BARBEQUE!!!

MHS Band Members and Their Families

Are Invited to the Annual Barbeque at
Pine Banks Park
On Sunday, May 24th

(occurs after the parade when instruments, etc. are returned to MHS and students change clothes)

 Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Sausages and Cold Drinks Provided

 Freshman/8th,7th graders – Please bring a side dish to share
Sophomores – Please bring a dessert to share
Juniors – Please bring chips or a side dish to share

 Our reserved spot is the first shelter on the
left as you enter Pine Banks Park from Main St.

 If you have any questions – please contact Taylor Rubbins at mrubbins@aol.com

Pops Concert

MHS Pops @ Memorial Hall  -   Friday, 5/22       7:30pm    

Table seats are still available.

All band families are asked to donate baked goods or store bought goodies for sale during intermission.  Donated items can be dropped off at 52 Malvern St on Thursday or brought to Memorial Hall on Friday afternoon.  Please label items that contain nuts.

We are in need of Color Guard members to work as wait staff for this event.  Please reply to this email (melroseband@gmail.com) if you can help.    

Pops Schedule

2:15 – Load Truck
5:15 – Unload truck at Memorial Hall (Percussionists and helpers)
*5:30 – Jazz Band members arrive at Memorial Hall
5:40 – Jazz Band warm-up
*6:15 – Concert band members arrive
6:25 – Concert band warm up
7:00 – Doors open to public
7:30 – Concert

Melrose Memorial Day Parade

Melrose Memorial Day Parade  -  Sunday, 5/24     1:30pm

Parents are needed to transport students and their instruments from Wyoming Cemetery after the service to MHS then back to Pine Banks for the barbeque.  More info about the barbeque to follow.

 Parade Schedule

11:45 – Students arrive in polo shirt, black pants, and marching sneakers (Band Room)
11:50 – Warm-up
12:00 – Run through pre-game and National Anthem
12:10 – Line up in the parking lot
12:15 – Walk to Memorial Hall Parking lot

Band Updates!

Band Banquet 5/17

 Replies are due this Friday, May 8.  If your band member is the only person from your family that is attending or if your family cannot attend, please email Roger Hecht at melrosehechts@gmail.com.  All others should return the banquet reply form with payment.

 Memorial Day Parade Attire

 Band students should wear their red band polo and black dress pants (no yoga pants).  Please check your closets now to make sure that you have the items and they fit.  (Color guard attire will depend on the weather.  Jenn and Tara will let you know.)

 Senior Scholarships Due 5/8

 Seniors – don’t miss out on your opportunity to apply for a band scholarship.  Applications are in the drop box.

MHS Pops

Dear Band Families,

On Friday, May 22 we are sponsoring our annual Pops concert at Memorial Hall in Melrose.  This is a much anticipated event for both the students and parents (especially our seniors) and a wonderful opportunity to perform at such a fine venue.  In order to make this performance possible we need your help.  Listed below are the areas we can use assistance with.  Please respond directly to Jane Wiesen (jane.wiesen@gmail.com) if you can help and note your preference if you have one.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Melrose Bandaiders Board

Ticket Sales (3 volunteers)
Setup (4 volunteers)
Shopping and Donations (5 volunteers)
Concessions (5 volunteers)
Cleanup (4 volunteers)
Wait Staff Supervisors (2 volunteers)
Programs (1 volunteers)

Mark Your Calendars

There are lots of exciting things going on these next six weeks!  Please put the following in your calendars. 

4/16   5:00pm – 8:30pm
Celebrate the Arts Reception @MVMMS –  MHS Jazz Band to perform

4/21    11:00am – 8:30pm
Mexico Lindo Fundraiserhave lunch or dinner and support
MHS Band and Color Guard

5/2      8:00pm
Melrose Symphony @ Memorial Hall
           – see previous post below for discount ticket information

5/17     6:00pm
MHS Band and Color Guard Awards and
Scholarship Banquet @ Anthony’s in Malden
a fantastic night of celebration for all students who
participated this year and their families.
More information to follow.

5/22     7:30pm
MHS Pops @Memorial Hall
-  our final concert of the year includes table seating
and refreshment service in a fantastic venue.
More information to follow.    

5/24     arrival time TBD
Melrose Memorial Day Parade and Barbeque
band and color guard members march in the parade
to honor our veterans and then have a fun picnic!
More information to follow.