Questions about the boosters? See our Commonly Asked Questions page.
News and Upcoming Events:
Flagline Only Competition
OIPA State Competition
Winterguard Exhibition Performance
Ada Bingo plays weekly on Thursdays at the Center on Central, 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. Come early and join us for dinner! Ada Bingo uses new, radio-controlled electronic machines, as well as, paper packages. Proceeds from Ada Bingo benefit Ada Music Boosters.
PARENT VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to work Bingo each Thursday. Volunteers earn $10 towards their student’s trip account each time they work Ada Bingo. To VOLUNTEER call coordinator Kelly Wright 419-236-0956.
Ada Academic & Music Boosters Purse & Jewelry Raffle
Sunday February 18th
The Ada Academic Boosters in conjunction with the Ada Music Boosters will host the 6th Annual Purse & Jewelry Fundraiser Sunday, February 18, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the McIntosh Ballroom on the ONU Campus in Ada, Ohio. Admission tickets are $30. Admission tickets may be purchase by contacting a Booster officer or Tracie Amburgey at (419)235-8162. Tables of 8 may be reserved when purchased together prior to February 9. Seating is limited to 300 guests. Ballroom doors open at 1:00 p.m. Admission ticket includes 1 bingo card and paddle, hors d’oeuvres and beverages. This fun event includes 15 bingo games for purses, quarter auctions, prizes by chance, raffle gifts, a wristlet game with $100 cash to winner, & our Bulldog Bundle- full of gift cards from area businesses!
Unable to attend the 18th, consider purchasing a raffle ticket. Raffle tickets at $1 per ticket, or $5 for 6 tickets. Need not be present to win. First prize is a Yeti Soft Side Cooler valued at over $300, 2nd prize is a Liz Claiborne Work Tote, and 3rd prize is $25 cash. Please join us and support Ada students!
Varsity Singers Prepare for 2017-18 Performance Season
The Varsity Singers are a select group of students from Ada High School, formed in 1978. The 34 Singer/dancers, the 12-piece band, and 5-member crew are heavily involved in numerous other academic, athletic, and extracurricular activities both at Ada High School and the surrounding community. Under the direction of Mr. Scott Henning, instrumental director Dr. Jonathan Lischak, and choreography Mr. Zach Triscari, The Varsity Singers present their competition show “Fire with Fire”.
“The world expects us to act a certain way, look a certain way, and live a certain way… to fit a mold…. But in reality, no one is ever supposed to be anything they’re not. With this knowledge we ask our audience to live our amazing lives, boldly. We all have fire within us to make changes in ourselves and the world we call home. ‘Life is not tried. It is merely survived, if you’re standing outside the fire!”’
Musical selections include: I See Fire, Elevation, Thunder on the Mountain, Feeling Good, Fire with Fire with Fire, and Standing Outside the Fire. This year’s soloist include: Sydney VanAtta, Emma Ferguson, Audrey Hazelton, Kesewa Akyeampong, Alex Waugh, Alex Morgan and Coco McLaughlin. Guitar Soloist: Ian Dellifield.
Are you a Harry Potter fan?
Ada Winter Guard members are spending their holiday break preparing for the 2018 competition season. This year all 3 group’s, Winter Guard, Flag Line, and Dance Line, performances will feature Harry Potter themes. The groups will compete in both the OIPA (Ohio Indoor Performance Association) and WGI (Winter Guard International) circuits.
The Ada High School Winter Guard’s show is entitled “Conjuring a Patronus”, and takes the audience through the process of learning this “advanced magic”, and ultimately dispersing a gym full of dementors with Harry Potter’s iconic spell. Featuring flags, wands, and broom sticks this year’s program should an audience favorite. Members of the Ada High School Winter Guard include Jake Colwell, Samantha Crawford, Madison Preston, Gizem Tanriverdi, Lindsay Crouse, Madison Wright, Leona Dalton, Jacob Morgan, Daniel Nash, Jacob Bassitt, Kaylee Huffer, Olivia Hiester, Alyssa Wince, and Victoria Ross.
“Free the Elves” is the Ada Flag Line’s theme which continues Hermione’s quest to free the house elves from their masters by presenting them with socks. Members of the Flag Line include Mitchel Frazier, Olivia Thomas, Tessa Long, Alaina Robirds, and Olivia Green.
The Ada High School Dance Line’s show concept is entitled “Wizard Chess”, and portrays the dangerous game that Harry and Ron had to master to enter the Chamber of Secrets. Members of the High Dance Line include Paige Seitz, Rylie Roser, Cristina Theis, Jasmine Liembruger, Alaina Nash, Rebecca MacDonald, Kesewa Akyeampong, and Theodore Hadley.
VOLUNTEER DRIVER FORMS
Anyone planning to transport students for school-related functions (including band/choir/winter guard activities) or pull the Music Booster trailer in the 2017-2018 school year are required to complete a volunteer driver release form. The form is accessible from our Electronic Resources page.
ARE YOU ENROLLED IN KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS?
Kroger Community Rewards is a program that rewards the Ada Music Boosters for purchases that registrants make at Kroger using their Kroger Plus Card! Registrants already know that by shopping at Kroger and using their Kroger Plus card, Kroger makes quarterly payments to the Ada Music Boosters. Registrations do expire in the spring, so it is important to check your receipt to see if your purchases are still going to help the Music Boosters. Thank you to everyone that has participated in this program! If your registration has expired, please re-enroll following the instructions posted on our Kroger re-enrollment page. Instructions for first-time enrollments are also provided.
EXPLANATION OF FEES PROVIDED
Did you ever wonder what the school fees pay for and what the Music Booster fees pay for? We have created a special page to show the fee breakdown for the various programs. See our Explanation of Fees page (it is located under the Electronic Resources menu).
If you are interested in making a donation or becoming a booster member, we gratefully welcome your support! Your donation and/or fundraising purchase definitely helps to provide exceptional opportunities for all students involved in vocal and instrumental music at Ada Schools. Visit our Patron Support Page for more information.
OUR SYSTEM OF BILLING FOR PROGRAM FEES
The Ada Music Boosters use Legacy Financial for the billing and collection of program fees for students of the music programs (Including Varsity Singers, marching band, and winter guard fees, plus things like camp fees, spirit packs, spirit wear, travel expenses, ticket purchases, etc.). Details are provided in this introductory information.
We now have the following sales going on and appreciate your support of our programs…
Bulldog Cards – discounts for you at local merchants
Static Window Clings – support the Bulldogs and your student!
SCRIP cards – gift cards that pay dividends to the Ada Music Boosters
Tyson Chicken A+ points – credits paid to the Ada Music Boosters
Chief Supermarkets sales receipts – credits paid to the Ada Music Boosters
Gordon Foods – credits paid to the Ada Music Boosters
Padrones Pizza – special nights where members of the community dine in and when our special coupon is presented, we earn 20% of the sales! (no dates currently planned)
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 attend our Booster meetings to find out more.
Follow the Ada Varsity Singers on Twitter: @varsitysingers
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.