What is the Bandathon Blitz?It is a day when students, organized into teams with a parent leader, are assigned an area of the city to go door-to-door letting people know about the NWSS music program and collecting pledges for the Bandathon/Choir-a-thon Fundraiser.
All participating students receive an equal share of the profits of the night. Parent volunteers also receive a share to be credited to their child.
Students participating in the Bandathon/Choir-a-Thon Blitz must arrange themselves into TEAMS OF 4 (if your vehicle can carry 4 passengers + driver) with a PARENT VOLUNTEER DRIVER in advance by filling out this online form.When you arrive the night of the Blitz, you will need to fill out a SD40 Volunteer Form (click the link on the webpage to open the PDF Parent Volunteer Form)Please sign up for your route online by October 6 if possible.
The donations collected on Blitz nights are a pledge to support our Bandathon, a 12-hour music-making marathon that is taking place on Saturday October 28th in the music rooms at NWSS. This year, we are adding CHOIR to this event, making the event a Bandathon/Choir-a-thon that will be happening in TWO ROOMS at THE SAME TIME for 12 HOURS!
We hope all our students will participate in the Bandathon/Choir-a-thon on October 28. Students can participate for a minimum of 3 hours and a maximum of the whole day. Sign-up sheets for the Bandathon/Choir-a-thon will be posted in the music rooms in the first week of October.
When?Wednesday October 11 6:30pm to 9:30pmWednesday October 18 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Where?All teams meet at New Westminster Secondary School, Massey Cafeteria to start the night
What parents/guardians need to do1. Volunteer to be a parent driver if possible and work with your child to create a team of 4 students. Sign up using this online form.2. If you are not able to volunteer for one of the Bandathon Blitz nights, please help your child organize themselves to be on a team. You can contact your child's music teacher to help if needed.
We are looking for the parent/guardian of a Grade 9 student to help organize this event next year. Can you help? Contact music auxiliary president Cheryl Greenhalgh at firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions?Email Mr Steve Clementssclements@sd40.bc.ca