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All State Results

Congratulations to Matt Kossick for making All State once again, and to Michaela Dicicco for making alternate.  We're proud of you both!

Posted: 01/26/14, 8:20 p.m.

Regional Results
Thank you to all of the parents and students who helped us host the Regional Auditions this weekend. From registration, to tabulation and proctoring, we could not have done it without you. Congratulations to the following Mountain Pointe students who were selected for the 2014 West Region Honor Festival:

Region Honor Band:
Michaela Dicicco—piccolo
Blake Adlam—alto saxophone
Kenadee Brown—clarinet
Joelle Johnson—clarinet
Chloe Dietz—euphonium
Zach Besse—tuba
Matthew Kossick—percussion
Alexandria Layton—percussion
Brennan Polich—percussion
Nick Hadder—percussion
Adam Grula—percussion

Region Honor Orchestra:
Gio Badini—bass

——Mr. Hartgrove

Posted: 01/20/14, 10:40 p.m.
IMPORTANT: Message For Concert Band Parents

We need your help!!

Please consider donating two hours of your time to volunteer at the Regional Auditions for Band, Orchestra and Choir.

The event is being held at Mountain Point High School on Friday and Saturday, January 24 and 25. Students from throughout the Tempe Union High School District will be on campus to participate. Band students who receive the highest scores in each section of instruments are selected to be in the Regional Band at the Regional Festival later this spring and will go on to audition for the All State Band.

As the hosting school, we are in need of several parent volunteers to help with registration, selling concessions, and tallying student scores. While a number of parents have already committed to work one or more shifts, we still have several volunteer positions that need to be filled.

Each day is divided into two-hour shifts so that no one needs to give up their whole weekend. For each shift, we need two parent volunteers at each position. (You are welcome sign up for multiple shifts.)

To view the schedule and to sign up to help, click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:

 _______________________________________UPDATE: State Championship Information
Mr. Hartgrove has confirmed that ALL ADULTS need tickets to enter the stadium. If I recall, the lines were long at the stadium last year, so I would recommend purchasing tickets in advance if you can.

Here is ticket information from the MPHS web site:
State Football Championship Game tickets will be sold by AIA staff here at MP Wednesday 12:30 - 4PM

Game Details:
Mountain Pointe Pride vs. Hamilton, Saturday, 3:30pm at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale

Adults $10 - students with high school ID $6
(children 5 and under are free of charge)

CALL TIME will be at noon in the band room on Saturday with the Boosters providing a pizza lunch for the students. (Parents, who would like to donate beverages, fruit, deserts or funds should contact me by email)

The band due to arrive at the stadium at 2:15 p.m. We are permitted to bring water bottles for our group into the stadium but no outside food. It will be a long day, so bringing snacks for the bus ride home will probably be a good idea. Keep in mind however, that any snack foods that the kids bring will need to remain on the bus during the game. Mr. Hartgrove is recommending that the students do not bring their backpacks into the stadium as they will be subject to search and will slow down the check-in process.

More to come so stay tuned . . .

—Carol Greeney
Posted: 11/27/13, 9:56 a.m.

State Championship Information
We are still waiting for a schedule and other official information from AIA and the Cardinal’s organization regarding the Division I State Final game on Saturday at University of Phoenix Stadium.

As soon as Mr. Hartgrove has the details, we will send out an email and post it to our web and Facebook pages.  This is all subject to change, but based on our experience last year, here are a few things to expect:

EVERYONE must purchase a ticket. The AIA only provides passes for football players, coaches, marching band students, the band staff and the principals. Unlike regular season games, all of our parent volunteers (chaperones, first aid, uniforms, pit crew, photographers, hydration) will be required to purchase tickets. (AIA will be on campus Wednesday from 12:30 to 4:00 if you would like to purchase your tickets in advance.)

Logistics at University of Phoenix stadium follow a strict schedule and access to the stadium is tightly controlled. Last year, to accommodate travel time and the UOP schedule, call time was 8:30 a.m. for a noon kick-off. Mr. Hartgrove will announce a call time for this Saturday’s game as soon as he receives the schedule from AIA.

Please keep an eye on your in boxes as I will be sending out more information as it becomes available. You can also check or the MPHS Lionheart Band & Boosters Facebook page. If you don’t find the information you need or have questions, feel free to contact me by email.  

Stay tuned and GO PRIDE!
—Carol Greeney

Posted: 11/27/13, 8:02 a.m.

Semi Final Football Game Rescheduled
Per an announcement by Mr. Kipper, the 11/22 state semifinal football game with Mountain Pointe and Desert Ridge has been postponed until Monday, 11/25 at 6 p.m. The sight is still expected to be McClintock High School, but that could change depending on weather. Stay tuned as we expect an update on Monday morning. Mr. Hartgrove has set call time for marching band members and bus chaperones for 4:45 p.m. on Monday.
Posted: 11/22/13, 11:21 a.m.
 _______________________________________ Mandatory Meeting for Marching Band Students and Parents
Mr. Hartgrove and the Band Boosters will hold a mandatory 30-minute meeting Thursday, September 26 in the band room. The time has been changed to immediately following practice at 8:00 p.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide important information about the Memorial Day Parade trip to Washington, D.C. next May. Topics will include anticipated cost to participate, the payment schedule, fund-raising opportunities and the deadline for students to commit to the trip. Mrs. Tolar, Assistant Principal of Activities, will also speak about the school administration’s support for the trip.
_______________________________________ MPHS Lionhearts Marching Band Football Game @ Bishop Gorman H.S., Las Vegas,

NV Hampton Inn—Tropicana
4975 Dean Martin Drive
Las Vegas, NV  89118

Itinerary:  All times are approximate and flexible depending on travel conditions.

Friday, August 23, 2013
8:00 am—depart MPHS
12:00 pm—stop for lunch en route
4:00 pm—arrive at Hampton Inn-Tropicana, Las Vegas, check-in
5:00 pm—dinner en route to stadium
6:00 pm—arrive at Bishop Gorman stadium, warm-up for performance
7:00 pm—kick-off football game
10:00 pm—return to hotel
11:00 pm—room check, lights out

Saturday, August 24, 2013
8:00 am—breakfast at hotel (free continental)
9:00 am—room check, load bus
9:30 am—depart Las Vegas
12:30 pm—stop for lunch en route
5:30 pm—arrive MPHS

**Students will be responsible for providing money for 3 restaurant meals (fast-food type), as well as any incidentals such as snacks.  Meals and snacks packed from home for the bus are also acceptable.

Season Preview Show and Season Kick-Off Dinner

Band Families, You are cordially invited to attend our Season Preview Show on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. and to our Season Kick-Off Dinner immediately following the performance.
Heat got you down? Don't worry, the concert is indoors in the MPHS Auditorium and the dinner will take place in the cafeteria.
NOTE: Call time for band members is 4:00 p.m.

No ticket is necessary.

The favor of a reply is requested by August 1st.

Updates for the 2013-14 Season

A full schedule of marching and concert band events for the 2013-14 season can be found on Mr. Hartgrove's web page as well as in the calendar section of this website.

Check back often as we will be providing additional information for the upcoming season throughout the summer.

Volunteer Registration Required!  

To volunteer at MPHS, you must go through the volunteer registration process.  Please fill out a volunteer application through the TUHSD website. The registration process only needs to be done one time.

This link will take you right to the instructions/application: Volunteer Application

If that doesn't work this link will take you to the Tempe Union site, click on the volunteer application and instructions in the PURPLE box to the far right.

Welcome Lionhearts!

The Mountain Pointe High School Band Boosters would like to welcome the 2014 incoming freshmen and their families. The transition to high school is a big one and your new band family will be there for you (both kids and parents!) to ease this transition.

Please feel free to ask any of us questions. Here are a few answers to get you started:

Marching Band will invite Middle School Students to play with the them at the home football game on October 19th. We will also hold a few clinics in the spring and a two week band camp at Mountain Pointe in the summer.  Dates for the spring will be announced in March 2014.

Concert Band will invite Middle School Students to perform at our holiday concert in December 2013.  Dates to be announced.  Come check out the comfy seats in the high school auditorium - it sure beats the lunch room seats you are sitting in now!!

There is a very small band budget provided by the district which makes it necessary for us to charge fees to participate in the band program. Information on 2013-2014 Fees
 can be found here. We don't have a the fees for 2014-2015 published yet.

We have plenty of
fundraisers that you can participate in to raise funds specifically for your child's fees.  In fact, you can start now with our eScrip & Fry's VIP Card program.  Click here for more information on getting started with fundraising for 2014. The money that you raise for your student will be waiting for you in August of 2014! Tax Credits are also a great option.  

Check this out: 

What I wish I knew when I was a freshman parent!  
Your Guide to the MP Band Boosters!

Please contact us if you have any additional questions!

Carol Seay-Greeney

Carol's email
Vice President:
Patsy Adlam

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Tonya Garrison
Leslie Branson
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