Marching Band Scholastic Competition
We have several unavoidable conflicts with the Alma Scholastic Competition date of October 7 which prevents the band from performing that weekend. In order to keep a competition in our schedule for the season, I have reserved a spot in a Scholastic competition Saturday, September 30. To secure the spot, we must register this week. Please let me know ASAP if you would have an unresolvable conflict with September 30.
THREE CEDARS FARM OUTING – Friday, September 22 (6:00-8:30p)
The Livonia Stevenson Music Boosters are planning an evening at Three Cedars Farm that will include a hayride, corn maze, bonfire, cider, and donuts. All instrumental music students are invited to join in the fun. We are also looking for a few parents to chaperone the event. If you are available to help, please include your availability on the order form.
Who: All SHS Instrumental Students
Where: Three Cedars Farm, 7897 Six Mile Road, Northville, MI 48167
Cost: $10 per person (includes hayride, corn maze, bonfire, cider and donuts)
Transportation: Students are responsible for their own transportation to/from the event. Meet in front of the big red barn at 6:00pm
Details: Dress for the weather—and dress comfortably! Bring a flashlight for the corn maze if you like.
To participate individuals must turn in the Form/Permission (click here) by Wednesday, September 20.
Individuals must turn in money with their form in a sealed envelope.
Questions? Contact Nicholle Cormier at email@example.com
GOOGLE CLASSROOM – All Classes
Individuals in all band and orchestra classes need to enroll in their class through Google Classroom. Codes for each class can be found below.
Concert Band: xwpbph0
Symphony Band: izetkf
Wind Ensemble: rqz2p0
Individuals need to complete the Student Survey in the link below by Monday, September 11, 2017. The link was available in class last week.
SCHOLASTIC CLINIC @ Wayne Memorial HS (9/16/17)
3001 4th Street, Wayne, Michigan
The Marching Band will be performing at Wayne Memorial High School at 3:40p on Saturday, September 16. This clinic is an opportunity for the band to receive immediate feedback from a panel of judges in the areas of marching, music, and visual effect. Band members are responsible for their own transportation to and from Wayne Memorial HS. Large instruments will be transported on a truck. Individuals who play percussion, sousaphone, or an instrument too large to transport by car need to meet at SHS at 12:30p to load the truck. The Scholastic Clinic is open to the public. Tickets will be sold at the gate. Prices are $5 per person and children 5 and under are free. We hope family and friends will join us for our performance. An itinerary with details for the day can be found HERE.
CLINIC DAY REMINDERS:
- You are responsible for your own transportation.
- Large instruments will be loaded on the truck at 12:30 p.m. If your instrument is being transported on the truck, YOU are responsible for loading it at 12:30 p.m. and unloading it at SHS when we return to the school.
- Arrive at Wayne Memorial in full uniform – hat, gloves, black socks, jacket, and pants
MARCHING BAND PRACTICE REMINDERS
As we move forward with marching band season, please make every attempt possible to be at every practice for the scheduled time. Be sure to schedule appointments, work, and lessons outside of practice times as it is very difficult to learn and refine music and drill when individuals are missing. In addition, Mrs. Wickman should be notified in advance of any unavoidable conflicts to determine if the absence will effect the individual’s permission to perform that week. Absence due to sickness or emergency need to be communicated in a timely fashion.
All instruments must be properly stored after each practice. Instruments must be stored in cases (closed and latched) in lockers or the storage room. No instruments should be left on the floor or unsecured area. Drum line equipment must be in cases stored in the percussion room along with harnesses. Sousaphones must be stored in the percussion room. It is important to be sure all valuables are secured in a locker during marching band practice. Leaving items out in the hallway, in the band room, or in an unlocked locker is inviting theft. Please help remind each other to secure your items properly before heading to the practice field.
Marching Band members be sure to bring instruments, music, dot books, poker chips, and pencils to all practices. Since you will be going to practice after being in class all day, remember to bring appropriate clothes and tennis shoes for marching.
MARCHING BAND PAY-TO-PARTICIPATE FEE
The LPS Pay-to-Participate payment link is now active for 2017-18. All marching band members must pay the LPS $50 to participate in marching band. To access the site click on the link below (or copy and paste the link into your browser), or visit the Stevenson home page (http://stevenson.livoniapublicschools.org/), hover over “Activies” and scroll down to Pay to Participate: Marching Band/All-School Play/All-School Musical.
Throughout the year there will be many opportunities to get involved in the music program for students and parents. Please visit the music website at http://www.shsmusic.org/ for updates and information.
Please encourage individuals of the music program to register for weekly Music Note updates by visiting the music website at http://www.shsmusic.org. You can locate past Music Notes by visiting the Music Notes blog on the music website at http://www.shsmusic.org/music-notes. If you signed up and are not receiving the weekly music note, please check your spam folder and set up a filter to have the notes go to your inbox.
FACEBOOK & TWITTER
I also encourage our supporters to follow the Livonia Stevenson Music Boosters Facebook page to get more updates on the music program. If you prefer tweeting, the Livonia Stevenson Music Boosters can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MusicBoosterSHS
2017-18 BAND and ORCHESTRA CALENDAR
The tentative Band and Orchestra calendar for the 2017-18 season is available on the music website and the link below.
MUSIC GOOGLE CALENDAR
Parents who plan to volunteer throughout the year must complete an ICHAT form. This is a district requirement. The online form can be accessed through the link below.
2018 MUSIC DEPARTMENT TRIP – Orlando, FL (April 2-7, 2018)
The next Music Department trip has been planned for spring break 2018. We now have a waitlist for the second bus. If you are still interested in traveling to Disney with the music department, please register to be placed on the waitlist. Once we have enough to formally open the bus, the waitlist will be lifted and you will be officially registered. Our hope is to lift the waitlist in the next couple weeks, but we need more participants to make that happen. We are looking forward to another great music experience for our musicians and families.
DISNEY 2018 (Meeting Documents)
The Music Department fall fundraiser will start in all classes this week. This event is our main fundraiser for the year. Students received information about the fundraiser in their classes on September 6. While students are not required to participate in fundraising, we hope you will consider sharing this fundraiser with friends and family to support the Music Program at Stevenson. Individuals who cannot donate during the Snap-Raise fundraiser may donate to the music program at any time throughout the year by writing a check directly to the Livonia Stevenson Music Boosters, which is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
FUTURE RESTAURANT FUNDRAISERS
The Music Boosters have several restaurant fundraisers coming up. Each restaurant has a slightly different program, so keep your eyes on the Music Notes and our Facebook page for details.
Upcoming dates include:
Wednesday, September 20
Buffalo Wild Wings on Six Mile and Newburgh
Thursday, October 19
Leo’s Coney Island on Haggerty, north of Six Mile
Sunday, Nov. 12 – Thurs Nov. 16
BurgerFi on Haggerty south of Seven Mile
Are you, or your company interested in sponsoring a marching band halftime show? Please contact Erik Kuszynski at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you shop for groceries at Busch’s or Kroger a portion of your grocery bills can be donated back to the Livonia Stevenson Music Boosters.
Busch's Cash for Education
Busch’s has changed their procedure. Individuals can link Livonia Stevenson Music Boosters to your MY WAY card through the Busch’s website - www.buschs.com/community. If you linked you’re my Way account last year, be sure to check you’re account again this year as you must re-assign a donation organization for each quarter of the year.
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Kroger has suspended its annual renewal for each account's Community Rewards. If you shop at Kroger, you do NOT need to renew this year!
The Livonia Stevenson Music Boosters has an AmazonSmile account. All purchases made through https://smile.amazon.com will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the LSMB. If you are doing some holiday shopping on Amazon, be sure to use https://smile.amazon.com every time you make an Amazon purchase. The prices on AmazonSmile are identical to those on Amazon. This costs you nothing and is a great way to generate some extra funds for our music program. Thank you for your continued support!