Band Boosters

Weekly Newsletter #36

February 24, 2019

Volunteer Goal:
Every family volunteers at least once in the first 90 days, and at least 3 times per year.

This Week In MBB

Band Concert is on Tuesday, Feb 26 - Formal Concert Uniforms will be worn for the February 26 concert. All band members have been fit for their dress or tux (pants and jacket, includes tie). Dresses: You provide black dress shoes and black hose.Tux: You supply white Tuxedo Shirt, black socks and black dress shoes (clean marching shoes are acceptable)
*Tuxedo Shirt can be purchased at Hobby Lobby or several online clothing retailers.
Band members need to arrive with enough time to dress and report to their band assignment on time.
Drop off Winter Show donations in School Store before concert!

Band Clinic for all 3 ensembles - March 2, Itinerary is HERE.

Professional recordings from the Winter Concert are on your student's google classroom page. Ask your student for link!
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Donations Needed!

Winter Show donations sign up

Many donations are needed to make the Winter Show successful. Donations can be dropped off in director's office, school store BEFORE THE CONCERT ON FEB 26, or during set up on March 15. For every sign up and donation received, your name will be entered for a drawing for a prize. Please sign up, and put your name on your donation when you turn it in to be added to the drawing.

Volunteer Sign ups!

Student Volunteer sign up

Parent Volunteer sign up
Please remember that all 2018-2019 band participants are expected to participate as the proceeds from Winter Show benefit all aspects of the Milford Band Program. We appreciate all of your help! For every sign up and shift completed, your name will be added to a drawing for movie passes and other fun prizes.
Bring food donations to the High School Band Concert on Tuesday, February 26
Help support Milford High School students that experience food insecurity. These kids may not have access to basic things like a can opener or stove so we ask for individual items that are easily transported, stored & prepared.
Food Items Needed
individual microwavable ravioli, spaghettios
small slim jims
graham crackers (boxes with small snack size packs)
crackers, all varieties (boxes with small snack size packs)
pop-tarts (all flavors)
granola bars (all types)
small bags or boxes of cereal
fruit roll-ups
breakfast type bars (all flavors)
snacks (small bags pretzels, Chex mix, cheez-itz)
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Drop donations off in the School Store before the concert or students can bring donations to the School Store on school days from 6:35 am to 7:10 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Questions? Contact Jody Morgan mrsjodymorgan@gmail.com
Gift Basket
The Band Boosters will be donating a gift basket this year for Flight Night to show our support of the Athletic Boosters. The basket will consist of some spirit wear items and gift cards. Please send in a gift card of any denomination in an envelope labeled “Flight Night”. They can be given to a band director or put in the black box in the directors' office. Please send in donations by March 1. Can also bring gift cards to the booster meeting on 2/19.
Cards are $10 each can be used over and over thru December 2019 and will pay for itself after just a few uses! Money is due by March 4, but can be turned in at any time. Send money in envelope labeled with student name.

Cards will be sold before the concert on Tuesday!

Discount Card Parent Letter
Discount Card

Other News

Nominations

Nominating Committee is working on filling booster positions for next year. If you are interested in a specific position or know someone that would be a good fit for an open position, please contact, Kiki Gayer at gwoodb2@aol.com, Jody Morgan at jody.morgan@hotmail.com, or Shana McKinney at shanamckinney92@yahoo.com.

Still looking to fill these positions: Kiki, Shana and Jody will be available before and after concert to answer any questions about the open booster positions.
President * Assistant Treasurer * Head Chaperone * Food- Band Camp & Marching (Becky Grilliot + 1 more) * Hospitality * Senior Parent (2 more) * Spirit Wear flyers (Cathilyn Henson + 1 more) * Spirit Wear Store (Shannon Gephart + 2 to take care of Friday Football games) * Corporate Sponsorship * Fall Fundraiser * Winter Show (2 people) * Dine to Donate * Discount Cards

Summer Events

May 30 “Date Change” All marchers from Paradise Found season are required to march at this parade as well as Memorial Day Parade.
Save the Date! June 22-29 Ball State University, Muncie, IN

This is an optional camp for kids that want a little extra band instruction time over the summer.
https://camp.musicforall.org

Marching Band

2019 Marching Band Camp Schedule
Attendance Policy
Band Calendar

Coming Up Soon

Band Concert – Feb 26

Band Clinic for all 3 ensembles - March 2, Itinerary is HERE.

Milford Winter Show – March 16

Weekly Newsletter Items

Please submit items for the weekly newsletter by 12:00pm on Sunday to Staci at milfordbandpresident@gmail.com

MBB Communications - Get Connected!

Visit our MBB website at http://milfordbands.org and subscribe to receive notifications
Join the Milford Band Boosters texting group with Remind! Text the message: @mbbgo to the number 81010
Join our MBB Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/milfordbandboosters
Join our twitter page at https://twitter.com/milfordbandoh
Band Booster President Contact Info: milfordbandpresident@gmail.com
MBB BOA Contact Info:
Band Booster Treasurer Contact Info: treasurer.milfordband@gmail.com
Freshman Communications Coordinator Contact Info: freshmanbandcommunication@gmail.com
Corporate Sponsorship Contact Info: sponsorship.milfordband@gmail.com
Booster Address: PO Box 204, Milford, OH 45150
Band Calendar

Photos

⦁ Photos taken during extracurricular and curricular band, marching, guard, and drumline events can be found on the link below. Email Susan at sabt@cinci.rr.com for the password.
⦁ SmugMug Link - https://susanaabtphotography.smugmug.com/share/20182019MarchingBand
⦁ Winter Drumline photos from competitions and practices are uploaded in the Marching Band gallery.
⦁ Pictures provided courtesy of Rebecca Burlingham, Susan Abt, and Dr. Tim Fouts. If you have pictures of extracurricular and curricular band, marching, guard, and drumline events that you would like to share with students and parents, please email Susan at sabt@cinci.rr.com for the upload link.

Ongoing Fundraisers

Did you know that you can support the Milford Public School Band Boosters, just by purchasing your groceries? The boosters rely heavily on fundraising to offset the cost of marching band, drum line, winter guard, and jazz band.

Milford Band Boosters are part of the Kroger Community Rewards program! Kroger Community Rewards makes fundraising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do every day....at no cost to you! Once you link your Kroger Plus card to Milford Band Boosters, all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! This program brought over $3,000 to our organization last year.

Please visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com to enroll. Our organization is Milford Band Boosters, number QU736.
Raise funds for Milford Bands while you shop!
Shopping online at Amazon, go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7374130 and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Milford Public School Band Boosters, for eligible purchases. This is an easy way to help earn money to help lower band fees, while shopping on Amazon. Thanks for your support!
Contact Jason Long (sponsorship.milfordband@gmail.com) to learn more, or to refer a business.

Band Booster Monthly Meetings

Meetings are usually the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in the MHS Band Room or music wing.

2018-2019 meeting dates: June 26, July (no meeting), Aug 28, Sept 25, Oct 23, Nov 27, Dec (no meeting), Jan 22, Feb 19 *date change*, March 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Staci and Brad Wingo
Milford Band Boosters President
milfordbandpresident@gmail.com
Fly Eagles Fly