Dear Band Members/Band Parents,
It is now time to start selling our frozen foods! Every student that is interested in selling, will have a meeting on Tuesday, Oct 17th at 10:30AM in SRB (in band room) to go over details of the sale, but I wanted to post this information so the parents have this as well. Students - If you didnt make this meeting today, YOU CAN STILL SELL! Come see me for the materials!
The frozen food sale will start Tuesday, Oct 17th and go until Tuesday, October 24th. Order forms only (no money) will be collected on the 24th.
Delivery for frozen food has been set for Thursday, November 16th at 3:15PM in the loading dock area of the PAC.
Each student will receive 40% profits for regular items and 30% profits for bulk items into their student accounts.
Great American Fundraising has an online component to the sale this year. This means that you can sell to people that do not live in Mitchell!
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
1) When food is delivered (Nov 16th), please bring me ONE CHECK WRITTEN TO THE MITCHELL MUSIC BOOSTERS in the total amount of your sale. You can then collect from your customers when you deliver to reimburse yourself. You can decide whether you want to collect from your customers before or after delivery....JUST DONT HAVE THEM WRITE THE CHECK TO US...IT GOES TO YOU TO OFFSET THE CHECK YOU GIVE TO US!! We do not cash these checks for 2 weeks which allows you all PLENTY of time to get that money back into your accounts.
2) Delivery is Thursday, November 16th. We DO NOT have freezer space here at the high school if your child forgets to pick up your food..so please help your child plan ahead to pick up all food that is sold.
3) No fundraiser here at MHS is mandatory. If you do not want to sell food, you DO NOT HAVE TO PARTICIPATE. The main goal of this fundraiser (like most) is to allow students to deposit fundraising money into their student accounts. The student accounts can then be used for band tours or any other musical activity and its associated expenses.
If anyone has any questions, please let me know. Happy selling!
I have been getting quite a few questions and wanted to address some of them in this post:
Tickets can be purchased at the event or ahead of time from http://www.youthinmusic.org Tickets will need to be purchased for both prelims and finals. MANY parents are asking if we are going to make finals. I have NO IDEA but I can tell you that if we dont make finals, we are going to eat after finals are announced by the buses and then leave for Mitchell (the kids will be able to see all of the 4A bands and most of the 3A bands in prelims). If we make finals, we will still eat as a group but will be leaving MUCH later in the evening. I would probably suggest purchasing finals tickets only after its announced.
Nicole Fuhrer and Lydia Brink are arranging a breakfast that we will distribute to the kids in Mankato (an hour before our final destination around 7:30AM or so). This is provided from meal money...so no need to bring money for this.
Students can eat in the dome....lots to choose from.
Pizza will be provided from meal money. All band members will be able to eat.
If you are helping out at the competition, please check out the attached map. We need ALL parents that are helping with food, props, etc to meet us at the #2 location on the map no later than 9AM. At this point, you will receive your credentials to get into the venue. You will not need tickets for prelims or finals but your family WILL.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me...or come see me at conferences tomorrow night.