Dome Events = $ for the Band - We Need Your Help!
If you have been active with the band for a while,
you are aware that we operate a concession stand (#335) at the TCA Dome
as a fund raiser. It used to be that we would only hae to serve during
the Colds season; however, with new management at the Dome, the contract
calls for us to be at the stand for ANY event when the upper
levels of the dome are open. This has been good and bad. The good
part is that the personal accounts ofthose that work the dome. The bad
part is that there are an extra 5-6 events to work during the year.
The last events scheduled for this contract perior
are the IHSAA Boys Basketball Chanpionship games and the NCAA Final Four
Tournaments. The dates for these events are listed in the calendar of this
newsletter. The times have not been relayed as of this writing, but we
should have that information soon. If you can work any or all of these
events, please call Sylvia Schofield at 897-3809. We need at least
12 workers for each event. For the IHSAA games, since that will probably
be an all day event, we might try and staff two shifts. Each worker earns
$20 for his/her "personal account", which then can be used for band tour
or other scouting activities done by the band.
We really could use some "new blood" to help
out - give us a try. It's a lot of fun and you can eat all the nachos
you'd ever care to!!!
The 1997 Family Jamboree is scheduled for April
25-26-27 at Deer Creek Music Center. The theme for this year's event is
International (that's why we're practicing It's a Small World). The band
will be participating in a number of ways: we will have our display area
celebrating the band's 80 years in the council; we will participate in
the opening ceremony; we will play concerts during the day; and, we will
be recruiting new members. The band will NOT plan to camp
as a unit, since the members will be camping with their individual units.
More information will be provided at rehearsals, but mark your calendars
now for Saturday, April 26, to attend the Family Jamboree - let's see if
we can't get at least a 50 piece band for this event!
Welcome to the new members!
* Tim Decker (alumni) - trumpet
* Michael Decker - clarinet
* Paul Gillam - percussion
* David Johnson - percussion
* Sharon Johnson - flute
* Scott McClure - trumpet
* Andy Truex - trumpet
If you would prefer to STOP receiving
the band newsletter and have no intent to participate with the band now
or in the future, please write or call Bill Schofield at 5423 Mark
Lane, Indianapolis, Indiana 46226; 317-542-8057. We'll pull your name from
our records and you'll stop getting the information; also our donor will
save some postage money. Thanks!
Mike Hammes, who will be receiving his
Eagle rank at ceremonies on April 6th. Mike joins a long list of
band members who have earned this coveted honor. Congratulations, Mike!
Howard Foster, who was suprised at the
February Anniversary Concert when Willie Wood, Exploring Director
for the Crossroads of America Council, recognized Howard with the District
Award of Merit from the Circle City Exploring District. This award is the
highest award with which a district can recognize a volunteer for their
dedication to the Scouting program. Willie pointed out that the award to
Howard was long overdue and his dedication to keeping the band going through
the good and bad times was mch aprreciated. Howard has been active with
the band as a youth and as an adult for 30 years and his enthusiasm has
never waned. Congratulations and THANK YOU, HOWARD!
The plans for the 1997 tour are shaping up for
another eventful rip. We will be leaving Saturday, July 26th, and returning
either Friday, August 1st, or Saturday, August 2nd. We will head to South
Carolina first and tour the Charlston area, spending a night on the Yorktown.
We will then head up the coast into North Carolina, and then into Fort
A.P. Hill, site of the 1997 NationalJamboree. We are planning to arrive
at the jamboree on July 30th, to watch the opening ceremonies. After the
visit to the jamboree, we might take a side trip the next day to our nation's
capitol - Washington D.C. We will then head back to Indianapolis. If you
would like to go on tour - get an application and turn it in to Bill Schofield.
We have 37 people that have indicated a definite interest in going on tour
this year - don'tbe left behind! Cost is $325 per person and includes
all meals, transportation, lodging,and admissions; it does not include
any personal needs or souvenirs.
The band is attempting to update their inventory,
and realized that music, instruments, stands and uniforms have been borrowed
and taken for practice at home. Ifyou have any of the band's "stuff", please
bring it to rehearsal no later than April 6th. Uniforms in particular are
needed so we can mark them in a new way for easier identification.
May 25 is the 500 Race. We will be performing
in pre-race activities. Come to rehearsals for details regarding Race Activities.