Moon Area Band Parent Organization Meeting
Aug 20, 2015 Submitted by
Laura A Wall, Secretary, MABPO
The meeting was called to order at 7:01 PM. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
The minutes from the July 2015 meeting have been posted.
Treasurer’s Report, Joe DeNardo
The Treasurer’s Report was submitted by Joe DeNardo. Motion to accept the Treasurer’s report was made by Yvonne Dodrill and 2nd by Jen Daugherty.
President’s Comments, Sherri VonStein
The meeting began with a talk by Dr. Weinstein, as a part of an initiative by the Airport Chapter of the Wellness Champions. As part of the talk, the Wellness Champions made a donation to the MABPO.
A Thank You note from one of the 2015 MABPO Scholarship recipients, Nicholas Cap, was read by Mrs. Von Stein.
Formalwear fittings are being done this evening in the band room. The deadline for payment for formalwear orders is Friday, August 28.
It is now time to form committees for the 4th Annual Moon hosted PIMBA competition. We are currently in need of a “Lead” for the “Hospitality/Parent Support” committee. Sherri explained that the duties for this position include: oversight of student volunteers, assisting disabled guests from parking to seating, and being a general information resource to guests. Currently, we have the following committees and leads: Parking – Ron Cross, Concession – Jen Daugherty, Bake Sale – Cindy Diehl, Judge Hospitality – Grace Cap, Guest Band Host – Jamie Zelazny, Tickets – Nancy Kerr, Candygrams – Vikki Tuk or Laura Wall. We will also be utilizing volunteers from the Kappa Kappa Psi fraternity at Pitt. The fraternity will be sending 10-12 volunteers who will work where needed for the day. Orchestra students may volunteer and will receive credit for service hours. Any orchestra students who want to volunteer should contact firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP so students can be matched with appropriate open positions. Sign-Up Genie was explained by Mrs. Von Stein. We will utilize this to sign-up for committees and to collect donations. Help may be needed to do layout for the program if Thom Michelbrink is not available. Volunteers are needed to solicit ads from the community. A flyer will be available on the website soon. Please print and post this in your place of work, church, and anywhere that community members will see it.
Senior Recognition Night (10/30/15)
A chairperson is needed to oversee that night. It cannot be a Senior parent. Angela Cross gave an overview of what happens that evening. Mrs. Cross offered her support to the person who takes on this event. A big “Thank You” to Angela for chairing this event for several years. Sign-Up Genie will be used to solicit donations of food and supplies for Senior Rec.
Snack Donations for Marching Band
Remember: individual snacks – no cheesy, no nuts or manufactured in peanut facility – A list of acceptable snacks will be posted.
We are waiting on the arrival of the fabric to begin cutting/sewing color guard flags. An email will be sent to those who indicated an interest in cutting/sewing.
Calendar of Events
Please see calendar on website for a complete and current listing of important events.
Concessions, Jen Daugherty
We are referring to the band concession stand as “The Band Stand”. There is a Sign-Up Genie online for the first two games. Please volunteer to work or donate a requested item. We are looking for donations of haluski and pierogies. Donations of baked goods are also needed. Volunteers will need to work the entire game instead of shifts as was done in the past. A nacho cheese machine is being purchased.
Secretary, Laura Wall
Please continue to obtain and submit clearances to Laura. Most volunteer positions require clearances. The PA Child Abuse & PA Criminal Background Checks are both free for volunteers. If you have lived outside of Pennsylvania for any part of the last 10 years, you must also have the FBI Fingerprinting. Fingerprinting costs $27.50.
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 complete the “Communications Form” with email address so we can send emails/newsletter/special notices. Please read to the bottom of the weekly newsletter. Important information is included throughout the newsletter.
Fundraising, Jared Tuk on behalf of Vikki Tuk/Cindy Diehl
Payment for the discount cards is due no later than Fri, Aug 28. All hoagie sale orders are due Friday, Sept 4. The fundraising outline for the Fall is available online at www.moonband.org. Thank you to anyone who helped at the Auxiliary Car Wash.
Publicity, Grace Cap
Mr. Tuk will make a flyer to advertise the PIMBA show. Please print and post as many places as possible.
VP Corporate Partnership, Jared Tuk
Mr. Tuk explained that he is charged with going out to businesses to solicit monetary or “in kind” donations to be used to enhance/supplement funds provided by MASD and the MABPO. A brochure and packet detailing the different levels of support has been distributed to some of the area’s large businesses. More will be distributed in the near future. So far, we have seen a positive response. If you know of a business/corporation that may be interested, please contact Jared Tuk.
Band Director’s Comments, Mr. Nick Barthen
Thanks to people who volunteered and donated time/supplies for band camp. Two-thirds of the show is complete. Some rework is being done currently. Individual dots are being massaged now. By the end of the season you will see a different show than what was seen at band camp. The goal is to perform the complete show at the Moon PIMBA on September 26. We need 8 stools for the bass clarinet players to use during the show. Julie Bookser volunteered to check on the possibility of getting either a discount or donation of the stools. Next week the supplies will be in to build props for the show. Those who indicated an interest in building will receive an email with time/date for the building party. Materials have been donated by 84 Lumber. Vanessa Wall (Senior, color guard) is working on painting blocker panels to be used in the show for hiding equipment and hiding the guard during costume changes. Students will perform on the first day of school. Check the Edline class page. The memorization test schedule is online. A .pdf of the music is online for students. The band will do a couple of post-game shows to get them physically acclimated to playing and marching. All home games are 5:30pm report time. Kick-off for games is 7pm except for the Ambridge game. Report times for away games will vary. Itineraries will be distributed on Mon/Tues weekly.
Bands of America (BOA) – Dayton Regional – Oct 3 & 4
We will perform in the 9:45am-11:45am block. A more specific time is not yet available. There will be approximately 15,000 people in attendance. Rehearsal days for week of 8/24 – Monday 8/24 (full band), Tuesday 8/25 (full band) – This change was due to Middle School Open House.
High School Open House – Wed, 9/2/15 – 6pm-8pm
We are still in need of additional chaperones and trailer drivers. Please see the newsletter for details.
Strings Director Comments, Ms. Megan Taylor
Students will play on the first day of class. Please bring instruments and a lock for the instrument locker.
Honors Orchestra will play for MAHS Open House on 9/2. Performance time is scheduled for 5:30-6pm in front of the auditorium.
Formal wear fittings are tonight and should arrive in approximately 3 weeks.
Orchestra pictures will be taken on October 19 in the auditorium. All Seniors must have a picture taken even if you do not wish to purchase portraits. Seniors will receive yard notes on this day also. Order forms will be available on the class Edline page. Winter concert is scheduled for December 17.
The orchestra has a Twitter account - @MAHS Orchestra.
Next meeting is scheduled for Sept 17, 2015 @ 7PM. With no further comments or questions, a motion to adjourn was made by Nancy Kerr and seconded by Shelly Trondle. The meeting was adjourned at 8:32 PM.