1 Akins Eagle Band Starter Pack GreetingsAkinsEagleBandFamily IhopeyouareenjoyingarestfulsummerThe2015D2016schoolyearisjustaroundthe corneranditistimetomakeplansforthe2015d2016editionofthebigandbold,blueand Gold,AkinsEagleBandForthoseofyouthatarereturning,wearegladyouarecontinuing yourjourneywiththeaeb.toournewmembersandfamilies,welcomeyouarestarting alifedchangingjourneythatwilltransformyourentireworldforthebetteroverthecourse ofthenextseveralyears.thisjourneybeginswiththe2015akinseaglebandfield Production, CarniváleNoir All#members#(new#and#returning)#are#expected#to#be#at#Akins#High#School#on# Wednesday,#July#29 th #at#7:00am#for#the#start#of#summer#band and#at#all#rehearsals# thereafter#please#see#the#enclosed#calendar#for#detailed#rehearsal#information. AllrehearsalsarerequiredforallmembersoftheAkinsEagleBand.Anyconflictsmustbe communicatedwiththedirectorofbandswellinadvanceforapproval.promptand regularattendancewillaffectplacementasaprimaryperformerinthe2015marching Production CarniváleNoir aswellasconcertbandplacement.starttimeforrehearsalsis justthat,astarttime.youmustplanonarrivingwellbeforerehearsalinorderforustobe successful.agoodruleofthumbistoshowup15to30minutesbeforescheduled rehearsalstarttime. Someoftheinformationinthispacketwillrequirecompletionandshouldbereturned duringthefirstweekofsummerband.otherinformationwillbeforyourreferenceand shouldbepostedinaprominentplaceinyourhome.lookforthefollowinginthispacket: 1. Summer&Band&Calendar Detailedinformationonallrehearsalsandeventsin August. 2. Summer&Band& Frequently&Asked&Questions 3. Fall&Calendar Thisisperhapsthemostimportantdocumentinthispacket.All rehearsalsandperformancesoftheakinseaglebandarerequiredforallmembers. Anyandallconflictsmustbediscussedwithabanddirector.Thestudentsofthe AkinsBandarethehardestworkingandmostdedicatedstudentsatAkinsHigh SchoolTomaintainourtraditionofexcellence,allmembersmustmaketheAEBa priorityintheirscheduling. 4. Medical&Release&Form&DPleasecompleteandreturnduringthefirstweekof SummerBand.
2 5. Fees No#student#or#family#should#decide#not#to#participate#in#band#based#on# financial#concerns##we#will#never#allow#money#to#get#in#the#way#of#our#students# being#a#part#of#something#spectacular#unfortunately,asuccessfulbandprogram isexpensivetomaintain,andwemustchargefeesforcertainthings.thissheetwill breakdownthesecosts.youmustcommunicatedirectlywiththedirectorofbands ifthereisafinancialconcern.wehaveincrediblyprofitablefundraising opportunities somoneyneednotpreventanybodyfromparticipatingintheakins EagleBand.FeesarepaidonShoppingDay.ThisyeartherearetwoShoppingDays: Juniors&SeniorswillattendonSaturday,August8 th andfreshmen/sophomoreson Saturday,August15 th. 6. Private&Lesson&Program Forourstudentstoachievethehighestlevelofsuccess ontheirinstrument,thisprogramisvital.in2015d2016,morethan60%of studentsparticipatedinprivatelessons.money#should#not#prevent#any#student# from#participating#in#private#lessons##there#is#always#a#way.& 7. Booster&Welcome&Letter& 8. Concession&Fundraising&Signups&101& Forourmostprofitablefundraising opportunities,weuseaveryspecificprocesstoorganizeandplanourefforts.this documentwilltellyouhowtogetstarted. 9. CHARMS&Login&Instructions& Allstudentfinancialaccountsaredocumentedin CHARMS(anonlinesystem).Importantaudiorecordinganddocumentsarealso availablehere. IhopeyouareexcitedabouttheupcomingyearandalltheopportunitiesthattheAkins EagleBandhasahead.Withcontinuedhardworkanddedication,wewillachievethe higheststandardsofexcellenceforwhichtheakinsbandhasbecomeknown. Pleasedon thesitatetocontactmeatanypointviaphoneoredmailifyouhaveany questions.communicationisoneofthemostimportantthingsyoucandotohelpensure thatweareallworkingtowardsthesamegoal. IremainattheserviceofthestudentsoftheAkinsEagleBandandlookforwardtoagreat yearseeyoualljuly29 th at7:00am Sincerely, TateFincher DirectorofBands AkinsHighSchool 512D841D9804
3 Summer Band 2015 Schedule Rehearsal Schedule Applies to All Members Winds, Percussion, and Guard August 2015 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 7am 11am 12pm 4pm July 29 July 30 July am 11am 7am 11am 12pm 4pm 12pm 4pm 10am 11am - Full Band Meeting am 11am 12pm 4pm 7am 11am 12pm 4pm 7am 11am 12pm 4pm 7am 11am 12pm 4pm 7am 11am 12pm 4pm Junior/Senior Shopping Day am 11am 12pm 4pm 7am 11am 12pm 4pm 7am 11am 12pm 4pm 7am 11am 12pm 4pm 7am 11am 12pm 4pm Freshmen/ Sophomore Shopping Day am 11am 12pm 4pm 5pm 9pm 5pm 9pm 5pm 9pm 5pm 9pm 8am 12pm 12pm 2pm Band Picnic First Day of Class 5pm 7:30pm 5pm 7pm 7am 8:30am Football vs. Crockett (Away) 5pm 7pm Students must bring a lunch and remain on campus from 11am to 12pm. The building and band hall will be closed as 4:30pm.
4 Summer Band FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) & & Will&it&be&fun?& Yes & Where&do&I&need&to&be?& AkinsHSinthebandhall. What&time&do&I&need&to&be&there?& Rehearsals(start(promptly(on(time.(YoushouldplanonbeingatAkinsafull15to30 minutesbeforerehearsaltomakesureyouaresetupandprepared. What&do&I&eat&before&and&during&Summer&Band?& Youshouldeatahealthybreakfastoffruitand/orprotein.DONOTeatcerealordrinkmilk, asitdoesn tsitwellonthestomachintheheatandactivity.youwillneedtobringyour ownlunchtoahsasyouwillnotbeallowedtoleaveforlunch.allstudentshavea3hour dinnerbreakduringwhichtheyshouldleavethecampus. & What&do&I&bring&to&Summer&Band?& Youwillneedtobringthefollowing: D Instrument(ifyouownorrentyourowninstrument) D Pencil D 1 Black3DringBinder(Wewillhavesomeavailablefor$5.) D WaterJugwithWaterandIce D SackLunch(Allstudentsarerequiredtostayoncampusforlunch.) D YourBrain D GreatAttitude What&do&I&wear&to&Summer&Band?& WhilethemidDdayrehearsalswillbeindoors,wewillbeoutsideinthemorningand evening.youmustdressappropriatelytobesuccessful.allstudentsmustwearthe followingtoalloutsiderehearsals: D WhiteTDshirt(Theplainerthebetter awhiteshirtwithoutlogosisbest.) D Shorts(YouMAYNOTwearlongpants.) D TennisShoes(Onlytennis,walking,running,etc.shoesareappropriate.Theymust allowyourankletomovefreely.noboots,sandals,flipflops,etc.) D Hat(Recommended) D Sunscreen D Sunglasses
5 ( Akins&High&School&Band& Important&Dates& Fall&2015& Attendance(at(all(events(and(rehearsals(is(required(for(all(students,( unless(the(event(is(marked.((*)((events(that(are(marked(will(be(required( or(optional,(at(the(discretion(of(the(band(directors.((this(schedule(is( subject(to(change(with(appropriate(notice.( Weekly(Marching(Band(Rehearsal(Schedule( Monday: 5:00pm 7:30pm Tuesday: 5:00pm 7:00pm Wednesday: 7:00am 8:30am Thursday: 5:00pm 7:00pm OR(IfThursdayGame) Friday: 5:00pm 7:00pm Saturday,August1 th FullBandMeeting 10:00am 11:00pm Saturday,August8 th Junior/SeniorShoppingDay 9:00am 12:00pm Saturday,August15 th Freshman/SophomoreShoppingDay 9:00am 12:00pm Thursday,August27 th Footballvs.Crockett AfterSchool(TBA) Friday,September4 th Footballvs.Reagan AfterSchool(TBA) Monday,September7 th LaborDay NoRehearsal Friday,September11 th Footballvs.DelValle AfterSchool(TBA) Saturday,September12 th AEBStudySession* 8:00am 11:00am Any$student$who$is$failing$one$or$more$classes$must$attend.$ Thursday,September17 th Footballvs.Lehman AfterSchool(TBA) $ Thursday,September24 th Footballvs.Anderson AfterSchool(TBA) Saturday,September26 th AEBStudySession* 8:00am 11:00am Any$student$who$is$failing$one$or$more$classes$must$attend.$ Friday,October2 nd Footballvs.Austin AfterSchool(TBA) Tuesday,October6 th AISDJamboree AfterSchool(TBA) (Burger)
6 Friday,October9 th Footballvs.Westlake AfterSchool(TBA) $ Saturday,October10 th TexasMarchingClassic AllDay(TBA) (RoundRock) Monday,October12 th ColumbusDayHoliday NoRehearsal $ Friday,October16 th Footballvs.Bowie AfterSchool(TBA) Saturday,October17 th AISDPre`UILFestival AllDay(TBA) (Burger) Tuesday,October20 th UILRegion18MarchingContest AllDay(TBA) (Burger) Saturday,October24 th MarchingContest AllDay(TBA) (TBA) Friday,October30 th Footballvs.Hays AfterSchool(TBA) Saturday,October31 st MarchingContest AllDay (TBA) Friday,November6 th Footballvs.LakeTravis AfterSchool(TBA) Saturday,November14 th ClinicwithMr.Benzer AllDay(TimesTBA) Thursday,December3 rd All`RegionBandAuditions Phase1* Evening(TBA) (WestlakeHS) Saturday,December5 th All`RegionBandAuditions Phase2* AllDay(TBA) (WestlakeHS) Thursday,December10 th BandHolidayConcert 7:30pm (LocationTBA)
7 Akins High School Band Emergency Treatment Release (Parent Release Form) Dear Parents/Guardians, The following is an authorization form for an Akins High School Band Director employed by the Austin ISD to treat and/or release information regarding injury to a student during a school affiliated music event. I, authorize the Akins High School Band Staff, or their affiliated, associated physicians, or appropriate allied health professionals to evaluate and treat. Additionally, the above named entities may release, exchange, and request pertinent medical and/or examination information concerning or related to this and/or other injuries to authorized and/or an appropriate allied health personnel. All medical information is strictly confidential and will be used only to assist in the evaluation, treatment, or rehabilitation of the injury. Parent/Guardian Signature Date The above named student has my permission to participate in school-sanctioned activities as a member of the Akins High School Band Program during the school year. All transportation will be arranged by the Director, in accordance with AISD guidelines. Students, even when off campus, are still subject to the school rules and regulations when participating with the Akins High School Band Program. I understand that any student who doesn not conduct himself/herself properly may be (1) sent home at the parent s expense; (2) prohibited from participating in future activities of this organization; and/or, (3) subject to other appropriate disciplinary action. By signing this document, the parent and/or legal guardian releases the Austin Independent School District and the Akins High School Band Directors, chaperones, volunteers, etc. from any and all claims resulting from the injury of the above named student or the loss of property of the above named student while participating in any activities connected with the Akins High School Band Program.
8 Family Insurance Status Do you carry medical insurance, which covers your son/daughter in case of injury or accident? Yes No If yes, Insurance Company Name: Mailing Address: Policy Number: Policy Holder: I have read and understood the contents of this letter. Parent/Guardian: Date: Parent Contact Phone Number: ( ) Home ( ) Cell Emergency Contacts Name: Emergency Contacts Number: Emergency Contact 2 Name: Emergency Contact 2 Number: Medical Information Please list any medical conditions including, but not limited to disorders, allergies to food and/or medications, recurring or chronic conditions, previous surgeries, or any other information a doctor might need to assist your child in an emergency.
9 Akins Eagle Band Program Fees & Required Purchases Pleasenotethatthreeseparatepaymentswillberequiredthisyear.If youarepayingwithchecksormoneyorders,youmusthavethree separatechecksormoneyorderspayableasindicatedbelow. Nopaymentarrangementscanbemadeonmoneyowedto Tote Unlimited or AkinsBandBoosters,thesemustbepaidonShopping Day. Inorderforapaymentarrangementtobemadeonbandfees(payable to AkinsHighSchoolBand )youmustpayatleastonehalf(50%)ofthe amountdueonshoppingday. Payable'to' Akins'High'School'Band ' "Payable"by"cash,"check,"or"money"order.""You" can"also"make"payment"with"credit/debit"card."""please"contact"a"band"director"for"assistance. 8 $400.00' ' 'Fair'Share'8'Required of All Students (Supplements expenses not covered by AISD, including but not limited to: clinicians, contest fees, supplemental materials, etc.) 8 $25.00'Per'Semester' 'Instrument'Usage'Fee'8'Required for the following instruments: oboe, bassoon, French horn, euphonium, tuba, percussion, and any other student playing a school owned instrument. (Supplements normal instrument maintenance.) 8 $50.00' 'Percussion'Supply'Fee' 'Required for All Percussionists (Covers purchase of sticks, heads, and other percussion specific materials throughout the year.) Payable'to' Tote'Unlimited ' "Payable"by"cash,"check,"or"money"order.""You"can"also" make"payment"with"credit/debit"card.""please"contact"a"booster"officer"for"assistance." - $28.50' 'Marching'Shoes Required for New Members, Optional for Returning Members (All students must have clean and presentable black Drill Master marching shoes. If you are unsure if your shoes are appropriate, please see a band director.) ***More on Back***
10 Payable to Tote Unlimited (Continued) 8 $6.50' 'Marching'Gloves' 'Required of All Students Except Percussion (This costs includes two pair.) 8 $27.50' 'Woven'Uniform'Bag'with'AEB'logo (All students must have a uniform bag.) or" $12.00' 'Nylon'Uniform'Bag'with'no'logo (All students must have a uniform bag.) 8 $33.50' 'Tote'Bag'with'AEB'logo Optional Payable'to' Akins'Band'Boosters " "Payable"by"cash,"check,"or"money"order.""You"can" also"make"payment"with"credit/debit"card.""please"contact"a"booster"officer"for"assistance.' ' 8 $55.00' 'AEB'Summer'Uniform - Required of All New Students (ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE ALL PARTS OF THE UNIFORM. This uniform will be the property of the student and includes: navy polo with AEB logo, khaki shorts, and baseball hat. Needed parts for returning members may be purchased separately. Prices are listed below.) o Band'Polo'- $20 o Band'Shorts'- $20 o Band'Hat'- $7 o Band'Belt'- $3 o Band'Water'Jug'M$5 8 $7.00' 'Water'the'Eagles Required of All New Students (Includes water & ice at all performances.) 8 $48.00' 'Competition'Tailgating Required of All Students (Meals provided to all students at marching contests.) 8 $60.00' 'Game'Day'Tailgating Optional (Meals provided to purchasing students at all football games.) 8 $25.00'to'$ 'Booster'Membership'Dues Optional (Supports activities and operations of the booster club.) Financesshouldneverpreventanystudentorfamilyfrombeingapartof theakinseagleband PERIOD Ifthereisafinancialissue,communicatewithabanddirectorfor informationonfundraisingandotheroptions. Wecannotstressthisenough thereisalwaysawaycommunicatewitha banddirector. or972l658l3701(mobile).
11 Akins Eagle Band Private Lesson Program DearAkinsEagleBand, TheAkinsEagleBandisproudtoofferanexcellentmusicalenrichmentprogramtoallband students.thisprogramisbasedarounda30minuteprivatelesson,takenonceaweek,taught byaspecialistonyourchild sinstrument.wehopeeachparentwillseriouslyconsiderthe opportunityofferedbythisprogram.listedbelowareafewpointstoconsiderregardingthis valuableprogram: F Privatelessonsgivestudentsanopportunitytoworkwithaspecialistontheir instrument. F Privatelessonsallowgiftedstudentstomoveatapacecomfortabletohis/herneeds. F Privatelessonscanhelpmotivateastrugglingstudentbyprovidingamorepersonaland tailoredapproach. F Privatelessonsofferinsightsandexperiencesonamusicallevelnotavailableina F classroomof60+students. Ifyourstudentwantstotakeprivatelyandmoneyisanissue,therearemultiple fundraisingandscholarshipopportunitiesthatcanlessonorremovethisobstacle. Carefulattentionisbeingdirectedtowardsacquiringtheverybestprivateinstructorsforthe AkinsEagleBand.Thegoalistohavetheverybestteachingourstudents becausethey deservenoless Lessonswillbegivenonaweeklybasis.Most(ifnotall)lessonswilloccuratAkinsHigh School.Inordertokeepthebestteachersinvolvedinourprogram,monthlypaymentstowards thecostoflessonsmustbemaderegularly.ifyouwouldrather,youmayusefundraising activitiestofundyourlessons.manyoftheprivateteachersdrivesignificantdistancestoteach ourkids,andwemustrespectthattheymaketheirlivelihoodwiththeseindividuallessons. Lessonscost$19perhalfhour.Money&raised&with&fundraisers&can&be&used&to&pay&for&Private& Lessons.InadditiontheremaybescholarshipopportunitiesavailablethroughtheAkinsBand Boosters. PleasecompletethePrivateLessonEnrollmentFormandreturntoabanddirector.
12 Akins Eagle Band Private Lesson Enrollment Form StudentName: Instrument: YearsPlayingInstrument: MystudentwishestoenrollintheAkinsEagleBandPrivateLessonProgram. IagreetofundlessonsonceamonthintheamountagreedtobythePrivateInstructorand AkinsBandDirectors.IunderstandthatImayusemyCharmsaccounttopayforthelessons, butimustbemakingregulardepositsand/orfundraisingcontributionstotheaccount. Iintendtopayforlessonswithoutusingfundraising. Iintendtopayforlessonsusingacombinationoffundraisingandpersonalmeans. Iintendtopayforlessonssolelyusingfundraising. Idonotintendtotakelessonsforthefollowingreason:. Iunderstandthatunexcusedabsencesfromlessonswillnotentitlemetoanyrefundof instructionfeespaid.allabsencesandanyresultingfinancialarrangementmustbe communicatedwiththeprivateinstructorandabanddirectoraheadoftheabsence. Alllessonswilloccurduringregularlyscheduledbandclasstime,unlessotherwisearranged withtheprivateinstructorandabanddirector. StudentName(Printed) ParentName(Printed) StudentSignature StudentSignature
13 Akins Eagle Band Boosters Program Introduction & Overview Akins Band Families, I want to take the time to introduce the Akins Band Booster Board for the School year, and to thank you for the trust you have put in me allowing me to serve as the Booster Board Co-President. It is truly an honor and a privilege. I am excited about the upcoming school year. Co -President Shelley Tumino (Senior parent flute) Co-President - Cynthia Medina (Senior parent - euphonium) Vice President Hospitality Viola Duran (Sophomore parent - colorguard) Treasurer John Duran (Sophomore parent - colorguard) Secretary Diana Bosquez (Sophmore/Senior parent flute/clarinet) Chaperone Committee Theresa Grumbles (Freshman parent percussion) Tailgating Committee Rose Cox (Grandmother saxophone) and Janette Contreras (Junior parent euphonium) Pit Crew Committee Michael Alvarado (Junior parent trumpet), Bennie Rivera (Junior parent euphonium) & Bernardo Godinez (Sophomore parent oboe) Uniform Committee Beatriz Benitez (Junior parent percussion), Pam Martinez (Junior parent trumpet) & Kathy Sifuentez (Sophomore parent clarinet) Fundraising Volunteer Coordinators Bennie Rivera (Junior parent euphonium) & Anabel Edwards (Junior parent flute) As a new band parent, I really wondered, What are the band boosters? Very simply put, the boosters are a group of parents like yourselves, with varied skills, who support the overall band program. We do that in many ways. We feed, clothe and water the young eagles, through tailgating, uniform maintenance and the Water the Eagles Program. We protect them to keep them safe when they are away from the nest with chaperones at all off campus events. We also do fundraising, and organize volunteers in coordination with the Band Directors. The Boosters work very closely with the teaching staff communicating both to the staff on behalf of parent concerns, and passing important program information from the band directors. Most importantly, the Boosters are a part of the band. We are the support backbone of the Akins Eagle band program. We have many areas where we need your help. It is not necessary for you to commit a lot of your time, but if each parent can commit to just a few hours over the course of the season, we will be able to accomplish so much more to support the overall program. Booster Membership dues are an important part of supporting the band program. Regular members have the privilege of making motions, voting, and holding office. Proceeds from the tiered membership drive (see booster contribution form for details) will be used to fund Scholarships for Akins Seniors and need based scholarships. Our membership drive will kick off on 1 August We will host a new parent Orientation for Freshman parents, and new parents to Akins at 10-11am on 1 August. Directly following that meeting from 11am-12pm, we will have a meeting for veteran band parents and new parents alike. We will discuss Fundraising and volunteer opportunities, the upcoming show, and support requirements. After the meetings we will have a social time, with games and food for the whole family. Donations will be accepted, both cash and food items. All fundraising sign up opportunities are posted on the Sign-up Genius. A link is available on The Akins Band Master calendar is shared to keep everyone up to date and is available at The school year is going to be great, we look forward to meeting all of our new young Eagles, and getting reacquainted with our returning students. Please feel free to reach out to any board member to answer questions. Best regards, Shelley Tumino Akins Eagle Band Booster Co President
14 Akins Eagle Band Boosters Introducion al programa y vision general Familia de la Banda de Akins, Quiero tomar esta oportunidad para presentarles la mesa directiva de Akins Band Booster para el ano escolar , y tambien agradecerles por la confianza que han depositado en mi al permitirme que siga como co-presidente de los Boosters. Es realmente un honor y privilegio. Estoy emocionada del ano escolar que se aproxima. Co -Presidente Shelley Tumino ( madre de alumno del grado 12 flauta) Co-Presidente - Cynthia Medina (madre de alumno del grado 12 - euphonium) Vice Presidente Hospitalidad Viola Duran (madre de alumna del grado 10- Banderillas) Tesorero John Duran (padre de alumna del grado 10 - Banderillas) Secretaria Diana Bosquez (madre de alumnas de grados 10 y 12 flauta/clarinete) Comite de Chaperones Theresa Grumbles (madre de alumno del grado 9 percusion) Comite de Tailgaiting (comida antes de juegos y competencias) Rose Cox (abuela de alumna del grado 11- saxofon y Janette Contreras (madre de alumno del grado 11- euphonium) Comite de Pit Crew (equipo) Michael Alvarado (padre alumno del 11 grado-trompeta, Bennie Rivera (padre de alumno del grado 11-euphonium y Bernardo Godinez (padre de alumna del grado 10-oboe) Comite de Uniformes Beatriz Benitez (madre de alumno del grado 11-percusion, Pam Martinez (madre de alumno del grado 11-trompeta) y Kathy Sifuentes (madre de alumna del grado 10-clarinete) Cordinadores de Voluntarios para Recaudacion de Fondos Bennie Rivera (padre de alumno del grado 11- euphonium) y Anabel Bazan-Edwards (madre de alumna de grado 11-flauta) Como madre nueva a la banda, yo me preguntaba, Que/Quien son los Boosters? La respuesta es muy simple. Los boosters somos un grupo de padres, como ustedes, con talentos/abilidades diferentes que apoyan al programa de la banda. Lo hacemos de muchas maneras. Alimentamos, vestimos, y damos agua a las aguilas de Akins atraves de tailgaiting, mantenimiento de los uniformes, y el programa de Agua para las Aguilas. Los protegemos y los mantenemos seguros cuando se encuentran fuera del nido con los chaperones en todos los eventos que se llevan acabo fuera de la escuela. Tambien recaudamos fondos y organizamos voluntarios en cordinacion con los directores de la banda. Tambien trabajamos en mantener una comunicacion estrecha entre los directores y los padres. Lo mas importante es que los Boosters somos una parte integral de la banda. Somos la via de apoyo de mayor fuerza del programa de la Banda de la escuela Akins. Tenemos muchas areas donde necesitamos su ayuda. No es necesario hacer un compromiso de mucho tiempo. Pero si cada padre de familia se compromete a dedicar solo unas cuantas horas a traves el transcurso de la temporada, como tal, podemos brindar mucho mas apoyo al programa. Membrecia en la organizacion de los Boosters es una parte importante en brindar su apoyo. Los miembros tienen el privilegio en presenter mociones, ejercer su voto, y formar parte de la mesa directiva. Las cuotas de las membrecias (de diferentes niveles-vea la forma de contribuciones para mas detalles) servira para los fondos de becas para alumnos que se graduan del grado 12 y otras becas basadas en necesidad. Nuestro esfuerzo de promover la membrecia empieza Agosto 1, Tendremos una reunion para padres nuevos al program de la banda de 10 am - 11 am. Imediatamene tendremos una junta para todos los padres veteranos y al igual los padres nuevos de 11am-12pm. Presentaremos informacion sobre la recaudacion de fondos, oportunidades de voluntaries, el show de este ano, y requisitos de apoyo. Despues de la junta tendremos un convivio con juegos y comida para toda la familia. Aceptaremos donativos de dinero y comida para el convivio. Todas las oportunidades de recaudacion de fondos las puede encontrar en Sign-up Genius por internet en El calendario de la Banda Akins le ayudara a que se mantenga al corriente de todo lo que ocurre y lo puede encontrar en El ano escolar va a ser fantastico, y nos emociona conocer a todas nuestras aguilillas nuevas y reconectar con nuestros estudiantes que regresan. Por favor sientase en confianza de comunicarse con cualquier miembro de la mesa directiva si tiene alguna pregunta. Atentamente, Shelley Tumino Akins Eagle Band Booster Co Presidente
15 Fundraising Sign Ups 101 The Akins Band uses the website to manage all concession fundraising opportunities. There is a permanent link to this website on the right hand side of the Akins Band webpage at Clicking on this button will take you to a list of all current fundraising opportunities that are available to Akins Band students and families. On this screen, you can see the event and dates available. Clicking on the title of the event will take you to the detailed screen for that event. On this screen, it will show you the date and location of the event. It will also give you general information about the event. There may be one start and end time, or several depending on the event. It will show you the slots that are available to work. Some slots require certain ages, for example 18+ means the worker has to be at least 18, 14+ means the worker has to be at least 14, etc. The first time visiting the site, you will click on the slot for which you wish to sign up, and then click Submit and Sign Up.
16 The website will ask you to provide your first name, last name, and e mail. Be sure and click the check box that says Create an account at SignUpGenius to save the information and create your account. This will save you a bunch of time in the future. Some sign ups will ask for more information all sign ups will have the field Working for (if not self):. This is where you will put the name of the student to which earned funds go (if it is not yourself). Most sign ups will also ask for your phone number. Please make this your mobile number. There may also be questions asking for t shirt size, or adult names, etc. Please answer all questions. Once you have signed up for the event, you will receive e mail reminders of your upcoming events. In addition, you can swap shifts with others, see your events on the calendar, and there are many other easy ways to manage all the events for which you are earning money. You can always find the list of available sign ups by using the button on the Akins Band webpage at In the event that technology is unavailable or unfamiliar to you, please don t hesitate to contact a band director or Booster Board member for assistance. We want you to earn tons of money Happy money making
17 How to access parent/student information in Log on to and click the ENTER/LOG IN link at upper right. Locate the PARENT/STUDENT/MEMBERS LOGIN section of the web page. Login to your child s program account using the following School Code: AkinsHSBand This will bring up the main parent page. This will allow you to look at the public calendar for your organization, event list, handouts and other files. Clicking on an event on the calendar brings up the details for that event, such as times, attendance requirements, volunteer opportunities, and other event details. Note that if a calendar event is specifically assigned to your child, it may NOT show up on this calendar check the Student calendar after entering the student s ID number (see below). When you enter your child s ID NUMBER (provided by your Director) as a Student Area Password, another more detailed screen appears with even more options to view your student s uniform assignments, music assignments, financial records, forms and inventory. Once you have first entered this ID number, you may create your own, unique password by clicking on the lock (Change Password) icon. Two areas in which you can help the director maintain his/her records: o Update Personal Information if the director has allowed it, you may help make changes to your child s student information page (such as updating phone numbers and addresses if they change) to help the teacher communicate with you more effectively. Click the Personal Info button. o If your program has setup online payments, you can make credit card payments for fees, trips and deposits to your student s account. If credit card payment is activated, you will see blue buttons in the four main areas of the financial statement indicating your ability to make online payments. You will also see links to enter Practice Logs, view Grades, and use the Recording Studio if the teacher has enabled these options. Most importantly, the parent page assists both you and the teacher to communicate with each other. Stay up to date on what s going on with your student