MAY MONTHLY UPDATE
Thanks to Molly Whitmore for our new logo. We will start to incorporate it into our swag, mailing, and apparel.
Spring Concert dress rehearsal will be Monday, May 22nd from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Spring Concert will be on Wednesday, May 24th @ 6:00pm in the HS auditorium.
Memorial Day parade – Monday, May 29th from 9am-11am. Dress will be black pants, black shoes, and band polos (coming soon). Stay tuned for specific information from Mr. DeJoy
Graduation – All band students are required to play at graduation. Graduation is on Sunday, June 4th at the Xfinity center. Call time is still being finalized but will likely be 10am. The ceremony should be over by 4:00pm at the latest. Dress will be black pants, black shoes, and band polos (coming soon). More details to follow next week.
Marching band SPRING TRAINING will take place starting June. These rehearsals are mandatory for all who plan to do marching band in the fall
MBPA continues to look for volunteers to staff a concession stand for its summer season of concerts, events and Revolution soccer games at Gillette Stadium. Please remember that Gillette is responsible for 90% of our fundraising, bringing in over $80,000 for the band, colorguard, and winter programs. Without this fundraiser the cost of truck rentals, new instruments, new floors (for the winter program), flags, props, and competition fees would be placed back onto the families.
Some examples from this year that the funds from Gillette helped to fund are: $4,500 towards the Metlife Trip, $1,500 towards the Big E, ~$12,000 for Dayton, purchased new speaker carts, new floors for both percussion & color guard for winter, and polo shirts for the band & color guard.
If you’ve never volunteered before, we have lots of experienced volunteers who can partner with you, help you navigate the parking, and show you how it all works. It’s a great way to meet your fellow band parents and raise money for your children.
Here’s the Sign Up Genius link for the 2023 season:
Each volunteer shift earns a $25 student credit for the student of your choice.
A few notes:
Gillette is strictly enforcing a two-student (ages 16-17) limit for events this season. Those slots are clearly marked in Sign Up Genius.
Also: For those of you who have volunteered before, BBQ 140 has been converted into a women’s restroom (!!!) by Gillette as part of the renovations around the former lighthouse.
So far, the MBPA has been assigned to either Stadium Pizza or BBQ 112 this season.
If you have any questions, please reply to this email, or call/text Christine Bellavance or Tom Winrow.
Thank you to our scholarship committee Amy G, Christine B, Gary T, Kim O, and Shannon C. Scholarship night is May 31st. Good luck to all our seniors who applied.
MBPA BOARD POSITIONS
Thank you to all that expressed an interest in joining our board next year. Our current proposed slate, which will be voted on at our June meeting is as follows:
Betsy Roche – Secretary
Frani Spivak – President
Sara Tomase – Vice President
Ted Ten Eyck – Treasurer
Polo shirts will be ordered for all band/color guard students which include concert students and those that march in the parades. They will be used for the warmer weather events such as the Memorial Day parade, graduation, etc.
The next uniform collection will be held during spring training on THURSDAY, JUNE 22nd beginning at 6:00pm. Any band or color guard that still has a uniform (from the fall season) is please asked to return it at this time. Keep in mind that uniform sizing during band camp goes a lot better when we have all the uniforms returned. We appreciate your help in getting this done.
NEXT MONTHLY BAND PARENTS MEETING CHANGED
THERE IS A CHANGE IN THE MEETING DATE. The next Band Parent meeting will be held on THURSDAY, JUNE 8th at 6PM in Room 135. PLEASE JOIN US!
CONTACT: We want to keep you as informed as possible. Please help spread the word. 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.
HOW TO GET IN TOUCH WITH MBPA:
Facebook: Mansfield Band Parents Association
HOW TO GET IN TOUCH WITH MR. DEJOY:
PHONE: 508-261-7540 x35528