News – September 6, 2021

Greetings Band Parents and Mac Band Supporters,

Background Check Update
I have heard that the school is changing the procedures on background checks. The Criminal History Verification Forms that were in last weeks e-mail are no longer being accepted. Now, you will need to complete a form online and it will need to be done every year. Once the district website is updated with the new form and procedures, we will send out an updated e-mail.

Upcoming Events
Our next parent meeting will be September 14, 2021, at 7:00pm. We will meet outside the band room door and then find a place to sit inside. On the agenda will be meal and logistics preparations for the competitions in October…and any final details for our pre-game tailgate party. See details below.

We are planning a pre-game band member and family tailgate party on September 17 in the High School parking lot (back of the school, behind the new gym). We have done this event in the past and it has been quite successful for the kids to have fun before the football game and for parents and band supporters to socialize before the season. Please consider signing up to bring food and/or helping with setup and clean up. Here is the link: Pre-Game Tailgate Party.

We will have another pregame tailgate party on October 7 where we will also invite band member alumni. The alumni will have the opportunity to play music in the stands during the game as well. It’s fun to watch who still has all the music memorized. More info to come in future e-mails.

Bottle Drive
A big thank you to those who took bags this past weekend during band rehearsal–many hands make light work. Someone will continue to be by the band trailer before each band rehearsal until the trailer is empty. The season is right around the corner, so we need the trailer empty to get it ready to haul equipment to the competitions.

Facebook Links
If you weren’t already aware, the band and the colorguard are on Facebook. These are private groups where pics and videos can be shared, as well as an easy place to find information about upcoming events. Here are the links to join the groups:

Mighty Mac Band (Members Only)
Mac HS Colorguard

Where to Pay Band Fees
Band fees are to be paid directly to the High School. The fee for this year is $200. NOTE: Students who have been with the band program for a while, may have a credit towards this year’s fee. Please check with the bookkeeper at the high school.

Where to Find Information
Remember that you can find answers to your Band season questions by visiting the MacBand website. And as always, if you don’t find what you’re looking for, send us an email.

Here’s to a great season,
Owen Andrus
McMinnville Band Parent Organization