Jan 28

Time for a Musical Hug! Singing Valentines!

Send someone you love a musical hug!!  The Meistersingers are delivering Singing Valentines on Thursday, Feb 12th and Friday, February 13th. They will deliver all around the area.  For only $10 a song you can send someone special a unique gift.  We have groups of girls and groups of guys ready to serenade.  Beginning Feb. 2nd, orders will be taken during lunch in Eyeball!  See the order form for details and a list of song choices.  Order forms can also be given to any member of Meisters or Mrs. Breneman. Please download the order form!  MHS Choir – Singing Valentines Form 2015

Jan 08

Festival is Set!

FESTIVAL DATES Please mark your calendars! Festival dates and times have been set. All groups play on Saturday, Feb. 28th  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. Each group will depart at separate time.  More details to come!  Good luck to all student performers!
WHERE:  Bay City Western High School, 500 W Midland Rd, Auburn, MI 48611  
BLUE BAND:   10:15 AM
GOLD BAND:  12:55 PM
SYMPHONIC BAND:    2:20 PM
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:  4:30 PM

Dec 29

Year-end Donations? Please Consider the Looking Sharp Fund.

The following is from Mrs. Kathy Peretz, MPS Lead Music Teacher and Steering Committee Chair of the Looking Sharp Fund…

 

“Many thanks to the foundations and donors who have helped to make  the Looking Sharp Fund Drive a success!
We still need help to reach our goal, though. Currently we need $25,000 in additional contributions to make our goal of $250,000. which will provide enough replacement uniforms for all students in the MPS Music Program in Band, Orchestra, and Choir. Please consider making us part of your end of year tax deductible donations!
Purchases so far include new band and choir uniforms for DHS and band uniforms for MHS. Choir and Orchestra Uniform quotes are in approval process for MHS.”
Here’s the link to the page where donations can be made to the Looking Sharp Fund.
The formal name is: Midland Public Schools “Looking Sharp” Project Fund.
We appreciate your donation of any amount.

Dec 16

Band Concert Time Correction

The band concert this Thursday will begin at 7:00 PM… the previously published time is not correct.

Dec 16

Winter Concerts This Week!

There are many wonderful concerts this week!  Tonight are the MHS vocal concerts at Trinity Lutheran Church. Concert time is 7:30 pm.

Wednesday evening is the MHS Orchestra concert at Central Auditorium (formerly Central Middle School). Concert time is 7:30.

Thursday evening is the MHS Blue, Gold, and Symphonic Bands concert. Concert time is 7:30 at Central Auditorium. All concerts are free and are worth your effort to attend.

Special Note** This website calendar is current. If you are not seeing current information, please refresh your link to this web page… it will make a difference. Thanks!

Dec 11

Meistersingers Candlelight Concert

Come enjoy a wonderful concert performed by our own MHS Meistersingers on Friday, December 12th  –  7:30 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church on Jefferson Ave.

Dec 02

Shopping at Kroger = $$ For The MHS Music Program

Support the MHS music program by shopping at Kroger. Sign up for the Kroger Community Rewards program and a portion of every dollar you spend at Kroger will be donated to the Midland H.S. Music Parent Assoc. Signing up is easy… just go to the Fundraising section of this website or follow the link below for instructions. Every dollar adds up. You have to sign-up every year so be certain you’re current! You can tell by checking the bottom of your receipt!

Account Name: Midland H.S. Music Parent Assoc.

Account Number: 83406

http://www.mhsmusicparents.com/fundraising/kroger-rewards/

Nov 14

Rhapsody Week is coming up… Here’s the schedule!

The rehearsal and show schedule for Rhapsody week is as follows:

Rhapsody Week Schedule  – 2014

*Students should plan to bring their homework… there is a lot of waiting before they get on stage*

2014 Emcees: Sam Bork, Emily Entner, Jared Lane, Megan O’Connor and Maddy Wheelock

Monday 11/17

Tech Rehearsal(No special lighting, no costumes at this rehearsal – we’re marking placement of mics, piano, chairs, etc., on the stage, we’ll run through each act once, MC’s will performs a skeleton version of their sketches – no costume changes) *** stage crew will attend. 

5:00 Rhapsody Leadership and Orchestra leadership arrive and get stage set for Orchestra

5:30 Orchestra call time

6:00 Orchestra on stage ready for rehearsal… earlier if possible.

6:45 Orchestra completes rehearsal – orchestra students help clear stage

7:00 Remainder of Tech Rehearsal begins (we’ll begin earlier if possible)

9:30 Finished and out the door :)

Monday Tech Rehearsal Order (students excused upon completion of their rehearsal

  • Orchestra
  • JV Pom
  • V Pom
  • Chorus
  • Meisters
  • Clarinet Choir
  • Drumline

Then the remaining acts in order of performance:

  • Aaron Mealey (vocal solo) accompanied by Kyle Franson
  • Justin Solano – (guitar solo)
  • Shannon DeGroot – (dance solo)
  • Emma Brown, Ethan Brown, Gloria Heye, Tyler Benoit, Josh Tighe  (band)
  • Kyle Franson – piano solo
  • Josiah Greiner, Josh Pasek, Brendan O’Connor  (ensemble)
  • Jackie Hendrickson (vocal solo) accompanied by Dr. Tim Hendrickson
  • Alexandria McMath, Ben Robertson, Conner Robertson, Satchell Robertson (band)
  • Natalie Schwartz, Devin Boxey, Madisyn Danner  (dance trio)
  • Elia Danielson, Ethan Brown, Andrew Kim, Kyle Franson (Ensemble)

 

Thursday 11/20 

*Students should plan to bring their homework*

Dress Rehearsal: (Individual acts in costume and any other group (no glitter – at all) Lee Schaffert (professional photographer) will take photos – this night only – which will be posted to his website www.schaffertstudio.com for individual purchase)

***(stage crew and spot light operators to be in attendance)

NO STUDENTS IN THE BUILDING UNTIL AFTER 5:00 PM

4:00 Teacher’s Act rehearsal

5:00 Rhapsody Leadership Arrive

5:30 Call time for Band students – be in the auditorium with instruments – ready for rehearsal which begins after attendance

6:30 Call time for Orchestra students (except for bottle dance students – their call time is 5:30)

6:45 End of Band Rehearsal

6:45 Set up for Orchestra

7:15 Orchestra students on stage ready for rehearsal

7:45 Orchestra finishes with their rehearsal – clear the stage

8:00 Continue dress rehearsal in show order (earlier if possible)

9:45 Finished

Thursday Rehearsal order (this is different than Monday – please note)

(Just as on Monday… students are excused to leave upon completion of their rehearsal. If they choose to remain… they MUST sit in the auditorium silently or they’ll be asked to leave)

  • MHS Marching Band
  • MHS Orchestra
  • Aaron Mealey acc. by Kyle Franson
  • Justin Solano
  • JV Pom
  • Shannon DeGroot
  • Emma Brown, Ethan Brown, Gloria Heye, Tyler Benoit, Josh Tighe
  • Kyle Franson – piano solo
  • Josiah Greiner, Josh Pasek, Brendan O’Connor
  • Clarinet Choir
  • Meisters

Intermission

  • Drumline
  • Jackie Hendrickson acc. by Dr. Tim Hendrickson
  • Alexandria McMath, Ben Robertson, Conner Robertson, Satchell Robertson
  • Chorus
  • Natalie Schwartz, Devin Boxey, Madisyn Danner
  • Elia Danielson, Ethan Brown, Andrew Kim, Kyle Franson
  • Varsity Pom

 

Friday 11/21, Show

 

6:00 Rhapsody Leadership and chaperones arrive

6:30 Students begin arrival and go to assigned dressing rooms

Band – Rehearsal Room A

Orchestra – Rehearsal Room B

Pom  – Upstairs Dressing Room

Chorus, Meisters – Founder’s Room – Upstairs

Individuals in multiple acts will be assigned to dressing rooms near the stage.

Shane Talbot will have a list of students and chaperons and where they should be.  Performers are NOT to be wandering… they are to remain in their dressing rooms until called. The ushers this year are provided by MCFTA as are the ticket takers.

7:00 Doors open

7:30 Show Time (a live feed is broadcast to Rehearsal Rooms A and B, Founder’s Room, dressing rooms

9:00 (approx.) Intermission (15 min, restart at approx. 9:15) refreshments available in red carpet area

10:30 (approx.) Show finished

11:00 Out of building

 

Rhapsody Rendezvous 2014 show order is as follows:

 

Act 1

Orchestra

Aaron Mealey – vocal solo – acc. by Kyle Franson on Piano

Justin Solano – guitar solo

J.V. Pom Pon

Shannon DeGroot – solo dance

Emma Brown, Ethan Brown, Gloria Heye, Tyler Benoit, Josh Tighe

Kyle Franson – piano solo

Josiah Greiner, Josh Pasek, Brendan O’Connor – (Ensemble)

Clarinet Choir

Meisters

 

Intermission – refreshment kiosks available red carpet area

 

Act 2

MHS Drumline

Jackie Hendrickson – vocal solo – accompanied by Dr. Tim Hendrickson on piano

Alexandria McMath, Ben Robertson, Conner Robertson, Satchell Robertson (band)

Chorus

Natalie Schwartz, Devin Boxey, Madisyn Danner

Elia Danielson, Ethan Brown, Andrew Kim, Kyle Franson – (Ensemble)

Varsity Pom Pon –

Faculty Skit

Chemic Marching Band

Nov 14

Rhapsody Rendezvous – What to do With Unused Tickets

Overall, it was a smooth ticket sale for Rhapsody Rendezvous tickets. Thank you to Midland Center for the Arts (MCFTA) for their exceptional handling of an intense period of ticket purchases. There are just a few tickets remaining so if you have not yet made your purchase, now is the time…  www.mcfta.org

What to do with unused tickets? If you find that you will not be able to attend Rhapsody Rendezvous, please turn your tickets in to the main office where Mrs. Lori Kennemer will collect them. They will then be returned to MCFTA and resold. We want a full house for Rhapsody so please don’t let your tickets go unused!

Nov 11

Rhapsody Ticket Purchase – no fees for online purchase!

Great news from the Midland Center for the Arts (MCFTA)… the usual online fees for ticket purchases will be waived for Rhapsody Rendezvous tickets! We encourage you to purchase tickets through www.mcfta.org  Remember to get online and set up your account today. Tickets go on sale November 12th at noon… that’s tomorrow!

See you at Rhapsody!

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