Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ September 23, 2019

Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ September 23, 2019

Friday, September 27 – Football @ Bethel Park
Saturday, September 28 – BOA Columbus – ALL DAY
Friday, October 4 – Football vs. Peters Township
Thursday, October 10 – Band Parents Meeting 7PM
Friday, October 11 – Football vs. Upper St. Clair 7PM
Saturday, October 12 – PIMBA @ Moon
Friday, October 25 – Football @ West Allegheny
Saturday, October 26 – PIMBA Championships at Gateway H.S.

Click HERE for more information on attending or watching live the BOA performance this Saturday!


***HELP NEEDED** We successfully removed last year's vinyls from the judge blockers on Sunday. Now, we need to affix the new show's vinyls to them as well as to the props. In preparation for the BOA competition on Saturday, Mr. Barthen and Mr. Fear need to have these completed before Thursday's rehearsal so they kids can have at least one rehearsal using the completed props in case adjustments are needed. We will meet tomorrow evening (Tuesday, 9/24/19) at 5:30 pm. If you have a staple gun, compressor, and hand saw, (or any combination thereof) bring it with you. Whatever we don't complete on Tuesday will need to be completed on Wednesday evening. Please let Andrea Ward know ASAP if you are available and willing to help either via email at or via text message to 412-505-3803

PIMBA Program – “Dedication Ads” & “Band Notes”
Important! PIMBA Program Dedication Ads & Band Note Orders. MUST BE RECEIVED BY WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 25th. 
If you would like to create a
DEDICATION AD for your band student or send a little shout out to your favorite kid, section or the whole band via BAND NOTE in our PIMBA program please fill out the appropriate order form and turn it in with your money by the due dates listed.  Our 2019 PIMBA Programs will be available to you and hundreds of other spectators on Saturday, October 12, 2017, as we host our annual PIMBA Competition at Tiger Stadium. If you have any questions or need any help contact Audrey Anderson at

The Jared Tuk senior recognition photos are now available. Wendy will have them ready for pick up at the end of rehearsal on Thursday, September 26. If extra photos were ordered, please have the exact amount due (cash or check payable to MABPO) at the time of pick up. 

A special thanks to everyone who helped with set up and concession stand for this past game. We could not have done it without you!!
Our next game is Friday, October 4. With the football team on a winning streak and Fall in the air it's going to be a busy night!   Please take a look at the sign up sheets for both Thursday night set up and Friday night concession stand- we could use your help!!
Many thanks!

Winners for the September Lottery raffle fundraiser are based on the 7 pm PA Daily Lottery drawing every evening in September.  Winners holding valid tickets will be notified via telephone.

Hoagie and pepperoni roll delivery will be on Wednesday, September 25 from 4-5:30 pm in the high school cafeteria.   **This is a time correction!** Please, be prompt.  Items are perishable and cannot be stored at the school.

Our Chestnut Hill Candle fundraiser is underway.  These candle melt packages and 10 ounce soy candles make wonderful holiday gifts.  Scent samples are available.  Please contact if interested.  Information sheets are available HERE or in the band room.  Candle brochures are only available in the band room.  Please, look on the website of Chestnut Hill Candles for the BROCHURE and MASTER ORDER FORM.  Orders are due on October 1.  Delivery will be on November 21 - just in time for Thanksgiving!

Our NewMe's Pies sale will be delayed one day and will begin on Wednesday, September 25, due to the need for a pricing clarification.  An email will go out when order forms are available.

The next event to work at Heinz Field will be a Pitt game on Saturday, September 28th. The report time is still yet to be determined. After that will be a Steelers game on Monday, September 30th with a 4:30 PM report time. If you’d like to work either of these games or get more information about earning money through Aramark Fundraising, please contact Heather Park at I am also in need of someone to take over the job of Coordinating the Heinz Field Volunteers. It’s a job that can be done completely on your own time. It’s a good way to get involved in the Band Parent Organization. Please reach out to me to find out more!

The link to take the RAMP training online is below but everyone must attend Grand Slam to work as it is required by the Pirates.
-This training is renewed every 2 years. If you chose to take the course online, there is a fee of $10.
-When asked for the LID # please enter 48228 and send us a copy of your CERTIFICATE when training course is completed.

Please email Chris Zema at  for more information or to get started.

Senior Pole notes have been hung along Tiger Trail for the football season. We encourage senior families to purchase their child's pole note to keep as a memento (many use them as a decoration for grad parties). Notes are $17.

Student accounts have been updated to include Aramark events through September 8th. Thank you!

Tax-Deductible CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP Opportunity.
A big thank you to our Corporate Partners so far:
Kenny Ross Toyota -
Clearview Federal Credit Union -
Padgett Business Services -
Diane Cleaners -
Be sure to frequent these businesses wherever possible!

 Do you have a local business you’d like to promote, and support a worthy cause at the same time? Perhaps you work for a Corporation that’s interested in participating in community outreach. MAHS Bands kindly asks that you consider becoming a Corporate Partner. There are several levels of sponsorship to suit all budgets. Please visit the link
HERE for more information.
If you have any questions, please contact Maria Johnston at

MABPO is trying something a little different this year.  To purchase apparel, click HERE.  There is a great assortment of items to show your Moon Area Band pride!  Squadlocker has extended our group a free shipping code.  Please use POOLPARTY3 for free shipping on your order. 

Also, car decal order forms can be found

Please remember in order to volunteer with anything other than concessions we must have your clearances on file. We’d love to have you and although they may not say it, your student does like to see you involved. Child abuse clearance and Criminal background check is needed for every volunteer, and if you have lived in PA less than 10 years a FBI Fingerprint clearance is also required (this one takes a while to get). Clearances are good for 5 years. Please send copies of your clearances in an envelope into the band room mailbox with your student or email them to Shea Corsetti at

Moon Band Parent Organization has a private Facebook group where events are posted.  It is a closed group and you can request access to “Moon Area Band Parent Organization”.  You will be prompted to identify your moon band student and the year they graduate.
As a reminder, please do not post videos on social media where the general public can view them.  This is especially important as we begin the season. 

Scrip gift card orders are due Friday, October 4th for delivery at the Band Parent meeting on Thursday, October 10th.
Click HERE for the schedule for monthly order and delivery dates.
For information on how to order Scrip from the Band Alumni click
Contact if you have any questions. 

Bethel Park H.S. Football Game - 9/27 - Away - Report time 4:30 - Pit Arrives at 4:15 - 7:30 Kick-off

BOA Columbus - 9/28 - Report at 7:00AM – MAHS


Memorization Tests have been completed.  Students were notified what they need to re-test.  If you child has a "0" in the box, then they need to retest.  All make-up need to be completed by Friday, October 4 at 2:15.  All selections that are not made-up will turn into a "0".

Bands Of America Competition at Fortress Obetz, Ohio - September 28
The BOA Mid-Eastern regional competition will be held at Fortress Obetz Athletic Complex, which is near Columbus, Ohio.  The Band will perform at 3:30PM.   Report time is 7AM.  This is an all day event with a tentative return time at 3AM Sunday morning.  Permission forms were distributed after the 9/5 rehearsal as well as have been posted on and Skyward.  These forms are due on Monday, September 23.

The marching band will be traveling to Virginia Beach in April of 2020 to perform.  Numerous fundraisers are available to off-set the costs of this trip.  Please start now in order to alleviate some of the financial burden of this trip.

Daily Events

Mon. 9/23 - Guard and Percussion Rehearsal - 6pm-9pm – MAHS
Tue. 9/24 - Wind Rehearsal - 6pm-9pm – MAHS
Thu. 9/26 - FULL Band Rehearsal - 6-9pm – MAHS
Fri. 9/27 - Football game @ Bethel Park H.S. - Away - 7:30 - kick-off – Report 4:30 – Pit Report 4:15
Sat. 9/28 - BOA at Columbus, OH; Report 7AM; Perform - 3:30PM. 
Tue. 10/1 - FULL Band Rehearsal - 6-9pm – MAHS
Thu. 10/3 - FULL Band Rehearsal - 6-9pm – MAHS
Fri. 10/4 - Football game vs. Peters Township H.S. - Home - Report time is 5:30pm
Mon. 10/7 - PMEA Honors Band Auditions at South Fayette H.S. - 4:00pm, depart at 2:15pm
Tue. 10/8 - FULL Band Rehearsal - 6-9pm – MAHS
Thu. 10/10 - FULL Band Rehearsal - 6-9pm – MAHS
Fri. 10/11 - Football Game vs. USC – Home
Sat. 10/12 - PIMBA Show at Moon Area H.S.
Tue. 10/15 - FULL Band Rehearsal - 6-9pm – MAHS
Thu. 10/17 - FULL Band Rehearsal - 6-9pm – MAHS
Fri. 10/18 - Woodland Hills Football Game - Away - Voluntary Pep Band
Tue. 10/22 - FULL Band Rehearsal - 6-9pm – MAHS
Wed. 10/23 - Moon Township Park & Recreation Spooktacular Event - Voluntary - 4:30pm - Moon Park
Thu. 10/24 - FULL Band Rehearsal - 6-9pm – MAHS
Fri. 10/25 - West Allegheny Football Game - Away 
Sat. 10/26 - PIMBA Championships at Gateway H.S.

September 28 - BOA Columbus - ALL DAY
Week of Oct. 1 – End of season - Full Band Rehearsal Tuesdays and Thursdays - 6 PM-9PM

October 12 - PIMBA Show at Moon Area
October 26 - PIMBA Championships at Gateway H.S.
December 16 - MAHS Winter Orchestra Concert - 7:00PM

December 17 - MAHS Winter Band Concert - 7:30PM


 Printed copies of clearances can be either dropped in the band room box or mailed to:
c/o Shea Corsetti
Suite 12, PMB 174
5990 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA  15108

Per the updated MASD policy, Clearances are valid for 5 years
Under PA Law Act 153, The State of Pennsylvania is requiring all adults who volunteer in any capacity within the school to obtain background checks. This will include parents who volunteer to chaperone the MAHS Marching Band at football games, parades, band camps, and trips. Chaperones are required to complete the PA State Police Criminal Background Check, Child Abuse History, and FBI Fingerprints. The FBI Fingerprint is only if the volunteer has not been a state of PA resident for at least 10 years. Please visit for additional information.
OR follow the steps below: 
All necessary instructions and links to apply for these certifications can be found 
Child Abuse Clearance click HERE 
1. Cost: Free
2. Create the account

3. Submit the required information

4. Print certificate and submit to MABPO Secretary
PA Criminal Background Check click HERE
1. Cost: Free
2. Click on "NEW RECORD CHECK" (Volunteers Only)

3. After the record check is complete, click on the blue control number

4. To view the certificate, click on the blue words "Certification Form"
5. Print the certificate and submit to the MABPO Secretary
FBI Fingerprinting click HERE
1. Cost: $27.50
2. Required for volunteers who have lived outside of PA in the last 10 years

3. Register on website

4. Take form to Cogent Fingerprinting location
5. Receive clearance and contact MABPO Secretary to arrange for original to be copied.
Contact if you have any questions.

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Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ September 23, 2019

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