2021 Newsletter – Vol 6 3 January 2022

PHS Music 2021 Newsletter – Vol 6 3 January 2022

Hello Band Families!

In this issue:

  • January 15th February 18 – Mystic Theatre Fundraiser – Gunhild Carling Band PLUS the Petaluma High School Jazz Ensemble
  • Winter Concert wrap-up
  • CheddarUp for New Orleans payments 
  • Booster Bravo – Elke Haines
  • The Sonoma County Honor Band
  • How to Help
  • January Events

Happy New Year 🎈 to all! Please support our program and thanks for your continuing support!

PHS  Music Boosters

Our next Booster Board Meeting will be January 6th at 6:30pm in the band room. Hope to see you all there!

Gunhild Carling Band PLUS the Petaluma High School Jazz Ensemble

Come out and enjoy a great night of amazing music and dancing with Gunhild Carling and the Petaluma High School Jazz Ensemble.  Friday February 18 2022 at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma.  A rare all ages show at the Mystic with all proceeds benefiting the music program at Petaluma High, and it’s only $20 in advance!  Purchase your tickets at McNears or online at TicketWeb https://bit.ly/3pKN3NS

Winter Concert – Thank You Band Parents and Community

Thank you PHS and PJHS parents for attending the winter concert on December 9 – our first in 2 years!

Guests were treated to selections performed by the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Choir, Jazz Ensemble, and the PJHS Concert Band. 

Our very own band boosters held a bake sale in conjunction with the Tri-M club and served coffee and hot chocolate as well. Huge thanks to the parents and students that baked and volunteered to help. All proceeds, netting an amazing $1,305, from the sale will be used to benefit the PHS music program.

CheddarUp for New Orleans payments

What makes New Orleans such an amazing destination is its deeply-rooted connection to American music and the history of jazz, blues, and Cajun/ zydeco. Most of the students have expressed an interest in going on the trip but the trip is voluntary. The PHS Music Boosters do not fundraise for student travel, so the financial responsibility is completely upon the student and their initiative in the fundraisers organized by the student leadership and the music department. 

The money a student fundraises is theirs alone, and whatever amount they fundraise can be used for any trip contribution. Parents are encouraged to not send their student on this trip if the student has not participated in the fundraising, or not contributed to the expense of the trip with their own money. 

Space on this trip is a first come first serve basis and space is limited to the first 55 participants to register due to the limited number of seats on the charter bus. No student will be turned away from participating in the trip due to lack of funds, however, if not enough money is received, the entire trip will need to be canceled. 

Vaccination Policy: Per Petaluma City Schools District guidelines for overnight field trips, all students and adults who wish to participate must be fully vaccinated.

The cost of the trip is $925.00 and CheddarUp is an optional way to pay for the annual trip. Checks and cash can still be provided directly to Mr. Evelend. However, with this new payment portal, you can make your trip payments by credit card. CheddarUp charges a fee of 3.5% + $0.45 for each credit card transaction. You can also use an E-check which costs .45 cents. Remaining Contribution Schedule: January 21st – $200 February 18 – $225 – visit https://my.cheddarup.com/c/music-trip-to-new-orleans to make payments.

Booster Bravo

The Boosters are helped by many volunteers and we like to give a shout out to individuals who go above and beyond and give them a Bravo!

We’d like to highlight the contribution by Elke Haines. Elke is grandmother of senior Zoe Haines. Elke provided critical seamstress skills to the difficult alterations to band and chorus uniforms. Bravo Elke!!!

Our next Booster Board Meeting will be January 6th at 6:30pm in the band room. Hope to see you all there!

The Sonoma County Honor Band
The Sonoma County Honor Band is January 28th & 29th with the performance taking place at the Green Music Center. Weill Hall, at Sonoma State at 7:00 PM on the 29th. As of this publication there is no additional   information. The students who were accepted to the honor band are:

Amelia Rhymes (Flute, 1st flute, 1st chair)
Andre Louviere (Trumpet 1, 1st trumpet, 1st chair)
Julian McAllister (Euphonium, 1st chair)
Finghin Morris (Euphonium, 2nd chair)
Harry Van der Meer (Percussion)
Kody Okamura (Percussion)

♬ Congratulations ♬


Last year our GoFundMe campaign raised enough money to help fund our adjunct faculty and bring much needed support for distance learning.  This year we are still missing our big fundraising event Bingo so we’re started a new GoFundMe campaign this year. To donate visit https://gofund.me/d3821ebc .

Please consider sharing the link with your family and friends! Thanks in advance for all your support!

Amazon Smile – smile.amazon.com

Visit AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), and select Petaluma High School Music Boosters Inc.! Eligible orders will generate funds for our fantastic music program. 

To add the Music Boosters:

Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser

From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity.

From your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.

Select Petaluma High School Music Boosters Inc.

eScrip – http://www.escrip.com/

PHS Music Boosters currently earns about $2,000 through the eScrip program each year. We can do even better if all families & friends take a few minutes to sign up!

Please register your Safeway Club card, Petaluma Market Community Card & Oliver’s Market Community Card at www.escrip.com. We also encourage you to register your debit and credit cards with eScrip so we earn rebates when you shop at other participating merchants. Lucky S.H.A.R.E.S. Cards and Raley’s Something Extra Rewards Cards work differently in that you choose Petaluma Music High School Music Boosters when you sign-up for the card and there is no need to register them with eScrip.

Choose PHS Music Boosters as your group. Our group number is: 5437996

Shop as usual and be sure to use your Safeway Club Card, Lucky S.H.A.R.E.S. Card, Petaluma Market Community Card, Raley’s Something Extra Reward Card or other registered cards at check out. Participating merchants will contribute a percentage of your purchases to Petaluma High School Music Boosters. There is no cost to you!

Upcoming Events

January Events

  • January 15th – Mystic Theatre Fundraiser https://bit.ly/3pKN3NS
  • January 21st – New Orleans payment due $200
  • January 29th Sonoma County Honor Band performance – details coming

Our next Booster Board Meeting will be January 6th  at 6:30pm in the band room. Hope to see you all there!

Please Support Our Sponsors

Please support our sponsors and please let them know that you are a parent, guardian, family member, friend etc. of a Student Musician at PHS!

Contact Information
Cliff Eveland, PHS Instrumental & Choral Director
email: ceveland@petk12.org
phone: 707-769-9650

Michael ‘Mick’ Morris, PHS Music Boosters President (Interim)
email: musicboostersphs@gmail.com
phone: ‪(707) 595-0584‬
website: www.petalumahighmusic.org

PHS Music Boosters are Michael ‘Mick’ Morris, President, OPEN, Vice President, Claire McCarthy, Secretary, Scott Rhymes, Treasurer, Members-At-Large  Joann Bratton, Robin Haines, Laurie and  Darrel Lavilla, Joy Padillo, Heather Ames, Jen and Seth Friesen, Miel and Thad Louviere, Rachel Phillips, and Robyn Hettrich

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