Band Hat Fundraising

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We have recently launched our “MHS Band Needs New Hats” campaign.  The attached flyer (MHS Band Needs New Hats.pdf) explains our sponsorship program.  Please consider donating toward a new hat.  $75 will purchase a hat, hat box and plume and include your sponsorship note on a label inside the hat box.  We are also happy to accept a donation of any amount so that our band can march with pride in new hats by September.

The Melrose High School Band would like to thank these generous donors to our Hat Fundraising efforts! Check the scale above for the current status and consider a contribution to help move us to 75!

The Murphy Family
Lucas Law Group, LLC
Melrose Glass Co.
Sullivan & Clark, Attorneys at Law
Melrose Oriental Rug Co
Century 21 Sexton & Donohue, Inc.
The Nevin Family
The Shortlidge Family
Kathy Pigott Brodeur & Andy Brodeur
Williams & Alley Insurance
The Mongeau Family
The Nolan Family
Gray’s Appliance
Robinson Funeral Home
The Biddle Family
Mexico Lindo Restaurant
East Boston Savings Bank
The Konicek Family
Susan Sloan
David & Kathy Driscoll
Bennett Student Travel
The Gauthier & Smith Family
Brad Hutchinson Real Estate
The Perry Family
Capuano Construction
The Viola Family
Peter & Regina Donovan
Kristin Thorp
Melrose School & Municipal Employees Federal Credit Union
Mayor Rob Dolan
The Hogan Family
Donnagene Russell
The Foulser Svoboda Family
Dunkin Donuts
The Cobau Family
Billy’s Roast Beef
The Shinkwin Family
Chris McHugh Sirard
Christopher DiPirro
The Locke Family
Anne & Richard Crawford
The Grover Donohue Family
Melrose Co-operative Bank
Lee Ingalls Coleman
The O’Brien Family
Eric Heath & Kathy Knight-Heath
The Linhares Family
Maizie & Muncie McLeod
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Stepchin
Emily DiPietro & Chloe Melville
The Dwyer Family
The Talbot Family
The Lawless Family

Winter Guard

A reminder from the Melrose Public Schools:

Melrose High School will host a New England Scholastic Band Association Winter Guard/Percussion Ensemble Competition on Saturday, March 22nd in the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Gym.  The competition will begin with Winter Guard performances from 1 pm – 4 pm.  Melrose High School’s Winter Guard group will perform at 2:27 pm.  Percussion performances are from 4:40 pm to 9 pm.  Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and children 5 and under is free. Spectators should enter through the main entrance of the middle school, located on Lynn Fells Parkway. There will be food and baked goods available for sale. Please come out and see all these wonderfully talented students.  Their performances are amazing.

Bake Sale Items Needed!

 

bake saleBAKE SALE ITEMS ARE NEEDED FOR WINTER GUARD COMPETITION – MARCH 22nd

IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED IF EVERYONE COULD DONATE SOMETHING FOR THE BAKE SALE.

DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING YOU LIKE TO MAKE?  IF SO, WE’D LOVE TO SELL IT !!

IF NOT, STORE/BAKERY DONATIONS ARE ALSO GREATLY APPRECIATED.

IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF THEY WERE INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED.

PLEASE DROP OFF ALL ITEMS @ 16 LOVELL ROAD ON FRIDAY, MARCH 21ST – ANY TIME,  DAY OR NIGHT

OR YOU MY BRING THEM TO THE LOBBY OF MVMMS ON SATURDAY STARTING @ 11 AM

YOUR ENERGY AND EFFORTS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED

- TAYLOR RUBBINS

 

BAKE SALE COORDINATOR

QUESTIONS – 781-665-7043

 


 

Winter Guard & More!

guardThe Melrose hosted Winter Guard competition is Saturday, March 22.  We have 43 teams coming to Melrose and need help from every band family and student.  Please consider signing up for more than one time slot.  Students will receive community service hours.

The link to the Sign-up Genius is here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050948AEAD29A46-Melrose

This is a big deal for the Band and Color Guard program.  The Winter Guard event is one of our major fundraisers with money going to support scholarships, flags, coaches, uniforms, the banquet and many other aspects of the MHS Band/Color Guard program.

Please contact Caroline O’Brien with any questions about the March 22nd event:  theobriens154@comcast.net

In other band news ….

March 13th is Band Night.  Arrival time and dress details will be coming to you next week. We are looking for 2 volunteers to sell tickets to the concert.  Reporting time for the ticket sellers is 6:30pm.  Please let me know if you can help out:  kkonicek@comcast.net

BAND STUDENTS AND BAND FAMILIESKEEP SELLING THE SPORTS RAFFLE TICKETS!!!!!

BRING ALL TICKET STUBS AND MONEY IN ON TUESDAY, MARCH 11TH!!!

THIS IS AN EASY FUNDRAISER FOR THE BAND – TICKETS ARE ONLY $10 AND WE GET $5!!!!!

Any questions?  Contact Taylor Rubbins at mrubbins@aol.com

Save the Dates & More!

Did you know that March is Music in our Schools month?

From the National Association for Music Education …..

 Music programs nationwide are in danger. In this economy, education budgets are being cut, which can place school music at risk.  It’s time for music educators, students, and music supporters to speak out in support of strong school music programs! This is a great time to highlight the importance of  comprehensive, sequential music education taught by exemplary music educators for all through concerts, lessons, and public performances and advocacy activities. Music In Our Schools Month – March 2014  is a great time to highlight the importance of  comprehensive, sequential music education taught by exemplary music educators for all through concerts, lessons, and public performances and advocacy activities.

 On that note ….

The attached letter (FineArtsDir_SchCmte_28Feb2014_Signatures.PDF) outlines a request to the School Committee for a Fine Arts Director.  This is a position that many of us believe important in order to unite and advocate for the orchestra, band, chorus, art and drama programs in the Melrose school system.  The letter originated from parents involved in the drama program, many of who are also band parents.  They have asked for the support of the band families to the letter.  If you agree to lend your name(s) to the letter, please e-mail Karen Konicek (kkonicek “at” comcast.net) no later than tomorrow, Monday, March 3rd,  9pm.    Sorry for the rushed response but they wish to submit the letter to the School Committee on Tuesday morning, before the Wednesday meeting.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5th Bandaiders Board meeting -  All band parents are welcome.  The meeting will be at the home of Nancy Ingram & Bill Corvene, 16 Philip Circle @ 7pm.

 SPONSOR-A-HAT UPDATE:  We now have sponsorships for 35 hats!  Our goal is 75 hats by May 31st so please pass the word to potential business and individual sponsors.  For more information, including the form, please visit www.melroseband.org and scroll down to the article titled “Band Hat Fundraising.”

 SAVE THE DATES –

March 13             Band Night

March 22             Winter Guard Competition

 WINTER GUARD COMPETITION:  We will soon be asking for help -  baked goods and volunteers.  Stay tuned for more information on our March 22nd event.