Happy New Year from the Band Office! I hope everyone had a refreshing Winter Break and is ready to hit the ground running in 2019.
We have a large contingent of students who will be auditioning for All-District Band next Saturday – thank you to these students for taking on this challenge: Brady Sneed, Allison Ward, Zoe Scrivener, Annelise Bowers, Myles Norman, Ian Hull, Madison Lastoria, Chris Young, Maxwell Rusmisell, Alex Rambo, Abby Roselli, Alessandro Dal Pra, Niko Goudes, Noah Farnsworth, Garyn Peterson, Andrew Kuntz, Sarah Holshouser, Robert Starling, Sahil Shah, Aidan Gardner, Conner White, Anna Lassiter, Brian Ratledge, and Will O’Donoghue.
Also, the following Mustangs are trying out for West Region Jazz Band: Greg Rubidge, Caleb Abernethy, and Duncan Pickett. And last but not least, Andrew Kuntz and Charlie Odulio will by auditioning for the West Regional Honors Orchestra. Good luck all and thanks for representing MP so well!
As crazy as it seems, January also marks the beginning of many preparations for the 2019-2020 school year. Marching show concepts and staffing are in the works, and Student Leadership selection will take place during exam week. Registration for next year’s classes will take place at the end of the month. It is a busy time for sure!
Looking forward to seeing everyone back from break – best wishes for a fantastic 2019.
January 4: Florida trip registration deadline
January 7: 2019 MPMM leadership applications due
January 12: Auditions: All District Band, West Region Jazz Band, Western Regional Orchestra
January 15: Symphonic Band EXAM
January 16: Percussion Ensemble EXAM
January 17: Wind Ensemble EXAM
January 17: Jazz Band EXAM
January 18: Florida trip payment 2 due
January 25-26: All District Band Clinic for those who audition and are selected
February 1-2: All Region Jazz Clinic for those who audition and are selected
February 9: Mattress fundraiser (10am-5pm)
February 15: Florida trip payment 3 due
February 21-22: Western Regional Orchestra clinic for those who audition and are selected
February 28: Florida trip parade rehearsal 2:30-4:30pm
March 5: Florida trip parade rehearsal 2:30-4:30pm
March 7: Florida trip parade rehearsal 2:30-4:30pm
March 12: Florida trip parade rehearsal 2:30-4:30pm
Look for news on the meet and greet for prospective marcher families in March.
Also, it’s not too early to think about late Spring optional MPMM rehearsals: Marchers and parents can receive text alerts for MPMM schedule changes by texting code @7322b6 to 81010 or by using this link.
Toasts were made.
The parent Holiday party was a huge success. We had around 80 parents and staff members attend. Thank you to Ken and Gina Rambo for opening up their home to us, it was beautiful and we appreciate the work you both put in to make this event very special. Thank you to all of the members of the social committee for all the hard work and delicious food.
Autobell. It's still a Thing.
Autobell gift card sales continue! The money raised from these fundraisers provides us with the budget to give our Bands the many extras that they need to be successful. Thanks to everyone that has supported our efforts!! Anyone can purchase here: https://myersparkbands.org/swag/autobell-gift-card
Let me sleep on it.
Yes, it’s mattress sale time. Someone YOU know would be interested to hear they can purchase a new name-brand mattress for less than retail AND help the Myers Park Bands at the same time. Our fundraising partner makes it very easy to do.
Financing. Delivery. No problem. Just get them to the MPHS gym during the sale on Saturday 2/9.
For the Senior memory book, we’re still looking for any pictures – single or group shots – from performances, travel, football games, practices, etc. from all years at MPHS. The memory book is a wonderful reflection on these students' special time with Mr. Blount and all the great band performances they’ve had. Please take lots of pictures during the season throughout the year and share them with us! Pictures will be due in March 15, 2019 for this year’s graduating class. Contact: Sara Roselli (firstname.lastname@example.org)