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Notes to Know – November 2017

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The Association of Music Parents (AMP) at Metea Valley High School supports the students and staff of the 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. Thank you for supporting music at Metea!

  • 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.
  • Dinners Out. AMP continues to sponsor monthly dinners out where each local restaurant donates a percentage of the date’s proceeds directly to AMP.  Please mark your calendar for our next event scheduled for Friday, November 17, 2017 at Zoup! (1167 North Eola Road, Suite #105, Aurora)The event will run from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Zoup! is donating 20% of all sales (before taxes) during this time to AMP.  At the time you order, please mention that you are supporting AMP. Please see the “Dinners Out” article.
  • Music Spirit Wear. AMP is sponsoring their annual Spirit Wear Sale to support Metea music. Orders can be submitted starting November 1 and ending November 10 using this link.  Items will be delivered before Winter Break. Please remember that items are non-refundable; please choose sizes carefully. Please see details in the Music Spirit Wear article.
  • 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.
  • Faculty Update. It is bittersweet to announce that Mrs. Melinda Arnold, our amazing piano accompanist, will be retiring from Metea Valley this December.  Mrs. Arnold has served our Metea Music community since the building opened in 2009, and our choral program and its students have been transformed by Mrs. Arnold’s musical leadership and artistry.  She has been a strong advocate for our students’ well-being, using music as a vehicle to teach others about the power of love.  We will deeply miss Mrs. Arnold!  We wish her all the best and will be naming her “Accompanist Emeritus!”  A new accompanist will begin at Metea Valley this January.
  • 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, January 10 at 4pm in Room A133.
  • Music Decals. Decals for vehicles can be purchased from the Sports Boosters window in the Commons and at all sporting events. These include: band, orchestra, chorus, madrigals, etc.

UPCOMING

  • ARTSpeaks is pleased to invite you to an inspiring event featuring Ellie Rose, a gerontologist whose life work is to enrich the lives of elders. She will be talking about her work on The Penelope Project: An Arts-Based Odyssey to Change Elder Care.  The Penelope Project is an immensely illuminating story of the impact of community-based arts on the transformation of a long-term care institutions’ systems and culture. The event is free and open to the public and will take place Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7pm at Neuqua Valley High School LMC. This program is fully funded by a generous Special Events & Cultural Amenities Grant by the City of Naperville.
  • Musical Theater. Little Shop of Horrors will be performed on November 2, 3, and 4, 2017. Tickets are available to purchase online and during select lunch periods. For more information, please see the Musical Theater article.
  • ILMEA. On November 4, 2017, MVHS band, orchestra, and chorus students will be performing at Elgin High School for ILMEA (IL Music Educators Association). On Novemeber 18, 2017 jazz students will be performing at Bolingbrook High School for ILMEA.
  • Collage 2017. Save the dates! Please see details in the Collage article.
    • Collage concert ticket order forms have gone home with students. Student ticket distribution is occurring:
      • Tuesday, 10/31 (seniors)
      • Wednesday, 11/1 (juniors)
      • Thursday, 11/2 (sophomores)
      • Friday, 11/3 (freshman)
    • Ticket questions contact AMPCollageTickets@gmail.com.
    • Collage performances are Thursday, November 30, 2017 and Friday, December 1, 2017.
    • Mandatory dress rehearsal is on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
    • Parent volunteers needed for dress rehearsal and concert days. Check opportunities and sign up here.
  • Madrigals. Four performances will be December 14, 15, & 16, 2017. Learn more in the Madrigals article.
  • Poinsettia Fundraiser. The next student account fundraising opportunity will begin on Friday, November 3 with the poinsettia sale. Order forms will be due Friday, November 17. Order forms have gone home with students.

RECAPS

  • Fall Concerts. The chorus, orchestra and band concerts in October were a success. A big thank you to Tri-M members for providing ushers and other assistance for all concerts. Sound recordings from concerts are available on Sound Cloud using the password mustangs.
  • Clinicians & Concerts. Professional violinist, pianist, and singer, Ambi Subramaniam, visited Metea on Friday, October 27 for several periods to work with the orchestra students and music faculty. Mr. Subramaniam is the associate Director of the Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts (SaPa) that teaches music to over 10,000 school children in India, and co-hosts “The SaPa Show,” a television show dedicated to teaching global music to young children.
  • Music on the Road. Take a look at where the chorus, band and orchestra groups perform. See more details here.

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2017-2018 How Can I Help AMP?

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Collage 2017. We invite all music parents to support our student musicians and music faculty by becoming involved in the Collage Concerts through a variety of volunteer opportunities. Before making a volunteer selection, please check your tickets to ensure that your choice(s) are not  in conflict with your concert selection. Check out the various ways you can help.

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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AMP website

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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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Music On The Road – November 2017

MVHS music students perform in the community, sharing their musical talents in a variety of venues. Here’s a summary of MVHS “Music on the Road.”

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Orchestra

  • 9/20 – Dr. Liu sells apple pies at McDonald’s (1376 N. Rt. 59) during PTSA fundraiser.
  • 10/21 – Mustang Strings performed at the Troop 81 Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast held in the MVHS Commons.

Band

  • 9/3 – Marching Mustangs performed at Band Day 2017 at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with 21 school bands along with the Marching Illini.
  • 9/4 – Marching Mustangs marched in Aurora Labor Day parade.
  • 9/23 – Marching Mustangs performed at D204 Marching Band Festival held at MVHS.
  • 9/26 – Marching Mustangs performed at Oswego High School.
  • 10/21 – Jazz Combo performed at Troop 81 Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast held in the MVHS Commons.

Chorus

  • 8/21 – Chamber Singers teach Alma Mater and Victory Song to Metea Faculty at Teacher Institute Day at MVHS.
  • 8/21 – Muses performed at the Aurora Back to School Fair.
  • 9/18 – Chamber Singers perform at Augustana College.
  • 10/21 – Muses and Apollo were guest performers at the Troop 81 Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast held in the MVHS Commons.
  • 10/23 – Muses were guest performers at the Hill Middle School Chorus concert.

Metea Music Calendar

Metea Music website

AMP website

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Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

Musical Theater – November 2017

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This year’s musical is Little Shop of Horrors and will be presented Thursday, November 2; Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 7pm in the MV Auditorium. Extend the Halloween  season and go see this production. Fabulous sets, skilled high school talent and a HUGE plant with personality, make this musical one not to miss!

Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik’s, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper….

TICKETS:  Available to purchase online or during select lunch periods.

Read the October 31, 2017 Naperville Sun article about the musical.

Backstage Passes Raffle

Metea will be raffling off a limited number of backstage passes during intermission for each Little Shop performance.  The winner(s) and (1) friend will be escorted on stage after the show to see the plant up close and take pictures on our amazing set, followed by a backstage tour with director Mr. Nathan Bramstedt! The cost is only $2 per raffle entry. Proceeds support future Metea Theater Programs.


Improv Nights will take place three times during the school year: November 10, 2017; February 23, 2018; and May 18, 2018 at 7pm in the Black Box.

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

Metea Music website

AMP website

Please join AMP on:

Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

Music Spirit Wear – November 2017

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Online Ordering for Metea Music Spirit Wear Is Now Available!

The Metea Music Department is proud to offer Music Spirit Wear for all of our musicians and their families.  We have broad range of options in style and price for both students and parents to proudly display their Metea Valley Music pride.

  • All purchases are online and ordering will be open November 1 through November 10, 2017.
  • Apparel is scheduled to be delivered before Winter Break to student’s music teacher.
  • If ordering a gift, choose that option when ordering and you will be contacted by the AMP Secretary for pickup/delivery.
  • Items are non-refundable, please choose sizes carefully.
  • Questions on sizing? Contact Jackie at info@studio9thirty3.com
  • Other Questions? Contact Lisa (AMP Secretary) at mvampsecretary@gmail.com

Check out what’s available and order here.

Thank you again for all your family does to support music at Metea Valley.  We hope that this Music Spirit Wear will continue to increase the awareness of our outstanding music program and the pride we take in our musicians.

Metea Music Calendar

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Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

Dinners Out – November 2017

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Skip cooking dinner on Friday, November 17, 2017 and go to Zoup!

The November “Dinners Out” location will be at Zoup!, 1167 North Eola Road, Suite #105, Aurora on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Zoup! is donating 20% of items purchased during this time to AMP when you show it on your phone when you place your order.

  • This location will donate 20% of each purchase made for take-out or dine-in from 5pm to 9pm.
  • Bring the flyer above with you in order for MV AMP to get credit for your order.
  • Order online for quick pick up!
  • Right click the above image to print out the flyer or show it on your phone.
  • Be sure to share this information with your student, family and neighbors as well!

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

Save the dates for upcoming Dinners Out: Wednesday, December 13 and Tuesday, January 23.  Locations 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

Metea Music website

AMP website

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Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

Madrigals – November 2017

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Photos from 2016 performances.

Metea Valley will once again present its annual Madrigal Show in December. The group is preparing for the December 14, 15, and 16 Madrigal Feaste where the Madrigals perform secular vocal music compositions from the Renaissance and early Baroque eras, as well as holiday favorites.  Enjoy a Yuletide Banquet at the Metea Castle with the merry sounds of Christmas and the Renaissance!

  • The production consists of over 40 madrigal singers, 2 jesters, and Metea’s Royal Brass Ensemble, String Ensemble, Recorder Ensemble and Lute Ensemble.
  • All Madrigal vocal troupes will be performing holiday music before every Collage concert in the south lobby.
  • Table seating with a meal is served to most and the peasants view the production from their modest seating.
  • Ticket reservations will start in early November:
    • Thursday, December 14 at 7pm (peasant seat performance)
    • ​Friday, December 15 at 7pm (dinner performance)
    • Saturday, December 16 at 3pm (dessert matinee performance)
    • Saturday, December 16 at 7pm (dinner performance)
  • Ticket prices:
    • $26 per Dinner Plate
    • $16 Dessert Matinee
    • $10 “Peasant” (no meal) Seat
    • $5 Student Peasant Seat
  • Dinners and desserts will be catered meals and Tri-M students serve.
  • Parents volunteers will be needed to help with set and stage set-up the week of the show. The SignUpGenius link, when available, will be posted here.
  • In addition, during their season, the group has special performances and service projects throughout the community.

For inquires related to having the Madrigal Singers sing at your next holiday event, please contact Paulette Boddy.

See more details at Madrigal Singers website.

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Tri-M – November 2017

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The Tri-M Music National Honor Society at Metea has a membership of 282 students from grades 10 through 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. Tri-M members work together to raise public support and awareness for music programs and help students reach their full potential.

Monthly meetings are scheduled at 6:45 AM (Tuesdays) in the auditorium on the following dates:  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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Tri-M Induction Ceremony & Reception

On September 28, 2017 the Metea Valley High School Tri-M Chapter 6072 inducted 282 members into the organization for the 2017-2018 school year. Metea’s Tri-M Chapter is one of the largest in the nation.

Before the ceremony,  music was provided by the Metea Valley Jazz Combo. Kimmy C., Tri-M President continued the evening with the welcome and introductions and Mr. Devany with opening remarks.

The 2017 Honorary Lifetime Recipient was Mr. George Quinlan, Jr., President & CEO of Quinlan & Fabish Music Company whose acceptance speech motivated the audience to reach for their dreams.  Through the years, Quinlan & Fabish has sponsored numerous workshops, clinics, and educational events for Chicagoland band and orchestra directors, students, and student teachers with the company helping to further Music Education throughout the Midwest. Since 1959, Quinlan & Fabish has helped to make participating in band and orchestra easier for countless numbers of students, parents, and teachers.

The induction ceremony was closed by Dr. Echols with words of congratulations and was followed by a reception in the auditorium lobby for Tri-M members, their families and guests.

 

Metea Music Calendar

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Ticket Info and Details for Collage Concerts – November 30 & December 1, 2017

Photos from 2016 Collage.

Collage Concerts are almost here!

SAVE THE DATES!

Collage is almost here! Year after year, concertgoers are delighted by Collage! The concerts will take your breath away. Collage showcases the amazing talent of over 900 Metea music students under the brilliant direction of the Metea music staff.

Collage has two shows on Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1, 2017, each evening 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.

NOTE: Dress rehearsal is Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 5:45pm to 9pm.

Please continue reading below for important info on:

  • volunteers
  • tickets
  • important tips for parents
  • student corner (poinsettia sales, dress rehearsal, performance evenings, senior photos)

    VOLUNTEERS

    You can help make Collage an amazing night for both the performers and attendees!  

    Collage cannot happen without the support of our music parents. Thanks to many MVHS music parents who step up to volunteer each year.  Collage needs many parents to work behind the scenes!

    We encourage you to choose a volunteer position to support all the Metea music students who have worked so hard to prepare for these shows…they need your support!

    There are many types of opportunities to suit your interests and availability. Be sure to check your concert ticket(s) day and time before selecting volunteer positions to not conflict.

    Check out the opportunities available for parents to assist during Collage here.

TICKETS

2017 Student Collage Concert Ticket information

  • If you DID NOT GET your collage tickets or have ticket problems, come to the MV ticket booth between 9:15am and 1:15pm on either Monday, November 6, 2017 or Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Otherwise email ampcollagetickets@gmail.com
  • If you need MORE than the 4 allotted tickets per student, find someone in your music class or another music class and BOTH OF YOU need to come to the ticket booth on Monday, November 6 or Tuesday, November 7 ( 9:15am – 1:15pm).
  • Community ticket distribution is canceled. Please attend concert nights and go to ticket booth for stand-by tickets, as available. Ticket booths will be open 5pm to 8:30pm on Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1.
  • PLEASE RETURN ANY TICKETS THAT YOU WILL NOT NEED TO YOUR MUSIC TEACHER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, or to the ticket window (see times below). YOU CAN ALSO RETURN TICKETS TO THE TICKET WINDOW THE NIGHT OF THE CONCERT.

The MV ticket booth for Collage Tickets will only be open as follows:

  • Monday, November 6: 9:15am – 1:15pm
  • Tuesday, November 7: 9:15am – 1:15pm
  • Night of concerts, November 30 & December 1: 5pm to 8:30pm

Problems or questions: email ampcollagetickets@gmail.com

Students and parents have received communication from the MVHS Music Faculty regarding ordering tickets. On October 24, students received order forms and an email was also sent with the order form. Each student will be able to receive up to 4 tickets. Please request only as many tickets as needed. Tickets will be distributed during class periods on October 31 through November 3. 

  • Student ticket distribution during the class periods:
    • Tuesday, October 31 — SENIOR ticket distribution
    • Wednesday, November 1 — JUNIOR ticket distribution
    • Thursday, November 2 — SOPHOMORE ticket distribution
    • Friday, November 3 — FRESHMAN ticket distribution
  • Community ticket distribution is canceled. Please attend concert nights and go to ticket booth for stand-by tickets, as available. Ticket booths will be open 5pm to 8:30pm on Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1.
  • Ticket questions: AMPCollageTickets@gmail.com

WHAT DO I DO IF I NO LONGER NEED ALL MY TICKETS?

  • Please return all tickets that you no longer need to your child’s music teacher as soon as possible.
  • On all concert nights, please return all unneeded tickets to the ticket booths from 5pm to 8:30pm.
  • Ticket questions: AMPCollageTickets@gmail.com
We encourage families who do not need all their Collage Concert tickets to return them AS SOON AS POSSIBLE so that the seats may be given to others who would like to attend.  Thank you for your cooperation!

IMPORTANT TIPS FOR PARENTS!

Before the show…

  • It is recommended that you arrive 30 minutes before the start of each show.  Please allow for traffic delays and parking!
  • As there are only 45 minutes between shows, the MVHS parking lots are the busiest between 7:30 PM – 8:15 PM.
  • Because the 90-minute show is seamless, opportunities for late seating will be at the discretion of the usher team under the direction of the faculty. 
  • The first  opportunity for late seating will likely be 15 minutes after the show has begun.
  • Students are required to arrive at MVHS by 5:00 PM on both performance evenings.
  • As there is not a coat check, please consider leaving any larger items at home or in your vehicle.
  • For ease of seating, it is requested that attendees enter the auditorium as follows: upper left/lower left seats – use south entrance doors closest to MVHS office;  upper right/lower right – use north entrance doors.  Attendees with center seating may enter from either entrance.  Ushers will be available to help you.
  • Auditorium doors will open at 5:40 PM and 7:55 PM. 

Collage Tips…

  • As the show is continuous, please hold all applause until the very end of the performance.
  • Photography and videoing are NOT allowed during the performance!
  • Student Musicians will be performing in the lobby before each show. Come early to enjoy their music.
  • Poinsettia fundraising is an opportunity for students to earn money for their individual student account. Order forms have been distributed to students. Order forms and payments are due November 17. Poinsettias adorn the auditorium lobby for all Collage shows.
  • Poinsettia distribution will follow the final 12/1 performance. You will be instructed to pick up poinsettia(s) in the lobby outside the rear of the auditorium: Orchestra (big tree at south end), Band (table at northeast end) and Chorus (adjacent to ticket booth at north end).
  • Collage Concert CDs to include the entire audio-only performance will be on sale each performance evening. The concert will not be live streamed and not available on Sound Cloud. The CD cost is $25.00 ($20.00 for music patrons), and cash or checks (payable to AMP) are accepted. Bills larger than $50.00 cannot be accepted. The Music Faculty will also accept CD orders. Please use the order form in the program. CDs will be delivered to the students during finals week. NOTE: Due to the nature of the performance, a video recording is not possible and no video of the performance will be available. 
  • At the concerts, there will be a decorated area where families can take photos (with their own cameras or devices) to commemorate the evening. Between shows, students will have until 7:55 PM to visit with their families before returning to their assigned classrooms.
  • Each performing group is assigned a classroom where they can relax and study while not performing. Each room will have a parent monitor to administer student guidelines, provided to parent volunteers. When not performing, students need to stay in the classrooms at all times unless using a restroom. PLEASE NOTE: There is NO food allowed in the classrooms!
  • Please ensure your student has a hearty meal before arriving on performance evenings.

STUDENT CORNER – IMPORTANT TO KNOW

POINTSETTIA SALES – Order forms have been sent home with students. Payment and order forms are due November 17.

DRESS REHEARSAL (11/29) – all students are required to attend from 5:45 – 9:00 PM.  Concert dress is not required.

PERFORMANCE EVENINGS (11/30 and 12/1) – all students are required to arrive by 5:00 PM in full concert dress.

SENIOR PHOTOS (11/30) – all Seniors need to report to the black box at 4:45 PM in full concert dress.  Band, Chorus and Orchestra Senior group photos will be taken.

Full Metea Music Calendar

Metea Music website

AMP website

Please join AMP on:

Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

Collage Concerts: Thursday, November 30 & Friday, December 1, 2017

Photos from 2016 Collage

SAVE THE DATES!

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

Dress rehearsal is Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 5:45pm to 9pm.

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!  Many more details will follow in our next newsletter, but keep reading for info on tickets, volunteers, parent tips and student details.

TICKETS

In late October, parents will receive communication from the MVHS Music Faculty regarding ordering tickets. Each student will be able to receive up to 4 tickets. Please request only as many tickets as needed. Tickets will be distributed during class periods on October 31 through November 3. Many community members enjoy attending the concerts and we hope to fill the auditorium to capacity by welcoming as many music guests as possible.

  • Student ticket distribution during the class periods:
    • Tuesday, October 31 — SENIOR ticket distribution
    • Wednesday, November 1 — JUNIOR ticket distribution
    • Thursday, November 2 — SOPHOMORE ticket distribution
    • Friday, November 3 — FRESHMAN ticket distribution
  • Community ticket distribution: Saturday, November 11, 2017 8am – 11am (ticket windows)
  • Community ticket distribution: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 7pm – 8:15pm (ticket windows)

VOLUNTEERS

Parent volunteers help the faculty and students in the smooth running of events before, during and after each Collage performance. If you have filled out a volunteer card, we thank you and you will be hearing from AMP.  If you haven’t you still have an opportunity to help. Please keep an eye out for a volunteer link that will be shared during the week of ticket distribution (October 31-November 3).

MV AMP is currently in need of 2 to 4 show facilitators for Collage.  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.

IMPORTANT TIPS FOR PARENTS!

Before the show…

  • It is recommended that you arrive 30 minutes before the start of each show.  Please allow for traffic delays and parking!
  • As there are only 45 minutes between shows, the MVHS parking lots are the busiest between 7:30 PM – 8:15 PM.
  • Because the 90-minute show is seamless, opportunities for late seating will be at the discretion of the usher team under the direction of the faculty. 
  • The first  opportunity for late seating will likely be 15 minutes after the show has begun.
  • Students are required to arrive at MVHS by 5:00 PM on both performance evenings.
  • As there is not a coat check, please consider leaving any larger items at home or in your vehicle.
  • For ease of seating, it is requested that attendees enter the auditorium as follows: upper left/lower left seats – use south entrance doors closest to MVHS office;  upper right/lower right – use north entrance doors.  Attendees with center seating may enter from either entrance.  Ushers will be available to help you.
  • Auditorium doors will open at 5:40 PM and 7:55 PM. 

Collage Tips…

  • As the show is continuous, please hold all applause until the very end of the performance.
  • Photography and videoing is NOT allowed during the performance!
  • Student Musicians will be performing in the lobby before each show. Come early to enjoy their music.
  • Poinsettia fundraising is an opportunity for students to earn money for their individual student account. Order forms will be distributed to students in November. Poinsettias adorn the auditorium lobby for all Collage shows.
  • Poinsettia distribution will follow the final 12/1 performance. You will be instructed to pick up poinsettia(s) in the lobby outside the rear of the auditorium: Orchestra (big tree at south end), Band (table at northeast end) and Chorus (adjacent to ticket booth at north end).
  • Collage Concert CDs to include the entire audio-only performance will be on sale each performance evening. The concert will not be live streamed and not available on Sound Cloud. The CD cost is $25.00 ($20.00 for music patrons), and cash or checks (payable to AMP) are accepted. Bills larger than $50.00 cannot be accepted. The Music Faculty will also accept CD orders. Please use the order form in the program. CDs will be delivered to the students during finals week.
  • At the concerts, there will be a decorated area where families can take photos (with their own cameras or devices) to commemorate the evening. Between shows, students will have until 7:55 PM to visit with their families before returning to their assigned classrooms.
  • Each performing group is assigned a classroom where they can relax and study while not performing. Each room will have a parent monitor to administer student guidelines, provided to parent volunteers. When not performing, students need to stay in the classrooms at all times unless using a restroom. PLEASE NOTE: There is NO food allowed in the classrooms!
  • Please ensure your student has a hearty meal before arriving on performance evenings.

STUDENT CORNER – IMPORTANT TO KNOW

POINTSETTIA SALES – Forms will be sent home with students in November.

DRESS REHEARSAL (11/29) – all students are required to attend from 5:45 – 9:00 PM.  Concert dress is not required.

PERFORMANCE EVENINGS (11/30 and 12/1) – all students are required to arrive by 5:00 PM in full concert dress.

SENIOR PHOTOS (11/30) – all Seniors need to report to the black box at 4:45 PM in full concert dress.  Band, Chorus and Orchestra Senior group photos will be taken.

Full 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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