MBPA Monthly Update – September




What We’ve Accomplished:

  • Installed your new 22/23 MBPA Board
  • Measured and Fitted 63 wind and percussion students for their uniforms
  • Altered, Ironed and Prepared 63 uniforms to be ready for 1st performance
  • Had a successful week long band camp and celebrated with a sneak peek performance and a pizza picnic party
  • Voted & Approved the purchase of the floor prop the band will use during their performance

What We Have Coming Up:

  • Complete your purchase of all required uniform pieces. Purchases are due NO LATER THAN MONDAY, 9/5 to ensure we have the items for our first performance. Please note that ALL students will need a show shirt to be worn under their uniform. Color guard will wear after the show. Information on what to do can be found HERE
  • Next MBPA Meeting will be held on Thursday, 9/8 @ 6:00 in the Music Room.
  • Football game will be Friday, 9/6 at Alumni Field behind the High School. More information will come from Mr. DeJoy regarding dress and arrival time.
  • Football game will be Friday, 9/16 at Alumni Field behind the High School. More information will come from Mr. DeJoy regarding dress and arrival time.
  • Medford Competition, Saturday 9/24 – Details to follow
  • Dartmouth Competition, Saturday 10/1 – Details to follow

COMPETITIONS: Our first competition of the season will be held on Saturday, September 24th at Medford High School. We will need people to help move the instruments and prop on and off the field. Have no fear…. you will be given plenty of instruction on your job prior to the day of the competition. We will be sending out a sign-up genius when we have more information on how many people we need. REMEMBER: you cannot volunteer without a CORI on file. If you have not already done so, please complete the CORI form and return to Mr. DeJoy, directly to Central Office in Town Hall, or you can drop off at QMS to the attention of Frani Spivak. The CORI form can be found HERE. These kids have all worked so hard and we can’t do this without your help!

Curious about what these may be?


We invite and encourage you to join us at our meeting on Thursday 9/8 @ 6:00 in the music room at the HS to find out.

You won’t be disappointed.

APPAREL: Placing your students’ order for their show shirt and thinking you’d like one for yourself? Maybe you’d like a second shirt for your student in case your laundry gets backed up? Well hang in there. We will be launching a Marching Band Spirit apparel store soon. Keep your eyes peeled for the email with the link!!

GILLETTE: We continue to need help as the Patriot’s season gets underway. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH TO THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO DATE! If you have never done Gillette before, have no fear, we will Tom Winrow or <a href="mailto:gillette2.

Currently we NEED help for these upcoming events. Positions are still open and we need volunteers ASAP!

  • Sunday 9/25 Pats vs Ravens
  • Sunday 10/9 Pats vs Lions
  • Sunday 10/24 Pats vs Bears
  • Sunday 11/6 Pats vs Colts


CONTACT: We want to keep you as informed as possible. In order for us to be able to contact you via email, you must sign up HERE. Please forward this email to all your friends who have students in the band. Although Mr. DeJoy can message everyone, we need folks to specifically sign up through the MBPA to get notifications from the MBPA.

MONTHLY BAND PARENTS MEETING: the next Band Parent meeting will be held on September 8th at 6PM in Room 135. PLEASE JOIN US!


Calendar: mansfieldbandparents.org/calendar

Facebook: Mansfield Band Parents Association

Web: www.mansfieldbandparents.org

Board Members:

  • President, Jenn Walsh, president
  • Vice President, Sue Roux, vicepresident
  • Treasurer, Ted Ten Eyck, treasurer
  • Secretary, Frani Spivak, secretary


PHONE: 508-261-7540 x33128

EMAIL: justin.dejoy