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Updated 2/8/2016



Super-Sub Sales - Thank you!
 Thanks to all of your hard work we have sold over 2,600 subs and received over $10,000 in donations to support our Marching Band! Thank you again for your participation!Click here for more info. If you have any questions please contact committee co-chairs: Liz Chasse & Dave Pestillo at


Southington Jazz Festival postponed due to snow
 We are hoping for a new date soon!


April Boston Trip Update
 We will be collecting the 3rd and final payment of $341 in the Auditorium Lobby Wed, Feb 10 from 5:45-7:00pm. All points from Sub Sales should be applied and updated by Mon, Feb 8. There are also 2 chaperone spots still open for the Boston Trip. We are in need of one of the chaperones to be a nurse. There is no cost to chaperones for attending the trip. Trip dates are 4/7-4/10. If you are interested email Mrs Ossias


Jazz Band to perform Sun, Feb 21 for Pancake Supper
 What's better than breakfast for dinner? The sweet sounds of jazz from our jazz band right before eating! Our jazz band performs at the First Congregational Church at 5pm, followed by a pancake supper at 6pm. The concert and supper are free, but a free will offering will be made for both.


Spectrum Concert Weds, March 2 at 7pm
 This concert includes performances from the Concert Choir, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and possibly the Jazz Band.


Mohegan Sun trip Sun, March 13!
 We will depart from the Calendar House at noon and return at around 9pm. Each payment of $35 for the trip comes with a $15 spin on the big wheel and a $15 food voucher. This trip is open to anyone, 21 or older. For more information, please contact


Highlight Video Still Available
  Donna Fontano has put together a Video of highlights from our competition season. CLICK HERE for the DVD Order Form. Please contact Donna at for the Google Drive link if you just want the raw videos, if you have any questions or to place a DVD order.


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 March 9 at 7:30pm, in room C301
  Minutes from the February 3, 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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