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!