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 email@example.com or Grace Cap firstname.lastname@example.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
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
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 email@example.com .
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 13. Information 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com or 412-580-3147 with any questions. Job Shadowing will begin in the Summer of 2018.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Printed copies of clearances can be either dropped in the band room box or mailed to:
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 email@example.com if you have any questions.