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.