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April 2010


Financial Planning Meeting - Have Your Say!
SHMPA has been presented with a proposed budget and funding request for the 2010 - 2011 music program. The budget, crafted by Principal Dan Smith; Department Chair Maureen McNally; and teachers Beth Ayn Curtis and Kate Barry, includes plans to fund: Concert Choir, Vocal Roar, Show Choir, Concert & Jazz Band, and Marching Band.

Please plan to attend a special SHMPA meeting on Monday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the SHHS chorus room to discuss the school's funding request. Have your say and help us plan for a great music season next year!

Looking for a Few Good Board Members
We are recruiting for the following the SHMPA Board positions: Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary. If you have mad skills you'd like to put into serious action - join the SHMPA Board. Call Elena Lamontagne at 896-6567 for more information!

Thank you Booster Wagon Sponsors!

The following local businesses sponsored the SHMPA Music Booster Wagon in the Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade:

  • Mt Holyoke College
  • City Machine Corporation
  • Jacob's Edge Condominiums

Congratulations Tiger Pride Marching Band

Our students represented our town and South Hadley High School in the Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade with class, integrity and pride. Go Tiger Pride!

2009- 2010 Music Department Memory Book
Don't let the good memories slip away - include a "shout out" to your favorite music student in this year's Music Department Memory Book. The printed book will feature individual photos of seniors, group photos, and candids of Adrenaline, Vocal Roar, Concert Choir, Jazz Band, Marching Band and more.

Ad sizes and rates include:
business card - $15
1/4 page - $25
1/2 page - $75
full page - $100
* additional $5 to include a photo

Download the Memory Book Ad Form and place your order today.
The deadline is April 17!

April 5
Special SHMPA Financial Planning Meeting
SHHS Chorus Room - 6:30 p.m.
All are welcome!
April 7

POPS Concert, South Hadley High School

All are welcome!
April 17 Dinner Fundraiser at All Saints Church All are welcome!
May 28

Music Department Banquet
Wherehouse, Holyoke

Save the Date!

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Dinner Fundraiser at All Saints Church
Saturday, April 17, 2010
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Oven Roasted Chicken Dinner
$15 for adults

* prizes for top ticket sellers!
* raffles and door prizes

Performances by: Vocal Roar, Jazz Ensemble, and the Sax Quartet
but if Granby comes, we need to coordinate that.

Students will have ticket order forms on Monday April 5


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

Cheryl Moriarty
Linda Jamroga
Mark Lambert
Cynthia Lambert
Sharon Sodano
Carrie Matusko
Al Lukasik

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

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