Welcome to Mattawan Bands!

The Mattawan Consolidated School instrumental music program is comprised of grades six through twelve and consists of approximately 450 students between the Middle School and High School band programs. Middle School ensembles include the Sixth Grade Band, Seventh Grade Band, and the Eighth Grade Band. High School ensembles include the Marching Band, 9th and 10th Grade Concert Band, 11th and 12th Grade Symphonic Band, as well as winter colorguard and drumlines. The bands are directed by Mr. Bill Boswell and Mrs. Beth Jonker.

Announcements

Parent email 10/17/20
This week in class, students DO NOT need to bring any instruments to school during the day.
Monday evening will not be rehearsal, but will instead be the following uniform returns, percussion trailer unloading, and guard equipment returns. Please carefully read the instructions and designated staggered section times to return and organize items. In most cases the students will only need 20-30 minutes total to wait in line to turn in their belongings. Percussion will likely need just under an hour total for their uniforms and to unload the trailer and organize equipment.
HOW TO TURN IN A UNIFORM
1. Pants hanging correctly with the seams matched up, the zipper all the way closed, and the shoulder straps on the back side of the hanger. Please make sure the cuffs are all nicely and evenly snapped
2. Jacket hanging correctly with the zipper closed and the wings folded up. Please make sure the sleeves are all evenly snapped
3. Gauntlets flat and matched up in the garment bag side zipper pouch
4. Gloves stored in the side zipper pouch
5. Please remove all other items from the zipper pouch except the Gauntlets and Gloves
6. Hat box with the hat and plume neatly stored. No other items in the box.
7. Shoes and socks should be stored at home
The staggered times are as follows: 
(Please wear a mask the entire time you are on site)
 
5:00 pm All woodwinds and Drum Majors turn in uniforms and depart
5:30 pm All percussion return uniforms and then unload the trailer and organize all gear
6:00 pm All Trumpets and Mellos turn in uniforms then depart
6:30 pm All Low Brass turn in uniforms then depart
7:00 pm All color guard return JUST the segment 1 show flag and pole. You may keep the other guard items and your uniform for now! Please wash it and hang it to dry.
We appreciate your flexibility and support as we work to take care of these amazing new uniforms and all of our equipment.
The Directors and Boosters

BACK TO SCHOOL DETAILS – TOMORROW, Monday 9/28/20

Daytime In Person Students:
Some quick reminders:

  • Woodwinds and Brass do NOT bring your instruments to school during the day. Please DO bring your music and dot cards to school each day as our focus this week will be on marching each morning.
  • ALL Guard and Percussion bring EVERYTHING to school each day AND at evening rehearsals. You may leave guard and percussion items in the band room area during the school day that you are present if necessary.
  • Everyone: Bring EVERYTHING to evening rehearsals

Virtual Students: If you are virtual full-time or virtual on certain days, please plan to have your instrument assembled and your equipment ready and work on your upcoming music selections and assignments during our class time. You will be asked to make a Segment 3 video this week with music/choreo and step-outs.

Special note (onsite option available at your discretion):

    • Even if you are full-time virtual, you are still allowed to attend first hour band in person outside at the band field, weather permitting.
    • You would then just leave early from rehearsal in order to get home in time for your second hour. This could be an especially helpful way to catch up on drill for some students.

Attendance Reminders:

  • We WILL be taking attendance each day whether you are an IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL band member.
  • First hour class NOW BEGINS promptly at 7:40 am for all virtual and in-person students.

We look forward to connecting with all of you this week!

The Directors

Important Parent information

Essential HS Band communication tools:

  • Like our Facebook page for updates & behind the scenes pictures.
  • Mark [email protected] as a trusted email source to avoid missing critical Band Booster communications.
  • Not getting emails from directors or boosters?  Please contact your school office to verify/update your email address.
  • In our Calendar of Events, click on +Google Calendar on lower right corner to add our band calendar to yours.  No manual entry necessary.

MCS Athletics/Activites COVID-19 Survey

ALL participants and volunteers MUST complete the MCS Athletics/Activities – Covid 19 Daily Monitoring Form (Google Based Link) upon arrival for the workout/practice EVERY TIME.

Scan this QR code or click the button below to complete survey in your vehicle / prior to coming to school facility.

QR code to access Mattawan Athletics_Activities - Restart after Covid-19 Shutdown survey

Band Fee

Find out what your band fees cover and why it’s important to our band program!

HS Band: Our online form for band fee payment and pre-order is now CLOSED to complete order processing.  Thank you for your support!

Please use one of these options to submit your payment:

  1. Use student account balance AND/OR
  2. By mail-in check payable to “Mattawan Band Boosters” with student name on memo line.  Mail to: Mattawan Band Boosters, PO Box 27, Mattawan, MI 49071
  3. Click on Pay Online button below

Student Account Balance

If your student participated in a Band Fundraiser, find out your student account credit balance here.






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    Middle School Practice Reports

    Download practice reports here.

    Fundraising

    The Band Boosters offer our band families several continuous fund raising opportunities throughout the year where the proceeds go directly into your students’ accounts and may be used for band fees and future group trips.

    • Scrip: Shop with gift cards in everyday categories including groceries, gas, restaurants and more and a percentage goes directly to your student account.
    • Amazon Smile:  Shop on AmazonSmile / or your Amazon mobile app (AmazonSmile must be turned on) and select Mattawan Band Boosters, Inc. as recipient.
    • Legacy Walk: Personalized engraved bricks to support Mattawan Bands Uniform fund.

    Calendar of Events

    Click on bottom right to add our calendar to yours.