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Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ October 19, 2020

Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ October 19, 2020

IMPORTANT REMINDERS – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Wednesday, October 21st - Moon Township Spooktacular at Moon Park (TBD)
Thursday, November 19th – Band Parents Meeting
Thursday, December 10th – Band Parents Meeting
Tuesday, December 22nd  - Winter Band Concert 7PM


FUNDRAISING
NewMe's Pies Fundraiser order and payments are due on Thursday, October 22.  Please have your student place the orders in the MABPO mailbox in the band room or mail it to the band UPS box.  Information sheets and order forms can be found HERE.

It's time for our semi-annual Sarris Candies sale.  This is the perfect way to buy gifts for friends, neighbors, and family; and the chocolates make excellent stocking stuffers.  Orders and payments are due by Thursday, November 12.  Delivery will be on Wednesday, December 9.  Order forms and brochures can be found in the band room or online HERE.  Instruction sheets can be found HERE.

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP
One way our organization strives to reach its financial goals is by seeking corporate partners. Are you a business owner? Do you work for a local organization with opportunities for community outreach? If so, please consider filling out THIS FORM or passing it along to the relevant person at your place of work. If you have any questions please email corporatepartnership@moonband.org

STUDENT ACCOUNTS
Any questions, email Ralph at treasurer@moonband.org.

APPAREL
Check out the available gear, click HERE.  There is a great assortment of items to show your Moon Area Band pride!   Check it out!

BAND DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS:  Mr. Nick Barthen
Winter Concerts 2020

As stated in my Open House Videos, we will be holding a Winter Concert in some fashion.

The Concert Date is Tuesday, December 22 at 7:00pm.

We will rehearse twice to put the percussion and other ensembles together.  Those dates and times will be communicated shortly.  Tentatively we are looking at Monday, December 14 and Monday, December 21, time TBD.

Moon Park Spooktacular - Wednesday, October 21 - 4:30 - 5:30pm
Moon Township Parks and Recreations is holding their socially distant Spooktacular on Wednesday, October 21.  The band has been slated to play in the Amphitheater from 4:30-5:30pm.  There will not be an opportunity for community service hours this year.  Interested students should communicate with Mr. Barthen, Ms. Iksic, and/or Mr. Fear.

Instrument Bell Covers/Bags
As stated in my Open House Videos, bell covering, and instrument bags are required for all students performing inside/in class.  These devices SHOULD NOT BE IMMERSED IN WATER.  To clean/disinfect these bags, they can be wiped down with a Clorox Wipe and let to air dry.

Symphonic Band Tux/Gown Information
Hard copy and parent e-mail (via skyward) went home to Symphonic Band parents regarding Symphonic Band formal attire.  Please check Skyward to take care of the formal attire requirements.  This is only for new students to the ensemble, or members who need a re-fit/re-purchase.

ALL STUDENTS SHOULD TAKE INSTRUMENTS HOME AFTER SCHOOL ON TUESDAY AND FRIDAY.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

Weekly Band Schedule  
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Wed. Oct. 21 - Moon Township Spooktacular Event - Time & Logistics TBD
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Tue. Nov. 3 - No Classes
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IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Mon. Dec. 14 
     - Concert Band Rehearsal (Pd 1 Brass Class, Pd 2 Percussion Class, Pd 4 Concert Band, Period 5 Woodwinds) - Time TBD
     - Symphonic Band Rehearsal (Pd 2 Percussion Class and Pd 6 Symphonic Band) - Time TBD
Mon. Dec. 21 
     - Concert Band Rehearsal (Pd 1 Brass Class, Pd 2 Percussion Class, Pd 4 Concert Band, Period 5 Woodwinds) - Time TBD
     - Symphonic Band Rehearsal (Pd 2 Percussion Class and Pd 6 Symphonic Band) - Time TBD
Tue. Dec. 22 - Winter Band Concert - 7:00pm - 


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CLEARANCES 
 Printed copies of clearances can be either dropped in the band room box or mailed to:
MABPO, Inc.
c/o Amy Clark
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 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 Band Newsletter ~ October 12, 2020

Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ October 12, 2020

IMPORTANT REMINDERS – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Thursday, October 15th – Band Parents Meeting
Wednesday, October 21st -
Moon Township Spooktacular at Moon Park (TBD)
Thursday, November 19th – Band Parents Meeting

TIME CHANGE FOR BAND PARENT MEETING
This Thursday, in an effort to meet with some daylight left, the meeting time for the general membership meeting will he moved up to 6:30 pm. We will meet outside again this month in the area where the trailers are parked behind the middle school. 

The executive board will meet from 5:30-6:30 prior to the general membership meeting. 


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – PICTURE DAY
Volunteers needed for picture day to help the photographer from 6-8 with forms (these times are approximate. Pictures will most likely not last the full two hours). One volunteer is needed on Tuesday and two are required for Thursday. Please email president@moonband.org if you can help.

FUNDRAISING
The Fall NewMe's Pies fundraiser is underway!  Orders and payments are due on Tuesday, October 20.  Delivery will be on Wednesday, November 18 - just in time for Thanksgiving!  The pies come frozen and keep well for many months, so stock up for the holidays.  Information sheets and order forms can be found HERE.

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP
One way our organization strives to reach its financial goals is by seeking corporate partners. Are you a business owner? Do you work for a local organization with opportunities for community outreach? If so, please consider filling out
THIS FORM or passing it along to the relevant person at your place of work. If you have any questions please email corporatepartnership@moonband.org

CONCESSIONS
Thank you to the Tobin Family for the donation of the industrial coffee pot and two regular coffee pots along with coffee supplies for the concession stand.  It is greatly appreciated!

STUDENT ACCOUNTS
Any questions, email Ralph at 
treasurer@moonband.org.

APPAREL
Check out the available gear, click HERE.  There is a great assortment of items to show your Moon Area Band pride!   We have recently added some new stuff with the legacy logo.  Check it out!

BAND DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS:  Mr. Nick Barthen
NOTE FROM MR. BARTHEN
EVERY STUDENT MUST HAVE A FACE MASK, HAND SANITIZER, AND WATER!!  NO EXCEPTIONS!!

IN ADDITION students/parents are reminded to complete the COVID-19 Prescreen form before attending EVERY REHEARSAL!  Students/staff who do not complete the form prior to rehearsal will need to do so with Mr. Barthen.  Here is the LINK

The schedule for the week of October 12 - 16, 2020
- Tuesday, October 13 - Band #1 Pictures - MAHS Auditorium
          -
Report to Band Room at 6:00pm with Instruments
          - Change into Band Uniform
          - Individual Picture
          - Change out of Band Uniform
          - Free to go
          - Remember to bring black shoes, black socks, gym shorts, and T-shirt

 - Thursday, October 15 - Band #2 Pictures - MAHS Auditorium
          -
Report to Band Room at 6:00pm with Instruments
          - Change into Band Uniform
          - Individual Picture
          - Change out of Band Uniform
          - Free to go
          - Remember to bring black shoes, black socks, gym shorts, and T-shirt


Picture Form Can be Downloaded Here.

Weekly Band Schedule  
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Tue. Oct. 13 - Band #1 Picture Day - 6pm-8pm
Thu. Oct. 15 - Band #2 Picture Day - 6pm-8pm

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Wed. Oct. 21 - Moon Township Spooktacular Event - Time & Logistics TBD
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CLEARANCES 
 Printed copies of clearances can be either dropped in the band room box or mailed to:
MABPO, Inc.
c/o Amy Clark
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 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

Update 10/07/2020

An updated itinerary for Saturday's football game can be found HERE.

Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ October 5, 2020

Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ October 5, 2020

IMPORTANT REMINDERS – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Saturday, October 10th – Football vs. Peters Township H.S. (Band 2)
Thursday, October 15th – Band Parents Meeting
Wednesday, October 21st -
Moon Township Spooktacular at Moon Park (TBD)
Thursday, November 19th – Band Parents Meeting

FUNDRAISING
The St. Johnsbury Candle fundraiser continues.  Fall and holiday themed candle scents are available in 14-oz. jars and in candle melt sizes.  Orders and payments are due by October 8.  Delivery will be in early November.  The color brochures are in the mail and will be available at the end of practices once they arrive.  Digital flyers are available HERE.

The Fall NewMe's Pies fundraiser is underway!  Orders and payments are due on Tuesday, October 20.  Delivery will be on Wednesday, November 18 - just in time for Thanksgiving!  The pies come frozen and keep well for many months, so stock up for the holidays.  Information sheets and order forms can be found
HERE.

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP
One way our organization strives to reach its financial goals is by seeking corporate partners. Are you a business owner? Do you work for a local organization with opportunities for community outreach? If so, please consider filling out
THIS FORM or passing it along to the relevant person at your place of work. If you have any questions please email corporatepartnership@moonband.org

CONCESSIONS
We are in need of coffee makers that are used for large gatherings/banquets. If anyone is able to donate one or knows of a business that is getting rid of one please let Heidi and Karen know. Contact concessions@moonband.org.

STUDENT ACCOUNTS
Any questions, email Ralph at treasurer@moonband.org.

APPAREL
Check out the available gear, click HERE.  There is a great assortment of items to show your Moon Area Band pride!   We have recently added some new stuff with the legacy logo.  Check it out!

BAND DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS:  Mr. Nick Barthen
NOTE FROM MR. BARTHEN
EVERY STUDENT MUST HAVE A FACE MASK, HAND SANITIZER, AND WATER!!  NO EXCEPTIONS!!

IN ADDITION students/parents are reminded to complete the COVID-19 Prescreen form before attending EVERY REHEARSAL!  Students/staff who do not complete the form prior to rehearsal will need to do so with Mr. Barthen.  Here is the LINK

The schedule for the week of October 5 – 10, 2020 
 -
Tuesday, October 6 – Full Band Rehearsal – 6pm-8pm 
          *
Middle School Parking Lot. 
 - Thursday, October 8 – Full Band Rehearsal – 6pm-8pm 
          *
Middle School Parking Lot. 

Saturday, October 10 – Varsity Football Game – 5:15pm Report: 7:00pm Kick-off 
          Parents Email from Friday, October 2 LINK
          - Band #2 is performing currently.   
                * Will need to adhere to the split game procedures outlined below.
                * Other adjustments to the split game procedures needed. 
                * Details/updates will be forwarded when they are known. 
          - POSSIBILITY OF THE FULL MARCHING BAND TO PERFORM 

                * Details/updates will be forwarded when they are known. 


BAND PICTURE DAY - October 13 & 15, 2020
Tuesday, October 13 - 6pm-8pm - Band #1 Pictures and Rehearsal
Thursday, October 15 - 6pm-8pm - Band #2 Pictures and Rehearsal

Picture Form Can be Downloaded Here. Picture forms will be available at the conclusion of rehearsal as well as at the picture day.


Students will report to H.S. Band room in proper under uniform attire to receive individual picture.  The group picture will be a collection of the individual pictures in one picture.

After the pictures, we will be rehearsing music outside until 8pm.  The color guard will be spinning outside as well.


ABSENCE COMMUNICATION 
If your student is going to be absent from a marching band rehearsal, please communicate with either Mr. Barthen (winds/guard) or Mr. Fear (pit/battery percussion). This will aid us in planning and structure of rehearsal. Our e-mail addresses can be found at the bottom of this document. 


Weekly Band Schedule  
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Tue. Oct. 6 – Full Band Rehearsal - 6pm-8pm
Thu. Oct. 8 – Full Band Rehearsal - 6pm-8pm
Sat. Oct. 10 - Band #2 (Possibly Full Band) Varsity Football Game - Report 5:15pm; Kick-off at 7:00pm

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Tue. Oct. 13 - Band #1 Picture Day & Rehearsal - 6pm-8pm
Thu. Oct. 15 - Band #2 Picture Day & Rehearsal - 6pm-8pm

___________________
Wed. Oct. 21 - Moon Township Spooktacular Event - Time & Logistics TBD
___________________

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CLEARANCES 
 Printed copies of clearances can be either dropped in the band room box or mailed to:
MABPO, Inc.
c/o Amy Clark
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 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

Update 10/02/2020

October 10 Football Game Update – 10/02/2020

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