Mission Viejo High School Instrumental Music

MusicNotes 10/10/21–PLEASE READ!

Please read!
KEY DATES
  • Ongoing: Program Donations due, Marching Band forms due
  • October 12: Booster meeting at 7 pm in the Band Room, all parents welcome!
  • October 15: Away football game for Marching Band/Color Guard @ Tesoro
  • October 16: Marching Band/Color Guard competition @ Manhattan Beach
  • October 22: Away football game for Marching Band/Color Guard @ San Juan Hills
  • October 29: Home football game for Marching Band/Color Guard (Sr. Night)
  • October 30: Marching Band/Color Guard competition @ Vista Murrietta
  • November 3: BandFest @ El Toro HS
  • November 10: Concert Ensembles concert at 7 pm
  • November 13: Marching Band/Color Guard competition (Regionals/Last comp of season) @ Trabuco Hills
Congratulations and Thank You!
Congratulations to the Marching Band & Color Guard for their 1st Place finish at Home Comp! They also won four of the five caption awards, for Music, Auxiliary, Percussion and General Effect. Way to start the season!
Also congratulations to COLOR GUARD, our Soda & Snack Wars winners! They donated more than 1800 bottles of water!!! Stay tuned for details about your prize!
A big THANK YOU to everyone who donated and volunteered for Home Comp. We could not have done it without you!!!

Marching Band & Color Guard News
  • Call sheets for Friday’s football game and Saturday’s comp will be emailed soon. WE NEED PARENT HELP (siblings and other friends and family can help too)!!! Bus chaperones, Pit/Prop pushers, truck drivers and section parents are needed (we need 15-20 parents just to push props and pit). PLEASE SIGN UP here to help!
  • SENIOR NIGHT for our MB/CG seniors will be on Friday, October 29 at the last home game of the regular season. We are assembling a committee of underclassmen parents to help that night (as well as prep work before) with food, flowers, etc. Please email mvhsmbmanager@gmail.com if you would be willing to help!
  • We are still missing lots of forms! Make sure your student has turned in their Authorization to Treat a Minor form and Travel form, and uploaded their physical info to athleticclearance.com. We need these ASAP!!!
Program Donations
Your Program Donation and participation in Fundraising is critical to the success of the Music Program! We cannot do it without you!
DID YOU KNOW?
  • The annual operating budget for our entire program is more than $145,000
  • Coaching alone costs more than $85,000 per year
  • If 100% of the students in the program paid their full Program Donations, we would raise approximately $45,000
  • Historically less than 50% pay the full donation
  • To date we have received full or partial donations from 25% of our students for $11,000. If we want to retain our outstanding coaching staff for ALL of our ensembles, we need YOUR program donation!
Full, partial or recurring payments can be made online or you can send cash or checks made out to MVHSIMBA with your student, or use the QR code! Requested donation amounts are:
  • $575 for Marching Band/Color Guard
  • $250 for Concert Ensembles (Wind Ensemble, Orchestra)
  • $150 for Jazz Band
As a reminder you are only asked to pay the higher program donation if your student is in multiple groups this semester. Thank you for helping us fund our program!

Fundraisers
MVHSIMBA has partnered with the Haunt of Halloween event taking place at the Kaleidoscope Mall for our October fundraiser! This is not only a great way for us to earn money but is something fun to do, especially as section or ensemble activity! Purchase tickets at: https://go.hauntofhalloween.com/mvhsbooster or use Source code: Other: MVHSBOOSTER on their website. The event runs Thursdays-Sundays, September 30 thru October 31.
Ongoing Fundraising
Check out our current fundraising opportunities:
ShopWithScrip/RaiseRight: Buy gift cards (physical cards and e-cards) from your favorite brands and a portion goes back to MVHSIMBA. Download the RaiseRight app on your phone to easily browse over 750 restaurants, stores, online shopping sites, and more that participate.
Link a bank account or credit card in the app and purchase e-cards almost instantly for a small fee, or place the order and pay the coordinator directly with cash or check. See the flyer for instructions on how to Join a Program on the RaiseRight app with the MVHSIMBA enrollment code.
Textile Drives: We collect textiles (clothing, drapery, bedding, shoes, purses, etc) year round, for which we receive a set amount per pound. It is a great way to support the Instrumental Music program, AND a great way to clean out your closet and your neighbors closet! Text the Booster President at 949-981-5262 to arrange a pickup.
AmazonSmile: A percentage of eligible purchases made through AmazonSmile are donated to the Instrumental Music program at NO EXTRA COST TO YOU! To register, visit smile.amazon.com and select Mission Viejo High School Instrumental Music Boosters Association as your charitable organization. Then do all of your normal Amazon shopping through the AmazonSmile site.
Ralphs Community Giving Program: A percentage of your grocery purchases are donated to the Instrumental Music program at NO EXTRA COST TO YOU! It is as simple as registering your Reward Card and selecting Mission Viejo High School Instrumental Music Boosters Association as the program to which you wish to donate. NOTE: The Ralph’s Giving Program requires you to renew your selection every September 1st.
Corporate Matching: Many companies will match your charitable donation to MVHSIMBA, some up to 100%! Please check with your employer to see if they participate in a matching program. This is a FREE way for you to double your donation!