Mogadore Music Newsletter

Issue 6, Volume 8; January 2020

Mogadore Music Department Web Page

Official site for the Mogadore Music Department

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has had an excellent start to their 2021 year! Our Browns playoff win was also a nice touch yesterday!!

We have a number of exciting activities for our students during the month of January and February! In addition, if you are interested in helping out with any basketball concessions or volunteer activities, please let us know! See you at one of our upcoming events!!

Go Cats!

Stephanie Bonitz and Angelica Weichman

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Booster Information

MHS Holiday Concert 2020

Music Booster Meeting- Thursday, January 14, 2021-6:00 PM

Our December Music Booster Meeting will be at 6:00 PM on Thursday, January 14, 2021 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!

ENDING SOON-Turn in your receipts by February 1st!

If you have any ACME 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!)

Please bring in your receipts and drop them off at the main offices at Somers or MHS or leave them in the MHS Music Room!

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Mogadore Junior/Senior High Music News

Semester Exams

Please check out the dates for our semester exams----JH/HS virtual students will need to attend their regular Zoom day AND their scheduled exam day.

January 19th- Period 1 and 2

January 20th-Period 3 and 4

January 21st-Period 5 and 6

January 22nd-Period 7 and 8

All assignments must be turned in by January 22, no exceptions.

Save the Date-Solo and Ensemble Recital Sunday, March 7

A number of high school and junior high students are preparing for the first ever Ohio Music Education Association's Virtual Solo and Ensemble this spring. This event challenges our students to perform repertoire at the highest level with an evaluation from an adjudicator from OMEA. Typically this event would be in person--but this year, students are able to submit videos of their performance for evaluation---which can be less nerve racking!

As part of this opportunity, our students will be performing their selections, in person, on Sunday, March at 2:00 PM in the MHS Commons. This is a great way for students to share all of their hard work and talents!

Junior High and High School Winter Concert

Stay tuned---our Junior High and High School students will be presenting their work from this winter at the Music Department's Winter Concert on Sunday, February 28 at 2:00 PM. More details to follow and we look forward to seeing you there!

Band Notes from Mrs. Mabrey!

Upcoming Events:

January 11 HS Evening Rehearsal 6-7:30

January 14 Music Booster Meeting 6pm

January 15 Pep Band 6 pm

January 18 HS Evening Rehearsal 6-7:30

January 25 HS Evening Rehearsal 6-7:30

Congratulations to the junior high and high school choirs and bands on a successful Christmas Concert and Caroling video! Although the concert was originally intended to be recorded together as an ensemble, you did a fantastic job of using Upbeat and recording your parts individually. I am really excited to begin learning our new music to present to all of you at our upcoming Winter Concert on February 28th.

Go Cats!

Mrs. Kaitlin Mabrey

"Louie, Louie" Mogadore High School and Jr. High Bands

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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Choir Notes from Mrs. Weichman

Great job with our holiday program submissions! Although it was a "different" experience to perform virtually, we adored everyone's efforts!
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O.H. Somers Music News

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!

O.H. Somers General Music News

General Music Notes from Mr. Modney!

Happy New Year! As a reminder---please remember to check out the Google Classroom for new assignments, updates, and activities! We will also have Zoom links for our virtual students to participate in their general music classes!

Congratulations also goes out to Avie Nichols and Miley Griffin for being selected the high school's production of Frozen Jr. Bravo!!

Go Cats!

Mr. Nicholas Modney