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HBA News & Notes 

January 1, 2020

In The News!

Congratulations to the Hampton HS Dance Team who competed in the Elite Cheerleading and Dance Battle in the Burgh Competition at the Petersen Events Center last month!  The Dance Team took home 1st place in the Varsity Jazz and Varsity Pom divisions.  They also took home the top choreography award!  Congratulations to all of the members of the Dance Team!

See the Varsity Jazz Performance Video Here

And the Varsity Pom Performance Video Here

On the Calendar

Thursday, January 16th:

Hoagie Sale #3 Orders are due by 11:00 PM

Signup Here!

Saturday, January 25th:

Hoagie Sale #3!

Signup Here! and Volunteer Here or Here!


Monday, February 3rd:

Final Band Trip Payment is due

Thursday, March 5th:

7:00 PM: HHS Band Concert- HHS Auditorium

8:00 PM: Parent and Student Informational Meeting for the Washington DC Trip

News This Week:

Band Trip Update:

Spring Trip Cost Adjustment

Every year, we use our best estimates to determine the per-student cost of the band trip.  This is based on a guestimate of students attending the trip.  Currently, we are looking at 169 students signed up for the trip, a few less than we estimated.  Because of this, it is necessary to spread the trip’s costs over fewer students, resulting in a $30/student increase.  This brings our trip cost to $726/student.  Charms has been adjusted to reflect this increase in the total trip cost and remaining balance.  


Trip Fundraising Updates 

Several fundraisers have been awarded, recently.  Please review your student’s Misc. Ledger for the appropriate balance.  If it doesn’t look correct, please let John Harper ( john.harper@verizon.net ) know as soon as possible.  


Fundraising Opportunities:


Hoagie Sale #3!

If you missed the last one- there is another opportunity in 2019-2020 school year to participate before the Cherry Blossom Festival parade in Washington DC!  The next Hampton Band Hoagie Sale is scheduled for 


Saturday January 25’th, 2020.


This sale was scheduled in January in order to have one last opportunity to raise funds ahead of the final trip payment to Campbell Tours (Due February 3rd).

As a reminder, participating Band, Color Guard, and Dance team students earn up to $3.25 per hoagie sold (1/2 the $6.50 sale price of the hoagie!) in awards to offset the cost of the this year’s trip to Washington DC!


To enter your orders, just click on the following link: Hoagie Orders


In order to place our order for supplies and ensure delivery in time, Orders for Hoagies are due by 11:00 PM on Thursday, January 16th, 2020.  


Please enter orders prior to that time as the link to the sale will no longer be active after 11:00 PM!


We are also looking for a few hardy volunteers to arrive early (~5:30 AM) to help with set up and food preparation.   Please sign up for this by using the Helping Hand in the Charms Calendar for the January 25'th Hoagie Sale, or clicking here  Hoagie Sale Setup Volunteers


Volunteers for the actual builds can also sign up for specific jobs and tasks at Hoagie Sale Volunteers

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bob Bollinger 


Band Trip 2019-2020

The Hampton High School Marching Band will be performing at the 2020 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington DC on April 4, 2020.  For information about the parade click here!

The parade will be televised nationally, and information for streaming or TV viewing will be made available as soon as we have it!

As a reminder, checks must be payable to Campbell Bus & Tour. 


If you have any questions, please reach out to John Harper, john.harper@verizon.net

Other News


Amazon Smile Program

The Hampton Band is a part of the Amazon Smile program!  If you do not have your Amazon account linked to a group, please consider adding us.  The band receives 0.5% of the purchase price so every little bit helps. Follow the link if you are interested: Hampton Band Amazon Smile Program


Shop and Save Perks

Thank you for your ongoing support of this program!  We just recently crossed the $1000 mark for donations from Shop and Save so thank you for being a part of the Perks program.


If you are a regular at Shop and Save (or even just an occasional shopper) and have a Perks card, please consider linking your account to the Hampton Marching Band.  We earn points when you shop and receive gift cards to use in the store. Those gift cards helped to pay for food for the Band Picnic, the Homecoming Picnic, and other events.  If you are interested you can find the form here: Shop & Save Perks Program

To receive timely e-mail announcements from the HBA, be sure to sign up in Charms. 

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