Happy 4th of July to our Band Family!
Below we have a few tips and reminders for both students and parents, as well as requests for donations and some very important links.
STUDENTS: Remember, now is the time to make sure you have prepared your body for the heat and strain of those daily camp days in the sun. Hopefully all students are out there walking, running or playing in the sunshine; if you haven’t been doing that, then you can start today. Practice your instrument while standing outside, and make sure you are drinking your water every day and focusing on good nutrition.
PARENTS: For our camp days, we need your help to keep our kids healthy and safe. If anyone has any Shade Tents or Canopys that we could use for these 2 weeks, it would be greatly appreciated. Please send us an email, message on FB or just show up on that first day with whatever you may have to help our kids get out of that sun throughout the day.
Also, every year we collect donations of Gatorade from every student on the first day of Camp. The donation of Gatorade supplies our kids with drinks throughout the very HOT days of Band Camp and well beyond. If you see a deal on Gatorade or water at any time, please let us know so we can spread the word to others. Often Publix has a BOGO deal to keep an eye on! We need 20 oz Gatorade bottles brought in by student in each grade as follows: Seniors – Lemon Lime, Juniors – Berry, Sophomores – Fruit Punch, Freshman – Orange.
In addition, we will also need help on that first day of camp and would absolutely love assistance from any parents whom have the time to assist us in bringing the Gatorade to the Band room, to help get them iced right away. The more help we have, the quicker we can get the Gatorade cold for the students.
Accounts: We are approaching our 3rd payment date to keep us on track with our fees. Please reference your Financial Commitment and Payment Schedule so you can keep track of when those payments are due, and make sure to read up on our refund policy and payment procedures. Please contact our Finance Volunteer at Neaseaccts@gmail.com for any questions or concerns with your account.
The Props and Equipment Crew would love your help! If you are handy with tools or just want to help build and create our amazing props for the Competitions, please send an email To Neasebandboosters@gmail.com to get all of the updates on what they are doing to get ready for Season. We also have several meeting dates already on our calendar.
VOLUNTEERS: It is very important that all Volunteers have been approved through the St Johns County School System. This process can take up to two weeks. Please click on this link to access the form. Also, ALL VOLUNTEER DRIVERS (driving equipment, mulch day, students, competitions, Football games, etc) must fill out the DRIVER RELEASE FORM.
Upcoming important dates to Remember:
July 13 Props and Equipment Meeting
July 20 Props and Equipment Meeting
July 22nd – First Day of Camp
July 23 – Parent Meeting
Aug 2 – Last Day of camp EXHIBITION AND POTLUCK
Aug 12 – First Day of School
We highly encourage all Parents to attend our meeting on July 23, the second day of Band Camp. We will have important information to share. Please see our calendar on our website Neasebands.org for all dates relating to rehearsals, football games, competitions, camps and travel.
Lastly, Band Families
This organization cannot run without you. We are a non-profit organization that is largely made of parent volunteers. That being said, we have a large undertaking coming up with the year ahead and are looking for parents to fill the following spots/committee's:
Fundraising and Committees: * Mulch Committee * TPC Committe
Corporate Fundraising Liaison and Committee
Middle School Coordinating
Without these Committees we have gaps in the organization for the year so any effort and participation would really help.. We appreciate your consideration in this matter.
We appreciate all you do now and, in the future, Thank You!
Welcome to the End of Band Season 2018, and the beginning of Band Season 2019!!
First, let’s talk End of the Year Band Banquet. It is going to be an AWESOME night where students, parents, and friends get together and celebrate another amazing year in BAND. We are still taking RSVP’s until May 7th, and payment is now $45.00. Remember, ALL DUES MUST BE PAID (Concert, Marching Band, and all Winter Programs) for students and families to attend. We hope to see you on May 10th at 6 pm at the Renaissance Resort in World Golf Village.
Our new season will be up and running with the Mini Camp happening this week. Here is everything you need to know about Mini Camp: Percussion rehearses Monday Tuesday & Wednesday. They meet at 4:30 Monday & 5:00 Tuesday & Wednesday and practice until 8pm. Winds and Guard Practice Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5 pm until 8 pm. On Thursday we will have a Parent Performance at 7:30 (see calendar for location). Don’t forget comfortable clothes and shoes (no sandals, flip flops, or jeans), and bring water and sunscreen. You will learn A LOT at Mini Camp including fundamentals, music, and visual effects.
On Wednesday May 8th there will be a brief Guard Meet and Greet with Andy Snow and Kelly Ann Ross, as well as general guard information.
Here is the link if you still haven’t registered for Band for the 2019-2020 school year:
On Wednesday, before Mini Camp, We will be selling past band uniforms to anyone interested in having a piece of this memory from your Nease Marching Band. Make sure to bring your $20 Cash so you don’tmiss out!
On Monday May 13th at 7 pm, we will have our first Board Meeting. Please come out and meet the Board members and get to know what goes on behind the scenes of the Nease Band Boosters.
Lastly, we are always in need of Volunteers. We are looking for upperclassmen parents who know the ropes and want to participate, as well as mentors for those new parents who are eager to be a part of the Band world that their kids love. We will be making calls and sending emails out to anyone who has expressed an interest, and we ask that you consider volunteering this year. Our Band needs every parent to participate, whether it is an hour, a day, a month ,or the season. Each and every effort will help make this program a success. Plus, you will get to witness your student grow and learn in the programs element, and it doesn’t get any better than being around your kids doing what they enjoy..band!! On a side note, FCMI will be in November and every parent is required to work a shift for this very important event held at Nease High School, so save the date! November 9, 2019
Please make sure to check out our website every week for calendar events and updates, and join our Facebook and Remind pages so you stay in the loop on everything from practices to pictures.
Facebook: 2019-20 Nease Band Program
Remind: text # 81010 and text the message @6gg3f9
Communications or questions: Neasebandcommunications@gmail.com