Snap Fundraiser

Below is information about next week’s Snap fundraiser kickoff .  It was INCREDIBLY successful last year and we’re excited to see what we can do in year 2!  Please also reference the attachment where you can see how your contacts can be generated.

Snap is an online donation campaign that allows our program to receive donations from our networks and supporters. Snap uses the power of email, text, and social media with a safe, fun and interactive approach.

All we ask is that each parent/guardian help their student gather 20 or more email addresses of their biggest fans.  Bring these next week when we kick off our Snap! Raise campaign with Brandon, our local rep.

*Your contacts are strictly private and protected, and never sold or shared.*

Snap Fact Overview:
1. Safe and Protected – Snap! Raise is the safest online donation campaign available. All data is private and never redistributed. Your student’s information on the Snap page is less detailed than what would be on a team website roster.
2. Online donation platform – Reach potential donors via email, social media, and text to ask them to support our program and visit the page, where they can seamlessly donate.
3. Email Strategy – All supporters will receive a receipt for their gift that is tax deductible, included with a personalized thank you from the student. There are three reminder emails sent to donors, with an option to unsubscribe.
4. Network – Snap’s platform and process is what makes their campaigns so successful. It allows an extensive reach across communities by providing options to connect with multiple donors and their social networks, maximizing our raising efforts.

The Story behind Snap Raise: https://vimeo.com/155576875

Summer Band is Here!

Here are a few reminders for you all as you get ready for the first week of summer band:

1.       HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE! Drink lots of water starting now and bring a good sized water bottle with you to all practices. You can refill it in the band hall.

2.       Join us Sunday night at the Mockingbird location of Burger House for our first band restaurant fundraiser.  Get out of the kitchen, eat some yummy burgers, mingle with your band friends and directors! We will be there from 5-9PM and the band makes a percentage of all sales from the evening. 

3.       Schedule for next week is from 7-11AM outdoors, lunch break, and 12:30-4PM indoors.  This time schedule will also be the same on M-W the following week.  Remember that 7AM in band time is actually 6:45AM so that you can be ready to go at 7AM.

4.       Kids need to wear cool clothes and supportive tennis shoes. Bringing a hat, sunglasses, cooling neck towel, etc. are things that will also help. Be sure to wear lots of sunscreen as well.

5.       Send a lunch with your kids if they will be staying on campus during lunch break. Kids will be allowed to eat inside in the halls since we want to keep all foods off of the new band hall carpet.

6.       Have kids eat a good dinner the night before, drink lots of water all week long, go to sleep early and a light breakfast before coming to practice.  The heat and the hard work can sometimes upset their stomachs during morning practice.

7.       Be sure to send your child with their summer uniform so that they can be fitted during the week. It is also a good idea to try on their marching shoes and other pieces at home to see if you will need a different size. Those extra items can be ordered at registration.

8.       Registration is on Saturday, August 5th from 10AM – 2PM.  You will come in alphabetic order according to your last name (A-F at 10AM, G-K at 11AM, L-P at 12PM & Q-Z at 1PM). Look for a more in depth email to come regarding registration on Monday or Tuesday.

9.       HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE!

 

Message from Uniform Moms

Summer Uniforms & Replacement Items

Please bring your summer uniform shirt (red polo with solid red collar) and summer uniform shorts with you on Monday, July 31st so that we can see that everyone’s summer uniform fits. We will be fitting everyone with their marching uniforms and shakos, concert uniforms and checking summer uniforms every afternoon this week.  Upperclassmen before freshmen, but everyone must be fitted by the end of the week.
Also, be thinking about any uniform items you may have out grown or that need to be replaced for this marching season: grips, gloves, marching shoes, under uniforms shirts, shorts and/or water jugs.  All uniform items will be available for purchase at the uniform table during band registration on Saturday, August 5th from 10AM to 2PM.

Volunteers Needed

In order to fit all of these students, we need some adults to sign up to help during our first week in the afternoons. Please sign up here…
If you have any questions about uniforms, please contact Virginia Krejci at 214-552-5215 or virginiakrejci@gmail.com.
Thanks & GO BAND!   Jennifer Newman

DCI Dinner – Sunday, July 23rd

Just wanted to remind all of you who have signed up to help with DCI this coming Monday, July 24th that there is a volunteer dinner/meeting at 6PM on Sunday, July 23rd.
Please join us at the Wildcat Stadium for a wonderful dinner cooked up by the Pit Pops and then a meeting to go over what you have volunteered to do on Monday!
We are so thankful to each of you for joining us to help with DCI. If you have not signed up to help and would like to, please contact John Stem at 214-682-4278 or jhooks2@swbell.net.

Uniform room help needed

Melissa Steinmetz has a volunteer opportunity on Tuesday, July 25th from 9AM – 2PM to help get the Band Uniform room in order.  She just needs a couple of helpers this day and would be thrilled if you could come for a few hours or the whole time. Please see the info below to contact her if you can assist.  Thanks, Jennifer Newman
Please respond to Melissa Steinmetz  at jmfmls@sbcglobal.net or call or text 214-437-3705 if you are able to help on Tuesday, July 25 during all or any part of a 9am- 2 pm work session in the Concert Uniform Room.

Meet, Greet & Eat LHABC Fundraiser at Burger House – July 30

Meet, Greet & Eat LHABC Fundraiser at Burger House

Sunday, July 30th from 5-9PM

6248 Mockingbird Lane Dallas TX 75214

Get out of the kitchen and come mingle and eat with your fellow LHHS Wildcat Band students, parents and directors!

If you are new to LHHS Wildcat Band, we especially want you to come mingle with us! We will have LHABC Booster members, directors and students there for you to get to know. We will also have some helpful hints for Summer Band Camp that starts the next morning!

We cannot wait to see all of you there! Stop by anytime or drive thru if you can’t come in and support the LHABC! Pass the word along to all of your friends and put it on your FB pages as well. We make a percentage of everything sold that evening!

GO BAND! …

Jennifer Newman 469-441-5468 jfernewman@sbcglobal.net

Bob Brashear 214-341-9936 brashearrw@cdmsmith.com

2017-2018 LHABC Co-Presidents

DCI Update

 

1.     DCI (Drum Corps International) is happening in just 10 days!!! Please remember that this is our largest fundraiser each year raising $40,000 and requires a multitude of volunteers from our parents and our students. This one day helps to reduce band fees by nearly 50% as well as reducing Spring trip expenses.

2.     Adults, we still need help in the following areas – please sign up to help! Keep scrolling to find these open slots. We need more adult volunteers! Every job is important! 2017 DCI Dallas volunteer registration is now open! The Sign Up Genius link is: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44abad2aa57-dci2017

# slots

Volunteer Description

Time

3

Adult Concessions

4:30-7:30PM

1

Adult Concessions

7:30-10:30PM

2

Adult Front Gates

5-10PM

2

Adult Onsite Parking

3-8PM

1

Adult Parking Corps Buses

4-8PM

2

Adult Set Up Event

9AM – 1PM

5

Adult Tear Down Event

10:30PM- 12AM

2

Adult Ushers

5-10:30PM

2

Adult Yearbook Sales

5-10PM

3.     DCI Volunteer Meeting Sunday July 23rd at the LHHS Wildcat Stadium all adults and students invited to have dinner at 6PM and meeting at 6:30PM.

4.     Please bring 2 cases of water to the DCI volunteer meeting with you.


We hope that you can join us either as a volunteer to help on the 24th or as a spectator! Be sure to sign up to volunteer or get your tickets to watch!  If you have DCI specific questions, please contact John Stem at jhooks2@swbell.net or 214-682-4278.

If you can’t get in touch with John or have other questions, feel free to contact one of us …

Bob Brashear             brashearrw@cdmsmith.com     214-341-9936

Jennifer Newman       jfernewman@sbcglobal.net      469-441-5468

 

SASi Leadership Camp – Monday, July 17

This is a reminder for all leadership members!

Monday, July 17th
9:00am – 4:00pm

Please be at LH band hall by 8:45am. Wear some athletic shorts, tennis shoes, and a t-shirt and please bring your binders. We will be marching and moving so be ready for that. We will also feed you lunch!

Let Mr. Rees know if you have questions, we can’t wait to see everyone!

Looking for a few good folks…

The LHABC Board is still looking for a few good folks who might be interested in getting more involved.  We are so blessed to have such a large group of kids in our band and amazing directors!  In order to accomplish all the amazing things this year, it takes a village of helpers.  We would love for you to consider being a part of our LHABC Board this year!  Here are the places that we still need to plug in a few great volunteers…

Publicity & Marketing – This role is responsible for promoting a positive image of the Band program to the public through local websites and news outlets throughout the year.

Ways & Means Chair – Puts together a committee that manages existing fundraisers not otherwise organized by a standing committee (Snap, Mattress Palooza, etc.) and finds new fundraising opportunities throughout the year.

Ways & Means Sub-chairs

  • Snap  – Is a Fall fundraiser.  Be in contact with the Snap rep and help them; incentives for the kids. 
  • Mattress Palooza – Winter fundraiser.  Get in touch with mattress contact; get a date set on the calendar;  distribute flyers and yard signs; get the kids to volunteer for day of sale.
  • NorthPark Gold Raffle –  Flexible as to when do this – one year did Christmas and another year did it for Mother’s Day.  
  • Restaurant Fundraisers (year-round) – Pick out different restaurants and set up date to have night that we advertise.  Set up places and dates on calendar and advertise on FB, signs etc. 
  • Other fundraisers or New fundraisers – Kroger & Tom Thumb (year round) sign up happens on registration day, and they must be renewed every 12 months. Butter Braids (Color Guard) fundraiser – schedule time for rep to bring samples to a general meeting for folks to try.  Any new ideas…

Thanks so much for considering getting more involved if you are not already! Thanks to all of you who are already serving as well! Many hands make fun and light work…

Bob Brashear                 brashearrw@cdmsmith.com

Jennifer Newman            jfernewman@sbcglobal.net