Latest News for the Week of January 13th – 19th, 2020

Winter Guard and Winter Percussion Schedules Announced
A reminder to please keep Saturday, February 1st to volunteer for either our Winter Guard Competition at New Palestine High School or the Solo & Ensemble event at New Palestine Intermediate. We’re also hosting a Winter Percussion Competition on Saturday, March 14th. Thank you and good luck to all of our amazing winter programs!

Winter Percussion Competition Schedule
February 15th 2020 – Franklin Central Invitational
February 22nd 2020 – Noblesville Invitational
March 14th 2020 – New Palestine Invitational
March 21st 2020 – Indiana Percussion Association State Prelims
April 4th 2020 – Indiana Percussion Association State Finals

Winter Guard Competition Schedule
January 18th 2020 – Westfield Invitational
February 1st 2020 – New Palestine Invitational
February 8th 2020 – Zionsville Invitational
February 15th-16th 2020 – WGI Indianapolis Regional
February 22nd 2020 – Hamilton Southeastern Invitational
February 29th 2020 – Northview Invitational
March 7th 2020 – Indiana High School Color Guard Association State Prelims
March 14th 2020 – Indiana High School Color Guard Association Div. Finals
March 21st 2020 – Indiana High School Color Guard State Finals

Color Guard News and Schedule This Week! 
Happy first show week! The staff is excited to premier our 2020 production entitled “Ink-redible” as the members have been working extremely hard to prepare for performance. Please see below for information for the next coming weeks.

Show Itinerary 1/18
HERE is the show schedule for this Saturday the 18th at Westfield High School! Please note rehearsal and travel times. A hard copy will be passed out on Tuesday.

Show Shirts
As a reminder, please have your order request to me by this Friday, Jan. 17th. Please note: Member shirts will be automatically ordered for them unless you choose to opt out.If you would like to order an adult show shirt, please specify how many and what sizes. Cash or check (made out to NPBB) is due by Thursday, Jan. 30th in order to receive your shirt(s).

We are in need of chaperones for every show day! If you are interested in being a chaperone for any show day (including this Saturday!), please VIEW THIS DOCUMENT on need-to-know information and what is expected of chaperones. Please reply to let Kelly Piacenti know if you are interested and for which shows!

As a friendly reminder, the first installment of $150.00 was due 1/4/20. Payments can be mailed to P.O. Box 600, New Palestine, Indiana 46163 or turned into the lock box in the band room.

As a reminder, our Winter Guard Google Calendar shows all rehearsals, shows, and events. This calendar is updated as show times get posted and schedules are created. Please save this link to check at any time for the most up to date information!


Latest News for the Week of December 2nd – 8th, 2019

Apparel Orders Due This Week! 
We have some attire that’s being made available through Thursday, December 5th.  Delivery for this attire is scheduled for December 16th or 17th, depending on order size, so these can make fantastic Christmas gifts for yourself or others.  We’ve offered a small number of items in order to help keep the costs down, and this is NOT a fundraiser for the program.  These items are being offered to increase our groups’ clothing footprint in the school and community as well as to continue to build the connection between our program and our district as a whole.  Click HERE or the pic below for the USpromotions website. Thanks for your support!

Holiday Concert This Week!
Our Annual Holiday Concert will be held Wednesday night, December 4th at 7:00 PM in the New Palestine High School Auditorium. We will have a cookie and coffee/hot chocolate reception and will also have gift baskets up for auction. We hope to see you there!


Congrats to the New Palestine Dragons, Indiana 5A Football Champions!
Our pep band was honored to perform at Lucas Oil Stadium and support our Dragons. We were also honored to take a moment while unloading to pose for a great photo with our fellow Valparaiso Marching Vikings before the game. Congrats again to the Dragons! #WinTheDay


Lions Club Pancake Breakfast with Santa
Please join us on Saturday, December 14th from 8:00 AM – Noon for a free (donations accepted) all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast! Details below!


Scrip Orders Due December 15th
Scrip is a great program to earn FREE MONEY toward your student’s account. The final Scrip orders for 2019 are due by 5:00 PM on Sunday, December 15th. Families who order will receive the physical gift cards that week. Learn more HERE.


Latest News for the Week of October 21st-27th, 2019

Whiteland Invitational This Week, Saturday, October 26th!
Mr Carney’s newsletter and schedule is out, CLICK HERE to get all the details.


New Palestine Band’s Inaugural Trunk-Or-Treat (with Community Performance) Next Week!
Calling all band families, sponsors and business! Do you have spirit? YES you do! Please come join us on October 30th and bring all of your Halloween spirit and spirits along! We would love to turn the band lot into a Halloween Tailgate. Dress up those trunks, bring candy to pass out, represent your style (keeping it mild as to not scare the little ones) and let’s show the community our spirit.  Please help spread the word and get involved to help make this an amazing event. Wednesday Night, October 30th starting at 6:00 PM. Once the Trunk-or-Treat event is wrapping up, we’ll close up our trunks and invite everyone over to see your very own, fire-breathing Marching Dragons perform their full 2019 show, “The Climb” at 7:30 PM.

Latest News for the Week of October 14th-19th, 2019

This Week’s Schedule and Newsletter
No Friday Night Football game this week, but the New Palestine Marching Dragons will travel to Evansville on Saturday, October 19th for ISSMA Regional Competition. Get all of the details in Mr. Carney’s weekly newsletter HERE! Please take a moment and read through details, there are changes in practice schedules upcoming, info coming soon on Veterans Day and tons of info and checklists so you are prepared for the week ahead. Go Dragons!

Greeting Card Fundraiser Underway!
Our Usborne “Cards for a Cause” fundraiser is already underway and will take place through October 25th! One sold box of $30 = $10 credit to your student’s band account. The box categories are the same as last year (All Occasion 1 and 2, Kids Birthday, and Thank You), but all the cards are different this year. You will also find a new Holiday cards box this year containing 50 cards (still for the same price of $30!). Get the Order Form HERE! If you have questions, please contact Dawn Smith. This is a great way to pay for Winter activities!


Fall & Winter Concessions Sign Up!
It’s that time again! Concessions will begin for band boosters at the end of this month. Reminder that each Marching Band student needs to fulfill at least 5 shifts… now anyone can work these shifts as long as they are over the age of 14. End times are approximate, so events could end sooner or last later than posted.

Concessions is a HUGE fundraiser for us, so it is important for us to have every event staffed. If you are interested in being a concessions manager please let Carolyn Pinnick know… these individuals would help in making sure the stands are opened and closed and the money is counted and paperwork is filled out.

Click Here to Sign Up or click the SignUpGenius Logo below!

Carolyn is currently looking for a mentor to take over the concessions duties. She has the process pretty much streamlined and would love to show someone the ropes as her band kid will be graduating next year. It is not a hard job at all and actually kind of fun… please let her know!!!

If you have any questions, please contact NPBB Concessions Manager, Carolyn Pinnick.

Latest News for the Week of October 7th-12th, 2019

October 11th & 12th, Friday Night Football Game and ISSMA Performace
Another busy week for your New Palestine Marching Dragons! We’re back from Fall Break and start practice on Thursday, October 10th at 9:00 AM. Both Thursday and Friday are Camp Days, so 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Thursday and 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Friday. Also, a reminder that Friday night’s football game is Senior Night. Senior parents, please arrive at the East ticket booth (where players enter the field) around 7:00 PM! Here is this week’s newsletter from Mr. Carney and also everything you need to know for the Whiteland ISSMA Open Competition!

Feeding The Band on Saturday, October 12th
Please see the SignUpGenius to volunteer to help prep and serve food and/or bring donation items. The always popular “breakfast for lunch” menu is on tap!

Latest News, September 30th, 2019

It’s Homecoming Week! 
Get the full schedule for Friday Night’s Game in Mr. Carney’s Newsletter HERE. A reminder, no competition this week, but we will have a full dress performance at half-time of the football game. Following that, enjoy some Fall Break time off and be ready to get back at it on Thursday, October 10th at 9:00 AM!

Latest News, September 23rd, 2019

Ben Davis Competition This Week
Your Weekly Newsletter with all you need to know, including the full schedule and helpful checklist is out from Mr. Carney, take a look HERE. We will perform at 7:45 PM on Saturday, September 28th. Good luck Dragons!

New Palestine Mid-State Invitational a Success! 
Thank you to all the student and parent volunteers including Competition Director, Marilyn Vazquez for hosting another great event at New Pal! The day ran smoothly, we received a ton of great feedback from visiting bands and look forward to hosting Mid-States again in 2020!

Texas Roadhouse Reminder! 
Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser orders are due to Natalie Young this Wednesday, September 25th.

McDonalds Fundraiser Night, Monday, September 30th! 
Our band program gets a check at the end of the night for 10% of all revenue between 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Both Drive-Thru and Dine-In sales. Tell your friends, spread the word, stop in and visit us on New Palestine Band McDonald’s Night!

New Palestine to Evansville, October 19th!
Mark your calendars, for the first time in six years, New Palestine has been assigned to the Evansville ISSMA Regional. We will perform tentatively at 5:30 PM. Make plans now and save up your spare change for some Ski soda and Grippos chips on the way!

Latest News, September 15th, 2019

Weekly Newsletter & Schedule Released
Get your weekly newsletter and all the scheduled and checklists from Mr. Carney here HERE.  This is for the week of September 16th-22nd which includes a home football game and a HOME Mid-States invitational.

Volunteer Meeting for New Palestine Invitational
Our second Marching Band Invitational at New Palestine High School’s Kelso Stadium will take place September 21, 2019. You should have already received an email with all the information you need. A Volunteers Information Meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 PM in the Band Room (Door 34). The online meeting will take place the same night at 8:00 PM in case you can’t attend the meeting at 7:00 PM. No worries if you can’t attend any meeting, you will get all the volunteering info you need. If you don’t get an email and you are volunteering let Marilyn know ASAP at

Join the online meeting HERE.

Texas Roadhouse Roll Fundraiser
Delivered in time for Thanksgiving! REMINDER that I will need ALL order forms and Money no later than next Wednesday, September 25th. Have the checks made out to NPBB (New Palestine Band Boosters). Have the kiddos turn in the order forms to Natalie Young directly or put them in the bandbox in the band room. The rolls/butter/gift cards will not be in until a week before Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 21st) If you have any questions, please email Natalie Young. She will be at 34 on Thursday after Band Practice around 6:15ish if you would like to hand me the Texas Roadhouse Rolls/Butter & Gift Cards. Here is the Order Form!

September 13th and 14th Weekend Wrap Up
The Dragons football team defeated Mt. Vernon 49-7 and there were rave reviews of our pep band and the electric energy they provided during the game. Great work everyone!

Saturday, the Marching Dragons competed in their first competition at Brownsburg and things went off without a hitch, Great performance and we look forward to the progress in the show, implementing props fully and improving each day. Thank you to all the parents who showed up and made loading and transporting super-easy and extra special thanks to the parents who helped feed the kids, worked tirelessly with uniforms and hair and kept everyone hydrated in the heat both days!