November 25, 2018
Dear Band Parents, Friends, and Alumni,
It’s time to kick off the 13th annual Moonlight and Jazz event. Moonlight and Jazz is a two-hour musical affair held on the beautiful grounds of White Oak Plantation. A steak and wine dinner, prepared by the Chef John Folse staff, is served while the St. Michael High School Jazz Ensemble performs favorite jazz tunes.
For those new to our Warrior Band family, Moonlight and Jazz is the only fundraiser for the St. Michael band program. All proceeds are designated to support the various band programs including marching, concert, percussion, and jazz. Some of the proceeds from last year’s event were used to provide transportation to the Disney World Music Festival where we received numerous awards, including the Golden Mickey for the Best Overall Jazz Band. Additionally, funding from this event provides money to purchase and repair instruments, funding support for marching and music festivals, as well as other unexpected needs that arise that are not covered by our normal budget.
Each year, our profit is determined by the number of sponsors. I have attached a sponsorship page to this blog post. We know that being a sponsor is not possible for everyone. However, we ask you to consider sponsoring this event if you are able or if you know someone who loves music and would like to be a part of encouraging music education for our youth. We would love to have them become a part of our music family at St. Michael.
For the rest of you who will be purchasing tickets, we ask that you either purchase a table of 10 or get together with others to form a group of 10. Please see the attached brochure and sponsorship page for more information about priority seating.
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M & J Sponsorship page-tbv4n6
Our annual Christmas will be Sunday, December 2, at 2:00 PM. As of this post, the gym will be available. If something changes in the next couple of days, I will let you know but we cannot move the date, only the venue. I will need all students to report at 12:30 for setup. Dress for this will be concert black. That means, gentlemen will wear their school dress uniform with BLACK pants. Ladies wear all black dress or pants outfit. This concert is guaranteed to get you in the Christmas Spirit. You will hear selections from our Percussion Ensemble, our Concert Band, and our Jazz Ensemble. I hope to see everyone there!