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:
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.
Blake Adlam—alto saxophone
Region Honor Orchestra:
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: http://vols.pt/Yy7VjT
_______________________________________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
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 . . .
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:
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.)
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 mphsbandboosters.org 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!
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,
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.