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6th Grade Performances - Dec 16-17
Winter Break - Dec 20-Jan 3
Please check milfordbands.org/calendar for rehearsal schedules during Winter Break.

OMEA D14 Honor Band Concert - Jan 20
MBB Scholarship Deadline - Jan 24

Weekly Newsletter #28 | December 16, 2019

Winter Break Communications

This is the last Band Boosters Newsletter before Winter Break. Regular newsletters will resume on January 6. Please watch email and Facebook for any news that comes up during Winter Break. The Band Boosters wish you a wonderful holiday season--see you in 2020!

This Week in MBB

2020 DCI World Championship Finals Road Trip

Each August, Milford Band Boosters help coordinate a bus trip for students and parents to attend the World Championships for Drum Corps International. This year's event is Aug 8 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. Event tickets are $45, and a bus ticket is $15. All tickets must be pre-purchased, and money is due by January 9, 2020. Download the order form here.

Fall Fundraiser - Extra Items

Thanks to everyone who took part in the 2019 Fall Fundraiser as a seller, a buyer, or a pickup volunteer. Did you forget to order, or wish you had ordered more? We have extras available of the following:
  • Butter Braids Pastries ($14 each)
    • Apple (3 available)
    • Four Cheese (1 available)
    • Cherry (4 available)
    • Cinnamon (3 available)
    • Bavarian Crème (2 available)
    • Raspberry (3 available)
  • Wooden Spoon Cookie Dough ($16 each)
    • Chocolate Chip (1 available)
    • Triple Chocolate (3 available)
    • Sweet Macadamia Nut (1 available)
    • Oatmeal Cranberry (2 available)
    • Peanut Butter (3 available)
    • Snickerdoodle (3 available)
  • Sudz Soaps
    • Free and Clear Five Gallon Detergent ($45 each; 4 available)
    • Men’s Body Wash ($15 each; 10 available)
    • Shampoo ($15 each; 8 available)
    • Conditioner ($15 each; 8 available)
If you are interested in purchasing extra, please contact Diane Ziegler ([email protected] or 513.260.2798).

Notable Notes

Walt Disney World Trip

Did you miss the kickoff meeting for the 2021 Walt Disney World trip? Or do you just want to take another look at the information? Visit milfordbands.org/disney for the information packet and the video recording of the Dec 11 Kickoff Meeting. Don't forget that the trip registration deadline is Jan 14!
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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.

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 was released the week of 12/9, with applications due Fri 1/24. Please contact Mr. Rose (Room C26; [email protected]) or Ms. Sears (Room C27; [email protected]) with questions.

2020 Marching Band Calendar

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

Spring Mattress Sale - Feb 15

Looking for a better night's sleep? Join the Band Boosters on Sat Feb 15 from 10am-5pm for our annual Spring Mattress Sale. The sale features all major brands and sizes, with 25+ different mattresses on display at MHS. These are all brand new mattresses with full factory warranties. Special pricing is available, and a portion of proceeds from all sales will benefit the Band programs. Bring a friend! Financing and delivery available. Contact [email protected] with questions.
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2020 Winter Show - Mar 7

Plans are underway for the 2020 Milford Winter Show on Sat Mar 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected].

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 ([email protected]) 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
[email protected]