Moon Area Band Parent Organization Meeting
November 19, 2015
Submitted by Laura A Wall, Secretary, MABPO
The meeting was called to order at 7:06 PM. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
The minutes from the October 2015 meeting have been posted. Motion to accept the minutes was made by Nancy Kerr and seconded by Joe DeNardo.
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 seconded by Cindy Diehl.
President’s Comments, Sherri VonStein
Thank you to everyone who has helped this year. Special mention to many people who have helped in various ways this year. The marching band had lots of behind the scenes work this year: Jean Stewart – parent apparel/decals, competition set builders, chaperones, truck crew, meals, uniform/flag sewers, truck/equipment repair crew, Senior Rec Night organizers, fundraising helpers and chairs, publicity, weekley communications, corporate partnership, Jared Tuk for pictures & videos and uniform closet helpers to name a few. Everyone is greatly appreciated. The donations you have made throughout the year have helped keep the budget from taking a huge hit.
Senior Rec Night
Thank you to Angela Cross, Grace Cap, Denise Wolfe and the rest of the committee for all the hard work. It was a great night. We had lots of help and plenty of food.
Timeline of Events
Mrs. Von Stein introduced a “timeline of events” that she developed. The final product is yet to come. The document will help parents see what happens throughout the year. This will allow volunteers to see where they fit and when during the year fits with their individual schedules.
If you are interested in a board position please contact a board member. It is helpful to shadow to understand the position. The nominations committee will be formed in January if anyone is interested.
Elections Procedure Manual
The manual hasn’t been updated since 2006. It needs to be reviewed and updated now. The changes will be voted on in December. Proposed changes were introduced to the group by Mrs. Von Stein. Those present were shown the proposed changes. Time was allowed for discussion and questions. No one present had questions or items for discussion. Alumni Band Account Mr. DeNardo hopes to set this up on Saturday (11/21).
Overstock from concessions
Mrs. Daugherty has Pepsi and Gatorade left to sell. Please see her after the meeting to discuss details.
Senior Pole Notes
The notes are on the front table in the band room for pick-up after the meeting.
The first deposit for Disney is due 10/28. Please be sure that the money is in your account. The band needs to be able to withdraw the money so that we can pay our bills.
Pancake Breakfast & Cookie Walk
This major fundraising event is scheduled for December 13.
Calendar of Events
Please see calendar on website for a complete and current listing of important events.
Concessions, Jen Daugherty
There will be an end of the year liquidation sale. Please see Jen Daugherty.
Secretary, Laura Wall
Nothing to report.
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
Nothing to report.
Fundraising, Vikki Tuk/Cindy Diehl
Newme’s Pies – pick up was yesterday Holiday wreaths from Suburban Landscape – pick up is 12/3 from 5-6pm Black Friday Raffle – drawing was tonight – winner will be notified – Thank you to those who donated gift cards. Sarris Candy – Order was sent and delivery is set for 12/10 from 5-6pm Dunkin Donuts Mugs – We cannot accept late orders. Orders are due Dec 1 by 8am. Delivery is scheduled for Dec 16.
Pancake Breakfast – Scheduled for Sunday, Dec 13 8am-12pm – Ticket prices increased $7 presale/ $8 door – Tickets will be mailed to you to sell. You have the option to buy, sell, or return the tickets. Students can work to earn money for their accounts. Sign-up sheets will be posted soon. Santa is booked. Basket raffle needs a coordinator. We have a couple of baskets. The coordinator will make sure that no duplicate baskets happen and supervise the students who are selling tickets for the raffle. Sign-ups for parent volunteers will be sent via links in the newsletter. We need help for set-up crew, mixing batter/juice, get things going , cooks, clean-up, 50/50 sale, and cashiers.
Cookie Walk - $10 per container – This is located just outside the cafeteria. There are tables of homemade cookies. Saturday night we need help to cover trays and set out cookies. Lots of bakers are needed. We ask a minimum of 10 dozen per baker. The dozens can be split up between different kinds of cookies. Student bakers are welcome. Drop-off for the cookies is Saturday 3p-5p in the Cafeteria. Sign-up Genius sign-ups will be posted for cashiers, container tapers, and other helper positions.
Publicity, Grace Cap Please print and post the flyer for the upcoming Pancake Breakfast/Cookie Walk. The link to the flyer is in the newsletter and on the website.
VP Corporate Partnership, Jared Tuk Nothing to report.
Band Director’s Comments, Mr. Nick Barthen
Thank you for a great marching band season. The students performance was amazing at Championships. They did a remarkable job. Despite what the awards reflected they overcame and did their job. We’re already staring on next year’s show. This was the best marching band in the 14 years Mr. Barthen has been in Moon. We will be marching in the Disney parade in February 2016. Winter concert is set for December 17. Rehearsals are schedule for Dec 8 & Dec 16. Flute Choir rehearsals are on the calendar. Jazz band auditions will happen in December. No one is cut. Auditions are for placement. Florida information meeting will be help the first week of February. Symphonic Band will go to adjudication April 29 @ Beaver High School. Winter guard starts Dec 7. They compete Jan/Feb/Mar.
Strings Director Comments, Mrs. Megan Martz
The Honors Orchestra will perform at the West Hills Food Pantry on Dec. 12. The students have formed small ensembles and will sign up for times to perform throughout the party. Rehearsals are immediately after school on Dec 9 & 16 from 2:30pm-4pm. Concert is scheduled for Dec 17. We are doing a great job recruiting. We have 124 4th graders enrolled in strings.
DISNEY PAYMENTS – 2nd payment NOV 18 – 3rd payment DEC 16
Next meeting is scheduled for December 10, 2015 @ 7PM. Meeting is preceded by a closed Executive Board meeting @ 6PM. With no further comments or questions, a motion to adjourn was made by Yvonne Dodrill and seconded by Denise Tessmer. The meeting was adjourned at 8:17 PM.