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October 2010


WIN $50,000!

The SHHS Tiger Pride Marching Band needs your vote! Go to www.PoweraBrightFuture.com every day between Oct. 5th and Nov. 1st to cast a vote and win a $20,000 to $50,000 grant to replace our 17 year old moldy, mildewed, disintegrating band uniforms! 

Blast out an email or post a link on your Facebook page to ALL your friends and family asking them to help secure the most votes for any nominated entry and help the "Pride" of South Hadley shine!


E-Waste Recycling Drive 
Saturday, Oct 16 
8:00 am - 4 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, dehumidifiers, TVs 

Do you know of a business that would take advantage of this service? Let us know and we'll arrange a pick-up. Email 
shmpa09@gmail.com for more information!
Congratulations Tiger Pride!

Congratulations to the members of the Tiger Pride Marching Band for an excellent start to the 2010 season! The band received second place at the Rocky Hill, CT competition on 9/25. Good luck on at your upcoming competitions: 
10/2 - Wrentham, MA 
10/23 - All State Finals in New Britain, CT 
For more information on locations and times, email 

Band Jackets 
Order your favorite music student a South Hadley Tiger Pride Band Jacket in time for the holidays.Download your order form and return with deposit amount by November 7. Contact Cynthia Lambert at 536-1117 with questions. 
Oct. 2TigerPride Marching Band Competition at Oliver Ames High School, North Easton, MA (new location due to field conditions)All are welcome!
Oct. 4SHMPA Planning Meeting 
Chorus Room, SHHS - 6:30 p.m.
All are welcome! 

Help us win a $50,000 grant for new band uniforms!
Please vote often!
Oct 16E- Waste Drive at SHHS4 volunteers needed
Oct 16

UMass Football Program Sales 1:00 - 4:30

10 volunteers needed
Oct 23Tiger Pride Marching Band State FinalsAll are welcome!
Oct 30Tiger Pride Day- special performance by the marching band, concessions, face painting and more... SHHS football fieldAll are welcome!
Nov 1SHMPA Planning Meeting 
Chorus Room, SHHS - 6:30 p.m.
All are welcome!

Click here to view more upcoming events.

Julia Lamontagne '11 is the Senior Drum Major for the Tiger Pride Marching Band. A member of the band for the past 4 years, Julia plays the alto saxaphone, baratone saxophone, and euphonium. 

"Participating in the marching band has been an incredible experience," says Julia. "It's taught me leadership, teamwork, and organizational skills. We work very hard to learn the music and drill for our show each season so that we can represent South Hadley High School with class, integrity, and pride. It means a lot to us when our school and community appreciates what we do and all the effort that goes into it." 

Julia is also a member of the National Honor Society and SHHS Track Team. She gives back to her community by volunteering as an assistant track coach for individuals with disabilities through the CHD Disability Reource Program. She plans to attend college after high school to study chemistry and is applying to the Army ROTC. 
  • School Superintendent Gus Sayer for his voicemail blast promoting SHMPA's September 2nd Concert on the Commons
  • Principal Dan Smith & School Committee Member Christine Sweklo for attending the Encore Concert on the Commons
  • Angela McKenna for stepping forward to serve as clerk on the SHMPA Executive Board!
  • Ken Rogers for his donation to the SHHS Music Department of two large Public Address speakers and stands to be used for future outdoor concerts
  • Elena & Mike Lamontagne, and Tina Lukasik and the 12 student volunteers who SOLD OUT of UMass Football programs on September 4th, thus qualifying for the $100 bonus incentive!
  • Anne & Leo Deschenes, Diane Mulvaney and Cynthia Lambert for selling concessions at the SHHS vs. Holyoke football season opening game on September 10th.
  • Diane Mulvaney and Elena Lamontagne for organizing a brilliantly successful Penny Drive on September 11th
  • All the parents who donated food to feed the hungry Penny Drive student volunteers: Cynthia Lambert, Holly Nicewarner, Mandy Provost, Linda Jamroga, Beth Barthlow, Tina Lukasik, Catherine Lee, Pam Kellogg, Rachel Fink and Tina Lukasik.
  • All of the parents who volunteered to be drivers for the Penny Drive: Carrie Matusko, Rachel Fink, Tom Dennis, Gail Whelihan, Beth Barthlow, Linda Jamroga, Valerie Laplante, Tammy Brouchard-Bube, Angela McKenna, Jennifer Kalviak, Susan Harpe, Ryan Gagnon, Selina Webber, Myra Grammo
  • Peoples Bank for the FREE use of their coin counter machine
  • The following generous supporters of our Penny Drive: Linda Gauthier, Doris & Larry Dubois, Joanne Brown, The Schwantner Family, Paula Jean Provost
  • Elena Lamontagne for her sewing skill and the creation of 6 black pocket aprons, a large SHMPA banner and 22 flags for the Color Guard!
  • Erin Provost for volunteering to serve as SHMPA clerk for the August 16th SHMPA meeting
  • The parents in attendance for the August 16th SHMPA meeting:Rachel Fink, Holly Nicewarner, Mandy Provost, Paul Lambert, Elena Lamontagne,Tina Lukasik, Gail Whelihan and Carrie Matusko
  • The parents in attendance for the September 13th SHMPA meeting: Angela McKenna, Valerie Laplante, Rachel Fink, Selena Weber, Holly Nicewarner, Diane Mulvaney, Tina Lukasik and Elena Lamontagne
  • Kristin Will, Associate Editor of the Town Reminder, for her solid support of the SHHS Music Department!
  • PLEASE LET US KNOW IF WE MISSED ANY NAMES! Your volunteer time and commitment to supporting SHHS music programs is very important to us!

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

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