KWHS Band Colorguard Updated Info

Colorguard Students and Parents,

Winterguard in now in session. Which means we will be working on our indoor guard show for MPA, solos for MPA, routines for our band concerts and parades. The Colorguard will continue to practice on Tuesdays after school 3:00pm-4:45pm. We will either be in the band room, auditorium, gym, or outside depending on the availability. Please bring your water, wear clothes that you are able to move in, and closed toe shoes. There will be NO more Wednesday after school practice. I have set aside time after school from 2:30-3:30 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for the students to come in and get help with their solos with me. Here is the sign up sheet for solos https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044DAAA82BA6FC1-solo

I am also attaching the google doc with all the information for solos and our schedule.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FR_xq48wYpxYiL5Bn-A0Iv9GDG8zl4Ce2S3tOmXNdcY/edit?usp=sharing

Sincerely,

Karen Alpizar Sanchez

Colorguard Instructor

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Upcoming Event Information

Good morning,

Please review all as many items are time sensitive/upcoming:

Thursday, November 7th

*Rehearsal 2:45pm Until c. 3:30pm with Percussion/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble (concert music only). Leave stage setup for concert after for Sym Band/Jazz Band.

*Jazz Band Rehearsal 6:00pm, setup by 5:45pm*

*Concert: report/return by 6:30pm wearing informal uniform, change into marching uniform minus gloves/hat. 7:00pm start time. Please invite your family and friends-they often remark how exciting this concert is with the marching band indoors. We accept donations at the door and run a concession stand. Info from Charms: We need families to supply items to sell at the concession stand. We sell everything for$1 and we are requesting sweet items. Please package/cut the items so they can easily be sold for $1 and think about supplying 12 pieces of your item. We also need volunteers to sit at the table and collect the monetary donations and we need volunteers to work the concession booth, at least 1 adult at the monetary donation table from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., 3-4 concession workers pre-show (6:30 p.m.), intermission, and after the show including clean up.

Sign up here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=KyWstHSB&v=3315762

Monday, Nov. 11

* Veteran’s Day Parade, Monday, Nov. 11. Please be dropped off at the First State Bank 1201 Simonton St. no later than 4:15pm, this is our staging location. Wear your red band shirt, band issued grey shorts, and black marching shoes with black socks past the ankle, we will change into the formal full marching uniform there. We will run the parade sequence at this time, do not be late. Step off occurs at 5:00pm, it may be 6:00pm or later before we finish. The parade is supposed to end at Front St., realize that this is sometimes Green St. We will plan on having the equipment vehicle at Ann St./Green St. Arrange for your ride in this area etc. Please be well hydrated before the parade. We will need bottles of water iced down before and loaded onto our equipment vehicle before for everyone to have one at the end of the parade route, see Charms to sign up for this. We will also need chaperones to walk with us, you must wear your red band shirt as well, sign up via Charms: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=KyWstHSB&v=3315800

Saturday, Nov. 16

*Marching band performance for Italy Fundraiser, report 5:30pm perform 6:00-6:30pm. More info to come.

Thank you!

Gary Hernandez

Director of Bands

Key West High School

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Upcoming Fundraisers

Dear Band Boosters,

We are busy, busy, busy! Football games, competition, concerts, fundraising…. Lots going on. Please add this next event to your calendar and consider helping out.

SAVE THE DATE:

EVENT: MYSTICK KREWE OF KEY WEST ITALY FUNDRAISER

DATE: November 16th, 2019

TIME: 6pm – Band performs in Gato parking lot. 7pm to 9:30 Concert

FEATURING: Howard Livingston performance, silent auction and raffles

LOCATION: Bottle Cap

1128 Simonton Street

HOSTED BY: Mystick Krewe of Key West

The Mystic Krewe of Key West will need our help with this event so if you can volunteer some time please contact Lori at 305-747-1662 or email Lori.

If you can’t assist on the evening of the main event please consider helping with collecting silent auction and raffle items. We need a “BIG” raffle item so if you have some ideas or, even better, connections, please let Lori know. No item too small. The more items the more $$!

Homecoming Game: Friday, November 1st – We have the concession stand this Friday and will need a lot of extra help. Popcorn sales and fried Oreos will continue in the same spot so in addition to those regular volunteer needs we will need volunteers to work the concession on the opposite side of the stands. We will also need baked goods, bottled waters and soda donations. We will be serving pizza.

Fall Concert: Thursday, November 7th

Baked goods will be needed and volunteers to work concession during pre-concert, intermission and afterwards/cleanup.

IN THE PIPELINE:

YARD SALE: We are in the beginning stages of planning a group yard sale as another fundraiser. We do not have a date yet but are considering late November or early December. So start cleaning out closets, bookshelves, cabinets and storage units and turn that dust into cash!

Stay tuned…. More to come.

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Band This Week+

Congratulations to the Marching Conchs on an overall Excellent rating: Excellent in Music & Marching, with Superior in General Effect, Colorguard and Percussion. Great job with a challenging and entertaining show! Thank you chaperones and truck drivers for making all of this possible over the past three back to back trips!

The whirlwind continues with several upcoming events, most notably a game this *Thursday, Fundraiser/Performances Sunday, & Parade Monday. Donations of Oreo Cookies (regular kind) and cases of water are needed for our upcoming fundraisers/performances.

*We have plenty of Children’s Day T-shirts for sale, $13 each. Spread the word, we will have them at the game Thursday.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

*Marching Rehearsal Canceled: we will have the day off from full band marching rehearsal. However, Colorguard will rehearse on Tuesday indoors and will have Wednesday off.

*Mangia Mangia! Fundraiser: Please spread the word, the KWHS Band will receive 20% of the total Sales at Mangia Mangia on Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 900 Southard Street. See our Facebook post or the text sent out with a photo to share.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

*Colorguard Rehearsal Canceled (moved to Tuesday).

Thursday, Oct. 24

*Regular Marching Rehearsal 2:45pm. We will finish early, by 4:00pm. Load truck(s) after.

Thursday, Oct. 24th

*Senior Student/Parent Recognition Night: Seniors & Parents, please line up by 6:10pm in alphabetical order.

*Home Football game: Report to the Poinciana Elementary cafeteria by 5:45pm, attendance (inspection) taken at 6:00pm in full uniform. All Band Members will wear their PINK Show Shirt, Grey shorts and BLACK marching shoes with LONG BLACK socks (exception: Colorguard wear your black dance shoes + formal uniforms). Please bring your band bag and your red water bottle which you will use in the stands. Have all of your music and your functioning instrument. NO EATING in the New Uniforms or in the Stands, this includes beverages other than Water, students will now remove their jackets after halftime for their break. Parents, please be aware that there is no set time for football games to end and transportation should be coordinated through cell/text messaging upon the conclusion of the game-this gives you about 30min lead time on pick up after students change cloths and pack up. The start time for this is 7:00pm and the band performs the National Anthem/Pregame at around 6:45pm. Parents, we need many volunteers for every game. Our volunteer needs are posted on Charms (database that helps us organize everything), please sign up via this link (changes each game): Be sure to complete your Volunteer Application with the district annually at: https://visa.keysschools.com/

*Still need many Game Volunteers needed: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=KyWstHSB&v=5001109

Sunday, Oct. 27th

*Children’s Day Fundraiser and Performances:

-Drumline Performance at 12:00pm, arrive by 11:30am wearing your red band shirt and grey shorts.

-Jazz Band Performance at 3:30pm, arrive by 3:00pm for setup wearing your red band shirt and grey shorts.

-Full band fundraiser: we are selling pork sandwiches, deep fried Oreos, soft drinks, popcorn, and Children’s Day T-shirts at our booth. The band now owns 3 10’x20’ tents, we will need help setting these up, filling coolers with drinks/ice, serving food, making popcorn, selling shirts-Everything, 3 parents and 6 students per shift. Parent and Student volunteers, Please sign-up here via Charms: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=KyWstHSB&v=1704908

Monday, Oct. 28th

*Homecoming Parade: 5:30pm report time, step off at 6:00pm. We will need several parents to walk with us, please wear your *pink band shirt/booster shirt. We will need our truck driven to the stadium to pick up instruments as well.

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Friday, November 1st

*Homecoming Football Game & Band Concession Fundraiser: More info & Volunteer needs: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=KyWstHSB&v=5001110

Saturday, Nov. 2nd

*Drum Line Performance at The College of the Florida Keys (formerly FKCC). Time TBD.

Gary Hernandez

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Band MPA Trip 10-19 Itinerary and Info

Good evening,

Congrats on a very successful Lighting Tournament of Bands Performance and Trip! Just two more rehearsals to work on achieving a Superior performance at FBA MPA. Great job with Tag Day today, nearly $5,000!

Please see the information below concerning our trip to Coral Springs HS on Saturday, October 19 (day trip), for our Marching Band Music Performance Assessment.

Students/Parents, please read the expectations for the trip below:

***Still need a minimum of two more chaperones:

**Wear your Band issued grey shorts & pink show shirt, arrive to load buses wearing this with your marching shoes on. This is your uniform for the entire day. Parents, please make sure that your band member has the appropriate long black socks, and Deodorant is not optional.**

*Bring your red water bottle. Please bring a sweater or jacket if you get cold on the bus, no blankets allowed.

*If you will be traveling back from Coral Springs HS with your parents (not riding the bus), I will need a signed letter or email from address on file saying so BEFORE we leave KWHS on Saturday. *Students must checkout with the director and I must see them leave with their parents.*

*If you plan on being picked up at the Big Pine CVS or Sugarloaf Lodge, please indicate so on the bus list hanging on the band room wall by the end of practice on Thursday, 10-17. Those being picked up at these locationsmust be on time for pick up; please have a parent waiting to pick you up after a cell phone indicating our imminent arrival upon our return.

Students may get off of the bus at any location needed upon return as long as this is communicated with their parents.

*Text message @exodus to 81010 to receive trip text messages.

*Use the restroom before departing all locations (always start on empty).

*Respect your chaperones, bus drivers, and band director by keeping the noise level down.

*Do not bring or use any illegal substance or weapons while attending any school function or trip.

Itinerary

*Saturday, Oct. 19 Trip to Coral Springs High School for Music Performance Assessment*

*Eat lunch before you arrive*

(The truck will be loaded the day before for this trip.)

12:15pm-Arrive at KWHS-band room will be open.

By 12:30pm-Load buses in bus loop & Depart

12:50pm-Sugarloaf Lodge pick up

1:10pm-Big Pine CVS pick up

c. 3:20pm-Snapper Creek Rest stop restrooms only (NO FOOD/DRINK PURCHASES)

c. 4:40pm-arrive at Coral Springs High School, 7201 W Sample Rd, Coral Springs, FL 33065

by 5:15pm-Go to truck/buses for Uniforms/instruments

6:15pm-Head to Warmup

7:15pm-Performance time then group photo, after-put away instruments/uniforms/watch bands/Eat dinner

-After performance-Return to truck/buses to change and pack-up instruments

-Go back into the stadium to eat dinner and watch bands.

c.9:00pm-Load buses & Depart for KWHS

c.12:00am Big Pine drop at CVS

*Parents, coordinate

c.12:15am Sugarloaf Lodge drop

c. 12:35am Arrive at KWHS

UNLOAD TRUCK after arrival.

Thank you,

Gary Hernandez

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From the band handbook:

After a trip has been planned, these will be our rules and regulations on trips:

1. All Monroe County School Board rules, Key West High School rules, and Band rules

are in effect on trips.

2. You must treat the driver and chaperones of your bus with courtesy and respect.

3. Bus Lists will be posted. Once you sign up, you may not change your seat.

4. You may not stand up while the bus is in motion.

5. While on the bus, you are expected to conduct conversations in a normal talking

voice with the people immediately surrounding you. If your voice is loud enough to be

heard above others, you are too loud.

6. Cheering and singing on the bus may be done only with the permission of the driver.

The person in charge of your bus will check with the driver to determine whether or not

cheering or singing will interfere with driving safety.

7. Chaperones on the bus are to be respected and obeyed. They have the same authority

as a teacher and are the Band Director’s delegated adult in charge.

8. Keep all hands and feet to yourself. NO BLANKETS ALLOWED. Bring a jacket if you

think you will be cold.

9. Never leave valuables on the bus.

10. Music devices must have headphones. Music with profanity may not be

broadcasted publicly.

11. Do not board the bus until you have been checked on by a chaperone.

12. All talking and noise must cease at railroad crossings.

13. Keep the bus clean; use the garbage bag for trash.

14. Students may ride home with parents or legal guardians at the conclusion of an

activity if a note is presented to the Band Director prior to the day of the trip (home

football games excluded). You will not be allowed to ride with anyone except your

parent/guardian even with a note. The parent should personally appear to the director

prior to the student’s release at the event.

15. Please make your parents aware of your return time to the school, use cell phones to

call for your ride at least 20 minutes out.

16. Stay on the bus until you are dismissed by the director or chaperone.

17. Do not throw anything from the windows, yell out the windows, or put your hands

or head out the windows. Upon arrival, close all windows.

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Special Trips – Overnight etc.

In order to be eligible to attend special trips, the following criteria must be met:

1. The student must be an active member of the band for the entire school year.

2. The student must have done his/her fair share of necessary fundraisers for the school

year.

3. The student must have a good record of attendance, behavior, and dependability.

4. The student must be academically eligible.

5. The student has to have no major behavioral incidents on previous trips.

6. As a general rule, students that are ill or injured may not attend or travel with the

band. This will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

7. Students that are removed from or drop band, have discipline problems with school,

have family emergencies, etc. prior to a trip will not be reimbursed in any way for

monies earned or deposited for the trip.

8. No student may enter the room of a member of the opposite sex under any

circumstances. Boys are not allowed in girl’s rooms and vice-versa. This is a serious

offense, and you will be sent home at your parent’s expense.

9. Public displays of affection must not take place.

10. Members will not enter areas of the hotel that are off limits. Any private rooms other

than your own are off limits. Pool/hot tub use is strictly prohibited.

11. The use or possession of alcoholic beverages (beer, wine coolers, wine and/or

liquor) controlled or uncontrolled substances (drugs) are strictly prohibited. The

possession or use of drugs is a criminal activity and will be treated as such. Any student

found to have the odor of alcohol/drugs on his/her breath, or who is found using

alcohol/drugs, or about whom it is reported and canbe substantiated that he/she is

under the influence of alcohol/drugs, or have alcohol/drugs in his/her possession will

be disassociated from the trip at once and sent home at your parents’ expense.

12. Smoking/vaping is not permitted at any time. Possession of tobacco or vaping

devices will result in a school discipline referral.

13. Room Checks will be strictly enforced. You may not switch rooms at any time.

14. Telephones in rooms are not to be used unless serious illness or an emergency

occurs.

15. Room doors are to be securely locked. NEVER open the door unless the person on

the other side identifies themselves as recognized and an authorized member of our

staff.

16. Members are not to fraternize with persons other than our own members. STAY

AWAY FROM STRANGERS!

17. A group is quickly judged by how they look and what they say. Watch your

language.

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Tag Day Today: Oct. 14

Thank you for signing up!

See the directions below. We have most slots filled, still need a few chaperones, click on this link to view and confirm your time/slot. If no one arrives for the next shift, bring the money to the band room at that time when you return your uniform. The loading dock side will be open all day. Uniforms in hallway, be careful with what you sit on/lean against in the new uniform-no eating/drinking as well-do not change in public, use the hallway etc.

***8:30am shift: Each location will need to pick up hats, you will not wear yours (all day).

*Check your time: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=KyWstHSB&v=4506543
*Also, I will be hosting a FBA meeting in the main band room from 5:45-7:00pm, so it will be closed during that time but the hallway will be open.

*Any emergency issues, use remind to message or call the band office 305-293-1549 ext. 54367 throughout the day.

*Will need help counting $ at the end around 7:30pm, email if you can help. Last shift bring $ to the band room etc.

*Publix locations***only stand at one entrance/exit, Searstown only stand on the landing between ramps***

EVENT: Tag Day Oct. 14 All Locations
TIME: 8:30 AM
LOCATION:
DETAILS:

Students & Chaperones please signup for at least one 1.5 hour long slot.

Please arrive on time and stay until the next shift arrives.

You will need to pick up and drop off your marching uniform from the band room (no hats). We will have several hats to use throughout the day at each location to collect $ in.

Money will be collected hourly by the fundraising chair from each location (as possible if we have a designated person to do so)

Always be courteous and thankful, you are always representing the band! Let people know that we also take credit card and hand them a “tag” with our website on it.

Chaperones will receive a Charms credit toward their student’s account. Students working more than their one shift will also receive a credit towards their Charms fundraising account.

Please enter your name, email address and phone to signup for one of the needs listed below. Contact information will be hidden once you sign-up – only your name will be visible to other volunteers.

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Tag Day-Oct. 14 Sign up: Chaperones & Students

Still need many chaperones and students, this is usually a $5,000+ day for us. Thanks!

EVENT: Tag Day Oct. 14 All Locations
TIME: 8:30 AM
LOCATION:
DETAILS:

Students & Chaperones please signup for at least one 1.5 hour long slot.

Please arrive on time and stay until the next shift arrives.

You will need to pick up and drop off your marching uniform from the band room (nohats). We will have several hats to use throughout the day at each location to collect $ in.

Money will be collected hourly by the fundraising chair from each location.

Always be courteous and thankful, you are always representing the band! Let people know that we also take credit card and hand them a “tag” with our website on it.

Chaperones will receive a Charms credit toward their student’s account. Students working more than their one shift will also receive a credit towards their Charms fundraising account.

Please enter your name, email address and phone to signup for one of the needs listed below. Contact information will be hidden once you sign-up – only your name will be visible to other volunteers.

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