Moon Area Band Parent Organization Meeting

January 18, 2018

Submitted by Laura Wall, MABPO Secretary


The meeting was called to order at 7:08pm.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


The minutes from the December 2017 meeting have been posted.  Motion to accept the minutes was made by Cindy Stathers and seconded by Denise Wolf.


Treasurer’s Report, Vicki Hricz

Many students still owe significant money for the Disney trip. Balances must be paid by February 5. If you are unable to pay, please see the Treasurer and Mr. Barthen to make arrangements for a payment plan.


Motion to accept the Treasurer’s report was made by Shari Ruppel and seconded by Denise Tessmer.


Band Director’s Comments, Mr. Nick Barthen

Jazz Band rehearsals Tues/Thurs

Winterguard rehearsals Mon/Fri

Pit Orchestra rehearsals Tues/Wed


Florida Trip Details - Marching Band will perform on Thursday @ 2:30pm.

  • Feb 5 - Mandatory Parent meeting for parents of students attending the trip

    • Packets (based on ensemble) will be distributed

  • Feb 7 - 6pm-9pm - Florida rehearsal for marching band

  • Feb 12 - Luggage Check

  • Feb 13 - Leave by 6pm

  • Feb 18 - Leave Disney

  • Feb 19 - Return by 2:30pm


Strings Director Comments, Mrs. Megan Martz

Not Present


President’s Comments, Sherri Von Stein

  1. Senior Pole Notes - Thank you to parents for picking up pole notes.

  2. Umbrellas - Still available for $15 each.

  3. Winter Instrumental Concert - Thank you to the volunteers who took donations before the concert in December.


Calendar of Events

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


Committee Reports


VP Corporate Partnership, Mike Connors

We’re trying to get an early start to gain more sponsorship earlier in the year to take advantage of available funds from local corporations/businesses.


Treasurer Report, Vicki Hricz

Specific inquiries regarding your child’s account should be directed to Treasurer@moonband.org.


Communications, Sarah Schmitz



Fundraising, Georganna Palmer

Chocolate Boutique - Delivery Feb 7th


Secretary, Laura Wall



Band Stand, Kathy Keppel

We will need a VP of Concessions for the 2018-19 school year.


Publicity, Grace Cap



Next meeting is scheduled for 2/5/18 during the first few minutes of the Florida meeting. They normally scheduled meeting on 2/8/18 has been cancelled.


With no further comments or questions, a motion to adjourn was made by Mrs. Wolfe and seconded by Mr. Connors.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:00pm.