Week of September 25 - 30, 2017

Parents/Guardians - Wednesday, 9/27  

Back to School Night (Open House) is Wednesday, September 27 at 6:00 pm. Visit each classroom and hear the course overview and teacher expectations. Parent/Guardian Booster meeting will follow immediately at the end of Back to School Night at 7:30 pm in the TheatreThis meeting replaces our monthly Parent Booster meeting. There will be a new semester calendar handout with updated dates and times, along with the discussion of a possible TRIP in the Spring semester for ALL Band and Color Guard!!! You will not want to miss this meeting if at all possible. (Note: We will not have an additional meeting on Thursday.) 

We are looking for parent volunteers for the end of October and middle of November to carpool students to our close tournaments. We will ask foryou to fill out insurance information form if you are able to carpool.

BAND AND COLOR GUARD PERFORMANCE this Saturday, 9/30 at the SDSU game for High School Band Night. Call time at MMHS is 2:00 pmDrumline and Color Guard is 1:30pm. We will be in Class A uniform for the first time this season. All students will need to wear athletic shorts, black M t-shirts, have hair up, bring marching shoes, black socks, gloves, and wear no jewelry. Dinner will be provided and we will be traveling to the SDCCU Stadium by bus. Approximate return time to school will be at 11:00 pm.

Our group will be seated somewhere between sections 31-39 on the SDSU homeside of the Stadium. Students do not need a ticket for the game. If parents or families are interested in attending the game, go to tickets. Scroll through the list of games until you reach 9/30 (SDSU vs. Northern Illinois Univ)

Schedule of Rehearsals this week:

Monday - Woodwinds 1:45 - 3:15 pm

Tuesday - Parade Music Rehearsal 2:30 - 4:30 pm / Color Guard 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Wednesday - Brass 2:30 - 4:30 pm / Color Guard sectional 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Thursday - Night Rehearsal 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Friday - Rehearse-a-thon 5:00 - 9:00 pm


Thank you for another great "Breakfast on the Mesa"! A BIG thank you to everyone who helped set up, cook, serve food, take tickets, perform, or anyone who was able to come support our pancake breakfast. It was wonderful to see all of the new parents volunteering. A special thanks to our Cheer team who came out and supported us before going to their practice Saturday morning. We are fortunate to have a supportive school where students respect one another. Special thanks to Scott Pence for all of his organization of the event! It was a great morning and we were able to serve over 630 people.

Restaurant fundraiser this Thursday:

Thursday's restaurant fundraiser is at the Habit (flyeron the corner of MM Blvd and Camino Ruiz.  

We will also be submitting a "Shop with Scrip" gift card order on Thursday at the Parent meeting. Remember you can create your own log in and then it will be delivered with the program. 

Friday is our Rehearse-a-thon!


Students are encouraged to find "sponsors" for our rehearsal this Friday. The donation form can be picked up from Mrs. Christensen. ALL donation money stays in our program and helps to fund the many expenses we have throughout our school year. Students typically ask for a "flat" donation (eg: $10) for the rehearse-a-thon. Let's go get sponsorships this week!

Home Tournament (11/4/2017) Sponsorships/Ads:

Questions for you:
1. Do you own your own company? Or work for a company that would like to purchase an ad or sponsor a trophy in our program for our home tournament on November 4th?
2. Are you a family who would like to place an ad message of congratulations for your student or even sponsor a trophy? Ads range from business card to full page for $40-150. Trophies are available for $150-300.
3. Have a little extra time to volunteer? One other way you can help us is to contact our neighborhood businesses to offer trophy sponsorships or ads. We do this in an organized way, so if you answered yes to any of these questions, please contact Sarah Barrett (Tournament Chair) for more information at sbarrett@san.rr.com.

Have a great week "Sapphire Sound"!