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October 25, 2020

In The News!


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

The students donated $526 on Friday night to Glimmer of Hope as part of our Pink Gloves campaign.  A huge Thank You to everyone that participated!


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:

  • Chipotle Fundraiser (November 4)

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

  • Applebee’s Fundraiser (February 18)

On the Calendar

 Thursday, October 29 

6:00pm-7:00pm—Enjoy Book Pickups near the Alcoa Pavilion


Monday, November 2 

Fall Pie Sale Orders are due

Other Upcoming Events:

  • Fall Pie Sale (Delivery November 23; orders due November 2 in Charms)

  • Chipotle Fundraiser (November 4)

  • Band Holiday Spirit Wear Sale (orders due with Waterfront Embroidery November 6)

  • Enjoy Book Pickup (November 19)

  • Hoagie sale #3 (November 21 with Orders Due November 12)

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

  • Spring Extravaganza Committee Meeting (Nov. 19, 6:00pm, location TBD)

  • 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)

News This Week:

Chipotle Fundraiser to Benefit the Band Program

It's time to support the Band Program again!  Order from Chipotle on November 4 from 4:00pm-8:00pm at the Allison Park location and they will donate 33% back to the HBA!  Bring in the flyer, show it on your phone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting Hampton Township  Bands. You can also order online and use code: LHCFZQP (Please note that fundraiser online ordering is only valid through pickup during our scheduled date, time, and assigned restaurant. Ordering delivery for fundraisers is not permitted at this time.)  Remember, the HBA supports the Band Program at all 5 Hampton schools, from 4th Grade to 12th Grade.  Save yourself some time on dinner, and support music in Hampton!


Chipotle Flyer


Chipotle Online Ordering Instructions

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  or the Hampton Band Holiday Shop to place your order. 

Fall Pie Sale Information

It’s time to sell some pies! This fundraiser is open to all members of the Hampton Band Association. Due to conditions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Lipari Foods had to find a new pie supplier (SatisPie), so these are not the same pies we’ve had for the past few years. 


The pies are frozen, unbaked 10” pies. Students receive $3.00 profit for each pie. Orders and payments will be due Monday, November 2. No late orders will be accepted.


Fall 2020 Pie Sale Letter


Fall 2020 Pie Sale Order Form

Using the Online Store in Charms, please enter the TOTAL number of each pie from your customer order form.  Return an Order Summary Form from Charms with ONE check payable to HBA or pay directly in Charms.  (PLEASE DO NOT SEND INDIVIDUAL CUSTOMER CHECKS!)  DELIVERY DATE is Monday, November 23.  Pies will be available for pickup from 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM at the rear of the high school by the band room. A Sign Up Genius will be distributed later for you to sign up for a pick-up time slot. If you are not there by 5:30 PM your order will be left outside the silver band room door. We are not responsible for orders left outside.  If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Vasil at 412-983-8287 or by email at cmvasil@verizon.net.  


We are also looking for volunteers to help sort and distribute pies.  Please sign up here if you can help: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054DA9A62BA13-fall.  This is not the sign-up for picking up pies. 

2021 ENJOY Books Available for Sale!

The 2021 ENJOY Book contains coupons for local restaurants, retail locations, recreations and entertainment, national savings, and more! Notable coupons include Dick’s, GetGo, Dave & Buster’s, and Costco. You can flip through the pages of the 2021 Book online: https://issuu.com/savearound/docs/enjoy_pittsburgh?fr=sNWVjYzgyNDI


The cost of each book is $30.  The amount credited to the student account is approximately $10 per book sold.  Books will be available for sale through November 12.  Orders must be entered online using SignUp Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4cafac2da0f8c61-2021 


PAYMENT IS DUE AT PICKUP, cash or check payable to HBA.  There was a delay in delivery of the books, so the first pick-up is scheduled for Thursday, October 29, at the Alcoa Pavilion @ 6:00 PM.  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


ENJOY Book Sale Flyer

ENJOY Book Customer Order Form

ENJOY Book SignUp Genius Order Link

Gift Card Fundraiser

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).  All orders are due to Mr. Himmler by Monday, November 16.  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 or Cindy Kelly.


Gift Card Order Form

Gift Card Order Summary

Reminders About Uniform Care

You will store your uniform at home this season so that we don’t have to worry about social distancing for Distribution and Collection.  You can leave your raincoat at home unless rain is predicted for a performance.  Students are expected to HANG THEIR UNIFORM CORRECTLY while it is stored at home.  Uniforms DO NOT need to be washed after a performance, but feel free to let them air-out.  If they are hung up on the hanger correctly, there is no need to wash or press uniforms.  Students were shown during their fitting the proper way to match creases on their pants, hang their jackets on the hanger, and to store their gauntlets and shakos.  (If a uniform becomes soiled, there are washing instructions in Charms in the Uniforms folder.)  Students are reminded to take care when putting on their uniform (without their Dinkles on!), so they don’t unsnap the hem on the pants.  If that happens, just follow the hem crease and re-snap the sides.  If there are ever any issues with a student’s uniform, please email hamptonbanduniforms@gmail.com.  Remember, your blue Band t-shirt is part of your uniform, and should be worn for each performance.  Never wear bulky clothing under your uniform (they are snug fitting).  There are pockets on the bib of your pants to hold your phone.  Never store food in your shako.  Pixie Stix are evil; chocolate melts.  Always wear tall black socks with your Dinkles.

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. 

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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