A Message From Our Booster President

I want to thank everyone for your cooperation with the popcorn sales turn in! “Drive thru boostering” seemed to work pretty well and it was nice to see so many of you!

We are working with the school and maintaining our schedule in accordance with theirs. For you, that means that everything is still on track as far as popcorn pick up April 8th at MHS (more details at a later date). Our next booster meeting is April 13th @ 7pm.

DISNEY DEPOSITS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED BUT WE HAVE REMOVED THE DEADLINE FOR NOW.

IF SCHOOL DOES NOT RESUME ON APRIL 6TH, we will adjust our calendar according to the new timeline put out by the district. Our only objective is to keep our students and their families safe right now!!

A note for our seniors…we have not forgotten how important this is year for you! We, the booster officers, parents and school staff want you all to know that we love you!! Hang in there!!

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me at 330-418-2327!

❤️🦁🎼 Nessa

Popcorn Fundraiser Update

With the current school shutdown we have come up with a plan to collect the popcorn orders and Disney deposits.

The High School office is open M-F, 9-1 this week. They will take the orders/deposits and put them in our box if you want to drop them off there.

For those whose schedule does not allow them to get to the school during those hours, we will have a booster officer in the parking lot Friday from 5-7 and Saturday from 12:30-2.

If none of these times work for you, you MUST call Nessa at 330-418-2327 ASAP to make arrangements to drop off your order with her. All orders must be turned in by Saturday!!

We are doing everything we can to make sure our kids get their orders in to help with the cost of the Disney trip and we ask that you be patient with us while we all work through this together.

Fundraiser Update

We wanted to take a minute and thank all of you for supporting our band members with our latest fundraising effort for Disney!

With the corona virus making an appearance in Stark County and the district’s precautionary actions, we are working on a plan for turning in the popcorn fundraiser orders should the district shut down next week. We do not have any definite plans yet but are working diligently.

Please stay tuned to our Facebook, your email and Band Remind for further details.

Also, don’t forget that a $150 deposit is due April 6th for all students and chaperones planning to go with us to Disney. The deposit can NOT be paid with fundraiser monies and is required even if your child is using alternate transportation to and from Disney.

Please call or text Nessa at 330-418-2327 if you have any questions.

Disney 2021!

The high school band will be traveling to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida during Spring Break 2021, which is the week of March 28, 2021. As in years past, the band plans to perform at a parade in Walt Disney World and take part in a fun, educational music clinic where they will get to record a selection of music from a classic Disney movie and perform it along with a clip from the movie.

Total cost of the trip at this point is estimated to be $1000 and includes everything for the trip including all meals. Parents or family interested in traveling with the band as chaperones will also pay $1000. Contact Mr. Maxey or Nessa Cercone if interested.

Students interested in participating must turn in a non-refundable deposit of $150 by April 6th, 2020. This money is needed by the boosters to make important deposits on bus transportation, reserve hotels, etc.

Attached below is a sample, very tentative schedule for the trip. At this stage in the planning process, several details will likely change.

2020 H.S. Jazz Band Tour

Thursday, April 16 – Malone University Jazz Festival
Saturday, April 18 – Beaver Local Jazz Festival
Sunday, April 26 – Varian Orchards “Spring Fling”
Tuesday, May 5 – Dinner Dance @ Minerva High School
Saturday, May 16 – Brick St Jazz Festival
Monday, May 18 – Performance @ Teacher Appreciation Banquet

2020 Solo & Ensemble

Select high school students will be performing solos and small and ensembles at the 2020 OMEA Solo & Ensemble event held at Massillon High School on Saturday, January 18th. Friends and family are encouraged to attend, admission is free. Performers please arrive 1 hour before your scheduled performance time.