1. Monday, March 4 – First Parent Meeting
of 2019 Please join us in the
Nathan Hale choir room from 7-8 p.m. to celebrate what we’ve accomplished so
far and learn what’s next.
2. Sunday, March 24– First-Ever Mattress Fundraiser! Sounds a little wacky, BUT it’s the new trend among music programs across the nation. Why? Because it costs us nothing to host, and, according to the stats and schools we talked to, it raised thousands of dollars in a day.
In addition to bringing baked goods, setting up and cleaning up, we also need one reliable volunteer to pick up Banh Mi sandwiches on Lake City Way and bring them to the school. If you sign up for this, Jen (our fundraising chair) will give you all the details.
We know you guys will rally! If you have not yet volunteered, please consider this easy opportunity to make a difference. If you have volunteered, please consider doing so again and helping lead new volunteers. Thank you!!!
Also, if you’d like to get more regularly involved, we’re hoping to find something akin to a Room Parent for each music discipline (orchestra, choir, band, etc.). If that sounds interesting to you, please send a message to haleinstrumental.
Please join us for a wonderful night of beautiful singing at the combined Eckstein and Hale choir concert.
WHAT: Eckstein and Hale Joint Choir Concert
WHEN: Wednesday, 12/19; 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PST
WHERE: Nathan Hale Performing Arts Center
We need baked goodies and a few good volunteers! Nathan Eckstein Middle School parents and Nathan Hale High School Music Boosters are co-sponsoring a bake sale (plus Banh Mi sandwiches). Please consider contributing a homemade or store-bought treat. We also need volunteers to help with other tasks such as setup, sales, and cleanup. Please check out open opportunities and signup here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/805054eadaf22a57-weds
Thank you for supporting our young, talented musicians!
Any gift given to Nathan Hale Music Boosters this Giving Tuesday (TODAY!) will make a HUGE difference for our music program.
Your direct donations go directly to support opportunities for our students to be able to attend music festivals and special events, have instruments and sheet music to play, opportunities to learn from expert clinicians, and much more.
The suggested donation is $100 per family, but any amount is welcome, and every little bit helps. (Don’t forget employer matches! They really add up.)
THREE SIMPLE STEPS TO MAKE YOUR CONTRIBUTION:
1. Follow this link to the online donation center (managed by the Alliance for Education) and complete the form.
The designated recipient should be auto-filled as: Nathan Hale Music Boosters – 02214. After submitting, you should receive an email receipt within seconds.
2. Find out if your employer matches charitable gifts. This can double your impact! Make the match through your human resources department. (Please also forward your email receipt (the one you received in step 2) to our co-treasurer, Carmen Brady @ bradyc888 who will track your match to make sure it comes through.
3. Forward this email to any and all friends, family, and extended community members who might be willing to support our music program.
NOTE: If you prefer to donate by check, please make it out to “Alliance for Education/Nathan Hale Music” and add “02214-Nathan Hale Music” in the memo/notes line. Put it in an envelope addressed to the attention of our Fundraising Chair, Jennifer Barrón, and send it to school with your kid to give to their music teacher.
Help make our students’ Dec. 8 holiday performance at Barnes & Noble Northgate a success in one of two ways:
1.While listening to students play (performances from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.), do some holiday shopping. Proceeds from in-store purchases and the gift wrap table will benefit our music program. Just be sure to mention the Nathan Hale voucher number (12443644) at the register.
2.Volunteer to set up and staff the event. Check out the volunteer opportunities on our Signup Genius page.
As you know, our musicians and singers will be performing in a "Books and Performance" Fundraiser for the Nathan Hale Music Program at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, December 8th from 11 am to 4 pm. Fundraising pays for much-needed sheet music, instruments and instrument repair, expert clinicians, festival fees, and scholarships for students who cannot pay the full cost for field trips and special events.
To make this event a success, we’ll need some volunteer support from you! It’s a really fun day, and volunteering can easily be combined with listening to your child perform and doing some holiday shopping!
Here are some of the ways you can support the music program on December 8:
Help transport large instruments and equipment. We’ll need approximately 5 vehicles. There’s a 10 am shift, meeting at school and driving to Barnes & Noble, and a 4 pm shift, meeting at the store and driving back to school.
Staff the gift-wrapping table. We get to keep 100% of the donations made for gift wrapping! We’ll need two wrappers throughout the day, working in one-hour shifts from 10 am to 4 pm.
Be a greeter. We’ll need someone to greet shoppers and let them know about the fundraiser and distribute the voucher code. This will be broken down into one-hour shifts as well.