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Oak Valley Middle School Music Boosters | San Diego


Welcome Back 2020

Written by Mark Nowak on . Posted in Uncategorized

Dear OVMS band students & parents,

I’ve created a Get Ready for Band video to welcome you to our band family! Despite the fact that it looks and feels very different, I’m here to help you bridge the gap and create music in a meaningful way. Keep in mind, whether it’s in person or online, music has never been more significant as it helps with your child’s social/emotional wellness and overall mental outlook. With this in mind, I am committed to making band the best part of your child’s day.

I hope you are as excited as I am to embark on this new journey together! If you have any questions, I am only an email away – mnowak@powayusd.com.

For 6th graders & parents

For 7th and 8th graders & parents

Duet videos

I’m playing the top line (A part)

I’m playing the bottom line (B part)

Make sure to use the part for your instrument!

Online Music Registration

Written by Mark Nowak on . Posted in Uncategorized

Welcome (back) to the best part of your day!

Julian Apple Pie Fundraiser

Oak Valley Music: Band, Orchestra & Choir are selling fresh and frozen Dutch Apple Crumb Pies from the Julian Apple Pie Company for $20

 Why are we fundraising?

Our award-winning music program depends on your support to maintain its level of excellence. We have over 600 students participating in band, choir, and orchestra. We need your help to fund a $16,000 sound shell, instruments, guest instrumentalists, accompanists, and sheet music. We earn $8 for each pie we sell so thank you for your support.   Make sure to place your orders by Monday, March 22, 2021

To Place Order CLICK HERE

Hello new and returning parents and students! We’re doing our music program registration online this year to make your registration process faster and easier. Please complete registration before the first day of school so Mr Nowak can plan ahead.

We use this form to
— get organized for the first day so we know who is playing what instrument
— collect parent emails to send you news and remind you of upcoming events
— collect student T-shirt sizes
— ask for our all-important participation donations

We ask for a participation donation of $50 and a T-shirt donation of $10 per student. Your donations determine what we do during the school year: what instruments, music, and supplies are available to students, festivals, concerts, etc. The participation donation is one of only 3 fundraisers we do per year. Donations are voluntary and are not required to participate in the music program.
Oak Valley Music Boosters (OVMB) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible. If you have any questions or would like to receive a receipt for tax purposes, please send an email to president@ovmsmusic.org

All students receive a music program T-shirt. We use them for some concerts and field trips and many students wear them to school to show off band pride! The design is different every year.
Sometimes parents like to represent the band so there is an optional section if you would also like a shirt!

Booster opportunities
The amazing musical experience we offer our students only happens with the work of parent volunteers. Our wonderful past volunteers created the framework and now we need people to continue their work. Needs include:
— A Webmaster to update ovmsmusic.org with event information and relevant communications from me to our parent community.
— A Julian Apple Pie Fundraiser Coordinator to modify last year’s flyer, communicate with Julian Apple Pie company, gather parents to drive up to collect the pies and distribute them.
— A Secretary to record Booster meetings.
— A VP of Events to help Mr Nowak with concert needs, particularly for communicating with the California Center for the Arts Escondido for our Gala Concert in May.
— A Volunteer Coordinator to obtain volunteers for set-up and tear-down of concerts and any other needs

If you have more than one student in band, please use Page 2 of the form to enter more student names. Otherwise you can leave Page 2 blank.

Ready to begin?

Band Registration Form

Orchestra Registration Form

Choir Registration Form

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