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State Festival - Detailed Itinerary
by Mr. VanStrien - Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:31 PM

Attached is a PDF copy of the Detailed Itinerary for the High School Concert Band. 

Itinerary – Thursday, April 23rd

State Festival – High School Concert Band

8:10 Final Rehearsal in Band Room

9:10 Load Trailer

9:30 Change into Uniforms

10:00 Depart from Morley Stanwood High School

11:00 Arrive at Applebee’s in Greenville for lunch Plan on $12

12:30 Arrive at Belding High School and Unload and report to coat room

12:40 Watch Bands 

2:20 Report to Coat Room

2:55 Report to Warm Up

3:20 High School Concert Band Performs

3:45 High School Sight Reading Performance

4:15 Rating Posted

4:25 Pack Bus

4:45 Leave Belding

5:30 Arrive MSHS

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Fundraiser Pickup
by Mr. VanStrien - Friday, 17 April 2015, 11:58 AM

Fundraiser Pickup 

The Century Resources pickup date is Tuesday, April 21st. Orders can be picked up in the High School cafeteria from 3pm to 6pm.  If you are running late please call Keya Crusan at 231-629-1727 and she wait for your pickup.


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State Festival Time and Date Announced!
by Mr. VanStrien - Monday, 30 March 2015, 2:32 PM

State Festival Time and Date Announced!

The long awaited State Band and Orchestra Festival Evaluation was announced by MSBOA today.  Morley Stanwood High School Concert Band (8-12) will be performing at BELDING HIGH SCHOOL AT 3:20 PM on APRIL 23rd.   More details and a full itinerary will be released when transportation has been arranged.



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Fundraiser Due Monday
by Mr. VanStrien - Friday, 27 March 2015, 2:14 PM

Just a quick reminder that the Century Resources fundraiser is due on Monday (3-30-15).  Orders will be collected before each class.



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High School Concert Band - Heading to State Festival
by Mr. VanStrien - Friday, 13 March 2015, 2:35 PM

The High School Concert Band will be performing at State Festival this year.  I have secured two dates both of which are open in the school calendar.  The first choice date is April 23rd at Belding High School.  The second choice date is April 30 at Big Rapids High School.  Hopefully we will get the first choice date but please leave both open just in case.


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Festival Evaluation Success! (and Recordings)
by Mr. VanStrien - Friday, 6 March 2015, 11:02 AM

What a great day! I'm so proud of our bands tonight and their performances at the MSBOA District 1 Band and Orchestra Festival. The 7th Grade Band earned a strong Division 2 rating and the High School Concert Band earned a Division 1. This is the 7th consecutive year the High School Band has earned this rating.

Recording are now available for you to listen to via the media section of the website.


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Updates for Extra Rehearsals During Festival Week
by Mr. VanStrien - Saturday, 28 February 2015, 11:46 AM

The weather wasn't kind to us again last Friday and we lost an opportunity to work with a guest conductor.  The following is a list of rehearsals that need to be rescheduled or added in the coming week.

Monday - High School (8-12) Percussion Sectional 3:30-4:30

Wednesday - Concert Band Rehearsal (8-12) 3:30-5:00

And of course, Festival @ Big Rapids 7:00 pm



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