The Cut Times – October 2015 Newsletter!


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Prior year’s newsletters available too: [ 2014 | 2013 ]

Don’t Forget to Join/Renew Your Membership!

Show your support for the New Providence School District Music Department. Music Boosters offers support to all of the children served by the Music Department. From PreK through High School Senior, Music Boosters provides support to our dedicated teachers and opportunities to enhance each child’s musical experience in the time they are in school. When joining or renewing, remember that Music Boosters has special membership tiers of $25-$500, so choose the membership level that suits you.

Amazon Smile: An Easy Way to Support MuBoo

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to New Providence Music Boosters. So click here and register “New Providence Music Boosters” as your charity of choice for Amazon Smile via your current Amazon account. Be sure to bookmark this link! If you don’t have an account you can sign up for one when you register.

Staffing Changes in the Music Department

Mr. Jose Rodriguez, the Salt Brook and Roberts Orchestra teacher, has returned to the conductor’s podium. He replaces Ms. Dempsey who is now an elementary school orchestra teacher in Scotch Plains. In addition, Music Boosters extends a hearty welcome to Mr. Stephen Voelker, who is the new Middle School Band Director. Mr. Voelker replaces Mr. Polci who retired at the end of last school year.

2nd Annual Booster Book is Coming!

The 2nd Annual Booster Book to be published soon and distributed at the Ice Cream Social! Order your ad TODAY to encourage and congratulate your budding musician in our Annual Booster Book. The ads range from $10 for a shout out or emblem to $25/quarter page, $50/half page and $100/full page. All Music Booster members receive a copy of the Booster Book as a free gift for joining Music Boosters (a $25 value). If you haven’t joined Music Boosters this year, it isn’t too late! Click here to join.


Please note: this Booster Book was already distributed. If you’re interested in the next Booster Book, fill out the comment form and we’ll contact you with details in January 2016.

The Cut Times – October 2014 Newsletter


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New Providence School District recognized for music education efforts

NAMMlogo2nd year in a row!

The NAMM Foundation has recognized the New Providence Music Education department for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation.

Congratulations to the New Providence Music Education Department!

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2014-2015 Board Members!

Elizabeth Ertman – President,

Malathi Narayan – Vice President,

Rick Kaller – Treasurer,

Sallie Gotoff – Secretary,

New board members were elected at the final Music Boosters meeting for 2013-2014. Mr. Hess remains as Faculty Liaison.  Other officers and committee chairs include: Julie DeMarco (Recording Secretary), Donna Zane (Volunteer Coordinator) and Susanna Prill (Ice Cream Social Coordinator.)

The following volunteer positions are open and urgently needed: Teacher Liaisons for each school, Membership Chairperson, Merchandise Chairperson, School Performance Coordinator and Booster Book Chairperson.  Additionally volunteers are needed to help out with the above committees.

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