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November 15, 2020

In The News!


Photos and Videos from the October 23'rd performance are posted!  Goto the Media Page to view!


Congratulations to all our Band students on completing what has proven to be an interesting season.  We are so proud of you!

The Hampton Band Spirit Wear Store is OPEN!  See the details below or go to: https://waterfrontembroidery.com/!

Additional Restaurant Fundraisers have been scheduled, with more to come.  The current schedule includes:

  • Pasquale’s Pizzeria Fundraiser #2 (December 9)

  • Applebee’s Fundraiser (February 18)

On the Calendar


Monday, November 16  
Gift Card Fundraiser orders due to Mr. Himmler for Pod A (see details below)

Thursday, November 19  
Gift Card Fundraiser orders due to Mr. Himmler for Pod B (see details below)
6:00pm-7:00pm—ENJOY Book Pickup near Alcoa Pavilion
6:00pm-7:30pm—Spring Extravaganza Committee Zoom Meeting (

Saturday, November 21  
9:30am-12:30pm—Uniform Collection (
10:00am-10:40am—Hoagie Sale #3 Distribution (

Monday, November 23  
2:30pm—Pie Sorting Help Needed (
3:45pm-5:15pm—Pie Pick-Up (


Other Upcoming Events:

  • Gift Card Fundraiser (Delivery December 7; orders due November 16)

  • Pasquale’s Pizzeria Fundraiser #2 (December 9)

  • Blaze Pizza Fundraiser (January 14)

  • Applebee’s Fundraiser (February 18)

  • Pasquale’s Fundraiser (March date TBA)

  • Panera Fundraiser (April 21)

  • Hampton Bands Spring Festival (May 8 pending approval)

  • Milk Shake Factory Fundraiser (May 11)

  • Hampton Band Banquet (May 14 pending approval)

  • Spring Band Trip (May 26-May31, pending ACHD and HTSD approval)

News This Week:

Hampton Band Spirit Wear Store is Open!

Want even more Hampton Band-related merchandiseWaterfront Embroidery has put together a huge selection of shirts, hoodies, jackets, hats, bags, and more—over 100 items to pick from!  You can choose between Marching Band, Dance Team, and Color Guard for many of the items.  We will arrange local delivery once orders have been filled.


Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite Talbot?  Now is the time to shop!  Waterfront Embroidery has added some fun winter/holiday items to the Band Store.  Holiday Spirit Wear orders need to be placed by November 6.


Visit the  Hampton Band Spirit Wear Store  to place your order. 


Gift Card Fundraiser Orders Due This Week
The Gift Card Fundraiser is back, just in time for holiday shopping and gift-giving!  Students earn a percentage (from 2.5% to 16%) of each gift card sold (amounts are listed on the order/summary forms).  Since the return to 4-days in-person has been paused, we have extended the deadline for Pod B.  All orders can be turned in to Mr. Himmler by Monday, November 16 for Pod A and Thursday, November 19 for Pod B.  Please turn in one Order Summary form for each student, along with one check made payable to the HBA (Hampton Band Association). Pick-up date will be Monday, December 7 at the Allison Park Panera Bread from 5:00pm-7:00pm.  If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Blakeley (412-496-6389) or Cindy Kelly (412-953-4175).  The original order summary form had old information on who to make the check out to (the form linked below has been corrected).  Make sure your check is made out to HBA and not HBPA.  Thank you!  
Gift Card Order Form


Gift Card Order Summary

Spring Extravaganza Planning Meeting

May 2021 seems far away but planning for our new Spring Extravaganza has begun!  This event is replacing our annual Holiday Extravaganza that we would have been hosting this December.  We plan to be back in December 2021 with some wintry fun!  Until then, join us in planning this completely outdoor event for May, which we hope will be just as spectacular.  We already have lots of vendors interested in attending.  Many of our Committee Members (including our Chairs) have seniors graduating in June, so we need volunteers to get involved now and learn how to run our biggest HBA Event.  It’s a great way for parents of Freshmen and Sophomores to get involved with the HBA.  The Extravaganza benefits the entire Band Program at Hampton from 4th Grade through 12th Grade.


In addition to a wide selection of great shopping with our vendors, guests will be able to:
* Enjoy performances from several HTSD Band and Color Guard groups.
* Sink your favorite Band staff members in our Dunk Tank
* Purchase tasty treats at our Bake Sale (stock up for Mother's Day and Grad Parties)
* Eat a meal at the Band Dads' Cafe
* Have kids make some fun crafts and enjoy an ice cream sundae
* Enter the 50/50 Raffle, Basket Raffle, and Cookie Tray Raffle


Join us for a Zoom Planning Meeting this Thursday at 6:00pm to learn more: https://ht-sd.zoom.us/j/81308570572?pwd=VWxVN1RuWGx0K0lLbm5GZUZrcTdUQT09


ENJOY Books Final Pick-Up

PAYMENT IS DUE AT PICKUP, cash or check payable to HBA.  The final book pick-up will be on Thursday, November 19, at the Alcoa Pavilion @ 6:00 PM.  If you have any questions, please contact LeeAnn Kramer at Leeanncolacito@gmail.com


Hoagie Sale #3 Distribution

Peppi’s will be delivering the hoagies to the High School on Saturday morning.  We are asking everyone that ordered hoagies to use the link below to sign-up for a pick-up slot between 10:00am and 10:40am (if you have a conflict, please email Jim Vasil at jvasil@verizon.net ASAP to make other arrangements).  


Pick-up will take place behind the High School near the Band Room (Entrances 21/22).  You will pull your vehicle up to the sidewalk, check-in and pay for your hoagies, then pull-up to the distribution station and open your trunk (we will place the hoagies in your trunk).  Checks can be made out to the Hampton Band Association.  You are then free to deliver your hoagies! 


Hoagie Distribution Sign-Up



Uniform Washing and Collection

Now that marching season is over, it’s time to wash your uniform and return everything to the High School for storage until the spring.  We will be collecting uniforms for winds/percussion and color guard on Saturday, November 21, behind the High School, near the Band trailers from 9:30am to 12:30pm.  If you have any questions about washing or returning your uniform, please email: HamptonBandUniforms@gmail.com


We are asking students to sign up for one of the slots at the link below so that we can space out Uniform Collection on November 21.  There are still about 65 students that need to sign up for a slot.


Remember, ALL uniform pieces should be washed according to the instructions emailed out several weeks ago before returning.  We will be collecting pants, jackets, gauntlets, gloves, pink gloves, raincoats, garment bags, and shakos/boxes.  Black gloves can be stored in the garment bag pocket, along with the gauntlets.  Color Guard should return their two uniform pieces and their garment bags.


Fall Pie Sale Pick-Up (plus Help Needed Sorting Pies)

DELIVERY DATE is Monday, November 23.  We are looking for volunteers to sort and distribute pies starting at 2:30pm.  Please signup if you can help.  Pies will be available for pickup from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the rear of the high school by the band room. Sign up for a time slot to pick up your pies.


Pie Sorting/Distribution Volunteers


Pie Pick-Up


Holiday Band Concert Details

The Holiday Band Concert scheduled for Monday, December 21, remains on the calendar.  It will look radically different so that we can meet all necessary Covid-19 mitigation requirements.  The performances will take place in the HHS Auxiliary Gym and will follow the schedule below.  The last name splits will be communicated closer to the time of the concert to ensure we only have 50% of the parents in the gym at a time.  As a result of the mitigation efforts we are following, please know that the students will be seated 10+ ft. apart on the gym floor and the parents will be seated 8+ ft. apart in the bleachers.  Masks must be worn at all times by all parents and student performers.  More details will follow as this concert draws closer, but we wanted to let you know to keep this concert date on your calendar!

6:05pm—Concert Band report and warm-up time.
6:30pm—Concert Band performance 1 for parents (top half of last names)
6:50pm—Concert Band performance 2 for parents (bottom half of last names)
7:00pm—Concert Band departs

7:25pm—Symphonic Band report and warm-up time.
7:50pm—Symphonic Band performance 1 for parents (top half of last names)
8:10pm—Symphonic Band performance 2 for parents (bottom half of last names)
8:20pm—Symphonic Band departs

8:45pm—Wind Ensemble report and warm-up time.
9:10pm—Wind Ensemble performance 1 for parents (top half of last names)
9:30pm—Wind Ensemble performance 2 for parents (bottom half of last names)
9:40pm—Wind Ensemble departs


Other News


Donations to the Hampton Band Association

Did you know you can donate directly to the Hampton Band Association via credit card?  Although donations in cash or checks were always accepted by mailing them to the Hampton Band Association at 2929 McCully Road, Allison Park, PA 15101, donations by credit card can now be made.  As a 501c3 Tax Exempt Charitable Organization, the Hampton Band Association appreciates any donations, and will provide a receipt for tax purposes as well.  To donate by credit card, please click HERE.

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

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