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Metea Valley Association of Music Parents

May Events – 2018

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May 2018 Important Music Dates

Music Awards Night

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 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. Sign up information can be found here.

Spring Concerts @ Metea

  • Chorus – 7pm – Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • Band – 6:30pm & 8:15pm – Tuesday, May 17, 2018
  • Orchestra – 7pm – Monday, May 21, 2018

See the full Metea Music calendar here.

Fine Arts Festival

Saturday, May 19, 2018 8am – 4pm @ 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 — please indicate when you need to step out for a concert. Sign up information will be available soon. Check your student’s performance and rehearsal schedule here.

Help with the Alumni tent. During Fine Arts Festival, help is also needed for the MVHS Music Alumni tent. We need your photos too!

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Tri-M Honor Society – March 2018

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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 2018 dates:  3/6, 4/3 and 5/1.

The Tri-M recital was on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7pm.

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

See more details at Tri-M Music Honor Society.

2017-2018 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.

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Dinners Out – March 2018

Skip cooking dinner 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.

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Musical Theater – March 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.

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MVHS Music & Fine Arts Alumni – 2018

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FINE ARTS FESTIVAL ALUMNI TENT:  (May 19th) – The 3rd Annual gathering will be located at the north end of the Commons for the graduating classes of 2012 – 2017 to reminisce about their days at Metea.  The tent will include a slide show dating back to 2009, displays featuring the MVHS Fine Arts program history, and student testimonials about how the fine arts program positively impacted their lives.

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 – 2017 graduates (2009 – 2017)
  • Photos of current students (2014 – 2018)

The photos will be used for the Fine Arts Festival alumni slide show and the 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 before May 19, 2018!!

  • 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.
  • Please submit all photos online via this link.

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. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MeteaAMP/ and Twitter: @MeteaAMP and Instagram: @metea_AMP

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2018 Summer Music

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Summer is a fantastic time to improve your musical skills, meet new teachers, and have experiences that are different than the school year.  Often, the students that participate in summer music camps grow quickly in their skills and musical understanding because of the amount of focus that the music camp provides to the students.

District 204 Summer Music offers students a variety of opportunities to participate in music over the summer months.  Check out the flyer below for dates and available classes.

Summer Music Save The Date 2018

Please visit www.summermusic204.org for more information.

Registration is now open. Register before May 15 and save $10 (save $5 for Sing, Drum, Play).

Scholarships Available!

All students enrolled in a curricular music course at MV this school year and next school year will receive a scholarship to help with tuition. All you need to do is fill out the application form and return it to your teacher. Deadline to apply for a scholarship is April 20, 2018.

 

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Music on the Road – January 2018

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.
  • 11/18 – Cello Choir & Splash of Color performed at Monarch Landing, senior living facility in Naperville.
  • 12/4 – String Quartet Performance at Kiwanis Club Christmas Party, Naperville.

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 performed 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.
  • 11/9 – Chamber Singers performed at Rotary Club.
  • 11/17 – Treble Singers performed at Notre Dame St. Mary’s College Women’s Choir Festival.
  • 12/4 – Madrigals performed at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Naperville.

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Musical Theater – January 2018

 

 

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.

make-a-scene

On February 8, 9 at 7pm and February 10 at 3pm & 7pm features student-directed, student-selected scenes in Make A Scene, Dream Theme.

our-town

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

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Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

Madrigals – 2017 recap

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The group performed to four sold-out Madrigal Feaste shows on December 14, 15, and 16, 2017 on the MVHS Auditorium stage. The Madrigals performed secular vocal music compositions from the Renaissance and early Baroque eras, as well as holiday favorites.

  • The production consisted of 26 Madrigals, 20 MadriGALS (two groups), 2 jesters, and brass, string, recorder and lute ensembles.
  • Approximately 300 guests were either served a meal (or dessert) at their table or had a more modest view from the peasant viewing area. Many parents attended multiple shows.
  • Tickets were $26 and $10 and went on sale in early November.
  • Tri-M members served guests their meals.
  • Thank you to all parent and students volunteers and music faculty who helped make the Madrigal Feastes happen.
  • All Madrigal vocal troupes performed holiday music before every Collage concert in the south lobby.
  • In addition, during their season, the group had special performances and service projects throughout the community.  See the Music on the Road post for details.

See more details at Madrigal Singers website.

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Submit MV Music Photos from 2009 to current year here!

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