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.


  • 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, 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 <>

October tunes

HarperThomas-5145Well, the season certainly arrived. We have a few major events for Music Boosters starting near the end of the month. More news on our Jazz Symposium to be posted this week.

ALL-SCHOOL – October 5 – Curriculum Night @ 6:30 PM (MTHS)

BAND & CHOIR – October 6 – Homecoming Pep Band + Choir sings National Anthem. Oh, some football game too. 😉 Kickoff @ 8:00 PM (Edmonds Stadium)

PERCUSSION – October 7 – Drumeline Battle of the Bands (Alderwood Mall) 8:00 AM

BOOSTERS – October 11 – Monthly Meeting @ 7-8:30 PM (MTHS Library) Doors open 6:30

JAZZ – October 28 – All-day Jazz Symposium (MTHS) (set-up starts at 2pm on 10/27)

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

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

Save the date: Sunday, Nov. 5 for our annual Mattress fundraiser (you read that right)

Last year we raised over $7000 for Music activities including travel with this unique fundraiser. More details to come at our Monthly Boosters meeting October 11 (and we raise $5 for every parent there!). Looking to really increase our efforts this fall. So, in the meantime, ask your neighbors, family and co-workers, “need a new mattress?” You’ll be surprised by how many think they do. Check out more CFS who put on the event and at Facebook.

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Tickets on sale for Tamir Hendelman Jazz Trio Concert with MTHS September 26

Tamir3Our first concert of the year is with the Tamir Hendelman Jazz Trio with MTHS. Tamir is spending two days at MTHS, rehearsing with our Jazz band and holding a clinic. The trio is working with a few schools in the area and a few private concerts but this event at MTHS is the only public concert in the area.

Concert on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 – 7:00 PM – MTHS Theatre

We are looking to sell out the theater and have kicked off advance tickets online now, $15 for adults, $5 for students. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door. Spread the word!

More on Tamir:

And listen in his playlist on YouTube.


Kickoff for Music at MTHS 2017-18

adobestock_23375146_wideWelcome to the new school year. Here are some upcoming events for Boosters to note for the rest of calendar year (but certainly not all events). There is a band calendar you can subscribe to (or view) will more specific events. Orchestra and choir calendars will be handed out when school starts. Remember: if you have a student in MTHS music programs, you’re a Booster!

BOOSTERS – September 14 – Monthly Meeting @ 7-8:30 PM (MTHS Library) Doors open 6:30

CONCERT – September 26Tamir Hendelman Jazz Trio @ 7 PM (MTHS Theatre)

ALL-SCHOOL – October 5 – Curriculum Night @ 6:30 PM (MTHS)

BOOSTERS – October 11 – Monthly Meeting @ 7-8:30 PM (MTHS Library) Doors open 6:30

JAZZ – October 28 – All-day Jazz Symposium (MTHS)

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

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

BAND – November 9 –  Fall Concert (MTHS Theatre)

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

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

FUNDRAISER – December 9 – Santa Breakfast Event @ 8 am to noon (MTHS)

CHOIR/ORCHESTRA – December 12 – Winter Concert @7 PM (MTHS Theater)

2017 – 2018 Music Boosters Board Announced

Here is the MTHS Music Boosters Board for next year. There will be plenty of opportunities to help out, so check-in with us as your student gears up for music. We’ll have occasional news on our website over the the summer, and available to answer questions.


President – Marilyn Walker

Vice President – Doug Thomas

Secretary – Laurie McCraney

Treasurer – Tim Gilchrist

Band Rep – Jennifer Long

Choir Rep – Carrie Lee

Jazz I Rep – Amy & Brian Faris

Jazz 2 Rep – Sara Bressler

Orchestra Rep – Randy Elder

Gig Coordinator – Lisa Parsons

Elections Completed