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Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ August 28, 2017

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ August 28, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Friday, Sept 1 - Football Game @ Armstrong H.S. – Report time 4:00PM
Wednesday, Sept 6 – Open House Orchestra Performance – Report time 5:15 PM
Friday, Sept 8 - Football Game vs. Upper St. Clair - Report time 5:30pm
Saturday, September 9 - PIMBA Competition at Kiski Area H.S.


PIMBA Program - "Dedication Ads" & "Band Notes" 
Show your support for your favorite Moon Area Marching Band member by purchasing a "Dedication Ad" or a "Band Note" in the 2017 PIMBA Program.
Our 2017 PIMBA Programs will be available to you and hundreds of other spectators on Saturday, September 23, 2017, as we host our annual PIMBA Competition at Tiger Stadium.
Please share the ad information with your student, family, and friends. 

Click
HERE to print the "Dedication Ad" instructions
Click
HERE to print the "Band Note" instructions

PLEASE NOTE:  Deadline for both ads is Thursday, September 7, 2017.  
DON'T DELAY! Contact Sherri @ 
president@moonband.org if you have any questions.

PUBLICITY/SPECIAL EVENTS

PARENT APPAREL AND DECALS ORDERS HAVE ARRIVED!
To pick up your Parent Apparel and Decal Orders, please see Grace Cap outside of the Natatorium Entrance at the end of practice on either Tuesday night, or Thursday night.  If you're unable to pick it up then, contact Grace at 412-956-0827 to make other arrangements.
Unfortunately, Student Apparel orders will not be available for approximately one more week. 

PIMBA Competition ~ Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Moon Area Marching Band, together with the MABPO, will be hosting their Annual PIMBA Competition at Tiger Stadium.  Hosting a PIMBA Competition can be very beneficial for our community, school, organization, and students.

It takes several committees working behind the scenes to host a successful competition, and our hope is to involve all parents in this event.   Please consider participating to help make this event a success.  Sign-ups will be published in the near future.
The Committees are as follows:
- Program Committee (secure ad space from local businesses/coordinate student ads/program layout/coordinate printing)
- Parking Committee (preparing campus with signage, tents, and overseeing campus parking)
- Band Stand Committee (work at Band Stand during competition)
- Bake Sale Committee (coordinate & sell baked goods during competition)
- Judges Hospitality Committee (assist competition judges and visiting band directors with meeting room/dinner)
- Guest Band Host Committee (assist guest bands up until their performance)
- Ticket Committee (admission ticket takers/50-50 raffle/program sales)
- Welcome/Hospitality Committee (assist spectators with questions and transport/coordinate student runners-helpers)
- Candy Gram Committee (coordinate & sell candy grams)
- Clean-Up Committee (all are asked to assist with clean-up afterwards, if able)
If you have any questions, contact Sherri @ 
president@moonband.org

SNACKS FOR THE MOON AREA MARCHING BAND
It's that time of year again where we ask for snack donations - please consider donating snacks for the Moon Area Marching Band.  We need snacks for 150 for halftime at all football games and also for competition meals.  Buy bulk from Costco and Sam's!  Please click HERE to sign up for specific requested snacks.
Please bring your donation to the High School Band Room.  THANK YOU in advance for your donation! 

2017 Tour Shirts
By popular demand, the 2017 Tour Shirts have been designed and are ready for orders!  Support the Moon Area Marching Band this season by wearing a shirt featuring this year's competition theme, Bloom, during games and competitions.  In keeping with this year's theme, the shirts are kelly green and come in a variety of sizes* - please click
HERE for size and ordering details.

CONCESSIONS
Thank you to everyone who helped last week with the concession stand!
We had a great crew that set-up the stand on Thursday night, which made start-up a breeze on Friday!  A special thanks to Shari Ruppel for organizing the set-up crew! It was great to see some new faces at both set-up and working the stand Friday night.  We also were thankful for some seasoned veterans working in the stand to make things run smoothly! A special thanks to Jenn Daugherty for stopping by to make sure we were OK!!  Thanks to all who helped out!  We hope you will volunteer again soon!!
The next home game is Friday Sept 8. 
We will need help to set-up Thursday night from 7:00-9:00pm. 
We will prep and then load the stand once soccer is over. Please sign up 
HERE
 If you would like to volunteer to work Friday night during the football game 5:30-10pm, please sign up HERE
Thanks so much for volunteering!

FUNDRAISING

The September lottery raffle ticket stubs and payments are due this Thursday, August 31.  Tickets will only be valid if they are submitted by this date.

"Moon Area Tigers" light-up bracelets are available for purchase.  Each band is $5.00.  Profits benefit the general fund which benefits all band and orchestra students.  Order forms are available in the band room or
online.  A photo of the bracelets is also available online.

Our hoagie and pepperoni roll fundraiser is underway.  We are selling delicious 16-inch hoagies and 6-inch pepperoni rolls from J&J Enterprises.  Order forms and payments are due on September 7.  Information sheets and
order forms will be available on the band website or in the band room.

The Chestnut Hill Candle fundraiser begins Tuesday, August 29.  Each 10-ounce, double-wick, soy candle burns for approximately 70 hours.  These candles make wonderful holiday gifts. 
Order forms and instructions available on-line or in the band room.  Order forms and payments are due on September 19. 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT HEINZ FIELD
If you are interested in working any Steelers or Pitt games at Heinz Field this season to raise funds for your band or orchestra student, you must have a valid ServSafe certification and RAMP or TEAM certification.  It is not too late to do these and they can be completed on your own time!  Please contact Heather Park to find out more about this opportunity at hburakow@yahoo.com.  This is the best way to quickly raise enough money to pay for some or all of the upcoming Disney trip!  All current volunteers (both new and old) must turn in their Aramark Volunteer Forms to Heather before they can work any games.  Here are the next two events to work at Heinz Field: Saturday, September 16th, Pitt vs Oklahoma State, report time 8:30 AM; and Sunday, September 17th, Steelers vs Vikings, report time 9:30 AM.  Please email Heather if you are interested.

ALUMNI NEWS:
Scrip gift card orders are due September 15th for delivery at the Band Parent meeting on Thursday, September 21st.
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 alumni@moonband.org

BAND DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS:  Mr. Nick Barthen
Band Compression Shirts
The compression shirt order will be delivered on Tuesday, August 29.  Students will be directed to pick these items up after rehearsal on 8/29 or in school on 8/30.  This will be the shirt worn which will be the top layer (the layer that touches the uniform) for the rest of the season.

Football Game #2 @ Armstrong H.S. - 9/1
Report time for the 9/1 football game at Armstrong H.S. will be 4:00PM.  We will be departing MAHS at 4:45PM, and kick-off is at 7:00PM.  Please plan accordingly.  The band room and music wing will be open after school until departure with an adult in the music wing.  Students/parents should plan accordingly ensuring students eat dinner before departing.

Kiski Area H.S. PIMBA Show - 9/9
Our first competition will be held at Kiski Area H.S. on Saturday, 9/9.  Student report time will be approximately (earliest) 12:00pm with rehearsal before departure.  We perform 10th out of 11 bands in the show. A performance time schedule is not posted as of printing, but additional details will be made available when times are known.

Bands of America Regional at The Pro-Football Hall of Fame Stadium - September 16, 2017 – UPDATED (08/28) 
The MAHS Marching Band will be defending its 2016 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, Arizona vs Dallas this year).
As of now, we will perform in the preliminary competition at 1:15pm. The finals performance will start at 7:15pm.  Students report at MASH at 6:45AM.  We will depart around 8AM 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 at 7:15pm.  A complete itinerary and information will be distributed on 09/05, this will be an extremely long day for all involved, please plan accordingly.

Music Memorization Testing Schedule
The music memorization schedule was distributed after the Thursday, August 10 rehearsal.  Wind and Percussion students will be tested for memorization of music.  Selections are listed on the bottom right corner of the paper.  Each student will receive a grade for this test.  For additional information, please download the information page and schedule which can be found in the student document pages of www.moonband.org.  

Band Florida Performance Tour February 13 - February 19, 2018
The Marching Band and Symphonic Band will be traveling to Florida in February 2018 to perform in the Walt Disney World, Florida resort.  The band will depart on Tuesday, February 13, after school and depart Orlando on Sunday, February 18, returning to MAHS on February 19.  The band's preliminary performance day is Thursday, February 15 at the Magic Kingdom (time is unknown).  The Symphonic Band performance date is not confirmed at this time.   The cost of the trip is estimated at $975, this includes all transportation, hotel, tickets to 3 Disney Parks, and a duel admission to Universal Studios (Island of Adventure and Universal), as well as all meals while in Florida, (the only meals that are not covered are meals while en route to FL or PA).  There are numerous opportunities to fundraise a portion or all of this trip throughout the fall/winter.  Please take advantage of these fundraisers to offset the cost of this trip.

SAT/ACT/PSAT Fall Testing Dates
October 7 - SAT - Band is off that weekend
October 14 - PSAT - Band has a competition at Deer Lakes H.S. - Students will still be able to take the test and participate in all Marching Band activities.
October 28 - ACT - Band is off that weekend.


Music and Information Download
Music and information will begin to appear on the www.moonband.org  web-site.  Please reference the letter you received in the mail regarding how to download this music and information.  If there are questions regarding parts, wind players e-mail Mr. Barthen at nbarthen@moonarea.net, and percussion players e-mail Mr. Fear at afear@moonarea.net.  PRACTICE YOUR MUSIC!

2017 Fall Saturday Important Dates
Sat. Sept 9          PIMBA Show at Kiski Area H.S.
Sat. Sept 16         BOA at Canton Hall of Fame Stadium
Sat. Sept 23         Moon Area H.S. PIMBA Show
Sat. Oct 14          PIMBA Show at Deer Lakes H.S.
Sat. Oct 21          PIMBA Championship at Gateway H.S.


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 - September
____
Mon. Aug. 28 - Percussion & Color Guard Rehearsal - 6PM-9PM – MAHS

Tue. Aug. 29 - Wind Rehearsal – 6pM-9PM – MAHS
Thu. Aug. 31 - Full Rehearsal – 6PM-9PM – MAHS
Fri. Sept. 1 - Football Game @ Armstrong H.S. - Depart time approximately - 4:00pm
______
Mon. Sept 4 - LABOR DAY - NO SCHOOL, NO REHEARSAL
Tue. Sept. 5 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL - 6pm-9pm
Wed. Sept. 6 - MAHS Open House
Thu. Sept. 7 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL - 6PM-9PM
Fri. Sept 8 - Football Game vs. Upper St. Clair - Report time 5:30pm - Kick-off 7pm
Sat. Sept 9 - PIMBA Competition at Kiski Area H.S. - Report time 1pm
____
Mon. Sept. 11 - Battery & Guard Rehearsal - 6-9pm – MAHS
Tue. Sept. 12 - Wind Rehearsal - 6-9pm – MAHS
Thu. Sept. 14 - Full Band Rehearsal - 6-9PM – MAHS
Fri. Sept 15 - Football Game at Hampton H.S. - 
Sat. Sept 16 - Bands of America Regional Competition at Canton Pro-Football Hall of Fame Stadium – Report time 6:45AM
____
Mon. Sept. 18 - Percussion & Guard Rehearsal - 6-9pm – MAHS
Tue. Sept. 19 - Wind Rehearsal - 6-9pm – MAHS
Thu. Sept. 21 - Full Band Rehearsal - 6-9pm – MAHS
Fri. Sept 22 - Football Game @ North Hills H.S.
Sat. Sept 23 - PIMBA Competition at MAHS
____


ORCHESTRA
Formal Wear Fittings for Orchestra Students will take place on Thursday, August 31st from 5-7pm in the Orchestra Room ​. 

Orchestra students, please TRY ON your Orchestra Attire to be sure that all of your pieces fit properly. If something does not fit, you MUST attend the attire fitting. Please contact Mrs. Wolf to let her know that you will be in attendance uniforms@moonband.org
All INCOMING Orchestra Students must attend the fitting on August 31st from 5-7 pm to be fitted for concert attire. Concert attire helps us to be uniform, to present a professional appearance while performing, and is a mandatory part of participating in the high school orchestras.

If you have another commitment at that time or if you have questions or concerns, please contact Denise Wolf at 412-580-3147 or Uniforms@moonband.org ASAP to schedule another time.  We place one order for the entire group to save on taxes and decrease shipping expenses to each individual person, therefore, fittings must be done in a timely fashion.  Thank you!

HONORS ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE  9/6/17
Open House will be on Wednesday September 6th beginning at 5:30 PM. It is tradition that the Honors Orchestra performs for this event from 5:30PM – 6:00PM. This is a MANDANTORY and GRADED performance. Please contact Mrs. Martz if there is a conflict. We will be performing the music that you will receive on the first day of school.

Location: MAHS Auditorium Lobby
Sept. 6th 5:30 PM
Students should arrive by 5:15 PM to tune in orchestra room and be seated in the Auditorium Lobby by 5:30 PM.
Students should wear all black attire. 



CLEARANCES 
 Printed copies of clearances can be either dropped in the band room box or mailed to:
MABPO, Inc.
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 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 Instrumental Newsletter ~ August 21, 2017

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ August 21, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Thursday, August 24 - MAHS Full Marching Band In-Service Performance – Report time 8:30AM
Friday, August 25 - Football Game vs. Ambridge H.S. - Home - Report time 5:30; Kick-off - 7PM
Friday, Sept 1 - Football Game @ Armstrong H.S.
Wednesday, Sept 6 – Open House Orchestra Performance – Report time 5:15 PM
Friday, Sept 8 - Football Game vs. Upper St. Clair - Report time 5:30pm
Saturday, September 9 - PIMBA Competition at Kiski Area H.S.


PIMBA Program - "Dedication Ads" & "Band Notes" 
Show your support for your favorite Moon Area Marching Band member by purchasing a "Dedication Ad" or a "Band Note" in the 2017 PIMBA Program.
Our 2017 PIMBA Programs will be available to you and hundreds of other spectators on Saturday, September 23, 2017, as we host our annual PIMBA Competition at Tiger Stadium.
Please share the ad information with your student, family, and friends. 

Click HERE
to print the "Dedication Ad" instructions
Click HERE
to print the "Band Note" instructions

PLEASE NOTE:  Deadline for both ads is Thursday, September 7, 2017.  
DON'T DELAY! Contact Sherri @ president@moonband.org if you have any questions.

SNACKS FOR THE MOON AREA MARCHING BAND
It's that time of year again where we ask for snack donations - please consider donating snacks for the Moon Area Marching Band.  We need snacks for 150 for halftime at all football games and also for competition meals.  Buy bulk from Costco and Sam's!  Please click HERE to sign up for specific requested snacks.

Please bring your donation to the High School Band Room.  THANK YOU in advance for your donation! 

2017 Tour Shirts
By popular demand, the 2017 Tour Shirts have been designed and are ready for orders!  Support the Moon Area Marching Band this season by wearing a shirt featuring this year's competition theme, Bloom, during games and competitions.  In keeping with this year's theme, the shirts are kelly green and come in a variety of sizes* - please click HERE
for size and ordering details.


CONCESSIONSPlease, volunteer to help! We need more volunteers to work the Concession Stand this Friday night!!
The band runs the concession stand nearest University Blvd for every home football game to raise money for the general fund.  We can’t do it without volunteers!!   Grab a friend and work together!!! Or come alone and meet someone new!!!
Friday night 8/25 concession help from 5:30-10pm, sign up HERE 
Thank you to those who have volunteered to help us set-up Thursday night.
Thank you to those who helped serve lunch to our band students last Saturday during the Drill review!!


FUNDRAISING
NewMe Pies are at the Moon Township farmer's market every Wednesday from 3-6:00, at the Municipal Building.  So, if you are hungry for delicious fruit pies, please stop by.

Our first fundraiser is underway.  We are selling raffle tickets with winnings based on the September Pennsylvania 7 PM Daily Number.  Sales run through the month of August.  
Tickets that were not picked up at the July Parent Meeting were mailed.  If you have any questions or did not receive your tickets, please contact 
fundraising@moonband.org.
**Please return any tickets that you do not plan to sell as soon as possible.  We have some students asking for additional tickets and we do not have any available currently. 

"Moon Area Tigers" light-up bracelets are available for purchase.  Each band is $5.00.  Profits benefit the general fund which benefits all band and orchestra students.  Order forms are available in the band room or
online.  A photo of the bracelets is also available online.

Our second fundraiser begins on Tuesday, August 15.  We will be selling delicious 16-inch hoagies and 6-inch pepperoni rolls from J&J Enterprises.  Order forms are due on September 7.  Information sheets and order forms will be available on the band website HERE or in the band room.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT HEINZ FIELD
If you are interested in working any Steelers or Pitt games at Heinz Field this season to raise funds for your student’s band or orchestra account, you must have a valid ServSafe certification and RAMP or TEAM certification.  It is not too late to do either of these and they can be completed on your own time!  Please contact Heather Park to find out more about this opportunity at hburakow@yahoo.com.  This is the best way to quickly raise enough money to pay for some or all of the upcoming Disney trip!  All current volunteers (both new and old) must turn in their Aramark Volunteer Forms to Heather before they can work any games.  The next event at Heinz Field is a Pitt game on Saturday, September 2nd with a report time of 9:30 AM.  Please email Heather if you are interested.

ALUMNI NEWS:
Scrip gift card orders are due September 15th for delivery at the Band Parent meeting on Thursday, September 21st.
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 alumni@moonband.org

BAND DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS:  Mr. Nick Barthen

MASD In-Service Band Performance - Thursday, August 24 - 8:30AM - 9:30AM
The MAHS Marching Band will be performing for Administration, faculty and staff of MASD.  Report time is 8:30AM and will conclude no later than 9:30AM.  Attire for performance is shorts and Moon Area type red t-shirts.  Itinerary detailing performance was distributed on Thursday, 8/17 after rehearsal.  Itinerary can be found under the student documents section of www.moonband.org

SCHEDULE ADDITION!!!  10th FOOTBALL GAME SCHEDULED -IMPORTANT!!!
The MAHS Marching Band will be performing at the August 25 HOME football game at 7PM vs. Ambridge H.S.  Originally this was a scrimmage game, which turned into the first regular season exhibition game.  The band will perform pre-game and halftime.  Students will report at 5:30pm.  Detailed itinerary will be distributed Monday 8/21 and Tuesday 8/22 after rehearsal.  

Music Memorization Testing Schedule
The music memorization schedule was distributed after the Thursday, August 10 rehearsal.  Wind and Percussion students will be tested for memorization of music.  Selections are listed on the bottom right corner of the paper.  Each student will receive a grade for this test.  For additional information, please download the information page and schedule which can be found in the student document pages of www.moonband.org.  

Band Florida Performance Tour February 13 - February 19, 2018
The Marching Band and Symphonic Band will be traveling to Florida in February 2018 to perform in the Walt Disney World, Florida resort.  The band will depart on Tuesday, February 13, after school and depart Orlando on Sunday, February 18, returning to MAHS on February 19.  The band's preliminary performance day is Thursday, February 15 at the Magic Kingdom (time is unknown).  The Symphonic Band performance date is not confirmed at this time.   The cost of the trip is estimated at $975, this includes all transportation, hotel, tickets to 3 Disney Parks, and a duel admission to Universal Studios (Island of Adventure and Universal), as well as all meals while in Florida, (the only meals that are not covered are meals while en route to FL or PA).  There are numerous opportunities to fundraise a portion or all of this trip throughout the fall/winter.  Please take advantage of these fundraisers to offset the cost of this trip.

Football Game #2 @ Armstrong H.S. - 9/1
Report time for the 9/1 football game at Armstrong H.S. will be 4:00PM.  We will be departing MAHS at 4:45PM, and kick-off is at 7:00PM.  Please plan accordingly.  The band room and music wing will be open after school until departure with an adult in the music wing.  Students/parents should plan accordingly ensuring students eat dinner before departing.

Kiski Area H.S. PIMBA Show - 9/9

Our first competition will be held at Kiski Area H.S. on Saturday, 9/9.  Student report time will be approximately (earliest) 12:00pm with rehearsal before departure.  We perform 10th out of 11 bands in the show. A performance time schedule is not posted as of printing, but additional details will be made available when times are know.

Bands of America Regional at The Pro-Football Hall of Fame Stadium - September 16, 2017 - IMPORTANT
 
The MAHS Marching Band will be defending its 2016 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, Arizona vs Dallas this year).
As of now, we are slated to perform between 12:30pm to 2:30pm.  Times will be solidified in early August.  Students will be reporting to the H.S. around 7AM, 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.

SAT/ACT/PSAT Fall Testing Dates

October 7 - SAT - Band is off that weekend
October 14 - PSAT - Band has a competition at Deer Lakes H.S. - Students will still be able to take the test and participate in all Marching Band activities.
October 28 - ACT - Band is off that weekend.


Music and Information Download

Music and information will begin to appear on the www.moonband.org
  web-site.  Please reference the letter you received in the mail regarding how to download this music and information.  If there are questions regarding parts, wind players e-mail Mr. Barthen at nbarthen@moonarea.net
, and percussion players e-mail Mr. Fear at afear@moonarea.net.  PRACTICE YOUR MUSIC!

2017 Fall Saturday Schedule
Sat. Sept 9          PIMBA Show at Kiski Area H.S.
Sat. Sept 16         BOA at Canton Hall of Fame Stadium
Sat. Sept 23         Moon Area H.S. PIMBA Show
Sat. Oct 14          PIMBA Show at Deer Lakes H.S.
Sat. Oct 21          PIMBA Championship at Gateway H.S.


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.

Important Dates & Itineraries
____
Mon. Aug 21 - Percussion & Color Guard Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM – MAHS
Tue. Aug. 22 - Wind Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM – MAHS
Thu. Aug 24 - MAHS Full Marching Band In-Service Performance - 8:30AM - 9:30AM

                       Full Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM
Fri. Aug 25 - Football Game vs. Ambridge - Home - Report time5:30; Kick-off 7PM
____
Mon. Aug. 28 - Percussion & Color Guard Rehearsal - 6PM-9PM – MAHS

Tue. Aug. 29 - Wind Rehearsal – 6pM-9PM – MAHS

Thu. Aug. 31 - Full Rehearsal – 6PM-9PM – MAHS

Fri. Sept. 1 - Football Game @ Armstrong H.S. - Depart time approximately - 4:00pm
______
Mon. Sept 4 - LABOR DAY - NO SCHOOL, NO REHEARSAL
Tue. Sept. 5 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL
 - 6pm-9pm
Wed. Sept. 6 - MAHS Open House
Thu. Sept. 7 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL - 6PM-9PM
Fri. Sept 8 - Football Game vs. Upper St. Clair - Report time 5:30pm - Kick-off 7pm
Sat. Sept 9 - PIMBA Competition at Kiski Area H.S. - Report time approximately 12pm
____
Mon. Sept. 11 - Battery & Guard Rehearsal - 6-9pm – MAHS
Tue. Sept. 12 - Wind Rehearsal - 6-9pm – MAHS
Thu. Sept. 14 - Full Band Rehearsal - 6-9PM – MAHS
Fri. Sept 15 - Football Game at Hampton H.S. - 
Sat. Sept 16 - Bands of America Regional Competition at Canton Pro-Football Hall of Fame Stadium

____

ORCHESTRA

Formal Wear Fittings for Orchestra Students will take place on Thursday, August 31st from 5-7pm in the Orchestra Room ​. 

Orchestra students, please TRY ON your Orchestra Attire to be sure that all of your pieces fit properly. If something does not fit, you MUST attend the attire fitting. Please contact Mrs. Wolf to let her know that you will be in attendance uniforms@moonband.org
All INCOMING Orchestra Students must attend the fitting on August 31st from 5-7 pm to be fitted for concert attire. Concert attire helps us to be uniform, to present a professional appearance while performing, and is a mandatory part of participating in the high school orchestras.

If you have another commitment at that time or if you have questions or concerns, please contact Denise Wolf at 412-580-3147 or Uniforms@moonband.org ASAP to schedule another time.  We place one order for the entire group to save on taxes and decrease shipping expenses to each individual person, therefore, fittings must be done in a timely fashion.  Thank you!

HONORS ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE  9/6/17
Open House will be on Wednesday September 6th beginning at 5:30 PM. It is tradition that the Honors Orchestra performs for this event from 5:30PM – 6:00PM. This is a MANDANTORY and GRADED performance. Please contact Mrs. Martz if there is a conflict. We will be performing the music that you will receive on the first day of school.

Location: MAHS Auditorium Lobby
Sept. 6th 5:30 PM
Students should arrive by 5:15 PM to tune in orchestra room and be seated in the Auditorium Lobby by 5:30 PM.
Students should wear all black attire. 


PUBLICITY/SPECIAL EVENTS

Apparel and Window Decals that were ordered through the Band Parent Organization will be distributed shortly.  More information on pick up times will be available once delivery of the items is confirmed.
New orders cannot be accepted at this time.


CLEARANCES 

 Printed copies of clearances can be either dropped in the band room box or mailed to:
MABPO, Inc.
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 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 Instrumental Newsletter ~ August 14, 2017

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ August 14, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Tuesday, August 15 - Band Picture Day at MAHS - 8AM-12PM
Thursday, August 17 – Band Parent Organization Meeting – 7PM
Saturday, August 19 - REHEARSAL DAY at MAHS - 8AM-4PM
Friday, August 25 - Football Game vs. Ambridge H.S. - Home - Report time 5:30; Kick-off - 7PM


2017 Tour Shirts
By popular demand, the 2017 Tour Shirts have been designed and are ready for orders!  Support the Moon Area Marching Band this season by wearing a shirt featuring this year's competition theme, Bloom, during games and competitions.  In keeping with this year's theme, the shirts are kelly green and come in a variety of sizes* - please click HERE for size and ordering details.

CONCESSIONS - Help Needed
The band runs the concession stand nearest University Blvd for every home football game to raise money for the general fund.
Friday, August 25
The first football game is scheduled. 
There are two options for volunteers:
Thursday night 8/24 set-up the concession stand from 8-10pm,
sign up HERE
Friday night 8/25 concession help from 5:30-10pm, sign up HERE 
Thank you for volunteering to help!!

Additional Volunteer opportunity:
Saturday, August 19:
Volunteers are needed to help serve lunch to our band kids while they are at the rehearsal.  We will grill burgers and hot dogs and set up a serving station for the kids.  Click 
HERE to sign up!


FUNDRAISING
NewMe Pies are at the Moon Township farmer's market every Wednesday from 3-6:00, at the Municipal Building.  So, if you are hungry for delicious fruit pies, please stop by.

Our first fundraiser is underway.  We are selling raffle tickets with winnings based on the September Pennsylvania 7 PM Daily Number.  Sales run through the month of August.  
Tickets that were not picked up at the July Parent Meeting were mailed.  If you have any questions or did not receive your tickets, please contact 
fundraising@moonband.org.
**Please return any tickets that you do not plan to sell as soon as possible.  We have some students asking for additional tickets and we do not have any available currently.
  Georganna Palmer will be at the natatorium entrance from 8:45 until 9:15 on Tuesday, August 15, and at the band parent’s meeting on Thursday, August 17, to collect sold and unsold lottery tickets.  If she does receive unsold tickets, they will be redistributed at that time too.  Georganna will also have the 'Moon Area Tigers' light-up band orders ready for pick-up, and will have extra bands available for purchase. 

"Moon Area Tigers" light-up bracelets are available for purchase.  Each band is $5.00.  Profits benefit the general fund which benefits all band and orchestra students.  Order forms are available in the band room or online.  A photo of the bracelets is also available online.

Our second fundraiser begins on Tuesday, August 15.  We will be selling delicious 16-inch hoagies and 6-inch pepperoni rolls from J&J Enterprises.  Order forms are due on September 7.  Information sheets and order forms will be available on the band website HERE or in the band room.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT HEINZ FIELD

If you are interested in working any games this season to raise funds for your student’s band account, you must have a valid ServSafe certification and RAMP or TEAM certification.  It is not too late to do either of these trainings, and they can both be completed on your own time.  Please contact Heather Park to find out more about this fundraising opportunity at hburakow@yahoo.com.  This is a great way to pay for some or all of the upcoming Disney trip!  All current volunteers (both new and old) must turn in their Aramark Volunteer Forms to Heather before they will be allowed to work any games this season.  The next event at Heinz Field is a Steelers preseason game on Saturday, August 26th with a report time of 4:00.  Please email Heather if you are interested in working this game.

ALUMNI NEWS:
Don’t forget the Scrip gift card orders will be delivered at the Parent meeting on Thursday, August 17th
Click here for "What is Scrip?".
Click here for the
order form.
Click here for 2017-2018 Scrip gift card sale schedule.
Click here for "Back to school bonuses"
Any questions contact Cindy Bartus at alumni@moonband.org

BAND DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS:  Mr. Nick Barthen
Band Picture Day - Tuesday, August 15 - 8AM
Band Picture Day will be on Tuesday, August 15 at 8AM.  The Group picture as well as section and class pictures will be taken at that time.  Parents will have the opportunity to purchase these pictures as well as individual student pictures in full uniform.  Picture Day Schedule as well as the order form were distributed on Thursday, August 10 after rehearsal.  The picture day schedule is posted in the student folders at www.moonband.org and additional picture forms will be available in the morning before pictures.  It is IMPERATIVE that we have full attendance at these pictures.  There is not a picture make-up day.  

Saturday, August 19, 2017 Rehearsal - 8AM-4PM
We are excited to welcome Mr. Austin Green, our program coordinator and drill designer to Moon Area High School on Saturday, August 19.  Mr. Green is a national Bands of America Adjudicator as well as visual designer for several BOA Grand National Finalists Bands.  He also was the Visual Caption Head for The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps.
  
While at MAHS, Mr. Green will be fixing, adjusting, critiquing, and adding drill and other visual elements to our show.  A portion of the day will be learning new visual moments in our ballad. 

This is a mandatory rehearsal and has been on the marching band schedule since December 2016.

The Color Guard will be holding rehearsal with Mr. Green on Friday, August 18 from 6pm-9pm.  He will be working one on one with the Color Guard.  The Color Guard report time on Saturday 8/19 will be at 10AM.


The Band Parent Organization will be serving lunch, hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, chips, apple slices, water melon, and drinks.  Students will not be permitted to leave the campus for lunch.  If students desire different meal options, students should plan on packing food.

We will be in Tiger Stadium for the 2nd block of rehearsal from1pm-4pm.  Parents are invited to attend the 2nd block of rehearsal to see our students at work.

A complete schedule for the day is located in the student folders at
www.moonband.org
.  This information was distributed after rehearsal on Thursday.


SCHEDULE ADDITION!!!  10th FOOTBALL GAME SCHEDULED -IMPORTANT!!!

The MAHS Marching Band will be performing at the August 25 HOME football game at 7PM vs. Ambridge H.S.  Originally this was a scrimmage game, which turned into the first regular season exhibition game.  The band will perform pre-game and halftime.  Students will report at 5:30pm.  Please make this change into your marching band schedule.  

Music Memorization Testing Schedule
The music memorization schedule was distributed after the Thursday, August 10 rehearsal.  Wind and Percussion students will be tested for memorization of music.  Selections are listed on the bottom right corner of the paper.  Each student will receive a grade for this test.  For additional information, please download the information page and schedule which can be found in the student document pages of www.moonband.org.  

Band Florida Performance Tour February 13 - February 19, 2018
The Marching Band and Symphonic Band will be traveling to Florida in February 2018 to perform in the Walt Disney World, Florida resort.  The band will depart on Tuesday, February 13, after school and depart Orlando on Sunday, February 18, returning to MAHS on February 19.  The band's preliminary performance day is Thursday, February 15 at the Magic Kingdom (time is unknown).  The Symphonic Band performance date is not confirmed at this time.   The cost of the trip is estimated at $975, this includes all transportation, hotel, tickets to 3 Disney Parks, and a duel admission to Universal Studios (Island of Adventure and Universal), as well as all meals while in Florida, (the only meals that are not covered are meals while en route to FL or PA).  There are numerous opportunities to fundraise a portion or all of this trip throughout the fall/winter.  Please take advantage of these fundraisers to offset the cost of this trip.

Summer Marching Band Prep - PLEASE READ!!!
To aide in each student's success in the Summer Marching Band rehearsals, students must start a physical training regiment to endure the hot summer weather.  Students have been advised to get out of the house and become physically active.  This does not mean they need to run a mile with a 50 pound backpack, but this does mean they need to get out of the air conditioned house, take a walk, play a pick-up game of wiffle ball, sport, swim, etc.  This will not only acclimate them to the heat and humidity, but also build their physical stamina to endure the weather conditions.  PLEASE, encourage your child to be active in the months leading up to the July/August rehearsals.  

 Also, we also still encouraging students to bring a 1 gallon water jug with their name located on the jug to be brought to every rehearsal.  Water is provided at every rehearsal, but having each student bring their own supply of water will make water breaks quicker and more quantity of hydration will take place at each break.

Diet and hydration is also an important part of being successful in the summer months.  Student should prepare two days in advance in hydrating for marching band rehearsals.  Stay away from pop and carbonated beverages.  Students are also reminded to eat a healthy meal before rehearsals.  Breakfast is important during Home Band Camp.


Bands of America Regional at The Pro-Football Hall of Fame Stadium - September 16, 2017 - IMPORTANT 
The MAHS Marching Band will be defending its 2016 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, Arizona vs Dallas this year).
As of now, we are slated to perform between 12:30pm to 2:30pm.  Times will be solidified in early August.  Students will be reporting to the H.S. around 7AM, 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.

SAT/ACT/PSAT Fall Testing Dates

October 7 - SAT - Band is off that weekend
October 14 - PSAT - Band has a competition at Deer Lakes H.S. - Students will still be able to take the test and participate in all Marching Band activities.
October 28 - ACT - Band is off that weekend.


Music and Information Download
Music and information will begin to appear on the www.moonband.org  web-site.  Please reference the letter you received in the mail regarding how to download this music and information.  If there are questions regarding parts, wind players e-mail Mr. Barthen at nbarthen@moonarea.net, and percussion players e-mail Mr. Fear at afear@moonarea.net.  PRACTICE YOUR MUSIC!

2017 Fall Saturday Schedule
Sat. Aug 19          Marching Band Rehearsal 8AM-4PM – Drill Designer in town to stage the ballad
Sat. Sept 16         BOA at Canton Hall of Fame Stadium
Sat. Sept 23         Moon Area H.S. PIMBA Show
Sat. Oct 14          PIMBA Show at Deer Lakes H.S.
Sat. Oct 21          PIMBA Championship at Gateway H.S.


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.

Important Dates & Itineraries
_______
Mon. Aug 14 - Percussion & Color Guard Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM – MAHS
Tue. Aug. 15 - BAND PICTURE DAY - 8AM - 12PM – MAHS
                          Wind Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM – MAHS
Wed. Aug. 16 – MAHS New Student Orientation Day – 10AM
Thu. Aug 17 - Full Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM
Sat. Aug 19 - REHEARSAL WITH DRILL DESIGNER - MANDATORY - 8AM-4PM
____
Mon. Aug 21 - Percussion & Color Guard Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM – MAHS
Tue. Aug. 22 - Wind Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM – MAHS
Thu. Aug 24 - Full Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM
Fri. Aug 25 - Football Game vs. Ambridge - Home - Report time5:30; Kick-off 7PM
____
Mon. Aug. 28 - Percussion & Color Guard Rehearsal - 
6PM-9PM – MAHS
Tue. Aug. 29 - Wind Rehearsal - 
6pm-9pm – MAHS
Thu. Aug. 31 - Full Rehearsal - 6pm-9pm – MAHS
Fri. Sept. 1 - Football Game @ Armstrong H.S. - Depart time approximately - 4:15pm

______
Mon. Sept 4 - LABOR DAY - NO SCHOOL, NO REHEARSAL

Tue. Sept. 5 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL - 6pm-9pm

Wed. Sept. 6 - MAHS Open House

Thu. Sept. 7 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL - 6PM-9PM
Fri. Sept 8 - Football Game vs. Upper St. Clair - Report time 5:30pm - Kick-off 7pm
Sat. Sept 9 - PIMBA Competition at Kiski Area H.S. - Report time approximately 1pm

____

ORCHESTRA

Formal Wear Fittings for Orchestra Students will take place on Thursday, August 31st from 5-7pm in the Orchestra Room ​. 

Orchestra students, please TRY ON your Orchestra Attire to be sure that all of your pieces fit properly. If something does not fit, you MUST attend the attire fitting. Please contact Mrs. Wolf to let her know that you will be in attendance uniforms@moonband.org
All INCOMING Orchestra Students must attend the fitting on August 31st from 5-7 pm to be fitted for concert attire. Concert attire helps us to be uniform, to present a professional appearance while performing, and is a mandatory part of participating in the high school orchestras.

If you have another commitment at that time or if you have questions or concerns, please contact Denise Wolf at 412-580-3147 or Uniforms@moonband.org ASAP to schedule another time.  We place one order for the entire group to save on taxes and decrease shipping expenses to each individual person, therefore, fittings must be done in a timely fashion.  Thank you!

CLEARANCES 

 Printed copies of clearances can be either dropped in the band room box or mailed to:
MABPO, Inc.
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 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 Instrumental Newsletter ~ August 7, 2017

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ August 7, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Wednesday, August 9 - Kennywood Day - SENIORS 9:00 a.m. report time
Tuesday, August 15 - Band Picture Day at MAHS - 8AM-12PM
Saturday, August 19 - REHEARSAL DAY at MAHS - 8AM-4PM
Friday, August 25 - Football Game vs. Ambridge H.S. - Home - Report time 5:30; Kick-off - 7PM


*AWAY BAND CAMP*
Oh what a week!  It was an unfortunate situation for many locals as they dealt with flood waters at the end of July.  W&J's Cameron Stadium and field house were no exception.  For the staff and chaperones, we were tasked with calculating a logistical puzzle (nightmare) that began to run smoothly after a few days.  Much patience, coordination, and the willingness to work as a team made the venue transition to Alexandre Stadium in the Ross Memorial Park seamless to our students.  We could not have been successful without the constant dedication of the staff and of the parent volunteers; those who stayed at camp, and those who took time out of their week to travel back and forth from home to the stadium.

Thank you to all parents who donated food and drink for camp. 

Thank you for all the volunteers who assisted with the departure on Sunday.  Special thanks to Corinne Conte, Shea Corsetti, and Ginny Kotok for chaperoning the kids on the buses on the way to W&J.

Thank you to Joe Estermyer who secured the luggage truck, assisted in logistics at Alexandre and W&J, and returned the truck after a very long day.

Thank you to our onsite Paramedic, Ed Reynolds.  Ed was available 24 hours a day for our kids.  From medicinal needs to ice packs and ace bandages, Ed was on the spot.  I personally thank Ed for transporting his Keurig to camp.  Sometimes there's just not enough coffee.

Thank you to our Trailer Guys, Bob Stathers and Tom Pelkington.  Lots of excitement with the trucks, trailers, instruments, and pit - where do I begin?  In addition - fun fact - Bob and Tom moved literally a ton of water daily to the field, of which 910 pounds were gatorade.  This does not include hauling water daily to the campus for afternoon sectionals and evening activities.  These guys are amazing.

Thank you to our Chaperones who stayed on campus all week:  Amy Clark, Carla Cords, Aimee Platt, Laura Wall, and Andrea Ward.

Thank You to our Chaperones who arrived on-site daily or part-time:  Carla Collier, Becky Ellerbusch, Ginny Kotok, Tina Sinclair, Cindy Stathers, and Lynne VandenBosche.

Thank you to Grace Cap, Georganna Palmer, Gloria Rauch, Jared Tuk, Lynne VandenBosche, and Laura Wall for their excellent photography.  They snapped hundreds of pictures and posted them on the website for your viewing pleasure.  We hope you enjoyed seeing your students hard at work during the week.  We appreciated your patience as we worked through a technical issue at the beginning of the week.

Lastly, thank you to Joe Estermyer, Mickel Howell, Patrick Kennedy, Tom Pelkington, and Bob Stathers for assisting with stadium cleanup after Friday's storm, transporting trailers to W&J for the students' final performance, and transporting the trailers back to MAHS.

Sherri Von Stein


2017 Tour Shirts
By popular demand, the 2017 Tour Shirts have been designed and are ready for orders!  Support the Moon Area Marching Band this season by wearing a shirt featuring this year's competition theme, Bloom, during games and competitions.  In keeping with this year's theme, the shirts are kelly green and come in a variety of sizes* - please click HERE for size and ordering details.

AUXILIARY CAR WASHES
Please mark your calendar for the final Color Guard Car Wash:
                 Saturday, August 12th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at AutoZone, 6052 University Blvd., Moon Twp.

FUNDRAISING
NewMe Pies are at the Moon Township farmer's market every Wednesday from 3-6:00, at the Municipal Building.  So, if you are hungry for delicious fruit pies, please stop by.

Our first fundraiser is underway.  We are selling raffle tickets with winnings based on the September Pennsylvania 7 PM Daily Number.  Sales run through the month of August.  
Tickets that were not picked up at the July Parent Meeting were mailed.  If you have any questions or did not receive your tickets, please contact 
fundraising@moonband.org.

"Moon Area Tigers" light-up bracelets are available for purchase.  Each band is $5.00.  Profits benefit the general fund which benefits all band and orchestra students.  Order forms are available in the band room or online.  A photo of the bracelets is also available online.


UPCOMING EVENTS AT HEINZ FIELD
If you are interested in working any games this season, you must complete ServSafe training online.  Here is the link to the online ServSafe Training Video.  You must also fill out the Aramark volunteer forms and return to Heather Park by August 9th.  If your TEAM or RAMP Alcohol Training is more than 3 years old, you need to either complete online training for a $10 fee by going to this link or attend one of the training sessions at Heinz Field.  They will be held August 10th and August 16th both starting at 5:00 PM.  The first game to work will be on Sunday August 20th with a report time of 12:30.   To sign up or to get more information about this Fundraising opportunity, contact Heather at hburakow@yahoo.com.

ALUMNI NEWS:
Don’t forget Scrip gift card orders are due this Friday, August 11th for delivery at the Parent meeting on Thursday, August 17th
Click here for "What is Scrip?".
Click here for the
order form.
Click here for 2017-2018 Scrip gift card sale schedule.
Click here for "Back to school bonuses"
Any questions contact Cindy Bartus at alumni@moonband.org

BAND DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS:  Mr. Nick Barthen
Kennywood Day
The Band will be performing at Kennywood on Wednesday, August 9.  The pink Itineraries were distributed to students/parents at check-out from Away Band Camp.  Student report time is 10AM.  SENIOR REPORT TIME IS 9AM for a quick in uniform picture.  We have reserved Pavilion #7 for the students to store their belonging for the day and as a shelter in case of rain.  The parade begins at 8pm.   The students will be responsible to purchase lunch and dinner while at the park.  Kennywood provides a free ride all day admission.  

SCHEDULE ADDITION!!!  10th FOOTBALL GAME SCHEDULED -IMPORTANT!!!
The MAHS Marching Band will be performing at the August 25 HOME football game at 7PM vs. Ambridge H.S.  Originally this was a scrimmage game, which turned into the first regular season exhibition game.  The band will perform pre-game and halftime.  Students will report at 5:30pm.  Please make this change into your marching band schedule.  

Band Florida Performance Tour February 13 - February 19, 2018
The Marching Band and Symphonic Band will be traveling to Florida in February 2018 to perform in the Walt Disney World, Florida resort.  The band will depart on Tuesday, February 13, after school and depart Orlando on Sunday, February 18, returning to MAHS on February 19.  The band's preliminary performance day is Thursday, February 15 at the Magic Kingdom (time is unknown).  The Symphonic Band performance date is not confirmed at this time.   The cost of the trip is estimated at $975, this includes all transportation, hotel, tickets to 3 Disney Parks, and a duel admission to Universal Studios (Island of Adventure and Universal), as well as all meals while in Florida, (the only meals that are not covered are meals while en route to FL or PA).  There are numerous opportunities to fundraise a portion or all of this trip throughout the fall/winter.  Please take advantage of these fundraisers to offset the cost of this trip.

Summer Marching Band Prep - PLEASE READ!!!
To aide in each student's success in the Summer Marching Band rehearsals, students must start a physical training regimen to endure the hot summer weather.  Students have been advised to get out of the house and become physically active.  This does not mean they need to run a mile with a 50-pound backpack, but this does mean they need to get out of the air-conditioned house, take a walk, play a pick-up game of wiffle ball, sport, swim, etc.  This will not only acclimate them to the heat and humidity, but also build their physical stamina to endure the weather conditions.  PLEASE, encourage your child to be active in the months leading up to the July/August rehearsals.  
In addition, please begin to organize the items they will need.  A cross-trainer type of tennis shoe.  Sandals, slip on shoes, Converse Chuck Taylors, or a shoe that CANNOT be tied or lack a good arch are NOT appropriate shoe for marching band.   Also, we also encourage students to bring a 1 gallon water jug with their name located on the jug to be brought to every rehearsal.  Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen for their lips is a great extremely important for these rehearsals as well.  Students should find a back-pack, drawstring bag to store all of this stuff to make it easier to organize their "field bag" for the marching band season.
Diet and hydration is also an important part of being successful in the summer months.  Student should prepare two days in advance in hydrating for marching band rehearsals.  Stay away from Pop and carbonated beverages.  Students are also reminded to eat a healthy meal before rehearsals.  Breakfast is important during Home Band Camp.
These little things will go a long way in order for everyone to have a successful summer marching band season.


Bands of America Regional at The Pro-Football Hall of Fame Stadium - September 16, 2017 - IMPORTANT 
The MAHS Marching Band will be defending its 2016 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, Arizona vs Dallas this year).
As of now, we are slated to perform between 12:30pm to 2:30pm.  Times will be solidified in early August.  Students will be reporting to the H.S. around 7AM, 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.

SAT/ACT/PSAT Fall Testing Dates

October 7 - SAT - Band is off that weekend
October 14 - PSAT - Band has a competition at Deer Lakes H.S. - Students will still be able to take the test and participate in all Marching Band activities.
October 28 - ACT - Band is off that weekend.


Music and Information Download
Music and information will begin to appear on the www.moonband.org  web-site.  Please reference the letter you received in the mail regarding how to download this music and information.  If there are questions regarding parts, wind players e-mail Mr. Barthen at nbarthen@moonarea.net, and percussion players e-mail Mr. Fear at afear@moonarea.net.  PRACTICE YOUR MUSIC!

2017 Fall Saturday Schedule
Wed. Aug 9         Kennywood Parade
Sat. Aug 19          Marching Band Rehearsal 8AM-4PM – Drill Designer in town to stage the ballad
Sat. Sept 16         BOA at Canton Hall of Fame Stadium
Sat. Sept 23         Moon Area H.S. PIMBA Show
Sat. Oct 14          PIMBA Show at Deer Lakes H.S.
Sat. Oct 21          PIMBA Championship at Gateway H.S.


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.

Important Dates & Itineraries
_______
Mon. Aug 7 - Percussion & Color Guard Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM – MAHS
Tue. Aug. 8 - Wind Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM – MAHS
Wed. Aug 9 - Kennywood Day and Performances - 9AM - ?
Thu. Aug 10 - Full Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM
_____
Mon. Aug 14 - Percussion & Color Guard Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM – MAHS
Tue. Aug. 15 - BAND PICTURE DAY - 8AM - 12PM – MAHS
                          Wind Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM – MAHS
Thu. Aug 17 - Full Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM
Sat. Aug 19 - REHEARSAL WITH DRILL DESIGNER - MANDATORY - 8AM-4PM
____
Mon. Aug 21 - Percussion & Color Guard Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM – MAHS
Tue. Aug. 22 - Wind Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM – MAHS
Thu. Aug 24 - Full Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM
Fri. Aug 25 - Football Game vs. Ambridge - Home - Report time5:30; Kick-off 7PM


ORCHESTRA

Formal Wear Fittings for Orchestra Students will take place on Thursday, August 31st from 5-7pm in the Orchestra Room ​. 

Orchestra students, please TRY ON your Orchestra Attire to be sure that all of your pieces fit properly. If something does not fit, you MUST attend the attire fitting. Please contact Mrs. Wolf to let her know that you will be in attendance uniforms@moonband.org
All INCOMING Orchestra Students must attend the fitting on August 31st from 5-7 pm to be fitted for concert attire. Concert attire helps us to be uniform, to present a professional appearance while performing, and is a mandatory part of participating in the high school orchestras.

If you have another commitment at that time or if you have questions or concerns, please contact Denise Wolf at 412-580-3147 or Uniforms@moonband.org ASAP to schedule another time.  We place one order for the entire group to save on taxes and decrease shipping expenses to each individual person, therefore, fittings must be done in a timely fashion.  Thank you!

 

PUBLICITY/SPECIAL EVENTS
The forms for Apparel and Window Decals that the Band Parent Organization will be selling for the upcoming season are available online.  You will find the order forms at the "Info" tab on the homepage under "Forms".  At the "Order" section you find each of the forms.
Or follow the links:

2017 Moon Parent Apparel Order Form   -   2017 Moon Band Parents Apparel Photos
2017 Moon Window Decals Order Form
Also *New This Year* - We will now be offering High School Band Students the opportunity to purchase their own gear!  We will have long and short sleeved T-shirts, and Hoodie and Full-Zip Sweatshirts in either Red or Black available for order.  The Shield Logo and "Moon Area High School Band" will be screen printed on either the Left Chest or on the Center Front of the shirts!  2017 Moon HS Band Student Apparel Order Form
All orders are due to be returned (with payment) to the Band Mailbox by Wednesday August 9th (Kennywood Day).
If you have any questions, contact Grace Cap at 
412-956-0827
.

CONCESSIONS - Help Needed
The band runs the concession stand nearest University Blvd for every home football game to raise money for the general fund.
The first football game is scheduled for Friday 8/25. 
There are two options for helpers:
Thursday night 8/24 set-up the concession stand from 8-10pm,
sign up here
Friday night 8/25 concession help from 5:30-10pm, sign up here 
Thank you for volunteering to help!!


CLEARANCES 
 Printed copies of clearances can be either dropped in the band room box or mailed to:
MABPO, Inc.
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 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 Instrumental Newsletter ~ July 31, 2017

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ July 31, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Wednesday, August 9 - Kennywood Day
Tuesday, August 15 - Band Picture Day at MAHS - 8AM-12PM
Saturday, August 19 - REHEARSAL DAY at MAHS - 8AM-4PM
Friday, August 25 - Football Game vs. Ambridge H.S. - Home - Report time 5:30; Kick-off - 7PM


2017 Tour Shirts
By popular demand, the 2017 Tour Shirts have been designed and are ready for orders!  Support the Moon Area Marching Band this season by wearing a shirt featuring this year's competition theme, Bloom, during games and competitions.  In keeping with this year's theme, the shirts are kelly green and come in a variety of sizes* - please click HERE for size and ordering details.

AUXILIARY CAR WASHES
Please mark your calendar for the final Color Guard Car Wash:
                 Saturday, August 12th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at AutoZone, 6052 University Blvd., Moon Twp.

FUNDRAISING
NewMe Pies are at the Moon Township farmer's market every Wednesday from 3-6:00, at the Municipal Building.  So, if you are hungry for delicious fruit pies, please stop by.

Our first fundraiser is underway.  We are selling raffle tickets with winnings based on the September Pennsylvania 7 PM Daily Number.  Sales run through the month of August.  
Tickets that were not picked up at the July Parent Meeting were mailed.  If you have any questions or did not receive your tickets, please contact 
fundraising@moonband.org.

"Moon Area Tigers" light-up bracelets are available for purchase.  Each band is $5.00.  Profits benefit the general fund which benefits all band and orchestra students.  Order forms are available in the band room or online.  A photo of the bracelets is also available here.


UPCOMING EVENTS AT HEINZ FIELD
If you are interested in working any games this season, you must complete ServSafe training online.  Here is the link to the online ServSafe Training Video.  You must also fill out the Aramark volunteer forms and return to Heather Park by August 9th.  If your TEAM or RAMP Alcohol Training is more than 3 years old, you need to either complete online training for a $10 fee by going to this link or attend one of the training sessions at Heinz Field.  They will be held August 10th and August 16th both starting at 5:00 PM.  The first game to work will be on Sunday August 20th with a report time of 12:30.   To sign up or to get more information about this Fundraising opportunity, contact Heather at hburakow@yahoo.com.

ALUMNI NEWS:
The next gift card order is due Friday, August 11th for delivery at the Parent meeting on Thursday, August 17th
Don’t forget to check out the back-to school bonuses – they will expire on Aug. 4th!.

Click here for "What is Scrip?".
Click here for the
order form.
Click here for 2017-2018 Scrip gift card sale schedule.
Click here for "Back to school bonuses"
Any questions contact Cindy Bartus at alumni@moonband.org

BAND DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS:  Mr. Nick Barthen
SCHEDULE ADDITION!!!  10th FOOTBALL GAME SCHEDULED -IMPORTANT!!!
The MAHS Marching Band will be performing at the August 25 HOME football game at 7PM vs. Ambridge H.S.  Originally this was a scrimmage game, which turned into the first regular season exhibition game.  The band will perform pre-game and halftime.  Students will report at 5:30pm.  Please make this change into your marching band schedule.  

Band Florida Performance Tour February 13 - February 19, 2018
The Marching Band and Symphonic Band will be traveling to Florida in February 2018 to perform in the Walt Disney World, Florida resort.  The band will depart on Tuesday, February 13, after school and depart Orlando on Sunday, February 18, returning to MAHS on February 19.  The band's preliminary performance day is Thursday, February 15 at the Magic Kingdom (time is unknown).  The Symphonic Band performance date is not confirmed at this time.   The cost of the trip is estimated at $975, this includes all transportation, hotel, tickets to 3 Disney Parks, and a duel admission to Universal Studios (Island of Adventure and Universal), as well as all meals while in Florida, (the only meals that are not covered are meals while en route to FL or PA).  There are numerous opportunities to fundraise a portion or all of this trip throughout the fall/winter.  Please take advantage of these fundraisers to offset the cost of this trip.

Summer Marching Band Prep - PLEASE READ!!!
To aide in each student's success in the Summer Marching Band rehearsals, students must start a physical training regimen to endure the hot summer weather.  Students have been advised to get out of the house and become physically active.  This does not mean they need to run a mile with a 50-pound backpack, but this does mean they need to get out of the air-conditioned house, take a walk, play a pick-up game of wiffle ball, sport, swim, etc.  This will not only acclimate them to the heat and humidity, but also build their physical stamina to endure the weather conditions.  PLEASE, encourage your child to be active in the months leading up to the July/August rehearsals.  
In addition, please begin to organize the items they will need.  A cross-trainer type of tennis shoe.  Sandals, slip on shoes, Converse Chuck Taylors, or a shoe that CANNOT be tied or lack a good arch are NOT appropriate shoe for marching band.   Also, we also encourage students to bring a 1 gallon water jug with their name located on the jug to be brought to every rehearsal.  Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen for their lips is a great extremely important for these rehearsals as well.  Students should find a back-pack, drawstring bag to store all of this stuff to make it easier to organize their "field bag" for the marching band season.
Diet and hydration is also an important part of being successful in the summer months.  Student should prepare two days in advance in hydrating for marching band rehearsals.  Stay away from Pop and carbonated beverages.  Students are also reminded to eat a healthy meal before rehearsals.  Breakfast is important during Home Band Camp.
These little things will go a long way in order for everyone to have a successful summer marching band season.


Bands of America Regional at The Pro-Football Hall of Fame Stadium - September 16, 2017 - IMPORTANT 
The MAHS Marching Band will be defending its 2016 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, Arizona vs Dallas this year).
As of now, we are slated to perform between 12:30pm to 2:30pm.  Times will be solidified in early August.  Students will be reporting to the H.S. around 7AM, 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.

SAT/ACT/PSAT Fall Testing Dates

October 7 - SAT - Band is off that weekend
October 14 - PSAT - Band has a competition at Deer Lakes H.S. - Students will still be able to take the test and participate in all Marching Band activities.
October 28 - ACT - Band is off that weekend.


Music and Information Download
Music and information will begin to appear on the www.moonband.org  web-site.  Please reference the letter you received in the mail regarding how to download this music and information.  If there are questions regarding parts, wind players e-mail Mr. Barthen at nbarthen@moonarea.net, and percussion players e-mail Mr. Fear at afear@moonarea.net.  PRACTICE YOUR MUSIC!

Fall Sports Physicals for Marching Band
Students/Parents are reminded that ALL students who participate in marching band are required to obtain a physical.  Students/Parents must also register on-line at http://pa.8to18.com/MoonArea/newsfullstory?newsid=118090  to fill out the five pages of the physical form. The sixth page can be printed out and taken to the physical or personal Doctor/Physician for completion. All physicals must be completed by Monday, July 24.  Physicals are to be turned into the ATHLETIC OFFICE. Lastly, Physicals must have been taken place AFTER June 1, 2017.  See the Band Physical Requirements which can be found in the forms section of the web-site.

2017 Marching Band Schedule has been posted on ed-line as well as the www.moonband.org site in the forms/document section.

2017 Fall Saturday Schedule
Wed. Aug 9         Kennywood Parade
Sat. Aug 19          Marching Band Rehearsal 8AM-4PM – Drill Designer in town to stage the ballad
Sat. Sept 16         BOA at Canton Hall of Fame Stadium
Sat. Sept 23         Moon Area H.S. PIMBA Show
Sat. Oct 14          PIMBA Show at Deer Lakes H.S.
Sat. Oct 21          PIMBA Championship at Gateway H.S.


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.

Important Dates & Itineraries
_______
Mon. July 31 - Away Band Camp at W&J
Tue. Aug. 1 - Away Band Camp at W&J
Wed. Aug. 2 - Away Band Camp at W&J
Thu. Aug. 3 - Away Band Camp at W&J
Fri. Aug. 4 - Away Band Camp at W&J - Parent show at W&J -6PM
______
Mon. Aug 7 - Percussion & Color Guard Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM – MAHS
Tue. Aug. 8 - Wind Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM – MAHS
Wed. Aug 9 - Kennywood Day and Performances - 9AM - ?
Thu. Aug 10 - Full Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM
_____
Mon. Aug 14 - Percussion & Color Guard Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM – MAHS
Tue. Aug. 15 - BAND PICTURE DAY - 8AM - 12PM – MAHS
                          Wind Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM – MAHS
Thu. Aug 17 - Full Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM
Sat. Aug 19 - REHEARSAL WITH DRILL DESIGNER - MANDATORY - 8AM-4PM
____
Mon. Aug 21 - Percussion & Color Guard Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM – MAHS
Tue. Aug. 22 - Wind Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM – MAHS
Thu. Aug 24 - Full Rehearsal - 5PM-9PM
Fri. Aug 25 - Football Game vs. Ambridge - Home - Report time5:30; Kick-off 7PM


ORCHESTRA

Formal Wear Fittings for Orchestra Students will take place on Thursday, August 31st from 5-7pm in the Orchestra Room ​. 

Orchestra students, please TRY ON your Orchestra Attire to be sure that all of your pieces fit properly. If something does not fit, you MUST attend the attire fitting. Please contact Mrs. Wolf to let her know that you will be in attendance uniforms@moonband.org
All INCOMING Orchestra Students must attend the fitting on August 31st from 5-7 pm to be fitted for concert attire. Concert attire helps us to be uniform, to present a professional appearance while performing, and is a mandatory part of participating in the high school orchestras.

If you have another commitment at that time or if you have questions or concerns, please contact Denise Wolf at 412-580-3147 or Uniforms@moonband.org ASAP to schedule another time.  We place one order for the entire group to save on taxes and decrease shipping expenses to each individual person, therefore, fittings must be done in a timely fashion.  Thank you!

 

PUBLICITY/SPECIAL EVENTS
The forms for Apparel and Window Decals that the Band Parent Organization will be selling for the upcoming season are available online.  You will find the order forms at the "Info" tab on the homepage under "Forms".  At the "Order" section you find each of the forms.
Or follow the links:

2017 Moon Parent Apparel Order Form   -   2017 Moon Band Parents Apparel Photos
2017 Moon Window Decals Order Form
Also *New This Year* - We will now be offering High School Band Students the opportunity to purchase their own gear!  We will have long and short sleeved T-shirts, and Hoodie and Full-Zip Sweatshirts in either Red or Black available for order.  The Shield Logo and "Moon Area High School Band" will be screen printed on either the Left Chest or on the Center Front of the shirts!  2017 Moon HS Band Student Apparel Order Form
All orders are due to be returned (with payment) to the Band Mailbox by Wednesday August 9th (Kennywood Day).
If you have any questions, contact Grace Cap at 
412-956-0827.

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

 

Upcoming Events

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Percussion & Auxiliary Rehearsal

Brass & Woodwinds Rehearsal

Homecoming Parade

FULL Rehearsal

Band Jacket & Band Note Ceremony

Moon Football Home Game vs. Fox Chapel (Homecoming)

FULL Rehearsal

FULL Rehearsal

Moon Football Away Game @Chartiers Valley