News – February 16, 2020

Greetings Band Parents and Mac Band Supporters,

So I was mistaken – the Winter Percussion didn’t “literally” take the floor on Saturday because it still needs to be painted. (I didn’t find that out until the Parent Show on Friday evening.) I’m sure that will soon be taken care of and from what I hear, it promises to add a lot of color to the show.

Jaime was at the Percussion Premier on Saturday and reports that it was a great day. Great food from Jesse and Melissa and a warm indoor hang out / eating area. Our Winter Percussion kids started the season with a score of 66.90. A great percussion premier!

Owen was also there and sends a big thank you to all the parents volunteers… and some student volunteers the kids invited to come along for the day. Despite the cold and wet weather, things came together smoothly.

The photo is from Friday’s Parent Show.
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Columbia River Winter Arts Invitational

The Mac Pride Winter Guard heads to St. Helens this Saturday for the Columbia River Winter Arts Invitational.  This will be their second competition of the season.

As always, parents are welcome and encouraged to join the fun and help out if possible. You can add your name to the list of awesome volunteers right here.

For those who plan on attending, the guard’s first performance is scheduled for 1:13 p.m. and their performance time in the finals will be determined by how they and all the other groups score.
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Thanks for Your Support

I’m sure I don’t need to remind you, but I will anyway: it takes a lot of money to keep both of these groups instructed, transported, fed, and entered in competitions. Please do your part by being sure your student’s fees are paid and up-to-date.
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Sponsorship Drive Underway

The Mac Band Sponsorship Drive continues for the next couple of months. Below are links to the flyer along with a donor form and a page with a wish list and a list of some of the costs of putting on a Marching Band Show. If you can, please print off a flyer or two and ask a few friends, family members, or even total strangers for support.

Sponsorship Flyer – Front
Sponsorship Flyer – Back
Sponsorship Flyer – Form
Sponsorship Flyer – Wish List & Talking Points

If your printer is on the fritz and you would like physical copies of the flyers, you can get in touch with Jamie at 541-910-2814.

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This Week’s Schedule:

Winter Guard Rehearsal: Monday, February 17th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m

Winter Percussion Rehearsal: Tuesday, February 18th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m

Winter Guard Rehearsal: Thursday, February 20th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m

Winter Percussion Rehearsal: Friday, February 21st, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m

Winter Guard Competition: Saturday, February 22nd, All Day

Winter Percussion Rehearsal: Saturday, February 22nd, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Se you soon,
Brian Bailey
McMinnville Band Parent Organization

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