Luck ‘O The Irish Success!

By , April 22, 2015 10:27 am

Our 3rd annual Luck o’ the Irish Casino Night took place Saturday night, April 18 at Wedgewood Country Club in Powell. It was a great success! We raised about $7500, which is going toward the purchase of needed items not currently in the budget, such as Scioto jackets for the Marching Band and other needs. We are hopeful that a pending grant application will be approved as well.

This kind of event needs a large number of volunteers to plan and run, so we appreciate everyone who lent a hand before, during or after the event. If your name is not specifically mentioned here and you helped out, our apologies-we do really appreciate you!

All students who helped with pulling silent auction bid sheets, setup and/or teardown or performed with the Jazz Ensemble or IFF will receive service hour letters.

Thank you for attending, first of all. We increased our numbers this year in great part due to the student involvement in the ticket sales contest and also to all others who helped invite friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. Again, thanks, Mr. Lewis, for being a good sport about the PIEing!

A special thank you goes to a special alumni band mom, Janet Sharritts, who called ALL of our 8th grade parents to invite them to attend.

A mega-huge thank you goes to the Casino Night Steering Committee members, who took on these roles:

Tickets & Event Coordination: Abby Suarez, who worked with students, parents, Team DJ & Wedgewood Country Club
Silent Auction & Sponsorship Coordination: Dianne Crouse-with help from Mike & Heidi Sargent, Pam Esker, Lisa McClellan, Janet Stevenson, Meg and Bre Montgomery, Saghar Saadat, & Juli Shultz
Advertising: Saghar Saadat, Jim Gray, & Lisa McClellan
Music: Jim Gray, Ron Lewis & our student teacher, who worked with the Scioto Jazz Ensemble & the Irish Fiddle Fetish (IFF)
Treasurer: Janet Stevenson

The following people helped the night of the event in many areas, and we thank you:

Sheryl Bannister, Jackie Bannister, Karima Nagi, Kathy Hill, Nathan Wininger, Becky Wininger, Emily Knapp, Jack Knapp, Connor McClellan, Rick McClellan, Saghar Saadat, Heidi Sargent, Mike Sargent, Ava Doty, Ian Crouse, Peyton Rogers, Toshiki Nakao, Nicholas Berkebile, Mitchell Thomas, Larina Gray, Axel Fuentes, Seth Johnson, Hannah Sargent, Heather Sargent, Ryan Jordan-Lozano, Scott Haring, Caroline Kirchoff, Janelle Wilkins, Janet Stevenson & family, Kathy Trask, Margie Burger, Mark Burger, Juli Shultz & family, James Sylvester, Jim Gray, and Ron Lewis

Finally, we wish to thank our staff, our sister booster groups, our DMB Board, and the staff and PTOs at Dublin Scioto High School, Davis Middle School & Chapman Elementary School for advertising our event.

Luck ‘O The Irish — Top Five Reasons to BE THERE!

By , April 15, 2015 10:25 am

Dublin Scioto Music Department’s 3rd Annual Spring Fundraiser is Here!

Tickets are available at osunurse2000@yahoo.com

They are also available at the door the night of the event.

Saturday from 6-10 pm
Wedgewood Country Club
9600 Wedgewood Blvd, Powell

It’s time again for our fabulous, entertaining and fun event for a great cause! Here are FIVE awesome reasons to attend:

The Casino games – its like Vegas in your own backyard!
The Drinks and Food – they are amazing, 1 free drink and cash bar.
The Silent Auction – this year boasts some super cool packages!
The Entertainment – Irish Fiddle Fetish & Jazz Band: Music to your ears ♪
The Cause – every $ raised goes to support the music programs at Dublin Scioto High School (DSHS) to help them make Dublin proud. DSHS is one of the 19 schools in the Dublin Schools district whose musical programs are supported by the Dublin Music Boosters (DMB). Music, competitions, instrument repairs and purchases are some of the multitude of items provided by the DMB.

Therefore, we want you to be there with us. Tickets are available through osunurse2000@yahoo.com. You may be lucky and win a raffle prize!

SEE YOU SATURDAY!!

Calling All Alums: March with DSHSMB on July 4!

By , April 7, 2015 9:45 pm

Dear Alumni, parents of alumni, and friends of Alumni,

Dublin Scioto High School opened its doors for its first classes for the 1995-96 school year. Coming this Fall our school will be finishing its 20th year!

To celebrate we are inviting all alums of the Dublin Scioto Irish Marching Band to come back and march the July 4 Independence Day Parade.

Practices will be July 1, 2, 6:00-8:00 pm and July 3, 1-3:00 pm at DSHS. Come to as much as you can. We will all meet at 10:15 am July 4 in the Metro parking lot (behind Max & Erma’s) on Frantz Rd. PDFs of the DSHS Fight Song, Pep Song, and God Bless America will be posted on Facebook at Dublin Scioto HS Marching Band Alumni.

Bring your instrument. Color Guard alums bring your “senior” flag, or a pole you may have. (Tuba players, we’re trying to figure out a plan for you, too, to make sure we have enough instruments.)

Wear something “Irish” and we’ll make this the biggest Irish marching band ever, getting right in there with current marching band members. Dust off those “chops” and refresh your marching skills… and we’ll see you there!

By the way, please pass this on to as many alums as you can.

Last Days to sell Fundraiser Tickets

By , March 27, 2015 4:24 pm

Thanks to you and your students for selling tickets to our spring music fundraiser, the Luck o’ the Irish Casino Night! This should be our best event yet!

Families have a few more days to collect ticket money for the contest. Please return stubs and money to Jim Gray on Monday. Checks to: Dublin Music Boosters.
Please help your students with this, as the items below are prizes for selling the most, AND for every ticket sold, a student gets a chance for prizes.

Top seller gets to throw a PIE in the face of a music staff person of his/her choice.
Also, there will be gift cards and headphones/ipad mini as options for other prizes…only one (1) grand prize issued…other smaller prizes available.

In case you were unaware, a ticket provides a guest with:

$500 in gaming chips,
food,
one (1) beverage (cash bar after),
musical entertainment by the DSHS Jazz Band and Irish Fiddle Fetish,
door prize drawings throughout night,
raffle prizes (remaining chips are turned in for chances to win at end of evening) and
silent auction.

There is a nominal charge to buy-in to Texas Hold ‘em.
We are also looking into babysitting as an option…

If you like jazz or fiddle music, this event is a great one!

Keep an eye out next week for a sign up sheet for volunteer help at the event. Volunteers do not have to buy tickets, but any donations are accepted.

Reminder: Luck o’ the Irish Ticket $ and Stubs Due Monday, March 30 for Student Contest
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Scioto Irish Music

Thanks to you and your students for selling tickets to our spring music fundraiser, the Luck o’ the Irish Casino Night! This should be our best event yet!

Families have a few more days to collect ticket money for the contest. Please return stubs and money to Jim Gray on Monday. Checks to: Dublin Music Boosters.
Please help your students with this, as the items below are prizes for selling the most, AND for every ticket sold, a student gets a chance for prizes.

Top seller gets to throw a PIE in the face of a music staff person of his/her choice.
Also, there will be gift cards and headphones/ipad mini as options for other prizes…only one (1) grand prize issued…other smaller prizes available.

In case you were unaware, a ticket provides a guest with:

$500 in gaming chips,
food,
one (1) beverage (cash bar after),
musical entertainment by the DSHS Jazz Band and Irish Fiddle Fetish,
door prize drawings throughout night,
raffle prizes (remaining chips are turned in for chances to win at end of evening) and
silent auction.

There is a nominal charge to buy-in to Texas Hold ‘em.
We are also looking into babysitting as an option…

If you like jazz or fiddle music, this event is a great one!

Keep an eye out next week for a sign up sheet for volunteer help at the event. Volunteers do not have to buy tickets, but any donations are accepted.
See flyer and sponsorship letter attached, if you need them.

Exciting Update to Luck ‘O The Irish Ticket Sales Contest

By , March 27, 2015 2:53 pm

Dear Music Parents,
You and your students have until March 30 to turn in your ticket stubs and $ for our spring fundraiser – the key to our success is YOU bringing friends and selling those tickets so we have a full house. Checks payable to Dublin Music Boosters. Please check any checks you collect!

Now to the NEWS:

We have added a NEW incentive to students. Remember that for every ticket your family sells, your student earns a chance to win gift cards, earphones or iPad mini.

In addition, the top student seller gets to throw a PIE in the face of the staff member of their choice!! Isn’t that cool? Well, it was either that or kiss a pig…We’ll go with PIE.

Please tell your students about the PIE challenge tonight, tomorrow, as soon as you can so they can be the winner! Remember, we really want our friends, families and neighbors to share the joy of music with us at our spring event, so SELL, SELL, SELL! Thank you (in advance) for everything you are doing to help us make this 3rd Annual Casino Night fundraiser our most successful yet.

Other Key Items:

Your Steering Committee has been hard at work procuring sponsorships and silent auction items. Here’s a few more to wet your whistle:

Thanks to a few of our sponsors: Orkin, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company & Germain Ford
Thanks for these silent auction items:
Free Oil Changes (National Tire & Battery)
Paint Kit + Gallon of Paint (The Sherwin-Williams Company)
$30 in Batting Tokens (Mannino’s Grand Slam)

We’ve Heard Your Questions and Have Answers:

1. Are we gambling with real money? No. Each guest will receive $500 in game chips to use during the night. At the end of the night, turn those in for raffle tickets. Raffle prizes are drawn while we are wrapping up the silent auction. Bring your checkbooks for silent auction and $ to buy-in to Texas Hold ‘em.

2. How should we dress? Business casual. Some people will wear bling. Some will wear jeans and nice sweaters or shirts. Last year I wore an Irish bling T-shirt and black blazer.

3. When are money and ticket stubs due? March 30 to Mr. Gray, checks payable to Dublin Music Boosters. If you need more, contact Abby at osunurse2000@yahoo.com.

4. Will there be babysitting? We are working on that now. We have several student and adult volunteers ready to do that at no extra cost (tips accepted!). We need to procure a room since Wedgewood has none available that night.

5. Can I volunteer at the event? You sure can. Look for a Signup Genius to come out right after April Fool’s Day (April 1). This will count toward the 3-2-1 program.

Scioto Irish Music

Luck ‘O The Irish tickets

By , March 27, 2015 2:43 pm

Dear Band and Irish Fiddle Fetish parents,

Our spring fundraiser is right around the corner, on April 18. Each music student received 2 tickets to sell for $30 each. Each ticket lists what is included for this incredible value. Please ask your students for the tickets and the 1/2 page flyer that explains the sales and contest for students. Sold ticket stubs/money are due to Mr. Gray by March 31. Any unsold tickets must be returned to Jim Gray by March 30.

The Jazz Band and the famous Irish Fiddle Fetish will be your musical guests for the evening.

In case your student are only given the tickets and not the flyer, here is the information your student was given:

Your parents/you are being asked to sell at least two tickets ($30 each) to the 2015 Luck O’ The Irish Casino Night, an adults-only event. The proceeds from this event directly benefit YOU and are used to purchase equipment or attire for your performances. You do not HAVE to purchase the tickets for yourself or your family. You can sell them to neighbors, friends, co-workers etc. But of course, it’s a fun event with good food, entertainment, socializing, and silent auction items abound. If you want to purchase the tickets for yourself please do. If at any time you need additional tickets to sell please notify Abby Suarez at osunurse2000@yahoo.com.

INCENTIVE FOR THE STUDENT: For every ticket you or your family sell, you will be entered into a drawing to win a grand prize of either noise cancelling headphones (i.e. beats, Bose, etc.) or an iPad Mini. Other prizes such as gift cards for food and gas will also be awarded.

It is imperative that both unsold tickets and money and stubs from sold tickets are returned. If anyone shows up at the event with a ticket in which we have not received a stub and payment, they will not be permitted into the event.

Enclosed in this envelope are two numbered tickets. We have made a note of which tickets you have been assigned. Please sell the tickets and return your money and the attached completed ticket stub. If you do not sell the tickets please return the tickets to Mr. Gray by 3/30/2015. If you do not sell the tickets, consider sending a donation with your unsold tickets.

Thanks to all music students and parents in advance for your support! Stay tuned for more information. Let us know if you have any questions.

Top 10 List : Luck ‘O The Irish

By , March 25, 2015 12:26 pm

Our Casino Night Steering Committee has an important message to share about our upcoming spring fundraiser, the 3rd Annual Luck o’ the Irish Casino Night:

Top 10 List
1. The spring music fundraiser event is on April 18, 2015 from 6-10 pm at Wedgewood Country Club.
2. Your children directly benefit.
3. Can’t volunteer your time or attend? Consider making $100 donation.
4. Some great silent auction items at the event include:
- a $1360 pair of diamond earrings (Buckeye Gold);
- a $200 gift basket (Hollywood Casino);
- Free tax packages through 2016 (Moeller Tax Service);
- $100 Bowling package (Sawmill Lanes); and many more…Stay tuned!

5. Don’t forget to complete your ticket stubs! If you didn’t get tickets to sell, see 8 below.
6. Turn your stubs and money in to Mr. Gray by March 30! If you bought the tickets and can’t go, give them to someone who will go.
7. Haven’t seen the tickets yet? ASK your student!
8. Need more tickets? Ask Abby atosunurse2000@yahoo.com
9. Options for Student Ticket sales prizes: Every ticket sold gets your student a chance to WIN! Grand Prize Winner picks from FOOD/GAS GIFT CARDS, HEADPHONES OR IPAD MINI. Other prizes will be awarded.
10. Sign up for Concessions – First Event is March 24 – see 2 above (this is not Casino-night related but is just as important!)

Memorial Day Procession and Ceremony May 25

By , March 25, 2015 11:29 am

Hello Parents,

We wanted to be sure and say “Thank You” to all of your students who participated in the City of Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We realize and appreciate the students’ collective sense of community and duty and hope you will praise them for it, and reinforce that ideal.

Along those same lines comes another, more important, community duty. Once every three years (rotates with Coffman and Jerome) we have the responsibility of participating in the Memorial Day processions and ceremonies. We provide patriotic music during the processions; the National Anthem, The Navy Hymn, and Taps during the ceremonies honoring Veterans who have died in service to our country.

On Monday, May 25 the DSHS marching band will participate with community members, veteran’s associations, and city leaders in holding these ceremonies. We will do so in full uniform. Please take a moment between now and then to discuss this solemn occasion and its importance to us as a community and a nation.

Luck ‘O The Irish Tickets

By , March 12, 2015 7:44 pm

Dear Band and Irish Fiddle Fetish parents,

Our spring fundraiser is right around the corner, on April 18. Today each music student received 2 tickets to sell for $30 each. Each ticket lists what is included for this incredible value. Please ask your students for the tickets and the 1/2 page flyer that explains the sales and contest for students. Sold ticket stubs/money are due to Mr. Gray by March 31. Any unsold tickets must be returned to Jim Gray by March 30. Checks should be made payable to “Dublin Music Boosters”.

The Jazz Band and the famous Irish Fiddle Fetish will be your musical guests for the evening.

In case your student gives you only the tickets and not the flyer, here is the information your student was given:

Your parents/you are being asked to sell at least two tickets ($30 each) to the 2015 Luck O’ The Irish Casino Night, an adults-only event. The proceeds from this event directly benefit YOU and are used to purchase equipment or attire for your performances. You do not HAVE to purchase the tickets for yourself or your family. You can sell them to neighbors, friends, co-workers etc. But of course, it’s a fun event with good food, entertainment, socializing, and silent auction items abound. If you want to purchase the tickets for yourself please do. If at any time you need additional tickets to sell please notify Abby Suarez at osunurse2000@yahoo.com.

INCENTIVE FOR THE STUDENT: For every ticket you or your family sell, you will be entered into a drawing to win a grand prize of either noise cancelling headphones (i.e. beats, Bose, etc.) or an iPad Mini. Other prizes such as gift cards for food and gas will also be awarded.

It is imperative that both unsold tickets and money and stubs from sold tickets are returned. If anyone shows up at the event with a ticket in which we have not received a stub and payment, they will not be permitted into the event.

Enclosed in this envelope are two numbered tickets. We have made a note of which tickets you have been assigned. Please sell the tickets and return your money and the attached completed ticket stub. If you do not sell the tickets please return the tickets to Mr. Gray by 3/30/2015. If you do not sell the tickets, consider sending a donation with your unsold tickets.

Thanks to all music students and parents in advance for your support! Stay tuned for more information. Let us know if you have any questions.

DSHS Concert TONIGHT at 7PM

By , March 3, 2015 12:26 pm

Tonight’s concert will feature the Concert Orchestra playing some orchestral Irish melodies.

The Chamber Orchestra will perform some orchestral “fiddle” music, too. In addition they will accompany Cory Piatt on one of his newest songs, “How It Feels To Fly.” We wrote the parts and Cory heard them for the first time yesterday!

Cory will play a solo set and then join Irish Fiddle Fetish for some fun fiddling around.

Tonight’s concert is free. 7:00 pm in the DSHS PAC.

Cory is an exquisitely talented young picker, not yet 20 years old, who already has a professional resume most musicians would envy. He has been playing almost half his 19 years, and has developed a stunning mastery of his instrument in this short time, as evidenced by his debut solo project, Daydreams, on Patuxent Music.

From the opening track of his solo project “Daydreams”, you can tell that this teen is the real deal, displaying a pro’s confidence, a light touch, and a lovely, delicate tone.

Born in Winston-Salem, NC into a musical family, Cory Piatt discovered the mandolin at age 7, performing with his family at festivals and contests in the region. As his talent began to develop, so did his opportunities. Before long he was on the road with the Texas-based gospel project Appointed. Currently, Cory makes his home in North Carolina, and has performed with The Kenny and Amanda Smith band, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, and has performed with We Banjos Three and The Willis Clan, among many others.

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