2015-2016 Drumline Audition Results

Thank you everyone who attended the drumline clinic last week and made time for the audition process as well.  This year, the preparation was more evident than ever with very prepared auditions from all individuals.  It’s definitely going to be an exciting year for the Marching Mohawks!

Congratulations to this year’s Mohawk Drumline…

Snares:

Allison Byrd
Mo Cornett
Ethan Owens
Kelsi Tidwell
Sarah Wolfe

Quads:

Danny Sturgis
Eric Trent

Basses:

1 – Tucker Wood
2 – Trevor Payne
3 – Kayla Ligget
4 – Luke Helton
5 – Josh Retherford

Every student auditioned extremely well, making for a very difficult decision.  Every student, regardless of placement, holds a very important part in the ensemble.  I am particularly excited about the level of leadership in all areas of the percussion sections this year, on the field and in the front ensemble, veterans and rookies.

2015-2016 will be a very strong year with this strong group of musicians, leaders, and students!

SYT offers Theater Master Classes

MasterClassTeachers

Middletown’s Summer Youth Theatre is offering master classes in acting and musical theater with three noted professionals on June 10. This is a great, affordable ($25 – $35) opportunity for student actors to get lessons from experienced actors and performers. Click here to download the brochure with full information, or visit the Summer Youth Theatre website to register.

Color Guard and Friends Painting With A Twist!

PWAT PhotoWhen: May 21st From 3:30-6 p.m.

Where: Painting With A Twist

6196 Tylersville Rd. Mason, OH 45040

Cost: $35

How do I Register? ***YOU MUST BE REGISTERED BY 3:30 PM TOMORROW (5/20)

Go to this site:

http://www.paintingwithatwist.com/events/viewEvent.aspx?eventID=436268

Passcode: GUARD2015

You will need to pay with a credit card and enter your billing information.

 

***If you want to use colors other than the ones in the photo, I need the color choices you want by May 20th! You may choose a background color, stripe color, and border color. The things that are white have to stay white.

***We will have refreshments at 3:30 and begin painting promptly at 4!

 

End of the Year Itineraries!!!!

Marching Band 2015 – 2016 Kick-off Rehearsals – Wednesday, May 27th, Thursday, May 28th, Friday, May 29th – 5:00PM-9:00PM

In an effort to get a jump-start on the new marching band season and welcome our new members we will be having three rehearsals before we take a break in June! We will read through all of our show music for next year and get a start on fundamentals! This is for next year’s marching band including any incoming freshmen and new members! Your deposit and marching band order forms will also be due during these rehearsals to reserve your spot in the show next year!

H.E.A.L. Performance – Saturday, June 20th

  • Meet/Rehearse: 10:30AM
  • Load: 11:30AM
  • Depart: 12:00PM
  • Perform:   1:00PM
  • Return: 4:00PM
  • *Khakis and Steel Band Shirts
  • * Please contact Mr. West if you won’t be able to make this performance!!! aaron.west@madisonmohawks.org

End of the Year Performance/Rehearsal/Audition Schedule Jazz Band/Steel Band/Concert Band/Marching Band * Specific Itineraries will be posted each week!

Concert Band

  • 7th Period Exam – Mandatory (Excluding Graduation Seniors) TBD
  • Friday, May 22nd – Graduation (7:00 p.m.)
  • Dress for graduation will be all black

2014 Marching Band Including Graduating Seniors!

  • Monday, May 25th – Memorial Day Parade (10:00 a.m.)
  • We will be in Summer Uniforms for the parade
  • We are the lead band and will have to play the Star Spangled Banner at Woodside Cemetery After the Parade

2015 Marching Band Kick-off Rehearsals

  • Wednesday, May 27th – 2015 Marching Band Kick-off Rehearsal (5-9 p.m.)
  • Thursday, May 28th – 2015 Marching Band Kick-off Rehearsal (5-9 p.m.)
  • Friday, May 29th – 2015 Marching Band Kick-off Rehearsal (5-9 p.m.)
  • Band Camp Deposits will be due during these rehearsals

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

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!