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Upcoming Events

Band Camp (Week 2) - Jul 27
Full Section Ensembles
Band Boosters Special Meeting - Jul 30
Band Camp (Week 3) - Aug 3
Full Section Ensembles
Link to the full season schedule.
Schedule updates will be provided via the Boosters communication channels and the Marching Band Facebook group.

Weekly Newsletter #2021-5 | July 27, 2020

There will be a special meeting of the Band Boosters on Thu Jul 30 at 7pm to discuss plans for the upcoming season and the year ahead. We will be meeting via Zoom. Everyone is welcome; even if you have never attended a Boosters meeting before, please consider joining us to hear current plans and ask your questions. Use the following link to connect to the meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/96383448416?pwd=ZHJBaUVTVXR2UndURWdtRUdsRnZyZz09

This Week in Milford Bands

Change in the Season

With the MidStates Band Association and Bands of America canceling their competitive seasons, the Milford Marching Band has transitioned into a noncompetitive season. Dr. Dailey provided further details in his posts on the Marching Band Facebook group page:

"While competition has been an exciting motivational tool for us in the past, it is not the reason why we do what we do. Making music, connecting with art, and performing for others are valuable endeavors and we are committed to creating these opportunities for students in as many ways as we are able over the months ahead. Band is an important educational and social outlet for kids and we will continue to make that happen this fall even if we have to approach it differently than in previous years.

...While this is new territory for all of us, it does present an opportunity to be creative with how we provide social and artistic outlets for students. This season we will be splitting the Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, and Color Guard and each section will be working on their own indoor performance projects that will still teach all of the skills that would normally be taught in a competitive season with a full outdoor show. At the end of the season, we will be scheduling multiple community performances so that the students can showcase their projects for as many people as possible."

Click here to access the updated schedule for the season. With the shift to a noncompetitive season, Marching Band fees managed by Band Boosters have decreased to $150 per student. Families who previously paid fees in full will receive refunds. We expect to issue these during the week of August 3.

Band Camp -- Week 2

Our veteran marchers will be joining the new marchers this week as we roll into Week 2 of Band Camp! Despite the change in the season, Band Camp will be continuing as planned previously. Full section ensembles will be gathering this week, as our veteran marchers join the new marchers. Just a reminder that instruments have assigned times starting this week:
  • Woodwinds 8am-12pm
  • Brass 12:30-4:30pm
  • Color Guard 5-9pm
  • Percussion 5:30-9pm
All of our COVID safety guidelines are still in place (COVID Guidelines for Band Camp). A few reminders…
  • In order to be admitted to rehearsal, students need to have a mask, full water jug, instrument/equipment, and a bucket (brass only).
  • Students should arrive 15 minutes early and have transportation ready on time at the conclusion of rehearsal.
  • Students are expected to maintain 6 ft of social distancing at all times.
  • Please click on the attached photos for an idea of what to expect upon check-in.
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check-in tables

2020 Spirit Wear Store

It may be a noncompetitive season, but that doesn't mean we need to stop showing our Milford Band spirit! The 2020 Spirit Wear Store is open for business at https://stores.inksoft.com/milfordband2020. Long- and short-sleeved tees, hoodies, hats, and polos, as well as stickers, clings, magnets and yard signs in your choice of design (Guard, Percussion, or Marching)!

Milford Band receives a portion of all sales. The sale ends at midnight on Sunday Aug 9--get your order in today! Special thanks to Apparel Decor in Milford for partnering with us on this year's sale. Questions? Contact Lisa Jacobsen (lisaljacobsen@gmail.com).
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Band Camp Volunteers Needed

Help! We still need volunteers for student screenings and chaperone duties over the next two weeks. Some shifts are only 30 minutes. Can you help? Click here to sign up.
Marching Band Rehearsal

Registration and Fees

Have you completed all the required paperwork and paid fees for the 2020 Marching Band season? Details are in the Marching Band Handbook, which Dr. Dailey sent out earlier this year. Please review and make sure all of the following are complete:
  • Final Forms registration
  • All paper registration forms (Letter of Agreement, Registration, etc.) completed and returned to Band Boosters
  • Fees paid

Booster Notes

Milford Band Boosters meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month (except for July and December). All meetings start at 7pm. Attendance is open to anyone, and everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. When possible, Band Boosters meetings are held at Milford High School. When necessary, they will be scheduled as virtual meetings (Zoom or a comparable platform), and login information will be provided prior to the meeting.

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Items for the Newsletter?
Please send to Jason (president@milfordbands.org) by Sunday 12pm.

Support the Boosters

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Click here to log into your account, then select Milford Band Boosters (QU736) as your community organization.

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Jason Long
Milford Band Boosters President
president@milfordbands.org