Mogadore Music Spring Newsletter
Issue 4, Volume 10; Spring 2023
Spring Is Almost Here....
We have had some nice "glimmers" of spring time weather over the past few weeks---it has been nice to get out and about but really, we can't wait for warmer weather!
Our students have done an outstanding job representing Mogadore in the past few months--from participation in the Kent State All-Star Band, OMEA District 6 Junior High Honor Band and Choir, to Solo and Ensemble participation---our students have been busy!
We have several upcoming events in the program in the coming months! First, we have the OMEA Large Group Adjudicated Event for our High School Band and Choir. Next up, we have our Spring Musical--Suessical, JH March 30-April 1. In addition, our junior high students are preparing for the OMEA District 6 Junior High Solo and Ensemble Contest, April 15. Plus much more!
Additionally, March is Music in Our School's Month---For more than 30 years, March has been officially designated by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) for the observance of Music In Our Schools Month, the time of year when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation.
This newsletter celebrates the successes in the program from the past few months and details some of our upcoming musical experiences this month, and throughout the spring! We look forward to seeing you at our next event!
Music Booster Meetings in the MHS Community Room
Thursday, April 13, 2023-6:30 PM
Wednesday, May 3, 2023- 6:30 PM--Prep for OMEA JH Large Group
Thursday, May 11, 2023-6:30 PM
Mogadore Band Program Spring Fundraiser
Fundraiser items will be available for pick up in the Mogadore High School Community Room on Thursday, March 30, 2023 from 5PM-7PM.
Music Department Banquet
OMEA Junior High Large Group Adjudicated Event---Hosted at MOGADORE!!!!
We have an exciting opportunity coming up in May for our program! We have agreed to host the OMEA Junior High Large Group Adjudicated Event here at Mogadore! The event will take place Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6. This opportunity will provide a wonderful musical experience for our students in Summit, Portage, Medina, and Wayne County Schools.
To put this event into perspective---I like to think of this event as an indoor "bandshow", but a little more formal. We will need as many volunteers as possible to make this a great experience for the participating schools, students (and ourselves).
Please complete the form below to indicate your availability and interest in positions. Thank you for your consideration.
OMEA District 6 Junior High Large Group Contest---Hosted at Mogadore High School
Mogadore Junior/Senior High Music News
Band and Choir Notes from Mrs. Bonitz
I want to commend all of our music department students on some wonderful performances these past few months! I am so proud of all of the instrumentalists for their energy, enthusiasm, and work ethic! Looking ahead, we have a number of events coming up:
Friday, March 10- OMEA District 6 Large Group CHOIR CONTEST- Nordonia High School- Performance at 5:40 PM in the Nordonia Gymnasium. (student report time 3:40 PM at MHS)
Saturday, March 11- OMEA District 6 Large Group BAND CONTEST- Medina Performing Arts Center- Performance at 1:00 PM in the Auditorium. (student report time 10:30 AM at MHS)
Saturday, April 15- OMEA Junior High Solo and Ensemble at Stanton Middle School, Kent- Select students
Sunday, April 23- Spring Band Concert-Grades 7-12; 2:00 PM
Friday-Saturday, April 28-29- OMEA State Contest
Saturday, April 29- Community Fair and Art Show at MHS
Sunday, April 30- Music Department Banquet Grades 7-12 2:00 PM
Friday, May 5-Saturday, May 6- OMEA District 6 Junior High Large Group---Hosted at Mogadore- student and parent volunteers needed!!
Tuesday, May 9- Elementary Bands Concert 7:00 PM at MHS
Thursday, May 25-Graduation in Memorial Stadium-High School Band 7:00 PM
Monday, May 29- Memorial Day (High School Band and 7th Grade Band)
Congratulations, Kent State All-Star Band Participants
Congratulations, High School Solo and Ensemble Participants
Mogadore had a total of twenty-three events scheduled at this weekend’s Solo and Ensemble event held at Barberton High School, with a total of nineteen soloists and three ensembles. Our students did an excellent job, earning sixteen “Superior” ratings (I’s) and four “Excellent” ratings (II’s). This is a fantastic achievement for our young musicians, and a testament to the amount of work that they put in to preparing for this event!
The list of participating students is listed below, and we are very pleased to see that we had a variety of students of all grade levels and abilities performing this past weekend. Congratulations on the tremendous amount of growth you have all exhibited! We are so very proud! Kudos again to everyone who participated, and to all the families who support the Mogadore Music Program!
Mogadore Saxophone Quartet-Class A- Nathan Archibald, Jonathan Cumberlidge, Jonathan Snavely, Landon Wicks
Mogadore Trumpet Trio-Class C- Cecelia Nelson, Grace Steffen, Jane Woods
Mogadore Euphonium Trio-Class C- Erial Kroah, Matthew Trusky, Shawn Wagner
Nathan Archibald- Alto Saxophone Solo, Class A
Nathan Archibald- Voice Solo, Class C
Daniel Carter-Piano Solo, Class A
Jonathan Cumberlidge-Voice Solo, Class C
Mia Gaetjens-French Horn Solo, Class C
Miley Kirkpatrick-Tenor Saxophone Solo, Class C
Miley Kirkpatrick-Flute Solo, Class C
Tristyn McCaman-Snare Drum Solo, Class C
Cecelia Nelson-Voice Solo, Class A
Emma Quillen-Voice Solo, Class C
Grace Steffen-Voice Solo, Class C
Matthew Trusky-Euphonium Solo, Class C
Lillian Wicks-Tuba Solo, Class C
Cecelia Nelson-Flute Solo, Class B
Shawn Wagner-Euphonium Solo, Class C
Shawn Wagner-Trombone Solo, Class B
Landon Wicks-Alto Saxophone Solo, Class B
Junior High Solo and Ensemble Participants
The OMEA District 6 Junior High Solo and Ensemble event will be Saturday, April 15 at Stanton Middle School in Kent. Students have started lessons in preparation for the event and should be bringing home information in the coming week!
Please wish these students the best of luck in their preparations!
Colton B., Snare Drum Solo, Mallet Percussion Solo
Kaiden C., Bb Clarinet Solo
Hannah C., Alto Saxophone Solo
Delaney C., Mezzo Soprano Solo
Ava G., Flute Solo, Soprano Solo
Isabelle H., Mezzo Soprano Solo
Gabrielle K., Mezzo Soprano Solo
Jackson M., Trombone Solo
Piper M., Trumpet Solo
Nadia N., Flute Solo
Isabella P. Piano Solo
Evan P., Alto Saxophone Solo
Rylee R., Flute Solo, Alto Solo
Kayden S., Alto Saxophone Solo
Alvin W., Bb Clarinet Solo
Mogadore Flute Trio
Mogadore Trumpet Trio
Mogadore SA Vocal Duet
Congratulations, OMEA District 6 Honor Band and Choir Participants!
O.H. Somers Instrumental Music News
Link Up-The Orchestra Sings!
We look forward to this amazing event!
Miss Jessica Brind
Bravo to our, O.H. Somers Fifth Grade and Sixth Grade!
Elementary Band Spring Concert-Tuesday, May 9
Students will need to report to MHS with their instrument and music at 6:30 PM. Dress attire is required for this performance. Please let Mrs. Bonitz know if you have any questions!
General Music Notes from Mrs. Tonsic
MacConmara Academy of Irish Dance will be teaching Irish dance lessons to 1st through 5th grade after school on Wednesday's ( 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26.) until April 26th for $5.00 a lesson. This is an opportunity for our students to have professional dance lessons for an incredible value without having to be transported to the dance studio. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Mrs. Tonsic (email@example.com).