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Royal Guardians Meeting Dates Change
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 07:44

Change in dates for Royal Guardians Meetings


Starting this month (July) the Royal Guardians’ parent meetings will be held on the last Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM.  These meetings will be located in the Band Room unless otherwise noted.  These meetings are for ALL parents of marching band, color guard, winter guard and winter percussion along with any parent of a student in any of the high school concert bands.  The next meeting will be Wednesday, July 30th at 7:00PM.

Band Practice
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 07:46

And practice resumes!


Hope everybody had a great break and that you are all ready to get back to practice Tuesday, July 22nd at 2 pm!  We have a few odds and ends of information pertaining to practice and band camp here:

1.  and one of the most important:  don't forget your water and your sunscreen and your sack dinner!  It looks like summer has again saved it's warmest and most humid days for the beginning of band practice so that water and sunscreen are very important!

2.  If you still need carpenter crayons, Mrs. Battas will be at practice early on Tuesday with a supply of them.  They cost $1 each.  Your band captain, Spenser Goldy will have some as well.

3.  If you need a ride to or from practice please contact your parent liaison so they can send out an e-mail within your section to help find you a ride.  Don't forget to include your phone number so someone can contact you.

4. There are still chaperone slots needing to be filled during band camp! http://hsehsbands.org/chaperones Please go to that link to sign up if you can help!

5. The annual end of band camp water fight!  Immediately following band camp on Friday night, August 1, will be the famous water balloon/squirt gun water wars!  We are in need of people to take home water balloons and fill them and return them on that Friday.  We also need parents to help set up and supervise the water wars.  We need your help to make this a fun (and safe) time for the kids!  If interested please talk to Kelly Battas at practice or e-mail her and Greg at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Working Football Concessions-October 10th
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 07:38

RCG Parents Working Football Game Concessions October 10th


Royal Pride has asked the HSE Band Department if we would be interested in working at the football game concession stand on Friday, October 10th from 5:30-9:30.  Each adult that works will earn appoximately $40-$50 towards their student account.  Unfortunately students are not allowed to work concessions.  This money can be applied to RCG, Winter Guard or Winter Percussion fees.  Payment will be issued by Royal Pride to our student account treasurer at the end of the football season.  If you are interested there are only 20 slots available and will be on a first come, first served basis.  Please click on the link below to sign up. You will have to create a user login if you haven't worked concessions before.  If you worked last year that log in should work.


Pit Crew Volunteers
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 07:20

Pit Crew Volunteers Information


Sign ups for Pit Crew have been posted for all football games and contests.  Please go to: www.hsehsbands.org/pitcrew/ to sign up.  Everyone including returning parents will have to create a log in.

Football Games - We have two football games before our 1st contest so this would be a great way for the new parents to get an idea of what pit crew is all about.  At least 30 parents are needed at each football game to help move equipment, rope off the entrance and exit as the kids enter and exit the stadium and help move benches and tables that the football team uses during the game.    We will enter the stadium with the kids and sit in the end zone with the kids.  You will never have to worry about seats except for may the Fishers game.

Contest Days -   Right now all of the contest sites and times are TBA.  I will update the sign ups once these have been announced.   At least 22 parents are need to help at each contest.  This may change depending on how many passes we get for our Pit Crew and any changes the directors feel are necessary.

Contest days start with the loading of the semi at the end of the band practice on that Saturday. The students do most of the loading of the trailer but we need some parents there just to help them if they need it.   Once the trailer is loaded we usually head on out to the contest site.   We ask that if the trailer heads out before the buses leave that the parents go ahead and head out to the contest site.  We will start unloaded the trailer once it arrives and sometimes have it unloaded before the band gets there.  Once unloaded we help the students with anything from uniforms, fixing instruments, putting drum major podiums together, getting props ready to go etc.

Warm up/ performance times - Once it is time for the band to head to warm ups we will pair you up with a student and you will help push their equipment to warm ups and then onto performance.  We will stay with the band the whole time.   Once the band is done performing you will help your student get their equipment back to the trailer.  The parents will start loading the trailer while the kids are getting out of their uniforms.   Once the trailer is loaded and ready to go we will usually go ahead and head back to the school.  Sometimes if it is really close to awards we will wait and see how the band did and then head back.  Again, we ask that if possible the parents head back with the trailer and we will start unloading as soon as the trailer arrives at the school.    All the students including non percussion are responsible for helping put all equipment away once they get back to the school.

Parking at the contest - You will have to park in the spectator parking at all contest locations.  You will not be able to park with the band. Once parked you can head to where the bands are parked and look for our trailer.  If you can not find us just ask someone from the host school and they can tell you where we will be.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Cheryl Randall at either 317-402-3281 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
New Volunteer Background Check Procedures
Monday, 21 July 2014 19:49

New Volunteer Background Check Procedures


HSE School Corporation has implemented a new background check system.   The procedure is now online and requires a $13 payment.  Once your form is submitted it takes 3-6 business days for the corporation to receive the results.   At this point we do not believe they will contact the parents to let you know your check is back and valid so please let Rita Keeling know when you have submitted a form so she can work with the school to make sure we're all up to date.  If you have any questions please contact Rita at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .   The new forms are attached below.

RCG Fees
Monday, 21 July 2014 19:40

RCG Fees Due

Just a reminder that your final payment for the RCG 2014 season is due Monday, July 28th. There are many components that go into a successful season and unfortunately most of those do require money which is why we have set payment deadlines.  As a reminder there are fundraising opportunities to help with the costs of fees such as working concessions at Lucas Oil Stadium and Scrip, as examples.  If you have any questions or concerns you can contact the board president, Mike Mullen at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or the student account treasurer, Rhiannon Fox at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Chaperones Needed for Band Camp
Saturday, 19 July 2014 16:58

Chaperones Needed for Band Camp

As you all know the RCG will be back hard at practice starting this Tuesday with band camp beginning the Monday, July 28th.  We are still in desperate need of chaperones during the week of band camp and for the Monday and Tuesday following.  Most of the shifts open are the first shifts of the day (you wouldn't have to worry too much about the heat!) and are only 2 to 3 hours long.  Chaperones are needed just to keep an eye on our students: making sure they have water during the breaks, providing light first aid, that sort of thing and it's a great way to get to know the students!  If you can help out please go to http://hsehsbands.org/chaperones and sign up!  If you have any questions you can contact Rita Keeling at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .   Thank you! This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2014 Royal Invitational Meeting
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 12:07

2014 Royal Invitational Meeting

Greetings Parents!

The next Royal Invitational (RI) Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 7/23/14 at 7 pm.  We are planning on meeting in the band room; however, if the band is utilizing it, we'll post a sign in the hallway stating where the meeting will be.

A huge THANKS to the parents who have stepped up, but unfortunately, we are still short several important committee chairs and we are quickly running out of time.  Before you know it, September 20th will be here!  There are a lot of details we need to iron out and plenty of coordinating which needs to be done in advance.  So, PLEASE, if you think you could step up and chair a position, please let us know and come on out to next week's meeting!  The RI cannot happen without parent "chair" support. 

Here are the committee chairs we are still in need of.  Please take a look and see if there is something you'd be interested in heading up:  Directors Hospitality (important), Band Guides, Beverage Tent, Set Up, Clean Up, Cookie Sales, Hall Monitors, Program/Script, Stadium Coordinator, Tabulations, Fundraising/Publicity/Vendors, Volunteer Coordinator, and Water/Food Transportation.

For all the "new" parents, a great way to prepare yourself for next year's RI is to shadow a veteran parent.  You'll get to see how things work so next year, as the Senior Parents step away, you'll be prepared to jump right in.

And don't fear, for those who can't volunteer for a committee chair, don't worry.  Shift volunteer sign-ups will be posted soon!!

We hope to see you next Wednesday, 7/23/14 at 7 pm!!

Please direct your questions to Greg Moore ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )  or Mark Mooney ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Chaperones Needed
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 11:53

We are in need of volunteer chaperones for Thursday, July 24th and multiple shifts for band camp.  If there are any parents that didn't originally sign up to help chaperone and want to get involved this is a great way to do so.  It's super easy and a great way to get to know the kids.  The chaperones are basically there to watch over the kids during practice.  This includes keeping them safe, providing light first aid (no CPR certification required) and having water available.  If you have never chaperoned before we can give you a quick "training session" to show you where we keep all our first aid supplies and items needed for practices.  You are welcome to have younger siblings with you while you chaperone.  Please contact Rita Keeling at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


The link to chaperone is http://hsehsbands.org/chaperones. The shifts are approximately 2-3 hours in length.

Parent Background Checks
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 11:48

HSE school corporation has informed us that there will be a change in the current procedure for volunteer background checks.  If you have not turned in a background check to volunteer, please hold off until we get more information. Any forms turned in prior to June 16th are valid for three years.  As soon as we receive the new information from the school corporation we will let you know. If you have any questions please contact Rita Keeling at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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