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Ms. Schmitt's Introduction Letter
by Mr. VanStrien - Sunday, 11 June 2017, 9:12 PM

Dear Morley Stanwood Community and Schools,

My name is Ms. Angela Schmitt, and I am the new Director of Bands at Morley Stanwood. I am excited to begin my new position, and would like to tell you more about myself. I am a recent graduate of Grand Valley State University where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Music Education with Piano Performance Honors.

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Band Director Announcement
by Mr. VanStrien - Friday, 9 June 2017, 2:12 PM

Morley Stanwood Community Schools is pleased to announce Ms. Angela Schmitt as the new Director of Bands.  Ms. Schmitt and Mr. VanStrien will be helping to make a smooth transition over the summer months so everything is ready to go at Band Camp.   Ms. Schmitt will make a wonderful addition to the staff at MSCS and continue the strong traditions of the bands moving into the future.   Welcome Ms. Schmitt!

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Reminder of Memorial Day Parade (High School Band, Selected 8th Graders)
by Mr. VanStrien - Thursday, 25 May 2017, 8:55 AM

Reminder of Memorial Day Parade (High School Band, Selected 8th Graders)

We have confirmation from the American Legion that the parade will start at 9:30.  Here is the itinerary:

8:15am Band Room Open

9:00 Meet in parking lot in Morley (across from Wee Bee's)

9:10 Warm Up

9:30 Parade Step off

9:50 Arrive at Cemetery (on Jefferson Rd)

9:55 Memorial Day Service

10:30 Estimated End of Service (Please have ride waiting at the cemetery)

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Reminder of Graduation - Grades 8-11
by Mr. VanStrien - Friday, 19 May 2017, 10:20 AM

Reminder of Graduation - Grades 8-11

Sunday, May 21st at Morley Stanwood High School Gym

Report Time 1:00

Approximate End 3:00

Dress nicely for the event but keep layers thin as it will be warm.

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Reminder of Upcoming Concerts
by Mr. VanStrien - Friday, 5 May 2017, 12:41 PM

Reminder of Upcoming Concerts

I just wanted to send a friendly reminder of our upcoming concerts next week.  


High School - Monday, May 8th at 7:00 pm in the High School Cafetorium

Middle School - Thursday, May 11th at 7:00 pm in the High School Cafetorium


6th Grade - Dress up.  No jeans, shorts, t-shirts, etc..

7th and 8th Grade - Uniforms

High School - Uniforms

I'm looking forward to seeing you there!


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High School Concert Reschedule
by Mr. VanStrien - Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 9:12 AM

The High School Spring Concert is being moved to Monday, May 8th.  In the original schedule it was listed as the 11th.  The reason for the move is that our concert collided with the league track meet on that day.  Mr. Nelson and I plan concerts before the school year, but we don't always have all the needed dates from all the organizations.

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Sayklly's Chocolate Bar Fundraiser
by Christine - Friday, 21 April 2017, 8:18 AM

Good Morning!  Morley Stanwood Band members are beginning a new fundraiser today with our second annual Sayklly's Chocolate Bar sale.  Students must get a permission slip from Mr. VanStrien to take home for them and their parents/guardians to review and sign.  Upon return of the signed permission slip, they will sign out a box of Sayklly's chocolate bars to sell.

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