Weekly Update – 3/26/17

Good evening all,

I hope this email finds you well.

I wanted to take a minute and thank everyone who came out to support the Mattress Sale on Saturday! A special thank you to the students who volunteered to hold signs throughout the day. We have yet to hear the results but I am hopeful that we made our goal!

This week is pretty straight forward. Here are the calendar updates:

Tuesday – 3/28
7:00 a.m – Morning Band
4:45 p.m – Tuesday Prime
6:00 p.m – Tuesday Jazz

Wednesday – 3/29
Attached is a copy of the letter that was sent home last week.
The festival is held at Scarborough High School
There is an admission fee – I think $7 for adults but I could be wrong (we haven’t seen that information yet)
7:00 a.m – Morning Band
1:00 p.m – Bus Departs BHS For Scarborough High School
– All band students will need to be IN CONCERT ATTIRE. They will be able to change from 12:45 – 1 p.m
2:00 p.m – Bus Arrives at Scarborough HS
2:30 p.m – Concert Band Warm Up
3:00 p.m – Concert Band Performance
3:30 p.m – Sight Reading and Clinic
4:00 p.m – 2 busses depart with concert band students for BHS
– All Wind Ensemble (morning band) students remain at Scarborough
5:00 p.m – Wind Ensemble Warms Up
5:30 p.m – Wind Ensemble performs
6:00 p.m – Wind Ensemble Sight reading and clinic
6:45 p.m – Busses depart Scarborough for BHS
7:45 p.m – Busses arrive at BHS
All of this information will be in a letter given to your students this week along with a permission slip.

Thursday – 3/30
This is a super easy fundraiser that, hey…will save some of us from cooking!!
From 2 – 10, present a flyer at the 99 restaurant and a portion of your check will go toward BHS Music.
Please print out the attached flyer and present it at 99 in order to get the music department 15% of your total bill!
Fun fact: From 3 – 6 they have a happy hour with many specials including $5 appetizers.

Friday – 3/31
Thursday Jazz rehearsals! This is due to NHS inductions on the 30th
5:30 – Thursday Jazz Sectionals (ALL SECTIONS!)
6:00 p.m – Thursday Jazz

The deadline is FAST approaching for District 3 Student scholarships. Please follow this link: https://sites.google.com/site/mmeadistrict3/Home/student-scholarships

There are 2 scholarships available:
For underclassmen: MMEA District III will award six $250.00 music scholarships to students enrolled in District III school music programs. Scholarships are to be used by students to assist them in pursuing their musical activities and goals (music camp, private lessons, purchase of new instruments, college, etc.). The deadline for applying for this scholarship is March 31 each year.

For upperclassmen:
District III offers the Dick Kenison Music Scholarship in the amount of $1000 for a graduating high school senior. The applicant must be:
– A graduating senior who has been an active ensemble member, in good standing with their respective music programs during their high school tenure
– A person who has shown and/or demonstrated an active interest in school and community in the capacity of teaching/tutoring music
– A person who plans on majoring in music in college

We have MANY students who meet the criteria for either scholarship. I will be more than happy to write the letters of recommendation needed for either one.

Volunteers Needed
We are looking for a few volunteers to run a 50/50 raffle at the Dine Out Fundraiser at 99. If anyone is available, please let me know ASAP. I will be talking to a couple students but it would rad to have a few students in shifts.

I believe that is all that I have for this week! Thank you for all that you do to support BHS Music. I hope to see most of you at our concert on Wednesday at Scarborough!!


~ Mike