I hope everyone has enjoyed their Thanksgiving Break! This week, we jump right back into some very important events. Wednesday evening is the Winter Concert and along with some great music from the 1st and 5th hour bands, we have the chili dinner, uniform turn-in and the Raiders Helping Raiders collection.
The uniform collection goes from 5 to 6:30. The bands warmup at 6:30 so make sure you have taken care of the turn-in with plenty of time to spare. You need to turn in all elements of the uniform including the hanger. The uniform does not have to be cleaned but do make sure you check the pockets for any of your stuff. The dry cleaners always find a number of things, the most common being MONEY! If you can help with the collection, please go to the volunteer Signup Genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fa9ac2aa3fc1-marching1
The Chili Dinner (if you aren't into chili, there are other options) starts at 5:30. The array of home cooked specialties is stunning! Don't miss this fantastic meal! Please go to this Signup Genius to help out or to bring some of goodies to share! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4daaab2da2fe3-chili
Raiders Helping Raiders is a voluntary collection that is taken at the band, choir, and orchestra concerts this week. Gift cards are bought with the money raised. The cards are given to the counseling department to distribute to SMS families they identify as needing some help over the holidays. Maybe a new coat, maybe groceries: the money is used many ways but it all stays right in our community and it makes a big difference. Around 50 families benefit from this each year and each year our collections grow larger. It is truly Raiders Helping Raiders. Whether it is spare change, a couple of dollars, or something more substantial, you will be making a difference for students that walk the halls of our school.
I will post more details later in the week but remember that this Saturday, 12/7, those who earned positions in the District Honor Bands will rehearse and perform at BV high school. Registration begins at 7:30 AM and the rehearsals start at 8AM. Students should check the emails I sent to their school accounts for more information and your music.