Good Morning Band Parents,
Battle of the Cohorts
I'd like to take a minute to share some recent information regarding our charity project and some winter concert news.
For those new to the program, The Marching Tigers have had a long standing tradition of helping out our local Ronald McDonald House. Each fall, we gather at two or three local McDonald’s and play pep tunes for monetary donations for the RMH. We have also collected toys, money, canned goods, and cleaning supplies at our annual Breakfast With Santa. As we all know, because of covid, we aren’t able to hold these two beneficial and fun events, but the RMH still needs our help so we have come up with an alternate plan.
Battle of the Cohorts will take place the week of November 30-December 4. We are asking the children to donate some money, which will then be used to purchase some items off the Amazon wish list that the Ronald McDonald House has provided. There will be a specially marked container in the band room for your child’s cohort, in which to drop the money.
Each year, the RMH has an event in which children can shop for gifts for their siblings and parents. Let’s help to provide the RMH with some items from their list for this worthy event!
The other wish list is for everyday supplies that the RMH uses.
Please encourage your child to donate a few dollars to help out our friends at the RMH! Also, remember to keep saving those pop tabs. Let’s help beat the Ann Arbor RMH. Every little bit helps. The pop tabs can be dropped off in the band room.
Finally, I have attached the two wish lists. If you feel so inclined to purchase an item from the list, you can have it sent directly to the RMH. But also remember to encourage your child to help out as well, since they were not able to perform their community service at McDonalds this past fall. It is important to have our Marching Tigers give back to the community!
Hope everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season.
After much consideration we have decided to move our winter concert virtual. We will NOT have an in-person concert on 12/10/20. We will be posting performances from both Cohort A and Cohort B at a later date. We have recording dates set and will post/share before we leave for winter break.
This decision is for the High School only. It does not impact the Ridgeview band concert.
As always please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.
Mr. Stowe is Director of Bands at Pickerington High School Central. He's in his 8th year of teaching in Pickerington and 16th year of his career. Mr. Stowe holds two Bachelors degrees in Music Education and Performance from Capital University and a Masters of Music from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.