Fall 2018 Show Preview

 

Please be sure to take note!

Important information on Band Camp Departure and Arrival

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Upcoming Events:

 

Pre Camp:

July 23rd - July 26th

9am-12pm & 6-9pm

 

Band Camp Supplies Trip:

July 26th 12-3pm

Walmart Peoria

 

Ice Cream Social:

July 26th 6-8pm

5:00 pm – Members will change into uniform – Parade shirt/shorts under

6:00 pm – Section pictures taken with instruments, no hats – Our goal is to have all photos available.

6:45 pm – Picture of entire band taken at Taylor Field (Parents are free to take pictures of the band)

7:00 pm – Members will change out of uniform

7:15 pm – Welcome meeting for parents and students – Discussing tons of logistical topics

8:00 pm – Ice cream social concludes

 

Band Camp:

July 27th - August 1st

Allerton Park

Departure and Arrival Information

 

Music Fest:

August 4th 2pm

Marching Band Music Fest Performance Schedule

6:30 pm – Warm up outside the band room doors

6:55 pm – March to the front of the school

7:00 pm – Perform a standstill performance of various selections

7:30 pm – Help move equipment and clean up Music Fest materials

 

Summer rehearsals:

August 6th 6-9PM

 

Summer rehearsals:

August 8th 6-9PM

 

“BIG, LOUD, AND LIVE 2018” Drum Corps At The Movies:

Willow Knolls Theater

August 9th 5:30pm

 

2018 First Day Back Teacher Institute Band Performance:

August 13th 7:30-8:30am

 

Summer rehearsals:

August 13th 6-9PM

 

Band Booster Meeting:

August 14th 7pm

 

School Rehearsals:

August 15th 7-9PM

 

Maroon and Grey Night:

August 17th 5-6:15pm

Performance at 5:40pm

 

Toluca Parade:

September 3rd

See Directors Comments for Agenda

 

Fall 2018 Schedule:

Fall Marching Band Dates

Directors Comments:

Summer 2018

WELCOME

We would like to again welcome all the incoming freshman class as well as all you seasoned band parents and members. We are delighted to have you and your families become a part of our band family here at IVC. You are more than welcome to join in on all that we have to offer with our band program. To be successful, we need every helping hand so these students come away with the best experiences in their high school careers. Trust me, it will go by so fast and before you know it, they will be leaving for their future plans. As a former parent of a senior, I can’t believe how time has flown by. We are excited for the upcoming year and hope you are too. If you are not receiving information, please send your e-mail address to me so we can enter it into our system.

 

GET THAT MUSIC MEMORIZED!!

Section Leaders and ALL Members: Our success relies heavily on your attitude and time commitment to memorize this music. If we wait until camp, we are in trouble. Please begin to memorize small chunks of the music at a time. Carve out about half an hour a day and you will have the entire show memorized before camp, which will mean we can begin to march and play it with more confidence and get things done without a ton of stress.

 

PRE-CAMP DATES AND TIMES at IVC BAND ROOM - JULY 23rd - 26th

9 AM – Noon – The focus will be on visual aspect – marching, body movement

6 PM – 9 PM – Mostly music sectionals finalizing pregame memorization and reading through the show music.

 

PRECAMP – THURSDAY AFTERNOON – July 26th (After the morning rehearsal)

We are asking the band members and a few parents to come at 12:30 pm (directly after rehearsal) to shop for band camp supplies at Walmart on Allen Road. We will shop for about 30-45 minutes as a band and then get ready for the ice cream social. New parents should be advised that members need to set up carpools/make social plans and are free after shopping to do as they may until dress time for pictures. Great time to socialize and bond with sections or go pack.

 

*** 2018 MARCHING GREY GHOST BAND PARENT INFORMATIONAL MEETING ***

An informational “ICE CREAM SOCIAL” meeting for all parents will be held on July 26th (Thursday) at 7 pm the day before we leave for band camp. We will cover as much for you as possible within the time. We would love to meet you all as you really get a chance to see what your child does and hear why we do what we do. After a long day at work, come on by and have a blast with your kids and make some great memories too! Bring your camera! We hope you can make it for the meeting. All band members will be attending since we are taking section pictures. We will go over all the aspects of the 2018 marching band season. It is extremely informative and will answer your unanswered questions.

 

2018 Parent/Family Preview – July 26, 2018

5:00 pm – Members will change into uniform – Parade shirt/shorts under

6:00 pm – Section pictures taken with instruments, no hats – Our goal is to have all photos available.

6:45 pm – Picture of entire band taken at Taylor Field (Parents are free to take pictures of the band)

7:00 pm – Members will change out of uniform

7:15 pm – Welcome meeting for parents and students – Discussing tons of logistical topics

8:00 pm – Ice cream social concludes

 

BAND CAMP

All information is posted on the website within the handbook regarding maps, what to bring/what not to bring etc. Please bring your luggage to the school at Noon. We depart at 1 pm. Students can get breakfast/lunch off campus once they have loaded their luggage and be back at the high school well before 12:45 for announcements. They must be driven to town if they leave campus. For those worried about leaving home, bring your favorite stuffed animal and all your worries will slowly melt away.

 

Up coming rehearsals

Summer rehearsals: Aug 6 – 6PM – 9PM / Aug 8 – 6PM – 9PM/Aug 13 – 6PM – 9PM

School rehearsals: Starting August 15th - Mondays: 7 PM – 8:30PM and Wednesdays: 7PM – 9PM

 

FORMS and FEES NEEDED

Band camp registration forms, school physical information, our own health forms and band camp fees must be turned in so we can provide your child with the necessary safety and well being at camp. If you need any of these forms please look for them on the band website (www.ivcbands.com). Forms/Payments can be sent to our P.O. Box or brought to Pre Camp and placed in the gray box right outside Mr. C’s office in an envelope with your child’s name and what is inside. Thank you for your quick response.

 

CHILLICOTHE MUSIC FEST – PLEASE GET THE WORD OUT!!!

Simply put, we need your help! This is our largest fundraiser. Within this one day, we can raise the necessary funds so we do not have to continue to hound you to sell products consistently throughout the year. This fundraiser is held before school starts, Saturday, August 4th, so we can get it out of the way and not interfere with sporting events and the craziness of the school year. Any help is valued! Please contact Deb Reginald at 309.202.3569 for details. Our next meeting will be announced in the coming weeks. The band members will be asked to work in shifts from 2 pm to 6 pm. They are performing their show music and other selections. We will not be in uniform. We will wear our parade shirts and shorts. WE HAVE YARD SIGNS TO POST AS WELL AS FLIERS TO PUT IN AND AROUND LOCAL BUSINESSES. PLEASE GRAB A BUNCH TO SPREAD THE WORD, EVEN IN OTHER COMMUNITIES.

 

What a way to enjoy the day with your family, friends and getting to know new band families while soaking up great local talented musicians, even alumni. Then top it off hearing the fruits of your kids hard labor while enjoying some tasty food and checking out all the different auction items and vendors. Also, any time within that afternoon you can volunteer just a few hours is much needed and greatly appreciated with ticket sales, serving meals, set up/tear down with vendors, auction with live music going on all through the afternoon and evening hours. We will have sign ups, raffle and meal tickets for each family to encourage a large crowd. As they say, it takes a crowd to grow a crowd. Lets make this an annual event for our community to look forward to each and every year!

 

Marching Band Music Fest Performance Schedule

6:30 pm – Warm up outside the band room doors

6:55 pm – March to the front of the school

7:00 pm – Perform a standstill performance of various selections

7:30 pm – Help move equipment and clean up Music Fest materials

 

PLEASE DON'T BE SHY

We sure could use your help getting things ready for our season. We could use your talents in any capacity and for any length of time. All you just have to say "I can help” or “Where do you need me to step in?" Flags need to be fixed, uniforms checked, equipment moved, props to be placed on the field, front ensemble equipment staged, water sprayers to be manned, not to mention improvements to our room. You are also more than welcome to come out to Taylor Field and spread some encouragement as you watch us practice on Wednesday evenings!

 

“BIG, LOUD, AND LIVE 2018” DRUM CORPS AT THE MOVIES

What a way to sit back, relax with a big bag of popcorn and your favorite soda and learn and grow from the best. You just have to get to the Peoria Willow Knolls theater. This would be awesome to see so many of you from IVC at the movies watching the 2018 DCI quarterfinals from Indianapolis. The show will be shown on Thursday, August 9, 2018 starting at 5:30 pm. Everyone, including guard, front ensemble and drum line won’t want to miss this opportunity! Other band programs usually have their band show up like Limestone, Galesburg, Metamora and Morton. 2018 seniors, I challenge you to contact your sections and invite them to this great experience. Please head to www.dci.org for tickets pricing.

 

2018 FIRST DAY BACK TEACHER INSTITUTE BAND PERFORMANCE

On Monday, August 13, 2018, we have been asked to perform for all the teachers at the opening celebration. That requires our students (Winds/Brass/Drum line-battery only) to be at the school by 7:30 am. We will perform our drum cadence, fight song and possibly God Bless America or Salute. We will be done by 8:30 am. Please figure out work schedules and driving situations so we can have a good representation of our program.

 

BACK TO SCHOOL PERFORMANCE

Maroon and Grey Night will be held on Friday, August 17th, 2018 at Taylor Field. The band and drum line need to be in the band room by 5:00 pm. All of the band’s activities will be completed by 6:15 pm with a performance at 5:40 pm. Those in fall sports can participate and then head to their respective teams/activities. You can wear your team uniform or parade shirt. EVERYONE is performing. We will perform our show music, Star Spangled Banner, Ghostriders and Fight Songs.

 

Itinerary the Toluca Parade

Monday, September 3, 2018

Toluca (Mon) Illinois

 

Noon Arrive at IVC HS

(Band dads/DM’s – I need all equipment loaded by 12:20 pm)

Load equipment – You are responsible to load your equipment

***Need parents to help load

***Need 2 Gatorade jugs filled before departure

 

12:30 pm Toluca Grade School

1:15 pm Arrive at Toluca Grade School

Change into uniform – Band parade shirt, black shorts and black socks under uniform)

 

1:30 pm Rehearse show and Ghostriders while we wait for our turn to line up

2:00 pm Parade begins

2:30 pm Most likely step off for the parade

 

3:30 pm Change out of uniform and head home 20 minutes after we release you

You must check out with your bus driver before you leave if you are not riding back with us.

4:30 pm Arrive at IVC HS.

 

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Visit the Chillicothe Town Theatre and Put the Number 20 on Your Movie Tickets to Help Raise Funds for the IVC Band!

 

We now have the ability to use credit cards for our current fundraisers! Please click on the Charms Store (red shopping cart) on your PC version of Charms to explore: Charms store for IVC Band

 

The Etched Glass Blocks and Show Step Ladders are all available for your shopping pleasure. Share the link with your family and friends! They just have to create a visitor login to participate. We don't currently have any shipping options so you'll have to arrange local deliveries.

 

If you would like to purchase under your charms login and need help, contact Treasurer, Eric Morr. All store purchases require a credit card at time of order.

 

***Charms 101 Questions ***

Charms is the admin package that Band Boosters uses to track student finances and contact information but it offers much more. We are currently evaluating and testing how to best utilize the tools provided. All band fees can be paid by cash, check or credit card. To use credit card payments you must access your account on desktop PC and click the Blue Payment button.

 

Contact information for parent or student may be updated in student info tab.

 

Student sizes can also be updated by clicking the little "toy soldier" icon next to the blue bar header Update Student Info. If this information is provided and correct, it can help in the ordering of uniform parts.

 

Please feel free to download the Charms App so you can access your information from your phone or tablet.

 

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