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District 1 Calendar

September  2015
Events on September 10, 2015
  • oneFall Meeting
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: September 10, 2015 - 9:30 pm
    Location: Big Rapids

District 1 Events

Events on September 10, 2015
oneFall Meeting
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: September 10, 2015 - 9:30 pm
Location: Big Rapids
Events on October 14, 2015
oneMarching Festival
Starts: 5:00 pm
Ends: October 14, 2015 - 11:00 pm
Location: Reed City High School 225 W Church Ave Reed City MI 49677
Events on October 21, 2015
oneMarching Festival - Rain Date
Starts: 5:00 pm
Ends: October 21, 2015 - 11:00 pm
Location: Reed City High School 225 W Church Ave Reed City MI 49677

Hello Everyone,

Attached is a copy of the 2015 MB Festival form. You may wish to get a jump start on the paperwork before our fall meeting. Deadline for payment and paperwork is Friday, September 18th. I’ll have hard copies at our meeting.

Festival is on Wednesday, October 14th at Reed City High School.

Have a great first week back!

John Szczerowski

Marching Festival Entry Form 2015

Welcome back to school, everyone!

Our Fall Meeting is fast approaching us.  Our meeting will take place:

Thursday, September 10
The Gate in Big Rapids
5pm Social Time and Dinner on your own
6pm Meeting

A reminder to officers:  please have your reports submitted to the President by Friday, September 4 – so he can include your report in the membership packets.

We look forward to seeing you there!  Have a great start to the school year!

Craig Jones – District 1 Secretary

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by Jamie Denslow.  

Greetings Everyone,

At this point in time, I have 5 students without marching instruments next year.  Pro of this situation is that “my” kids are finally getting to HS and I am getting a good instrumentation.  Con of this is that I’m still working on getting the school to understand they have to put money forward if they want a band. 

I have been able to get the school board to include a “dream amount” of money to be spent on instruments on our current bond proposal.  However, that won’t be until the 16-17 school year.  Nothing that helps me yet.

I am trying desperately to get instruments for these 5 kids.  Although part of me would like to march them without instruments and get the audience to ask “why don’t they have instruments?”… I don’t feel it’s right that I take my political agenda out on the kids.

So I once again am asking for help from my colleagues.  I am looking for 4 marching baritones and a sousaphone.  If you have something in working condition or know of someone that might, I would appreciate it.  I would be very happy to make a “contribution” to your booster programs for this assistance.  If it would help, I would be happy to write drill in exchange for said instruments also.

I apologize for asking this of any of you, but it’s where I am at currently.  I appreciate all that many of you have done over the past few years in order to get this program where it is today.  I’m hoping that I can repay the favor when you need it.  Anyone need to borrow some AMAZING wind chimes?  :)

Thank you in advance,


Source: MSBOA 1

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