Mission Viejo High School Instrumental Music

MusicNotes Week of 10/12

Week of October 12
Music Program Coaches Spotlight- Meet Daniel Blank, Violin Coach
I started playing the violin at age 9 and continued playing classical music all through school. I have continued with classical studies, but my musical interests now cover a wide range. After many years of playing Rock and Pop in the Northwest and Alaska, I moved to Nashville, where I spent 10 years touring around the country with such artists as Tanya Tucker, Johnny Paycheck and Trick Pony. I have also performed many times on the Grand Ole Opry stage, live and on television broadcasts. In 2005 I moved back home to Southern California, where I I currently coach at Mission Viejo HS, Trabuco Hills HS and La Paz intermediate school. I also teach privately at home and at Kenny’s Music in Dana Point. When I’m not teaching I perform occasionally at Knott’s Berry Farm, Disneyland and around Southern California with various bands at concerts in the park and private corporate events playing anything from string quartets to square dances and jazz to country.
Program Donations
Now accepting Program Donations! While we have cut our budget significantly, we still have coaches to pay and administrative costs to cover. The requested amount for ALL FALL groups is $250 (Jazz Band is $150). As a reminder, if your student is in more than one program this fall, we only ask that you pay the higher  program donation. You can make a payment on the website (https://mvhsmusic.com/mvhsimba/donate/) or drop a check in the mail (25108 Marguerite Pkwy #A229, MV, 92692). It is more important than ever that everyone contribute to sustain our program through this unusual time. Thank you for your support!
PLEASE NOTE: This is separate from funds raised by the Hour-a-Thon, and we ask that ALL STUDENTS make program donations.

Hour-a-thon Fundraiser
Our Hour-a-Thon fundraiser ends this Sunday! Keep up the good work! We have raised over $12,000 so far! Remember to post on social media, call all of your contacts, etc.
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Select Cause: Mission Viejo Music Program

Dickies Jackets Deadline Extended
Dickies jacket sales have been extended through TOMORROW, 10/9. Get your orders in! You can customize the jacket with your name and choice of ensemble (new Jazz option this year). Don’t miss your chance!
Fundraising!
SPECIAL AMAZON SMILE OPPORTUNITY
Prime Day- October 13-14. Remember to shop Amazon Smile supporting the Mission Viejo High School Instrumental Music Boosters Association when shopping Prime Day deals. To maximize fundraising for the program, use Raiseright to purchase an Amazon E-gift card (see directions below) and spend the Amazon Gift card through Amazon Smile!
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.
Face Mask Fundraiser: Through 11/15/2020!!! Everyone needs a fun face mask these days! CapturingCouture.com will give MVHSIMBA 50% back (plus a 10% discount) on each face mask ordered with the code MVHSIMBA20. Adult and kid sizes available, and there are more than 60 designs to choose from! See the flyer for details and a QR code to go directly to the website, or visit https://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/facemasks
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!