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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 – April 2019

Wolf-Tones would like to thank everyone who has generously supported our students all year long with your time, talents and donations.  We’ve raised almost 75% of our budgeted operating income.  Rather than running an official online spring fundraiser, the board has decided to dip into our reserves to cover events for the last 2 months of the school year.  If you’d like to make a donation, we welcome checks and donations via our website all year long. Enjoy Spring Break!

UPCOMING EVENTS

4/8/19 –  Wolf-Tones Board meeting at 7pm in the Old Staff Lounge.

All welcome to attend!  Join us & learn about ways to volunteer and make an impact. Our programs and students continue to benefit from fresh perspectives and new energy! Many coordinator and board positions are open for the 2019-20 school year. Check it out!

4/19/19 & 4/20/19 – Invitational Band and Orchestra Festival, Performing Arts Center

This annual 2 day event features our Orchestra, Symphonic and Concert Band students, as well as talented musicians from many other area high schools. Attend these free performances and be inspired!

Please check out our SignUpGenius volunteer list to help make the event a success as always!  The Invitational relies on Wolf-Tone parents who play a huge role in the success of this program by volunteering to donate food items and staff the event alongside our kids.  Thank you in advance!

Here is the SRVHS Orchestra, Symphonic and Concert Band schedules:

Friday, April 19, 2019

Group Warm up / Green Rm Performance / PAC Stage Sight Read /
Inst. Room
String Orchestra 2:45 PM 3:15pm 3:45 PM
Symphonic Band 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Group Warm up / Green Rm Performance / PAC Stage Sight Read / Inst. Room
Concert Band 3:30pm 4:00pm  4:30pm

Click here to see the full schedule of participants.

NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

  • Winter Concert recordings remain available to download at no cost through 4/20/19.  Since the files are rather large, it’s best to download on a computer vs. mobile device. The links can be found here:

  • Would you like to serve on the Wolf-Tones Board of Directors in 2019-2020?  There are many ways to get involved.  Our students need parent volunteers to take on several key board positions and coordinator jobs for the next school year.  Please reach out if you’d like any information regarding President, Vice President, Website Manager, Car Wash Coordinator, Auditor, Jazz Liaison, Orchestra Liaison, Online Fundraiser Coordinator, or Corporate Match Coordinator. Descriptions of all positions can be found here:   Wolf-Tones Job Descriptions   All board members must be voted into office at the May Wolf-Tones meeting.  Please consider serving in one of these roles for our students.

  • Senior Scholarship information and applications are now available on the Resources tab.  All applications must be submitted no later than the lunch period on May 1st. Scholarship winners will be announced at the Awards Banquet on May 21st.

A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR

  • Surya Shultes, Kathy Shi, Imogen Searles, Logan Nuelle, Charlie Nickerson, Evan Lacey and Andrew Hanze for representing SRVHS Jazz at the VFW Battle of the Bands.
  • All of our talented musicians who participated in the Area Band Festival!
  • Yongmei Xu, for providing the following terrific video of the Area Band Festival performance of “Phantom” Phantom – Area Band Festival
  • Connie Gazarian, Dora Coehlo, Linda and Don Dalenberg for their assistance with the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival!
  • All of our talented musicians who provided music for the SRVHS production of “Shrek! The Musical!”

Thank you very much,

Kathy Hanze & Linda Dalenberg
Co-Presidents, Wolf-Tones

San Ramon Valley & Monte Vista HS Instrumental Music are Heading to Japan!

The 2019 Japan Performance Tour
June 9 – 18, 2019

We have a Symphonic Band, Orchestra & Jazz Ensemble! Thank you to all who have signed up to travel to Japan!

We set up a new web page dedicated to the 2019 Japan Tour updates and information.

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 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