News – March 25, 2018

Greetings Band Parents and Mac Band Supporters,

Welcome to all the new subscribers to these weekly Band Parent emails. Thanks for taking the time at Band-a-palooza to give us your contact information and for your interest in the band program. We hope to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening with the Mac Band and other related groups. You are always welcome to send your comments and questions to this email address (mbpo40@gmail.com) and we will do what we can to find the answers and information you’re looking for.
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Rutherford Challenge
William Rutherford, MHS Class of 1957 (and former Marching Band trumpet player!) has generously offered to match all gifts to the MHS Band Program, up to a total of $15,000! While you may not personally be able to make a gift, if you know of someone or work for a company that may be interested in supporting the band, please let them know about this generous matching gift offer.

Click here for a pdf with more details about the challenge and about Mr. Rutherford. To make a donation online, go to the Mac Band website donation page.
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Winter Guard Finals
The Winter Guard season wraps up on Saturday with the NWAPA Guard Championships at Liberty High School in Hillsboro. McMinnville will perform in the preliminary round at 11:52 a.m. and again in the finals which are scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. There are 33 teams either competing or exhibiting and it’s the finals, so it should be a day of great performances. You can check out the complete schedule right here.
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Spring Cleaning
Progress continues on the remodeling of the high school with big changes scheduled to start this week. On Saturday, all the band equipment that had been stored in the former wood shop was moved out in preparation of the arrival of the construction crews. It will be an interesting few months, but according to the plans, the band and choir rooms will be remodeled and ready when school starts again this fall.

If you’re curious as to all the construction details, there’s a wealth of information on this school district page. And remember that 17th street is due for major changes and all students will now have to enter through the main entrance.

Have a great spring break,
Brian Bailey
McMinnville Band Parent Organization

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