April 10, 2018 Campus Messenger - Several Housekeeping Items--please take a look

Hi all,

A whole bunch of smaller items for your information.

1) May becomes concert season.  Please make sure you put the following dates on your calendars and help students navigate the inevitable conflicts with work and sports practices and so forth.  These events should take precedence over anything except possibly a state tournament.

  • PHILOMUSICA: Monday 5/14 (5:30 at MHS) and Thursday 5/17 (6:30 at GCMS)

  • These 2 concerts are with the elementary school students and serve as some major recruiting for orchestra. 


  • Sunday 4/22 there is an optional but encouraged event at KMS at 3:30.  We will be joining the Pheasant Branch Strings (an adult ensemble of string learners) much like we did at Attic Angels in the fall.  We will only be performing with them on 1 piece and playing 1 of our own.

  • Wednesday 5/9 is a CardOrch field trip to perform at the WI State Capitol Building.  Students will eat lunch on State St and perform at noon in the Rotunda.  Optional but HIGHLY encouraged.

  • Tuesday 5/15 in the PAC at 7pm is our final curricular concert for the Cardinals.  We finish the evening with a combined piece with the 8th graders in honor of the retirement of Mrs. Wymore.

  • Cardinal Orch students are invited to the Symphony Almost Summer Concert on Wed 5/30.  We will be handing out some awards, honoring our graduating seniors, and the Cardinals should also see what to expect for next year.  Optional but highly encouraged.


  • Wednesday 5/30 at 7:30 is the Almost Summer Concert.  1812 Overture.  Saying Good Luck to Mrs. Wymore.  Senior Roasts.  Yep.


  • Monday April 16 during Block 1 is our Fine Arts Week performance.  Students should come right to the PAC at the beginning of the school day in casual neat dress.

  • Monday 5/21 is the Music Department Awards Reception.  Cake and punch at 6:30pm in the Courtyard with a program at 7pm.  Students will receive S&E medals, summer camp scholarships, and more.  A great night of student recognition!

2) There are several other events that might be of interest to orchestra members and their families:

  • Saturday 4/14 is The Duttons, a string playing family from Branson, MO.  Brought to you by the Friends of the PAC.  Check out the Duttons HERE.

  • The OJM Jam at Common Ground Middleton takes place on Wed 4/11 and a special State S&E Tune Up session takes place on Wednesday 4/25.  Ask me for details if interested.

  • The Pheasant Branch Conservancy is once again hosting Tunes on Tuesday, which is chamber music along the paths during Tuesday evenings in the summer.  Students are encouraged to sign up to perform  for 1-hour slots.  It is a ton of fun: go HERE to sign up!

3) State S&E fees are now up on FeePay.  Go to the site, click on Activities and then the word "Fees" in the upper left hand side.  MHS:  2018 State Solo and Ensemble/Strings

4) I want to thank Kim Mackey for all his incredible work on Spring Supper.  Over 600 meals were served, more than 120 items were auctioned off, 700+ raffle tickest were sold, and we raised over $20,000 to assist the orchestra and band programs at MHS!  Spectacular work!

Kim asked that I send this out to you all:

On behalf of the ScSA Planning Committee:  

Thank you to EVERYONE who attended the   Spring Concert Supper and Auction, last Saturday night.  

The event was planned, staffed, and worked by a HUGE number of volunteers.  THANKS !!

FEEDBACK::  We, the committee, hope the event was all you wanted it to be, and all it could be.    The reality is that we MUST have under achieved, somewhere.  

So, PLEASE COMPLETE the following sentence:  

"Next year, you should........................ "   CLICK HERE TO RESPOND

ALSO, if you wish/want or plan to HELP OUT NEXT YEAR, please respond.  The even is easier to plan if we know more about who will be supporting the effort. 


Planning Committee  2018 Spring Supper & Auction.

Thanks for getting all the way through!



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