Mommy and Me Make Music is offering FREE Trial Classes for its Summer Session

06/14/2010 9:15 am
06/14/2010 10:00 am

Children participate in scarf dance with instructor, Jodi Williams.Mommy and Me Make Music will begin it's summer session in June. Classes are offered for children ages 4 months to 4 years old. All classes have a theme that is age-appropriate and educational. Parents and children interact while playing a variety of instruments, doing finger play songs and circle dances. Props, such as scarves, parachute, and beanbags, are also used. All activities are designed to encourage the development of social, cognitive, physical, and language skills. This is a great opportunity to interact with your child in a loving and educational environment. Sessions average $9 per class and will be held on Monday mornings at Monroe Presbyterian Church. Come find out why parents sign up year and year. Register for a free trial class on June 14th at

Marching Band Performs at UC and Fenwick Band Contest

The Monroe Fighting Hornet Marching Band participated in the annual UC band day on September 12, 2009. The band prepared the provided musical selections and was one of several bands that performed during halftime of the University of Cincinnati Bearcats football game. This was a wonderful experience for the students in the marching band and will likely be a traditional yearly event for the group.

On Saturday, September 19, 2009, the Monroe Fighting Hornet marching band participated in the Bishop Fenwick Band contest, "The Force." This was the first contest for most of the band members. The band performed well and may choose to participate in another contest later in the marching season.

Band Sponsors Needed

submitted by Cinda Pelfrey

The Fighting Hornet Band Department is looking ahead to making two major purchases. We are in need of new uniforms and repairs/repainting for the band trailer. Our uniforms are over 10 years old and are showing the wear and tear that is no longer repairable. The trailer is essential for transporting instruments and supplies to football games, parades and competitions. As you can guess, these projects are a very large expense, especially for a small school with a limited budget.

We are seeking sponsors to help us with our goals. New uniforms cost approximately $400 each and the trailer repairs/repainting is a little over $3500. In order to meet these needs we need to raise $23,500. We are offering to our sponsors numerous advertising options for their support. Read more »

An Evening of One Acts Photo Gallery

Monroe Jr./Sr. Drama Department presented An Evening of One-Acts on May 21st. The Jr. High's "Fractured Fairy Tales" was directed by Dara Hesson: (click on any photo to start)
    The Sr. High presented "Check Please", "Dinner With the MacGuffins", and "I Can't Go Out There" directed by David Hesson:

      Beauty and the Beast Photo Gallery

      Monroe Jr/Sr High School will present Disney's Beauty and the Beast this weekend. The show is spectacular and a great way to spend an evening (or afternoon) to see the talent we have in our schools! 

      Shows are Friday and Saturday night at 7:00 and Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2:30. Tickets are $8.00 and can be purchased at the door. All seats are reserved, so allow a little extra time to purchase tickets.

      Click on any photo to start. Hover over right or left of the photo and click the arrow to go forward or back. To download, right click and "save image to disk" or "download linked image," depending on browser.

      Rehearsal photos are also available. Click here. (approx. 150 photos, may take a minute or two to load). 

        FREE Mommy & Me Make Music Trial Class

        04/21/2009 9:15 am
        04/21/2009 10:00 am



        The next session for Mommy and Me Make Music will begin April 28th. Free trial classes are available in April 21st. Classes are taught in Monroe, Ohio. These classes are for children ranging in age from 4 months to 4 years. All classes use music to encourage social, cognitive, physical and developmental skills. Music and More classes are also available for children ages 18 months to 3 years. These use music, crafts, activities and stories to support educational themes. all classes are a great opportunity for caregivers to intereact with their children in a loving and educational environment.  Visit for more information about classes, schedule, and rates.

        Monroe Follies Present "Beauty and the Beast" April 17, 18, 19

        The whole family will enjoy Disney's enchanted telling of the timeless classic Beauty and the Beast. Performances will be Friday night at 7:00, Saturday at 2:30 and 7:00, and Sunday at 2:30. 

        Michael Luciano will be playing the Beast alongside Allie Cassidy as Belle. Other cast members include Ashley Ledford as Babette, Saxon Hall as Cosgworth, Jake Wilson as Lumiere, Corie Minor as Mrs. Potts, and Michael Pretorius as Gaston. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $8.00 and are available starting March 26th. Call 360-0681 to reserve tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door.


        RESCHEDULED! Spaghetti Dinner and Band Concert

        03/03/2009 5:00 pm

        Tuesday, March 3, 2009 is the Monroe Local School Band Annual Fund Raiser and will be held in the Monroe Local Schools high school cafeteria. During the dinner, all the school band will hold a concert in the auditorium. The concert itself is free.

        The dinner is sponsored by the Monroe Band Boosters and the proceeds go to the boosters to support each child’s band activities. The dinner will begin at 5:00 PM and serving will end at 7:00 PM. The meal consists of pasta, sauce & breadsticks from Olive Garden, with salad, drink and dessert. Prices are as follows: $7.00 for grades 7 and up. $6.00 for grades 6 and younger and Senior citizens, children under 2 years of age eat FREE.

        We encourage all parents, other family members and community members to join us. If you have any questions, please contact: Lori Badgett, Director of Bands, 513-539-8471 ext. 6159.

        High School Music Students Excel in District Solo & Ensemble

        On Saturday, January 24, three Monroe students earned top scores at the OMEA District 13 Solo & Ensemble festival. Nick Dian and Ashley Ledford earned scores of Superior and Amy Platt earned a score of Excellent. Congratulations to these three students for representing Monroe in such a positive manner!