Marching Band Schedules are now available for the upcoming year. There are several updates to the handbook and student/parent contract. The entire schedule for the year has been provided in the packet (including the spring trip practices).
Band banquet reservation are due on May 2, 2016 by 3:15 p.m.
Band Seniors are reminded that the Booster Memorial Scholarship Essays are due to Dr. Weller by Thursday, April 28, 2016.
Band Seniors are also reminded that Senior Information for the Band Banquet Program is due to Dr. Weller by Monday, May 2, 2016.
Jazz Ensemble will rehearse on the next two Tuesdays (April 26 & May 3 beginning at 3:30 p.m. and concluding at 4:15 p.m.). Members are asked to plan accordingly so they are present for the entire rehearsal.
Jazz Club will rehearse on April 26 & May 3 from the start of Advisory until 3:30.
Final concert of the year will be held on Thursday, May 5th. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Please note report times for this concert: HS/WE Personnel at 6:45 p.m., MS Personnel at 7:00 p.m. HS Personnel should dress in all black dress clothes. MS Personnel should dress in black pants – we will be Tye-dying shirts for our concert – please bring in your shirts by April 29th!
Finally, the band has been approved by our school board to travel to Washington D.C. next May. On that trip the Symphonic Band (combined Concert Band and Wind Ensemble Students) and Jazz Ensemble will present a join public concert, and the 5M Band will perform as part of the National Memorial Day Parade. We are in the process of gathering information from tour companies and planning to make an itinerary (inclusive of cost) available to all band students prior to the end of the year.
The Mercer High School Band Boosters are having a Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 21st in the high school cafeteria (same day as the Mercer Borough Yard Sale.) If you are Spring Cleaning and have some “stuff” to get rid of…consider donating the items to the rummage sale. The Boosters will be collecting items on the following dates/times. Please have items in saleable condition when dropping off. Detailed description below of what we are taking. Thank you again to Randy Gabany for donating the storage units for the band’s use.
Drop-off location: Gabany’s Self Storage, 548 S. Erie St., Mercer, Pa.
Storage Units: Section A – Lockers 17, 18, 19
Drop-off dates: Thursday, 4/28/16, 4-6 PM, Saturday, 4/30/16, 10-Noon, Tuesday, 5/17/16, 5:30-7:30 PM