April 6, 2011

Announcements from the Independence Music Boosters

Next Music Boosters Meeting
Wednesday, April 13th, at 6:30 p.m. IHS Media Center

Wing Night Tickets Due Friday

Don't forget Wing Night Saturday, April 16th at Harry's Steak House!

Two Wing Night tickets along with six raffle tickets were given out to students several weeks ago. Each family was asked to sell the tickets. The deadline is upon us and tickets are due this Friday 4/8. Please have your student turn in the the ticket stubs, money and/or unused tickets to one of the music directors this Friday.

A "Devilish" Basket Raffle

Wing Night Donations are still being accepted. A great donation idea: Donate your unused adult beverages which are being accepted and packaged as a raffle item for a "Devilish" basket. The boosters can PICK UP your basket donation items on Monday 4/11. Please call Julie Scotton 216-904-0864, to arrange for a pickup.

It Didn't Rain on the Disney Parade!


The excitement grew as the IHS Music Department traveled closer to the much-awaited day at Universal Studios. The students made a mad dash to The World of Harry Potter and proceeded to ride all of the thrill rides they could. Many students purchased wands and waited in long lines for Butterbeer.

The move into the hotel went smoothly, and it didn't take much to get the group settled for the night. The next morning, the Senior/Junior bus students sang Happy Birthday to Mr. Schatt as the group headed to a wet Magic Kingdom. It rained all day and began to dampen the thoughts of the band being able to march in the parade. Students gathered the fortitude, and many parents, grandparents and siblings lined Main Street awaiting the IHS Marching Band. As the band rounded the corner, there were loud cheers of excitement. What a proud moment for all!


The day at EPCOT was perfect and at mid-day parents, grandparents and siblings gathered at the Melody Gardens Stage for the IHS Vocal Ensemble performance. They put on a superb performance for the crowd and looked great doing it. Wednesday's overcast "Beach Day" produced plenty of lobsters that enjoyed eating with their hands and cheering for the Blue Knight at the Medieval Times Dinner.

All went well the last day at Animal Kingdom (Tonga Toast!) and Hollywood Studios. Departure was met with a steady rain as tired students and chaperones left the warm temperatures and headed north. All had a great time and have many great memories of "The Happiest Place on Earth."

Wing Nite for Uniforms

Saturday, April 16 - from 7pm to 10pm - Harry's Steakhouse.

Proceeds go toward purchase of new uniforms!

Tickets $25.00
Contact Julie Scotton 216-904-0864

In conjunction with our Wing Night for Uniforms fundraiser we will be having a raffle. Raffle ticket prices are $10.00 each or 3 for $20.00.

GRAND PRIZE: Value: $5200 +

Comprehensive Orthodontic Care for one new patient with Dr. John White, Northfield Center and Hudson, OH. Includes diagnostic records, appliances, braces and the 1st set of retainers. (Invisalign cases incur an office charge equal to Invisalign lab fee)

Donor: John White, DDS, MSD Prize is valued at $5200 +
* The Grand Prize is transferrable and has no expiration date.

This Grand Prize is unique in that it is fully transferrable, has no expiration, and, if you have insurance, your insurance benefit will be returned to you.

Winners for this raffle will be drawn at Wing Night for Uniforms on April 16 and need not be present. Tickets are available through all Music Department students and by calling Julie Scotton 216-904-0864.

Schools Plan Community Meeting Regarding Budget

The Independence Schools have scheduled a Community Meeting to discuss the potential loss of revenue if the governors current proposed budget is passed into law. If adopted, Independence Schools could suffer the second highest loss of state funding compared to the more than 100 school districts in the eight-county region. State Representatives Anielski and Patton have been invited to attend this informative meeting in the High School Auditorium on Thursday, April 14, at 7:00 p.m.

Music Review Pictures

View some photos of the Music Reviw

IHS Hosting CVC Honors Band, Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Chagrin Valley Conference (CVC) Honors Band is an annual day-long event hosted on a rotating basis by a CVC school. The band is comprised of director-nominated musicians from the 18 member schools of the CVC.

We are proud to announce that Independence High School will be hosting the event this year.

In 2011, the CVC Honors Band will be conducted by Mr. Galen Karriker, Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Akron. An avid percussionist, Mr. Karriker is in demand as a clincian and guest conductor. The 2011 Honors Band will be held at Independence High School on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. The event will culminate in a performance on the Independence High School auditorium stage at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this performance.

Tax Exemption Form

A standard "Sales_and_Use_Tax_Blanket_Exemption_Certificate" form is posted on the Boosters website in pdf format.

Running The Show

2010-11 Music Boosters Officers
Membership - Terri Kula, President - Marcia Abbadini , Vice President - Nancy Flynn, Secretary Cathy Krolikowski, Treasurer - Kathy Jones, Ways & Means - Julie Scotton.

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