Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ April 24, 2017

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ April 24, 2017

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! 


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!

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 if you are able to volunteer from 6:00PM-7:00PM. 

Orchestra Concert, Thursday, May 18th (4 volunteers) - Please contact Sherri at 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: . 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 or text her at 724-494-4038. Visit us on Facebook:

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.

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Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ April 24, 2017

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