Ari Hoenig Trio plays with the MTHS Jazz Ensembles November 17

ah_9The Ari Hoenig Trio will play at Mountlake Terrace High School after a clinic with the  students. The trio will play a set and also play with members of the Jazz Ensembles in the MTHS theater at 7 PM on Friday, November 17.

Advance tickets are recommended and are available online at Brown Paper Bag. Prices  are $15 for adults, $7 for students, with special family pricing of $40 for 2 adults + 2 students.
This is the Trio’s only concert in South Snohomish/North King County, as they swing through the area. The Trio consists of Mr. Hoenig, Nitai Hershovits and Or Bareket. Time Out New York states, “Postbop daredevil Are Hoenig turns jazz drumming into a thrilling high-wire act.” See more at arihoenig.com or click the link below to order tickets.

Join us for Breakfast, Music, Crafts in Santa’s Workshop at Mountlake Terrace High School Dec. 9

Join Santa for a hearty pancake breakfast at Mountlake Terrace High School Music Booster’s 16th Annual “Breakfast in Santa’s Workshop” on Saturday, December 9th, from 8 a.m. – Noon. Over a dozen local school choirs, bands, and orchestras—including Mountlake Terrace High’s—will sing and play throughout the morning. Shop for gifts, crafts, and goodies at our holiday gift shop; treat your kids to face painting; and visit Santa Claus! Framed digital photos available for purchase. Proceeds support the work of the MTHS Music Boosters, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Admission is free, but breakfast with seating is: Ages 5 – 12 and Senior Citizens, $5; Teens & Adults, $7; Family Rate, $25; Kids under age 5 are FREE. Cash or checks only.

MTHS Boosters: We could certainly use your help, and your students. Go to SignupGenius or check-in with Liane Thomas, our chair for the event, at santa@mthsmusic.org. Little things needed until 1289 when we start setting up after the half-day of school.

Santa 2017 Poster

November: So much music before the turkey

DSC09065Jammed packed days, weekends, and several concerts at MTHS this month.

BOOSTERS – November 2 – Monthly Meeting @ 7-8:30 PM (MTHS Library) Doors open 6:30

CLINIC – November 3 & 4 – Jazz Workshop with Justin DiCioccio (MTHS, Friday 3-8 Saturday 10-3) All are welcome

FUND RAISER – November 5 – Mattress Sales Event by CFS 10 am – 5 pm (MTHS Hub)

BAND – November 9 – Fall Concert (MTHS Theater)

RETREAT – November 10-12 – For all students @ Cascades Camp and Conference Center (Yelm, WA)

CONCERT – November 17 – Ari Hoenig Trio with MTHS Jazz @ 7 pm (MTHS Theater) – Tickets on sale now

FUND RAISER – November 18 – LuLaRoe Fashion Fundraiser for Music Choir 10 am – 3 pm (MTHS Choir Room)

ORCHESTRA – November 28 – Fall Concert @ 7 PM (MTHS Theater)

BOOSTERS – November 30 – Monthly Meeting @ 7-8:30 PM (MTHS Library) Doors open 6:30 (includes prep for December 9 Santa Breakfast Event)

Volunteers needed for this Saturday’s Jazz Symposium & all-band weekend retreat, November 10-12

We need your help, and for this weekend, maybe your music-loving, kid-loving neighbor can help too. Saturday is the Jazz Symposium at MTHS and we need some more help for this one day event hosting many school bands in the area. All sorts of jobs at available to at SignUpGenius or just contact of jazz reps directly at mthsjazzparents@gmail.com.

YelmIn two weeks, we have our fall retreat for all band students. For this parent, it was one of the year’s highlights; not just for MTHS music, but my personal life too. Join us for a two nights at the Cascades Camp and Conference Center outside of Yelm, WA. Chaperones pay half rate and need to hand in volunteer paperwork to the MTHS office (pick up at the office or download here).  Contact Music Boosters President at mthsmusicboosters@gmail.com.

–pictures and post by Doug Thomas

Get the word out: Talk to folks about our mattress sale 11/5

20170325_172718393_iOSOne out of 10 folks buy a mattress each year. You probably know someone who will. Why not have them buy from us? We have fliersFAQs, and even a free text number that can get you the information you need to let your friends, neighbors, and nearby relatives know we have a great deal on mattresses (for one day, November 5) that will also raise a lot of money for our music program.

Text “MTHS” to 360-559-2444 to get info and a 60-second video to your phone.

CFS has been doing Mattress Fundraisers in schools for 12 years. They will set up their mobile mattress showroom at Mountlake Terrace High School Hub on Sunday, November 5 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 plus layaway and financing options are available. Mattresses are ordered direct from the manufacturers the day after the sale and delivery is available within a week or two.

Last year we raised over $7000 for Music activities with this unique fundraiser. Let’s do more this year. Hand out fliers (need more? download the link above or ask us), use the text and invite folks to the event on Facebook.

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All about Poinsettia sales (ends 11/3)

PointAll three music groups are participating in this fundraiser going on now. Directors disturbed the order form, but you can view and download another copy by clicking here. Forms need to be turned by Friday, November 3. Pickup is 12/7/17 outside the music rooms. We will have more information later.

Here’s our welcome letter about the program in case you missed it.

The MTHS Music Booster Poinsettia Sale is Now in Progress!

With all of you on board, the sale will be a great success! The poinsettias are only $10.00 and are beautiful, florist quality 6” plants. They come in four colors; red, Jingle Bell, white, and pink with a foil wrap around the pot.  Along with selling them to others, put them on your own holiday gift list. Contact your workplace, family, friends, or anybody who decorates for the season.  The order deadline will be November 3rd by the end of school.  The poinsettias will be available for pick up at school Thursday, December 7th between 2 and 6 so pick a 30 minute window on your form before turning it in.

Process:

  • Please give each customer their half sheet receipt (see attached). They need to bring this for pick up.
  • Fill out the spreadsheet order form completely. This will help us with an accurate and smooth pick up process.
  • Keep a copy of the spreadsheet(s) for your records.
  • Completed order forms can be turned in via the band room wall pocket or mail to: MTHS Music Boosters P.O. Box 474 Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043.
  • Checks are made payable to MTHS Music Boosters. Absolutely no IOUs for payment!
  • Sub-Total each page in the white area at the bottom of each page. (see below)

If you have any questions please email, mthsmusicboosters@gmail.com or consider posting questions on the Music Boosters Facebook page as others might be thinking the same thing.

Special Boosters Meeting Wednesday, 7 PM

Special Boosters Board Meeting is Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 pm at MTHS Library. First 20 minutes will be on our upcoming mattress fundraiser. As you learn about the event, we receive $5 for each person in attendance. Plus some lucky Booster will walk away with a $100 gift card. Also learn about our Poinsettia sale, this month’s Jazz Symposium, and Santa’s upcoming breakfast. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Jazz Symposium news and call for volunteers

5d0a0482-copyThe 27th annual Jazz Symposium will be on Saturday, October 28 starting at 7 AM and wrapping up around 5 PM. We need your help in hosting this fabulous event at MTHS. The Symposium brings together regional middle and high school big bands and combos for a day of performances and clinics. Each registered band and combo has a 20-25 minute performance followed by a 20-25 minute clinic with a professional jazz musician. They will receive valuable feedback that will help them develop as musicians. This may be your student’s first experience with this process, but it won’t be their last. They will experience this format at all the Jazz Festivals they will participate in over the year as part of being in the Jazz Band. Some are competitive, but the one we host is simply experiential, and a great introduction to the year.
As the host school, we provide many things; videography of performances and clinics, concessions (including lunch) for students (many of whom are there for most of the day), instrument security, a breakfast, a potluck lunch for the directors and clinicians, stage set up for each band, clinic rooms for each band, and several other services. As you can imagine, we need MANY volunteers to help us set up and run a smooth event…this is where you come in.
Please sign up to help. This is a wonderful way to meet other parents and students, and experience the community that this band becomes. Come help us set up, usher, sell food, decorate, videotape performances, assist with stage set up, instrument security, provide potluck items and donations of food, drinks, etc. for concessions. The possibilities are endless!
Students will also be asked to volunteer their time when they are not performing. As hosts, they will be asked to help us with set up on the afternoon of Friday Oct 27th, and they will also help by assisting the clinicians, escorting bands through the school, running errands, ushering and packing up at the end of the symposium. Please keep their schedules clear for Friday afternoon and all-day Saturday.
Check out our Sign-up Genius site; you can see the exact jobs and shifts we are needing to fill, and you can sign yourself up. If a time slot doesn’t work for you, let me know, we can be flexible!
If you would rather not do the online sign-up, please let us know what you are interested in via email, and I will help find a slot for you. If we don’t know the answer, we know where to get it!
–Amy & Brian Faris, MTHS Booster Jazz 1 Reps <mthsjazzparents@gmail.com>