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It's Grill Season!!! Come shop with us

OK, so we all like to eat!  And most people like to have steaks, burgers, chicken, pork and seafood cooked to perfection.  Well no matter how you like it prepared, you have the chance to get some CHOICE CUT products from Butcher's Choice of Atlanta, Inc. - a vendor located right here in Gwinnett County!

How does it work? Glad you asked.  All you have to do is place an order for quality meats and support the Mountain View Band at the same time.  Here's the BROCHURE & ORDER FORM.  You can place the order yourself by contacting Butcher's Choice directly (information is in packet).  The band will have a date set for delivery (first one on May 11th) where he will be here with your order OR you can arrange a time to go by Butcher's Choice for more options.

What all is included?  You have to check out the BROCHURE & ORDER FORM.  There are great variety packs for beef, pork, chicken and seafood PLUS, if you decide to go to Butcher's Choice (located in Lawrenceville) you have the opportunity to personalize or order a little more.

How much is it?  Again, check out the BROCHURE & ORDER FORM.  There are options for FULL CASE and HALF CASE (again, see the Brochure).  The food is comparable to the type you would get in fine restaurants and is still around market price (or less).  So you can get enough food for your family (sold by the case) or get ready for the neighborhood cookout and not spend a whole lot of money!  It's truly a great deal - you get quality food that you can enjoy all while helping the families of the Band Program.

I'm in Band, how does this help me?  Well if you sell two cases, you have met your March/Spin a Thon required fundraiser for Marching Band and every FULL case after that, you earn $60 to help with your band expenses.  No, you don't have to be in Marching Band to participate.  Money earned can help with trips and other band related expenses. This fundraiser will be going on all year so people can buy now and continue to purchase as needed throughout the whole year and you continue to earn credit when they do.  Again, people like to eat and this is quality meats just in time for the summer!!!

So what do I do next?  You guess it, check out the BROCHURE & ORDER FORM, decide what you want and place your order and then wait to have it delivered to you or visit Butcher's Choice and get yours before our next delivery date (or afterwards too if you finish the whole case - we're not judging).  If you decide to order directly from Butcher's Choice, be sure to indicate what student/family so that they can receive the credit.

It's just that easy.  Band families, spread the word and encourage people to shop for their quality meats with the Band and Butcher's Choice and they can keep ordering all year long.  So, let's get ready for GRILL SEASON (or baked, broiled, fried) and have an AMAZING YEAR!!!!

Didn't get the chance to register yet?

It's not too late!!!   Please just be sure to go to the MEMBERS tab above and click on the REGISTRATION INFORMATION link.  That will take you to the Online Form as well as all the necessary paperwork for students who wish to participate with next year's Marching Band (Color Guard, Drumline) as well as those who will be participating in class (Percussion Class, Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony).  

It's important that we get this information so that I can communicate with you so please fill it out and return it as soon as possible.

Got Meat?

It's just about GRILL SEASON!  With Memorial Day, July 4th and just the summer months fast approaching, you want to have some great memories around the dinner table.  The Band is starting a new fund raiser to help families earn money towards band expenses.  Please check out the brochure and find out how you can get some amazing choice cuts of steak, chicken, pork & seafood - all while helping our program.

As part of this program, orders can either be delivered here at school for you to pickup (date TBD) or you can go directly to the vendor here in Lawrenceville.  It's a great deal and even better, it's a great cause so download today and start up the grill!! An email with more information will come from MVBA by April 19th but for more information, contact Mr. Owens today!

Butcher's Choice Fundraiser Packet

Butcher's Choice Explanation Letter

LGPE Results

So if you haven't heard already, our bands worked to prepare some great programs.  

On March 14th, the Concert Band and Wind Symphony performed at Norcross HS and received all Superior ratings.

On April 14th, the Jazz band performed at GACS and received all superior ratings as well.

This has been a great year for our program and the students have worked very hard and represented our community with pride!  Please congratulate the members of all these ensembles!

Winter Guard takes BRONZE!!!!

While many of our students began their Spring Break on Friday, members of the Winter Guard were traveling to Chattanooga, TN for the 10th SAPA Championships.  This was already the most successful season the Winter Guard has had and it was topped off by a wonderful performance on Saturday.  This year, there were over 20 groups in the Novice Class and our girls came in 3rd Place in the Topaz Division.  Performing in the Southern Association of Performing Arts Championship is the culmination of our season and this was the highest the guard has ever finished.  If you see any of the members of the Winter Guard, please be sure that you congratulate them on this outstanding accomplishment.  

All the hard work that was put into this season can be attributed to the girls and the staff.  I can't say enough just how proud I am for all of these girls and I hope that you are excited for the amazing things that our program are working to achieve  every day.

2016-17 MVBA Executive Board Members

Please welcome the new members of the 2016-17 MVBA Executive Board.  They will work alongside the current Board members as the 2015-16 Board complete their terms.  I would like to thank the 15-16 Board for their work this year and encourage everyone to continue to support the Program and these new (and some not new) parent volunteers who work to help the program various opportunities by raising money and providing support where needed.

President - Tim England

Member at Large - Dal Pettaway

CFO - Melissa Burtt

Lead Treasurer - Lisa Gyenes

Assistant Treasurer - Brian Weiner

Secretary - Shelley Hennon

2016-17 Band Leadership Packets

Are available in the Band Room.  See Mr. Owens for more information.

Packets should be completed and turned in by the deadline.  Note, anyone wanting to be considered for a leadership/officer position will need to attend the Drum Major/Leadership clinic as well as prepare the Drum Major Audition material (May 11).

Spring Concert 2016


Gatlinburg Trip

If you haven't heard, the Marching Band has been invited to perform int he 41st Annual Fantasy of Lights Parade in Gatlinburg, TN.  

Please download and review the following information about travel insurance and payments (payments will be made online with the travel agent) - so yes, credit card payments are possible as no payments will go through the boosters this time.  You will have to confirm your place for the trip by signing up on the website even if you initially responded to MVBA via email.

Come be a part of this awesome performance opportunity and reserve your spot today!


Insurance Info

RSVP Registration and Payment Information

Kroger Rewards Fund Raiser


The Band has partnered up with Kroger and all you have to do is shop there.  But not just you, any family member in the country who shops at Kroger can help our program simply by registering their Plus Card and indicating our Program as a beneficiary.  Please read the letter below for directions on how this fund raiser will benefit out program beyond just our own community!

IF YOU ENROLLED BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2015, Kroger requires that you register again.  It will only take a few minutes but please sign up and encourage your friends and family all over the country to help pledge their support to our program.  It does not take away from their points in any way so help spread the word!


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Upcoming Events
Saturday, Apr 30
All DayGMEA Solo & Ensemble @ Dacula MS
Monday, May 02
2:20 PMWS Rehearsal (2:20-4:30p)
Tuesday, May 03
2:20 PMCB Rehearsal (2:20-4:30p)
Wednesday, May 04
2:20 PMJazz Band Rehearsal (2:20-4p)
Thursday, May 05
2:30 PMParade Rehearsal (2:30-4p)
Monday, May 09
2:20 PMWS Rehearsal (2:20-4:30p)
Tuesday, May 10
7:00 PMSpring Concert
Wednesday, May 11
All DayDrum Major Auditions
Thursday, May 12
2:30 PMParade Rehearsal (2:30-4p)
Friday, May 13
All DayBand Awards Banquet @ Buford Community Center
Thursday, May 19
2:30 PMParade Rehearsal (2:30-4p)
Monday, May 23
All DayFinal Exams
Tuesday, May 24
All DayFinal Exams
Wednesday, May 25
All DayFinal Exams
Monday, May 30
All DayDacula Memorial Day Parade
Monday, Jun 13
Contact Information

Need to make a payment?


Payments may be sent into school with your student to be dropped off in the Payment Box near Mr. Owens' office or you can mail them to MVBA directly at:


P.O. Box 490964

Lawrenceville, GA 30049


Remember, that any CASH payments should be given directly to Mr. Owens so that a receipt can be issued.