• 2015 Big Red Marching Band --- Photo Credit: Bill Schloo

Souderton Big Red

The BRBB—Big Red Band Boosters, Inc.—is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization. Read more about us.


Tour Shirts! Order yours by Monday, 9/26

Go to CustomInk to see this year’s tour shirt and to place your order.

Price: $15 per shirt
Online order due date: Monday, 9/26
(You must complete the online order form by this date. This is the only order and there will be no extra shirts. If you do not complete the online order by Monday, 9/26, you will not be able to have a tour shirt.)
Payment: No cash. Make checks out to “BRBB”. Give the check to Mrs. Tink. Do *not* put it in the Red Box. [Information on using Scrip]

Tour shirts are for everyone, not just band members—friends, family, complete strangers, whoever wants to support the Big Red Marching Band is welcome to buy them!

Memorial Day Parade: If it turns out that all members have a tour shirt again this year, it may be part of the uniform for the parade.

When you fill out the order form: Order under the student’s name. Do *not* use a non-student name. This makes it much easier for us because some parents have different last names, some grandparents order, and so on.

Questions? Contact Tink Fazekas at guard@soudertonbigred.org. See the e-mail that was sent to the BRBBInfo list for a complete list of names that will be printed on the shirts. E-mail corrections to Mrs. Tink before 9/26.

Home game: Friday, 9/30, CB East @ SAHS

This week’s Friday Feast will have a main course of tacos. Drinks & dessert provided by Percussion.

The game starts at 7pm. It’s a home game and so the band will perform PRE-GAME. To see Big Red in action, arrive early: typical performance time is 6:45.

Keystone Opportunity Center: Band Camp food drive update

The Keystone Opportunity Center sent us a thank-you letter for our efforts during the band camp food drive. Just an idea of what we were able to help them do:

  • We were able to give them 196 pounds of food which will be used to help feed 214 families who live in surrounding neighborhoods of Souderton, Telford, and Harleysville. Within those families, there were 206 children, 280 adults and 49 seniors who the Center was able to serve with 10-12 days worth of food when they came to the pantry for their monthly visit.
  • Keystone distributed over 20,500 lbs. of food in the month of July.
  • They also gave out over 210 kid friendly food bags to families in their Student Summer Aid Program. Summer is hard for those families who depend on the breakfast and lunch provided by the schools during the school year.

If you are interesting in continuing a partnership with the Keystone Opportunity Center, their contact info is:

104 Main Street
P.O. Box 64183
Souderton, PA 18964
215-723-5430
office@keystoneopp.org

2016-17 Marching Band & Color Guard: Student leaders

Drum Majors: Priya Pradhan and Nate Renner

Captains:
High Brass (trumpets, mellophones): Noah Allen
Trombones: Morgan McMullen
Low Brass/Winds (sousaphones, baritones, low winds): Jonathan Detwiler
High Winds (“flarinutes”: clarinets, flutes): Allison Repsik & Michaela Miller
Saxophones (altos, tenors): Julia Markey
Percussion (battery, pit): Steven Nadal & Sydni Bivighouse
Color Guard: Loue Repsik

Officers
President: Megan Malmquist
Vice President: Matt Falbo
Secretary: Sarah Herold
Treasurer: Caylah Stine

Buy & sell your musical “stuff”: the new BRBB Classifieds page

Do you have an instrument that’s ready for a new owner? What about extra stands, music books you’ve outgrown, boxes of reeds of the wrong strength? We now have a Classifieds page where you can put these up for sale. Take a look and if it’s right for you, be in touch. (The first two items that were posted both sold in one week.)

Be informed: Sign up for the e-mail list

Sign up now for our e-mail list. Most information is sent out via e-mail, so being on the list helps you get the information you need. To sign up, send an e-mail to webmaster@soudertonbigred.org and include: parent name and e-mail address, student name and e-mail address.

2016-17 School Year: BRBB Executive Committee

BRBB officers for the 2016-17 school year were elected on Monday, 6/6.

President: Marie Allen
First Vice President: Georgia Myers
Second Vice President: Becky Sell
Secretary: Kelly Mowery
Treasurer: Anne Marie Resnick
Director-at-Large: Frank Falbo

Raise $$ … and then raise some more without doing anything extra 🙂

If you haven’t signed up for our ShopWithScrip program yet, you’re missing out on one of the simplest ways to raise $$ for the marching band, indoor percussion, and winter guard programs.

If you’re a confirmed ShopWithScripper, did you know that you can effortlessly increase the amount raised? Use scrip when you:

  • Order from Domino’s of Souderton on Dough Raising Days.
  • Use AmazonSmile.

You raise $$ when you purchase Domino’s and Amazon scrip. They kick in more when you use it. For details, visit our Fundraising page.

Using Student Credit or Scrip

You can use Student Credit to pay for certain expenses. You can use Scrip to pay for anything.

Student Credit: Students accumulate student credit through specific fundraising opportunities held during the year. When students participate in a designated fundraiser, they are allocated a certain portion of the profit from the fundraiser. These funds are simply an allocation of internal BRBB funds and will not be paid out to students or families under any circumstances. The allocation can be used to pay for trips, the BRBB participation fee, and director-mandated uniform components.

Scrip: A Scrip account is similar to Student Credit, but: it is funded via rebates you receive from making Scrip purchases, it is your money, and it is not limited as to its use.

Student Credit and Scrip allocations are maintained by the BRBB Treasurer and posted monthly on the filing cabinet outside of the band director’s office, above the Red Box.

To use student credit or Scrip funds, submit the appropriate Request form:

  • Paper copies are in a plastic sleeve on the side of the filing cabinet by the Red Box in the Band room.
  • PDF forms are available on the Downloads page.
About volunteer clearances

For detailed information, read the BRMB Volunteer Clearances Guide. Two versions (one is short, the other has lots of details) are posted on our Downloads page. You should also visit the SASD Volunteers page.

Volunteer clearance requirements, in a nutshell:

  • Every volunteer—both Casual and Program—needs to turn in the 2015-16 SASD Community Volunteer Registration and Disclosure Statement.
  • As of the 2015-16 school year, all Program Volunteers need to turn in the Act 151 Child Abuse clearance and the Act 34 Criminal History Report. Both of these clearances are now free for volunteers and can both be completed online.
  • All Program Volunteers need to have a PPD test on file with the District.
  • Some Program Volunteers also need to submit a Federal Criminal History Record; this clearance requires fingerprinting and has a cost of $27.


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