Dear Band Families,
In ten days, on August 28 and 29, we will install more than 5000 seatbacks in UK’s Commonwealth Stadium. This fundraiser (installation and removal) raises over $8,000 for the Henry Clay bands. It’s a big job, but with everyone involved and working hard, you’ll be surprised at how quickly it gets done.
We will work in four shifts, three Friday night and one Saturday afternoon. All HC Band students are expected to sign up for and participate in one of these shifts. As with all HC Band activities, parent support is crucial to our success.
Shift A (Friday, 5:00-9:00 p.m.) will mark seatback locations and distribute mounting hardware. We need 25 students and at least 5 adults for this shift.
Shift B (Friday, 6:00-10:00 p.m.) will begin installation. We need 75 students and at least 15 adults for this shift.
Shift C (Friday, 7:00-11:00 p.m.) will complete installation. We need 50 students and at least 10 adults for this shift.
Shift D (Saturday, 1:00-5:00 p.m.) will check all seatback placements and make any needed adjustments.
Water and snacks will be provided, but please be sure to eat supper (Friday) or lunch (Saturday) before you arrive. No special skills with tools are required. If you can, please bring a 9/16-inch socket (hand or cordless drill-mount) or wrench, and vise-grips. Make sure to mark or label your tools.
Student sign-up sheets will be posted in the band room Tuesday. Parent sign-up sheets will be available Thursday at the end of marching rehearsal and Monday at the band booster meeting. Parents can also sign up via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) – please be sure to include what shift you can work and if you are willing to be a parent team leader.
On the following Friday, September 4, the color guard will install any additional seatbacks purchased during the week after the main installation. This team will work from 6:00-10:00 p.m. All color guard members are expected to participate, and any band parents who are available are encouraged to sign up.
If you have questions, e-mail Jennifer B. or call or text her cell, 859/940-9154.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Jennifer Barricklow and Tim Sorenson
Stadium Seatback Fundraiser Coordinators