Chorus Boosters Monthly Newsletter
OCTOBER 2022 - Mandarin Middle School Chorus Boosters
DCPS HONOR CHOIR APPLICATION DUE OCT 14th!
Uniform, Rehearsal & Day of Performance Information
All Groups will wear the Casual Uniform for the Fall Concert:
- Mandarin Music Makers T-shirt (New Students & Students who specified needing a new shirt will receive their T-shirts prior to the concert)
- Jeans (no holes of any kind)
- Nice Shoes (dress shoes/ sneakers are okay as long as they are closed toe.)
There will be a morning rehearsal on Friday, 10/21/22 at 8:00 AM sharp
- In the auditorium
- Enter through the bus rider parking lot
Call for Students is at 6:00 PM
- All students should arrive in uniform and enter through the auditorium side door
Fall Concert ~Flower Sale~
The Mandarin Music Makers will be selling carnations before the concert and during intermission. All proceeds benefit the Mandarin Music Makers and the Performing Arts programs at Mandarin Middle School.
Carnations- (1) Flower for $2.00 or (3) Flowers for $5.00
Cash or Check Payment Only
Fall Concert - Volunteer & Donation Opportunities
MMS Chorus Booster ~ October Board Meeting
Thursday, October 13, 2022
8:00 PM via Zoom Meeting
Monthly Chorus Boosters Board Meeting
Will be conducted via zoom
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 944 117 7657
For the 2022-2023 school year the Mandarin Music Makers will share a message
of positivity, hope and kindness each month with our 'Choose' Campaign.
For the Month of October and everyday we will...
12th Annual Jacksonville Sings! Honor Chorus Invitational
Congratulations to the MMS Mandarin Music Makers who were invited to participate in the 12th Annual JaxSings! Chorus Invitational!
Invited Student Performers:
Joseph Sherman - Baritone
Kaitlynn Thomas - S1
Audrey Hall - S2
Addie Larson - S1
Ben Levinson - Alto
Mason Diehl - Alto
Myla Duran - S2
Isabella Smith-Sosa - S2
Gage Graves - Alto
Taytum Johnson - S1
The event was held at UNF in the Lazzara Performance Hall, on Saturday, September 24, 2022. The UNF Chamber Singers, UNF Percussion Ensemble and over 100 young choristers joined their voices to sing works by composers such as Andrea Ramsey and Coty Raven-Morris.
Visit our website at www.give.unf.edu/JaxSings to make a donation to support our choral programs today!
2022-2023 Music Lab Fees
Each student is responsible for their Music Lab Fee $40.
This fee covers the purchase of music, supplies, uniform, transportation, special event food, fees, incentives, piano tuning, masks, etc.
Fundraising is an optional way to pay for the lab fee
Donations are WELCOME
Check payments - payable to MMS Chorus Boosters
(additional payment methods will be forthcoming)
If you have questions please let us know!
Tri-M Honor Society
What is Tri-M?
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is an NAfME program that recognizes outstanding music students in secondary level school. Tri-M activities increase students' school and community involvement with music. Tri-M members are selected based on their academic and musical achievement as well as on their strength of character.
***Keep a look out on TEAMS for the application for new members!***
Chorus Boosters Call for Volunteers 2022-2023!
Calling ALL Chorus, Orchestra, & Musical Theatre Parents~
Are you interested in being more involved with the Performing Arts program at Mandarin Middle School? Do you have extra time that you can donate to helping the Mandarin Music Makers have a successful 2022-2023 School Year?
If so, please let us know we would love to have you on our team!
Want to Volunteer or Chaperone this School Year? Complete Your Volunteer Registration Today!
Become a volunteer in three easy steps.
1. Complete the volunteer background screening online at https://dcps.duvalschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=29120
Once submitted, volunteer applications typically take between 5-10 business days to process.
2. Contact the Department of Family and Community Engagement at (904) 390-2960 to check the status of your volunteer application. Reminder: The district no longer issues volunteer cards.
3. Please remember to sign in and out using the Volunteer Sign-in Book in the front office.
Additional FAQ: https://dcps.duvalschools.org/Page/25725
Please Note: If submitting your application from a mobile device or tablet, your application may not come through. Please submit your application from a desktop or laptop computer.
Our 2022-2023 Executive Board:
- President ~ Keri Welton
- Vice President ~ Open
- Treasurer ~ Christie Sipe
- Secretary ~ Amy Levinson
- Fundraising ~ Open
- Committee Chairs ~
- -------Volunteers & Chaperones ~ Laura Cazalas
- Members At Large ~
- -------Support ~ Flo Del Pilar