Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ May 8, 2017

Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ May 8, 2017

Hoagie/Pepperoni Roll orders due Thursday, May 11th
Shop with Scrip orders due Friday, May 12th
(UPDATE) Next Parent Meeting, Wednesday, May 17th

Our final fundraiser of the school year is underway.  The hoagie and pepperoni roll sale runs from April 25th to May 11th. Orders and payment are due this Thursday, and the delivery date will be on May 24th.  Information and order forms are available online or in the classroom. The correct prices are $9.00 per hoagie and $3.50 per pepperoni roll. *Georganna Palmer has collected many containers left behind at either the pancake breakfast or the spaghetti dinner. If you are missing a container, contact her at or come to the May 17th Parent meeting as she will bring all of them to the meeting.

2017 Instrumental Music Banquet at The Fez
If you are attending the banquet and still owe money, please send in your payment as soon as possible (instructions on invitation) or contact Laura at  We look forward to seeing everyone on May 21st.

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

Band & Orchestra Jacket Order Time
Order Forms for Band and Orchestra Jackets will be sent home to newly eligible students later this week. This will include next year's sophomores, next year's freshmen who marched as 8th graders this year, and upper classmen who have completed one year of band or orchestra. Students will have the opportunity to try on jackets on Memorial Day before the Coraopolis Parade. It is STRONGLY recommended that a parent be present for fitting if there are questions on how the jacket will fit. Size recommendations will be made, but it is ultimately your decision. Jacket sizing is unisex. Both the band and orchestra order forms will be placed on the website at under Info/Forms by next week. The DUE DATE for payment is June 9, 2017. LATE ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED! If you have any questions, please contact Denise Wolf at or by cell 412-580-3147. Payment can be placed in the band mailbox or mailed along with the order form to:  MABPO, 5990 University Blvd., Suite 12, PMB 174, Moon Township, PA  15108

Formal Wear
In the event that your child will not be wearing their formal wear next school year, you may wish to consider listing it on our Formal Wear Re-Sale List. In early September, all parents purchasing formal wear for their students will be made aware of it.  If you’re interested in taking advantage of the Listing, please contact Denise Wolf at or phone her at 412-580-3147.

Summer Help Needed!
We are in need of help in the following areas for the upcoming 2017-18 marching band season:
Fitting Crew: No Experience Needed!  The fitting crew fits our band members to a predetermined uniform. They then make notations of what may need to be altered. Training will be provided. Must be available during Music Camp (6/19/17 - 6/21/17).
Hemming Crew: Must be able to hand stitch a hem using a “whipstitch” or “over/under” (depending on what you call it). Training will be provided to explain how to read the hemming instructions for each uniform. You should also be able to sew a straight and zigzag stitch on a sewing machine, and provide sewing machine. Hemming is done at home after signing out each uniform – they are then returned upon completion.  All hemming must be completed by the end of July due to away band camp and the Kennywood Parade. Hemming can start with the June fittings over Music Camp (6/19-6/21).
Cutting Crew: No Experience Needed! Training will be provided. The cutting crew cuts the individual pieces of flags out then puts together for our flag sewing crew.  Must be available select evenings in August after away band camp. We cut in the art room at the high school. Good scissors that cut fabric and a good sense of fun are all that are required! Help in these areas is most urgent at this time. Please contact Denise Wolf before the school year ends at or 412-580-3147. Your help is greatly appreciated!!! Thank You!

Upcoming Events at Heinz Field
**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. ** If you are interested, you can complete the RAMP training online at . The fee to complete the class online is $10. If you are interested in volunteering for the U2 concert. Please email Heather Park for more information at

Alumni News
Reminder – Don’t forget your Graduates - Gift Cards are the perfect gift!!  Orders are due by Friday, May 12th for delivery at the Band Parent Meeting on May 17th. This will be the last order before graduation. Click HERE to access Scrip order form. Contact Cindy if you have questions at or text her at 724-494-4038.

The Moon Area Band Alumni Association will be sponsoring a “Picnic in the Park” on Sunday, June 4th at Moon Park (Apollo Pavilion) in conjunction with the Moon Area Music Departments “Concert in the Park”.  Click HERE for event details. Visit us on Facebook:

Band Director’s Comments, Mr. Nick Barthen
May Calendar Click HERE
Spring Band and Symphonic Band CONCERT - Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7PM - MAHS Auditorium
Concert Band Report time - 6:30PM
Symphonic Band Report Time - 7:15PM

The 2017 Summer Rehearsal Schedule has been posted on the site as well as the Ed-Line Class Pages.
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 5:30 with the Symphonic Band and Choirs performing.  More information will be distributed as we get closer to the date.

Important Dates
Wed. May 10       Field Commander Audition Meeting - 2:30PM - MAHS Band Room
Tues. May 16       New Student Color Guard Rehearsal - 6:30 - 8:30PM
Wed. May 17       New Student Color Guard Rehearsal - 6:30 - 8:30PM
Thu. May 18         New Student Color Guard Rehearsal - 6:30 - 8:30PM
Fri. May 19
          Symphonic Band Audition Material DUE
Sun. May 21         Band Banquet at the Fez in Hopewell Township

Mon. May 22       Color Guard Audition Rehearsal for All - 6:30 - 8:30PM
Tues. May 23       Color Guard Audition Rehearsal for All - 6:30 - 8:30PM

Wed. May 24       Color Guard Audition Rehearsal for All - 6:30 - 8:30PM
Thu. May 25         Color Guard Audition Rehearsal for All - 6:30 - 8:30PM
Fri. May 26           Color Guard Auditions - 5PM – MAHS

Mon. May 29        Memorial Day Parade - Coraopolis
Tues. May 30        New Band Student Pre-Camp - 6:30 - 8:30PM
                               New Parent Meeting - 6:30PM - MAHS Band Room

Wed. May 31        Field Commander Auditions - 3:30PM
                               New Band Student Pre-Camp - 6:30 - 8:30PM

Thu. June 1           Symphonic Band Rehearsal - 2:30 - 3:30
                               New Band Student Pre-Camp - 6:30 - 8:30PM
 Marching Percussion Auditions - 6PM - MAHS Band Room

Sun. June 4           Concert in the Parks - 5:30PM -Moon Township Park Amphitheater - Symphonic Band and Choir

Fri. June 9             Graduation - All Instrumental Students Perform - 6PM
Tues. June 13       Voluntary Fun Trip to Cedar Point

2017 Fall Saturday Schedule
Wed. Aug 9          Kennywood Parade
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.

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Moon Area Instrumental Newsletter ~ May 8, 2017

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