Holiday Band Concert, Monday December 15, 2014 @ 7:30pm at The Loft Stage
For a complete list of band activities, please visit the calendar page on this site
Dear Parents and Young Musicians,
The ER band boosters approach you today to request for your help. We need your support more than ever! School wide budget cuts being implemented by the district will impact our music program severely. The funding proposed for the 2015-2016 school year for the band department is BARELY 12% of the funds required to run the program as you are familiar with.
We can all agree that this is not desirable and will provide our kids with a mediocre year of music experience. In the past, the booster organization has helped support the program by funding about 30% of the total cost to run the program. We have run fundraisers with YOUR help to generate the income. We availed of the CSC option as one of our major fundraising platforms and raised approximately $7000 this year. Thank YOU for that!!! Going forward, for the CSC program to generate the maximum that it can, we need to produce larger numbers of volunteers than we have done in the past. We have the avenue, we need to come together and provide the man hours.
Currently, ALL the band enrichment programs are funded by what the boosters raise through various efforts and so far have been provided to the entire band enrollment at NO COST to your student. Sixty percent of our current students avail of these programs and the remaining are always encouraged to jump in and participate.
To continue the basic cost of running the program on a day to day basis as well as provide the variety of additional options that make for a successful band repertoire…….we NEED YOUR HELP!! The numbers highlighted above are a strong indication of the extent.
We have identified an expanded CSC fundraiser option that can help us raise as much as $30,000, but we all need to chip in.
An exciting opportunity coming this summer is to volunteer with CSC, in guest services, for three major concerts at the TCF stadium……….the Rolling Stones (for all of us who remember them from our younger years), Luke Bryan (for all the country music lovers) and One Direction( for the young blooded ones). Come and attend one or ALL concerts for FREE and fundraise for YOUR band! Please see attachment for dates.
There will be a training session on May 18th, at 7:00pm at the ERHS band room. Bring all the family and friends that you can muster up!!! (ALL new and previous volunteers are required to attend. Please bring the following ID: Drivers license & social security card, OR Passport (for background check purposes).
Sign up on the following google document:
or email Namrata Thakur at email@example.com.
During the Fall, we plan to continue our partnership with CSC to cover the Viking and Gopher football games.
Your engagement and generosity is what makes it all possible!! Let’s take advantage of the concerts this summer and come together on this important effort!
Thank you all for your graciousness in coming out in the past and helping to make BAND at East Ridge a fabulous option for our young musicians and for your anticipated help in the future!! WITHOUT YOU NOTHING IS POSSIBLE, AND TOGETHER, EVERYTHING IS!!
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Congratulations to these members of the band for receiving ALL CONFERENCE honors!
Anna Swanson, Flute - Band
Sabrina McGrane, Flute - Band
Haley Martin, Oboe/English Horn - Band
Mahima Gupta, Clarinet - Band
Timothy Baek, Clarinet - Band
Lydia Borchert, Bassoon - Band
Kunal Thakur, Alto Sax - Band
Jenna Sagstetter, Bari Sax - Band
Noah Eckberg, Trumpet - Orchestra
Jared Lancette, Trumpet - Band
Blake Slette, French Horn - Band
Adrianna McCutchen, French Horn - Band
Aaron Brinkman, Trombone - Band
Alex Fenner, Trombone – Band
The "Pit" Orchestra was awarded the top prize for an orchestra by "Spotlight Awards" judges, receiving an "OUTSTANDING" ranking for their performance - CONGRATULATIONS!
Pictured here - our fantastic Loft Stage Orchestra performers!
The board of directors are considering making some minor changes to Band Booster By-Laws. You'll see a summary of what they are considering by clicking on the link. This is an agenda item for the December 9, 2014 band booster meeting. Proposed By-Law Changes 11_13_2014.pdf
Next Meeting Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 6:30pm
The East Ridge Raptors Band Booster meetings are typically early in the week of the first two weeks of the month in the band room. The foundation of a strong booster club is the volunteers. Do you have a skill, passion, talent or knowledge you would like to share with the Raptors Band Boosters? Let us know!! We welcome all volunteers, new and experienced, at any meeting - please join us in supporting instrumental music education and performance at East Ridge! We hope to see you at our next meeting!
East Ridge Raptors Band Boosters
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