1. WSMA State Honors Orchestra - registration deadline is TONIGHT at 11:59pm. The auditions themselves are in February. Our school ID number is 10508.

2. WSMA Solo & Ensemble - deadline is the end of day on Sunday 12/6. Students should upload their recordings into their Google Drive and share the link in Buzz. A list of students signed up to take part can be found HERE .

3. The orange annual T-SHIRTS are here at my house and they look great! Students can get them in one of 3 ways:

- Come to my house at 8696 Airport Rd. on Sunday 12/6 12:30-1:30 pm. Hold up a sign with your name and I will bring the right-sized shirt out to a table in the driveway. Contactless!

- Make other arrangements to stop by.

- On Tuesday, I will take any remaining shirts to MHS and families can pick them up at Door #4 (Bristol St entrance) like the other items for pick-up.

4. The Orchestra Spirit Wear Sale is going on right now and will end Sunday 12/6 at 6 pm. To check out this year's items, head to the BAND & ORCHESTRA BOOSTER WEB PAGE .

5. Philomusica Winter Tearecordings are due to me by Wednesday 12/9 (or later if you talk to me about it first). For all the info on how to make the recordings and how to turn them in, go HERE .

6. Melharmony recordings of Snow Princess and Beethoven arTONIGHT at 11:59 pm12/10. For full info, go HERE .

7. Legend and Swamp Thang recordings are due by Friday 12/18 (or over that following weekend, I suppose). For the full scoop on those, go HERE .

If you have any questions, let me know.




Hello band students and families,

Here are a few quick reminders and announcements.

1. WSMA State Honors Deadline Tomorrow

The registration deadline for WSMA State Honors auditions is tomorrow, 12/4. (Note that the actual auditions are not until February.) Info here.

2. Solo & Ensemble Videos Due Tomorrow

If you registered for the early cycle of solo/ensemble, your video is due tomorrow, 12/4. You can simply send/share your video with Mr. V by email. Make sure to follow all format guidelines and clearly label your video when you send it. Info here.

3. Fruit Sale Thank-Yous

If you sold fruit during last month's fruit sale, please check your email for a list of your customers and their contact info. There is also a template that you can use to send a message thanking them for their support.

If you didn't receive an email, make sure that you check the email that you gave us, and then contact mhsbopafruitsale@gmail.com with questions.

4. Yearbook Photos

The MHS Yearbook Team is looking for photos of students engaged in making music at home. Take a picture of yourself practicing your instrument, recording your solo, or just making music at home. Wouldn't it be nice to be featured in the yearbook besides last year's school photo? You can upload pictures to this google drive folder. Questions? Ask Ms. Paris (Schutz) at jschutz@mcpasd.k12.wi.us

-- Michael Ver VoortMusic Teacher & Director of Bands Middleton High School (608) 829-9680 mvervoort@mcpasd.k12.wi.us


Hello band students and families,

Congratulations on making it to this holiday week! See below for a few important deadlines.

1. Solo/Ensemble Registrations Due TOMORROW 11/24

Registration for the first cycle of Solo/Ensemble (videos due in December) is due tomorrow. All the info here.

2. WSMA State Honors Registrations Due 12/4

Auditions are not until February, but registration is due on 12/4. All the info here.

3. Concert-Aria Applications Due 12/18

The annual MHS concerto/aria/dance competition is still taking place. Students who are working on a concerto (solo piece with orchestra) are encouraged to audition. All the info here.

4. Fruit Sale Congrats

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated in this year's fruit sale. This annual fundraiser was remarkably successful given the circumstances, and we are hoping for some exciting events in the spring. A special thank you to Krysia Braun for several years of service as fruit sale chair. We are in need of a new chairperson for next year's event -- could it be you?

5. Last Minute Fruit Orders? Missed yesterday's deadline to order fruit? The website is still open for orders until tomorrow. Get those last minute orders in! -- Michael Ver VoortMusic Teacher & Director of Bands

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