This week in band, Week of November 2, 2020

Congratulations to the Mentor Cardinals who are the Division I Regional Champs with their win over Medina! They will play Pickerington Central on Friday, November 6th in New Philadelphia. We wish they them best!! Below you find a message from Mr. Crowe pertaining to the FCMB.

▪ Wednesday, November 4th: Music Mentors Meeting, 7 pm, Music Mentor Meeting Link
▪ Thursday, November 5th: Applebee's Dine to Donate, 11 am - 9 pm (Carry out only!)

A Message from Mr. Crowe

Dear Marching Band families and students,

I wanted to congratulate you on a fantastic year. In the face of a tremendous amount of adversity you dedicated yourselves and continued to perform at a high level throughout the season.

Even though the OHSAA is allowing marching bands to travel to the state semifinal and final games we have made the decision not to have the marching band travel this Friday to New Philadelphia. This decision is based on the following factors:

Health and safety of our students- Having students on a bus in such close proximity to other students even if wearing masks would expose them to others if someone was carrying the virus. The length of the trip on a school bus would be approximately two hours.

Current practices- Marching band has not travelled to any away games this year due to not being able to ensure the safety and social distancing at other facilities.

Supervision restrictions- We have not allowed non Mentor Schools staff volunteers to work with students, with the length of this trip and increased number of busses, we do not have the ability to properly supervise students.

Transportation restrictions- Our school transportation will not be able to transport our marching band such a long distance and allow them to arrive in time to perform for the full duration of the event.

I understand this news may be yet another disappointment for some and a relief for others. We appreciate your understanding this year as we navigate the ever changing landscape of the Covid pandemic and the limitations it imposes on our students and life in general.


Mr. Jason Crowe
Mentor Schools

It's Concert Season! Here's the Band Concert Schedule!

All concerts begin at 7 pm.

Mentor High School
Wind Ensemble & Scarlet Band: Tuesday, December 8th
Gray Band And Freshman Band: Wednesday, December 9th

Memorial Middle School
Concert Band: Monday, December 14th
Cadet & Symphonic Bands: Wednesday, December 16th

Shore Middle Schools
Cadet & Jazz Bands: Wednesday, January 13th
Concert and Symphonic Bands: Tuesday, December 15th