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Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ April 2, 2018

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ April 2, 2018

IMPORTANT REMINDERS – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Saturday, April 7 – Winter Guard Championships at KISKI HS
Thursday, April 12 – Parent Meeting 7PM
Sunday, April 15 – Band Spaghetti Dinner

Monday, May 7 - Small Ensemble Concert
Friday, May 11 – MAHS Jazz Ensemble Concert 7PM
Monday, May 14 - Concert & Symphonic Bands Concert

Sunday, May 20 - Instrumental Music Banquet

SAVE THE DATE
Instrumental Music Banquet, May 20th, 5PM – 10PM at The Fez, Aliquippa.  Invitations will be sent the week of April 2.

FUNDRAISING
SPAGHETTI DINNER
The annual spaghetti dinner is just around the corner on Sunday, April 15.  Many small groups will be performing during the event.  We will need many parents and students to help make this event successful.  Students can earn money for their student accounts by working shifts at the dinner.  Sign-up sheets will be posted in the band room after Spring Break.  The flyer for the spaghetti dinner is available HERE.  Everyone is encouraged to print out a copy and take to their church, workplace, etc. to advertise.

HERE is a sign-up genius link to volunteer your time or to donate items.  Please contact fundraising@moonband.org for more information.


SPRING FLING BASKET RAFFLE
Congratulations to Tammy Yurkovich the Spring Fling basket winner!
A special thank you to everyone who donated gift cards!


PITTSBURGH POPCORN
Pittsburgh Popcorn fundraiser delivery will be on Wednesday, April 4, from 4-5:30 in the high school cafeteria.

If you have any questions, please contact fundraising@moonband.org.

HEINZ FIELD/PNC PARK
If you are interested in working Concessions at PNC Park to raise money for your Band student, please contact Heather Park at hburakow@yahoo.com.  This is a great time to build up your students' accounts before Band Camp and in anticipation of future expenses.  PNC Park offers a wider variety of days and times to work, so it better fits many parents' schedules. Please consider joining us!

UMBRELLAS
The MABPO is selling large red & 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. 

APRIL PARENT MEETING
Please mark your calendar for April 12th.  We will be *voting on the new 2018/2019 Executive Board at the April meeting.  Please make every effort to attend.
We will also be *voting on future MABPO Membership.  Please click
HERE to read more about this subject.
(*must be a member in good standing to be eligible to vote). 


SENIOR MEMORY BOOKS
Thank you to all of the parents who provided pictures of their senior students!  These photos will be utilized in their personal Memory Book and the year-end video.  

As a reminder, if you are interested in being a part of the Memory Book Committee, please contact fundraising@moonband.org - the more the merrier!

SCHOLARSHIP
The Moon Area Band Parent Organization, Inc. is excited to announce its 12th Annual Instrumental Music Scholarship Awards. Letters were mailed out to all eligible Seniors on Monday 19th with information on how to apply.
Application packets are available HERE.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at scholarship@moonband.org

MOON AREA WINTER GUARD
Congratulations to our indoor Winter Color Guard for placing 1st at East Allegheny during their fourth Three Rivers Winter Ensemble Association (TRWEA) competition this season.  Championships are April 7th at Kiski.  For more information, visit www.trwea.org.  Come on out and support our Color Guard!! 

ALUMNI NEWS:
Don’t forget the next Scrip gift card order is due Friday, April 6th for delivery at the Band Parent meeting on Thursday, April 12th.

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

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.

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

BAND DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS:  Mr. Nick Barthen
TRWEA Winter Guard Championships - Saturday - April 7 - MAHS Winter Color Guard
On Saturday 4/7, the Winter Color Guard will travel to Kiski Area H.S. to compete in the Three Rivers Winter Ensemble Association Championships.  The Guard is classified in the Scholastic Regional A and will perform at 6:10PM.  GOOD LUCK!

Spring Concert Rehearsals
Concert Band and Percussionists who perform with Concert Band
     - Wednesday, May 2 - 6PM-8:30PM - MAHS Band Room
     - Wednesday, May 9 - 2:30 - 4PM - MAHS Band Room

Symphonic Band and Percussionists who perform with Symphonic Band
     - Wednesday, April 25 - 6:30 - 9:00PM - MAHS Band Room
     - Wednesday, May 2 - 2:30 - 4:30PM - MAHS Band Room
     - Thursday, May 10 - 6:00 - 8:30PM - MAHS Band Room


MAHS Jazz Ensemble Concert - Friday, May 11 - Featuring Tenor Saxophonist Ralph Lalama
- The MAHS Jazz Ensemble Concert will be Friday, May 11 beginning at 7PM in the H.S. Auditorium.  We will feature guest jazz saxophonist, Mr. Ralph Lalama with Jazz Band 1.

The Percussion Ensemble will still perform on Monday, May 7 at 7PM in the H.S. Auditorium.


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
-
April
____
Mon. April 2 - Winterguard Rehearsal - MAMS Aux Gym - 6pm-9pm
Tue. April 3 - Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal - 2:30-4pm - MAHS Band Room
Thu. April 5 - Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal
Fri. April 6 - Winterguard Rehearsal - MAMS Aux Gym - 
6:00 - 10pm
Sat. April 7 - TRWEA Championships - Kiski Area H.S. – 6:10 PERFORM
_____
Tue. April 10 - Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4:00PM
Thu. April 12 - Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4:00PM
Sun. April 15 - Spaghetti Dinner
______________
Tue. April 17 - Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4PM
Wed. April 18 - PMEA All-State - Depart at 10:30 AM for Lancaster, PA
Thu. April 19 - Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4PM
                          PMEA All-State
Fri. April 20 - PMEA -All-State
Sat. April 21 - PMEA All-State

_____

Future Dates
May 7 - Small Ensemble Concert - 7pm (Jazz Bands & Percussion Ensembles)
May 11 – MAHS Jazz Ensemble Concert

May 14 - Band Concerts - 7pm - Concert & Symphonic Bands
May 20 - Instrumental Music Banquet
May 28 - Memorial Day Parade - Sewickley only AM
June 8 - MAHS Graduation - All Instrumentalists perform

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 ~ March 26, 2018

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ March 26, 2018

IMPORTANT REMINDERS – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Saturday, April 7 – Winter Guard Championships at KISKI HS
Thursday, April 12 – Parent Meeting 7PM
Sunday, April 15 – Band Spaghetti Dinner

Monday, May 7 - Small Ensemble Concert
Friday, May 11 – MAHS Jazz Ensemble Concert 7PM
Monday, May 14 - Concert & Symphonic Bands Concert

Sunday, May 20 - Instrumental Music Banquet

SAVE THE DATE
Instrumental Music Banquet, May 20th, 5PM – 10PM at The Fez, Aliquippa.  Invitations will be sent the week of April 2.

FUNDRAISING
SPRING FLING BASKET RAFFLE
All Spring Fling tickets and payment are due on Tuesday, March 27.  Stubs and payments must be received by Tuesday because it is a holiday break.  We will not have access to the band room over the break.  The drawing will be based on the 7 PM PA Daily Number on Friday, March 30.

*Delivery of both the Sarris Chocolate and NewMe's Pies fundraisers will be on Tuesday, March 27, from 4-5:30 PM, in the high school cafeteria.   Please be prompt.  Some items are perishable and we have no way to store them.  Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact fundraising@moonband.org.

SPAGHETTI DINNER
The annual spaghetti dinner is just around the corner on Sunday, April 15.  Many small groups will be performing during the event.  We will need many parents and students to help make this event successful.  Students can earn money for their student accounts by working shifts at the dinner.  Sign-up sheets will be posted in the band room after Spring Break.  HERE is a sign-up genius link to volunteer your time or to donate items.  Please contact fundraising@moonband.org for more information.
The flyer for the spaghetti dinner is available
HERE.  Everyone is encouraged to print out a copy and take to their church, workplace, etc. to advertise.

Pittsburgh Popcorn fundraiser delivery will be on 
Wednesday, April 4, from 4-5:30 in the high school cafeteria.

HEINZ FIELD/PNC PARK
If you are interested in working Concessions at PNC Park to raise money for your Band student, please contact Heather Park at hburakow@yahoo.com.  This is a great time to build up your students' accounts before Band Camp and in anticipation of future expenses.  PNC Park offers a wider variety of days and times to work, so it better fits many parents' schedules. Please consider joining us!

UMBRELLAS
The MABPO is selling large red & 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. 

APRIL PARENT MEETING
Please mark your calendar for April 12th.  We will be *voting on the new 2018/2019 Executive Board at the April meeting.  Please make every effort to attend.
We will also be *voting on future MABPO Membership.  Please click
HERE to read more about this subject.
(*must be a member in good standing to be eligible to vote). 


SENIOR MEMORY BOOKS
Thank you to all of the parents who provided pictures of their senior students!  These photos will be utilized in their personal Memory Book and the year-end video.  

As a reminder, if you are interested in being a part of the Memory Book Committee, please contact fundraising@moonband.org - the more the merrier!

SCHOLARSHIP
The Moon Area Band Parent Organization, Inc. is excited to announce its 12th Annual Instrumental Music Scholarship Awards. Letters were mailed out to all eligible Seniors on Monday 19th with information on how to apply.
Application packets are available HERE.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at scholarship@moonband.org

MOON AREA WINTER GUARD
Congratulations to our indoor Winter Color Guard for placing 1st at East Allegheny during their fourth Three Rivers Winter Ensemble Association (TRWEA) competition this season.  Championships are April 7th at Kiski.  For more information, visit www.trwea.org.  Come on out and support our Color Guard!! 

ALUMNI NEWS:
Don’t forget the next Scrip gift card order is due Friday, April 6th for delivery at the Band Parent meeting on Thursday, April 12th.

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

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.

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

BAND DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS:  Mr. Nick Barthen
Congratulations - The Cast, Crew, and Pit Orchestra for the Wizard of Oz!
Congratulations to the MAHS Winter Color Guard on a 1st place showing at the East Allegheny TRWEA Show this past weekend.  This was the last regular season show for the guard.  Up next is TRWEA Championships at Kiski Area High School on Saturday, April 7.

Elementary Faculty Basket Ball Game Pep Band
Ms. Iksic will be organizing a 4th-12th grade pep band for the Elementary Faculty Basketball game on March 27.  This is open to students in grades 4th-12th.  Students should report to the H.S. Band room at5:30pm on 3/27.  The game starts at 6pm and should conclude approximately 8pm. 

Spring Concert Rehearsals
Concert Band and Percussionists who perform with Concert Band
     - Wednesday, May 2 - 6PM-8:30PM - MAHS Band Room
     - Wednesday, May 9 - 2:30 - 4PM - MAHS Band Room

Symphonic Band and Percussionists who perform with Symphonic Band
     - Wednesday, April 25 - 6:30 - 9:00PM - MAHS Band Room
     - Wednesday, May 2 - 2:30 - 4:30PM - MAHS Band Room
     - Thursday, May 10 - 6:00 - 8:30PM - MAHS Band Room


DATE CHANGE - MAHS Jazz Ensemble Concert - Friday, May 11 - Featuring Tenor Saxophonist Ralph Lalama
- The MAHS Jazz Ensemble Concert will be Friday, May 11 beginning at 7PM in the H.S. Auditorium.  We will feature guest jazz saxophonist, Mr. Ralph Lalama with Jazz Band 1.

The Percussion Ensemble will still perform on Monday, May 7 at 7PM in the H.S. Auditorium.


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
-
March   - April
____
Mon. March 26 - Winterguard Rehearsal - MAMS Aux Gym - 6-9pm
Tue. March 27 - Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4pm - Band Room

                            Pep Band for Elementary Faculty Basketball Game - MAHS Gym 5:30PM - 8pm (approx)
Thur. March 29 - Spring Break
Fri. March 30 - Spring Break
Sat. March 31 - Spring Break
________

Mon. April 2 - Winterguard Rehearsal - MAMS Aux Gym - 6pm-9pm
Tue. April 3 - Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal - 2:30-4pm - MAHS Band Room
Thu. April 5 - Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal
Fri. April 6 - Winterguard Rehearsal - MAMS Aux Gym - 
6:00 - 10pm
Sat. April 7 - TRWEA Championships - Kiski Area H.S.
_____
Tue. April 10 - Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4:00PM
Thu. April 12 - Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4:00PM
Sun. April 15 - Spaghetti Dinner

Future Dates
May 7 - Small Ensemble Concert - 7pm (Jazz Bands & Percussion Ensembles)
May 11 – MAHS Jazz Ensemble Concert

May 14 - Band Concerts - 7pm - Concert & Symphonic Bands
May 20 - Instrumental Music Banquet
May 28 - Memorial Day Parade - Sewickley only AM
June 8 - MAHS Graduation - All Instrumentalists perform

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 Winter Guard - Scholastic Regional A 1st Place

Moon Winter Guard - Scholastic Regional A 1st Place

Moon Area Winter Guard placed 1st in the final regular-season performance of the TRWEA season!

Best of luck to everybody at TRWEA championships in two weeks! We’ll see you then, at Kiski Area!

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ March 19, 2018

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ March 19, 2018

IMPORTANT REMINDERS – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Tuesday, March 20 – MASD All-District Concert
Saturday, March 24 – Winter Guard Competition at East Allegheny HS
Saturday, April 7 – Winter Guard Championships at KISKI HS
Thursday, April 12 – Parent Meeting 7PM
Sunday, April 15 – Band Spaghetti Dinner

Monday, May 7 - Small Ensemble Concert
Monday, May 14 - Concert & Symphonic Bands Concert

Sunday, May 20 - Instrumental Music Banquet

FUNDRAISING
SPRING FLING BASKET RAFFLE
The Spring Fling Basket raffle has begun!  The winning ticket is based on the March 30, evening PA lottery drawing.  The prize is over $400 in gift cards.  Information sheets and raffle tickets were mailed last week.  Due date for ticket stubs is March 27.  Also, please consider donating one of more of the gift cards to the basket.  Remember that gift cards can be ordered through the Moon Band Alumni, see Alumni News below for details!   Sign up HERE.

*Delivery of both the Sarris Chocolate and NewMe's Pies fundraisers will be on Tuesday, March 27, from 4-5:30 PM, in the high school cafeteria.

If you have any questions, please contact fundraising@moonband.org.

SPAGHETTI DINNER
The annual spaghetti dinner is just around the corner on Sunday, April 15.  Information sheets and tickets will be mailed this week.  Many small groups will be performing during the event.  We will need many parents and students to help make this event successful.  Students can earn money for their student accounts by working shifts at the dinner.  Sign-up sheets will be posted in the band room after Spring Break.  HERE is a sign-up genius link to volunteer your time or to donate items.  Please contact fundraising@moonband.org for more information.
The flyer for the spaghetti dinner is available
HERE.  Everyone is encouraged to print out a copy and take to their church, workplace, etc. to advertise.

HEINZ FIELD/PNC PARK
A big thank you to all of the parents who participated in our very successful season raising money for our band and orchestra students at Heinz Field!  I am happy to announce that we have been invited to work for Aramark at PNC Park for the upcoming baseball season.  This is a great opportunity for any parent to raise some or all of the money needed for your individual band or orchestra student throughout their time in the organization.  I hope lots of parents take advantage of this offer because it benefits both you as an individual and the entire organization.  Information about training and schedules will be forthcoming.  If you have any interest in learning more about this program, please contact Heather Park at hburakow@yahoo.com.

UMBRELLAS
The MABPO large red & white paneled golf umbrellas will be available for sale on Tuesday, March 20th, at the MIOSM concert.  Payment may be Cash or Checks made payable to "MABPO".  Umbrellas are $15.00 each.  If you have any questions, please contact 
president@moonband.org. 

APRIL PARENT MEETING
Please mark your calendar for April 12th.  We will be *voting on the new 2018/2019 Executive Board at the April meeting.  Please make every effort to attend.
We will also be *voting on future MABPO Membership.  Please click
HERE to read more about this subject.
(*must be a member in good standing to be eligible to vote). 


MOON AREA WINTER GUARD
Congratulations to our indoor Winter Color Guard for placing 1st at Gateway during their third Three Rivers Winter Ensemble Association (TRWEA) competition this season.  Below are the remaining competition dates.  For more information, visit www.trwea.org.  Come on out and support our Color Guard!! 

March 24
 - East Allegheny (Hosted by Golden Triangles)

April 7 - Championships @Kiski

SENIOR MEMORY BOOKS
Thank you to all of the parents who provided pictures of their senior students!  These photos will be utilized in their personal Memory Book and the year-end video.  

As a reminder, if you are interested in being a part of the Memory Book Committee, please contact fundraising@moonband.org - the more the merrier!

SCHOLARSHIP
The Moon Area Band Parent Organization, Inc. is excited to announce its 12th Annual Instrumental Music Scholarship Awards. Letters were mailed out to all eligible Seniors on Monday 19th with information on how to apply.
Application packets are available HERE.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at scholarship@moonband.org


ALUMNI NEWS:
Order Scrip gift cards for the Spring Fling Basket Raffle!!
There will be a special Scrip gift card order placed for those wishing to purchase gift cards for the Bountiful Basket raffle.  Orders are due by Friday, March 23rd. I will deliver to Georganna on Wednesday, March 28th.  Personal orders can also be placed - just let me know which gift cards are  for the 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

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.

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

BAND DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS:  Mr. Nick Barthen
Congratulations - The Cast, Crew, and Pit Orchestra for the Wizard of Oz!
Congratulations to all involved in the H.S. Musical Spring Production.  Many hours went in to the four performances this past weekend.  The shows were a great success in all areas, acting, singing, dancing, playing, technical, lights, sets, etc.  Many band students were involved in these facets and should be commended on a fantastic production! Congrats!

Elementary Faculty Basket Ball Game Pep Band
Ms. Iksic will be organizing a 4th-12th grade pep band for the Elementary Faculty Basketball game on March 27.  This is open to students in grades 4th-12th.  Students should report to the H.S. Band room at5:30pm on 3/27.  The game starts at 6pm and should conclude approximately 8pm. 


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
-
March
____
Mon. March 19 - FULL SYMPHONIC BAND REHEARSAL - 2:30-3:30
                               Winterguard Rehearsal - MAMS Aux Gym - 6-9pm
Tue. March 20 - MASD All-District Music Concert – 7PM MAHS Auditorium - Symphonic Band to perform (Report at 7:40 PM)
Thur. March 22
 - Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4pm - Band Room
Fri. March 23- Winterguard Rehearsal - MAMS Gym - 6:30-10pm
Sat. March 24 - Winterguard Show - Golden Triangles Show at East Allegheny H.S. – Report to MAHS at 2PM
_____
Mon. March 26 - Winterguard Rehearsal - MAMS Aux Gym - 6-9pm
Tue. March 27 - Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4pm - Band Room

                            Pep Band for Elementary Faculty Basketball Game - MAHS Gym 5:30PM - 8pm (approx)
Thur. March 29 - Spring Break
Fri. March 30 - Spring Break
Sat. March 31 - Spring Break
________

Mon. April 2 - Winterguard Rehearsal - MAMS Aux Gym - 6pm-9pm
Tue. April 3 - Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal - 2:30-4pm - MAHS Band Room
Thu. April 5 - Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal
Fri. April 6 - Winterguard Rehearsal - MAMS Aux Gym - 6:30 - 10pm
Sat. April 7 - TRWEA Championships - Kiski Area H.S.


Future Dates
April 15 - Band Spaghetti Dinner
May 7 - Small Ensemble Concert - 7pm (Jazz Bands & Percussion Ensembles)
May 14 - Band Concerts - 7pm - Concert & Symphonic Bands
May 20 - Instrumental Music Banquet
May 28 - Memorial Day Parade - Sewickley only AM
June 8 - MAHS Graduation - All Instrumentalists perform

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.

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Questions, comments or suggestions contact communications@moonband.org

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ March 12, 2018

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ March 12, 2018

IMPORTANT REMINDERS – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Thursday, March 15 - Musical Show #1
Friday, March 16 - Musical Show #2
Saturday, March 17 - Musical Show #3
Sunday, March 18 - Musical Show #4
Tuesday, March 20 – MASD All-District Concert
Saturday, March 24 – Winter Guard Competition at East Allegheny HS
Saturday, April 7 – Winter Guard Championships at KISKI HS
Thursday, April 12 – Parent Meeting 7PM


SENIOR MEMORY BOOKS –
DEADLINE 03/16/18

Senior parents, please send 8 to 10 childhood/baby photos of your child to us for the year-end video and memory book. The best and most efficient way to provide your photos is to scan (at the highest resolution possible) and send them to our photographer, Jared Tuk, through the internet file transfer service WeTransfer. To do this, go to http://www.wetransfer.com, upload a zip file of your photos from your computer, then send to jared@availablelightfoto.com. This file transfer service is very easy to use and provides a secure way of transmitting your child’s photos.
We ask that you please provide photos of your child no later than Friday, March 16, 2018, to ensure ample time for their inclusion in year-end materials.

If you are interested in helping with the senior memory books, please contact 
fundraising@moonband.org with any questions or to RSVP.

APRIL PARENT MEETING
Please mark your calendar for April 12th.  We will be *voting on the new 2018/2019 Executive Board at the April meeting.  Please make every effort to attend.
We will also be *voting on future MABPO Membership.  Please click HERE to read more about this subject.
(*must be a member in good standing to be eligible to vote). 


SPAGHETTI DINNER
The flyer for the spaghetti dinner is available HERE.  Everyone is encouraged to print out a copy and take to their church, workplace, etc. to advertise.

MOON AREA WINTER GUARD
Congratulations to our indoor Winter Color Guard for placing 1st at Gateway during their third Three Rivers Winter Ensemble Association (TRWEA) competition this season.  Below are the remaining competition dates.  For more information, visit www.trwea.org.  Come on out and support our Color Guard!! 

March 24
 - East Allegheny (Hosted by Golden Triangles)

April 7 - Championships @Kiski

FUNDRAISING
The Spring Fling Basket raffle has begun!  The winning ticket is based on the March 30, evening PA lottery drawing.  The prize is over $400 in gift cards.  Information sheets and raffle tickets were mailed last week.  Also, please consider donating one of more of the gift cards to the basket.  Remember that gift cards can be ordered through the Moon Band Alumni, see Alumni News below for details!  Sign up HERE.

*Delivery of both the Sarris Chocolate and NewMe's Pies fundraisers will be on Tuesday, March 27, from 4-5:30 PM, in the high school cafeteria.

If you have any questions, please contact fundraising@moonband.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT HEINZ FIELD
A big thank you to all of the parents who participated in our very successful season raising money for our band and orchestra students at Heinz Field!  I am happy to announce that we have been invited to work for Aramark at PNC Park for the upcoming baseball season.  This is a great opportunity for any parent to raise some or all of the money needed for your individual band or orchestra student throughout their time in the organization.  I hope lots of parents take advantage of this offer because it benefits both you as an individual and the entire organization.  Information about training and schedules will be forthcoming.  If you have any interest in learning more about this program, please contact Heather Park at hburakow@yahoo.com.

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.

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.

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:
Order Scrip gift cards for the Bountiful Basket Raffle!!
There will be a special Scrip gift card order placed for those wishing to purchase gift cards for the Bountiful Basket raffle.  Orders are due by Friday, March 23rd. I will deliver to Georganna on Wednesday, March 28th.  Personal orders can also be placed - just let me know which gift cards are  for the 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
Congratulations - Winter Guard First Place at Gateway H.S.
Congratulations to the MAHS Winter Guard on their first place finish at the Gateway TRWEA show this past weekend. They will be competing in 1 more regular season contest on 3/24 at East Allegheny H.S. then TRWEA Championships on 4/7.

Elementary Faculty Basket Ball Game Pep Band
Ms. Iksic will be organizing a 4th-12th grade pep band for the Elementary Faculty Basketball game on March 27.  This is open to students in grades 4th-12th.  Students should report to the H.S. Band room at5:30pm on 3/27.  The game starts at 6pm and should conclude approximately 8pm. 


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
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March
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Sun. March 11 - Pit Orchestra Musical Tech Rehearsal - 12pm-10pm
Mon. March 12 - Winterguard Rehearsal - MAMS Aux Gym - 6-9pm
                               Pit Orchestra Musical Rehearsal – 6:15pm-10pm
Tue. March 13 - NO School
                             Pit Orchestra Musical Rehearsal 6pm-10pm
Wed. March 14 - FULL SYMPHONIC BAND REHEARSAL - 2:30-3:30
                              Pit Orchestra Musical Rehearsal - 6pm-10pm
Thu. March 15 - Pit Orchestra Musical Show #1 - 

Fri. March 16 - Pit Orchestra Musical Show #2 - 
Sat. March 17 - Pit Orchestra Musical Show #3
Sun. March 18 - Pit Orchestra Musical Show #4  
____
Mon. March 19 - FULL SYMPHONIC BAND REHEARSAL - 2:30-3:30
                               Winterguard Rehearsal - MAMS Aux Gym - 6-9pm
Tue. March 20 - MASD All-District Music Concert - Symphonic Band to perform
Thur. March 22
 - Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4pm - Band Room
Fri. March 23- Winterguard Rehearsal - MAMS Gym - 6:30-10pm
Sat. March 24 - Winterguard Show - Golden Triangles Show at East Allegheny H.S.
_____
Mon. March 26 - Winterguard Rehearsal - MAMS Aux Gym - 6-9pm
Tue. March 27 - Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4pm - Band Room
Thur. March 29 - Spring Break
Fri. March 30 - Spring Break
Sat. March 31 - Spring Break


Future Dates
April 15 - Band Spaghetti Dinner
May 7 - Small Ensemble Concert - 7pm (Jazz Bands & Percussion Ensembles)
May 14 - Band Concerts - 7pm - Concert & Symphonic Bands
May 20 - Instrumental Music Banquet
May 28 - Memorial Day Parade - Sewickley only AM
June 8 - MAHS Graduation - All Instrumentalists perform


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

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BANQUET RSVP BY TOMORROW

Jazz Band 2

Masterclass Symphonic & Concert Band at MAHS during school day with Dr. Weller

BANQUET RSVP BY TODAY

Jazz Band 1

FULL Symphonic Band Rehearsal

FULL Concert Band Rehearsal

Jazz Band 2

Symphonic Band Audition Music Available Today

Pgh Creators Project Wind Ensemble Concert (MAHS Auditorium)

Honors Orchestra Audition due TODAY by 2:15pm

Percussion Ensemble Concert

Jazz Band 1

Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal

FULL Concert Band Rehearsal

MAHS Choir Concert