Our school offers a music program for students in grades 6 through 12, including traditional band and marching band. Our dedicated marching band brings spirit to our Friday night football games, performs a spectacular glow show each year, and proudly marches in the Memorial Day parade, Labor Day parade and the Morenci holiday parade.

William Murray
Band Director

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Get Poppin' with Our Popcorn Fundraiser!

Dear Morenci Band Parents/Guardians and Students,

We hope this letter finds you well. We're excited to announce that our Popcorn Fundraiser kicks off today, November 21, 2023, and will run through December 20, 2023. This year, we are introducing a Virtual Sale, making it super easy for everyone to participate!

Fundraiser Details:

  • Sale Dates: November 21, 2023, to December 20, 2023.

  • Sale Type: Virtual Sale

  • Profit: Enjoy a fantastic 50% profit on all products sold.

How It Works:

  1. Set up your seller's page by visiting http://poppinpopcornonline.com/participant/register.php?

  2. Follow the easy steps to create your page—it will walk you through the process.

  3. Share your seller ID with friends and family via email, text, and social media.

  4. Encourage them to visit poppinpopcornonline.com to place their orders.

  5. Make sure they add your seller number during checkout, and they can conveniently pay online.

  6. The products will be delivered directly to them—no need to collect money or deliver products!

Fundraiser Link: http://poppinpopcornonline.com/participant/register.php?

We encourage each participant to aim to sell 10-20 items. As a token of appreciation, we have a Prize Program:

  • Sell 3 items: Receive a snack-size bag of popcorn.

  • Group Prize: To qualify for the group prize, our organization must collectively sell over 30 items. The prize will be delivered to the organization's address.

We believe this fundraiser will not only be a great success but also a fun and easy way for our community to come together and support our band program. Your involvement is crucial to achieving our fundraising goals.

Click on the link above to get started and have a wonderful day filled with popcorn fun!

Solo and Ensemble Festival

This weekend, three members of the Morenci Area Schools Middle School band program traveled to Grand Ledge, Michigan to perform at Beagle Middle School for the solo and ensemble festival hosted by MSBOA.

Solo and ensemble festival is an opportunity for individual students to perform a selection of their choice for a musical judge. Each group of students is evaluated by one judge, and given a rating on a scale from 1 to 5 with one being the highest rating for their efforts. Division one ratings receive a blue medal, division two ratings receive a red metal and division 3, 4 and five ratings receive comments only.

Lillian Harsh received a red medal for her trumpet solo, Sean Sawyer received a blue medal for his alto saxophone solo, and Harrison Sarnac received a blue medal for his French horn solo.

Congratulations to Lillian, Sean and Harrison for the efforts this weekend.

Michigan MSBOA Middle School

All-State Honors Band

We are thrilled to announce that Harrison Sarnac, one of our exceptional students and French horn players, has been accepted into the 2024 Michigan MSBOA Middle School All-State Honors Band! This prestigious accomplishment reflects Harrison's dedication, talent, and hard work in the field of music.

The Michigan MSBOA All-State program, established in the 2005-06 school year, recognizes outstanding musical achievement among students across the state. The selection process is highly competitive, involving recorded auditions for five distinguished ensembles: a Middle School String Orchestra, a Middle School Band, a High School Full Orchestra, a High School Band, and a High School Jazz Ensemble.

To earn a place in these ensembles, students like Harrison must demonstrate their musical prowess by preparing an announced etude, a series of scales, and participating in a sight-reading session during each 10-minute recorded audition. Impressively, each audition is submitted anonymously, identified only by a number, ensuring a fair and unbiased evaluation by expert adjudicators.

It's worth noting the significance of this accomplishment, considering that approximately 2,500 students audition each year, vying for only 400 seats in the five ensembles. The process culminates in January when selected students gather for two and a half days of rehearsals led by nationally recognized conductors. The grand finale is a spectacular concert held on the Saturday of the Michigan Music Conference.

Please join us in congratulating Harrison for his outstanding achievement and representing Morenci Area Schools at this esteemed musical event. We are incredibly proud of Harrison and his dedication to musical excellence.

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