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Dec

11/14/17 general booster meeting minutes

11-14-17 General Booster Meeting

31
Oct

Trailer Campaign Kickoff!

Fundraising ideas for schools, churches, and youth sports teamsThe John Marshall High School Ram Band & Color Guard, one of Northside Independent School District’s (NISD) longest running and most recognized high school music programs, is seeking contributions from alumni, parents and the business community in support of the Ram Band Trailer Project. This project will allow for the purchase of a full sized trailer that will be customized and used to transport the large band instruments used in high quality band programs. Although funding for the trailer, customization, wrap, maintenance and driver must to be raised, NISD will support the ongoing cab rental needed to move the trailer throughout the year.

Having a customized, branded trailer will: 1) save money; 2) save time; 3) reduce the number of drivers needed; and 4) protect valuable instruments. In addition, it will serve as a point of pride for John Marshall High School. As the oldest school in NISD, Marshall has struggled with enrollment due to redistricting as newer schools have opened (Marshall is now the smallest high school in NISD at 2,602 students). Marshall has also struggled with changing demographics as families continue to move to newer housing developments outside of 1604 (46% of JMHS families qualifying for free and reduced lunch. That is 1 in every 2.2 students). That being said, Marshall remains one of the top performing schools in NISD. For example, in 2016, Marshall had the third highest number of TEA recognized distinctions of all the NISD high schools.

For over fifty years, the students in this program have represented the community, the alumni and the school in marching and concert competitions and performances across the city and throughout Texas. Many of this year’s band and guard members are second/third generation students whose families were part of the same band program over the past 50 years. The Ram Band is making high marks this season and the energy and momentum is strong.  We will be participating in the Battle of the Bands and the Battle of the Flowers Parade in the spring and having the trailer in place for those events is the goal.

The Band Booster raises funds throughout the year to assist in purchasing new instruments, supporting unique performance opportunities, and purchasing show props and uniforms, but this is a one-time appeal to fund The Ram Band Trailer Project. As you can see from the attached flyer, we welcome the opportunity to publically recognize donations of $1,000 or more with branding opportunities.

We hope you will help us reach our $30,000 goal! The JMHS Band Booster Organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so your donations are fully tax deductible. Please consider donating by sending a check, through our Paypal link at the top right corner, or through the Charms online store.  Thank you for your consideration!  We look forward to hearing from you.

JMHS Band Booster Organization

Checks can be mailed to
JMHS BAND Boosters Organization
8000 Lobo Ln.
San Antonio, TX 78240

20
Oct

Meeting Minutes 10-10-17

10-10-17 general meeting minutes

2
Oct

Schedule For 10/02-10/07

10-02_110-02_2

25
Sep

Weekly schedule 9/25-9/30

18
Sep

General Booster Meeting Minutes: 9-12-17

9-12-17 minutes

11
Sep

Weekly Schedule 9/11 – 9/16

Monday: 9/11

  • 7:00am- 8:30am Marching Rehearsal

Tuesday: 9/12

  • 7:00am- 8:30am Marching Rehearsal
  • 7:00pm- 8:00pm Band Booster Meeting

Wednesday: 9/13

  • 7:00am- 8:30am Marching Rehearsal

Thursday: 9/14

  • 7:00am- 8:30am Marching Rehearsal No after school practice!

Friday: 9/15

  • 7:00am- 7:45am Marching Rehearsal
  • 8:00am- 8:30am Pep Rally (blue jeans and band polos)

Saturday: 9/16

  • See below announcements for details about Saturday

Announcements/ Reminders

  • Make sure you get in your second $100 assessment fee.
  • We will wear blue jeans and band polos for the game.
  • If you would like to chaperone:
    • Log into charms: http://www.charmsoffice.com
    • Put marshallband for school code
    • Log into your child’s account with their ID (logging in first time) or password (user generated)
    • Go to calendar
    • Click on the yellow hand for the event and sign up
    • Done

Middle School Band Night Saturday, September 16th

  • 1:00pm Report Time:
    • Students meet in JMHS Band Hall
    • Parent Social with JMHS band boosters in Orchestra Room (wonderful tasty refreshments will be provided)
  • 1:15pm Sectionals (with middle school students)
    • • Go over music for the performance
    • • JMHS student leaders will model marching procedures for the game
      • How to hold instruments at check
      • What is set
      • Horns up
      • And all the infamous stand dancing maneuvers for the game 🙂
  • 2:15pm Marching Rehearsal on JMHS Band Practice Field
  • 3:30pm Tailgate Lunch (Provided by JMHS Band Boosters)
    • Parents, bring lawnchair if you want!
  • 4:30pm Meet in the Band Hall
  • 5:00pm Load Buses
  • 5:30pm Depart for Farris Stadium
  • 6:00pm Arrive at stadium
  • 7:00pm Game Start
  • 8:00ish Half Time Performance
  • 8:30pm Middle Schools Depart
  • 10:00pm Depart for Marshall
  • 10:30pm Arrive/ Unload/ Clean
  • 11:00pm Meeting/ Dismiss
21
Aug

Ram Band Weekly Schedule 8/21-8/26

Monday: 8/21

  • 4:30pm- 7:30pm Evening Rehearsal

Tuesday: 8/22

  • 4:30pm- 7:30pm Evening Rehearsal

Wednesday: 8/23

  • 4:30pm- 7:30pm Evening Rehearsal

Thursday: 8/24

  • 6:00pm Meet in Band Hall in blue jeans and band polo
  • 6:30pm- 8:00pm Ram Rally (JMHS Football Field)

Friday: 8/25
Saturday 8/26

  • 10:00am- 5:00pm Mattress Fundraiser (JMHS Girls Gym)

Announcements/ Reminders

  • We are in need of 5 parent volunteers and 10 student volunteers for the
    concession we have coming up on August 31st. Please sign up for this event if you are available. Doing concessions is a requirement for being in the Marshall Band program. If you are having trouble signing up, just send me a quick email and I’ll add you in.
  • Please get the word out for the mattress fundraiser this Saturday through word of mouth, texts, social media, any methods you have at your disposal so that it will be a success.
  • Make sure your fees are up to date.
17
Aug

8-15-17 General Booster Meeting Minutes

8-15-17 General Booster Meeting Minutes

13
Aug

Ram Band Weekly Schedule 8/14- 8/19 (Spirit Week)

PDF of the weekly schedule is here: JMHS Weekly Schedule 8-14 8-19

Monday:  8/14  (TWIN DAY)

  • 7 am- 10:30 am –  Morning Rehearsal
  • 10:30 am- 12:00 pm        Lunch
  • 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm        Afternoon Rehearsal

Tuesday: 8/15 ( Hippy Day)

  • 7 am- 10:30 am        Morning Rehearsal
  • 10:30 am- 12:00 pm        Lunch
  • 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm        Prep Days for ALL Band Students
  • 7:00pm            Band Booster Meeting

Wednesday: 8/16 (Beach Day)

  • 7 am- 10:30 am        Morning Rehearsal
  • 10:30 am- 12:00 pm        Lunch
  • 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm        Afternoon Rehearsal

Thursday: 8/17 (Nerd Day)

  • 7 am- 10:30 am        Morning Rehearsal
  • 10:00 am            Senior Mentors Out
  • 10:30 am- 12:00 pm        Lunch
  • 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm        Afternoon Rehearsal

Friday: 8/18

  • 8:00am- 9:00am        Drumline Plays for Freshman kick off
  • 8:00pm- 11:00pm        Ram Band Pool Party
    • Braun Station West Pool 8630 Tezel Rd
    • $5 Admission (Covers Pizza & Lifeguards)

Saturday: 8/19

  • 7am- 10:30am        Morning Rehearsal
  • 10:30am            Dismiss
  • 4:00pm            Meet at Band Hall/ Load Equipment Trucks
  • 5:00pm             Load Buses
  • 5:15pm            Depart for Farris
  • 6:00pm            Rehearsal at Farris
  • 7:00pm            Marching Debut
  • 8:30pm            Depart for Marshall
  • 9:00pm            Arrive back at Marshall/ Meet Dismiss

Announcements/ Reminders

  • Monday is the last day money will be accepted for marching shoes. Your marching shoes will not be ordered if you have not turned in the $39.
  • All band students will go to Prep Days on Tuesday afternoon.
  • If you would like to go the pool party give your money to Kyle Paulma (baritone section leader)