Sunday, October 6, 2013

MJHS Band Events

Hello MJHS band parents,

If you have been receiving text or e-mail messages through our Remind 101 notifications (instructions attached), you have heard about the following events. If not, here is a summary:

8th Grade Band members perform side-by-side with the MHS marching band this Friday, 10/11/13, at the MHS vs. Springville football game, Bill Morris stadium. Call time: 5:30 pm, band room. Uniform: Moody Band polo shirt (distributed this week). Parents may stay and enjoy the performance (highly recommended--$5.00 admission fee is charged at the gate), help in our concessions (much needed and waives admission fee if Dr. Sargent is notified in advance), or parents may pick up students at the band room by 10:30 pm. All 8th grade band members are invited and strongly encouraged to attend this event and to be recognized at the half time performance. A letter will go home this week detailing the event, in addition to a medical release form which must be signed and returned by Friday in order for your student to participate.

Cheesecake Sale: to benefit all band members. A high percentage of the sale goes to individual band booster accounts and can be used to pay band fees, spring trip payments, or any other large expenditures related to band. Sale begins October 15th. Cheesecakes will be delivered the week before Thanksgiving. Help is needed to package items in the band room on November 18th. Please RSVP to Dr. Sargent if you can help!

MJHS Beginner and Intermediate Bands In-School Concert November 7th (rescheduled from 10/31). This is a chance for parents and other family members to see a typical band class in action. Beginning band meets 8:45-9:45. Intermediate band meets 9:45-10:45. Refreshments served. All visitors must sign in at the MJHS office before entering the band room.

Moody Band Boosters: Our sole source of funding for our band program. Meets in the band room the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm. Please join us!

Moody Bands Christmas Concert, December 12th, 6:30 pm, MHS Gym. All members of the Moody band program: beginning, intermediate, and concert bands, perform a holiday concert for our community. Donations of new, unwrapped toys for the Moody Fire Department's toy drive and non-perishable food items for Shepherd's Supply are accepted at the door.

If you haven't done so already, please sign up to receive Remind 101 messages. In addition, more extensive information can be found on our website below and by joining the Moody Blue Devils Group (see the link on our website). Thank you for granting me the privilege of teaching your students the joy of music-making. I look forward to your involvement in our growing band program.