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
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!
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)
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 email@example.com *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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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
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