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Good evening band parents and students:

As you know, school will be back in session next week.   As a result, many faculty members and staff of CMHS are already back preparing for their first day and parking in the lot outside of the band room. 

I believe many of us, myself included, often refer to the parking lot as the “band parking lot” due to its proximity to the band room and the frequency of which we are in and around it each day dropping off and picking up our children.  However, we must remember this lot is shared by many, has over 160 of our children’s precious feet walking across it each day, and most importantly that it is on school grounds. 

Having said that, it has been brought to our attention that cars have been seen speeding through the parking lot.  It is very important that we follow the posted 5 MPH speed limit for the safety of our faculty and children.   Let’s be the example to follow. 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation on this very important matter. 

Toni Jones

Secretary

CMHS Band Boosters



Just a quick reminder on Friday’s schedule - 

Students will report to the band room at 4:00 PM for practice. They are to wear their new ret T-shirts, white shorts, white ankle socks (no footies) and tennis shoes for the performance. If you have not purchased your white shorts, there are a few pairs still available at Walmart. 

The performance will begin at 7:00 PM and our family Pot Luck BBQ to follow at 7:30. We are looking forward to a very FUN Friday in Knight Country! You are welcome to bring chairs and please remember to bring one or two of your favorite dish. 


Parents - PLEASE READ:


If your child has NOT turned in his/her notarized and signed forms (Medical, prescription, student info, and student contract) they must do so immediately. Parent signature is required. 

The list of students still needing paperwork is posted in the band room. The forms are in the band room or can be downloaded here.

Thank you in advance for taking care of this as quickly as possible.


LUNCH MENU this week (July 28 - 31)

Monday:
Lunch - Hamburger or Cheeseburger & Chips
Dinner - Charleston Town Center (bring money for food court)

Tuesday:
Lunch - Walking Tacos
Dinner - Pizza & Chips

Wednesday:
Lunch - BBQ Sandwich or Corn Dog & Cheese Sticks
Dinner - Fried Chicken & Potato Bar

Thursday:
Lunch - Hot Dog and French Fries
Dinner - Fettuccine Alfredo and Swedish Meatballs

Friday:
No lunch as practice begins at 4:00 PM 
Dinner - Sneak Peak presentation at 7:00 PM 
Pot Luck Family BBQ at 7:30 PM - Please bring one or two of
favorite dish. Paper products provided.

Salads, fruit and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are also available daily.



Happy Friday!

The 2nd full week of band camp is behind us, and Mr. James feels it has gone very well!  Thank you so much to all the folks who volunteered their time and generously gave donations of fruit, salad fixins, popsicles and many other items that helped to keep the kids fed and cool!  There aren’t enough words to express the gratitude that is felt and to know what a great team we have!  

A few reminders and some exciting NEW information J

Main Band Camp will resume Monday, July 28th at 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM.  (Sunday’s practice originally scheduled from 1:00 – 6:00 has been cancelled)  This final week will be long days for the kids.  Make sure they have plenty of water, sunscreen and light clothing.  Also, don’t forget to hydrate over the weekend!   Lunch and dinner will be provided.

Drums Across the Tri-State:  Monday dismissal will be at 3:00 PM to allow time for the students to clean up and change into NEW Red T-shirts and respectable bottoms of choice.  NO short shorts please!  The buses will leave promptly at 4:00 PM.  They will be stopping at the Charleston Town Center food court for dinner and students are asked to bring money with them.  The show will be held at Laidley Field.  The anticipated arrival time back to the school is 11:00 PM or earlier. 

Next Friday, August 1st is Family Pot Luck BBQ Night.  This is a really fun time to come out and meet the students, their parents, grandparents and family members AND get a “sneak peak” of the performance.  The performance will begin at 7:00 pm with food to follow.  Everyone is asked to bring one or two of their favorite dishes and cans or bottles of your drink of choice (non-alcohol of course J). Paper products will be provided.

Saturday, Aug 2nd is our Annual Tag and Car Wash Day.  All band members should plan to meet at the school promptly at 8:15 a.m.  Students will be split into car wash and tag groups and several chaperones will be needed. Car wash supplies (hoses, buckets, wash and dry towels) and individually wrapped baked goods will also be needed.  Please let us know any items you can bring and anyone who is able to chaperone.  Thanks in advance for your help and participation! 

 

Saturday, Aug 9th  - “Back to School Bash” at Waves of Fun in Hurricane.  The fun begins at 7:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.  The cost is $10/person and you may bring a guest.  We are planning to provide snacks but still need some donations.  Thank you to those who have brought snacks into the band room already.

Harvest of Champions Competition and Parade:  This is our biggest, most exciting fundraiser and held on our home field!   It is a HUGE event and many, many volunteers will be needed.  Last year we had over 200 volunteers throughout the day and could have used more!   We need EVERYONE, and his and her brother, and sister, and friend and grandparents.  Figure out what area you can spend a few hours or a full day.  Sign up sheets will be posted on the band room door Monday. 

501C3 - A vote was taken at the booster meeting and the motion to move forward was made.  The board will provide progress reports as they continue to gain information.

We will be competing at Loris High School in Myrtle Beach again this year.  The date is November 1st.  Details to follow as the time gets closer.

A Bahamas Cruise is planned for the Spring Trip during Spring Break.  Students will leave March 14th and the anticipated cost is roughly $850 per student.  More information will be provided as it becomes available.   

Hope everyone has a great weekend!  See you back on Monday!

Toni Jones

CMHS Band Booster Secretary



IMPORTANT Reminder of tonight's Band Booster meeting at 7:00 PM and a call for all booster member attendance. 

This will be an important meeting as many action items will be covered including membership approval to move forward with incorporating the band (501C3) and planning the quickly approaching Harvest of Champions Competition - our largest fundraiser!

Please make every effort to attend. See you there!


To all the Marching Knight Alumni    


We are having a SHOE drive and looking for "gently worn" white band shoes by this Thursday, July 24th!

If you have a pair that you were hanging on to and wondering what to do with....we can use them! Simply pair them by tying the shoestrings together and label as men's or women's with the appropriate size. There will be a box in the band uniform room to place them.

Also, if you have "gently worn" white band shorts that you can donate, we can use those too. There will also be a box in the band uniform room.

Thanks in advance as this will be a big help!



Wow, time is flying!  We are in full swing of the season now with many events quickly approaching.  This will be a long post but please take a moment to review.  

A reminder that the next Booster meeting is Tuesday, July 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the band room.  Please make every attempt to attend, as we will be reviewing important information about our exciting Harvest of Champions Competition as well as details regarding many FUN upcoming events. 

This Saturday, July 19th is Color Guard Car Wash – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Barboursville Auto Zone.  Car wash supplies: hoses, buckets, wash and dry towels, and donations of individually wrapped baked goods will be needed.  Please  get with your section leaders with items you can bring.  Feel free to post and tell all your friends and family!

Saturday, Aug 2nd is our Annual Tag and Car Wash Day.  All band members should plan to meet at the school promptly at 8:30 a.m.  Students will be split into car wash and tag groups and several chaperones will be needed. Car wash supplies (hoses, buckets, wash and dry towels) and individually wrapped baked goods will also be needed.  Please let us know any items you can bring and anyone who is able to chaperone.  This is not only a great fundraiser to kick off the season but a great way to get everyone together.   Thanks in advance for your help and participation! 

Saturday, Aug 9th we will be hosting a “Back to School Bash”at Waves of Fun in Hurricane.  The fun begins at 7:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.  The cost is $10/person and you may bring a guest.  We are planning to provide snacks but need to muster up a few donations.  J

Saturday, Aug 16th is Percussion Tag Day, 9:00 a.m. at the Barboursville Mall Walmart.  Donations of individually wrapped baked goods will be needed.  Please get with your section leaders with items you can bring.  Feel free to post and tell all your friends and family!

Shoe Fitting – July 24th at 1:00 p.m. in the band room.  The cost is $32/pair.  Please make checks payable to Kerr’s Music World and be sure to bring payment with you the day of the fitting.  Note: these white shoes are not needed for Color Guard as they will need black and nude dance shoes.

Just some food for thought, Saturday morning competitions followed by muddy Friday night games often proves difficult in keeping shoes white, clean and polished at all times as required.  In the past, some have opted to purchase two pair to keep up with fast pace of band season J


Lastly, Decal Orders are ready to be placed.  You can download the form on the forms tab or pick up a form located on the brown “form shelf” just outside the band room. 

Items include car window decals, car magnets, license plates, front and rear window banner, and yard signs.


posted July 17, 2014


IMPORTANT: Please read


Many of you have heard that Monday one of our band family members, Cheryl Warden, found that her son Matthew had passed away in his sleep. Matthew would have been a junior at Cabell Midland this year and marched one year as a baritone player for the band. His brother Adam graduated this past year and was drum major for the Knights. Our hearts and prayers go out to Matthew's parents, his brother Adam, their family and all that knew and loved him.


Visitation is Thursday, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.at Wallace Funeral Home in Barboursville. The Funeral will be take place Friday at 1:00 p.m.


Monetary contributions can be made to the Warden family to help cover the cost of funeral expenses. This may be placed in the band room mailbox marked "Warden Family".


In light of the circumstances, band will be dismissed at 3:00 p.m Thursday. Friday band camp will run from 8:00 a.m - noon and resume again at 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.


Please continue to pray for the family.


Toni Jones
Secretary
CMHS Band Boosters





Band Camp Lunch Menu - July 14 – 18

Monday        Hot Dogs, French Fries
Tuesday       Hamburger, Chips
Wednesday  Taco in a Bag
Thursday      Pork BBQ, Cheese Sticks
Friday          Pizza, Chips


**Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwiches available any day upon request


Drinks: Sweet tea, lemonade, gatorade, water


Donations are needed for the following items:
     Gas Grills: 1 or 2 would be great!
     Hot dog sauce


Salads will be available in place of daily meal providing we receive donations for:
     Salad veggies: cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, etc.


Fruit will also be available providing we receive donations:
     Watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries, grapes, etc.


If you can bring ANY item above, ANY day, please let comment here or let Charlie or Jullie Straley know. A sign up sheet will also be posted on the band room door later this afternoon.


We wouldn't be where we are as a band and accomplish all the wonderful things that we do without the support of band parents and families like you. Thank you SO MUCH for everything you do! 



Posted July 10, 2014

Are We Ready For BAND CAMP?

July 14th kicks off the first week of band camp and we are excited to get the ball rolling!

Here are a few reminders and helpful information:

1.  Please remember, camps are REQUIRED for ALL band students.

2.  Be ready to begin at 8:00 a.m. sharp

3.  What to Wear / Bring:

* Instruments

* White or light colored shirt and shorts

* Closed toe or tennis shoes.  NO sandals

* Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses strongly advised

* Water Jug – remember to hydrate well the night before

* “Frogg Togg” Cooling Towel is recommended – can be purchased at      Walmart or Dicks

4.  If you have not yet turned them in, DON’T FORGET to bring your signed student contracts, prescription medication, and notarized emergency medical forms.  If you do not have your forms, they can found here under the "Forms to Download" tab.  Any unpaid band camp balances should also be paid.

5.  A light lunch will be provided but those with special needs or requirements should plan to bring his/her lunch.  A full menu will be posted shortly.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask or email cabellmidlandbandboosters@gmail.com


Toni Jones

Secretary / CMHS Band Boosters

Updated July 9, 2014



TONIGHT at 7:00 pm - Booster Meeting. We will be discussing upcoming fundraisers and events, Harvest of Champions Competition, band camps, 501C3 updates, and much more! You still have time to enroll/renew your booster memberships tonight as well. The meetings are a means to to stay informed and address any questions you may have....hope to see everyone there!

Reminder that band camp fees of $162 are due now. Please make checks payable to Cabell Midland Band Boosters and place in the mailbox outside Mr. James' office door. It is VERY important to include in the memo section on the check or a note attached if paying cash:
1. your child's first and last name
2. the reason for the payment
3. if you are combining payments, please notate

Colorguard: The $135 second payment for your costume is due THIS Wednesday.

PRACTICES - Don't forget to pre-hydrate and bring a JUG of water with you to practices.


2014-2015 Schedule of Events:                    (Taken from "Calendar" Tab)

(Schedule subject to Additions/Subtractions)                          Posted: June 3, 2014


July 28 - Drums Across the Tri State - Charleston, WV

Aug 28 - Riverside - home

Sept 5 - Winfield - home

Sept 6 - Wayne Contest

Sept 12 - Parkersburg - away

Sept 13 - Oil and Gas Festival - Sistersville, WV

Sept 19 - Huntington - home

Sept 20 - Harvest of Champions Competition - Ona, WV (host)

Sept 26 - Hurricane - away

Sept 27 - Bands of America Competition - Dayton, Ohio

Oct 3 - W Wilson - away

Oct 4 - Sissonville Contest

Oct 10 - Capital - Homecoming

Oct 17 - GW - away

Oct 18 - Tri State Marching Band Festival - Huntington, WV


Wednesday Practice Schedules:  

(Additional practices to be announced as they become available - Please also check with your section leaders)


June 11 - 9:00 a.m. to Noon (sectionals 1:00-3:00)
June 18 - 9:00 a.m. to Noon (sectionals 1:00-3:00)
June 25 - 9:00 a.m. to Noon (sectionals 1:00-3:00)
July 9  -  9:00 a.m. to Noon (sectionals 1:00-3:00)


Summer Camps:     (Taken from "Band Camp Schedules" tab)

All Camps will be held at CMHS, Ona WV

Cost $162 per student 

Attendance is required for ALL camps


July 14-18   8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  (light lunch provided)

July 21-25   8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  (light lunch provided)

July 27       1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.   (snack provided)

July 28-31   8:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m.   (lunch and dinner provided)

 

July 28 evening, students will be attending Drums Across the Tristate in Charleston, WV. Ticket cost of $12 is included in camp fee.  Any parent interested in attending please email Mr. James or cabellmidlandbandboosters@gmail.com


Camp Needs at a Glance (Complete list under "Helpful Hints" tab)


Hat - sun block - water bottles - sunglasses - pencils -  show music - reeds - valve oil - flip folder - lyre - bug spray - towels -  YOUR BEST ATTITUDE!

Your section, color guard, dance team and majorette leaders will have additional information on requirements and needs.

If you require prescription medication, a Prescription Authorization Form must be completed prior to attending camp.  You will find this form located under the Forms to Download tab and on the shelf in the band room.   ALL prescription medication must be given to the nurse upon arrival of camp and will be administered by that nurse throughout the week of camp.  


Calling All Volunteers!

We need 10 more volunteers to help work the the drink and food tents for the Greenbrier Classic Concert Series.  


This is a big fundraiser for the band, we have a lot of fun, and we get a free ticket to enjoy the sights and sounds of the this year's musical guests - Jimmy Buffett and Maroon 5!



Current Fundraisers:    


Greenbrier Classic Concert Series

We will have 3 concession tents this year serving food and drinks. Workers will be needed July 4th (Maroon 5 in concert) and July 5th (Jimmy Buffett in concert).  Please let Toni Jones or Heather Blake know if you would like to volunteer, we need 28 volunteers each day.


ESPN - THE MAGAZINE FUNDRAISER

CMHS Marching Knights are selling ESPN The Magazine 2-year subscriptions for just $40!  That's a savings of 80% off newsstand price! Each order also receives 2 years of Insider (a $79.90 value free)  You can sell this to family and friends both local and abroad.  You can also accept orders to ship to military members overseas. This is an ongoing fundraiser we are kicking off October 25, 2013.  


Click on the link below, print it and get going on your sales!

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Sponsor Forms/Trailer Ads

Corporate Sponsor Forms/Trailer Ads are past due.  However, we never say no to donations so if you have a sponsor, please contact us via email at cabellmidlandbandboosters@gmail.com. 

Use the Corporate Sponsor Form link below to complete a sponsorship and turn in completed form via the Gold Box in the band room by Mr. James' office.

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Help support the Marching Knights:

There are so many ways to support the Marching Knights!  The success of this 140+ student band would not be possible without the generous support of our local community.  Every dollar helps ... Let us know HOW you would like to be involved!

  • Become a Corporate Sponsor 

  • Buy a Competition Program Ad

  • Buy a Trailer Ad
  • Sponsor a Trophy or Two (Or all!)
  • Attend a local fund raiser

Have another idea?  Let us know!

contact: cabellmidlandbandboosters@gmail.com



 










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