Welcome to the Etowah Eagle Band 2015-16 Marching Season



  • Band Update

    DCI Atlanta Southeastern Championship

    Drum Corps International will head indoors to the Georgia Dome when the DCI Tour returns to Atlanta on Saturday, July 25. As one of the most popular and best-attended events of the entire summer season, the DCI Southeastern Championship will be the last time before the World Championships in Indianapolis that all World Class corps perform on a single day of competition.

    We will attempt to have a group large enough to obtain a group ticket rate. Those tickets should be less than $30 including taxes and fees. The cost will NOT include transportation. There is considerable parking around the dome and MARTA rail is available to the Vine City Station across from the dome. Students who choose MARTA are urged to travel with an adult and/or group. Please contact Randy Minter at randyminter@comcast.net to sign up. If you are a parent that is planning to go and have space available to carry some extra students, please contact me also. Former band members and parents are also welcome and encouraged to sign up. Final pricing will be contingent upon the minimum number of signups and will be communicated to all parties interested before the signup and payment deadline.

    Signup deadline is June 26th. All payments must be made by the deadline.

    Important Marching Band Dates: (All rehearsals at Etowah High School)

    Music Rehearsals: Time 4-8 pm (must attend if you are in town)

    • June 16th
    • June 23rd
    • June 30th

    Band Camp-Mandatory for Marching Students

    • Week 1: July 13th-16th from 1-9pm
    • Week 2: July 20th-23rd from 9am-5pm

    Extended Band Camp Mandatory for Marching students

    • July 28th from 6-9pm
    • July30th from 6-9pm

    Practice Days for Marching Students – once school starts

    • Tuesdays 6-9pm
    • Wednesdays 3:30-5pm
    • Thursdays 6-9pm

    Etowah Foundation:

    The Etowah Band is set-up with the Etowah Foundation for tax deductible donations. The band used this money to help with our goal of adding additional band uniforms, new trailers, equipment, and other operating purchases needed for the future. Any donated amount would be greatly appreciated.

  • 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




Music Rehearsals 4-6:30pm

Music Rehearsals 4-8pm


Music Rehearsals 4-8pm


Marching Band Camp 1-9pm


Marching Band Camp 9am-5pm


website by: Jason Hartmann

6565 Putnam Ford Rd

Woodstock, GA 30189