On behalf of Mrs. DeRose, Mr. Mosley, and the Mona Shores Orchestra Parents Association (MSOPA), Welcome Back!!! The new school year is upon us and under way with some exciting events already planned and being planned for 2016-2017.
First off, the 2016-2017 events have already begun. The Fiddlers have been rehearsing all summer and had a three day Fiddle Camp. They started their Summer/Fall Concerts tour this summer at the Sparta Celtic Fest, Roosevelt Park Day, and the Annual Muskegon Irish Association Dinner. The Fiddlers next concert is Sunday, Sept. 18th, 10 AM at the Michigan Irish Music Fest.
Thursday, October 27th, will be the 2nd Annual Spooktacular Concert. The orchestras fall concerts tackle Halloween and get a little Spooky Fun. This years concert will include the Ross Park and Churchill Elementary Traveling Choirs.
Saturday, November 15th, at 7 PM is the 15th Annual Fiddle Fest featuring the Fiddlers and the Middle Fiddles with very special guest CrossBow. CrossBow is a high energy group out of GVSU that has been tearing up the celtic festivals.
We will have more details on these events and other events as we get closer to the date. A complete calendar of events is on our event page and details of an event can typically be found on our Facebook Page.
As most of you already know, we are also very happy to announce that Mr. Mosley is the Full Time Middle School’s 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Orchestra Director. Mrs. DeRose will continue as the High School Director and assist with the 6th Grade at the middle school.
Its looking like an exciting year ahead of us. Check back here, our Facebook Page or Twitter Page for the latest news and events. We will be adding some features to the webpage that I think some of you will really like.
Last week a large number of middle school orchestra students participated in the Summer Strings program. A week long strings class that met in the morning at the Mona Shores Middle School under the direction of Mr. Mosley.
Here are a few pictures from the Summer Strings, more are posted on our Flickr Page.
On May 24th, 2016 the Mona Shores Middle School Orchestras performed their Spring Concert. Mr. Mosley directed and presented awards to the 6th and 8th Grade Orchestras and Mrs. DeRose did the same with the 7th Grade Orchestra. Here are a few pictures from the night, more can be found on our Flickr Page.
The Mona Shores Orchestra Parent Association has teamed up with Harvey and Matt Anderson of the Meat Block to help our organization and our students raise money. The attached order form lists seven delicious ways you can support our orchestra. $5 of each product ordered will be given back to the orchestra, and half of that
$5 will be placed in the student account of the seller. Simply fill in the name and phone number of the customer and clearly mark the selected product. Money should be collected at the time orders are placed and checks should be made payable to Mona Shores Orchestra Parents Association (MSOPA). All order forms with payment must be turned in by Monday, May 9. Products must be picked up by the seller on Monday, May 16, from 4:30 5:30 PM, in the high school east parking lot (by the orchestra room). Any orders not picked up during this time will be shipped back to the Meat Block and can be picked up at a later date.
ALL ORDER FORMS MUST BE TURNED IN TO YOUR ORCHESTRA TEACHER BY: MONDAY, MAY 9
Thank you for your continued support of the Mona Shores Orchestra Program!
The Mona Shores Middle School Orchestra played the National Anthem March 11, 2016 at LC Walker Arena before the Muskegon Lumberjacks game. This was a first for the orchestra but also the first time ANY orchestra performed the National Anthem for the Lumberjacks. Tonight the Mona Shores Fiddlers will perform 30 minutes prior to the game and Mona Shores High School Orchestra will perform the National Anthem before the game.
More photos from the Friday & Saturday Night Lumberjacks on our Flickr Page.
The Mona Shores Orchestras will be at the Muskegon Lumberjacks game for two nights. The Middle School Orchestra will be Friday, March 11, 2016 and the High School Orchestra & Fiddlers will be Saturday March 12, 2016.
Please use the attached order forms below to purchase your tickets. For each night if we sell 50 or more tickets the the orchestra will receive a portion of the ticket sales.