Happy Summer Band Family!!! Only a couple more weeks before we get the Band back together!!! Here’s some updates to keep in mind as you prepare for the beginning of the school year!
FRESHMAN ORIENTATION & NEW MEMBERS – Wednesday, July 31st
Reminder for incoming Freshmen - Next Wednesday is Freshman Orientation and we will be in the band room. We can accept Fair Share payments, answer questions and have Swag available for purchase!!
CHARMS!!!!! (All NEW Members)
Your information must be updated in Charms. We require both student and parent information. Charms is our main hub of communication. It allows you to access the band calendar, make payments, sign up for volunteer opportunities and more. Please be sure to log in today. Remember, your initial log in will be your student's FIRST name, LAST initial and Graduation YEAR (ex. JustinM20). If you have any problems with your log in, please let us know - email@example.com.
Initial Fair Share payments were due May 30th. Huge thanks to all who have paid!! These funds go far in helping to sustain the needs of the band programs through the summer months.
For those who have not paid, you can log in to Charms to pay or you can send a check/money order to the school, Attn: Mr. Duckett.
If you need to speak with Mr. Duckett regarding fair share, please contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on his cell (904)343-1999.
Thank you all for the support needed to keep us successful.
For our new marching members, please be sure to purchase the New Marching Member bundle by August 10!!!
FUNDRAISING – Yankee Candle Sales!!
Our popular Yankee Candle Sales will begin on August 10th and run through August 23rd. Your student will receive their packet at the pre-band camp session on Saturday, August 10th. All proceeds generated by the student from their sales goes directed into the student's account in Charms and may be applied toward Fair Share, the band banquet, or trips.
PRE-BAND CAMP DAY – Saturday, August 10th 9AM-4PM
Student Leadership (Mentors, Managers, etc.) please bring one (1) case of water.
This day will be used for music, uniform fittings, sectional time and possibly more. Food and water will be provided. However, we have something extra fun planned for after practice! Doodlebops Ice Cream Emporium will be at the school for any student who would like to purchase ice cream or treats after your busy day!! Prices range from $2-$3 for ice cream, chips and soda!!
BAND CAMP DATES
Thursday, August 15th 4PM-9PM
Friday, August 16th 4PM-9PM
Saturday August 17th 9AM-4PM --- Also, Concessions Run Through Day!! For New Band Parents and those who’ve seen a couple seasons, this is a super-great way to get the feel for concession and we need as many of you as possible to sign up for this day!!!!
*** Food provided all three days!!!
MANDATORY PARENT MEETING - Thursday, August 15th 7:30PM in the Auditorium!!
It is very important that you attend this very informative meeting!
FIRST GAME UPDATE!! – Saturday, August 24th!!
Our first game is now part of the Bold City Showcase @ Bolles, starting at 1 PM. Please visit CHARMS to sign up to chaperon for this awesome event!! Below are details about the day. More band-specific info to come later!
11:30 a.m. Fanfest Opens
Noon Pregame Studio Show for TV and Radio
1:00 p.m. Lee Generals vs. Bartram Trail Bears
4:00 p.m. Atlantic Coast Stingrays vs. Mandarin Mustangs
7:00 p.m. University Christian Fightin' Christians vs. The Bolles Bulldogs
WJXT Channel 4, CW 17 and 1010XL | 92.5 FM will be the broadcast partners for the event – broadcasting all three games live.
General Admission $10
Club Seats $30
Grants Access to all three games
Premier seating located between the 45 yard lines
Access to the air conditioned Gate VIP area in the East end zone
Food and Drink Included
7400 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32217
FALL VOLUNTEER SIGN UPS – Please sign up today!
Volunteers are needed for Pre-Band Camp, Band Camp and we want to push the importance of signing up for concessions run through!! We need all new parents to come out and experience the fun of feeding our awesome kiddos!!
Check out CHARMS or our website www.BartramTrailBand.com today for details on our schedule and needs!!!