Hi everyone - I hope you have all recovered from finals week and are ready to head into 2nd semester. There so many cool events coming up this semester - PLEASE don't forget to check the band calendar for what's coming up in the next few months; it's a lot!
GREAT SPOKANE YOUTH SYMPHONY CONCERT!
Great job to all of our students involved with the Spokane Youth Symphony and the concert today (Sunday, January 28)! It is so rewarding for me to see so many of our students enjoying music beyond the classes and activities we offer! Bravo!
We are almost into February! Gentle reminder that we need to pay on some VERY LARGE bills in the first couple weeks of March which means we need your payments!! Thank you for tending to this and letting me know of any unique circumstances you might have.
Have questions beyond the So Cal Information Guide or just want to chat face-to-face about the trip? Please join us for an information meeting on February 22nd at 7:30pm at MHS.
If you haven't seen the post in the Band App about the need for a driver, WE NEED A DRIVER FOR OUR TRIP! Please touch base with me ASAP if you are interested or know someone that might be!
Tuesday, January 30 - Basketball Pep Band, 5pm report, MHS
Thursday, February 1- Solo & Ensemble Recital (select students TBA)
This is not a required event but an opportunity for many of our SFMEA S&E participants to get in a dress rehearsal of their music.
Free event in the theatre; all are invited to attend and listen to your peers!
Friday, February 2 - Basketball Pep Band, 5pm report, MHS
Saturday, February 3 - Solo & Ensemble Regional Contest @ Rogers HS
Tuesday, February 6 - Basketball Pep Band, 5pm report, MHS
Thursday, February 13 - Bandwagon Meeting, 7pm, MHS Band Room
Friday & Saturday, Feb 16&17 - All-State Band for those selected
Thursday, February 22 -
5pm to 6:30pm - Wind Ensemble and 3rd Per Percussion Rehearsal
7pm to 8pm - So Cal Information Meeting
REPEATS and REMINDERS
Pep Band Game Added - 2/2
Our pep band is AWESOME! So fun to hear the positive excitement and appreciation from our MHS administration, basketball coaches, basketball players and even students from visiting schools (shout out to NC students; they were awesome!).
Our players and coaches have asked us (pleaded actually :D) to be present at the February 2nd home game against G-Prep. They are energized and love the little bit of distraction it adds to the game creating that home field advantage. Please put that date on your calendar!
Chaperone Application - 2nd Semester (excluding So Cal)
Interested in helping chaperone some of our 2nd semester events? Check out the events and dates on the chaperone application. CLICK HERE. We'll close that up on February 1st and reach out for additional help as needed after that date.
SO CAL PAYMENTS -
I shared with the classes that our budget for the So Cal trip currently comes in at $175K and some change (these numbers will fluctuate some based on final roster and some other figures that are a little fluid such as fuel prices for the semi, etc).
We currently have student fees collected just under $60K which means we are about one-third of the way. Those fees definitely need to start rolling in!! We are into mid January which puts that March 1st date just about 7 weeks away. Let's get that money ball rolling!
Want to help someone someone? Several parents have asked about helping students other than your own. If you are able to pay your student's full trip amount, and would like to help someone else, the simplest way is to make a deposit to their account with our ASB bookkeeper. Let her know the name of the student and that it is for the So Cal trip. You could even send a check with a note including the information. If you don't know a student in need, you could make a generic payment to the Band ASB with details for it to be deposited to the So Cal trip. Thank you so much for your generosity!!
Need help? Do you need help and are NOT a House Bill qualifier? Absolutely pay as much as you can and please communicate with Mr. Lewis about your need to ensure we can use our resources to help as much as we can. Qualify for House Bill? Absolutely pay as much as you can and get to fundraisers. Help us help you to ensure this trip is not cancelled!