Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ November 18, 2019

Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ November 18, 2019

IMPORTANT REMINDERS – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Monday, November 18 – Winterguard Meeting 7PM
Thursday, November 21 – Band Parents Meeting 7PM
Thursday, December 5 – Moon Township Light Up Night! 6PM

Monday, December 9 - Concert Band Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, December 10 - Symphonic Band Rehearsal - 2:30-4:00pm
Thursday, December 12 - Concert Band and Symphonic Band Dress Rehearsals - 6-9:30pm

Thursday, December 12 – Band Parents Meeting 7PM
Sunday, December 15 – Pancake Breakfast
Monday, December 16 – Orchestra Concert 7:00PM
Tuesday, December 17 – Winter Concert 7:30PM


SENIOR POLE NOTES
REMINDER:  The senior pole notes currently hanging along Tiger Trail will be taken down as soon as football is over. If you haven't already done so, you may purchase yours for $17.00. Please indicate on your check and/envelope that it is for the senior pole note and place your payment in the band room mailbox. Questions? Contact Andrea Ward at president@moonband.org.

CONCESSIONS
We are hosting a playoff game on Friday, November 29- Central Valley vs whomever wins the Sharon/Eagles game.
Kick off is at 7 pm. Report time is 5:30-6.
We realize that this is Black Friday! Any help you can give would be most appreciated! Thank you!
Please see the sign up below
November 29 playoff game concession stand sign up.

The Bandstand concession stand is in need of managers for the 2020 marching band season.  Anyone interested should contact Ginny Kotok or Heidi Anderson.   concessions@moonband.org.  They will be happy to help you learn the ropes!!

FUNDRAISING
***Distribution for the NewMe's Pies and Chestnut Candle fundraisers pick-up is  this Thursday, November 21, from 4-5:30 in the high school cafeteria.  Please be prompt.  We have no way to store pies.***  

The Black Friday Bountiful Basket Gift Card Raffle tickets and information sheets have been mailed.  This is a mandatory fundraiser that benefits the Band's General Fund.  All Band students benefit from the General Fund.  Ticket stubs and payments are due on Tuesday, November 26.  The winning ticket is based on the 7:00 pm, PA Daily Number drawing on Friday, November 29, 2019. Information can be found HERE.

**Also, Please consider donating one or more gift cards for the raffle.  Please visit our gift card sign-up genius HERE Gift cards can be purchased from your favorite retailer.

Tickets for the Pancake Breakfast and Cookie Walk were mailed this week.  The Breakfast is on Sunday, December 15, from 8 AM - noon.  As a bonus, students will earn $2.00 for their student accounts per ticket sold.  Payments must be received by Thursday, December 12, in order to receive this bonus.  This is our most popular fundraiser and community event, but we need parent and student help to make it successful.  Please see the 2 sign-ups (here) to volunteer your time and to donate items and COOKIES!  Students, please look for volunteer sign-up sheets that will be posted in the band room after the Thanksgiving break.  Students will also earn money for their student accounts when they work a shift.  
Parent Volunteers/Donations sign up HERE.
Cookie Walk Cookie Donations sign up HERE.

Please contact fundraising@moonband.org for more information.

The Pancake Breakfast Flyer can be found HERE.  Please, print and advertise to your friends and family.

The Sarris Holiday Candy Sale delivery will be on December 11.


The Chestnut Hill Candle orders have been delivered early!  If you are interested in picking up your candle order earlier than November 21, please contact fundraising@moonband.org.

ALUMNI
The Moon Area Band Alumni Association's membership drive has been extended through the end of November - there have been several parents who have expressed an interest, but have yet to enroll.   You know who you are!  Please take the time to enroll and join this great extension of the MABPO!
Click 
HERE to join or renew your membership.  We are looking forward to a fun year ahead!
Don’t forget Scrip gift card will be delivered at the Band Parent meeting on Thursday, November 21st.

Click 
HERE for the 2019/2020 season Scrip Schedule. 
For information on how to order Scrip, please click 
HERE.

HEINZ FIELD
The next events to work at Heinz Field will be a Pitt game on Saturday, November 30th with a report time TBD and a Steelers game on Sunday, December 1st with a 1:00 report time. If you’d like to work these games or get more information about earning money through Aramark Fundraising, please contact Heather Park at hburakow@yahoo.com. 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!

STUDENT ACCOUNTS
Student accounts have been updated to include the October 28th Aramark event and VAB trip payments for those using student account funds.  For the upcoming payments, please let me know in writing if you would like them deducted from your account.  You can either put a note in the band mailbox or send an email to treasurer@moonband.orgThank you!

APPAREL
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.   Also, car decal order forms can be found HERE

COMMUNICATIONS
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.

BAND DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS:  Mr. Nick Barthen
WINTER COLOR GUARD MEETING TONIGHT - 11/18 - 7:00pm - MAHS Band Room

WINTER CONCERT REHEARSALS AND CONCERT SCHEDULE
 
CONCERT BAND – Periods 1, 4A, 5A - INCLUDING 
PERCUSSIONISTS WHO PERFORM WITH CONCERT BAND

          Rehearsal #1 – Monday, December 9 – 2:30-4:00pm
          Rehearsal #2 – Thursday, December 12 – 6:00-7:30pm
          Concert – Tuesday, December 17 – 7:30pm

SYMPHONIC BAND – Period 3 - INCLUDING 
PERCUSSIONISTS WHO PERFORM WITH SYMPHONIC BAND
          Rehearsal #1 – Tuesday, December 10 – 2:30-4:00pm
          Rehearsal #2 – Thursday, December 12 – 7:30–9:30pm
          Concert – Tuesday, December 17 – 7:30pm

SPRING 2020 BAND TRIP - 2nd Payment due November 20!!
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.  Forms will be distributed Tuesday, October 8 after evening rehearsal explaining the payment process and the Commitment Form.  Forms are due, October 17 and the first payment is due October 24.  PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION!  The forms will also be posted to Skyward and moonband.org

Daily Events
Mon. Nov. 18 - Winter Guard Meeting - MAHS Band Room - 7:00PM
Wed. Nov. 20 - 2nd Virginia Trip Payment Due!
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Wed. Nov. 27 - Flute Choir Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4:00pm
Thu. Nov. 28 - Happy Thanksgiving!

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Wed. Dec. 4 - Flute Choir Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4pm
Thu. Dec. 5 - Moon Township Light Up Night - Small Ensembles to perform - Moon Park - 6pm-9pm

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Mon. Dec. 9 - Concert Band Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4:00 - MAHS Band Room
Tue. Dec. 10 - Symphonic Band Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4:00 - MAHS Band Room
Thu. Dec. 12 - Orchestra Dress Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4:00pm - (For Winds and Percussionist who are performing with the Orchestra)
                          Concert Band Dress Rehearsal - 6:00 - 7:30pm - MAHS Auditorium
                          Symphonic Band Dress Rehearsal - 7:30 - 9:30pm - MAHS Auditorium

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UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES.
December 9 - Concert Band Rehearsal - 2:30 - 4:00pm
December 10 - Symphonic Band Rehearsal - 2:30-4:00pm
December 12 - Concert Band and Symphonic Band Dress Rehearsals - 6-9:30pm

December 15 – MAHS Band Cookie Walk – Small Ensembles to Perform 8AM – 12PM
December 16 - MAHS Winter Orchestra Concert - 7:00PM

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


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CLEARANCES 
 Printed copies of clearances can be either dropped in the band room box or mailed to:
MABPO, Inc.
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 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 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 Band Newsletter ~ November 18, 2019

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