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Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter - May 22, 2017

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter - May 22, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Hoagie and pepperoni roll delivery date will be on May 24th from 4:00 – 6:00PM in the high school cafeteria
Memorial Day Parade May 29th
New Parent Meeting - May 30th

Special Thanks
Thank you to the following parent volunteers who assisted the music staff in distributing programs and collecting donations at last week's Orchestra Concert: Grace Aldridge, Ginny Kotok, Sarah Schmitz, and Karen Wood.  Thank you, ladies!!

2017 Instrumental Music Banquet
Thank you to all who made last night's banquet a success!  It was so nice to see all the families present to celebrate the instrumental music students.  Congratulations to our 2017 graduating seniors - we will miss you!
Scholarships
Congratulations to the following Moon Area Band Parent Organization, Inc. Scholarship winners: Ryan Finnegan and Sarah Connors
Congratulations to the following Paul Von Stein Memorial Scholarship winner, on behalf of the Moon Area Band Parent Alumni Association:   Cameron Cavaliere
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 2, 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
The hoagie and pepperoni roll delivery date will be on May 24th from 4:00 – 6:00PM in the high school cafeteria. Please be prompt as items are perishable and we have no way to refrigerate them. If you are available to help sort and distribute the hoagies, please contact fundraising@moonband.org *Georganna Palmer has collected many containers left behind at either the pancake breakfast or the spaghetti dinner. If you are missing a container, contact her at fundraising@moonband.org

Band & Orchestra Jacket Order Time
Order Forms for Band and Orchestra Jackets have been sent home to newly eligible students. This will include next year's sophomores, next year's freshmen who marched as 8th graders this year, and upper classmen who have completed one year of band or orchestra. Students will have the opportunity to try on jackets on Memorial Day before the Coraopolis Parade. It is STRONGLY recommended that a parent be present for fitting if there are questions on how the jacket will fit. Size recommendations will be made, but it is ultimately your decision. Jacket sizing is unisex. 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.

Upcoming Events at Heinz Field
**The only summer event this year will be the U2 concert on June 7th. ServSafe will not be mandatory for the summer concert- only a valid TEAM or RAMP training. ** If you are interested, you can complete the RAMP training online at https://rserving.com/web/pscc_state.php?siteid=251&flag=bartender%20license&statecode=PA . The fee to complete the class online is $10. If you are interested in volunteering for the U2 concert. Please email Heather Park for more information at hburakow@yahoo.com.

Alumni News
Don’t forget to make your reservation for the “Picnic in the Park” on Sunday, June 4th at Moon Park (Apollo Pavilion) in conjunction with the Moon Area Music Departments “Concert in the Park”.  Reservations and payment are due by May 28th. Click HERE for event details. Volunteers needed for set-up and clean-up – contact Cindy Bartus or Linda Rossi at alumni@moonband.org  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moonbandanas

Band Director’s Comments, Mr. Nick Barthen
May Calendar Click HERE
Fall Physical Information Click HERE
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
Memorial Day Parade Itinerary - Click HERE
Graduation Itinerary - Click HERE
Concert in the Park Itinerary - Click HERE

Mon. May 22       Color Guard Audition Rehearsal for All - 6:30 - 8:30PM
Tues. May 23       Color Guard Audition Rehearsal for All - 6:30 - 8:30PM

Wed. May 24       Color Guard Audition Rehearsal for All - 6:30 - 8:30PM
Thur. May 25       Color Guard Audition Rehearsal for All - 6:30 - 8:30PM
Fri. May 26           Color Guard Auditions - 5PM – MAHS
_______________________________________________________________________________________

Mon. May 29        Memorial Day Parade – Coraopolis – Report Time is 10:00AM
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
_________________________________________________________________________________________

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



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

 

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ May 15, 2017

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ May 15, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Shop with Scrip orders will be delivered on Wednesday, May 17th at Parent Meeting
Next Parent Meeting this Wednesday, May 17th - 7:00PM

Special Thanks
Thank you to the following parent volunteers who assisted the music staff in distributing programs and collecting donations at last week's Spring Concert:  Karen Chodikov, Nicole Clark, Shea Corsetti, Leslie Davis, Cindy Stathers, and Denise Wolf.  Thank you, ladies!!

2017 Instrumental Music Banquet at The Fez
If you have responded that you will be attending the banquet, but you still owe money, please make payment arrangements with Laura Wall, ASAP - secretary@moonband.org  The Instrumental Music Staff, along with the Parent Organization, look forward to honoring our 2017 graduating class and paying special tribute to all of our band and orchestra students.

Fundraising
The hoagie and pepperoni roll delivery date will be on May 24th from 4:00 – 6:00PM in the high school cafeteria. Please be prompt as items are perishable and we have no way to refrigerate them. If you are available to help sort and distribute the hoagies, please contact fundraising@moonband.org *Georganna Palmer has collected many containers left behind at either the pancake breakfast or the spaghetti dinner. If you are missing a container, contact her at or come to the May 17th Parent meeting as she will bring all of them to the meeting.

Scholarships
Thanks to all seniors who submitted scholarship applications and essays.  Scholarship winners will be announced at the banquet. Good luck, seniors!

Band & Orchestra Jacket Order Time
Order Forms for Band and Orchestra Jackets have been sent home to newly eligible students. This will include next year's sophomores, next year's freshmen who marched as 8th graders this year, and upper classmen who have completed one year of band or orchestra. Students will have the opportunity to try on jackets on Memorial Day before the Coraopolis Parade. It is STRONGLY recommended that a parent be present for fitting if there are questions on how the jacket will fit. Size recommendations will be made, but it is ultimately your decision. Jacket sizing is unisex. Both the band and orchestra order forms will be placed on the website at moonband.org under Info/Forms by next week. 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. Please contact Denise Wolf before the school year ends at uniforms@moonband.org or 412-580-3147. Your help is greatly appreciated!!! Thank You!

Upcoming Events at Heinz Field
**The only summer event this year will be the U2 concert on June 7th. ServSafe will not be mandatory for the summer concert- only a valid TEAM or RAMP training. ** If you are interested, you can complete the RAMP training online at https://rserving.com/web/pscc_state.php?siteid=251&flag=bartender%20license&statecode=PA . The fee to complete the class online is $10. If you are interested in volunteering for the U2 concert. Please email Heather Park for more information at hburakow@yahoo.com.

Alumni News
Script orders will be delivered at the Band Parent Meeting on May 17th. This will be the last order before graduation. Click HERE to access Scrip order form. Contact Cindy if you have questions at alumni@moonband.org or text her at 724-494-4038.
The Moon Area Band Alumni Association will be sponsoring a “Picnic in the Park” on Sunday, June 4th at Moon Park (Apollo Pavilion) in conjunction with the Moon Area Music Departments “Concert in the Park”.  Click HERE for event details. Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moonbandanas

Band Director’s Comments, Mr. Nick Barthen
May Calendar Click HERE
The 2017 Summer Rehearsal Schedule has been posted on the moonband.org site as well as the Ed-Line Class Pages.
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
Memorial Day Parade Itineray - Click HERE
Graduation Itinerary - Click HERE
Concert in the Park Itinerary - Click HERE

Tues. May 16       New Student Color Guard Rehearsal - 6:30 - 8:30PM
Wed. May 17       New Student Color Guard Rehearsal - 6:30 - 8:30PM
Thur. May 18       New Student Color Guard Rehearsal - 6:30 - 8:30PM
Fri. May 19
          Symphonic Band Audition Material DUE
Sun. May 21        Band Banquet at the Fez in Hopewell Township
______________________________________________________________________________________

Mon. May 22       Color Guard Audition Rehearsal for All - 6:30 - 8:30PM
Tues. May 23       Color Guard Audition Rehearsal for All - 6:30 - 8:30PM

Wed. May 24       Color Guard Audition Rehearsal for All - 6:30 - 8:30PM
Thur. May 25       Color Guard Audition Rehearsal for All - 6:30 - 8:30PM
Fri. May 26          Color Guard Auditions - 5PM – MAHS
_______________________________________________________________________________________

Mon. May 29        Memorial Day Parade – Coraopolis – Report Time is 10:00AM
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
_________________________________________________________________________________________

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



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

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ May 8, 2017

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ May 8, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Hoagie/Pepperoni Roll orders due Thursday, May 11th
Shop with Scrip orders due Friday, May 12th
(UPDATE) Next Parent Meeting, Wednesday, May 17th

Fundraising
Our final fundraiser of the school year is underway.  The hoagie and pepperoni roll sale runs from April 25th to May 11th. Orders and payment are due this Thursday, and the delivery date will be on May 24th.  Information and order forms are available online or in the classroom. The correct prices are $9.00 per hoagie and $3.50 per pepperoni roll. *Georganna Palmer has collected many containers left behind at either the pancake breakfast or the spaghetti dinner. If you are missing a container, contact her at fundraising@moonband.org or come to the May 17th Parent meeting as she will bring all of them to the meeting.

2017 Instrumental Music Banquet at The Fez
If you are attending the banquet and still owe money, please send in your payment as soon as possible (instructions on invitation) or contact Laura at secretary@moonbang.org.  We look forward to seeing everyone on May 21st.  @moonbang.org.

Scholarships
Thanks to all seniors who submitted scholarship applications and essays.  Scholarship winners will be announced at the banquet. Good luck, seniors!

Band & Orchestra Jacket Order Time
Order Forms for Band and Orchestra Jackets will be sent home to newly eligible students later this week. This will include next year's sophomores, next year's freshmen who marched as 8th graders this year, and upper classmen who have completed one year of band or orchestra. Students will have the opportunity to try on jackets on Memorial Day before the Coraopolis Parade. It is STRONGLY recommended that a parent be present for fitting if there are questions on how the jacket will fit. Size recommendations will be made, but it is ultimately your decision. Jacket sizing is unisex. Both the band and orchestra order forms will be placed on the website at moonband.org under Info/Forms by next week. 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

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. Please contact Denise Wolf before the school year ends at uniforms@moonband.org or 412-580-3147. Your help is greatly appreciated!!! Thank You!

Upcoming Events at Heinz Field
**The only summer event this year will be the U2 concert on June 7th. ServSafe will not be mandatory for the summer concert- only a valid TEAM or RAMP training. ** If you are interested, you can complete the RAMP training online at https://rserving.com/web/pscc_state.php?siteid=251&flag=bartender%20license&statecode=PA . The fee to complete the class online is $10. If you are interested in volunteering for the U2 concert. Please email Heather Park for more information at hburakow@yahoo.com.

Alumni News
Reminder – Don’t forget your Graduates - Gift Cards are the perfect gift!!  Orders are due by Friday, May 12th for delivery at the Band Parent Meeting on May 17th. This will be the last order before graduation. Click HERE to access Scrip order form. Contact Cindy if you have questions at alumni@moonband.org or text her at 724-494-4038.

The Moon Area Band Alumni Association will be sponsoring a “Picnic in the Park” on Sunday, June 4th at Moon Park (Apollo Pavilion) in conjunction with the Moon Area Music Departments “Concert in the Park”.  Click HERE for event details. Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moonbandanas

Band Director’s Comments, Mr. Nick Barthen
May Calendar Click HERE
Spring Band and Symphonic Band CONCERT - Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7PM - MAHS Auditorium
Concert Band Report time - 6:30PM
Symphonic Band Report Time - 7:15PM

2017 SUMMER MARCHING BAND SCHEDULE
The 2017 Summer Rehearsal Schedule has been posted on the moonband.org site as well as the Ed-Line Class Pages.
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.

Important Dates
Wed. May 10       Field Commander Audition Meeting - 2:30PM - MAHS Band Room
Tues. May 16       New Student Color Guard Rehearsal - 6:30 - 8:30PM
Wed. May 17       New Student Color Guard Rehearsal - 6:30 - 8:30PM
Thu. May 18         New Student Color Guard Rehearsal - 6:30 - 8:30PM
Fri. May 19
          Symphonic Band Audition Material DUE
Sun. May 21         Band Banquet at the Fez in Hopewell Township
______________________________________________________________________________________

Mon. May 22       Color Guard Audition Rehearsal for All - 6:30 - 8:30PM
Tues. May 23       Color Guard Audition Rehearsal for All - 6:30 - 8:30PM

Wed. May 24       Color Guard Audition Rehearsal for All - 6:30 - 8:30PM
Thu. May 25         Color Guard Audition Rehearsal for All - 6:30 - 8:30PM
Fri. May 26           Color Guard Auditions - 5PM – MAHS
_______________________________________________________________________________________

Mon. May 29        Memorial Day Parade - Coraopolis
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

Thu. June 1           Symphonic Band Rehearsal - 2:30 - 3:30
                               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 and Choir
_________________________________________________________________________________________

Fri. June 9             Graduation - All Instrumental Students Perform - 6PM
Tues. June 13       Voluntary Fun Trip to Cedar Point


2017 Fall Saturday Schedule
Wed. Aug 9          Kennywood Parade
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.


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

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ May 1, 2017

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ May 1, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Next Parent Meeting is Thursday, May 11th
Banquet RSVPs were due last Friday


Fundraising
Our final fundraiser of the school year is underway.  The hoagie and pepperoni roll sale runs from April 25th to May 11th. The delivery date will be on May 24th.  Information and order forms are available online or in the classroom. The correct prices are $9.00 per hoagie and $3.50 per pepperoni roll. *Georganna Palmer has collected many containers left behind at either the pancake breakfast or the spaghetti dinner. If you are missing a container, contact her at fundraising@moonband.org or come to the May 11th Parent meeting as she will bring them to the meeting.

2017 Instrumental Music Banquet at the Fez
We look forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming Instrumental Music Banquet on May 21st.  Thank you to everyone who RSVP'd. We will see you there!

Scholarships
Thanks to all seniors who submitted scholarship applications and essays.  Scholarship winners will be announced at the banquet. Good luck, seniors!

Help Needed ~ Upcoming Concerts
Parent volunteers are needed to accept donations at the door for the following concerts:
Symphonic Band & Concert Band Spring Concert, Monday, May 8th (6 volunteers) - Please contact Sherri at 
president@moonband.org if you are able to volunteer from 6:00PM-7:00PM. 
Orchestra Concert, Thursday, May 18th (4 volunteers) - Please contact Sherri at
 
president@moonband.org if you are able to volunteer from 6:00PM-7:00PM.
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.  Please contact Denise Wolf before the school year ends at Uniforms@moonband.org or 412-580-3147. Your help is greatly appreciated!!! Thank You!


Upcoming Events at Heinz Field
**The only summer event this year will be the U2 concert on June 7th. ServSafe will not be mandatory for the summer concert- only a valid TEAM or RAMP training. ** If you are interested, you can complete the RAMP training online at
https://rserving.com/web/pscc_state.php?siteid=251&flag=bartender%20license&statecode=PA . The fee to complete the class online is $10. If you are interested in volunteering for the U2 concert. Please email Heather Park for more information at hburakow@yahoo.com.


Alumni News
Reminder – Don’t forget your Graduates - Gift Cards are the perfect gift!!  Orders are due by Friday, May 5th for delivery at the Band Parent Meeting on May 11th.  This will be the last order before graduation. Click HERE to access Scrip order form. Contact Cindy if you have questions at alumni@moonband.org or text her at 724-494-4038.

The Moon Area Band Alumni Association will be sponsoring a “Picnic in the Park” on Sunday, June 4th at Moon Park (Apollo Pavilion) in conjunction with the Moon Area Music Departments “Concert in the https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifPark”.  More details to follow. Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moonbandanas


Band Director’s Comments, Mr. Nick Barthen
May Calendar Click HERE
Dress rehearsals for the spring concerts have been scheduled with the following ensembles:
Concert Band and Percussionists who perform with Concert Band
Rehearsal - Wednesday, May 3 - 2:30 - 4:30PM
Concert - Monday, May 8 - 7PM

Symphonic Band and Percussionists who perform with Symphonic Band
Rehearsal #1 - May 2 - 6PM-8PM
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 5:30PM with the Symphonic Band and Choirs performing. More information will be distributed as we get closer to the date.
2017 SUMMER MARCHING BAND SCHEDULE

The 2017 Summer Rehearsal Schedule has been posted on the moonband.org site as well as the Ed-Line Class Pages.
Important Dates

Tues. May 2         Symphonic Band Dress Rehearsal – 6-8:00PM
Wed. May 3
         Concert Band Rehearsal with Percussionists – 2:30 – 4:30PM
Mon. May 8
          Spring Band Concert - Symphonic Band & Concert Band - 7PM
Wed. May 10
       Field Commander Audition Meeting - 2:30PM - MAHS Band Room

Tues. May 16       New Student Color Guard Rehearsal - 6:30 - 8:30PM

Wed. May 17       New Student Color Guard Rehearsal - 6:30 - 8:30PM
Thu. May 18
         New Student Color Guard Rehearsal - 6:30 - 8:30PM

Sun. May 21         Band Banquet at the Fez in Hopewell Township
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Mon. May 22        Color Guard Audition Rehearsal for All - 6:30 - 8:30PM
Tues. May 23
        Color Guard Audition Rehearsal for All - 6:30 - 8:30PM

Wed. May 24        Color Guard Audition Rehearsal for All - 6:30 - 8:30PM

Thu. May 25          Color Guard Audition Rehearsal for All - 6:30 - 8:30PM

Fri. May 26            Color Guard Auditions - 5PM – MAHS
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Mon. May 29        Memorial Day Parade - Coraopolis
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

Thu. June 1          Symphonic Band Rehearsal - 2:30 - 3:30
                    
          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 and Choir
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Fri. June 9            Graduation - All Instrumental Students Perform - 6PM
Tues. June 13
       Voluntary Fun Trip to Cedar Point
2017 Fall Saturday Schedule
Wed. Aug 9          Kennywood Parade
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.


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MAHS BAND AUDITIONS AND TRY-OUTS 2017

MAHS BAND AUDITIONS AND TRY-OUTS

SPRING 2017

 

SYMPHONIC BAND AUDITIONS

Music Available – May 5

Audition Recording Due – May 19 – by 3:00PM.


FIELD COMMANDER AUDITIONS

Meeting – Wednesday, May 10 at 2:30PM in MAHS Band Room.

Audition – Wednesday, May 31 at 3:30PM in MAHS Band Room.

Students who will be junior and/or seniors during the 17/18 school year are eligible for the actual position. These students also must have or will complete two full years of high school marching band by May 2017.


AUXILIARY AUDITIONS

Rehearsal for NEW Students – Tuesday, May 16, Wednesday, May 17, and Thursday, May 18 from

6:30-8:30PM.

Rehearsal for ALL Students Auditioning – Monday, May 22, Tuesday, May 23, Wednesday, May

24, and Thursday, May 25 from 6:30-8:30PM.

Audition – Friday, May 26 – 5:00PM

All rehearsals will begin in the MAHS Band Room area.


MARCHING PERCUSSION AUDITIONS

Thursday, June 1 – Sign-up for a time slot with Mr. Fear.


New Marcher Camp

Rehearsals for ALL Students who are first year marchers

Rehearsals: Tuesday, May 30, Wednesday, May 31, and Thursday, June 1 – 6:30 – 8:30PM

Students should report to the MAHS Band Room in proper attire to move. NO Flip-Flops, sandals, or boots. Athletic attire is required. Students should bring instruments.


New Parent Meeting – Tuesday, May 30 – 6:30 – High School Band Room

Parents who are new to the MAHS Band Program are highly encouraged to attend