Jazz Ensemble and Wind Ensemble Members will be performing on Wednesday evening, March 15, 2017 for our annual “Sweet Sounds Recital”. Attire is all black, and accent colors for this performance are green and/or orange. Report time is 6:20 p.m. Dessert will begin being served at 6:30 p.m. and music will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.
Mini-Camp for the 2017-18 Marching Band has been tentatively set for July 31 to August 1-4, 2017. Mini-camp will meet each day from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday August 1st will include a luncheon for the leadership team, 1st year members (rookies) and the percussion section. The afternoon session (1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.) will involve orientation training for the 1st year members and a sectional for the percussion. Mega-camp for Marching Band has been tentatively set for August 7-11, 2017. Mega-camp will begin each day at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. Students will have 45 minutes for lunch beginning at noon each day. The Parent Picnic and Preview hosted by the Band Boosters has been tentatively scheduled for Friday, August 11th beginning at 6:0o p.m. Our performance in Kennywood is Sunday, August 13th. 2017 Marching Band Schedules are now available.
An updated Trip Itinerary is now available. If you have not already signed up for your room, please do so as soon as possible. Once you have signed your room of four up there will be no switching permitted. If you do not have a room of four, please contact Dr. Weller prior to school or during advisory.
Congratulations to Freshmen Jess McGraw, Samantha Jarrett, Darby Miller, Chris Wilms, and David Ellis and Middle School Concert Band Members Kylie Allen, Emma Taborek, Julia Balaski, Tyler DeLorenzo, Luke Krouse, Grant Haggard, and Peyton Miller who will represent Mercer in the PMEA District 5 Band Fest on Tuesday, March 28th at Mercer High School.
Speaking of the band fest:
- Do you have a wire music stand at home? Dr. Weller is in need of extra stands for the day and can put yours to use for the day if you would consider letting the bands borrow. Please bring it to Dr. Weller’s office and it will be tagged with your name and returned to you when the festival is complete. If you can let our band borrow your wire music stand, please bring it in to Dr. Weller by Friday, March 24th.
- There are several student committees that will need volunteers. If you are a sophomore, junior or senior band student and interested in volunteering some time on Monday after-school and Tuesday during the day into the evening, please see the sign-up sheets that will be posted by Thursday, March 16th outside the band office.
Have you been out to eat over in the Shenango Valley recently? Don’t forget we have partnered with Buffalo Wild Wings for their Hometown Advantage Fundraiser. Simply let your waitress know you have a “Mercer Bands Team M” card (available in the band room), and 10% of your bill will be donated to the Mercer Bands! This fundraiser runs through the end of May so be sure to visit B-Dubs today!