May musical notes

HotJava17The end of the school year is within site, but not before Jazz heads to NYC, Orchestra to Disneyland, and Choir to Sliverwood this month. Also, we moved the Boosters meetings a week (now on Monday, 5/15).

We will be holding elections in June and would like to hear from you if you are interested. We will post the positions and answer questions at this month’s meeting, and you can always reach out to the current board. One bonus for next year: all three of the major event chairs have been filled: Jazz Symposium, Santa Breakfast, and the Auction.

FUNDRAISER – May 4 – Flower pickup @ 2-6 PM (outside music rooms)

FUNDRAISER – May 9 – Butter Braid pickup @ 2-3 PM (outside library)

JAZZ – May 13 – Ensemble plays Essentially Ellington at approximately 8 AM (online webcast)

BOARD – May 15 – Monthly Meeting @ 7 – 8:30 PM (MTHS Library) Doors open 6:30

JAZZ – May 20 – Two performances & several ensembles at all-day Edmonds Jazz Festival (ECA and Edmonds Theatre)

JAZZ – May 22 – Jazz Concert With Terell Stafford @ 7 PM (MTHS Theater), $5 at door

JAZZ – May 31 – End of the year Jazz Concert at Jazz Alley @ 6:30 PM tickets on sale

Band, Orchestra, & Choir end of the year concerts will in early June.

A shower in April bring May events

5D0A9621In May, Jazz heads to NYC, Orchestra to Disneyland, and Choir to Sliverwood. A few fundraisers are in place to raise funds for these trips plus end of the year events. Click on the link to learn more.

Lots of events, set-up days, desserts needed (yum!) and more. Check out our Signup Genius site to help out and volunteer.

Swing Dance at MTHS April 29: A Night in New York

jazz-graphic-600 (002)An evening of swing dancing, live music and dessert to send the Jazz Ensemble 1 to Essentially Ellington in style! The event starts at 7 pm and is open to the public.

Admission: $5 ages 5-18 | $10 adults | $25 families

Admission includes swing dance lesson, live performances by Jazz 1 and 2 & a dessert buffet. All proceeds benefit Jazz Ensemble 1’s trip to New York City to compete at Essentially Ellington in May.

Spring Fundraiser: Flower Baskets. Orders Due 4/21

Pacific Growers would like to offer you a great fundraising opportunity.  These wonderful spring baskets are from the same supplier as the poinsettia fundraiser we had last winter.  Many people remarked on the quality of those plants to us and on social media.

These baskets can retail for as much as $55 at fine garden centers in the area, so this is a good deal and the baskets are big and beautiful!  This spring, we have four options for fundraising.

4” Zonal Geranium (10 per flat): $25.00/flat

*Options include an all red flat or a mixed flat

4” Premium Annuals: (10 per flat): $25.00/flat

includes: 2 Geraniums, 2 Callie, 2 Petunia, 2 Accents, 2 Bacopa.

12” Mixed Basket: $30.00

14” Lynden Basket: $45.00

Contact your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers, take their orders and turn your order form in, with all payments for orders taken, by April 21st.

Forms were handled out in class, but you can download one here.

Any orders without FULL payment will not be processed.  Flowers will be ready for pick up at MTHS on May 4th, 2017.  This would be a great gift for Mother’s Day, which will be Sunday, May 14th this year. Payment can be by cash or checks,  checks made out to MTHS Music Boosters. Once you have taken all your orders, you can put your order form (keep copies for yourself so you can deliver them), with payments, in an envelope, to the attention of Lynda Gable/Flower Basket Fundraiser, and put in the wall pocket in the band room.

Board Meeting Thursday, 4/13 at 7pm

5D0A9501All parents of music students are welcome. We’ll have recaps of our many March events plus looking forward to Spring events including an April 29 (save the date!) Swing Dance. Proceeds with fund our to NYC for the Essentially Ellington competition. You can donate now at: Also we’ll start looking at June elections for next year’s board.

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)