Nov 25

Rhapsody Week is Almost Here!

Another busy week is coming up for those participating in Rhapsody Rendezvous (over 450 students!!!). Here is the schedule for Monday’s Tech Rehearsal, Thursday’s Dress Rehearsal, and Saturday’s Show!


Nov 08

Rhapsody Ticket Sales

Presale ticket update:  All those who did not make the cut off for the Notables program have been contacted and their voided checks have been returned. All presale tickets will be printed today and mailed out to all Notable seat holders, staff and administration members. Thank you for your patience.
Rhapsody Rendezvous Regular Ticket Sales – Mark Your Calendars!!  This year’s 62nd Rhapsody Rendezvous will be Saturday, December 3rd at the Midland Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m.

 Public ticket sales will be conducted by the Center for the Arts.  Public ticket sales  will begin at NOON  on November 22, both on-line and at the Center for the Arts box office.The on-line site will be the Midland Center for the Arts website

 Ticket prices for this year’s show are $15 for adults (18+ including senior citizens) and $7 for students (high-school age and younger).  The maximum number of tickets to be purchased at a time is 6 adults and 4 students.  If you wish to purchase more, you will need to do a separate transaction. Again this year, the Center for the Arts policy is that EVERYONE must have a ticket (no toddlers on laps). 

Please note tickets sold out in one day last year, so you will want to set up your account prior to sale time.
Where and How to buy tickets?
Method One:  At the Midland Center for the Arts Box Office. Hours: Monday – Friday12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Saturday: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
Method Two: Online at the Midland Center for the Arts Website: 
Tickets must be picked up at the MCFTA Box Office.

NOTE: You will need an account and password to buy tickets through the website.  It is highly recommended that you have an account prior to the ticket sale date and remember your password!!  To set up an account, go to the MCFTA website ( click “Sign In” link at the top of the Home Screen and follow the steps or use the following link:  Create an Account:  If you already have an account for MCFTA please verify your password before tickets go on sale.  (The server cannot handle password searches very well when the system is busy.)  
Returning Users: To purchase tickets online:
1.  Go to MCFTA website :    www.mcfta.org2.  Click on Sign In at the top of the page, 3.  Sign in with email address and password, 4.  Click on “Tickets” and scroll through to December 3, where you will find the link to the Rhapsody Program.  It is recommended that you select “Best Available” seats, rather than choose your seats for the smoothest and fastest transaction. 
New this year: Live Streaming of Rhapsody Rendezvous in the MCFTA Little Theater (Large screen projection of performance)  Cost: $5 General Admission (children under 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult).

Oct 26

Updated Order Forms for MHS Music Parents Cothing

Here’s a great way to show support for the MHS Music Department!  Take a look at the updated Music Parents clothing order form. There are some new items! You can find the order form here!!! Questions? Please contact Mrs. Karen Welser.

Oct 26

Overflowing with Chemic Pride – We Now Have Two (2) Jazz Bands!

Due to overwhelming student support of Jazz Band… MHS now is home to two Jazz Bands! The rehearsal schedule has been updated and you’ll find it here.  Give that old schedule a toss into the recycling bin!

Oct 18

Rhapsody Notables Reaches Limit

Thank you to all who have submitted applications to sponsor Rhapsody Rendezvous through the Notables program. The sponsorships have been filled and Notable forms are no longer being accepted. Any additional Notable requests received will be returned. The number of Rhapsody tickets available through the Notables program is limited to 120; this allows more availability of tickets for purchase by the general public through the box office ticket sales.

We encourage you to attend Rhapsody by purchasing a ticket during the public ticket sale which will occur during the third week of November, through the box office at the Midland Center for the Arts and on their website Tickets will NOT be sold at Midland High School.

Tickets sell out quickly so set up your account on the MCFTA’s website today. The only way to purchase tickets is by having an account.

Additional details about tickets sales will be available here and through the MHS Friday email.

Oct 18

MHS Meistersingers – Leaf Raking

The MHS Meistersingers are raking leaves to raise money for their annual trip! Information can be found here – meistersleafrakingposter

Oct 17

Rescheduled Marching Showcase Info.

Here are the new details for the rescheduled Marching Band Showcase – Wednesday, October 19th.

Call time for band members is 5:30 – in uniform, with their instrument.

Gates open at 5:30 and the Star Spangled Banner will be performed at 6:40.  The cost for entry is $5 for adults, $2 for (K-12) students, and free entry for senior citizens 65+ years of age.

The estimated performance time for the Chemic Marching Band is 8:30pm. Entrance fees will be charged throughout the entire evening so come enjoy the entire show.

The SVSU marching band (originally scheduled to perform) is not available for the rescheduled date.

Critical information regarding uniform repair. All uniform repairs will be made during Tuesday evening’s marching rehearsal. Repair staff will be working in other capacities Wednesday evening. If a repair is needed… please bring in the uniform Tuesday evening.

Marching Band students will not be available to participate in Yell Night which will also be held Wednesday evening.

Sep 29

Blitz Night – Tonight!

Chemic music students are on the move this evening! It’s the annual Blitz Night to sell Chemic Music Cards!!!

Here’s the schedule for the evening:

5:00pm – MHS Eyeball Alley – Driver check-in and student arrival (all drivers will receive a packet)

The teams will leave as soon as they have all members.

8:00pm – All teams back to the MHS cafeteria

*If teams finish their areas and have additional time, they may return to MHS and get another map and head out again!

Good luck and be safe!

Sep 01

Meistersingers – Busy Day Today (9-1-16)

MHS Meistersingers are holding a pop can and bottle drive today from 4:00-5:30. Anyone with cans or bottles to drop off… there will be a container near the main entrance of Midland High at 4:00 pm. Please donate!

Meisters have a busy day today:

4:00-5:30 Pop can and bottle drive

5:30 – Pizza in the choir room

6:00 – Rehearse the National Anthem

6:40- Head out to the football stadium

7:00 – Perform the National Anthem prior to the MHS vs Bay City Western Football game

Aug 21

Welcome Dan Farison, New MHS Choir Director

Dan Farison photoDaniel Farison is excited to join the Midland High music department! Mr. Farison has taught in Elkhart Community Schools for seven years. He has been the Head Director at Pierre Moran Middle School for seven years and has also been a director at Elkhart Central High School. Under Mr. Farison’s direction, Pierre Moran received their first ever Gold With Distinction at ISSMA Choir Contest. His students have participated in state recognized ensembles including Circle the State and All State Honors Choir. 

Mr. Farison was also an active performer, singing with numerous ensembles in the south western Michigan and northern Indiana areas. He and his family are moving to Midland this summer and are all very excited to be a part of the amazing MHS community!

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