Mogadore Music Newsletter

Issue 10 Volume 8; Summer 2021

Mogadore Music Department Web Page

Official site for the Mogadore Music Department

Yet Another Great Year for the Mogadore Music Department

I hope you and your students have had a relaxing start to summer break! The month of May was a blast around the Mogadore Music Department. We had some wonderful performances by our Junior High Band, High School Band, and Jazz Bands at their spring concert!

Our High School Band also received great praise from their annual performance at Graduation as well as at the Memorial Day Ceremony this year.

I am so proud of the hard work our students have put forth this past school year and cannot wait to see what happens this summer! Thank you for supporting your students and thank you for another great year at Mogadore!

Go Wildcats!

Mrs. Bonitz

Mogadore Bands' Spring Concert 2021

Booster Information

Music Booster Meeting- Thursday, July 8, 6:00 PM

The Mogadore Band Boosters will be having their monthly meeting Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 6:00 PM in the MHS Community Room. We will be discussing some of our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities such as Tag Day and the Mogadore Band Show! If you are a band parent with a student in grades 5-12 and would like to get involved, please attend!!

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

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Tag Day-Saturday, July 17, 2021

The Mogadore Music Program will be holding our seventh annual TAG DAY event and we need you!

What is TAG DAY? - Tag day is an opportunity for students to collect charitable funds towards our band program for operating costs such as: the Mogadore Band Show, instruments, repairs, music, honors opportunities, and much more!

How does it work? - Students are put in groups with a parent volunteer to walk door-to-door in an assigned route in Mogadore. Donors will be given a “Mogadore Music Supporter” tag and a music program schedule for the 2021-2022 school year.

In order for this event to be successful, we are asking for your assistance in covering routes in Mogadore. We need all band students as participants! The more volunteers that we have the better our chances for a supported and successful campaign.

All band (or choir) students and parent volunteers are invited to join us on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM in the MHS Music Room. At that time, all students, along with parent volunteers will be given instructions for the Tag Day Event. Each student group will be asked to walk door-to-door on specified routes to ask for donations for the Mogadore Music Program. We are asking volunteers to walk or drive (depending on your car’s capacity and length of the assigned route) and to stay with their students as they walk their assigned route to ensure student safety. Students should wear their Mogadore Band T-Shirt and khaki shorts for this event. Band shoes are not necessary, but comfortable tennis shoes are a must! Please complete the form below and indicate your preferred routes. We are looking for at 4-6 students plus parent guide/driver for the routes.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to participate and your continued support in the Mogadore Music Program!

Please fill out the google form below to get involved---we need "all hands on deck" to make this event successful---that includes students AND parents!

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bonitz.

Mogadore Junior/Senior High Music News

Band Notes from Mrs. Bonitz

I am so proud of the students work this past school year and am excited to "kick it up a notch" for this upcoming marching band season!

Please review the schedule below----our first rehearsal is Wednesday, July 7 from 8 AM-12:00 PM.

Also, a big thank you to Ms. Wolff for her work with the Choir students this past semester!

Enjoy your time off and the beautiful summer weather! I look forward to seeing everyone in the next few weeks!

Go Cats!

Mrs. Bonitz

We Won't Stop Dreaming

Congratulations, Seniors and Music Department Members!

Best of luck to the Class of 2021! We look forward to hearing about your successes and triumph’s in the future!

Congratulations goes out to the HS Band for another outstanding performance at the high school graduation ceremony! Great way to end the year!

Congratulations, 2021 Wildcat Marching Band Section Leaders

The following students were selected to be our section leaders for the 2021 Marching Band Season:

Flute: Katelyn T., Skyler Y.

Clarinet: Eleanor F.

Alto Saxophone/Mellos: Salma Z.

Trumpet: Zoe G.

Low Brass/Low Reeds: Jon C.

Percussion: Andrew C.

High School Marching Band Camp

High School Marching Band Camp starts July 27 – July 31 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM at Mogadore High School. Students will need dress appropriately (school dress code), bring tennis shoes, and a water bottle. I also urge students to make sure they have eaten breakfast to ensure they are alert and ready to work hard! The lunch schedule will be distributed to students during our summer rehearsals in July and emailed out, please look for that email! I look forward to another great camp! In addition, we will be having another Band Camp Preview Performance on Friday, July 31 in the Memorial Stadium or the MHS Commons at 3:00 PM! We hope you can attend!

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Mogadore Music Department Car Wash and Bake Sale

The Mogadore High School Band is hosting their ninth annual car wash and bake sale on Saturday, August 7 from 9:00AM-1:00 PM at the Mogadore Fire Station. The proceeds for this event will benefit the Trip Fund and Band Show Fund for the Mogadore Music Program. We ask that each student bring two towels to dry vehicles with, if participating in the car wash. If you would like to donate a dessert item please clearly mark the container with a student or family name so it may be returned properly AND please individually package your items. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Bonitz. We hope to see you there!

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Mogadore Wildcat Marching Band Show

Save the date! The annual Wildcat Marching Band Show will be Saturday, August 14 at 7:30 PM in the Mogadore Memorial Stadium. The following schools will be performing at the show: Rittman, Twinsburg, Woodridge, St. Vincent St. Mary, and of course, Mogadore! More information about ticket prices and how you can help will be available soon.

O.H. Somers Music News

Bravo, Somers Music Students

I want to commend our music students at O.H. Somers for a wonderful job this school---we had a different year but some great memories. A big thank you to Mr. Modney for his work with our K-6 Music Students! Below are some videos of our work from the spring semester!
Chicken on the Fence Post
Frere Jacques
Frere Jacques Sixth Grade Band
This Old Man Band Trio