Mogadore Music Newsletter
Issue 5, Volume 8; December 2020
The Holiday season is upon us! We had a wonderful display of talent at our Fall program, videos still listed below, and are working on some virtual performances for December! Check out our social media, Google Classrooms AND this newsletter for some video updates in mid-December with performances from each of our ensembles! We hope all of you had a restful, wonderful Thanksgiving and continue to have a blissful holiday season.
Stephanie Bonitz and Angelica Weichman
Music Booster Meeting- Thursday, December 10, 2020-6:00 PM
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!
Basketball Concessions Help
We would love your assistance at some of these games. Please click the link below to see our available games and thank you for your consideration!
ENDING SOON-Acme Cash Back Program
Please bring in your receipts and drop them off at the main offices or leave them in the MHS Music Room!
Mogadore Junior/Senior High Music News
Meet Our Instrumental Music Substitute, Mrs. Mabrey!
Dear Mogadore Music Parents,
My name is Kaitlin Mabrey and I am excited to be filling in for Mrs. Bonitz as a long-term substitute for the band program while she is away on maternity leave. In May of 2020, I graduated from Kent State University with my degree in music education and I play the saxophone. I am very passionate about teaching and performing music and I have been enjoying getting to share this with each of the ensembles throughout my day.
I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with your child as we rehearse together throughout these upcoming months and present to you our virtual concert in December! I cannot wait to meet you!
Mrs. Kaitlin Mabrey
Fall Concert Videos
High School Band Evening Rehearsals
Monday, December 7, 2020
Monday, December 14, 2020 (Video Recording Night--Caroling Ensembles, High School Band, Jazz Band) Concert Dress with Holiday themed accent attire (should be able to play your instruments)
(Junior High Band will be recorded during school)
LAST CALL--Ohio Music Education Association Virtual Solo and Ensemble Sign Up- Grades 7-12 Band and Choir
New this year---Solo and Ensemble will be a VIRTUAL event. Students will submit recordings of their solo or ensemble works (February) for a digital evaluation from an OMEA Adjudicator in March. More info to come!
I highly recommend that all our High School and Junior High students take this opportunity whether as a soloist or a participant in an ensemble. My experience has shown me that this can be one of the most rewarding, exciting, and challenging experiences for a young musician. This also provides opportunities for musical and individual growth. We hope that your student can participate, fill out the form below to get set up!
Junior High and High School Choir- Concert Attire with Holiday Inspired Accent Attire
Monday, December 14, 2020- 3:00-5:00 PM
Tuesday, December 15, 2020- 3:00-5:00 PM
Call Backs- Thursday, December 17, 2020
Junior High Band Chamber Ensemble Schedule
Please check with Mrs. Mabrey about a modified Chamber Ensemble schedule as we get ready to record your holiday music!!
Regular Chamber Ensemble Reminders--We meet 6A until 12:15 PM. Please remember your instrument and music for our time!
O.H. Somers Instrumental Music News
Somers Band Rotation Schedule-December 2020
Beginning Band Classes
Fourth Grade General Music
1) Au Clair De La Lune mm. 1-2
2) BAG Notation Assignment
3) Au Clair De La Lune mm. 1-8
Please let us know if you have any questions!
O.H. Somers General Music News
Meet our General Music Substitute, Mr. Modney!
Dear Mogadore Wildcats,
It is so nice to meet most, if not all, of you during my first weeks of being here at O.H. Somers Elementary School. My name is Mr. Nicholas Modney and I am the long-term substitute for music moving forward. I have always loved and been involved with music since I was I preschool. I have always thought that music is one of the most important subjects in school, both from a learning and social position.
I have been involved with music since I was about 4 years old! I sang, I played viola, and I tried to learn everything there was about music. I went to college at The Boston Conservatory where I earned a Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance, and then I went to the University of Akron where I earned a Masters Degree in Music Education. While in college, I learned how to teach both general music and choir.
I currently live in North Canton with my cat, Captain. When I am not teaching, I like to travel, work on cars, go on walks, and spend time with my friends and family. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email me at mo_ModneyNicholas@mogadore.net.
I look forward to having a great time in music class!
Mr. Nicholas Modney