McIntosh Band Newsletter

January 9, 2018

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For a complete list of both performance and rehearsal dates and times, always refer to the MHS Band website calendar. That calendar should be checked often.


Please sign up to help with the upcoming Lip Sync Battle Fundraiser

MacMusicMadness Lip Sync Battle - Thursday, January 25 7pm Airing LIVE from the McIntosh Auditorium

Thanks to parent and student volunteers who have hit the ground running! Registration began before break and continues through January 12. Grab a friend, go solo or make a group and register during all lunches through January 12 , or turn in the form to the band room or register online at ANY McIntosh student can register! We need lots of acts to have a successful show. Please get the word out to get acts to sign up!

This will be a fun night and a chance for so many band members and parents to get involved! ALL proceeds go to students going on NYC trip. We are so grateful to the 7 students who have shown leadership and initiative in volunteering to help with this new, exciting event - they even staffed A and B lunch registration tables! Ms. Bakers volunteer document remains open so sign up to help! Tickets will be on sale later this month!

Here are some additional details for LipSync:

Tickets on Sale in January $3 advance students/ adults, $3 students at door/ $5 adults at door

Registration Form Due Friday, January 12th
Song Selection Due Monday, January 15th

Please direct questions to

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Lip Sync Sponsorship Information and Packet!

Below you will find the Sponsorship packet for the MacMusic Madness Lip Sync Battle. Ms. Baker will have copies of this in her office beginning tomorrow after lunch. Please take this opportunity to approach local businesses or family members and invite them to support this great fundraiser. Remember, any sponsorships that you receive will go 100% to your individual New York City account which is a great way to reduce the cost of your trip. Just a few reminders:

~Make sure that you give the businesses a complete packet which includes the introductory letter, sponsorship levels, sponsorship form and tax deductible letter.

~Confirm that the form is filled out completely and accurately

~Attach the check to the form

~All sponsorship forms must be turned into the band room by Monday, January 22nd.

Best of Luck Selling!

Upcoming Dates

Jan. 11th- New York Performance practice 4-6 pm

Jan. 15th- MLK Day- no school

Jan. 15th- Band Parent Meeting- band room @ 7 pm

Jan. 16th- 4th period band practice 4-6 pm

Jan. 25th- Lip Sync battle 7 pm

New York Trip!

A note from our Trip Organizer-

If you need to make a payment for the New York trip in March, use the website below.

The system is designed to deactivate accounts after two missed consecutive payments so please make sure that if you are not traveling to cancel your participation in the trip from the dashboard.

If you are having difficulty signing in please call me directly (contact information below) or call the office so we can get all travelers up to date.


Mark Drury

Sales Manager

Super Holiday Tours

(d) 321-319-1153

(c) (678) 520-1766

UGA Double Reed Symposium

Greetings Teachers, Band Directors and Parents!!!

It is that time of year again when we are getting ready for our annual Double Reed Symposium! This year’s Symposium is scheduled to take place on March 4th, 2018 and our guests this year include the esteemed artists Jeffrey Rathbun Assistant Principal Oboist of the Cleveland Orchestra and Barrick Stees Assistant Principal Bassoon of the Cleveland Orchestra. Both of these musicians are world-renowned artists who we are extremely excited and proud to host. Don’t miss the opportunity for your students to work with them and learn from their expertise.

We will offer four master classes (2 bassoon and 2 oboe) each will include 4 spots for students interested in performing. Students wishing to perform must send an email of notification to be considered for the master class. If you would like, please attach a short resume with their notification.

We are also offering master classes for junior high and younger students to give them a chance to perform and learn fundamental skills in a welcoming environment.

To secure a master class space please contact us:

Bassoons email Dr. Amy Pollard at –

Oboes email Dr. Reid Messich at –

Returning again this year is the super easy Online Application! Students will save money by registering online and will also be able to pay by credit card. On our website is a list of all activities, bios of all artists, and a list of vendors that will be attending the symposium. Registration deadline is February 19th, 2018!

Register at:

Horn Lesson Information!

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All State Students- 2018

Congratulations to the following students selected for All State 2018!

Shayaan Kabir

Brooke Owen

Sarah Park

Malaika Simelane

Alisha Zamore

Alternate-Amy Buckalew

Troy State Honor Band

Congratulations to the following students who were selected as members of the 2018 Troy State Honor Band!

Brayden Fairrel

Brett Goss

Abby Smith

Jonah Sussman

Noah Oul

District Honor Band Members

Congratulations to the following students who are members of the 2017-2018 District Honor Band Members!

Elayna Griffaw

Amy Buckalew

Cole Sanford

Noah Wiese

Sarah Park

Rachel Cox

Malaika Simelane

Elizabeth Wilson

Liam Borque

Nikhil Jamched

Rin Teresaki

Brooke Owen

James Wang

Alisha Zamore

Shayaan Kabir

Keba Simelane

Emilio Doreste

Lincoln Anders

Johnathon Zhang

Caryann Wilson-Alternate

All State Jazz Band

Congratulations to Matthew Bihuniak who was selected to be a member of the All State Jazz Band! Only 21 students from the entire state were selected to be a member of this band. This is the 5th consecutive year that a McIntosh band member has been selected to be a member of this prestigious group. He will go to UGA at the end of January and join students from all over the state and perform in the Classic Center.
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Coming Soon!

Pizza Card Slice the Price Fundraiser. January 16-30 sales/Feb delivery. Students will have two weeks to take orders for Dominos pizza cards and then deliver the cards. A student brought this idea to Ms. Baker and we so appreciate his initiative! More details coming after break.

Car Wash - Save the date Saturday March 3, details tbd

MacMusicMadness Lip Sync Battle - Thursday, January 25 7pm Airing LIVE from the McIntosh Auditorium

Only 23 days til MacMusicMadness Lip Sync Battle! Thanks to students and families for getting the word out for this NYC fundraiser! Kim McCrudden/Joe Giordano/Debbie Krikorian will have another sign-up blitz during ALL lunches this week. PLEASE continue to encourage students/ friends to sign up as WE NEED LOTS OF ACTS to have a successful show! Thanks to Amy Salzmann Vender, Sandy Fleming, Sharon Johnson Mitchell, Stephen Mitchell, Cathy Gerke Phillips (Katie), Nikkey & Abiola Batiste, Rita Smith and others we surely forgot for moving things along over break. We'll share the website link when live. Register at Thanks all!

Closed Fundraisers and Information!

Pasta Sales closed with about $700 band profit and $700 student profit in addition to straight donations of $225 (which will go directly to the band). Thank you to the 42 students that participated (verus around 15 students last time) and contributed to the band program AND their student accounts! WAY TO GO!

Thanks to all who came and brought friends to Board & Brush for a fun night of woodworking and staining AND earning $247 for the band.

Great fun for the band members who marched in the CHOA parade! Thanks to all who donated, had friends donate and supported Chick-Fil-A spirit night! The Band Boosters were able to make a $555 donation to CHOA as part of our participation in the Battle of the Bands Parade Fundraiser. Our band came in 2nd place of all the bands, way to go!

Thanks for your support of the Spirit of McIntosh Band, we had a strong semester of fundraising for the band thanks to all of you!

How YOU can help!

Mandated Reporter Training

Per Fayette County rules, any parent that works with students must watch the Mandated Reporter Video.

** I want to also remind you that any parent who volunteers for any task on campus is required to watch this video and sign the required documents online. The video takes less than 10 minutes to view and the required form you sign off on is online as well. Thank you for all that you do for our students.

The links you need are below:

Connect with the Spirit of McIntosh!

New York Trip Information

If you were unable to attend the Parent Meeting on Monday, please find the information. you need on the links below. Also, a google form has been sent to parents to let the band know if you are interested in attending. A parent needs to fill out the form by Friday.

Click here for the Google form to sign up for the trip