GOOD NEWS! We have fized the formatting problem with the Florida 2011 Page and the Trip Balances are showing up now the way they should!
These Balances are current as of December 3rd. I have not been able to factor in the Football concessions as we have not recieved that money yet. Once the Boosters recieve that money I will add those totals in accordingly. Thanks so much!
We are asking that if you have an outstanding balance for the trip that by the 22nd of December you please do one of 2 things. Either Pay the Entire balance of your trip or you can also just pay 100 dollars towards your trip. We are going to try and squeeze in one More fundraiser for everyone but details on that have not been worked out!
Your Final Trip Payment will be do on February 1st. This date is not an OPTION. Your Balances MUST be paid by this Date for you to travel with us.
Thanks so much for supporting your students and your music department!
Good Morning Folks,
Some of the students were asking me about the payment schedules for the Florida Trip I am providing them below.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND THE FIGURES LISTED ARE WHAT IS TO BE IN YOUR STUDENT"S ACCOUNT BY THAT GIVEN DATE. NOT WHAT YOU HAVE TO PAY ON THAT DATE!
06/04/10 $100.00 (initial deposit) 08/27/10 $312.00
01/07/11 $736.00 (or Balance Due as final payment)
Updated Lists of what is remaining to pay will be posted NO LATER THAN MONDAY OCTOBER 25th 2010.
Good morning parents, The phone book day that was scheduled for this coming Saturday has been post-poned because the books are not ready. As soon as we are provided the availability, a new date will be established. Thanks!
-Mr. Oyer and Mr. Ruhlen
Good afternoon boosters, I just wanted to let you all know that we had a very successful First Annual Pillage the Village. We had a modest 16 students and 6 adults come out to take donations, and they brought in more that $600 in cash and checks!! Not only that, we were able to flyer about 200 homes, with the hope of reaping more donations. I believe this is going to become a very successful annual tradition. We have about 300 window clings remaining (see attached picture). They are static cling and are about 4 inches in diameter. If you were unable to donate and would like to receive a cling, please send $5 in with student, or stop by the band office. Thanks!!
-Mr. Oyer and Mr. Ruhlen
What a great week for Band Camp! The weather was absolutely beautiful and the kids were very attentive. We were able to accomplish all our goals and more. The students were marching the first song with music and drill on Tuesday morning and by Friday afternoon they were able to march and play all three numbers in the first show. What an awesome accomplishment!
We were able to also hold a sucessful fundraiser with the Bessie Bingo. Thanks goes to Logan Eades and his family for donating the use of Tilley who was able to present the Grand Prize of $450 dollars to Suzan Criswell. Congrats to Suzan and her family. There will be many more fundraisers in the months to come. Please also look to sign your family up to work the concession stand at Home Football games as that will make money for your student to head to Florida.
We are looking forward to the start of the school year and thanks for your continued support!
Hello Parents and Students,
Hope your summers are coming to a close safely and you are looking forward to the start of the 2010 school year. Our Trip to Florida will be here before we know it. On the topic of Florida here are some reminders for you to think about. First off the SYF Road scholarship is available for any student to apply for but the MUST be NOMINATED by a parent, grandparent, teacher etc. AGAIN THEY MUST BE NOMINATED they cannot just apply for it. The first of three deadlines that the students will be able to participate in is fast approaching. Please See the information on the Florida 2011 page here on our website for instructions on nominating your student. The three deadlines are as follows:
The February date will not be available as you must allow 2 months for the funds to become available to you and that will put us beyond our trip date.
Secondly, Please watch the website over the course of the next week or so as we will be doing a fund raiser for the Florida trip that will only be active for a week. We will be doing an event called Bessie bingo where we will sell patches of land that will be mapped out and then we will release a cow and where she does her business, that person wins the grand prize. Information regarding this will be released within the next week.
Lastly we are still taking registrations for the trip and will be doing so up through the month of October. Please bear in mind that the longer you wait the more stress it places on making payments. Please consider allowing your students to participate in this great opportunity to perform and learn in one of the most world renowned performing venues.
In closing Mr. Oyer and I would like to thank those parents who were able to volunteer to help with the concession stand at the Champaign County Fair on Friday. Those parents will see money appear in their students trip account. More Opportunities will be coming available as school begins!
Mr. Ruhlen and Mr. Oyer
After speaking with our travel consultants we are able to extend our registration deadline untill late october. This will however put a little more stress on payments. Our boosters have been busily organizing a couple of fundraiser events for over the summer. Details on those will be included in letters you will be recieving from both directors in mid July. However we did want to share also that if you wish to register you or your student(s) now for the trip you may do so. The Florida 2011 page here on the wedsite has all the forms you will need. We, however can no longer take forms for the CANCEL FOR ANY REASON insurance (CFAR) as that deadline has come and passed. We can still accept registrations for the BASIC coverage up and until 48 hours prior to the departure date for our trip.
If you do choose to register your student now we have a couple of options for getting things in. You can drop your registration forms and Check or cash Deposit off at the Main Office located at the front of the school building in the loop or you can mail that information and money to our Booster Treasurer, Keitha Gano.
Her contact information is
"Burg Florida Trip 2011"
264 E Sandusky St
Mechanicsburg, OH 43044-1042
or you can call her to arrange to drop it off. We are currently sitting at 47 participants. We would definitely like to see this number grow. Both Mr. Oyer and Mr. Ruhlen will be sending letters home to all members of our groups regarding the trip as soon as we recieve valid class lists for next year.
Keep your eyes here for updates on the Florida Trip and watch your mail boxes for information that will be forthcoming!
Have a great 4th of July and a great rest of the summer!!!
-Mr. Ruheln and Mr. Oyer
This went out in email as well but for communications sake here it is again.
Good afternoon Band and Choir Students and Parents:
In an attempt to keep lines of communication open we will be sending out multiple updates over the summer through email as well as posting them to the Department Website – http://burgmusic.weebly.com If for some reason you hear of a parent that has not heard information regarding updates for Florida or has not heard information period regarding any department events or trips please direct them to the department site (which incidentally can be accessed from the School’s Website) and have them sign up for emails by filling out the form on the main page.
Now on to the information we needed to let you know.
A reminder that IFyou desire to have your student(s) travel with us to Florida in March next year we need to have registration materials as soon as possible (more information on summer submissions later) The big news that we received today is that if you wish to purchase BASICtravel insurance through the Travel Company you can due so up until 48 HOURS PRIOR to the trip Departure date. The Deadline of Friday, June 4, 2010 is STRICTLY for the CANCEL FOR ANY REASON insurance. After Friday you will not be able to purchase that insurance. Again BASIC insurance will still be available to everyone up until 48 hours prior to our departure. Also a REMINDER that checks for insurance need to be separate and made out to Educational Tours, Inc.
We would also like to still encourage your students to turn in their registration forms and at least a $20 deposit. If you can do the $100 deposit that is great but at least 20 needs to be deposited with the Boosters to secure your students spot and yours if you choose to chaperone with us.
Mr. Ruhlen and Mr. Oyer