Wednesday, 29 July 2015 20:42
2015 RCG Show Shirt Apparel is now available for purchase.
Orders due Aug 3rd!
Show shirts will not be provided for band members this year. If band members wish to have a show shirt, it must be ordered.
Any questions may be directed to Kay Soforenko at 317-750-7501
Sunday, 26 July 2015 10:04
TUES – AUG 4th End of Band Camp Parent Demonstration
The Band will play what they have learned at the practice fields to end the Summer Band Camp.
INFO: - ALL Parents and Friends of RCG BAND MEMBERS INVITED TO Attend!!
1) The Band will hold a demonstration at the front of the practice field on Tues starting at 7pm
This is a great opportunity to come and watch RCG play and to meet the staff.
WED – AUG 5th PEP BAND for Freshman Orientation
The Freshman Class (2019) will all meet in the Gymnasium for part of their Registration Procedure. The PEP BAND will perform during this event.
INFO: - ALL RCG BAND MEMBERS INVITED TO PERFORM!!
1) PEP BAND rehearsals will be Mon and Tues (Aug. 3-4) from 11am
to 11:45am (RCG rehearsals begin at noon).
2) PEP BAND will wear Summer Uniforms for this event Wed, Aug. 5.
3) Wed, August 5th – PEP BAND meets at 2pm in the Bandroom.
4) This event should be completed by 3:30pm. Thank you!!!
THUR – AUG 6TH FULL RCG for New CCA Dedication
HSE Schools Administration and School Board will be in attendance as the new College and Career Academy is officially opened. The entire RCG Marching Band and Color Guard is expected to perform at this event.
INFO: ENTIRE RCG IS EXPECTED TO PERFORM!!
1) RCG will wear Summer Uniforms for this event Thursday, Aug. 6.
2) Thursday, Aug. 6th – RCG meets at 6pm in the Bandroom
3) This event should be completed by 7:30pm. Thank you!!
THERE IS NO REHEARSAL
SATURDAY, AUG. 8TH (CANCELLED)
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 00:19
It's time to gear up for band camp!!!
Even though the days are long, we are planning some fun activities to keep everyone motivated!
Put your thinking caps on and also be thinking about your favorite Kona Ice flavor because Tuesday evening we will be playing band trivia and enjoying a Kona Ice treat! On Thursday, plan to bring a change of clothes/swimwear/towel and a water squirter/squirt gun for water wars. All week during lunch and dinner breaks we will be playing giant Jenga. Check the bulletin board outside the band room for daily activities.
Theme Days: (dress up is optional)
- Monday, July 27th: Pirate/Tropical Day
- Tuesday, July 28th: Twin/Triplet Day
- Wednesday, July 29th: Batman/Superhero Day
- Thursday, July 30th: Decades Day (60's, 70's, 80's, ....) Also Water Wars (extra clothes/swimwear/towel/water squirter/squirt gun)
- Friday, July 31st: Section Spirit Day (Your section captains will tell you the theme for this day.)
Volunteers: (students, adults)
Volunteers are needed on Tuesday night from 4:45-5:30 to help with the Kona Ice event and on Thursday, I would love lots of volunteers to help set up water wars at 4pm and help with water wars from 5-6pm. You are also always welcome to come and watch any time. I also need to borrow a plastic baby pool, or if you have several water squirters. You can reach me by email at
or call or text me at 912-222-3598. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Yellow Crayons For Sale:
For yellow crayon purchases see your Band Captain, Ashley Aulicino by July 27th.
The cost is $1 each (cash only)
Band Camp July 27-31 Meal Times for Delivery:
Lunch: 12:15 - 1 p.m. Wed Dinner: 5:15 - 6 p.m., Thu Dinner 4:30-5, Fri Dinner None (practice ends at 5:15)
August 3-4 Meal Times for Delivery:
Dinner: 4:15 - 5:00 p.m
Parent Demonstration Tuesday Evening, Aug 4, 7:00-8
Demonstration for family and friends. Please come watch! Marchers will be at the front of the practice field...the side with the white director's tower. There should be parking in the lot by the practice field. Hopefully, Door #13 will be open by then.
The Complete schedule for Band Camp/Summer Events is attached (July 27 –31, and August 3-6, 2015).
Saturday, 25 July 2015 00:00
Get Professional Action Photos of your child
Here is your chance to get some absolutely fantastic pictures of your child having fun in the sun. If I am able to get 20 (or more) families to be willing to pay $100 each for pictures of their child, then Mary Ackerson and Randy Northcraft of Northcraft Photo will come take action photos this season. To see an example of the photos they take click here Northcraft Photos. They have agreed to take photos at 7-10 of our RCG events this season. Each family that pays the $100 will get at least 50 pictures of their child (In previous years the actual number was closer to 100 pictures each). It works out to only be $2 per picture for 50 pictures (and even less if we end up with more pictures like we usually do).
If I am not able to get a minimum of 20 families to participate in the above proposed program, Northcraft Photo has given us the following alternative option:
Photos would be taken at 2 rehearsals, 2 football games, and 1-2 Saturday performances.
Price: You would have to order each picture individually from Northcraft Photo, and the starting price for a 4x6 is $6/picture.
This option would get us some pictures but not as many as the first option since they wouldn't be taking photos at as many events. And, it would cost a lot more per picture if you end up wanting to buy more than 17 pictures (which I always do). Just something to think about...
Please contact Julie Grosso at
if you are interested in purchasing a photo package. I will need to know who is interested in this project no later than August 4th so that I can get Northcraft Photo scheduled to begin photographing our kids. Our first football game is on August 21st which is just around the corner. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Sunday, 19 July 2015 21:46
Blue HSE Band "Play, March, Roar" T-Shirt Order
PARENTS/SIBLINGS: If you plan on volunteering for the RCG football game performances, you will need to wear one of these shirts. Even if you don't plan on volunteering, anyone is welcome to purchase one of these shirts to wear to the football games to show their support of the band.
NOTE: For a minimum of 20 shirts ordered, we can place another order for this t-shirt.
Sizes Available (adult sizes only): Small/Medium/Large/Extra Large/2XL/3XL (2XL and 3XL: Add $2 more per shirt)
Please contact Mrs. Grosso at
if you'd like to purchase one of these shirts.
Sunday, 12 July 2015 00:00
ONLY 1 WEEK LEFT - Let's Raise Some Serious Money for New Uniforms!!!
This fundraiser will end in only 1 weeks on August 2nd with all prizes being announced on August 4th at the end of practice. Want to win an iPad (16 Gb) or $400 Best Buy gift card?
1,000 Coupon Booklet Sales Goal:
If every member of the RCG sold 8 booklets, we would exceed our goal of selling 1,000 booklets and raise over $10,000. It would mean that we would be giving away over $1,000 in prizes PLUS we would be giving back over $2,500 to student accounts (of those members that volunteered at Marsh, the Farmer's Market, and/or sold booklets on their own). Do you dry clean clothes at Tuchman Cleaners, eat at Moe's Southwest Grill, would like to try Snappy Tomato Pizza, or shop at Staples? If so, the coupon booklet would pay for itself plus more depending on which coupons you used. The Classic Cleaners, Snappy Tomato Pizza, and Staples coupons don't expire, and the Moe's coupons are good until December 31, 2015. The coupon booklets are a good investment for your money if you bought some for yourself. You'd get money back to your student account, be in the running to win the Grand Prize, plus be entered into the $50 Prize giveaway for every booklet you sold. Even if you bought all 8 booklets for yourself, you'd be getting a lot of that money back to your student account. Please consider helping the band meet its fundraising goal so that we can purchase the new uniforms for next season. Seniors, even though you will be graduating and won't be able to wear the new uniforms, please consider helping with this fundraiser. Wouldn't you like to win an iPad or a $400 gift card to Best Buy? Think of all the possibilities that $400 could buy!!! WE HAVE TO RAISE OVER $40,000 IN ORDER TO GET THEM, AND WE NEED YOUR HELP.
Sunday, 14 June 2015 20:20
Meals For Marchers!
Need to present the fundraising flyer for a donation to the band.
Perkins is Thursday, August 20th ,Tegler Drive (new HTC location)
10% of ALL SALES for the entire shift (4PM-11PM on designated weekday) is donated to the band. Volunteers are needed for at least part of the evening, as a presence at the event supports community awareness of the event.
Moe's is Thursday, September 10th ,116th street (west of the post office), Time: 5-8 p.m.
A percentage of the sales is donated to the band. Need to bring the flyer and give it to the cashier.
Buffalo Wild Wings is ongoing, entire marching season, beginning Monday, June 8.
10% of all food (alcohol not included) sales related to RCG donated to the band. Must show flyer (hard copy or on phone) or advise your wait staff or take-out staff that the sale is for RCG!
Please be sure to bring your Buffalo Wild Wings flyer to the restaurant so that the band can be given a percentage back from your purchase. If you (or someone you know) needs a flyer, please contact Julie Grosso at
to get one or print the attached PDF and show that at the restaurant.