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August 2010

2010 - 2011 Music Calendar
Want to know when the Marching Band competition schedule, Show Choir performance dates, or upcoming SHMPA fundraisers? Check out the
online calendar to always be in the know!

2010 - 2011 Executive Board
SHMPA's executive board isn't wasting any time getting down to business! During the months of July and August, fundraisers were held at the opening the Beachgrounds Spray Park, 4th of July celebration, Music on the Commons, and of course can and bottle recycling at the town landfill. To date the summer fundraisers have raised over $1,000!

Your 2010 - 2011 Executive Board members are:
Amanda Provost - co-president
Cynthia Lambert - co-president
Holly Nicewarner - treasurer

A volunteer is still needed to fill the secretary position. The secretary records minutes at monthly meeting and assists with various events and activities. Please contact Cynthia Lambert at 536-1117 to help fill this important role!

Pland to Attend SHMPA's First Planning Meeting!
Monday, August 16
SHHS Chorus Room
6:30 p.m.

Email us with questions or suggestions at


Our Financial Commitment
SHMPA has made a commitment to the SHHS Music program to help cover the following costs for the 2010 - 2011 season:

Marching Band
Color Guard instructor $1,190.07

Music Arranger Winds $1,000

Drill Design $1,000

Percussion Arranger $1,000

Transportation to Allentown $ 850

Sub-total $ 5,040.07

Show Choir

Show Choir Director $3,650.56

Pit Director $1,983.45

Sub-total $ 5,634.01


Together we can make this happen and ensure that the music education that your child loves continues in South Hadley! Attend SHMPA's monthly meetings for up-to-date reports on fundraising efforts.


Concert on the Commons - featuring South Hadley High Students!
On Thursday, September 2 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. SHMPA will coordinate a free concert on the Commons to support community pride and to showcase our talented students. The performance will include: Vocal Roar, Show Choir, and the Tiger Pride Marching Band.

SHMPA will have dinner concessions (bring your appetite), raffle prizes, and a 50/50 drawing. Bring your family, call your friend, and invite your neighbors to this wonderful town performance by our very own students!

The Tiger Pride Marching Band will hold band camp at South Hadley High School from August 16 - 20 from 9 -12, 1 - 4, and 5 - 7:30.

Each band member should bring:
- 3 x 5 spiral bound notecards
- pen / pencil
- refillable water bottle
- snacks, lunch or lunch money
- sunscreen!

*Permission forms for upcoming SHMPA events will be handed out during camp. Please ask your student these forms and be sure to return completed copies by the last day of Band Camp.

Families and friends are invited to a free performance at the close of Band Camp on
Friday, August 20 at the high school at 3:00 p.m. Volunteers needed for ice cream feast at 12:30.

Show Choir camp for Adrenaline will be held at
South Hadley High from August 23 - 27: MWF 9 - 4, TH 8 - 2, Fri 9 - 4.

*Permission forms for upcoming SHMPA events will be handed out during camp. Please ask your student for these forms and be sure to return completed copies by the last day of Show Choir camp.

Families and friends are invited to a Show Choir Cabaret on Friday, August 27 at the high school at 7 p.m. Admission: $5 adults, $3 seniors & children. Volunteers needed to bake, sell tickets, and staff concessions!

It's time for our biggest fundraiser of the year! Our goal this year is to collect $4,000 in pennies from friends and neighbors around South Hadley.

We need
35 adult drivers are needed to drive volunteers to an assigned route to collect pennies. Sign up sheets will be sent home with students - please return them as soon as possible! A successful turn-out at this event will bring us half the way to reaching our financial commitment for the year!

UMASS Football Program Sales
Help us sell programs at UMass football games and we'll earn $1 for every sale. You'll see Minuteman action, as well as the Minuteman Marching half-time show! Volunteers are needed for the following games: 9/4, 9/11, 10/16, 11/6, 11/13. Contact Elena Lamontagne at 896-6567 or email shmpa09@gmail.com to sign-up!

August 16

SHMPA Planning Meeting
Chorus Room, SHHS - 6:30 p.m.

All are welcome!
August 20 Band Camp Family and Friends Performance
SHHS - 3:00 p.m.
3 volunteers needed
August 27 Show Choir Cabaret
SHHS auditorium - 7:00 p.m.
All are welcome!
Sept. 2 Vocal Roar, Adrenaline, and the Tiger Pride Marching Band perform on the Town Commons - 6:30 p.m. All are welcome!
Sept. 4 Program Sales at UMass vs. William & Mary 1:00 p.m. 10 volunteers needed
Sept 11 PENNY DRIVE! 35 Adult Drivers Needed!
Sept 11 Program Sales at UMass vs. Holy Cross 4:00 p.m. 10 volunteers needed
Volunteers are also needed for band and show choir camps, and to fill the secretary and parent liaison positions. Attend the 8/16 meeting or email shmpa09@gmail.com for more information.

Click here to view more upcoming events.

50/50 Winner Search
We have been unable to contact the winner of our 50/50 drawing held at the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration. If you know
Arlene Cole, please have her contact Cynthia Lambert at

536-1117 or shmpa09@gmail.com to collect her winnings!

  • The 2009 - 2010 Executive Board for their tireless efforts and phenomenal support: Elena Lamontagne, Diane Mulvaney, Tina Lukasik, Michelle Dion
  • Andy Rogers, South Hadley Parks and Rec, for including SHMPA in Opening Day, Fireworks and Concerts on the Commons
  • All Saints Episcopal Church for the loan of their popcorn machine
  • Beers & Story Funeral Home for the use of thier lot for our Fireworks Parking fundraiser
  • Mr & Mrs. JB Friday for their donation and repair of the music department tuba
  • Mr & Mrs. Stefan Matusko for the donation of their super-size cooler
  • Lida Gauthier for 11 years of uniform fittings for the Tiger Pride Marching Band
  • Holly Nicewarner for silkscreening 10 t-shirts for programs sales at UMass football games
  • Elena Lamontagne for creating a SHMPA banner
  • Al & Deb Boissoneault (July) and Al & Tina Lukasik (August) for bottle and can recyling


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

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