Welcome to the Straub Middle School Music Boosters website. The Music Boosters is a non-profit, volunteer club which includes parents and teachers supporting the Music Department for Straub Middle School in Salem, Oregon. Our parents are dedicated in assisting the entire department with fundraising to support music in our school. The music department consists of Band, Choir, and Orchestra.
Just wanted to send a thank you out to all parents, friends and families who helped make our Soiree a huge success this year! We raised over $8,000 that will go towards many good uses for the music programs here at Straub. Our Solo and Ensemble event was also a great success. This was a great opportunity for the students to perform and receive quality feedback. With the spring weather upon us, we would like to remind you about our final fundraiser for the year. We will be working with Egan Gardens to sell geraniums, flower baskets and gift cards to their business. Why not add some color to your yard or give as gifts. Egan Gardens is well known for their quality plants.
You should be seeing order forms arrive home soon. This year we’re offering prizes to the top three student sellers. This will be based upon dollar amount sold. First place will receive a $50 Visa gift card to purchase the prize of their choice! Second place will receive a $25 gift card to Regal Cinemas. Third place will receive five day passes to the Kroc Center. Best of luck to all! Order forms are due back to music teachers with payment on Friday, April 29. Please mark your calendars to pick up all flower orders on Friday, May 13 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm in the Straub commons. Thanks again to all families for supporting your Straub music programs!
Attention Choir Students, April 12th is the Middle School Advanced Choir Festival for concert choir. Students will meet at North Salem High School either 5-7 or 7-9 pm. April 16th is the Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival. Jazz choir students will take a bus to Pleasant Hill, Oregon for the all-day event. The performance times are to be determined. For the Jazz Festival, we will need 2-4 parent volunteers to attend. On April 27th, the concert choir has the Best of the Northwest Clinic from 4:30-8:30 pm. Students need to be in the Straub Commons by 4:20 with a water bottle. We will need 2 parent chaperons.
The West Salem Concert Band Camp will be held July 25-29 at West Salem High School in Salem, OR. This camp is designed to give creative middle school and younger high school students an opportunity to develop and refine their musicianship through a fun and comprehensive band camp. Students receive master classes on their instrument, sectionals, jazz band, and concert band full ensemble experiences.
Next meeting is May 3rd, 2016 at 7:15 PM in the band room Straub Middle School.