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Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ December 21, 2020

Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ December 21, 2020

IMPORTANT REMINDERS – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Tuesday, December 22 – Holiday Sing-Along 7PM – You Tube
Thursday, February 4th
– Band Concert 7PM

HAPPY HOLIDAYS
On behalf of the members of the executive board, we wanted to wish you and your families the happiest of holiday seasons. Though our time together this school year has been limited, we are hopeful that the new year brings more performance opportunities and activities for our kids and more opportunities to join together as a band family in 2021. May you all be blessed with a healthy and enjoyable break!

SAVE THE DATE – GOLF OUTING
The MABPO Golf Outing is currently being planned for May 15th, 2021. If you are interested in helping that day or to plan for the event, please let us know!

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP
New Exclusive Partnership opportunities have been created to give our sponsors more visibility within our community. Please take a moment to review the form HERE.

Also, if you work at any of these local businesses or could refer me to someone who is responsible for Community Outreach there, please email me at 
corporatepartnership@moonband.org:
FedEx
Michael Baker
Nova Chemicals
Calgon Carbon

For all other inquiries, the Corporate Sponsorship Form is available
HERE.

STUDENT ACCOUNTS
The Student Balances on the website
have been updated to reflect all of the recent fundraisers and are up to date as of 12/14/2020. Any questions, email Ralph at treasurer@moonband.org.

FUNDRAISING
Thank you to everyone who participated in and/or helped with fundraisers this fall.  Our next fundraiser will be Chocolate Boutique Valentine chocolates.  The flyer and information sheet will be available at the beginning of January.
 
AMAZON SMILE

Here is THE LINK that you can use to sign up on Amazon Smile.  It will lead you through the sign up process to sign up to help the band.  It's easy and it doesn't cost you anything.  Amazon donates money to us every time you buy something. Thank you. 

COLOR GUARD UNIFORMS

Since this is my last year, we are still in need of someone to handle the Color Guard uniforms. If interested, you can shadow me during Winter Guard season.  No experience necessary. Please contact me with any questions. Thank you, Kathy Hunter kathy.m.hunter@comcast.net 

PUBLICITY
If anyone is interested in helping to organize some outside PARENT activities-please reach out to Beckie
Publicity@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
MASD Music Department Sing-Along
The Moon Area Music Department is excited to announce a very special performance this holiday season. Please join us for a live broadcast of a holiday sing-along. This will be an opportunity for you to enjoy holiday music with your current and former music teachers, as well as some special guests!   Links to access the music can be found on your child's Teams Class Page.

Our performance will take place on the evening of Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 7pm. You can join the broadcast by clicking the link below. We hope you will join us on the 22nd for what will be a merry music-making memory for all! MASD Music Department.

Broadcast Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o57Brs5Fl48

Small Ensembles (Flute Choir, Brass Quintet, Saxophone Choir)
All Small Ensemble gigs are cancelled.


Winter Color Guard
All Winter Color Guard Rehearsals are cancelled until January 4.  We will resume our previously posted schedule starting January 6.

Winter Concerts 2020 Postponement
With the surge of COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County and the holidays quickly approaching, the MAHS December Winter Concerts and rehearsal have been postponed.

The MAHS Winter Band Concert will be tentatively held on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 7:00pm in the MAHS Auditorium.  Full group rehearsals for the concerts will be scheduled after winter break.
Upon our return from Winter Break, we will evaluate and continue to rehearse for a winter performance in order to showcase our student's hard work and dedication over the past four months.


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.

Weekly Band Schedule  
___________________
Tue. Dec. 22 - Holiday Sing-Along - 7pm – Youtube
___________________
Tue. Dec. 28 – January 1 - Winter Break
___________________
Wed. Jan. 6 - Winter Guard Rehearsal - 6pm-9pm - MS Main Gym
Fri. Jan. 8 - Winter Guard Rehearsal - 6:30-9:30pm - MS Main Gym

___________________
Jazz Ensemble Rehearsals will start the week of January 11

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Thu. February 4 - Band Concert – 7:00PM – MAHS Auditorium

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 ~ December 14, 2020

Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ December 14, 2020

IMPORTANT REMINDERS – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Thursday, February 4th – Band Concert 7PM

SAVE THE DATE – GOLF OUTING
As announced at last week's general membership meeting, the Moon Area Band Parents Organization is planning to host a golf outing this spring! The outing is being planned to be held at the Club at Shadow Lakes in Aliquippa, on Saturday, May 15th. More details to come about the outing and volunteer opportunities! 

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP
New Exclusive Partnership opportunities have been created to give our sponsors more visibility within our community. Please take a moment to review the form HERE.

Also, if you work at any of these local businesses or could refer me to someone who is responsible for Community Outreach there, please email me at corporatepartnership@moonband.org:
FedEx
Michael Baker
Nova Chemicals
Calgon Carbon

For all other inquiries, the Corporate Sponsorship Form is available HERE.

STUDENT ACCOUNTS
The Student Balances on the website
have been updated to reflect all of the recent fundraisers and are up to date as of 12/14/2020. Any questions, email Ralph at treasurer@moonband.org.

FUNDRAISING
Thank you to everyone who participated in and/or helped with fundraisers this fall.  Our next fundraiser will be Chocolate Boutique Valentine chocolates.  The flyer and information sheet will be available at the beginning of January.
 
AMAZON SMILE

Here is THE LINK that you can use to sign up on Amazon Smile.  It will lead you through the sign up process to sign up to help the band.  It's easy and it doesn't cost you anything.  Amazon donates money to us every time you buy something. Thank you. 

COLOR GUARD UNIFORMS

Since this is my last year, we are still in need of someone to handle the Color Guard uniforms. If interested, you can shadow me during Winter Guard season.  No experience necessary. Please contact me with any questions. Thank you, Kathy Hunter kathy.m.hunter@comcast.net 

PUBLICITY
If anyone is interested in helping to organize some outside PARENT activities-please reach out to Beckie
Publicity@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
Jazz Band Auditions - Due NOW
Audition material and directions can be found in the Class TEAMS page.

Small Ensembles (Flute Choir, Brass Quintet, Saxophone Choir)
All Small Ensemble gigs are cancelled.


NEW!- Ask your student about the Winter Music Project all the MAHS Instrumental classes are undertaking over the next two weeks.

Winter Concerts 2020 Postponement
With the surge of COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County and the holidays quickly approaching, the MAHS December Winter Concerts and rehearsal have been postponed.

The MAHS Winter Band Concert will be tentatively held on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 7:00pm in the MAHS Auditorium.  Full group rehearsals for the concerts will be scheduled after winter break.
Upon our return from Winter Break, we will evaluate and continue to rehearse for a winter performance in order to showcase our student's hard work and dedication over the past four months.


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.

Weekly Band Schedule  
___________________
Tue. Dec. 28 – January 1 - Winter Break
___________________
Wed. Jan. 6 - Winter Guard Rehearsal - 6pm-9pm - MS Main Gym
Fri. Jan. 8 - Winter Guard Rehearsal - 6:30-9:30pm - MS Main Gym

___________________
Jazz Ensemble Rehearsals will start the week of January 11

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Thu. February 4 - Band Concert – 7:00PM – MAHS Auditorium

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 ~ December 7, 2020

Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ December 7, 2020

IMPORTANT REMINDERS – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Thursday, December 10th – Band Parents Meeting
Saturday, December 12th - Small Ensemble Gig at Clinton Lights
Thursday, February 4th – Band Concert 7PM


MAHS Band Parent Organization December 2020 Regular Session Meeting
Dec 10, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting HERE
Meeting ID: 882 6630 9769
Passcode: 8mAGcz

Meeting ID: 882 6630 9769
Passcode: 440742
Find your local number HERE

FUNDRAISING
Moe’s taco kits pickup is tomorrow, December 8 at 5:00 PM at the high school parking lot near the stadium.  

The Sarris chocolates fundraiser delivery will be on Wednesday, December 9th from 4 to 5:30 at 816 Balmoral Court.  Please call 412-719-1443 when you arrive and someone will bring your order to your car.   

Thank you to everyone who participated in and/or helped with fundraisers this fall.  Our next fundraiser will be Chocolate Boutique Valentine chocolates.  The flyer and information sheet will be available at the beginning of January.

 
AMAZON SMILE

Here is THE LINK that you can use to sign up on Amazon Smile.  It will lead you through the sign up process to sign up to help the band.  It's easy and it doesn't cost you anything.  Amazon donates money to us every time you buy something. Thank you. 

COLOR GUARD UNIFORMS

Since this is my last year, we are still in need of someone to handle the Color Guard uniforms. If interested, you can shadow me during Winter Guard season.  No experience necessary. Please contact me with any questions. Thank you, Kathy Hunter kathy.m.hunter@comcast.net 

PUBLICITY
If anyone is interested in helping to organize some outside PARENT activities-please reach out to Beckie
Publicity@moonband.org

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
The Student Balances on the website have been updated and include the Candle sale proceeds.  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
Jazz Band Auditions - Due NOW
Audition material and directions can be found in the Class TEAMS page.

Small Ensembles (Flute Choir, Brass Quintet, Saxophone Choir)
Students participating in the Small Ensemble, please check the SMALL ENSEMBLE TEAMS page for a rehearsal questionnaire and update!


NEW!- Ask your student about the Winter Music Project all the MAHS Instrumental classes are undertaking over the next two weeks.

Winter Concerts 2020 Postponement
With the surge of COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County and the holidays quickly approaching, the MAHS December Winter Concerts and rehearsal have been postponed.

The MAHS Winter Band Concert will be tentatively held on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 7:00pm in the MAHS Auditorium.  Full group rehearsals for the concerts will be scheduled after winter break.
Upon our return from Winter Break, we will evaluate and continue to rehearse for a winter performance in order to showcase our student's hard work and dedication over the past four months.


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.

Weekly Band Schedule  
___________________
Mon. Dec. 7 - Winter Color Guard Rehearsal - 6-9pm - MS Main Gym – FLAGS ONLY
Fri. Dec. 11 - Winter Guard Rehearsal - 6:30-
9:30pm – WEAPONS ONLY
Sat. Dec. 12 - Small Ensemble Gig at Clinton Lights

___________________
Tue. Dec. 15 - Winter Color Guard Rehearsal - 6pm-9pm - MS Main Gym - FLAGS ONLY
Fri. Dec. 18 - Winter Color Guard Rehearsal - 6:30pm-9:30pm - WEAPONS ONLY

___________________
Tue. Dec. 22 - Winter Color Guard Rehearsal - 6-9pm - VIRTUAL FOR ALL
___________________

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Thu. February 4 - Band Concert – 7:00PM – MAHS Auditorium

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 ~ November 30, 2020

Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ November 30, 2020

IMPORTANT REMINDERS – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Thursday, December 3rd - Jazz Ensemble Auditions Due
Saturday, December 5th - Small Ensemble Gig at Moon Park 5PM – 8PM
Thursday, December 10th – Concert Band Rehearsal
Thursday, December 10th – Symphonic Band Rehearsal

Thursday, December 10th – Band Parents Meeting
Saturday, December 12th - Small Ensemble Gig at Clinton Lights
Monday, December 14th – Concert Band Rehearsal
Tuesday, December 15th – Symphonic Band Rehearsal

Tuesday, December 22nd  - Winter Band Concert 7PM

FUNDRAISING
Pick-up of all poinsettia orders will take place on December 4th from 5-7 pm at Moon Area High School. (Any poinsettias not picked up during this time will be donated.)

Moe’s taco kits can be ordered now, until December 6.  Pick up will be December 8 at 5:00 at the high school parking lot near the stadium.  ORDER HERE.   Be sure to share the link for this fundraiser!

AMAZON SMILE

Here is
THE LINK that you can use to sign up on Amazon Smile.  It will lead you through the sign up process to sign up to help the band.  It's easy and it doesn't cost you anything.  Amazon donates money to us every time you buy something. Thank you. 

PUBLICITY
If anyone is interested in helping to organize some outside PARENT activities-please reach out to Beckie Publicity@moonband.org

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
The Student Balances on the website have been updated as of today and include the Candle sale proceeds.  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
Jazz Band Auditions - Due Thursday, December 3
Audition material and directions can be found in the Class TEAMS page.

Small Ensembles (Flute Choir, Brass Quintet, Saxophone Choir)
Students participating in the Small Ensemble, please check the SMALL ENSEMBLE TEAMS page for a rehearsal questionnaire and update!

Winter Concerts 2020
We will be holding a Winter Concert in some fashion either on the previously scheduled date (12/22) or sometime in January.  I will distribute the information as soon as it is known.  At the present time, we are going to proceed as previously scheduled.

The Concert Date as of this newsletter is Tuesday, December 22 at 7:00pm.

We will rehearse twice to put the percussion and other ensembles together. 

WINTER CONCERT REHEARSALS AND CONCERT 
CONCERT BAND – Periods 1, 4A, 5A - INCLUDING PERCUSSIONISTS WHO PERFORM WITH CONCERT BAND 
Rehearsal #1 – Thursday, December 10 – 2:30-4:00pm 
Rehearsal #2 – Monday, December 14 – 2:30-4:00pm 
Concert – Tuesday, December 22 – 7:00pm 
SYMPHONIC BAND – Period 6 - INCLUDING PERCUSSIONISTS WHO PERFORM WITH SYMPHONIC BAND 
     - Rehearsal #1 – Thursday, December 10 – 6:00-8:30pm 
     - Rehearsal #2 – Tuesday, December 15 – 2:30–4:00pm 
     - Concert – Tuesday, December 22 – 7:00pm 

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.

Weekly Band Schedule  
___________________
Mon. Nov. 30 - No Classes
Thu. Dec. 3 - Jazz Ensemble Auditions DUE via Flip Grid

                     Tux & Gown Try-on & Pick-up - 6:30pm
Fri. Dec. 4 - Winter Guard Rehearsal - 6:30pm-10pm - VIRTUAL FOR ALL
Sat. Dec. 5 - Small Ensemble Gig at Moon Township Light Up Night; Moon Park
– 5PM – 8PM
___________________
Mon. Dec. 7 - Winter Color Guard Rehearsal - 6-9pm - MS Main Gym – FLAGS ONLY
Thu. Dec. 10 - Concert Band Rehearsal for Concert - 2:30 - 4:00
                        Symphonic Band Rehearsal - 6-8:30pm
Fri. Dec. 11 - Winter Guard Rehearsal - 6:30-
9:30pm – WEAPONS ONLY
Sat. Dec. 12 - Small Ensemble Gig at Clinton Lights

___________________
Mon. Dec. 14 - Concert Band Rehearsal - 2:30-4:00pm
Tue. Dec. 15 - Symphonic Band Rehearsal - 2:30-4:00pm
                        Winter Color Guard Rehearsal - 6pm-9pm - MS Main Gym - FLAGS ONLY
Fri. Dec. 18 - Winter Color Guard Rehearsal - 6:30pm-9:30pm - WEAPONS ONLY

___________________
Tue. Dec. 22 - Band Concert - 7:00pm - MAHS Auditorium;  No Audience in Auditorium, Livestream
                        Winter Color Guard Rehearsal - 6-9pm - VIRTUAL FOR ALL

___________________

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Thu. December 10 - Concert Band Rehearsal for Concert - 2:30 - 4:00pm
Thu. December 10 - Symphonic Band Rehearsal for Concert - 6pm-8:30pm

Sat. December 12 - Small Ensemble Gig at Clinton Lights

Mon. December 14 - Concert Band Rehearsal for Concert - 2:30 - 4:00pm

Tue. December 15 - Symphonic Band Rehearsal for Concert - 2:30 - 4:00pm
Tue. December 22 - Winter Band Concert

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 ~ November 23, 2020

Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ November 23, 2020

IMPORTANT REMINDERS – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Monday, November 23rd - Flute, Brass, Sax Choir Rehearsals - 2:30-4pm
Wednesday, December 2nd - Flute, Brass, Sax Choir Rehearsals - 2:30-4pm
Thursday, December 3rd - Jazz Ensemble Auditions Due
Saturday, December 5th - Small Ensemble Gig at Moon Park
Thursday, December 10th – Concert Band Rehearsal
Thursday, December 10th – Symphonic Band Rehearsal

Thursday, December 10th – Band Parents Meeting
Saturday, December 12th - Small Ensemble Gig at Clinton Lights
Monday, December 14th – Concert Band Rehearsal
Tuesday, December 15th – Symphonic Band Rehearsal
Sunday, December 20th – 10th Annual Cookie Walk  

Tuesday, December 22nd  - Winter Band Concert 7PM

FUNDRAISING
Pick-up of all poinsettia orders will take place on December 4th from 5-7 pm at Moon Area High School. (Any poinsettias not picked up during this time will be donated.)

Moe’s taco kits can be ordered now, until December 6.  Pick up will be December 8 at 5:00 at the high school parking lot near the stadium.  ORDER HERE.   Be sure to share the link for this fundraiser!

Sadly, due to covid, the 10th Annual Cookie Walk has  been canceled.

PUBLICITY
If anyone is interested in helping to organize some outside PARENT activities-please reach out to Beckie
Publicity@moonband.org

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
The Student Balances on the website have been updated as of today and include the Candle sale proceeds.  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. 
 

WINTER CONCERT REHEARSALS AND CONCERT 
CONCERT BAND – Periods 1, 4A, 5A - INCLUDING PERCUSSIONISTS WHO PERFORM WITH CONCERT BAND 
Rehearsal #1 – Thursday, December 10 – 2:30-4:00pm 
Rehearsal #2 – Monday, December 14 – 2:30-4:00pm 
Concert – Tuesday, December 22 – 7:00pm 
SYMPHONIC BAND – Period 6 - INCLUDING PERCUSSIONISTS WHO PERFORM WITH SYMPHONIC BAND 
     - Rehearsal #1 – Thursday, December 10 – 6:00-8:30pm 
     - Rehearsal #2 – Tuesday, December 15 – 2:30–4:00pm 
     - Concert – Tuesday, December 22 – 7:00pm 

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.

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

Weekly Band Schedule  
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Mon. Nov. 23 - Small Ensemble Rehearsals - 2:30 - 4:00 (Brass, Flute, Sax Choirs)
                           Jazz Ensemble Audition Material Distributed
Tue. Nov. 24 - Winter Guard Rehearsal - 6-9pm – VIRTUAL FOR ALL
Thu. Nov. 26 - Happy Thanksgiving
Fri. Nov. 27 - No School

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Mon. Nov. 30 - No Classes
Wed. Dec. 2 - Small Ensemble Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4:00 – MAHS
Thu. Dec. 3 - Jazz Ensemble Auditions DUE via Flip Grid
Fri. Dec. 4 - Winter Guard Rehearsal - 6:30pm-10pm - VIRTUAL FOR ALL
Sat. Dec. 5 - Small Ensemble Gig at Moon Township Light Up Night; Moon Park

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Mon. Dec. 7 - Winter Color Guard Rehearsal - 6-9pm - MS Main Gym – FLAGS ONLY
Thu. Dec. 10 - Concert Band Rehearsal for Concert - 2:30 - 4:00
                        Symphonic Band Rehearsal - 6-8:30pm
Fri. Dec. 11 - Winter Guard Rehearsal - 6:30-10pm – WEAPONS ONLY
Sat. Dec. 12 - Small Ensemble Gig at Clinton Lights

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Mon. Dec. 14 - Concert Band Rehearsal - 2:30-4:00pm
Tue. Dec. 15 - Symphonic Band Rehearsal - 2:30-4:00pm
                        Winter Color Guard Rehearsal - 6pm-9pm - MS Main Gym - FLAGS ONLY
Fri. Dec. 18 - Winter Color Guard Rehearsal - 6:30pm-9:30pm - WEAPONS ONLY

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Tue. Dec. 22 - Band Concert - 7:00pm - MAHS Auditorium;  No Audience in Auditorium, Livestream
                        Winter Color Guard Rehearsal - 6-9pm - VIRTUAL FOR ALL

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IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Thu. December 10 - Concert Band Rehearsal for Concert - 2:30 - 4:00pm
Thu. December 10 - Symphonic Band Rehearsal for Concert - 6pm-8:30pm

Sat. December 12 - Small Ensemble Gig at Clinton Lights

Mon. December 14 - Concert Band Rehearsal for Concert - 2:30 - 4:00pm

Tue. December 15 - Symphonic Band Rehearsal for Concert - 2:30 - 4:00pm
Tue. December 22 - Winter Band Concert

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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.

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Questions, comments or suggestions contact communications@moonband.org

 

Upcoming Events

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Winter Color Guard Rehearsal

Orchestra Concert

Jazz Band #2 Rehearsal

Winter Color Guard Show Uniform Fitting at High School

Jazz Band #1 Rehearsal

Concert Band Rehearsal

Symphonic Band Rehearsal

Winter Color Guard Rehearsal

Band concert

Winter Color Guard Rehearsal

Jazz Band #1 Rehearsal