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!