13-TIME ISSMA STATE MARCHING BAND FINALIST
10-TIME ISSMA ALL-MUSIC AWARD RECIPIENT
WORLD'S FINEST CHOCOLATE
Monrovia Bands will have their celebrated World's Finest Chocolate candy bars available by Friday, December 2! Bars are $1.00/bar with Almond, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Crisp, and Caramel bars available.
Monrovia Bands and Choirs will present our annual holiday concert on Tuesday, December 6, at 7:00 pm, in the Monrovia Middle School gymnasium. Performances by the fifth grade band, sixth grade band, seventh grade band, high school band, sixth grade choir, seventh grade choir, concert choir, and show choir will make this an incredibly enjoyable way to kick off the holiday season.
PAIGE'S MUSIC STEP-UP DISPLAY
Paige's Music will hold their annual step-up display on Wednesday, December 7, from 6:00-7:30 pm, in the Monrovia High School cafeteria. This display is for students interested in trading in their beginner instrument for an intermediate instrument. We have and have had step up instruments in the band room for students to play during class. As students develop, they will outgrow their beginner instruments and should consider an intermediate instrument as they continue toward high school. Please contact Paige's Music (1-800-382-1099) or Mr. Willett (317-996-2258 ext. 2149) if you are interested in setting up a specific time on December 7 to discuss instrument options.
BARNES & NOBLE
The first of the bi-annual Barnes & Noble Book Fairs will take place on the week of December 12 with the Monrovia Jazz Band performing at the Plainfield store on Saturday, December 17, at 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm, and 6:00 pm. Support the band all week long with in store (any Barnes & Noble) and online orders when the coupon code is presented. Our coupon code will be available on Friday, December 2. Patrons who tell their cashier they want to help the band will have a percentage of their purchase come back to the Monrovia program. We strongly encourage everyone to come out for this great event where our Jazz Band will provide some holiday cheer, you can pick up those last minute gifts, and there will be gift wrapping available! Hope to see you there!
ISSMA MARCHING BAND STATE FINALS
On the grandest stage for Indiana bands, Monrovia finished in seventh place at the 2016 ISSMA Marching Band State Finals. Another class of graduating seniors move through the program never knowing anything but State Finals appearances. The Bulldog Brigade completed a fantastic run to earn their placing at Finals. They will now turn their attention to the Mid-States Band Association Class AA Championships coming on November 5, at Miamisburg High School in Ohio. The Brigade will have their pre-lims performance at 1:30 pm.
$AVEAROUND COUPON BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!
Monrovia Bands will be selling SaveAround Coupon Books for $25 now through November 18. The books contain coupons good now through December 31, 2017! You can access a link provided to browse our book by clicking on the photo to the left. Orders may be placed with Mr. Willett or any band member. If you are out of town, we may have a book in your part of the country. These would make an ideal gift as we head into the holidays!
HERE'S TO LUCKY NUMBER 13!
Monrovia High School will be making the 13th appearance in school history in the Indiana State School Music Association Marching Band State Finals on October 29, at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Bulldogs will perform at 6:01 pm., eighth in Class D competition on the evening. Advance tickets will be on sale beginning Monday, October 24, through Thursday, October 27 at Monrovia High School. Adults are $20 per ticket. Students and pre-schoolers are $18 per ticket. Children under age 2, carried in arms and not occupying a seat are free admission. After October 27, tickets will need to be purchased at the Lucas Oil Stadium ticket office. This marks the sixth appearance in a row at State Finals and seventh appearance in the past eight years.
The Monrovia Bulldog Brigade will be on of the 20 representatives of Class D at the ISSMA Semi-State Marching Band contest at Franklin Community High School on Saturday, October 22. Monrovia earned that honor following a Gold rated performance at the Evansville Regional last Saturday that also netted a With Distinction Award in Music. In the upcoming Semi-State competition, the Bulldogs will kick off the entire contest in the first time slot at 1:00 pm. The top 10 bands in this round earn the right to represent their schools at the ISSMA State Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 29.
The Monrovia Bulldog Brigade will be advancing to the ISSMA Regional contest at Evansville Central on Saturday with hopes on earning a trip to the ISSMA Semi-State contest on October 22. The Bulldogs brought home a Gold rating this weekend from the ISSMA Invitational. They will perform at 2:02 pm. (Evansville time).
OCTOBER IS IN WITH A BANG
The Bulldog Brigade opened October at Decatur Central's Contest of Champions with another first place finish and a sweep of the three captions; Best Music, Best Visual, and Best General Effect. The Bulldogs travel to the ISSMA Invitational at Whiteland High School on Saturday, October 8, and will perform at 5:43 pm.
THE HEAT WAS ON!
The Bulldog Brigade powered through the hottest day of the competitive season with a third place finish and Fan's Choice Award at the Avon Invitational. Following a brisk drive around Indianapolis, they closed the evening with a first place finish on a score of 59.4 at the Hamilton Southeastern Royal Invitational. The Bulldogs also brought home Best Music, Best Visual, Best General Effect, Best Percussion and Best Auxiliary from the night show. They will perform at Decatur Central this Saturday at 6:52 pm.
LET THE 2016 SEASON BEGIN!
The Brownsburg Invitational was the premier of our props for the 2016 season. They looked incredible on the field! Many thanks to all the hands that prepared them the past two weeks. We are hoping to utilize them a little more in the coming weekend with a performance that Saturday at Avon High School (4:31 pm. start) and Hamilton Southeastern High School (8:30 pm. start). We will be performing our entire show at both of those shows for the first time this season. Looking forward to seeing you there!