IMPORTANT REMINDERS – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Monday, February 5 – Mandatory Florida Parent Meeting 7PM MAHS Auditorium
Wednesday, February 7 – FL Marching Band Rehearsal 6-9 PM MAHS
Saturday, February 10 – Winter Guard Competition at Norwin HS
Monday, February 12 – Florida Luggage Check-in
Tuesday, February 13 – FL Trip Depart MAHS – 6PM
Monday, February 19 – FL students arrive MAHS
The Chocolate Boutique delivery date will be Wednesday, February 7, from 4:00-5:30 PM in the high school cafeteria.
The Sarris Spring and Easter Candy Fundraiser begins on Tuesday, January 30, and runs until Thursday, February 22. Orders will be delivered on Tuesday, March 27. Just in time for Easter!
Catalogs and Order forms are available in the band room. Information sheets and order forms are available on the band website. Digital catalogs are available at HERE
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Our Spring NewMe's Pies: Order forms and information can be found in the band room or on-line. Orders will be due on Thursday, February 8. Delivery will be on Tuesday, March 27 - just in time for Easter!
Student accounts are current with all payments received by Thursday, January 18th. Aramark checks are included through the 12/31/17 game. The accounts also include credit earned if your student worked the pancake breakfast. The Joe Corbi fundraiser is also included. If you have a negative balance, that is what you owe. If your student is going on the Florida trip in February, or if you are chaperoning the Florida trip, that amount is due immediately. If you worked a Steeler game after 12/31/17, that amount will be credited to your student's account as soon as I receive the check from Aramark and can be used toward the Florida trip.
All money due must be turned in by February 5th or your student will not be going to Florida. Thank you.
Beginning in February, the Nominations Committee will be accepting nominations for the 2018/2019 Executive Board Committee. If you are interested in running for a position in April, please send your name and desired position to firstname.lastname@example.org before the March meeting. The Nominations Committee will prepare a slate of candidates. The Executive Board Committee includes the following positions:
VP of Communications
VP of Concessions
VP of Corporate Partnership
VP of Fundraising
VP of Publicity
The Nominations Committee should consist of 3-5 volunteers.
We are currently in need of a few more parents to assist on this committee. If you are interested, please contact Sherri @ email@example.com
Thanks to all the parents who have volunteered to assist with the Florida Trip departure. We are still in need of 5 parent volunteers from both BAND & ORCHESTRA to assist at the High School on February 12 & 13, prior to departure:
Monday, February 12, 2018
We still need 1 more Dad to check luggage on Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thanks to all the parents who have signed up so far!
Please contact Sherri at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
We still need 1 more parent to help check Carry-On luggage Tuesday evening from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. before departing.
Lastly for Tuesday, we still need 2-3 more Dads to load buses - outside (please dress for the elements!).
Please contact Sherri at email@example.com if you can help.
SENIOR MEMORY BOOKS
We will have a Senior Memory Book meeting on Tuesday, January 30, at 6:30 PM, at Georganna Palmer's house. Please come if you'd like to be involved in making the memory books or if you'd just like more information. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to RSVP.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Scrip gift card order for February has been canceled. The next order will be placed in March. Orders are due Friday, March 2nd for delivery at the Band Parent meeting on Thursday, March 8th.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-580-3147 with any questions. Job Shadowing will begin in the Summer of 2018.
BAND DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS: Mr. Nick Barthen
FINANCIAL UPDATE - Band Florida Performance Tour - 1/29/18
I have been informed by the MABPO Treasurer that there is over $2,532of outstanding student payments for the Florida Trip. PLEASE SUBMIT PAYMENTS ASAP!!! If there are financial issues that is delaying you in making the last payment, please contact Mrs. Vicki Hricz, MABPO Treasurer (email@example.com) to make arrangements. Students will not be permitted to board the bus without full payment or a payment plan signed and notarized.
MANDATORY FLORIDA PARENT MEETING - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018 - 7PMMAHS AUDITORIUM
The Florida Trip Meeting will be held on Monday, February 5 at 7PM in the H.S. Auditorium. Overview of policies, forms, and requirements will be discussed. A parent/legal guardian over the age of 21 must attend this meeting for the student who is traveling. Students may attend, but are not required. If there are questions, concerns, or date conflicts, please contact your ensemble teacher ASAP.
Florida Luggage Check-In - Monday, February 12 - SAVE THE DATE
To alleviate the hustle of departure on 2/13, we will handle luggage check-ins on Monday, February 12. Students specific time are listed below. These times will start at 6:00PM and run through 9PM. Someone who is related to the luggage must be present while the luggage is being inspected.
LAST NAMES THAT BEGIN WITH:
A - CONNORS – 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
COOPER – GUDURU – 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
HABERMAN - MANASTERSKI – 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
MARCAVAGE – PERRETT – 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
RANKIN - STERN – 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
TESSMER - ZILIONIS – 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm
TENTATIVE FLORIDA ITINERARY
BELOW IS A TENTATIVE FLORIDA TRIP ITINERARY
Please DO NOT make reservations based on this itinerary, it is subject to change. A final itinerary will be released on February 5 at the Florida Parent Trip Meeting.
Tuesday - February 13
Depart MAHS - 6PM
Wednesday, February 14
Visit Cocoa Beach
Thursday, February 15
Marching Band Performance in Magic Kingdom - 2:30PM
Friday, February 16
Orchestra Performance at Disney Springs - 12:15PM
All to Epcot
Saturday, February 17
Medieval Times Dinner
Sunday, February 18
Depart for MAHS - 7:00PM
Monday, February 19
Arrive at MAHS - 3:00PM
Marching Band/Symphonic Band Florida Rehearsal Schedule
- Wednesday, February 7 - Marching Band Members (only Traveling) - 6pm-9pm
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 - January - February
- FLORIDA MARCHING BAND MEMORIZATION TESTING THIS WEEK
Mon. Jan. 29 - Winter Guard Rehearsal - 6pm-9pm - MAMS Aux Gym
Tue. Jan. 30 - Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4pm
PIt Orchestra - Brass Sectional - 6pm-8:30pm
Wed. Jan. 31 - Pit Orchestra Woodwind/String Sectional - 6pm-8pm
Thu. Feb 1 - Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4pm
Fri. Feb 2 - Winter Guard Rehearsal - 6:30 - 10:00pm - MS Aux Gym
Mon. Feb. 5 - FLORIDA TRIP MEETING FOR PARENTS - 7PM - MAHS AUDITORIUM
- Winter Guard Rehearsal - 6pm-9pm - MAMS Aux Gym
Tue. Feb. 6 - Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4pm
- FULL Pit Orchestra Rehearsal - 6pm-8:30pm
Wed. Feb. 7 - Florida Marching Band Rehearsal - 6-9PM
Thu. Feb. 8 - Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal - 2:30-4pm
Fri. Feb. 9 - Winter Guard Rehearsal - 6:30-10:00PM - MAMS Aux Gym
Sat. Feb. 10 - Winter Guard Competition at Norwin H.S.
Mon. Feb. 12 - Florida Luggage Check - 6-9pm. See above for student assigned times.
Tue. Feb. 13 - Depart for Florida - Students arrive at 4PM. Carry-on and Medication check;
Feb. 13 - Feb. 19 - In Florida
Mon. Feb. 19 - Returning from Florida
Tue. Feb. 20 - Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4pm
Pit Orchestra Rehearsal - 6pm-9pm
Wed. Feb. 21 - Region Band at Plum H.S.
Thu. Feb. 22 - Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4pm
Pit Orchestra Rehearsal - FULL ENSEMBLE - 6-9pm
Fri. Feb. 23 - Winter Guard Rehearsal - MAMS Aux Gym - 6:30 - 10PM
Sat. Feb. 24 - Winter Guard Competition at Penn-Trafford H.S.
ORCHESTRA COMMENTS: Mrs. Martz
Rehearsals for students attending Disney Trip
-Jan 24 & 31 (2:30-3:45 PM in the HS Orchestra Room)
-Feb 7 & 12 (2:30 - 3:45 PM in the HS Orchestra Room)
MANDATORY FLORIDA PARENT MEETING - Monday, February 5, 2018 - 7PM MAHS Auditorium
The Florida Trip Meeting will be held Monday, February 5 at 7PM in the H.S. Auditorium. Overview of policies, forms, and requirements will be discussed. A parent/legal guardian over the age of 21 must attend this meeting for the student who is traveling. Students are encouraged to attend but are not required. If there are questions, concerns or date conflicts, please contact me ASAP. firstname.lastname@example.org
Printed copies of clearances can be either dropped in the band room box or mailed to:
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 email@example.com if you have any questions.