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Rebel Band Newsletter - 

September 2nd - September 8th

In this weeks issue:
Rehearsal Schedule - Rehearsal / Game Day Reminders
Clean Up Crew
Private Lessons

Snap Fundraiser - Congrats! 
Competition Meal Plans

Message from the Booster President

First Band Booster Meeting (New Orleans Trip Information)
Upcoming Events
Stay Connected via Social Media
Rehearsal Schedule Sept. 3rd - Sept. 8th

Monday, September 3rd: 
No School - No Rehearsal

Tuesday, August 28th: 
5:00-8:00pm

Wednesday, August 29th: 
6:50-8:20am

Thursday, August 30th: 
6:50-8:20am

Friday, August 31st: 
6:50-8:20am
Game Day vs Dripping Springs @ Hays - 7:30pm
Bob Shelton Stadium (4800 Jack C Hays Trail; Buda, TX 78610)


IMPORTANT GAME DAY INFO!
Please make sure you have the following items for game day:

Instrument with all necessary accessories.
Flip folder with ALL music (each member must have their own flip folder)
Lyre to hold music. (each member must have their own lyre)
Red water jug (filled with water.)
Hays Band Shirt (Red shirt worn at Red & Blue bbq and parent showcase.)
Compression shorts (should have had these for uniform fittings during July registration day.)
Band shoes
Black socks
Inhalers (if needed)
Clean Up Crew

Clean up crew starts THIS week! 
Students assigned to Clean Up Crew must stay and help tidy up the band hall after game day. It is the student’s responsibility to inform parents of this obligation before returning to Hays HS from the game. Clean Up Crew is assigned to students who are late to marching practice (AM/PM), not in compliance with rehearsal expectations (either practice or performance), gum chewing, eating, or drinking in band hall, or commit other minor infractions. Students who fail to hang uniform properly will be assigned Clean Up Crew the following week. 
PRIVATE LESSONS:

How to get a head start on success at Hays High School:
Each instrument has special needs, tendencies, and we partner with some of the finest trained professionals in their fields.  There is no substitute for taking lessons with an individual who performers or specializes on a specific instrument, and we work to find the best fit for each of our band members. 

Many think that “private lessons” or “tutoring” are only needed for kids who are struggling with their instrument … while it is great for “extra help” as it suggests, those students who are excelling on their instruments benefit equally and usually excel to a whole new level of performance. 

​It is virtually impossible to achieve success in the TMEA All-State Process without coaching from a private lesson instructor .

Even if your band member will not pursue music as a career, taking lessons teaches responsibility, goal setting, and commitment to a craft or process.  The art of learning to commit and work towards excellence applies far beyond learning to play an instrument.


We will see a significant increase in the overall success of the Hays Rebel Band program as we continue to increase the amount of individual students enrolled in private lessons!  
MORE INFO ABOUT PRIVATE LESSONS
Hays Rebel Band Snap Fundraiser 
Current amount raised to date: $16,142.

We are always humbled by the outpouring of community support not just locally, but across the globe. Donations have come in from family and friends from all over and we are thankful for every dollar. Want to help us expand our campaign?? Simply share the link below via text, email or social media! 

https://www.snap-raise.com/fundraisers/hays-marching-band-2018?share_type=facebook_share

Snap is a social donation platform that allows our team to receive donations from our networks, communities, and supporters. Snap uses the power of social media with a safe, fun and interactive approach. All we ask is that each parent/guardian help their student simply share our campaign link with family & friends! 

Snap Fact Overview: 
1. Safe and Protected- Snap! Raise is the safest online donation platform available. All data is private and never redistributed. 
2. No Product Sales- members will not be asked to sell products for this fundraiser. Every effort is made through our own custom built page and shared via Email, Facebook, Twitter and Text. 
3. Email Strategy- all supporters will receive a receipt for their gift that is tax deductible, included with a personalized thank you from the athlete. There are three reminder emails sent to donors, with an option to unsubscribe. 
4. Reverse Flow- Snap’s platform and process is what makes their fundraiser so successful. It allows an extensive reach across communities by providing options to connect with multiple donors and their social networks; maximizing our raising efforts.
Competition Meal Plans Still Available

The Hays Band Booster store is still accepting payment for contest meal plans. Please visit our website for more information. The only meal plan left available for sale is the competition meal plan. Competition meal plans will be on sale until September 14th. The cut-off time will be midnight. 
PURCHASE COMPETITION MEAL PLAN HERE
Message From The Booster President
  • Booster meeting Tuesday 6:30 in the band hall.  Mr. Rauschuber will be on the agenda at the very beginning of the meeting to talk about our Band Trip, then he will need to return to rehearsal.
  • Same night, ***Parents will be able to pick up their spirit items, booster gifts and their band pictures from Chaparral Photography beginning at 5:30pm in the band hall and again after the meeting at 7:30pm.  If parents cannot be there to pick up items, their band student may pick these up after rehearsal ends at 8pm.
  • There are still a few spots left to sign up to help with game day meal service:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B044BA4A82BA31-game
First Band Booster Meeting

WE CURRENTLY ARE 210 BOOSTER MEMBERS STRONG! 
AMAZING!! THERE'S STILL TIME TO JOIN! WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU ON OUR TEAM!!! 

The Hays Rebel Band operates off of the wonderful enthusiasm and support of our FANTASTIC booster organization! The Hays Band Boosters organization is dedicated to the support of the students, directors, and the mission of the band program as they strive towards the highest level of curricular and artistic goals in music education and performance.


Booster membership is open to any band families and friends who are willing to assist in a variety of booster events. Some of these events include:

Chaperoning Football Games
Chaperoning Band Marching Contest
Chaperoning Band Community Events
Chaperoning Band UIL Concert Contest
Chaperoning Band Performances In The Community
Assisting With Band Fundraising Events


As a team of Directors and the Band Booster Executive Board - We enthusiastically welcome and encourage ALL band family members to become active booster participants. Together, we can ensure that your band student has the best possible experience here in the Hays Rebel Band! Our boosters serve as the backbone of our program and for that we are incredibly thankful for the wonderful team we have here at Hays High School!! 

Please note that all booster meetings will now be held the first TUESDAY of every month. This is different than previous years. We understand that many families attend church on Wednesday afternoons, therefore we would like to keep those days open for all band families. 

We hope to see you at our first booster meeting scheduled for:
September 4th, 2018 
6:30PM - Hays High School Band Hall


During the meeting we will be discussing details regarding this years band trip to New Orleans. We will also issue out information via social media and our website for those who do not attend the booster meeting following the meeting. We want to thank you for your patience in regards to this matter!
 
REGISTER TO BE A BOOSTER HERE
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • No Rehearsal - Monday, September 3rd (Labor Day)
  • Labor Day Make-Up Rehearsal - Tuesday, September 4th. 5:00-8:00pm (no morning rehearsal)
  • Labor Day Make-Up Rehearsal - Wednesday, September 5th. 6:50-8:20am
  • First Booster Meeting - September 4th. 6:30pm in the Hays High School Band Hall. 
  • Football vs Dripping Springs @Home (Bob Shelton Stadium) - September 7th - 7:30pm
  • Open week (no game) - Friday, September 14th
  • Football vs Anderson @ Home (Bob Shelton Stadium) - September 21st - 7:30pm
  • Football vs Bowie @ Bowie - Friday September 28th - 7:30pm
Thank you for a GREAT first week of school. Huge thanks to all of our boosters who came up to the school to prep uniforms, help with game day meals, organize chaperones and load/unload our semi! Also a special thanks to this weeks chaperone crew! The first game is always a challenge and YOU helped make it such a smooth success. THANK YOU!!
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