Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Foothill High School Music Program

  
The Annual Foothill Band Review
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Foothill High School Marching Band and Color Guard will lead the way as 35 high school and middle school bands march down Main Street beginning at 9:00 am, Saturday, Oct. 27th, in the 44th annual Band Review. 

Details to be posted soon!

Please plan to join us for an exciting and enjoyable day and evening of music and entertainment!
  
Band Directors and Competitors
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Welcome!  

We are currently accepting applications for parade, field show, and concert.  We will hand out over 120 trophies and awards over the course of this wonderful event.  To start the day, the parade competition launches from Amador Valley High School and marches down Main St., right through Pleasanton's lovely downtown.  The parade awards and field show are held in the afternoon and evening at Foothill High School, overlooking the Tri-Valley area - a beautiful venue for a band review!  

Participating band directors over the years have consistently lauded our organization  - we strive to make it easy for you, all the way through to the great selection of food at our concession stands to satisfy all of our hungry students and their families.

Please click HERE to submit an application to participate in this year's Foothill High School Band Review!


  
Parents and Boosters
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We are very proud to carry on the grand tradition of hosting the biggest, most competitive, and best run band review in our area of the country.  This year will mark 44 years of showing off our town, our school, our music program, and our students.


Many Hands Make for Lighter Work and More Fun

We have a well-developed and time-tested program for putting on the Band Review, but to be successful, we need your participation.  There are more than 300 volunteer positions to be filled, all well-defined and ready for you to step into.  These positions occur at all different times during the Band Review day, with a few of them before the big day and a few afterwards.  We ask every family to take at least two spots.  Want to do more? We have team leader positions for many facets of the the band Review.

Starting this year, every family in a Foothill Band Program (Marching Band, Color Guard, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Jazz A and B) is asked to take at least three shifts of Adult Volunteering during our three main events. Orchestra families are asked to take two shifts in the three events. Please remember that funds from these three events benefit every section of our music program, and that’s why it is important that all families are involved. 

Band Review Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  I have younger children and don’t know how I can volunteer. 

Families find it helpful to have 1 parent/guardian/friend handle the needs of younger children (as well as drive any FH Band/Guard students to/from the events) while another parent/guardian/friend volunteers for the 2 shifts.  We love having aunts, uncles and grandparents volunteer, too!   

Q:  What time does Foothill perform?

FHS Marching Band & Color Guard kick off the parade Downtown at 9:00am.  Foothill does not perform in the Concert Competition at AVHS.  FHS Marching Band & Color Guard perform LAST at the field show at Foothill High School (spectators arrive by 9:00pm).

Q:  Does my student volunteer too?

YES!  All music and guard program students will be asked to volunteer on a separate sign-up sheet available 2-3 weeks before the Band Review.  There are volunteer shifts for Non-Marching Band and Marching Band students to take into account performance times.  

Q:  Where do I check-in as a volunteer?

Volunteer check-in for both Parents and Students for Downtown and Amador Valley High School is in front of the Q building at AVHS.  Volunteer check-in for Foothill High School is in front of the band room.  

Q:  I signed up for a shift but need to change it.  What do I do?

Using the link above, go back to the Signup Sheet.  Scroll down through the description until you get to the first volunteer shift.  You will see a link that says “Already signed up?  You can change your sign up.”   Click on that and follow the instructions. 

 

Have questions about volunteering or problems signing up?   Contact Joy Iwata at volunteers.foothillband@gmail.com or iwatajoy@comcast.net 


  
Band Review Trophy Sponsorship
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Each year we solicit sponsorship for the trophies we hand out at our band review. Our goal is to cover the costs of the purchase of these trophies.  Please consider sponsoring a trophy, or seeing if your employer would be willing to sponsor one or more or even a company match to your sponsorship. 

Also, if you know of local businesses that may be interested in supporting our program, this is a great way for them to get some recognition.  Sponsors will be announced during the awarding of the sponsored trophy.  They will also be mentioned in the band review programs.  Sponsors will also have the opportunity to have their band member or younger sibling hand out the awards during the ceremony.  Attached is the sponsorship letter that explains the program in greater detail and contains the sponsorship form.
We are looking for sponsors/donors to help make it a successful event. All donations pledged to us must be received by October 20, 2017 if possible.

Foothill Band Boosters is a non-profit and we are classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Our tax ID is 94-2795425.
 
We thank you in advance for your kind consideration. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Please fill out the attached form and contributions can be sent to: 
 
Foothill High School: Trophy Sponsorship
Foothill Band Boosters
PO BOX 866
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Foothill Band Review Award Sponsorship Form


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