Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ January 13, 2020

Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ January 13, 2020

IMPORTANT REMINDERS – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Thursday, January 16 – Band Parent Meeting 7PM
Saturday, January 25 – For the Love of Music Concert 2
Saturday February 8 – TRWEA Show Norwin
Thursday, February 20 – Band Parent Meeting
Saturday, February 22 – TRWEA Show Penn Trafford
Saturday, March 14 – TRWEA Show Top Hats at Hempfield
Monday, March 16 to 21 – Spring Musical
March 24 – All-District Music Concert
Thursday, March 26 to 28 – PMEA Region Band Festival
Thursday, March 26 – Band Parent Meeting
Saturday, March 28 – TRWEA Championships


SATURDAY, January 25 - FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC - MAHS AUDITORIUM
Benefit Concert for the MAHS Music Department.  Proceeds go directly to the MAHS Music Department -
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!!!
Click HERE for the Flyer.

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE
Beginning in February, the Nominations Committee will be accepting nominations for the 2020/2021 Executive Board Committee.  If you are interested in running for a position in April, please send your name and desired position to  nominations@moonband.org  before the March meeting.  The Nominations Committee will prepare a slate of candidates. The Executive Board Committee includes the following positions:

President
Treasurer
Secretary
VP of Communications
VP of Concessions
VP of Corporate Partnership
VP of Fundraising
VP of Publicity

The Nominations Committee should consist of 3-5 volunteers.  
We are currently in need of a few more parents to assist on this committee.  If you are interested, please contact Andrea @ 
president@moonband.org

SENIOR MEMORY BOOKS
If you are interested in helping with the senior memory books that are presented at the band banquet, there will be a brief meeting after the parent’s meeting on Thursday.  Please contact memorybooks@moonband.org with any questions.

STUDENT ACCOUNTS
Student accounts have been updated to include the December 15th Aramark event. Thank you!!‚Äč

FUNDRAISING
Happy New Year!
Our first fundraiser of 2020 is delicious and spectacular chocolate apples, pretzels, Oreos, and popcorn from Chocolate Boutique.  These treats are perfect gifts for your favorite Valentines.  Orders and payments are due on Tuesday, January 28.  Delivery will be on Wednesday, February 12.  The Chocolate Boutique brochure and order forms are available in the band room and online.
Chocolate Boutique Brochure
Chocolate Boutique Order Form
Chocolate Boutique Master Order Form  
Please contact fundraising@moonband.org with any questions.

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 still looking for at least two people to manage the concession stand next year.  If interested please contact Ginny Kotok or Heidi Anderson.concessions@moonband.org.

HEINZ FIELD
Thanks for a great season!

ALUMNI
Don’t forget scrip gift cards will be delivered at the band parent meeting on Thursday January 16th.
Click HERE for the 2020 Season Scrip Schedule.
For information on how to order Scrip, please click 
HERE.

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
For the Love of Music Concert 2 - January 25, 2020 - 7pm - MAHS Auditorium
Tickets for the MAHS Music Department Benefit Concert "Love of Music Concert 2" are on sale.  They can be purchased on-line at moonarea.net, or by clicking here .  Please plan on attending this great concert! Each band/orchestra/choir student will have the chance to earn $5 per ticket toward their band/orchestra/choir account.  The purchaser of the ticket will need to fill in the field on-line, last screen, of the band/orchestra/choir student to credit the student's account. 
To purchase tickets for the concert, please visit www.moonarea.net; click on Theater Ticketing located in the main tool bar on the right, and select the concert, seat, and payment options.

VIrginia Spring Band Trip 3rd Payment is Due on January 30, 2020 - $115

2020 MAHS Marching Band Summer Rehearsal Schedule
Below is the Summer Rehearsal Schedule.  The entire Summer/Fall Rehearsal Schedule is available on Skyward or the Director's Tab of moonband.org.  Performances will be filled in sometime in February.
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MUSIC CAMPS - If you are in town, and not on vacation, you are expected to attend.
June 8, 9, 10                5:00PM – 9:00 PM                    Full Percussion, Winds, and Color Guard
 
WIND, PERCUSSION AND AUXILIARY PRE-CAMPS - If you are in town, and not on vacation, you are expected to attend.
July 21, 22, 23               8:00 AM – 3:00 PM                    Percussion Pre-Camp at MAHS
July 21, 22, 23               5:00 PM – 9:00 PM                    Wind Pre-Camp at MAHS
July 21, 22, 23               5:00 PM – 9:00 PM                    Color Guard Pre-Camp at MAHS
 
HOME BAND CAMP - Mandatory to be in the MAHS Marching Band
July 27 – July 31            8:00 AM – 3:00PM                    Home Full Band Camp at MAHS
July 27 – July 30             5:00 PM – 9:00PM                    Home Band Camp for Auxiliary Units
July 31                          8:00 AM – 3:00PM                    Home Band Camp for Auxiliary Units
 
BAND CAMP – Washington and Jefferson College  - Mandatory attendance to be in MAHS Marching Band
August 2 – August 7

The fee for this camp is around $375 for the week.  Students live on campus for the entire week.

SUMMER MARCHING BAND REHEARSAL SCHEDULE – ALL REHEARSALS ARE 5PM-9PM at MAHS
8/10 – P&A       8/17 – P&A                  
8/11 – W          8/18 – W                                 
8/13 – FULL      8/20 - FULL                  

- See KEY below for abbreviation meanings
 
SATURDAY, PRODUCTION REHEARSAL – Learn Drill, clinicians and drill writer in with MAHS Band. - ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED!!!!
Saturday, August 15 – 8AM – 4:00PM

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SPRING 2020 BAND TRIP – 3rd Payment due January 30, 2020 = $115

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
were distributed Tuesday, October 8 after evening rehearsal explaining the payment process and the Commitment Form.  PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION!  The forms will also be posted to Skyward and moonband.org

3rd Trip Payment Due – January 30 - $115
4th Trip Payment Due – February 27
- Payments can be turned into the MABPO Box located in the band room. 
- Checks can be made payable to MABPO (Moon Area Band Parent Organization).


MAHS BAND INCLEMENT POLICY
If case of Inclement Weather, and MASD calls one of the scenarios below, this will be the response that the MAHS Band will follow regarding Band Rehearsals before and after school.

 - 2-Hour Delay - After School/Evening rehearsals will still occur. Morning (before school) rehearsals will be canceled.
 - School Day Cancellation  - All after school and evening rehearsals are canceled.

 - Evening Activities Cancellation - All after school and evening rehearsals are canceled.
 
Please note:  In our ever changing weather in western PA, there may be a sudden burst of snow minutes before rehearsal begins, use your best judgment and communicate with Mr. Barthen.  It is better to miss a portion of rehearsal to wait while the roads are treated than miss the entire rehearsal.
 
REHEARSAL CANCELLATIONS OR OTHER SPECIAL MESSAGES WILL BE COMMUNICATED ON THE BAND'S REMIND APP, MAHS BAND TWITTER FEED, Skyward CLASS PAGES AS WELL AS THE MAHS BAND WEBPAGE www.moonband.org.

Daily Events
Mon. Jan. 13 - Winter Guard Rehearsal – 6:00-9:00pm – MAMS Aux Gym

Tue. Jan. 14 – Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal – 2:30-4:00pm

                         Full Pit Orchestra Rehearsal – 6 – 8PM
Thu. Jan 16 – Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal – 2:30 – 4:00
Fri. Jan 17 – Winter Guard Rehearsal – 6:30-10:00pm – MAMS Aux Gym

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Mon. Jan. 20  - Winter Guard Rehearsal – 6:00-9:00pm – MAMS Aux Gym
Tue. Jan. 21 – Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal – 2:30-4:00pm
                         Bocce Game Pep Band - 2:30-4:00pm
                         Pit Orchestra Rehearsal - 6-8pm

Wed. Jan. 22 – FLOVE Rehearsal - 2:30 - 3:30

Thu. Jan 23 – Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal – 2:30 – 4:00
Fri. Jan 24 –   For the Love of Music Concert 2 Dress Rehearsal - 2:30 - ?PM
                        Winter Guard Rehearsal – 6:30-10:00pm – MAMS Aux Gym
Sat. Jan. 25 - For the Love of Music Concert 2 - 7:00pm
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Mon. Jan. 27  - Winter Guard Rehearsal – 6:00-9:00pm – MAMS Aux Gym
Tue. Jan. 28 – Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal – 2:30-4:00pm
Wed. Jan. 29 – Full Pit Orchestra Rehearsal - 6-8pm
Thu. Jan 30 – Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal – 2:30 – 4:00
                        PMEA District Orchestra Festival at Chartiers Valley H.S.
Fri. Jan 31 –  Winter Guard Rehearsal – 6:30-10:00pm – MAMS Aux Gym
                       PMEA District Orchestra Festival at Chartiers Valley H.S.
Feb. 1 - PMEA District Orchestra Festival at Chartiers Valley H.S.
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Mon. Feb. 3  - WACA at Chartiers Valley H.S. - All Day
                         Winter Guard Rehearsal – 6:00-9:00pm – MAMS Aux Gym
Tue. Feb. 4 –  WACA at Chartiers Valley H.S. - Concert at 7pm 
Wed. Feb. 5 – Full Pit Orchestra Rehearsal - 6-8pm
Thu. Feb. 6 – Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal – 2:30 – 4:00
Fri. Feb. 7 –  Winter Guard Rehearsal – 6:30-10:00pm – MAMS Aux Gym
                       PMEA Honors Jazz Band Festival at Pine Richland H.S.
Feb. 8 - PMEA Honors Jazz Band Festival at Pine Richland H.S.
              Winter Guard Show at Norwin H.S

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UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES.
January 25 - For the Love of Music Concert 2
March 24 – All-District Music Concert
April 23-26 – Virginia Trip
May 11 – Percussion Ensemble Concert
May 15 – Jazz Ensemble Concert
May 17 – Band Banquet
May 20 – Spring Band Concert
May 25 – Memorial Day Parades
Saturday, June 6 – Graduation Performances


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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.

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Questions, comments or suggestions contact communications@moonband.org

Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ January 13, 2020

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