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Dinners Out – May 2017

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

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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.

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  • Instagram @mvhs_trim – tag Tri-M in pictures or DM pictures to post!
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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.

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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!

How Can I Help?

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

The Music Awards Night is a special night for all students to celebrate their many accomplishments during the past school year. Following the program in the MVHS Auditorium, the Association of Music Parents will host a dessert buffet in the Auditorium foyer. We are only asking for an hour (or more) to help with set-up, serving or clean-up.  Please consider this volunteer opportunity here.

Fine Arts Festival – Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ Metea

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. See how you can help for just an hour here.

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

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

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!

Dinners Out – April 2017

April 26, 2017 – Chipotle – Warrenville

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April “Dinners Out” is at Chipotle in Warrenville on April 26!

Mark your calendars for the next “Dinners Out” on Wednesday, April 26 at Chipotle at 28251 Diehl Road, Suite A, Warrenville (Cantera) from 4pm to 9pm.

  • This location will donate 50% of each purchase for take-out and dine-in during the dinner hours of 4pm to 9pm.
  • Order online – but choose “pay in-store option” and inform cashier of the fundraiser before paying.
  • Right click the above Chipotle image to print out the flyer, show it on your smart phone or tell the cashier you’re supporting 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.

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!

April 2017- May 2017 Music Calendar

Full Metea Music Calendar and IPSD 2016-2017 School Calendar

 

April

4/4 (T) 6:50 AM Tri-M Meeting
4/5 (WED) 4:00 PM AMP BOARD MEETING (A133)
4/6 (TH) 7:00 PM ArtSpeaks (IPSD Crouse Center)
4/21 (TH) Senior Plaque & Photo Orders Due
4/26 (WED) 4:00PM -9:0PM Dinners Out @ Chipotle Warrenville
4/28 (F) Deadline to sign up for Marching Mustangs
4/28 (F) Summer Music Camp Scholarship Program Application deadline AND Saraswati Senior Music Scholarship Application deadline
4/28 (F) PROM

 

Full Metea Music Calendar and IPSD 2016-2017 School Calendar

 

May / June
5/1 – 5/3 (M-W) 6:00 PM (or so) Musical Tech Week Meals for students
5/2 (T) 6:50 AM Tri-M Meeting
5/4 – 5/6 (TH – S) 7:00 PM Spring Musical
5/9 (T) 7:00 PM Music Awards Night
5/11 (TH) 7:00 PM Spring Choir Concerts
5/16 (T) 6:30 & 8:15 PM Spring Band Concerts
5/17 (WED) 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dinners Out @ Portillo’s (Route 59 Naperville)
5/18 (TH) 7:00 PM Spring Orchestra Concerts
5/20 (SAT) 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Fine Arts Festival
5/24 (WED) 4:00 PM AMP Board Meeting (A133)
5/28 (SUN) Graduation
6/2 (F) Last Day of School (Tentative)

 

Full Metea Music Calendar and IPSD 2016-2017 School Calendar

 

August
8/24 (TH) First Day of 2017-2018 School Year

 

Full Metea Music Calendar and IPSD 2016-2017 School Calendar

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Please join AMP on:

Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

Notes to Know – April 2017

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  • Newsletter format. 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!
  • Learn About The Music Program. If you missed the AMP informational meeting on Wednesday, March 22 you can still 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

  • Dinners Out. The April “Dinners Out” location will be Chipotle Warrenville on April 26, 2017. Consider your family’s dinner done that evening. Please see the “Dinners Out” article for details and info on the May 17 “Dinners Out” at Portillo’s.
  • Senior Plaques & Photos. Senior parents, keepsakes are available of your senior student along with their peers in band, orchestra, or chorus. You can purchase a senior plaque (that has the group photo) with all the names engraved and/or two sizes of group photos. Students can view these plaques and photos in their band, orchestra or chorus classrooms. Orders will be accepted through April 21 and plaques will be delivered to your student on May 8. Please see order form.
  • Marching Mustangs. The Marching Mustangs is part of our music department’s strong foundation of excellence in music education. Orchestra and chorus students are also encouraged to join, as there are spots in the Pit Percussion and Color Guard where they can participate. You must register to be in Marching Mustangs by Friday, April 28, 2017. To register for Marching Band, go to http://www.meteamusic.org/marching-mustangs.html.
  • 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. Alumni won’t want to miss updates about the alumni tent at the Fine Arts Festival on May 20. All MVHS fine arts alumni are invited to stop by! See more details here. To help at the Music Alumni tent, please see this link.
  • Next AMP Board Meeting. The next AMP meeting is scheduled for 4:00pm on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in 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

  • Awards Night. The Music Awards Night is Tuesday, May 9 at 7pm. Please see details in the May Events article and volunteer to help here.
  • Spring Concerts. Please see details on May events article.
    • Thursday, May 11 @ 7pm – Choir Concert
    • Tuesday, May 16 @ 6:30pm & 8:15pm – Band Concerts
    • Thursday, May 18 @ 7pm – Orchestra Concert
  • Fine Arts Festival. This year the Fine Arts Festival is on Saturday, May 20, 2017. AMP facilitates concessions, organizes volunteers and more. See the SignUp Genius link to help. (See the May Events article & schedule when your student is performing.)
  • Summer Music at Metea. Take a look at the various offerings for summer music at District 204 schools – please note orchestra programs are in August. Don’t miss scholarship info below.
  • Saraswati Senior Music Scholarship. Seniors, don’t miss the deadline (April 28) to apply for the $1,000 scholarship for curricular music students. See application for details.
  • Summer Music Camp Scholarship. Don’t miss the deadline (April 28) for the Summer Music Camp Scholarship to attend a performance-based music summer camp. See application for details.

Recaps

  • 2017-2018 AMP Executive Board. Congratulations to the 2017-2018 AMP Executive Board who were elected at the AMP Meeting on April 5! All board members assume their new positions on July 1, 2017.
    • President, Alex Klopp
    • VP of Band, Shyamla Narayan
    • VP of Chorus, Linda Stachniak
    • VP of Orchestra, Debbie Hagel
    • Secretary, Lisa Venterella
    • Treasurer, Jeanne Sheehan
  • MIOSM Concerts.  The March “Music in Our Schools Month” concerts  were held in the auditorium and select concerts were filmed and shown on NCTV17.
  • Jazz Showcase Concert. This concert was held March 20th for extracurricular groups.
  • Marching Band Spring Break Trip. See photos in Music on the Road.
  • Orchestra Spring Break Trip. See photos in Music on the Road.

Metea Music Calendar

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Please join AMP on:

Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

2017-2018 MV AMP Board Nominations

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Nominations

Whether you’re a band, chorus, or orchestra parent, we could use your help to support Metea Valley High School’s wonderful music faculty and Grammy award winning Metea music program.

For the 2017-2018 fiscal year (7/1/17 – 6/30/18), the AMP Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for the Executive Board and also speaking with parents who are interested in serving as a Committee Chairperson. If you are interested in a position, please speak with a nominating committee member by Friday, March 17, 2017.

  • Please review the organizational chart for MV AMP here.
  • If you are interested in an Executive Board position, please contact a member of the nominating committee (see below) for a job description and more details.
  • Please review the MV AMP board and chairperson descriptions here.
  • Nominations will be posted at www.meteamusic.org 10 days before the election.
  • Elections for the 2017-2018 MV AMP Executive Board positions will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 4pm in Room A133. At that same time, the Nominating Committee will present a list of parents interested in the 2017-2018 Chairperson positions for acknowledgement by the AMP Board.

Executive Board Positions

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

In addition to accepting nominations from the AMP membership, the following Executive Board members are interested in remaining on the AMP Board in the same or a different capacity for the 2017-2018 fiscal year:

  • Alex Klopp – as President (currently the 2016-2017 VP of Band) – (MV AMP by-laws denote that the office of President may be held by co-officers.  Nominations will be accepted accordingly.)
  • Debbie Hagel – as VP of Orchestra (currently the 2016-2017 VP of Orchestra)
  • Shyamla Narayan – as VP of Band (currently the 2016-2017 Secretary)

Committee Chairpersons Positions

  • Tri-M Music Honor Society Reception
  • Tri-M Music Honor Society Monthly Breakfasts
  • Collage
  • Awards Night Reception
  • Fine Arts Festival Concessions
  • Dinners Night Out
  • Senior Plaques
  • Volunteers

…and many more opportunities…please view all positions here.

Please review the MV AMP organization in its entirety here.

Please contact a member of the Nominating Committee for more information about any of the positions:

Elyse Degen, Chairperson

Dina Bradshaw, Committee Member

Linda Watkins (AMP President), Committee Member

Don Devany (MV Fine Arts Department Chair), Committee Member

**Please note that a by-law amendment referencing executive board terms was posted at the MeteaMusic.org website under the AMP tab on February 6, 2017.  On April 5, 2017, an AMP General Membership vote will be taken to approve the motion.

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