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

ValueVillageFR-2024-01.jpg

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 entrance on: 

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 November 15th, through December 2nd.
Here is the link for that: https://bottledrop.com/fundraiser/mavericks-band-boosters/

Thank you for your continued support!
Sincerely,
Mavericks Band Boosters

Please help us support our sponsors:

Accessory Outfitters
Grove Cookie Company
Portland Catering Company

Oct 10, 2023: Jazz Band Sign-Up & Audition Information

Hello MHS Band Members!

This email contains information about Mountainside High School's jazz bands, how to sign up and/or audition, information on rehearsal times, and more. 

 

AUDITION PROCESS (Winds)
1-2 Minute Prepared Piece (jazz style) 
Chromatic Scale (full range of instrument)
Sight-reading
Improvise a Solo in Bb Blues – see music at the end of this document.

 

AUDITION PROCESS - Bass
Sight-reading                                   
Walk a Bass Line in Bb Blues                        
Improvise a Solo over changes provided prior to audition

 

AUDITION PROCESS – Piano/Guitar/Vibes
1-2 Minute Prepared Piece (jazz style)          
Sight-reading                                   
“Comping” in Bb Blues
Improvise a Solo over changes provided at audition

 

AUDITION PROCESS – Drumset
Be prepared to demonstrate drum patterns for multiple styles including:
Bossa, Swing, Shuffle, Funk, Rock, Ballad
Listen to a short performance, then emulate the style and setups in your own performance of the piece.

 

 

Questions?

Email me with any questions! 

 

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

Oct 9, 2023: Itinerary for Saturday, 10/14 - Century Showcase

Please find the attached itinerary for this weekend's performance at the Century Showcase!

Reminder: if your section is planning a section breakfast prior to Saturday morning's call time, it would be wise to coordinate with other sections. If multiple sections are going to the same establishment, be sure to call ahead and let the restaraunt know to expect several large parties. Give them several days' notice. As always, be considerate, especially since you are representing not just yourselves, but also our band and the entire school!

Thanks!

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

Century Showcase Schedule 2023.pdf

Sept 25, 2023: Thursday night Homecoming game!

Happy Monday Band and Guard Families! 

First, THANK YOU to all who have volunteered to support the kids in ALL THE WAYS this past month! It was a great first show weekend!
Thanks to all of you, we have ALMOST all of the shifts covered (hooray)! We just need a couple more volunteers. 

 WHERE WE STILL NEED HELP: 

Pit Crew - 6 more people need to complete our crew for half time!

Uniform Team - 3 more people needed to get these kids looking their best!

Stand security - 2 people needed to watch the students things and intercept trespassers in the band area of the stands, while the students are practicing and performing.

It will be a fun night! Thanks for all of your awesomeness so far this season!

Many thanks, 

Marilyn & Holly

Sept 22, 2023: FINAL DAY RaiseRight Bonus Days!

Hello Mountainside Band, Guard, Family and Friends!

Raise Day percentages have been announced for September 21st and 22nd! 

I've attached a PDF with screenshots and have highlighted some of the bonuses that I think are really good.
When the bonuses become active, you will be able to filter them by percentages and search by vendor, but until then they only give us a sneak peek in the app.
The bonus percentages only last for two days, starting tomorrow, September 21st and ending on September 22nd.
AND they are only good for E-Gift Cards or Reloadables.

If you haven't signed up for RaiseRight yet, here is a link to get started earning today:  https://www.raiseright.com/enroll?enrollCode=E74INSGLTN7S
Anyone can start earning for Mavericks Band Boosters using RaiseRight.  Just have them sign up using the link above, or if they already have an account they can start directing their earnings to us by changing their existing account settings (https://www.raiseright.com/resources/faq/#account). 

Don't forget, if your family is signed up for the Disney trip your RaiseRight earnings will be applied to your Bob Rogers Travel Account.  Please make sure when you or a family member are signing up they list your student in their profile information.  This will make for easier bookkeeping.

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Mavericks Band Boosters


Please help us support our sponsors:

Accessory Outfitters

Grove Cookie Company

Portland Catering Company

RaiseDaysBonus-2023.pdf

Sept 22, 2023: All-State Audition Info Sheet & Honor Band Reminders

Dear students,

If you are planning to audition for an Oregon All-State ensemble, please be sure to fill out this information form, preferably prior to your audition recording session. 

For All-State, there are two ways to get the recordings done:

Also remember that there are two other honor band opportunities: BSD Honor Band & WIBC (Western International Band Clinic). For these two honor bands, you are responsible for uploading your audition materials yourself. Here's how:

Thank you! Please reach out if you have questions!

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

Sept 20, 2023: Linfield is in 3 days!! Check out what volunteer spots we have left

Hi there Band and Guard Families! 

First, THANK YOU to all who have volunteered to support the kids this weekend for our first competition at Linfield! Thanks to all of you, we have ALMOST all of the shifts covered (hooray)! We just need a couple more volunteers. 

 WHERE WE STILL NEED HELP: 

 Marching Band Chaperones: We need 2 more chaperones for Marching Band to ride the buses and stay with the students at all times during the competition.

 Food Volunteers:  We need 1 more person to help serve and clean up throughout the competition on Saturday. 

 Food Donations:  We are looking for a few more drinks and desserts donations. Please click the Food Donations link to donate. 

Other than that, we are ALL set for this weekend! I know we say this all of the time, but we quite literally could not do this without you all so we really appreciate it. 

We cannot wait for this weekend! 

Many thank, 

Marilyn & Holly

Lily Pad Vinyl Cutting Opportunity this Wednesday at 5:30pm!!

Hi there Guard and Marching families! 

Our lilypad vinyls that were supposed to be delivered on Monday were delayed so we were not able to start cutting out the vinyls this evening. 

It sounds like they have finally arrived and so we are looking for a team to come tomorrow night instead. We are looking for a team to come help out tomorrow, Wednesday, September 13th at 5:30pm. 

So as I mentioned, if you are handy with scissors, patient, have GREAT attention to detail, and do not mind Blake lovingly standing over your shoulder to make sure we are being as accurate as possible - then this job was made for YOU! 

If you are interested and available, you can reply to volunteer@mountainsidebands.org

As a reminder, if you have sharp scissors you could bring with you, that would be super helpful. 

Raise Days - September 21st and 22nd!!

SAVE THE DATE!!!!  On September 21st and September 22nd, RaiseRight will be offering very generous bonus earnings on many eGift and reloadable gift card buying options.  Participating vendors will be announced on September 20th.  Look out for an email from me on that date to give you the full list.

eGift cards can be gifted to others via email or by printing them out and tucking them into a greeting card. They are really easy to use in store, at registers and can be stored and accessed in your online RaiseRight wallet.   

If you haven't signed up for RaiseRight yet, here is a link to get started earning today:  https://www.raiseright.com/enroll?enrollCode=E74INSGLTN7S

Anyone can start earning for Mavericks Band Boosters using RaiseRight.  Just have them sign up using the link above, or if they already have an account they can start directing their earnings to us by changing their existing account settings (https://www.raiseright.com/resources/faq/#account).  

Don't forget, if your family is signed up for the Disney trip your RaiseRight earnings will be applied to your Bob Rogers Travel Account.  Please make sure when you or a family member are signing up they list your student in their profile information.  This will make for easier bookkeeping.

September 7, 2023: MBB Board Meeting 7:00pm

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


This is the first meeting of the school year! We would love to see you!


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.

Pit Crew Needs this Friday - September 8th!

We have our very first half-time performance THIS Friday September 8th - and we need YOU! 

This will be a great opportunity for new families who would like to get a sense of what Pit Crew is all about. When you volunteer to help us in Pit, you not only get a sneak preview into what is needed as we embark on our competition season, you also get a front row (side line) view of the half time performance. Win win! 

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU?? First, we need you to sign up here for this Friday's game. We have a huge front ensemble this year, so we need at least 12 of you to sign up! If you are feeling extra generous with your time, go ahead and sign up for any or all other Pit Crew opportunities for the season. This same link takes you to all available sign ups! 

WHAT DOES HELPING WITH THE  PIT CREW DURING HALF-TIME MEAN? You will assist the Marching Ensemble push all of the equipment to the field and help put it in position. Once the performance is over, you will help remove the equipment from the field. These are large and fragile pieces of equipment, inclusive of our sound cart and speakers.

Not to worry - the students will advise the Pit Crew Volunteers on the correct method of holding/pushing/moving the big ensemble and sound system equipment. 

Thank you so much for volunteering - we could not do it without you! 

September 9th: Band Day! Our Biggest Fundraiser!

Hello Band and Guard families!

Band day is Saturday, September 9th and we need more drivers! 

Please sign up NOW to drive our students and their instruments to nearby neighborhoods for this super fun and profitable fundraiser!  (Scroll down if you don’t know what Band Day is!)

Sign up here!

Thanks again - we can’t do this fundraiser without your help! No student drivers allowed.

Feel free to reach out with questions!

Go Mavs!

Marilyn & Holly
MBB Volunteer Coordinators

 

WHAT IS BAND DAY ANYWAY?

**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 marching band program like instruments, specialized instruction, clinicians, transportation,DISNEYLAND 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!

Head on over to www.myvolunteerpage.com and look for “2023 Fall Band Day Driver.”  We need time to coordinate the groups and car assignments, so if you’re available on September 9th from 9-4, please sign up TODAY! (Don’t wait to “see if we still need drivers! We ALWAYS need more drivers!!)

Earn $$ Towards Disney - via - RaiseRight

Hello Mountainside Band, Guard, Family and Friends!

From now, until final payments are due, any money your family earns through RaiseRight will be redirected to your Bob Rogers Travel account.  This means that ALL of the rebate earnings, that would normally go towards the Boosters, will go directly to help students pay for their trip to Disney this May.

Also, anyone can use RaiseRight.  You can send this link to your relatives and friends and have them start earning for your student as well.  Just be sure that when they sign up they fill in the area that asks for a student name.  

Here is a link to get started earning today:  https://www.raiseright.com/enroll?enrollCode=E74INSGLTN7S

This is a small part of the many fundraisers we hope to have before the final fees for Disney are due.  Please stay tuned for more information to come.

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Mavericks Band Boosters


Please help us support our sponsors:

Accessory Outfitters

Grove Cookie Company

Portland Catering Company

August 18, 2023: Annual Parent Preview Performance & Potluck TOMORROW!

Our annual Parent Preview Performance and Potluck is TOMORROW, August 19th at 5:00pm! 

Here is the loose schedule for the evening:

4:00 Drop off drink donations at stadium concessions (if no prior drop-off was arranged)

4:30 Drop off potluck items at tables near stadium concessions

5:00 Potluck begins! Burgers and fixins are provided for all!

5:45 Students meet in Commons. Parents hear from Mr. Zander.

7:00 Students begin their warm-up on the field**

7:15 Surprise activity for parents!

7:30 Performance begins

7:40 Get pictures with your amazing student!

7:50 Students get out of uniform and clean up**

8:30 Go home!

We hope to see you there!

ALUMNI: Please join us for the performance and come say hi!


June 28, 2023: Car Wash Update!

CAR WASH UPDATE!  We had to change the date for our second car wash due to a scheduling snafu.  Please mark our new date, July 22nd, on your calendars — there will NOT be a wash on the 15th.  But first up…July 8th!  SEE YOU THERE!

June 27, 2023: MHS Fall Marching Band Registration - Don't Delay!

Hi current and future MHS Band Members & Families,


At the moment we have 52 total ensemble members signed up. To those students and families, thank you very much! I’ve added you to the Student Google Drive folder with the email you registered with. This includes the MP3 of the show, battery exercise packets, and will eventually include the updated parts to the show. Our goal is to get to around 90 members so let’s get everyone registered ASAP.


For our show updates, this is what has happened between preview rehearsals and now:



2023 Band Camp Countdown: 5.5 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.


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.


Have a great summer and keep practicing!


Blake Kuroiwa (he/him/his)

Chemistry Teacher  |  AVID Site Coordinator

Auxiliary Director of Bands  |  Mountainside Band Program 

Chapter Advisor  |  Mountainside HOSA - Future Health Professionals

Secretary  |  Northwest Association for Performing Arts (NWAPA)


June 23, 2023: New Platinum Sponsor!

Portland Catering Company is MBB's newest sponsor for the 2023-2024 school year! They are locally owned and highly rated! Check out their website: https://www.portlandcateringcompany.com 

Please consider using them for your future catering needs! Thank you for supporting our sponsors!

June 20, 2023: Save the date! Car Wash Fundraiser July 8th!

SAVE THE DATE!  Our first car wash is coming up on July 8th! Hope to see you there!

June 12, 2023: New MBB Board for 2023-24

I would like to introduce the Mavericks Band Boosters board members for the 2023-24 school year (our newly elected members are in bold):


President: Patty Grunwald

President-Elect: Stephanie Marr

Secretary: Beth Katona

Secretary-Elect: Carole Searle

Treasurer: Connie Menjivar

Assistant Treasurer: Jeannie Ihde

Volunteer Coordinators: Marilyn Doyle and Holly Oakes

Director of Music Advocacy: Ingrid Arnett

Director of Fundraising: Heather Torpy


We are still looking for a Director of Fundraising-Elect. If a parent of a current band student is interested or has questions, please contact Patty Grunwald at president@mountainsidebands.org

June 11, 2023: MHS Fall 2023 Marching Band Registration is OPEN!

Hi current and future MHS Band Members & Families,

I’m sending this email from the Preview Rehearsal form so I apologize if you are getting this email twice.

Thank you so much for coming and being interested in joining our marching band! It has been an exciting 2 days of rehearsal and an upcoming 2 more rehearsals. The staff and I have discussed how well the students are progressing with all the material we’ve been throwing their way and the rate at which they are learning will forecast a pretty successful season!

2023 Band Camp Countdown: 8 WEEKS

Thank you to the many of you that came to our meeting on Saturday. Here are the slides from that meeting if you’d like to revisit them. At this point, I encourage you to talk to your counterpart (parents with student or student with parents) if you are actually interested and ready to commit to joining the marching band this season. 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.

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.

Have a great end to the school year and keep practicing!

Blake Kuroiwa (he/him/his)

June 10, 2023: Mavericks Band Boosters General Meeting PRESENTATION  & REGISTRATION LINK

The Spring Meeting and Marching Band Registration took place on Saturday, June 10th at 9am in the MHS Auditorium. We went over the MBB Board operations, budget, volunteer positions, an in-depth fall show reveal, as well as an overview of the marching band season and our 2024 trip to Disneyland. For students, we played the full fall show MP3 after the meeting.

It is very important that families and students register for marching band as soon as possible as the more secure and earlier we can have our numbers, the faster we can get our designers for the fall show to get started.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me at any time.

Blake Kuroiwa (he/him/his)

MBB General Meeting - 6-10-23.pptx

June 9, 2023: MHS Spring Meeting & Marching Band Registration: SATURDAY 9AM

Just a friendly reminder that the Spring Meeting and Marching Band Registration will happen on Saturday, June 10th at 9am in the MHS Auditorium. Parents and students are invited to this meeting as we will be going over the MBB Board operations, budget, volunteer positions, more in-depth fall show reveal, as well as an overview of the marching band season and our 2024 trip to Disneyland. For students, we will play the full fall show MP3 after the meeting with a projected score.

It is very important that families and students attend and register for marching band as soon as possible as the more secure and earlier we can have our numbers, the faster we can get our designers for the fall show to get started.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me at any time.

See you all tomorrow,

Blake Kuroiwa

June 1, 2023: Band Boosters Needs - PLEASE READ

Band & Guard Families,

The Mavericks Band Boosters Board is closing out the 2022-2023 year and we are anticipating a GREAT 2023-2024!  Supporting our programs and being a part of helping provide the very best opportunities for our kids is a gift, and we’d love to invite you to be a part of it.

Plain and simple — we need more help. We have parents serving in several different roles to fill the existing holes and it is no longer a sustainable model.  To make our board strong, healthy, efficient and effective, we need to fill each available role. Traditionally, most positions have been a shared responsibility, helping to lessen the load but also cover the unexpected.

👉🏼 We are looking for four people to fill four co-operative positions on our board for the 2023-2024 school year.  Would you kindly look over these roles and consider jumping in?

Co-Volunteer Coordinators (2)

Set up jobs in Better Impact, send volunteer requests to families via email, set-up SignUps (for food donations) when necessary, attend monthly meetings.

Co-Secretary (1)

Learn from our current Secretary, take minutes at our monthly meeting, email minutes to Board for review, help with forms.

Co-Director of Fundraising (1)

Learn from our current Director of Fundraising, help plan/prepare fundraisers, oversee teams running fundraisers, oversee sponsorship program, attend monthly meetings.

PLEASE reach out if you have any questions.  We look forward to continuing to work for an enriching, memorable and fulfilling experience for each student in our band and guard programs.  This community is truly the best.  You won’t regret saying “yes!”

Sincerely,

Mavericks Band Boosters 🎵

June 1, 2023: MBB Board Meeting 7:30pm

Slight time change... MBB Board Meeting - TONIGHT @ 7:30 in the Community Room at MHS (across from the Band room).


This is the last meeting of the school year! We would love to see you!


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.

May 31, 2023: Band Concert tonight at 7pm

It's FREE In the MHS Auditorium!

May 8, 2023: Outstanding Mt. Hood Jazz Festival Performances

Congrats to the Mountainside Jazz Orchestra and Mountainside Jazz Ensemble for great performances at the Mt Hood Jazz Festival on Saturday! Both ensembles have shown continual growth this year.

The Jazz Orchestra also finished in 3rd place in the 6A division, which is outstanding! Congrats to the 6A division winner West Salem and 2nd place West Linn!

May 1, 2023: 2023 Mavericks Band Booster Scholarship & Mike Frainey Memorial Scholarship Applications

Hello MHS Band & Color Guard Seniors!

The Mavericks Band Boosters are accepting applications for the Mavericks Band Booster Scholarship and the Mike Frainey Memorial Scholarship. 

About the Mavericks Band Booster Scholarship

The Mavericks Band Booster Scholarship is open to any Mountainside Band or Color Guard student who is graduating in 2023 and plans to continue their music or dance education at the college level, regardless of their planned major.  The Mavericks Band Booster Scholarship has been established by the Mavericks Band Boosters and is funded by General Fundraising.  The Mavericks Band Booster Scholarship is meant to encourage our students to continue their music & dance education beyond high school. The scholarship recipient or recipients of the Mavericks Band Booster Scholarship will be selected by the Mountainside Band Director and a committee of MBB Board members.  The amount of the scholarship is a one-time $300.00 grant.

About the Mike Frainey Memorial Scholarship

Mike Frainey was a parent of Mountainside band students and was an active volunteer with the band boosters since 2017. He volunteered for nearly every activity he could, including band days, prop building, truck crew for marching band, assisting and solo & ensemble contest, and so much more. He also was very active with the Beaverton Friends of Music. Mike believed in serving others in his community, and he always did it with an infectious smile on his face and encouraging words for everyone around him. Outside of the band world, Mike was well known as an umpire for South Beaverton Girls Little League and Murray Hill Little League. Mike was tragically taken from us all far too soon in April 2022. 

The Mike Frainey Memorial Scholarship is open to any Mountainside Band or Color Guard student who is graduating in 2023 and plans to begin attending college in the fall regardless of their planned major. This scholarship is meant to recognize students who have embodied Mike Frainey's commitment to serving the community, whether in serving the band or serving other parts of the school and community. The amount of the scholarship is a one-time $500.00 grant.

Application Instructions:

To apply, you must do the following:

All application materials are due on Friday, May 26th. Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions!

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

May 1, 2023: Thank you for making the Marching Band Fundraiser a Huge Success!!

Thank you for making the Marching Band Fundraiser a Huge Success!!

Because of our awesome community, we will be able to acquire EVERYTHING on Blake's wish list.
Thank you to everyone who spread the word, donated or cheered us on.  You are all amazing.
This Marching Band season is going to be a lot of fun.
We can't wait to see you there!

Goal 1: $2700 Total  COMPLETED!!!
All of these items can now be purchased because of you!!  

Goal 2: $4200 Total COMPLETED!!!
All of these items can now be purchased because of you!! 

Goal 3: $5500 Total COMPLETED!!!

All of these items can now be purchased because of you!! 

Goal 4: $7000 Total COMPLETED!!!
Yay we have a new tent!!    

Sincerely,
The Mavericks Band Boosters

April 27, 2023: Join RaiseRight and Earn $$ for MBB

We are very excited to announce that we have partnered with Raise Right, formerly known as ShopWithScrip.  RaiseRight is a GiftCard purchasing program that donates a percentage of every gift card purchase you make directly back to the Mavericks Band Boosters.  

If you have had children in the Beaverton School District for a while you have probably heard of the Scrip program.  Now as RaiseRight, they have launched their gift card purchasing program into the digital age.  There is no need to walk around with a wallet full of plastic gift cards anymore.  You can now purchase a gift card online and use it immediately, no need to plan ahead. They've also developed an online wallet that you can fill up with digital gift cards that you can use for online or in store purchases.  Many companies still offer the option of receiving a gift card in the mail though and that's great since they still make amazing gifts.

All you have to do is sign up using this link  https://www.raiseright.com/enroll?enrollCode=E74INSGLTN7S and it will automatically set up your account with Mavericks Band Boosters as your default NonProfit.  If you already have a Raise Right account you can change your account to include Mavericks Band Boosters as an optional organization to donate to, or you can make us your default NonProfit.  If you have questions on how to do this, please email fundraising@mountainsidebands.org.

Please note that percentages vary wildly and change constantly depending on the company and date.  We will try and send monthly updates to keep you informed on what company is offering the best percentages.  RaiseRight will also keep you informed if you opt in to receive their email updates.  

Here is a quick example of how this program can be used.  A parent was doing a renovation on their house and knew they were going to need to spend big $$ on supplies. So they filled up their wallet with HomeDepot cards and used them to buy all of the materials for their flooring project.  Boom... just like that $2000 purchase @ 4% = $80!!! Directly to us and they didn't have to do too much extra.

REI is a company that normally gives back 8%, that's huge!

Don't forget about Mother's Day, Fathers Day and Graduation.... they are all coming up!  

As always we are so grateful that all of you are part of the Mountainside Bands family.  We really are blessed to have such a great community.  Thank you for your constant support.

April 21, 2023: Spring Band Day - Permission Slips Reminder!

Hello MHS Band Members,

As of today, a LOT of permission slips are still missing for tomorrow's Band Day. If you have not already done so, please complete your Form C permission slip and submit it to this Google Form. Note: Side 1 is required for all participants, Side 2 is required for volunteer drivers.

We'll see you all at tomorrow's 8:15am call time!

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 Band Day 2023.pdf

April 20, 2023: Volunteers for State Solo Contest

Dear, Amazing Band Parents,

I know you have been inundated with all my requests for Band Day, but I would also like to make you aware of a super-cool opportunity to represent the Mountainside band program next week!

Saturday, April 29th, Mountainside has the honor of hosting the OSAA State Solo Contest, where we will welcome students from all over the state of Oregon!  To make this day run smoothly and successfully for all students and their families (including 13 of our own!), we will need some volunteer help.  We would love to invite all band parents to consider these opportunities, even if your child is not participating.  This is a great way to meet other band parents and experience some of what we have the privilege to do.

Here are the opportunities:

Friday, April 28th, 2:45p-4:45p


Saturday, April 29th, 7:30a-6:00p (various shifts)


​​​​​​​You can find all of these volunteer opportunities at www.myvolunteerpage.com.  If you would like to sign up for a spot, but your student is performing in that time-frame, we will cover you during their performance.


THANK YOU!

Stephanie Marr
President Elect

April 18, 2023: BFoM - Parents of Middle School Students

Urgent action alert for parents of any BSD middle school students:

Beaverton Friends of Music needs your help to advocate for equitable access to middle school arts electives including daily, year-round band. This week only, parents of middle school students can sign up for the chance to participate in Parent Focus Groups for the Middle School Schedule Evaluation. There are two sessions only. Both are virtual, and you have to submit a form indicating that you would like to participate.

Tuesday, May 9, 5-6pm for English speaking families

Thursday, May 11, 5-6pm for Spanish speaking families

Help Needed

Here is some background information:

The Common Middle School Experience (CME) implemented in Fall of 2021 aligned the schedules and elective offerings across all of the comprehensive middle schools in BSD. The CME gave every student access to PE + 2 electives EVERY DAY. This was a positive step forward for music and arts instruction in our district. This schedule is being re-evaluated due to some challenges and negative feedback from Core teachers about class times being too short, larger student loads, and too much passing time. We have heard positive feedback about the schedule from elective teachers, students, and some core teachers.

Our objective in the forum is to bring up the value of high quality, daily music education and the positive impact this has on students. Many students find their purpose and comfort in these elective classes and thrive in their core courses as a result. There are alternate schedule options that do not sacrifice electives and we want to ensure that the district keeps the importance of elective education in mind when making changes. Sharing your experience (and that of your student) with regard to the middle school schedule and the importance of music education in this type of forum is powerful.

Even if the district needs to change the CME, we want them to know that they should preserve daily music, consistency from one school to the next, and two electives in addition to PE. (Cutting back the number of electives can have a negative effect on enrollment in music which then leads to cuts in music.) Just think: having music every day may be the reason a kid wants to go to school every day. If changes need to be made, let's keep that in mind.

Thank you for your willingness to help!

April 18, 2023: Earth Day BottleDrop Match Reminder!!!

Mountainside Band and Guard Families and Friends,

This is a Quick reminder to everyone that Oregon BottleDrop is currently matching our bottle/can collections for Earth Week!
From now until April 22nd, the Mavericks Band Boosters (MBB) will receive a 20% match for every blue bag we turn in.
This is a super easy way to help support the band, here's how:

If you have blue bags ready to go now, you can get them to Liz Philbrook on the 20th or drop off your blue bags at a BottleDrop Center, or to one of the many drop sites at Fred Meyers and Safeway stores.  If you have money saved up in your bottle drop account you can donate it to MBB through the BottleDrop website and we will still get a 20% match on all funds you donate.

Your participation in this fundraiser is very much appreciated!

Sincerely,
Mavericks Band Boosters
Bottle Drop Contact:
Liz Philbrook bottledrop@mountainsidebands.org

April 17, 2023: Urgent Request for Band Day Drivers

Band and Guard Parents/Guardians,

We are coming down to the wire, folks!  Band Day is THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 22nd, but without your help, this super-important day cannot happen. We still need about 20 adult volunteers to sign up to drive.  Please don’t wait to sign up — we have multiple student groups without any drivers.  This fundraser helps make possible many of the unique opportunities your student receives as a Mountainside Band or Guard student, and these kids can’t raise money without YOU!

Our band and guard students are the absolute best, most polite, kind and generous kids you will ever have the pleasure of hanging out with.  You won't regret saying "YES!"

Sign up at www.myvolunteerpage.com.  If you have any questions, please email me at presidentelect@mountainsidebands.org.

THANK YOU,

Stephanie Marr
President Elect

April 22, 2023: Spring Band Day

Dear MHS Band Parens & Students,

You have likely seen emails from our boosters 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 for most of you, it's the ONLY one I will bug you about. 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 22nd. 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!

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 Band Day 2023.pdf

April 7, 2023: WE NEED YOU for Band Day!

Hey Band & Guard Parents!

Spring Band Day is in TWO WEEKS!  We need 35-40 drivers to make this super-important day happen and we currently only have 7 parents signed up. Those of you who have been around a while know what’s coming…you will keep hearing from me until we get the drivers we need, so go ahead and sign up now!  Head to www.myvolunteerpage.com TODAY!

What is Band Day?  Band Days are our biggest fundraisers of the year and are not only fun, but help us raise a lot of money to fund awesome opportunities for our entire band program like instruments, specialized instruction, clinicians and transportation.

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!  Each group will have 2-3 drivers who will deliver kids to their assigned neighborhoods and walk the route with them.

Come be a part of this awesome day!  Get to know some other amazing band paernts and help shuttle approximately 140 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!

Email me with any questions at presidentelect@mountainsidebands.org.  You won't regret saying YES!

THANK YOU,
Stephanie Marr
President Elect

April 3, 2023: April is for Fundraising!

Hello Mountainside High School Band Community,

April is fundraising month and we need your help!

As you are aware, marching band requires a great deal of equipment in order to look and sound amazing. These important pieces are constantly exposed to the elements and a lot of our gear has been mended and patched over the years as we have attempted to squeeze every bit of life out of each item, but some equipment pieces are beginning to fail.  We are in desperate need of replacing some equipment that is critical to our success as a marching band, as well as providing some upgrades due to our growing numbers!

To answer this need we are holding a fundraiser during the month of April.  We need to reach our goal of $7,000 to cover all of our current needs.

Our list, in order of importance is:


Please help us reach our goal! Feel free to forward the email you received to anyone you know who may want to support this excellent program — grandparents, aunts & uncles, friends and businesses!  You can print out and display the PDF anywhere you like.  We've also included a .jpg for easier social media sharing.

Thank you so much for your support!

Sincerely,
Mavericks Band Boosters

Please help us support our sponsors:
https://www.accessoryoutfitters.com
https://www.superbowlteriyaki.com
https://www.grovecookiecompany.com

March 14, 2023: Spring Band Day, Comin’ Your Way!

Hey Band and Colorguard Families! 

SAVE THE DATE! 

I can’t believe I am typing these words, BUT…Spring Band Day is April 22nd, which is less than 6 weeks away!  Band Days are our biggest fundraisers of the year and are not only fun, but help us raise a lot of money to fund awesome opportunities for our entire band program like instruments, specialized instruction, clinicians and transportation.

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 will need 👉🏼35-40 drivers to help us shuttle approximately 👉🏼140 students and their instruments/flags to our neighborhood destinations.  Students are not allowed to drive for this event, so we need YOU to make it happen!

If you are ready to sign up now, head on over to www.myvolunteerpage.com and look for “2023 Spring Band Day Drivers.”  We need time to coordinate the groups and car assignments, so if you’re available on April 22nd from 9-4, please sign up TODAY!  *The faster you sign up, the less you’ll hear from me about it! 😉

Also, here are some other dates to put on your calendars:

3/18  Winterguard Performance @ Glencoe HS

3/21  Band Concert (CB, SM, WE) @ MHS, 7pm

4/01  Winterguard Championships @ Liberty HS

4/06  WOU Band Festival (CB & SB)

4/12  Metro-League Band Contest @ MHS (WE)

4/13  Metro-League Jazz Contest @ Sunset HS (Jazz 1 & 2)

4/22  BAND DAY!

4/28  State Chamber Ensemble Contest @ MHCC (qualifiers only)

4/29  State Solo Contest @ MHS (qualifiers only)

5/06  MHCC Jazz Festival

5/13  OSAA State Band Contest @ OSU (WE)

5/20  State Jazz Festival

5/30  Jazz Concert @ MHS, 7pm

5/31  Band Concert (CB, SB, WE) @ MHS, 7pm

6/06  Marching Band Preview Begins

All these events can be found on our website at www.mountainsidebands.org/calendar.

If you have any questions about Band Day, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at presidentelect@mountainsidebands.org!

Thank you!

Stephanie Marr

President-Elect

March 14, 2023: Winter Guard FUNDrive - Soft Goods Donations!

Soft goods donation drop off reminder!  It's not too late to donate ♥️. Huge thanks to everyone who has already been able to participate.  

Keep those bags coming!

February 28, 2023: MBB Board Meeting 7pm

We are changing the meeting date this month. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please join us Tuesday, February 28 at 7:00 pm 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.

February 22, 2023: Solo & Ensemble Needs

Hello Band Families,

Next Saturday, March 4th, we have the privilege of hosting the District 15 OMEA Solo & Ensemble Contest at Mountainside High School.  This is a very exciting and important day for many student musicians in our greater community and we want to represent our school and band program well.  We would love YOUR help to make this day as successful as possible!  Please look over the following volunteer needs and sign up where you can today:

Performance Rooms Set-Up — 2-3 people (Friday afternoon, 3/3)

Help student volunteers set up performance rooms per detailed instructions.

Welcome Table — 3-hr shifts (Saturday, 3/4, 7:30-4:30)

Greet musicians and their families as they enter the school and direct them to their practice and performance rooms per the designated maps.

Elevator Monitor — 3-hr shifts (Saturday, 3/4, 7:30-4:30)

Operate school elevator with key for our guests who cannot use the stairs.  Would be helpful if you are comfortable giving out your number for guests to alert you when they are ready to come back down.

Performance Room Rest — 2-3 people (Saturday afternoon, 3/4)

Help student volunteers reset performance rooms to original classroom design at the end of day.  Help remove directional signs and arrows from walls.

Head to myvolunteerpage.com to sign up TODAY!

Thank you!

February 4, 2023: Congratulations Henry Marr!

February 2, 2023: MBB Board Meeting 7pm

The next meeting of the MBB board will take place on Thursday, February 2nd at 7pm in the MHS Community Room (across from the Band room).

Our Board Meetings are on the first Thursday of every month. 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.

January 27, 2023: Band & Guard Parents, WE NEED YOU!

Hey Band & Guard Families!

We are about half-way through an awesome year and looking forward to great things this next semester!

The Mavericks Band Boosters are actively seeking a handful of dedicated parents/guardians to fill our open board and coordinator positions to finish out this year and also serve in the 2023-2024 school year.  The MBB is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that exists to support all Mountainside High School band and colorguard programs.  We provide fundraising, volunteers and hands-on help to make our programs the very best they can be for our students.   We hold monthly meetings, on the first Thursday of every month (all parents/guardians welcome!).

Would you take a few minutes to read over the open positions and consider joining us?  All positions are yearly commitments.  We are hoping for parents who would like to jump in and start shadowing now, and continue their commitment through the next school year.

OPEN BOARD POSITIONS:

Co-Secretary (1)