News – February 10, 2019

Greetings Band Parents and Mac Band Supporters,

The scores from the Winter Guard Premier Event have been posted on the NWAPA website and I’m excited to report that McMinnville placed 5th out of 11 groups in their division! What a great way to start the season.

Unfortunately, I have no results to report about the Winter Percussion show since due to the weather, Saturday’s Percussion Premier was cancelled.

But looking ahead, the next event will take place in St. Helens on Saturday, February 23rd and will feature competitions for both the Winter Guard and Winter Percussion. A big SHOUT OUT to the parents who have already stepped forward to help with transportation, meals and equipment! And for those who have been waiting for an invitation: You are cordially invited to help with the Winter Guard and/or Winter Percussion. No experience needed.

Need more encouragement? Here’s what one of our many dedicated parents has to say:
Our Winter Guard deserves the same level of support that the Marching Band receives. I have been supporting the team since the beginning when Mr. Barton started and it is great to see the growth and progress, but Winter Guard doesn’t seem to see as much support.
~ Mike Simpso

If you’d like to get more involved, just reply to this email or meet up with us at the next Band Parent meeting on the 19th. (see below) Thanks!

All Libonati, All the Time
This Tuesday, you can enjoy an evening of Dana Libonati compositions performed by a variety of talented groups. The concert features the original music of composer/educator Dana Libonati. The show takes place in the MHS auditorium on February 12th at 7pm and features:

The Twilighters
The MHS Jazz Band
Ad Lib (professional jazz quartet)
Vintage Voices (Yamhill County’s community jazz choir)

There is no charge for the concert but donations will be accepted at the door to support the Twilighters’ trip to New York City. For more information contact Dana at


This Week’s Schedule

Jazz Concert – Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. (see above) This may impact rehearsals for Winter Guard and Percussion so check with your student.

Winter Guard and Winter Percussion Rehearsals – Thursday and Saturday


Looking Ahead to Next Week

Band Parent Meeting – Tuesday, February 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Freshman Den

See you soon,
Brian Bailey
McMinnville Band Parent Organization

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