Mission Viejo High School Instrumental Music

MusicNotes Week of 10/19

Week of October 19
Music Program Coaches Spotlight- Meet Matt Hare, Bass Coach
Matt Hare is well known as a performer and educator. He is on faculty at the University of California at Irvine, Concordia University, and Saddleback College. He is a string coach at Irvine, Mission Viejo, Trabuco Hills, and University high schools. He frequently gives recitals and master classes that often include his own transcriptions and arrangements. Hare is also the director of Bass Forward, a non-profit group that organizes guest master classes, summer workshops, and instrument loans in the Orange County area.
Dr. Hare is the principal bass of the Long Beach Ballet and the Mozart Classical Orchestra. He has been a regular member of the bass sections of the Quad Cities and Peoria Symphonies, and has played in the sections of many symphonies in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
He holds a BA from Bloomsburg University, a MM from Butler University and a DMA from the University of Iowa. Major teachers include Mark R. Jelinek, Diana Gannett, David Murray and Volkan Orhon.

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 Results
Thank you so much for everyone who participated in our Hour-a-Thon fundraiser! After fundraising costs, the program made just over $11,000! Keep up the good work, and see below for more fundraising opportunities!
Save the Date- Fall “Concert”
Save the date for our virtual fall concert! The students have been working very diligently to create videos which will showcase their at home collaborative ensemble playing. The Fall Concert will air on November 12th at 7pm. The link for the videos will be sent out closer to the event.
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.
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!