Thursday, December 13, 2012

No Meeting

There is no Band Booster Meeting this evening. (never held in December). Stay home and stay warm!

Don't forget the Holiday Concert next Tuesday, December 18th.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!
So many gift baskets to choose from!

Getting crafty!
The 16th Annual Holiday Pancake Breakfast was a huge success thanks to the hard work of the Pancake Committee and the students pre-selling tickets. We had 223 guests, including 66 children who came to enjoy a hot pancake breakfast, live music, gift basket raffle, crafts for children and of course, visiting with Santa. 

Click to see Album

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Guess Who?

Do you know who these band members are? Send me an email with all of the correct names and win a free raffle ticket for a chance to win the Ellet Quilt! I hope I didn't forget anyone who wanted to play. Good Luck!

December 4th - we didn't receive any guesses so I have label each photo.

1. Adam Grom
2 Amy McPherson
3. the handsome guy on the right
Jay Sutter

4. Mary Greene

5. Christie Hickman

6. Maureen Flanagan

7. Patti Denham

8. Teresa Rousculp

9. Tiffany Jacobs

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

How to Print Band Photos

Have you seen the new photos from Senior Night? Thanks to Grandma Sue, one of our dedicated shutter bugs, you have many to view. I am going to give you some easy directions on printing any of the band photos. See the highlights and captions under each of the following images.  If you have any questions just call me at 330-990-7128.

1. Click the Photos tab on our web page. 

2. Choose and click any album

3. View all photos in the album. 

4. Click the  "Photos" drop down arrow. Your cart will keep track of photos. 

5. Click "view" to see your choices. Click "order" when you're ready.

6. Choose from the list of Print Providers

7. I chose Walgreens and the photo cart appeared. The cost of one photo is $.19. Just follow the check out procedureand pick up photos in one hour. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Ohio State Band

Mr. Hawks said not to miss this video of Ohio State Halftime Show! Enjoy!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Do Your Best

Dear Marching Orangemen,

Good luck at the Copley Contest. I know you will do your best.

Watch this motivational clip from the movie "Facing the Giants".

Give it all you got for each other and Mr. Grom.  You are all amazing!

Just Believe!

Visitors, Please leave words of encouragement in the comment box below.

Copley Contest Schedule

Good Day Everyone,

I apologize for the delay in sending this information.

Below you will find the Itinerary for Sat., October 13 (Copley Contest)

11am-2pm - Rehearsal @ Ellet 

2pm-2:30pm - Pack the trailer

2:30pm-3:15pm - Lunch, provided by the band boosters

3:15pm-3:30pm - Change/Board Buses

3:45pm -  Depart for Copley

4:30pm - Meet Host

4:35pm - Warm-up

5:10pm - Depart for Stadium

5:20pm - At Gate

5:30pm - Outstanding Performance
   After our performance we will head back to the buses, change and return to the stadium to watch the remaining bands.
   Bring money for concessions, if you desire. They do have great pie.

8:30pm - Copley performance/Awards to follow.

9:45pm - Approximate arrival back at Ellet. Unload/Go Home.

If there is missing information or you have any questions or concerns please call 330-861-9491.

Mr. Grom

Friday, October 5, 2012

Thanks From Ellet Boys Soccer

"Thank you," from the Ellet Boys Soccer Team to all of the Band kids and their parents for coming out Thursday night and showing their support at the Kick for the Cure soccer game.  The team, coaches, and parents appreciated all the support shown by their fellow classmates and parents!  We are so lucky to live in such a great community that supports each other!  
Thank you,
Amy McPherson

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Yankee Candle Delivery

Yankee Candle fundraiser items will be delivered to EHS Monday, Oct. 8 during the school day. Student/parent pickup is scheduled for 3:30 to 6:00. Pickup is currently slated to be in the concession stand but that may change. Most sales will have multiple boxes and can't be carried home if you walk.
If an item is missing or damaged, the purchaser of that item should contact Yankee Candle customer service at 1-800-351-1533 or contact our sales representative, Diane Gardner, at 614-203-8138 or

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Craft Show

Our 22nd Annual Ellet Craft Show will be Saturday, November 10 from 9:00 - 3:00
Students are happy to help crafters unload products.
at Ellet High School, 309 Woolf Ave, Akron, Oh 44312
Crafts, Food, Free admission, free parking. Proceeds support EHS Marching Band.

Band members line up to assist
crafters for the day.
Our food menu is a popular feature.

Crafters assemble their display.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Contest at Nordonia Update

Saturday, October 6, 2012

9:00 am-10:30am: rehearsal at Ellet
10:30 am-11:00am: load
11:00 am-11:45am: lunch provided by parents
11:45 am-12:00: change into uniforms
12:15: depart for Nordonia
1:00 pm: arrive at Nordonia
1:20 pm: meet host
1:25 pm: Warm-up
1:55 pm: depart for stadium
2:05 pm: at gate
2:15 pm: Awesome Performance

   After our performance we will return to the buses, pack-up, change
and return to the stadium to hear bands.
   Bring money for concessions, if desired.

5:45 pm: Awards
6:15 pm: depart for Ellet
7:00 pm: approx. arrive at Ellet

More info to come.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Our Homecoming Queen

At Friday's Homecoming game our own marching band senior, Jennifer Sublett,  was crowned Queen! 
We are extremely happy for you, Jenn. 

Jenn and Steve

Jenn with her court at the Homecoming Dance,
 band members, Chloe and Katie

Monday, September 17, 2012

Schedule Update

Hello All,

   The following is the upcoming rehearsal and performance schedule
through 9/29.

9/17 - After School Practice 3:30-5:30pm

9/19 - Evening Practice 6:00-9:00pm

9/20 - Game vs East at Infocision.
5pm call time
5:15pm Instructions
6:00pm Departure
6:30pm Warm-up
6:45pm March into stadium.

9/22 - Contest at Infocision
      Rehearsal 8:00am-9:00am
      Load and Change 9:00am-9:30am
      Depart 9:45am
      Meet Host 10:35am
      Warm-Up 10:50am
      Depart to Gate 11:20am
      At Gate 11:35am
      Awesome Performance 11:45am
         We will return to the buses to load and change, then return
to Infocision to watch the remaining bands. Bring money for
concessions if you want/need to eat.
      Akron Zips Performance then awards 3:15pm
      Load and return to Ellet. Approx. arrival time 4:30pm

9/24 - After School Practice 3:30-5:30pm

9/26 - Evening Practice 6:00-9:00pm

9/28 - Game vs Kenmore 5pm Rehearsal (possible parade through neighborhood)

9/29 - Marathon
      Report to J.S. Knight Center 6:30am
      Done by 10:30am

The students will be bringing home a liability waiver provided by the
University of Akron. This is required by the University whenever there
are minors on campus.
Please feel free to contact me at with any questions.

Adam C. Grom

Sunday, September 9, 2012

News Update

Hello Band Fans,

  1. We are looking for some parents to work at the Bingo Hall this Wednesday, September 12. Call or text Kriss Secaur 330-835-8414
  2. The sweatshirt/t-shirt/track jacket orders are due Monday, Sept 10. Students can give orders with payment to Mitch in band tomorrow.  Please see the post for more information.
  3. There has been a change in a previously published game schedule. Senior Night has been moved to October 12th and we will be playing away at Infocision on October 19th.
  4. Thanks to band parent, Mike Burton for sharing almost 200 new photos with us. See anyone you know?
  5. Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Band Boosters Meeting on Sept 13th at 7:00pm in the band room. We are looking forward to seeing our band parents this week.
  6. Yankee Candle orders are due Monday, Sept 17. Please see this post for contact information

Friday, August 31, 2012

Welcome New Band Members

Chelsea, 9th grade, french horn
Conner, 9th grade, trumpet

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Sale ends September 17. All orders and payments are due to Mrs. Rousculp that day at practice.
Checks should be written to:  ELLET BAND BOOSTERS
Delivery will be 2-4 weeks from receipt of orders. We plan on delivery to the stadium concession stand as in years past. Students will pick up their orders and then deliver them to their customers.
We make 43% of our sales! The color guard's profit will go toward their trip to WGI in April. 
NO DOOR-TO-DOOR SELLING! Ask neighbors you know, family, friends of family, your friends' parents, parents' co-workers, church members, and school staff. ASK EVERYONE to view the catalog, men buy candles too!
The catalog prices are comparable to Yankee Candle store prices and the customer DOES NOT pay for shipping!
Catalogs will be in the EHS teachers' lounge, Hyre CLC lounges and copy rooms, as well as with all band and color guard students, or can be viewed online:
Contact Theresa Rousculp with questions at 330-819-9317 or

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Annual Sweatshirt/Jacket Order

T-shirt, sweatshirt logo

T Shirts - Sweatshirts - Hoodies - Track Jackets
Orders due by September 10, 2012

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.  

Please make your check out to the Ellet Band Boosters. If you have any questions you may call Kriss Secaur at 330-835-8414 or email

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, August 20, 2012

Marching Band Schedule for this week (8/20-8/24)

Full Practice:

Monday - 8:00am-Noon

Tuesday - 8:00am-Noon

Wednesday - 8:00am-11:00am (shortened for orientation)

Thursday - 8:00am-Noon

Friday - 8:00am-Noon

   Students will return at 5:00pm to prepare for our first football game. There will not be a half-time performance, but we will perform our show immediately following the game.

   All musicians will wear their summer uniform underneath the full band uniform as well as the marching band shoes, gloves and black socks (must cover ankles).


Beginning Monday 8/27 our rehearsal schedule will be:

Monday 3:30pm-5:30pm  

Wednesday 6:00pm-9:00pm

Through October 

Please mark your calendar, communicate with employers etc. so all students can attend so we can rehearse for success. Student attendance at rehearsals is graded and, because this is a performance group, attendance has a huge impact on the experience for all members.

Students should be practicing at home to prepare for full rehearsal, so, parents, please request private performances by your student. They have a growing repertoire to master. 

Reporting Absences

If a student is unable to attend a rehearsal please email Mr. Grom at A parent email explaining the absence will help me keep an accurate record of student absences. Please remind your student to clear their work schedule so they can attend band practice. 

If you have any questions or concerns please free to contact Mr. Grom at

Remember to order your Marching Orangemen shirts by Thursday 8/23.

Mr. Grom

Sunday, August 19, 2012

T-Shirt Orders

Hello Fans of the Marching Orangemen,

   We have completed (survived) another Ellet Band Camp. What a great start to a great year.

   This is a very special group of students and I am confident they will create a successful year for the Ellet Band. On behalf of the instructors and myself I would like to thank all of the parents, grandparents and friends who helped with the support services during camp. The students and staff were well fed and cared for, we couldn't do it without you.

   We will be placing another "Marching Orangemen" T-Shirt order this week. If you would like to place an order click on the link and follow the instructions.

   Let's make a sea of Orange and White in the stands. We want the students to see exactly where their fans are sitting.
Marching Orangemen T-Shirt Order Form

   From the bottom of my heart I thank you for giving us all the opportunity to work with your children. I look forward to seeing you in the stands and hearing your cheers when the Marching Orangemen take the field.

Mr. Grom

Monday, August 13, 2012


There have all ready been a few sunburned faces and shoulders since band camp started on Sunday. Remind your Marching Orangemen to avoid becoming Marching Redmen. Slather on sunscreen every 80 minutes even if it's cloudy. View this Slide Show from the Mayo Clinic about sun damage.

Here's a look at the weather forecast this week.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Band Camp Menu

Volunteers prepared lunch and wait for the band 
We need volunteers to help with the week of band camp. It's a lot of fun and you make new friends. Please email Beth Stanley and get on the schedule if you have any time available. 

Below is the menu for Band Camp next week and you will need to pre-order the sandwiches on this form. (click to open and print). Please bring the form to the Parent Meeting on Sunday at 1:00.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Medical Form and Physicals

Where are you taking your children for their physical this year? Last year I made the mistake of going to the pediatrician and then paying $130 because my insurance didn't cover sports physicals! Today I called Acme on Wedgewood and spoke with Lauren at the Express Care Clinic. She said there is less waiting time earlier in the day. Then I looked online to see if there were other clinics available and found Walgreen.

Acme Express Care Clinics - $40 - they take walk-ins,  Monday - Friday 9:00 - 6:30, Saturday 9:00 - 2:30, Sunday noon - 3:30. Note: if your child is on Medicaid you must get the physical with your Primary Physician.

Walgreen Take Care Clinics - $39 -  check the website for locations. You will need to schedule an appointment.

Here is the Medical Consent Form and OHSAA Physical Form. Just click to open and print document. 

Parents, have you tried either of these clinics? Do you know of any other places we could add to the list? Please leave your comments in the box below.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Contact Information Form

Hello Everyone,

   We are collecting accurate student and parent/guardian contact information. Please complete the form and click the submit button.

Click here: Contact Information Form

Thank You

Monday, July 9, 2012

Sign up For Announcements

Each parent and student can sign up and receive the announcements made here on our website. When we post an announcement you will receive an email with the announcement enclosed.  It's easy to sign up and a great way to stay informed!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

PGA Tickets Fore Charity

Support the EHS Marching Band. Please share this post on Facebook and Twitter! View the following flier for information about how the EHS Marching Band will receive funds.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Band Camp Reminders

All payments must be submitted by the start of pre-camp. Medical forms must be turned in to Mr Grom by the first practice attended. Students who have not been fitted for uniform and/or shoes please see Mr. Grom.
Parents, please remember the parent orientation on Sunday, August 12th at 1:00 pm. It’s a good opportunity to meet the other parents and learn how you can help the students through the year.
 If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact Mr. Grom at:  330-861-9491 (cell) 330-794-4132 (work)
Band camp is one of the most important weeks of the marching band season. We learn our show, develop our marching and playing skills and, most importantly, get to know one another.
Although camp is at Ellet, students and staff are to be isolated during the day and so we ask there be no visitors. We all need to learn to rely on each other and focus on performing together.

Band Camp Necessities
Being properly prepared for rehearsals and performances is crucial to our success.

ü Instrument, performance and care accessories
ü Flags
ü 3-ring binder with plastic page holders
ü Flip Folder and Lyre
ü Highlighter
ü Pencils and notebook paper
ü Clothing for all weather – cool at night, hot during day, rain, etc.
ü Tennis Shoes/Socks
ü Sunscreen
ü Insect Repellant (for evening rehearsals)
ü Any Medications (see Mr. Hoover with details)
ü Summer uniform (T-Shirt, navy shorts, marching shoes, black socks) for preview performance on last day.


·  All Akron Public School rules and regulations apply
·  Shoes must be worn at all times when outdoors
·   No visitors at camp will be permitted
·   Use of Cell phones is prohibited during camp and pre-camp
·    If a student is sent home for disciplinary reasons there will be no refund
·    Every student must have a current medical form on file with the band prior to the start of Pre- camp, and must include all changes in medications, limitations and/or recent illnesses.
·    Students are expected to attend all rehearsals. Work is not an excused absence.
·    Behavior and conduct must reflect the individual and group in a positive light.
·    Once at rehearsal students are not to leave campus. Once camp has begun each day, use of student vehicles is prohibited
Chaperones are an extension of the instructors and must be treated with respect and obedience.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summer Schedule 2012


30                         Payment 1 Due


27                         Lesson Day                   8:00am-Noon                   E.H.S. (Contact Mr. Grom to schedule.)
30                         Payment 2 Due


11                         Lesson Day                   8:00am-Noon                    E.H.S. (Contact Mr. Grom to schedule.)
18                         Lesson Day                   8:00am-Noon                    E.H.S. (Contact Mr. Grom to schedule.)
25                         Lesson Day                   8:00am-Noon                    E.H.S. (Contact Mr. Grom to schedule.)
24,26,                 Morning Sectionals        8:00am-Noon                    E.H.S.
30                         Last Payment Due
31                         Morning Sectionals      8:00am-Noon                   E.H.S.


2                           Morning Sectionals      8:00am-Noon                    E.H.S.

6                           Pre-Camp                      8:00am-Noon                    E.H.S.
               The students will return at 4:00pm for the DC.I. Show in Massillon.  Arrival back to Ellet approx..11:00pm.

7 – 10                   Pre-Camp                      8:00am-Noon                    E.H.S.
12-18                  Band Camp       All Day                E.H.S.

Sunday, August 12

1:00pm: All students and parents report to Ellet High School for sign – in and rehearsal. There is a parent orientation 1:00 – 1:45 in the Ellet Auditorium.
1:00 – 4:00 pm: Rehearsal
4:00 – 4:30 pm: Cookout.
7:00 – 8:30 pm: Activity.

Monday, August 13

8:00 – 5:00: Rehearsal
Lunch provided by band boosters.

Tuesday, August 14

8:00 – 4:00 pm: Rehearsal

           Wednesday, August 15

8:00 – 5:00 pm: Rehearsal
5:00 – 6:00 pm Dinner
6:00 – 9:30 pm Rehearsal in Stadium

Thursday, August 16

8:00 – 5:00 pm: Rehearsal

Friday, August 17

8:00 – 5:00 pm: Rehearsal
5:00 – 6:00 pm: Dinner
6:00 – 9:00 pm: Rehearsal in Stadium
9:00 – 9:30 pm: Clean –up for Skit Night
Midnight: Lights out

Saturday, August 18

9:00 – 11:00 am
Noon - Preview in the stadium

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Summer Rehearsal

Sectional Rehearsals
               Sectional rehearsals are held throughout the summer and fall and target the technical and musical concerns of specific instrumental sections of the band.

Pre-camp is held the week before band camp. The focus of pre-camp is on fundamentals and music. Pre-camp is held at Ellet and runs from Monday-Friday 8:00am - Noon.
Pre-camp is required although accommodations are made for those completing summer school.

Band Camp
Band camp is held in August at Ellet High School, Sunday – Saturday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
At band camp we focus on marching and music fundamentals, learning the marching drill and coordinating the drill with the music.
In addition to rehearsals we have activities to encourage team work and pride. The week ends with a preview performance for family and friends.

Our post camp rehearsals are held four days a week from 8:00am - Noon between camp and the start of school.

After School Practices
Once school begins full rehearsals are every Monday and Wednesday 3:30pm-5:30pm. All rehearsals are required and graded. Accommodations are made for Athletes. All band/Color Guard members participating in band and athletics must communicate clearly about schedules with all coaches and directors.


Participation in all performances is mandatory and graded.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Post Camp Schedule


20-24                Rehearsal                                       8:00am – Noon @ Ellet
24                         Game @ Ellet                                5:00pm Call Time @ Ellet
27, 29                 Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
31                         Game @ Tallmadge                   5:00pm Call Time @ Ellet


3                           Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
5                           Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
7                           Game @ Ellet                                5:00pm Call Time @ Ellet
10                         Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
12                         Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
14                         Game @ Ellet                                5:00pm Call Time @ Ellet
17                         Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
19                         Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
20                         Game @ Infocision                    5:00pm Call Time @ Ellet
22                         Contest @ Infocision                              TBA
24                         Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
26                         Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
28                         Game @ Ellet                                5:00pm Call Time @ Ellet


1                           Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
3                           Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
5                           Game @ Ellet                                5:00pm Call Time @ Ellet
6                           Contest @ Nordonia                 TBA
8                           Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
10                         Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
12                         Game @ Ellet                                5:00pm Call Time @ Ellet
13                         Contest @ Copley                       TBA
15                         Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
17                         Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
19                         Game @ Infocision                    5:00pm Call Time @ Ellet
22                         Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
24                         Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
27                         Game @ Kenmore                     5:00pm Call Time @ Ellet