We are in need of a TRUCK and a TRUCK DRIVER to help transport equipment for the marching band this season. We have been very fortunate the last several years to have a parent who owned his own truck that was able to help us out, but he has graduated and we now have a VERY BIG NEED!
While not impossible, it's probably unlikely that we have another parent owner/operator, but if we do, I'd LOVE TO TALK TO YOU!
Here are what I believe are our options moving forward.
Option #1 - Local Business Truck Sponsor
Does anyone know any local area businesses that use semi-trucks that would be willing to donate/rent their equipment to help us? We had an arrangement in Rock Hill several years ago with a local cement company that provided us a truck & driver and just asked us to pay the driver for their time. They donate the use of the truck and much of the gas and used it as a tax deduction. Remember... we are 501 c 3 so any donations are tax deductible!
DO YOU KNOW ANY BUSINESSES THAT MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP US?
Option #2 - Rent a truck & find a driver
This is more or less what we do for the Indoor drumline season and this is an expensive option. The truck rental via Penske/Ryder is roughly $130 a day plus mileage and gas so it can easily be over $200 a day just for the use of the truck. This would be a very serious impact to our budget but we'll have to do what we have to do to get our equipment where it needs to do. If we go with this option then we'll need one or more CDL certified drivers to commit to driving the truck. On game nights they would need to be able to pick the truck up and get it to the school by 5:30pm or so to get it to the game on time. DO YOU HAVE YOUR CDL OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO DOES THAT WOULD BE WILLING TO HELP US?
Below are the dates/locations that we're going to need a truck for the fall season. Please feel free to share this as needed. If we don't have an owner/operator parent, then we'd really love to see if we could get Option #1 to work.
Please contact me or have those interested/available contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org We need to try to figure this out ASAP so we can begin making plans for the season.
Truck & Truck Driver Needs for 2017 Fall Marching Band Season
15 – Transport equipment to Stadium for practice
16 – Nation Ford Exhibition – Fort Mill, SC
22 – Transport equipment to FB game
23 – Olde English Festival of Bands – Rock Hill, SC
30 – The Reservation Tournament of Bands – Gaffney
13-Transport equipment to FB game
(Leaving after half-time of FB game & staying overnight in hotel)
14 – Bands of America Regional Competition – Winston Salem, NC
20 – Transport equipment to FB game
21-22 – Western Carolina Tournament of Champions – Cullowhee, NC
(Overnight trip. Staying over Saturday night after competition)
3 – Possible transport equipment to stadium for practice
4 – 5A State Championships – Irmo, SC
Please find attached the updates & announcements for the week.
-GREAT JOB FRIDAY NIGHT at our 1st home football game!
-Brass/Battery Percussion sectionals today after-school until 5:30. Front ensemble will be 4:30-6:30
-WE ARE STILL 8 ADULTS SHORT FOR THURSDAY NIGHT! Thank you to everyone who's already signed-up. Do you have a friend? If we cannot fill the stand then we will be charged $40 per person short which means we'll lose money on this game if we can't find 8 more people. Please click the link below if you can help us out..
Panthers vs Steelers - THURSDAY NIGHT!
-Friday Night Home Football Game vs Hunter Huss. Same times as this past Friday.
While I realize that this Friday starts Labor Day weekend, please know that I cannot excuse your child from our performance due to travel plans. I've had several requests already and need to be consistent with everyone and with the policies/procedures in our handbook. Thank you in advance for understanding.
Please find attached our weekly update information.
-Autobell Fundraiser final turn in date is: FRIDAY!
-Home FB game is FRIDAY! See attachment for details
-Full band rehearsals this week: Tuesday 6-9 & Thursday 3:45 - 6
-Still need workers for BoA Stadium NEXT THURSDAY NIGHT!
Please check www.cloverbands.com for more info!
Please take a moment to read the attachment...
What an AMAZING BAND CAMP!
We are off to a GREAT START this year! We had a fabulous band camp and REDEMPTION is taking shape! HUGE THANK YOUS to all the parents who helped sever food, fit uniforms, hand out orange slices and keep our band moving the past 2 weeks! There's no way we could've done it without your support!
Please see the attachment for announcements for this week!
Rehearsal Tuesday: 5pm-9pm
Autobell Gift Car Sale is ONGOING!
Thursday is the 1st day of school & we have after-school band practice!
1st football game performance is NEXT Friday
We are still in need of folks to work BoA Games on August 31st & September 2nd. Sign-ups can be found HERE
WE ARE CLOVER BAND!
We will be performing at the district convocation tomorrow morning. Sign-ups for this were posted in the band room all week last week. If you signed up, please make sure you are there. If you didn't you can still come!
Call time: 9am
Dress: Band show shirt & khaki shorts*
*Show shirts & shorts "should've" been picked up after rehearsal on Friday and will be available tomorrow morning if you forgot to get them.
WHAT A GREAT FIRST WEEK OF CAMP! We have the 1st 2 min on the field and it looks AMAZING! The hard work is paying off and it is exciting to see REDEMPTION begin to take shape! We’re looking forward to a GREAT final week of band camp!
I’ve attached some announcements/reminders for everyone.
IT’S SPRIT WEEK @ BAND CAMP! Each day has a theme!
-Section Color Wednesday
-Clover Pride Friday
(See the attachment for section colors!)
Band Camp Week #2
Tuesday: 8am-9pm (Booster meeting @7pm!)
Wednesday: 8am-5pm (Panther Game)
Booster Club meeting on Tuesday @ 7pm night! If you ordered a show shirt you can plan to pick it up after the meeting.
Autobell Fundraiser info was handed out last Thursday. This is a “pre-sale” fundraiser. Gift cards are $20. Student earns $7 per card for their ledger. Order turn-in date is Friday, August 18th. Cards will be in 1st of September.
The Clover Band will be playing at the district Convocation on Monday, August 14th. Sign-ups for this are in the band room.