COPIAH ACADEMY BAND
July 8th, 2019
The beginning of school is right around the corner and we wanted to inform all the parents of the upcoming events, schedules, and fees for the upcoming year. We welcome all of our new parents and students and hope you will be involved in your child's experience here at Copiah Academy and especially the band.
BAND CAMP IS JULY 30th - AUGUST 3rd - 6:00-9:00 P.M.
Please see that your child is at band camp. It's imperative that we have everyone present so that we can get a strong start to the season. You will find in this letter important information and schedules that you will need to keep in a visible place so print this letter out so that you know what is coming up for the upcoming school year.
BAND FEES: The band fees are $225.00 for one member and $400.00 for two members. In addition to these fees there will be a bus transportation fee of $160 per student for charter buses to seven away ballgames and 1 contest. You may pay the transportation fee all at once or send $20.00 per child the day before the game/contest. You can also pay in full the band fees listed above the week of band camp or pay installments of $75.00 with the first one due by August 3rd as you will see on the payment schedule below.
Payment installments for 1 child
|Due August 3rd
|Due September 28th
|Due November 30th
Payment installments for 2 children
|Due week of August 3rd
|Due September 28th
|Due December 28th
|Due January 31st
|Due February 28th
GUARD MEMBERS AND DRUM MAJORS WILL PAY FOR THEIR SUMMER UNIFORM, JACKETS, BAGS, AND POM-POMS. A DETAILED LIST WILL BE SENT HOME AT A LATER DATE WHEN ALL ITMES ARE IN.
FOOTBALL AND MARCHING CONTEST SCHEDULES: All members are required to attend the games and the contest dates unless the director gives you permission to miss the school event. Your child’s grade will be affected if he or she misses without permission.
COPIAH MARCHING FESTIVAL: The date for this is October 6th, 2018 and it will be held at Copiah Academy. All parents will be asked to work at this event and the students will also work after they perform. This will be the 41st year this marching band festival has been held and we have had great success every year. It’s only by your hard work and donations that we are able to achieve this accomplishment each year. Parents, family, and business donations are a large part of our success. If you know of any businesses that might make a donation toward this festival please contact them. You will receive more information about this festival in the near future. We would like to have this festival paid for before the event gets here. Listed below are the major ticket items and the cost of them last year.
COCA-COLA COMPANY $3.200.00
TROPHY COMPANY $2,000.00
JUDGES (6) $3,000.00
MISC ITEMS $1,000.00
SECURITY $ 400.00
VIDEO/JUMP DRIVES $ 600.00
As you see it takes a large sum of money to operate this festival and we get no budget from the school. We need your help! We had 31 bands last year with 2, 500 students on our campus.
BASKETBALL CONCESSIONS: Each parent and student will be asked to work at least 2 or more basketball games. So when you are called please be willing to help. Students grades will be reduced if they do not work the ballgames they are assigned. The seasons starts in November and runs through the first of February. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year so you will need to be willing to work. PLEASE BE WILLING TO SIGN UP TO WORK BASKETBALL CONCESSIONS.
SUMMER UNIFORM/FORMAL UNIFORM: Due to the heat, the students will be provided a t-shirt to wear with athletic shorts which will be provided by the band boosters, and tennis shoes until told by the director to wear the official uniform. The cost of the shoes is around $45 cash or money order only. The representative to fit shoes will be at school in August 16 at the 2pm band class . Please send money or a money order with your child.The company WILL NOT TAKE CHECKS. Please make all checks to Copiah Band.
If you have any question please call 601-892-3359 or 601-953-2224
Kenneth Jolly, Director
FOOTBALL AND CONTEST SCHEDULE
PARK PLACE- NIGHT BEFORE MARCHING FESTIVAL
|COPIAH MARCHING FESTIVAL
|RIVER OAKS- HOMECOMING
|SILLIMAN- SENIOR NIGHT
|MAIS STATE MARCHING FESTIVAL - JACKSON ACADEMY
YOU WILL BE ADVISED OF DEPARTURE TIMES BY TEXT AND EMAIL.
CHRISTMAS PARADES TO BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER TIME