Sunday, 26 July 2015 10:04
WED – AUG 5th PEP BAND for Freshman Orientation
The Freshman Class (2019) will all meet in the Gymnasium for part of their Registration Procedure. The PEP BAND will perform during this event.
INFO: - ALL RCG BAND MEMBERS INVITED TO PERFORM!!
1) PEP BAND rehearsals will be Mon and Tues (Aug. 3-4) from 11am
to 11:45am (RCG rehearsals begin at noon).
2) PEP BAND will wear Summer Uniforms for this event Wed, Aug. 5.
3) Wed, August 5th – PEP BAND meets at 2pm in the Bandroom.
4) This event should be completed by 3:30pm. Thank you!!!
THUR – AUG 6TH FULL RCG for New CCA Dedication
HSE Schools Administration and School Board will be in attendance as the new College and Career Academy is officially opened. The entire RCG Marching Band and Color Guard is expected to perform at this event.
INFO: ENTIRE RCG IS EXPECTED TO PERFORM!!
1) RCG will wear Summer Uniforms for this event Thursday, Aug. 6.
2) Thursday, Aug. 6th – RCG meets at 6pm in the Bandroom
3) This event should be completed by 7:30pm. Thank you!!
THERE IS NO REHEARSAL
SATURDAY, AUG. 8TH (CANCELLED)
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 00:19
It's time to gear up for band camp!!!
Even though the days are long, we are planning some fun activities to keep everyone motivated!
Put your thinking caps on and also be thinking about your favorite Kona Ice flavor because Tuesday evening we will be playing band trivia and enjoying a Kona Ice treat! On Thursday, plan to bring a change of clothes/swimwear/towel and a water squirter/squirt gun for water wars. All week during lunch and dinner breaks we will be playing giant Jenga. Check the bulletin board outside the band room for daily activities.
Theme Days: (dress up is optional)
- Monday, July 27th: Pirate/Tropical Day
- Tuesday, July 28th: Twin/Triplet Day
- Wednesday, July 29th: Batman/Superhero Day
- Thursday, July 30th: Decades Day (60's, 70's, 80's, ....) Also Water Wars (extra clothes/swimwear/towel/water squirter/squirt gun)
- Friday, July 31st: Section Spirit Day (Your section captains will tell you the theme for this day.)
Volunteers: (students, adults)
Volunteers are needed on Tuesday night from 4:45-5:30 to help with the Kona Ice event and on Thursday, I would love lots of volunteers to help set up water wars at 4pm and help with water wars from 5-6pm. You are also always welcome to come and watch any time. I also need to borrow a plastic baby pool, or if you have several water squirters. You can reach me by email at
or call or text me at 912-222-3598. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Yellow Crayons For Sale:
For yellow crayon purchases see your Band Captain, Ashley Aulicino by July 27th.
The cost is $1 each (cash only)
Band Camp July 27-31 Meal Times for Delivery:
Lunch: 12:15 - 1 p.m. Wed Dinner: 5:15 - 6 p.m., Thu Dinner 4:30-5, Fri Dinner 5:15-6
August 3-4 Meal Times for Delivery:
Dinner: 4:15 - 5:00 p.m
Parent Demonstration Tuesday Evening, Aug 4, 7:00-8
Demonstration for family and friends. Please come watch! Marchers will be at the front of the practice field...the side with the white director's tower. There should be parking in the lot by the practice field. Hopefully, Door #13 will be open by then.
The Complete schedule for Band Camp/Summer Events is attached (July 27 –31, and August 3-6, 2015).
Saturday, 25 July 2015 00:00
Get Professional Action Photos of your child
Here is your chance to get some absolutely fantastic pictures of your child having fun in the sun. If I am able to get 20 (or more) families to be willing to pay $100 each for pictures of their child, then Mary Ackerson and Randy Northcraft of Northcraft Photo will come take action photos this season. To see an example of the photos they take click here Northcraft Photos. They have agreed to take photos at 7-10 of our RCG events this season. Each family that pays the $100 will get at least 50 pictures of their child (In previous years the actual number was closer to 100 pictures each). It works out to only be $2 per picture for 50 pictures (and even less if we end up with more pictures like we usually do).
If I am not able to get a minimum of 20 families to participate in the above proposed program, Northcraft Photo has given us the following alternative option:
Photos would be taken at 2 rehearsals, 2 football games, and 1-2 Saturday performances.
Price: You would have to order each picture individually from Northcraft Photo, and the starting price for a 4x6 is $6/picture.
This option would get us some pictures but not as many as the first option since they wouldn't be taking photos at as many events. And, it would cost a lot more per picture if you end up wanting to buy more than 17 pictures (which I always do). Just something to think about...
Please contact Julie Grosso at
if you are interested in purchasing a photo package. I will need to know who is interested in this project no later than August 4th so that I can get Northcraft Photo scheduled to begin photographing our kids. Our first football game is on August 21st which is just around the corner. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Sunday, 19 July 2015 21:46
Blue HSE Band "Play, March, Roar" T-Shirt Order
PARENTS/SIBLINGS: If you plan on volunteering for the RCG football game performances, you will need to wear one of these shirts. Even if you don't plan on volunteering, anyone is welcome to purchase one of these shirts to wear to the football games to show their support of the band.
NOTE: For a minimum of 20 shirts ordered, we can place another order for this t-shirt.
Sizes Available (adult sizes only): Small/Medium/Large/Extra Large/2XL/3XL (2XL and 3XL: Add $2 more per shirt)
Please contact Mrs. Grosso at
if you'd like to purchase one of these shirts.
Sunday, 12 July 2015 00:00
ONLY 1 WEEK LEFT - Let's Raise Some Serious Money for New Uniforms!!!
This fundraiser will end in only 1 weeks on August 2nd with all prizes being announced on August 4th at the end of practice. Want to win an iPad (16 Gb) or $400 Best Buy gift card?
1,000 Coupon Booklet Sales Goal:
If every member of the RCG sold 8 booklets, we would exceed our goal of selling 1,000 booklets and raise over $10,000. It would mean that we would be giving away over $1,000 in prizes PLUS we would be giving back over $2,500 to student accounts (of those members that volunteered at Marsh, the Farmer's Market, and/or sold booklets on their own). Do you dry clean clothes at Tuchman Cleaners, eat at Moe's Southwest Grill, would like to try Snappy Tomato Pizza, or shop at Staples? If so, the coupon booklet would pay for itself plus more depending on which coupons you used. The Classic Cleaners, Snappy Tomato Pizza, and Staples coupons don't expire, and the Moe's coupons are good until December 31, 2015. The coupon booklets are a good investment for your money if you bought some for yourself. You'd get money back to your student account, be in the running to win the Grand Prize, plus be entered into the $50 Prize giveaway for every booklet you sold. Even if you bought all 8 booklets for yourself, you'd be getting a lot of that money back to your student account. Please consider helping the band meet its fundraising goal so that we can purchase the new uniforms for next season. Seniors, even though you will be graduating and won't be able to wear the new uniforms, please consider helping with this fundraiser. Wouldn't you like to win an iPad or a $400 gift card to Best Buy? Think of all the possibilities that $400 could buy!!! WE HAVE TO RAISE OVER $40,000 IN ORDER TO GET THEM, AND WE NEED YOUR HELP.
Sunday, 14 June 2015 20:20
Meals For Marchers!
Need to present the fundraising flyer for a donation to the band.
Perkins is Thursday, August 20th ,Tegler Drive (new HTC location)
10% of ALL SALES for the entire shift (4PM-11PM on designated weekday) is donated to the band. Volunteers are needed for at least part of the evening, as a presence at the event supports community awareness of the event.
Moe's is Thursday, September 10th ,116th street (west of the post office), Time: 5-8 p.m.
A percentage of the sales is donated to the band. Need to bring the flyer and give it to the cashier.
Buffalo Wild Wings is ongoing, entire marching season, beginning Monday, June 8.
10% of all food (alcohol not included) sales related to RCG donated to the band. Must show flyer (hard copy or on phone) or advise your wait staff or take-out staff that the sale is for RCG!
Please be sure to bring your Buffalo Wild Wings flyer to the restaurant so that the band can be given a percentage back from your purchase. If you (or someone you know) needs a flyer, please contact Julie Grosso at
to get one or print the attached PDF and show that at the restaurant.
Monday, 29 June 2015 00:00
Shop with Scrip
Fundraising for your student account
Coordinators: Gina and Greg Fornefeld,
Scrip is a nationally recognized gift card program featuring local and national retailers. These are the same gift cards that you buy at the store. Scrip can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline and dining out. When you purchase scrip cards, a percentage of your purchase price will go into your child's band account. It is a good way to raise funds for your student to help reduce band fees. Continue reading to find out how to start your Scrip account.
How to Register
To place your scrip orders, you need to first create a ShopWithScrip account. Go to the www.shopwithscrip.com and click on the "Register" button at the top fo the page. Next, click "join a Scrip Program." You will then need to enter HSE Bands unique enrollment code F18D18E68L16. This code allows the ShopWithScrip system to link your account activity to your student within our organization.
Next, fill in all the required information and click "Register." You will be asked to select two challenge questions and provide answers, which will be required if you forget your password. Keep in mind that your answers are case-sensitive.
You can manage your account through your Dashboard, which you can access by clicking the "Dashboard" link at the top of any page. From here, you can check your account activity, change your profile and password, add, remove, and modify organizations you belong to, and read coordinator announcements. Coordinator announcements will include order deadlines and delivery dates. You can also run your own order and rebate history reports and view or print any ScripNow eCards that you've previously ordered.
It's Easy to Order
You can login and place orders a few different ways:
- Shop Tab: Looking for a gift? Not sure what's available? Click "Shop" at the top of the page and use this feature to sort products and browse by category, card type, or rebate percentage.
- Express Order: Know exactly what you want? Qucikly add the items to your card using this feature.
- Shopping Lists: Order the same products each week? Add these items to a shopping list for easy ordering, then set reminders so you get an email when it's time to place another order.
Get Scrip Faster! Order ScripNow!
ScripNow is the quickest way to get scrip, and it's available from your account on ShopWithScrip.com. With ScripNow eCards, you can purchase and print scrip from home and get shopping in minutes!
Ordering is easy. Log into your ShopWithScrip account and follow these steps:
- Browse more than 250 available brands, and select your ScripNow product choice
- Pay with PrestoPay to receive your eCard in minutes
- Print your ScripNow right from your ShopWithScrip account and redeem it at a store
- Or enter your eCard code for online purchases
PrestoPay - Online Payment Made Easy!
Enroll in PrestoPay, the online payment method offered through ShopWithScrip.com and pay for your orders with the electronic funds transfer system. It's easy, it's secure, and it allows you to skip the hassle of paying with cash or checks.
To sign up: Simply log in to your ShopWithScrip account and follow these steps:
- Click on the PrestoPay link in the left navigation bar of your Family Home Page
- Enter your bank account information on the secure website
- Great Lakes Scrip Center will deposit two small amounts into your bank account. Enter these amounts in your PrestoPay registration to verify your account
- You'll receive an email with an approval code to send to your coordinator
Once your account is approved by your coordinator, you'll be ready for online payment! For a small convenience fee of only $0.15 per order, you'll have the quickest and easiest way to pay for scrip!
Reduce, Reuse, Reload
Go green and reuse gift cards instead of throwing them away! Use the Reload option on ShopWithScrip.com to add money to gift cards you've already purchased from our scrip program.
Just log in to your ShopWithScrip.com account and follow these simple steps:
- Select the brand of the card you want to Reload
- Register the card by entering the card number
- Name your card to keep track of it for future Reload orders
With Reload, you can add any denomination to your card between the listed minimum and maximum. Plus, when you pay for your order with PresoPay, your funds will be added to your card overnight. It's so convenient!
Saturday, 13 June 2015 00:00
This committee watches over our kids at practices, games, contests. This includes keeping them safe, providing light first aid (no CPR certification required) and riding the buses to and from events. We will have a few quick "training sessions" to show you where we keep all of the first aid supplies and items needed for practices and competitions. You are welcome to have younger siblings with you while you chaperone. You must have a current background check on file. To see the current events we need staffed and sign up to help, use the online Sign UP genius website.
Dates are constantly being added. July and August dates are now available for signup. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044baba92da31-chaperones3. If you have any questions, please contact Rita Keeling,
Chaperone Training: If anyone is interested in chaperoning, and have never chaperoned before, they need to contact Rita Keeling,
for a short training session. This also applies to anyone that chaperoned in 2014 that has not chaperoned yet this season.