Mattress Fundraiser this Saturday, March 25th

bedsHere’s a unique opportunity to buy your next mattress and help MTHS Music.

CFS has been doing Mattress Fundraisers in schools for 12 years. They will set up their mobile mattress showroom at Mountlake Terrace High School on Saturday, March 25, from 10 am- 5pm. There will be 25 styles on display so you can come out and shop just like they would from a store. All styles, national name brand manufacturers (like Simmons), all sizes in a wide variety of price ranges, with huge savings off standard retail. Adjustable bed frames, luxury Z pillows, and mattress protectors are all available.

All purchases support the MTHS Music Boosters. Plus each mattress sale sponsored by a MTHS Music student (we’ll ask folks as they enter if they were invited by a student), $50 will be added to their individual booster account. Cash, credit card, check and layaway options are available. Mattresses are ordered direct from the manufacturers the day after the sale and delivery is available within a week or two.

Visit the Facebook Event at,“Join” & “Invite” all your friends.mattress-flyer

March is HUGE for MTHS Music

5d0a0482-copyLook for information tables at many of these events. Catch up with events and pick up flyers. We will need volunteers for these events: SignUpGenius.

BAND – March 2 – Spring Concert @ 7 pm (MTHS Theatre)

BAND – March 4Central Washington Wind Festival (CWU/Ellensburg)

CHOIR – March 7 – Choir Quad Concert @ 7 pm (MTHS)

ORCHESTRA – March 8 – Orchestra Quad Concert @ 7 pm MTHS Gym)

BAND – March 9 – Band Quad Concert @ 7 pm (MTHS Gym)

AUCTION – March 11Building Bridges Auction @ 5 pm (Lynnwood Conference Center)

BAND – March 15-16 – SnoKing Band Festival  (Edmonds Center for the Arts)

JAZZ – March 17Hot Java Cool Jazz concert @ 7 pm  (Paramount Theatre/Seattle)

FUNDRAISER – March 25Mattress Fund Raiser 10 am – 5 pm (MTHS Hub)


Tickets now on sale for Hot Java Cool Jazz (updated)

hjcj17-785x295Note: as of 2/28, all tickets have been sold out at Starbucks and our own supply. You can tickets online at STG Presents.

Tickets are now on sale for the sure-to-be-sold out 22nd Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz concert at the Paramount Theatre on March 17. Mountlake Terrace High School’s Jazz band is one of five regional high schools to be accepted into Starbuck’s annual event.

Two ways to buy, both the same price: $22 per ticket. Everyone going needs a ticket, including those students performing.

  1. Families with students in band can buy tickets through the Music Boosters. Download and return this form to class with funds by 2/15/17.
  2. Buy tickets at the Mountlake Terrace Starbucks in Cedar Plaza (in the Bartells/QFC parking lot) will ensure 100% of all tickets sales goes to MTHS Band funds.

To tide you over, get inspired: Starbucks created several short videos for last year’s event featuring the players and directors. A few Mountlake Terrace students (and an alum) are interviewed, along with Mr. Faul.

Board Meeting 2/1, Band Solo/Ensemble days follow


Boosters (any parent with a kid in MTHS music programs) are encourage to come to this week’s monthly board meeting as prepare for some of our biggest fundraising events. This includes a March 11 auction that we need items for (read more) and an mattress event. Plus we have another busy month of events to that will need some support (snacks, chaperones, etc.)

MTHS Booster’s Board Meeting is Wednesday, February 1 at the MTHS Library from 7-8 PM. Social time starts at 6:30 and committee work goes from 8-8:30.

The regional Solo and Ensemble Contest is Saturday, February 4 at Mariner High School. The complete schedule was mailed out via Skyward by Director Faul last week. In preparation, all acts will perform at the Solo and Ensemble Teas in the MTHS Band Room on Thursday and Friday evenings, starting at 7 pm with refreshments being served. Faul laid out the rough schedule:

  • Feb 2nd is all Clarinets (including bass clarinets), tenor saxes, bari saxes, low brass, half the trumpets.
  • Feb 3rd  is half of the trumpets, French Horns, Flutes, Alto Saxes.
  • Percussion and percussion ensembles will be scheduled soon.

Why on earth are we talking about mattresses? (updated)

bedsMore info soon, but the date will be March 25, from 10 am – 5 pm.

Your music Booster Board has been looking for new ways to raise funds. And when we heard of this, we had to do it. And laugh about it too.
The Mattress Fundraiser has been giving many schools, including several in Western Washington, thousands of dollars over the past few years (Woodinville is on their third year). So we are looking to do our own event in the spring and will need help getting the word out.

Interested in helping out, contact us. Or swing by the next board meeting, Feb. 1 at 7 PM in the MTHS library.

We’ll get more information to you in the near future, but learn more from the short video below and some words from Custom Fundraising Solutions.

Why a Mattress Fundraiser Works
#1.  10% of the population buys a new mattress every year.  Market research shows this to be roughly 36 million mattresses sold each and every year in the United States!  Think about the thousands of people in your community and we need just a tiny percentage of those to come and buy from us.

#2.  We provide the exact same mattresses (and services) that other local retailers do but our pricing is considerably less than standard retail (we don’t have retail overhead).

MTHS to appear at Hot Java Cool Jazz

hjcj17-785x295Mountlake Terrace High School’s Jazz band was one of the regional high schools to be accepted into Starbuck’s 22nd Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz concert at the Paramount Theatre on March 17, starting at 7 PM.

Tickets will go on February 3. Buying your tickets at the Mountlake Terrace Starbucks in Cedar Plaza (in the Bartells/QFC parking lot) will ensure 100% of all tickets sales goes to MTHS Band funds. Read here for more.