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Musical Theater – September 2018

 

2018-19 Theater Season
​Celebrating 10 years of Theater at Metea Valley


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Fall Play
Alice in Wonderland
Directed by Matt Wolski
November 2 at 7pm, Nov 3 at 2pm & 7pm, Nov 4 at 7pm
MVHS Auditorium

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​Encore
December 17 at 7pm
MVHS Auditorium
An evening of song and stories
celebrating 10 years of MVHS Theater
with performances from alumni and original cast members
in their original roles!
Theater Reunion for all students, alumni and community

​Free and open to the public.


IMPROV
nights of hilarity and shenanigans
October 12, March 8, May 10 at 7pm
MVHS Black Box

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Winter Scenes
student-directed scenes about ​Journeys
February 7, 8, 9 at 7pm
MVHS Black Box

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Spring Musical
Newsies

Directed by Nathan Bramstedt
May 2, 3, 4 at 7pm
MVHS Auditorium

See more details at Theater website.

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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Marching Band – September 2018

 

 

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!

The MVHS Marching Mustangs are in high gear. The band began practicing in August and played at their first home football game on Friday, 8/25.  Don’t miss the pregame show and spectacular half time show featuring the music of Coldplay.  The marching band has performed/will perform at Mustang Mania, University of Illinois Band Day and the Naperville Labor Day Parade.  Additional MVHS football game performances include:  9/1, 9/22 and 9/29.

Mark your calendars for September 23rd for the Marching Band D204 Festival.   Waubonsie and Neuqua Marching Bands will join the Marching Mustangs for this event. Additionally, on September 26th see the Marching Mustangs at the Oswego Marching Festival.

Please visit the Marching Band page to learn more about the Marching Mustangs!

Metea Music Calendar

Metea Music website

AMP website

Please join AMP on:

Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

How Can I Help?

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Nominations for 2018-2019 AMP Executive Board

Whether you’re a band, chorus or orchestra parent, the Metea Valley High School fine arts department is supported by volunteers.  The AMP Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for Board and Committee Chairperson positions for the 2018-2019 fiscal year (7/1/18 – 6/30/19). Nominations for the MV AMP Board will be accepted until June 8, 2018.

Executive Board Positions

    • President

    • VP of Band

    • VP of Chorus

    • VP of Orchestra

    • Secretary

    • Treasurer

Please contact Nominations Committee Chairperson, Alex Clopp at mvamppresident@gmail.com, for more information about the positions. Elections for the MV AMP Board positions will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2018 at 4pm in Room A133.

**Please note that a by-law amendment referencing executive board terms has been posted to the MeteaMusic.org website under the AMP tab . AMP General Membership vote will be taken to approve the motion on June 26th at 4:00 p.m.

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

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.

Metea Music Calendar

Metea Music website

AMP website

Please join AMP on:

Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

Notes to Know – September 2018

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WELCOME BACK!

We hope that the start of the 2018-2019 school year has been a good one for all Metea students, staff and their families.

Metea Valley Association of Music Parents (MV AMP) is looking forward to a great year filled with music and fun!

  • New to Music at MVHS? Be sure to visit the Metea Music website and you’re invited to attend MV AMP meetings. If you have any questions, please contact AMP board members.
  • 2018-2019 AMP Board. Please welcome the new 2018-2019 AMP Board: President Alex Klopp, VP Orchestra Rebecca Burns, VP Band Mike Doyle, VP Chorus Linda Stachniak, Secretary Lisa Ventrella, Treasurer Jeanne Sheehan. If you have any questions, please contact them using info found here.
  • Curriculum Night. AMP will have a table at Curriculum Night in the Commons from 5:30pm to 9pm on Thursday, September 6, 2017. Please stop by to learn more about how you can support the MVHS Music Department!  Every music parent is automatically a member of AMP. There are no fees to join. You will receive monthly newsletters and volunteer information from our organization. On Curriculum Night, parents can purchase music decals at the Sports Booster window.
  • 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 Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 4pm in Room A133.  (Next meeting is Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 4pm in Room A133.)
  • Help Needed! Chair and volunteer positions are open for some of our annual events and whether you’re a band, chorus or orchestra parent, we could use your help! See How Can I Help? article.
  • Music Spirit Wear. Spirit wear will be on sale starting Tuesday, September 4th. Samples will be be displayed in the music classrooms and orders can be placed HERE. The sale will run through September 28th.
  • Music Decals. Decals for vehicles can be purchased from the Sports Boosters window in the Commons at all sporting events . These include: band, orchestra, chorus, madrigals, etc.

UPCOMING

  • Fall Concerts. See the Fall Concerts article.
  • Collage 2018. Save the date! Collage performances are Thursday, November 29 & Friday, November 30, 2018. Mandatory dress rehearsal is on November 28, 2018. See details in the Collage article.
  • Recordings. Please note, sound recordings from concerts are available on Sound Cloud using the password mustangs.
  • Music Decals. Decals for vehicles can be purchased from the Sports Boosters window in the Commons at all sporting events. Decals available include: band, orchestra, chorus, madrigals, etc.

Recaps

  • Metea Wind Ensemble. Congratulations to the Wind Ensemble who performed at Illinois SuperState2018 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Great job everyone!
  • Thank YOU! Thank you to all parents who volunteered for AMP activities or supported the AMP organization and their music student(s). We cannot do it without your valuable assistance!
  • Musical Theater. Our Town performances were well received by audiences. Save the date for the fall musical Alice in Wonderland on November 2 and 3, 2018 & Spring Musical Newsies.
  • Awards Night. The Music Awards Night and dessert reception was Tuesday, May 9 at 7pm. Congratulations to MVHS Class of 2018 and all music students for their work and contribution to the music program this year! Thank you to all parents who helped with the dessert reception.
  • Spring Concerts. The choir, band and orchestra spring concerts were a success.  To hear the concerts, please visit the SoundCloud page using the password mustangs.
  • Fine Arts Festival. This year the Fine Arts Festival was on Saturday, May 19, 2018. AMP facilitated concessions, organizes volunteers and more. (See the May Events article for details.)
  • Senior Plaques & Photos. All plaque and photo orders have been distributed to students. We have one extra chorus and orchestra plaque with the 8″x10″ photo. If you missed placing an order please send in payment of $39 (checks payable to MVAMP) with your student to hand over to Mr. Devany. If you have any questions please email mvampvpband@gmail.com.

Metea Music Calendar

Metea Music website

AMP website

Please join AMP on:

Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

 

Dinners Out – September 2018

Grab a meal out and benefit AMP!

“Dinners Out” is a monthly event at a local restaurant to raise funds for the Metea Valley Association of Music Parents organization.

Our first fundraiser will be held Wednesday, September 19th from 5-8 pm at Chick Fil-A, 4435 Fox Valley Center Dr, Aurora. Please support Metea music programs by mentioning “Metea AMP” or “Spirit Night” when placing your order.

Check for additional Dinners Out 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!

Dinners Out – May 2018

Grab a meal out and benefit AMP!

“Dinners Out” is a monthly event at a local restaurant to raise funds for the Metea Valley Association of Music Parents organization.

We’ll announce future dates and locations for upcoming Dinners Out as soon as details are finalized. Check for additional Dinners Out 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!

Notes to Know – May 2018

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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 programs happen all year! Have a safe and enjoyable break, and we look forward to seeing everyone in the fall.

  • Newsletter. Please review the PDF main newsletter page to visit the items of interest regarding information from AMP and the MVHS music department. Don’t miss the calendar to get all important dates.
  • Social Media. A great way to stay connected while at MVHS — or after your student graduates!  Please join today and encourage your alumni parent friends and alumni music students  to also join us on social media.  Alumni events, MV department concerts, Collage Concert details, etc. are communicated regularly. Please join AMP on Facebook and Twitter at @MeteaAMP and Instagram at @metea_AMP!
  • Learn About The Music Program. If you are new to the MVHS music program, you can learn how AMP supports the exciting MV music programs by viewing this slideshow under “MVHS Music Program Overview.” Want to get involved? See more opportunities here.

For Your Information

  • Nominations for 2018-2019 AMP Executive Board. Whether you’re a band, chorus or orchestra parent, the Metea Valley High School fine arts department is supported by volunteers.  The AMP Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for Board and Committee Chairperson positions for the 2018-2019 fiscal year (7/1/18 – 6/30/19). Nominations for the MV AMP Board will be accepted until June 8, 2018.

Executive Board Positions

  • President
  • VP of Band
  • VP of Chorus
  • VP of Orchestra
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Please contact Nominations Committee Chairperson, Alex Clopp at mvamppresident@gmail.com, for more information about the positions. Elections for the MV AMP Board positions will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2018 at 4pm in Room A133.

**Please note that a by-law amendment referencing executive board terms has been posted to the MeteaMusic.org website under the AMP tab . AMP General Membership vote will be taken to approve the motion on June 26th at 4:00 p.m.

  • 2017-2018 AMP Executive Board. A huge thank you to this year’s AMP Executive Board for all their work: President, Alex Klopp; VP of Band, Shyamla Narayan; VP of Chorus, Linda Stachniak; VP of Orchestra, Debbie Hagel; Secretary, Lisa Venterella; and Treasurer, Jeanne Sheehan.
  • 2018-2019 AMP Executive Board. New positions will be announced after the June 26 elections. All 2018-2019 board members assume their new positions on July 1, 2018.
  • Dinners Out. Hope you enjoyed Nothing Bundt Cakes at the Fine Arts Festival on May 19. Please see the “Dinners Out” article for details.
  • Marching Mustangs. The Marching Mustangs is part of our music department’s strong foundation of excellence in music education. Incoming freshmen are encouraged to join. During the 2018-2019 school year, the Marching Mustangs are performing a Disney halftime show, and traveling to St. Louis for a weekend trip, which makes for a very exciting season!  Summer commitment consists of the morning on June  5, 6, 7 and then not again until August 7th, so you still get your whole summer off! To register for Marching Mustangs, visit this link.
  • Senior Girls. If you would like to donate your black concert dress to the music department, please feel free to leave them at the Metea front office during the summer, labeled “Music Department.” Please contact Mrs. Boddy with questions.
  • 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) to find out current happenings in the music program.  See more details here.
  • Fond Farewell. Thank you to Metea accompanist, Michael Oldham, for his work with Metea students this year. We wish him well in his future endeavors!
  • Next AMP Board Meeting. The next AMP meeting is scheduled for 4:00pm on Wednesday, June 26, 2018 in Room A133.
  • Recordings. Please note, sound recordings from concerts are available on Sound Cloud using the password mustangs.
  • Music Decals. Decals for vehicles can be purchased from the Sports Boosters window in the Commons at all sporting events. Decals available include: band, orchestra, chorus, madrigals, etc.

Upcoming

  • Summer Music at Metea & More. Take a look at the various offerings for summer music at District 204 schools – please note orchestra programs are in August.
  • Collage 2018. Save the date! Collage performances are Thursday, November 29 & Friday, November 30, 2018. Mandatory dress rehearsal is on November 28, 2018.

Recaps

  • Metea Wind Ensemble. Congratulations to the Wind Ensemble who performed at Illinois SuperState2018 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Great job everyone!
  • Thank YOU! Thank you to all parents who volunteered for AMP activities or supported the AMP organization and their music student(s). We cannot do it without your valuable assistance!
  • Musical Theater. Our Town performances were well received by audiences. Save the date for the fall musical Alice in Wonderland on November 2 and 3, 2018 & Spring Musical Newsies.
  • Awards Night. The Music Awards Night and dessert reception was Tuesday, May 9 at 7pm. Congratulations to MVHS Class of 2018 and all music students for their work and contribution to the music program this year! Thank you to all parents who helped with the dessert reception.
  • Spring Concerts. The choir, band and orchestra spring concerts were a success.  To hear the concerts, please visit the SoundCloud page using the password mustangs.
  • Fine Arts Festival. This year the Fine Arts Festival was on Saturday, May 19, 2018. AMP facilitated concessions, organizes volunteers and more. (See the May Events article for details.)
  • Senior Plaques & Photos. All plaque and photo orders have been distributed to students. We have one extra chorus and orchestra plaque with the 8″x10″ photo. If you missed placing an order please send in payment of $39 (checks payable to MVAMP) with your student to hand over to Mr. Devany. If you have any questions please email mvampvpband@gmail.com.

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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How Can I Help?

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Nominations for 2018-2019 AMP Executive Board

Whether you’re a band, chorus or orchestra parent, the Metea Valley High School fine arts department is supported by volunteers.  The AMP Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for Board and Committee Chairperson positions for the 2018-2019 fiscal year (7/1/18 – 6/30/19). Nominations for the MV AMP Board will be accepted until June 8, 2018.

Executive Board Positions

    • President

    • VP of Band

    • VP of Chorus

    • VP of Orchestra

    • Secretary

    • Treasurer

Please contact Nominations Committee Chairperson, Alex Clopp at mvamppresident@gmail.com, for more information about the positions. Elections for the MV AMP Board positions will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2018 at 4pm in Room A133.

**Please note that a by-law amendment referencing executive board terms has been posted to the MeteaMusic.org website under the AMP tab . AMP General Membership vote will be taken to approve the motion on June 26th at 4:00 p.m.

Photos

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

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.

Metea Music Calendar

Metea Music website

AMP website

Please join AMP on:

Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

Musical Theater – April 2018

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Our Town, the great American play by Thornton Wilder, will be performed on May 3, 4 and 5, 2018 at 7pm in the MV Auditorium. Ticket info coming soon!

Improv Nights will take place for the last time this school year on May 18, 2018 at 7pm in the Black Box.

See more details at Theater website.

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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