Friday, November 10 (Concert 7p; Marathon 8p-2a)
The music department will hold its seventh Music Marathon Friday 11/10/17 at Stevenson High School. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with our FALL COLLAGE CONCERT. ALL band and orchestra members are expected to perform in the concert. Dress for this concert is casual. Musicians participating in the music marathon should wear their marathon t-shirt and jeans. Individuals not participating in the marathon after the concert should wear Stevenson apparel/colors and jeans. The concert is a public event. We hope family and friends will come out to hear some great music in our new Performing Arts Center!
For the MUSIC MARATHON musicians are expected to wear the Stevenson Music Marathon t-shirt to the event as well as jeans, socks and shoes for the entire event. No pajamas, bare feet, flip-flops, or shorts will be permitted. (T-shirts will be distributed in class the week of the marathon.)
At the conclusion of the concert, audience members and musicians not registered to participate in the marathon will need to exit the building to allow for the set-up and start of the marathon.
Remember that ALL personal items are the responsibility of the individual who brings them to the lock-in. I encourage individuals to leave personal items at home!
Registration form for the event can be found in the link below. Individuals can still register, but those registering this week will NOT receive a commemorative t-shirt. Complete the registration form and return to Mrs. Wickman with payment in a sealed envelope marked Music Marathon. This evening is a great opportunity for the Stevenson musicians to bond and have fun making music together. Get registered so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!
From the Music Marathon Committee:
The Music Marathon is this Friday, November 10th. We’re still in need of several items and chaperones. Please consider assisting by providing a donation for the event. A list of needed items, and the chaperone sign up can be found online. Click the link below to see how you can help. This is a great opportunity to get involved. Jobs include setup (receiving and organizing food donations from 5:45 to 6:45 pm in cafeteria), picking up and delivering dinner (approximately 9:45 pm), and chaperoning the event (8 pm until 2:00 am). If you have any questions, please contact Nicholle Cormier (email@example.com) or Erik Kuszynski (firstname.lastname@example.org).
DONATIONS and VOLUNTEERS
(Please NO PEANUTS or TREE NUTS in food items and chaperones must have an iChat form on file)
MARATHON GENERAL SCHEDULE
7p: FALL CONCERT (ALL bands and orchestra)
8p: Music Marathon check-in begins; sign in with the chaperones in the lobby.
2a: Music Marathon concludes - ALL participants must be picked up! Students CANNOT drive themselves or other students home after the marathon. All must be picked up by an adult.
The Music Boosters have worked hard to make this year's event the best so far. We have brought back the photo booth and added new activities. Dinner is a part of the students’ registration fee. In addition, the gym will be open to shoot hoops, there will be a game room where individuals can play board games, card games, and gaming systems. If you have extra decks of cards, board games such as Monopoly, Jenga, Life, etc., or are willing to bring a gaming system please sign up HERE to bring them. Be sure to mark games clearly so they can be returned at the end of the event. THE LIVONIA STEVENSON MUSIC BOOSTERS/STEVENSON HIGH SCHOOL ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE TO ANY GAMES OR GAMING SYSTEMS.
This evening is a great opportunity for all Stevenson musicians to bond and have fun making music together. If you haven’t registered consider joining in the fun!
The Stevenson High School Jazz Band auditions will be held in a rehearsal setting on Monday, November 13. To participate in auditions, individuals must complete and turn in the form in the link below and attend an open rehearsal on Monday November 6 from 2:45-4p. Individuals who apply and attend the open rehearsal on Nov. 6 need to be in the band room ready to perform at 2:45p on Monday, November 13 for auditions. Rehearsals will be in the Stevenson band room from 2:45-4 p.m. on the dates listed in the document below (mainly Mondays). Check your calendar before committing to the jazz band, as it is extremely important you attend ALL rehearsals and performances.
Individuals interested in participating in a chamber ensemble (flute choir, clarinet choir, saxophone choir, brass choir, percussion ensemble, or string ensemble) please complete the survey in the link below by Friday, November 10. We need your input to be sure we can accommodate those interested in participating. Groups will only run if there is enough interest so be sure to complete the survey if you are interested. Schedules and coach information will be available by December and ensembles will start rehearsing in January.
SMALL ENSEMBLE OPPORTUNITY
The Stevenson library will host a fundraiser at the Northville BARNES AND NOBLE on Saturday, November 18. Chamber ensembles interested in performing for this event must communicate availability to Mrs. Wickman by Thursday, November 9. This is a great opportunity to share your talents with the community and practice performing for Solo and Ensemble.
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
Sunday, December 10 @ Detroit Opera House (12:45-6p)
We have reserved a limited number of tickets for the 2 p.m.performance of An American in Paris on Sunday, December 10. If you are interested in traveling to the Opera House by bus with the music department, please return an order form and payment in a sealed envelope marked “An American in Paris” to Mrs. Wickman by Thursday, November 2. Checks should be made payable to Livonia Stevenson Music Boosters.
More info about the show:
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.
Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award®-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season!
The New York Times raves, “AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is a triumph! Pure joy!” and the Wall Street Journal declares, “Once you’ve seen it, you’ll find it hard to settle for less ever again.” Don’t miss this stunning Broadway hit when it arrives in Detroit on its first national tour!
GOOGLE CLASSROOM – All Classes
Individuals in all band and orchestra classes should now be enrolled in their class through Google Classroom. If you have not enrolled yet, the codes for each class can be found below and directions to enroll can be found here.
Concert Band: xwpbph0
Symphony Band: izetkf
Wind Ensemble: rqz2p0
GOOGLE CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS
No new assignments
We are on our way to collecting 2500 pairs of shoes! Collection boxes are in the Choir and Band rooms.
We’re also collecting shoes at the Music Marathon. For every pair of shoes donated that day, the student will receive a ticket for a chance to win multiple prizes, including a $40 gift certificate to Foot Locker so they can buy a new pair of shoes for themselves!
Remember, any pair of shoes or boots that you don’t wear but would consider giving to a friend would be perfect for the shoe drive.
For more information on our program, visit http://ourshoedrive.com/livonia-stevenson-music-boosters/
Click below for a copy of the flyer that students received in music classes last week.
Thank you for your help!
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.
Our November restaurant fundraiser is at BurgerFI restaurant starting Sunday, Nov 12 and running through Thursday, Nov 16. BurgerFi is located in the shopping center at Seven Mile and Haggerty. Just bring a copy of the flyer below (or show them the flyer on your phone) any time from Sunday through Thursday next week and BurgerFI will donate 15% of your bill to the Music Boosters.
FUTURE RESTAURANT FUNDRAISERS:
Sunday December 19, 2017
Olgas Restaurant in Laurel Park Mall
Las Palapas Mexican Restaurant on Plymouth Rd. at Farmington
If you shop for groceries at Busch’s, Kroger, or Meijer 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 are already enrolled, don’t forget to re-enroll by January 1st to participate in the 2018 Cash for Education program. All participants must re-enroll annually. Once registered, simply shop, provide your Busch’s MyWay phone number or key tag at the register and receive credit for your school. It’s that easy! Just be sure to follow the below steps to participate for the New Year.
Steps to Take:
- Sign into your MyWay account and select “Cash for Education” from the dropdown menu underneath your name to reselect Livonia Stevenson Music Boosters.
- If you haven’t done so already, you must include a valid email and opt-in to receive emails to participate in this program. You can check this under My Account > Account Holder when logged into MyWay. Busch’s will use this email to communicate any updates or changes to the Cash for Education Program. Email is also a great way to receive information regarding weekly specials, offers and Busch’s coupons, which are sent exclusively to MyWay members.
- You may now also include the student you’re supporting.
Select Livonia Stevenson Music Boosters #90777
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!
With the holiday season quickly approaching, please remember to use AMAZONSMILE when shopping online to support the Livonia Stevenson Music Boosters. 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!