July 23 Meeting Notes and 2015 Forms/Docs

Meeting notes from the July 23 Booster meeting are available via the link below.

07_23_15 Minutes Booster Meeting

The 2015 Burke Band Booster handbook, March-a-Thon Pledge sheet, Contact Sheet, Booster Committees, and Family Contact Form have been posted to the Calendar & Docs page. On that page you’ll also find links to the 2015-16 calendar, Meal Fund form, Show Shirt and Shoe Order Forms, Boutique flyer, Absence Form and more!

Exhibition Night, Friday, July 31

Join us at 6 pm on Friday, July 31. The band will share what they’ve learned during band camp followed by pizza in the cafeteria.

  • Band member dinners are complimentary
  • Additional pizza dinners are $5 per person

To order pizza for non-band students, parents or guardians, submit payment along with the order form (avoid the payment line) or pay that night at the door. Order forms are due to Mr. Wright or Mr. Spath by Wednesday, July 29.

Please make checks payable to Burke Band.

Parent Meeting, Thursday, July 23 at 7 pm

New Parent Meeting/Booster Meeting Reminder:

Just wanted to remind everyone of the New Parent Meeting/Booster Meeting next Thursday, July 23, at 7 pm in the Burke cafeteria.

The Directors will share important and helpful information for all our new and returning parents. We will also talk about upcoming activities as we kick off marching band season. The marching band and marching band season at Burke are very busy and a great time to get involved and meet the kids and other parents. Please be sure to attend this meeting if at all possible! We look forward to seeing everyone!

Band Camp

  • Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24 and Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31
  • 8 am – 12 noon and 5 pm – 9 pm

Helpful band camp reminders for students

  • Remember to bring your instrument and music/lyre and flip book (if you have two instruments, bring the oldest one) and water jug
  • Take care of yourself – stretch, drink plenty of water, wear sunscreen, get plenty of rest
  • Dress comfortably
  • Be on time
  • Make friends

Preview Show and Pizza

  • Friday, July 31 at 6 pm in the football stadium
  • The band will share what they’ve learned during band camp followed by pizza in the cafeteria (2015 Exhibition Night Pizza Party form)

Deb Murray
Burke Band Boosters

Welcome to the 2015 Marching Band Season!

Hi Burke Boosters! I’d like to welcome you to the 2015 Marching Band Season! Our three Drum Majors (Justis, Aaron and Emily) recently returned from Rockford, IL attending Drum Major Camp. Conditioning has started as well as rehearsals and sectionals. The marching band is already hard at work preparing for the upcoming season and we want to take this opportunity to share some information with you.

  • Please check the Omaha Burke Band website for updates and click the 2015-2016 calendar to find important schedule information.
  • The students were given information last week about items that they will be required to have or purchase for the upcoming school year (uniform order forms and meal fund information) as well as an order form for extra show t-shirts.
  • The students are required to have band shoes. They cost of band shoes is $45. If your child has marched before and still has their shoes – they can use those and do not need to order new ones. Also, there are some (limited) used shoes donated by previous students that will be available for purchase for $10.
  • Show t-shirts are also required as part of the student’s uniform. They are $17. You may also purchase extra (good to have an extra for those weekends when there is a Friday night football game followed by a Saturday competition). Parents and family members can also purchase t-shirts to wear.
  • Meal Fund – In an effort to make the year’s band experience as easy and uncomplicated as possible, there is a one-time charge to cover all the competition meals and water for the season. The cost is $30 per student. The students usually put in a very long day on competition days and will need lunch (and/or dinner) and plenty of water! The meal fund covers the expenses of providing the meals and water.
  • Band Camp – Please be sure to mark your calendars for Band Camp if you haven’t already! The dates are July 20-24 and July 27-31! Band camp is scheduled 8 am-noon AND 5-9 pm each day. Students often help each other with rides if at all possible so please check with your student or the band directors if necessary.
  • Parent Meeting – a Parent Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 23rd, at 7 pm in the school cafeteria. We will be coordinating volunteers for all the activities associated with marching band season and will share information about what to expect during the season.

We will an opportunity at the end of band camp to see what the students and staff have been hard at work on with a special performance on the football field as well as a pizza available in the cafeteria. The students will bring home a form during band camp for pizza orders.


Deb Murray
Band Booster President