Thursday, October 20, 2011

Senior Night

Ellet moved the game and Senior Night to Thursday, October 20th. But the rain didn't dampen the smiles of the proud seniors and their families. 

View the Senior Band 
Photo Album

                                                          Thank you, Tommy!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Game at University of Akron

Okay, I know this is a large album but it's kind of fun to click through quickly and watch the band move across the field with each shot.

Click to see this album

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Game at Kenmore

What a beautiful day!   

See the Album Here

Congratulations to Grandma & Grandpa Williams!
Grandson born at 5:30 am in Calif. this morning.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Seat Cushions

Don't forget to purchase your Ellet Orangemen seat cushions at the game on Friday. We ordered 100 and sold 26 at the first home game. Only $10 each and all proceeds support the band!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Archived Band Newsletter, August 2007

Katie with band member Courtney, 2007
I’m Katie Hickman and I’m a band-sister. Someday I want to be in the Ellet Band. I’m going in 5th grade and will learn to play the trumpet just like my brother, Tommy.
It’s really fun being a band-sister. All the older kids are really nice and almost everybody knows my name. I’m glad I got to help my Mom at band camp this summer.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11 Article about Ben Grom

Read the touching story by David Giffels in the Akron Beacon Journal today. 
                 Growing up in a 9/11 World

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sweatshirt Orders Due September 9th

T-shirt, sweatshirt logo
       T Shirts   ---  Sweatshirts  ---  Hoodies

        **New this year ---   Track Jackets**

         Print out order form here

The track jackets will have an embroidered  logo on the left side of the jacket.  There will be an option to have your name stitched on the right side as well as the year of graduation.

The t shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies will have the same logo that we have used in the past. . . Ellet Marching Orangemen.   Again with the option to have your name and year on the back side of the shirt.  

Hoodies are a wonderful thing on a cold fall evening, but please be aware that hoodies are not part of the approved dress code at Ellet High School.

All  orders must be paid when the order is placed.  
No  shirt order can be passed out until all band camp fees are paid.

Monday, September 5, 2011

You Might Be a Band Geek If...

                                                by Katie DeAngelis - Trumpet, Class of 2008
10. You're a senior and you're still in the band!
9. You spend more time wearing blue & orange than any other color.
8. You have come up with your own, "one time, at band camp" stories.
7. Your find yourself telling other kids in school that "if you're not peeing, you're not drinking enough!"
6. You use band camp as an opportunity to find and new boy/girlfriend.
5. When bored in class you find yourself humming show songs.
4. Your know exactly which truck Mr. Grom drives.
3. You see the band room more than your home.
2. Your parents have given Mr. Grom permission to adopt you since he sees you more than they do.
1. You reach for your flow charts anytime you pass Mr. Grom in the hall!

             66 more signs that you might be a band geek

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Yankee Candle Fundrasier

I'm giving the packets to the kids this week. All orders and payments are due to me MONDAY, SEPT. 26 at rehearsal. Orders must be complete and paid for with cash or check written to ELLET BAND BOOSTERS. Checks are best. I will not submit orders that are missing payments. We make 43% on this fundraiser! We hope to make $2000.00 on the sale this year and we can do that if everyone sells, even just one item (last year only half the band participated, so we didn't make what we'd budgeted).
I will be explaining to them how to fill out the order forms correctly but if anyone has any questions they can call me at 330-819-9317 or email (underscore in the middle). We are a tax-exempt organization and do not charge tax on these orders. The customer does not pay shipping and the prices are very comparable to the Yankee Candle Store prices.
We need 100% participation and for the parents to take the catalogs to their workplaces to help sell as well. No door-to-door selling is needed! Just sell to teachers, family, friends, neighbors, co-workers,  and people at church. Orders may also be collected via email once people have looked at the brochure online:
Delivery will be to the football stadium concession stand 2-4 weeks from receipt of orders. The faster I receive orders complete the faster I can submit them and receive the products (last year several people took 2 extra weeks to submit orders, pushing our delivery into the busier time of year). The students will be responsible for picking up the items they sold and delivering to their customers.
Sellers, the order forms are in triplicate, so press down hard when you write. Be sure to keep the pink copy of your order forms and a copy of the catalog to help you deliver to your customers.
Thank you!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Uploading Your Photos

We have installed an easy program to upload your photos to share with our band family. On the right-hand margin you will find the 
File Stork link (it's limited to 30 photos at a time). Just open the link, load your photos, and send. The photos go to a drop box where I can retrieve them and upload on this website.

Also, Tommy edited the Skit videos and created a link to our very own youtube account. See permanent link in the right-hand margin.

And finally, I have added 100's of additional photos since yesterday. You will find them in albums you might have already looked at and others are in new albums. Just go to PHOTOS, click the album titles to view.

Glad you are enjoying the site. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

You Survived Band Camp!

Thank you Mr. Grom, Miss. Jacobs, Mrs. Rousculp and Mr. Wagner. Don't forget to vote on the best part of band camp (see Survey on right side)

Enjoy these photos submitted by band families. Click links beside photos to see full album.

                         Rehearsal Album

Watermelon Seed Contest

Shaving Cream Fight Album

Lunch Album

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Calendar Update

There has been a correction on the calendar. 
There will be no practice on Friday, August 19th.

See full calendar for all August information.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Band Camp Picnic

Band members cool off from rehearsal and enjoy their first meal together on Sunday. Thanks to Beth and all the other Band Booster moms and dads for preparing the feast.

See all the photos, click here

Sunday, August 7, 2011

New Photos

I have received some photos from parents taken last year. See anyone you know?

For more photos see this album

Sunday, July 31, 2011

New site for EHS Marching Band

It's great to be back in the EHS Band Booster's. Hard to believe it's been two years since Tommy graduated and that Katie is now a freshman! I'm looking forward to meeting other new parents and working with the board members.
This site is under construction so please be patient as I make adjustments along the way.  Most of my photos are when Tommy was at Ellet. I will be getting newer material from band camp and the games. Parents can send me photos to post on this site too.
Hopefully, this site will be a place for students and parents to get information and communicate with each other. I will be switching to the Google Calendar in the near future.
Best wishes to Mr. Grom and the entire EHS Marching Band!
Feel free to leave a comment below.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Helping with Derby Run-out

Wow! what a hot day! But many thanks to Mr. Hoover and all of the EHS Band volunteers for handling the Derby cars during the practice run today. The band will help at run-out again this Saturday for the 74th All American Soap Box Derby.
See Derby Day Photos 

More photos click here

Freshman band member, Katie came in second place
 as co-pilot for the Super Kids race.