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Weekly News 10/15/2018

posted Oct 15, 2018, 8:34 PM by Grant Band

IN THIS ISSUE

  • GRANT BAND HALLOWEEN PARTY 
  • RENTAL CONTRACTS DUE MONDAY 10/22
  • COFFEE SALES
  • SSOJ - DONATIONS FOR SILENT AUCTION NEEDED
  • BAND BOOSTERS NEED YOU!
  • FUNDRAISING 

GRANT BAND HALLOWEEN PARTY 

Let's Get Spooky at the Grant Band Party! 

We hope all Grant Instrumentalists can make it.  There will be a costume contest, games, photo booth and snacks. 

When:  Saturday, October 20th from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
Where: The Hernandez's House  3040 NE 37th Ave.   

Please bring your assigned drink or snack.
Flutes and Percussion:  Drinks
Clarinets:  Chips
Low Brass and Double Reeds:  Fruits and Veggies
High Brass:  Candy
Strings:  Desserts

It's going to be a great time!!
 



RENTAL CONTRACTS DUE MONDAY 10/22

For those students that are renting instruments. Please be aware that rental contracts are due to Mr. McFadden on Monday, October 22nd.  Students may drop off the contracts in the band room.
 



COFFEE SALES 

Coffee orders were filled the beginning of last week. If your student has not yet brought your coffee home for distribution, please remind them to do so. If you still have a balance due for your coffee, please turn that in as soon as possible. We hope to have all outstanding balances paid by the end of this week. Make sure your student picks up an order form for the next round of sales. Once people give the coffee a try, they will want to know how to get more!! Let's keep those orders coming in! 
 



SSOJ - DONATIONS FOR SILENT AUCTION NEEDED


We are starting to plan Grant Band's biggest fundraiser and we need your help.  Please start thinking about what items you may be willing to donate to the event's silent auction.   Artwork, wine, vacation homes, restaurant gift certificates, etc.  It is such a great night of music, food and fun and we need your help.

Please contact Jenn Farmer (jennisan@mac.com) if you have an item to donate or would like to help with the procurement for this great event.
 



BAND BOOSTERS NEED YOU!

It takes a community to maintain this robust and growing band program. For the past two years, the boosters have been gently nudging our community in the hope someone will step in and assume the role of president-elect. Unfortunately, this gentle nudging has been unsuccessful. 

This is my third and final year as president and I would really like the opportunity to help someone learn the ropes and get comfortable with things before stepping down next year. As president-elect you will attend monthly meetings and prepare to assume the duties of president the following year. Don't be shy if you are a new parent at Grant, I stepped in as President-Elect when my now senior daughter was a freshman. This is a very welcoming and supportive group that includes others with experience and knowledge. I have enjoyed being president and plan to remain an active member of boosters next year, so I will still be around to help with any questions that come up. Please consider this opportunity to help the band community thrive. Feel free to contact me with any questions!!

-MaryBeth Hernandez

 

Thank you to all of the parents who joined us in September, we hope you'll consider staying involved throughout the year. We also look forward to seeing new faces at our next meeting which will be held on Tuesday, October 16th at 6:30pm at the home of Jenn Farmer (6270 NE Failing Street). Parents are always welcome at all Band Boosters Meetings!
 


FUNDRAISING

Restaurant Partnerships- Do you know of any potential restaurants to host a Grant Band fundraiser? If so, please let Mr. McFadden know. We'd like to organize a night out for Grant Band families to dine together and have the restaurant donate some of the profit from the event back to Grant Band. 

Fair Share- Fair Share is a way of including as many families as possible in the financial support of Grant Band. As many of you know, running the band program costs money - and lots of it! In order to meet our fundraising goals, the suggested contribution for each student is $200 ($300 for the family if you have more than one student). There are several ways to contribute to a student's fair share: 

  • DONATION: Donate directly to Grant Band by clicking DONATE on the Grant Band website  (please note "Fair Share" and your student's name in the notes to be sure you receive credit for this donation) or send a check made out to "Grant Band" to Grant High School (c/o: Brian McFadden) 3905 SE 91st Ave, Portland, OR 97266
  • FUNDRAISING: Participate in the many fundraising opportunities that Mr. McFadden and the boosters organize throughout the year.
  • COMBINATION: Donation + Fundraising
Of course, any amount of fundraising is always encouraged and helps support the program. If you meet your $200 goal early in the year, we welcome your additional support with fundraising to help students who may have a harder time reaching this goal. Questions? Please feel free to contact Mr. McFadden or MaryBeth Hernandez, Band Booster President.

Students in Wind and/or Jazz Ensemble, should focus on raising funds for the trip first, then Fair Share.  

Weekly News 10/8/2018

posted Oct 8, 2018, 11:29 AM by Grant Band

IN THIS ISSUE

  • BAKE SALE VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED
  • GRANT BAND REPRESENTATIVE NEEDED FOR PTA MEETING TOMORROW!
  • SWEET SOUND OF JAZZ - FIRST PLANNING MEETING
  • BAND BOOSTERS NEED YOU!
  • FUNDRAISING 

WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR SOME BAKE SALE VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FIRST CONCERT! 

Looking for an easy way to contribute to our band community?  Our first concert is this week on Wednesday, October 10, and we are looking for volunteers to bring baked goods to sell at our concert and also to help staff our bake sale.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Jennifer Snyder at jlsnyder00@hotmail.com.  If you can bring baked goods, we are looking for finger food (e.g., cookies) that can be sold for $1 each (i.e., not too tiny).


GRANT BAND REPRESENTATIVE NEEDED FOR OCTOBER PTA MEETING TOMORROW!

We are looking for a Grant Band parent to attend the PTA Meeting tomorrow.  At the end of last school year, we moved Grant Band under the Grant PTA and the PTA has been very supportive of us. They’d really appreciate Grant Band representation at their meetings.   Please consider attending tomorrow!

We have created a spreadsheet of dates and thought it would be nice if 8 different Grant Band parents could sign up to each attend ONE Grant PTA meeting to represent Grant Band. It’s a super easy job. Show up, take a few notes - maybe acknowledge that you’re there on behalf of Grant Band. After the meeting, jot down anything relevant to Grant Band in the notes section of the spreadsheet

JOIN THE PTA. 
The PTA supports so many programs throughout the school, including Grant Band, and their membership is appallingly low. She asked that we include a link in our newsletter to sign up. Here are directions to sign up for Grant High School PTA:
- Go to School Pay and log in.
- On the left side of the page, click on “Nonprofit Groups.’ 
- Make your $25 donation.


SWEET SOUND OF JAZZ - FIRST PLANNING MEETING

This Sunday, October 14th from 4-5 p.m., we'll meet to begin planning our largest band fundraiser of the year - the Sweet Sound of Jazz (SSOJ) – which will be held on Saturday 2/2/18 at the German American Society.
 
We’ll hold Sunday’s meeting in the home of Kelly McCollum (3314 NE 47th Ave). Our primary goal will be to come up with a theme, with Mr. McFadden’s help. We'll also give an overview of SSOJ and discuss the help we need to make this event happen. Most of last year’s planning team is returning, which is awesome! However, we do need additional help to keep the amount of work each person has to do to a minimum.
 
Here are committees we need more volunteers for:

  • decorating the space
  • data entry
  • making the program
  • planning food
  • wine donation
  • sponsorship
  • auction item donations

 
If you can’t help with these committees, but want to help where you can, please contact Kelly McCollum. We welcome every bit of help and support! Also, we welcome anyone to attend the planning meetings even if you can’t sign up for a particular committee
 
Thank you for doing what you can to help make this fundraiser a success!



PTA BAND BOOSTERS NEED YOU!

It takes a community to maintain this robust and growing band program. For the past two years, the boosters have been gently nudging our community in the hope someone will step in and assume the role of president-elect. Unfortunately, this gentle nudging has been unsuccessful. 

This is my third and final year as president and I would really like the opportunity to help someone learn the ropes and get comfortable with things before stepping down next year. As president-elect you will attend monthly meetings and prepare to assume the duties of president the following year. Don't be shy if you are a new parent at Grant, I stepped in as President-Elect when my now senior daughter was a freshman. This is a very welcoming and supportive group that includes others with experience and knowledge. I have enjoyed being president and plan to remain an active member of boosters next year, so I will still be around to help with any questions that come up. Please consider this opportunity to help the band community thrive. Feel free to contact me with any questions!!

-MaryBeth Hernandez


Thank you to all of the parents who joined us in September, we hope you'll consider staying involved throughout the year. We also look forward to seeing new faces at our next meeting which will be held on Tuesday, October 16th at 6:30pm at the home of Jenn Farmer (6270 NE Failing Street). Parents are always welcome at all Band Boosters Meetings!



FUNDRAISING

Our first month of coffee sales was fantastic - we sold 550 bags!  Stay tuned for details about delivery and future orders. 

Restaurant Partnerships- Do you know of any potential restaurants to host a Grant Band fundraiser? If so, please let Mr. McFadden know. We'd like to organize a night out for Grant Band families to dine together and have the restaurant donate some of the profit from the event back to Grant Band. 

Fair Share- Fair Share is a way of including as many families as possible in the financial support of Grant Band. As many of you know, running the band program costs money - and lots of it! In order to meet our fundraising goals, the suggested contribution for each student is $200 ($300 for the family if you have more than one student). There are several ways to contribute to a student's fair share: 

  • DONATION: Donate directly to Grant Band by clicking DONATE on the Grant Band website  (please note "Fair Share" and your student's name in the notes to be sure you receive credit for this donation) or send a check made out to "Grant Band" to Grant High School (c/o: Brian McFadden) 3905 SE 91st Ave, Portland, OR 97266
  • FUNDRAISING: Participate in the many fundraising opportunities that Mr. McFadden and the boosters organize throughout the year.
  • COMBINATION: Donation + Fundraising
Of course, any amount of fundraising is always encouraged and helps support the program. If you meet your $200 goal early in the year, we welcome your additional support with fundraising to help students who may have a harder time reaching this goal. Questions? Please feel free to contact Mr. McFadden or MaryBeth Hernandez, Band Booster President.

Students in Wind and/or Jazz Ensemble, should focus on raising funds for the trip first, then Fair Share.  


Weekly News 10/1/2018

posted Oct 1, 2018, 12:03 PM by Grant Band

IN THIS ISSUE

  • BAKE SALE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  • PEP BAND
  • HONOR BANDS
  • FUNDRAISING 
  • BAND BOOSTERS
  • GRANT BAND + GRANT PTA

Looking for Bake Sale Volunteers for the First Concert!

Looking for an easy way to contribute to our band community?  Our first concert is just around the corner on Wednesday, October 10, and we are looking for volunteers to bring baked goods to sell at our concert and also to help staff our bake sale.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Jennifer Snyder at jlsnyder00@hotmail.com.  If you can bring baked goods, we are looking for finger food (e.g., cookies) that can be sold for $1 each (i.e., not too tiny).
 


PEP BAND 

Pep Band is playing this Friday (10/5). Game time is 7:00 p.m. and Call Time is 6:00 p.m. (Band Room)

Snacks- We try and provide snacks for musicians at all of football and basketball games. If you’d like to help us provide snacks, please send donations with your student or drop them off in the band room or main office. We’re looking for bottled water, individually packaged chips, fruit snacks, granola bars, and other small individually packaged snacks. 
 


HONOR BAND AUDITIONS


WIBC 
Audition deadline is Saturday October 6. Please visit this linkfor more information or contact Mr. McFadden with any questions.


FUNDRAISING

Our first month of coffee sales was fantastic - we sold 550 bags!  Stay tuned for details about delivery and future orders. 

Restaurant Partnerships- Do you know of any potential restaurants to host a Grant Band fundraiser? If so, please let Mr. McFadden know. We'd like to organize a night out for Grant Band families to dine together and have the restaurant donate some of the profit from the event back to Grant Band. 

Fair Share- Fair Share is a way of including as many families as possible in the financial support of Grant Band. As many of you know, running the band program costs money - and lots of it! In order to meet our fundraising goals, the suggested contribution for each student is $200 ($300 for the family if you have more than one student). There are several ways to contribute to a student's fair share: 

  • DONATION: Donate directly to Grant Band by clicking DONATE on the Grant Band website  (please note "Fair Share" and your student's name in the notes to be sure you receive credit for this donation) or send a check made out to "Grant Band" to Grant High School (c/o: Brian McFadden) 3905 SE 91st Ave, Portland, OR 97266
  • FUNDRAISING: Participate in the many fundraising opportunities that Mr. McFadden and the boosters organize throughout the year.
  • COMBINATION: Donation + Fundraising
Of course, any amount of fundraising is always encouraged and helps support the program. If you meet your $200 goal early in the year, we welcome your additional support with fundraising to help students who may have a harder time reaching this goal. Questions? Please feel free to contact Mr. McFadden or MaryBeth Hernandez, Band Booster President.

Students in Wind and/or Jazz Ensemble, should focus on raising funds for the trip first, then Fair Share.  

BAND BOOSTERS 

We had a great turn out at our first Band Boosters Meeting! Thanks to all of the parents who joined us - we hope you'll consider staying involved throughout the year. We also look forward to seeing new faces at our next meeting which will be held on Tuesday October 16 at 6:30 PM at the home of Jenn Farmer (6270 NE Failing Street). Parents are always welcome at all Band Boosters Meetings!

For anyone who might be interested, we have one board position open for this year: President-Elect. The President-Elect, attends monthly meetings and prepares to assume the duties of booster president the following year. Contact MaryBeth Hernandez to learn more.


GRANT BAND + GRANT HIGH SCHOOL PTA 

Last year, Grant Band Boosters became part of the larger Grant High School PTA and they've been very supportive of us! We'd like to keep Grant PTA in the loop about what's happening in Grant Band while showing our appreciation for their support by attending their once-per-month meetings. 

CAN YOU ATTEND ONE PTA MEETING THIS YEAR? 
We are asking for 8 parents volunteers to each attend ONE Grant PTA meeting this school year. Meetings are generally on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Grant Library (@Marshall). We've put together a spreadsheet where parents can sign-up to attend a meeting. All you need to do is show up to the meeting, take a few notes and acknowledge that you’re there on behalf of Grant Band. After the meeting, jot down anything relevant to Grant Band in the notes section of the spreadsheet. Easy Peasy. 

JOIN THE GRANT HIGH SCHOOL PTA. 
The PTA supports many programs throughout the school, including Grant Band, and their membership is very low this year. Consider supporting Grant PTA by doing the following: 
- Go to School Pay and log in.
- On the left side of the page, click on “Nonprofit Groups.’ 
- Make your $25 donation.

 

 

Weekly News: 9/10/2018

posted Sep 10, 2018, 4:15 PM by Grant Band

IN THIS ISSUE

 
  • MESSAGE FROM MR. MCFADDEN - BAND AND ORCHESTRA HANDBOOK
  • BAND BOOSTERS MEETING
  • WELCOME INCOMING GRANT BAND FAMILIES

MESSAGE FROM MR. MCFADDEN - BAND AND ORCHESTRA HANDBOOK

 

Hello Band & Orchestra Families,

 

This has been an exciting start to the school year! I’m thrilled with the vibe and potential for all the ensembles this year and I’m looking forward to working with all of your students this year. I’m reaching out to you so that we can establish lines of communication and expectations for your family this year. With a large program with many opportunities for performance and learning, communication between you and I is essential for our success. I will be using a variety of methods to send you information this year including Synergy, our website, mailing list, and Facebook. If any of your email addresses change in the future, please be sure to edit these programs.

 

Your student should be coming to you (or already has) to walk you through their first assignment – the handbook contract. They will direct you to our website (grantband.org) which is host to a variety of information including a calendar, handbook, forms, booster info, honor band/orch info, scholarships, and more. Here is a walkthrough of what your student should be covering with you in greater detail:

 

  1. On the homepage, you’ll find a blue button titled “Join Our E-mail List.” Please sign up everyone in your family. We send out newsletters nearly every week with information on upcoming events as well as current events and recognitions of our students. This is a different mailer than the General Grant Bulletin. There is also a button to reach our Facebook page as well as a Donate button if you are feeling generous.
  2. Calendar: Our website also has a calendar of all events this year. Please add it to your google calendar by clicking the “+GoogleCalender” icon on the bottom right. Not all events are required for every band so see the notes field for specifics. I am also currently building a list of all performances that will exist on one piece of paper and will post it in the forms section when it is finished.
  3. Handbook: Find the pdf at the bottom of this page. If you need a hard copy, please let me know. This document in incredibly important and outlines student expectations, fundraising info, grading policy, concert attire, and more. Everyone needs to read this–there have been updates and changes from last year’s.
  4. Forms: This is where we keep various items including fundraising forms, concert reviews, practice logs, etc. A new item I’d like to highlight is the Conflict Form. Please fill this out ANY time your student will miss a rehearsal or for the rare instance that they have to miss a performance. This way there is no question on if I was told and I can keep all that information in one place. It helps me plan rehearsals and performances so I can best teach your student.
  5. Contacts/Band Council/Boosters: Here are various contacts and info for some of our program leaders. All families are a part of our booster program because we all want our students to succeed. The Boosters meet the third Tuesday of each month during the school year and all are welcome and encouraged to attend. It takes a whole village for us to be successful. Location of meeting changes depending on host, and this information will be included in our newsletter.
  6. Honor Band Info: Your students should audition for these wonderful music opportunities! I went into detail in class about what they need to do. If they have questions, please see me.
  7. Scholarships: It is my goal that every student in our program can pursue music to a high level. Sometimes along the way, finance becomes an issue. Please talk to me if you need support for instrument rental, uniform, honor group audition/attendance costs, solo/ensemble performance, etc. I want to help, but cannot if you don’t reach out.

 

I understand that there is a lot of information to go over, but it is incredibly important for your student and family to understand. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

 

 


BAND BOOSTERS MEETING  - ALL PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS WELCOME!

 

Our first meeting of the year will be on, Tuesday, September 18th at 6:30 PM at MaryBeth Hernandez's house - 3040 NE 37th Ave.

Everyone is welcome to attend, we would especially love to meet new families!

The Grant Band Boosters are a friendly and fun group of parents who meet monthly, along with Mr. McFadden, to support the band program. We would love to have YOUR support. Your help improves the quality of the music experience for our students at Grant. Please consider joining us for a meeting or two to see what it’s all about.

We have some board positions open this school year:

  • President-Elect, As President-Elect, you would attend monthly meetings and prepare to assume the duties of booster president the following year. Contact MaryBeth Hernandez to learn more.
  • Sweet Sound of Jazz Planning Team. This team is a group of about 10 parents who work together to plan this fabulous fundraiser event which typically takes place in February. Contact Kelly McCollum to learn more. 
  • PTA Liaison This parent will attend monthly Grant PTA meetings as a Grant Band representative and report back to us what you learn. It's a pretty easy way to volunteer, but super helpful! Please contact MaryBeth Hernandez if you are interested. 


 


INCOMING GRANT BAND FAMILIES
 

We're excited to welcome all of the new families to Grant Band! The Band Boosters put together some helpful information for new families joining us next year. Please pass this information along to any parents of incoming freshman band students

Weekly News: 8/13/2018

posted Aug 13, 2018, 6:12 PM by Grant Band

IN THIS ISSUE

  • BAND CAMP  PLEASE READ!
  • BAND BOOSTERS MEETING
  • WELCOME INCOMING GRANT BAND FAMILIES

Band Camp Update from Mr. McFadden

 

Hi Everyone!

 

We are one week away from band camp! If you haven't signed up yet, please do so right now: https://goo.gl/forms/3aOj5AljLxUDuIyo2

 

Students, text the other students from your sections to make sure they've signed up. Synergy hasn't reloaded in our school system yet so I don't have access to those email addresses. We are currently relying on our list serve, Facebook, and word of mouth. 

 

We need to see everyone at camp!

 

Thank you,

 

Mr. McFadden

 




2018 Grant Band Camp
 
August 20, 23–24
 
 
Monday, August 20 – Leadership (AM) & Percussion (PM)
            9:00 - 12:00 – Leadership Training & Set-up
           (Leadership = Band Council and Principal Players)
 
            12:00 - 3 pm – Percussionists Only
 
Tuesday, Wednesday – Nothing for band students. (All day PPS staff training.)
 
Thursday, August 23 – All students
            12:00 – 12:30  - Introductions
            12:30 – 2:00 – Rehearsal
            2:00 – 2:30 – Activity

            2:30 – 4:00 – Rehearsal
 
Friday, August 24 – All Students
            10:00 – 11:50 – Jazz Rehearsal
(For jazz students and any others interested)

 
            12:00 – 1:30 – Music Rehearsal
            1:30 – 2:00 – Activity
            2:00 – 2:30 – Sectionals
            2:30 – 4:00 – Music Rehearsal

            4:00 – 4:30 – Ice Cream Social (Families welcome)


Students should bring to camp each day:
__ Instrument
__ Music Folder
__ Pencil
__ Water
__ Tennis shoes/sneakers
__ Comfortable clothing
__ Refreshments will be provided






 


BAND BOOSTERS MEETING  - ALL PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS WELCOME!

 

Our first meeting of the year will be on, Tuesday, September 18th at 6:30 PM. The location is yet to be determined but it will be in the Grant neighborhood. Everyone is welcome to attend, we would especially love to meet new families!

The Grant Band Boosters are a friendly and fun group of parents who meet monthly, along with Mr. McFadden, to support the band program. We would love to have YOUR support. Your help improves the quality of the music experience for our students at Grant. Please consider joining us for a meeting or two to see what it’s all about.

We have some board positions open this school year:

  • President-Elect, As President-Elect, you would attend monthly meetings and prepare to assume the duties of booster president the following year. Contact MaryBeth Hernandez to learn more.
  • Sweet Sound of Jazz Planning Team. This team is a group of about 10 parents who work together to plan this fabulous fundraiser event which typically takes place in February. Contact Kelly McCollum to learn more. 
  • PTA Liaison This parent will attend monthly Grant PTA meetings as a Grant Band representative and report back to us what you learn. It's a pretty easy way to volunteer, but super helpful! Please contact MaryBeth Hernandez if you are interested. 


 


INCOMING GRANT BAND FAMILIES
 

We're excited to welcome all of the new families to Grant Band! The Band Boosters put together some helpful information for new families joining us next year. Please pass this information along to any parents of incoming freshman band students.

Weekly News: 7/23/2018

posted Jul 25, 2018, 1:51 PM by Grant Band

IN THIS ISSUE

  • BAND CAMP UPDATE! PLEASE READ
  • FREMONT FEST
  • WELCOME INCOMING GRANT BAND FAMILIES

Band Camp Update from Mr. McFadden

Hello Grant Band Families!


I hope you are all enjoying wonderful summers full of family/friend time, relaxation, adventure and music! We're nearing the start of a great year and will kick it off with a few days of music before the start of school. Below you will find the final band camp itinerary and an important google form to fill out. It is a bit funky due to a change in the required PPS staff training days (all day Tues/Wed and AM on Thurs) that were placed in different spots than expected. I apologize for the non-traditional and more scattered schedule that this caused, but I know that it will not hinder our ability to form strong connections and work hard to create some great music in preparation for the fall. Band camp is intended for ALL students and will focus on reviving summer chops, performance/practice fundamentals, musical technique in concert, marching, and jazz settings, meeting people, group bonding, and creating a solid foundation for the rest of the year. This week sets the tone for the entire school year so let's have a great showing and get some great work done. The camp will focus on various aspects of our music program including leadership training (band council and principal players only), percussionists (drumline focused for now), jazz (Friday AM), and pep band/concert band music (All students). Please see the schedule for details as to when you are asked to arrive.


2018 Grant Band Camp
 
August 20, 23–24
 
 
Monday, August 20 – Leadership (AM) & Percussion (PM)
            9:00 - 12:00 – Leadership Training & Set-up
                        (Leadership = Band Council and Principal Players)
 
            12:00 - 3 pm – Percussionists Only
 
Tuesday, Wednesday – Nothing for band students. (All day PPS staff training.)
 
Thursday, August 23 – All students
            12:00 – 12:30  - Introductions
            12:30 – 2:00 – Rehearsal
            2:00 – 2:30 – Activity

            2:30 – 4:00 – Rehearsal
 
Friday, August 24 – All Students
            10:00 – 11:50 – Jazz Rehearsal (For jazz students and any others interested)
 
            12:00 – 1:30 – Music Rehearsal
            1:30 – 2:00 – Activity
            2:00 – 2:30 – Sectionals
            2:30 – 4:00 – Music Rehearsal

            4:00 – 4:30 – Ice Cream Social (Families welcome)


Students should bring to camp each day:
__ Instrument
__ Music Folder
__ Pencil
__ Water
__ Tennis shoes/sneakers
__ Comfortable clothing
__ Refreshments will be provided




It is important that EVERY student fills out the following google form: https://goo.gl/forms/3aOj5AljLxUDuIyo2


 
I'm looking forward to working with you all soon! Make sure you're putting in some time with your instrument so that you are prepared to be successful when we return to camp.


Mr. McFadden

 


FREMONT FEST 

The State Championship Grant High School Basketball Team is kicking off Fremont Fest by leading the Kid's Parade.  The team is looking for some music to back them up.   Think fun, think casual.  Play what you want, wear what you want and have a blast.  A drum line would be an awesome addition.   Come join the fun at the 32nd Annual Fremont Fest and support your community.

If you student is interested, please have them contact Amy Hamden at beaumontbusinesses@gmail.com.

Fremont Fest is Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 10 - 5 p.m. NE Fremont between NE 42nd & 51st Avenues.


INCOMING GRANT BAND FAMILIES
 

We're excited to welcome all of the new families to Grant Band! The Band Boosters put together some helpful information for new families joining us next year. Please pass this information along to any parents of incoming freshman band students

Weekly News: 7/16/2018

posted Jul 16, 2018, 1:29 PM by Grant Band

IN THIS ISSUE

  • FREMONT FEST
  • WELCOME INCOMING GRANT BAND FAMILIES
  • BAND CAMP

FREMONT FEST 

The State Championship Grant High School Basketball Team is kicking off Fremont Fest by leading the Kid's Parade.  The team is looking for some music to back them up.   Think fun, think casual.  Play what you want, wear what you want and have a blast.  A drum line would be an awesome addition.   Come join the fun at the 32nd Annual Fremont Fest and support your community.

If you student is interested, please have them contact Amy Hamden at beaumontbusinesses@gmail.com.

Fremont Fest is Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 10 - 5 p.m. NE Fremont between NE 42nd & 51st Avenues.
 

 


INCOMING GRANT BAND FAMILIES

We're excited to welcome all of the new families to Grant Band! The Band Boosters put together some helpful information for new families joining us next year. Please pass this information along to any parents of incoming freshman band students.
 

SUMMER BAND CAMP

Just a reminder that Summer Band Camp will be held the week before school starts.  More details to come but this is usually scheduled in the afternoon so that students who are involved in sports can attend their morning practices first.  We highly recommend attending this camp!  It's a great opportunity for students to meet each other and feel a part of the band community before the first day of school. It also gives them time to learn material for pep band as they will begin playing at football games very soon after school begins.

Weekly News: 6/4/18

posted Jun 5, 2018, 5:02 PM by Grant Band

IN THIS ISSUE

  • CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS!
  • RETURNING UNIFORMS
  • FINAL BAND BOOSTERS MEETING TONIGHT
  • WELCOME INCOMING GRANT BAND FAMILIES
  • BAND CAMP

CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS!

The Grant Band community is so proud of you and what you've accomplished over these past years. We'll miss you all! Congratulations and best wishes in your next phase of life.


RETURNING UNIFORMS

If you still need to return your uniform. please bring to the band room first thing tomorrow morning (before school). 


BAND BOOSTERS 

A big THANK YOU to all of the band booster officers and committee chairs for their hard work this year. 
 
Our last meeting of the year is tonight, Tuesday, June 5th at 6:30 PM at the home of MaryBeth Hernandez (3040 NE 37th Ave). Everyone is welcome to attend (even incoming Grant Band Families)!

The first Boosters meeting of the new school year will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 pm. The location is TBD -- though we will have it someplace in the NE neighborhood. All parents are welcome, and if you know of any incoming freshman parents, please pass the word.
 

INCOMING GRANT BAND FAMILIES

We're excited to welcome all of the new families to Grant Band! The Band Boosters put together some helpful information for new families joining us next year. Please pass this information along to any parents of eighth-grade band students on their way to Grant.
 

STAY TUNED ABOUT BAND CAMP

Be on the lookout for information about Band Camp which is held the week before school starts. This is usually scheduled in the afternoon so that students who are involved in sports can attend their morning practices first. We highly recommend attending this camp! It’s a great opportunity for students to meet each other and feel a part of the band community before the first day of school. It also gives them time to learn material for pep band as they will begin playing at football games very soon after school begins.
 

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER BREAK!


Weekly News: May 28, 2018

posted May 29, 2018, 4:36 PM by Grant Band

IN THIS ISSUE

  • GRADUATION CEREMONY
  • BAND BOOSTERS
  • FRIENDS of MUSIC
  • WELCOME INCOMING GRANT BAND FAMILIES

GRADUATION CEREMONY

Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Lab, and Jazz Ensemble will perform at the Grant High School 2018 Graduation Ceremony on Monday, June 4 at the Memorial Coliseum. 

Details:

  • Call: 6:45 pm at Memorial Coliseum
  • Graduation start time: 7:30 pm
  • Dress: Semi-Formal (i.e., dress shoes, slacks/skirt, collared shirt/blouse, dress. No tennis shoes/jeans/t-shirts)

BAND BOOSTERS WANT YOU!

Our last meeting of the year will be on, Tuesday, June 5th at 6:30 PM at the home of MaryBeth Hernandez (3040 NE 37th Ave). Everyone is welcome to attend (even incoming Grant Band Families)!

The Grant Band Boosters are a friendly and fun group of parents who meet monthly, along with Mr. McFadden, to support the band program. We would love to have YOUR support. Your help improves the quality of the music experience for our sons and daughters at Grant. Please consider joining us for a meeting or two to see what it’s all about.

We have some board positions open for next year:

  • President-Elect, As President-Elect, you would attend monthly meetings and prepare to assume the duties of booster president the following year. Contact MaryBeth Hernandez to learn more.
  • Secretary - Keeping minutes of the monthly meetings. Contact Elise Lind to learn more. 
  • Sweet Sound of Jazz Planning Team. This team is a group of about 10 parents who work together to plan this fabulous fundraiser-event which typically takes place in February. Contact Kelly McCollum to learn more. 
  • PTA Liaison This parent will attend monthly Grant PTA meetings as a Grant Band representative and report back to us what you learn. It's a pretty easy way to volunteer, but super helpful! Please contact MaryBeth Hernandez if you are interested. 
 

PORTLAND FRIENDS OF MUSIC

We are a coalition of parents, teachers, students, and concerned community members who want to see equitable access to music programs across the Portland Public School District. Here's a link to our Facebook Page if you're interested in joining.
 

INCOMING GRANT BAND FAMILIES

We're excited to welcome all of the new families to Grant Band! The Band Boosters put together some helpful information for new families joining us next year. Please pass this information along to any parents of eighth-grade band students on their way to Grant.

 

Weekly News: May 21, 2018

posted May 22, 2018, 5:56 PM by Grant Band   [ updated May 22, 2018, 6:03 PM ]

IN THIS ISSUE

  • BAND FESTIVALS & PERFORMANCES 
  • BAND BOOSTERS
  • FRIENDS of MUSIC
  • WELCOME INCOMING GRANT BAND FAMILIES

BAND FESTIVALS & PERFORMANCES


Results from State Competitions
Grant Band had strong performances at state competitions this month.

  • String Orchestra placed 11th overall and 5th in sight reading - really great for the first showing ever.
  • Wind Ensemble placed 12th overall and 2nd for sight reading. Well done!
  • Jazz Ensemble placed 1st! Also, Olivia Gadberry was recognized as the best trombonist and Domo Branch as the best rhythm section player in the entire competition.

Coda Concert 
Please join us for the final concert of the year to say farewell to our seniors and celebrate a great year in the Grant Instrumental Music Program! The concert is this Thursday, May 24 at 7:00 pm (call time, 6 pm) and will be held in the courtyard at Marshall.

  • If you have a shade tent you can bring, please let Mr. McFadden know. 
  • Please bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets to sit on.

Bake Sale at Coda Concert
Thanks to those who offered to donate treats or time! You can send donations to the band room with your student, or bring them any time after 6 pm to the courtyard. We do still need a few more volunteers to bring baked goods to the concert as well as a few people to help sell our goodies.  Questions? Able to help? Please contact Jennifer Snyder.
                                                            
Graduation Ceremony
Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Lab, and Jazz Ensemble will perform at the Grant High School 2018 Graduation Ceremony on Monday, June 4 at Memorial Coliseum at 7:30. Details about call time coming soon...


BAND BOOSTERS WANT YOU!

Our last meeting of the year will be on, Tuesday, June 5th at 6:30 PM at the home of MaryBeth Hernandez (3040 NE 47th Ave). Everyone is welcome to attend!

The Grant Band Boosters are a friendly and fun group of parents who meet monthly, along with Mr. McFadden, to support the band program. We would love to have YOUR support. Your help improves the quality of the music experience for our sons and daughters at Grant. Please consider joining us for a meeting or two to see what it’s all about.

We have some board positions open for next year:

  • President-Elect, As President-Elect, you would attend monthly meetings and prepare to assume the duties of booster president the following year. Contact MaryBeth Hernandez to learn more.
  • Secretary - Keeping minutes of the monthly meetings. Contact Elise Lind to learn more. 
  • Sweet Sound of Jazz Planning Team. This team is a group of about 10 parents who work together to plan this fabulous fundraiser-event which typically takes place in February. Contact Kelly McCollum to learn more. 
  • PTA Liaison This parent will attend monthly Grant PTA meetings as a Grant Band representative and report back to us what you learn. It's a pretty easy way to volunteer, but super helpful! Please contact MaryBeth Hernandez if you are interested. 

PORTLAND FRIENDS OF MUSIC

We are a coalition of parents, teachers, students, and concerned community members who want to see equitable access to music programs across the Portland Public School District. Here's a link to our Facebook Page if you're interested in joining.
 

INCOMING GRANT BAND FAMILIES

Here is some helpful information for new families joining us next year. Please pass this information along to any parents of eighth-grade band students on their way to Grant.

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