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Stratford Marching Knights


Blast # 2


Booster Club meeting!

Monday, August 28that 7:30 in the band room.

All parents are
members of the booster club so come see what marching band is all about! 

Door prizes and band
spirit wear and items for sale!  Koozies,
seat cushions, cups, shirts, etc. 

Calendar update:  The band will not be competing on Sept. 30 in the Walterboro

Stratford Website

Please check the Stratford bands website
for the updated fall calendar which includes games and competitions and
rehearsal dates and times.  Competitions
are mandatory for the students in marching band. 

Please contact Mr. Smith if you have a
question or your student will miss any rehearsals or competitions.  There is an Absentee form that needs to be
filled out (in the band room and on the website) for any absences. 

remember the rehearsals on Tuesday August 8 and Thursday August 10 from
4:30-7:00.  This is before school resumes

Band Camp Week 1

This week starting on Monday, July 24thwill start band camp for everyone! 
Please read below for important information for camp.  Camp is Mandatory for all
marching students!

All new parents that we have received
packets from have been added to the website. 
Web blasts will be sent out all during marching season with information
for the upcoming week and events. The calendar on the website will also be
updated so you can check that for dates for competitions and get them on your

on your running shoes parents…. here we go!! 

Band Fees

The Band fee for the 2017-2018 school year
is $350.00.  Guard and percussion
students have an additional $30.00 fee for the equipment/gear usage and
specialized instructors.  The payment
schedule is:

            1st Payment – Deposit of
$75.00 due no later than July 1st

            2nd Payment - $70.00 due
August 1st

            3rd Payment - $70.00 due
September 1st

            4th Payment - $70.00 due
October 1st

            5th Payment - $65.00 due
November 1st


can be mailed to
Stratford Bands, PO Box 1665, Goose
Creek, SC 29445
put in the money box in the band room. Please put your payment in an envelope
with your child’s name and what the payment is for!


Camp Schedule 

July 24-28       Full Band & Guard Camp from

July 28th Half Day 8:00-12:00

July 31–Aug 4 Full Band &
Guard Camp 8:00 – 6:00

 Friday August 4th Full Day and
Exhibition at 5:00 for parents!  

visit the band information table before the exhibition to purchase band items,
order show shirts, ask questions, turn in paperwork and pay band fees. 


Packets Due

return your filled-out band packet on the first day of camp!   Parents need to keep the information
pages!  The blue Medical Form needs to be
filled out front and BACK and signed by a parent.  Be sure to take off the first pages in the
packet that contain important information for parents.  There is a full packet under the forms
section on our website or your student can pick one up from Mr. Smith.

If your student
turned in an incomplete packet it will be coming home with a paper telling what
needs to be completed.  Please return
these asap.

do not turn in any band packets or money to the Stratford High School main
office!! Give to Mr. Smith!


Camp starts at 8:00
 Arrive early to be on
time!  Pick-up time is 6:00pm
For the safety of our students, please do not pull up in front of the
band room at the curb to pick up your student!
 Please find a parking spot and be ready for
your student when they dismiss. Parents are not allowed in the band room while
the director is dismissing the students.

will need to bring the following to camp:

  • Completed
    band forms (if not already sent in)
  • A
    personal water jug with a handle is best! 
    Be sure they are drinking plenty of water all week!!
  • Towel
    -beach or large bath towel.  They
    will use these to sit on inside and outside. 
  • Dress
    is comfortable shorts, shirt and tennis shoes.  Athletic clothing works well. It will be
  • Sunblock
    and hats for outside. 
  • Eat
    a healthy breakfast (avoid milk and
    dairy products
    in the mornings before camp)
  • Bring a lunch and snacks!!
  • A change of clothes is helpful.

We are asking for
donations of powdered Gatorade for camp and rehearsals!  Blue or Yellow only.
  We have some students
with allergies to the red and orange colors. 

Attendance is MANDATORY!  if your student will
miss any part of camp or will miss a rehearsal during the school year make sure
they have turned in the green absentee form to Mr. Smith.
  These are available in
the band room or you can print one off the website. 

J  Any questions please email or call Chrystal
Ledbetter or Sue Hund.  We will be happy
to talk to you about camp answer any other question you may have!!


All Parent Volunteers must register with Berkeley County Schools:

All Parents who wish to volunteer with the band
(concessions, chaperoning, props, dad crew, fundraisers etc.)  must go online and fill out a volunteer
registration form on the Berkeley County Schools website.  Go to
www.bcsdvolunteers.comand fill out the form and submit.  Please
let us know when you get a clearance email. 

**Parents Needed! 

Band Booster club is still in need of
Concessions leaders in training
for this marching season (fall). Our
current concessions leaders are Shawn and Wendy Edgin who are needing to
“retire” after running the concessions for 2+ years.  They have organized concessions and are ready
to train and work with 2 to 4 parents who can take over.


and band fees are the main sources of income for our band!  Without this income, the band would not be
able to perform or compete.  If you think
you may be interested in helping, please contact Shawn or Wendy Edgin and give
them your name.  If we can get a few
parents to split the job it will be less work for everyone. 


Concession Leaders Responsibilities:

leaders are busy for only 2.5 months in the fall!

concessions breakout at start of season and pack-up at end of season

all food and supplies purchases needed for concessions at home games

and schedule parents to work in concessions from main volunteer list

concessions volunteer list, coordinating with Volunteer coordinator

in attendance of volunteers to Treasurer for appropriate volunteer credits

waters/Gatorades and ice for band travel (away games/ competitions)


2 or 3 dedicated parents/guardians

Freshman or Sophomore parents/guardians or
2 to 4 people/friends

It is at least a 2-person job but 3 or 4
would be fine too!

Need to have a flexible schedule during
marching season for buying food and Friday night set up at stadium

Please talk to Shawn or Wendy if you think
this is something you are interested in. 


Stratford Fall Football Program Advertisements are available!

·       Sponsorships
and Ads are Available for purchase in the Football Program

·       Ads
will be in the program that is sold at all football games

·       Program
will include a photo of the band and all the sports teams at Stratford

·       Make
checks payable to Knights Athletic Booster Club Due by 7/24/2017

·       Forms and more information available
on the Band website under Forms 2017-2018-Personal Ad information and examples

·       Fill
out and return to the address on the form if you’d like to place a business or
personal advertisement in the program


Join Remind to receive messages! 
You must re-sign up for the 2017 year!

·       Be
sure to join Mr. Smith’s new remind for this year to receive messages

·       Text
the message      @2017strat     to the number 81010

·       If
trouble, try texting     @2017strat to


questions visit the band website at

www.stratfordbands.orgor email stratfordbandssc@gmail.com

or one of
the booster leaders   


Fees and money questions
Doris Mungin 843-478-2340  dorismungin@yahoo.com

Fees and payments can be deposited
in an envelope in the money box in the band room or mailed to:

Stratford Bands

PO Box 1665

Goose Creek, SC 29445


Chaperoning: Anita Iliff      843-817-2856, momisbest1@gmail.com

Chris Petty    843-412-6259,

Concessions: Wendy Edgin 843-813-4105, wendy.edgin@comcast.net,                        

Edgin 843-276-5953, shawn.edgin@comcast.net,

Fundraising:  Stacy
West 843-343-9598 sawest333@gmail.com

Band class and camp questions: Todd Smith   smitht@bcsdschools.net  office phone 843-820-4033

President-Chrystal Ledbetter   843-814-1364,crledbetter@gmail.com

Vice President Sue Hund   843-270-019, susanhund79@att.net   

Secretary Valerie Miller 843-607-6437, millervalerie@outlook.com


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