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September 2010


Concert on the Commons - featuring South Hadley High Students!

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

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!


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 10 more adult drivers to drive volunteers to an assigned route to collect pennies. A successful turn-out at this event will bring us half the way to reaching our financial commitment for the year! 

Call Elena Lamontagne at 896-6567 or email shmpa09@gmail.com to sign-up.

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 emailshmpa09@gmail.com to sign-up! 

Sept. 2Vocal Roar, Adrenaline, and the Tiger Pride Marching Band perform on the Town Commons - 6:30 p.m.All are welcome!
Sept. 4Program Sales at UMass vs. William & Mary 1:00 p.m.3 volunteers needed
Sept 11PENNY DRIVE!10 More Adult Drivers Needed!
Sept 11Program Sales at UMass vs. Holy Cross 4:00 p.m.10 volunteers needed
Sept 13

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

All are welcome!
Sept 25Tiger Pride Marching Band competition at Rocky HillAll are welcome!
Oct 2Tiger Pride Marching Band competition at King PhillipAll are welcome!
Oct 16E- Waste Drive at SHHS4 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 emailshmpa09@gmail.com for more information.

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  • The staff at Water District #1 and Water District #2 for including information on the Oct 16 E-Waste Drive with the South Hadley water bills.
  • Janna Darrow-Rioux and Tina Lukasik for stuffing 1300 E-Waste Drive flyers into South Hadley Water District #2 bills.
  • Amanda Provost, Gail Whelihan, Kristene Schwatner and Rachel Fink for selling concessions this summer at the Concerts on the Commons.
  • Amanda Provost, Gail Whelihan, Kristene Schwatner and Rachel Fink for selling concessions this summer at the Concerts on the Commons.
  • Al Boisseneault for facilitating the filling of 150 water balloons for Band Camp.
  • All Star Dairy for their donation of ice cream for the Band Camp Ice Cream Feast.
  • All of the parents who showed up to support the Family & Friends performances at the conclusion of Band Camp and Show Choir Camp.
  • All of the parent volunteers who sold tickets and provided wonderful baked goods for the Show Choir Cabaret.
  • Kristen Will and the Town Reminder for including so many articles about the SHHS Music Programs in their August 20th edition.
  • The South Hadley Selectboard and Andy Rogers for making the Concert on the Commons hosted by SHMPA a reality.
  • Rene Beauchemin and All Saints' Episcopal Church for volunteering to be SHMPA's Food Safe Grillmaster.
  • Larry and Doris Dubois for the loan of their gas grills and tables.
  • The following businesses and individuals for donating raffle prizes: Big Y, Friendly's Ice Cream Shop, General Dry Cleaners, K-9 Etiquette, Our Town Car Wash, The Basketball Hall of Fame, Veryl's Automotive Services, Wagz to Whiskerz Grooming, Maria Antonio, Rachel Fink and Tom Dennis, Pam and Paul Kellogg, Cynthia and Paul Lambert, Valerie Laplante, Tina and Alan Lukasik, Diane and Leo Mulvaney, Holly and Richard Nicewarner.
  • Those intrepid parent volunteers for selling concessions, raffle and 50/50 tickets: Anne Deschenes, Carrie Matusko, Holly Nicewarner, Gail Whelihan, Tammy Sperry, Tina Lukasik, Elena Lamontagne, Diane Mulvaney, Amanda Provost and Paul Lambert
  • Diane Mulvaney and Elena Lamontagne for coordinating the 2010 Penny Drive!
  • Selene Weber and the Nicewarner family for volunteering to recycle Bottles & Cans in November and December.
  • Ray Rioux, Michelle Bussiere, Tina and Alan Lukasik for volunteering to sell programs at the first three UMass Football games.
  • Anne and Leo Deschenes, Holly Nicewarner, Gail Whelihan, Elise Raza and the entire Lukasik family for volunteering to sell concessions at the SHHS Football games!

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

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