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Welcome!  Here's What's Happening:

Updated 8/23/2016



Second Week of Band Camp!
All members rehearse weekdays 8am-12noon & 5pm-9pm until Aug. 26. There will be an open rehearsal on Thurs, Aug. 25 from 6-7pm on the football field, followed by a brief photo session, then a GENERAL BAND BACKER MEETING in room C301 at 7:15pm. Come to meet your team leader, information about meal plan and upcoming fundraisers.
Camp ends on Friday with a band picnic directly following the morning session at Rec park. We are in need of two gas grills for the picnic. If you have a grill we may borrow, please contact Jon Lamkins at by Thursday, the 25th. Thank you!


Bring in your MOTK Program Guide ads!
MOTK Program Guide Committee members will be in front of the auditorium on Weds at 4:45-5:15, and at the Band Backer meeting on Thursday. We are happy to answer questions and collect ads at these times. We are still looking for new members to join them! We are looking for parents that will have several years ahead of them in Band Backers to take on the tasks of the Program Guide Committee going forward. This is the most lucrative fundraiser the band has had and in the past few years has grown to bring in $40,000 for the SHS Marching Band! We look forward to the continued success of the MOTK Program Guide and need the help of our interested band parents to volunteer.
Anyone interested please contact the Committee Chairperson Stephanie Vollaro at 860-628-6443 for more details. It's not too late to join!


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 August 25
We will have a General Band Backer meeting Aug 25th at 7:15pm in room C301 after folks stop by an Open Rehearsal of the SHS Marching Band at 6:00-7:00pm on the turf. Minutes from the July 6, 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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Next Band Backer Meeting: August 25



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