Mission Viejo High School Instrumental Music

MusicNotes 11/8/21-Read for updates & new Info!

Busy week for all groups!
for sale this year so don’t wait!
Place your order on our website starting
Wednesday, Nov. 10th
and pick-up your poinsettias on
December 1st at the school.
(exact details for pick-up tbd)

  • Ongoing: Program Donations due
  • November 10: Concert Ensembles Fall Concert at 7 pm Performing Arts Theatre
  • November 11: No school (Veteran’s Day)
  • November 12: Away playoff football game for Marching Band/Color Guard @
  • November 13: Marching Band/Color Guard competition (Regionals/Last comp of
season) @ Trabuco Hills
  • November 17: Jazz Cafe Band Room 7pm
  • December 7: Booster Mtg, Christmas potluck. All welcome! Location TBD
  • December 9: Concert Ensembles Holiday Concert 7pm Performing Arts Theatre
Marching Band & Color Guard News
  • Saturday is the final competition of the season at Trabuco Hills. 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! On Saturday evening we will have our traditional end-of-the-season dinner for MB & CG and honor our Seniors. This is always a special celebration for the students!
  • Tuesday after school, at 3pm we will be taking a group band photo. Individual and buddy photos can also be purchased. Students will bring home a form, payments can be made by check or card.
Upcoming Concerts
This Wednesday 11/10 at 7pm will be the first concert of the year for Wind Ensemble and Orchestra in the Performing Arts Theatre. Admission to the concert will be $10 for adults, $5 for students (cash or credit). Each student will be allowed one complimentary ticket, they can get more info from Mr. Meeuwsen.
Next Wednesday 11/17 will be the Jazz Cafe 7pm in the Band Room. Come chill and enjoy a great atmosphere and night of great music! Tickets will be sold at the door.

Program Donations
Your Program Donation and participation in Fundraising is critical to the success of the Music Program! We cannot do it without you!
  • The annual operating budget for our entire program is about $145,000
  • Coaching alone costs more than $80,000 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!

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!