Welcome back to school and right into Marching Season! We have a lot of exciting events and fundraisers coming up. Please mark your calendar for 8/15 and 8/20 – there will be a lot of information presented – including tour info and opportunities to volunteer.
8/15/2016 7:00pm Band Room – First ABBA Membership Meeting for 2016-17. Membership signups ($5), budget approval, volunteer signups, fundraising and some tour information. Show shirt, spirit wear, and shoe/glove orders will be available as well.
8/17/2016 – Back to School Night. Volunteer sign ups, show shirt, spirit wear, and shoe/glove orders
8/20/2016 5:00pm – Parent Information Meeting in the band room, followed by a preview of the music for this year’s show! Tour and fundraising information will be presented. If your student is interested in attending the Disneyland/Universal tour this Spring, you must attend this meeting or contact Kim if you are unable to attend.
This Friday is the annual Spring Concert! Join us for a fun event to celebrate the Concert Season at the Roseville High School Theater (Directions). We will begin the concert with an informal performance by the Jazz Band, beginning at 6:00pm. The formal concert will start at 6:30pm with the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and the combined bands playing throughout the evening. The performance will be recorded by Grant Parker and CDs will be available to order. Student call time will be 5:30pm for Wind Ensemble members and 6:00pm for Symphonic Band students. ABBA will have a table set up for Fireworks Scrip sales and volunteer sign ups. We look forward to seeing you there!
It is almost time for our biggest fundraiser of the year..Fireworks!! Our booth will again be in the Walmart Parking lot on Antelope Road, next to Home Depot.
To jump start our fundraising efforts the students will be selling firework scrip. Scrip is like buying a gift card at the store but it can only be used at our fireworks booth this year. The scrip will be sold in $10.00 denominations, students will collect orders/money and turn into ABBA. The student will then be given the “scrip” to distribute to family, friends, neighbors or anyone else you can think of that buys fireworks each year.
Scrip is like cash, when they come to the fireworks booth and because it is like cash they can be combined.
Why sell someone scrip if you already know they are going to come to our booth?
Scrip guarantees that when they purchase their fireworks that they will come to our booth. Some will buy scrip even if they are not buying fireworks this year, just to support the band! and most that use scrip at our booth generally will spend more.
Lets start our fundraising out right for next year. Our goal, each student to sell a minimum of 10~ really not that hard to do since most everyone love Fireworks!!
Scrip sales will be the first few weeks of May and students can turn in at the concert on May 6th and the Awards night on May 18th or anytime to the ABBA mailbox in the office (checked regularly)
for the Scrip Order form and purchase Scrip today!
Dough to Go/Popcornopolis — Packets went home on Monday February, 29th and the sale will go on through March 12th. Delivery of ordered items will arrive on Friday April 1st.
There will be incentive prizes of Cookie Dough, Starbucks and ITunes gift cards for selling 12 items and 24 items and also a $25.00 Gift Certificate to Farrell’s for the person who brings in the most money of both fundraisers combined.
Band Yard Sale — Saturday, March 5th, this will be held at Christie Folck’s house 8am-1pm. If you are able to help out that day please contact Crystal Rea at 916.600.8251 or firstname.lastname@example.org . If you are able to donate household goods, especially FURNITURE and other large items please let Crystal know.
Band Family Fun Night — Join us at Blaze Pizza on Tuesday, March 8th from 5:30pm-8:30pm. They are located at 10325 Fairway Dr. Roseville. Flyers will be going home that morning with the students. You can also print a flyer from our website or facebook page. You must present a flyer when ordering.
Craving a cheeseburger, salad or one of their amazing shakes? Please join us for February’s Band Night Out at The Habit in Roseville – This Tuesday, 2/9 is the night! Bring the flyer and 20% of your purchase will be donated to the program. March’ Band Night Out will be at The Blaze Pizza – mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 8th!
It is time to pull out your student’s concert blacks and double-check your sizes! If you are a Freshman Parent, your student will need to order Concert Blacks for the Spring Concert Season. ABBA places a group order, which provides a price break and saves on shipping costs. You will not be able to order direct, so late orders will be subject to a separate shipping cost, at your expense. Band Parents and Uniform Managers will be at the school during class on Friday, 1/15 to help with measurements. To ensure that each student has either confirmed that their current uniform fits, or they need to order a new uniform, every student will be required to complete an Order Form to be turned in to their uniform manager or emailed to Kim by January 22nd.
Payment will be due and payable to ABBA upon delivery of the uniform.
Shirt and Pant: $40
Shirt Only: $15
Pant Only: $25
ABBA does not fund the cost of concert blacks – this is simply facilitated through ABBA. If you need financial assistance, please contact Mr. Hodge directly.
Welcome back Titan Families! Please join us this Monday, 1/11/2016 at 7:00pm in the band room for the first Spring 2016 ABBA Meeting. Mr. Hodge will join us to talk about the Spring schedule and answer any questions you may have before back to school night on the 14th. We have an exciting Spring Semester planned with fundraising, several concert events, some pep events, winter percussion, winter guard and maybe even a fun Gala for you and your friends! The calendar has been updated for Spring Semester so that you can plan ahead – note that dates and times may change, so check back and/or watch your email for Band Notes – starting back up on Monday!
This weekend will be full of festive events to keep our community in holiday spirits! Friday night is the annual Antelope Neighborhood Ambush! Saturday, 12/12 is the annual Downtown Sacramento Santa Parade around Capital Mall in the morning (parade starts at 10am). Watch your emails this week for more details on call times and drop off locations for all three events. As information becomes available, it will also be added to the Calendar link on this website.
This weekend is the WBA Championship weekend in Fresno, CA! There will be over 60 bands performing on Saturday. Antelope performs at 12:50pm – be sure to come early to allow time for parking and entry into the stadium. Adult tickets are $20 and good for both days. ABBA will provide meals and snacks throughout the event; however, if your student would like more, they are encouraged to bring money or snacks with them. For more information, visit our Field Show page. For directions to CSUF – Bulldog stadium – click here.
This Saturday is the WBA Logan Invitational in Union City, CA. Spectator tickets are $15.00. For itinerary and information regarding call times, etc., please click here: 11/14/2015 – Logan Invitational – Union City, CA. The only meal served by ABBA is dinner. Students need to bring their own lunch to morning rehearsal to eat between rehearsal and bus departure – there will not be time to leave the school in between. For directions to Logan High School, click here