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Updated 11/24/2015



Congratulations BKMB! 4th place in the 2015 Class V Open Nationals!
 A fabulous performance at the USBands Open Class V National Championships with a score of 95.563! With 4 bus loads of spectators, a gigantic tailgate, efficient pit & prop crew & great sportsmanship towards all the bands, our enthusiastic spirit earned us the 2015 Dinkles Spirit of Band Award! Eyes with Pride!


Football Playoff Game 12/1
 That's right, football. Game starts at 6pm. CLICK HERE for the schedule. If the team wins on 12/1, we will continue with the next playoff game which will be Monday 12/7.


Congrats to the students accepted into the Southern Region Festival
 Jazz Band: Matt Schmidt & Dan Fagan, Concert Band: Eddie Vitcavage, Joey Martin, Nate Huff, Alex Statkevich, Matt McLaughlin & Mike Abucewicz, Chorus: Brett Simms


Band Banquet
 Thank you to Kim DiFusco & all the folks on the Band Banquet Committee for putting together another great evening! Please contact Erik at if you need the DropBox or YouTube links for the Senior Reflections video.


Butter Braid & Cookie Dough Sale forms due 12/3/15
 Order forms and info can be found on the forms page. These orders are handled by your team captain. Keep selling those cookies & butter braids!


It's Super-Sub Fundraiser Time!
 Time to begin planning for our annual sub sale fundraiser. The event includes selling, making and delivering the subs on Superbowl Sunday. Typically over 60 students participate, selling over 2,000 subs and earning over $10,000 for both students and the band backers’ organization. This effort has become a very popular community event with both Southington residents and the band community. Each student makes $2.00 per sub sold & donations are worth 50% to the students! A sign-up form will be posted in the band hallway in December for students to sign-up for Group Sales. They should note which driver or kids they want to be paired with. Students can sell one, two, three or all four of the selling days. We need 10-12 parent drivers for each day of group sales: Saturday, January 9th, Sunday January 10th, Saturday January 16th and Sunday January 17th. We are also in need of 5-6 volunteers for each day to count money and reconcile order forms. Individual Sales: Students may also sell subs on their own. Individual sales may start no earlier than 1/18/16. Order form and instructions will be posted on the ===>forms page<===. Superbowl Sunday (February 7, 2016): Each student who sells subs must also make subs on Superbowl Sunday as well as deliver all subs sold. Subs will be made on Sunday, February 7th, 6:30am-11:00am. We are also in need of additional volunteers to help in the planning of the event, set-up and day-of sub making. PLEASE SIGN UP VIA EMAIL BY Monday, 12/21 at or at the December band backers meeting. If you have any questions please contact committee co-chairs: Liz Chasse & Dave Pestillo at


Next Band Backer General Meeting is Dec. 2 at 7:30pm, Room C301
  Minutes from the November 4, 2015 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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Band Backer Meeting 12/2/15



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