State Marching Band Finals are here!!

Just an apology that this email is being sent out late. Had some technical difficulty getting into the program but all is well now! Due to the email going out late, tomorrow, Tuesday, October 30th, will be the deadline for banquet RSVP’s and payment. Please contact Angie Arslanian at with any questions or concerns.

This past Friday’s game was bittersweet for me as I have a Senior percussion player. I am grateful for all the memories we have made with the FCMB and Music Mentors. I wish all the Seniors nothing but the best as they soon will embark on new adventures!!

On another note, football season has officially been extended for the Mentor Cardinals! We have playoff game #1 this Friday, November 2nd at 7 pm at home! The Cards will take on Strongsville is the first round and we are hoping for a win!!

SMBF is this Saturday and I wish all the marchers and the staff the best of luck!! March Proud!!

Schedule for the week!

Tuesday, Oct. 30th Rehearsal 2:35 – 4:30 pm; THIS IS THE LAST DAY ANY BANQUET RSVPs AND PAYMENT WILL BE TAKEN.
Thursday, November 1st: Rehearsal 6 – 9 pm
Friday, November 2nd: Home Playoff Game 7 pm; Call time 4:30 pm
Saturday, November 3rd: State Marching Band Finals Call time 1:30 pm, Performance time 6:30 pm in Brunswick.

State Marching Band Finals

The link for the official Ohio SMBF website is below. Please visit this website for more specific information about admissions and parking, as well as spiritwear that is available to purchase on site. Please note – the admission and parking prices are set through OMEA.

We hope to see all our favorite fans cheering us on and supporting us at Brunswick. Please remember, performance time is 6:30 pm so give yourselves plenty of time to get parked, get your admission tickets and time to get in the bleachers before we perform.

OMEA SMBF (State Marching Band Finals) website

Chinese Auction Items still being collected

Our Chinese Auction is our sole fundraiser for our scholarships that we hand out at the end of the school year at our Spring Concert. All of the items raffled off in the Chinese Auction are donations! If you know of anyone that could help us out with a donation, please let us know. Lastly, if you have any last minute donations, please contact Kim Bednarski at