January 2016

January 2016

 
Moon Area Band Parent Organization Meeting  
January 21, 2016 
Submitted by Laura A Wall, Secretary, MABPO 
 
The meeting was called to order at 7:09 PM. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.    
 
The minutes from the December 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 Stathers.
 
President’s Comments, Sherri VonStein  
The Election Procedures Manual was updated at the last meeting and will be attached to the Bylaws.   
 
Three to five volunteers are needed to be on the Nominations Committee. This group needs to be set in time for February when the election process kicks off. Members of this committee accept and track nominations. If nominations aren’t received for a particular position members are tasked to source out the best candidate. Open positions for the 2016-17 year include VP Communications and both VP Fundraising.   
 
Thank you to the volunteers who accepted donations for the Winter concerts.   
 
New website update – We hope to roll out the new website in February.   
 
Scholarship Committee – We need to establish this committee in preparation to receive applications and award the two scholarships to graduating members of the band/orchestra. Awards are given at the annual banquet.   
 
Memory Book Committee – We need help putting together the memory books that are given to each Senior at the banquet in May. Each book is personalized to the individual Senior. We will meet after the Florida trip to get started.   
 
Calendar of Events 
Please see calendar on website for a complete and current listing of important events.   
 
Committee Reports    
 
Concessions, Jen Daugherty 
Jen will be providing water for the buses for Disney.
 
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 
Thank you to everyone who attended, helped, and any other contribution for our 5th Annual Pancake Breakfast and Cookie Walk. The cookie walk was so successful that we sold out of containers. The few left over cookies were donated to the cookie walk at the Moon Library.   
 
Spring Fundraising outline will be posted soon. Sarris starts 1/25/16 and will be due before Florida. Delivery is scheduled for Thursday, 3/10/16.   
 
Publicity, Grace Cap 
Nothing to report.   
 
VP Corporate Partnership, Jared Tuk 
Nothing to report.
 
Band Director’s Comments, Mr. Nick Barthen 
Concerts were good in December.   
 
FLORIDA INFORMATION 
Travel dates Feb 12-18 on McCarter Coach & Tour coach buses. The buses do not have wifi. Students should bring portable charging blocks since there is not power on the buses.   
 
Kids play tests are not going well. The music is on Edline. They must pass the play test in order to travel to Florida. Retests must be scheduled before Feb 11.   
 
Symphonic Band – The music prep is not going good. They most likely will have an assignment over the weekend.   Florida parade practice and the pre-Florida trip parent meeting are scheduled for February 3.   
 
Feb 5, 2:30pm-4pm & Feb 10 during school – Symphonic Rehearsal for Florida   
 
Feb 11 – Luggage checks will be staggered at 20 minute intervals   
 
Feb 12 – 4-4:30pm students will arrive staggered in 15 minute intervals – We plan to leave around 6pm.   
 
Feb 18 – We plan to be back at the school after 2:15pm (most likely around 3pm)   
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Musical Dates – March 3, 4, 5, and 6. Mr. Redd is conducting the pit orchestra.   
 
MIOSM Concert – March 15 – grades 3-12   
 
April – 4/25 Small ensemble concert, 4/29 Symphonic Adjudication 
 
May – 5/2 Concert band and symphonic band concert   
 
Memorial Day Parades – We have two parades this year. The Sewickley parade is in the morning and the Coraopolis parade is in the afternoon.   
 
BOA Regional – Pittsburgh – September 17   
 
Winterguard – First competition of the season at Kiski.     
 
Strings Director Comments, Mrs. Megan Martz  
Upcoming Disney practices are scheduled for Feb 4 & Feb 9.   
 
DISNEY – Mandatory student and parent meeting scheduled for Feb 3. Please see Treasurer to make payment arrangements. 
 
Next meeting is scheduled for February 9, 2016 @ 7PM. Meeting is preceded by a closed Executive Board meeting @ 6PM. 
 
With no further comments or questions, a motion to adjourn was made by Cindy Diehl and seconded by Leslie Davis.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:23 PM.