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Notes to Know – September 2017

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WELCOME BACK!

We hope that the start of the 2017-2018 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.
  • 2017-2018 AMP Board. Please welcome the new 2017-2018 AMP Board: Alex Klopp, AMP President; Lisa Ventrella, Secretary; Jeanne Sheehan, Treasurer; Shyamla Narayan, VP of Band; Debbie Hagel, VP of Orchestra; and Linda Stachniak, VP of Chorus. 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 7, 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 13, 2017 at 4pm in Room A133.  (Next meeting is Wednesday, October 25, 2017 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. Best selling favorites and exciting new spirit wear items will be available to support Metea music. They will be showcased in the auditorium lobby music concession area during the fall concerts. Please watch for order details coming in October.
  • 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 2017. Save the date! Collage performances are November 30, 2017 and December 1, 2017. Mandatory dress rehearsal on November 29, 2017. See details in the Collage article.

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2017-2018 How Can I Help AMP?

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Chairpersons & General Help. MV AMP is currently looking for chairs and volunteers for our annual events.  Please contact MVAMPVolunteers@gmail.com for information or with any questions.

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.

Metea Music Calendar

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Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

 

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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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Musical Theater – September 2017

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Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

On 8/29, MV Theater had their 2017-2018 kick-off meeting.  Nathan Bramstedt introduced faculty and theater professionals that will support this year’s program.  The Theater Season was unveiled to 75+ students who were in attendance.

This year’s musical is Little Shop of Horrors and will be presented 11/2, 11/3 and 11/4 at 7pm in the MV Auditorium.

Improv Nights will take place three times during the school year: November 10, February 23 and May 18 at 7pm in the Black Box. (Info meeting September 5. Audition workshops during the week of September 11.)

Musical Theatre Experience (choreography workshops) are slotted for evenings (TBA) in January and February 2018.

On February 8, 9 and 10, 2018 features student-directed, student-selected scenes in Make A Scene, Dream Theme. (Auditions November 8 & 9, 2017.)

Our Town, the great American play by Thornton Wilder, will be performed on May 3, 4 and 5, 2018 in the MV Auditorium.  (Auditions February 20 and 21, 2018.)

See more details at Theater website.

Metea Music Calendar

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Dinners Out – September 2017

New “Dinners Out” for September 2017!

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

Mark your calendars for the next “Dinners Out” event — to be announced

Check for more 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

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Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

Tri-M Music Honor Society – September 2017

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Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

The Tri-M Music National Honor Society has a student membership of grades 10-12. 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.

In 2016-2017, Tri-M boasted a membership of 300 students – one of the largest chapters in the nation.  The membership for 2017-2018 will be close to that number once again. Tri-M members work together to raise public support and awareness for music programs and help students reach their full potential.

Applications for membership have been sent home with your student.  The mandatory Tri-M Membership Induction Ceremony and Reception will be held on Thursday, September 28th at 7:00 PM.  After the Induction Ceremony and Reception, students and parents will be receiving an email from Mrs. Boddy and Mr. Kaminsky with important information regarding service events, meetings, and communication.

Monthly meetings are scheduled at 6:50 AM (Tuesdays) on the following dates:  10/3, 11/7, 11/28, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3 and 5/1.

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

See more details at Tri-M Music Honor Society.

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Madrigals – September 2017

 

Photos from 2016-2017 school year.

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

The Madrigal Singer auditions were held in May and late August.  During the Fall, the group practices in preparation for the four performances of the Madrigal Feaste where they perform secular vocal music compositions from the Renaissance and early Baroque eras, as well as holiday favorites.  In addition, during their season, the group has special performances and service projects throughout the community.

Performance dates and ticket information will be announced.

See more details at Madrigal Singers website.

Metea Music Calendar

Metea Music website

AMP website

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Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

Marching Band – September 2017

 

 

Welcome to the 2017-2018 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

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Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

2017 Fall Concerts & Usher Program

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Each Fall, the music department presents six concerts featuring the band, chorus and orchestra curricular groups. Most students perform at only one concert. The music faculty will communicate directly with parents about attire and arrival time.

Save the date!

  • Fall Choir Concerts are Thursday, October 12 at 6:30pm & 8:15pm.
  • Fall Band Concerts are Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30pm & 8:15pm.
  • Fall Orchestra Concerts are Thursday, October 19 at 6:30pm & 8:15pm.

Auditorium Ushers

Be on the lookout for Tri-M students who are performing the important role of an usher for Metea fine arts performances. The students earn participation credit while executing the responsibility of being an auditorium usher. Their key responsibilities are:

  • Ensure that all patrons get to their seats before the start of a performance
  • Provide assistance for handicap access to designated areas
  • Ensure that performances are not interrupted by late arrivals. (For those who are not able to arrive before the start of a performance, please make every effort to follow the instructions provided by ushers.)

Please note that Metea performances start promptly at their published time.

Sound recordings from concerts are available on Sound Cloud using the password mustangs.

Full Metea Music Calendar

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Collage Concert: November 30 & December 1, 2017

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Photo from Collage 2016.

Save the date! Collage is November 30 and December 1, 2017.  The concerts are Thursday and Friday at 6:00 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.

Every music student participates in all four concerts.  Collage is a District 204 tradition with each concert featuring a seamless 90-minute program with an incredible finale featuring all 900+ music students.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!  Each music student will be issued four tickets for the event. Many more details will follow in our October newsletter.

TICKETS. Tickets are free, and will be made available to the students and the public beginning in November. Please request only as many tickets as needed. Many community members enjoy attending the concerts and we hope to fill the auditorium to capacity by welcoming as many music guests as possible.

VOLUNTEERS. MV AMP is looking for help with the Collage event and is currently in need of 2 to 4 show facilitators.  These volunteers should sign up for a time slot when they are not watching the show. To sign up please contact MVAMPVolunteers@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Full Metea Music Calendar

Metea Music website

AMP website

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Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

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