Parent volunteer list has been added to the parent page at https://theherdmarchingband.wordpress.com/parents/
Some students still need to return paperwork … if you have lost the packet, PRINT IT HERE.
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Are you planning to head to Boston this summer to watch The Herd? We have important information to pass along.
Shadow Families are families that choose to head to the band’s destination (This year is Boston) and cheer them on during their performance! As a Shadow Family, you can choose to spend as little or as much time following the group as you wish.
If you are interested in being on the Shadow Families list and receiving updates and information about this experience, please contact our parent volunteer coordinator Terri Brummer.
Shadow Family Communications will begin on May 1, so please respond by April 30. You can always join the group later…but you may miss signup deadlines or vital information.
- Game/Event Tickets (Twins, Gophers, Renaissance Festival, etc)
- Gift Cards – Best Buy, Caribou, Starbucks, Target, Home Depot, Cub, Barnes & Noble etc. (Suggested minimum value of $20)
- Many stores now have kiosks where you can choose from a variety of gift cards, making it an easy item to pick up!
- Baskets – 31 , Pampered Chef, Norwex, any of the home party groups…or put together a themed basket of your choice such as family movie night (DVDs/Candy/popcorn), kitchen ware, Coffee Lovers (cups and flavored coffees) Fitness items, sporting goods, hand crafted items, etc..
Join the Herd for the 2015 Season!
Hello Band Families,
This is an emergency message.
We talked about the Montrose Band at Hanover, but I now understand that the official invitation did not go out until Monday night at 5:30 PM and it only went to this year’s 11th and 12th graders…10th graders didn’t receive the message. As a result, there are not many kids signed up yet, even though I know 20-30 of the marching band members indicated they wanted to play. So….we need to move the needle on this and we need to do it quickly. If a band does not show up to play at Montrose it will absolutely reflect badly on our program. Here is the message that was sent out Monday night. Get the word out…get your friends to play…contact older brothers and sisters and alumni..call the number listed below to let Mr. Bauman and Mr. Knutson know that you are playing on Sunday.
Hello. This is Tom Bauman, Activities Director at Buffalo High School. Mr. Knutson and I are trying to get the word out to band members at BHS who would be available to participate in a 25-30 member BHS Pep Band. The band will be pulled on a parade trailer and is scheduled to play in the Montrose Parade on Sunday, August 17th.
Students would be asked to meet at BHS in the cafeteria that morning at 10am for organization, bused to Montrose at approximately 11am, participate in the parade scheduled at 1pm, and be back at BHS around3pm. We are hoping this will be a fun event and lunch will be provided. We ask that participating students wear a purple t-shirt or something similar, something that would represent school spirit. The event will also be counted as 1 A and I point for 1st quarter at school.
If you are interested in participating, please call Barb McIntosh at 763-682-8106 by Wednesday, August 13th to confirm your spot. If you reach voicemail, please leave your name, type of instrument you would be playing and a phone number for us to confirm with you. Thank you for helping us out and phone number for us to confirm with you. Thank you for helping us out and……FIRE UP!!!
BHS Activities Director
I am excited to see you all again on Saturday. It has been a long time. I hope you’ve enjoyed your July. The weather has been fantastic. Saturday looks cool and comfortable while we rehearse at school and warm and sunny when we step off at around 11:30 or so. Rehearsal starts at 8:30 and the parade itself starts at 11:00. Most of you are a little out of shape so try to practice the next couple days and started drinking a lot of water. Be sure to eat a good breakfast on Saturday morning and bring a lunch to eat on the short drive to the parade.
After the parade we will be loading up and returning to BHS (without going back to watch the end of the parade). At that point everybody will help unload everything. Instruments will be put away, and uniforms will be turned in. When you put your stuff away you can head over to Sturges park for our potluck. Be sure you family has checked the e-mail from the HERD Secretary about what you need to bring.
One last interesting detail for 10th, 11th, 12th & 13th graders. We are trying to put together a group to ride on a flat bed truck playing pep band tunes at the Montrose parade on Sunday, August 17th. Be thinking about that and whether it can fit into your schedule. I think that it will be really fun…very casual and Pep Bandy.
See you all on Saturday for one last HERD Hurrah!
H-A-N-O-V-E-R H-A_N-O-V-E-R Yeaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh Hanover!
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