PM for BA Bands Dine Out night. Just mention the fundraiser at the register when you purchase and they will donate 15% of the sale!
Slim Chickens is located at 1100 Hillside Drive in BA!
Help Spread the Word! Here is a link to the flyer with the info: CLICK HERE
BA BANDS SPRING GARAGE SALE COMING SOON - PLEASE SAVE YOUR EXTRAS FOR US!
We have not yet confirmed the date, however, it is never too early to collect great items for the BA Bands Garage Sale.
So how many of you are cleaning out closets, garages, and attics making room for all of those Christmas gifts or just starting the New Year minus all of the clutter??
If you are looking for a place to get rid of unwanted items, PLEASE consider donating them to the Garage Sale!!
Some examples of great donations for the garage sale----
If you have questions about what to donate, please contact us at BABandsGarageSale@gmail.com.
- Big ticket items: furniture, electronics, exercise equipment, sports equipment, etc.
- Clothing & accessories for all ages and sizes: Shoes/Boots, Coats/Jackets, Costumes, Prom Dresses/Dressy clothing, Purses/Totes/Bags/Luggage
- Home Decor/Frames/Art/Pictures/Pillows/Bedding, etc.
- Toys, Bicycles/Scooters, Games
- Yard/Lawn Equipment/Planters/Garden Supplies, Outdoor Items/Camping gear
- Craft Supplies, Office Equipment/Supplies, Kitchen/Small Appliances
- and many other items!!!
We'll begin collecting items for our Garage Sale in a few weeks. At that time, we will let you know where you can drop off the items! We will post this information on Facebook, E-News and through email in the coming weeks. Thanks!!!
VOLUNTEERS & LEADERS NEEDED FOR GARAGE SALE
It takes a huge effort to get the garage sale off the ground and make it successful. We need a few people who can help lead the effort and lots of volunteers for the Garage Sale.
We need Leaders who can oversee volunteer efforts in collection, organizing/pricing items, set-up sale, assign volunteers and more. With 2-5 leaders, these tasks can be shared and spread time and effort.
Other volunteers: We need help on donation collection days, loading / unloading / boxing items, set up and/or help the day of the event,
If you wish to lead and/or do volunteer work, please email at BABandsGarageSale@gmail.com and let us know!
Sign-ups will be coming soon also!
FUNDRAISING VOLUNTEERS - Want to help us?
If you would like to volunteer with fundraising, we would like to hear from you. We are looking for 2-3 people to join this team. Let us know by emailing at email@example.com and mention that you are interested in helping with fundraising.
CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER - Chocolate is ONLY sold during scheduled fundraiser pickup dates/times and band parent meetings. Cash/checks for payment only please. Important to remember - if you turn in money from selling chocolate, please mark it as a band payment so that it gets posted to Charms that way; you will have already paid the profit upfront. CLICK HERE for the chocolate fundraiser guidelines.
::::::: PLEASE READ - IMPORTANT UPDATE::::::: - You MUST include your contact information (email address and phone number) on ALL fundraiser order forms before turning them in (even if the form doesn't ask for that info). Also, if you are not receiving our fundraising emails already and you participate in fundraising at all, you need to be added to that email list because that is the best way to receive current news about fundraisers; please ask to be added to that email list if you are not already on it. Finally, be sure to join the Broken Arrow Bands Members and Family Group on Facebook. We will upload fundraiser order forms and guidelines to the files section there each month once they begin.
LEGENDS CAR WASH FUNDRAISER - CODE 1219 IS GOOD YEAR ROUND!
Need a car wash? Each time the code 1219 is entered, the BA Bands program gets 20% of the sale at Legends Car Wash at Kenosha and Aspen (2300 W. Kenosha). This link has a bar code and the code number. CLICK HERE for the link. Download the graphic to your phone so you can show the barcode or give them the code each time you have your car washed at Legends! Thanks to Legends Car Wash for their support of the Pride!
PRIDE WORK - Earn Money For Your Band Trip Account - There are so many ways to earn money for your band trip account! Start earning money now for the 2019 Indoor Percussion and 2019 Marching Season!
Many of these opportunities go quickly. The work sign-ups are sent via email to those on the Pride Work email list. Please ask to get on the Pride Work email list by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Stadium Cleanup, please send an email to email@example.com
* Food Handlers Permit - If you plan to handle food at any of these events, you will need a Volunteer Food Handler’s Permit. You can acquire the permit online and it only takes a few minutes to complete. You can take the course and print your permit online at this link: Volunteer Online Food Handler’s Permit For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheri Sharp - BABandFundraising@gmail.com or BAPrideStore@gmail.com
For the latest information and updates on the Pride Store, join our e-mail list by writing to us at email@example.com
NEW PATCHES ARE IN! 2018 INDOOR PERCUSSION “THE EARTH BENEATH” AND 2018 PRIDE “THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”!!
We will have the 2018 Indoor Percussion (last spring) and the 2018 Pride Show Patches available at the next Pride Store (Date TBD). Patches are $7 each!
INDOOR PERCUSSION 2019 SHOW SHIRTS, DECALS, AND BUTTON ORDERS - ORDERS DUE MONDAY, JANUARY 14!
Order forms are now available for the 2019 Indoor Percussion Season. Please click on the links below to print your forms. These have a fairly quick turnaround, so please do not wait to order. Remember we have an approximate 2 week Christmas break so get them in before or quickly after the break!Instructions to order:
1) Print and fill out forms for items you wish to order.
2)Turn printed forms with cash or check (made payable to BA Bands) into the band office or place in the payment slot near the orchestra room. (Your student may also turn these in)
3) DUE DATE IS MONDAY JANUARY 14!
IP SHOW SHIRT FORM - CLICK HERE
IP SHOW BUTTON FORM - CLICK HERE
IP SHOW SHIRT FORM - CLICK HERE
NOTE: There will be very few extra shirts, if any, once we order so please pre-order what you need!
PRE-ORDER PICK-UP NEXT YEAR! If you still have decals, shirts, ornaments, etc. to pick up from our marching season, you may do so at the first Parent Meeting Pride Store in 2019!
STREET SIGNS - Pre-Ordered Street Signs will be available for pickup in January/February timeframe. We will keep you posted when they are available.
NO MORE PRE-ORDERS BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2018 SEASON - We are no longer taking pre-orders for 2018 marching season. Thanks to everyone for your support of the Pride and the Pride Store this season!
PRIDE STORE VOLUNTEERS - Want to help us?
If you would like to volunteer in the Pride Store, we have fun and will welcome you to join our crazy crew! Let us know by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS SEASON'S PRIDE PHOTOS OF BAND CAMP, COMPETITIONS, REHEARSAL AND MORE? - These pictures can be purchased online only. Ordering online is easy and you can see ALL of the photos you wish to see. CLICK HERE to see the photos and purchase. All profits go to our band booster account!
Upcoming Dates and Events
Jan 11 - NBDA All District Band to Bartlesville - All Day
Jan 12 - NBDA All District Band Rehearsal and Concert at Bartlesville HS
Jan 15 - Percussion Concert - 7:00 BAPAC
Jan 16-19 - OMEA All State Conference at Tulsa Hyatt Regency Hotel
Jan 17 - Percussion Ensemble Concert - BAPAC - 7:00pm
Jan 18 - Percussion Ensemble Concert - 7:00pm BAPAC
Jan 26 - Jr. High (Grades 7-9) All District Auditions
Feb 2 - Indoor Percussion Contest at Broken Arrow
Feb 5 - Full Orchestra Concert
Feb 9 - Indoor Percussion Contest at North Texas
Feb 15/16 - Symphonic Band Camp (All Day - Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band 1)
Feb 22/23 - Jr. High All District Band Rehearsals and Concert
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