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11/14/23 - Band Updates

1. Concerts this Week!

Don't forget about our concerts this week!

Block 1 (Cardinal) -- report 6:50 Wednesday, dress nice

Block 2 (Concert) -- report 6:50 Wednesday, all black

Block 6 (Symphonic) -- report 6:50 Thursday, all black

Block 7 (Chamber) -- report 7:00 Wed/Thurs, all black 2. Fruit Delivery Day, December 9th Remember that all fruit should be picked up on this day. Adults, please sign up to volunteer to help! 3. The Nutcracker Both Ways, December 19th Tickets are now available for our winter "Nutcracker Two Ways" concert. This performance features the MHS Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Winds, and 7 o'clock jazz band, along with a number of professional guest musicians, including members of the Isthmus Brass. You'll hear the familiar orchestral "Nutcracker" suite by Tchaikovsky alongside Duke Ellington's jazz ensemble setting. 4. Ward Brodt Pre-Black Friday Sale Attached to this email is a flyer from our Ward Brodt Music sales contact, Rob Smith. If you are considering a step-up or professional instrument, they have a few instruments available at very good prices this week, so I thought it was worth passing this on. You can contact him directly at the contact info on the flyer. 5. Other Upcoming Opportunities

  • UW-Stevens Point Clarinet Festival - Saturday, December 9th. Free and open to all clarinetists. 11:00 am-6:30 pm at the Noel Fine Arts Center, Stevens Point. Featuring masterclasses, a clarinet choir, and the Barcelona Clarinet Players. Registration is onsite at 10:30 am.

  • College of St. Scholastica Honor Band Festival - Monday, January 15th. Open to grades 10-12. $15 fee. Let me know directly if you are interested in being nominated for this festival - especially any upperclassmen considering applying to the College of St. Scholastica.

  • UW-Madison Badger Orchestra Clinic - Saturday, February 4th. Video audition required. Open to strings, winds, brass, and percussion. Registration is due January 15th. $100. More info here.

-- Michael Ver Voort

Music Teacher & Director of Bands

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