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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 – March 2019

Gosh, February went by fast! Here’s a look at what’s coming up in March…

UPCOMING EVENTS

3/2/19- Battle of the Jazz Bands, 6-9pm, Veterans Memorial Hall

Jazz music provided by small ensembles from SRVHS and MVHS in this terrific venue.  Proceeds to benefit the VFW and both schools’  music programs.

3/3/19 –Contra Costa County Honor Jazz Band Concert 3pm at Stanley Middle School, Lafayette

Tickets available at the door for $5

3/4/19 –  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 open for the 2019-20 school year. Check it out!

3/12/19 – Area Band Festival 7pm, Gymnasium

An annual showcase of talent featuring our Symphonic and Concert Band students, as well as local elementary & middle schools. Attend and be inspired!

3/15/19 – Santa Cruz Jazz Festival, Cabrillo College

Congratulations to the Jazz Ensemble for winning top honors at the prestigious Santa Cruz Jazz Festival on Friday with a “Command Performance” award! The ensemble was invited back to perform on Saturday, but chose to skip due to the Junior Prom. Special recognition also goes to Matthew Ohara, Evan Lacey, Andrew Hanze, and Surya Shultes for winning outstanding soloist awards!

3/26-3/29 – Shrek, the Musical – PAC

Enjoy this fun show at 7pm on 3/26,27 & 28, and 3pm matinee on 3/29 (minimum day) as our Jazz Ensemble accompanies the cast.

Tickets are on sale for Shrek!  Tickets are available online – Click here to order.

NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

  • Winter Concert recordings are 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.  Key Board positions and coordinators needed. Please reach out if you’d like any information regarding President, Vice President, Website Manager, Photographer/Historian, Car Wash Coordinator, Auditor, Jazz Liaison, Orchestra Liaison, Online Fundraiser Coordinator, or Corporate Match Coordinator. Descriptions of all positions are located on the website under “About Wolf-Tones.”

A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR

  • Jill Henderson, for jumping in as secretary to take terrific minutes at the February Wolf-Tones meeting…Thanks so much, Jill!
  • Samantha Snow, Evan Lacey, and Andrew Hanze, for being selected for the 2019 East Bay Jazz High School Allstars! Their first concert is on March 9th at the Bothwell in Livermore. Advance tickets available at Tickets. See more info at eastbayjazz.org.
  • Cami Bruschke, Orchestra Liaison, for her terrific coordination of the SF Symphony trip.
  • Our student ‘Pep Band’ for representing Instrumental Music at the two Building Bridges events! Way to go!

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