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Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ April 24, 2017

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ April 24, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Banquet RSVP due this Friday, April 28th
Next Parent Meeting is Thursday, May 11th
Instrumental Music Banquet is Sunday, May 21st


Spaghetti Dinner
A big "Thank You" to the parents and students who cooked, helped set up, helped serve, supervised students, baked, donated a basket, donated money, sold tickets, and/or helped with clean up at the annual spaghetti dinner. We received many compliments from guests who noted that our student servers were very polite and nice. As always, we couldn't have a successful event without you! 

Fundraising

Our final fundraiser of the school year begins on Tuesday, April 25th. The hoagie and pepperoni roll sale runs from April 25th to May 11th. The delivery date will be on May 24th. Hoagie fundraiser information is available by clicking HERE and is also available in the classroom on Tuesday.

2017 Instrumental Music Banquet

Instrumental Music Banquet invitations were mailed home last weekend. Please be mindful of the response date of this Friday, April 28th, and return your portion of the invitation and payment as soon as possible. Responses may be placed in the classroom mailbox. The mailbox will be emptied after school on Friday. Thank you so much!

Scholarships
Thanks to all seniors who submitted scholarship applications and essays.  Scholarship winners will be announced at the banquet.  Good luck, seniors!

MABPO Executive Board Elections
Elections took place at the last MABPO Meeting on Thursday, April 20th.  Congratulations to our 2017/2018 MABPO Executive Board:

President - Sherri Von Stein
Secretary - Laura Wall
Treasurer - Vicki Hricz
VP Communications - Sarah Schmitz
VP Concessions - Kathy Keppel
VP Corporate Partnership – Mike Connors
VP Fundraising - Georganna Palmer
VP Publicity - Grace Cap


Help Needed ~ Upcoming Concerts
Parent volunteers are needed to accept donations at the door for the following concerts:

Small Ensemble Concert, Monday, May 1st (3 volunteers). Thank you to Camille Connors, Vicki Hricz, and Andrea Ward for raising your hand to volunteer at this concert.

Symphonic Band & Concert Band Spring Concert, Monday, May 8th (6 volunteers) - Please contact Sherri at president@moonband.org if you are able to volunteer from 6:00PM-7:00PM. 

Orchestra Concert, Thursday, May 18th (4 volunteers) - Please contact Sherri at president@moonband.org if you are able to volunteer from 6:00PM-7:00PM.

Upcoming Events at Heinz Field
Aramark will be offering another RAMP training at Heinz on Tuesday, May 2nd. The class will begin at 5:30PM the gate for the class will close at 5:20PM. Aramark is moving away from TEAM training and will begin using RAMP training. RAMP is done through the LCB so an agent will come to Heinz Field to conduct the training session. These sessions last approximately 3 hours.  You can complete the class online at: https://rserving.com/web/pscc_state.php?siteid=251&flag=bartender%20license&statecode=PA . The fee to complete the class online is $10. For those who have a current team training, that will be valid until their training expires. Once their training expires, they will need to get RAMP trained. (Example: if someone’s TEAM training is valid until 2019, they will not be required to take RAMP until 2019). Anyone who’s TEAM training is expiring this year will be required to take RAMP. Any new volunteer will also be required to take RAMP in order to volunteer. The class will fill up on a “first come, first serve” basis and we are limited to 50 people per class per the LCB. Please send me your names as you receive them and I will place them into the class.  **The only summer event this year will be the U2 concert on June 7th. ServSafe will not be mandatory for the summer concert- only a valid TEAM or RAMP training.

Alumni News
Scrip gift card orders can be order now and will be delivered at the Band Parent Meeting on Thursday, May 11th.  Click HERE to access Scrip order form. Contact Cindy if you have questions at alumni@moonband.org or text her at 724-494-4038. Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moonbandanas

Band Director’s Comments, Mr. Nick Barthen
Dress rehearsals for the spring concerts have been scheduled with the following ensembles:
Concert Band and Percussionists who perform with Concert Band
Rehearsal #1 - Thursday, April 27 - 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Rehearsal #2 - Wednesday, May 3 - 2:30 - 4:30PM
Concert - Monday, May 8 - 7PM

Symphonic Band and Percussionists who perform with Symphonic Band
Rehearsal #1 - May 2 - 6PM-8PM

Sunday, June 4 - Concert in the Park - Moon Township Park Amphitheater
On Sunday, June 4, the MAHS Music Department will be hosting their Concert in the Park.  The Concert will begin at 5:30PM with the Symphonic Band and Choirs performing.  More information will be distributed as we get closer to the date.
Important Dates
Tues. April 25        Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal 2:30-4PM
Wed. April 26        Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal 2:30 – 4PM
Thurs. April 27      Concert Band Rehearsal w/Percussionists 2:30-4PM
Sun. April 30        
 Symphonic Band Rehearsal – 2:00 – 4:30PM
Mon. May 1 -         Small Ensemble Concert – 7PM Jazz 2 & Percussion Ensemble to perform
Tues. May 2           Symphonic Band Dress Rehearsal – 6-8:00PM
Wed. May 3           Concert Band Rehearsal with Percussionists – 2:30 – 4:30PM
Mon. May 8 –       Spring Band Concert - Symphonic Band & Concert Band - 7PM
Sun, May 21 -       Band Banquet at the Fez in Hopewell Township
Sun. June 4           Concert in the Park – Symphonic Band to Perform – 5:30PM
Fri. June 9 -          Graduation - All Instrumental Students Perform - 6PM
Tues June 13        Voluntary Fun Trip to Cedar Point

2017 Fall Saturday Schedule
Wed. August 9           Kennywood Parade
Sat. September 16     BOA at Canton Hall of Fame Stadium
Sat. September 23     Moon Area H.S. PIMBA Show
Sat. October 14          PIMBA Show at Deer Lakes H.S.
Sat. October 21          PIMBA Championship at Gateway H.S.


Check out Moon Band on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/moonareabands

Questions, comments or suggestions contact communications@moonband.org

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter - April 17, 2017

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter - April 17, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Spaghetti Dinner PRE-SALE tickets - All pre-sale ticket money due this Friday, April 21st
Next Parent Meeting - April 20th (Executive Board Elections) please attend this important meeting

Spaghetti Dinner - Sunday, April 23rd
The Spaghetti Dinner is less than 1 week away, and we need your help! Please click HERE to donate items and to help with the dinner. Drop off donations at the High School Cafeteria on Saturday, April 22nd, from 3:00PM-5:00PM.
Sign-Ups To Date
Saturday Set-Up Crew:  Have 3 volunteers, need 1 more
Sunday Set-Up Crew:  Have 3, need 5
Sunday Cooking Crew:  Have 2, need 8 (we need more cooks!!!)
Sunday Clean-Up:  Have 0, need 10
Dessert Area Supervisors:  Have 0, need 2
Half & Half:  Have 1, need 1
Lemonade Mix:  Have 2, need 1
Variety of Desserts:  Have 23, Need 35 (dessert items can be store bought)


Publicity Flyer - click HERE to print off and advertise our dinner at your place of business, church, and in our community
Make $ for your Student Account - Your student will earn $2 per pre-sale ticket - all pre-sale ticket money must be turned in by Friday, April 21st to receive credit - see instruction sheet mailed with tickets for details.

Sign-Up Sheets for students to work shifts at the dinner have been posted in the Band/Orchestra classroom. Please encourage your student to sign up to work a shift when they are not performing in an ensemble.  If you have any questions, please contact Georganna@fundraising@moonband.org

Nominations Committee
Final slate of candidates was submitted at the March 16th meeting:
President - Sherri Von Stein
Secretary - Laura Wall
Treasurer - Vicki Hricz
VP Communications - Sarah Schmitz
VP Concessions - Kathy Keppel
VP Corporate Partnership – Mike Connors
VP Fundraising - Georganna Palmer
VP Publicity - Grace Cap


Scholarship Application for Seniors of Band & Orchestra
Essays must be postmarked by TODAY, Monday, April 17, 2017 to be considered for submission.

Upcoming Events at Heinz Field
Aramark will be offering another RAMP training at Heinz on Tuesday, May 2nd. The class will begin at 5:30PM the gate for the class will close at 5:20PM. Aramark is moving away from TEAM training and will begin using RAMP training. RAMP is done through the LCB so an agent will come to Heinz Field to conduct the training session. These sessions last approximately 3 hours.  You can complete the class online at: https://rserving.com/web/pscc_state.php?siteid=251&flag=bartender%20license&statecode=PA . The fee to complete the class online is $10.
For those who have a current team training, that will be valid until their training expires. Once their training expires, they will need to get RAMP trained. (Example: if someone’s TEAM training is valid until 2019, they will not be required to take RAMP until 2019). Anyone who’s TEAM training is expiring this year will be required to take RAMP. Any new volunteer will also be required to take RAMP in order to volunteer. The class will fill up on a “first come, first serve” basis and we are limited to 50 people per class per the LCB. Please send me your names as you receive them and I will place them into the class.

 **The only summer event this year will be the U2 concert on June 7th. ServSafe will not be mandatory for the summer concert- only a valid TEAM or RAMP training.

Alumni News
Scrip gift card orders will be delivered at the Band Parent Meeting on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Click HERE to access Scrip order form. Contact Cindy if you have questions at alumni@moonband.org or text her at 724-494-4038. Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moonbandanas

Band Director’s Comments, Mr. Nick Barthen
April Calendar click HERE
Instrumental Music Banquet - Sunday, May 21, 2017
Reserve this date on your calendar to attend your annual instrumental music banquet!  Invitations will be mailed home in the near future.

Dress rehearsals for the spring concerts have been scheduled with the following ensembles:
Concert Band and Percussionists who perform with Concert Band
Rehearsal #1 - Thursday, April 27 - 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Rehearsal #2 - Wednesday, May 3 - 2:30 - 4:30PM
Concert - Monday, May 8 - 7PM

Symphonic Band and Percussionists who perform with Symphonic Band
Rehearsal #1 - May 2 - 6PM-8PM
2017 Summer Rehearsal Schedule has been posted on the
moonband.org site as well as the Ed-Line Class Pages.
Important Dates
Mon. April 17-     Symphonic Band Rehearsal – 2:30 – 5PM- Run Through-4:15PM
Tues. April 18       Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal – 2:30-4PM
Wed. April 19       Symphonic Band Departs for PMEA in Erie, PA
Thur. April 20       Symphonic Band Performance @PMEA All-State Conference 10:15AM
Sun. April 23         Spaghetti Dinner
________________________________________________________________________________________
Tues. April 25        Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal 2:30-4PM
Wed. April 26        Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal -2:30 – 4PM
Thurs. April 27       Concert Band Rehearsal w/Percussionists 2:30-4PM
Sun. April 30          Symphonic Band Rehearsal – 2:00 – 4:30PM
________________________________________________________________________________________
Mon. May 1 -         Small Ensemble Concert – 7PM Jazz 2 & Percussion Ensemble to perform
Tues. May 2           Symphonic Band Dress Rehearsal – 6-8:00PM
Wed. May 3           Concert Band Rehearsal with Percussionists – 2:30 – 4:30PM
_______________________________________________________________________________________
Mon. May 8 –       Spring Band Concert - Symphonic Band & Concert Band - 7PM
Sun, May 21 -       Band Banquet at the Fez in Hopewell Township
Sun. June 4           Concert in the Park – Symphonic Band to Perform – 5:30PM
Fri. June 9 -          Graduation - All Instrumental Students Perform - 6PM
Tues June 13        Voluntary Fun Trip to Cedar Point

________________________________________________________________________________________
2017 Fall Saturday Schedule
Wed August 9           Kennywood Parade
Sat September 16     BOA at Canton Hall of Fame Stadium
Sat September 23     Moon Area H.S. PIMBA Show
Sat October 14          PIMBA Show at Deer Lakes H.S.
Sat October 21          PIMBA Championship at Gateway H.S.


Website Calendar
Please adjust your calendars! The April Parent’s meeting date has been changed from April 18th to April 20th. As a reminder, you can find all Instrumental Music events, practices, rehearsals, fundraising information, and Parent Meetings on our website calendar. Please add the remaining 2017 MABPO meeting dates to your calendar: 4/20 & 5/11. 

Check out Moon Band on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/moonareabands
Questions, comments or suggestions contact communications@moonband.org

 

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter - April 10, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Next Parent Meeting - April 20th (Executive Board Elections) Please attend this important meeting.

Spaghetti Dinner - Sunday, April 23rd

We need your help!  Please click HERE to donate items and to help with the dinner.  Drop off donations at the High School Cafeteria on Saturday, April 22nd, from 3:00PM-5:00PM.

Publicity Flyer - click HERE to print off and advertise our dinner at your place of business, church, and in our community
Make $ for your Student Account - Your student will earn $2 per pre-sale ticket - all pre-sale ticket money must be turned in by Friday, April 21st to receive credit - see instruction sheet mailed with tickets for details.
Sign-Up Sheets for students to work shifts will be posted in the Band/Orchestra Room within the next few weeks. If you have any questions, please contact
Georganna@fundraising@moonband.org.

Nominations Committee
A final slate of candidates was submitted at the March 16th meeting:
President - Sherri Von Stein
Secretary - Laura Wall
Treasurer - Vicki Hricz
VP Communications - Sarah Schmitz
VP Concessions - Kathy Keppel
VP Corporate Partnership - OPEN
VP Fundraising - Georganna Palmer
VP Publicity - Grace Cap
All positions have candidates with the exception of the VP of Corporate Partnership.  If you have an interest in this position, please email
nominations@moonband.org and the nominations will be reopened prior to voting at the April 20 meeting. Officer Responsibilities may be found on moonband.org under the "Info" tab, Parent Organization.

Scholarship Application for Seniors of Band & Orchestra
Please encourage your senior student to apply for one of the scholarships that will be announced at the Instrumental Music Banquet in May, 2017. Click HERE for the application. Please note that the Essays must be postmarked by Monday, April 17, 2017, to be considered for submission.

Upcoming Events at Heinz Field
Heinz Field will be holding an alcohol training (RAMP) on April 5, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.  If your alcohol training is expiring before June 2017, you will need this training for the summer concerts. Email Frances @ franceslewissouza@yahoo.com ASAP if you are interested in taking the training, as it is on a first-come basis.  At this time, they are not including the SERVSafe training for food handling.
***INFORMATION FOR PNC PARK 2017*** Currently there will be no opportunity to participate with Aramark for PNC Park 2017. Due to lack of participation our organization has not been invited back this season.
Alumni News
Reminder -Scrip gift card orders are due by Friday, 4/14/17 for delivery next Thursday 4/20/17 at the Band Parent meeting. Please note there is no school on 4/13 & 4/14 so plan accordingly. Click HERE to access Scrip order form. Contact Cindy if you have questions at alumni@moonband.org or text her at 724-494-4038. Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moonbandanas

Band Director’s Comments, Mr. Nick Barthen
April Calendar click HERE
Instrumental Music Banquet - Sunday, May 21, 2017

Reserve this date on your calendar to attend your annual instrumental music banquet!  Invitations will be mailed home in the near future.

Spring Dress Rehearsals for Concert Band and Symphonic Band - Dress rehearsals for the spring concerts have been scheduled with the following ensembles:
Concert Band and Percussionists who perform with Concert Band

Rehearsal #1 - Thursday, April 27 - 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Rehearsal #2 - Wednesday, May 3 - 2:30 - 4:30PM
Concert - Monday, May 8 - 7PM
Symphonic Band and Percussionists who perform with Symphonic Band
Rehearsal #1 - May 2 - 6PM-8PM

Symphonic Band Rehearsals and Open Rehearsal - In preparation to the Symphonic Band's performance at the PMEA All-State Conference, we have the following rehearsals scheduled: Monday, April 17 - 2:30 - 5PM
On Monday, April 17, parents are encouraged to attend the last 45 minutes of rehearsal to hear the bands final run through of the concert.  We will be rehearsing in the auditorium.
Symphonic Band PMEA All-State Performance - Information and the permission form was sent home with the students on Monday 3/20, after rehearsal.  The permission form and financial obligations are due to Mr. Barthen by April 12.  FORMS AND MONEY ARE TO BE GIVEN TO MR. BARTHEN.  DO NOT PLACE FORMS OR MONEY IN THE BAND PARENT MAILBOX.  You can find a downloadable copy on the Symphonic Band Ed-Line page. 
2017 Summer Rehearsal Schedule has been posted on the moonband.org site as well as the Ed-Line Class Pages.
Important Dates
Tues. April 11      Jazz Ban 1 Rehearsal – 2:30-4PM
Thurs. April 13     Spring Break
Fri. April 14          Spring Break
_______________________________________________________________________________________

Mon. April 17-     Symphonic Band Rehearsal – 2:30 – 5PM- Run Through-4:15PM
Tues. April 18       Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal – 2:30-4PM
Wed. April 19       Symphonic Band Departs for PMEA in Erie, PA
Thur. April 20       Symphonic Band Performance @ PMEA All-State Music Conference 10:15AM
Sun. April 23         Spaghetti Dinner
________________________________________________________________________________________

Tues. April 25        Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal 2:30-4PM
Wed. April 26        Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal -2:30 – 4PM
Thurs. April 27       Concert Band Rehearsal w/Percussionists 2:30-4PM
Sun. April 30          Symphonic Band Rehearsal – 2:00 – 4:30PM
________________________________________________________________________________________

Mon. May 1 -         Small Ensemble Concert – 7PM Jazz 2 & Percussion Ensemble to perform
Tues. May 2           Symphonic Band Dress Rehearsal – 6-8:00PM

Wed. May 3           Concert Band Rehearsal with Percussionists – 2:30 – 4:30PM
________________________________________________________________________________________
Mon. May 8 –       Spring Band Concert - Symphonic Band & Concert Band - 7PM
Sun, May 21 -       Band Banquet at the Fez in Hopewell Township
Sun. June 4           Concert in the Park – Symphonic Band to Perform – 5:30PM
Fri. June 9 -          Graduation - All Instrumental Students Perform - 6PM
Tues June 13        Voluntary Fun Trip to Cedar Point

2017 Fall Saturday Schedule_______________________________________________________
Wed August 9           Kennywood Parade
Sat September 16     BOA at Canton Hall of Fame Stadium
Sat September 23     Moon Area H.S. PIMBA Show
Sat October 14          PIMBA Show at Deer Lakes H.S.
Sat October 21          PIMBA Championship at Gateway H.S.


Website Calendar
Please adjust your calendars! The April Parent’s meeting date has been changed from April 18th to April 20th. As a reminder, you can find all Instrumental Music events, practices, rehearsals, fundraising information, and Parent Meetings on our website calendar. Please add the remaining 2017 MABPO meeting dates to your calendar: 4/20 & 5/11. 

Check out Moon Band on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/moonareabands
Questions, comments or suggestions contact communications@moonband.org

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter - April 3, 2017

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter - April 3, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Next Parent Meeting - April 20th (Executive Board Elections)

Moon Area Winter Guard

Congratulations to our Winter Guard for taking 3rd Place in their newly promoted class!  We are so proud of our Guard!  Special thanks for all of the students who have volunteered their time on the Moon Area Winter Guard Floor Crew - we could not have moved that floor without you!

Nominations Committee
A final slate of candidates was submitted at the March 16th meeting:
President - Sherri Von Stein
Secretary - Laura Wall
Treasurer - Vicki Hricz
VP Communications - Sarah Schmitz
VP Concessions - Kathy Keppel
VP Corporate Partnership - OPEN
VP Fundraising - Georganna Palmer
VP Publicity - Grace Cap
All positions have candidates with the exception of the VP of Corporate Partnership.  If you have an interest in this position, please email
nominations@moonband.org and the nominations will be reopened prior to voting at the April 20 meeting. Officer Responsibilities may be found on moonband.org under the "Info" tab, Parent Organization.

Scholarship Application for Seniors of Band & Orchestra
Please encourage your senior student to apply for one of the scholarships that will be announced at the Instrumental Music Banquet in May, 2017. Click HERE for the application. Please note that the Essays must be postmarked by Friday, April 17, 2017, to be considered for submission.

Fundraising
Spring Fling Basket Raffle - Congratulations to Orchestra student, Julia Pelesky, for selling the winning ticket for the Spring Fling Basket Raffle - a prize worth $450 in gift cards - well done, Julia!
Spaghetti Dinner - Please mark your calendar for Sunday, April 23rd, to attend the annual Moon Area Band and Orchestra Parent Spaghetti dinner.  Tickets and instructions have been mailed to your home.  Musical ensembles will perform for our listening enjoyment. Please review the sign-up genius by clicking HERE to donate items* and to help with the dinner. Drop off donations at the High School Cafeteria on Saturday, April 22nd, from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Make $ for your Student Account -
Your student will earn $2 per pre-sale ticket - see instruction sheet mailed with tickets for details. Sign-Up Sheets for students to work shifts will be posted in the Band/Orchestra Room within the next few weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Georganna@ fundraising@moonband.org.
Important reminder -Chestnut Hill Candles, NewMe Pies, and Sarris Chocolate fundraiser pick-up is this coming Thursday, April 6, from 4-6:00 PM, in the high school cafeteria.  Please be timely.  Some of these items are perishable and we don't have a way to store them.  Questions - please contact fundraising@moonband.org. Chestnut Hill Candles - candle orders have arrived early!  If you are interested in picking up your order before the planned April 6 delivery date, please contact fundraising@moonband.org.

Alumni News
Purchase retailers gift cards and help the Alumni Association and ultimately the MABPO! Click HERE to access Scrip order form. Contact Cindy if you have questions at alumni@moonband.org or text her at 724-494-4038. Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moonbandanas

Upcoming Events at Heinz Field
Heinz Field will be holding an alcohol training (RAMP) on April 5, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.  If your alcohol training is expiring before June 2017, you will need this training for the summer concerts. Email Frances @ franceslewissouza@yahoo.com ASAP if you are interested in taking the training, as it is on a first-come basis.  At this time, they are not including the SERVSafe training for food handling.
***INFORMATION FOR PNC PARK 2017*** Currently there will be no opportunity to participate with Aramark for PNC Park 2017. Due to lack of participation our organization has not been invited back this season.

Band Director’s Comments, Mr. Nick Barthen
April Calendar click HERE

Spring Dress Rehearsals for Concert Band and Symphonic Band - Dress rehearsals for the spring concerts have been scheduled with the following ensembles:

Concert Band and Percussionists who perform with Concert Band
Rehearsal #1 - Thursday, April 27 - 2:30PM - 4:30 PM
Rehearsal #2 - Wednesday, May 3 - 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Concert - Monday, May 8 - 7PM
Symphonic Band and Percussionists who perform with Symphonic Band
Rehearsal #1 - May 2 - 6PM-8PM
Symphonic Band Rehearsals and Open Rehearsal - In preparation to the Symphonic Band's performance at the PMEA All-State Conference, we have the following rehearsals scheduled:
Monday, April 3 - 2:30 - 4:15
Sunday, April 9 - 2:00 - 4:30PM - Change in times
Monday, April 17 - 2:30 - 5PM
On Monday, April 17, parents are encouraged to attend the last 45 minutes of rehearsal to hear the bands final run through of the concert.  We will be rehearsing in the auditorium.
Symphonic Band PMEA All-State Performance - Information and the permission form was sent home with the students on Monday 3/20, after rehearsal.  The permission form and financial obligations are due to Mr. Barthen by April 12.  FORMS AND MONEY ARE TO BE GIVEN TO MR. BARTHEN.  DO NOT PLACE FORMS OR MONEY IN THE BAND PARENT MAILBOX.  You can find a downloadable copy on the Symphonic Band Ed-Line page. 
2017 Summer Rehearsal Schedule has been posted on the moonband.org site as well as the Ed-Line Class Pages.
Important Dates
Mon. April 3          Symphonic Band Rehearsal – 2:30-4:15PM
Tue. April 4 -         Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4PM
Thu. April 6 -         Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4PM

Sun. April 9 -         Symphonic Band Rehearsal - 1:30 - 4PM
________________________________________________________________________________________
Tues. April 11      Jazz Ban 1 Rehearsal – 2:30-4PM
Thurs. April 13     Spring Break
Fri. April 14          Spring Break
_______________________________________________________________________________________
Mon. April 17-     Symphonic Band Rehearsal – 2:30 – 5PM
Tues. April 18       Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal – 2:30-4PM
Wed. April 19       Symphonic Band Departs for PMEA in Erie, PA
Thur. April 20       Symphonic Band Performance @ PMEA All-State Music Conference 10:15AM
Sun. April 23         Spaghetti Dinner
________________________________________________________________________________________

Tues. April 25        Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal 2:30-4PM
Wed. April 26        Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal -2:30 – 4PM
Thurs. April 27       Concert Band Rehearsal w/Percussionists 2:30-4PM
Sun. April 30          Symphonic Band Rehearsal – 2:00 – 4:30PM
________________________________________________________________________________________
Mon. May 1 -         Small Ensemble Concert – 7PM Jazz 2 & Percussion Ensemble to perform
Tues. May 2           Symphonic Band Dress Rehearsal – 6-8:00PM

Wed. May 3           Concert Band Rehearsal with Percussionists – 2:30 – 4:30PM
________________________________________________________________________________
Mon. May 8 –       Spring Band Concert - Symphonic Band & Concert Band - 7PM
Sun, May 21 -       Band Banquet at the Fez in Hopewell Township
Fri. June 9 -          Graduation - All Instrumental Students Perform - 6PM


Website Calendar
Please adjust your calendars! The April Parent’s meeting date has been changed from April 18th to April 20th. As a reminder, you can find all Instrumental Music events, practices, rehearsals, fundraising information, and Parent Meetings on our website calendar. Please add the remaining 2017 MABPO meeting dates to your calendar: 4/20 & 5/11. 

Check out Moon Band on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/moonareabands
Questions, comments or suggestions contact communications@moonband.org

 

 

 

 

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ March 27, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Spring Fling Tickets due TUESDAY, March 28th
Spring Fling Basket Raffle Drawing - FRIDAY, March 31st
Next Parent Meeting - April 20th (Executive Board Elections)

 

Nominations Committee
A final slate of candidates was submitted at the March 16th meeting:

President - Sherri Von Stein
Secretary - Laura Wall
Treasurer - Vicki Hricz
VP Communications - Sarah Schmitz
VP Concessions - Kathy Keppel
VP Corporate Partnership - OPEN
VP Fundraising - Georganna Palmer
VP Publicity - Grace Cap

All positions have candidates with the exception of the VP of Corporate Partnership.  If you have an interest in this position, please email
nominations@moonband.org and the nominations will be reopened prior to voting at the April 20 meeting. Officer Responsibilities may be found on moonband.org under the "Info" tab, Parent Organization.


Annual Spaghetti Dinner - April 23, 2017
It's not too early to start thinking about spaghetti dinner preparations. Click HERE for the flyer. Please print the flyer and help advertise for this upcoming event at your workplace, church, etc. Watch This Space for more details!

Scholarship Application for Seniors of Band & Orchestra
Please encourage your senior student to apply for one of the scholarships that will be announced at the Instrumental Music Banquet in May, 2017. Click HERE  for the application. Please note that the Essays must be postmarked by Friday, April 17, 2017, to be considered for submission.

Music In Our Schools Month - ~ All-District Music Concert
Thank you to the following band and orchestra parents who volunteered their time at our All-District Concert on March 21st:  Grace Aldridge, Wendy Bloom, Grace Cap, Diane Cavaliere, Camille Connors, Vicky Hricz, Georganna Palmer, Tina Sinclair, Cindy Stathers, and Andrea Ward.

Moon Area Winter Guard
The TRWEA Championship Competition will be held this Saturday, April 1st, at Gateway High School Visit the Three Rivers Winter Ensemble Association (TRWEA) website click HERE and stay on top of this season's competitions. As a reminder, Candy Grams and concessions are available at all competition venues! Come on out and support our Winter Guard at this final competition of the season!


Fundraising
Spring Fling Basket Raffle fundraiser is underway. This fundraiser benefits the general fund which benefits all students in band and orchestra. Instruction sheets and tickets have been mailed. Ticket stubs and payments will be due by Tuesday, March 28th. The winning number will be based on the 7:00 PM daily number drawing on Friday, March 31st, 2017. We are still in need of 5 gift cards so please consider donating one or more of the gift cards for the raffle please click HERE – Consider ordering your gift card through the Alumni Scrip program. See the Alumni News for details.

The candle orders have arrived early!  If you are interested in picking up your order before the planned April 6 delivery date, please contact me at fundraising@moonband.org .

 

Alumni News
Purchase retailers gift cards and help the Alumni Association and ultimately the MABPO! Click HERE to access Scrip order form. Contact Cindy if you have questions at alumni@moonband.org or text her at 724-494-4038. Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moonbandanas

Upcoming Events at Heinz Field
Heinz Field will be holding an alcohol training (RAMP) on April 5, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.  If your alcohol training is expiring before June 2017, you will need this training for the summer concerts. Email Frances franceslewissouza@yahoo.com ASAP if you are interested in taking the training, as it is on a first-come basis.  At this time, they are not including the SERVSafe training for food handling.
 

***INFORMATION FOR PNC PARK 2017***

Currently there will be no opportunity to participate with Aramark for PNC Park 2017. Due to lack of participation our organization has not been invited back this season.


Band Director’s Comments, Mr. Nick Barthen
March Calendar click HERE
FLOOR CREW STUDENTS NEEDED FOR WINTER GUARD COMPETITION
Band Students are needed to travel with the Winter Guard to assist in placing the floor tarp on the gym floor for their competition. Students interested should contact a Winter Color Guard member. The next competition is Saturday, April 1 at Gateway High School.
 Symphonic Band PMEA All-State Performance
Information and the permission form was sent home with the students on Monday 3/20, after rehearsal.  The permission form and financial obligations are due to Mr. Barthen by April 12.  FORMS AND MONEY ARE TO BE GIVEN TO MR. BARTHEN.  DO NOT PLACE FORMS OR MONEY IN THE BAND PARENT MAILBOX.  You can find a downloadable copy on the Symphonic Band Ed-Line page. 

 

2017 Summer Rehearsal Schedule has been posted on the moonband.org site as well as the Ed-Line Class Pages.
Important Dates
Tue. March 28 -    Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4PM
Wed. March 29 -  Symphonic Band Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4:15PM
Thu. March 30 -    Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4PM
Fri. March 31 -      Winter Guard Rehearsal - 6:30 - 9:30PM - MAMS Aux Gym
                               M.S. /H.S. Percussion Seminar with Brett Kuhn - 3PM-6PM
Sat. April 1 -          Winter Guard Championships at Gateway H.S.
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Tue. April 4 -         Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4PM
Thu. April 6 -         Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4PM

Sun. April 9 -         Symphonic Band Rehearsal - 1:30 - 4PM
Miscellaneous Dates
- Mon. April 17-     Symphonic Band Rehearsal – 2:30 – 5PM
- Thur. April 20 -   PMEA All-State Music Conference Performance - Symphonic Band Perform
- Mon. May 1 -      Jazz & Percussion Ensemble Concert - 7PM
- Mon. May 8 –     Spring Band Concert - Symphonic Band & Concert Band - 7PM
- Sun, May 21 -     Band Banquet at the Fez in Hopewell Township
- Fri. June 9 -        Graduation - All Instrumental Students Perform - 6PM


Website Calendar
Please adjust your calendars! The April Parent’s meeting date has been changed from April 18th to April 20th. As a reminder, you can find all Instrumental Music events, practices, rehearsals, fundraising information, and Parent Meetings on our website calendar. Please add the remaining 2017 MABPO meeting dates to your calendar: 4/20 & 5/11. 

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