Tawas Area Schools
Baker College and Bopp-Busch spoke with juniors and seniors today about an opportunity to get a free Associate’s Degree in Mechatronix, a program involving robot programming, PLC programming, electronic circuitry, pneumatics, hydraulics, and welding. The program combines periods of school and work at one of Bopp-Busch’s facilities in Tawas or AuGres followed by at least a two-year employment period at the market wage for highly skilled labor plus benefits. If you would like to know more about the opportunity, please contact the Tawas counseling office. Click here for more information.
The Tawas Area Marching Braves attend the Pioneer Marching Showcase in Clare on Tuesday, September 24th. Each of the 11 bands who attended performed their Halftime Show. This was a non-competitive performance, although there were adjudicators there who gave the band feedback on both the marching and musical element of the show. We were also able to watch four other bands, some of which were from schools in our MSBOA District.
The Showcase was a great experience for our band. We received some great feedback on things we are doing well and things we need to improve, which gives us some direction for the next two weeks leading to our season-ending competition in Lapeer. The students were also able to watch other bands similar to our own doing some great performances.
The senior class traveled to Standish Sterling to participate in a financial aid workshop with President Quin from Kirtland Community College and a college fair. The students had the opportunity to meet with over 25 representatives from prospective college/universities, military branches, and a career transition coordinator.
On Saturday, September 21st, the Tawas Area Marching Braves traveled to Saginaw Valley State University. While there, they had the opportunity to perform with the Cardinal Marching Band, as well as around 200 other high school students from around Michigan. The band took part in the Pregame and Halftime performances, as well as performing stands tunes in the stadium during the game.
This was a wonderful opportunity for our students. They were able to take part in a college marching band experience and show off their talent with another group of musicians. Personally, I was able to share with the students one of my favorite experiences from college (the Cardinal Marching Band!) at my Alma Mater! I've even heard that some of our Seniors who are attending SVSU next Fall are going to participate in the Cardinal Marching Band!