Sickles High School Bands

HOME OF THE GRYPHONS  ~  7950 Gunn Highway, Tampa FL  33626

Director's Update and Reminders

9.2.2022

WOS Families,

Thank you to all who came to our Band Booster Meeting on Tuesday!  It was great to see so many new faces getting involved!  That’s exactly what this program thrives on!


VOLUNTEER SPOTS:
Volunteer spots are posted in CutTime for upcoming events including Senior Night, Middle School Band Night, Lion’s Pride and Homecoming!

SNAPRAISE:
September 16th is our Snapraise Launch Day!  We are currently in the set-up process; it is crucial we have full participation from our entire program. We are excited to get started and have a vital request. We ask you help your student identify 20 (minimum or more) of their biggest fans, which they will be inviting via email through their Snap Raise account (compile the list of email addresses so your student can copy and paste them into the email invite section in their Snap Raise account). Snap Raise does not sell any information submitted and will protect the info from even me and the campaign director helping. Their commitment to safety and security are vital to us choosing Snap Raise as a partner.
Examples of potential supporters (Biggest Fans!)
●     Parent/Guardian # 1                              
●     Parent/Guardian # 2                                
●     Grandma(s) & Grandpa(s)                        
●     Aunts & Uncles
●     Cousins                                                
●     Godparents
●     Best Friend’s Parent/Guardian      
●     Family Friends
●     Parent’s Colleagues/Work Friends    
●     Former Coaches/Mentors
●     Former Babysitter                                  
●     Neighbors          
●     Family Doctor                                                  
●     Church/Social Leader  
●     Family Dentist/Orthodontist  
●     Scout/Troop Leader                                          
●     School Alumni                                    
*** FYI: PARENTS, YOU CAN IMPORT CONTACTS FROM YOUR OUTLOOK AND GMAIL ACCOUNTS IN THE EMAIL SECTION OF YOUR CHILD'S SNAP RAISE ACCOUNT ***
On our fundraiser launch day, we ask parents to take pride in making an extra push for support by sharing their student’s personalized Snap! Raise link through text message and social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). We believe this is the safest and most effective way to connect with donors who care for our kids and program not only locally but nationwide. Every donation makes a difference, let us get everyone involved.


THIS WEEK:
Tuesday 9/13 - MWOS Practice 4-7pm
Friday 9/16 – Howe v. Alonso – This will be a big game and we will need to make sure we have plenty of parking volunteers!
3:45-5:45pm – Continuity Rehearsal at football stadium (dri fit uniforms)
6pm - Eat!
6:30pm - Put on uniforms
7:00pm - Inspection
7:10pm - March Over from auditorium to stadium
7:20pm - Pregame Performance!
7:30pm - Kickoff!
Approx. 8:15pm - Halftime Performance!
Approx. 9:30pm - March back to auditorium for dismissal

Remember, our full calendar is posted on our website, sicklesbands.com - check it out! Follow us on instagram and our WOS FB page!

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
All County Audition music is out and students are responsible for registering for the audition via a qr code in the bandroom.  All students who sign up are responsible for the $5 audition fee.
ALL STATE AUDITIONS are September 24th at Burns Middle School.
BOTTLED WATER DONATIONS! - We are in need of cases of bottled water!  We are almost out of our initial donations and will need more for our next game on 9/16.  A great time to bring these in is on Tuesdays or Fridays at the end of practice/game.
FUN FACT: Did you know we go through over 500 bottles of water per game to keep our students well hydrated.
MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND AND LITTLE SENSATIONS NIGHT

The Little Sensations event night is offered to ages 5-13 years old and will be held (pregame) on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 7:00pm at Gryphon Stadium.  Rehearsal for our performance will be on Thursday, October 6th in the Sickles cafeteria from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Little Sensations members will learn (2) pom routines and the Sickles fight song. Registration is $40 and will include a bow, t-shirt, and a pizza dinner before the game. Registration will be open until September 30th. Please scan our QR code on our flyer OR visit sicklesbands.com for more information and to register.



Have a great week! GO GRYPHONS!!
Mr. Griffis and Mrs. Lundahl


See below for information from previous updates:

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
STEPS TO VOLUNTEERING IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SCHOOLS
(Must be completed prior to volunteer engagement)  
Go to the Hillsborough County Public School District website,
Choose the “Parent” tab,
Choose the “Additional Parent/Family Resources” tab,
Scroll down to “Volunteering in HCPS”
Complete the “HCPS Volunteer Application”

CUTTIME:
LOGIN IN FOR:
* Up to date News and Information - stay in the know for all WOS events and activities.

* Volunteer opportunity postings -- for games, performances, special events. New to volunteering? Don't worry, there are lead parent volunteers that will show you around and explain what needs to be done! Opportunities available NOW for the 8/19 game!

* Direct access to your child's account -- view and update information, see financials, and much, much, more.

* Financials -- view and pay any outstanding balances, credit card option is now available. Questions about balances? Email Rob at robk34@gmail.com

Cut Time will also be used as the main method of communication for all things WOS related. Stay in the know, log into your Cut Time account, update any information necessary and let's start off this band season right!

To login, go to https://cuttime.net/
Cut Time
People Manage Your Members. Organize and reach the right people with the information they need, so your program is as successful as possible. Students – View and track progress through the years including program participation, inventory, financials, and assignments.; Parents – Established relationships allow them to view essential information to help their student succeed.
 and click login. Can't remember your password. No worries, just click the forgot password link and you will be on your way to logging in to your portal. Still having trouble, email Mikaela at mikaeladedios2021@gmail.com.




SICKLES HIGH SCHOOL BAND CORPORATE AND INDIVIDUAL SPONSORSHIP FUNDRAISER 2022- 2023 SCHOOL YEAR
DON'T MISS OUT!!!
What is The Sponsorship Fundraiser?
A fundraiser that directly benefits the Marching Wall of Sound. Unlike many of the other fundraisers we do throughout the year, the Sponsorship Fundraiser is solely partnered with the parents and community surrounding Sickles. Since we do not work with a third party, all monies raised through the Sponsorship Fundraiser go DIRECTLY towards the band. Really! 100% of all proceeds, directly and indirectly, impact many of the programs and band functions your students get to participate in as a member of the Wall of Sound.
What Impact does The Sponsorship Fundraiser have on our band program?


Musical Instruments

Guest Artists and Clinicians
Bus/Trailer Transportation Costs
Sheet Music
Method Books
Customized Drills
Professional Development for Directors
Florida Bandmaster Association Dues
Music Performance Assessment Fees
Florida Schools Music Association Dues
Percussion Instructors
Winter Guard Instructors
Marching Band Instructors
Middle School Band Night
Uniform Dry Cleaning
Instrument Repair
Website Maintenance
Liability Insurance
Scholarship Funds
Band Banquet
Guard Equipment

Winter Guard Equipment


100% of all donations collected go directly towards the band program and not a third-party affiliate, your participation is vital and thoroughly appreciated.
All donations are tax-deductible to our registered nonprofit organization 501©3.
To participate in the sponsorship fundraiser please make your donations payable to SHSBB. If you would like to submit a logo, please send your logo in JPG format at the highest resolution available and any additional questions to marycat33@outlook.com.

Thank you to our Current 2022-2023 Sponsors!!!!
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PLATINUM
Anonymous
Edward Jones, Rich Lundahl, Advisor

GOLD
Wilson Family
Krebs Family
Jones Family
Peters Family

SILVER
Badalamenti Family
Gaspar Family
Roos Family
DeCiutiis Family
Gryglewicz Family
Citrus Park Nursery
Skarshinski-Fred Family



Sponsorship Levels
SILVER LEVEL $250
• Acknowledgment on the SHS BANDS website and social media
Preferred seating at winter OR spring concerts (up to 4 individuals)
GOLD LEVEL $500
• Acknowledgment on the SHS BANDS website and social media
• Preferred seating at winter AND spring concerts (up to 4 individuals)
• Selection of Wall of Sound gear from our catalog

EMERALD LEVEL $1500
• Acknowledgment on the SHS BANDS website and social media
• Sponsorship call-out in both winter and spring concerts
• Preferred seating at winter AND spring concerts (up to 4 individuals)
• Selection of Wall of Sound gear from our catalog

PLATINUM LEVEL $2500
• Acknowledgment on the SHS BANDS website and social media
• Sponsorship call-out in both winter and spring concerts
• Sponsor-provided business banner displayed on school fence near band room (up to 3’x5’)
• Preferred seating at winter AND spring concerts (up to 6 individuals)
• Selection of Wall of Sound gear from our catalog

DIAMOND LEVEL $5000
• Acknowledgment on the SHS BANDS website and social media
• Sponsorship call-out in both winter and spring concerts
• Sponsor-provided business banner displayed on school fence near band room (up to 3’x5’)
• Placement of business logo on the band trailer
• Preferred seating at winter AND spring concerts (up to 8 individuals)
• Selection of Wall of Sound gear from our catalog


THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AND PARTICIPATION!