News and Upcoming Events:
NEXT BOOSTER MEETING
Tuesday, December 10 (6:30 pm) in the Media Center.
VARSITY SINGERS TO CAROL; BOOSTERS OFFER GIFT WRAPPING
As part of the Ada Chamber of Commerce "Merry on Main" event on Monday, December 2, the Ada Varsity Singers will be singing Christmas carols in the Ada Depot area. The Varsity Singers will be caroling from 7 pm to 8 pm. Additionally, the Ada Music Boosters will provide free gift wrapping to the public inside the depot from 6 pm to 8 pm that evening. The Boosters invite you to shop Ada's merchants and come listen to the caroling while we wrap your gift purchases!
PADRONE'S EVENT - THANK YOU!
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Padrones Dine-in fund-raising event! Hopefully the problem with the coupon link was fixed in time for you to print your coupon. Thanks for helping the Boosters!
2014 BULLDOG CARDS ON SALE SOON!
The 2014 Bulldog discount cards are IN! In the next several days, the Music Boosters will be visiting classrooms and begin distributing the cards for students to sell. Stay tuned!
MARCHING BAND COMPETITION SEASON WRAPPED UP
The band completed their competition season this week at the Bands of America Grand Nationals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. This was the band's second trip to BOA in recent years. The BOA competition showcased 91 high school bands from 19 states. The Ada Marching Bulldogs performed in Thursday's prelims with a strong showing that we can be very proud of. Unfortunately, the band did not qualify for the semi-finals. Nonetheless, the band enjoyed their time in Indy! Congratulations to the band, color guard, band director Jonathan Lischak, and color guard director Amy Webb for a very successful season!
The Ada High School Marching Band earned multiple awards at the Bloom-Carroll and Tri Valley marching band competitions on October 26. The busy day started at Bloom-Carroll High School Annual BC Classic, where the band earned third place in Class C and recognition as best percussion in Class C. Also, the color guard earned best auxiliary in Class C. One interesting note is that the windy conditions required the adults to lie down along one edge of the tarp during Ada's performance. What a unique way to watch the show!
In the second competition of the day, at Tri Valley High School, weather conditions improved and the band arguably had their best performance of the year. Although they did not qualify for the OMEA State Marching Band Finals, the band earned third place in Class C and the color guard won outstanding auxiliary in Class C. Congratulations to the band and color guard!
At Copley High School on October 19, the band earned first place for all Class B and Class C schools. Additionally, this performance marked the first time the band has ever received a Superior rating in the music category.
Earlier this season, the band competed at the 2013 Buckeye Invitational in Ohio Stadium, where the band received an "Excellent" rating. Additionally, at the Revere High School Marching Band Invitational, Ada earned trophies for "Best Auxiliary" in Class C, second place in Class C, and "Best Overall Visual Effect" for all bands who competed. Click HERE to see our trophy case!
NEW YORK CITY TRIP
All high school band and choir members interested in going on next year's trip to New York City should be registered by now. If you or your student is not registered, please do so as soon as possible. Registration information is available on the Instrumental Music Departmental web page, or you can contact Mrs. Glenn.
Ada Bingo plays weekly at the Alumni N-men Building, 111 Central Avenue, Ada. Park in the Depot parking lot. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with play beginning at 6:55 p.m. Ada Bingo uses new, radio-controlled electronic machines, as well as, paper packages. Proceeds from Ada Bingo benefits Ada Athletic and Music Boosters.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to work Bingo on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month (check the Booster calendar for specific dates). Volunteers earn $5 towards their student trip account for each time they work Ada Bingo. To VOLUNTEER to work, call coordinator Deb Rall at 419-303-5344.
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS
It's time to participate in the Kroger Community Rewards program! All of the details on this important program, which helps the Music Boosters, can be found HERE.
We now have the following sales going on and appreciate your support of our programs...
The 2013-14 Patron supporters and membership drive is now underway... Click Here to participate!
We always have our Static Window Clings and SCRIP cards available for sale, plus, we ask you to save UPC codes from Our Family brand of products (sold at Community Markets), Tyson Chicken A+ points, Chief Supermarkets sales receipts and participate in the Kroger Community Rewards program. Shopping at Gordon Foods is another way to support the Boosters - just ask them to apply the funds to Ada Music Boosters. In the near future, we will be teaming up with the good folks at Padrones Pizza for special nights where members of the community dine in and when our special coupon is presented, we earn 20% of the sales! Watch this page for more details to follow!
Become a Booster!
We are always looking for more parents of music students and members of the community to get involved. Even if you don't have much time to commit, there are ways you can help. Please Join the Boosters, then, attend our Booster meetings to find out more.
Follow the Ada Varsity Singers on Twitter: @varsitysingers
Click HERE to see our Trophy Case!
The boosters are A Non-Profit, Charitable, Volunteer-Driven Organization which Supports Excellence in Music Education and Performance Opportunities for All Students of The Ada Exempted Village Schools.
Contact us at Admin@AdaMusicBoosters.org