Sponsors of Musical Enrichment http://www.someinc.com Supporting the Performing Arts in California's San Joaquin Valley Sun, 09 Apr 2017 18:07:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 SOME Grants $1,000 to Each Stockton Unified School District High School http://www.someinc.com/2016/03/10/some-grants-1000-to-each-stockton-unified-school-district-high-school/ Thu, 10 Mar 2016 19:34:26 +0000 http://www.someinc.com/?p=1290 Continue reading ]]> 2016 - SUSD Grants

SOME Directors Bob Machado and Jack Wilkinson present a $4,000 Grant check to Stockton Unified School District representatives. The Grant will be evenly divided ($1,000) to each of the four Stockton High Schools: Stagg High School, Franklin High School, Edison High School, and Chavez High School, to enable the Music Departments to purchase much needed supplies.

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2015 NorCal Classic Shows! http://www.someinc.com/2015/04/15/norcal-classic-shows/ Wed, 15 Apr 2015 02:33:15 +0000 http://www.someinc.com/?p=1164 Continue reading ]]> This year, there will be two great Drum & Bugle Corps shows in Sacramento … the Moonlight Classic, sponsored by the Sponsors of Musical Enrichment, and the Capital Classic, sponsored by the Mandarins Drum & Bugle Corps.

The Moonlight Classic will be held on Sunday, June 21st at the beautiful Hughes Stadium at Sacramento City College. Corps performing at the Moonlight Classic include: Blue Devils – Concord, CA, Blue Devils B – Concord, CA, Blue Devils C – Concord, CA, Blue Knights – Denver, CO, Golden Empire – Bakersfield, CA, Mandarins – Sacramento, CA, Pacific Crest – Diamond Bar, CA, Phantom Regiment – Rockford, IL, Santa Clara Vanguard – Santa Clara, CA, and the Vanguard Cadets – Santa Clara, CA. There will be both Reserved and General Admission seating.

The Capital Classic will be held on Sunday, July 5th at Monterey Trail High School Stadium. Corps performing at the Capital Classic include: Blue Devils B – Concord, CA, Blue Devils C – Concord, CA, Golden Empire – Bakersfield, CA, Incognito – Garden Grove, CA, Mandarins – Sacramento, CA, and the Vanguard Cadets – Santa Clara, CA. As always, there will be both VIP and General Admission seating.

For the first time, you will be able to purchase tickets for either show, or BOTH shows as a package and save $$$! There will be a Reserved/VIP Bundle, which will include Reserved tickets for the Moonlight Classic AND VIP tickets for the Capital Classic, or a General Admission Bundle, which will include General Admission tickets for both shows.

Tickets are for sale on the Moonlight Classic page.

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New Golf Tournament Date! http://www.someinc.com/2013/06/08/new-golf-tournament-date/ Sat, 08 Jun 2013 03:14:25 +0000 http://www.someinc.com/?p=933 S.O.M.E. has had to change the date of the annual Golf Tournament.

Please note the new date of Friday, October 4th! You may download the new registration flyer on the

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S.O.M.E. Director Jeff DeMello Interviewed by Comcast http://www.someinc.com/2013/05/29/some-director-jeff-demello-interviewed-by-comcast/ Wed, 29 May 2013 17:00:53 +0000 http://www.someinc.com/?p=918 Continue reading ]]> STOCKTON, CAMay 29, 2013 – Today, S.O.M.E. Board Member Jeff DeMello was interviewed by Comcast’s Steve Swatt. Jeff gave an overview of the mission of S.O.M.E., along with advertising the upcoming Moonlight Classic Drum & Bugle Corps show, to be held at 6pm on June 23rd at the beautiful Hornet Stadium at Sacramento State University.

Tickets are available through the Moonlight Classic web page.

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S.O.M.E. Bestows Grant to Sunflower Presents http://www.someinc.com/2013/04/12/s-o-m-e-bestows-grant-to-sunflower-presents/ Fri, 12 Apr 2013 08:00:54 +0000 http://www.someinc.com/?p=815 Continue reading ]]> STOCKTON, CAApril 11, 2013 – In keeping with it’s mission of supporting local music organizations and the performing arts, the Sponsors of Musical Enrichment has selected Stockton based Sunflower Presents to receive a $500 Grant to support their programs.

Sunflower Presents receives a $500 Grant Check from Sponsors of Musical Enrichment.

The Board Members from Sunflower Presents receive a $500 Grant Check from the Sponsors of Musical Enrichment.
From Sunflower: Joanne Waters, President; Dennis Burtt, Board Member; Jamie Davis, Treasurer; Donna Eriksen, Past President; and from S.O.M.E.: Jeff DeMello.

Sunflower Presents is a California, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which provides live entertainment to the confined and disabled, helps them re-establish contacts with the outside community and nurtures their individual worth. Founded by Marian Jacobs and Marilyn Robertson in 1977, Sunflower Presents continues the founders tradition of bringing the arts to those less fortunate in San Joaquin County. For more information, see sunflowerpresents.org

The Sponsors of Musical Enrichment is a non-profit California corporation founded in 1978 for the purpose of supporting local music organizations and the performing arts on a continuing basis. 100% of all funds raised by this organization are reinvested in the local community. Since its inception in 1978, S.O.M.E. has granted over $2,500,000 to over one hundred deserving groups and individuals.

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S.O.M.E. Bestows Grant to Rosemont High School Band http://www.someinc.com/2013/04/02/s-o-m-e-bestows-grant-to-rosemont-high-school-band/ Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:15:17 +0000 http://www.someinc.com/?p=804 Continue reading ]]> ROSEMONT, CAApril 1, 2013“This isn’t an ‘April’s Fool’ joke!”, stated Jeff DeMello, as he presented a $500 Grant check to Rosemont High School’s Music Director, Robin Wilmer during a RHS Band rehearsal. “We are happy to support another great performing arts group.”, states Jeff DeMello, CFO of S.O.M.E. Among the cheers of the RHS Band, Ms. Wilmer gladly accepted the grant check on behalf of the Rosemont High School Band Boosters.

The Rosemont High School Instrumental Music Program is composed of dedicated, enthusiastic, respectful musicians striving for the highest standards of musical excellence. Every effort is made to create a culture where lasting self-esteem is achieved through real accomplishment. Each member performs as part of a unit. The cohesiveness of each ensemble — whether it is the string orchestra, symphonic band, concert band, marching band, color guard, winter guard or winter percussion — serves to define a unique, familial group where bonds of loyalty and caring are commonly expressed through words and actions. Students who participate in more than one ensemble will find their musical acumen matures more quickly, so that is encouraged. Within each ensemble, individuals have the opportunity to generate their own excitement and enthusiasm. They do this while developing talents, skills and character that will contribute to each group’s strengths and capabilities. This in turn dramatically increases a student’s prospects for personal success, both academically and socially, now and in the years ahead.

Rosemont High School also assisted S.O.M.E. in 2012 by providing a housing and rehearsal site for the National Champion Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps, who performed at the 2012 Moonlight Classic, sponsored by S.O.M.E. And, in addition, a number of Rosemont HS Band members “gave back to the community” and donated their free time to assist in running the Moonlight Classic.

“We look forward to continuing our great relationship with the Rosemont High School Band Program”, says Mike Canote, President of S.O.M.E. “as well as other Central Valley music organizations.

The Sponsors of Musical Enrichment is a non-profit California corporation founded in 1978 for the purpose of supporting local music organizations and the performing arts on a continuing basis. 100% of all funds raised by this organization are reinvested in the local community. Since its inception in 1978, S.O.M.E. has granted over $2,500,000 to over one hundred deserving groups and individuals.

Rosemont High School Band Director Robin Wilmer accepts $500 Grant check from S.O.M.E.'s Jeff DeMello.

Rosemont High School Music Director Robin Wilmer accepts $500 Grant check from S.O.M.E.’s Jeff DeMello.

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S.O.M.E. Bestows Grant to Jim Ott Brass Ensemble http://www.someinc.com/2013/03/30/s-o-m-e-gives-grant-to-jim-ott-brass-ensemble/ Sat, 30 Mar 2013 08:00:54 +0000 http://www.someinc.com/?p=707 Continue reading ]]> STOCKTON, CA – To start off 2013 with “a bang”, the Sponsors of Musical Enrichment have unanimously voted to bestow a $1,500 grant to the Jim Ott Brass Ensemble of Stockton, CA.

Jim Ott Brass Ensemble receives $1,500 Grant check from the Sponsors of Musical Enrichment.

Jim Ott Brass Ensemble receives $1,500 Grant check from the Sponsors of Musical Enrichment.

“We are happy to support another great San Joaquin Valley performing arts group.”, states Mike Canote, President of SOME. “In the short time that they have been in existence, they have well represented the music of Jim Ott, the City of Stockton, and the Drum Corps activity.”

The Jim Ott Brass Ensemble (JOBE) was started in 2011 by Bonnie Ott Thompson (sister of Jim Ott), Roy Perez, and Bill Collins. They have performed as “gate entertainment” for numerous Oakland Raiders games, as well as performing at many Stockton venues, including the Asparagus Festival, Friday Night in Lincoln Center, Music in the Park, and local parades and drum corps shows. JOBE was formed to honor the memory of Jim Ott, a talented Stockton composer who died in an automobile accident in the early ’80s. Jim’s extensive music library was resurrected by his wife Maggie, who donated all of his hundreds of music charts to Jim’s sister Bonnie, so they could be played once again. “This is a labor of love for us”, said Bonnie Ott Thompson, “and I think Jim would be proud to see his music live on”.

The Sponsors of Musical Enrichment have also been fortunate to have Hal “Pops” Ott, father of Jim Ott, on our Board of Directors since our inception. “The Ott family has been instrumental (pun intended), to the Performing Arts”, states Mr. Canote.

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Sign Up for 2013 Golf Tournament! http://www.someinc.com/2013/01/24/sign-up-for-2013-golf-tournament/ Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:17:48 +0000 http://www.someinc.com/?p=787 We have released the entry form for the S.O.M.E. Charity Golf Tournament, which will be held August 23, 2013 at the Oakmore Golf Course.

For the entry form, go to the Golf page.

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2013 Golf Tournament Announced http://www.someinc.com/2012/12/29/2013-golf-tournament-announced/ Sat, 29 Dec 2012 17:48:23 +0000 http://www.someinc.com/?p=703 The date for the annual S.O.M.E. Golf Tournament fundraiser has been finalized.

Please save the date: August 23rd, 2012. The registration form will be available soon!

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2013 Board of Directors Election http://www.someinc.com/2012/11/21/2013-board-of-directors-election/ Wed, 21 Nov 2012 17:35:21 +0000 http://www.someinc.com/?p=695 Continue reading ]]> The Sponsors of Musical Enrichment has elected their Board of Directors for 2013.

Returning as President is Mike Canote. The new Vice President is Bob Machado. Jeff DeMello is the newly elected Treasurer, and Rick Caccam returns as Secretary. Directors at large include Hal “Pops” Ott, John Calabrace, and Jack Wilkenson.

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