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Metea Valley Association of Music Parents

How Can I Help?

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Photos. Please share student and staff music photos from the current school year and previous years here. Please share the link as well!

Help during the school year. During the course of the year, separate Sign-Up Genius links will be sent to parents to volunteer for activities (Tri-M Reception, Collage, Madrigals, Awards Reception, Fine Arts Festival, etc.)

Questions? Contact an AMP Board Member.

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Notes to Know – May 2017

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HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

THANK YOU for a wonderful year!  AMP appreciates all the parent and student volunteers who helped make the Metea music events and program happen all year! Have a safe and enjoyable break and we look forward to seeing everyone in the fall.

  • 2016-2017 AMP Board. This board will end their term on June 30, 2017.   Three music parents will be leaving the board:  Linda Watkins, President; Kelly Sherwood, VP of Chorus; and Theresa Hus, Treasurer.  We thank them for their many hours of devotion to AMP.
  • 2017-2018 AMP Board. Three 2016-2017 board members will continue on the board for next year (2017-2018):  Alex Klopp, VP of Band (who will move to the role of AMP President); Shyamla Narayan, Secretary (who will move to the role of VP of Band); and Debbie Hagel, VP of Orchestra.  We welcome three new music parents to the 2017-2018 AMP Board:  Linda Stachniak, VP of Chorus; Lisa Ventrella, Secretary; and Jeanne Sheehan, Treasurer.
  • Newsletter format. Please review the PDF main newsletter page to view information from AMP and the MVHS music department and don’t miss the calendar to get all important dates.
  • Social Media. Stay connected by joining AMP on Facebook, on Twitter at @MeteaAMP and on Instagram @metea_AMP!
  • Learn About The Music Program. Learn how AMP supports the exciting MV music programs by viewing this slideshow under “MVHS Music Program Overview.” You can get involved with opportunities here.

For Your Information

  • Dinners Out. The May “Dinners Out” at Portillo’s was a success thanks to your participation. “Dinners Out” fundraisers for AMP will resume in September.
  • Submit Music Photos. Please share student and staff music photos from the current school year and previous years here. Please share the link with your student(s) and other parents.
  • MVHS Music Alumni. If you know a former MVHS fine arts student or parent, please invite them to like the AMP Facebook page and follow the AMP Twitter account (@MeteaAMP) or Instagram account (@metea_AMP) to find out current happenings in the music program.
  • Senior Girls. If you would like to donate your black concert dress to the music department, please try to drop off by Friday, June 9 or feel free to leave them at the Metea front office during the summer, labeled “Music Department.” Please contact Mrs. Boddy with questions at Paulette_Boddy@ipsd.org.
  • Next AMP Board Meeting. All parents with a student(s) in Metea’s music program are welcome to attend the next AMP meeting, scheduled for September 2017. Check back for details.
  • Recordings. Please note, sound recordings from concerts are available on Sound Cloud using the password mustangs.
  • Collage 2017. Save the date! Collage performances are November 30, 2017 and December 1, 2017. Mandatory dress rehearsal on November 29, 2017.

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Recaps

  • Awards Night. The Music Awards Night was Tuesday, May 9 at 7pm and was followed by a dessert reception.  Thank you to the music parents that volunteered for the event.
  • Spring Concerts. The May 11 Choir Concert, May 16 Band Concerts and May 18 Orchestra Concert were a success.  Please note, sound recordings from concerts are available on Sound Cloud using the password mustangs.
  • Fine Arts Festival. Once again, this year’s Fine Arts Festival was on May 20 and Metea was filled with music and art all day long. Thank you to the music parents who supported AMP in the concession and alumni tent areas.
  • Musical Theater. AIDA performances were well received by audiences and received coverage in the Naperville Sun: article and photos. Save the date for the fall musical Little Shop of Horrors on November 2, 3 and 4, 2017.
  • Alumni Tent. AMP welcomed back 50+ music and arts students (Classes 2012 – 2016) who visited the MV Fine Arts Department Alumni Tent during Fine Arts Festival. The tent boasted testimonials and memories dating back to 2009.  See pictures here.

Metea Music Calendar

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Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

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MVHS AMP newsletter site

This site is used to host articles that appear in the MVHS AMP newsletter.  For more information on AMP, please visit the MV AMP website. For more information on the Metea Music program, please visit the MeteaMusic.org website.

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Metea Music Photo Submissions & Alumni

 

PHOTOS NEEDED:  To preserve memories of the outstanding MV Fine Arts Program, we need your help providing photos of MV students at school functions.

  • Photos of 2012 – 2016 graduates (2009 – 2016)
  • Photos of current students (2013 – 2017)

The photos will be used for the annual Fine Arts Festival alumni slide show and the (coming soon!) music department annual yearbooks.

Submit Photos. Please share student and staff music photos from the current school year and previous years here. Please share the link as well!

PLEASE SEND PICTURES throughout the year!!

  • Please provide student name(s), event name and month/year picture was taken.
  • Small student group pictures are preferred and can also include photos of the faculty.
  • Submission ideas: student(s) playing an instrument, a group of students outside of the auditorium following a performance, an outside close-up of marching band students, an art student at an MV art show, etc.
  • As many photos as possible will be used, but not all photos can be guaranteed to be used.

SOCIAL MEDIA:  Use the hashtag #meteamusic and AMP can find your photos easier! 

Metea Music Calendar

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Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

June 2017, August – September 2017 Music Calendar

Full Metea Music Calendar and IPSD 2017-2018 School Calendar

JUNE
6/2 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
6/12 – 6/16 Summer JAZZ Camp
6/19 – 6/29 Summer CHORUS Camp
6/19 – 7/6 Summer BAND Camp

Full Metea Music Calendar and IPSD 2017-2018 School Calendar

AUGUST

8/7 – 8/18   Summer ORCHESTRA Camp
8/10-8/11 (Th-F) 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Marching Band Camp
8/14-8/18 (M-F) 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Marching Band Camp
8/14 – 8/17 (M-Th) 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM MV Student Readiness Days (visit AMP Table)
8/15 (T) 3:00 PM Marching Band performs @ Freshman Orientation
8/15 (T) 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Freshman Orientation Parent Program  (visit AMP Table)
8/18 (F) 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Mustang Mania (Marching Band performs)
8/24 (Th)   FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
8/25 (F)   Home Football Game  (Neuqua Valley)

Full Metea Music Calendar and IPSD 2017-2018 School Calendar

SEPTEMBER

9/1 (F) 7:30 PM Home Football Game  (Naperville North)
9/7 (Th) 7:00 PM Curriculum Night  (visit AMP Table)
9/13 (W) 4:00 PM AMP Board Meeting in Room A133
9/22 (F) 7:30 PM Home Football Game  (Waubonsie Valley)
9/23 Sat.) 11:00 PM – 5:00 PM District #204 Marching Band Festival
9/28 (Th) 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Tri-M Induction (AMP coordinates reception)
9/29 (F) 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Marching Band Banquet
9/29 (F) 7:30 PM Home Football Game (Lake Park)

Full Metea Music Calendar and IPSD 2017-2018 School Calendar

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Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

2017-2018 AMP Board

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This AMP Board will be effective July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018.

President: Alex Klopp

VP of Band: Shyamla Narayan

VP of Chorus: Linda Stachniak

VP of Orchestra: Debbie Hagel

Secretary: Lisa Ventrella

Treasurer: Jeanne Sheehan

 

Volunteer Questions

 

Newsletter Editor: Amy Hausman

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Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

Dinners Out – May 2017

May 17, 2017 – Portillo’s/Barnelli’s – Route 59/Naperville

PORTILLOS FLYER W BARNELLIS BURST

May “Dinners Out” is at Portillo’s/Barnelli’s at Route 59/Naperville on May 17!

Mark your calendars for the May “Dinners Out” on Wednesday, May 17 at Portillo’s and Barnelli’s at 1992 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville (Route 59 & Jefferson) from 4pm to 8pm.

  • This location will donate 20% of each purchase for take-out and dine-in during the dinner hours of 4pm to 8pm.
  • Right click the above Portillo’s image to print out the flyer, show it on your smart phone to support Metea AMP.
  • Be sure to share this information with your student, family and neighbors as well!
  • Check for announcements on Twitter, Facebook and the MV AMP newsletter.

Previous “Dinners Out” were a success!

Thank you to everyone who supported AMP with their purchases. Please thank these past participating restaurants for their generosity.

Metea Music Calendar

Metea Music website

AMP website

Please join AMP on:

Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

Tri-M Music Honor Society

End-of-School-Year Reminder: All students are required to fulfill two volunteer positions each semester during the course of the 2016-2017 school year. There are numerous opportunities to fulfill this requirement after school, evenings and on the weekends.

The Metea Valley Tri-M Music National Honor Society boasts 300 members — one of the largest in the country. The quest of Tri-M members is to work together to raise public support and awareness for music programs and help students reach their full potential. Tri-M is a service-oriented student-run organization. Members are required to attend monthly meetings and fulfill various school-improvement and community relations volunteer duties in order to fulfill their membership requirements.

The first Tri-M monthly membership meeting was held on 10/4. At that meeting, students were provided a vision for the semester’s activities.

  • Please note that there is a Tri-M home page and a Tri-M student page.
  • The official link to the SignUpGenius for Tri-M students to sign up for service credit is now available.
  • All students are required to fulfill two volunteer positions each semester during the course of the 2016-2017 school year. There are numerous opportunities to fulfill this requirement after school, evenings and on the weekends.
  • Future required monthly meetings are scheduled at 6:50 AM (Tuesdays): 5/2.
  • All Tri-M members are required to attend Collage (12/1/16 & 12/2/16), Fine Arts Festival (5/20/17) and the Tri-M Recital (2/21/17).
  • Tri-M students are required to wear their Tri-M shirt (sent home with your student), black pants, and name badge to all service events.
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA.

The Tri-M faculty advisors are Mrs. Boddy and Mr. Kaminsky.

The Tri-M Membership Induction Ceremony and Reception was held on Thursday, September 29 with over 600 students and family members in attendance. At the reception, special guest Dr. Larry Livingston, a distinguished conductor, educator, and a highly respected motivational speaker was presented the Tri-M Lifetime Honorary Member Award.

Please read Dr. Livingston’s letter to Superintendent Karen Sullivan after his visit to Metea.

See more details at Tri-M Music Honor Society website.

  • Twitter @mvhstrim
  • Instagram @mvhs_trim – tag Tri-M in pictures or DM pictures to post!
  • Add on Remind @mvtrim

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Please join AMP on:

Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

Musical Theater – April 2017

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AIDA – May 4, 5, 6 @ 7pm

Aida, this timeless story of love’s triumph over hate, including a pop rock score by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, will be presented as this year’s 2017 Spring Musical on May 4, 5, and 6 at 7pm in the MVHS Auditorium.

  • The production features 50-60 cast members, directed by Nathan Bramstedt.
  • Tickets are on sale now here and will also be available at the door.
  • Parents — please consider giving back to the production – visit the link to see the varied ways you can help.

See more details on this flyer  and at the Theater website.

See article and photos in the Naperville Sun.

IMPROV comedy night – May 25 @ 7pm

Don’t miss IMPROV comedy night, 7pm, May 25, 2017. Tickets ($5 each) available at the door.

Upcoming Guest Artists & Technicians

The MVHS Music Department was awarded an IPEF grant to bring in guest artists and technicians. Another opportunity will be in April with Alexander Gemignani, Broadway actor and tenor, who plays King George III in the Chicago production of Hamilton.

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Questions…please contact Erin Sinnaeve, Theater Chair.

Metea Music Calendar

Metea Music website

AMP website

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Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

May Events 2017

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Music Awards Night – Tuesday, May 9, 2017 7pm @ Metea

Awards Program. The Music Awards Night is a special night for all students to celebrate their many accomplishments during the past school year. The music faculty encourages students to dress up (suits & ties/dresses) for the event.

Dessert Buffet. Following the program in the MVHS auditorium, the Association of Music Parents will host a dessert buffet in the auditorium lobby. We are only asking for an hour (or more) to help with set-up, serving, or clean-up.  Please consider this volunteer opportunity here.

Spring Concerts @ Metea

  • Chorus – 7pm – Thursday, May 11, 2017
  • Band – 6:30pm & 8:15pm – Tuesday, May 16, 2017
  • Orchestra – 7pm – Thursday, May 18, 2017

See the full Metea Music calendar here.

Fine Arts Festival – Saturday, May 20, 2017 8am – 4pm @ Metea

Check the schedule to find out when your student(s) are performing on the Fine Arts Festival schedule.

Help with concessions. During Fine Arts Festival, help is needed for concessions. AMP can use your help, even if just for a short time between your student’s concerts — just indicate when you need to step out for a concert. See how you can help here.

Help with the Alumni tent. During Fine Arts Festival, help is also needed for the MVHS Music Alumni tent. We need your photos! See how you can help for just an hour here.

Metea Music Calendar

Metea Music website

AMP website

Please join AMP on:

Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

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