News – June 2, 2019

Greetings Band Parents and Mac Band Supporters,

Here’s a photo of the Band warming up and getting ready to hit the streets of Portland on Saturday night. The Starlight Parade brought together the MHS Dance Team, MHS Cheer, and the Mac Band with the addition of the 8th graders from Patton and Duniway. The band sounded great and was cheered on throughout the event by an enthusiastic crowd. It was a late night (we got back about 1:30 a.m.) but everyone had a fantastic time.

Jamie posted some videos and Cynthia shared the television coverage here on the Band’s (Member’s only) Facebook Page.

Remember, if you have photos of the band (from any event) that you would like to share, you can upload them to the MacBand website. Just go to the Contact page and you’ll find the Share form.
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Fall Marching Show

If you missed last week’s email, here’s the information about the upcoming Fall Marching Show: click here to access it from the Mac Band website. You can find the updated version of the Band Parent Handbook there as well. The online calendar has been updated through August and more Fall dates will soon be added.
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New “Believer” T-shirts!

The new Band Parent “Believer” T-shirts are available now and  you can order yours from the MacBand website. Place your order here and we’ll personally deliver them to you at Tuesday’s concert.

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This Week’s Schedule

High School Band Concert – Tuesday, June 4th @ 7:00 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. The final concert of the school year will feature the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and the Concert Band with the 8th grade band members from Duniway and Patton.

Guard Training Days – Thursday, June 6th and Saturday, June 8th. Contact Mr. Barton for  more information

MHS Graduation – Friday, June 7th @ 7:00 p.m. at Wortman Stadium

Looking Ahead

Band Parent Meeting – Tuesday, June 11th @ 7:00 p.m. in the MHS Freshman Den

Hands Camp – Saturday, June 22nd at Banks High School. Affinity Indoor, an Independent Indoor Marching Ensemble (you may have seen them at the Winter Percussion competitions), will host their first annual “HANDS” camp and interactive day session for rudimental percussionists. This is a great opportunity for percussionists of any skill level to work on techniques, speed, and stick tricks. More details and registration can be found here. Need a ride to the camp? Email Jamie.

See you soon,
Brian Bailey
McMinnville Band Parent Organization

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