Middle School Instrumental Parent Meeting November 21

All parents of middle school band and orchestra students are invited to the annual HMS Band & Orchestra Parent Meeting on Tuesday, November 21, at 7 p.m. (time change) in the HMS band room (room 143).

This once-a-year gathering is specifically geared toward our Middle School band and orchestra parents and guardians. Learn more about BOPs and ways you can support your music student.

Topics to be discussed:

Hope to see you there!

BOPs Holiday Plant & Greenery Sale @ Taddeo's December 1-3

Buy your holiday flowers, trees, wreaths and pine rope at Taddeo's December 1 through 3 and add to your trip account. Download, print and take this flier to Taddeo's (2326 St. Denis Lane, Havertown). 10% of your total purchase will be donated to BOPs and split between your trip account and the BOPs Uniform Fund.

Taddeo's has poinsettias, amaryllis, trees, wreaths and much, much more. The nursery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 1 through 3.

Get More $$ from BOPs' Gift Card Fundraising through December 31

Don't miss this once-a-year opportunity! Order gift cards, ScripNow or card reloads at shopwithscrip.com through December 31, and your student keeps 100% of the bonus in a trip account. (Normally, BOPs keeps half.) Middle school families, it's never to early to start saving for trips.

Give the cards as gifts OR use gift cards/ScripNow to make your holiday purchases. With a little planning, you can raise funds for your student's trip account without spending any additional money. Shop with Scrip has hundreds of participating merchants.

Shop with Scrip information It's simple:
  1. Order plastic gift cards by December 9 to receive before Christmas. (Cards ordered December 10 won't be delivered until January; so if you order gift cards on December 10 through 30, you get the full bonus but won't get the cards until January.)
  2. Drop a check off to Ruth Anne Yakscoe. Email her at giftcards@hhsmusic.org for the address or with questions.
  3. Ruth Anne will notify you when the gift cards have arrived.

ScripNow and card reloads are available anytime - and they're instant if you use Presto Pay. You get to keep 100% of the bonus on any purchased through December 31. See the Shop with Scrip website for details.

Around Thanksgiving, Shop with Scrip has a Thank-Scrip-ing Day on November 21 when many retailers offer increased bonuses for 24 hours. You'll get advance notice after you create a Shop with Scrip account. Other bonuses are offered throughout the holiday season.

For complete details on the BOPs gift card fundraising programs, visit the Grocery Scrip page and the Gift Cards page.

Shop with Scrip information

Congratulations to the HHS Competition Band

Congratulations to the HHS Competition Marching Band. Our band earned 5th place (of 8) in the Open Division of the Cavalcade of Bands State Championship.

Disney Trip Information

Still time to register for the HHS trip to Disney, April 12-15, 2018. Download the information sheet, which contains the trip itinerary, costs, and a link for online registration.

Please email tripinfo@hhsmusic.org with any questions.

Register Today for 17-18 BOPs Email List

Sign up today for the BOPs email list for 2017-18. BOPs asks you to sign up each year so all information – your child's grade, performance groups and your email address – are up to date. Complete instructions are at the top of the sign-up page.

Next step for families of high-school musicians: download, complete and return this form with BOPs dues.

Volunteer Clearance Process Now Easier, Cheaper

The district's requirements for volunteer clearances is now simpler and may be less expensive.

The good news:

If you plan to volunteer – and we hope you do – please read the requirements of the clearance process on the school district's website.

Please consult the BOPs calendar to stay informed about concerts, date changes and other important events.

BOPs Bylaws

The Band and Orchestra Parents (BOPs) bylaws were updated and approved last year. The bylaws are available for download here.

Concert Broadcasts

Did you miss the winter concert for your child's ensemble? Taped concerts are available on-demand at the school district's website. Choose the Concerts folder from the drop-down menu near the top of the page. Performacess are also broadcast on the district's cable channel (Verizon 40, Comcast 8); check out the schedule on the district's website.

We Share Photos on Facebook

HHS Music on Facebook

Facebook users, we post photos taken at events HHS Music Facebook page. Simply like our HHS Music page and you'll be informed when new photos are posted. To download any of the photos, click on the image on your newsfeed. At the bottom of the larger image, look for "Options" in white type. Click on Options and a menu will pop up. Choose "Download" and save it to your computer from there.