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L'Anse Creuse High School - North Instrumental Music is under the direction of Mr. Daniel Griffith and assistant Mr. David Mety and includes four full concert bands, winter percussion ensemble and a marching band of 120+ members. Both the Marching Crusaders and the LCN Percussion drumline are competitive circuit programs locally to the northern Detroit, Michigan area.

Crusader Bands have established a reputation of excellence through inclusion and integrity in marching, concert, and auxiliary programs. The band has consistently earned exemplary awards at MSBOA state competitions, receiving first division ratings in marching, concert, and sight reading contests.



Ongoing Fundraising

Hello everyone hope you are finding plenty of family things to do together.


First and foremost I want to welcome aboard our new President for the 20/21 Marching Band Season….

Melissa White

The Booster meeting on 4/16 – the minutes are being put on charms for those of you that couldn’t make it or had another zoom meeting that night.


We are still looking for a Treasurer


Booster Members – if you have some thoughts on what we're doing and great ideas to help our band, and you'd like to be a board member, please let us know! We are currently looking for a new Treasurer (Chuck has been a valuable part of the board). If you are interested in this position please email the bandboosters at: [email protected] & let us know! We would love to have you on the board!


Here is the job description of the Treasurer…


Treasurer shall:

1. Have custody of all the funds of the organization.

2. Keep a full and accurate record of receipts and expenditures.

3. Make the disbursements as authorized by the majority vote of the members in attendance at the meetings and in accordance with the budget adopted by the organization.

4. Have checks or vouchers signed by two (2) officers of this organization, who are not related.

5. Present a financial statement at every meeting of the organization and at other times when requested by the officers of this organization including any continuous fundraiser

6. Make a full report of the current financial status and the previous year’s audit, at the annual meeting in May.

7. Submit the books annually for an independent audit within two (2) weeks after the final regular meeting of the school year.

8. Register the signatures of the officers of this organization for all accounts at the bank. All checks shall bear two (2) of the four (4) signatures registered with the bank.

Establish checks and balances in handling of funds by using standard accounting practices and presented at the annual meeting.


May 4th Band Banquet Update – Vickie has emailed Zuccarros, we are penciled in for Monday June 29. One thing kids and parents can do during this time is send those band pics from this year to Melissa at [email protected] She would like to make this the best video ever for our band kids!!! I couldn't agree more and thank you Melissa!!


Deneweth’s fundraiser ( Deneweth’s is currently closed) We have a message out to them to see what we can do, maybe at a later date, so we don’t lose this fundraiser.

HELP

As many non profits suffer from COVID 19 the band is no different. You may already know that the band has lost BIG fundraising events. Prior to this we lost our Poker nights when Wintergreen closed. Next we have lost the Spring Craft Show.


 Our annual Deneweth;’s fundraiser is on hold as Deneweth’s is currently closed because of COVID 19


So if you are able and wondering how you can help here are somethings YOU can do……

One more week… Thanks to Colleen Fleming we are having a Virtual Pampered Chef Fundraiser that starts on Wednesday and runs 2.5 weeks! See LOTS of great recipes, games and giveaways! It’s going to be really fun! Each day will feature a series of posts you can browse through whenever you’re hanging out on Facebook. The party will end on Friday April 24th.. Check it out and join in the group by clicking here: www.facebook.com/groups/550899058871896/ Don’t want to join the Facebook group but love to order? Here’s the fundraiser link: www.pamperedchef.com/party/lcnmarchingband Either way, if you order or participate, 20% of retail goes to the band!


The Can and bottle Drive will not be on May 30th as planned BUT at the booster meeting we discussed doing a can/bottle drop off. We know that everyone’s returnables are piling up. We are waiting to see what restrictions may be lifted by the governor so that we would use the band trailer to create a bottle can drop off. While practicing social

distancing, wearing masks you would be able to pull and put your returnables in the trailer. The returnables could sit in there until it is safe to return them. Stay tuned as we see how this evolves the tentative date is Monday


AMAZON SMILE

Do you shop at Amazon.com? Did you know you can help the band earn money? They will donate a percentage of qualifying purchases to our organization

1. Go to: www.Smile.Amazon.com 2. Log-in to your Amazon account with your user name & password 3. Next choose our organization from the list: L’Anse Creuse High School North Band Boosters 4. Shop as usual.

TIP: Be sure to bookmark this website &/or add the icon to the homescreen of your phone! - - if you don’t log-in through www.Smile.Amazon.com, it doesn’t count. Be sure to ask your family & friends who shop with Amazon to help out too.


KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS

By registering your Kroger card (and your family & friends Kroger cards) you can help the band earn money with the Kroger Community Rewards Program. To do this, you need to register your card online. *NOTE: this process needs to be renewed once-per-year.

1. go to www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com 2. CREATE AN ACCOUNT (enter your email and password) 3. Select a store location near you

4. Kroger will email you an activation link...check your email and click the link 5. Log-in to the account you just created 6. Click EDIT KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS INFORMATION 7. Enter your Kroger Plus Card number and ADD CARD 8. Enter our NPO number: TY146 and click CONFIRM or UPDATE

That’s it! If you will please take five minutes to complete this process it is a very easy way to help the band earn much needed funds - and it doesn’t cost you anything - just continue your grocery shopping as usual.

TIP: to verify that you are enrolled correctly you will see our name (L’Anse Creuse High School North Band Boosters) at the bottom of your receipt

May 9 Marching Band Registration – We will update everyone as soon as we come up with a plan to make this happen, not necessarily on this date.


The April 25th - Craft show canceled.

Poker events – all poker events are put on hold until we find a new venue.

May marching band

May marching band –– practices canceledpractices canceled

Spring Band concert

Spring Band concert -- canceledcanceled

Thank You,

Renea



We also still have the fundraiser though Mr. Paparelli. He works for Jim Riehl's Friendly Chrysler-Jeep dealership. Anyone who purchases a car through him, will now receive $50 for their child's band account and $50 for the band. Just mention LCN Band and the child's name to receive credit. Can be anyone you know purchasing.

Kroger community rewards program is easy, just enroll with your Kroger Rewards card and a percentage of your normal purchases go to the band. If you don't already have an online account, create one and enter your Kroger Card number. Then click Kroger Community Rewards under the Savings & Rewards tab. Use the NOP# TY146 when you get to the enrollment screen. Then leave it to Kroger to donate quarterly.

Amazon Smile is another way for LCN Band to get credit for your normal shopping. Just log in to amazon by using the special link and shop as normal. You will need to register and select L'Anse Creuse North Band Boosters as the organization. Bookmark the link, because you must log in through the link for your purchases to count. www.Smile.Amazon.com

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