Hello Freshman Parents and welcome to Marching Band Fitting and Concert Wear Fitting Days!!!
I know this is a lot of information in a very short time for you to absorb, so please feel free to ask questions by email to Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Kim at email@example.com and we will do our best to respond to you prior to the first night of Marching Band/Concert Wear fitting days.
The upcoming Marching Band and Concert Wear Fitting Days will be August 14 -16th from 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm and August 22nd from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. (Fittings during Marching Band Camp will be August 14 - 16 AND August 21-23) During Band Camp we measure and fit all of the kids for their St Charles North Concert Wear (Boys and Girls) which includes Concert Dress for all music programs (Band, Choir, Orchestra) except Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz (Attire will be addressed later with directors). The attire for concerts is as follows:
Girls - Black North High School Concert gown (fit and purchase at fitting days) $55.00
Black closed toe shoes (purchase on own)
Black hose (purchase on own)
Boys - Black Tux Pants (fit and purchase at fitting days) $27.95
Black Tux Jacket (fit and purchase at fitting days) $56.00
White Tux Shirt (fit and purchase at fitting days) $15.50
Black Socks (purchase on own)
Tuxedo Buttons** (purchase at school store) $ 5.00
Bow Tie** (purchase at school store) $ 5.00
Marching Band Uniform fitting is also performed at this time. They will also be required to purchase:
Shoes (fit and purchase at fitting days) $23.80
Gloves** (Available in school store) $ 3.00
Cap** (Available in school store) $10.00
Polo** (Available in school store) $20.00
**School store prices are based on last year's pricing, prices are subject to change.
We also have flip folders, single pages and lyres for sale from Quinlan and Fabish during fitting days for those who need these items for marching band. Prices are usually less at this venue than purchasing by yourself at a local music store.
We do have a limited amount of gently used concert wear available and will sell these items as a considerable discount on a first come, first serve basis. Checks for these items are made out separately to Friends of Music for these items.
I am also looking for volunteers to help on August 14, 15, 16 and August 22nd (if fitting day is needed) during band camp and would like to know if you are available to help one of or several of the days? If you are not available can you send in snacks and food for the volunteers who will be coming over right after work and not have a chance to eat dinner? Here is the list of areas where we need help:
Concert Wear - helping with the sizing of Tux shirts, jackets, pants and girls dresses
Fittings & Sewing - help w/uniform fitting. Can you sew? It's really just tacking a hem...WE REALLY NEED YOU here...
Rain Coats - Help size, and number the rain coats
Hats - Help size and number the hats.
Check-in - handing out forms, having kids completely fill them out and keeping track of who has been through the area to be fitted.
Checkout/Data Entry - taking care of who's been there, administrative work, spreadsheet work
Shoe Sizing - new students need marching band shoes. Students who have grown need to replace their marching band shoes.
Spirit Wear Table - selling spirit wear for 2012/2013
Volunteer Table - explain volunteer opportunity to parents and recruit new volunteers to help at Friends of Music events.
Volunteer Coordinator for games and parades - This can be done from home. Parents would e-mail you when they culd work, you would sigh them up and respond, keeping a master list of what time they are coming and if they signed up for something specific. (This is not a difficult position and is done shortly after Concert Wear and Marching Band fitting days!)
Food Coordinator - Would you like to help us coordinate food for all of us? Or, would you like to bring in something to share? We are in need of someone to coordinate the food each day. Yes, Friends of Music usually provides dinner one of the nights, but we'd like to have dinner for all 3 nights.
Marching Band and Concert Wear Fitting Days and Times:
Tuesday, 8/14 6-9pm (with volunteers arriving at 5:30ish)
Wed, 8/15 6-9pm (with volunteers arriving at 5:30ish)
Thurs, 8/16 6-9pm (with volunteers arriving at 5:30ish)
Wed, 8/22 6-9pm (back up night if we need another day to complete the fittings)
Please respond to Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org with:
-Yes, I can help, pick your date(s) and give me the time(s) and area(s) you can work.
-Yes I can help, pick your date(s) and give me the time(s) and area(s) you can work - and I forwarded this onto someone who may be interested in helping - and feel free to cc me on the forward.
-No, I can't work but I can send food with my student for the volunteers.
-No, I can't work but I would like to be involved in other ways, please e-mail me at email@example.com
Thank you again for considering helping during the fitting nights and I hope to hear from you all this fall!
Go North Stars!
Cathy Schwanebeck Kim Devine