Questions about the boosters? See our Commonly Asked Questions page.
The next Music Feast is on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Details can be found on our Music Feast 2017 page. Registration for this year’s event is now OPEN! Directors can submit the online Registration Application to sign up!
News and Upcoming Events:
Marching Band Competitions
OMEA State Marching Band Finals
Bands of America Grand Nationals
Carroll & Dresdyn, OH
Ada Music Feast Volunteers Needed
This year we are using SignUp.com, the leading online signup and reminder tool, to organize our upcoming activity. We need help both on setup, Friday November 3rd, and the event day, Saturday November 4th. Please sign up for Music Feast 2017 – here’s how in 3 easy steps:
- Go to the appropriate URL for sign-up
- To help with Friday setup http://signup.com/go/dwb8QY
- To help the day of the event http://signup.com/go/usSEhmU
- Enter your email address:(You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
- If your e-mail does not include your name or you have a shared e-mail, please indicate the volunteer name in the notes area.
- Sign up:Choose your spots – SignUp will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Note: SignUp does not share your email address with anyone. If you do not have the ability to sign-up online, please contact one of us directly and we can sign you up manually.
Ada High School Marching Band & Color Guard Continue to Win at Chess
The Ada High School Marching Band and Color Guard earned a superior rating and first place in Class C Saturday, October 14 at the Buckeye Invitational. This was the 3rd competition of the season and the 3rd time the Bulldogs have earned 1st Place! In addition the group earned honors for Best Color Guard, Best General Effect, Best Marching, and Best Visual Effect in class C. The Buckeye Invitational is a high school band competition sponsored by the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA). It is hosted by The Ohio State University Marching Band and takes place in historic Ohio Stadium. This year’s competition show is entitled “Chess- Rise of the Pawns” and includes band and guard members marching and spinning on a large chess board complete with chess pieces. The performance includes music from Twisted as well as original compositions by Director, Dr. Jonathan Lischak. Instrumental soloists include: Jake Colewell and Callie Young on trumpet, Kylie Colewell on clarinet, Daniel Nash on tenor saxophone, and Nathan Hurtig on baritone saxophone. Amy Webb serves as the Color Guard Director.
The Ada High School Marching Band and Color Guard will compete Saturday October 22, at both the Bloom Carroll Classic and the Tri-Valley Classic OMEA Marching Band Competitions in Carroll and Dresden, Ohio, respectively. The group has earned the opportunity to compete in the OMEA State Marching Band Finals in Hilliard, Ohio on Saturday, October 28.
2017-2018 BULLDOG CARDS ON SALE
The brand new 2017-2018 Bulldog Cards have just arrived and are on sale now! These cards make good gifts and are available through all Ada Varsity Singer, Marching Band or Color Guard student or online. Read more about them on our Bulldog Card Page.
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.
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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.