Would you believe that the Christmas Shows are 2 weeks from today? Yes you read that right. You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to put a Christmas show on 3 weeks after Swingfry. But we do it, and it will be SPECTACULAR. (said with a tremble)

I just finished writing the Parent letter that has all of the details you will need to maneuver through Concert Week. Basically Tuesday, December 6 will be our Tech day for “specials” only. Kids that have solos, dance, or sing in Ensembles should be at this rehearsal.

Thursday, December 8 will be our full choir Dress Rehearsal. Students do not need to dress in their black and whites but will be changing in and out of costumes.

Saturday, December 10 will be the big Shindig! Tickets are on sale for $3. Just send in the money with your child and have him/her purchase tickets for the 4:30 or 7 p.m. show.

More details will be found at this link –>

We hate to ask but we are in great need for volunteers to help run the show. We use over 60 people per show. Right now we have half of that. Greatest needs are Chaperones and Dinner Crew. Read page 2 of the link I’ve shared and you will get a better view of what we are facing.

Finally, I’d like to remind you that we do 2 shows because our audiences are so big. In between meals we like to serve dinner to our 260+ kids. Subway helps us out with that but we need to collect donations so that each child is fed. If you would like to donate money for dinner you can just send cash or a check (made out to NMS) and we will take care of arranging the meal. We appreciate your generosity in advance! 🙂

Pictures anyone?

Thank you to these ladies who took quality fantastic photos!

Mrs. Byers:

Mrs. Gilbert:

Mrs. Norris:

Also we just received the breakdown of the fundraiser money earned. Drum roll please……………….

Total Profit$17,771.43

Thank you to all of our parents who helped make this a wonderful day and night. As directors we are all very grateful for the kind of parents we have in Middlebury Community Schools!! Sincerely, Mrs. Armingon and Mr. Norwood

O.K you’ve got me!

I am now down on my knees begging for 2 7th grade chaperones. We only have one brave soul who has volunteered! Honestly she can’t do it herself. Basically you will meet kids in the NHS Bandroom at 3:40 ad stay until 4:15. How simple is that? You will just take attendance and watch over students until Mr. N and Mrs. A can get there to take over. You will collect ties after their performance. Easy Peasy!! Please (with a cherry on top?) add your name on the signup genius tab. It would be so easy for a couple to step in and handle this! You can even be on stage when the kids perform!

Yep it’s me again!

We need balcony chaperones for an hour shift. You will be there anyway so please lend a hand. Signup on the Signup Genius tab on this page. 3-4 pm is covered. The other shifts are in need of help.

We also need 1 more 7th grade chaperone for during the concert. You will meet kids in the NHS Bandroom and then take attendance and watch over students until Mr. N and Mrs. A can get there to take over. You will collect ties after their performance. Easy Peasy!! Please add your name on the signup genius tab. Gracias!

These things are on the Parent Info page but it seems to be confusing some of you. So here are all of the Swing Fry Signups and Ticket information!


SwingFry 2022 Volunteer Sign-Ups

SwingFry 2022 Dessert and Bake Sale Sign-Ups

SwingFry 2022 Silent Auction Donations

Program Jacket Advertisement


Just in from Music Boosters MMPA

I just received this note from them. It will help you know where the needs are:

Could you send out another plea for help for Swing Fry volunteers?  This is a summary of what slots are available (and this isn’t a complete list…just the most urgent).

Thank you!

-AmberBefore the event (12p – 2p)

Breading fish – 14 slots available

Food prep/cut pies – 10 slots available

End of event

Clean up crew – 12 slots available

Kitchen clean up – 3 slots available

During the event

6:30p – 8:30p HHHEELLPP!!!!

Usher – 6 available

Ticket Sales – 4 slots available

Kitchen helper/serving line – 5 slots available

Dining Room Helper – 10 slots available

Dessert Server – 4 slots available

Carry fish/chicken trays – 4 slots available

Make Coffee – 4 slots available

Silent Auction – 3 slots available

Hospitality/Hall Monitor – 3 slots available

4:30p – 6:30p

Dining Room Helper  – 8 slots available

Carry fish/chicken trays – 3 slots available

Make Coffee – 4 slots available

Hospitality/Hall Monitor – 3 slots available

Information/volunteer check in – 2 slots availableSilent Auction – 4 slots available

2:30p – 4:30p 

Dining Room Helper – 7 slots availableHospitality/Hall Monitor – 3 slots available

Emergency Update on Swingfry

I just met with our Music Booster committee *MMPA and they expressed some serious needs as far as SwingFry. We are one week away from this shindig, and we are really missing Middle School parents on the volunteer sign up. The high school parents are doing a great job filling the afternoon shifts so that you can watch your kids perform. The late afternoon and evening shifts are considered the Middle School parent’s job to cover so that high school parents can watch their kids perform. Unfortunately there are many unfilled volunteer positions to cover in our time slots. Parents, I have tried to express how important it is for every choir parent to pitch in with SwingFry. I know some of you are new to this event, but please sign up to help anyway. All jobs are very easy and only last for 1 or 2 hours (we’ve even heard that the chicken and fish battering is really fun😉). We know that there will always be somebody who just can’t help for some reason or another but the majority of you should be able to give your time to make this Fundraiser a success.

Another area that we are slacking on is the bake sale. We need at least 100 more pies (fruit please), brownies, cookies, cakes, etc. Your baking will be a way for giving money to our fundraiser. Let’s make this the biggest bake sale we’ve ever had.

Hopefully I’ve convinced you to take the time to sign up for both of those areas. To do so, just go up to the parent info tab and scroll down to SwingFry Volunteers or Bake Sale and select your job and time slot. You can do this!! Much appreciated!!

What should my kid wear next Saturday?

Boys: Black pants and shoes (black tennis shoes are o.k.), white long sleeved dress shirt with a collar. We will give them a clip on tie!

The finished product!

Just kidding!!

Girls: Long sleeved button down the front blouse with a collar, black knee length or longer skirt, black shoes. No hose necessary.

7th Grade choir parents

I neglected to put on volunteers for sending in treats for next Thursday’s dress rehearsal. We need 6 people to drop of 48 “non nut” treats next Thursday, Nov. 10th in the morning. You can have your child bring them in. If you’d be so kind, we’d appreciate a few more parents to send in treats. Sorry for my mistake. I thought we had everything covered! Just go to the Sgn up Genius 7th grade tab and scroll down. You will find them about 5 -6 volunteer positions down. Thanks so much!