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Marching Band / Color Guard Competition

What You Need to Know for the

Independence Invitational

Saturday, Nov. 6

9 a.m. Rehearsal at MVHS

1 p.m. Board the buses to Independence High School in San Jose

Important:

Download the itinerary.

Time to Pack

Your Competition Bag!

It's time to pack your competition bag with all the items that you will need for the season.

Competition Bag Packing List

 

Questions? See your section leader.

 

(Travel shirts are on their way! And if you ordered shoes, they are coming soon.)

You are invited to join the Full Symphony Orchestra!

All musicians are welcome, no matter your experience. You will play a great variety of works, such as advanced compositions by Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, Mozart and Holst.

Questions? See Anna Linde

Join Your Fellow Instrumental Music Boosters

IMPA Meeting

7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, via Zoom

Join Your Fellow Boosters for the September IMPA Meeting
 

Note new date

7 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 12

Because of power issues relating to the extreme heat, the meeting scheduled for Sept. 6 has been postponed to the following week.

Community Thank You Performance:

View Photos!

Sept. 27 saw the triumphant return of the Spartan and Eagle marching bands to the Mountain View High field.  The Spartan Marching Band presented the first two movements of its 2021 show, Blue Horizons, with design by Tim Hinton, Thomas Peters, Bruce Paulson and Armeen Gharfourpour.

Check out photos from the day
 

Miss the Parent Meeting?

Watch the Video!

Volunteer!

Anyone can volunteer. Current and past parents—and band alumni—are welcome. All help is appreciated.

Sign up!

'Tis the Season: Help Instrumental Music Raise Money!

Volunteer for the Turkey Trot!

Volunteer for the Spartans Tree Lot!

Volunteer for Both!

TURKEY TROT

Volunteers needed Nov. 24 and 25
Start and finish at Mountain View High

The Turkey Trot, itself, takes place on Thanksgiving (Thursday, Nov. 25).

SPARTANS TREE LOT

Volunteers needed Nov. 20-Dec. 19
Located at Mountain View High

The 8th Annual Spartans Tree Lot will open on Nov. 26. The delivery model used last year will be in effect, as well as an in-person lot.

Sign up!

https://mvhsboosters.ivolunteer.com/

Be sure to indicate "MVHS Instrumental Music" on the sign-up roster to make sure your hours are counted.

 

All funds raised will go toward supporting such Instrumental Music needs as student scholarships, performance needs, classroom equipment and music purchases.

In the past, Instrumental Music has earned as much as $3,000 working at the Turkey Trot and Tree Lot. It's fun! And it's a great way to give back to the community!

 

Instrumental Music  will be compensated at a rate of $18 per volunteer hour. The program with the most volunteer hours across the Tree Lot and Turkey Trot events will
receive a $500 bonus!

FOOTBALL GAME

IMPORTANT DETAILS

 

Remember, you are representing the Mountain View High School Music Program.  Practice kindness and act responsibly.

UNIFORM

All Spartan Sound Members are wearing the new Spartan Sound long-sleeve shirt, a hat and long blue jeans or black pants.

 

3RD QUARTER

Spartan Sound will have the third quarter off. Students will need to be back in the stands two minutes before the start of fourth quarter. 

The folks at Snack Shack will be setting up a station for musicians to get a hot dog or quesadilla plus a soda during the third quarter. Thanks to the PTSA, dinner will be at no cost to Spartan Sound students.

VOLUNTEERS
Three or four parent volunteers are needed to help distribute dinner during the third quarter.

Sign up!

SPECTATORS

Family members and friends who wish to attend the game will need to pay for admission at the main entrance of the stadium.

FOOTBALL GAME

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

Winter Auxiliary

Community Thank You Concert

1 p.m. Saturday, April 23

MVHS Large Gym

Join the Mountain View High 2022 Winter Auxiliary for a free concert for friends, family and the entire MVHS community. The concert will feature the Winter Auxiliary's award-winning performances at the California Color Guard Circuit competition in early April.

Winter Percussion will perform The River by Armeen Ghafourpour, and Winter Guard will perform Reflections by Bruce Paulson.

Donations, collected at the door, are very much appreciated.

'Tis the Season: Volunteer and Raise Money!

Volunteer for the Spartans Tree Lot!

SPARTANS TREE LOT

Volunteers needed  through Dec. 19
Located at Mountain View High

The delivery model used last year will be in effect, as well as an in-person lot.

Sign up!

https://mvhsboosters.ivolunteer.com/

Be sure to indicate "MVHS Instrumental Music" on the sign-up roster to make sure your hours are counted.

 

All funds raised will go toward supporting such Instrumental Music needs as student scholarships, performance needs, classroom equipment and music purchases.

In the past, Instrumental Music has earned as much as $3,000 working at the Turkey Trot and Tree Lot. It's fun! And it's a great way to give back to the community!

 

Instrumental Music  will be compensated at a rate of $18 per volunteer hour. The program with the most volunteer hours across the Tree Lot and Turkey Trot events will receive a $500 bonus!

Graduation Performance

Friday, June 3

Schedule

 

     Call Time                                                                        5:15 p.m.
     Head to the Stadium for tune, warmup and sound check  6 p.m.                                 Perform Pomp and Circumstances                                   6:30 p.m.

     Perform All Right Now                                                      Post-ceremony

What You Need to Know

The school is expecting 3,000 total attendees that evening. Parking and traffic will be very congested. It's a good idea for you to carpool, bike or walk to campus. Ricky Alegria will be in Packard Hall well ahead of time, so the room will be open for you. Please remember to eat something beforehand and bring a water bottle.

This is a very important performance. Although the music isn't very challenging, we provide a unique element to the ceremony. It means alot to the graduates to have live music. Since this is the first typical graduation in two years, it's our job to help make it special.

Performance Attire

It's "business casual." Dress for the weather (forecast to be in the low 70s in the late afternoon/early evening), but look professional.

Option 1
 

  • collared, button-down shirt

  • dress pants or slacks

  • dress shoes

  • dress socks that cover the ankle

Option 2
 

  • light dress with a hem that falls around the knee

  • heels or flats

You may wear
 

  • sunglasses

  • sun hat

Please DO NOT wear
 

  • jeans

  • shorts

  • sandals

  • sneakers

  • T-shirts

  • a hoodie

Questions? See Ricky Alegria

Grab Your Instruments, Flags,

Drumsticks and Mallets!

It's Time to Register for Marching Band

Follow all the steps below by Friday, June 17

Fill out this Google Form:
Complete the Student Registration Form

Parents, please download the Parent Information Packet

 

Be sure to fill out the Emergency Contact Form
and the season-long Field Trip Permission Slips

Email the forms--as PDFs, please--to ricky.alegria@mvla.net
 

Be sure to review the Fair Share Donation. Students will not be denied participation based on their families ability to donate. You can drop off donations to the MV Finance Office or to the lock box in Packard Hall.

 

Please make checks out to "MVHS Instrumental Music."
 

Questions? See Ricky Alegria

Band Camp 2022

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

July 25-29

and Aug. 1-2

MVHS will host a home camp. It is very important that you make every effort to attend Band Camp in its entirety.  You will be (re)learning the basics of marching and choreo, and you will begin to learn the field show. If you have to miss a portion of Band Camp, please let Ricky Alegria know.

Questions? See Ricky Alegria