Mogadore Music Newsletter

Issue 4, Volume 8; November 2020

Mogadore Music Department Web Page

Official site for the Mogadore Music Department

Fall is Here!

The first quarter of this school year just flew by! As we get into our second quarter, we want to reflect on all of the great accomplishments our music department has had so far this year! Our high school band has done a great job during their unique marching season! In addition, we had a great showcase of performances from our Junior/Senior High School Music students last weekend! All of our performances were excellent learning opportunities and I only hope to carry that energy into concert season!

Every student should be proud of their work in the music department! We hope that we can continue to push forward and build up our students! We look forward to our successes throughout this year in all of our performing ensembles and each of our school programs!

Go Wildcats!


Stephanie Bonitz and Angelica Weichman

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Booster Information

Music Booster Meeting- Thursday, December 10, 2020-6:00 PM

Our December Music Booster Meeting will be at 6:00 PM on Thursday, December 10, 2020 in the MHS Music Room. Masks are required for attendance. A Zoom Meeting link will also be sent out to anyone who would like attend virtually!

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

Our next round of concessions is coming up fast with basketball season starting. Our Music Boosters and Drama Department share concessions responsibilities throughout the Winter Sports Season.

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!

Acme Cash Back Program

Our music program is now enrolled in Acme Cash Back until the end of the 2020 year. If you have any receipts from your shopping trips--please send them with your student to put in our receipt bin in the music room, snap a picture and send it to Mrs. Bonitz, or hold on to them (We can collect them at a later date!)
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Mogadore Junior/Senior High Music News

Bravo, Mogadore 7-12 Band and Choir Students!

The Junior/Senior High School hosted our first in person concert of this school year on Sunday,

November 8.

Thank you to all of you who were able to attend or watch via Live Stream. Bravo, to our student performers---you did a great job highlighting our work from this school year, thus far!

Fall Band Program 2020
Fall Choir Program 2020

High School Band Evening Rehearsals

As a reminder, the High School Band will have the following evening rehearsals in November/December from 6-7:30 PM.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Monday, November 30, 2020

Monday, December 7, 2020

Monday, December 14, 2020

Pep Band 2020-2021

Our High School Band will performing at league games this season due to COVID. Below is our tentative schedule---we are excited to share our music to pump up the crowd! Go Cats!
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Ohio Music Education Association Virtual Solo and Ensemble Sign Up- Grades 7-12 Band and Choir

Preparation for the Ohio Music Education Association High School Solo and Ensemble event is beginning in the upcoming months. This a great opportunity for students to explore different styles of music, specific instrument techniques, and engage themselves outside of the general band curriculum.

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!

Christmas in the Village Caroling- HS Band and HS Choir

Christmas in the Village is almost here! This year's event will take place on Saturday, December 12 from 2:30 PM-5:00 PM as a Drive-Thru event!

Our High School Music Department students are working on carols to contribute to the event! This is a great opportunity to celebrate the holidays in a safe, family friendly environment.

Junior High Band Chamber Ensemble Schedule

Chamber Ensemble Reminders--We meet 6A until 12:15 PM. Please remember your instrument and music for our time!

Monday- Clarinets





O.H. Somers Instrumental Music News

O.H. Somers Band Classes

Somers Band Class Schedule:

Monday- Woodwinds (Flute, Clarinet)/Percussion

Tuesday- Brass (Trumpet, Trombone)

Wednesday- Woodwinds (Flute, Clarinet)/ Percussion

Thursday- Brass (Trumpet, Trombone)

Friday- Percussion

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to call the office, e-mail me, or stop by the band office sometime. I look forward to a fantastic year!

Somers Band Rotation Schedule-November 2020

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Beginning Band Classes

For our fifth grade students who have not started a wind or percussion instrument, we will be exploring instruments and testing those instruments throughout the school year with Mrs. Bonitz. We will have a band program recruitment meeting for fifth grade students AND fourth grade students in the spring to get started with an instrument. More details about instrument testing and spring recruitment dates will follow!