Welcome to the Etowah Eagle Band 2014-15 Marching Season



  • Band Update - October  2014



    All band marchers need to bring a water bottle or water cooler for all practices, Boosters will have water available to refill your water bottles or coolers.


    Tuesday and Thursday practices are from 6-9 pm.


    The band has had to block off the main entrance of the parking lot on Thursday nights for the safety of our students while they march on that band parking lot.  Please remember to go around E.T.Booth Middle School to drop-off or pick-up your student. Thanks!

    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:

    The final payment or outstanding balances are due for all marching fees.  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 at school.

     Fundraiser News:

    The Southland’s Fines nut fundraiser starts this week.Brochures and price lists will be distributed on or before Thursday, October 9th, and will be due back on Friday, October 24th.This gives band members two full weeks to sell nuts and it will mean that our orders will be delivered prior to Thanksgiving Break!

    The nuts may be used for Thanksgiving or Christmas gifts and we have added dark chocolate pecans and white chocolate pecans this year, yum!This fundraiser will also have profit sharing of $2.00 per unit, giving band members that need help paying off your band accounts another way to help you do that or members that are working on building on the credit for future marching band fees.

    The brochures do have a few items on them marked out and this means that the band is NOT selling those items.As soon as you get your brochures get out there and SELL, SELL, SELL!

    Senior Parents:

    Senior parents our Senior night is October 31st.  Senior need to fill out their bio sheet and return it to Mr. Foxworth or Kathleen Hartmann by October 24th.


    Water Bottles:

    The band boosters are asking that each band member please bring in a case of bottled water.  The band needs to replenish our stock for the upcoming football games and competitions.  There will be a sheet with all the band members’ names on it and we ask that you just cross off your child’s name once the bottled water has been delivered.  We also ask that the new bottles of water be place in our storage room within the blue taped lines on the floor and not next to the bottled water that is placed outside of the blue boxed lines.  Thanks!

    Football schedule:

    Oct 17th BYE

    Oct 24th @ Wheeler

    Oct 31st Home vs. Roswell (Senior night)

    Nov 7th @ Walton (Band will not attend this game)

     Competition Schedule:

    Oct 18th Southern Invitation Competition (Sprayberry)

    Oct. 25th Peach State Marching Competition (Rome)

    Kathleen Hartmann

    EHS Band Booster





  • 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




Southern Invitational

Call time at 1pm



Peach State Marching Competition

Call time 1pm



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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