Tuesday, March 31, 2009

IHSA Band Contest Saturday!

Saturday, April 4th - Jazz Band I, Wind Ensemble and combined Concert and Symphonic Bands will be performing at the IHSA Organizational Contest, held this year at Morris High School. Students will be bussing as a group to this event, but parents are welcome to meet us at the Morris HS Gymnasium to attend the performances. 

The schedule for the day is as follows:

9:00 am - 10:00 am -- Jazz Band I rehearsal 
10:30 am -- Report to MCHS, load busses
11:15 am -- Arrive at Morris High School
12:30 pm -- Concert/Symphonic Band Performance
2:30 pm -- Wind Ensemble Performance
4:00 pm -- Jazz Band Performance

Students are reminded to bring black socks and Drillmaster black shoes to wear with the band uniform for the contest.

Students will need to bring a sack lunch.  There will be no food service offered for this contest. 

Busses will be bringing students home after the final jazz band performance. Thank you for your support!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

MCHS Winterguard needs some fuel for the FIRE!

The girls are heading into their last regular season competition to be held at Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfort on Sunday March 22. We need a SEA of ORANGE shirts in the stands for this performance to help boost our GE score(how the crowd reacts)!!! The girls will go on the floor at 12:45pm and just imagine what it would feel like for them to see all their supporters cheering them on to their championship performance!!!

If you have a free afternoon and would like to see some great guards come by, if you have time to just come for Minooka come by as well and wear some orange!

I hope to see us pack the gym like Marian Catholic and Lincoln Way do!!!


Gayle Mattingly
MCHS Guard Director

Amy Buckbee
Guard Staff

Friday, March 13, 2009

Say cheese!

While Mr. Rinke finished student teaching with us last week, this weekend is his last at MCHS as he performs in the pit for the spring musical. Just look at how upset he is to be leaving!

We thank Mr. Rinke for his help this semester and wish him good luck in his job search.

Impromptu photo courtesy of Rachel Martiniak.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Parent help needed!

Craft Show: Parent volunteers are still needed for the craft show this Saturday, March 7th! Volunteers are needed most during the "unloading shift" from 7-9 am, and the "lunchtime shifts." Please contact Nancy Judevine if you would like to help. (nejudevine@gmail.com)

Musical Dinners: During these two weeks of late rehearsals, Booster parents provide hot meals for students. There is a need for some of the "favorites": fruit roll-ups, fruit snacks, apples, granola bars, and bottles of water. Any donations can be sent with students or dropped off at the auditorium lobby any time after 5 pm.

Musical Bake Sales: The Band Boosters will be holding a Bake Sale during the musical performances on Thursday, March 12th and Friday, March 13th. Donations of baked goods are needed for this event! Donations should be packaged in baggies that can be sold for $1 each, and can be dropped off in the auditorium foyer after 6 pm on performance nights.

Thank you for your continued help and support!!

Band Camp Dates

*Important Announcement!*

Band Camp for the 2009-10 school year will be held Sunday, July 26th - Thursday, July 30th at Eastern Illinois University.

Please write these dates in your calendar now so as to avoid planning family vacations and other important events during this time. Attendance at band camp is extremely important to the success of our band during marching season! More information will be provided in the coming weeks and months-- please contact Mr. Anderson or Ms. Filice with any questions or concerns.