Easiest fundraiser ever: Be a product tester for one day!

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If you can spare less than an hour on December 3, you can help the the Mohawk Band raise funds by simply giving your opinion in a product test. Sign up for a time from 3:00 to 6:30 pm, come to the MJSH Commons at that time, and spend 30 to 45 minutes answering a few questions about a consumer product.

That’s it! The Band will receive funds from the testing company just for gathering the participants. You must be 18 or older to participate. Just click here to sign up for the survey.

Thespian Troupe Officers

Congratulations to the Officers for Thespian Troupe #4592:

President: Alec Jerger

Vice-President: Charley Reed

Secretary: Maddy Jeffries

Historian: Kaitlin Thompson

Clerk: Hannah Van Winkle

Publicity Chair: Hannah Helton

Webmaster: Bryce Thomas

Community Service Leader: Brooke Solomito

Buckeye Invitational 2014 Apparel Sale

BI-shirt-front-design1Shirts and hoodies from the 2014 Buckeye Invitational are available for a limited time only. There was such high demand for these at the contest that they ran out before the end of the day, so the OSU Band has made them available for order online.

All items will be shipped directly to the purchaser, and the shipping cost is included in the price of the shirts. Short-sleeved t-shirts, long-sleeved t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts are all available on this website, and it is a secure ordering page to handle credit card information. Orders will be taken through the end of business on Friday, November 14, and all shirts should be received by the first week in December.

Click here to order Buckeye Invitational clothing online.

Madison Choir Performance dates, 2014-15

National Anthem at Football Game
Friday, September 26th – 7:00pm

Fall Choir Concert
Tuesday, October 14th – 7:00pm

Winter Choir Concert
Tuesday, December 9th – 7:00pm

Band and Choir Lock-in
Late February, Date TBA

Pre-Contest Concert
Tuesday, March 3rd – 7:00pm

OMEA Contest
TBA: March 6th or 7th

Spring Choir Concert
Thursday, May 7th – 7:00pm

Graduation
Friday, May 22nd

Getting Band texts – updated instructions

If you’re already signed up for texts from the Mohawk Band via the Remind service (formerly called Remind 101), you’re all set for the coming fall marching season. But if you’re getting these messages from the Madison website, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or emails, here are two good reasons to also sign up for the Remind texts:

  • day-before reminds of rehearsals and performances, and
  • ETA texts when the band is returning from away games and performances

Also this year, we’re going to experiment with an extra feature: when the band departs from an away game or performance, you’ll get a text telling our estimated time of arrival at school, along with a link to an online map the will let you follow the progress of the band bus all the way back to Madison. We’ll try it out this Friday on the way back from the Talawanda game; let Mr. Brown know how it works for you!

To sign up for the Band’s Remind texts (also available via email):

  • click here to fill out the sign-up form; or
  • send a text to (408) 458-8033 with the message @mohawkband

Guard members & parents should also sign up for extra Reminders:

  • click here to fill out the sign-up form; or
  • send a text to (408) 458-8033 with the message @mohawkflag

If you have any problems signing up, please email Mr. Brown.

Watch for the new band trailer around Madison and beyond!

Thanks to everyone who made the newly decorated Mohawk Band trailer a reality, including superintendent Curtis Philpot, Madison Locals Schools, Bobby Reed, the Madison Music Boosters, Digital Visuals, and the businesses and organizations who helped the makeover become a reality:

Be sure to thank these community businesses for supporting the Mohawk Band!

Marching Band Tour Shirts

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This year, Band and Guard members can choose between the four designs shown for their 2014 Tour Shirt. The background color of each design will be the color of the shirt, and performance dates will be printed on the back of the shirt. Cost of each shirt is $12; order forms will be available at Friday’s rehearsal.

Les Misérables Photos available online

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Performance photos from Les Misérables are now available for purchase online. Taken by our technical director, Kevin Ferguson, there are over 500 photos to choose from. (The samples you see are just a very small selection, and have been reduced in size; when you order prints, they will be full quality and have no watermarks.)

To access the galleries, you will need the password printed on the back of the Les Mis tickets. The password is also posted backstage in the theater, or you can email Kevin to request it. Click here to view the galleries.

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Les Mis Rehearsal Photos

Here are just a few shots of recent rehearsals for Les Misérables, being performed this Friday & Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:30.