PARADE COMMITTEE MEETING – We’ll hold the final parade committee meeting at 7:30pm on Wed, June 28th in the school library.
CHAPERONE MEETING – For all adults who are going as chaperones, we are having a chaperone meeting on Wed., June 28th at 8:00pm in the school library. Please make every effort to attend. We’ll cover roles and responsibilities of the chaperones, and this is a good opportunity for you to ask questions before the trip.
DEPARTURE TIME – Please arrive at the school at 7am on Sunday, July 2nd for departure. That will give us time to get head counts, get all the baggage loaded, answer questions, etc. before the bus leaves at 8am.
The Coatesville Red Raider Marching Band has been
selected to represent the State of Pennsylvania in the 2017 National Independence Day Parade in
Washington, D.C. The Marching Red Raiders are the only band from Pennsylvania selected to
participate in this year’s parade, and this will be the school district’s first appearance in the
annual, nationally televised event. U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan, R-7, of Chadds Ford, nominated the
Coatesville group to the Parade National Selection Committee, which selects finalists based upon
video recordings, director interviews, past adjudication results, and overall quality, as well as
geographical, ethnic, and stylistic diversity.
With the parade just three months away, fundraising efforts are in full swing, as the cost of travel, meals, modest lodging, and events for the approximately 100 marching band members heading to D.C. will be $75,000. Band members and their supporters in the Coatesville Parents Music Club (CPMC) will host a spaghetti dinner Saturday, April 29, at the Coatesville High School cafeteria and a vendor fair on Sunday, April 30, from 12 noon to 4:00 PM at East Fallowfield Community Park. The CPMC has also set up a GoFundMe page at: www.gofundme.com/MarchingRedRaiders.
A "Go Fund Me" page has been set up to raise money
Your generous donation will help each Coatesville Band Student to cover the expenses associated with this momentous event. We need and greatly appreciate everyone's help.
to learn more please visit our link & pass the word !!
Support your favorite marching band’s trip to the Washington DC 4th of July Parade in 2017
by purchasing a MARCH TO DC t-shirt. To be screen printed full front, full back or pocket size on left chest to enhance the appearance of this tee! Click for more
Orders are due no later than Monday June 12
Flip Flops will be in by Band Camp
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Deliveries to band students will be on Monday, June 19th
online orders will be sent to the customer..
PAYMENT: There are still some students/chaperones who have not paid in full for this trip.
Please get your payment to the CPMC mailbox now!!
MEDICAL FORMS: Attached is a medical form for students and a separate one for adults. , -
All students and adults going on the DC trip must complete a form. Please turn in this form to the CPMC mailbox by June 28th or complete the form, scan and email back to email@example.com.
PERMISSION SLIP: For those who have not done so yet, please turn in your child’s permission slip for the parade. We are missing quite a few. Attached is a copy. Please return by WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21st to the CPMC mailbox.
CANDY GRAMS: Candy Grams will be on sale in the band room on Monday, June 26th and Wednesday, June 28th starting at 8:45 PM. They will be given to the recipient in DC.
CPMC General Meeting:
Please make every effort to be at our Coatesville Parents Music Club meeting this Wednesday, July 19th at 7:30 PM.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING CPMC MEMBERS ON THEIR ELECTIONS TO NEXT YEARS CPMC EXECUTIVE BOARD!!
President: Mike Brocious, 1st Vice President: Diana McLimans, 2nd Vice President: Gwynne Sweatlock, Corresponding Secretary: Sandy Brocious, Recording Secretary: Dawn Ringsdorf,
The Sign-Up Genius is now available to sign up for these events:
Innovation by Design
is offering band spirit wear including
T-shirts, hoodies and pajama pants.