The holidays are just around the corner and last year the band, choir and theater departments benefited from selling beautiful poinsettia's from Gerten's. For those who bought them, many reported they lasted until February of the next year! This year, the pick up day is a bit earlier (December 4th and 5th), so your family and friends can enjoy them longer. They REALLY are gorgeous!
WE HAVE UNTIL OCTOBER 30th TO SELL THEM. Please turn in your order forms to Mr. Comeau on or before that date. Here is the Order Form: 2014 ERHS Music Dept Poinsettia Fundraiser.pdf
Enhancing the band experience is our only focus and as discussed at parent night, our main enhancement in the 2014-15 school year is to fund guest musicians who will be working with each of the bands throughout the various seasons. It is our goal to raise money through our main fundraiser, Guest Services at TCF Stadium, to pay for these guest conductors. If every family participates in the program outlined below, we will raise enough money to pay for the high quality guest conductors without raising any additional user fees. We will provide an update bimonthly as to the status of participation to track whatprograms we can support throughout the school year.
2014 TCF Bank Stadium Guest Services
For the 2014-15 school year, all band families are asked to participate in two events per band member on behalf of the ERRBB (East Ridge Raptors Band Boosters). This could be one adult attending two games, or two adults attending one game per student. Any additional games worked by family, friends & supporters of the ERHS band program are appreciated! If you prefer to opt out of this event, we ask that you write a check for $200 per band student made payable to ERRBB.
Here’s what you need to do:
Select a training date & game date(s).
You only need to attend one training session. After being trained and turning in paperwork, you do not need to go to a training session again in future years (ie. if you participated last year, you don’t need to be trained again this year).
For background check/security reasons, all workers must provide official documentation.
Please bring a copy of the following identification methods with you to the training session:
Drivers License & Social Security Card
East Ridge Raptors Band Boosters
Fall 2014 CSC Guest Services Dates
TCF Bank Stadium
Wednesday, September 3rd 7:00pm @ ERHS
Wednesday, September 17th 7:00pm @ ERHS
Gophers - Thursday, August 28th vs. Eastern Illinois
Gophers - Saturday, September 6th vs. Middle Tennessee
Vikings - Sunday, September 14th vs. New England
Gophers - Saturday, September 20th vs. San Jose State
Vikings - Sunday, September 28th vs. Atlanta
Gophers - Saturday, October 11th vs. Northwestern
Vikings - Sunday, October 12th vs. Detroit
Gophers - Saturday, October 18th vs. Perdue
Vikings - Sunday, November 2nd vs. Washington
Gophers - Saturday, November 8th vs. Iowa
Gophers - Saturday, November 15th vs. Ohio State
Vikings - Sunday, November 23rd vs. Green Bay
Vikings - Sunday, November 30th vs. Carolina
Vikings - Sunday, December 7th vs. New York Jets
Vikings - Sunday, December 28th vs. Chicago Bears
Basic TCF Training
White or black shirt long or short sleeve, no logos.
*White button down shirt
Black pants....no jeans
Black comfortable shoes
Black or Gopher baseball cap (optional)
Stocking cap (optional) black or solid colored no logos other than MN
Please remove all piercings
Dress warm, CSC will provide a CSC jacket
Customer Service is huge for us and our 2 clients, the U of MN and the fans. Greet people when they arrive and thank them as they leave.
Familiarize yourself with your surroundings. We will provide you with a A to Z guide which will include a map. Know where the nearest rest rooms, first aid and exits are.
It’s all about customer service, thinking on your feet, being polite, etc.
Say Thank You for Coming
Observing Parking lots & Tailgating - Looking for charcoal grills, answering questions
Entry - Checking Bags at the door
Ushers - Observing the crowd, looking at tickets, answering questions
Beer Garden - Observe the crowd, answer questions, point people to the bathroom
Or - Work the upper deck premium level. 37 private suites, 250 indoor club seats, 1,250 outdoor club seats, and 50 loge boxes, along with access to the exclusive but mostly the DQ Club Room, which offers luxurious amenities to premium-seat ticket holders.
*Must wear white button down shirt
Oak Street Ramp
401 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Mention that you work for CSC when entering (this effects the band’s total profit)
You will have to pay for parking
When you arrive at the stadium, enter at Lincoln County, which is on the east side of the stadium. Counties are engraved in the stone in alphabetical order. Once checked in at Lincoln proceed to marshalling to pick up uniforms
Please be on time, we will have you attend 2 briefings where you will learn the details and tasks for the day.
A message from Steve Clarke at Woodbury's Music Go Round:
We at Music Go Round Woodbury, have launched a new program that involves
the local community to raise funds for the East Ridge Raptors BandBoosters. The fundraiser program is called Playing It Forward. It is very
Purchase your plants at Gertens this year and help raise money for the East Ridge Band Program. Just purchase a $25, $50 or $100 plant card in advance by clicking below. Gertens will donate 11% of every plant card purchased. Plant cards can be used all year long to purchase plant material at Gertens in Inver Grove Heights. Includes, but is not limited to: Annuals, Houseplants, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees and Poinsettias.
Please contact Fundraising Chairperson Namrata Thakur