Booster Meeting Monday

We will be honoring our seniors at the next booster meeting!

Please plan to join us on Monday, June 8th at 7 pm in the high school parking lot by the band room. We will be discussing Disney, band camp and the upcoming season. There will be lots of information discussed!!

2020 Drum-line Tryouts

All drum-line instruments will be trying out on snare drum. Please submit your tryout video to maxeyd@minerva.sparcc.org. Before performing the following, state your name and the instrument you are trying out for.

*Please play around 100bpm


– 5-stroke roll
– 2-stroke roll
All rudiments should start at a slower and manageable tempo, progressively speeding up, then slowing back down. This can be done at any tempo that allows for correct and accurate playing 

2020-2021 Video Band Auditions

We will be doing auditions for next year via video. You can practice the selections as much as you want before deciding to send in your final video to Mr. Maxey at maxeyd@minerva.sparcc.org

Your video should include ALL of the following:
– The Eb Concert scale in half notes
– The chromatic scale
– The tryout selection (see below)
– Percussion is also required to play the rudiments listed below, and both snare AND mallets selections

Make sure you are clearly visible in the video (as well as your fingers)!

You have until Fri, May 22 to e-mail in your video.

Happy Practicing! 🙂

2020-21 HS Band Tryouts

Tryout information for the 2020-21 Concert and Marching Bands is listed below. This is a requirement for any student wishing to participate next year and will also be reflected in your grade for this final fourth grading period.

Flute
Oboe
Clarinet/Bass Clarinet
Saxophones
Trumpet
French Horn
Trombone/Euphonium/Bassoon
Tuba
Snare / Mallets
(All percussionists should prepare both selections titled “snare” AND “mallets.” Percussionists wishing to tryout for Wind Symphony can’t skip the “Mallets” portion.

All instruments will also be asked to play the Eb Concert Scale and the Chromatic Scale. Percussionists will be asked to perform the following rudiments: Open roll, Flam Tap & Paradiddle

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