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October 2009

Congratulations Tiger Pride!
Congratulations to the members of the Tiger Pride Marching Band for an excellent start to the 2009 season! The band received first place at the Putnam, CT competition and third place with best music at Rocky Hill, CT. Good luck on at your next competition on October 10. GO TIGERS!

What's Been Going On 
No moss has gathered on this rolling stone! Since July, students and parent volunteers have pitched in with concession sales, UMass program sales, 50/50 raffles, bottle and can redemptions, and of course the Penny Drive that netted $4,100. Many thanks to all those who have generously offered their time thus far!

Our work continues... although we've had some successful fundraisers, we are not in the black yet! Here are just some of the expenses and financial commitments we need to meet:

Outstanding debts from 2008 - 2009 $1,250
Business Expenses (insurance, PO box rental, tax filing fees...) $1,100
2009 - 2010 financial commitment to the SHHS music program $7,700
Monies earmarked for scholarships $950
Required starter monies for 2010 - 2011 $3000

*Please note, these numbers are rounded up and do not include all expenses anticipated. Please attend our next planning meeting for a full financial report.


SHMPA Planning Meeting 
Our next meeting is on Monday, October 5, 2009 in the chorus room at South Hadley High School from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. We will review our budget, upcoming fundraisers and more. Please plan to attend! VIEW SCHEDULE OF EVENTS & HOW TO HELP

E-Waste Recycling Drive 
Oct 10 · Oct 17 · Oct 24 · Oct 31
9:30 am - 12 pm at South Hadley High School

Don't make a trip to the landfill - bring us your electronic waste and for a nominal fee we'll have it recycled. All proceeds will benefits the music programs!

$5 - computers, laptops, monitors, drives, speakers, keyboards, printers, phones, camera/video equipment, DVD players, stereos, VCRs...
$10 - $15 - microwaves, air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, washing machines, dryers,,,(special pricing for TVs)

Do you know of a business that would take advantage of this service? Let us know and we'll arrange a pick-up. Call 896-6567 or email 
shmpa09@gmail.com for more information!

UMass Amherst Program Sales 
Volunteers are needed to sell programs at upcoming UMass football, basketball and hockey home games. You'll have access to see the Minutemen action, while helping to raise money for SHHS music programs. We need volunteers for each of these upcoming football games: 10/17, 11/7, 11/14. Contact Tina Lukasik at 244-2063 or email shmpa09@gmail.com to sign-up! 

Calling all Knitters 
Do you know someone who is a whizz at knitting or crocheting? We're looking for handcrafted yarn goods to sell at the St. Patrick's Church Craft Fair on November 28. Our color scheme is - of course - orange and black, but any type of handmade item will do: scarves, hats, mittens, blankets... If you'd like to contribute a knit or crochet item, please let us know at shmpa09@gmail.com.

Oct 5
SHMPA monthly meeting: 6:30 p.m. - SHHS Chorus Room
Oct 9 SHHS vs Cathedral football game: walking taco & concession sales 2 volunteers needed. 
Sign up now!
Oct 10
E-waste Drive, 9:00am - 12:00pm, SHHS parking lot

Oct 10

Marching Band Competition - Cheshire, CT

Oct 16

SHHS vs Chicopee football game: walking taco & concession sales

2 volunteers needed. 
Sign up now!
Oct 17
E-waste Drive, 9:00am - 12:00pm, SHHS parking lot 2 volunteers needed. 
Sign up now!

Oct 17

Program sales at UMass Amherst football game - Homecoming!

5 volunteers needed. 
Sign up now!
Oct 24
E-waste Drive, 9:00am - 12:00pm, SHHS parking lot 2 volunteers needed. 
Sign up now!
Oct 24
Marching Band Competition - New Britain, CT
Oct 30
SHHS vs Putnam football game : walking tacos & concession sales 2 volunteers needed. 
Sign up now!
Oct 31
E-waste Drive, 9:00am - 12:00pm, SHHS parking lot 2 volunteers needed. 
Sign up now!

Click here to find out how you can help at upcoming SHMPA & Music Dept. events.


Katie Doody's '10
 favorite part of performing in the SHHS choral groups is the sense of community. "I love that we're a close group and how comfortable we are with each other," she says. Katie performs in the Concert Choir, Show Choir and Vocal Roar. Her favorite subject is history, which she may decide to study in college. In her spare time she enjoys listening to show tunes and classic rock, and pursuing her interest in acting and writing.

Michael Wojciechowski '10 has played the trumpet in the Marching Band for several years. "I like that everyone looks out for one another," says Mike. "We're like a family." His favorite subject this year is science class with Coach Benoit. As for future plans, he's looking at the US Air Force or possibly working in electronics repair. Outside of band, Mike likes to listen to rock rap and pop rock music and hanging with friends.



Many thanks to the parent volunteers who gave a helping hand this past month (if we missed your name, please let us know!)

Rachel Fink Rose Flachs Lori Voutrin
Tom Dennis Gail Whelihan Al Lukasik
James Van Hoy Katie Barry Mike Lamontagne
Jenni Sumi Beth Ayn Curtis Pat Randall
Sharon Sodano Joyce Matroni Chris Schwatner
Pam & Paul Kellogg Cheryl Moriarty Leo Mulvaney
Amy Godbout Holly Nicewarner Ray Rioux
Carrie Matusko Tina Nguyen Linda Gauthier
Kathryn Ellis Beth Barthlow Lonnie Robinson
Linda Jamroga Elise Raza Cheryl Moriarty

Too many students volunteered this past month to list here. We know who you are and think you're pretty wonderful! Thanks for every penny collected, cupcake sold, and soda 
can recycled!

Many thanks to the following groups for their support:

South Hadley Police Department - $500 donation
Personal Defense Specialists - $100 donation
All Star Dairy - ice cream donation
Big Y - pizza donation
People's Bank - money counter donation
Women's Club of South Hadley - penny drive donation

South Hadley Music Parents Association
PO Box 63, South Hadley, MA 01075

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