News – March 9, 2020

Greetings Band Parents and Mac Band Supporters,

The Mac Pride Winter Guard was at Skyview High School in Vancouver on Saturday for the Winter Guard International (WGI) Regional Competition and turned in another pair of solid performances. They scored 63.75 in the prelims and 64.81 in the finals. Congratulations!

A big shout out to Tracy and Tobias for feeding the group at all their competitions and to the parents and friends who helped with moving the prop. There are 2 more competitions coming up for each of the Winter Ensembles and all parents are welcome to join the fun!
Jazz Concert
The Jazz Band has been asked to take part in this concert that will include performances by Sterling Jazz and the Twilighters. Wednesday, March 11th at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.


Saturday Bottle Drive
The Mac Band is having another Bottle Drive this Saturday, March 14th from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the High School. We will be collecting returnable bottles and cans in the covered area behind Food Services (this is the same location that we used for the Band Tailgate Party last Fall). Please drop by with your returnables and feel free to stay and lend a hand –  we could really use your help.



Sponsorship Drive Continues
Thanks to HMS, Gormley Plumbing, and Macy and Sons for supporting the Mac Band with donations to this year’s Sponsorship Drive!

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

Contact Jamie for physical copies of the flyers and any questions you may have at 541-910-2814.
This Week’s Schedule:

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

Winter Percussion Rehearsal: Tuesday, March 10th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m

Band Parent Board Work Session: Tuesday, March 10th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m in the High School Library

Jazz Concert: Wednesday, March 11th, 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

Winter Guard Rehearsal: Thursday, March 12th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m

Winter Percussion Rehearsal: Friday, March 13th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m

Winter Guard Rehearsal: Saturday, March 14th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Winter Percussion Rehearsal: Saturday, March 14th, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Bottle and Can Drive: Saturday, March 14th, 10:00 a.m. to noon.

Looking Ahead:

Band-a-palooza: Thursday, March 19th, 7:30 p.m. in the high school gym.

Liberty Winter Classic: Saturday, March 21st. Both MHS Winter ensembles will be participating, but each group will only be performing once.

Save your bottles,
Brian Bailey
McMinnville Band Parent Organization

P.S. You may have heard that Linfield College is hosting the WGI Percussion Regionals this Saturday, March 14th. Please note that the MHS Winter Percussion is not performing at this event.

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