Mission Viejo High School Instrumental Music

MusicNotes Week of 1/25

Week of March 1
Booster Meeting Tues 3/2
Join us this Tuesday at 7 pm for our monthly Booster meeting! Use the following Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 969 9904 4416
Passcode: 465489

FAQ’s Regarding School Policies
With the recent announcements regarding sports resuming, there have been many questions about what that means for us. Mr. Westphal has answered some FAQs.
Q: Can we have audiences at any events right now?
A: We are waiting on clarification from the Department of Ed about about audiences. This could take a week or two at least. Sports right now are not allowed to have an audience. The verbiage is that the only spectators that are allowed right now are to provide reasonable, age appropriate supervision. Which for high school means no spectators. The district is working on getting this changed. They are pushing for two people per family or something similar.
Q: Can we even have a performance right now? Sports can play games.
A: There is some concern right now over the number of performers that would be allowed to play at the same time. Again, we and the district are working on getting this changed. Somewhere buried in guidelines that came down in December, there was a number about the size of group that could perform. It may only be 12 right now. We need to follow all federal, state and local guidelines. I have heard rumblings that the number restriction is being negotiated again, but right now, it is in place.
Q: So, are we having a performance?
A: Yes! We are committed to having a performance of some sort soon. Keep your calendar marked for March 17 for jazz and 18 for concert ensembles. We may need to shuffle the date a bit, but for now, we are holding out hope and think that we will be able to keep the same dates. We’re excited to play for you again!

Program Donations
Program Donations needed! If you have not paid your $250 program donation, please make it before the end of the semester. Don’t forget we are a nonprofit, so your donation may be a great year-end tax deduction! This is the primary funding to pay our coaches and we need your help! https://mvhsmusic.com/mvhsimba/donate/
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 discarded textiles (clothing, drapery, bedding, shoes, purses, etc) for which we receive a set amount per pound. This fundraiser may occur several times a year and it
is a great way to not only support the Instrumental Music program, but a great way to clean out your closet! Our first pickup for the year is scheduled for November, but we will collect from you anytime! 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 company to see if they participate in a matching program. This is a FREE way for you to double your donation!