KWHS Band this Week: Football Game 2

Good evening,

See the info below about our second Football Game and first Pep Rally:

Friday, August 17th

*Pep Rally, report the band room at 1:45pm for instruments wearing your RED Band shirt.

*Home Football Game: Report to the KWHS Band Room by 5:45pm, attendance (inspection) taken at 6:00pm in full formal uniform in courtyard. All Band Members will wear their informal uniform for this game for underneath their formal uniform: Red Band Shirt, Grey shorts, above ankle black socks and their marching shoes. Colorguard, see Ms. Karen’s specifics for your uniform. Please bring your band bag (if you have one) and your red water bottle which you will use in the band seating area. Have all of your music and your functioning instrument. 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. The start time for this game is 7:00pm and the band performs the National Anthem/Pregame at around 6:45pm.

*We will need volunteers for help with concession stand fundraisers (pretzels/popcorn), uniforms, and equipment, please see the Signup Genius link for areas needed: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4CA8A92BA6FECE9-football

*Please continue your individual fundraising efforts, remember, we accept credit card donations. www.kwhsband.com for our sponsor form and links. There are also 300 paper copies of the Sponsor form in Music Library door file holder. Here is a link to our PDF form as well.

*Band forms still needed, please, if you have any connection to these families, please assist, I will also have my notary stamp with me before, after and during the game: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H4gldUIM1TTMcbUvwYUKMjNcVBPR-n_nCVij5pyORUY/edit?usp=sharing

*More info to come very soon concerning our first trip and chaperones needed (7) + truck drivers, hopefully we have internet at school tomorrow!

Thank you!

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Tag Day Saturday Sept. 11

Good afternoon,

We still need several chaperone and student slots filled: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4CA8A92BA6FECE9-kwhs

*Any unfilled slots will have to be canceled if we do not have a chaperone present. Please help out.

Everyone, please check your times/locations above and be sure to stay until the next group comes to transfer $.

*Both Publix locations require a table and for students/chaperones to remain behind the table. We will also have a QR Code for people to take a photo of or scan to make a credit card donation at all locations. If you are first or last at any location, we will need help getting these stands/tables to and from the locations, please come to the band room before to pick it up and after to drop it off.

Thank you!

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Fundraising + Forms

Good afternoon,

Two things needed, forms & $:

· Paper copies of forms were handed out in class last week, you can also access them on our website www.kwhsband.com

o Check here to see status, updated daily: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H4gldUIM1TTMcbUvwYUKMjNcVBPR-n_nCVij5pyORUY/edit?usp=sharing

· Please seek donations $$$, our sponsor form is on our website for both PDF/Print for Checks or Online for Credit/Debit Card/E-Checks. www.kwhsband.com

Thank you!

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KWHS Band this Week: Football Game 1

Good evening,

We just finished our first week of school and amazingly learned all new drill spots just yesterday for our opener song. Even though we had to cancel our in-person Tag Day this past weekend we still took in just over $800 through credit card donations, we are working on rescheduling this event for September. Band Handbook/Pride & Commitment/Drug Testing/Permission to Travel forms will go home Thursday, please sign all pages, both sides if on the same sheet, and return these forms to the band office “forms basket”. You should have already turned in the two medical forms. See the info below about our first Football Game:

*Regular Tuesday & Thursday 2:45-4:30pm Marching Band rehearsals through the beginning of November. Please avoid scheduling any appointments during these times/days, full year’s calendar at this link: Band Calendar

Friday, August 20th

*Home Football game: Report to the KWHS Band Room by 6:00pm, attendance (inspection) taken at 6:05pm in uniform. All Band Members will wear their informal uniform for this game: Red Band Shirt, Grey shorts and any dark colored closed-toe shoes for this week. Please bring your band bag (if you have one) and your red water bottle which you will use in the band seating area. Have all of your music and your functioning instrument. 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. The start time for this game returns to 7:00pm and the band performs the National Anthem/Pregame at around 6:45pm. No season tickets this year, all individual game fan tickets need to be purchased online this year at: https://www.vancoevents.com/us/book/sessions?eid=11682

*Future parent help, we will need volunteers for future events/games with concession stand fundraisers, uniforms, and equipment. Please let me know if you would be willing to help coordinate one of these areas of need.

*Please continue your fundraising efforts, remember, we accept credit card donations. www.kwhsband.com for our sponsor form and links. There are also 300 paper copies of the Sponsor form in Music Library door file holder. Here is a link to our PDF form as well.

Thank you!

Gary Hernandez

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Tag Day Moved Online

Good evening,

We will most certainly get some if not quite a bit of tropical weather this weekend, our Tag Day fundraiser will be moved to online only and we will work to add an in-person date later this month and/or September. To be able to travel this year we will need a minimum of $15,000 to start. Please share this link with friends, family, neighbors and ask them to do the same via email, social media & text message. They have to create a basic account but it is rather simple and we only pay about 3% in fees rather than the 30%+ that other programs do. Once they have this account they can donate to any program in Keys Schools.

Copy:

Please donate to the Key West High School Band for their annual tag day fundraiser! Any amount is appreciated, you can use e-check or credit card:

https://keysschools.revtrak.net/key-west-high-school/kwh-music-and-band/kwh-band-tag-day/

Great first day, by the way!

Thanks!!!

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Tonight’s End of Band Camp BBQ Performance Info

Looking forward to tonight’s Preview Performance BBQ! Please bring the family. Please see the info below:

*We will end camp a little earlier today around 3:00pm, however, the band room will not close between camp and the performance. Students may stay if they do not have a way to get home between camp and the performance.

*All students will need to be lined up ready to perform by 6:20pm wearing their red band shirt and the band issued grey shorts (new members will received this at the end of rehearsal today), & their filled water bottle. Any regular camp appropriate shoes are fine.

*Parents join us in the bleachers of the new backyard stadium to watch the performance starting at 6:30pm. Food to follow in the courtyard closer to the band room in building 3.

*Volunteers: food preparation and serving: cooks, food wrappers, help icing down drinks and setting out chips etc. *Cooks, please bring grilling tools/utensils/tongs etc. We will begin with all aspects at 5:00pm (earlier if you like). Hotdogs & hamburgers will be cooked and wrapped in aluminum foil and kept in empty ice chests. All food prep should be finished by 6:30pm so that volunteers can come to the field for the short performance. Food to be served c. 6:50pm. There are folding tables available in the room across from the band room that will need to be placed in the courtyard near the band room to put food/plates on. Still need some help for tonight, please reply to this email with which area you plan to help with. You can click on this link to see who has signed up for each area: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15iVs7LOqDzY1Akdh1VdCsbUUE6R2H9I0OIWFFiPHf24/edit?usp=sharing

See you there!

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Donations & Help Needed for Band BBQ Friday, August 6

Good afternoon,

Please see below for donations needed for this Friday’s Band BBQ/Preview Show at 6:30pm. Also, if anyone has connections with restaurants or food suppliers, please let us know for hotdogs/hamburgers or anything listed below. We still need a large grill, we usually have a military family secure this for us from MWR/Coastguard-we hope they still have those large trailer style grills etc. Food/drinks: Anything not donated will be purchased at GFS.

Hello Band Parents,

Thanks for a very successful band lock-in! Lots of food, lots of fun and lots of chaperones. Thanks to all who helped out, camp continues to go very well!

*Friday, August 6th is our BBQ and Preview. We need donations so if you can help it is very much appreciated. We need:

· Water (cases of bottled)

· Gatorade (cases/packs)

· Sodas (no diet please-Pepsi products if possible)

· Chips (multi pack of small individual bags)

· Baked goods

We will not use a sign-up sheet for these items as any leftovers will get used throughout the school year for games, concession, band performances, etc. Please drop off all donations at the band room anytime before the day of for nonperishables and the day of for perishables. Anything not used will be sold at fundraisers later this year.

***Volunteers Needed:

DETAILS: We will need several volunteers to help with food preparation and serving: cooks, food wrappers, help icing down drinks and setting out chips etc.

We will begin with all aspects at 5:00pm. Hotdogs & hamburgers will be cooked and wrapped in aluminum foil and kept warm in empty ice chests. All food prep should be finished by 6:30pm so that volunteers can come to the field for the short performance. Food to be served c. 6:45pm. There are folding tables available in the room across from the band room that will need to be placed in the courtyard near the band room to put food/plates on.*

*If you can help, please reply to this email with which area you plan to help with. You can click on this link to see who has signed up for each area: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15iVs7LOqDzY1Akdh1VdCsbUUE6R2H9I0OIWFFiPHf24/edit?usp=sharing

Thank you!

Gary Hernandez

Director of Bands

KWHS Band Summer Newsletter (Linked) & To Do List

Summer greetings!

Welcome to the 2021-22 KWHS Band! I am very excited to start a new year in a little less than 4 weeks with our Summer Band Camp, especially since it has now been 2 years since we have done marching band! Please click on the links below for our Newsletter with info about our required Band Camp dates/times, visit www.kwhsband.com if you are having trouble with the links.

*To do for every band member and parents (all of this is also in the Newsletter):

1. Read the Summer Newsletter PDF (the main purpose of this email): https://www.keysschools.com/cms/lib/FL02202360/Centricity/Domain/1018/KWHS%20Band%20Summer%20Newsletter%202021a.pdf

2. Complete ASAP if you have not already done so: *Click this link to fill out the Marching Band Drill Spot Reservation Google Form

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfU5Q97PeBNJ7xbk4QZF93riem-caDP7N4JrUJbpq9UFT33DQ/viewfor

3. Complete paper forms by Band Camp: *Click below, print, fill out and return to the BAND Room OFFICE on the first day of camp.

a.Form 1 Consent For Treatment (notarized)

b.Form 2 Insurance Information (you must have insurance or purchase a school plan)

c.*If you are uninsured (do Not have health insurance), please purchase a student policy by clicking here, include a printout of the policy with this form-the basic policy is c. $22.*

d. Permission to go off campus for lunch during 2nd week of band camp (last page of the newsletter), we will stay on campus for lunch during week 1.

*Please share the newsletter/email below with new band members that you know, we do not have email addresses for some of our new members (this message will also go out via Remind txts and will be on our blog https://kwhsband.wordpress.com ). Anyone can still join band, please have them contact me via email, especially those interested in Colorguard.

Best to you!

Gary Hernandez

Director of Bands

Key West High School

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Purchasing Band Photos

Please see the info below to view and purchase the recent formal band photos, these are the ones that also go on the hallway wall for our formal composite.

Have a great summer!

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From: perry hodiesphotography.com <perry>
Sent: Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:55 PM
To: Gary H. Hernandez <Gary.Hernandez>
Subject: Re: Band Photos

Here is the link you can send to parents. Each student’s password will be their last name with the first letter capitalized. (i.e. Hodies) In the case of students with the same last name, the parent will be able to scroll to and select their child. All orders will be mailed directly to the students’ homes.

http://hodiesphotography.hhimagehost.com/KeyWestHighSchoolBand2021

Have the parents call or email me if they have any questions.

Thank you,

Perry

305-735-4747

perry

Band Graduation Rehearsal & Performance

Hello,

Congrats to our class of 2021!!! Our final performance is quickly approaching where we honor our graduating class, please see the details below:

*Thursday, May 27th, 5:30pm rehearsal at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater (this on the right just before Fort Zachary Taylor State Park entrance). Please arrive early enough to setup. Be sure to bring your sheet music, instrumen1t, and clothespins! The rehearsal will finish between 6:30-7:00pm.

*Friday, May 28th, 6:00pm performance at the Amphitheater. Arrive between 5:30 and 6:00pm to get dressed in our formal uniform. Wear you solid black marching shoes (or solid black shoes) and long ankle covering black socks, you should wear your informal marching uniform underneath your uniform for comfort. Please do not wear makeup to be careful to not stain the uniforms etc. Graduation starts at 7:00pm and may last until 9:30pm. We will need help loading and unloading the truck each day before and after events. Be aware that traffic will be heavy for drop off and pickup and parking is limited, there will be several thousand people at this event. The District is now allowing masks to be optional for outdoor events, grey masks will be provided by the band.

*School owned instruments: If you are checking it out for the summer, please complete a summer checkout form. If you are turning it in, please place it on the box truck after the performance, they can be checked out again at band camp in July.

*Please see the band calendar linked below for all 2021-2022 band event dates including home football games & band camp.

Looking forward to our first graduation performance in 2 years!!!

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