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2018-2019 MHS Band Backers Executive Board
2018-2019 MHS Band Backers Executive Board

From The Mustang's Pressbox...

Basketball Band Schedule available
The  MHS Basketball Band schedule is now available. You can view it either on the bottom of this webpage or on the Events Calendar.
There will also be an MHS Alumni Band event on Sunday December 22nd at 5:00pm.  Additional information will be posted soon.
Craft Fair December 7th and 8th
Craft Fair Signup
The MHS Band Backers will be running three concession stands simultaneously at the Munster Craft Fair. 
We will need a large number of volunteers to help out. 
Blood Drive-Sunday December 8th
Blood Drive Signup
The Munster Band Backers will be having a blood drive on Sunday December 8th from 9:00am until
3:00pm in the MHS Auditorium.  Help support our local hospitals by donating. Walkin-ins are 
welcomed.  We have an appointment signup if you would like to pick a specific time to give blood.
T he band makes $5.00 per donor up to 49 donors, then $10.00 per sonor after 50 donors.
Please tell your family and friends.

You can also print off a flyer to distribute to local businesses. This will help promote the blood drive.
Blood Drive Flyer
Holiday Concert Thursday December 12th
Who doesn't love holiday cookies?
The Band Backers would like to sell holiday cookie baskets at the Winter Concert on December 12th.
We are asking for parents who love to bake at the holidays to contribute cookies for the baskets. If you

are able to make 4-5 dozen of holiday cookies, please sign up on the spreadsheet.
If you don't like to bake but would like to help out with this fund raiser, there are spots for monetary

donations so we can purchase baskets and the decorations.

On December 11th, please join us in the band room to arrange the cookie baskets for selling at the
concert.  Thank you for your support!  We hope this quick fundraiser will help offset some of the costs
of this year's show. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Bevil.
Cookie Basket
2019 ISSMA State Finals on PBS
Parts of the 2019 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals will be broadcast on PBS-Lakeshore channel on Saturday December 14th at 10:30am.
Set your DVR!  

Munster's Got Talent--2020 sponsorship and ad opportunities

February 25th, 2020
Coming up on FEBRUARY 25, 2020. Held at Theater at the Center here in Munster. Sponsorship committee
(Dejan Ilijevski, Trisha Ohnstad, Alice Cannon) working on getting sponsors/donors for the program book,
but sales are SLOW. We need help selling ads and getting sponsors!!  Anna Sklar is working with Theater to
coordinate exhibitor sponsors at the venue and plan food/concessions, etc. Linda B. working on ticket sales and auditions with Mr. M.

We REALLY need sponsors and local businesses to buy ads for the program book to make this event a

financial success! We are asking all parents to help us out with contacting potential businesses/donors with
whom they may have a personal relationship (personal relationships greatly increase the likelihood that a
business will donate/sponsor). Information regarding ad prices and sponsorship options is located on the
Band Sponsorship website on the Munster’s Got Talent page.  Please click on the MGT Logo for website
information and forward it to anyone who may be a potential donor.
Deadline for sponsors/ads is January 15, 2020.

Publicity: Jeanette Babus and Stephanie Corral to work with committees to increase publicity of upcoming
concerts and fundraising events, especially Munster’s Got Talent. Thank you for helping!

Other News and Notes

Winter Percussion State Title Signs 
The 2018 and 2019 Winter Percussion State Title signs are now up on the fence along the football field on Columbia Avenue! 
MHS Band on WJOB
MHS on WJOB
Please click on the link to listen to our Munster band kids talk about the MHS Band program
Band Backers Meeting Notes
If you haven't been able to attend recent Band Backer meeting lately, please visit our Parent Page to get the latest news 
about the the MHS Band program.
2019-2020 Volunteer Signup List
Please visit our Parent's Page to view our Volunteer Signup list. There are many upcoming activities for you to help
out the ​​​MHS Band Program.  There is also a link for a background check by the STMunster.  If you are going to
volunteer with the  band, you must complete a background check.
Parent Page
Car Wash Cards
We have car wash cards available for sale.  They are $25 each and good for 5 Ultimate Washes at any Easy Clean Car Wash.  This is a $50 value
and it helps the band.  They make wonderful gifts!  If you would like to  these purchase cards, please email [email protected]
It's expensive to be competitive
​We came across this article about marching bands around the state and thought it would be an interesting read
for our parents.  Helps confirm here are others out there who get it!  We are not alone in our quest for achieving
great ​​things ​​on a budget!
Band competition
is expensive
Band Backers Parent Volunteer Video
Band Backers
Parent Volunteer Video
Please check out our video about Band Parent Volunteering. The video gives insight from the students and parents ​about 
volunteering for this great organization.

Upcoming Events

To view additional events,
please click on the calendar icon.
December 7
MHS Holiday
Craft Fair
December 7 Home Basketball
Game   
Wind Ensemble
Symphonic Band
​7:00pm
December 8
MHS Holiday
Craft Fair
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Blood Drive
9:00am-3:00pm
December 12
Holiday Concert
MHS Auditorium
7:00pm
December  13
Home Basketball
Game   
Wind Ensemble
​7:00pm
December 22
Home Basketball
Game   
Wind Ensemble
Symphonic Band
Alumni Band
5:00pm
January 11
Home Basketball
Game   
Wind Ensemble
12:30pm
January 18
Home Basketball
Game   
Symphonic Band
7:00pm
January 25
Home Basketball
Game   
Symphonic Band
​7:00pm
January 29
Band Backers
Meeting

7:00pm 
Band Room
February 8
ISSMA Solo and
Ensemble
Wilbur Wright
February 15
Winter Color Guard
Indianapolis, IN
Winter Percussion
Bourbonnais, IL
February 22
Home Basketball
Game   
Wind Ensemble
Symphonic Band
WWMS Bands
7:00pm
February  25
Munster's Got
Talent

Theater At
The Center
​7:00pm
February 28
Home Basketball
Game   
Symphonic Band
​7:00pm
February 29
Winter Color Guard
Frankfurt, IL
ISSMA State Solo
and Ensemble
Indianapolis, IN
February  26
Band Backers
Meeting

Band Room
​7:00pm

2019-2020 Band Backers Executive Board

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