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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 – February 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

2/2/19 –Contra Costa County Honor Band Concert 7:30pm in the Performing Arts Center

SRVHS is proud to host  this free concert again this year. Come hear these talented students perform!

2/4/19 –  Wolf-Tones Board meeting at 7pm in the Old Staff Lounge.

All welcome to attend, meet your board and Mrs. Glass, and hear about program business.  As there are many openings for the 2019-2020 school year’s WT Board, it’s a good time to join us & learn about ways to volunteer and make an impact. Our programs and students continue to benefit from fresh perspectives and new energy!

2/7/19 – Orchestra class trip to San Francisco Symphony

Our SRVHS students will be able to see and hear the world class violinist Gil Shaham in Sergei Prokofiev’s warmly romantic Violin Concerto No. 1. This open rehearsal includes an overview of the music in a pre-rehearsal discussion, which is followed by a working rehearsal where the musicians and conductor bring the music to life.

>> Student roll call and check-in is at 7:30am…see the full itinerary on the Orchestra Page.

2/20 and 2/21/19 – Building Bridges – The Commons and PAC 6:30pm

Our student pep band will perform for the future class of 2023, as future freshmen and their families visit the school.

3/2 – SRVHS & MVHS Battle of The Jazz Bands

Jazz Fans — The San Ramon Valley Wolves & The Monte Vista Mustangs are holding the 1st Annual VFW Battle of The Bands.

Join us for this fun filled community event as the Wolves and Mustangs showcase their jazz ensemble musical talent!

Click here for the SignUpGenius to get your ticket to this fun event!

3/3 – Contra Costa County Honor Jazz Band Concert

Congratulations to Andrew Hanze for being selected as first trombone in the 2019 Contra Costa County Honor Jazz Band! The concert will take place 3pm on Sunday, March 3rd, at Stanley Middle School in Lafayette. Tickets available at the door for $5.

NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

      • Would you like to serve on the Wolf-Tones Board of Directors in 2019-2020?  The positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer,  Member at Large, webmaster, photographer/historian, and others will be open, as many seasoned parent volunteers will be moving on.  Please reach out if you’d like any information.  We strongly encourage you to attend Wolf-Tones meetings for perspective, held on the first Monday of the month at 7pm in the Old Staff Lounge.  This dynamic booster group is a lot of fun, the students and staff are fantastic, and the work extremely rewarding.  Check it out and see for yourself.

A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR

  • Our student ‘Pep Band’ for their spirited performance at SRVHS Special Olympics (Colin Boynton-Westney, Danny Bray, Kathleen Brengman , Meghan Combs, Ashton Coons, Katrina Crane , Natalie Crane, Finn Fetherstonhaugh, Grace Gilroy, Vikram Gopalan , Kevin Henderson , Ashley Jackson, Matthew Kotesky ,Evan Lacey, Max Lipsitz, Fiona McCarthy, Emma Newton , Matthew Ohara, Brody Penn , Kurtis Quant , Milan Ramirez, Carl Roe, Wajiha Syed ,Zach Tomkins, Kristen Vallejo, Ryan Wisser, Michael Wong)

  • The dedicated “house band “students who rehearsed on their own time for many weeks and provided terrific music in the pit for the SRVHS annual Talent Show. Way to go Kristen Vallejo, Amelia Danko, Radhika Gawde, Ryan Wisser, Kevin Henderson, Michael Wong, Evan Lacey, Kathy Shi, Grace Gilroy, Rio Nickerson, Vikram Gopalan, Surya Shultes, Samantha Snow, Andrew Hanze, Emily House, Maddy Lopez, Dominic Dalenberg, Diego Mack)

  • Carol Ohara and Mrs. Glass, for their many hours planning and coordinating the summer Japan trip!
  • Congratulations to Andrew Hanze for being selected as first trombone in the 2019 Contra Costa County Honor Jazz Band! The concert will take place 3pm on Sunday, March 3rd, at Stanley Middle School in Lafayette. Tickets available at the door for $5.

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