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D2D @ Pickles and Bones - Dec 11
Disney 2021 Kickoff Meeting - Dec 11
HS Band Concert - Dec 12
Fall Fundraiser Order Pickup - Dec 14
6th Grade Performances - Dec 16-17
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Weekly Newsletter #27 | December 9, 2019

Help Still Needed for Fundraiser Pickup

The Band Boosters still need ~25 adults and students to help with fundraiser pickups on Sat 12/14. Opportunities are available on all shifts--to help with set up and distribution in the Band Room. We need all hands on deck--this is one of the biggest Booster fundraisers of the year, and helps students in all of the band programs. Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b48a8ae28a1fb6-fall1 -- see you on Saturday!

This Week in MBB

Pickup Times for Band Spirit Wear

If you ordered Band Spirit Wear, orders can be picked up in the High School Store this week at the following times:

  • Mon 12/9 thru Fri 12/13 from 2:05-3:00pm
  • Wed 12/11 from 5:45-6:45pm (before the Disney 2021 meeting)
  • Thu 12/12 from 5:45-6:45pm (before the High School Band Concert)
If you can't make any of the above times, contact Jody Morgan at (513) 470-8026 to make arrangements for other pick up times or even home delivery!

Pickles & Bones D2D - Dec 11

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Deck the Halls with BBQ and brisket for the Band! Our next Dine-to-Donate event is coming up this Wed 12/11 at Pickles & Bones BBQ (1149 Route 131, Milford). This event will run from 11am to 7pm (or until sell-out). No flier is needed for the discount--just mention Milford Bands at checkout, and 20% of your purchase will be donated back to the band!

Please note that P&B is carry-out only. Find their menu at picklesandbones.com and call 513-317-2214 to place your order!

Walt Disney World 2021 Kickoff Meeting - Dec 11

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Every four years, the Milford Marching Band travels to Walt Disney World for a combined tour and performance The next trip is scheduled for the 2020-21 school year and will take place from January 14-19, 2021. Join us for a kickoff information meeting on Wed 12/11 at 7pm in the MHS Band Room. Greg Moore from Music Travel Consultants, who has organized the Milford WDW trips for nearly 20 years, will be presenting information on the trip and answering questions.

Please note that this trip is for all members of the 2020 Milford Marching Band, including incoming freshmen. Please help pass this information along to families of incoming freshmen and other prospective members.

HS Ensembles Concert -Dec 12

2018-2019 Symphonic Band
The Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble will perform their Winter Concert on Thu 12/12 at 7pm in the MHS Gymnasium. Admission is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:45pm. Hope to see you there!

Students should report to the Band Room in black attire at 5:30pm. Click here for the concert itinerary.

Fall Fundraiser Pickup - Dec 14

Fall Fundraiser
It's finally time to pick up your Yankee candles, Butter Braids, cookie dough, poinsettias, and Sudz! Fundraiser item pickup is scheduled for Sat 12/14 from 9am-12:30pm in the MHS Band Room. Please plan to pick up your items at that time, or make arrangements for someone else to do so. The Boosters do not have access to refrigerated storage for items, and are not responsible for damage to items that are not picked up on that day.

Notable Notes

Band Boosters Scholarship

The Band Boosters will once again be awarding a $500 nonrenewable scholarship to a graduating senior who has been active in Band (or Guard) for at least three years, and who is planning to attend a four-year institution to further his/her education in music performance, arts (dance), or music education. The Local Scholarships Packet will be released the week of 12/9, with applications due Fri 1/24. Please contact Mr. Rose (Room C26; rose_g@milfordschools.org) or Ms. Sears (Room C27; sears_e@milfordschools.org) with questions.

Marching Band Calendar -

2020

The band directors have published the 2020 Marching Band calendar. The schedule includes some changes from prior years that should allow families more freedom during the summer months and create a better weekly routine during the season. Competition dates have not been released yet but will be provided when available.

Please feel free to share this schedule with anyone who may be interested, especially prospective new members!

Upcoming Events

Winter Show 2020

Plans are underway for the 2020 Milford Winter Show on March 7. Winter Guard and Drumline ensembles from around the tri-state area will be visiting Milford High School to compete in the event.

We are currently seeking food donations (candy, snacks, drinks, etc.) for the event--if you are connected with a company that may be able to help, please contact wintershow@milfordbands.org to get in touch.
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Booster Odds and Ends

2019/20 Meeting Schedule

Band Boosters meetings for the 2019-2020 school year will be held on the 4th Tuesday of each month (except for July and December). All meetings start at 7pm in the Milford High School Band Room. Attendance is open to anyone, and everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. Upcoming meetings are scheduled for 1/28, 2/25, 3/24, 4/28, 5/26, and 6/23.

School Store Volunteers

Sell snacks and spirit wear in the School Store before and after school. Rhonda Friedland and Jody Morgan will train you and work with you until you are comfortable on your own.
Click to sign up!

Membership

It's never too late to join the Milford Band Boosters! Membership is only $10 per family. Complete the registration form and drop it off (with payment) to the black Boosters mailbox in the directors' office. (Download the form here.) Questions? Contact KiKi Gayer at gayerkg@gmail.com.

Photo Galleries

Our online photo galleries are up and running thanks to the hard work of our MBB photographers. You can access all the galleries at SmugMug by clicking this link. If you are prompted for a password, enter stone2019. Our guidelines on photo use and sharing can be accessed here.
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Connect with the Boosters!

Get text alerts: Text @mbbgo to 81010, or visit https://www.remind.com/join/mbbgo
Follow the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MilfordBandBoosters
Follow the Twitter feed: https://www.twitter.com/MilfordBands
Items for the Newsletter? Please send to Jason (president@milfordbands.org) by Sunday 12pm.

Support the Band While You Shop!

Kroger Community Rewards
Visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com. Click the "I'm a Customer" button, log in to your account, and select our organization (Milford Band Boosters #QU736). Once you link your account, swipe your Plus Card during every visit to Kroger.
Amazon Smile
Visit smile.amazon.com and select Milford Public School Band Boosters as your charitable organization.
Jason Long
Milford Band Boosters President
president@milfordbands.org