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Welcome to the Wolf-Tones Website

Wolf-Tones (officially known as the SRVHS Instrumental Music Foundation) is the music booster group for San Ramon Valley High School supporting the long and illustrious history of instrumental music we are so fortunate to have at this school! 

 

Wolf-Tones Monthly Update – December 2019

 

Please join us for the next Wolf-Tones Booster group meeting on Tuesday, January 7th at 7 pm in the Old Staff Lounge.

 

County Honor Band Audition Results

 
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR VERY TALENTED SRVHS HONOR BAND 2020 MEMBERS! 
 
KYLIE TANG, ROGER JIA, ASHLEY JACKSON, RYAN WISSER,
SIAM HASAN, EVAN LACEY, JUSTIN SZUTU, ANDREW HANZE,
SAMANTHA SNOW, AND 
FINN FETHERSTONHAUGH!
 
And A BIG Thank you to our very talented instrumental music instructors 
Mr. Nishida and Chief 
For helping our SRVHS musicians showcase their talents so well today!
 
Questions on rehearsal schedule or performance details?  Click here for the Honor Band website.
 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MARCHING WOLVES! The Marching Wolves, led by Drum Major Grace Gilroy, came in FIRST PLACE at the Central California Band Review in Merced!  The Marching Wolves Color Guard, led by Color Guard Captain Wajiha Syed, came in FIRST PLACE for Color Guard, and our Marching Wolves Percussion, led by Percussion Captain Vikram Gopalan came in THIRD PLACE for Percussion!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR JAZZ ENSEMBLE! The Jazz Ensemble, led by Andrew Hanze, came in SECOND PLACE for Jazz at the Central California Band Review!

A FANTASTIC JOB BY ALL OUR AMAZING SRVHS MUSICIANS!!

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 12/14 SRVHS Invitational Jazz Festival
    • SRVHS is hosting the 2019 Invitational Jazz Festival- come and hear some wonderful Jazz bands perform, including our own award winning Jazz Ensemble!  Questions? Contact Diana Nickelson at rndnickels@gmail.com
    • Click the Jazz Festival SignUpGenius for more information and to sign up to help.   
  • 12/23/19 to 1/6/20— Holiday break- ENJOY WITH YOUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS!
  • 1/7/20 – Classes resume
  • 1/7/20 – WolfTones Board meeting at 7 pm in the Old Staff Lounge
    (changed to Tuesday this month due to the holiday break schedule)

     

 

MORE INFORMATION

  • Communications changes for WolfTones updates – We have had several issues with emails being bounced back as our email groups are quite large and google thinks we are spamming folks.  In light of this, we have decided to change to google groups to send out our large communications.  You will receive an email telling you that Wolftones Communications SRVHS has added you to a music group.  Click on the blue box that says ‘view this group’ to see the messages.  This will be our main communication vehicle for all large group emails.  Any questions?  Please contact our communications coordinator Gabrielle Middleton at wolftonescomm@gmail.com

 

NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

  • Have some great ideas for the instrumental music program?  Come to our next WolfTones meeting on 12/2 and join us!  We would love to have new folks join us and share their ideas on how we can keep making this an even better program at SRVHS!
  • Car magnets ($5) and “I’m with the Band” t-shirts ($15) are still available for purchase
  • Are you looking for a way to be more involved with Wolf-Tones? Contact Connie or Debbie if you have interest in being an Assistant Marching Coordinator, On-Line Fundraising Coordinator, or a partner to work with the Food Coordinator, Website Manager and Historian/Photographers.
    Detailed job descriptions can be found here: Wolf-Tones Job Descriptions

 

A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR

  • Thank you to all our wonderful parent chaperones for the Cal Band Review- Afsoon Mirzai, Priya Daryani, Rick Gazarian, Jennifer Johnson, Mikala Rivera, and Kimberly Tucker for helping with Marching Ensemble
  • Thanks to all our wonderful parent chaperones for the Jazz Ensemble at Cal Band Review- Karen and Dave Wisser, Sripriya Gopolan, Kathy and Carlos Hanze, and Angelo Vandarakis!
  • Big thanks to Susan Bray for feeding all our hungry kids (Marching Ensemble AND Jazz Ensemble) in Merced!
  • Thank you to the Shaw family for driving our trailer with all the gear to Merced!  There wouldn’t be a parade without you!!
  • Thank you to our uniform moms- Christine Bertolero, Joyce Roe, and Lorraine Libera for making sure all 63 ME kids plus all the Jazz Ensemble looked absolutely FABULOUS in Merced!
  • Thanks to Brant and Chief for all your amazing work with our kids!  We are truly blessed to have such a talented team of hard working musicians to guide our students to not only award winning status, but to be good people as well!
  • The Pizza Guys in Danville-  SRVHS Instrumental music program won Rivalry Week against Monte Vista (GO Wolves!) The Pizza Guys generously donated 20% of sales that week to our music program, which worked out to $162.50 to our program.  Please thank them when you order your next pizza!

 

We wish you all a very happy and healthy holiday season,

Connie Gazarian & Debbie Koteskey

Co-Presidents, Wolf-Tones

 

 

Complete/Update District Online Volunteer Registration

Please update or create your volunteer registration with Be A Mentor today! Parents interested in helping on campus, at games and parades, chaperoning on field trips, or driving students MUST have the appropriate clearance for SRVHS.  We do check these clearances for every event.  To update your information or to register, please go to the SRVUSD Volunteer website, click on the “parents and students” tab and follow the volunteer info link.  It’s easy and relatively quick.

 

General News

Remember eScrip and AmazonSmile!

When doing your Holiday shopping this year, don’t forget to help support SRVHS Wolf-Tones financially by taking advantage of eScrip and Amazon Smile to raise funds without any additional expense for you. Your family and friends can help too!

escrip

Use eScrip when shopping locally or online to earn money for Wolf-Tones. When you use eScrip’s Online Mall their online retailers give you savings, plus up to 16% back to Wolf-Tones. It features hundreds of stores, including eBay, and major department stores like Macy’s.

Follow these simple steps to start earning money for Wolf-Tones now:

  1. Log on to eScrip.com using your existing eScrip account if you have one or go to escrip.com and click on “sign-up” and follow directions to create an account.
  2. Enter “SRVHS” in as the name of the Schools or Nonprofit to support. Select “SRVHS Wolf Tones”.
  3. Bookmark shopping.escrip.com and use it every time you shop online.
  4. Or instead of having to shop from the eScrip Mall: From shopping.escrip.com, you can download and install eScrip’s “ForgetMeNot” app on your browser. Once it’s installed you’ll be reminded automatically whenever you’re shopping with a merchant who gives back. Simply click on the eScrip banner that will appear at the top of the web page to earn for Wolf-Tones. It’s free and is easy to install. ForgetMeNot works for most merchants, however some merchants, like Amazon, Target and Home Depot require you to visit the Online Mall before you shop to earn with them.

For additional contributions to Wolf-Tones when shopping or eating out locally, follow the instructions on eScrip to register your existing credit/debit cards.

If you’re a Lucky’s Supermarket shopper, you can earn up to 3% from Lucky by registering at www.escrip.com/shares.

amazonsmile

For those of you who shop at Amazon.com, use AmazonSmile instead!  Your shopping experience will be just the same, using the same account information and shopping cart.  Amazon.com will then contribute 0.5% of your eligible purchases.  Follow these simple steps to start earning money for SRVHS Wolf-Tones:

  1. Logon to smile.amazon.com using your existing Amazon account.
  2. If this is your first visit to smile.amazon.com, when you’re asked to choose your charity, simply enter “SRVHS” and select “Srvhs Instrumental Music Foundation”
  3. Bookmark smile.amazon.com and use it every time you shop at Amazon.

 

Don’t forget about the Corporate Matching Program

We need your help to DOUBLE YOUR DONATION!

If your company participates in Corporate Matching and you haven’t submitted your paperwork yet, please do it soon.  Last year we raised over $6,000 in matching funds (free money!) and we hope to do even better this year.  If you have questions please contact Kelly Ryan.

Thank you so much for your continued support of our Instrumental Music Program!

 

Volunteer Reminders

As a reminder to everyone, in order to chaperone and/or drive students to music events you must register with Be A Mentor. If you haven’t already done it, get started now at SRVUSD Volunteer website.

 

Wolf-Tones Store:

Our Wolf-Tones store is now available.  You are able to purchase spirit wear, stickers, magnets and other instrumental music items.  Click here to enter our store.

 

Instrumental Music Donations:

Our music program is dependent on class donations to fund all our student activities.  Thank you to all the families who donated to our program during registration.  We are currently at 68% of our budgeted needs.  If you did not have a chance to make your donation please click here to go to our Donations Page for more information and to make your donation.

 

A Very Special “Thank You” to our
SRVHS Instrumental Music Donors

Amazon Smile Cheryl Yee Glass Pandora
Carpet One San Ramon Hospice Thrift Shoppe Panera Bread San Ramon
Chevron Ike’s Love and Sandwiches Peet’s Coffee Danville
Classic Graphics Image Concepts PG&E
Jennifer Cyrnak Jersey Mike’s Danville Plestchet Family
Danville Rotary Club Christine Lew San Ramon Valley Kiwanis Club
Esin and Curtis deCarion/ Revel and Esin of Danville Life Expressions Décor See’s Candy
Dalenberg Family Lobsang/Tsai Family Starbucks Rose Garden
Discover Danville Association McElroy Family The Studio
Freiman Family James McWilliams Thermo Fisher Scientific
Connie Gazarian/
Rodan & Fields
Musical Images Wisser Family
Ohara Family Karen Young