IMPORTANT REMINDERS – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Tuesday, August 14 - Band Picture Day
Thursday, Aug 16 – Band Parent Meeting 7PM
Saturday, August 18 - PRODUCTION REHEARSAL – MANDATORY ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED
Wednesday, Aug 22 – MASD Teacher In-Service Band Performance 8:15 AM
Thursday, August 23 - Full Marching Band Rehearsal 5 PM – 9PM
Thursday, August 23 – Symphonic Band Fittings 4PM – 6PM
Friday, August 24 – Football vs. Montour (H)
Saturday, August 25 – Aux Car Wash – Clearview FCU
Friday, August 31 – Football vs. Mars (A)
Friday, Sept. 7 – Football vs. Pine Richland (H)
MARK YOUR CALENDAR – THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 - PARENT MEETING
There is a Parent Meeting scheduled in the High Band Room on Thursday, August 16th at 7:00 p.m. Also, be on the lookout for a new sign-up genius requesting specific snacks for our kids to have for football games and competitions.
CONCESSIONS - Help Needed
Saturday, August 18:
We need your help for lunch on Saturday, August 18! We will be feeding the band and staff lunch. Please take a look at the LINK to see how you can help. Thank you!!
The Band Stand needs your help to make it run smoothly! We are asking each family to volunteer to work at least one home football game this season. You are welcome to work more if you choose. There are many jobs that need to be filled. Remember... it's always warm and dry in the Band Stand! Sign up HERE.
We are asking for parent volunteers to help set up the Band Stand the night before the Friday night home games. This includes things such as putting ice in coolers, preparing the drink bins, and removing equipment and supplies from the storage shed to the Band Stand and setting it up. Sign up HERE
Our kick-off fundraiser will be the sale of raffle tickets. Winners will be based on the 7 PM, 3-digit PA Daily Number each evening during the month of September. Tickets and information sheets were distributed at the band parent meeting on Monday, July 23 or mailed directly to you if you were not able to attend. Students will receive 85% of the profit into their band accounts per each individual ticket sold. A summary of the fall and winter fundraisers will also be included in this packet. Ticket stubs and payment will be due on August 30, in order for the tickets to be valid for the daily drawings. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
HEINZ FIELD/PNC PARK
Fundraising through Heinz Field and PNC Park Concessions is a great way to earn money to pay for all of your child’s future band expenses. Many parents who participate pay nothing out of pocket for Away Band Camp, Disney Trips, and uniform needs. The next event to work at Heinz Field will be a Steelers pre-season game on August 25th with a 12:30 report time. All necessary training can be done from home! There is also one more Grand Slam Training to work at PNC Park on August 29th at 5:00. Please contact Heather Park at email@example.com to get started.
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 Andrea directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUXILIARY CAR WASH
It's that time of year again when the Color Guard will be holding their summer car washes! Please come out and support your Moon Color Guard by getting your cars, pick-up trucks, and SUV's washed. We have one remaining car wash scheduled for the summer of 2018, so please mark your calendar:
Saturday, August 25th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Clearview Federal Credit Union, 8805 University Blvd., Moon Twp.
Symphonic Band Fittings are on Thursday, August 23rd 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.
Information is available HERE.
Student accounts are current through the July 11th Aramark game. The cost of band camp is also included. Therefore, if you have a zero balance, your student's account is paid in full. Thank you.
Scrip gift card orders will be delivered at the Band Parent meeting on Thursday, August 16th.
Click HERE for the schedule for monthly order and delivery dates.
Contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
BAND DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS: Mr. Nick Barthen
Marching Band Pictures – Tuesday, August 14, 2018 – 8AM – 12PM
The official marching band picture day has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 14 beginning at 8AM at the High School. Groups to be photographed will included, classes (freshman, sophomores, etc.) sections, and large group. Pictures can be purchases, additional information will be distributed in the summer. Students should make every effort to be in attendance for pictures. Complete times and order forms were handed out at the Thursday, 8/9 rehearsal.
Production Rehearsal with Austin Greene - Visual Designer - Saturday, August 18 - 8AM-4PM
We will be holding a Production rehearsal with our Visual Designer, Austin Green from Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday, August 18 from 8AM-4PM at the High School. Students will be learning the pre-show, and other changes to the Ballad and Opener Drill. MABPO will be serving lunch on campus. Parents are invited to attend the last hour of the afternoon rehearsal in the stadium. This rehearsal is crucial to our fall success and is MANDATORY!
Wind Music Memorization Schedule.
Wind and percussion musicians must memorize all marching band music. This includes 3 selections for pre-game (Alma Mater, Star Spangled Banner, MAHS Fight Song), Football Halftime Show (Anyway You Want It, Africa, Final Countdown), and all 3 movements of the competitions show. Memorization tests will be done in groups of 8-10 instruments after school during the week of September 3 and finish September 12. This playing test is a weighted class grade on the first nine-weeks report cards. The schedule will be distributed at the conclusion on the August 14 rehearsal. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD BEGINS TO MEMORIZE THEIR MUSIC NOW!
August 22 – MASD Teacher In-Service Band Performance
We have been asked to perform at the Opening Teacher In-Service Ceremonies for the school year on Wednesday, August 22 at 8:45AM. Report time will be 8:15AM and students will be done promptly at 9AM. I understand this is last minute, but we would like all to attend who are in town and available. Dress for this performance will be RED Moon Area Shirts and dark shorts, tennis shoes, etc. Students will report to the high school band room, warm-up outside of the Natatorium Entrance, then process into the Auditorium to perform, then process out. Pit and Color Guard will be on the stage performing while the winds and battery will be in the aisles. Please make every effort for student participation. ITINERARY
MOONBAND.ORG WEB-SITE STUDENT ACCESS
Distribution of access codes to the secure portion of www.moonband.org on Monday, 6/18. There are various secure folders with information located under the documents section. Music and information will begin to appear on the www.moonband.org web-site. You must login, (similar to log-in for student account balances), after successful log-in, go to the top right of the page and select Member. On the next page select Student underneath the list of folders. A page will open up containing folders of all of the music, which was posted. Open the folders and select your part to print. Check back frequently, music will be uploaded once it has been completed. If there are questions regarding parts, wind players e-mail Mr. Barthen at firstname.lastname@example.org, and percussion players e-mail Mr. Fear at email@example.com. PRACTICE YOUR MUSIC!
UPDATE - JULY 9 - Updated Movement 1 parts were uploaded to the web-site for ALL SECTIONS Monday (7.9) PRACTICE YOUR MUSIC!!
UPDATE - JULY 16 - Movement 2 parts were uploaded to the web-site Monday (7.16) as well as for ALL instruments. PRACTICE YOUR MUSIC!!
UPDATE - AUGUST 6 - Movement 3 WIND parts will be uploaded to the site Monday 8.6. - PRACTICE YOUR MUSIC
Bands of America Regional at The Pro-Football Hall of Fame Stadium –October 13, 2018 - IMPORTANT
The MAHS Marching Band will be defending its 2016 and 2017 AA title at the BOA Regional held at Canton, Ohio Pro-Football Hall of Fame Stadium. (Yes, this is the same stadium where the Hall of Fame game is played, Chicago vs Baltimore on 8/2 this year).
As of now, we are slated to perform between 2PM-4PM. Times will be solidified in late August. Students will be reporting to the H.S. around 9AM, departing on three motor coaches, arriving, warming-up, performance in the preliminary competition, and either watching the finals performance, or performing in the finals performance, which begins around 7:00pm. Logistics are being worked out now, this will be an extremely long day for all involved, please plan accordingly.
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 -
Mon. Aug. 13 – Perc & CG Rehearsal – 5PM-9PM – MAHS - Learn Ballad Drill
Tue. Aug. 14 – BAND PICTURE DAY – 8AM-12PM – MAHS
Wind Rehearsal – 5PM-9PM – MAHS - Learn Ballad Drill
Thu. Aug. 16 – Full Band Rehearsal – 5PM-9PM – MAHS - Learn and Ensemble Ballad Drill
Sat. Aug. 18 - Production Rehearsal with Drill Designer – 8AM-4PM – MAHS – Lunch Provided; 1-4 in stadium
Mon. Aug. 20 - Perc & CG Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM – MAHS
Tue. Aug 21 - Wind Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM – MAHS
Wed. Aug 22 – MASD Teacher In-Service Band Performance 8:15 AM
Thu. Aug 23 - Full Band Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM
Fri. Aug 24 - Football vs. Montour - Home - Report time 5:30PM - Kick-off - 7PM
Sat. Aug 25 – Auxiliary Car Wash 9 AM
Mon. Aug. 27 - Perc. & CG Rehearsal - 6PM-9PM – MAHS
Tue. Aug. 28 - Wind Rehearsal - 6PM-9PM – MAHS
Thu. Aug. 30 - Full Band Rehearsal - 6PM-9PM – MAHS
Fri. Aug 31 - Football at Mars H.S. - 7PM Kick-off
August 14 Band Picture Day
August 18 PRODUCTION REHEARSAL – MANDATORY ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED
August 23 Full Marching Band Rehearsal 5 PM – 9PM
August 24 Football Game vs. Montour - Home - Kick-off 7PM - 5:30PM Report time
August 25 Color Guard Car Wash at Clearview FCU -
August 28 First Day of School
August 31 Football Game at Mars - Kick-off - 7PM
Printed copies of clearances can be either dropped in the band room box or mailed to:
c/o Shea Corsetti
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.