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STC Marching Band Workshop starts today

August 1, 2012
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Band Workshop, formerly known as Band Camp, begins today, Aug. 1, and runs through Aug. 3 from 6 -7 p.m. at the high school soccer field for all 1st and 2nd year band members. The nights mentioned will be spent working on marching band fundamentals.

Marching band has given students a chance to meet new people and travel to other places that they might not get the chance to otherwise visit.

All band members will need to attend Monday, Aug. 6- Friday, Aug. 10 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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The 2011 South Tama High School Marching Band. Band Workshop for this year begins tonight and continues with activities through Aug. 10.
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Lunch will be provided by Music Booster Members. Band members are asked to bring $10 to help cover the costs of the meals being prepared. They are also encouraged to bring food donations to help save on meal costs that will be served as a side dish to the main meals. Freshman students are to bring fresh fruit that has been cleaned and ready to serve. Sophomore students are asked to bring cookies and or bars. Junior students are asked to bring a big bag of chips to share. And senior students are asked to bring snack stuff, such as string cheese, pudding cups, granola bars, etc.

Students will be fitted for their uniforms and marching band shoes this week. The cost of a pair of new marching band shoes is $30, but there is a box of used shoes that can be purchased at a cost of $10 per pair but sizes are limited.

New this year is a uniform contract that will need to be completed by all students/parents. You can find this contract on their website at or it can be completed at the band workshop.

Uniform requirements will also include "slick shorts", long black socks, and a white t-shirt to be worn under the uniform. Each student will be given one free white t-shirt, but additional t-shirts can be purchased for $12 each. All order forms can be found on the STC Music Booster Website

On Tuesday, Aug. 7 there will be a Parents Meeting regarding next summer's New York City Trip at the Wieting Theatre at 7 p.m. This is a change in location from previous information that had been disbursed. All band and choir members are eligible to go on this amazing, once in a lifetime trip to New York City. In order for the Boosters to figure out the final trip costs and definite number of students able to go, they need to have you turn in the green sheets from the mailing that was sent to music members homes. These forms can also be found on the STC Music Website. They can be turned in to Mike Carnahan, Chris McFate or to Janice Upah. Once a head count is determined, then trip costs will be finalized. Parents are encouraged to contact any of these members if finances are an issue for the student to go.

An interpreter and a representative from the travel agency will be present to answer any questions.

To kick off the Boosters Fund Raising Events for the year they will be holding a Garage Sale Aug. 8 from 9a.m. - 6 p.m. If the weather is inclement that day, it will be moved inside to the high school cafeteria area. If there are any left over items, the garage sale may be extend to the next day during the morning hours and prices will be drastically reduce. If you have gently used things in your home that you are wanting to get rid of, you can donate them to this garage sale. If you have items that you would like to donate, please contact Darcey Lamb at or at 641-484-2326, or Amanda Harken at or at 641-484-7052.

The week will end on Friday, Aug. 10 with a family potluck from 5 p.m-7 p.m. at the Tama City Park. Parents can come and meet other band parents and students before the contest season starts. Following the potluck will be a pool party from 8 - 10 p.m. at the Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center.

Parents and band or choir members, please be sure and sign up on the website to help wrap meat, prepare the meat, serve or help clean up at the BBQ or help work a shift at the Garage Sale.

If you have questions or are unable to attend any of the above events, but would like to make a monetary donation to this program, contact Mary Jo Cherveny at 4842745 or Janice Upah at 484-5847.



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