Lake County Fair Volunteers Needed

Music Mentors is teaming up with the Lake County Fair for a fantastic fundraising opportunity. But, we need everyone’s help to make this happen. We will be the parking attendants during Fair, July 26-31. This is a huge opportunity for all the band programs in Mentor Schools.
A SignUp Genius has been created. See links below and on website. We need lots of help to pull this off! Please sign up for multiple slots if you are available. There are 2 links, one is for adults and one is for students. Students must be in High School to work the Fair. Don’t worry students, all the shifts for you are not during marching band practices.

Any questions please contact:
Meredith Everett at
Kary Vogel at

Here are the links for Sign-Up Genius:

Upcoming Dine to Donates

Every little thing helps the Music Mentors and FCMB.  Visit some of the local business that help us along the way.  Click one of the images below to show when you order, or order online and pickup!

Music Mentors Meeting

06/01/2022 7:00pm

In Person - MHS Band Room

May 2022 Meeting Minutes

June 2022 Meeting Agenda

2022 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.



Background checks are run at:

Mentor Board of Education Office - Door 1

6451 Center Street,  Mentor, OH 44060  

No appointment needed

Office hours are from 11:30am-4:30-pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

****Photo ID required to run the background check****

You will be asked to provide your Social Security number

Student Volunteers under 18 years of age are required to provide the following form:

Parent Waiver for Background Check for Mentor Students


Results will be emailed to you at the email address provided on the waiver.

Results may take up to 30 business days.

Please note that you must be fingerprinted EACH SCHOOL YEAR if you wish to volunteer during the year.

from Mentor Public Schools website

HUGE Thank You to Adventure Subaru

At the beginning of the school year , we were approached by Adventure Subaru on Mentor Avenue and they chose Music Mentors as organization to support for the year for their "Share the Love" Event! If you were lucky enough to view the commercials online that our fearless directors appeared in, you may have seen this campaign! Around mid April, Mr. Poremba received an amazing email stating that Adventure Subaru was awarding Music Mentors a check for over $6300 from this campaign! To say we are grateful and appreciative is just not enough! So if you find yourself out and about shopping for a vehicle, you may want to visit Adventure Subaru as they definitely have our kids on their minds! A HUGE ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR ADVENTURE SUBARU!

Commercial 1 - Mr. McMurtrie
Commercial 2 - Mr. Poremba

This Week in Band - Week of May 22, 2022


Congratulations to all of our bands for their awesome performance on May 5th, 2022. A special Congratulations to all of students who earned awards for their hard work and efforts this year.

Music Mentors would like to also extend our Congratulations to our Senior Scholarship winners:
1st Place : Lindsey Kintop
2nd Place: Gabe Hardman
3rd Place: Jackson Webster

Lastly, I'd like to take a moment to extend our warmest wishes for all our Seniors as they've on to bigger and better things! You will be greatly missed but as we know, "Once a Card, Always a Card!"


FCMB 2022-2023

Please ensure you are subscribed to the emails. It is here where you will find information pertinent to signing up. I am hoping to finalize order forms this week and will get them up on the website.

In the meantime, please ensure that your marcher goes to the link below and registers themselves for FCMB. It only takes a minute!

FCMB Registration Link


Volunteers needed for the Lake County Fair!

We are need of both student and adult volunteers for parking assistance for the Lake County fair from July 26-31st! This is a HUGE endeavor but with 180-200 band students we should be able to fill these volunteer slots quickly! If everyone took one shift, we can staff this completely to assist in our fundraising efforts and can earn thousands of dollars in the short span of a week! Please consider helping us out! The sign up links are below! Questions can be directed to Meredith Everett at

Adult Sign up

Student Sign up



Looking forward to the 2022-2023 Year!

At our May meeting, elections were held and the following people were elected to Music Mentors board positions for the upcoming school year:
President: Angie Arslanian
Vice-President: Amy Freeman
Treasurer: Julie Bates
Secretary: Beatrice Goldberg

Our current Committee Chairpersons will remain in place for the 2022-2023 year as well:
Service Crew - Jason Bednarski
Chaperones - Meredith Everett
Uniforms - Carol Gommel
50/50 - Christina Smelcer
Hospitality - Jess Thellman
Scholarship - Kim Bednarski
Webmaster - Michael Siskind

We are still in need of LOTS of volunteers for the new year! We can find something for everyone to do and are hoping to see so many people sign up and join us! Please visit the "About Us " link on the Music Mentors home page and email the committee chairperson to volunteer or to ask questions!

We are so excited to get started for the new school year. Our next meeting, our new Board will preside over the meeting. We will also set the budget for the 2022-2023 Year. Hope to see you all there!


This Week in Band:

May 23th, Monday: Shore Spring Concert 7 pm
May 24th, Tuesday: 7 pm, Memorial Spring Concert
May 25th, Wednesday: FCMB Percussion Auditions
May 30th, Monday: Memorial Day parade; Call time 9am, Band performs at the cemetery at 10 am and will wear summer uniforms. Band members will return by 11 am. This is a smaller group of students from the 10th and 11th grades. Please reach out to Mr. Poremba with any questions you may have.


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visit the Sponsors Page to see all that have helped and supported us through the year!