CRAFT SHOW ADVERTISING:
A big part of the success of our craft shows is getting the word out and getting people through our doors. We've found that one of the best ways to do that is to bring fliers to area craft shows in the weeks leading up to our and put them on the windshields of cars in the parking lot.
Another big part is getting all of our tables sold to local crafters so that people want to come back! We also need volunteers who can take a stack of our Craft Show Contracts and approach crafters inside the show to see if they would be interested in participating in ours.
On Signup Genius is a list of the shows that we've found along with their addresses and the advertised times of their show. We are looking for volunteers who can run over to these schools and just do one sweep of the parking lot (we don't expect you to be there all day and get every single person who shows up!) and volunteers who would want to go inside and see if there are any interesting crafters that we'd like to invite to our show.
Of course you are welcome to do both but we have split the signup into two separate tasks just to make things a little easier. And like I said, you don't have to be there all day, just pick a time that works best for your schedule and go for it!
Thank you to everyone who auditioned for a spot on this year's Winter Drumline and congratulations to those who made it! I've attached the complete info packet including the calendar, all forms, payment schedules, etc. Parents, PLEASE read this over and make sure you understand what your child is committing to as just like with marching season, full participation and attendance is expected.
Also, please note that the first payment of $100 is due this week on October 24th. Uniforms need to be ordered, payments for competitions need to be submitted, equipment needs to be purchased, etc so it is really important that you get this and all other payments in in a timely manner. The Winter Drumline has a separate budget and there is no money carried over from last year to get this season started so please, please, please get payments in on time so that the kids aren't working hard for nothing! All payments will have a one week grace period after which a $25 late penalty will be applied to your account. Checks can be written to LCN Band Boosters and either mailed to the p.o. box (LCN Band Boosters P.O. Box 366 New Baltimore, MI 48047) or dropped in the mailbox in the band room.
Oh....and transportation for the competitions for Winter Drumline is not provided by the program or district (other than the State Competition in Saginaw in March) so parents, you are responsible for getting your child to and from the competitions. You can double up and carpool but please do not just drop your kid off at the school on competition days and assume that they will get there! And because we will be driving the kids ourselves, the district has forms that need to be submitted (they are in attachment) along with a copy of your drivers license, registration and insurance. You can drop those off in the band room or mail them to the p.o. box or bring them to practice and we can take it from there. If you have any questions, be sure to let us know!
SOLO AND ENSEMBLE REGISTRATION: 10/24
Registration forms for S&E can be found in the band room and are due this week as well. Prices for the different events are listed right on the form and a separate form needs to be filled out for each event that you are performing. Please make sure all forms and payments are turned in to Mr Mety this week. And please make sure to have things in envelopes that are clearly labeled....teenagers + loose forms + loose cash = accident waiting to happen.
COMPETITION SATURDAY - TROY ATHENS: 10/25
Our last competition of the season (until we make it to Ford Field that is!) will be this weekend at Troy Athens High School.....there will be a separate email with the itinerary and all kinds of other interesting info.