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Virginia Trip Insurance Claims

Please read the UPDATED attachment if your student was participating in the Virginia Trip and your family bought the voluntary Trip Insurance.

Deadline to file a claim is Monday, April 20, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ April 13, 2020

Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ April 13, 2020

IMPORTANT REMINDERS – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Thursday, April 16 – Band Parents Meeting ONLINE 7PM

Due to the District closure all other events are postponed or cancelled, refer to the District Website for more information

APRIL PARENT MEETING
Please mark your calendar for April 16th.  We will be *voting on the new 2020/2021 Executive Board at the April meeting.  Please make every effort to attend online.
(*must be a member in good standing to be eligible to vote.  Ballots will be provided via email). 
Due to the current situation the regularly scheduled MABPO meeting will be held in an online forum this month.  Agenda and instructions will be emailed to the MABPO members along with the link.  If you have not been receiving regular newsletter emails and would like to have your email address added, please contact Sarah at communications@moonband.org.
The position of VP of Concessions still needs a nominee or two. 

MABPO BY-LAW CHANGE
The motion to amend the MABPO, Inc. By-Laws to add the position of Vice-President to the executive board was displayed on the website and emailed to the members after the February 20, 2020 regularly scheduled MABPO meeting .  A quorum was established at the March 26, 2020 Meeting and the vote was held.  The vote to amend the by-laws passed.  This by-law amendment is approved.  The new position of Vice-President is open for nominations and will be voted on at the regularly scheduled meeting on April 16, 2020.

SENIOR Parent and Guardians!
We are working on Memory Books for each of the Class of 2020 seniors.  Please gather 12-16 baby and childhood photos for inclusion.  More detailed instructions can be found HERE.  Deadline is Friday, April 17th!

SCHOLARSHIP
The Moon Area Band Parent Organization, Inc. is excited to announce its 14th Annual Instrumental Music Scholarship Awards. Packets were mailed out to Eligible Seniors on Friday April 3.  Eligible Seniors can also find information on how to apply on the band website.  Application packets are available HERE.
In light of the fact that we are under a stay-at-home order, please feel free to email the letter of recommendation form to the people from whom you are seeking a recommendation. They can fill it out, scan it, and then email it back to scholarship@moonband.org, or they can mail it
A digital copy of the letter of recommendation is on the moonband.org website  HERE. Any questions can be directed to the scholarship committee at scholarship@moonband.org.
Additionally, email submission of the scholarship application and essay is also acceptable.  The deadline is still April 22, 2020.If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at scholarship@moonband.org

FUNDRAISING
Please contact Georganna fundraising@moonband.org with any fundraising questions

HEINZ FIELD
Anyone interested in raising money for their Band student by working for Aramark at Heinz Field MUST let me know BY MAY 11TH. All paperwork will be sent out to you to be completed digitally. As of right now, the Kenny Chesney concert on May 30th is still scheduled to happen. The Rolling Stones Concert in June, however, has been cancelled. Concerts are usually good events to work because the payouts are higher and the workload tends to be lighter. This would be a great way to begin to pay for the upcoming Away Band Camp without having to spend any of your own money! Please email Heather Park at hburakow@yahoo.com to sign up or get more information..

PNC PARK
If you are interested in raising money for your Band student by working at PNC Park this upcoming 2020 baseball season, watch for Grand Slam Training coming soon!  This is a great opportunity to start filling those accounts in anticipation of next year’s trip or Band Camp. Most parents who participate pay nothing or very little for the Band Trips. If you have interest, please send an email to moonbandaramark@gmail.com, with your contact information.  Also, if you are a Veteran of PNC Park and plan to continue, please confirm with an email.

CONCESSIONS
We are still looking for at least two people to manage the concession stand next year.  If interested please contact Ginny Kotok or Heidi Anderson.concessions@moonband.org.

ALUMNI
Scrip ordering is still available.  Please mail payment to Moon Area Banda Alumni 4002 Turnwood Lane, Moon Township, PA 15108.  Giftcards will be mailed to you.
Click HERE for the 2020 Season Scrip Schedule.
For information on how to order Scrip, please click HERE.

STUDENT ACCOUNTS
Student accounts have been updated to reflect the Sarris and NewMe Pies fundraisers.  Thank you!​

APPAREL
Check out the available gear, click HERE.  There is a great assortment of items to show your Moon Area Band pride!   We have recently added some new stuff with the legacy logo.  Check it out!

COMMUNICATIONS
Moon Band Parent Organization has a private Facebook group where events are posted.  It is a closed group and you can request access to “Moon Area Band Parent Organization”.  You will be prompted to identify your moon band student and the year they graduate.

BAND DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS:  Mr. Nick Barthen
School Year Concerts and Performances -  With the closure of schools for the remainder of the academic year, the remaining performances and events are cancelled until June 6, 2020.   The Summer Marching Band schedule for the 2020/2021 season will be evaluated at a later date and changes released accordingly.  Please visit Skyward and www.moonband.org for all updated/changes information.

Mr. Barthen's "Official" Office Hours will be on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 10AM-11AM.  You can reach me by e-mail, then we can go from which format we can utilize.  I will be available via e-mail everyday, if you need something, please do not hesitate to contact.

On-Line Learning for Band - High School Elective time is on Wednesday's.  Please have your students check Skyward on Wednesday's for assignments.  These assignments will be due on Monday morning of each week at 8AM.

Virginia Band/Orchestra Spring Trip – Cancelled
Please refer to the letter posted on Skyward as well as moonband.org regarding trip cancellations and refund.

2020 Fall Band Competition Saturday Schedule
Saturday, September 19, 2020 - PIMBA Show at Burell H.S.
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - BOA Regional at Columbus, Ohio (Fortress Obetz) - ALL DAY! - THE S.A.T. NOT AVAILABLE THIS DATE - PLAN NOW!
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - PIMBA Competition at Norwin H.S.
Saturday, October 24, 2020 - PIMBA Championships at Gateway H.S.

2020 MAHS Marching Band Summer Rehearsal Schedule
Below is the Summer Rehearsal Schedule.  The entire Summer/Fall Rehearsal Schedule is available on Skyward or the Director's Tab of moonband.org. .
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MUSIC CAMPS - If you are in town, and not on vacation, you are expected to attend.
June 8, 9, 10                5:00PM – 9:00 PM                    Full Percussion, Winds, and Color Guard
 
WIND, PERCUSSION AND AUXILIARY PRE-CAMPS - If you are in town, and not on vacation, you are expected to attend.
July 21, 22, 23               8:00 AM – 3:00 PM                    Percussion Pre-Camp at MAHS
July 21, 22, 23               5:00 PM – 9:00 PM                    Wind Pre-Camp at MAHS
July 21, 22, 23               5:00 PM – 9:00 PM                    Color Guard Pre-Camp at MAHS
 
HOME BAND CAMP - Mandatory to be in the MAHS Marching Band
July 27 – July 31            8:00 AM – 3:00PM                    Home Full Band Camp at MAHS
July 27 – July 30             5:00 PM – 9:00PM                    Home Band Camp for Auxiliary Units
July 31                          8:00 AM – 3:00PM                    Home Band Camp for Auxiliary Units
 
BAND CAMP – Washington and Jefferson College  - Mandatory attendance to be in MAHS Marching Band
August 2 – August 7

The fee for this camp is around $375 for the week.  Students live on campus for the entire week.

SUMMER MARCHING BAND REHEARSAL SCHEDULE – ALL REHEARSALS ARE 5PM-9PM at MAHS
8/10 – P&A       8/17 – P&A                  
8/11 – W          8/18 – W                                 
8/13 – FULL      8/20 - FULL                  

- See KEY below for abbreviation meanings
 
SATURDAY, PRODUCTION REHEARSAL – Learn Drill, clinicians and drill writer in with MAHS Band. - ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED!!!!
Saturday, August 15 – 8AM – 4:00PM

Bands of America Ohio Regional  - Columbus - Saturday, October 3, 2020

The BOA Regional is the same date as the October SAT.  Please make arrangements to take either the August 29, December 5, or March  13 SAT TESTING.


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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 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 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

Scholarship Information Update

Moon Band Class of 2020,
 In light of the fact that we are under a stay-at-home order, please feel free to email the letter of recommendation form to the people from whom you are seeking a recommendation. They can fill it out, scan it, and then email it back to scholarship@moonband.org, or they can mail it.

A digital copy of the letter of recommendation is on the moonband.org website  HERE. Any questions can be directed to the scholarship committee at scholarship@moonband.org.

Additionally, email submission of the scholarship application and essay is also acceptable.  The deadline is still April 22, 2020.


Good luck!
Scholarship Committee

Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ April 6, 2020

Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ April 6, 2020

IMPORTANT REMINDERS – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Thursday, April 16 – Band Parents Meeting ONLINE 7PM

Due to the District closure all other events are postponed or cancelled, refer to the District Website for more information

MABPO BY-LAW CHANGE
The motion to amend the MABPO, Inc. By-Laws to add the position of Vice-President to the executive board was displayed on the website and emailed to the members after the February 20, 2020 regularly scheduled MABPO meeting .  A quorum was established at the March 26, 2020 Meeting and the vote was held.  The vote to amend the by-laws passed at the meeting.  This by-law amendment is approved.  The new position of Vice-President is open for nominations and will be voted on at the regularly scheduled meeting on April 16, 2020.

SENIOR Parent and Guardians!
We are working on Memory Books for each of the Class of 2020 seniors.  Please gather 12-16 baby and childhood photos for inclusion.  More detailed instructions can be found HERE.

SCHOLARSHIP
The Moon Area Band Parent Organization, Inc. is excited to announce its 14th Annual Instrumental Music Scholarship Awards. Packets were mailed out to Eligible Seniors on Friday April 3.  Eligible Seniors can also find information on how to apply on the band website. 
Application packets are available HERE.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at scholarship@moonband.org

FUNDRAISING
Congratulations to Heidi Anderson the Spring Fling Bountiful Basket raffle winner!

Please contact Georganna fundraising@moonband.org with any fundraising questions

HEINZ FIELD
Anyone interested in raising money for their Band student by working for Aramark at Heinz Field MUST let me know BY MAY 11TH. All paperwork will be sent out to you to be completed digitally. As of right now, the Kenny Chesney concert on May 30th is still scheduled to happen. The Rolling Stones Concert in June, however, has been cancelled. Concerts are usually good events to work because the payouts are higher and the workload tends to be lighter. This would be a great way to begin to pay for the upcoming Away Band Camp without having to spend any of your own money! Please email Heather Park at hburakow@yahoo.com to sign up or get more information..

PNC PARK
If you are interested in raising money for your Band student by working at PNC Park this upcoming 2020 baseball season, watch for Grand Slam Training coming soon!  This is a great opportunity to start filling those accounts in anticipation of next year’s trip or Band Camp. Most parents who participate pay nothing or very little for the Band Trips. If you have interest, please send an email to moonbandaramark@gmail.com, with your contact information.  Also, if you are a Veteran of PNC Park and plan to continue, please confirm with an email.

CONCESSIONS
We are still looking for at least two people to manage the concession stand next year.  If interested please contact Ginny Kotok or Heidi Anderson.concessions@moonband.org.

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE
Beginning in February, the Nominations Committee will be accepting nominations for the 2020/2021 Executive Board Committee.  If you are interested in running for a position in April, please send your name and desired position to  nominations@moonband.org  before the end of March.  The Nominations Committee will prepare a slate of candidates. The Executive Board Committee includes the following positions:

President
Treasurer
Secretary
VP of Communications
VP of Concessions
VP of Corporate Partnership
VP of Fundraising
VP of Publicity

APRIL PARENT MEETING
Please mark your calendar for April 16th.  We will be *voting on the new 2020/2021 Executive Board at the April meeting.  Please make every effort to attend online.
(*must be a member in good standing to be eligible to vote). 
The position of concessions still needs a nominee or two. 

ALUMNI
Scrip ordering is still available.  Please mail payment to Moon Area Band Alumni 4002 Turnwood Lane, Moon Township, PA 15108.  Giftcards will be mailed to you.
Click HERE for the 2020 Season Scrip Schedule.
For information on how to order Scrip, please click HERE.

STUDENT ACCOUNTS
Student accounts have been updated to reflect the Sarris and NewMe Pies fundraisers.  Thank you!​

APPAREL
Check out the available gear, click HERE.  There is a great assortment of items to show your Moon Area Band pride!   We have recently added some new stuff with the legacy logo.  Check it out!

COMMUNICATIONS
Moon Band Parent Organization has a private Facebook group where events are posted.  It is a closed group and you can request access to “Moon Area Band Parent Organization”.  You will be prompted to identify your moon band student and the year they graduate.

BAND DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS:  Mr. Nick Barthen
Mr. Barthen's "Official" Office Hours will be on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 10AM-11AM.  You can reach me by e-mail, then we can go from which format we can utilize.  I will be available via e-mail everyday, if you need something, please do not hesitate to contact.

On-Line Learning for Band - High School Elective time is on Wednesday's.  Please have your students check Skyward on Wednesday's for assignments.  These assignments will be due on Monday morning of each week at 8AM.

Virginia Band/Orchestra Spring Trip - Cancelled

Please refer to the letter posted on Skyward as well as moonband.org regarding trip cancellations and refund.

2020 Fall Band Competition Saturday Schedule
Saturday, September 19, 2020 - PIMBA Show at Burell H.S.
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - BOA Regional at Columbus, Ohio (Fortress Obetz) - ALL DAY! - THE S.A.T. NOT AVAILABLE THIS DATE - PLAN NOW!
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - PIMBA Competition at Norwin H.S.
Saturday, October 24, 2020 - PIMBA Championships at Gateway H.S.

2020 MAHS Marching Band Summer Rehearsal Schedule
Below is the Summer Rehearsal Schedule.  The entire Summer/Fall Rehearsal Schedule is available on Skyward or the Director's Tab of moonband.org. .
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MUSIC CAMPS - If you are in town, and not on vacation, you are expected to attend.
June 8, 9, 10                5:00PM – 9:00 PM                    Full Percussion, Winds, and Color Guard
 
WIND, PERCUSSION AND AUXILIARY PRE-CAMPS - If you are in town, and not on vacation, you are expected to attend.
July 21, 22, 23               8:00 AM – 3:00 PM                    Percussion Pre-Camp at MAHS
July 21, 22, 23               5:00 PM – 9:00 PM                    Wind Pre-Camp at MAHS
July 21, 22, 23               5:00 PM – 9:00 PM                    Color Guard Pre-Camp at MAHS
 
HOME BAND CAMP - Mandatory to be in the MAHS Marching Band
July 27 – July 31            8:00 AM – 3:00PM                    Home Full Band Camp at MAHS
July 27 – July 30             5:00 PM – 9:00PM                    Home Band Camp for Auxiliary Units
July 31                          8:00 AM – 3:00PM                    Home Band Camp for Auxiliary Units
 
BAND CAMP – Washington and Jefferson College  - Mandatory attendance to be in MAHS Marching Band
August 2 – August 7

The fee for this camp is around $375 for the week.  Students live on campus for the entire week.

SUMMER MARCHING BAND REHEARSAL SCHEDULE – ALL REHEARSALS ARE 5PM-9PM at MAHS
8/10 – P&A       8/17 – P&A                  
8/11 – W          8/18 – W                                 
8/13 – FULL      8/20 - FULL                  

- See KEY below for abbreviation meanings
 
SATURDAY, PRODUCTION REHEARSAL – Learn Drill, clinicians and drill writer in with MAHS Band. - ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED!!!!
Saturday, August 15 – 8AM – 4:00PM

Bands of America Ohio Regional  - Columbus - Saturday, October 3, 2020

The BOA Regional is the same date as the October SAT.  Please make arrangements to take either the August 29, December 5, or March  13 SAT TESTING.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES.
May 11 – Percussion Ensemble Concert
May 15 – Jazz Ensemble Concert
May 17 – Band Banquet
May 20 – Spring Band Concert
May 25 – Memorial Day Parades
Saturday, June 6 – Graduation Performances

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CLEARANCES 
 Printed copies of clearances can be either dropped in the band room box or mailed to:
MABPO, Inc.
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 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 ~ March 30, 2020

Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ March 30, 2020

IMPORTANT REMINDERS – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Thursday, April 16 – Band Parents Meeting ONLINE 7PM
April 23 – 26 – Virginia Trip - CANCELLED

Due to the District closure all other events are postponed or cancelled, refer to the District Website for more information

SENIOR Parent and Guardians!
We are working on Memory Books for each of the Class of 2020 seniors.  Please gather 12-16 baby and childhood photos for inclusion.  More detailed instructions can be found HERE.

FUNDRAISING
The Spring Fling Bountiful Basket raffle winner will be determined from the 7 pm, Pennsylvania Daily Number on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.  The winner will be notified by phone call.  Ticket stubs and payment must be received prior to 7 pm, March 31, to be eligible to win.

NewMe's Pies and Sarris Candy fundraiser pick-up is Thursday, April 2, starting at 4 pm, at 816 Balmoral Court, in Moon.  Please be prompt.  Pies arrive frozen and I have no way to store them.

Please contact Georganna fundraising@moonband.org with any questions

HEINZ FIELD
Anyone interested in raising money for their Band student by working for Aramark at Heinz Field MUST let me know BY MAY 11TH. All paperwork will be sent out to you to be completed digitally. As of right now, the Kenny Chesney concert on May 30th is still scheduled to happen. The Rolling Stones Concert in June, however, has been cancelled. Concerts are usually good events to work because the payouts are higher and the workload tends to be lighter. This would be a great way to begin to pay for the upcoming Away Band Camp without having to spend any of your own money! Please email Heather Park at hburakow@yahoo.com to sign up or get more information..

PNC PARK
If you are interested in raising money for your Band student by working at PNC Park this upcoming 2020 baseball season, watch for Grand Slam Training coming soon!  This is a great opportunity to start filling those accounts in anticipation of next year’s trip or Band Camp. Most parents who participate pay nothing or very little for the Band Trips. If you have interest, please send an email to moonbandaramark@gmail.com, with your contact information.  Also, if you are a Veteran of PNC Park and plan to continue, please confirm with an email.

CONCESSIONS
We are still looking for at least two people to manage the concession stand next year.  If interested please contact Ginny Kotok or Heidi Anderson.concessions@moonband.org.

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE
Beginning in February, the Nominations Committee will be accepting nominations for the 2020/2021 Executive Board Committee.  If you are interested in running for a position in April, please send your name and desired position to  nominations@moonband.org  before the end of March.  The Nominations Committee will prepare a slate of candidates. The Executive Board Committee includes the following positions:

President
Treasurer
Secretary
VP of Communications
VP of Concessions
VP of Corporate Partnership
VP of Fundraising
VP of Publicity

APRIL PARENT MEETING
Please mark your calendar for April 16th.  We will be *voting on the new 2020/2021 Executive Board at the April meeting.  Please make every effort to attend online.
(*must be a member in good standing to be eligible to vote). 
The position of concessions still needs a nominee or two. 

ALUMNI
Click HERE for the 2020 Season Scrip Schedule.
For information on how to order Scrip, please click HERE.

STUDENT ACCOUNTS
Student accounts have been updated to reflect the For the Love of Music 2 ticket money.  Thank you!​

APPAREL
Check out the available gear, click HERE.  There is a great assortment of items to show your Moon Area Band pride!   We have recently added some new stuff with the legacy logo.  Check it out!

COMMUNICATIONS
Moon Band Parent Organization has a private Facebook group where events are posted.  It is a closed group and you can request access to “Moon Area Band Parent Organization”.  You will be prompted to identify your moon band student and the year they graduate.

BAND DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS:  Mr. Nick Barthen
Mr. Barthen's "Official" Office Hours will be on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 10AM-11AM.  You can reach me by e-mail, then we can go from which format we can utilize.  I will be available via e-mail everyday, if you need something, please do not hesitate to contact.

On-Line Learning for Band - High School Elective time is on Wednesday's.  Please have your students check Skyward on Wednesday's for assignments.  These assignments will be due on Monday morning of each week at 8AM.

Virginia Band/Orchestra Spring Trip - Cancelled

Please refer to the letter posted on Skyward as well as moonband.org regarding trip cancellations and refund.

2020 Fall Band Competition Saturday Schedule
Saturday, September 19, 2020 - PIMBA Show at Burell H.S.
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - BOA Regional at Columbus, Ohio (Fortress Obetz) - ALL DAY! - THE S.A.T. NOT AVAILABLE THIS DATE - PLAN NOW!
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - PIMBA Competition at Norwin H.S.
Saturday, October 24, 2020 - PIMBA Championships at Gateway H.S.

2020 MAHS Marching Band Summer Rehearsal Schedule
Below is the Summer Rehearsal Schedule.  The entire Summer/Fall Rehearsal Schedule is available on Skyward or the Director's Tab of moonband.org. .
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MUSIC CAMPS - If you are in town, and not on vacation, you are expected to attend.
June 8, 9, 10                5:00PM – 9:00 PM                    Full Percussion, Winds, and Color Guard
 
WIND, PERCUSSION AND AUXILIARY PRE-CAMPS - If you are in town, and not on vacation, you are expected to attend.
July 21, 22, 23               8:00 AM – 3:00 PM                    Percussion Pre-Camp at MAHS
July 21, 22, 23               5:00 PM – 9:00 PM                    Wind Pre-Camp at MAHS
July 21, 22, 23               5:00 PM – 9:00 PM                    Color Guard Pre-Camp at MAHS
 
HOME BAND CAMP - Mandatory to be in the MAHS Marching Band
July 27 – July 31            8:00 AM – 3:00PM                    Home Full Band Camp at MAHS
July 27 – July 30             5:00 PM – 9:00PM                    Home Band Camp for Auxiliary Units
July 31                          8:00 AM – 3:00PM                    Home Band Camp for Auxiliary Units
 
BAND CAMP – Washington and Jefferson College  - Mandatory attendance to be in MAHS Marching Band
August 2 – August 7

The fee for this camp is around $375 for the week.  Students live on campus for the entire week.

SUMMER MARCHING BAND REHEARSAL SCHEDULE – ALL REHEARSALS ARE 5PM-9PM at MAHS
8/10 – P&A       8/17 – P&A                  
8/11 – W          8/18 – W                                 
8/13 – FULL      8/20 - FULL                  

- See KEY below for abbreviation meanings
 
SATURDAY, PRODUCTION REHEARSAL – Learn Drill, clinicians and drill writer in with MAHS Band. - ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED!!!!
Saturday, August 15 – 8AM – 4:00PM

Bands of America Ohio Regional  - Columbus - Saturday, October 3, 2020

The BOA Regional is the same date as the October SAT.  Please make arrangements to take either the August 29, December 5, or March  13 SAT TESTING.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Daily Events.
________________
March 30 – April 5 – ALL EVENTS/ACTIVITIES CANCELLED/POSTPONED
________________
April 5 – April 14 – ALL EVENTS/ACTIVITIES CANCELLED/POSTPONED
_______________
Thu. April 16 - Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4:00pm
_______________
Tue. April 21 - Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4:00pm
Thu. April 23 - Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4:00pm
_______________

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES.
May 11 – Percussion Ensemble Concert
May 15 – Jazz Ensemble Concert
May 17 – Band Banquet
May 20 – Spring Band Concert
May 25 – Memorial Day Parades
Saturday, June 6 – Graduation Performances

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CLEARANCES 
 Printed copies of clearances can be either dropped in the band room box or mailed to:
MABPO, Inc.
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 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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