Thursday, September 22, 2016

Good Afternoon Band Family!!!

We are still looking for a few amazing parents to work the concession stand tomorrow Friday Sept 23 at Ellet. Please call Amy McPherson @ 330-400-0975 to volunteer! Parents, this is one of the ways the boosters are able to raise funds for the Instrumental Music Program without selling items. Last year we received over $1500.00 for helping staff the concession stand during the football season. These funds keep instruments in good repair, buys dinner for the students when we stay after school before performances, and also helps to buy new music for our students to learn. Thank you in advance for all your help!

Sweatshirt, Hoodies and track jacket orders will be in by October 3rd! Right in time for the chilly fall weather!

Looking forward to seeing many of you tonight at the game tonight!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Good Morning Ellet Band Families!

Practice on Wednesday Sept 21, 3:30-5:30

Thursday Football Home Game Sept 22, call time 5 pm

We still need one parent to help out in concessions for the Thursday evening game.

We also need 4 people to help in the concession stand on Friday night at 6 pm for the game held at Ellet that evening. Please call Amy McPherson @ 330-400-0975 to volunteer to help out.

Saturday Sept 24th is the Akron Marathon. We will be playing and cheering from The Akron Canton regional Food Bank at 350 Opportunity Pkwy. Call time is 7am, plan to play and cheer from 745-945am. Anyone wishing to donate donuts for the students that morning please let Amy McPherson know at 300-400-0975. As always we will have water jugs with us to to keep students hydrated.

Thank you!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Good afternoon band families!

All hoodie orders are due today!  You can bring them to drop off at pick up tonight!  Please see Amy McPherson!  or call her at 330-400-0975!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Good Afternoon band families!

Practice today September 7 from 3:30-5:30

Friday 9/9 Home game at Ellet against Field! Call time is 5 PM 

Saturday 9/10 Call time is at 2 PM @EHS

Dinner will be provided to the students by the Ellet Band Boosters @ EHS.  Buses will load when they arrive at the school. 

Solon Band Bash will begin at 7 PM  

Tickets will be $6.00 at the gate

Friday, August 12, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Good Evening Marching Orangeman Families!!!
I hope you have had a great summer!  We have seen many of you at sectionals over the last few weeks, and its been a good time for the students to get to know each other.

This coming week August 1-5 Monday -Friday from 8am till 12 pm we will be having pre-camp at HYRE CLC.  Students should bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and of course their instruments and music all week!  

There is a flyer going home with the students on Monday for parents who may want to put a message in the football program for their students.  The calendar for the marching season has been updated on the website with events, games and shows through early December.

There will be a Mandatory Parent Meeting on Sunday August 7th at Hyre CLC cafeteria at 1PM where you will receive all pertinent info for the upcoming marching season and also the opportunity to sign up to chaperone at games, help at band camp, picture info, and much much more!

The senior class also has elected Band officers for the upcoming year to work with the band boosters.  The officers are:President: Caitlyn StevicTreasurer: Sammi BartelsSecretary: Brianna Miller

The Senior class has also decided on the daily themes for band camp week August 7-13:

Sunday August 7                 70's Sunday : wear your favorite groovy outfit 

Monday August 8                Music Monday : wear your favorite 

                                               band t-shirt, Ellet t-shirt, or  

                                               favorite group, artist, or singer.   


Tuesday August 9                Tacky Out of town look:

                                                wear your best "out of this                                                                                             town" look .   

Wednesday August 10         Disney Wednesday,  

                                              Dress up like a Disney character.

Thursday August 11             Terrific Superhero Thursday: 

                             Dress up like your favorite superhero or villain.

Friday August 12                 Aloha Friday:  Wear your beach stuff!  

For all days remember to wear comfortable,  and appropriate clothing!                                                                       

All Physical and med consent forms need to be turned in before band camp.
If your student has any Food allergies, Insect allergies, or anything requiring an Epi-pen or inhaler please let us know via email asap so it can be notated properly to ensure the students safety. Amy McPherson at 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Good Evening Band family!!!

Jazz on the Lawn is on Tuesday May 10th at 7 PM.  Unfortunately, it will be held indoors this year in the auditorium due to the weather predictions for tomorrow evening.  The concert is free of charge and promises to be a wonderful night of music.  Please come and support this amazing ensemble, and hang out with all your favorite band parents!

Our Annual Music banquet is on Thursday May 19th at the Ellet Bingo Hall.  All Orchestra, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Color Guard, and Concert band families are encouraged to attend.  All Senior Instrumental Music and Color Guard members are free of charge.  All adults and students are $7.00 per person, children 3-10 are $5.00. Please make your reservations soon as we need to ensure the amount of food that will be needed.  Call Michele Ferguson at 330-388-4980 to reserve your spots. The awards segment of the evening will commence immediately following dinner, and it is always a special night for everyone in our music family.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Good Evening Band Families!

Tomorrow May 2nd there will be a planning meeting for next years show from 3:25-4:15 in the band room with Mr. Grom.  All students are welcome.

The boosters are still in need of two people to work the Bingo hall concession stand this Wednesday May 4th from 5 pm-8:45 pm.  Please call Roger Hoover if you would like to volunteer @330-697-3550.  We are grateful for your participation.

Jazz on the Lawn is on May 10th.  Please come out to listen to the talented group of students that are involved in this ensemble.  The concert is free and will begin at 7 PM.

Our annual Music Banquet is on May 19th.  All senior music members are free.  Adults are $7.00 and children 4-10 are $3.00.  Dinner starts at 6:30 at the Ellet Bingo Hall and the awards ceremony will directly follow dinner.  This is a special evening to honor all Band, Orchestra, and Color guard members.  Please refer to your email attachment for reservations or call Michele Ferguson @ 330-388-4980 to make a reservation.  I strongly encourage everyone to attend to share a wonderful meal and celebrate all the students and Seniors on their many accomplishments this past year.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Good Evening Band Families!

Tuesday night's Pop's concert call time is 6 PM for all students.  Concert will begin at 7 PM.  We will be having a bake sale at the concert so if  you would like to donate a delicious baked good please let Michele Ferguson know asap.  You can reach her at 330-388-4980.  

We need 3 people to work the Bingo Hall concession stand on Wednesday, May 4th from 5-8:45 PM.  If you would like to volunteer please call Roger Hoover at 330-697-3550.  

Our Annual Band/Orchestra Banquet will be held on May 19 at 6:30 PM at the Ellet Bingo Hall.  Please see your weekly update email for the attachment to make your reservations.  All senior students are free of charge and it is always a fun evening for all parents and students.  

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Pop's Concert!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Good Evening Band Family!

Next Tuesday, April 26th will be our annual Pops concert in the auditorium at 7 PM.  We will be doing a bake sale that evening so if you would like to donate baked goods please contact Michele Ferguson at 330-388-4980.  Please plan to attend this free of charge evening of music.


Monday, April 18, 2016

Good Evening Band Family

Tomorrow evening at 7 PM the Solon Jazz Band will be playing at Blu Jazz which is located beneath 3 Point Restaurant, at 45 East Market Street, Akron Ohio 44308.  The cost is $10.00 per person and all proceeds from tickets that evening will be donated to the Ellet Band Boosters to assist in setting up a memorial in  Tricia Powell's honor. 

 Please come down and support our friends from Solon who also feel that we are all part of the same family and wanted to do something special to help.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Good Evening Band Family!

There 2016 Band Camp Informational Meeting will be held this Thursday, April 14th in the Ellet LRC at 7 PM.  All parents and students that will be participating in the 2016 Marching season are strongly urged to attend.  You will be receiving the band camp handbook, payment information, and the upcoming schedule for the summer.  We hope to see many of you there.

Looking ahead to the end of the year...

Please check to see if you have pictures of Senior band students and their friends through the years.   You can send them to Amy McPherson at to ensure that they are printed and put into each Senior's photo album that they will receive at the Banquet.

The Pops concert is on Tuesday, April 26th in the Ellet Auditorium at 7 PM.  There is no charge to attend this concert, and it will be a great night filled with music.

Jazz on the Lawn will take place on May 10th at 7 PM at Ellet

The annual Band Banquet will be held at the Ellet Bingo Hall on Thursday, May 19th. 


Graduation is at the Chapel in Green on June 1st.

The Ellet Community Baseball Parade is set for June 4th, and all incoming Freshman, Graduates, and Band members should plan to march that day.  

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Good morning Band Family,

A message from Cathy Isenhart-

"Thank You all so very much for your kind donations for the Luncheon for Patricia's Family.  We feed over 300 people at the luncheon and that would not have been possible without the many donations received from her loving Band Family.  From the bottom of my Heart- Thank You  Cathy Isenhart "

Tag day that was scheduled for Saturday, April 7 has been postponed at this time.  We will let you know as soon as we have a new confirmed date.

Our annual Band Camp informational meeting will be held on Thursday, April 14th at 7 PM in the LRC at Ellet High School.  It is strongly encouraged that parents attend this meeting as you will be receiving pertinent information about the 2016 Marching Season.  

On Tuesday April 26th we will be having our Pops concert.  The concert will begin at 7 PM.  Please join us for an evening of beautiful music.  There is no charge to attend this event.

Finally,  I would also like to thank all of you and your students for the outpouring of love towards each other and to Tricia's family during this difficult time.  I am proud to be part of such an amazing and caring group of people.  -  Amy

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Calling hours for Patricia Powell will held on Friday, April 1st at Ellet High School from 1 PM - 3 PM and again from 5 PM - 9 PM.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 2nd  at Ellet High at 10 AM.

There will be a luncheon after the services at the Ellet Bingo Hall at 2204 East Market Street.  Donations being accepted are desserts, main dishes and side dishes to be shared during the luncheon with her family and many friends.  These items can be dropped off at the Bingo hall starting at 9 AM, or you can bring them with you when you stop in.  Please bring items in a disposable container.  If you plan to send in something, please let Cathy Isenhart know via text message at 330-388-0281, what you plan to send in or bring with you.  

Thank you, to each and every one of you for your generosity, love, and continuing support that you have shown to Patricia's family, and to each other during this incredibly difficult time.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

If anyone wishes to make donations to the Grady family for Patricia's Memorial Fund there is an account set up through First Merit Bank .

Patricia "Tricia" Powell Memorial Fund.  First Merit

Or if you would like to make an online donation please use this link

Band Parents and students,

Mr. Grom will be opening up the band room tonight at 6:30 if you would like to come to gather. You can enter from door 5. Feel free to come, and be together. Bring pictures, stories or anything else you would like to share.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Dear Band Family,

As many of you have heard, we lost Patricia Powell, a beautiful and talented young lady early this morning.  Please spread the word that there will be Grief Counselors available tomorrow,  March 28 from 10-2 at Ellet High School.  Please keep her family, and many friends in your prayers through this difficult time.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Good Evening Band Families!

Great job students at the St. Patrick's Day Parade!

On Tuesday, March 15th we are having an Applebee's restaurant night!  From 11 AM - 9 PM 15% of your  bill will be donated back to the Ellet Band!  You have to have your flyer with you for us to receive credit.  There are extra flyers on the piano in the band room and you also have one enclosed in the envelope your student received on Saturday after the parade!  Hope you can make it in for lunch or dinner!

Each student who attended the parade Saturday was given an envelope with 5 Spaghetti Dinner Tickets to sell, a donation letter for baskets raffles, a schedule for the rest of the year and an Applebee's flyer.  The are a few corrections to these items.  

Spaghetti Dinner ticket Money is due back on Thursday, March 17th during 4th period Band.    Donations of raffle baskets will be gladly accepted on Saturday before the dinner on Saturday March 19th.  The set up crew will be at the church on Saturday at 1 PM.  If you need to drop items off earlier this week please contact Amy McPherson at 330-400-0975 or Marsha Fox at 330-780-9204, to arrange a pick up.  All students not performing with the Jazz Band are expected to work the dinner.  Students need to arrive a 4 PM at Wedgewood UMC  in their orange Band Polo and Jeans, and plan to help set up, serve, and tear down.  They will be fed dinner at the conclusion of the dinner, and should expect to finish up around 8:30 PM.

Tag Day Correction to your calendar!!!   Tag Day will take place on April 9th from 10-2.  Sign ups will be up after spring break.

Any Parents who would like to help out would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact Amy McPherson @ 330-400-0975 

Looking ahead to the end of the year banquet...Wow, I cant believe I just typed that!  We need pictures of the seniors, from all their band years, even middle school!  If you have photos, start looking through them and sending them to  so we can start getting them printed!

Have a fantastic week, and see you on Saturday for a yummy dinner!!!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Good Evening Band Families!

Congratulations to the students for being awarded a II at District OMEA Large group Concert Band competition!  The students were given very positive comments from the judges on the judging sheets!  One comment in particular was "This good band is so close to being a great band.  It's all about making music the art that it should be.  Please never pass up an expressive opportunity."  

Thank you also to the parents who baked desserts for Fridays dinner that was enjoyed by the students, parents who helped serve the meal, and also to Michele Ferguson for organizing the dinner.

This week will be busy, and here is the schedule:

Tuesday March 8 is Bands in the Round at East CLC.  Performance will begin at 7PM.  There is a charge of $3 for adults and $2 for students that are not performing.  

Thursday March 10 is Butter braid pick up.  All students who sold for this fundraiser need to pick up their orders from the concession stand at 3:25.  All items need to remain frozen prior to delivery to customers.  If you have questions or concerns please contact Amy McPherson@ 330-400-0975.

Saturday March 12 is the St, Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Akron.  Call time is 11 AM at Bartges and Main.  Look for the Band Trailer.  Step off is at 12 PM.  Students will wear full uniforms and should find their band shoes early this week!!!  Students should bring home their uniform and hat ( shako, not ball cap) Friday after school.

Saturday March 19 is our annual Spaghetti dinner.  We will be having it at the Wedgewood UMC Fellowship Hall from 5-7 PM.  We will be having a 50/50  drawing, and Basket raffles.  Tickets will go out late this week for students to pre sell.   Basket donations are greatly appreciated.  If you would like to help with set up, tear down,  will be donating a basket, or anything else please contact Amy McPherson @ 330-400-0975.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Good Evening!

Boosters still need 2 people to work the Bingo hall tomorrow night at 5:15. Please call Roger if you can help out at 330-697-3550. We also still need cookies or brownies for Friday evening dessert. Please call Michele Ferguson at 330-388-4980 if you would like to provide desserts. Thank you!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Good evening!  

Ellet Band Boosters have been have been asked to provide 3 people on Wednesday March 2nd at 5:15 at the Bingo Hall. I am aware this is very short notice, however, we will make $200.00 for covering the kitchen that evening. If you can work please call Roger Hoover at 330-697-3550 as soon as you can! Thank you!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Good Evening Band Families!

There will be a Band Booster meeting on Thursday night at 7PM in the Band Room.  Voting to elect members of the Executive Board will take place.  It is extremely important to have parents at this meeting.  We will also be discussing Spaghetti dinner which is March 19th at the Wedgewood United Methodist Church from 5-7PM.  Many other topics will be discussed, so please try to come out and see us.

Friday, students need to arrive at Ellet at 4PM to rehearse for district competition.  Boosters will feed the students from 5-6.  Buses will depart from Ellet at 6:15 to Buchtel High School.  Please plan to attend this performance.  There is no charge to attend and the performance will begin at 8:20 PM.   There will not be transportation provided  back to Ellet this evening, so please plan to attend.

Since the boosters will be providing dinner for the students on Friday we are asking for donations of cookies, and brownies.  If you are able to bake something or provide a dessert please call Michele Ferguson at 330-388-4980.  

Butter braid pickup will be on March 10 at 3:25 in the Concession stand.  Please make sure to remind your student if they drive to pick their order up as the items need to remain frozen.  If you have questions or concerns please contact Amy McPherson at 330-400-0975.

Saturday March 12th is the annual St. Patrick's Day parade for downtown Akron.  Students will wear their full uniforms.  Time and location of line up will be announced shortly so please stay tuned.  

Have a great week and see you at the booster meeting!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Good Evening Band Families!

Here are the results from Solo and Ensemble that took place on February 13th.  A huge thank you to Mrs. Schweizer, and Mr. Dobbins for helping these students prepare for Solo and Ensemble.  Congratulations to all of these students!

Receiving a Rating of I

Trumpet Trio - Nicole Wagner, Jacob Orth, Scott Workman

Flute Quartet - Alyssa Miller, Emily Fassnacht, Emma Dudones, Faith Forinash

Percussion Ensemble - Cavan Fergusson, Randy Jenkins, Carl Mihailovich

Cello Solo - David Schweyer

Trumpet Solo - Alex McPherson

Clarinet Solo - Esther Staley

Clarinet Quartet - Allan Christopher, Maddy Keller, Jennifer Fox, Carissa McClelland

French Horn Solo - Chelsea Hayden

Flute Trio -  Faith Forinash, Emma Dudones, Alyssa Miller

Receiving a Rating II

Flute Trio - Maddy Clark, Maddy Wallace, Jessica Fox

Brass Sextet - Connor Steele, Nicole Wagner, Chelsea Hayden, Cherokee  Miletti, Zach Burkhardt, Ruby Stover

String Choir - Ellet Orchestra

Viola Solo - Alex Mair

Butter braid orders are due no later than Monday, February 22nd.  Please contact Amy McPherson @ 330-400-0975, if your student cannot bring them in for 4th period band, so she can make other arrangements with you.

March 3 is Band Booster Board Election meeting at 7 pm  in the band room.  In order to elect next years booster executive board we need people to come in and vote.  You are a voting member, as you paid your dues, along with your band camp fees.  

March 4 is District contest @ Buchtel.  There will be rehearsal from 4-5 PM, Dinner courtesy of the Ellet Band Boosters from 5-6.   Departure at 6:15 PM to Buchtel.  Students will be bused to this event, however parents are encouraged to attend and plan to take your student home, as there will not be a bus back to Ellet.   There is no charge to attend this event.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Good Afternoon Band Families!

Congratulations go out to Noah Thomas for his 2nd place guitar solo last weekend at the APS district Jazz Festival and to Allan Christopher for his 1st place piano solo that evening!  Well done gentlemen!

Thank you to Kelley Stillman, Cavan Ferguson, Caitlyn Stevic and Amanda McPherson for running the bake sale during the Jazz Festival.  Total profit from the evening was $207.58.  Thank you to all that donated baked goods, it was a successful evening!

There is a Band Booster meeting at 7PM on Thursday February 11 in the Band room.  Come join us as we start to wrap up this year and start looking ahead to next!

Butter braid sale forms were sent home on Friday February 5th with your student.  The students also got to sample some delicious pastries so be sure to ask your student about them.  Order forms are due back on Friday, February 19th during band class.  Any one selling 6 items will have a choice of a gift card from Artisan Coffee, or Subway.  If your student sells 20 items they will receive an all day pass to Kalahari!!! Please make checks payable to the Ellet Band Boosters.

Saturday February 13th is OMEA Solo and Ensemble at Springfield High School.  If your student is a participant please see Mr. Grom for performance times.  

High School Bands in the Round is on February 16th at East CLC at 7 PM.  There is a small charge of $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children to watch this performance.  All of the High School Bands in our district will be performing that night, and its sure to be an entertaining evening,  

Have a fabulous week and hope to see you at the Booster meeting on Thursday at 7PM!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Good Evening Band Family!!!

We have a busy month of music coming up!

Friday,  February 5th is our Annual Butter braid kickoff!  Please be sure to ask your student about getting to sample these amazing pastries during band class, and consider ordering a few for your family, and be sure you mention to friends and family that your student is selling these delicious pastries and that they will be delivered on March 10th to the students.  The fundraiser will run until February 19th. 

Saturday,  February 6th at 7PM is the Jazz Festival for APS which Ellet will be hosting!   We are planning to do a bake sale that evening with proceeds going towards purchasing 15 new uniforms for our growing marching band!  If you are able to help out and work the sale or bake something for please call Amy McPherson @  330-400-0975.  

The jazz concert is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for students that are not performing.  I strongly urge you to spend a wonderful evening listening to the many talented musicians  from our district.

Thursday, February 11th is our Booster meeting at 7 PM.  Please come join us to help plan the rest of our year and start looking towards next year!

Saturday, February 13th is OMEA Solo and Ensemble at Springfield High School.  Please see Mr. Grom for performance schedule.

Tuesday, February 16th at 7PM is Bands in the Round for APS.  This will be held at East CLC.  Again ticket prices are $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for  students.

Thursday, February 18th at 7PM is Strings in the Round at North HS.  The performance starts at 7PM and admission will be $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for students.

If your student still has discount cards out please call Cathy Isenhart ASAP @ 330-388-0281 to make arrangements.

Thank you and hope to see many of you next Saturday night!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016