News – December 16, 2018

Greetings Band Parents and Mac Band Supporters,

The Jazz Band has been keeping busy preparing for Monday’s Holiday Jazz Concert. In addition to their usual early morning rehearsals, they traveled over to Columbus Elementary last Thursday for a concert for the whole school. They performed a couple of holiday classics, some jazz standards and Mr. Barton added in some music education and encouragement for the Columbus kids. You can catch the band in concert with the Twilighters and Sterling Jazz tomorrow (Monday) night at 7:30 p.m. in the High School Auditorium.

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Patton Concert
Mr. Demianew has no shortage of young musicians over at Patton as he is teaching both vocal and instrumental music. The bands and choirs presented their Holiday Concert last Monday and here’s a photo of the Cadet Band starting the show. You can watch a video of the Patton Choir performing at the State Capitol on the Patton Home Page.

And you can also watch a video of Mr. Dana and the Duniway Choir performing at the State Capitol on the Duniway Home Page.

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Meeting Minutes
If you were unable to attend last Tuesday’s Band Parent Meeting, you can read the minutes by clicking here. And while Roxane does a great job of noting the details of our meetings, it’s certainly a lot more fun being there in person. The next one is coming up on January 8th!
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This Week’s Schedule

Holiday Jazz Concert – Monday, December 17th @ 7:30 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. The High School Jazz Band and Jazz Choirs will perform.
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Winter Break
School will be out on Winter Break soon and since there won’t be too much band news to write about, I’m going to take a break as well. Unless something happens that I simply can’t wait to share, I’ll be back with the next email on Sunday, January 6th. I will however, keep updating the Mac Band website – be sure to check out all the new entries on the Calendar of Events.

See you at the concert,
Brian Bailey
McMinnville Band Parent Organization

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