On Wednesday, Feb 21st, the entire band will be traveling to the Region V Small Ensemble Contest in Chamberlain. Transportation is provided by the school. Everyone will need money for lunch (concessions are provided at the school). The schedule for the day is below.
BUS #1 (see below for who is on this bus)
6:45AM - BUS 1 Loads
6:50AM - BUS 1 Departs
7:50AM - BUS 1 Arrives
12:15PM - BUS 1 Loads
12:30PM - BUS 1 Departs Home
1:30PM - BUS 1 Arrives and reports to B4
BUS #2 (see below for who is on this bus)
11:30AM - BUS 2 Loads
11:45AM - BUS 2 Departs
12:45PM - BUS 2 Arrives
3:50PM - BUS 2 Loads
4:00PM - BUS 2 Departs
5:00PM - BUS 2 Arrives home
BUS #1 (I typed this out fast...sorry if there are spelling errors)
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SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS:
8:12 AM Hannah Mah / Kadee Vermeleun / Christian Keys / Amber Peters - Clarinet Ensemble
8:30 AM Tessa Yeo / Thea Patrick / Annika Vermeleun / Lavoy Ragels - Clarinet Ensemble
9:00 AM Cameron Gauger / Erika Steidl / Cayden Weave - French Horn Ensemble
9:24 AM Riley Brown and Connor Gerlach - Brass Like Duet
10:36 AM Calli Mah / Nathan Zimmerman / Grace Phinney / Brianna Pitz - Sax Ensemble
10:42AM AlexisAllhiser/ConnorMuehler/Lori White/Avery Laursen/Linus Remling/Rahni VaughnPercussion Ensemble
10:54AM Caleb Swanson / Emma Hohn / Ryleigh Christopherson - Sax Ensemble
11:12AM Michael Hoang / Victoria Brown / Leanne Bisho - Sax Ensemble
11:24AM KevinGlover/JoeJohnson/KassondraAxtell/GraceFuhrer/Elizabeth Weber/Haley Stevens/Hannah Stevens/Jerriq Mitchell/Caleb Rice - Percussion Ensemble
11:36 AM Hunter Stahle / Ethan Price / Levi Gebhard - Sax Ensemble
11:42 AM Haley Hobbie and Tandis Bovee - WW Like Duet
11:54 AM Natalie BuckleyPiano Solo
11:54 AM Jordan Dierks and Evelyn Prewett - WW Like Duet
12:00PM Michael Hoang and Victoria Brown - WW Like Duet
1:06PM Levi Gebhard and Ethan Price - WW Like Duet
1:48PM Carson Berg and Natalie McCloud - WW Like Duet
2:42PM Faith Ragels, JD Brink, Cameron Miller and Kelsey PutnamMiscellaneous Brass
2:42PM Jamison Gross / Karly Blaalid / Maren SmithTrumpet Ensemble
2:48PM Olivia Asbil / Armando Reyes / Kelsey DahmeTrumpet Ensemble
3:00PM Sicely Allhiser / Madison Krall / Logan CunninghamTrumpet Ensemble
3:12PM Diana Johnson / Olivia Vermeleun / Sky Weiss / Nick Parks / Jace Grosdidier / Moriah PlastowMiscellaneous Brass
3:24 PM Emma Allen / Alice Schleich / Emily MauerFlute Ensemble
3:42 PM Samantha Gerlach / Kazlyn Shultz / Alexis Little BearFlute Ensemble
Dear Middle School Jazz Band Parents:
On Tuesday, February 6th, the middle school jazz band will be participating in the Palace City Jazz Festival at the PAC. The kids are ready to perform for the public...I cant wait for you to hear them! Below are the details of what you and your children need to be aware of for that day:
8:15AM - Parents drop off all middle school students at the PAC. They will then drop off all instruments and coats in the show choir rehearsal room (across from our jazz band room). Mr. Jamison will be there to greet the kids.
9:00AM - Warmup with Mr. Stahle in the jazz band rehearsal room
9:30AM - MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND PERFORMS IN BAND ROOM. This is open to the public and ALL PARENTS are encouraged to attend!
10:00AM - Middle school jazz band has clinic with Jim McKinney (this is NOT open to the public)
10:30AM - All middle school jazz students will participate in workshops on their respective instruments.
11:30AM - All middle school jazz students will load bus with Mr. Jamison and depart to Middle School. Please check with your teachers on how this affects your lunch time. Mr. Z will be getting back to me on when you eat lunch if you miss your lunch period.
6:15PM - ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND STUDENTS NEED TO REPORT TO JAZZ BAND REHEARSAL ROOM TO WARM UP FOR CONCERT.
7:00PM - FINAL CONCERT IN THE PAC
8:30PM - Parents can pick up students outside of either entrance 4 or 5 of the PAC.
All middle school jazz students are given a dress black shirt (boys and girls) and neck ties (girls have polka dot ties and boys have stripes). This is provided by our boosters. All you need to make sure you have is dress black pants for boys, black leggings for the girls and black shoes for both boys and girls. I have all shirts and ties for the kids that were in the group last year. All new members will be receiving their uniforms next week.
This is going to be a great educational and fun day for everyone...I cant wait! If you have any questions, please contact me anytime.
Dear Band Members/Band Parents,
It is now time to start selling our frozen foods! Every student that is interested in selling, will have a meeting on Tuesday, Oct 17th at 10:30AM in SRB (in band room) to go over details of the sale, but I wanted to post this information so the parents have this as well. Students - If you didnt make this meeting today, YOU CAN STILL SELL! Come see me for the materials!
The frozen food sale will start Tuesday, Oct 17th and go until Tuesday, October 24th. Order forms only (no money) will be collected on the 24th.
Delivery for frozen food has been set for Thursday, November 16th at 3:15PM in the loading dock area of the PAC.
Each student will receive 40% profits for regular items and 30% profits for bulk items into their student accounts.
Great American Fundraising has an online component to the sale this year. This means that you can sell to people that do not live in Mitchell!
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
1) When food is delivered (Nov 16th), please bring me ONE CHECK WRITTEN TO THE MITCHELL MUSIC BOOSTERS in the total amount of your sale. You can then collect from your customers when you deliver to reimburse yourself. You can decide whether you want to collect from your customers before or after delivery....JUST DONT HAVE THEM WRITE THE CHECK TO US...IT GOES TO YOU TO OFFSET THE CHECK YOU GIVE TO US!! We do not cash these checks for 2 weeks which allows you all PLENTY of time to get that money back into your accounts.
2) Delivery is Thursday, November 16th. We DO NOT have freezer space here at the high school if your child forgets to pick up your food..so please help your child plan ahead to pick up all food that is sold.
3) No fundraiser here at MHS is mandatory. If you do not want to sell food, you DO NOT HAVE TO PARTICIPATE. The main goal of this fundraiser (like most) is to allow students to deposit fundraising money into their student accounts. The student accounts can then be used for band tours or any other musical activity and its associated expenses.
If anyone has any questions, please let me know. Happy selling!
I have been getting quite a few questions and wanted to address some of them in this post:
Tickets can be purchased at the event or ahead of time from http://www.youthinmusic.org Tickets will need to be purchased for both prelims and finals. MANY parents are asking if we are going to make finals. I have NO IDEA but I can tell you that if we dont make finals, we are going to eat after finals are announced by the buses and then leave for Mitchell (the kids will be able to see all of the 4A bands and most of the 3A bands in prelims). If we make finals, we will still eat as a group but will be leaving MUCH later in the evening. I would probably suggest purchasing finals tickets only after its announced.
Nicole Fuhrer and Lydia Brink are arranging a breakfast that we will distribute to the kids in Mankato (an hour before our final destination around 7:30AM or so). This is provided from meal money...so no need to bring money for this.
Students can eat in the dome....lots to choose from.
Pizza will be provided from meal money. All band members will be able to eat.
If you are helping out at the competition, please check out the attached map. We need ALL parents that are helping with food, props, etc to meet us at the #2 location on the map no later than 9AM. At this point, you will receive your credentials to get into the venue. You will not need tickets for prelims or finals but your family WILL.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me...or come see me at conferences tomorrow night.
As many of you already know...we are not requiring families to sign purple cards when students do not travel to and from activities on the bus. We now just require the parents to sign a form that I have on my iPad once you have the student and take them from us. A couple of notes:
1) PLEASE FIND US AT THE BUSES BEFORE WE LEAVE FROM THE EVENTS. I will be at the buses before the load times and would like to have ALL parents of the students that are not riding home with us, sign the document at that point. Please do not be late to get this done. If we do not see you at the buses, we will have no choice but to leave and take the student with us.
2) PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO SIGN DOCUMENT BEFORE LOAD TIMES. The reason for this is after the performance is done, we are busy loading equipment, taking care of student needs, watching other bands perform, etc. I will be available for you to sign document at the load times only. If I run into you before the load times, you can sign the document ahead of time...I just don't want to make special arrangements to meet before load time if we can help it! Thanks for understanding.
3) YOUR CHILDREN CAN ONLY RIDE WITH YOU. The district has a strict policy that states that your children can not ride with friends, boyfriend/girlfriends, etc....only YOU or GRANDPARENTS. If there needs to be an exception to this rule, you MUST contact Cory Aadland ahead of time.
If you have questions about this policy, contact Cory Aadland.
Thanks so much!
The meal at Marshall on Saturday will be served for lunch, as soon as we arrive and get set up. Parents who volunteered to serve the meal, please find the bus/trailers as soon as you get there. We are preparing enough food for all students whether they paid for the meal or not. No one will be turned away!
We are serving: Ham Sandwiches (optional mayo/mustard), small bag of chips, apple, carrots & ranch, dill pickle spears, cookie and bottled water.
Mitchell Band Discount Card Promotion
What it is: A fundraiser for both the individual band students & the high school band program selling cards featuring special discounts from local retailers.
How it works: Students sell the cards for $10 each. $7 goes into the student’s individual band account for the band trip, or other approved band expenses, this account carries over all 4 years of high school. The other $3 from the card sale goes into the band’s account to help fund the program.
It’s an amazing fundraising opportunity!
What to do: Each student starts out with 10 cards. If they sell all of these, they may request more cards from Mr. Stahle. Please keep track of the number of cards sold & the money returned using the collection envelope, this makes our music boosters treasurer’s job much easier. Thanks!
New this year: Adorn, Little Caesar’s, Mueller Lumber, Perkins
*some restrictions apply, please see card for details
Ryan Stahle 995-3040, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to sign up to usher at the Corn Palace shows, please visit this link to sign up: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080C4DABA622A3F85-corn