Guest choir directors, click here for info on the 37th Annual Ada Music Feast!
About the Ada Music Boosters:
The Ada Music Boosters are a non-profit, charitable, volunteer-driven organization that supports excellence in music education and performance opportunities for all students of the Ada Exempted Village Schools. Fees paid by Ada music students provide the basic funding needed by the vocal and instrumental music programs. The Ada Music Boosters were formed to enhance music education programs for the benefit of our students. We purchase band uniforms, instruments, Varsity Singers costumes, props and music, and support our state and regional award-winning winter guard, marching band, and show choir. Additionally, we cover some of the costs associated with the marching band's annual trip to Bands of America Grand Nationals Competition in Indianapolis and assist with funding music department educational trips to New York City, Chicago, and Florida, high school musicals, elementary programs, and other events. If you have questions, please contact one of the Booster officers.
The 2014-15 Patron/membership drive is now underway. Click Here to support the Boosters, including our new ability to Give Online (through Legacy Financial/LegFi.com, our financial management software provider). In addition to the Patron giving levels, we have also established a Varsity Singers Alumni Scholarship to help provide financial support to students who may need assistance to be part of the show choir, as well as, ongoing savings accounts to help when it comes time to purchase marching band uniforms and our equipment trailer, which usually need to be purchased about every 10 years. We’re proud to support all aspects of music education in our schools. Thank you for your continued support of the Ada Music Boosters. Your donation and/or fundraising purchase definitely helps to provide exceptional opportunities for all students involved in vocal and instrumental music at Ada Schools.
News and Upcoming Events:
July 14-18 Varsity Singers camp Ada High School
July 21-25, 28-Aug 1 Marching Band camp Ada High School
Aug 12 Music Feast Organizer Mtg. Ada Park
Aug 12 Music Booster Meeting Ada Park
Aug 29 Annual Chicken BBQ Ada Park
NEW SYSTEM OF BILLING FOR PROGRAM FEES
The Ada Music Boosters are implementing a new process 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 pirchases, etc.). This will be an online system that is convenient, fast, simple, and secure. An introductory information letter containing all of the details will be included with the Varsity Singers and marching band camp letters that were recently mailed! In the meantime, please make sure our treasurer, Dave Smittle, has your e-mail address by sending yours to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPRING CONCERTS FEATURED PREMIERE OF VISION QUEST
On May 19th, parents and friends of Ada music students packed the auditorium to watch and hear the 5-8th grade bands and 6-8th grade choirs perform their spring concert. The concert included 6th grade band selections The Lost Tomb, Shades of Gold, and The Tempest. Ada Junior High band selections included themes from The Hunger Games, Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back, Sponge Bob Square Pants, and The Wizard of Oz. Ada 6-12th grade band members combined for the premiere performance of "Vision Quest" to conclude the 5-8th grade band and 6-8th grade choir concert. This was the first public performance of the piece commissioned and paid for by the Ada Music Boosters. The piece was composed by Ohioan James Swearingen. The 6th grade choir performed "Zum Gali Gali" and "Seize the Day," while the Junior High choir sang "The Cuckoo", "Homeward Bound", and "Risin' Out of My Soul."
Parents and friends returned on the following evening, May 20th, to hear the Ada High School Band Concert. The High School band performed "Zeus King of the Gods", highlights from the movie "Frozen", "The Fives Prevail!", and "Crush". Awards were presented to band and winter guard members throughout the performance, including the John Philip Sousa Award and the Arion Award. The local Katie Brown Award and Ron McVicker Scholarship were also given. Thank you to those who attended either concert!
NEW CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS ADOPTED
The Ada Music Boosters held a special meeting on Sunday, April 27 to consider the adoption of a new Constitution By-Laws. Action was needed to exempt us from paying certain taxes to the State of Ohio. The proposed Constitution and By-Laws were approved and take effect immediately. Thanks to everyone that attended this special meeting and to those of you who provided comments via email!
FUN IN NEW YORK CITY!
It's safe to say that those high school band and choir students who went on the group trip to New York City really enjoyed themselves! The group will saw two musicals (The Lion King and Newsies), Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Times Square, the National September 11th Memorial, and other famous attractions. Additionally, students participated in three Musical Theater Song & Movement Workshops, with the help of actual Broadway performers. We want to thank Mrs. Glenn and Mr. Lischak for planning a great trip, as well as the chaperones. We had an awesome tour guide and bus driver as well. It should be noted that our group was viewed to be the best high school group in terms of participation in the workshops, according to our tour guide who has led tours for high school groups all over the world for six years!!! Great work students! Photos can be found on our Facebook page, and https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l27xkbrprkhn24p/4zSvb88Cqq/NYC%20Trip.
WINTER GUARD AND VARSITY SINGERS SEASON RECAP
The Ada community should be very proud of the achievements of all of the competing groups this season! The Varsity Singers placed well throughout the season and demonstrated continuous improvement. Congratulations to Mrs. Glenn and the group on a great season!
Ada's winter guard groups also performed well throughout the season, walking away with numerous first place trophies and the State Champion title in their respective classes for Jr. High and High School Winter Guard! Congratulations to Mr. Lischak, Amy, and all three groups!
Be sure to check out the photos on the trophy case page and our Facebook page.
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.
We now have the following sales going on and appreciate your support of our programs...
Community Markets Shopping Spree - proceeds to the Ada Music Boosters
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
UPC codes from Our Family brand of products (sold at Community Markets)
Tyson Chicken A+ points - credits paid to the Ada Music Boosters
Chief Supermarkets sales receipts - credits paid to the Ada Music Boosters
Kroger Community Rewards program - 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)
The 2014-15 Patron supporters and membership drive is now underway... Click Here to participate!
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
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