Moon Area Band Parent Organization Meeting
Sept 21, 2017
Submitted by Laura Wall, MABPO Secretary
The meeting was called to order at 7:07pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
The minutes from the August 2017 meeting have been posted.
Motion to accept the minutes was made by Cindy Stathers and seconded by Andrea Ward.
Treasurer’s Report, Vicki Hricz
The Treasurer’s Report was submitted by Vicki Hricz. Motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report was made by Sarah Schmitz and seconded by Linda Konley.
Band Director’s Comments, Mr. Nick Barthen
Congratulations to everyone on the BOA success. Thank you to all the volunteers.
PIMBA reminders - During the day of our PIMBA there is also a coaches clinic which will impact our parking situation. The Beaver Grade Road entrance will be closed at some point after noon. Please remind your committee that is best to use the University Blvd entrance.
Strings Director Comments, Mrs. Megan Martz
President’s Comments, Sherri Von Stein
Turn in any forms that haven’t been turned in yet Membership forms and dues, Communication forms so you’ll receive emails (remember to check your SPAM/Junk Mail)- Check the website weekly at www.moonband.org
Turn in snacks for band - Thank you to those who have already donated and/or signed up to donate
Thursday September 28th will be Senior Yard Band Note and Jacket distribution night. It will take place at approximately 8:45pm after practice on the Middle School lot.
Mon, Oct 23 - Orchestra pictures will be taken and Senior Note distribution will occur.
Alumni - selling apparel, selling “Bloom” shirts, wrist bands, novelty buttons, light up flowers if available, various $10 gift cards - will be feeding Moon Band dinner
Band Stand - email coming out to volunteers regarding report times and parking
Bake Sale - drop off 9:30-10 Saturday morning, need help to pack items on Saturnday morning
Clean-up help - everyone should stay to help
Parking - Beaver Grade Rd entrance closed sometime after 12pm; parking people will be working 8am Saturday to 8am Sunday in various capacities
Welcome Center - 10 kids signed up; can use 2 more; letters will be written afterward for those who need volunteer hours; kids report at 4:30pm
Guest Band hosts - stamp hands of guest band students before they get off the buses
Candygrams - pre-orders are being taken
Tickets - VIP admission tickets have been given to corporate partners
PIMBA programs - pre-orders tonight $6 or at the competition for $6
Chaperones - Report time is the same as the students
Calendar of Events
Please see calendar on website for a complete and current listing of important events.
Alumni Association, Cindy Bartus
Monthly schedule for Scrip Orders will be available on the website.
Buy gift cards for places that you go anyway. Orders are due the Friday before the Parent Meeting.
Membership drive is going on now. Graduates and parents of graduates are eligible to join.
December - Annual Craft ‘n Sip will be happening again. Bring the wreath you’ve ordered from the greenery sale.
Uniform Coordinator, Denise Wolf
Formal wear order has been submitted and should be delivered within the next two weeks.
Saturday night the uniforms are going for dry cleaning.
Next week (probably Thursday) help is needed to rehand the uniforms.
VP Corporate Partnership, Mike Connors
This year the program is being revamped. It is being adjusted to get more community involvement.
Treasurer Report, Vicki Hricz
Please see report from earlier in agenda. Specific inquiries regarding your child’s account should be directed to Treasurer@moonband.org.
Communications, Sarah Schmitz
More communications forms are needed from the orchestra families.
If you aren’t getting emails, check the junk/spam folder. You can also send an email to email@example.com to let Sarah Schmitz know that you are not receiving the weekly email.
Fundraising, Georganna Palmer
Hoagies were delivered yesterday.
5 Generations bread sale is happening now.
Newme’s Pies sale starts in October.
Light-up bracelets are still available at $5 each.
Secretary, Laura Wall
Please continue to submit clearances. Printed copies should be dropped in the band room mail box.
Band Stand, Kathy Keppel
Sign-up Genius is available for the Homecoming football game.
Publicity, Grace Cap
Mr. Barthen was on KDKA @ 6:30am Sunday morning.
Senior Rec Night - planning meeting is set for 9/26 @ 6pm in MAHS Cafeteria
Student and parent apparel - a 2nd round of sales is happening
Next meeting is scheduled for 10/19/17 @ 7:00pm. Meeting is preceded by a closed Executive Board meeting @ 6:00pm. Weinstein Chiropractic will join us to give a stress talk.
With no further comments or questions, a motion to adjourn was made by Cindy Stathers and seconded by Andrea Ward. The meeting was adjourned at 8:36pm.