Help! 3rd Quarter Snacks Needed!

3rd Qtr Snacks needed!

This year, the Mentor Cardinals football team was given 6 home football games, and we’ve played some schools with some large bands. We still have 3 home football games that we will need snacks and water for. This week is HOMECOMING and we play Shaker Hts. Shaker Hts. has a VERY large band – approximately 350 students! So again we are looking at almost 600 kids to provide 3rd quarter snacks for. Solon is the following week and Oct 26th is our Senior night and we play Elyria.

If you would like to bake something, or buy something – we would love to add you to our hospitality list!! Our students LOVE third quarter snacks! All we ask is that we keep it NUT FREE!! We get all sorts of things – from fruit snacks , chip and pretzels, to mini pizza bagels, to cheese and fruit , slim jims, and of course baked goodies! We are also in need of more water.

If you are interested in helping us out and getting your name added to the email list, please contact Kary Vogel at!! If you’d like to donate something, snacks or water, please contact Kary and let her know what you can bring and for what game.

Thank you for your support and helping us keep our bands energetic at the games! We appreciate everything our parents do for our kids!!!

Upcoming Events

Just a note to let you know some important dates for your calendar.

October 10th: Testing date for 9th, 10th and 11th. Seniors do not have school but are encouraged to do a college visit this day. Music Mentors will have a Dine to Donate at Pita Pit on Mentor Ave from 11 am – 8 pm. Music Mentors will earn 50% of sales during that time. IF you’re going out for lunch or dinner, please consider Pita Pit and help out not only the bands but a relatively new business in our area! You can show them the flyer, show them a picture of the flyer on your phone or just mention you are there to support Music Mentors and the bands of Mentor Schools.
October 10th: Varsity Band Concert 7 pm
Music Mentors Homepage with Pita pit flyer
October 12th: No school! BUT…there is a home football game that evening vs Solon. Call time to be confirmed in the Sunday email.
October 13th: Copley Competition. Performance time is approximately 8:00 PM.
October 19th:No School….BUT we do have an away game that evening at Euclid High School
October 20th: Brunswick Sound Spectacular Competition. Performance time TBA but should be an evening time.
October 21st: Indoor Concert in the gym. Performance is at 3 pm
October 26th: Senior Night at the football game
October 29th: REHEARSAL CHANGE! Practice will be Monday, 10/29 from 6-9 pm, not Tuesday 10/30.
November 2nd: As of right now, it seems as if Mentor should definitely be in the playoffs. Football games will continue on on Friday evenings throughout the football season.
November 3rd: STATE MARCHING BAND FINALS! This is the date that Mr. Poremba has asked for as his first choice. Nothing is finalized yet and as soon as we know, we will let you know!
November 11th: FCMB Banquet 3 pm at LaMalfa. Flyer to come soon!

Spirit Gear!


FCMB Magnets are finally available! If you would like a magnet, please email me at They are $6 each. Checks should be made payable to Music Mentors. I will also be at the football game this Friday by the gate closest to the band during the 1st quarter only if you would like one. They are first come , 1st serve and there is a limited quantity available. Please bring exact change.

LCMEA Shirts Still Available

We still have a few LCMEA shirts available for purchase. We only have smalls and larges available. If you would like a shirt, please email and and send in payment to the school. HAve your student put it in the mailbox outside Mr. Poremba’s office and we will get the shirts to your marcher.

Senior Night is Coming! October 26th

Letters regarding Senior Night will be out early next week! Please respond asap to the contact in that letter so we can save your place in line to be announced at the football game on October 26th! Please also provide a phonetic spelling for names that may be unique or pronounced differently that may appear on paper. Thank you and see you there!

FCMB Banquet is just around the corner!

Our annual FCMB Banquet is Sunday, November 11th at 3 pm – 8 pm. For our new families, this is a wonderful evening where the students get to dress up and celebrate all their accomplishments for the band season! We have a wonderful meal at LaMalfa, followed by awards and then our annual scholarship Chinese Auction!! Each marcher is limited to 2 guests (due to the size of our band) and tickets are $25 each. Marchers do need a ticket as well. Invitation flyers will be out next week!

Chinese Auction

Our Chinese Auction at the banquet is our sole fundraiser for our yearly scholarships. In 2017, we gave away “10” $500 scholarships to our Senior class. This committee has been working very hard behind the scenes to solicit local and national businesses for our baskets. However, if you have business or personal contacts that would like to support the band with a donation, please contact Kim Bednarski for a donation letter.
We are in need of baskets, small and large to create our raffle baskets. If you have any that you were thinking of throwing away or ending them to goodwill – please send them our way!
Also, if you are cleaning house and find some things that are new that you never have used and want to donate for us to put in our baskets, we will take them off your hands!
Lastly, if you’d like to help out on this committee, please contact Kim Bednarski at