News – June 23, 2019

Greetings Band Parents and Mac Band Supporters,

Band Parent-wise, there’s not too much new to report since last week. Some of the band section leaders and the drum major took part in the Metro-Capitol Leadership Academy, and you can find a few pictures posted on the MacBand Facebook page. And on Saturday, some of the percussionists attended the “Hands” camp.

Since it’s a quiet time for the the band, it’s a good opportunity to take instruments in to the the old repair shop so they’ll be ready to play when things start up again.

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Sign up for Marching Band Now

The ranks are swelling, but I know there are more students out there who have yet to sign up for Marching Band. So far we have about 40 band and guard students signed up. Even if your kids signed the Fall Marching Show Contract, they still need to sign up through the MacBand website. If they haven’t yet, please encourage them to visit the MacBand website and sign up today. The sooner they get signed up, the better we can plan for Band Camp and the marching season.

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Fair Share Due
The Fair Share payments dates have been added to the MacBand Calendar. When you pay the suggested amounts by the first Friday of each month, you’ll be paid in full by the beginning of September. Of course, you can always select how much you wish to pay, up to the full amount. Please make all payments on the Mac Band website by clicking right here.

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Leading the Way

Nominations are now being accepted for Officers for the McMinnville Band Parent Organization for the 2019-2020 school year. Nominations will be accepted until July 6, 2019 and voting will be available to the general membership through an online service from July 7th through 13th.

Please send your nominations to mbpo40@gmail.com with the name of the nominee and the position you are nominating them for – President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer. (And yes, you can nominate yourself!)

Fr more information, please see the MBPO Standing Rules with the position descriptions and duties of each officer.

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“Believer” T-shirts

There are still Band Parent “Believer” T-shirts available in all sizes and you can order yours from the MacBand website. Place your order here

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This Week’s Schedule

No scheduled activities for this week.

Looking Ahead

St. Paul Parade – Due to logistical concerns (such as the finishing up of construction on 17th street), the Mac Band will NOT be performing at this year’s St. Paul 4th of July parade. Hopefully, we’ll get this one going next year.

Drums of Fire – Friday, July 5th in Camas, WA. Experience the full power and fury of drum corps at its finest…Tickets are now on sale for Drums of Fire 2019! The Blue Devils, Blue Knights, Troopers, Cascades, Genesis, Columbians and Battalion will be performing. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Happy Summer,
Brian Bailey
McMinnville Band Parent Organization

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