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Band Notes - Mother's Day Edition!

Happy Sunday to everyone, and a VERY Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms out there!!!

The students were awesome at our first Lilac Parade rehearsal on Thursday night. We are going to proudly represent our community on Saturday! Friday evening, Abbi Schmutz performed the anthem for the Mead HS Soccer playoff game at Union Stadium and was absolutely beautiful - Bravo, Abbi!!

Have a great week, everyone!


Congrats to our newly elected Bandwagon officers for 2023-2024.

President - Kori Baker

Vice President - Jaime Lamanna

Secretary - Amanda Short

Treasurer - Carrie Babcock

Past Officer Advisor - Mark Rodewald

Alumni Officer - Lisa Forsyth

Please don't hesitate to ask about getting involved!


In case you haven't heard, Wendy's is officially sponsoring our 6 area competitive marching bands. They are making a cash contribution to each program, providing a swag bag to kick off marching band season, and providing a frosty break during camp! There are a few more details but those are the coolest :D

Wendy's has also come onboard as our official title sponsor of the marching competition we host at Union Stadium on October 14, 2023. For 2023, we will now officially be known as Pacific Northwest Marching Band Championships, presented by Wendy's.

So cool!!

REMINDER! AMANDA BUNCH SCHOLARSHIP (A message from the Bandwagon)

As the end of our children's senior year comes to a close, many of us are thinking about college and scholarships. We have an amazing opportunity for our senior BAND students to apply for a $1,000 AmandaBunchScholarship. The application and budget form are attached so you can print them and fill them out. DO NOT RETURN THEM TO THE BAND ROOM OR HIGH SCHOOL! Applications need to be mailed directly to the Bunch Family. The deadline to get it to the Bunch family is May 31st and the address to send it to is on the application.

If you have any questions please contact Connie at 509-939-0725 or

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Amanda Bunch Band Scholarship 2023
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For this week, students will be spending a couple days working on our music for the Spokane Lilac Festival Association, Armed Forces Torchlight Parade. The remaining time in class the next 3 weeks will be spent on "Game of Thrones" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" for our end of the year Awards BBQ and Concert

NOTE: Quick Reminder that everyone in our program is involved in this event. Don't forget to bring comfortable shoes for our outside sessions to condition and freshen up our marching skills.

  • May 16 and May 18 - Lilac Parade Rehearsals

    • 6:30pm to 8:30pm

    • Required/credit for ALL band and percussion students

    • MHS & Brentwood Elementary neighborhoods

    • Report to MHS

    • Comfortable shoes, clothing as we march through the Brentwood neighborhood.

  • Saturday, May 20 - Lilac Association Torchlight Parade

    • Mead HS is entry #111

    • Evening report time to school is between 5:45pm and 6pm.

    • We will return approximately 10:45pm on Saturday night. Of course the exact time will depend on parade flow and traffic.

    • Bring snug fitting undergarments to wear under the uniform.

      • Long black socks (at least mid calf), and a dark blue or black t-shirt (the t-shirt often shows above the collar).

    • Required/credit for ALL band and percussion students

  • Tuesday, May 30 - Jazz Awards Concert

    • 7pm, MHS Theatre

  • Monday, June 5 - End of Year Band Awards and Concert

    • 6:00pm - BBQ and entertainment

    • 6:30pm - Concert and awards begin

    • Required/credit for ALL band and percussion students

  • Thursday, June 8 - Band Picnic

    • 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    • Optional activity

    • Yearbook signing, softball, tennis

  • Friday, June 9 - MHS Graduation

    • 3pm load equipment, 3:30pm depart for McCarthy

    • 5pm ceremony begins

    • 7:30pm approximate return to MHS

  • Thursday, June 15 - Informational Meeting for 23/24 school year

    • 7pm - MHS Music department (band room, choir room, theatre)

    • All things 23/24 (marching band, trips, fundraising, etc)

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