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August 10, 2020

In The News!

 

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

General HBA Membership Meeting Rescheduled for Tuesday, August 18th!

The deadline for placing Hoagie orders is Thursday, August 13'th.  For more information, see the details below!

On the Calendar

 

Monday, August 10 to Friday, August 14
New Band Camp Schedule 

08:00am-10:00am—Wind Group 1 Band Camp (HHS White Field)

10:30am-12:30pm—Wind Group 2 Band Camp (HHS White Field)

1:00pm-3:00pm—Wind Group 3 Band Camp (HHS White Field)

9:00am-12:00pm—Percussion (Upper Fridley Parking Lot/HMS Parking Lot)

9:00am-12:00pm—Color Guard and Dance Team (Central Elementary Field/Side Parking Lot)

 

Tuesday, August 11 

Band Photos have been postponed until (hopefully) later in the season!  We will let you know when we have a new date.

 

Thursday, August 13 

11:00pm—Hoagie orders due https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054DA9A62BA13-hampton27

 

Band Camp Daily Themes 

Monday, August 10—Movie Character Monday

Tuesday, August 11—Punk Day

Wednesday, August 12—Holiday Day

Thursday, August 13—Staff Day (dress-up like a staff member)

Friday, August 14—Class Day (freshmen wear black, sophomores wear blue, juniors wear white, and seniors wear tie dye)
 

For Band Practices, remember to bring your instrument, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and to wear tennis shoes and your mask!  And bring your Health and Safety form if you haven’t turned it in already.

Schedule Updates:

Due to the Pennsylvania State, Allegheny County, and the Hampton Township School District Regulations, a number of changes to the HBA schedules and fundraising activities are needed:

 

What is Happening:

  • The General HBA Membership meeting scheduled for Tuesday. August 4th will be postponed to Tuesday, August 18th.  The HTSD has School Board meetings scheduled for Aug 3rd and August 10th, so we will hopefully be able to provide more complete and accurate information by moving the meeting to the 18th. The meeting will be a Zoom meeting, and login information will be provided ahead of the meeting.

  • Hoagie sales will continue per the planned dates on the calendar using pre-purchased hoagies.  Students will earn $2 per hoagie sold.  Pick up will be conducted using a contactless method with a sign-up used to arrange pickup time slots.  Further information regarding times and locations will be coming in the next few days.  Additional dates may be added based on turnout and interest in order to provide additional opportunities to fundraise for the spring trip.

  • The Holiday Extravaganza remains on the calendar for Dec 4-5 at this time, but it is subject to be delayed, or cancelled due to restrictions in place at that time.  Updates and details will be announced as the situation evolves.

  • All other fundraising activities including Pie Sales, Spirit Wear sales, Gift Card Sales, and Enjoy Book Sales, remain on track at this time, and further information will be coming soon.

What is Cancelled or Postponed:

  • The Band Picnic scheduled for the last day of Band Camp has been canceled due to the restrictions imposed on the size of gatherings.  We will try to set up something later in the fall if possible depending on the conditions at that time.

  • The Homecoming picnic for the Band held in conjunction with the Talbot Tailgate and the Homecoming game will be canceled due to the restrictions imposed on the size of gatherings. 

  • The Band Banquet, scheduled for November 20th, is canceled. Plans are underway to reschedule it to the Spring, depending on restrictions in place at that time.

  • The HBA Mattress sale planned for September 5th is cancelled as we will not have access to the school facilities

  • The Aramark Heinz Field Fundraiser will likely be cancelled given the current restrictions in place in Allegheny County.  Further information will be provided as it becomes available from the Steelers and the NFL.

Other Upcoming Events:

  • Holiday Extravaganza Committee Meetings (August 17, September 17, October 15, and November 19; 6:30pm, location TBD)

  • HBA General Membership Parent Meeting (August 18, Zoom Meeting)

  • 1st Hoagie Sale (August 22, pickup instructions TBA, orders due August 13)

News This Week:

Ordering Extra Band T-Shirts

Your Band Student should have brought home their new (amazing, Queen-themed) Band T-Shirt this week.  For any students that would like to order an extra shirt, or for any parents that would like to order one for themselves, we will be placing a second t-shirt order!  Just order and pay in Charms.  But do it ASAP!  We will keep orders open for another week in Charms.

 

Hampton Band Spirit Wear Store is Open!

Want even more Hampton Band-related merchandise?  Waterfront 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.

 

Visit https://waterfrontembroidery.com/ and click on “Hampton Band Spirit Wear” to place your order.

 

Local Fundraising Chairperson(s) Needed

We are looking for someone to organize fundraisers for the HBA, such as the Pasquale’s and LMS Nursery events we’ve held in the past.  The volunteer(s) would work with local restaurants and businesses to schedule fundraising support events, as well as secure donations from places like Giant Eagle, Shop ’n Save, WalMart, etc.  If this sounds like something you’d like to do, grab a friend, and email suzska@gmail.com to get started.  This is a great opportunity for someone that is not able to volunteer in person.  We would really like to fill this position ASAP!

 

HBA Dues and the Charms Store

Because of the changes to the fall show, we are reducing HBA dues for this year to $75 ($85 with late fee) for the first student in a family, and $50 ($60 with late fee) for any additional students. 

 

The Charms Store is open!  https://www.charmsoffice.com/  You can go in and pay for Dues, School-Owned Instrument/Percussion Fee, Flip Folder/Lyre, extra T-Shirts, Shoes (if you have been or will be fitted for new shoes), etc.

 

There are several payment options.  You can pay online by credit card using AffiniPay.  Or you can choose “Bill & Print,” and then either pay by check or request to transfer funds from your Miscellaneous Balance in Charms (fundraised money returned from the canceled trip).  Checks can be mailed in c/o John Harper, 2797 Clearview Road, Allison Park, PA 15101.  To request a fund transfer, or if you have any problems getting into Charms, please email John Harper at john.harper@verizon.net

 

You can still fill out and turn in the HBA Membership forms and Medical Forms.

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/SchoolFilesNew/hamptb/Public/Membership%20Contract%202020-2021.pdf

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/SchoolFilesNew/hamptb/Public/Medical%20Form%202020.pdf

Local Fundraising Chairperson(s) Needed

We are looking for someone to organize fundraisers for the HBA, such as the Pasquale’s and LMS Nursery events we’ve held in the past.  The volunteer(s) would work with local restaurants and businesses to schedule fundraising support events, as well as secure donations from places like Giant Eagle, Shop ’n Save, WalMart, etc.  If this sounds like something you’d like to do, grab a friend, and email suzska@gmail.com to get started.

Band Props from 2019 for Sale

We have several astronaut helmets for sale. The original purchase price was $37 on Amazon (Charades Adult Astronaut Helmet Costume Accessory Charades https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001D3SSQ6/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_tqHbFbWJBHNYT).  We are hoping to resell each helmet for $20 and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please email suzska@gmail.com if interested.  

Fundraising Opportunities:

 

Hoagie Sale #1

It’s Hoagie Time!  While much of the marching season is up in the air, we are still moving forward with our Hoagie Sales so that students can still raise funds for the Band Trip.  Things will be a little different this year.  As we mentioned in the Spring Introduction Meeting in May, we were working on alternative plans to address the Hoagie Fundraiser in light of the Covid-19 Pandemic.  Since conditions still prevent large gatherings, we are going to purchase hoagies instead of building them.  Our vendor is going to be Peppi’s Old Tyme Sandwich Shop in Pittsburgh.  They will provide us with freshly-made, 10", quality Italian and Turkey Hoagies made with all attention to sanitation and safety.  See the link below for the order form so that you can begin taking orders (hoagies will be $7.00).  You can also find the Band Hoagie Manual and the SignUp Genius Instructions for entering your order below.  The SignUp Genius is NOT YET ready.  A notification will be sent out when it is.  The deadline for placing Hoagie Orders is Thursday, August 13.  The distribution date is Saturday, August 22, and details about how to pick up your hoagies will be provided closer to the date.  If you have any questions, please contact Jim Vasil at jvasil@verizon.net.

Documents needed include:

Hoagie Order Form, Band Hoagie Manual, and SignUp Genius Instructions

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

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

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