Announcements May 26, 20017

May 26, 2017 by

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“Sun is shining, weather is sweet, make you wanna move your dancing feet.”
-Bob Marley

Upcoming Events

5/28 – Graduation

6/1 – School owned instrument check out, Richland HS

6/2-3 – June Music Camp, Richland HS

6/3 – Summer Band Bash, Richland HS, 6pm-9pm

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Graduation Band Schedule

Honors and Symphonic Band (Minus Seniors)

Graduation, May 28

9:30am Arrive at RHS

10:00am Warm up at RHS
10:45am Leave RHS for FWCC
11:30am Arrive at FWCC (BISD and RHS require us to arrive by this time)
12:30pm Commencement Begins
2:00pm Approximate conclusion of commencement
2:45pm Arrive at RHS for Dismissal

This is a BISD and RHS requirement for all Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior Honor and Symphonic Band members to participate. Make sure you wear all black for this performance. Any students who use school owned instruments must leave them in their case in band hall two after this performance.


June Music Camp

Thursday, June 1 is our school owned instrument check out day. Directors are available from 3-6pm to aassign instruments to all students who use school equipment. This includes both marching band instruments and concert instruments. Please bring the $50 fall semester rental fee or $100 for the full school year.

Friday, June 2 we have music rehearsal from 8-11am, and 1-4pm.

Saturday, June 3 we have music rehearsal from 8-11am, and 1-4pm.

Please bring all supplies you need for rehearsal; instrument, music binder, pencil, tuner, working reeds, valve oil, and a water jug. We will distribute music during the camp.


Summer Band Bash

 


 

 

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  4. .5% of the purchase will benefit the Richland Area Band Students.

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Revtrack

BISD has set up a way for all students and families to pay for costs by credit card. This is a convenient way for parents to pay for band fees without having to send a check or money to the school with their child.

This is all done through charms and revtrack, so please be sure to have your login to charms.

Below is a document that you can use to guide your way through the process.

NOTE: You will NOT use the fixed payment ledger, all of credit card payments are done through the miscellaneous  ledger. The document only shows how to do it through the fixed payment ledger. Instead of clicking “Pay Fixed Payments”, Click on “Make Misc. Payment.”

Revtrack Explaination


Richland Band Flag Fundraiser

Download Form Here

With your generous $40.00 donation, Band members will place a flag at your residence/business on the following Patriotic Holidays:

  • Veteran’s Day–November 11, 2016
  • Presidents’ Day–February 20, 2017
  • Memorial Day – May 29, 2017
  • Independence Day – July 4, 2017
  • Labor Day–September 4, 2017
  • Patriot Day–September 11, 2017

Proceeds raised through this community service project will help support the Richland Band programs.  If you have any questions please call/text (817) 713-7728 or e-mail richlandbandusaflags@gmail.com.

Please fill out your information below and send payment to:

Richland Area Band Boosters – Flag Order

8605 Mid Cities Blvd, #300

N Richland Hills, TX 76182

Flag placement details:

Flags will be put in place the night before and removed the day after the holiday.

Flags will not be placed if weather is inclement.

If you would like to further support the hard-working students in the Richland High School Band Program through the Richland Area Band Boosters.  (RABB is an all-volunteer RHS Band support group and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) further donations can be made to RABB.


Remind 101

We are using a service called “Remind”. This service will allow us to remind students of pertinent information through a phone app and/or email. To follow the band directors, please text @rhsbnd to 972-782-4031 and follow the instructions. Note that there is not an “a” in bnd. 


2016-2017 Band Fees

2016-2017 Band Fee Explanation

We hope that you are as excited about the upcoming year as we are. The band is made up of so many great students, parents, alumni, and staff. As a parent, we hope that you take ownership in the program. The success of your child and the program relies heavily on parental contribution. We want you to enjoy the ride along with your child. These years will go quickly and we want you to enjoy this time with your child along with all of us. There are many ways that you can support the band. This support can be through volunteering on Friday night, donating much-needed items, or maybe just buying a t-shirt and cheer for RHS. Whatever it is, your child really does want to see you there.
The link below will take you to the band fee explanation and payment schedule for the upcoming year. There are many costs that are associated with band that are essential to the success of your student(s) in the program. These costs are covered by the combination of funds from the district, fundraisers by the Band Boosters (RABB), and band fees.
Personal Items
The band fees DO NOT include personal items. These items would include gloves, shoes, etc., which you will purchase separately. You will receive additional information soon regarding how to purchase these items for your child.
Food
This year the booster program (RABB) will be handling most of the food for the competition band on competition days. The competition band fee will cover some of the food, but not all of the food. We will not know costs of feeding the child until we know the schedule of the competitions.
Trip Costs
We are very excited to attend the Bands of America (BOA) St Louis Super Regional on October 22nd and the Lone Star Preview in The Woodlands, TX on October 15th. All payments are to be made out to RHS Band. All students participating in the competition band are required to go on the trips, as these are major competitions.
Ways to pay for fees?
1. Check – The best way to pay for the fees is by check. All checks are to be turned into Mr. Bird.  Remember, All Checks need to be made out to RHS Band
2. PayPal – You may also pay with revtrack. See above link
3. Billpay — Some families pay with direct bill pay with their bank. Still make the checks out to  Richland Band, but use the address of the school, care of RHS Band
 * * Do Not pay with cash, please pay with a money order, check, or Revtrack.* *
Please review the explanation carefully and direct any questions that you may have regarding the fees and the costs of band to Mr. Bird at Jason.bird@birdvilleschools.net.
There is financial assistance available for some of the fees. This assistance may be available upon request.
Again, we hope that you are as excited as we are about the upcoming year. We are thankful to be a part of such a wonderful group of parents, students, alumni, and staff.

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