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Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ October 23, 2017

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ October 23, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Tuesday, Oct. 24 – NO PRACTICE
Wednesday, Oct. 25 – “Spooktacular” Halloween Parade at Moon Park
Thursday, Oct. 26 – Trunk or Treat
Friday, Oct. 27 – Senior Recognition Night – Senior Students & Parents Report at 4:30PM
Friday, Oct. 27 – Football Game vs. West Allegheny – Report time 5:30PM
Friday, Oct. 27 - Florida Commitment Forms due


SENIOR RECOGNITION NIGHT – Friday, October 27, 2017
PLEASE HELP!  We still need the following to make this special night a success:
- (2) Large Vegetable Trays (Drop off Thursday before practice)
- A volunteer to help with Registration (available by 4:15)
- (2) volunteers to reserve bleachers for parents (available by 5:15)
- (3) volunteers for clean up
- (3) one dozen, mixed red/white, helium-filled latex balloons w/ribbons
- (5) 9x13 aluminum trays of pre-cooked cheesy potatoes (see recipe HERE)
- (3) 3# bags of salad
- (1) bottle of ranch salad dressing
- (4) 3-dozen increments of cookies
- (1) 10-pack of hot chocolate

SIGN UP HERE
Please contact Denise Wolf uniforms@moonband.org or Grace Cap publicity@moonband.org if you have any questions. Thank you!!

Senior parents should report to the cafeteria on Friday between 4:45PM and 5:15PM and can contact Grace Cap with any questions.
412-956-0827

CONCESSIONS:
Since Friday is Senior Night, we cannot have any parents of Senior Band Members volunteer in the concession stand.  We really need some other parents to step up and help!  Please volunteer to work this Friday during the game.  We could also use a couple of parents who have worked before to help lead the newer volunteers.  Please volunteer if you can!  Thank you!
Please sign up to work next Friday 10/27  HERE

UMBRELLAS
The MABPO is selling large red and white paneled golf umbrellas with “Moon Area” and the tiger logo printed on one panel.  Umbrellas are $15.00 each.  If you'd like to buy an umbrella, please contact Sherri directly at president@moonband.org .

FUNDRAISING
The NewMe Pie orders and payments are due on Tuesday, October 24.  Delivery will be on Wednesday, November 15, at the High School Student Entrance, from 3-4:45. 

The Holiday Greenery Sale is also underway.  Holiday wreaths, garlands, and poinsettias from Suburban Landscapes are available.  Orders are due on October 31.  Delivery will be on December 6 - just in time to decorate for the holidays!  Information sheets and order form will be available online or in the band room.

The Sarris Holiday Candy Sale begins on 
Tuesday, October 24.  These high quality chocolates and candies make great teacher gifts, hostess gifts, and stocking stuffers!  Orders are due on November 14.  Delivery will be on December 13Information sheets and order forms are available on-line or in the band room.  The Sarris flyer is available in the band room or HERE.

Watch your mailbox for the Black Friday Bountiful Basket Raffle fundraiser tickets and information.  This fundraiser benefits the general fund and is required if your students plans on participating in the February Florida trip.  The general fund benefits all band and orchestra students.  Tickets and payment are due by Tuesday, November 21.  The drawing will be based on the PA 7:00 PM Daily Number.  The prize includes gift card from various local businesses totaling over $400.  If you would like to donate one or more of these gift cards, please click on the link to the Bountiful Basket Sign-up Genius.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT HEINZ FIELD
It is not too late to join us in working Steelers and Pitt games at Heinz Field to raise funds for your band or orchestra student.  This is the best way to quickly raise enough money to pay for some or all of the upcoming Disney trip!  Please consider joining us, we've had great participation this year so you never have to go alone!  The next event to work at Heinz Field is the Pitt game on Thursday, November 9th with a report time of 4:00.  Please contact Heather Park to find out more about this opportunity at hburakow@yahoo.com.

PIMBA Championship T-shirts
T-shirts will be available for pickup from Laura Wall on Thursday at Trunk or Treat. Shirts were not handed out Saturday. We received the shirts in bulk and need to sort them into individual orders. If you or your student will not be participating Thursday please contact Laura Wall to make arrangements for pickup.

UNIFORMS
The following positions are available for Job Shadow:

BAND UNIFORM COORDINATOR JOB SHADOW: Responsible for all aspects of band uniform care and fitting.  Will coordinate uniform fittings and alterations during summer months, record keeping, uniform assignments, coordinate shoe order (including guard), uniform cleaning (done by professional cleaners) coordinate the chaperoning of uniforms (including guard) before/after any event requiring a uniform (football games, competitions, parades, concerts, etc.). Coordinate Band, C/G & Orchestra Jacket orders.  Works as a team with Color Guard Uniform Coordinator and Formal Wear Coordinator.

COLOR GUARD/WINTER GUARD UNIFORM COORDINATOR JOB SHADOW: Responsible for all aspects of uniform care and fitting.  Will coordinate uniform fittings and alterations during summer months, record keeping, uniform assignments,  uniform cleaning (done at home).  Works as a team with Band Uniform Coordinator and Flag Sewing Coordinator.

FORMAL WEAR COORDINATOR JOB SHADOW:  Responsible for fitting and placing order of formal wear order for Symphonic Band and Orchestra.  Coordinate alterations with sewing parents when appropriate.  Works as a team with Band Uniform Coordinator.

Please contact Denise Wolf at 
uniforms@moonband.org or 412-580-3147 with any questions.  Job Shadowing will begin in the Summer of 2018.

ALUMNI NEWS:
Don’t forget Scrip gift card orders are due November 10th for delivery at the Band Parent meeting on November 16th. Order your gift cards for the Bountiful Basket raffle!!
Click here for "What is Scrip?".
Click here for the
order form.
Click here for
2017-2018 Scrip gift card sale schedule.
Any questions contact Cindy Bartus at 
alumni@moonband.org

BAND DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS:  Mr. Nick Barthen
THANK YOU! – I would like to take this opportunity to extend the staff’s sincere gratitude toward the students, parents, MABPO, and the community on an extremely successful marching band season.  The band grew in many ways during the season to place our organization in the upper echelon of organizations not only in Western Pennsylvania, but also in the nation.  Thanks to the parents for assisting the band in many ways, and lastly, THANK YOU to the students who persevered through to the end of the season to ensure our product “Bloomed”.  Thank you!

Band Florida Performance Tour February 13 - February 19, 2018 – Updated 10/2/17
The Marching Band and Symphonic Band will be traveling to Florida in February 2018 to perform in the Walt Disney World, Florida resort.  The band will depart on Tuesday, February 13, after school and depart Orlando on Sunday, February 18, returning to MAHS on February 19.  The band's preliminary performance day is Thursday, February 15 at the Magic Kingdom (time is unknown).  The Symphonic Band performance date is not confirmed at this time.   The cost of the trip is estimated at $975, this includes all transportation, hotel, tickets to 3 Disney Parks, and a duel admission to Universal Studios (Island of Adventure and Universal), as well as all meals while in Florida, (the only meals that are not covered are meals while en route to FL or PA).  There are numerous opportunities to fundraise a portion or all of this trip throughout the fall/winter.  Please take advantage of these fundraisers to offset the cost of this trip.

Florida Commitment Forms were mailed (USPS) on Friday, 9/29.  These forms are due by 10/27/17.  Please contact Mr. Barthen if you did not receive this information in the mail.  


US Army Field Band and Soldiers Choir - Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7PM - MAHS Auditorium
The MAHS Music Department will be hosting the US Army Field Band and Soldiers Choir on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7PM in the MAHS Auditorium.  Tickets are free and are available by visiting thewww.moonarea.net web-site, click view all news, then opening the press release contained in the news area.  In the press release, there is a direct link to the Army Field Band site, where you are able to select number of tickets, and print the tickets.  Another option is to call 412-264-9440 ext 2007, leaving a message for number of tickets.  These will be available at the will-call window the night of the concert.

Halloween Parade at Moon Park 10/25 - Moon Twp. Park & Rec. is holding a Halloween event on Wednesday, 10/25.  This is a voluntary event, but we need to have at least 20-30 students attend.  Students should arrive at Moon Park at 3:30 PM at the Amphitheater, and activities will conclude at 6:30PM.  Students are encouraged to dress in costume, we will be marching a mini-parade using fight song, stand cheers, etc.

TRUNK OR TREAT – 10/26 – This has become a tradition to decorate parent’s vehicles and pass out candy to the kid’s ala trick-or treating around the neighborhoods/cars.  Students will dress-up for rehearsal, and trunk-or treat.  This will begin around 7:00PM.  Check www.moonband.org for additional details and pictures from previous years events.  To make candy plans, we have 120 students in the marching band!

Winter Instrumental Concert
The High School Winter Instrumental Concert is on Wednesday, December 20 at 7:00PM in the MAHS Auditorium.  Symphonic Band, Concert Band and Percussion Ensemble will perform.  
Attire for this performance is as follows:

Symphonic Band - Formal Tux and/or Gowns
Concert Band - Dress clothes; MEN - shirt and tie, dark dress pants (No Khaki's) matching dress shoes, socks, belt;  DOES NOT NEED TO BE BLACK AND WHITE;  LADIES -  Pants, school appropriate length skirts (remember you are sitting down, elevated above audience and not permitted to cross your legs while you perform) appropriate shoes.  
Dress rehearsals for this event will be held in the evening before the concerts.  Dates will be distributed very shortly, be on the look-out for these dates!


Marching Band Season
Marching band will conclude after the October 27 football game vs. West Allegheny.  Evening rehearsals will conclude after theThursday, October 26 rehearsal.  There will not be rehearsal onTuesday, October 24.

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.

Calendar of Events
-
October
____
Tue. Oct. 24 - NO REHEARSAL
Wed. Oct. 25 - Moon Township Halloween Spooktular - 4:30 - Moon Township Park
Thu. Oct. 26 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL - 6pm-7pm
Trunk-or-Treat - 7PM - Location TBD (somewhere on MAHS/MAMS Campus)
Fri. Oct. 27 - Football Game vs. West Allegheny - Report time 5:30pm
__________

Mon. Oct. 30 - MAHS Collage (Talent Show) Auditions - 3:15 - ? - MAHS Band Room
Thu. Nov. 2 - US Army Field Band Concert - 7:30pm - MAHS Auditorium
__________

Sat. Nov. 11 - PMEA Honors Band Rehearsal - Peters Township H.S. - 1pm-6pm


CLEARANCES 
 Printed copies of clearances can be either dropped in the band room box or mailed to:
MABPO, Inc.
c/o Laura Wall
Suite 12, PMB 174
5990 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA  15108

Per the updated MASD policy, Clearances are valid for 5 years
Under PA Law Act 153, The State of Pennsylvania is requiring all adults who volunteer in any capacity within the school to obtain background checks. This will include parents who volunteer to chaperone the MAHS Marching Band at football games, parades, band camps, and trips. Chaperones are required to complete the PA State Police Criminal Background Check, Child Abuse History, and FBI Fingerprints. The FBI Fingerprint is only if the volunteer has not been a state of PA resident for at least 10 years. Please visit http://www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov for additional information.
OR follow the steps below: 
All necessary instructions and links to apply for these certifications can be found 
HERE
Child Abuse Clearance click HERE 
1. Cost: Free
2. Create the account

3. Submit the required information
4. Print certificate and submit to MABPO Secretary
PA Criminal Background Check click HERE
1. Cost: Free
2. Click on "NEW RECORD CHECK" (Volunteers Only)

3. After the record check is complete, click on the blue control number
4. To view the certificate, click on the blue words "Certification Form"
5. Print the certificate and submit to the MABPO Secretary
FBI Fingerprinting click HERE
1. Cost: $27.50
2. Required for volunteers who have lived outside of PA in the last 10 years

3. Register on website
4. Take form to UPS Store or other Cogent Fingerprinting location
5. Receive clearance and contact MABPO Secretary to arrange for original to be copied.
Contact secretary@moonband.org if you have any questions.

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

 

Moon Band ~ 2017 Best score in Moon Band history!

Moon Band ~ 2017 Best score in Moon Band history!

The Moon Area Marching Band were awarded their highest score in band history!  The band placed 3rd in Class 4A, and 3rd overall in the entire show with a score of 90.05 at the PIMBA Championship at Gateway High School.  What a tremendous job done by the students, staff, and parents throughout the day, and this season!  Congratulations to all!
Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ October 16, 2017

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ October 16, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Thursday, Oct. 19 – Parent Meeting 7:00 PM
Friday, Oct. 20 - Football Game vs. Baldwin - Report time 5:30pm
Saturday, Oct. 21 - PIMBA CHAMPIONSHIPS AT GATEWAY H.S. – Report time 1:15pm
Friday, Oct. 27 – Florida Commitment Forms due – Football Game vs. West Allegheny – Report time 5:30pm


SENIOR RECOGNITION NIGHT – Friday, October 27, 2017
WE NEED YOUR HELP!  A Celebration for our 2018 Band Graduates and their families is just around the corner!  Please consider helping out with food, drinks or your time.  All are greatly appreciated!  SIGN UP HERE
Please contact Denise Wolf uniforms@moonband.org with any questions. 

If a Band Senior parent has not received an invitation, please contact Grace Cap at 412-956-0827.


CONCESSIONS:
We still need help for this week!!
Please sign up to help setup the Concession Stand on Thursday 10/19
 5:45-6:45pm, done in time for
the Parent Meeting at 7 pm.  To help set up Thursday
, Sign up  HERE
Please sign up to help work the Concession Stand on Friday 10/20 5:30-10pm.  Sign up HERE

If you cannot work this weekend, please consider next week:

Please sign up to set-up next Thursday 10/26 (done in time for Trunk or Treat!) HERE
Please sign up to work next Friday 10/27 (non-Senior Parents Please!) HERE
Thanks for Volunteering!

Weinstein Chiropractic Center
Weinstein Chiropractic Center, one of the MABPO's Corporate Partners, will be attending the beginning portion of our Parent Meeting on Thursday, October 19th, at 7:00 p.m.  Please come to hear their presentation on Nutrition, Health & Wellness, and learn how we can apply a healthy lifestyle to our busy schedules.

Orchestra Pictures & Senior Notes Distribution:
Orchestra pictures are scheduled for Monday, October 23rd, at 5:45 p.m. in the HS Auditorium.  The distribution of Senior Notes will occur during this time.  Parents are welcome to attend.

2017 BLOOM Tour Shirts
It’s not too late to purchase your BLOOM T-Shirt! Sizes Small and X-Large are still available for $15 each.  If you’d like to buy a shirt to wear or buy one as a keepsake (t-shirt quilt), please contact Sherri directly at president@moonband.org.
Note:  we will have shirts available for purchase this Thursday, October 19th, at the Parent Meeting at 7:00 p.m.  Exact cash or check made payable to "MABPO" please.  Hope to see you there!

UMBRELLAS
Yes, you read correctly - Umbrellas!  Back by popular demand - the large, red and white paneled golf umbrella is back - with "Moon Area" and the tiger logo printed on one panel.  Umbrellas are $15.00 each.  If you'd like to buy an umbrella, please contact Sherri directly at president@moonband.org .
Note:  we will have umbrellas available for purchase this Thursday, October 19th, at the Parent Meeting at 7:00 p.m.  Exact cash or check made payable to "MABPO" please.  Hope to see you there!

Marching Band Novelty Buttons & PIMBA Programs
If you missed purchasing your buttons or programs at our PIMBA Competition in September, we still have supplies available.  Buttons:  $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00; Programs:  $6.00 each.
Note:  we will have buttons and programs available for purchase this Thursday, October 19th, at the Parent Meeting at 7:00 p.m.  Exact cash or check made payable to "MABPO" please.  Hope to see you there!


FUNDRAISING
"Moon Area Tigers" light-up bracelets are available for purchase.  Each band is $5.00.  Profits benefit the general fund which benefits all band and orchestra students.  Order forms are available in the band room or online.  A photo of the bracelets is also available online.

** Bread Delivery and Extra Loaves**  The 5 Generations/Jenny Lee fundraiser delivery will be on Wednesday, October 18, in the high school cafeteria, from 4:00 - 5:45 PM.  There will be extra loaves of Cinnamon, Apple Cinnamon, Pumpkin Walnut, Chocolate Chip, and Parmesan breads.  If you would like to purchase these please let Georganna Palmer know.  Your student will get credit for his or her band account.  It will be first come, first served!  Please be prompt when picking up your orders.

It's time for our fall NewMe's Pie fundraiser!  The 9- inch pie varieties include apple, apple cranberry, peach, blueberry, cherry, pumpkin, and Minamyer surprise.  4-inch chicken pot pies are also available.  Orders and payments are due on Tuesday, October 24.  Delivery will be on Wednesday, November 15Information sheets and order forms are available online and in the band room. ** Bonus!  The Minamyers have added the Canadian Butter tarts to the sale!  These mini-pies come in a 4-pack for $12.00 each pack.  You can add these on to your regular order form or print one of the new forms.

The Holiday Greenery Sale is also underway.  Holiday wreaths, garlands, and poinsettias from Suburban Landscapes will be available.  Orders are due on 
October 31.  Delivery will be on December 6 - just in time to decorate for the holidays!  Information sheets and order form will be available online or in the band room.


UPCOMING EVENTS AT HEINZ FIELD
If you are interested in working any Steelers or Pitt games at Heinz Field this season to raise funds for your band or orchestra student, you must have a valid ServSafe certification and RAMP or TEAM certification.  It is not too late to do these and they can be completed on your own time!  Please contact Heather Park to find out more about this opportunity at hburakow@yahoo.com.  This is the best way to quickly raise enough money to pay for some or all of the upcoming Disney trip!  Please consider joining us, we've had great participation this year so you never have to go alone!  The next event to work at Heinz Field is the Pitt game on Saturday, October 28th.  The report time and kickoff time are still TBD.  Please email Heather if you are interested.

UNIFORMS

The following positions are available for Job Shadow:

BAND UNIFORM COORDINATOR JOB SHADOW: Responsible for all aspects of band uniform care and fitting.  Will coordinate uniform fittings and alterations during summer months, record keeping, uniform assignments, coordinate shoe order (including guard), uniform cleaning (done by professional cleaners) coordinate the chaperoning of uniforms (including guard) before/after any event requiring a uniform (football games, competitions, parades, concerts, etc.). Coordinate Band, C/G & Orchestra Jacket orders.  Works as a team with Color Guard Uniform Coordinator and Formal Wear Coordinator.

COLOR GUARD/WINTER GUARD UNIFORM COORDINATOR JOB SHADOW: Responsible for all aspects of uniform care and fitting.  Will coordinate uniform fittings and alterations during summer months, record keeping, uniform assignments,  uniform cleaning (done at home).  Works as a team with Band Uniform Coordinator and Flag Sewing Coordinator.

FORMAL WEAR COORDINATOR JOB SHADOW:  Responsible for fitting and placing order of formal wear order for Symphonic Band and Orchestra.  Coordinate alterations with sewing parents when appropriate.  Works as a team with Band Uniform Coordinator.

Please contact Denise Wolf at 
uniforms@moonband.org or 412-580-3147 with any questions.  Job Shadowing will begin in the Summer of 2018.

ALUMNI NEWS:
For those of you who ordered Scrip gift cards, they will be delivered Thursday, October 19th at the Band Parent meeting.  For those of you who forgot to place an order, we have limited quantities of $10 gift cards from Arby’s, Dunkin Donuts, Eat-n Park, Starbucks, and Subway available for sale at the meeting.
Click here for
"What is Scrip?".
Click here for the
order form.
Click here for
2017-2018 Scrip gift card sale schedule.
Any questions contact Cindy Bartus at 
alumni@moonband.org

BAND DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS:  Mr. Nick Barthen

Band Florida Performance Tour February 13 - February 19, 2018 – Updated 10/2/17
The Marching Band and Symphonic Band will be traveling to Florida in February 2018 to perform in the Walt Disney World, Florida resort.  The band will depart on Tuesday, February 13, after school and depart Orlando on Sunday, February 18, returning to MAHS on February 19.  The band's preliminary performance day is Thursday, February 15 at the Magic Kingdom (time is unknown).  The Symphonic Band performance date is not confirmed at this time.   The cost of the trip is estimated at $975, this includes all transportation, hotel, tickets to 3 Disney Parks, and a duel admission to Universal Studios (Island of Adventure and Universal), as well as all meals while in Florida, (the only meals that are not covered are meals while en route to FL or PA).  There are numerous opportunities to fundraise a portion or all of this trip throughout the fall/winter.  Please take advantage of these fundraisers to offset the cost of this trip.

Florida Commitment Forms were mailed (USPS) on Friday, 9/29.  These forms are due by 10/27/17.  Please contact Mr. Barthen if you did not receive this information in the mail.  


US Army Field Band and Soldiers Choir - Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7PM - MAHS Auditorium
The MAHS Music Department will be hosting the US Army Field Band and Soldiers Choir on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7PM in the MAHS Auditorium.  Tickets are free and are available by visiting thewww.moonarea.net web-site, click view all news, then opening the press release contained in the news area.  In the press release, there is a direct link to the Army Field Band site, where you are able to select number of tickets, and print the tickets.  Another option is to call 412-264-9440 ext 2007, leaving a message for number of tickets.  These will be available at the will-call window the night of the concert.

Halloween Parade at Moon Park 10/25 - Moon Twp. Park & Rec. is holding a Halloween event on Wednesday, 10/25.  This is a voluntary event, but we need to have at least 20-30 students attend.  Students should arrive at Moon Park at 3:30 PM at the Amphitheater, and activities will conclude at 6:30PM.  Students are encouraged to dress in costume, we will be marching a mini-parade using fight song, stand cheers, etc.

TRUNK OR TREAT – 10/26 – This has become a tradition to decorate parent’s vehicles and pass out candy to the kid’s ala trick-or treating around the neighborhoods/cars.  Students will dress-up for rehearsal, and trunk-or treat.  This will begin around 7:00PM.  Check www.moonband.org for additional details and pictures from previous years events.  To make candy plans, we have 120 students in the marching band!

2017 Fall Saturday Important Dates
Sat. Oct 21          PIMBA Championship at Gateway H.S. – Report time 1:15 PM, performance time is 8:30 PM.


Marching Band Season
Marching band will conclude after the October 27 football game vs. West Allegheny.  Evening rehearsals will conclude after theThursday, October 26 rehearsal.  There will not be rehearsal onTuesday, October 24.

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.

Calendar of Events
-
October
____
Tue. Oct. 17 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL - 6pm-9pm - BODY & Clean
Thu. Oct. 19 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL - 6pm-9pm - BODY & CLEAN
Fri. Oct. 20 - Football Game vs. Baldwin - Report time 5:30pm
Sat. Oct. 21 - PIMBA CHAMPIONSHIPS AT GATEWAY H.S. – Report time is 1:15 PM; Performance time is 8:30 PM

____
Tue. Oct. 24 - NO REHEARSAL
Wed. Oct. 25 - Moon Township Halloween Spooktular - 4:30 - Moon Township Park
Thu. Oct. 26 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL - 6pm-7pm
Trunk-or-Treat - 7PM - Location TBD (somewhere on MAHS/MAMS Campus)
Fri. Oct. 27 - Football Game vs. West Allegheny - Report time 5:30pm
__________
Thu. Nov. 2 - US Army Field Band Concert - 7:30pm - MAHS Auditorium



CLEARANCES 
 Printed copies of clearances can be either dropped in the band room box or mailed to:
MABPO, Inc.
c/o Laura Wall
Suite 12, PMB 174
5990 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA  15108

Per the updated MASD policy, Clearances are valid for 5 years
Under PA Law Act 153, The State of Pennsylvania is requiring all adults who volunteer in any capacity within the school to obtain background checks. This will include parents who volunteer to chaperone the MAHS Marching Band at football games, parades, band camps, and trips. Chaperones are required to complete the PA State Police Criminal Background Check, Child Abuse History, and FBI Fingerprints. The FBI Fingerprint is only if the volunteer has not been a state of PA resident for at least 10 years. Please visit http://www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov for additional information.
OR follow the steps below: 
All necessary instructions and links to apply for these certifications can be found 
HERE
Child Abuse Clearance click HERE 
1. Cost: Free
2. Create the account

3. Submit the required information
4. Print certificate and submit to MABPO Secretary
PA Criminal Background Check click HERE
1. Cost: Free
2. Click on "NEW RECORD CHECK" (Volunteers Only)

3. After the record check is complete, click on the blue control number
4. To view the certificate, click on the blue words "Certification Form"
5. Print the certificate and submit to the MABPO Secretary
FBI Fingerprinting click HERE
1. Cost: $27.50
2. Required for volunteers who have lived outside of PA in the last 10 years

3. Register on website
4. Take form to UPS Store or other Cogent Fingerprinting location
5. Receive clearance and contact MABPO Secretary to arrange for original to be copied.
Contact secretary@moonband.org if you have any questions.

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

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ October 9, 2017

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ October 9, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Friday, Oct. 13 - Football Game @ Woodland Hills H.S. - Report time 4:00pm
Saturday Oct. 14 - PIMBA Competition @ Deer Lakes H.S. - Report time is 1:00PM

Thursday, Oct. 19 – Parent Meeting 7:00 PM
Friday, Oct. 20 - Football Game vs. Baldwin - Report time 5:30pm
Saturday, Oct. 21 - PIMBA CHAMPIONSHIPS AT GATEWAY H.S.
Friday, Oct. 27 – Florida Commitment Forms due


Special Thanks - Jacket & Note Ceremony
A special "thank you" to Tom & Dianne Pelkington for hosting the Note Painting Party at their home in September, and a "thank you" to their painting team.  The Pelkington's worked many hours behind the scenes to prepare and repair, or build, new notes that were paint-ready for the team.  A total of 46 notes were painted and assembled for our Instrumental Music students.  Thank you again, Tom & Dianne!!
A special "thank you" to Denise Wolf for all the behind-the-scenes coordination in preparing the band jackets for distribution at the band jacket ceremony, and "thank you" to all who assisted.  Denise and her team made themselves available to all band and orchestra jacket-eligible students at the end of last school year for jacket fittings, orders, and pick-up.  We appreciate the time and effort Denise puts into this process every year for our students.


CONCESSIONS:
We have a home football game coming up on Friday 10/20

Please sign up to help setup the Concession Stand on Thursday 10/19
 5:45-6:45pm
We will stop in time to attend the Parent Meeting at 7 pm.  To help set up Thursday, Sign up  HERE
Please sign up to help work the Concession Stand on Friday 10/20 5:30-10pm.  Sign up HERE
Thanks for Volunteering!


SENIOR RECOGNITION NIGHT – Friday, October 27, 2017
A Celebration for our 2018 Band Graduates and their families is just around the corner!  Please consider helping out with food, drinks or your time.  All are greatly appreciated!  SIGN UP HERE
Please contact Denise Wolf uniforms@moonband.org with any questions. 

If a Band Senior parent has not received an invitation, please contact Grace Cap at 412-956-0827.


2017 BLOOM Tour Shirts
We still have a small supply of BLOOM T-Shirts in sizes Small and X-Large for $15 each.  Consider purchasing a BLOOM shirt to wear at the remaining upcoming competitions and show your support for our Moon Area Marching Band!  Please click HERE for the order form, or contact Sherri directly at president@moonband.org.

UMBRELLAS
Back by popular demand!!  The MABPO is selling red and white umbrellas with “Moon Area” and the Tiger logo printed on one panel.  Umbrellas are $15.  If you are interested in purchasing an umbrella, please contact Sherri at president@moonband.org .

FUNDRAISING

"Moon Area Tigers" light-up bracelets are available for purchase.  Each band is $5.00.  Profits benefit the general fund which benefits all band and orchestra students.  Order forms are available in the band room or online.  A photo of the bracelets is also available online.

** Extra, Extra!**  The 5 Generations/Jenny Lee fundraiser delivery will be on Wednesday, October 18, in the high school cafeteria, from 4:00 - 5:45 PM.  There will be extra loaves of Cinnamon, Apple Cinnamon, Pumpkin Walnut, Chocolate Chip, and Parmesan breads.  If you would like to purchase these please let me know.  Your student will get credit for his or her band account.  It will be first come, first served!

It's time for our fall NewMe's Pie fundraiser!  The 9- inch pie varieties include apple, apple cranberry, peach, blueberry, cherry, pumpkin, and Minamyer surprise.  4-inch chicken pot pies are also available.  Orders and payments are due on Tuesday, October 24.  Delivery will be on Wednesday, November 15Information sheets and order forms are available online and in the band room. ** Bonus!  The Minamyers have added the Canadian Butter tarts to the sale!  These mini-pies come in a 4-pack for $12.00 each pack.  You can add these on to your regular order form or print one of the new forms.

The Holiday Greenery Sale begins on 
Tuesday, October 10.  Holiday wreaths, garlands, and poinsettias from Suburban Landscapes will be available.  Orders are due on October 31.  Delivery will be on December 6 - just in time to decorate for the holidays!  Information sheets and order form will be available online or in the band room.

CONCESSION STAND
Thank you to everyone who volunteered in the Concession Stand on Friday night and those who helped with set-up Thursday night!  We had our busiest football game yet!  Look in next weeks’ newsletter for signups for the upcoming home games.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT HEINZ FIELD
If you are interested in working any Steelers or Pitt games at Heinz Field this season to raise funds for your band or orchestra student, you must have a valid ServSafe certification and RAMP or TEAM certification.  It is not too late to do these and they can be completed on your own time!  Please contact Heather Park to find out more about this opportunity at hburakow@yahoo.com.  This is the best way to quickly raise enough money to pay for some or all of the upcoming Disney trip!  The next event to work at Heinz Field is the Steeler's game on Sunday, October 22nd.  The report time will be 9:30 AM.   Please email Heather if you are interested.

UNIFORMS
The following positions are available for Job Shadow:

BAND UNIFORM COORDINATOR JOB SHADOW: Responsible for all aspects of band uniform care and fitting.  Will coordinate uniform fittings and alterations during summer months, record keeping, uniform assignments, coordinate shoe order (including guard), uniform cleaning (done by professional cleaners) coordinate the chaperoning of uniforms (including guard) before/after any event requiring a uniform (football games, competitions, parades, concerts, etc.). Coordinate Band, C/G & Orchestra Jacket orders.  Works as a team with Color Guard Uniform Coordinator and Formal Wear Coordinator.

COLOR GUARD/WINTER GUARD UNIFORM COORDINATOR JOB SHADOW: Responsible for all aspects of uniform care and fitting.  Will coordinate uniform fittings and alterations during summer months, record keeping, uniform assignments,  uniform cleaning (done at home).  Works as a team with Band Uniform Coordinator and Flag Sewing Coordinator.

FORMAL WEAR COORDINATOR JOB SHADOW:  Responsible for fitting and placing order of formal wear order for Symphonic Band and Orchestra.  Coordinate alterations with sewing parents when appropriate.  Works as a team with Band Uniform Coordinator.

Please contact Denise Wolf at 
uniforms@moonband.org or 412-580-3147 with any questions.  Job Shadowing will begin in the Summer of 2018.

ALUMNI NEWS:
There is still time to order your Scrip gift cards!!  Orders are due Friday, October 13th for delivery at the Band Parent Meeting on Thursday, October 19th.
Click here for "What is Scrip?".
Click here for the order form.
Click here for 2017-2018 Scrip gift card sale schedule.
Any questions contact Cindy Bartus at alumni@moonband.org


BAND DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS:  Mr. Nick Barthen

Band Florida Performance Tour February 13 - February 19, 2018 – Updated 10/2/17
The Marching Band and Symphonic Band will be traveling to Florida in February 2018 to perform in the Walt Disney World, Florida resort.  The band will depart on Tuesday, February 13, after school and depart Orlando on Sunday, February 18, returning to MAHS on February 19.  The band's preliminary performance day is Thursday, February 15 at the Magic Kingdom (time is unknown).  The Symphonic Band performance date is not confirmed at this time.   The cost of the trip is estimated at $975, this includes all transportation, hotel, tickets to 3 Disney Parks, and a duel admission to Universal Studios (Island of Adventure and Universal), as well as all meals while in Florida, (the only meals that are not covered are meals while en route to FL or PA).  There are numerous opportunities to fundraise a portion or all of this trip throughout the fall/winter.  Please take advantage of these fundraisers to offset the cost of this trip.

Florida Commitment Forms were mailed (USPS) on Friday, 9/29.  These forms are due by 10/27/17.  Please contact Mr. Barthen if you did not receive this information in the mail.  


SAT/ACT/PSAT Fall Testing Dates
October 14 - PSAT - Band has a competition at Deer Lakes H.S. - Students will still be able to take the test and participate in all Marching Band activities.
October 28 - ACT - Band is off that weekend.

US Army Field Band and Soldiers Choir - Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7PM - MAHS Auditorium

The MAHS Music Department will be hosting the US Army Field Band and Soldiers Choir on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7PM in the MAHS Auditorium.  Tickets are free and are available by visiting thewww.moonarea.net web-site, click view all news, then opening the press release contained in the news area.  In the press release, there is a direct link to the Army Field Band site, where you are able to select number of tickets, and print the tickets.  Another option is to call 412-264-9440 ext 2007, leaving a message for number of tickets.  These will be available at the will-call window the night of the concert.


Halloween Parade at Moon Park 10/25 - Moon Twp. Park & Rec. is holding a Halloween event on Wednesday, 10/25.  This is a voluntary event, but we need to have at least 20-30 students attend.  Students should arrive at Moon Park at 3:30 PM at the Amphitheater, and activities will conclude at6:30PM.  Students are encouraged to dress in costume, we will be marching a mini-parade using fight song, stand cheers, etc.

TRUNK OR TREAT – 10/26 – This has become a tradition to decorate parent’s vehicles and pass out candy to the kid’s ala trick-or treating around the neighborhoods/cars.  Students will dress-up for rehearsal, and trunk-or treat.  This will begin around 8:00PM.  Check www.moonband.org for additional details and pictures from previous years events.  To make candy plans, we have 120 students in the marching band!

2017 Fall Saturday Important Dates
Sat. Oct 14          PIMBA Show at Deer Lakes H.S. – Report time is 1PM
Sat. Oct 21          PIMBA Championship at Gateway H.S. – Report time TBD on Rank after 10/14 show


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.

Calendar of Events - October
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Mon. Oct. 9 - No School - Parent Teacher Conference Day
Tue. Oct. 10 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL - 6-9pm - ADD and Clean Body
Thu. Oct. 12 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL - 6-9pm - Add and Clean Body
Fri. Oct. 13 - Football Game @ Woodland Hills H.S. - Report time 4:00pm
Sat. Oct 14 - PIMBA Competition @ Deer Lakes H.S. - Report time is 1:00PM; Performance is 7:45PM\
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Tue. Oct. 17 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL - 6pm-9pm - BODY & Clean
Thu. Oct. 19 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL - 6pm-9pm - BODY & CLEAN
Fri. Oct. 20 - Football Game vs. Baldwin - Report time 5:30pm
Sat. Oct. 21 - PIMBA CHAMPIONSHIPS AT GATEWAY H.S.

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Tue. Oct. 24 - NO REHEARSAL
Wed. Oct. 25 - Moon Township Halloween Spooktular - 4:30 - Moon Township Park
Thu. Oct. 26 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL - 6pm-7pm
Trunk-or-Treat - 7PM - Location TBD (somewhere on MAHS/MAMS Campus)
Fri. Oct. 27 - Football Game vs. West Allegheny - Report time 5:30pm
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Thu. Nov. 2 - US Army Field Band Concert - 7:30pm - MAHS Auditorium



CLEARANCES 
 Printed copies of clearances can be either dropped in the band room box or mailed to:
MABPO, Inc.
c/o Laura Wall
Suite 12, PMB 174
5990 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA  15108

Per the updated MASD policy, Clearances are valid for 5 years
Under PA Law Act 153, The State of Pennsylvania is requiring all adults who volunteer in any capacity within the school to obtain background checks. This will include parents who volunteer to chaperone the MAHS Marching Band at football games, parades, band camps, and trips. Chaperones are required to complete the PA State Police Criminal Background Check, Child Abuse History, and FBI Fingerprints. The FBI Fingerprint is only if the volunteer has not been a state of PA resident for at least 10 years. Please visit http://www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov for additional information.
OR follow the steps below: 
All necessary instructions and links to apply for these certifications can be found 
HERE
Child Abuse Clearance click HERE 
1. Cost: Free
2. Create the account

3. Submit the required information
4. Print certificate and submit to MABPO Secretary
PA Criminal Background Check click HERE
1. Cost: Free
2. Click on "NEW RECORD CHECK" (Volunteers Only)

3. After the record check is complete, click on the blue control number
4. To view the certificate, click on the blue words "Certification Form"
5. Print the certificate and submit to the MABPO Secretary
FBI Fingerprinting click HERE
1. Cost: $27.50
2. Required for volunteers who have lived outside of PA in the last 10 years

3. Register on website
4. Take form to UPS Store or other Cogent Fingerprinting location
5. Receive clearance and contact MABPO Secretary to arrange for original to be copied.
Contact secretary@moonband.org if you have any questions.

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

 

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ October 2, 2017

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ October 2, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Monday, October 2 – PMEA Honor Band Auditions – 4PM
Tuesday, October 3 – Formal Attire pickup
Friday, October 6 – Football Game vs. Chartiers Valley H.S. – Report 4:45PM
Friday, October 13 - Football Game @ Woodland Hills H.S. - Report time 4:00pm
Saturday Oct 14 - PIMBA Competition @ Deer Lakes H.S. - Report time is 1:00PM


SENIOR RECOGNITION NIGHT – Friday, October 27, 2017
A Celebration for our 2018 Band Graduates and their families is just around the corner!  Please consider helping out with food, drinks or your time.  All are greatly appreciated!  SIGN UP HERE
Please contact Denise Wolf
uniforms@moonband.org with any questions. 

Senior Recognition Invitations were sent out last week.  If a Band Senior parent has not received an invitation, please contact Grace Cap at 412-956-0827.


FORMAL WEAR HAS ARRIVED!
Our order of formal wear for Symphonic Band and Orchestra has just arrived.   Students should plan on picking up their attire on Tuesday, October 3rd.   Symphonic Band Students will be fitted between 4-5:45.  Orchestra Students will be fitted between 5:45-7:30.  Trousers and gowns come UNHEMMED from the manufacturer, and parents are responsible for the hemming.  If you are interested, we have a few band moms who will be available on the 3rd to help you with it for a $15 fee.  There are only 30 days to exchange  items assuming they remain in ORIGINAL PACKAGING and TAGS ARE STILL ATTACHED.  It is important that students try on their formal wear asap!  Please let Denise Wolf know if you have a conflict with the time above at 412-580-3147 or uniforms@moonband.org  Thank you!

2017 Tour Shirts
The 2017 BLOOM Tour Shirts are still available for purchase.  Support the Moon Area Marching Band this season by wearing a shirt featuring this year's competition theme during games and competitions.  In keeping with this year's theme, the shirts are kelly green and are still available in Small and X-Large sizes. - please click HERE for size and ordering details.

UMBRELLAS
Back by popular demand, the band parent organization will once again be selling red and white umbrellas.  If you missed the parent meeting last Thursday and you’re interested in purchasing an umbrella, contact Sherri at president@moonband.org . Umbrellas are $15.

FUNDRAISING
"Moon Area Tigers" light-up bracelets are available for purchase.  Each band is $5.00.  Profits benefit the general fund which benefits all band and orchestra students.  Order forms are available in the band room or online.  A photo of the bracelets is also available online.

Our 5 Generations/Jenny Lee Swirl Breads fundraiser order forms and payments are due on Tuesday, October3.  Delivery will be on Wednesday, October 18, in the high school cafeteria.


It's time for our fall NewMe's Pie fundraiser!  The 9- inch pie varieties include apple, apple cranberry, peach, blueberry, cherry, pumpkin, and Minamyer surprise.  4-inch chicken pot pies are also available.  Orders and payments are due on Tuesday, October 24.  Delivery will be on Wednesday, November 15Information sheets and order forms are available online and in the band room. 

CONCESSION STAND
Thank you to everyone who volunteered in the Concession Stand on Friday night and those who helped with set-up Thursday night!  We had our busiest football game yet!  Look in next weeks’ newsletter for signups for the upcoming home games.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT HEINZ FIELD
If you are interested in working any Steelers or Pitt games at Heinz Field this season to raise funds for your band or orchestra student, you must have a valid ServSafe certification and RAMP or TEAM certification.  It is not too late to do these and they can be completed on your own time!  Please contact Heather Park to find out more about this opportunity at hburakow@yahoo.com.  This is the best way to quickly raise enough money to pay for some or all of the upcoming Disney trip!  The next event to work at Heinz Field is the Pitt game on Saturday, October 14th. The report time is still TBA.  Please email Heather if you are interested.

ALUMNI NEWS:
Scrip gift card orders are due Friday, October 13th for delivery at the Band Parent Meeting on October 19th.
Click here for "What is Scrip?".
Click here for the order form.
Click here for 2017-2018 Scrip gift card sale schedule.
Any questions contact Cindy Bartus at alumni@moonband.org


BAND DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS:  Mr. Nick Barthen
Music Memorization Testing Schedule
Make-ups for Music Memorization testing are in full swing.  Skyward contains parts that the student did not pass.  Students have until October 6, 2017 to retake this test and receive full points.  Students should make and appointment with Mr. Barthen for re-testing.

Band Florida Performance Tour February 13 - February 19, 2018 – Updated 10/2/17
The Marching Band and Symphonic Band will be traveling to Florida in February 2018 to perform in the Walt Disney World, Florida resort.  The band will depart on Tuesday, February 13, after school and depart Orlando on Sunday, February 18, returning to MAHS on February 19.  The band's preliminary performance day is Thursday, February 15 at the Magic Kingdom (time is unknown).  The Symphonic Band performance date is not confirmed at this time.   The cost of the trip is estimated at $975, this includes all transportation, hotel, tickets to 3 Disney Parks, and a duel admission to Universal Studios (Island of Adventure and Universal), as well as all meals while in Florida, (the only meals that are not covered are meals while en route to FL or PA).  There are numerous opportunities to fundraise a portion or all of this trip throughout the fall/winter.  Please take advantage of these fundraisers to offset the cost of this trip.

Florida Commitment Forms were mailed (USPS) on Friday, 9/29.  These forms are due by 10/27/17.  Please contact Mr. Barthen if you did not receive this information in the mail.  


SAT/ACT/PSAT Fall Testing Dates
October 7 - SAT - Band is off that weekend
October 14 - PSAT - Band has a competition at Deer Lakes H.S. - Students will still be able to take the test and participate in all Marching Band activities.
October 28 - ACT - Band is off that weekend.


US Army Field Band and Soldiers Choir - Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7PM - MAHS Auditorium
The MAHS Music Department will be hosting the US Army Field Band and Soldiers Choir on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7PM in the MAHS Auditorium.  Tickets are free, and will be distributed at a later date.  Watch the web-site and Skyward for additional details and how to reserve tickets.  

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!

Halloween Parade at Moon Park 10/25 - Moon Twp. Park & Rec. is holding a Halloween event on Wednesday, 10/25.  This is a voluntary event, but we need to have at least 20-30 students attend.  Students should arrive at Moon Park at 3:30 PM at the Amphitheater, and activities will conclude at6:30PM.  Students are encouraged to dress in costume, we will be marching a mini-parade using fight song, stand cheers, etc.

TRUNK OR TREAT – 10/26
 – This has become a tradition to decorate parent’s vehicles and pass out candy to the kid’s ala trick-or treating around the neighborhoods/cars.  Students will dress-up for rehearsal, and trunk-or treat.  This will begin around 8:00PM.  
Check www.moonband.org for additional details and pictures from previous years events.  To make candy plans, we have 120 students in the marching band!

2017 Fall Saturday Important Dates
Sat. Oct 14          PIMBA Show at Deer Lakes H.S. – Report time is 1PM
Sat. Oct 21          PIMBA Championship at Gateway H.S. – Report time TBD on Rank after 10/14 show


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.

Calendar of Events - October
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Mon. Oct. 2 - PMEA Honors Band Auditions - 4PM - South Fayette High School
Tue. Oct. 3 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL - 6-9pm – Finish tag, add body
Thu. Oct. 5 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL - 6-9pm – Finish tag, add body
Fri. Oct. 6 - Football Game @ Chartiers Valley H.S. – Report time 4:45 PM
Sat. Oct 7 – OFF
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Mon. Oct. 9 - No School - Parent Teacher Conference Day
Tue. Oct. 10 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL - 6-9pm - ADD and Clean Body
Thu. Oct. 12 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL - 6-9pm - Add and Clean Body
Fri. Oct. 13 - Football Game @ Woodland Hills H.S. - Report time 4:00pm
Sat. Oct 14 - PIMBA Competition @ Deer Lakes H.S. - Report time is 1:00PM; Performance is 7:45PM\
____

Tue. Oct. 17 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL - 6pm-9pm - BODY & Clean
Thu. Oct. 19 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL - 6pm-9pm - BODY & CLEAN
Fri. Oct. 20 - Football Game vs. Baldwin - Report time 5:30pm
Sat. Oct. 21 - PIMBA CHAMPIONSHIPS AT GATEWAY H.S.

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UNIFORMS

The following positions are available for Job Shadow:

BAND UNIFORM COORDINATOR JOB SHADOW: Responsible for all aspects of band uniform care and fitting.  Will coordinate uniform fittings and alterations during summer months, record keeping, uniform assignments, coordinate shoe order (including guard), uniform cleaning (done by professional cleaners) coordinate the chaperoning of uniforms (including guard) before/after any event requiring a uniform (football games, competitions, parades, concerts, etc.). Coordinate Band, C/G & Orchestra Jacket orders.  Works as a team with Color Guard Uniform Coordinator and Formal Wear Coordinator.

COLOR GUARD/WINTER GUARD UNIFORM COORDINATOR JOB SHADOW: Responsible for all aspects of uniform care and fitting.  Will coordinate uniform fittings and alterations during summer months, record keeping, uniform assignments,  uniform cleaning (done at home).  Works as a team with Band Uniform Coordinator and Flag Sewing Coordinator.

FORMAL WEAR COORDINATOR JOB SHADOW:  Responsible for fitting and placing order of formal wear order for Symphonic Band and Orchestra.  Coordinate alterations with sewing parents when appropriate.  Works as a team with Band Uniform Coordinator.

Please contact Denise Wolf at 
uniforms@moonband.org or 412-580-3147 with any questions.  Job Shadowing will begin in the Summer of 2018.

CLEARANCES 
 Printed copies of clearances can be either dropped in the band room box or mailed to:
MABPO, Inc.
c/o Laura Wall
Suite 12, PMB 174
5990 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA  15108

Per the updated MASD policy, Clearances are valid for 5 years
Under PA Law Act 153, The State of Pennsylvania is requiring all adults who volunteer in any capacity within the school to obtain background checks. This will include parents who volunteer to chaperone the MAHS Marching Band at football games, parades, band camps, and trips. Chaperones are required to complete the PA State Police Criminal Background Check, Child Abuse History, and FBI Fingerprints. The FBI Fingerprint is only if the volunteer has not been a state of PA resident for at least 10 years. Please visit http://www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov for additional information.
OR follow the steps below: 
All necessary instructions and links to apply for these certifications can be found 
HERE
Child Abuse Clearance click HERE 
1. Cost: Free
2. Create the account

3. Submit the required information
4. Print certificate and submit to MABPO Secretary
PA Criminal Background Check click HERE
1. Cost: Free
2. Click on "NEW RECORD CHECK" (Volunteers Only)

3. After the record check is complete, click on the blue control number
4. To view the certificate, click on the blue words "Certification Form"
5. Print the certificate and submit to the MABPO Secretary
FBI Fingerprinting click HERE
1. Cost: $27.50
2. Required for volunteers who have lived outside of PA in the last 10 years

3. Register on website
4. Take form to UPS Store or other Cogent Fingerprinting location
5. Receive clearance and contact MABPO Secretary to arrange for original to be copied.
Contact secretary@moonband.org if you have any questions.

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

Upcoming Events

View Event Calendar

*Halloween Parade @Moon Park (Voluntary)

FULL Rehearsal

*Trunk Or Treat

First Florida Payment Deposit Due Today

Florida Commitment Forms due TODAY

*Senior Recognition Night

Moon Football Home Game vs. West Allegheny (Sr. Rec.)

Senior Recogntion Dinner

*US Army Field Band and Soldiers Choir - MAHS Auditorium