Entertainment Book 2010 News

Entertainment Sale Kickoff Date is the 1st day of School, August 19th. We will hand out books to 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12th graders that day. We will hand out to more 6th graders on Friday, August 20th, and the remaining 5th graders on Monday August 23rd.

Band Reps will only be at each school 2 days per week to collect money and hand out additional books. The schedule is on the back of the letter that is enclosed with the Entertainment book. Those days are as follows:

Mon & Tues: During Band Class at Fallen Timbers.
Tues & Thurs: During Band Class at the Junior High.
Tues & Thurs: After rehearsal at the High School.

The sale ends Friday Sept 10th.

There will be a drawing on Tuesday, August 31st. Eligible entries must sell 2 books to be entered into the drawing. There will be (2) $50 cash prizes given away per school. There will also be prizes given at the end of the sale for the top sellers.

2010 Band Camp Schedule

Marching Band practice before the start of school (aka Band Camp) takes place the first 3 weeks of August. Eight evening sessions from 6-9:30pm lead up to Preview Night and then the first day of school.

  • Week #1: Camp starts on Tuesday, August 3 with Freshman, new students and Seniors meeting from 8 to 11am. Evening sessions (for everyone) are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (August 3-5). Uniform fitting is 9am-5pm on Tuesday & Wednesday.
  • Week #2 (Spirit Week): Evening sessions Monday thru Thursday, August 9-12. Pictures will be taken on Tuesday the 10th (instead of August 18th as was previously reported). Band physicals are from 10am to 4pm on the 12th.
  • Week #3: The final practice session is Monday evening, August 16th. Band Preview will be Tuesday, August 17th at 7pm. This is the band’s first performance of the season. Students should report at 6pm.

The first day of school is Thursday, August 19th. Normal after school rehearsals (3:15 – 5pm) start on that day.

Kroger Community Rewards

The Kroger Community Rewards program has proven to be quite an effective fundraising tool for the Anthony Wayne Band Boosters (AWBB) organization.

The Kroger Company has dedicated $5 million to its Community Rewards Program, awarding $1,250,000 per quarter to participating organizations. Any participating organization could potentially earn up to $50,000 every three months! What a great way to fundraise, and the only thing you have to do is register for the Kroger Community Rewards program. You don’t have to sell anything, or buy anything other than what you’d buy anyway as Kroger shoppers presenting Plus Cards at checkout time. We can have our families and friends register as well!

However, it is required that participants re-register for the program every year.

Re-enrolling in the Kroger Community Rewards program is QUICK and EASY! Go to the Community Rewards page, review the information and select Enroll at the bottom. Use the Anthony Wayne Band Boosters number: 84007.

As everyone knows, times are tough and Kroger is pleased to be able to support local organizations through Kroger Community Rewards Program. Please don’t let rewards for the AWBB expire during 2010. If you have not done so to date, please RE-ENROLL in the program today and if you are a current Kroger shopper not yet enrolled, please consider ENROLLING today. Quick and easy fundraising.

From 2/1/2010 to 4/30/2010 AWBB earned $1,657.54 with 132 cards registered with the Kroger Community Rewards Program. This included purchases by members who signed up in the 124 stores in the Columbus, Ohio Division running from Columbus, Ohio to the Michigan border along with a few stores in Michigan and West Virginia

As a side bar from the literature I received from the Kroger Community Rewards Program, a music booster group with 350 members raised over $8500.00 in one quarter last year.

You can download more detailed instructions (PDF) on enrolling and re-enrolling in the Kroger Community Rewards Program.

Thank you, Bob Krichbaum

Florida Trip 2010 – Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the trip cost?

The student cost for the trip is $810 per person. This is the cost before any contributions made by the band boosters. The band boosters’ contribution will be announced before the final payment is due.

Can Band Fans attend the trip with the students?

Yes. A number of packages (approximately 40) will be available for anyone who would like to travel with the band, attend all the activities, and eat with the band.

What is the cost for Band Fans?

The cost for Band Fans is $810 for quad occupancy, $847 for triple, $920 for double, and $1138 for single.

Can I meet the band in Florida and still do what the band does?

Yes. Noteworthy Tours offers a land only package that includes everything in the itinerary except for the transportation. Anyone choosing this option should realize that transportation in Orlando will not be available on the band buses. The land only package cost is $587 for a quad, $624 for a triple, $697 for a double, and $915 for a single.

Can I stay at the same hotel?

Yes. You may make reservations on your own for the hotel the band is staying in. Unfortunately you will not receive any special rates at the hotel by mentioning you are with the AW Band. Please realize that several aspects of the trip (breakfasts, early admission to Animal Kingdom, Thanksgiving Buffet, etc.) will only be available to the participating band members, chaperones, and band fans who have purchased the trip through Noteworthy Tours.

Can I take my child away from the band?

No. For liability reasons, students need to remain with the band at all times. You may meet up with your son or daughter at the parks, but he/she may not leave the park with you. It is important to realize that your son or daughter will be expected to follow the same rules as other students while on the trip. It is unacceptable for students whose parents are going to be afforded special privileges, including but not limited to, attending other events not included in the itinerary, staying out past curfew, having food brought in after curfew, or traveling away from the band with their parents.

What do the band fans get to do?

The band fans who purchase a trip through Noteworthy Tours will participate in all aspects of the trip that are outlined in the itinerary.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus ride is approximately 24 hours including meal and rest stops along the way.

What meals are included?

  • Tuesday – Dinner ($15 Disney Dining Card)
  • Wednesday – Breakfast (Buffet at Hotel) Dinner ($15 Disney Dining Card)
  • Thursday – Breakfast (Buffet at Animal Kingdom) Dinner (Thanksgiving Dinner at Hotel)
  • Friday – Breakfast (Buffet at Hotel) Dinner ($15 Disney Dining Card)
  • Saturday – Breakfast (Buffet at Hard Rock Cafe) Dinner (Meal Certificate)

How much money will we need?

You will need money for meals on the bus (3 meals to Florida and 3 meals back), lunches in Orlando (5), and any souvenirs you may wish to purchase.

Florida trip (2010) information

Anthony Wayne Band Students and Parents,

As you may have already heard, the Marching Generals will travel to Orlando, Florida over the Thanksgiving Break in 2010. We will leave Anthony Wayne on Monday, November 22nd and return on Sunday, November 28th. During this trip the band will visit both Disney World and Universal Studios.

Our trip will include these exciting opportunities:

  • Blizzard Beach Waterpark
  • Epcot
  • Magic Kingdom
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Downtown Disney
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Universal Studios
  • Universal Studios Islands of Adventure
  • 4 Nights of Hotel Accommodations
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • 3 Disney Youth Dining Cards ($15 each)
  • Universal Studios Dining Card
  • Thanksgiving Day Dinner Buffet

The cost of this trip will be $800. It is possible that the cost of the trip could fluctuate as more details of the trip become evident and transportation costs are finalized. This would affect the final payment. To secure a spot on the trip a deposit of $200 will need to be paid by January 29th. All money is non-refundable after May 15th. The entire payment schedule is as follows:

January 29th – $200 – Deposit
March 24th – $200 – 2nd Payment
May 28th – $200 – 3rd Payment
September 30th – $200 – Final Payment*

*The final payment may be reduced based on fundraising and other donations*

Band fans who would like to travel with the band will be accepted on a space available basis in the order that their deposit is received. The cost for the trip with double occupancy will be $925 per person.

There will be an informational meeting on Monday, January 11th at 7:00pm in the High School Band Room. All are welcome to attend to hear more details about the trip or to ask questions.