Welcome to the Etowah Eagle Band 2014-15 Marching Season



  • Band Update - November  2014


    Etowah Foundation:

    The Etowah Band is set-up with the Etowah Foundation for tax deductible donations.The band uses this money to help with our goal of purchasing the 30 more uniforms needed for our band and other operating purchases needed for the future.Any donated amount would be greatly appreciated.

    Band Dues:

    All final payments or outstanding balances for marching band or concert band are due.Anyone needing to pay their remaining balanced owed may email our VP of Finances through the ehseagleband.org website, or drop a check in Mr. Foxworth blue box in his office.

    Concert Dresses:

    Ladies that need to purchase a concert dress for the upcoming concert season; Mr. Foxworth has several dresses that maybe tried on during class period to determine the size that you will need to order.

    The concert dresses may be order through Formal Fashions, Inc. @ www.formalfashionsinc.com or call 800- 528-7909.The concert dress item number is 3762AABK Black Knit Gown.This is the only style dress that maybe used for concert band.

    Concert Tuxedo:

    Gentlemen for concert band you will need to purchase a black tuxedo or suit with a black bow tie.Many of the local mens stores will carry a basic black tuxedo or suit needed to be purchased for concert band.

    Both the dresses and tuxedo suits need to be purchased by our holiday concert on December 12, 2014, so I would not wait!

    Board Spots:

    The Band Boosters are still looking for parents to volunteer your time to sit on next year’s board.

    President: ______________________ (Current Pres. Kathleen Hartmann)

    (President holds board meetings, emails all updates to band members and parents, oversee all committees)

    VP of Operations: Justin Byerley and _____________________

    (Oversee all the operations of needs for the band, volunteers, props, and trailers)

    Treasurer :_____________________( Current Treasurer Lisa Bounds)

    (Oversee all finances of the band, budgets, and payroll)

    VP of Fund-raising :_____________________( Current Fund-raiser Lori Hunter)

    (Set-up fund-raiser, works with concessions, and oversees committees of fund-raising)

    Concession Chair :_________________( Current Concession Cindy Schmelzer)

    (The concession chair person oversees / runs our concession stand and makes purchases of food and drinks during the football season.)

    Volunteer Chair :___________________( Current Volunteer Janelle Haysman)

    (Works with volunteers on filling spots needed for the band and sending out email in charms)

    VP of Communications: _____________ (Current Communication Meredith Hale)

    (Updating facebook, and getting our band in the news)

    Uniform Chair :______________________( Current Uniform Kathleen Hartmann)

    (Fitting uniforms, ordering shirts, and minor sewing)

    If one of these positions is one that you feel you can fill, please email Mr. Foxworth@ michael.foxworth@cherokee.k12.ga.us

  • Band Minutes -  August 6, 2014

    6:30 Meeting called to order by Kathleen Hartmann


    In attendance:

    Kathleen Hartmann, President

    Justin Byerly, VP of Operations

    Meredith Hale, VP Communications

    Lisa Bounds, Treasurer

    Gayla Burks, Secretary

    Michael Foxworth-Band Director

    Lori Hunter – VP of Fundraising

    Cindy Schmelzer – Concessions

    Janelle Haysman – Volunteer Coordinator

    Band Parents


    Secretary’s Report:  Gayla Burks


    Minutes from April ‘14 Parent Meeting were presented.  Motion to approve minutes, Malinda Rushing; seconded by Jimmy Smith. Minutes were approved.


    President’s Report: Kathleen Hartmann


    Welcomed parents and thanked them for attending.

    Noted the main purpose of the meeting was to have a social time to get to know each other as a band family.


    Kathleen introduced herself and told parents she was the one they had been getting the weekly updates from.  Told them to see her after meeting/social if they had not been receiving her emails.

    Debuted the new Eagle Band Website (ehseagleband.org)


    Highlighted the different areas they could access on the site


    Talked about Charms via website access and the many different types of actions you could do within charms. (Checking account balances, volunteering, etc.)


    Asked that if there were any dads that were willing to step up and help Justin with Operations that they would be appreciated.


    Touched on the fact that we are going to need new equipment (trailers) in the near future.


    Asked for any dad that would be willing to work with Cindy on coke delivery day to get the beverages from the band room to the concession stand.  Kids will unload them from their truck and get them to the concession stand.


    Treasurer’s Report: Lisa Bounds


    Gave a reporting of our operating expenses for the year as 60,508.00.


    Touched on the fact that we still have 30 more uniforms we need to order.


    Noted that we have had to depend on fundraising and concessions to supplement fees to cover the operating cost.  Pointed out that this needs to be a thing of the past.  Fundraising and concessions need to be used to enhance the program (i.e. new equipment and starting to save for the next set of uniforms that will be purchased in the years to come)


    Current Bank Balance is 33,257.00 with 46 members having paid their dues in full.


    Reviewed the process to view student financials in Charms.


    VP Fundraising: Lori Hunter


    Explained the discount card program and that all members were expected to sell 10 cards or opt out of sales by making a $100.00 payment to the band.


    Discussed nut sales that we will do in October with delivery of product in time for Thanksgiving.  Also gave an opt out option of making a $50.00 payment to the band.


    Band Director’s Report: Michael Foxworth


    Thanks for supporting your child and the Etowah Band.


    Emphasized that Arts Education is so important and pays off for the students in that they learn time management and have some of the highest grades on campus.


    Handed out Mandated Reporter handout and went over what being a mandated reporter means to us as an involved band parent.  Asked parents to please sign the form he passed around as having been given the information.


    EVERYONE needs to volunteer.


    My phone # is always posted on the board in the band room.  Call anytime you have a question.


    Social and Spirit Wear Sales


    Kathleen went over the pricing sheet and items for sale.


    Explained how things would be set up outside.


    Noted that due to the weather the kids would perform the music for the first movement of the show in the old gym, followed by Kona Ice.


    Meeting Adjourned: 7:30




Play-off game

Etowah vs. South Forsyth


Senior Bowl Rehearsal

Band seniors from all school rehearse



Senior Bowl

Senior band member, cheerleaders, and football will perform at a game in the stadium

Time TBA


Band Concert

Call time TBA


12/13/2014 8:00 AM

District All State Auditions

Audition times will come out later


1/10/2015 8:00 AM

All State Auditions


1/22/2015 5:00 PM



2/12/2015 6:00 PM

District Honor Band


3/4/2015 2:00 PM


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