Moon Area Band Parent Organization Meeting

December 4, 2017

Submitted by Laura Wall, MABPO Secretary


The meeting was called to order at 7:05pm.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


The minutes from the November 2017 meeting have been posted.  Motion to accept the minutes was made by Andrea Ward and seconded by Cindy Stathers.


Treasurer’s Report, Vicki Hricz

The Treasurer’s Report was not available due to the meeting being moved up. The bank statement was not available this early in the month.


Band Director’s Comments, Mr. Nick Barthen

PMEA Jazz Honors Festival - Fri/Sat 4pm concert

Jazz band auditions - Dec 14th - all make it and will be placed into two bands

Student groups will be playing back to back Sunday at the Pancake Breakfast

Concert Band/Symphonic Band rehearsals coming up for the concert

Upcoming concerts: Chorus 12/19, Instrumental 12/20

Pit orchestra sign-ups: sign-up soon before break

Florida trip: rehearsals, parent meeting, and chaperone meeting - TBA


Strings Director Comments, Mrs. Megan Martz

Not Present


President’s Comments, Sherri Von Stein

Senior Pole Notes - Please pick up.


Umbrellas - Still available for $15 each.


Winter Instrumental Concert - Volunteers are needed to take donations at the concert. Report time is 6pm with a concert start time of 7pm.


Calendar of Events

Please see calendar on website for a complete and current listing of important events.


Alumni Association, Cindy Bartus

Craft ‘n Sip - Fri, Dec 8th - $10 members / $15 non-members


Monthly schedule for Scrip Orders will be available on the website.


Next SCRIP order deadline is Dec 7 with delivery at same time as the Sarris delivery.


Committee Reports


VP Corporate Partnership, Mike Connors



Treasurer Report, Vicki Hricz

Florida payments - Please pay the balance owed. A suggestion was made to put a note in the newsletter as fundraisers are posted to the Student Accounts. Specific inquiries regarding your child’s account should be directed to


Communications, Sarah Schmitz

There is a Facebook group for Moon Band Parents. If you have not yet joined the group and want to join please contact Sarah Schmitz.


Fundraising, Georganna Palmer

Greenery - delivery on 12/6 4-5:45pm @ MAHS Cafeteria

Hoagies - delivery 12/13 @ MAHS Cafeteria

Sarris - delivery 12/13 @ MAHS Cafeteria


Thank you for the donations of gift cards for the Black Friday Raffle basket.


Pancake Breakfast/Cookie Walk - Volunteers are still needed. Please see the Sign-Up Genius. Parent volunteers are needed to help Saturday with donation collection and to supervise the students.


Secretary, Laura Wall

Please continue to submit Chaperone Clearances.


Band Stand, Kathy Keppel

All surplus candy, pop, and gatorade has been sold.


Aramark, Heather Park

The Aramark opportunity was explained to those in attendance. Heather read an email from Aramark regarding the possibility of NPOs losing a spot due to low participation. More volunteers equals a higher payout. The average payout for a Steeler’s game is about $95 before the 15% that is given to the General Fund. Anyone interested in the Aramark opportunity or anyone with questions please contact Heather Park. This presentation also prompted a discussion about how to increase involvement with everything in our organization.


Publicity, Grace Cap

Senior Rec pictures are still available for pick-up from Grace Cap. Pictures will be available at the Pancake Breakfast and again at the Winter Concert.


Next meeting is scheduled for 1/18/18 @ 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 Mrs. Collier and seconded by Mrs. Colangelo. The meeting was adjourned at 8:40pm.