2014 Holiday Concert

Mona Shores Symphonic Orchestra
Mona Shores Symphonic Orchestra

The Holiday Season is upon us with festive times all around us. The Mona Shores High School Symphonic Orchestra just finished performing to very positive reviews with the Mona Shores Choir at the Singing Christmas Tree. If you missed it or just want more, then we have a treat for you. The High School and Middle School Orchestras will perform a joint Holiday Concert on December 10, 2014, 7pm, at the  Mona Shores High School Performing Arts Center.

This is a Holiday Concert you want to come early to. From 5:30-7:00 will be the Silent Auction for Save The Strings. Cat Jackson  has done amazing job with The Muskegon Center for the Arts & Red Lotus Gallery to put this fundraiser together for us. Its event really worth coming early to check out!


Who: Mona Shores High School and Middle School Orchestras

Where: Mona Shores High School Performing Center

When: December 10, 2014

Save The Strings: 5:30 PM – 7 PM

Holiday Concert: 7:00 PM

Giving Tuesday

Middle School Playing PIc

Today is the third annual Giving Tuesday. Two days of deals with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday was created to give back to families, charities, community centers and students. Its a simple idea but a great way for you or your company to help our students.

The Mona Shores Orchestra Association makes it possible for the Mona Shores Orchestra Program to realize the extraordinary. The generosity of parents, volunteers, and donors helps the orchestra program cover the gap between school funding and all of the demands of being a world-class orchestra. Donations and Fundraising like Save The Strings are needed so we can as many students as possible on the Italy Performance Tour.

The Mona Shores Orchestra Association depends upon your goodwill. To that end, there are several ways to contribute including individual donations to the association’s annual fund directly or through the United Way, Business Advertising, or a donation to the Mona Shores Orchestra Edquist Memorial Fund via the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.

Mona Shores Orchestra Association is a 501 C(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax deductible as allowed by law, plus Michigan Tax Credit for Community Foundations.

PDF Link: Donation Flyer 2013-14.pages Donation Flyer 2013-14

2014 Meyer Music All Star Orchestra

Abbe Grevious - Violin, Kendra Robbins - Cello, and Ezekiel Kenney - Violin,
Abbe Grevious – Violin, Kendra Robbins – Cello, and Ezekiel Kinney – Violin,

Congratulations and thank you to Abbe Grevious – Violin, Ezekiel Kinney – Violin, and Kendra Robbins – Cello for representing Mona Shores Orchestra at the Meyer Music All Star Orchestra at Caledonia High School on Nov. 22, 2014.

The students participated in a day of workshops with a performance at the end of the day under the direction of John Varineau, who is the Associate Conductor of the Grand Rapids Symphony.

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2014 Magazine Sale

The orchestra program’s annual magazine sale has been kicked off. Students should have brought home paperwork including a catalog, order forms, and reach out booklet. Please take a moment to renew your existing subscription or order a new title either on an order form or on-line at www.gaschoolstore.com. Enter our code 2520013 when placing an order. The sale will conclude on Monday, October 13, with all paper orders due at this time.

Your student graduated or don’t have a student in the program but would still like to support the orchestra program? Order on line at any time throughout the sale and throughout the school year. Just use the website link and code above.

Thank you for the support of our orchestra!

Fiddlers and the Farmers Market

The Mona Shore Fiddlers will be performing Saturday, October 4th, at the Muskegon Farmers Market from 10:00 AM – Noon.

Come get your local produce, meats, bake goods, flowers, cookies, lunch, etc. oh and some good music!!!  If you are one of the few  who have not been to the new Muskegon Farmers Market this is a good excuse to get there.

For more info on the market visit: http://www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com


High School Fiddle Gig Reminder

Attention Fiddlers – Please remember our first performance is Thursday, Aug 28 with a call time of 6 PM at the Mona Lake Boat Club.  We are joining Uneven Ground and entertaining members of the Irish American Society at their summer barbecue.  Although this event is not open to the public, parents of fiddlers may attend and may wish to bring a lawn chair.  Please wear your green fiddle shirt and remember to bring a music stand if you need one (I will bring chairs for our cellists).  Our set list includes: John Ryan (AABB, Solo 1, AB, Solo2, AABB), Star of the County Down (AB, Verse 1 vocal solo, All sing Chorus, Vocal solo 2, All sing chorus, AB, Break, AB), Sally Gardens (Leah and Paul kick off, all join in on B, vocal solo, all play AB, vocal solo 2, all play AB), Road to Lisdonvarna & Swallowtail (AABB, pennywhistle solo, AABB, 5x’s Swallowtail).  See you soon!

Welcome Back

This week begins the back to school process with High School registration and Middle School Ports of Call.  The MSOPA welcomes back orchestra students to a new school year, and also welcomes Mona Shores Alumn Mr. Nick Mosely as the new Middle School Orchestra Director. Mr. Mosely will be teaching Campbell and Lincoln Park 5th Grade Orchestra, 6th Grade Orchestra, & 8th Grade Orchestra.

Middle School: Ports of Call – Early Registration:

Tuesday, Aug. 19 – 6th grade
Wednesday, Aug. 20 – 7th/8th grade
9 am – noon ; 3 pm – 6 pm
Make-Up Date:
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 4 pm – 6 pm
If you have more than one student, please bring them on the same day to save you time!

High School  Registration Dates:

Thursday, August 21, 2014

8:00 – 10:30 am Sophomores (Last Names A-L)
1:00 – 3:30 pm Juniors & Seniors (Last Names A-L)

Friday, August 22, 2014

8:00 – 10:30 am Sophomores & Juniors (Last Names M-Z)
1:00 – 3:30 pm Seniors (Last Names M-Z)

Monday, August 25, 2014 9:00 am – 2:00 pm All Freshmen
Meet in Sailor Center

Mona Shores Orchestra Parent Association