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Upcoming Events
D2D @ El Picante - Jan 23
MBB Scholarship Deadline - Jan 24
CSO Field Trip (HS Ensembles) - Jan 24
WG @ TMA Waynesville - Jan 25
OMEA Preview Concert - Jan 26
Band Boosters Meeting - Jan 28
OMEA PDC Performances - Feb 1
WDL Drum Head Day - Feb 2
HS Solo/Ensemble - Feb 8
WDL @ Fairfield - Feb 8
WG @ MEPA Vandalia - Feb 9
WG @ WGI Indy - Feb 14
Mattress Sale - Feb 15

Weekly Newsletter #31 | January 20, 2020

Save the Date!!! 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 competing at the event, which will feature a full vendor exhibit area--including Gramma Carol's afghans!
Milford Winter Show
This is the Boosters' largest fundraiser of the year, and we need an army of student and parent volunteers to make it happen. Mark your calendars, save the date, and watch for information on how to sign up to help out! Questions? Contact wintershow@milfordbands.org.

This Week in MBB

Dine to Donate at El Picante - Thu Jan 23

Winter blahs got you down? Come to El Picante for a burrito to cure your blues! The next Band Boosters Dine to Donate will be at El Picante (784 Loveland-Miamiville Rd) on Thursday, January 23. Bring a friend, join us for lunch or dinner, and mention Milford Bands--no flier needed!

Click here to link to the information sheet.
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2020 Milford Bands Discount Cards

The 2020 Milford Bands Discount Cards have arrived! Last week, students in all three academic band ensembles received information on the 2020 Milford Bands Discount Cards. Cards are $10 each, and offer fantastic deals around the community that are reusable all year long! Students should take orders and collect money; cards will be provided for delivery after the money is turned in. Additional order forms will be available in the Band Room. Contact Becky Grilliot (beckygrilliot@gmail.com) with questions or for more information.
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2020 Milford Bands Discount Card (Back)

Band Boosters Scholarship Deadline - Fri Jan 24

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 Dec 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.

Deadline Extended: Disney 2021 Registration

Did you miss the deadline to sign up for the 2021 Walt Disney World trip? Are you looking for a "destination only" package? Even though the registration deadline was last week, we have left the system open for late registrations. Visit milfordbands.org/disney to get registered!

We are still looking for Disney trip chaperones. Please email president@milfordbands.org or contact Dr. Dailey if you are interested.
WDW2021

Deadline Extended: DCI World Championships Tickets

Deadline extended!!! Tickets are still available for the August 2020 bus trip to the Drum Corps International World Championships. 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 orders must be received on or before the end of school on Tue Jan 28. NO EXCEPTIONS! Please contact Julie Ford (julianne.ford@gmail.com) with questions.

Notable Notes

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!

Registration Opens for Summer Symposium

Registration is open for the 2020 Music for All Summer Symposium, taking place from
June 22-27 on the campus of Ball State University. Register by January 31 to receive the best price of the year. Fees includes tuition, housing, meals, tickets to all evening concerts, a t-shirt, and a group photo.
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Fall Fundraiser - Extra Items

Did you forget to place an order in the 2019 Fall Fundraiser, or wish you had ordered more? We still have extra Butter Braids ($14 each) and cookie dough ($16 each). If you are interested in purchasing extra, please contact Diane Ziegler (dianez@adv4.com or 513.260.2798).

Upcoming Events

Spring Mattress Sale - Feb 15

The Milford Bands Mattress Fundraiser is coming soon! There will be 25 different styles of beds on display for customers to try. The beds are new, brand name, made to order, available in all sizes, and cost less than retail stores. In addition to beds, there will also be luxury pillows, sheets and even adjustable power bases! Please share this information with family and friends! Click here for a video to see how it works.

Click here to link to the Facebook event, where we will post about our products, payment options, and other event information. Click “GOING”! “INVITE” your friends and “SHARE” the post!
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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!

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.
Say Cheese

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