2018 – September News

Show Time!
It’s finally here, all the hard work is hitting the field with the first competition this week! The New Palestine Marching & Glitter Dragons perform “Tales of Mystery and Imagination” this Saturday at the Brownsburg High School Invitational at 6:45 PM. We would love as many people as possible to come out and support the band. Just show up and look for our cheering section. We’re usually mostly dressed in red… and pretty loud! We hope to see you there and good luck to the Dragon!

 

Fall Concessions
Interested in helping the Band Program man the concession stands at New Palestine High School events? We’d LOVE your help and anyone can volunteer! We have already been working football, soccer and volleyball games this Fall and need all-hands-on-deck for Friday night football games. To signup, click the SignUpGenius link and if you have any questions, please contact NPBB Concessions Manager Carolyn Pinnick. We are flexible, we will work with you around your work schedule. Thank you!

 

New Palestine Mid-States Marching Competition
Have you heard? New Palestine High School is hosting an Inaugural Mid-States Marching Competition at Kelso Stadium on Saturday, September 22nd. We are setting the stage for our kids (and kids around the tri-state area) to have one of the best performance, competitive, and learning opportunities of their high school band career. Are you in? We hope to see lots of people from the community come out and enjoy the day. You can also volunteer to help if you would like to be involved with this great event! Take a look at the spaces to be filled on SignUpGenius and please direct any questions to Marlene Brauchle, NPBB Contest Coordinator. You will be given clear and concise directions and expectations so that you will be successful. It’s genuinely a memorable and fun day you won’t forget!

 

Band Picnic & Candlelight Vigil Rescheduled
Due to the flooding rains, we were forced to delay the band picnic that was scheduled for Saturday, September 8th. It will now take place on Saturday, October 20th. There will be hot dogs and hamburgers provided. We ask that each family pitch-in with a 2-liter and a little something to share. Winds and Brass please bring a side-dish. Guard & Percussion please bring a dessert. It can be homemade. It can be store-bought. Come as you are. There will be videos playing of past  performances and many stories will be shared. Kids will be in-and-out. We will also play card and board games (bring your favorite, if you’d like!). Please reach out to Brenda Hoffman if you have any questions.

2018 – August News

Band Camp Complete, On With The Show
A fantastic band camp wrapped up culminating with an ice cream social and debut performance of our 2018 show “Tales of Mystery and Imagination” on August 1st. A huge thank you to the staff for their dedication, the band for their hard work all summer in sun and heat (and sometimes rain) and the band parents for their tireless efforts in prepping meals, sizing uniforms and building props. Good luck this Fall to the Marching Dragons! Our 2018 Performance Schedule can be viewed HERE.


First Home Football Game, Friday Night, August 17th

This is big! Shepler Field at Kelso Stadium is ready for the first home football game on the newly installed field. Your Marching Dragons will be performing “Tales of Mystery and Imagination” for the halftime show. A schedule has been shared with students and emailed via TeamSnap to parents. If you are not getting schedules and performance info, please contact the NPBB Connection Director, Marlene Brauchle at mbsingsbass@aol.com to insure we have your correct contact information.


Show Shirts Have Arrived
If you have not picked yours up yet, please contact Donnie Campbell at donniecampbelljr@gmail.com. Yard Signs and Decals are also still available to order!

 

Reminder, Fall Concessions Are Underway
We have already been staffing and working soccer and volleyball games and need all-hands-on-deck for Friday night football games. To signup, click on the link below and if you have any questions, please contact NPBB Concessions Manager Carolyn Pinnick at strwbry306@sbcglobal.net. Thank you!

Fundraisers
We have new order forms posted for both Laundry Detergent and Trash Bags. Both are available year-round. Click on the links under Fundraisers or email Ways and Means Chair, Meg Cade at megcade@gmail.com.

 

Get Excited
Band member Aidan Campbell put together this great promo video for “Tales of Mystery and Imagination”, if you aren’t already pumped enough about our 2018 show, check this out!

 

Website Content and Questions
If you want to see additional info here, have ideas or questions or would like to help contribute, please contact NPBB Webmaster Josh Cade at cadejosh@gmail.com. Thank you!

2018 – June News

Band Camp Starts Monday, July 23rd at 9:00 AM
A flyer went home with all students last week with tons of info on upcoming events. If you did not receive this, please check the TeamSnap page or email Marlene Brauchle at mbsingsbass@aol.com. Enjoy your Summer Break, rest and be ready for July band camp. Please also remember the 4 Keys to Band Camp Survival!

New Palestine is Hosting a Mid-States Band Competition
You may have heard, but New Palestine High School’s Kelso Field is being turfed this summer and we will have a beautiful new field for football games and a band competition this fall. Our Mid-States competition is to be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Look for more information soon and please visit our Mid-States Competition page for more info on this event.

Volunteers Needed
A reminder that most Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer, band parents meet at the Band Barn at 6:30 PM and work on props for the upcoming season. No carpentry or building experience needed, someone will show you what is needed. Everything from painting to cutting tarp to building props. If you do have building experience we would love for you to become involved as many of our veteran parents are graduating over the upcoming couple of years. It’s a fun time that allows you to not only make a lot of new friends, but also be involved and make a real impact on the show. The more that are involved, the more we can accomplish. If you have any questions or want to become involved, just show up on a Tuesday or Thursday or you can email Marlene Brauchle at mbsingsbass@aol.com. Thank you!

2018 – April News

Congrats to New Palestine Indoor! 
New Palestine Indoor finished 4th in their Winter Percussion competition at Decatur Central on Saturday, March 24th with their show “Akrasia, Forbidden Magic”. They have now qualified for State Finals at Terre Haute South High School (South Vigo) on Saturday afternoon, April 7th. Performance time, 3:08 PM. Good luck!

2018 New Palestine Audio Theater. Photo Credit, Donny Campbell

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URGENT, HELP NEEDED! This Saturday, March 31st.  Calling all Band Parents and Kiddos! This coming Saturday is Spring Cleaning for concession stands, and moving all of our indoor concession items (food and equipment) out to the Baseball/Softball stand and the Football stand. We are begging for some help to get this done… many hands make light work! This should only take maybe 2 or 3 hours. Even if you can only come out and sweep floors, that would help Carolyn Pinnick and her team out TREMENDOUSLY! We would love to get started as early in the morning as possible. Carolyn will be at the school around 8:00 am. Please visit our Facebook Page and comment on Carolyn’s post or contact Carolyn directly if you will be there!

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Concessions SignUpGenius
It is that time again! We will be starting Spring Concessions outside for Baseball, Softball and Track. This is the perfect time to finish up your Fairshare requirements. The start times on the sign up are the times that you need to be at the stand, which is an hour before activities start. End times are not listed, as they will vary…. Please let me know if you have any questions! – Carolyn Pinnick

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Band Meeting April 9th, 2018
Thank you to all of those who volunteered to make this a very successful band season. Looking forward to next year (which starts May 1st), a new band board needs to be elected. Our nominating committee contacted several parents over the last month and here is the current ballet for next year.

President: Mike Wilson
Vice President: Brenda Hoffman
Secretary: Marilyn Vazquez
Treasurer: Josh Cade
Financial Secretary: Mary Roberts
Guard Liaison: Dawn Smith
Doe Creek: Donnie Campbell
At Large: Carolyn Pinnick
At Large: Amanda Aldridge

According to our by-laws we will take floor nominations during the meeting. We will be hosting the elections on Monday, April 9th at 7:00 in the High School Band Room.

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway SignUpGenius
It’s that time again. Please signup to work your shifts at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Gift Shop. We actually received our schedule early. – Matt Landis

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Update, 4/2/2018, New Pal Press Coverage below!