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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 – May 2018

Where did the time go? May brings spring performances and the annual awards banquet where we get to celebrate and recognize our students and all of their accomplishments. Sincere thanks to all parents and students, Mrs. Glass and Mr. Booker for all of your time, treasure and talents put toward such a rewarding year for SRVHS.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

5/9/18-District String Festival at 7pm in the large gym– The orchestra will perform along with all of the elementary and middle schools that feed into SRVHS and MVHS at this annual inspirational event.

 

5/15/18-Spring Jazz Concert at 7pm in the PAC– The last jazz concert of the year! SVMS will perform shortly before the Jazz Ensemble, and we will recognize all seniors.

 

5/16/18-Spring Concert Band/Orchestra/Symphonic Band Concert at 7pm in the PAC– Please join us for the last performance of the year and senior night recognitions.

 

5/22/18- Annual Awards Banquet- Come celebrate our students and dine with friends. Dinner table seating starts at 6, buffet dinner for those who reserve begins at 6:30, and the awards portion of the evening will begin at 7:15.  There will be seats available at 7pm for those who do not purchase dinner, and plan to attend the awards program only. All tickets will be sold online until May 10th via signup genius.  Click here for the link.

 

NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

  • We are actively seeking several parents to join our team! Current crucial job openings for next season include drivers for the Marching Band Trailer, Communications coordinator(can be done at home or on the go), Spring Invitational Band & Orchestra Festival coordinator, Spring Banquet Coordinator, and partners to work with our fantastic Food Coordinator,Website Manager, and Photographers. All of these roles are essential to our programs, and we cannot continue our terrific services without them. Detailed job descriptions can be found on the website under “About Wolf-Tones/volunteer opportunities.” We’ve got years of experience and simple guidelines set up for all of these jobs.  All you need to do is follow the playbook.

 

  • Thank you for supporting Wolf-Tones and all of our recent fundraising efforts. Our target for the remainder of the year was $9000, and we are half way there thanks to all of our dedicated students and parents. Please note that the YouCaring online fundraiser has been extended through May 6th, so we invite you to share the site with friends and family who may be able to support our music programs.

 

Please spread the word about our online Youcaring fundraiser .  Gifts of any size will be appreciated!  This link is Social Media friendly and can be shared with your friends and family.

 

A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR

  • Cazadero Music Camp, for sponsoring 5 elementary student scholarships, presented at the Area Band Festival.

 

  • Jill Shankel, Wolf-Tones Treasurer, for consistently keeping our bills paid, taxes filed, and our actions under budget! Special thanks also to Christine Lew for serving as our independent auditor.

 

  • Vivian Tsai, Mrs. Glass, and all of the parent volunteers and students who helped make the Invitational Band & Orchestra Festival a huge success! It was a terrific 2 days of music, and we earned $1000 selling snacks. We appreciate all of your efforts.

 

  • Dan Lopez and all of the parents & students who participated in our spring Car Wash! With your help, we raised $1038 for the Instrumental Music Program.

 

  • Thank you to coordinator Dora Coehlo and all who supported our “YouCaring” online fundraiser. Your generosity has  helped raise close to $3200 for the Instrumental Music Program.

 

  • Thank you to Don and Linda Dalenberg for arranging the Pandora Field Trip for our AP Music Theory and Jazz Ensemble students, and for donating lunch. Students had a fantastic tour of the facility, gained behind the scenes insight about the human genome project and music selection process, and heard from various experts in this exciting industry.

 

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 Marisa Martin.

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 76% 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
2017-2018 SRVHS Instrumental Music Donors

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