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Updated 10/19/2016



Congrats Blue Knights!
A spectacular performance by the Blue Knights Marching Band at Lyman Hall. They earned a score of 90.850 with caption awards of Best Color Guard, Music, Overall Effect, Percussion and Visuals. Eyes with Pride!!


Music of the Knight is October 22 at Southington!
Music of the Knight (MOTK) is one of Connecticut's largest band competitions and it's happening right here, in Southington, on October 22, starting at 1:45pm with the National Anthem and performances from our Southington middle school bands. It'll be a Knight you won't want to miss! More information can be found here.


It's not too late to volunteer for Music of the Knight!
We are still very short of the volunteers needed for Music of the Knight. MOTK is not a show that we get to watch. It is a show we, the parents, put on for our children. Please be sure to volunteer! We need you all day to make the event a success. We start at 7:00am Saturday with setup and then, when the show is over, we break down and clean up until we are done (in the wee hours of Sunday morning unless we have plenty of help.) Please e-mail Michelle Pestillo, our Corresponding Secretary, with a few of your choices so we can place you with a committee: MOTK information/sign up sheets can be found here. Music of the Knight (MOTK) is one of Connecticut's largest band competitions and will not be successful without the help of our parent volunteers. As we Bandbakers say, "Many hands make light work." We have many opportunities for volunteers! If you volunteered last year, please make sure you sign up again this year since we may not have your current info. And thank you to those who have signed up already!


Forms:  Did you (or your student) misplace forms? Never fear! All the forms are posted on the ===>forms page<=== as we we get them!


BKMB History
  Laura Shaw is working on a History of the Marching Band and Southington Music Program. She is looking for any information you may have; pictures, recordings, fundraiser flyers, etc. She has a lot of stuff from 1999 to the present, so anything before that would be awesome. She especially wants things played for marching band and orchestra, special events, trips, and odd and interesting stuff like selling cleaning products as a fundraiser..yeah they did that! Send anything you have to


Next Band Backer General Meeting is November 2
We will have a General Band Backer meeting Nov 2nd at 7:30pm in room C301. Minutes from the September 21, 2016 meeting are available by clicking THIS LINK.
This is where upcoming fundraisers and band events are discussed. Want to know more? Stop by!!!


Yard Signs
 We have a lawn sign that allows you, your family and neighbors the ability to show their support for the Marching Band.

These are two sided 18 X 24 inch signs and cost $20 each. If you are looking to purchase one, contact Tisha and Eric Semmel at They are available for purchase at any time.


Band Backer Legacy Supporter Program: Once a Band Backer always a Band Backer
  As someone who believes that a quality music program is something we need to preserve and continue to strengthen, what better community to reach out to then former Southington Band Backers and their families! You know first-hand what Southington's music program has done for your children. You know how lucky we are to have such a dedicated group of Music Educators in our town. You know that the Southington Band Backer organization's purpose is to strengthen and support the music programs in our schools. Your children may have moved on to bigger things but it's important to remember how they got there. With that spirit in mind we have a new opportunity for past Band Backers and their family's to continue to support and strengthen the Southington Music program for years to come. With an annual donation to the Southington Band Backers, a 501c3 charity, you will be listed as a Band Backer Legacy Supporter in the Music of the Knight Program Guide and receive 2 MOTK tickets as our thank you. You may choose from three Support levels. Bronze Level $100, Silver Level $200, and Gold Level $300. You know how important these programs are; please consider being a part of the sound for as long as you can. For more information or to pledge your support please contact Erik Semmel at Your charitable pledge of support will be billed to you automatically in July just before the marching band season begins.





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Next Band Backer Meeting: November 2 at 7:30pm



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