News Flash Sept 2, 2019
Welcome to this week's News Flash! This is everything you need to know about Franklin Central Band right now.
Itinerary for Decatur Central Competition on Sept. 7th
Who Wants to Push Props During Competitions?
The band needs about 10 - 12 or more volunteers to help move props from trucks to competition field & back. If we get enough volunteers, then we can take turns pushing, so you don’t have to push every competition. There will a prop pushing practice this week. Please get in contact with Jen Graf via Facebook message, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or text 317-507-5819. Thank You!
IMPORTANT: Register cell carrier to receive Competition Texts.
This year, the Marching Band is using Cut Time to send text messages to parents on competition days. These messages will include arrival times back to FC, storm delays, cancellations, and last-minute changes to our competition schedule. It is essential that you have registered your cell phone carrier with Cut Time, or you will not receive these text messages. If you are receiving the Cut Time emails, that DOES NOT MEAN you will receive the text messages.
If you've given us your contact information in the past, you are likely already receiving our emails. However, if you want to receive text messages, you have to confirm your email, cell phone, and most importantly, your cell phone carrier. Without the mobile carrier listed in Cut Time, no texts will be sent.
Go to Cut Time Login page - https://cuttime.net/signin.cfm
Click "Forgot Your Password?" and follow the instructions
Please update your contact information, verify your cell phone number, and update your cell phone/mobile Carrier. When you save the screen, it will require a birthday. We do not need your actual birthday, so just enter 01/01/1980. The birthday tells Cut Time whether you're a child or an adult, then adjusts what features the account has access to use.
If you’ve already tried to login and did not receive an email, or you're unsure whether you're set up, please send an email to: email@example.com – and include the following information:
If you have any questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some examples of the graphics Clubhouse has created for other schools https://bit.ly/2L9sBlc
When is the donation drive?
The kick-off is Monday, September 16. The fundraiser ends on Monday, October 7.
How does this work and what happens next?
There are several pieces to the donation drive that will lead to ultimate success.
We think so! In 2018, the band used a fundraising company called Snap-Raise to conduct the donation drive for new uniforms. The event took in about $14,000 and the band received $11,000 or 80%. With this current fundraising campaign, the only overhead is the credit card processing fee of 3%. This is the perfect fundraiser. You know exactly what the money is going towards and the majority of your contribution is supporting the purpose. And the bonus? You’re not stuck with a useless book of coupons or something else you only bought out of obligation.
Christmas Ornaments Fundraiser - Coming in November
For a second year, we will sell holiday ornaments.
Volunteers Needed for Mums Pick-up
There are still a few open slots that need to be filled, so please sign up to unload trucks and help organize orders for pickup on Tuesday, September 10. Click here to sign up.
Volunteers Needed To Help Sell Raffle Tickets At Events
We are looking for a few parents to assist veteran parents sell raffle tickets at events such as the Friday night tailgate parties. This is an excellent way to get involved and meet other members of our band family! Reach out to Travis Sears, email@example.com, if you are interested.
Marching Flashes Spirit
Bus Send-Off For Saturday's Competition
The Spirit Committee is organizing a send-off for our students. Everyone is invited to the FC parking lot at 5pm on Saturday, September 7 to paint your car windows, honk and hold up signs when the buses depart!
Band Buttons are coming and you can pay for them now! Download Now
Note: Color Guard is waiting for uniforms before taking photos. Also, the design is still in progress.
Orders are due by September 14.
The first PepWear order will be delivered on Thursday, September 5. Parents or students can pick up your orders Friday, September 6 after practice. The store will reopen 9/5 - 9/10.
Mark Your Calendars
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