July 2015

July 2015

 
Moon Area Band Parent Organization Meeting  
July 27, 2015 
Submitted by Laura A Wall, Secretary, MABPO 
 
The meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.    
 
The minutes from the May 2015 meeting have been posted. Motion to accept the minutes as written – 1st Cindy Diehl, 2nd Leslie Davis   
 
Treasurer’s Report, Joe DeNardo  
The Treasurer’s Report was submitted by Joe DeNardo. Motion to accept the Treasurer’s report was made by Nancy Kerr and 2nd by Vikki Tuk.
 
President’s Comments, Sherri VonStein  
Mrs. Von Stein began by introducing the MABPO officers and other key “behind the scenes” people and positions.   
 
Everyone is encouraged to get involved and share his or her talents. Involvement is critical to the success of the organization. Please visit the website www.moonband.org. Please contact the Executive Board to ask questions. Email addresses for all board members are on the website. We ask everyone to please fill out and return the “Communications Form” so we may add your email address to our distribution list.   
 
We offer many fundraisers throughout the year. Please participate in the fundraisers. General Fund fundraisers benefit everyone. These are used to fund: snacks, camp equipment, end of the year banquet, etc. We also rely on donations from parents/families. Thanks to those who have signed up online to donate camp snacks through the Sign-Up Genie. We are also developing an online sign-up for Concession. Our Moon PIMBA will be held on Sept 26, 2015. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year. We have about 10 committees and will need many volunteers so please consider signing up.   
 
Calendar of Events 
Please see calendar on website for a complete and current listing of important events.      
 
Committee Reports    
 
Concessions, Jen Daugherty 
Please sign-up to work in the concession stand. We will need lots of help for the 5 home football games and PIMBA competition. Sign-up online will be available soon.
 
Secretary, Laura Wall  
Anyone interested in volunteering in any capacity such as chaperone, uniforms, or any position that will have contact with the students needs to apply for the PA Child Abuse Clearance and PA State Police Clearance. If you have lived outside of Pennsylvania for any part of the last 10 years, FBI fingerprinting is also necessary. Once clearances are received, please submit them to the Secretary. Clearances are valid for 3 years from the date printed on the certificate.
 
Treasurer, Joe DeNardo  
Please see report from earlier in agenda. Specific inquiries regarding your child’s account should be directed to Treasurer@moonband.org.
 
Communications, Nancy Kerr  
Please read the newsletter and submit the “Communications Form”.
 
Fundraising, Vikki Tuk/Cindy Diehl 
General Fund fundraisers: 
*Custom discount card- students will get them Friday – General Fund will make $12 per card 
*Black Friday basket raffle – basket of gift cards – an online sign-up will be created closer to this fundraiser 
*Pancake breakfast/cookie walk – We ask everyone to sell tickets for the breakfast. For the cookie walk, bakers are asked to make 10 dozen homemade (NO STORE BOUGHT) cookies. Bakers may be anyone including students. This has historically been a huge fundraiser for the organization. 
Student Account fundraiser: 
*Summary of the events is at the table in the hallway. 
*Examples: hoagie/pepperoni rolls, pies, candles, candy, students can work shifts at the pancake breakfast/spaghetti dinner, Aramark *Aramark: parents/family 18 or older can get training and sign-up to work events/games at Heinz Field and PNC Park - Heinz Field Aramark coordinator – Frances Lewis Souza; PNC Park Aramark coordinator – Tina & Lance Sinclair. 
*Fundraising events are advertised on the website and in the weekly newsletter.   
 
Publicity, Grace Cap 
No report.   
 
VP Corporate Partnership, Jared Tuk 
Corporate partnership is just getting started. We are filing 501(c)3 paperwork so we can solicit large scale donations to benefit the organization and the kids. If you are a business owner or are in a position at a business to make a monetary or in-kind donation please contact us. Information will be out soon to describe levels of donations.
 
Band Director’s Comments, Mr. Nick Barthen 
Please read all materials and the weekly newsletter. Information is posted on Edline website (class page) and on the www.moonband.org website. A weekly itinerary is sent home every Mon/Tues on weeks that we have an event/football game. Please read and stay informed. Email or call with questions.   
 
This year there is a staff of 18 working with our marching band. Mr. Redd is the Elementary Band and Assistant Marching Band Director. Mr. Fear is the Percussion Director for the marching band and also is the Percussion instructor for MASD.   
 
The theme for this year’s show is “The Collar Blue” – growth of Pittsburgh from an industrial powerhouse to today with higher education, technology, and healthcare.   
 
Student Leaders were introduced: Field Commanders – Erin Orlovsky, Hannah Davis, and Sophie Kwin; Section Leaders & Captains will be announced by the end of the week.   
 
Drop-off/pick-up – Natatorium only please for the safety of the students.   
 
What to expect at home camp as well as away camp was reviewed by Mr. Barthen. The color coded forms were due today with the exception of the Self Medication Form (goldenrod) which is due at away camp check-in on Aug 2. Away camp itinerary will be distributed.   
 
Camp Important Info – Arrive at school between 10:30-11:30. Check in lines will be divided into 2 lines based on last name. The medication form and meds should be in Ziplock bag. Over-the-counter meds should be in new sealed containers. Prescription medication should be in original containers with the pharmacy label on it. Luggage checks will occur by female staff for female students and by male staff for male students. Parents are encouraged to go through student luggage prior to arrival and also to be present during the luggage check. Students should eat breakfast & lunch at home or bring food with them Sunday. The first meal at camp will be at 5pm. Once students arrive at the HS on Sunday they cannot leave. Room signups – girls will be 4 to a room and boys will be 4-6 to a room depending on the configuration of the rooms. Friday we will perform what we have learned at 6pm at W&J Cameron Stadium. Directions and parking information are available on the website. If your student will be riding home with someone else please bring a note to Mr. Barthen on Sunday. Buses will leave the HS at approximately 12:30pm.   Chaperones are needed for all events in which the marching band participates. We are in desperate need for more Kennywood chaperones. Kennywood is scheduled for Tues, Aug 11. Please email Mr. Barthen if interested. You must have all required clearances.   
 
Sign-up for Remind (81010 – text @mrbarthen) and Twitter (@moonband).   
 
Forms Summary:         
Shoe form – Due today         
Band Agreement – White ­– Due July 30         
Trip Permission Form – White – Due July 30         
Self medication Form – Golden Rod – Due Aug 2 @ Check-in         
Medical Form – Orange – Due July 30         
Physical Forms – Due July 27 to Athletic Office at the HS   
Summer and Fall schedules are posted online. 
Kennywood Parade, Aug 11 – leave about 11am – Parade @ 7pm. 
Band Pictures – Aug 14 (8am-11am) – remember your instruments! 
BOA Dayton Regional – Oct  3 & 4 
Disney – (tentative) – Depart Feb 12 @ 6pm and Return Feb 18 after school.   
 
Strings Director Comments, Ms. Megan Taylor  
No Report.  
 
New Business  
Next meeting is scheduled for Aug 20, 2015 @ 7PM to be preceded by an MABPO Executive Board Meeting @ 6PM.
 
With no further comments or questions, a motion to adjourn was made by Ginny Kotok and seconded by Joe DeNardo.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:37 PM.