UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:
-1/27/20 PERCUSSION 6:15-9:00PM
-1/28/20 GREEN GUARD 6:00-9:00PM
-1/29/20 WHITE GUARD 6:30-8:30PM
-1/30/20 JAZZ BAND 2:10-3:30
GREEN GUARD 6:00-9:00PM
-1/31/20 WHITE GUARD 6:30-8:30PM
-2/1/20 PERCUSSION REHEARSE-A-THON 9:00AM-10:00PM
WHITE GUARD 10:00-1:00PM
GREEN GUARD 1:00-6:00PM
-2/3/20 PERCUSSION 6:15-9:00PM
-2/4/20 GREEN GUARD 6:00-9:00PM
-2/5/20 WHITE GUARD 6:30-8:30PM
-2/6/20 JAZZ BAND 2:10-3:30
GREEN GUARD 6:00-9:00PM
-2/7/20 PERCUSSION 6:15-9:00PM
WHITE GUARD 6:30-8:30PM
-2/8/20 PERCUSSION 9:45-4:00PM
-2/9/20 PERCUSSION 10:00-3:00PM
Did you know that Mansfield schools have a half day coming up on Wednesday, January 29th? Are you looking for something to do for the afternoon with the kids??? Well we have got the solution for you!! MBPA has paired with the new indoor laser tag/arcade/inflatable park in Foxboro to get you a great deal on tickets with an early opening for Mansfield students ONLY. Get the details here. Looks like a perfect way to run off some of that winter energy!!
PERCUSSION AND GUARD SPONSORSHIPS:
Sponsorships have been handed out to all winter guard and percussion participants. Please check with your students as to which business they have been assigned. We understand there is a somewhat faster turnaround time for sponsorships this year, so for planning purposes, please try to approach your businesses earlier rather than later as some businesses need to contact their corporate headquarters for permission before committing to donations. All sponsorship info, forms and ad book designs and info must be returned by FEBRUARY 6TH so that we have time to get them into the Ad book and then get the book off to the printer!! If you have any questions at all about this process, please feel free to reach out to Deborah Stratton.
SCRIPS GIFT CARDS:
So far this fundraiser has brought in over $600 to our program!! Our Scrip Gift Card fundraiser continues throughout the year. If you need gift cards for anything….please consider checking this out. Simply log into the Scrip website and you can purchase gift cards that you would buy anyways and a percentage of that sale will go directly back into the band program. All info can he found HERE.
CASINO NIGHT PLANNING COMMITTEE:
The MBPA is pairing with the Performing Arts Department to host a Casino Night Gala fundraising event on Friday May 1st from 7-11:00PM at the Bridgewater VETS Club. We have many plans and ideas for this event which we anticipate will be a very successful fundraiser for all groups involved. We will be holding our next Casino Night planning meeting Thursday February 11th at 6:00. Please email Deborah Stratton or <a href=”mailto:secretary if you have any questions or concerns. We are really looking forward to this event and would love to have lots of assistance so we can make a lot of money for these programs!
HOME SHOW MEETING:
It’s that time of year again!!! Our Winter Guard and Percussion Home Show will be held on Saturday, March 7th. It will be here before we know it. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Home Show, it is a day of Winter Guard and Percussion Ensemble competition which the MBPA hosts in the Mansfield High School gym. It’s a fun event with a lot of moving parts. We will be holding our next planning meeting for this year’s show on Monday evening, February 10th at 6:00 PM followed by our last meeting on *March 3rd. Both meetings will be held at the high school.
(*Note: March 3rd Home show meeting will be held immediately following the March MBPA monthly meeting). Hope to see you there!
MONTHLY BAND PARENTS MEETING:
The next Band Parent meeting will be held on *THURSDAY February 6th at 7:00PM in HS room 135. PLEASE JOIN US! (*note day change from Wednesday to Thursday.)
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