Tuesday, January 10, 2017

2017 Fruit, Cheese & Sausage Sale

MHS Band members are now selling Fruit, Cheese, and Sausage! Please see our order form to order online. 

How to place an order:  Contact a member of the band! You can also order online, place an order by visiting Sports 'n Stuff in downtown Mendota, or by calling the band office at 815-539-7446 x314. Checks should be make out to "MHS Band Parents".

Orders are due by Tuesday, January 31st, and pick-up will be on Friday, February 17th from 3-5pm in the Ag Shop in the back parking lot of MHS. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

2016 Trojan Pride Card Sale

Band & Choir Students are currently selling Trojan Pride Cards!  This is our most important fundraiser of the year.  Pride Cards have great discounts to local businesses & restaurants.

This year we are selling a set of two cards at a price of $20 for the set.  There are eight more businesses on the card this year, and two cards was the only way to fit them all!

To view the participating businesses and offers, see the printable flyer or view the images below.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

You're Invited - Scramble Supper on Tues. August 23

We would like to invite all Music Department families to our annual Scramble Supper / Awards Night.  This is a wonderful night of fellowship, and we hope that everyone will be able to attend.  Info is below!

Awards Night/Scramble Supper Info

Tuesday, August 23, 6:30pm

MHS Cafeteria

Each year we recognize students for their years of involvement in the music programs.  All students are recognized in some way.  We start the evening with a potluck dinner (see below for what to bring), present awards, and discuss important aspects of the music program.

What to Bring:
-A Meat Dish and a Dish to Pass
-Your own table service (plates, plastic silverware, napkins)
-A good appetite & Fellowship
-The entire family (all are welcome!)
(Drinks are provided)

We hope to see you there!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

2016 Marching Band Leadership Team

Congrats to the 2016 Marching Band Leadership Team!  Thank you to all who applied.  Names are listed in alphabetical order.

Drum Majors:
Samantha Masini
Melissa Wohrley

Flute: Devin Armstrong & Hannah Corey
Clarinet: Hannah Westphal & Jacquelynn Wendel
Saxophone: Hope McDowell
Trumpet: Lucas Anderson
Mellophone: Sydnee Hansen
Trombone: Esmeralda Arteaga & Stephanie Westphal
Baritone: Kianne Brown
Tuba: Blaire Collins
Snare: Adrian Espinoza
Bass: Dylan Saylor
Tenors: Tony Escatel
Cymbals: Daniela McConville

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Memorial Day 2016

Mendota High School Band Alumni & Friends -
Please join us for the 2016 Memorial Day Performance at Restland Cemetery. 
More information and a sign-up link are below!

MAY 30, 2016


8:15am            Arrive at MHS (door 6 or 7) for rehearsal
Check out instruments to those who need it

8:30                 Rehearsal Begins

9:45                 Leave for Cemetery
(please take your own instrument, stand, folder, and folding chair)

10:10               Pre-ceremony music begins

10:30               Ceremony begins

11:00               Approximate return time to MHS
Refreshments and fellowship!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Pep Band with Northbrook

The MHS Pep Band performed at the Men's Basketball game this week, and joining the band were 20 members of the Northbrook Middle School band under the direction of Mr. James Younger.  7th and 8th grade students had a chance to have dinner, rehearse, and perform with the high school band.  We're excited for them to become Trojan Band members in the future! 

(Photos courtesy of Stina Grenter)

Friday, November 13, 2015

Veterans Day Performance 2015

The MHS Band continued its long-standing tradition of honoring our nation's service members through its Veterans Day performances.  The band performed Mendota Veterans Day Ceremony in downtown Mendota, then provided music for the annual Veterans Day assembly held at MHS.

This year, students in Mr. Artman and Mr. Gehm's history classes researched the history behind some of our nation's most well-known patriotic music, such as the Star Spangled Banner, God Bless America, America the Beautiful, and more.  The MHS Band collaborated with the history classes and performed the music that was researched.  Congratulations to all of the MHS students who worked so hard on this important day, and thank you to our Veterans and Service Members.

Photo Credits: Samantha McLain and Jill Wohrley

Mendota Veterans Day Ceremony - Veterans Park

MHS Veterans Day Assembly