2018 – June News

Band Camp Starts Monday, July 23rd at 9:00 AM
A flyer went home with all students last week with tons of info on upcoming events. If you did not receive this, please check the TeamSnap page or email Marlene Brauchle at mbsingsbass@aol.com. Enjoy your Summer Break, rest and be ready for July band camp. Please also remember the 4 Keys to Band Camp Survival!

New Palestine is Hosting a Mid-States Band Competition
You may have heard, but New Palestine High School’s Kelso Field is being turfed this summer and we will have a beautiful new field for football games and a band competition this fall. Our Mid-States competition is to be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Look for more information soon and please visit our Mid-States Competition page for more info on this event.

Volunteers Needed
A reminder that most Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer, band parents meet at the Band Barn at 6:30 PM and work on props for the upcoming season. No carpentry or building experience needed, someone will show you what is needed. Everything from painting to cutting tarp to building props. If you do have building experience we would love for you to become involved as many of our veteran parents are graduating over the upcoming couple of years. It’s a fun time that allows you to not only make a lot of new friends, but also be involved and make a real impact on the show. The more that are involved, the more we can accomplish. If you have any questions or want to become involved, just show up on a Tuesday or Thursday or you can email Marlene Brauchle at mbsingsbass@aol.com. Thank you!

2018 – April News

Congrats to New Palestine Indoor! 
New Palestine Indoor finished 4th in their Winter Percussion competition at Decatur Central on Saturday, March 24th with their show “Akrasia, Forbidden Magic”. They have now qualified for State Finals at Terre Haute South High School (South Vigo) on Saturday afternoon, April 7th. Performance time, 3:08 PM. Good luck!

2018 New Palestine Audio Theater. Photo Credit, Donny Campbell


URGENT, HELP NEEDED! This Saturday, March 31st.  Calling all Band Parents and Kiddos! This coming Saturday is Spring Cleaning for concession stands, and moving all of our indoor concession items (food and equipment) out to the Baseball/Softball stand and the Football stand. We are begging for some help to get this done… many hands make light work! This should only take maybe 2 or 3 hours. Even if you can only come out and sweep floors, that would help Carolyn Pinnick and her team out TREMENDOUSLY! We would love to get started as early in the morning as possible. Carolyn will be at the school around 8:00 am. Please visit our Facebook Page and comment on Carolyn’s post or contact Carolyn directly if you will be there!


Concessions SignUpGenius
It is that time again! We will be starting Spring Concessions outside for Baseball, Softball and Track. This is the perfect time to finish up your Fairshare requirements. The start times on the sign up are the times that you need to be at the stand, which is an hour before activities start. End times are not listed, as they will vary…. Please let me know if you have any questions! – Carolyn Pinnick


Band Meeting April 9th, 2018
Thank you to all of those who volunteered to make this a very successful band season. Looking forward to next year (which starts May 1st), a new band board needs to be elected. Our nominating committee contacted several parents over the last month and here is the current ballet for next year.

President: Mike Wilson
Vice President: Brenda Hoffman
Secretary: Marilyn Vazquez
Treasurer: Josh Cade
Financial Secretary: Mary Roberts
Guard Liaison: Dawn Smith
Doe Creek: Donnie Campbell
At Large: Carolyn Pinnick
At Large: Amanda Aldridge

According to our by-laws we will take floor nominations during the meeting. We will be hosting the elections on Monday, April 9th at 7:00 in the High School Band Room.


Indianapolis Motor Speedway SignUpGenius
It’s that time again. Please signup to work your shifts at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Gift Shop. We actually received our schedule early. – Matt Landis



Update, 4/2/2018, New Pal Press Coverage below!