Back to School- Music Newsletter

Issue 1, Volume 10

Mogadore Music Department Web Page

Official site for the Mogadore Music Department

Let's GO CATS!

This summer really flew by and I am excited to start back to school! Please stay tuned for updates here in regards to our performance calendars and events!

I am so proud of the hard work our high school band members have put forth this summer! The students are working well together and continue to exude a great deal of pride in not only their work but their performances! We had a fantastic showing at the Mogadore Wildcat Band Show, The Cuyahoga Falls Band Show, and we can't wait to share our music and energy at our first football game this Friday!

The Back to School Newsletter contains some reminders about the music department's upcoming performances, fundraising, and Music Boosters volunteer opportunities. Please feel free to contact me via e-mail or phone if you have any ideas, questions, or concerns. I appreciate the dedication and support you, the parents and students, have provided!

Go Wildcats!

Stephanie Bonitz

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Stay Connected With the Music Department

Parent/Student Contact Information and Volunteer Form

Please complete the form below for your music student! I will be using this information to update our email list, mailing list, and booster information. We are also looking for a number of volunteers for many of our activities tentatively scheduled for the school year! Your involvement and assistance in the program makes it an even better experience for the students! Thank you for your consideration!

Booster Information

Music Booster Meeting- Thursday, September 8 at 6:00 PM

Our next Music Booster Meeting will be at 6:00 PM on Thursday, September 8 in the MHS Community Room.

Please check the Mogadore Music web page--under Music Boosters for more information, past minutes, and ways you can get involved!

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

Football Concessions Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for some volunteers to join in on the Friday Night Football Game Day Experience, working the lower concession stand! Please fill out the form below if you are able to help! This is a great way to meet new band parents and get involved! We look forward to seeing you!

Car Wash and Bake Sale Thank You!

We hosted our tenth annual Car Wash and Bake Sale in early August. Thank you to all of those who came out to support and the Mogadore Fire Department for allowing us to use your facilities!

Tag Day Thank You!

The Mogadore Music Department hosted their annual “tag day” on Saturday, July 9, 2022 from 12:00 PM-1:30 PM. We had a great showing of students. We appreciate the donations we have received!

* If you would like to send a donation--please send any donations to:

Mogadore Music Boosters

130 S. Cleveland Ave.

Mogadore, Ohio 44260

Mogadore Junior/Senior High Music News

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Band and Choir Notes from Mrs. Bonitz

Dear Band and Choir Parents,

What an enjoyable summer! I loved getting back into the groove with our high school band members and I am super excited to start off the school year with the rest of our band students, our choir students!!, and bring in some new band members for fifth grade!

I look forward to seeing many of you at Open House on Thursday, August 18 from 4-5:30 PM.

Please let me know if you have any questions along the way and Go Cats!

--Stephanie Bonitz

Football and Band Show Calendar

We are very eager to start off this football season! Below is the PDF of our football schedule and band show calendar! Please let me know if you have any questions!

Junior High Band Notes from Miss Brind

We are so excited to have our new seventh grade students in our Junior High Band Classes, Junior High Jazz Band, and Chamber Ensemble classes. We will go over Chamber Ensemble class options during our first week of school---and adjust any JH Band classes for our advanced students.

In addition, students may bring their instruments for locker assignment during open house! Please see the welcome letter below and I look forward to seeing you at Open House!

O.H. Somers Music News

Summer Academy Fun

Mr. Lekic and I had a great time teaching our K-6 students during the O.H. Somers Summer Academy! We worked on movement fundamentals in gym class and drumming with dance in music class! We had a blast and hope the students did too!

Sixth Grade Band News

We are so excited to have our beginning band students transition to the Sixth Grade Band---these students did fantastically last school year! Our Sixth Grade Band Classes will begin on Wednesday, August 24. We will be meeting in small groupings throughout the year (with full band Fridays!!) as the school year progresses.

Wednesday, August 24- Woodwinds (flute, clarinet)

Thursday, August 25- Brass (trumpet, trombone)

Friday, August 26- Percussion (snare and mallet review)

Remember, wipe the dust off your instrument and let's re-start for a great time this school year!

Calling All Fifth and Sixth Graders!

Your opportunity to join the Mogadore Band Program is here! Playing an instrument is a great way to learn a new, challenging, but rewarding skill! Check out the presentation below to learn about some of the instruments you can start with in band and how to get involved!

Beginning Band Recruitment Meeting

Interested in joining the band program! Please join us on Monday, September 6 at 6 PM in the O.H. Somers Cafeteria to learn more about our band program, instrument selection, and get your questions answered by our music retailers, Taylor Band and Orchestra and Pellegrino's Music Center!

General Music Notes from Mrs. Tonsic

Greetings, O.H. Somers Students!

I'm so excited to be back to the classroom with our K-6 students! Let's have a very musical year!

Mrs. Tonsic