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Band Notes 10/30 to 11/5

Well, we've seen our first couple days with snow, and the competitive completion of the marching band season (which usually happens before snow :D). Way to finish strong at the WSU competition!! We'll officially wrap up the season with MBCG Performance, Pictures, and Awards on Thursday night, November 2.


The fall is rolling along with a couple of busy, quick-moving months right around the corner! November and December always seem to cruise along with the hustle of holiday music preparation and a couple of long weekends/short weeks (Veterans Day and Thanksgiving).


TRUNK OR TREAT?

Anyone interested in bringing their vehicle (or 2, or 3 :D) to help youngsters have a great experience at Trunk or Treat? It is also awesome to have a band presence at these community events! (6pm to 8pm at MHS).

Trunk or Treat flyer (1)
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JAZZ BANDS AT SFMEA at WHITWORTH

This week, both of our jazz bands will be having their first performances of the year - November 1st, Cowles Auditorium, Whitworth University.


The itinerary was posted to the jazz band group for 23/24. Don't forget to join that group if you are a jazz parent/students. (https://band.us/n/a9ad9cKaW5g6g).


Start scheduling reminders to yourself to bring black socks and shoes to school that morning! Tuxes will be here at school for you to change into at the designated times!


Performance times:

Jazz 1 - 11:00am

Jazz 2 - 2:20pm


Full schedule from the SFMEA is below for those that would like to listen to jazz throughout the day. (Spokane Falls Music Educators Association)

2023 SFMEA Whitworth Jazz Festival Schedule (002)
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CRAFT FAIR SIGNUPS

Craft fair sign ups are into full swing. Thank you so much to everyone for your efforts. This is a tremendous amount of work before, during, and after the event but yields a ton of wonderful community spirit throughout are area and also is a big, big fundraiser for our group!


CLICK HERE if you'd like to see the sign up for the craft fair. This will be good for referencing your shifts!


Special thanks to Kori Baker and all the folks that have been working behind the scenes to make this happen!


NOVEMBER 7 - VETERANS DAY CONCERT

On November 7 our students will be sharing music we've worked on for these first couple months of the school year; they are sounding great!


For this concert, we will be doing an America-based theme which means students may wear red, white, and blue shoes, pants, tops, dresses, etc. with some accessories being okay.


PLEASE do not make this a night of political expression. This night is meant to share music of a celebratory and reflective nature that hopefully honors our veterans that have served.


Please do invite anyone that would enjoy listening. We will play a couple of marches, an arrangement of America the Beautiful and play one song that contains themes from our 5 military branches.


THIS WEEK

  • Monday 10/30 - Orchestra concert - check it out!

  • Tuesday 10/31 - Trunk or Treat and Halloween - BE SAFE!!

  • Wednesday 11/1 - Jazz at SFMEA Festival, Whitworth U

  • Thursday 11/2 - Marching Band and Color Guard Performance, Pictures, Awards

    • Stay tuned for more details regarding picture times, etc from Mr. Campbell

CONCERTS & PERFORMANCES COMING UP! - meadbands.org/calendar

  • November 1 - Jazz bands at Whitworth for SFMEA Festival (school day)

  • November 2 - MBCG Performance, pictures, awards

  • November 7 - ALL band members Fall/Veterans Day Concert, 7pm, MHS

  • November 11 & 12 - Craft Fair at Mead HS. (Bandwagon fundraiser)


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