Latest News, September 21, 2020

Texas Roadhouse Roll Fundraiser
Texas Roadhouse Rolls, Cinnamon Butter, and Gift Card Fundraiser. ALL Orders are due Friday, September 25th. All of the order forms along with the money will need to be turned in NO LATER than at the end of school of Friday, September 25th. If any orders are turned in on Monday will not be counted in the total.

Reminder Dozen Rolls $5 and Cinnamon Butter $2. The Rolls, Cinnamon Butter and Gift Cards will be the week before Thanksgiving, Thursday 11/19. Order Form Below!

 

Latest News, August 17, 2020

Reminder: Parent Info Meeting, Monday, August 17th, 7:00 PM
This has been moved to a Virtual Meeting.  Please check your email from Sunday for a Zoom link from Mr. Carney. The Parent Info Meeting will begin at 7:00 PM. Mr. Carney will discuss plans as we head into the concert season and the hope that we will be able to return to competition with Winter Guard and Winter Percussion.

Concessions Season Is Underway
Volleyball starts tonight and we need to staff this event and several others this week. For 2020, you will earn credit/money to your account for each shift you work. This is a great way to not have to pay band fees as well as keeping our largest fundraiser for band alive and well. Please go to the SignUpGenius Link and see how you can help!

Reminder: Show Patches Available Now
See PDF Patch Order HERE. The order deadline is August 19th, 2020. Have your band student drop off the order form in the band room wooden band box by the door.

Latest News, August 13, 2020

Parent Info Meeting, Monday, August 17th, 7:00 PM
This has been moved to a Virtual Meeting. Mr. Carney will discuss plans as we head into the concert season and the hope that we will be able to return to competition with Winter Guard and Winter Percussion. Stay tuned for details and a video link and we hope to see you Monday!

Reminder: Show Patches Available Now
See PDF Patch Order HERE. The order deadline is August 19th, 2020. Have your band student drop off the order form in the band room wooden band box by the door.

No Fans at the 2020 Indianapolis 500, Stay Tuned for Harvest Grand Prix Info
Our Gift Shop will not need to be staffed this month, no fans are allowed inside IMS for the 500 this year due to COVID-19. We are obviously disappointed we will not be able to have our largest fundraiser, but we agree with Roger Penske’s decision and look forward to hopefully working in October at the IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix. Stay tuned for details.

McDonald’s Night Fundraisers Announced for 2020
We have secured six dates for 2020-2021 for our Band Program. As a reminder, we receive a portion of the revenue from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on these nights so the more people that show up, the more we make for our program. Tell your friends and family and please share the date on social media leading up to the event!

Monday, September 21st
Wednesday, October 28th
Monday, January 4th
Wednesday, February 10th
Wednesday, April 28th
Monday, May 24th

Latest News for the Week of March 9th – March 15th, 2020

3/12/2020: Major Updates For This Week. Below are Official Announcements

From Director Carney
As you may have seen, we are currently slated to move to eLearning beginning tomorrow. Governor Holcomb just announced some measures that may change that as well, so be on the lookout for any updates. Band students, please come to the HS tomorrow between 8 and 10 to get your instrument if you have not been taking it home like I requested you start doing on Monday in preparation for just this type of change.

Winter Groups Community Performances
At this time, all planned activities for guard and percussion are canceled. Please be on the lookout for further information from the district.
Thank you for all your work this season. I’m excited to watch our programs continue to grow in the future!

IHSCGA Statement
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, IHSCGA has made the difficult decision to suspend the remainder of the season, effective immediately. This decision was made in conjunction with the IHSCGA executive board, The Indiana Percussion Association, and Winter Guard International. We are extremely disappointed to not be able to end our season as intended. We wish to thank all of our member groups for an outstanding winter. Thousands of students gave memorable performances, and we are confident that the 2021 season will be one to remember.

IPA Statement
Last night, after much consideration, the Indiana Percussion Association Board of Directors has decided it is best for our students, staff members, and fans to cancel the remainder of the 2020 season. This decision was reached through collaboration with IHSCGA, WGI and ISSMA. We will be in contact with Unit Directors soon with further details and information.

ISSMA Statement
The Indiana State School Music Association is scheduled to sponsor student music festivals in the next few weeks with over 35,000 students from over 300 schools participating at more than 30 different school facilities throughout the state. After consultation with the Indiana State Department of Health, it has been decided by the ISSMA Executive Committee that to help protect students, schools, and communities from the spread of the COVID-19/Coronavirus, all ISSMA sponsored music events will be canceled through April 11th. This would include all Junior/Middle/Elementary Concert Organization Festivals and the ISSMA State Show Choir and Jazz Finals.

In keeping with the ISSMA mission to provide educationally evaluated music performance opportunities, a process is being developed to allow directors of registered Junior/Middle/Elementary Ensembles to submit video recordings for evaluation. Additional information concerning this process will be sent to directors as soon as possible.

The ISSMA Executive Committee acknowledges the disappointment that may be felt by students, directors, family members and supporters of the outstanding Show Choirs and Jazz Ensembles who were expecting to have the opportunity to share their talents at the ISSMA State Show Choir and Jazz Finals. After careful consideration of all options, and in accordance with ISSMA’s responsibility to provide a safe and respectful environment at all ISSMA events, the ISSMA Executive Committee determined that a viable alternative to cancellation was not possible.

 

Latest News for the Week of March 2nd – March 8th, 2020

Reminder, IPA Show Signup
We host a large Winter Percussion Show at New Palestine on Saturday, March 14th. Please make sure you’ve volunteered for a spot at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c4ca9af2ba3f49-2020

Facebook Group Reminder
Are you a member of our Facebook group? If not, please join at https://www.facebook.com/groups/265778155145/

ISSMA Jazz Band, Friday Night, March 6th at Whiteland
Please come to Whiteland High School to see Jazz Combo at 7:30 PM and Jazz Ensemble at 9:50 PM. Free Admission! A reminder that Mr. Carney is still looking for a chaperone for the jazz band on Friday. While he is riding the bus both ways, it would be great to have an extra adult or two while Jazz Combo is warming up and performing in case one of the Jazz Ensemble kids needs something. If you are willing, please let Mr. Carney know and you can connect to talk specifics.

Winter Guard IHSCGA State Events Begin!
We are extremely excited to enter into state competition after wrapping up at Northview.  Find the Full Prelims Schedule HERE.

The Semi-Finals schedule is blank as this is similar to how WGI ran. We will know the schedule for Semis following the conclusion of Prelims. We are LAST to perform in the last round of prelims, so it will be a quick and chaotic turn around to receive a Semis slot. When the schedule is released, the performance time will be immediately posted on Facebook and BAND. A logistical schedule will be created shortly after, and Kelly will email it out, as well as post it on BAND and our Facebook group.

Upcoming Events
Saturday, March 7th- Varsity State Prelims and Semi-Finals at Center Grove HS
Saturday, March 14th- Varsity Rehearsal and Travel to JV & Cadet Divisional State Finals at Mooresville HS
Thursday, March 19th- Community Night at 8 PM at NPHS Main Gym. We will still begin rehearsal at 6:00 PM
Saturday, March 21st – Varsity State Finals at Center Grove

Chaperones
We are in need of chaperones for the next three Saturdays. Please let Kelly know if you are willing to dedicate any one of your Saturdays to help out. It makes a huge impact on how smoothly our logistics can run!

 

 

 

Latest News for the Week of February 24th – March 1st, 2020

Congratulations to Winter Guard
Huge congrats on great performances by Cadet Guard and Junior Varsity Guard (who received a Gold Rating) and the New Palestine High School Varsity Winter Guard placed 2nd at the Hamilton Southeastern the past Saturday! Keep up the amazing work!

Winter Guard Scheule for Northview, Saturday, February 29th
Please find the full schedule and itinerary HERE. Good luck Dragons!

 

WE HOST! MARCH 14th! New Palestine Winter Percussion IPA Show Reminder!
Winter Guard is off this weekend but will be practicing toward installing their full show and a reminder to please sign up now for the IPA show that we host on Saturday, March 14th. The Sign Up link is HERE.

Good Luck to Qualifiers at ISSMA Solo & Ensemble!
The full schedule for this Saturday, February 29th at North Central High School and details posted HERE.

Latest News for the Week of February 17th – February 23rd, 2020

Congratulations! 
Congrats to Varsity Winter Guard who placed 6th out of 31 groups at WGI Finals this past weekend! Also, congrats to our Winter Percussion group for a successful first run of their show at Franklin Central. Good luck to both again this weekend!

Winter Color Guard Schedule for Hamilton Southeastern
Find the full schedule is HERE. We need chaperones for the day, please contact Kelly if you can help. Thank you!

Audio Theater (Winter Percussion) Schedule for Noblesville
Find the full schedule is HERE. We need chaperones for the day, please contact Tim if you can help. Thank you.

Sign Up Link is LIVE, Please Volunteer to work the IPA Competition on Saturday, March 14th
Click HERE to view the SignUpGenius Link. Thank you for making this event one of the best every year!

Are you getting our Dragons Blast Newsletter?
If not, it’s full of super-useful info, photos, etc. We can’t post photos of band kids on the public website, so if you are missing out, please email Alan Ausbrooks to have your address added.

Coffee Fundraiser Underway Now! Limited time: February 2nd through 22nd:
This is the coffee we served at the Guard competition last weekend! It was available for sale then, and it’s available for sale now. Ten different brews for the full spectrum of flavors, and it comes with the New Palestine Dragon logo on the bag. Sold in whole bean, already ground, and single-serve K-cups.

Get Your Order Form HERE.
Each type of coffee is $11.99 and a percentage of each item goes back to the school/student account. For questions, or to place a coffee order, please contact Amanda Hall.

Latest News for the Week of February 10th – February 16th, 2020

Audio Theater (Winter Percussion) Schedule
NPHS Audio Theater has its first competition this week at Franklin Central. Please find the full schedule HERE. Note that there is a small break mid-rehearsal for members to have a snack, then lunch is provided by the parents after rehearsal. Susan Buchanan has headed that up and we are very thankful for those of you are helping with that. If you did not receive an email from her, please send her a note to be added.

The final run-through is set for 12:45 PM. For all parents who are wanting to help us on and off the floor (we will need at minimum four), we will need you at that run-through to talk through the process of getting on and off the floor. We have allotted 45 minutes for this first one, every one after should not take as much time. If you are interested in helping out, please email Tim Henderson asap.

We also need chaperones for the day, please also contact Tim if you can help. Thank you and we’re so excited to start the season!

Winter Color Guard Schedule
Find the full schedule HERE.

WGI Indy
Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16 is the WGI Indianapolis Power Regional. This year will look very different from last year as we have possibly three rounds of performance in Scholastic A Class. Our prelims time is set per the schedule. We will know if we advance to Semi-Finals after Prelims are completed. If we advance to Semis on Saturday night, times are tentative based on reversed placement order. Meaning, if we are ranked 16th in Semis, we would be the first to perform in the round at 6:15 PM. We will know if we advance to Finals after Semis is about completed. We will be staying at Warren Central to watch the remainder of semis while Staff calculates placements to relay the information. If we make Finals, we will perform Sunday morning at Avon High School. The bus will leave after awards in the late afternoon, but you will be permitted to sign your child out with a note if you are needing to leave after the performance. If we do not make Finals, we will not have an organized outing to Avon High School. Students are more than welcome to travel with their families or each other to watch finals at Avon, but we will not formally go as a team. Please make sure you are receiving Kelly Piacenti‘s emails with all of the notes on schedules and communication, etc.

Prop Help Needed
If you are coming to the show(s) this weekend, we are in need of assistance getting on and off the floor. Due to competing in the WGI circuit, we will be extremely tight on set up time and we will not have the normal help to get on the floor. We specifically need adults to help us set up the feathers and pull the tarp. You are only required to meet us at “holding” where the guard enters the performance gym 12 minutes prior to the performance time. And then help take the props off the floor at the conclusion of our performance. If you are able to help, please email Kelly ASAP so we can plan who will help with what during set up.

Are you getting our Dragons Blast Newsletter?
If not, it’s full of super-useful info, photos, etc. We can’t post photos of band kids on the public website, so if you are missing out, please email Alan Ausbrooks to have your address added!

Coffee Fundraiser Underway Now! Limited time: February 2nd through 22nd:
This is the coffee we served at the Guard competition last weekend! It was available for sale then, and it’s available for sale now. Ten different brews for the full spectrum of flavors, and it comes with the New Palestine Dragon logo on the bag. Sold in whole bean, already ground, and single-serve K-cups.

Get Your Order Form HERE.
Each type of coffee is $11.99 and a percentage of each item goes back to the school/student account. For questions, or to place a coffee order, please contact Amanda Hall.

 

Latest News for the Week of February 3rd – February 9th, 2020

Good Luck Winter Color Guard at Zionsville!
Please view the full Saturday, February 8th schedule HERE.

Are you getting our Dragons Blast Newsletter?
If not, it’s full of super-useful info, photos, etc. We can’t post photos of band kids on the public website, so if you are missing out, please email Alan Ausbrooks to have your address added!

Coffee Fundraiser Underway Now! Limited time: February 2nd through 22nd:
This is the coffee we served at the Guard competition last weekend! It was available for sale then, and it’s available for sale now. Ten different brews for the full spectrum of flavors, and it comes with the New Palestine Dragon logo on the bag. Sold in whole bean, already ground, and single-serve K-cups.

Get Your Order Form HERE.
Each type of coffee is $11.99 and a percentage of each item goes back to the school/student account. For questions, or to place a coffee order, please contact Amanda Hall.