Category Archives: Middle School

2nd Annual Spooktackular


dominos-logoThe MSOPA and Domino’s Pizza have teamed up to provide an All You Can Eat Pizza Dinner as a fundraiser to send the High School Chamber Orchestra to The National Orchestra Festival.

Tickets are $6.50 each (4 years and under are free) Pop, Juice Boxes, Water Bottles, Cookies and Brownies will also be sold for $1 each. Reservations requested but not required.

Make your reservation for the Spooktacular Concert Night (10/27) Here At This Link

Orchestra News Updates

Mrs. DeRose, Mr. Mosley, & the MSOPA are working on may things. So many more details and annocuments to follow this week I think you will all like!!!!

Chili’s Give Back Event – The Orchestra Parents Association is hard at work raising funds for the National Orchestra Festival trip. Their first event is a Give Back Event at Chili’s on Henry Street on Wednesday, October 5. Bring the attached voucher with you on Wednesday and Chili’s will give 15% of your check to the orchestra program.

National Orchestra Festival Payment Due – Please submit the first of three $100 payments by Friday, October 7. Next payment dates are November 11 and December 9.

Annual Great American Opportunities Magazine Sale – This annual sale begins on Friday.

Welcome Back

DSCN5537On 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 DSCN4347have 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.

DSCN5116Thursday, 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.

DSCN6988As 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.

Have a great 2016-2017 School Year!!

Meat Block Fundraiser

  • MSOPA Annual Meat Block Fundraiser Friday 4/29/16 ­ Monday 5/9/16

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.


Thank you for your continued support of the Mona Shores Orchestra Program!

Meat Block Item List Meat Bock Order Form

Middle School Orchestra & Lumberjacks Historical Moment

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Nick Mosley, Orchestra Director, conducting the national anthem by the Mona Shores Middle School Orchestra at the Muskegon Lumberjacks game.

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.

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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.

Mona Shores Middle School Orchestra Flyer 3-11-16

To order tickets for Friday night with the Middle School use the following form: Mona Shores Middle School Orchestra Order Form 3-11-16Mona Shores Middle School Orchestra Order Form 3-11-16

Mona Shores High School Orchestra Flyer 3-12-16

To order tickets for Saturday night with the High School use the following form: Mona Shores High School Orchestra Order Form 3-12-16 (1)

Mona Shores High School Orchestra Order Form 3-12-16 (1)