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Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ June 19, 2017

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ June 19, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Wednesday, August 9 - Kennywood Day
Tuesday, August 15 - Band Picture Day at MAHS - 8AM-12PM
Saturday, August 19 - REHEARSAL DAY at MAHS - 8AM-4PM

SUMMER MARCHING BAND MAILER WAS SENT ON MONDAY, JUNE 12.  If you do not receive this mailing, please contact Mr. Barthen to rectify the problem. 
nbarthen@moonarea.net

Senior Orchestra/Marching Band Notes
Your 2017 Graduating Senior received an Orchestra or a Marching Band "yard note" - we hope that you have proudly displayed their Note in your front yard this past year. It will soon be time to turn in all Notes to be recycled for our 2018 graduating seniors! Please mark your calendar on or before Saturday, July 29, 2017, and return your Note to:
     Sherri Von Stein
     215 Oak Highland Drive
     Moon Township, (Woodland Ridge plan off of Thorn Run Road)
*please do not return your note to the high school - thank you*
If you have any questions or need to make special arrangements, please email Sherri at:
president@moonband.org THANK YOU, and Congratulations to your 2017 Graduating Senior!

Fundraising
Thank you to everyone who participated in, and/or helped with fundraisers for the 2016/2017 school year. Have a wonderful summer!

Auxiliary Car Washes
It's that time of year again when the Color Guard will be holding their summer car washes! Please come out and support your Moon Color Guard by getting your cars, pick-up trucks, and SUV's washed. We have two car washes scheduled for the summer of 2017, so please mark your calendar:
                 Saturday, June 17that Clearview Federal Credit Union – was a success!  Thanks to all who participated!
                 Saturday, August 12th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at AutoZone, 6052 University Blvd., Moon Twp.

Summer Help Needed!
We are in need of help in the following areas for the upcoming 2017-18 marching band season:
Hemming Crew: Must be able to hand stitch a hem using a “whipstitch” or “over/under” (depending on what you call it). Training will be provided to explain how to read the hemming instructions for each uniform. You should also be able to sew a straight and zigzag stitch on a sewing machine, and provide sewing machine. Hemming is done at home after signing out each uniform – they are then returned upon completion.  All hemming must be completed by the end of July due to away band camp and the Kennywood Parade. Hemming can start with the June fittings over Music Camp (6/19-6/21).

Cutting Crew: No Experience Needed! Training will be provided. The cutting crew cuts the individual pieces of flags out then puts together for our flag sewing crew.  Must be available select evenings in August after away band camp. We cut in the art room at the high school. Good scissors that cut fabric and a good sense of fun are all that are required! Help in these areas is most urgent at this time.
Sewing Crew:  Must have a sewing machine. There will be a "group sewing review class" for those who need reminded on the basics. We will be using straight and zigzag stitches. Flags are usually sewn at home with detailed sewing instructions and pictures. However, help is available for anyone who needs it. Trusted family members or friends are welcome to sew with us as well! (A trusted family member/friend is defined as someone who will accurately sew a flag and return it on time.) Flag sewing takes place during the months of August and September with the final flags being completed mid-September. This is a vital area of need and your help is VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!!! Please contact Denise Wolf before the school year ends at uniforms@moonband.org or 412-580-3147.
Dry-Cleaning Crew – NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Training will be provided. Periodically through the year, the uniforms are sent to the dry cleaners for cleaning. When they are returned, the jackets are separate from the pants. The cleaning crew puts the uniforms back together and returns them to the uniform room. Must be available a handful of select evenings throughout the year. 
Chaperone Crew – NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Training will be provided. After a performance, the students are required to hang their uniforms back in the uniform room neatly. The chaperone crew quickly checks that they have hung their uniform back on the hanger neatly and accurately. This extends the life of our uniforms and keeps them looking crisp. Must be available select evenings before/after football games, concerts, parades, etc. A schedule will be developed assigning responsibility to each performance.
Fitting and hemming help is the most urgent at the present time. Please contact Denise Wolf before this school year ends at denisewolf13@gmail.com for those two areas, but anytime over the summer for the other areas. Your help is greatly appreciated!!! Thank you!

Attention Band Members
We will be trying on, fitting and altering uniforms as necessary during the early practices of summer. In order to fit you properly, please wear appropriate clothing such as what you would typically wear under your uniform.  Cargo or denim shorts are too heavy, and may compromise the fabric, and if worn will delay the process. Thank you!

Upcoming Events at Heinz Field
If you are interested in working any games this season, you will need to attend one of the upcoming ServSafe trainings. The dates have not yet been determined, but there will be several over the summer.  You must also have a current TEAM or RAMP training (less than 3 years old).  If you are interested, you can complete RAMP training online for a $10 fee at https://rserving.com/web/pscc_state.php?siteid=251&flag=bartender%20license&statecode=PA Games will begin mid-August.  Please email Heather Park with questions or for more information at hburakow@yahoo.com

Band Director’s Comments, Mr. Nick Barthen
Music and Information Download
Music and information will begin to appear on the www.moonband.org web-site.  Please reference the letter you received in the mail regarding how to download this music and information.  If there are questions regarding parts, wind players e-mail Mr. Barthen at nbarthen@moonarea.net, and percussion players e-mail Mr. Fear at afear@moonarea.net.  PRACTICE YOUR MUSIC!

Symphonic Band PMEA All-State Performance CD

The CD has finally arrived.  Orders for copies of the CD will be taken by Mr. Barthen until June 30.  CD's are $20.  Please e-mail Mr. Barthen to place an order and to make arrangements for payments.  There is a minimum order of 20 CD's must be placed.  Delivery will be approximately 10-12 weeks upon placement of order.

Fall Sports Physicals for Marching Band
Students/Parents are reminded that ALL students who participate in marching band are required to obtain a physical.  Students/Parents must also register on-line at http://pa.8to18.com/MoonArea/newsfullstory?newsid=118090  to fill out the five pages of the physical form. The sixth page can be printed out and taken to the physical or personal Doctor/Physician for completion. All physicals must be completed by Monday, July 24.  Physicals are to be turned into the ATHLETIC OFFICE. Lastly, Physicals must have been taken place AFTER June 1, 2017.  See the Band Physical Requirements which can be found in the forms section of the web-site.

2017 Marching Band Schedule has been posted on ed-line as well as the www.moonband.org site in the forms/document section.

2017 Fall Saturday Schedule
Wed. Aug 9         Kennywood Parade
Sat. Aug 19          Marching Band Rehearsal 8AM-4PM – Drill Designer in town to stage the ballad
Sat. Sept 16         BOA at Canton Hall of Fame Stadium
Sat. Sept 23         Moon Area H.S. PIMBA Show
Sat. Oct 14          PIMBA Show at Deer Lakes H.S.
Sat. Oct 21          PIMBA Championship at Gateway H.S.


Private Instrumental Lessons
Private Instrumental lessons is a great way to excel on your instrument. Not only will you learn specific techniques on your instrument, from a teacher who is an expert on your instrument, but also it will open doors to new repertoire, solo, ensemble, etc. Private lessons will also provide confidence when performing in an ensemble or auditioning for any PMEA festival. Contact Mr. Barthen for a complete list of private instructors in the area.
Important Dates & Itineraries
Tue. June 20        Music Camp and Color Guard Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM
Wed. June 21      Music Camp and Color Guard Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM
______
Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30 – OFF
______
Monday, July 3 - Friday, July 7 – OFF
______
Tue. July 11 - Full Band Rehearsal - 6PM-9PM
Thu. July 13 - Full Band Rehearsal - 6PM-9PM
______
Tue. July 18 - Perc. Mini Camp - 8AM - 3PM
                        Color Guard Mini Camp - 5PM-9PM
                        Wind Mini Camp - 5PM-9PM

Wed. July 19 - Perc. Mini Camp - 8AM - 3PM
                          Color Guard Mini Camp - 5PM-9PM
                          Wind Mini Camp - 5PM-9PM

Thu. July 20 - Perc. Mini Camp - 8AM - 3PM
                        Color Guard Mini Camp - 5PM-9PM
                        Wind Mini Camp - 5PM-9PM



Check out Moon Band on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/moonareabands
Questions, comments or suggestions contact communications@moonband.org

 

 

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ June 12, 2017

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ June 12, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Wednesday, August 9 - Kennywood Day
Tuesday, August 15 - Band Picture Day at MAHS - 8AM-12PM
Saturday, August 19 - REHEARSAL DAY at MAHS - 8AM-4PM

SUMMER MARCHING BAND MAILER WAS SENT ON MONDAY, JUNE 12.  PLEASE LOOK FOR THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN THE MAILER THIS WEEK.  If you do not receive this mailing, please contact Mr. Barthen to rectify the problem. 
nbarthen@moonarea.net
 

CEDAR POINT REPORT TIME ON TUESDAY, 6/13 is 7:00AM.  Bring sunscreen, its going to be hot and sunny!

Senior Orchestra/Marching Band Notes
Your 2017 Graduating Senior received an Orchestra or a Marching Band "yard note" - we hope that you have proudly displayed their Note in your front yard this past year. It will soon be time to turn in all Notes to be recycled for our 2018 graduating seniors! Please mark your calendar on or before Saturday, July 29, 2017, and return your Note to:
     Sherri Von Stein
     215 Oak Highland Drive
     Moon Township, (Woodland Ridge plan off of Thorn Run Road)
*please do not return your note to the high school - thank you*
If you have any questions or need to make special arrangements, please email Sherri at: president@moonband.org THANK YOU, and
Congratulations to your 2017 Graduating Senior!

Fundraising
Thank you to everyone who participated in, and/or helped with fundraisers for the 2016/2017 school year. Have a wonderful summer!

Auxiliary Car Washes
It's that time of year again when the Color Guard will be holding their summer car washes! Please come out and support your Moon Color Guard by getting your cars, pick-up trucks, and SUV's washed. We have two car washes scheduled for the summer of 2017, so please mark your calendar:
                 Saturday, June 17th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Clearview Federal Credit Union, 8805 University Blvd., Moon Twp.
                 Saturday, August 12th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at AutoZone, 6052 University Blvd., Moon Twp.

Summer Help Needed!
We are in need of help in the following areas for the upcoming 2017-18 marching band season:
Hemming Crew: Must be able to hand stitch a hem using a “whipstitch” or “over/under” (depending on what you call it). Training will be provided to explain how to read the hemming instructions for each uniform. You should also be able to sew a straight and zigzag stitch on a sewing machine, and provide sewing machine. Hemming is done at home after signing out each uniform – they are then returned upon completion.  All hemming must be completed by the end of July due to away band camp and the Kennywood Parade. Hemming can start with the June fittings over Music Camp (6/19-6/21).

Cutting Crew: No Experience Needed! Training will be provided. The cutting crew cuts the individual pieces of flags out then puts together for our flag sewing crew.  Must be available select evenings in August after away band camp. We cut in the art room at the high school. Good scissors that cut fabric and a good sense of fun are all that are required! Help in these areas is most urgent at this time.
Sewing Crew:  Must have a sewing machine. There will be a "group sewing review class" for those who need reminded on the basics. We will be using straight and zigzag stitches. Flags are usually sewn at home with detailed sewing instructions and pictures. However, help is available for anyone who needs it. Trusted family members or friends are welcome to sew with us as well! (A trusted family member/friend is defined as someone who will accurately sew a flag and return it on time.) Flag sewing takes place during the months of August and September with the final flags being completed mid-September. This is a vital area of need and your help is VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!!! Please contact Denise Wolf before the school year ends at uniforms@moonband.org or 412-580-3147.
Dry-Cleaning Crew – NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Training will be provided. Periodically through the year, the uniforms are sent to the dry cleaners for cleaning. When they are returned, the jackets are separate from the pants. The cleaning crew puts the uniforms back together and returns them to the uniform room. Must be available a handful of select evenings throughout the year. 
Chaperone Crew – NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Training will be provided. After a performance, the students are required to hang their uniforms back in the uniform room neatly. The chaperone crew quickly checks that they have hung their uniform back on the hanger neatly and accurately. This extends the life of our uniforms and keeps them looking crisp. Must be available select evenings before/after football games, concerts, parades, etc. A schedule will be developed assigning responsibility to each performance.
Fitting and hemming help is the most urgent at the present time. Please contact Denise Wolf before this school year ends at denisewolf13@gmail.com for those two areas, but anytime over the summer for the other areas. Your help is greatly appreciated!!! Thank you!

Attention Band Members
We will be trying on, fitting and altering uniforms as necessary during the early practices of summer. In order to fit you properly, please wear appropriate clothing such as what you would typically wear under your uniform.  Cargo or denim shorts are too heavy, and may compromise the fabric, and if worn will delay the process. Thank you!

Upcoming Events at Heinz Field
If you are interested in working any games this season, you will need to attend one of the upcoming ServSafe trainings. The dates have not yet been determined, but there will be several over the summer.  You must also have a current TEAM or RAMP training (less than 3 years old).  If you are interested, you can complete RAMP training online for a $10 fee at https://rserving.com/web/pscc_state.php?siteid=251&flag=bartender%20license&statecode=PA Games will begin mid-August.  Please email Heather Park with questions or for more information at hburakow@yahoo.com

Band Director’s Comments, Mr. Nick Barthen
Symphonic Band PMEA All-State Performance CD

The CD has finally arrived.  Orders for copies of the CD will be taken by Mr. Barthen until June 30.  CD's are $20.  Please e-mail Mr. Barthen to place an order and to make arrangements for payments.  There is a minimum order of 20 CD's must be placed.  Delivery will be approximately 10-12 weeks upon placement of order.
 

Fall Sports Physicals for Marching Band
Students/Parents are reminded that ALL students who participate in marching band are required to obtain a physical.  Students/Parents must also register on-line at http://pa.8to18.com/MoonArea/newsfullstory?newsid=118090  to fill out the five pages of the physical form. The sixth page can be printed out and taken to the physical or personal Doctor/Physician for completion. All physicals must be completed by Monday, July 24.  Physicals are to be turned into the ATHLETIC OFFICE. Lastly, Physicals must have been taken place AFTER June 1, 2017.  See the Band Physical Requirements which can be found in the forms section of the web-site.

2017 Marching Band Schedule has been posted on ed-line as well as the www.moonband.org site in the forms/document section.

2017 Fall Saturday Schedule
Wed. Aug 9         Kennywood Parade
Sat. Aug 19          Marching Band Rehearsal 8AM-4PM – Drill Designer in town to stage the ballad
Sat. Sept 16         BOA at Canton Hall of Fame Stadium
Sat. Sept 23         Moon Area H.S. PIMBA Show
Sat. Oct 14          PIMBA Show at Deer Lakes H.S.
Sat. Oct 21          PIMBA Championship at Gateway H.S.


Private Instrumental Lessons
Private Instrumental lessons is a great way to excel on your instrument. Not only will you learn specific techniques on your instrument, from a teacher who is an expert on your instrument, but also it will open doors to new repertoire, solo, ensemble, etc. Private lessons will also provide confidence when performing in an ensemble or auditioning for any PMEA festival. Contact Mr. Barthen for a complete list of private instructors in the area.
Important Dates & Itineraries
Tues. June 13      Voluntary Fun Trip to Cedar Point – Report Time 7:00AM

Sat. June 17 - Color Guard Car Wash at Clearview FCU - 9AM - 1:30PM

_______________________________
Mon. June 19      Music Camp 5-9PM
Tue. June 20        Music Camp and Color Guard Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM
Wed. June 21      Music Camp and Color Guard Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM
______
Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30 – OFF
______

Monday, July 3 - Friday, July 7 – OFF
______
Tue. July 11 - Full Band Rehearsal - 6PM-9PM
Thu. July 13 - Full Band Rehearsal - 6PM-9PM
______
Tue. July 18 - Perc. Mini Camp - 8AM - 3PM
                        Color Guard Mini Camp - 5PM-9PM
                        Wind Mini Camp - 5PM-9PM

Wed. July 19 - Perc. Mini Camp - 8AM - 3PM
                          Color Guard Mini Camp - 5PM-9PM
                          Wind Mini Camp - 5PM-9PM

Thu. July 20 - Perc. Mini Camp - 8AM - 3PM
                        Color Guard Mini Camp - 5PM-9PM
                        Wind Mini Camp - 5PM-9PM



Check out Moon Band on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/moonareabands
Questions, comments or suggestions contact communications@moonband.org

Concert in Park Cancelled

Concert cancelled because of the threat of rain storms through the evening. 
Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ June 5, 2017

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ June 5, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Mon. June 5      Fall Sports Physicals at High School
Fri. June 9          Graduation - All Instrumental Students Perform – Report Time 6:00PM
Fri. June 9          Band & Orchestra Letter Jacket order deadline
Fri. June 9          Year-End DVD order deadline

Special Thanks
Thank you to our Moon Area Band Alumni Association members, Linda Rossi & Cindy Bartus, for coordinating "Picnic in the Park" at Moon Park on Sunday. Even though the rain canceled "Concert in the Park", the picnic was rain or shine, and we enjoyed great company, great food, and great drinks!!  We appreciate everything the Alumni Association does for the MABPO.

Senior Orchestra/Marching Band Notes
Your 2017 Graduating Senior received an Orchestra or a Marching Band "yard note" - we hope that you have proudly displayed their Note in your front yard this past year. It will soon be time to turn in all Notes to be recycled for our 2018 graduating seniors! Please mark your calendar on or before Saturday, July 29, 2017, and return your Note to:
     Sherri Von Stein
     215 Oak Highland Drive
     Moon Township, (Woodland Ridge plan off of Thorn Run Road)
*please do not return your note to the high school - thank you*
If you have any questions or need to make special arrangements, please email Sherri at:
president@moonband.org THANK YOU, and
Congratulations to your 2017 Graduating Senior!

End of the Year DVD Available for Sale
Would you like to see the year-end tribute video again? The Moon Area High School 2016-2017 Instrumental
Program year-end DVD is available for order. This DVD showcases multiple performances and concept videos, including the year-end tribute, highlighting the ensembles of the instrumental music department. This video will allow you and your student to re-live memories from the 2016-2017 school year, and it is the perfect gift for out of town friends and family. The cost for each DVD is $20, and orders are due no later than Friday, June 9, 2017. Click
HERE to view the order form (which you can fill out electronically and follow the instructions for how to order your copy)

Fundraising
Thank you to everyone who participated in, and/or helped with fundraisers for the 2016/2017 school year. Have a wonderful summer! Also, this is the last call for anyone who is missing containers from the pancake breakfast or the spaghetti dinner. Please contact fundraising@moonband.org if you are missing a container.

Auxiliary Car Washes
It's that time of year again when the Color Guard will be holding their summer car washes! Please come out and support your Moon Color Guard by getting your cars, pick-up trucks, and SUV's washed. We have two car washes scheduled for the summer of 2017, so please mark your calendar:
                 Saturday, June 17th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Clearview Federal Credit Union, 8805 University Blvd., Moon Twp.
                 Saturday, August 12th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at AutoZone, 6052 University Blvd., Moon Twp.

Band & Orchestra Jacket Order Time
Both the band and orchestra order forms have been placed on the website at moonband.org under Info/Forms. The DUE DATE for payment is June 9, 2017. LATE ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED! If you have any questions, please contact Denise Wolf at uniforms@moonband.org or by cell 412-580-3147. Payment can be placed in the band mailbox or mailed along with the order form to:  MABPO, 5990 University Blvd., Suite 12, PMB 174, Moon Township, PA  15108.
Click HERE
to access Moon Orchestra Jacket Order Form
Click HERE to access Moon Band Jacket Order Form

Formal Wear
In the event that your child will not be wearing their formal wear next school year, you may wish to consider listing it on our Formal Wear Re-Sale List. In early September, all parents purchasing formal wear for their students will be made aware of it.  If you’re interested in taking advantage of the Listing, please contact Denise Wolf at uniforms@moonband.org or phone her at 412-580-3147.
Summer Help Needed!
We are in need of help in the following areas for the upcoming 2017-18 marching band season:
Fitting Crew: No Experience Needed!  The fitting crew fits our band members to a predetermined uniform. They then make notations of what may need to be altered. Training will be provided. Must be available during Music Camp (6/19/17 - 6/21/17).

Hemming Crew: Must be able to hand stitch a hem using a “whipstitch” or “over/under” (depending on what you call it). Training will be provided to explain how to read the hemming instructions for each uniform. You should also be able to sew a straight and zigzag stitch on a sewing machine, and provide sewing machine. Hemming is done at home after signing out each uniform – they are then returned upon completion.  All hemming must be completed by the end of July due to away band camp and the Kennywood Parade. Hemming can start with the June fittings over Music Camp (6/19-6/21).
Cutting Crew: No Experience Needed! Training will be provided. The cutting crew cuts the individual pieces of flags out then puts together for our flag sewing crew.  Must be available select evenings in August after away band camp. We cut in the art room at the high school. Good scissors that cut fabric and a good sense of fun are all that are required! Help in these areas is most urgent at this time.
Sewing Crew:  Must have a sewing machine. There will be a "group sewing review class" for those who need reminded on the basics. We will be using straight and zigzag stitches. Flags are usually sewn at home with detailed sewing instructions and pictures. However, help is available for anyone who needs it. Trusted family members or friends are welcome to sew with us as well! (A trusted family member/friend is defined as someone who will accurately sew a flag and return it on time.) Flag sewing takes place during the months of August and September with the final flags being completed mid-September. This is a vital area of need and your help is VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!!! Please contact Denise Wolf before the school year ends at uniforms@moonband.org or 412-580-3147.
Cleaning Crew – NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Training will be provided. Periodically through the year, the uniforms are sent to the dry cleaners for cleaning. When they are returned, the jackets are separate from the pants. The cleaning crew puts the uniforms back together and returns them to the uniform room. Must be available a handful of select evenings throughout the year. 
Chaperone Crew – NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Training will be provided. After a performance, the students are required to hang their uniforms back in the uniform room neatly. The chaperone crew quickly checks that they have hung their uniform back on the hanger neatly and accurately. This extends the life of our uniforms and keeps them looking crisp. Must be available select evenings before/after football games, concerts, parades, etc. A schedule will be developed assigning responsibility to each performance.
Fitting and hemming help is the most urgent at the present time. Please contact Denise Wolf before this school year ends at denisewolf13@gmail.com for those two areas, but anytime over the summer for the other areas. Your help is greatly appreciated!!! Thank you!

Attention Band Members
We will be trying on, fitting and altering uniforms as necessary during the early practices of summer. In order to fit you properly, please wear appropriate clothing such as what you would typically wear under your uniform.  Cargo or denim shorts are too heavy, and may compromise the fabric, and if worn will delay the process. Thank you!

Upcoming Events at Heinz Field
If you are interested in working any games this season, you will need to attend one of the upcoming ServSafe trainings. The dates have not yet been determined, but there will be several over the summer.  You must also have a current TEAM or RAMP training (less than 3 years old).  If you are interested, you can complete RAMP training online for a $10 fee at https://rserving.com/web/pscc_state.php?siteid=251&flag=bartender%20license&statecode=PA Games will begin mid-August.  Please email Heather Park with questions or for more information at hburakow@yahoo.com

Band Director’s Comments, Mr. Nick Barthen
Fall Sports Physicals for Marching Band
Students/Parents are reminded that ALL students who participate in marching band are required to obtain a physical.  Students/Parents must also register on-line at http://pa.8to18.com/MoonArea/newsfullstory?newsid=118090  to fill out the five pages of the physical form. The sixth page can be printed out and taken to the physical or personal Doctor/Physician for completion. All physicals must be completed by Monday, July 24.  Physicals are to be turned into the ATHLETIC OFFICE. Lastly, Physicals must have been taken place AFTER June 1, 2017.  See the Band Physical Requirements which can be found in the forms section of the web-site.
Symphonic Band PMEA All-State Performance CD
The CD has finally arrived.  Orders for copies of the CD will be taken by Mr. Barthen until June 30.  CD's are $20.  Please e-mail Mr. Barthen to place an order and to make arrangements for payments. There is a minimum order of 20 CD's must be placed. Delivery will be approximately 10-12 weeks upon placement of order.

2017 Marching Band Schedule has been posted on Ed-line as well as the www.moonband.org site in the forms/document section.
2017 Fall Saturday Schedule
Wed. Aug 9         Kennywood Parade
Sat. Aug 19          Marching Band Rehearsal 8AM-4PM – Drill Designer in town to stage the ballad
Sat. Sept 16         BOA at Canton Hall of Fame Stadium
Sat. Sept 23         Moon Area H.S. PIMBA Show
Sat. Oct 14          PIMBA Show at Deer Lakes H.S.
Sat. Oct 21          PIMBA Championship at Gateway H.S.

Cedar Point – June 13, 2017
The MABPO and Mr. Barthen will be sponsoring 2 buses to Cedar Point Amusement Park on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The cost of this voluntary fun trip is $65.00. Students will report to the high school at 7AM, departing at 7:30AM, and returning approximately at 11:30PM. Forms are available in the High School Band Room.
Private Instrumental Lessons
Private Instrumental lessons is a great way to excel on your instrument. Not only will you learn specific techniques on your instrument, from a teacher who is an expert on your instrument, but also it will open doors to new repertoire, solo, ensemble, etc. Private lessons will also provide confidence when performing in an ensemble or auditioning for any PMEA festival. Contact Mr. Barthen for a complete list of private instructors in the area.
Important Dates & Itineraries
Graduation Itinerary - Click HERE
Mon. June 5        Fall Sports Physicals - Please refer to the Fall Physical Letter on the web-site
Fri. June 9            Graduation - All Instrumental Students Perform – Report Time 6:00PM
Tues. June 13      Voluntary Fun Trip to Cedar Point – Report Time 7:00AM

_______________________________
Mon. June 19      Music Camp 5-9PM
Tue. June 20        Music Camp and Color Guard Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM
Wed. June 21      Music Camp and Color Guard Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM


Check out Moon Band on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/moonareabands
Questions, comments or suggestions contact communications@moonband.org

 

 

 

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter May 30, 2017

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter May 30, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
New Parent Meeting -​Tuesday, May 30 (TONIGHT at 6:30 p.m. in Classroom)
Concert in the Park - Sunday, June 4
Band & Orchestra Letter Jacket order deadline - Friday, June 9
Year-End DVD Order deadline - Friday, June 9

Special Thanks
Thank you to the following marching band parents who volunteered at the Memorial Day Parade.  We will miss our *senior parents.  It was so great to walk/ride with them in Coraopolis one last time.

Truck Crew - *Ron Cross, Patrick Kennedy, and Bob Stathers. 

Chaperones - *Karen Chodikov, Carla Collier, *Jenn Daugherty, *Leslie Davis, Sarah Schmitz, *Denise Tessmer, Sherri Von Stein, and *Jamie Zelazny.

End of the Year DVD Available for Sale
Would you like to see the year-end tribute video again? The Moon Area High School 2016-2017 Instrumental Program year-end DVD is available for order. This DVD showcases multiple performances and concept videos, including the year-end tribute, highlighting the ensembles of the instrumental music department. This video will allow you and your student to re-live memories from the 2016-2017 school year, and it is the perfect gift for out of town friends and family. The cost for each DVD is $20, and orders are due no later than Friday, June 9, 2017. Click HERE to view the order form (which you can fill out electronically and follow the instructions for how to order your copy)

Fundraising
Thank you to everyone who participated in, and/or helped with fundraisers for the 2016/2017 school year. Have a wonderful summer! Also, this is the last call for anyone who is missing containers from the pancake breakfast or the spaghetti dinner. Please contact fundraising@moonband.org if you are missing a container.

Band & Orchestra Jacket Order Time
Both the band and orchestra order forms have been placed on the website at moonband.org under Info/Forms. The DUE DATE for payment is June 9, 2017. LATE ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED! If you have any questions, please contact Denise Wolf at uniforms@moonband.org or by cell 412-580-3147. Payment can be placed in the band mailbox or mailed along with the order form to:  MABPO, 5990 University Blvd., Suite 12, PMB 174, Moon Township, PA  15108.
Click HERE to access Moon Orchestra Jacket Order Form
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HERE to access Moon Band Jacket Order Form

Formal Wear
In the event that your child will not be wearing their formal wear next school year, you may wish to consider listing it on our Formal Wear Re-Sale List. In early September, all parents purchasing formal wear for their students will be made aware of it.  If you’re interested in taking advantage of the Listing, please contact Denise Wolf at uniforms@moonband.org or phone her at 412-580-3147.
Summer Help Needed!
We are in need of help in the following areas for the upcoming 2017-18 marching band season:
Fitting Crew: No Experience Needed!  The fitting crew fits our band members to a predetermined uniform. They then make notations of what may need to be altered. Training will be provided. Must be available during Music Camp (6/19/17 - 6/21/17).

Hemming Crew: Must be able to hand stitch a hem using a “whipstitch” or “over/under” (depending on what you call it). Training will be provided to explain how to read the hemming instructions for each uniform. You should also be able to sew a straight and zigzag stitch on a sewing machine, and provide sewing machine. Hemming is done at home after signing out each uniform – they are then returned upon completion.  All hemming must be completed by the end of July due to away band camp and the Kennywood Parade. Hemming can start with the June fittings over Music Camp (6/19-6/21).
Cutting Crew: No Experience Needed! Training will be provided. The cutting crew cuts the individual pieces of flags out then puts together for our flag sewing crew.  Must be available select evenings in August after away band camp. We cut in the art room at the high school. Good scissors that cut fabric and a good sense of fun are all that are required! Help in these areas is most urgent at this time.
Sewing Crew:  Must have a sewing machine. There will be a "group sewing review class" for those who need reminded on the basics. We will be using straight and zigzag stitches. Flags are usually sewn at home with detailed sewing instructions and pictures. However, help is available for anyone who needs it. Trusted family members or friends are welcome to sew with us as well! (A trusted family member/friend is defined as someone who will accurately sew a flag and return it on time.) Flag sewing takes place during the months of August and September with the final flags being completed mid-September. This is a vital area of need and your help is VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!!! Please contact Denise Wolf before the school year ends at uniforms@moonband.org or 412-580-3147.
Cleaning Crew – NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Training will be provided. Periodically through the year, the uniforms are sent to the dry cleaners for cleaning. When they are returned, the jackets are separate from the pants. The cleaning crew puts the uniforms back together and returns them to the uniform room. Must be available a handful of select evenings throughout the year. 
Chaperone Crew – NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Training will be provided. After a performance, the students are required to hang their uniforms back in the uniform room neatly. The chaperone crew quickly checks that they have hung their uniform back on the hanger neatly and accurately. This extends the life of our uniforms and keeps them looking crisp. Must be available select evenings before/after football games, concerts, parades, etc. A schedule will be developed assigning responsibility to each performance.
Fitting and hemming help is the most urgent at the present time. Please contact Denise Wolf before this school year ends at denisewolf13@gmail.com for those two areas, but anytime over the summer for the other areas. Your help is greatly appreciated!!! Thank you!

Upcoming Events at Heinz Field
If you are interested in working any games this season, you will need to attend one of the upcoming ServSafe trainings. The dates have not yet been determined, but there will be several over the summer.  You must also have a current TEAM or RAMP training (less than 3 years old).  If you are interested, you can complete RAMP training online for a $10 fee at https://rserving.com/web/pscc_state.php?siteid=251&flag=bartender%20license&statecode=PA Games will begin mid-August.  Please email Heather Park with questions or for more information at hburakow@yahoo.com

Alumni News
Reservations are closed for the "Picnic in the Park".  For those who have made reservations, if you haven't already done so, please send your payment ASAP (Band mail box).
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Band Director’s Comments, Mr. Nick Barthen
Fall Sports Physicals for Marching Band
Students/Parents are reminded that ALL students who participate in marching band are required to obtain a physical.  Students/Parents must also register on-line at https://pa8to18.com/moonarea/ to fill out the five pages of the physical form. The sixth page can be printed out and taken to the physical or personal Doctor/Physician for completion. All physicals must be completed by Monday, July 24.  Physicals are to be turned into the ATHLETIC OFFICE. Lastly, Physicals must have been taken place AFTER June 1, 2017.  See the Band Physical Requirements which can be found in the forms section of the web-site.
2017 Marching Band Schedule has been posted on ed-line as well as the www.moonband.org site in the forms/document section.

2017 Fall Saturday Schedule
Wed. Aug 9         Kennywood Parade
Sat. Aug 19          Marching Band Rehearsal 8AM-4PM – Drill Designer in town to stage the ballad
Sat. Sept 16         BOA at Canton Hall of Fame Stadium
Sat. Sept 23         Moon Area H.S. PIMBA Show
Sat. Oct 14          PIMBA Show at Deer Lakes H.S.
Sat. Oct 21          PIMBA Championship at Gateway H.S.

Sunday, June 4 - Concert in the Park - Moon Township Park Amphitheater
On Sunday, June 4, the MAHS Music Department will be hosting their Concert in the Park.  The Concert will begin at 5:30 with the Symphonic Band and Choirs performing.  More information will be distributed as we get closer to the date.
Cedar Point – June 13, 2017

The MABPO and Mr. Barthen will be sponsoring 2 buses to Cedar Point Amusement Park on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The cost of this voluntary fun trip is $65.00.  Students will report to the high school at 7AM, departing at 7:30AM, and returning approximately at 11:30PM.  Forms are available in the High School Band Room.
Private Instrumental Lessons
Private Instrumental lessons is a great way to excel on your instrument.  Not only will you learn specific techniques on your instrument, from a teacher who is an expert on your instrument, but also it will open doors to new repertoire, solo, ensemble, etc. Private lessons will also provide confidence when performing in an ensemble or auditioning for any PMEA festival.  Contact Mr. Barthen for a complete list of private instructors in the area.
Important Dates & Itineraries
Graduation Itinerary - Click HERE
Concert in the Park Itinerary - Click HERE

Tues. May 30        New Band Student Pre-Camp - 6:30 - 8:30PM
                               New Parent Meeting - 6:30PM - MAHS Band Room

Wed. May 31        Field Commander Auditions - 3:30PM
                               New Band Student Pre-Camp - 6:30 - 8:30PM

Thur. June 1          Symphonic Band Rehearsal - 2:30 - 3:30PM
                               New Band Student Pre-Camp - 6:30 - 8:30PM
                               Marching Percussion Auditions - 6PM - MAHS Band Room

Sun. June 4           Concert in the Parks - 5:30PM Moon Township Park Amphitheater - Symphonic Band &Choir
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Mon. June 5        Fall Sports Physicals - Please refer to the Fall Physical Letter on the web-site
Fri. June 9            Graduation - All Instrumental Students Perform – Report Time 6:00PM
Tues. June 13      Voluntary Fun Trip to Cedar Point – Report Time 7:00AM



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