Friday, April 27, 2012

Please Join Us

Hi Mohawk music parents,
   
As this school year is quickly moving along and we have only 2 more scheduled meetings of the Mohawk Music Association, we want to remind you that the MMA is working behind the scenes to provide critical funding for Mohawk's middle and high school music programs. We would welcome your involvement at our MMA meetings, whether on an occasional or regular basis. As students graduate and we lose involved parents, it is crucial that new parents step up if the MMA is to continue to exist. Our numbers are dwindling precariously. While the MMA exists to raise funds for music students, we also have fun and gain a lot of satisfaction along the way. We welcome you to join us and participate in deciding how we can help the music programs.
       
Remaining meetings in this school year:
Tuesday, May 8 -- PLEASE JOIN US FOR REFRESHMENTS AND A SPECIAL WELCOME TO NEW PARENTS. SEE YOU THERE AT 6 P.M.!
Tuesday, June 12 -- Our agenda will include typical year-end activities and voting in new officers for next year. New parents totally encouraged to attend!
          
    
HOW THE MMA FUNDED THE MUSIC PROGRAMS THIS YEAR
       
We'd like you to know about the contributions that the MMA has made to the middle and high school music programs just this year alone:
-- For the in-school music workshops that the students experienced in March: $1,100 (for the sheet music and stipends). We have received very positive feedback about the benefit of these workshops for the middle and high school students.
-- For the all-school musical: $500.00 for set materials.
-- For the Adjudication/Six Flags trip: $1000.00 (for the non-refundable deposit and to fund loans and/or scholarships for students unable to afford the trip, eligibility to be determined by the music teachers).
Grand total so far this year: $2,600
And more to come this spring! The MMA will be:
-- Serving ice cream to all the elementary students participating in the Kids in Concert event in May
-- Donating $1,000 to help pay for the senior music students' banquet in late May
-- Providing up to $2,500 total in scholarships to graduating music students
-- Providing bottled water for students marching in parades on Memorial Day.
    
Potential grand total for the year: approximately $6,500
   
Please consider getting involved in the MMA on a regular basis, so we can keep the MMA alive.
     
Sincerely,
The MMA officers and regulars