Moon Area Band Parent Organization Meeting

October 19, 2017

Submitted by Laura Wall, MABPO Secretary


The meeting was called to order at 7:02pm.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


After the Pledge of Allegiance, the MABPO welcomed representatives from Weinstein Chiropractic who spoke to the group about nutrition.


The minutes from the September 2017 meeting have been posted.  Motion to accept the minutes was made by Shari Ruppel and seconded by Cindy Stathers.


Treasurer’s Report, Vicki Hricz

The Treasurer’s Report was submitted by Vicki Hricz.  Motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report was made by Denise Wolf and seconded by Mike Connors.


Band Director’s Comments, Mr. Nick Barthen

Not available due to practice for PIMBA Championships.


Strings Director Comments, Mrs. Megan Martz

Not Present


President’s Comments, Sherri Von Stein

Thank you to the many volunteers who participated in any capacity at our home PIMBA show.


Thank you to the Pelkingtons for hosting the note painting party.


Chaperones are needed for tomorrow night’s football game as well as PIMBA Championships on Saturday.


Upcoming dates of importance:

10/23 Orchestra pictures and Senior note distribution

10/24 No practice

10/25 Parade in Moon Park 3:30pm-6:30pm - students should dress in costume

10/26 Practice followed by Trunk or Treat (starts at 7pm)

10/27 Senior Rec - Senior Parents should report between 4:45pm-5:15pm to register and have pictures taken by Mr. Tuk. Parents of underclassmen are asked to sign-up to help on Senior Rec night since the Senior Parents cannot help. Help is needed in the concession stand and band chaperones are also needed. Please consider making a pan of cheesy potatoes for the Senior Rec dinner. A recipe will be provided on the Sign-Up Genius.

10/27 Florida commitment form and first payment due

11/2 Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus at MAHS Auditorium

11/13 District 1 Jazz Band tryouts - We will run a concession.


The following will be for sale after the meeting: umbrellas $15, tour shirts $15, PIMBA programs $6, novelty buttons $2 each or 3 for $5.


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. Next order is due November 10th. If you are ordering for the Bountiful Basket please tell Cindy Bartus and she will get the gift card to Georganna Palmer.

Membership drive is going on now. Graduates and parents of graduates are eligible to join.

December 8th - Annual Craft ‘n Sip will be happening again. Bring the wreath you’ve ordered from the greenery sale.

January 6th - Banquet fundraiser for the alumni organization at Mario’s Italian Restaurant. Cost of the event is $30 members/ $35 non-members.


Committee Reports


VP Corporate Partnership, Mike Connors



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

If you aren’t getting emails, check the junk/spam folder. You can also send an email to communications@moonband.org to let Sarah Schmitz know that you arne’t receiving the weekly email.


Fundraising, Georganna Palmer

Pies and greenery sales are ongoing


Extra 5th Generations Bread are available tonight at $5 a loaf


Newme’s Pie order - Due Date: Tues, Oct 24


Greenery order - Due Date: Tues, Oct 31


Black Friday Raffle Basket - gift card basket with $450 worth of gift cards - This fundraiser is pure profit for the General Fund. A Sign-Up Genius will be in the newsletter.


Secretary, Laura Wall

Please continue to submit clearances. Printed copies should be dropped in the band room mail box.


Please sign-up to chaperone on Saturday for PIMBA Championships.


Band Stand, Kathy Keppel

Thank you to the volunteers who signed up for tomorrow’s football game.


Publicity, Grace Cap



Next meeting is scheduled for 11/16/17 @ 7:00pm.  Meeting is preceded by a closed Executive Board meeting @ 6:00pm.


With no further comments or questions, a motion to adjourn was made by Georganna Palmer and seconded by Kathy Hunter .  The meeting was adjourned at 8:27pm.