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Updated 5/19/2016



Congratulations Blue Knights on a Successful Boston Trip!
  Gold-1st place, Adjudicators Award and Outstanding Band Group at the Heritage Festival. Congratulations! Thanks to all the staff and chaperons who made the trip possible.


Color Guard Auditions May 25!
Auditions will take place on Weds, May 25, from 6-9pm in the West Gym.


Uniform Committee Needs Helpers - Wed, May 25 6:30-8:30pm!
The uniform committee is looking for at least 4 people to help finish the inventory before the Memorial Day parade. You do not need to be a member of the committee; anyone can help! If you are interested in helping for even a short amount of time, please contact Kim DiFusco via email at Students may be fitted on Wednesday as well, if they feel they need a different size uniform.


Memorial Day Parade, May 30
Ready to get back to marching? Practice that roll step & posture, because the Memorial Day parade is on Monday, May 30. Roll call is 8:00am at SHS and the parade kicks off at 10:30am. Eyes with pride!


Mini Band Camp June 4th!
Mini Band Camp is on Saturday, June 4 from 9am-12pm. Parents should come to the Band Backer meeting during mini band camp, in room C301, which will provide a broad overview of marching band from the parent's perspective as well as a Q&A session.


BKMB History
  Laura Shaw is working on a History of the Marching Band and Southington Music Program. She is looking for any information you may have; pictures, recordings, fundraiser flyers, etc. She has a lot of stuff from 1999 to the present, so anything before that would be awesome. She especially wants things played for marching band and orchestra, special events, trips, and odd and interesting stuff like selling cleaning products as a fundraiser..yeah they did that! Send anything you have to


Next Band Backer General Meeting is June 4 at 9am, during mini band camp, in room C301
  Minutes from the May 4, 2016 meeting are available by clicking THIS LINK.
This is where upcoming fundraisers and band events are discussed. Want to know more? Stop by!!!


Band Backer Legacy Supporter Program: Once a Band Backer always a Band Backer
  As someone who believes that a quality music program is something we need to preserve and continue to strengthen, what better community to reach out to then former Southington Band Backers and their families! You know first-hand what Southington's music program has done for your children. You know how lucky we are to have such a dedicated group of Music Educators in our town. You know that the Southington Band Backer organization's purpose is to strengthen and support the music programs in our schools. Your children may have moved on to bigger things but it's important to remember how they got there. With that spirit in mind we have a new opportunity for past Band Backers and their family's to continue to support and strengthen the Southington Music program for years to come. With an annual donation to the Southington Band Backers, a 501c3 charity, you will be listed as a Band Backer Legacy Supporter in the Music of the Knight Program Guide and receive 2 MOTK tickets as our thank you. You may choose from three Support levels. Bronze Level $100, Silver Level $200, and Gold Level $300. You know how important these programs are; please consider being a part of the sound for as long as you can. For more information or to pledge your support please contact Erik Semmel at Your charitable pledge of support will be billed to you automatically in July just before the marching band season begins.


Yard Signs
 Following the lead of many other organizations and teams at the high school we have designed a lawn sign. This sign will allow you, your family, and neighbors the ability to show their support for the Marching Band. Here is the design we have come up with:

These are two sided 18 X 24 inch signs and cost $20 each. If you are still looking to purchase one, contact Tisha and Eric Semmel at


Forms:  Did you (or your student) misplace forms? Never fear! All the forms are posted on the ===>forms page<=== as we we get them!





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