2018 – September News

Show Time!
It’s finally here, all the hard work is hitting the field with the first competition this week! The New Palestine Marching & Glitter Dragons perform “Tales of Mystery and Imagination” this Saturday at the Brownsburg High School Invitational at 6:45 PM. We would love as many people as possible to come out and support the band. Just show up and look for our cheering section. We’re usually mostly dressed in red… and pretty loud! We hope to see you there and good luck to the Dragon!


Fall Concessions
Interested in helping the Band Program man the concession stands at New Palestine High School events? We’d LOVE your help and anyone can volunteer! We have already been working football, soccer and volleyball games this Fall and need all-hands-on-deck for Friday night football games. To signup, click the SignUpGenius link and if you have any questions, please contact NPBB Concessions Manager Carolyn Pinnick. We are flexible, we will work with you around your work schedule. Thank you!


New Palestine Mid-States Marching Competition
Have you heard? New Palestine High School is hosting an Inaugural Mid-States Marching Competition at Kelso Stadium on Saturday, September 22nd. We are setting the stage for our kids (and kids around the tri-state area) to have one of the best performance, competitive, and learning opportunities of their high school band career. Are you in? We hope to see lots of people from the community come out and enjoy the day. You can also volunteer to help if you would like to be involved with this great event! Take a look at the spaces to be filled on SignUpGenius and please direct any questions to Marlene Brauchle, NPBB Contest Coordinator. You will be given clear and concise directions and expectations so that you will be successful. It’s genuinely a memorable and fun day you won’t forget!


Band Picnic & Candlelight Vigil Rescheduled
Due to the flooding rains, we were forced to delay the band picnic that was scheduled for Saturday, September 8th. It will now take place on Saturday, October 20th. There will be hot dogs and hamburgers provided. We ask that each family pitch-in with a 2-liter and a little something to share. Winds and Brass please bring a side-dish. Guard & Percussion please bring a dessert. It can be homemade. It can be store-bought. Come as you are. There will be videos playing of past  performances and many stories will be shared. Kids will be in-and-out. We will also play card and board games (bring your favorite, if you’d like!). Please reach out to Brenda Hoffman if you have any questions.