Fall Calendar, Camp Packing List

We noticed that the high school redid their website recently, and the Pride of Salem site is no longer linked from there.  This may make it difficult for you to find some of the information Mr. Wright publishes for you.

The Band Schedule, Camp Packing List, and Medical Form are all hosted on Mr. Wright’s website at http://www.prideofsalem.com/ under the Documents folder.    We’ve also linked directly to these documents below:

The calendar on the Band Boosters site — http://www.salembandboosters.org/calendar/ — is also kept current.

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Bylaws and Committees — How you can help!

Below you will find links to the final revision of the bylaws as well as the Band Boosters Board positions and committee descriptions.The bylaws will be voted on at the Spring Concert in May.

Moving forward, beginning with Thursday, May 3, our Band Boosters meetings will be held on the first Thursday of each month in the SHS band room unless otherwise notified. We will not meet in July (Summer Music Games Meeting only), August (band camp month), December (Holidays and Concerts makes for a short month).

We are very proud of the hard work that our band students and directors put forth to keep the The Pride of Salem and The Pride of Lewis band trains on track and in motion. Mr. Wright and Mr. Graham have made our band programs so exciting and engaging that more and more students are asking to join. When the band grows so does the Band Boosters need for volunteers! Just like a train, there are a lot of moving parts and behind the scene work that has to be done to keep the band moving. Please review the committee description to see if there is a committee you would like to join. You will have the opportunity at the the SHS and ALMS Spring Concerts in May to sign up, so think about it… and pick one! Teamwork makes the Dream Work… not to mention working with band family makes for loads of great memories for you and your band student! If you want to help, but don’t feel that a specific committee is your style, then you will have the opportunity to sign up just to volunteer as needed. “As needed” could mean volunteering at the Summer Music Games or VMBC, baking cupcakes, helping deliver strawberries or fruit, delivering posters or helping with a specific need from one of our committees. Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, previous Pride members are all welcome to help…. after all, we are a Band Family!

If you have any questions at all or see a committee that you would like to join now, because you just can’t wait for the fun to start, please feel free to respond to this email or you can contact Melanie Burton at melanie@tanjents.org or Teresa Sizemore Hernandez at tes129@gmail.com or Dawn Evans at dawnevans8000@gmail.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Dawn Evans

Salem Band Boosters, Vice President

Revised Bylaws: 

Board Position and Committee Descriptions: 

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Calendar for April 16-20

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Fundraiser Opportunity

Great opportunity to raise money for your student for Disney!!!
The Salem Civic Center has contacted the band boosters with an opportunity to help with costs for the Disney trip.
10 adults and 5 (16+) students are needed to help with concessions this Friday night (10/13) for The Lacs concert.
$10 per hour worked will be credited toward your Disney trip costs.
Meet Sam Terry at 5:30 in the “Community Room” at the Civic Center (to the left of the main entrance) to sign in and get instructions.
The show should end at about 10:00pm.
A contact number for the Civic Center is 540.793.0987.
Dress is very casual, comfortable shoes.
Please send an email to jt@suntancity.com by this Thursday (10/12) at 4:00pm if you are available to help.

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First Two Weeks of the Season

Friday Aug 25 — Away game at Amherst HS.  Muster at SHS at 3:45.  Uniform is blue jeans, black belt, and band show shirt.  Tennis shoes only.

Friday Sep 1 — First home game!  Show & Uniform debut!  Band pictures will be taken at SHS before the game.  Muster at 1:30.  Dinner will be provided.

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Car Wash Cancelled

The car wash previously scheduled for the 3rd has been cancelled.

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Indoor Drumline Schedule – Mar 11th

Saturday March 11
1:15 Arrive at SHS, load the truck
1:45 Leave for Greensboro, NC    
4:00 Arrive @ NW Guilford HS      
6:20 Performance                          
7:30 Awards                                  
8:15 – 9:00 Dinner (Fast Food)     
11:00 Arrive @ SHS   
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Popcorn Fund-Raiser

The Pride of Salem is starting their popcorn fund-raiser, again from Smoky Mtn. Popcorn Company.  A variety of specialty flavors are available, from classic cheddar and caramel corns to unique options like Birthday Cake and Chocolate Donut!

Download the order form and help out the band! 

Orders are due by March 15th, with checks payable to “Salem High School.”


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Fruit & Nut Order Forms

Fill up your fundraiser order forms, and need another?  Need to send one to someone else?  Download the files below, and print them out!

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A Piece of History

Want to own a piece of Pride of Salem history? These band uniform jackets were used from 1991/1992 school year until 2004/2005 when the current uniforms were purchased. Jackets and the black drum major uniform are are being sold for $20 each. Jackets only – no pants are available.

Please contact Mr. Wright at jwright@salem.k12.va.us for more information or to purchase a jacket.

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