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Match Day
by Mr. VanStrien - Monday, 2 November 2015, 3:26 PM

Match Day is coming up!  This is a great way to help support the bands and have your donations matched by the Mecosta County Community Foundation.   Please consider donating and help us in our mission to give the students great instruments and needed supplies.   There is attached form on this email for donations.


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Toronto Trip
by Mr. VanStrien - Thursday, 22 October 2015, 2:41 PM


At the end of last school year I put out a document about tentative trips for the 2015-16 school year.  In that first document I listed some prices so families could plan ahead for a trip in this current school year.  The good news is that we were able to settle on a location of Toronto while also knocking the price down $100 from the original quote.

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Glow Show Invitational
by Mr. VanStrien - Thursday, 15 October 2015, 2:11 PM

My apologies for getting this out a bit late.  I like to have the final itinerary a week before but things became really busy with the Marching Festival.

Glow Show Invitational


3:10 Band Room Open

3:45 Uniform Check out

4:00 In Full Uniform

4:00-5:00 Pass out and attach Glow Sticks

5:00-5:10 Load Bus and Trailer

5:15 Depart Morley Stanwood

5:45Arrive at White Cloud


7:25On Track for Band Performances

7:50 Warm-up on Field 


8:15 Watch remaining Bands

9:10 Fireworks Finale

9:30 Leave White Cloud

10:00 Arrive Morley Stanwood



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MSBOA Marching Festival
by Mr. VanStrien - Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 3:00 PM


3:10 Students Report to Band Room
3:15 Dress in Uniform
3:45 Load Bus and Trailer
4:10 Depart Morley Stanwood 
5:00 Arrive at Reed City
5:35 Unload and Watch Bands
6:30 Warm-up
7:25 Performance
8:15 Watch remaining Bands
9:30 Awards Presentation
9:45 Depart Reed City
10:30 Arrive Morley Stanwood

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Fundraiser Pickup
by Mr. VanStrien - Friday, 2 October 2015, 3:48 PM

Fundraiser Pickup

The Century Resources fundraiser pickup will be on October 7th from 3:15-5:00pm  Pickup will be in the Band Room unless otherwise posted.


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Help Needed for Clean Up of the Haunted Trail
by Mr. VanStrien - Friday, 25 September 2015, 6:51 AM

Help is needed to get the trail cleaned this Saturday (9-26) from 12-3 for our Haunted Trail fundraiser. Please bring rakes and shovels and any props you may wish to share. Please contact Judy Dowell for more information

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Beal City Invitational - Mohawk Marching Band Itinerary
by Mr. VanStrien - Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 2:11 PM


The Beal City Invitational performance times have now been released. The Mohawk Marching Band will perform at 6:30 (Wednesday, September 23rd)

Info from the Beal City Site can be found here (admission and order)

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