July 14, 2024: Reminder: Please complete your marching band registration!

Hi current and future MHS Band Members & Families,

Blake is out of the country right now with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, so I'm filling in!

If you are ready to commit to marching band, please complete the documents below. There are several veteran members who we believe are participating who have not yet completed forms. Please note that it is VERY helpful for us to have a clear picture of marching band enrollment as soon as possible.

Our treasurers have been busy processing registrations and will start sending out invoices (via Quickbooks) this week. The email should contain instructions for paying online, so keep a look out!

Volunteering:

Parents, please make sure to fill out the NEW BSD volunteer application through Raptor. This is important as we will need all hands on deck as soon as marching band begins in August. We want to make sure that none of you are being held captive by the approval process.

2024 Band Camp Countdown: 3 WEEKS!!

If you are still on the fence or have any lingering questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Zander (jeremy_zander@beaverton.k12.or.us), band director, and/or I (blake_kuroiwa@beaverton.k12.or.us), marching band director at any time. We want you to join marching band but understand that there may be some questions or concerns you may have. 

In our years of doing this activity, we have found that marching band for many students leads to the greatest success and positive start to the school year in the band room and the classroom, especially for students newly entering the high school experience.

Don’t forget to follow us on social media (Facebook Group: Mountainside Band Boosters - Members, Parents, & Staff OR Instagram: @mountainsidebands) 

Have a great summer and keep practicing!


Jeremy M. Zander
Director of Bands
Mountainside High School
http://www.mountainsidebands.org
OMEA Immediate Past-President
zanderje@beaverton.k12.or.us

July 09, 2024: Need PARENTS & STUDENTS this SAT!!

Hi Band and Guard families!  

We still need parents AND students for this Saturdays car wash!  Please sign up below!! FYI - the more students that sign up, the more often you can trade out and have some shade time!!

STUDENTS WE NEED YOU! 

We had about 25-30 students at each of the car wash events in June, which is GREAT, but we really do need at least 40-45 students. PLEASE if you can spare a few hours on Saturday July 13th PLEASE sign up using the link below. 

>>Sign up at: Car Wash Sign Up - STUDENT  <<

All car wash dates can be found using the link above - there are three shifts on each date that students can sign up for! 

PARENTS WE NEED YOU TOO! 

JULY 13 CAR WASH - PLEASE SIGN UP!! 

If you have any questions, or have any trouble accessing any of the links, please reach out to volunteer@mountainsidebands.org

Thank you and look forward to seeing you all there! 

Marilyn & Holly 

July 09, 2024: Cant sign up in Better Impact? 

Hi Band and Guard families!  

So it looks like we are in a transition stage between volunteer platforms. Please Email volunteer2@mountainsidebands.org if you'd like to volunteer but no longer have access to Better Impact volunteer opportunities!  For this Saturday (7/13)

9:15 - 10am.  Need 4 adults to help with set up

10am-4pm: Need 3 more adults to help during car wash

4-4:30pm: Need 2 more adults to help with breakdown/clean up

For Saturday the 27th

9:15 - 10am.  Need 4 adults to help with set up

10am-4pm: Need 4 adults to help with car wash activities

4-4:30pm: Need 4 adults to help with breakdown/clean up

 

Thank you and look forward to seeing you all there! 

Marilyn & Holly 

July 08, 2024: Who is ready for another CAR WASH?!?!?

Hi Band and Guard families!  Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th!

Guess what?! We are just a few days away from our next car wash on July 13th! 

STUDENTS WE NEED YOU! 

We had about 25-30 students at each of the car wash events in June, which is GREAT, but we really do need at least 40-45 students. PLEASE if you can spare a few hours on Saturday July 13th PLEASE sign up using the link below. 

>>Sign up at: Car Wash Sign Up - STUDENT  <<

All car wash dates can be found using the link above - there are three shifts on each date that students can sign up for! 

PARENTS WE NEED YOU TOO! 

JULY 13 CAR WASH - PLEASE SIGN UP!! 

If you have any questions, or have any trouble accessing any of the links, please reach out to volunteer@mountainsidebands.org

Thank you and look forward to seeing you all there! 

Marilyn & Holly 

July 02, 2024: Ongoing Fundraising for Mavericks Band Boosters!

Hello Mavericks Band families!  I hope everyone is having a great summer so far!  I thought it might be helpful to provide a consolidated quick fundraising reference for all of you fellow band boosters in case you may not be already aware.  

We have five ongoing fund drive activities that are easy to participate in so please spread the word to family and friends! 

Sponsorships

We provide five sponsorship levels, each of them reaching community members in different ways including advertisements in our digital pgrams, banners displayed on the football field, and printed logos on marching band shirts and sweatshirts. There is still time for businesses to be included on this fall's banners and shirts so spread the word to friends and employers. Bonus, donations are tax deductible!

For more information check out our website https://www.mountainsidebands.org/support-and-donate/mbbsponsorships or email me, Melanie Merriss, at fundraising@mountainsidebands.org

RaiseRight

By using gift cards to pay for everyday (and not-so-everyday) expenses, you can earn over $1,000 each year for MBB!

Select from 750+ popular brands, with options for eGift cards (available immediately), physical gift cards, and reloadable gift cards. No extra money spent. No wasted value!

https://www.raiseright.com/enroll?enrollCode=ADDL1F431L3451

One easy way to do this is buy gift cards for businesses you regularly use.  I was surprised how many businesses are listed- Safeway, Amazon, Starbucks, Old Navy, Red Robin just to name a few!

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Link your Fred Meyer card to "Mavericks Band Boosters" and Fred Meyer will donate a percentage of linked spending to the boosters.

https://www.fredmeyer.com/i/community/community-rewards

Bottle Drop

We have a bottle drop program- if you have blue bags already with our stickers, you're set! If you don't have blue bags, but have a personal bottle drop account, you can transfer those funds to Mavericks Band Boosters with a quick search here https://bottledrop.com/donate-nonprofits/

For more information about our program email bottledrop@mountainsidebands.org

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer donation matching gift programs that double or even triple your donation. 


Find more information at our website https://www.mountainsidebands.org/support-and-donate.

Happy Summer!  

Melanie Merriss
Director of Fundraising
fundraising@mountainsidebands.org
Mavericks Band Boosters

Please help us support our sponsors:

Accessory Outfitters
Grove Cookie Company
Portland Catering Company
King City Dental
Souper Natural
Tigard Elmer’s Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
Apell Accounting and Tax Group

June 30, 2024: Car Wash Update + Upcoming July Dates!

Hi Band and Guard families! 

Thank you to all who showed up to help support our June Car Washes!!!

They were a huge success and we could not have done it without this incredible team of students and volunteers! 

If you missed out on the car wash fun, DO NOT FRET! THERE ARE TWO MORE CAR WASHES IN JULY! 

It is never too early to sign up, so why not just do it now?! 

STUDENTS WE NEED YOU! 

We had about 25-30 students at each of the car wash events in June, which is GREAT, but we really do need at least 40-45 students. PLEASE if you can spare a few hours on Saturday July 13th and/or Saturday, July 27th, PLEASE sign up using the link below. 

>>Sign up at: Car Wash Sign Up - STUDENT  <<

All car wash dates can be found using the link above - there are three shifts on each date that students can sign up for! 

PARENTS WE NEED YOU TOO! 

Please use the links below to sign up for the remaining car washes for the summer! 

If you have any questions, or have any trouble accessing any of the links, please reach out to volunteer@mountainsidebands.org

Thank you for all of your help in supporting these incredibly talented kiddos! 

Marilyn & Holly 

June 24, 2024: Car Wash This weekend!!

Hi Band & Guard Fams!

We are 5 days away from our second car wash of the season and we need your help! 

We need a lot of students and a handful of parents to make our car washes successful. For those who have never participated in our car washes before, we move in shifts during the day...washing, drying, holding signs and playing instruments/flag spinning to pull people in.  It's fun!  Donuts, pizza and drinks provided! 

STUDENTS:

Sign up at: Car Wash Sign Up - STUDENT 

All car wash dates can be found using the link above - there are three shifts on each date that students can sign up for! 

STUDENTS: Please remember to bring water, sunscreen AND YOUR INSTRUMENT! 

PARENTS: SIGN UP LINKS

>> ⁠JUNE 29th CAR WASH<<

JULY 13 CAR WASH

⁠JULY 27 CAR WASH

If you have any questions, or have any trouble accessing any of the links, please reach out to volunteer@mountainsidebands.org

Many thanks!

Holly & Marilyn

**PARENTS - make sure you have started the process of signing up on the new volunteer system!! Start Here!!** 

June 21, 2024: MHS Fall Marching Band Registration Reminder

Hi current and future MHS Band Members & Families,

Happy Summer! I hope many of you are taking advantage of the great weather recently. Looks like tomorrow will be a great day for our FIRST summer car wash!

Update: 

2024 Band Camp Countdown: 6 WEEKS

If you are ready to commit, here is the paperwork and registration you will need complete:

Please fill out these forms AS SOON AS POSSIBLE so we can start detailed planning of our fall show. Numbers of the ensemble is very important as it determines our competitive classification, the shape/forms of drill on the field, costume/flag ordering, as well as how many props we can have, how they will move, and how we will stage them. With this, please make it a priority to determine if you will be in marching band or not at the earliest date possible.

For those who may not be familiar with modern marching band, here is a video from Mountainside's performance at the 2023 NW Championships, On the Surface. This performance earned the Mountainside Marching Band a 6th place finish in the Northwest (within 0.20 of 4th place)!

If you are still on the fence or have any lingering questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Zander (jeremy_zander@beaverton.k12.or.us), band director, and/or I (blake_kuroiwa@beaverton.k12.or.us), marching band director at any time. We want you to join marching band but understand that there may be some questions or concerns you may have. 

In our years of doing this activity, we have found that marching band for many students leads to the greatest success and positive start to the school year in the band room and the classroom, especially for students newly entering the high school experience.

Don’t forget to follow us on social media (Facebook Group: Mountainside Band Boosters - Members, Parents, & Staff OR Instagram: @mountainsidebands) 

 

Have a great summer and keep practicing! 

Blake Kuroiwa

June 18, 2024: CAR WASH THIS WEEKEND! WE NEED YOU!

Happy first week of summer band and guard families! 

We are 4 days away from our first car wash of the season and we need your help! 

We need a lot of students and a handful of parents to make our car washes successful. For those who have never participated in our car washes before, we move in shifts during the day...washing, drying, holding signs and playing instruments/flag spinning to pull people in.  It's fun!  Donuts, pizza and drinks provided! 

STUDENTS:

Sign up at: Car Wash Sign Up - STUDENT 

All car wash dates can be found using the link above - there are three shifts on each date that students can sign up for! 

STUDENTS: Please remember to bring water, sunscreen AND YOUR INSTRUMENT! 

PARENTS: SIGN UP LINKS

>> ⁠JUNE 22nd CAR WASH<<

JUNE 29th CAR WASH

JULY 13 CAR WASH

⁠JULY 27 CAR WASH

If you have any questions, or have any trouble accessing any of the links, please reach out to volunteer@mountainsidebands.org

Many thanks!

Marilyn & Holly

June 13, 2024: MBB Board Meeting 7:00pm

MBB Board Meeting - TONIGHT, Thursday, June 13th @ 7:00pm in the Community Room at MHS (across from the Band room).


Please join us!

ALL band parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Questions or items for the agenda should be emailed to president@mountainsidebands.org.

June 12, 2024: Mighty Band & Guard Volunteers!! URGENT ASK!!

Hello Fabulous Band & Guard Families!!

You may or may not have seen the email sent from BSD today, regarding the new volunteer system that will be rolled out in August. We will attach the email at the bottom of this so that you may read it if you haven't seen it.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? The increased security measures means that we need YOU to apply to be a volunteer in the new system (Raptor). As a band parent - WE NEED YOU TO DO THIS ASAP!! It is going to take the district a bit to get through all of the applications and we're going to be needing volunteers when the hammer falls in August (in the meantime we'll still use better impact for summer activities).

ALL VOLUNTEERS (INCLUDING US!) will need to reapply and get background checked. Please do not delay!! This could seriously imact our program and our fall fundraising efforts if people do not get this process started now.

Start the process here!!   If you have any questions, please reach out!

Kind Regards,

Holly & Marilyn
MBB Volunteer Coordinators

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District Email

June 12, 2024

Dear BSD Community,

In the Beaverton School District, our top priority is the safety and well-being of our students and staff. To improve that safety, we’re adopting a new visitor and volunteer management system called Raptor Technologies. Along with the new system, we’ll be updating some of our related policies.

For Volunteers

We’ll no longer be using the MyImpact platform. To continue volunteering in BSD, all volunteers must reapply through Raptor and consent to an Oregon criminal records check. Please do this as soon as possible. We need the entire summer to process thousands of applications and background checks. If you wait to reapply, we may not have enough time to clear your application by the start of school — meaning you will not be able to volunteer right away and your school may not have enough volunteers for back-to-school activities. Again, please prioritize submitting your application today.

Also, to provide the safest possible environment for our students, we’ll be requiring all volunteers to go through this process, including the criminal records check, every two years. Once in the Raptor system, you’ll receive an email notification when it’s time to resubmit.

Finally, we’re now requiring that all volunteers, regardless of their frequency of volunteering, apply through the Raptor system, including one-time guest speakers, career day participants, science fair judges and volunteers for activities like art lit, class parties, field days, fun runs, OBOB competitions and more. Any volunteer who has direct or indirect contact with our students will need to be cleared through Raptor.

For Visitors

Every person who visits our schools and district facilities will need to provide an ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, consulate card) which will be used to conduct an on-the-spot check of the Sex Offender Registry. After clearing the check, you’ll be presented with an ID badge with your name and destination. You’ll also be required to sign out in the main office when you depart.

We hope that you understand and appreciate the need for these increased security measures. This new system will go into effect in late August, but again, we need volunteers to reapply now to ensure a smooth transition.

Thank you for your cooperation.

June 9, 2024: MHS Fall Marching Registration Information

Hi current and future MHS Band Members & Families,

Thank you for attending our Spring Registration day and it was great to see SO MANY people there! We are so excited for our next fall season and we hope that you will all join us! If you missed yesterday’s meeting, here’s the link to the slides from the presentation.

This is the first of MANY emails you will receive about registering for marching band. These emails will include: a countdown to marching band camp, any updates we have on the show, and any interesting information you might want.

So here we go!

Updates: 

2024 Band Camp Countdown: 8 WEEKS

If you are ready to commit, here is the paperwork and registration you will need complete:

Please fill out these forms AS SOON AS POSSIBLE so we can start detailed planning of our fall show. Numbers of the ensemble is very important as it determines our competitive classification, the shape/forms of drill on the field, costume/flag ordering, as well as how many props we can have, how they will move, and how we will stage them. With this, please make it a priority to determine if you will be in marching band or not at the earliest date possible.

For those who may not be familiar with modern marching band, here is a video from Mountainside's performance at the 2023 NW Championships, On the Surface. This performance earned the Mountainside Marching Band a 6th place finish in the Northwest (within 0.20 of 4th place)!

If you are still on the fence or have any lingering questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Zander (jeremy_zander@beaverton.k12.or.us), band director, and/or I (blake_kuroiwa@beaverton.k12.or.us), marching band director at any time. We want you to join marching band but understand that there may be some questions or concerns you may have. 

In our years of doing this activity, we have found that marching band for many students leads to the greatest success and positive start to the school year in the band room and the classroom, especially for students newly entering the high school experience.

Don’t forget to follow us on social media (Facebook Group: Mountainside Band Boosters - Members, Parents, & Staff OR Instagram: @mountainsidebands) 

Have a great summer and keep practicing!

Sincerely,

Blake Kuroiwa

June 8, 2024: CAR WASH SEASON IS COMING!!!

Hey Band & Guard Students and Parents!

Our Summer Car Washes are fast approaching. We need a lot of students and a handful of parents to make our car washes successful. For those who have never participated in our car washes before, we move in shifts during the day...washing, drying, holding signs and playing instruments/flag spinning to pull people in.  It's fun!  Donuts, pizza and drinks provided! 

*Additionally, we need a Car Wash Coordinator for our June dates! If you are interested, please contact volunteer@mountainsidebands.org

STUDENTS:

Sign up at: Car Wash Sign Up - STUDENT 

All car wash dates can be found using the link above - there are three shifts on each date that students can sign up for! 

PARENTS: SIGN UP LINKS

JUNE 22nd CAR WASH

JUNE 29th CAR WASH

JULY 13 CAR WASH

⁠JULY 27 CAR WASH

 Students who are interested in being Car Wash Leads and earning points towards your varsity letter, sign up here: Student Leadership Application

If you have any questions, or have any trouble accessing any of the links, please reach out to volunteer@mountainsidebands.org

Many thanks!

Marilyn & Holly

June 8, 2024: GET INVOLVED! HELP THE BAND!

Hello there Marching and Guard Families!

It was so wonderful to see so many new faces at the Spring Marching Band Registration this morning!! 

As promised, we wanted to provide an overview of all of the volunteer opportunities coming up this season.

How to become a volunteer??

If you are considering registering as a volunteer, please register as soon as possible - it can take a bit to get the applications through the system. 

Attached you will find a more detailed description of each of the volunteer opportunities we went over today, so you can get a sense of what you would be signing up for. 

Also, as mentioned this morning during our presentation, we have a couple of additional needs for this upcoming year that are highlighted below: 

​ ​​​​​​Food Crew Co-Lead: Teenagers get hungry! Be part of the team that coordinates food for all band events where food will be provided. Our current Food Crew Lead, Jodi Rathbun will need someone to take over as lead next year, so it would be a great time to learn from the best!  If you are interested in being a co-lead for this year please contact Jodi Rathbun at jrathbun12@comcast.net.

 Uniform team Co-Lead : Help keep our students looking sharp in their uniforms all season long! This team ensures ensemble members are properly fitted for their uniforms, addresses any uniform-related issues that may arise during the season, and attends all marching band events where students will be in uniform (preview performance, band picture day, FB games, competitions, etc). If you are interested in being a co-lead for this year please contact us at  volunteer@mountainsidebands.org

 Car Wash Coordinator (June only): Our Summer Car Washes are fast approaching, and we need someone to help coordinate the car washes for June 22nd and June 29th. For those who have never participated in our car washes before, we move in shifts during the day...washing, drying, holding signs and playing instruments/flag spinning to pull people in.      It's fun - but we need someone to coordinate the team that makes this all happen! If you are interested and available for these June dates, please reach out to volunteer@mountainsidebands.org

 Sponsorship and Donations Coordinator: Our sponsorship and donations coordinator works with our incredible team of current sponsors, but also works to build long-term fundraising relationships with sponsors, potential sponsors, corporate partners, and supporters, through community outreach. If you are interested in becoming our sponsorship and donations coordinator, please reach out to Melanie Merriss at fundraising2@mountainsidebands.org

Band Day Coordinator: We need someone to help organize our student musicians and our incredible parent volunteers into small groups and assign them to various neighborhoods within the MHS boundary. Band days are our biggest fundraisers of the year and are a lot of fun! If you are interested in becoming the band day coordinator, please reach out to Marilyn Doyle: volunteer2@mountainsidebands.org. 

 Bottle Drop Coordinator: We need someone to help distribute blue collection bags for redeemable cans and bottles. This person will also help facilitate specified bottle and can drop days, where they will collect filled blue bags and take them in for redemption. If you are interested, please contact volunteer@mountainsidebands.org

 Chaperone Coordinator: Being a chaperone means you get to hang out with our amazing students at all of their events. Chaperones will ride the buses to competitions, be available to assist with needs or emergencies, demonstrate competition etiquette, and ensure student safety. We need someone who can coordinate all of the Chaperone needs and sign-ups throughout the year. If this is you, please contact volunteer@mountainsidebands.org 

 

We could not do any of this without our incredible community of volunteers!! Thank you for considering being a volunteer for the 2024-2025 season! 

Marilyn & Holly

Your Volunteer Coordinators

Mountainside Band & Guard Volunteer Opportunities 2024.pdf

June 7, 2024: MHS Spring Marching Band Registration

Hi all, 

Just a reminder that TOMORROW (Saturday, June 8th), we will be having our Spring Marching Band Registration meeting in the LEADERSHIP ROOM (signs will be posted) with finanical needs and permission form collections in the BAND ROOM. This is a change of location due to the set up of a BSD high school graduation occuring in our auditorium.

It is highly encouraged for you to come to this meeting if you are:

We will be giving the overview of the marching band season, revealing the show concept, as well as going over the registration process and associated fees.

If you have any questions, please email me (blake_kuroiwa@beaverton.k12.or.us) or Jeremy Zander (jeremy_zander@beaverton.k12.or.us)

See you tomorrow,

Blake Kuroiwa

May 30, 2024: Red Robin Fundraiser today, Thursday May 30th!!

TODAY, Thursday, May 30th, PLEASE EAT at either Red Robin location in Beaverton to support the Band!
The Band Boosters will earn 20% of your total bill!
Just remember to mention that you are there supporting the Mavericks Band Boosters, or show them the attached flier. 
Also I hope everyone who went had a blast at Disney... now go eat some BURGERS!!  

Sincerely,
Mavericks Band Boosters

Please help us support our sponsors:

Accessory Outfitters
Grove Cookie Company
Portland Catering Company
Appel Accounting & Tax Group
King City Dental
Souper Natural
Tigard Elmer’s Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Interested in becoming a sponsor?  Learn More!

May 30, 2024: Instrument Return & Summer Instrument Check-Out

Dear MHS Band Families,

If you are using a school-owned instrument during the school year, you may either return it in the next week or so OR you may request to keep the instrument checked out over the summer if you are continuing in band next year. Read on for details:

If you are returning the instrument:

If you would like to use the instrument over the summer:

If you have any questions about this process, do not hesitate to reach out!

Jeremy M. Zander
Director of Bands
Mountainside High School
http://www.mountainsidebands.org
OMEA Immediate Past-President
zanderje@beaverton.k12.or.us

May 29, 2024: Reminder: MHS Marching Band Preview Rehearsals

The Mountainside Marching Ensemble will be hosting preview rehearsals to all interested current and future marching band members including wind players, percussionist, and colorguard members in June. No experience is necessary to join but if you are planning on participating in our Fall marching band, these are highly encouraged. Please fill out this Google Form to participate.

We will also host our Spring Registration for Marching Band members on Saturday, June 8th at 9am. More information on this can be found on our website, www.mountainsidebands.org

If you have any questions about the marching band, contact Mr. Zander (jeremy_zander@beaverton.k12.or.us), band director, and/or Mr. Kuroiwa (blake_kuroiwa@beaverton.k12.or.us), marching band director.

Sincerely,

Blake Kuroiwa

May 16, 2024: 2024/25 Mountainside Band Coordinator Positions Available!

Hello Band and Guard Families!

As our band season is wrapping up, planning is already under way for next season!  We wanted to let you know about some Board positions that are available for the 2024 - 2025 year. If any of you are interested in learning more about positions that are available, please take a look at the description below. If you have any questions about any of these positions, please do not hesitate to reach out. 

Board Position

Director of Music Advocacy: BFoM (Beaverton Friends of Music)
Have you ever wondered how decisions are made that affect students in the Beaverton School District? Beaverton Friends of Music (BFoM) is seeking new parents who want to learn about how to build positive, long term relationships with the administration and school board members. Attend BFoM's monthly (virtual) meetings and learn more about how you might also be able to positively affect the future of arts education in our district in the years to come.  We currently have a parent in this position who could begin the training process for a smooth transition to next year.

 

Coordinator Positions

Bottle-Drop Coordinator 2024-2025
This person would be our point of contact with the Bottle Drop organization and would be responsible for keeping our blue bag supply at the school filled, providing blue bags to families as needed, collecting blue bags from the band room, occasionally making bag drops, and coordinating two matching events per year.  We currently have a parent in this position who could begin the training process for a smooth transition to next year.

 

Car Wash Coordinators 2024-2025

Ideally, this is a team of 2 people who prep and run our car washes in the summer and act as liaison to our car wash location (Rite Aid on Allen/Murray) .  This team would house our car wash equipment (hoses, buckets, traffic cones, sponges, etc) and purchase any necessary equipment/supplies (to be reimbursed) for the duration of the car washes.  On the day of car washes, this team is responsible for set-up, assisting students in how to properly wash and dry cars, and tear-down.  Our car wash coordinators from the last two years will be available to answer questions and assist in helping our new coordinators make our car washes a huge success!

2024 Car Wash Dates:

 

These positions are integral to the sustainability of our band programs!  If any of these sound interesting to you, please let us know and please come and join us! 

Many thanks!

Marilyn & Holly

May 16, 2024: MHS Fall Marching Band Preview Rehearsals

Hi all,

The Mountainside Marching Ensemble will be hosting preview rehearsals to all interested current and future marching band members including wind players, percussionist, and colorguard members in June. No experience is necessary to join but if you are planning on participating in our Fall marching band, these are highly encouraged. Please fill out this Google Form to participate.

We will also host our Spring Registration for Marching Band members on Saturday, June 8th at 9am. More information on this can be found on our website, www.mountainsidebands.org

If you have any questions about the marching band, contact Mr. Zander (jeremy_zander@beaverton.k12.or.us), band director, and/or Mr. Kuroiwa (blake_kuroiwa@beaverton.k12.or.us), marching band director.

Sincerely, 

Blake Kuroiwa

Apr 29, 2024: FINAL Reminder: MHS Band Section Leader & Drum Major Applications

Dear MHS Band Students,

Applications for student leadership positions in our band program are now available! The positions you may apply for are as follows:

This section leader application is ONLY FOR MARCHING BAND. Symphonic and Wind Ensemble section leader applications will be later in the school year. Section Leaders will be selected on the basis of this application along with our knowledge of your work ethic and demonstrated skills as a musician/marcher/teacher/leader. 

Drum Major finalists will be selected on the same basis. These finalists will have an audition that will include some conducting, answering interview questions from your peers and a demonstration of your rehearsal skills. Current drum major(s) do not need to complete an application.

To apply, click the following links and complete the Google Form submission:

Applications are due by Wednesday, May 1st at 11:59pm. Please let Mr. Zander or I know if you have any questions!

 

Sincerely,

Blake Kuroiwa

Apr 29, 2024: 2024-2025 Board/Coordinator Positions Available

Hello Band and Guard Families!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and your week is off to a great start.

We wanted to let you know about some Board positions that are available for the 2024 - 2025 year. If any of you are interested in learning more about positions that are available, please take a look at the description below. If you have any questions about any of these positions, please do not hestiate to reach out. 

Board Position

Director of Music Advocacy: BFoM (Beaverton Friends of Music)
Have you ever wondered how decisions are made that affect students in the Beaverton School District? Beaverton Friends of Music (BFoM) is seeking new parents who want to learn about how to build positive, long term relationships with the administration and school board members. Attend BFoM's monthly (virtual) meetings and learn more about how you might also be able to positively affect the future of arts education in our district in the years to come.  We currently have a parent in this position who could begin the training process for a smooth transition to next year.

 

Coordinator Positions

Bottle-Drop Coordinator 2024-2025
This person would be our point of contact with the Bottle Drop organization and would be responsible for keeping our blue bag supply at the school filled, providing blue bags to families as needed, collecting blue bags from the band room, occasionally making bag drops, and coordinating two matching events per year.  We currently have a parent in this position who could begin the training process for a smooth transition to next year.

 

Car Wash Coordinators 2024-2025

Ideally, this is a team of 2 people who prep and run our car washes in the summer and act as liaison to our car wash location (Rite Aid on Allen/Murray) .  This team would house our car wash equipment (hoses, buckets, traffic cones, sponges, etc) and purchase any necessary equipment/supplies (to be reimbursed) for the duration of the car washes.  On the day of car washes, this team is responsible for set-up, assisting students in how to properly wash and dry cars, and tear-down.  Our car wash coordinators from the last two years will be available to answer questions and assist in helping our new coordinators make our car washes a huge success!

2024 Car Wash Dates:

 

If any of these sound interesting to you, please let us know and please come and join us! 

Many thanks!

Marilyn & Holly

Apr 16, 2024: Band Day Reminders & Itinerary

Dear MHS Band Parens & Students,

In case you've forgotten, Band Day is this Saturday! 

As a reminder, please complete in your BSD Form C and submit it using this Google Form if you have not already done so. We do need a new Form C even if you have completed one for previous trips. Remember that passengers need only complete the first page; the second page is required for our volunteer drivers.

The itinerary for the day has also been attached to this email. 

Lastly, as I'm sure you've seen from our volunteer coordinators, we are still in need of more drivers for the event! SIGN UP HERE!  Don't wait!

Thank you!

Jeremy M. Zander
Director of Bands
Mountainside High School
http://www.mountainsidebands.org
OMEA Immediate Past-President
zanderje@beaverton.k12.or.us

Form C - Private Auto Driver_Passenger Release and Parent Permission - Spring Band Day 2024.pdf

Apr 16, 2024: Date Correction - Uniform Fitting

Oops - my apologies! I was off a week on our uniform fitting dates! Please see below!

We can use 7 people to assist with fitting our marching ensemble so we're set for the Disneyland trip! We will be fitting the marchers on:

- Monday 4/22  
- Wednesday 4/24

Both days will be from 2:45-4:45.  We'd like the fitters to arrive by 2:15 to be trained by Kim on how to properly fit the students and re-rack the uniforms. Many students will not need uniform adjustments but some will, and we will have some who didn't march this season.  Chaperones for the trip need to attend one of the sessions so they can help for the parade.

You can sign up here!

Thanks as always!

Holly & Marilyn

Apr 15, 2024: PARENTS - WE NEED YOU! 15 MORE DRIVERS NEEDED!

Hello Band Families!

Guess who?? It is your friendly volunteer coordinators again!   

We got a handful of additional drivers that signed up over the weekend - THANK YOU to those who have signed up - you have no idea how much we appreciate you! 

We also learned over the weekend that we have more students than originally thought, so we have 140 kiddos that will need transport on Saturday, April 20th!!!    SIGN UP HERE!!  

As of this morning, we have 25 drivers signed up so we need 15 MORE DRIVERS!!  SIGN UP HERE!! 

If you’re available on April 20th, from 9-4, please sign up TODAY! (Please, don’t wait to “see if we still need drivers!”  We ALWAYS need more drivers!!) 

  SIGN UP HERE!! 

 

What does Band Day look like?
Our students are teamed up into small groups and assigned to various neighborhoods within the Mountainside district, where they play fun tunes and ask for donations. These kids are always a big hit…but!  In order for this day to be successful, we need 25-40 drivers to help us shuttle 100+ students and their instruments/flags to their neighborhood destinations.  (Drivers are always teamed up with at least one other parent/car so it's not just you with the students.)  Students are not allowed to drive for this event, so we need YOU to make it happen! Pizza lunch provided!! 

Thank you!!

Marilyn & Holly
Volunteer Coordinators

Apr 15, 2024: Bottle Drop Bag Drop Off During Band Day!!!!

Hello Mountainside Band, Guard, Family and Friends!

We will be collecting completely filled Bottle Drop bags during Spring Band Day this Saturday, April 20th!!
You can drop them off near the Band door entrance when you come to drop off/pick up your student or arrive as a volunteer driver.

We earn an extra 20% on all blue bags we turn in from April 22nd to May 4th!  If you are unable to make this drop off please save up your completely filled bags and turn them in during the bonus days or drop them off at one of our next scheduled Blue Bag Pickup dates at the school.
This is a really easy way to help out the band and the extra 20% really adds up.

Also if you have regular bottle drop earnings that you have been saving up in your personal account you can donate those as well. 
We will get the extra 20% as long as make your donation anytime during April 22nd to May 4th.
Here is the link for that: https://bottledrop.com/fundraiser/mavericks-band-boosters/

Sincerely,
Mavericks Band Boosters

Please help us support our sponsors:

Accessory Outfitters
Grove Cookie Company
Portland Catering Company
King City Dental
Souper Natural
Tigard Elmer’s Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Interested in becoming a sponsor?  Learn More!

Apr 13, 2024: SPRING BAND DAY IS 7 DAYS AWAY!!! - 16 MORE DRIVERS NEEDED

Hello Band Families! 

Spring Band Day is upon us!! It is on Saturday, April 20th which is NEXT SATURDAY!  Band Days are our biggest fundraisers of the year and are not only fun, but help us raise a lot of money to afford awesome opportunities for our band program like; instruments, specialized instruction, clinicians, transportation and more.  SIGN UP HERE!! 

What does Band Day look like?
Our students are teamed up into small groups and assigned to various neighborhoods within the Mountainside district, where they play fun tunes and ask for donations. These kids are always a big hit…but!  In order for this day to be successful, we need 25-30 drivers to help us shuttle 100+ students and their instruments/flags to their neighborhood destinations.  (Drivers are always teamed up with at least one other parent/car so it's not just you with the students.)  Students are not allowed to drive for this event, so we need YOU to make it happen! Pizza lunch provided!!  SIGN UP HERE!! 

As of today, we need 16 more drivers! If you’re available on April 20th, from 9-4, please sign up TODAY! (Please, don’t wait to “see if we still need drivers!”  We ALWAYS need more drivers!!)  SIGN UP HERE!! 

What are you waiting for?   SIGN UP HERE!! 

Oh yeah and   SIGN UP HERE!! 

Thank you!!

Marilyn & Holly
Volunteer Coordinators

Apr 08, 2024: Less than 2 week's till BAND DAY!

Hello All Bamd & Guard Fams! 

Spring Band Day is here!! It is on Saturday, April 20th  which is now less than 2 weeks away!  Band Days are our biggest fund raisers of the year and are not only fun, but help us raise a lot of money to fund awesome opportunities for our band/guard program like instruments, specialized instruction, clinicians, transportation and more.

What does Band Day look like?  Our students are teamed up into small groups and assigned to various neighborhoods within the Mountainside district, where they play fun tunes and ask for donations. These kids are always a big hit…but!  In order for this day to be successful, we need 25-30 drivers to help us shuttle 95 students and their instruments/flags to their neighborhood destinations.  Students are not allowed to drive for this event, so we need YOU to make it happen!

So far 7 people (of 30) drivers have signed up  Band day supports the entire program and it would be great to see everyones support in participation!

SIGN UP HERE!!

We need time to coordinate the groups and car assignments, so if you’re available on April 20th, from 9-4, please sign up TODAY! (Fact: Please, don’t wait to “see if we still need drivers!”  We ALWAYS need more drivers!!) 

Please reach out if you need assistance or have questions! We'll be following up as you sign up to get forms filled out and to see how many students you can drive.

Thank you!! 

Marilyn & Holly
Volunteer Coordinators

Apr 04, 2024: Spring Band Day 2024

Dear MHS Band Parens & Students,

By now, you have seen the emails from our amazing volunteer coordinators requesting volunteer drivers for Spring Band Day. This email will shed the light on what, exactly, band day is all about:

For those who aren't familiar with it, Band Day is our biggest fundraiser of the year and is the only one that truly involves the entire band and color guard program. On Band Day, we bring groups of 10-12 musicians to several neighborhoods in the MHS area. These student groups play a few songs and go door-to-door to raise funds for the band program. Our community has been very supportive of this fundraising approach, and we hear frequently that people much prefer supporting us financially in this way rather than by purchasing items (e.g. candles, magazines or band candy) because they know that every penny will support the band.

This year's Band Day will be on Saturday, April 20th. Students will arrive at MHS at 8:15 that morning. We will loan out the band day t-shirts to kids who need them, get students into their groups, and do a brief warmup/practice in the band room. We'll hit the neighborhoods starting around 9am (for which we still need volunteer drivers!), come back around noon for a break and pizza lunch, then visit more neighborhoods from 1pm until around 4pm. Students will be treated to some ice cream upon their return to MHS, then dismissed for home!

Please do the following:

Again, we do need more drivers for the event! While it's a long day, it is a ton of fun, and I can attest that band kids are a lot of fun to be around! To sign up as a driver, please SIGN UP HERE! 

Jeremy M. Zander
Director of Bands
Mountainside High School
http://www.mountainsidebands.org
OMEA Immediate Past-President
zanderje@beaverton.k12.or.us

April 3, 2024: MBB Board Meeting 7:00pm

MBB Board Meeting - TONIGHT, Wednesday, April 3rd @ 7:00pm in the Community Room at MHS (across from the Band room).


Please join us!

ALL band parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Questions or items for the agenda should be emailed to president@mountainsidebands.org.

Apr 03, 2024: Drivers needed for Spring Band Day!!!

Hello Band Families! 

Spring Band Day is here!! It is on Saturday, April 20th  which is less than 3 weeks away!  Band Days are our biggest fund raisers of the year and are not only fun, but help us raise a lot of money to afford awesome opportunities for our band program like instruments, specialized instruction, clinicians, transportation and more.

What does Band Day look like?
Our students are teamed up into small groups and assigned to various neighborhoods within the Mountainside district, where they play fun tunes and ask for donations. These kids are always a big hit…but!  In order for this day to be successful, we need 25-30 drivers to help us shuttle 95 students and their instruments/flags to their neighborhood destinations.  (Drivers are always teamed up with at least one other parent/car so it's not just you with the students.)  Students are not allowed to drive for this event, so we need YOU to make it happen! Pizza lunch provided!!

SIGN UP HERE!!

We need time to coordinate the groups and car assignments, so if you’re available on April 20th, from 9-4, please sign up TODAY! (Please, don’t wait to “see if we still need drivers!”  We ALWAYS need more drivers!!)

DON'T DELAY! SIGN UP TODAY!!

Thank you!!

Marilyn & Holly
Volunteer Coordinators

Apr 01, 2024: Night at the Stables Volunteers Still Needed!

Greetings Jazz Ensemble and Band Families!

Our Jazz & Dessert "Night at the Stables" is upon us THIS THURSDAY! We still need some volunteer coverage before, during, and after the event!

Please take a look at the list below and if you can spare an hour or so that evening, please sign up in Better Impact (clickable link to sign up is in position title)!

 

 

 

Also, if you have a dessert you would like to donate to the evening, please sign up here!

 

As always, we are so grateful to this community and the support you show for these incredibly talented musicians. Looking forward to seeing you all for a wonderful evening! 

Please reach out with any questions. 

Marilyn & Holly

Mar 28, 2024: Dessert Donation Requests

A Night at the Stables is on April 4th, thats only one week away!!!
Hopefully you are all as excited as we are!!
If you are planning on donating a dessert please sign up today.
This will help us keep track of all of the various items we will have that day.
You can sign up here: https://www.mountainsidebands.org/jazz-dessert-donation

Thank you to everyone who has already donated!!

Grove Cookie Company
Mama's Artisan Sweets
Fred Meyer in Beaverton Town Square
Oyatsupan Bakery
Nothing Bundt Cakes in Beaverton
And Our Hobby Bakers!

Please reach out if you have any questions
https://www.mountainsidebands.org/home

Sincerely,
Heather A Torpy
Director of Fundraising
Mavericks Band Boosters

Please help us support our sponsors:

Accessory Outfitters
Grove Cookie Company
Portland Catering Company
Souper Natural

Interested in becoming a sponsor?  Learn More!

Mar 7, 2024: MBB Board Meeting 7:00pm

MBB Board Meeting - TONIGHT, Thursday, March 7th @ 7:00 in the Community Room at MHS (across from the Band room).


Please join us!

ALL band parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Questions or items for the agenda should be emailed to president@mountainsidebands.org.

Mar 6, 2024: Dessert Donations Requested for Jazz Event

Feb 28, 2024: Solo & Ensemble Performance Schedule

Hello!

As you know, Solo & Ensemble is this Saturday. The event is free and open to the public, so I definitely want to encourage students to attend and listen to performances throughout the day. I have attached a schedule of student soloists and ensembles who are representing Mountainside HS. Historically, we have always shown our support for MHS student performers by coming and listening. It's a great day!

If you're interested in seeing performers from other school and wish to know when they perform, use this public schedule. You can use the dropdown menus to sort by category, location (school) or accompanist (pianist). For "category", please note that there are two entries per category; one is for middle school, the other is for high school. 

Thank you to all of the students and parents volunteering at the event! Best of luck to our performers!

Jeremy M. Zander
Director of Bands
Mountainside High School
http://www.mountainsidebands.org
OMEA Immediate Past-President
zanderje@beaverton.k12.or.us

Feb 28, 2024: A Night at the Stables - FREE Jazz Event April 4th!

On April 4th, Mountainside High School’s band program will be hosting, A Night at the Stables.  A free event for the whole community, featuring Mountainside High’s Jazz musicians. Please join us for an evening filled with live music, refreshments and FUN! Here is what you can expect:





We can’t wait to see you there!!


Heather Torpy

Director of Fundraising

402-510-7963

fundraising@mountainsidebands.org

Feb 27, 2024: Saturday's Solo & Ensemble - still need a few volunteers!

Hi there Band families! 

The District Solo and Ensemble competition is THIS SATURDAY!

Thanks to those who are already signed up to help - but we still need a few more folks to help make it happen. 

WE NEED YOU! 

Here’s what we still need for Solo & Ensemble:

 

Saturday, March 2nd: Timing varies (please see below)

 ⁠Welcome Table < Click here!

Help direct people to practice rooms/performance rooms / Sell concessions

7:00am - 10:00am - FULL

10:00am - 1:00pm - FULL

1:00pm - 4:00pm - NEED ONE MORE PERSON

 

 ⁠Elevator Operator < Click here! 

Assist guest who need to use the elevator (elevator run with key)

7:00am - 10:00am - FULL

10:00am - 1:00pm - FULL

1:00pm - 4:00pm -  NEED 1 PERSON

 

 Piano Movers < Click here! 

End of day Saturday, helpers needed to move pianos (on wheels) from classrooms to Lecture Hall. 

 3:00-4:00 or 3:30-4:30  - NEED 4 PEOPLE!
 

C⁠lean Up < Click here! 

Supervising students as they reset classrooms to original map

3:30ish - 5:30ish  - NEED 2 PEOPLE!

 

You can click the links above to sign up for a shift through My Better Impact. If you have any trouble accessing the links, please let us know. 

Thank you, as always, for supporting these incredible musicians! 

Look forward to seeing you Saturday!
 

Holly & Marilyn

Feb 27, 2024: Winter Guard Value Village Fundraiser Continues!

Please see the updated fundriaser flyer here! Now accepting donations through April 3rd!

Feb 22, 2024: Wind Ensemble Festival Season FAQ, Forms, & Itinerary for OSU

Dear Wind Ensemble Members,

Festival season for concert bands and wind ensembles is upon us!  We kick of the contest season with the Wind Ensemble’s trip to Oregon State University on Tuesday, April 5th followed just a few days later with our trip to George Fox University on Friday, April 8th!  The itinerary for OSU is attached, along with Field Trip Permission forms for all of our wind ensemble trips. Please note that this itinerary may require revision depending on availability of a district bus for our scheduled return time.

Very Important:  After reading this email, please print (attached to original email) and complete the Field Trip Form A and Form C (front page only. Both sides are necessary if the adult plans to be a volunteer driver) and submit them by completing this Google Form.  These forms will cover ALL of our band contests for the remainder of the school year, including OSU, GFU and the OSAA State Band Contest.

What follows is a FAQ about the band festival season. It contains some detailed information about what, exactly, this whole thing is all about.  Read on!

Q: What is Band Festival Season?

A: Band Festival Season is the time of year in which bands attend contests/festivals to be adjudicated by a panel of expert judges.  Mostly, these adjudications are intended to help the ensembles identify areas of strengths and weaknesses to help us grow as musicians.  These festivals also are an opportunity to qualify to compete in the OSAA State Band Championships

Q: What is a Band Contest like?

A: On the surface, a band contest resembles a concert.  The band enters the stage, performs their music, and leaves the auditorium.  During the performance, however, a panel of three adjudicators evaluates the band and provides written or audio-recorded feedback to the ensemble.  This feedback is incredibly valuable to us, and we review the feedback in our classes.

At some contests, the ensemble will proceed to a room in which they are evaluated on their ability to sight-read a new piece of music. At other contests, the ensembles go to another room where one of the adjudicators will present their feedback live and even lead a small rehearsal.

Q: Can parents come watch?

A: YES! Parents, family members, and friends are encouraged to attend these events!  Please come listen! It means a great deal to the students to have a supportive audience in the crowd!  We also would like to have a handful of chaperones for each event, so please consider volunteering (email Mr. Zander if you are interested). 

Q: When are your band contests this year?

A: Our first is Tuesday, March 5th at Oregon State University in the LaSells Stewart Center Concert Hall.  The Wind Ensemble performs at 1:30pm.  

Our second is on Friday, March 9th at George Fox University.  Our performance time is 11:00am.

Our third contest is on Thursday, April 11th, at Mountainside High School.  Our performance time is not yet determined.  This is our League event!

If we are selected for the OSAA State Band Contest, this will take place on Saturday, May 11th at Oregon State University in the LaSells Stewart Center.  We will find out our performance time in mid-April.  Even if we are not selected, we will most likely take a field trip to attend the contest as audience members and cheer on our BSD colleagues in the State Contest 

Q: What does it mean to qualify for the State Contest?

A: Getting to the State Contest is a significant accomplishment.  First, a band must receive qualifying scores from the judges at a qualifying festival (such as at OSU in a week and a half).  A qualifying score is 75 points (out of 100) from at least two of the three judges at any given event.  But getting the score does not guarantee acceptance into the state contest!  Qualifying allows us to enter into the Tape Pool.

Q: What is the Tape Pool?

A: Every band that achieves qualifying scores at a contest may submit the recording of that performance to the OSAA.  The OSAA hires a panel of judges to review all of the tapes in the pool against each other and admits the top groups to the State Contest.  Including the automatic qualifiers, twenty 6A high school bands will perform at State.

Q: How does a band become an automatic qualifier?

A: A band is an automatic qualifier for the State Contest if they receive qualifying scores AND wins first place at their league contest (ours takes place on Thursday, April 11th at Mountainside HS).

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions!

Jeremy M. Zander
Director of Bands
Mountainside High School
http://www.mountainsidebands.org
OMEA President
zanderje@beaverton.k12.or.us

Feb 20, 2024: District Solo & Ensemble: Volunteer Needs

Hi there Band families! 

The District Solo and Ensemble competition is fast approaching. It will be hosted at Mountainside High School on Saturday, March 2nd. 

For those of you who who are participating for the first time this year, Welcome!!! This is such a wonderful experience, and it is so incredible to see high school students from all over the district, showcase their amazing talents. 

To learn a little bit more about OMEA District Solo & Ensemble, ⁠click here. 

For those students & families who have already participated in a previous solo & ensemble event - Welcome back! We are so glad you are participating again this year! 

As with most of our events, we heavily rely on our incredible community of volunteers to help make it happen. 

Solo & Ensemble is no different - WE NEED YOU! 

Here’s what we will need for Solo & Ensemble:

Friday, March 1st: 2:45pm - 5:00pm

 ⁠Set Up < Click here! 

Assisting students who are setting up classrooms

 

Saturday, March 2nd: Timing varies (please see below)

 ⁠Welcome Table < Click here!

Help direct people to practice rooms/performance rooms / Sell concessions

7:00am - 10:00am

10:00am - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm

 

 ⁠Elevator Operator < Click here! 

Assist guest who need to use the elevator (elevator run with key)

7:00am - 10:00am

10:00am - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm

 

 Piano Movers < Click here! 

End of day Saturday, helpers needed to move pianos (on wheels) from classrooms to Lecture Hall

 3:00-5:00 or 3:30-5:30 ** depending on solo & ensemble schedule - to be confirmed closer to event.

  

C⁠lean Up < Click here! 

Supervising students as they reset classrooms to original map

3:30ish - 5:30ish ** depending on solo & ensemble schedule - to be confirmed closer to event.

 

You can click the links above to sign up for a shift through My Better Impact. If you have any trouble accessing the links, please let us know. 

 

Thank you, as always, for supporting these incredible musicians! 

Look forward to seeing you in March! 

Marilyn & Holly

Feb 09, 2024: Winter Guard Fundraiser, Feb 1-Mar 5

Value Village Donation Drive to support the Mountainside Winter Guard program! 

February 1st - March 5th, 2024

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Jan 02, 2024: Winter Percussion & Guard Registration Forms LIVE

Happy New Year!! I hope the start to 2024 has been good for everyone. Now that we are back in school and after school ensemble will start rehearsing again, I thought I'd send this out. This [message] DOES NOT apply to everyone, just members of our winter, after school programs.

Sorry for the delay on this. It took some time to convert our old paper registration forms to an online, Google registration form (similar to marching band). If you are participating in our winterguard or winter percussion ensembles, please fill out the following registration form: https://forms.gle/xKcrsHZSzCAcnY9p9 

If you have any questions about registration, please contact your winter ensemble director and/or me.

Thank you,

Blake Kuroiwa

Dec 11, 2023: Yultide volunteers needed - Corrected Links!

Hello band fams!!

We are in the final days counting down to Yuletide at Mountainside and WE STILL NEED volunteers! 

We have three nights of performances: 12/12, 12/13, & 12/14 with Wednesday night being an extra special evening where we will have a pre-show gathering with Cookies and Cocoa and Carols!

******** We still need volunteers to work the ticket table, and have shifts each night! SIGN UP HERE!

*********. We have volunteers for the cocoa & cookie table - thank you!!

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you this week!!

 Holly & Marilyn

Dec 7, 2023: Yuletide at Mountainside! December 12th -14th at 7:00pm

Hello Band Families!

It is that time of year for Yuletide at Mountainside! 

The MHS Band, Choir, and Theatre departments are thrilled to announce our fourth annual ‘Yuletide at Mountainside’! Join us for a musical holiday extravaganza featuring performances by our bands and choirs as well as a number of small student-led ensembles. Yuletide at Mountainside is a magical experience for our audience and we look forward to seeing you there! Performances will be in the MHS auditorium at 7pm on Tuesday, December 12th, Wednesday, December 13th, and Thursday, December 14th.

Back by popular demand - Cocoa, Cookies, and Carols Night: Wednesday’s ticket price includes admission to a pre-show gathering. The doors to the Commons will open at 6:15, where our guests will be treated to comforting cocoa, delicious cookies, and festive holiday carols before the main show starts. Please note that cookies & cocoa will be served from 6:15-6:45pm only!

Ordering tickets in advance is strongly advised, as we anticipate the possibility of sold-out performances. Tickets are on sale NOW at https://mountainsidetheatre.ludus.com/index.php and are priced as follows:

Tuesday/Thursday Prices:

Wednesday Prices (including pre-show Cookies, Carols, and Cocoa):

Attached is a flyer. Please invite and share with your family and friends!

We hope to see you there!
Patty Grunwald
Mavericks Band Boosters

Dec 6, 2023: Buy your Yuletide at Mountainside tickets now!

Hello Band & Guard Families!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Yuletide at Mountainside Is back for 2023! Performances run December 12, 13, and 14th.

Buy your tickets now! https://mountainsidetheatre.ludus.com/index.php


Yuletide Poster 2023.pdf

Dec 4, 2023: It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Hello Band & Guard Families!

It is that time again.....we are in the final days counting down to Yuletide at Mountainside! Xmas treeSnowflake Snow buddie

The kids have been hard at work perfecting their performances, and we are so excited to see what they have in store for us this season. 

We have three nights of performances: 12/12, 12/13, & 12/14 with Wednesday night being an extra special evening where we will have a pre-show gathering with CookiesCookies and CocoaCoffee and Carols!Multiple musical notes.

Admission tickets We need volunteers to work the ticket table, and have shifts each night! ⁠Please click here to sign up.

Cookies We also need volunteers to help with the hot cocoa and cookie table. This shift will be for Wednesday night only. ⁠Please click here to sign up.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you next week! 

 

Twelve drummers drumming, Drum

Marilyn & Holly

Dec 4, 2023: Winter Greenery Leftover Sale

Do you need a last minute gift to take to a party?
Did you forget to get something for your nice neighbor?
Or maybe you just need something to jazz up your front porch with.

You're in luck, we have Greenery leftover from the Winter Guard Fundraiser!!!!
Please help us maximize profits by purchasing some greenery today! 
Plus we are offering free delivery to local families/businesses!

Reply to this email and let me know what you would like to buy, first come, first serve.
Get yours today before they sell out!

Thank you!!!

Sincerely,

Heather Torpy
402-510-7963
Fundraising Director
Mavericks Band Boosters
Please help us support our sponsors:

Accessory Outfitters
Grove Cookie Company
Portland Catering Company
Souper Natural
Interested in becoming a sponsor?  Learn More!

Nov 30, 2023: Jazz Combo Session Fri 12/1, 3-5pm

Dear Jazz Orchestra & Jazz Ensemble Members,

I want to encourage all of you to attend tomorrow afternoon's jazz combo kickoff session taking place from 3-5pm in the band room. We are hoping to start several jazz combos this year, and this event will be an opportunity for you to see what it's all about.

Some of you may be wondering what, exactly, a jazz combo is. Jazz combos are smaller ensembles made up of a small rhythm section and a handful of melodic instruments. In a jazz combo, you will get a lot more comfort and experience with improvisation and flexibility in a jazz setting. 

I hope to see you there!

Jeremy M. Zander
Director of Bands
Mountainside High School
http://www.mountainsidebands.org
OMEA Immediate Past-President
zanderje@beaverton.k12.or.us

Nov 19, 2023: Concert Videos

Dear MHS Band families,

I wanted to take a moment to send out the links to the video recordings of the concerts from Wednesday and Thursday last week, especially since there were some technical issues that interfered with the livestream on Thursday night. Please feel free to share these links via direct message or email, but do not share them publicly via, for example, your social media profile.

I'm very proud of all of the students and how far they have come so far this year! I will miss them in the weeks ahead while I'm on paternity leave, and I look forward to seeing how much they have learned and grown under the direction of my long-time sub (and former student!) Kevin Jacobs. Parents, thank you for your support and encouragement of your children!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sincerely,

Jeremy M. Zander
Director of Bands
Mountainside High School
http://www.mountainsidebands.org
OMEA Immediate Past-President
zanderje@beaverton.k12.or.us

Nov 15, 2023: Yearbook Questionaire about Marching Band

Hi all,

I was contacted by one of the members of the Yearbook team and she wanted me to share this questionaire with you all for the marching band spread. Feel free to fill it out at your convenience.

I hope you are all using your new found free time effectively!

- Blake Kuroiwa


This email has been sent via Charms Office Assistant on behalf of:

Mountainside HS Band
12500 SW 175TH AVE
BEAVERTON, OR 97007

Nov 15, 2023: Small group performance opportunities

Dear MHS band students,

There are a couple of opportunities in the weeks ahead for soloists or small ensembles to perform around town. Any strong group/soloist can participate, but hopefully we get a lot of involvement from our Yuletide performers. You are welcome to participate in either or both activities! Please read on:

MHS Winter Market: The Mountainside parent group (MPACT) is putting on a Winter Market on Saturday, December 2nd and has nine 15-minute slots for musicians who would like to perform. This will be taking place in the MHS Commons, and you'll be providing background music while the event takes place. 

If you don't have a full 15 minutes of music to perform, that is okay!

To sign up, please use this Signup Genius link.

Local Retirement Homes/Communities: The band boosters have been in touch with at least one local retirement home about having some of our students perform for their residents. These performances could concievably take place during an evening meal time or a weekend afternoon. They are fairly flexible.

This is a great outreach for our music programs and a good way to give back. It's also an opportunity to promote our Yuletide at Mountainside event by giving a free preview.

Please use this Google Form to sign up (note: ensembles - please designate ONE member of your ensemble to complete the form on your behalf!). 

Thank you!

Jeremy M. Zander
Director of Bands
Mountainside High School
http://www.mountainsidebands.org
OMEA Immediate Past-President
zanderje@beaverton.k12.or.us

Nov 9, 2023: Wreaths for Sale - Support Winter Guard and Decorate!

Good Morning Mountainside Band and Guard Families!! 

We are extending our online greenery ordering date to November 13th.
Please support the winter guard by purchasing some beautiful PNW sourced greenery.
You can find the brochure at https://www.mountainsidebands.org/   
or attached to this email. 
All orders will be delivered or available for pickup around November 29th.
Payment by check is preferred and I am more then happy to pick it up from you, this helps us save a bit of money since Venmo charges a processing fee.
We do also have Venmo and PayPal payment options if you prefer.
Please reach out to me with any questions.   

I hope you are having an amazing week.
Take care and as always, thank you for your support! 

Sincerely,

Heather Torpy
402-510-7963
Fundraising Director
Mavericks Band Boosters
Please help us support our sponsors:

Accessory Outfitters
Grove Cookie Company
Portland Catering Company
Souper Natural
Interested in becoming a sponsor?  Learn More!

Nov 2, 2023: Football Playoff Game Details 11/3/2024

Dear MHS Band Members,

As many of you have heard, the MHS Football team is hosting a playoff football game tomorrow night, Friday November 3rd. 

We ask that marching band WINDS and BATTERY attend this game. In addition, any wind instrument player from Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble is welcome to join the band for this game. 

All participants with the football pep band can record their time at the game for service hours! We will have a sign-in sheet to verify attendance.

Here are some more details:

Thank you!

Jeremy M. Zander
Director of Bands
Mountainside High School
http://www.mountainsidebands.org
OMEA Immediate Past-President
zanderje@beaverton.k12.or.us

Nov 2, 2023: Disneyland Hour-A-Thon is TODAY!!!!

Our Hour-A-Thon is today, Thursday, November 2 from 6 - 7 PM!!

Students must participate to receive this credit in their Bob Rogers Travel account.

Call time is 5:45 and the kids can meet by the band room and we will walk up to the lecture room together.
Snacks will be provided!

If you haven't done so already, please work with your student to compile a list of 20 phone numbers of potential supporters. I know for some families this is a lot of phone numbers to list and for some it's times two (siblings), I just encourage you to list what you can. 

There will be some friendly group competition and small prizes and Blake might do a song and dance or two! 

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions at president@mountainsidebands.org or call me at 503-830-1019.

Thank you,
Patty Grunwald
Mavericks Band Boosters

Oct 30, 2023: Hour-A-Thon! Disneyland 2024 - THURSDAY, NOV 2 from 6-7pm

Just a reminder that we have our Hour-a-Thon on THURSDAY, NOV 2 from 6-7pm.
Students must participate to receive this credit in their Bob Rogers Travel account.

Call time is 5:45 and the kids can meet by the band room and we will walk up to the lecture room together.
Snacks will be provided!

If you haven't done so already, please work with your student to compile a list of 20 phone numbers of potential supporters. I know for some families this is a lot of phone numbers to list and for some it's times two (siblings), I just encourage you to list what you can. 

There will be some friendly group competition and small prizes and Blake might do a song and dance or two! 

How Hour-a-Thon works:
This event will last ONE HOUR and the students will text their phone numbers asking for support for our trip to Disneyland. So feel free to give your contacts a heads up that this event is happening on Nov 2 from 6-7pm PST. If your student is texting the potential supporter and they decide to donate, they can click the link in their text message and donate directly from their phone on the secure donation site. It is easy to use and there is no account that needs to be created.

The whole hour is live, so students will be able to see in real time as the donations are collected. All donations collected during the Hour-a-Thon will be put into a general account and evenly distributed to the participants. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions at president@mountainsidebands.org.

Thank you,
Patty Grunwald
Mavericks Band Boosters

Hourathon_Parent-Letter-Contacts List (Final).pdf

Oct 24, 2023: We NEED You Marching Ensemble Parents!

We’ve gotten off to a great start with volunteers for the weekend! Here is where we aren still needing support! Please See where you can plug in to make these shows a success!

Friday Night Truck Loading: 2 more people needed! Many hands make light (er) work!

Saturday - NWAPA Championships

Guard Chaperones - 1 more person needed (Click to sign up

Band Chaperones - 1 more person needed (Click to sign up)

Pit Crew - only 6 more people needed!! We can do this!! (Click link to sign up).  

Camp “security” - 1- 2 person needed (Click link to sign up first shift/ Click link to sign up second shift) .

Food & Drink donations are always appreciated for marching band competitions! Please sign up here!

Thank you to this incredible community for making this all possible! 

Holly & Marilyn

Oct 24, 2023: Wind Ensemble & Concert Info

Concert Date

Our first concert is coming up very quickly! Concert Band & Symphonic Band will be performing on Wednesday, November 15th and Wind Ensemble will be performing on Thursday, November 16th. Please note that the Concert Band's performance date has been changed from what was published early in the school year. Please make sure the concert date for your student/s is on your calendar and that your student is free of conflicts for the evening this is scheduled! Note, too, that this is a change from what originally appeared on the MHS band calendar. Both of these concerts will include guest ensembles from Highland Park Middle School. 

Concert Apparel

Now is also a good time to ensure that every member has concert apparel that meets the expectations/requirements for their ensemble that fits and is ready to wear for the concert. As parents know (all too well), clothes that fit just a few months ago might not fit now! For your convenience, I am including the expectations for concert apparel in this email (please accept my apologies for the outdated descriptions in the course syllabi/handbooks for Concert/Symphonic Band.)  

 

CONCERT BAND & SYMPHONIC BAND

The Concert Band & Symphonic Band wear "Concert Black" for all of our performances. Everyone plays better and looks better when we have a professional appearance, and our dress code is designed to allow the audience to remain focused on the music during the performance and not be distracted by individuals in the ensemble. Students have the choice of either option below:

OPTION 1: 

OPTION 2:

 

WIND ENSEMBLE:

The Wind Ensemble wears black formal attire for all of our performances.  Everyone plays better and looks better when we have a professional appearance, and our dress code is designed to allow the audience to remain focused on the music during the performance and not be distracted by individuals in the ensemble. Students may choose to wear either a dress or a tuxedo, as described below:

IF YOU CHOOSE TO WEAR A DRESS: 

IF YOU CHOOSE TO WEAR A TUXEDO:

Please let me know if you have any questions!

With warm regards,

Jeremy M. Zander

Oct 18, 2023: Winterguard Wreath and Greenery Sale!!! PNW sourced decorations for you!!!

Hello Mountainside Highschool Band and Guard Families!!   

Did you know that the Holiday season is almost upon us?  Do you always find yourself running around last minute looking for decorations?  

Not this year!!!  Winterguard wants to help you decorate, by selling locally sourced wreaths and greenery in order to raise funds to support their growing program at Mountainside.

We've attached a beautiful brochure  showing all of the items  offered along with their pricing.  You can fill out the form electronically and email it to me, Heather Torpy at, fundraising@mountainsidebands.org or print it out and turn it in to Stephanie Marr at the front desk at the school.  We are accepting payments via PayPal and Venmo this year, along with cash or checks.  You can find payment links and details in the attached PDF.

The last day to order electronically/via email is November 10th.

Final day for ordering will be November 13th.

Pickup/Delivery of greenery will be between November 27th and December 1st.

Most of the greenery will be delivered to the school, and then the Winterguard group will distribute them.  New this year, we are offering delivery to local businesses. Please pass along this brochure to anyone you know who may be interested in supporting us.

As always, THANK YOU for your constant support.  Our community is truly THE BEST!

Sincerely,
Heather A Torpy
Director of Fundraising
Mavericks Band Boosters

Please help us support our sponsors:

Accessory Outfitters
Grove Cookie Company
Portland Catering Company
Interested in becoming a sponsor?  Learn More!

Oct 13, 2023: URGENT NEED FOR SATURDAY COMPETITION!

Thanks to all who answered the call yesterday - we’re set for the football game! 

BUT, we still need 7 more volunteers for Pit Crew for Saturday’s competition! Since we need such a large group pushing the show out, we will consider having folks who can’t help with set up, but can be there by 1pm to help with the show prelim and final. Sign up here to help with pit, and if you are arriving later please let us know so we can account for that. It takes a small village to get these vinyls and props out on the field!!

We also are still in need of two chaperones for the band and one for the color guard!

Thank you ensemble parents!!

Holly and Marilyn

Oct 12, 2023: We don't want to start a panic but...

WE NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS!! For a sucessful half time and competition show, we are in dire need of pit crew team members AND chaperones!

For friday's football game we need 5 more people to help with the half time push out, and for the competition the following day , we meed 10 MORE PIT VOLUNTEERS, and 3 MORE CHAPERONES! Sign up here for the football Pit Crew and here for the Competition Pit Crew.  We are still in need of 3 chaperones for competition day. Sign up here to chaperone!

Competition days are a ton of fun, and we seriously don't know how we can get this show on the field without more help. Please sign up NOW!!

Thanks so much!

Holly & Marilyn

Oct 11, 2023: BottleDrop Extra 20% Earnings Days - Save your bags!!

Hello Mountainside Band, Guard, Family and Friends!

BottleDrop will be offering us an extra 20% on all blue bags we turn in from November 15th to December 2nd!

Please save up your completely filled bags and turn them in during the bonus days or drop them off at one of our scheduled Blue Bag Pickup dates at the school.
Christy Bartlett, our amazing bottle drop coordinator will be in the student drop off lane near the band door ent