***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.
New this year, we have established a Varsity Singers Alumni Scholarship to help provide financial support to students who may need assistance to be part of the show choir. We also have an ongoing savings account to help purchase marching band uniforms, which 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:
February 20 Grades 2/3 Musical Perf. Auditorium
February 22-23 Winter Guard Regionals Indianapolis
March 8 Varsity Singers Competition Teays Valley HS
March 9 Winter Guard Competition Springfield-Holland HS
March 11 Music Booster Meeting Media Center
IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCES AT MEDINA AND CENTRAL CROSSING
The Ada community should be very proud of the achievements of all of the competing groups this past weekend! On Saturday, the Varsity Singers had a great performance in Medina and placed fourth in Class C. They did not qualify for evening finals, but their improved performance reflects their hard work. Emily Keckler received the best individual performer award. The next Varsity Singers competition will be at the Teays Valley Classic on Saturday, March 8 at Teays Valley High School in Ashville, Ohio.
On Sunday, the Jr. High Flag Line placed second of all Jr. High groups at Central Crossing in Columbus. Great job girls, and nice show! Also, the High School Rifle Line put on an impressive display and scored quite well. They walked away with a first place trophy. Finally, the High School Winter Guard revealed their much anticipated show to a captive audience, which included some young princesses. They were the only group to compete in open class, but scored very well considering the demanding scoring crietria and came home with first place. The High School Winter Guard's next competition will be at WGI Regionals in Indianapolis (Ben Davis High School) on Saturday, February 22. If you attend, please respect WGI's policy that prohibits videotaping (this includes iPads and cell phones), as penalties could be assessed.
Congratulations to all the groups!!! Be sure to check out the photos on the trophy case page and our Facebook page.
2ND ANNUAL PURSE RAFFLE FUNDRAISER
The Ada Academic & Ada Music Boosters would like to thank everyone that attended the fundraiser. We had a great turnout despite some fresh snow and cold temperatures. We hope everyone had a great time! Thanks to all of the organizers and volunteers, including Dr. Karen Kier, Tracie Amburgey, Beth Milks, and Jonathan Lischak.
VARSITY SINGERS COMPETE IN PIQUA
The Ada Varsity Singers performed in the year's first competition at Piqua High School on Saturday, January 18, to perform in the 31st Annual Piqua High School Show Choir Invitational Competition. The event was hosted by Piqua’s show choir, "The Company", and the Piqua Music Boosters.
Eleven show choirs, including several that participated in last year's Music Feast, competed for top honors. The Varsity Singers performed five numbers as part of their program entitled "Wake Up America." Although the Varsity Singers did not qualify for finals, the group scored well across various categories. Chanler Hughart received the best performer award.
2014 BULLDOG CARDS ARE NOW ON SALE!
The 2014 Bulldog discount cards are now available from any music student, grades 5-12. For a look at this year's card and information on how to obtain the new card, please click HERE.
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.
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
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 2013-14 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