G-E-T Music Boosters


Officers

Co-Presidents: Wina Mortenson & Troy White
Vice-President: 
Secretary: Karen Shimek
Treasurer: Cheri Brudos
Publicity Chair: Kristine Ratajcek
Concession Chairs: Missy Ganz/Tammy Maliszewski, Amy Brenengen

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Music Boosters – Are you one?
If you have a child in band or choir at the middle or high school level, you are a booster! Even if you don’t, but wish to support the music programs in the G-E-T School District, you are a booster!


A Message from the Music Booster Club President!

Dear Music Families,

During the school year, Music Boosters meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Everyone who attends will receive a Music Booster point, which gives you money toward band and choir trips. That's just a little bonus we offer. The main reason to attend is that many hands make light work. There is money to raise for the student trips, scholarships, and special music department purchases. There are decisions to make and volunteers to organize. Of course, there isn't work to do every single month. You also stay informed about what's going on in the G-E-T music program. Our wonderful publicity chair, Cyndi Andersen, needs to step down due to family obligations. That position is being passed on to Kristine Ratajcek. She puts information on our Facebook page and keeps the district calendar and Music Boosters web page up to date on music events. 

This year, we have the added task of helping to get a Fine Arts Center built! Let's all lend a hand where we can. Your ideas are welcome. You do not need to have a child in a music class to be a Music Booster. Anyone interested in the G-E-T music program is invited to participate.
~ Wina Mortenson, Co-President

More Info

You c​an help your child earn points toward their Junior/Senior Music Trip.​THE POINT SYSTEM (revised May 2017)

Meet the music teachers – learn more about boosters – attend the Booster meetings, at 7:00pm on the 3rd Monday of the month in the high school choir room, except for meetings that fall on the same night as a concert, when we will meet at 6:00 pm..

Questions? Contact Brenda Gauchel or Ryan Stuempges at the high school, or Kim Schacherl at the Middle School.


Meetings

2018-2019 Meeting Minutes
(updated 10/18/18)

  Music Booster By-laws

  Policy: Concession Chair Stipend

Join us on Facebook GET Music Boosters

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Your support is Amazing, Awesome
and SO Appreciated!

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G-E-T High School’s Vocal Point

Check out their website www.getvocalpoint.com


CONGRATULATIONS TO VOCAL POINT
ON YOUR FIRST PLACE FINISH AT SEMIFINALS!

Congratulations Vocal Point on your FIRST PLACE finish at the 2018 ICHSA Midwest Semifinals. With this win, they are headed to compete in Varsity Vocals International Championship of High School A Cappella against the top 8 groups in the country at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on April 20th, 2018!!! Congrats again to Mr. Stuempges and students!

Congratulations to Alanna Peters for Best Choreography. Way to go!

This is the first time they have ever placed first at semifinals, and the competition was incredibly fierce. Based on last year’s numbers, Ryan is pretty sure that we are the first public school our size to get first place at a semifinals.



GREAT JOB IN NEW YORK!

In April, 2018, Vocal Point traveled to New York City to compete at Varsity Vocals International Championship of High School A Cappella at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts!!! Vocal Point finished 4th out of eight of the top groups in the country. Congratulations, Vocal Point on your great year!


Upcoming Events

Events are at the High School unless otherwise noted

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Mon, Oct 22, 7:30pm
High School Choir Concert

Wed, Oct 24
Vocal Point performs at
WI Music Educators Convention, Madison

Fri, Oct 26-Sun, Oct 28
Vocal Point to A Capella Clinic & Concert, UW-Parkside

Fri, Nov 9
Veterans Day Programs
Details Pending

Fri, Nov 16-Sat, Nov 17
Vocal Point to SE MN A Capella Festival, Rochester 

Mon, Nov 19, 6:30pm
Ettrick Elem Gr 1 & 2 Vocal Music Program
Ettrick Elementary School

Mon, Nov 19, 7:00pm
Music Booster Meeting
High School Choir Room

Mon, Nov 26, 6:30pm
Tremp Elem Gr 1 & 2 Vocal Music Program

Tue, Nov 27, 6:30pm
Gale Elem Gr 1 & 2 Vocal Music Program

Fri, Nov 30
Vocal Point to US Women's Curling event, Winona

Sat, Dec 1-Sun, Dec 2
Out of the Blue & Vocal Point to Shell Lake Music Festival

Sun, Dec 16, 4:00pm
MS/HS Band Concert

Mon, Dec 17, 7:30pm
MS/HS Choir Concert

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G-E-T Marching Red Hawks

Whether it is 4:30am or 90 degrees out, it doesn’t matter to the G-E-T Marching Red Hawks. After finishing our summer marching season, the G-E-T High School Band starts before school working on their fall marching season. This year, the band had two special days they were able to add to their schedule. Each year, the band receives an invitation to the UW-La Crosse High School Band Day. What made this year’s extra special is that there are 4 G-E-T band alumni in the UW-L Screaming Eagles Marching Band, Ruben Cooksey, Nic Petersen, David Shimek, and Katie Schuth. So not only do we get to work and play with the college band and many high school bands from the area, we also get to see old friends.


The week before that, the Marching Red Hawks arrived at school at 4:15 am to head to Camp Randall where they were invited to be a part of the UW-Madison High School Band Day. Not every school in Wisconsin gets an invitation to this extra special event. For a high school to be invited to perform at Camp Randall, you must have an alum in the UW-Madison Marching Band. G-E-T alum, Isaac Brown made it into the band so G-E-T got an invitation. Thanks Isaac!


We got a chance to perform with over 30 other high school bands from all over Wisconsin. It was a day we will not soon forget. (9/17/18)



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2018 Ashley for the Arts

In August, Ashley for the Arts again provided great opportunities for the G-E-T music department. Both our Jazz Band and Vocal Point had the privilege of performing, and parents and students volunteered their time in order to earn funds that Ashley will donate to the department later this school year. Fantastic performances by both groups, heat and record breaking attendance made it a memorable weekend!






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