Help needed on Monday and Tuesday

Post Date: April 13th, 2014

New uniforms: We need assistance with fitting the students with uniforms at 11 a.m. this upcoming Monday and Tuesday. This will be for the Veterans Day Parade on Saturday. Please contact Denise Dean at denise@riversidepolyband.com if you are available.

For the Drive One 4UR School event we fell short of our goal by 50 percent — only 150 people came out. That equates to a loss of $3,000 for the band and color guard. Please remember that fund raisers like these are the difference between success and failure of our program and this particular fund raisers was a no-cost- to you event.  Thank you to those of you who did come one, particularly the parents who stayed to help the whole day.

Urgent: We do not have enought test drivers yet

Post Date: April 12th, 2014

At this point we only have about 55 drivers for our Drive One 4UR School. Please, please, please come out to Poly and test drive. This is not a sales pitch and no sales people will call. If we get 300 people, we will get $6,000 for the band. Please don’t let us lose out on this chance. It is a quick process. Please take a few minutes from your day and help the kids with this great program. Questions: kim@riversidepolyband.com.

Important Band and Color GuardInformation

Post Date: April 11th, 2014

Please remember that our car wash and Drive One Event is tomorrow Car wash starts at 8 am. (your child has four $5 tickets to sell) and the Drive One event starts at 10 a.m. One test drive per address, must be a licensed driver. Please ask five friends to show and let’s get our goal of 300 in the first couple of hours. Remember: THIS IS NOT A SALES PITCH. NO SALES PERSON WILL CALL.  It’s just a simple test drive.

More info here: Drive One 4UR school 

If we get 300 people, we can raise $6,000 for the band. No cost to you.

New uniforms: On another note, we need assistance with fitting the students with uniforms at 11 a.m. this upcoming Monday and Tuesday. This will be for the Veterans Day Parade on Saturday. Please contact Denise Dean at denise@riversidepolyband.com if you are available.

See you tomorrow at the car wash and Drive One event. (If you have a Facebook account, please go to the Fritts Ford site and like our post. Let’s give them credit for supporting our program.

Important: Volunteers needed — and Sunday Winter Guard Schedule

Post Date: April 8th, 2014

Drive One Volunteers and Car Wash parent volunteers needed. We still need many, many volunteers for the Drive One event. Please sign up to help.

We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity. Please sign up for Drive One 4 UR School/Poly Band Car Wash – here’s how it works in three easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot. 2. Enter your e-mail address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

The event will be held this Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Poly High School parking lot. We can earn up to $6,000 (at $20 per person we only need 300 people). It’s easy, only takes a few minutes and is no cost to you. THIS IS NOT A SALES PITCH AND NO SALES PERSON WILL CALL YOU. Let’s all ask five people and see how fast we can make 300.

Thank you to Fritts Ford in Riverside and the Ford Corporation for this opportunity. Please repost on your Facebook sites and share with your neighbors!

Car Wash: We will also hold a car wash the same day from 8 am. to 1 p.m. Your student will bring home four $5 tickets. Please ask your child to sell them. And while they are at it, have them share the Drive One 4UR School flier.

Parent/Booster meeting: Our next parent/booster meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on April 10 in the band room. Please plan on attending. This is an opportunity to find out how to participate on the board. Or you can contact board president Kim Lane at Kim@riversidepolyband.com to find out more. Don’t be shy! Get involved.

Board position: We only have one board nomination to date. please, please sign up. Many of the parents who hold positions this year have graduating seniors and will no longer be available to volunteer. Positions include president, ways and means, treasurer, uniforms, chaperones, trailers and it, secretary, website/e-mail publicity, and parliamentarian.  Positions can be held jointly. Submit a nomination here: http://riversidepolyband.com/?p=1250. If you are nominating someone else, please get their permission first.

Candy money: Just before spring break your child was given some candy to sell at $1 per bar. Please have your child bring in the money for that candy on tomorrow (Wednesday.) If they want to sell more, it is available. Important: Your child must return either the money or the chocolate.

Poly Championships Winter guard schedule for this Saturday at Huntington Beach High School:
6:45 a.m. call time
7 a.m.depart
8:30 a.m. arrive
9 a.m.warm up
10 a.m. change
10:38  a.m. walk
10:48 a.m. perform
12:55 p.m. awards
1:30 p.m. depart
2 p.m. lunch
Ruby’s 50′s Dinner
Huntington Beach Pier
4 p.m. depart
5:30 p.m. arrive at Poly HS
You’ll need $15-$20 for lunch
As always we will have around five parent badges and will divide up the rest.
Spectator tickets are $14.

Sunday schedule will be available by 5. We can potentially perform as early 9:30 am or 11:22.
Spectator tickets are $24

Important events this week

Post Date: April 5th, 2014

Here is what is going on with the Riverside Poly Band and Color Guard:

Driver One 4UR School: Our big Drive One event will be this Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Poly High School parking lot. We can earn up to $6,000 (at $20 per person we only need 300 people). It’s easy, only takes a few minutes and is no cost to you. THIS IS NOT A SALES PITCH AND NO SALES PERSON WILL CALL YOU. Let’s all ask five people and see how fast we can make 300.

Thank you to Fritts Ford in Riverside and the Ford Corporation for this opportunity. Please repost on your Facebook sites and share with your neighbors!

Car Wash: We will also hold a car wash the same day from 8 am. to 1 p.m. Your student will bring home four $5 tickets. Please ask your child to sell them. And while they are at it, have them share the Drive One 4UR School flier.

Drive One Volunteers and Car Wash parent volunteers needed. We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity. Please sign up for Drive 4 UR School/Poly Band Car Wash – here’s how it works in three easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot.
2. Enter your e-mail address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Parent/Booster meeting: Our next parent/booster meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on April 10 in the band room. Please plan on attending. This is an opportunity to find out how to participate on the board. Or you can contact board president Kim Lane at Kim@riversidepolyband.com to find out more. Don’t be shy! Get involved.

Positions include president, ways and means, treasurer, uniforms, chaperones, trailers and it, secretary, website/e-mail publicity, and parliamentarian.  Positions can be held jointly. Submit a nomination here: http://riversidepolyband.com/?p=1250. If you are nominating someone else, please get their permission first.

Candy money: Just before spring break your child was given some candy to sell at $1 per bar. Please have your child bring in the money for that candy on Wednesday. If they want to sell more, it is available. Important: Your child must return either the money or the chocolate.

Silent Auction: You should be getting a letter in the mail addressed to your child. This letter is from the band and includes information on out silent auction, which will be held during our spring concert on May 22. We are asking each section to sponsor a theme basket. Please take a look and send in item to school with your child. Have a service or item you would like to donate to the silent auction. Contact Edith Martinez at edith@riversidepolyband.com.

Veteran’s Parade: Our students will participate in the April 19 Veteran’s Day Parade. Please plan on attending: It will their first opportunity to wear their new uniforms.

Fritts Ford Drive One For Your School event

Post Date: March 25th, 2014
Apr
12
10:00 am

Get your neighbors to come out for the best, but least expensive fund raiser they will even take part in. We earn $20 for each test drive (one driver per address).

Find out more here: http://social.ford.com/our-articles/cars/focussedan/drive-4-ur-school/

Watch for a flier that will come home with the kids.

This week with the Poly Band and Color Guard

Post Date: March 25th, 2014
Mar
25
6:00 pm

We have a few things to share this week.

Mixed bag Fund raiser: The mixed bag fundraiser is due this week. If you have not already seen it, please ask you child for the paperwork. This has been a popular fundraiser. Be sure to send your order form in by Thursday. Orders will be delivered in about two weeks.

Car Wash and Drive One for Your school : We also have an upcoming car wash on April 12. The event will include a Drive One for Your School event. Thanks to Fritts Ford at the Riverside Auto Center, we have the opportunity to raise big money for the band on this event. All you have to do is take a quick, 30 second test drive. NO SALESPERSON WILL CONTACT YOU AFTER THE TEST DRIVE!!!!!! We have done this fundraiser before and have brought in several thousand dollars.

Check it out: Fritts Ford-sponsored Drive One for Your School

We need to get the community out to support us. Watch for a flier that will be coming soon.

Only one driver is allowed per household. Let’s get the word out!

This week with Poly Band and Color Guard

Post Date: March 10th, 2014

This is what is happening this week with the Poly Band:

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, Wind Ensemble at RCC. Call time is 4 p.m. at Landis Auditorium, performance at 5 p.m.

Thursday, March 13, 2014, Wind Ensemble, Friday, March 14, concert band. Call time is 7 p.m. performances at 8:15 p.m. at Ramona High School.

A bit a great news: the new uniforms are on their way and will arrive any day!

Save the date: April 12: Car wash and Drive One for your School. This is an opportunity to raise lots of money for the program. We will need volunteers. Keep an eye out for more details.

Parent/booster meeting tonight

Post Date: March 5th, 2014
Mar
5
6:30 pm

Just a reminder that the date for our next booster meeting will be Wednesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the band room at Poly. Marching season is over, but our efforts to support the program continue. Come out and find out what we have going on.

See you then.

Commencement – concert band and wind ensemble

Post Date: February 13th, 2014
Jun
10

Tuesday June 10 Commencement Ramona High School, concert band and wind ensemble, exact time to come