On many occasions, I have asked you to volunteer your time to raise money for the band. I thank you all very much for your tireless efforts. This time, I have a different twist in the following request. This time, I am going to ask the students to volunteer their time to raise money for their band. The International Festival, (I-Fest) will be returning to Houston on the weekends of April 21 / 22 and April 28 / 29. One of our fellow band parents has set up food stands at the I-Fest in the past years. They have been gracious enough to allow the students to work the food stands, and in return, they have provided a generous amount of the proceeds to the band. The amount has exceeded several thousand dollars per year.
Here is the request: I would like for us to encourage the students to sign up this year to assist. There are 10 AM to 4 PM and 4 PM to 9 PM shifts on each day. We are still needing more students to sign up. From past years of experience, I can attest first hand that the students have an awesome time at the Festival, working together for the common love of the band. Certainly parents are welcome to volunteer as well. We will likely need a parent or two to drive some students to downtown Houston. Please get with Dustin Winson or Brian Stephens to sign up.
Also, just another reminder to come hungry to Mission Burrito, Thursday, April 19, 2012 between the hours of 4 PM to 9 PM. Mission Burrito is located on the US 59 southbound frontage road @ SH 6, near Whole Food. They will donate 50% of all proceeds from those who simply come in and state that they support the Austin Bulldog Band and Angel Dance Team.
Thanks again for all that you do.