2021 Fighting Cardinal Marching Band Calendar of Events

Please follow this link to find the calendar of events for the upcoming Summer and Season for the Marching Band and Practices.

2021 FCMB CALENDAR

FCMB Parent Meeting

Hello Fighting Cardinal Marching Band Parents:

Please visit the link below for a recorded version of the meeting held on Wednesday, June 9 over Zoom.

https://youtu.be/bbOMoo8Ei-U

Music Mentors - This week in band! 6/6/2021

 

FCMB Parent Meeting

Hello Fighting Cardinal Marching Band Parents:

Please join us for an informational Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, June 9 at 6:30pm. We will discuss the upcoming season, our rehearsal schedule, uniforms, and many other pieces of information to help you and your student have a successful season. We will also talk about how parents can get involved!

Please use the link below to join the meeting:
https://mentorschools.zoom.us/j/93964137963?pwd=STlGbzlDM2c3aUZQVjRXNno3R0ZDZz09

Sincerely,

Mr. Poremba
MHS Bands
porembas@mentorschools.org
Steve Poremba, Band Director
Mentor High School

On to 2021-2022!!

On the Calendar:
* June 8th, Tuesday: Music Reading Session, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
* June 9th, Wednesday: FCMB Parent’s Zoom meeting; 6:30 pm
* June 10th, Thursday: Music Reading Session, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Below is the FCMB registration link for your student to make sure they enter in their personal information for our 2021-2022 FCMB roster. Please have your student complete this as soon as they can.
FCMB Registration

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Music Mentors - This week in band! 6/1/2021

Saying good bye to the ‘20-‘21 year and welcoming the ‘21-‘22 school year!

Wow! What a year!! And we survived it!

Congratulations to all the 2021 MHS Seniors who will graduate this Saturday! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors! We would also like to congratulate our 4 scholarship recipients- Sarah Freeman, Sarah Imhoff, Lizzie Rayl & Sabrina Gorbey!
Music Mentors would also like to thank all of our Senior graduating parents who have supporting the band programs! We will miss you all and hope to see you supporting our programs when we perform! A special thanks goes out to our graduating board and committee chairpersons - Sheila Kaifesh, Colleen Beck and Matt Armstrong. We thank you for your years of volunteering!

On to 2021-2022!!

Today is the official start of the new Music Mentors season and we are so excited! So far, with fingers crossed, we will be able to resume some of our normal events for the bands, especially the FCMB! Tonight, is the first music reading session for the FCMB (including color guard and majorettes) from 6:00-7:30 pm in the FAC where our new leaders for the band will debut - Grace Smelcer, Gabe Hardman and Jack Webster.

On the Calendar:
* June 1st, Tuesday: Music Reading Session, 6:00-7:30 pm
* June 2nd, Wednesday: Music Mentors Meeting. 7 pm via Zoom
* June 3rd, Thursday: Music Reading Session, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
* June 8th, Tuesday: Music Reading Session, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
* June 10th, Thursday: Music Reading Session, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Below is the FCMB registration link for your student to make sure they enter in their personal information for our 2021-2022 FCMB roster. Please complete this as soon as you can.
FCMB Registration

Music Mentors Updates

Music Mentors is fortunate to have some key volunteers willing to continue on this upcoming year while we get back to “normal” where we can find suitable replacements that we can train side by side during an active season. Your current officers for this year will be:
President: Angie Arslanian
VP1: Amy Freeman
VP2: vacant (for the time being)
Treasurer: Debbie Dittebrand (graduating Senior parent)
Secretary: Kary Vogel

Our committee chairpersons are:
Chaperones: Meredith Everett
Scholarship: Kim Bednarski
Service Crew: Jason Bednarski
Raffle: VACANT - need to fill
Uniforms: Carol Gommel
Hospitality: VACANT - need to fill
Webmaster: Mike Siskind

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Treasurer: We are in need of someone who is very detail oriented who is willing to step into the all important Treasurer role the following year. Debbie Dittebrand is willing to stay on this year to be able to spend ample time training our new volunteer on the various bookkeeping and ordering that needs to be done for the organization.
Raffle (50/50): Our 50/50 chairperson is responsible for overseeing the 50/50 raffle at all our home football games and our annual pasta dinner in February. This person would bundle all the tickets, solicit volunteers for each game and keep tabulation records of each game. If you are a people person, this job is for you!!
Hospitality: This volunteer is in charge of gathering snack donations from our parents and volunteers for each home game so that we can provide both our band and our visiting band something to eat during 3rd quarter. As of this time, we are unsure of the status of snacks at the games but we are hoping for the best!

If you are interested in getting more information about these positions, please email Angie Arslanian at president@musicmentors.org.

There will be volunteer information and sign-up sheets to help all of our committee chairs in the near future.

Join us tomorrow for our 1st Music Mentors meeting of the new season, June 2nd at 7 pm via Zoom. We will be sending out more emails as we have more information available. If you know of someone who is not yet connected with Music Mentors and their child is involved in band, please spread the word to subscribe to our emails by visiting the home page of our website, www.musicmentors.org.

Angie Arslanian
President, Music Mentors

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@MentorFCMB - Mr. Poremba
@musicmentorsmhs - Music Mentors
@MentorMSBands - Mentor Middle School Bands

Congratulations to our Mentor Music Scholarship Recipients!

1st Place - Sarah Freeman

2nd Place - Sarah Imhoff

3rd Place - Lizzie Rayl

4th Place - Sabrina Gorbey

 

Congratulations to all and Good Luck to all Seniors!

FCMB Registration

Below is the FCMB registration link for your student to make sure they enter in they enter in their personal information for our 2021-2022 FCMB roster.

Please complete this as soon as possible.

FCMB REGISTRATION LINK

Every Day is Tag Day!

As with so many of our usual activities this year, we are moving our annual Tag Day online. Our new virtual Tag Day is an ongoing fundraiser and will remain continously open for donations. You are also welcome to submit donations to:
Music Mentors, PO BOX 1864, Mentor, OH 44061
Thank you for your generosity and support of the Mentor Schools band programs!

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