Apr 21

Jazz Band – Update for April 26 Evening of Jazz

An update from Mr. O’Connell

Due to track and field meets on Wednesday, plus a few other school related conflicts, we will be moving the start time for Wednesday’s concert to 7:30pm. This will hopefully allow for track students to arrive at MHS by 7:15. The concert is next Wednesday, April 26 with a start time of 7:30 pm.

Apr 21

Confusion Regarding Senior Photos

There are requests out for senior photos and it’s causing some confusion. Senior photos for the upcoming Senior Breakfast (not a Music Parent’s event) are due today, April 21. Only seniors may be in those photos and it should be from the school years – no baby photos. Include the names and ages of everyone in the photo. Email those to mhsseniorslideshow2017@gmail.com or Tweet them to mhs17_s. Those are due today, April 21!!!

The other request for senior photos is for the Senior Music Dinner. Those photos are due April 28 to Karen Welser at mhs.bandupdates@gmail.com. Please see a previous post regarding the Senior Music Dinner… it contains many more details regarding the photos and brief video clips.

Apr 18

Brass Day in Battle Creek

From Mr. O’Connell: All my parents of Brass and Percussion players (trumpet, trombone, baritone, french horn, tuba)
The Brass Band of Battle Creek is hosting a Brass Day on Saturday May 20 (please note that this is the day of the MHS Prom). This group is made up of some of the finest brass and percussion players ON THE PLANET! For $25, your student can sit side by side with them for group rehearsals, small ensembles, and master classes! My own children have done this, and it has become a highlight of their musical careers! 

Transportation and registration is on your own, as I will be out of town that weekend:( However, I HIGHLY encourage you to consider this. Registration is due by May 5, so don’t hesitate. This is the equivalent of going to a basketball day camp with Lebron James!  The evening finishes with a concert that features the adult band, plus a combined students/adult performance. You will have to purchase tickets to watch the concert, but it is very worth it! 

Middle school parents, if you register your student, understand that it is only a half day for them.  

Please let Mr. O’Connell know if you plan on registering your student.  

Apr 13

Schaffert Studio – 10% off for Chemic Music Card holders!

We’re playing “catch-up” with website posts!!! Lee Schaffert (Schaffert Studio), long time MHS music department supporter, has a discount for all Chemic Music Card holders! Although Schaffert Studio is not officially on the Chemic Card (he is normally on the card every year), a 10% discount off any services or prints will be extended just by mentioning that you have a Chemic Music Card! Thank you, Lee!

Apr 13

Updated Jazz Night Info.

  • Okay all you eagle eyed jazz band aficionados. The original post for the Jazz Night was missing some key information. The original post has been updated… hit refresh to see it. There is also a calendar item that was added but here’s the full information just to make life a little easier >>> MHS will host the first Annual area Jazz night on Wednesday, April 26 in the MHS band room. NE, and both MHS Jazz bands will be performing starting at 7pm. Students are encouraged to bring a plate of cookies or brownies to share with the audience! See you there!

Apr 13

MHS Jazz Night

  • MHS will host the first Annual area Jazz night on Wednesday, April 26 in the MHS band room. NE, and both MHS Jazz bands will be performing starting at 7pm. Students are encouraged to bring a plate of cookies or brownies to share with the audience!

Apr 13

Senior Music Dinner – Photos needed. Deadline coming up fast!

SENIOR DINNER:  The Senior Dinner for all music departments at MHS will be held on Thursday, June 1st at the Midland Country Club.  Dinner will begin at 6:30. Tickets are free to all music seniors and $20 each for the immediate family members of the senior. Mark your calendars. Tickets will be available for purchase in mid May. 
For the Senior Dinner, we will present a senior slide show again this year (the presentation will be available for purchase – $12 for a thumb drive).  Any SENIORS or parents may submit photos or short videos (30 seconds or less – no more than 10 Mb).  These may be of any music related event – any age – but it must be of the music senior. We are also looking for audio files of music made by our students to use as background for the slide show. (Rhapsody, Solo & Ensemble, Concerts, other performances)
All photos, audio, or short video clips (30 seconds or less – no more than 10 Mb) or music files should be emailed the directly to me (Karen) at the band email listed at the end of this communication. DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS:  Friday, April 28th – NO EXCEPTIONS. 
Karen M. Welser, Asst. Band Director

Mar 01

MHS Vocal Music Workshop and Choral Festival

MHS vocal music has some busy days coming up!  Tomorrow (March 2) is the Choral Workshop at First United Methodist Church. This is an all day event and ends with a concert at 7pm. Monday, March 6, both choirs will travel to CMU for the Choral Festival. More detailed information can be found here >> Midland High School Choir Itinerary and Reminders March 2 and 6

Feb 08

Next Disney Payment Due – February 15

DISNEY PAYMENT: The next Disney payment is coming due on Wed, Feb 15th.  The full amount of $1,108 is due on this date – for students AND chaperones.  Mrs. Karen Welser will email each family with their remaining balance on Feb 10th. Please do not email and ask for the balance as Mrs. Welser will send these out on the 10th!!  The cost of the trip will be finalized and any additional funds will be collected in March.  Please make checks payable to Midland High School. Thank you!

Feb 08

Band: Pre-Festival Concert and Festival Information

WHERE; Bullock Creek High School Auditorium
WHEN: Wed, Feb 21st at 7:00 Performance Time
6:15pm Blue Band on stage
​6:45pm Gold Band seated in the front section
WHERE; Bullock Creek High School Auditorium
WHEN: Wed, Feb 22nd at 7:30 Performance Time
CALL TIME: 6:45pm On stage
FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES:  Please mark your calendars! Festival dates and times have been set.  Remember, this is a required performance. Please see the schedule below for times.  The students will meet at Midland High and transportation will be provided both to and from Bay City Western High School in Auburn. Bands will travel with individual departure times for the most efficient use of everyone’s time. Check your group’s performance time. Call times and details will be emailed in the coming week.
WHERE; Bay City Western High School
Blue Band: Fri, Mar 3rd @ 6:00pm
Symphony Orchestra: Fri, Mar 3rd @ 8:20pm
Gold Band: Sat, Mar 4th @ 2:40pm
Symphonic Band: Sat, Mar 4th @ 4:00pm

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