Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ July 20, 2020

Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ July 20, 2020

IMPORTANT REMINDERS – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Saturday, July 25th Mattress Sale Fundraiser
Monday, July 27th – Band Parents Meeting 7PM


COMMUNICATIONS FORMS
Parents: Please don't forget to fill out the communication and volunteer form HERE. This information was in the July 7th email from Mr. Barthen. The contact information at the top of the form will be used to send out email blasts and other important information.

BAND PARENT MEETING
This informational meeting for parents is scheduled for Monday, July 27th.  The meeting is currently scheduled to be at the Moon Area High School auditorium at 7PM.  All parents are encouraged to attend.   Be on the lookout for alerts for location change or change to a zoom meeting depending on the current allowed limitations of gatherings.

FUNDRAISING
ONLY 5 DAYS UNTIL OUR 2ND ANNUAL MATTRESS SALE!
Mattress Sale – Save the Date
The band parents will be holding their second annual mattress sale on Saturday, July 25th, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., in the high school auxiliary gym. This is a fantastic way to start earning fundraiser money for your child's student account.  See Referral Flyer HERE.
Check out this video to learn more about how a Mattress Fundraiser works! VIDEO
See Press Release HERE
WE STILL NEED LOTS OF STUDENT HELP!
Students can earn money for their student accounts by signing up to work a shift at the mattress sale. The Sign-up link is
HERE.

BAND JACKET & VARSITY LETTER ORDER TIME
It’s time to place our annual order! Anyone who has completed 1 year in marching band is eligible to purchase a jacket.  Please see the order form HERE for information on ordering.  This year we will not be having the opportunity to try on jackets.  If you need help figuring out what size you need, or have questions, please contact Maria Sacherich at (412) 716-2537 or email her at uniforms@moonband.org

Students may also purchase Varsity Letters only (for a fee of $7) if they wish to place them on a jacket already purchased through another activity/sport.  The DUE DATE for order/payment of both jackets and patches are Wednesday, August 6th.  LATE ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  Payment can be placed in the Band Room Parent Mailbox, or mailed along with the order form to MABPO, Suite 12, PMB 174, 5990 University Blvd., Moon Township. 

CONCESSIONS
We are in need of coffee makers that are used for large gatherings/banquets. If anyone is able to donate one or knows of a business that is getting rid of one please let Heidi and Karen know. Contact concessions@moonband.org.

HEINZ FIELD
If you are interested in learning more about fundraising for your band student by working at Heinz Field, please contact Karen Pritchard at aramarkheinzfield@moonband.org. Currently there are no scheduled events to sign up for, but stay tuned for the upcoming football season. 

PNC PARK
If you are interested in raising money for your Band student by working at PNC Park this upcoming 2020 baseball season, watch for Grand Slam Training coming soon!  This is a great opportunity to start filling those accounts in anticipation of next year’s trip or Band Camp. Most parents who participate pay nothing or very little for the Band Trips. If you have interest, please send an email to Cindy at aramarkpncpark@moonband.org, with your contact information.  Also, if you are a Veteran of PNC Park and plan to continue, please confirm with an email.

APPAREL
Check out the available gear, click HERE.  There is a great assortment of items to show your Moon Area Band pride!   We have recently added some new stuff with the legacy logo.  Check it out!

BAND DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS:  Mr. Nick Barthen
NOTE FROM MR. BARTHEN
MARCHING BAND REHEARSAL BEGINS ON TUESDAY, JULY 21 PENDING MASD SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL.
 - Please read the schedule, for times have changed.  Here is a link to the new schedule, which was e-mailed and placed on TEAMS on July 15, 2020.

EVERY STUDENT MUST HAVE A FACE MASK, HAND SANITIZER, AND WATER!!  NO EXCEPTIONS!!

IN ADDITION students/parents are reminded to complete the COVID-19 Prescreen form before attending rehearsal!  Students/staff who do not complete the form prior to rehearsal will need to do so with Mr. Barthen.  Here is the LINK
PLEASE NOTE:
On the Pre-Screen Form, Question #4 is pertaining to Travel outside the State of Pennsylvania.
 -‚ÄčIf your travels are classified as High Risk, the Allegheny County Health Department recommends people who will return to a large group environment or interact with the public, quarantine for 14 days after returning. Travelers may also consider getting tested upon their return due to potential exposure. To determine if your travels are high risk, please visit this LINK to the Allegheny County Health Department page.  Additional information can be seen at this LINK, which will take you to the PA DOH Travelers Page.


***Please contact Mr. Barthen/Mr. Fear if your travels will make you quarantine and miss rehearsals/camps to work out a virtual plan to keep up with the group while you are out.

FairShare Payment is due on July 27.  Please read document explaining included in the July 7 e-mail.
PARENT Information E-mail was sent of Tuesday, July 7.  If you did not receive the information, please e-mail Mr. Barthen.


PHYSICALS FOR MARCHING BAND
MASD requires all band students to receive a sports physical for marching band.  Parents of Marching Band Students MUST register their child on the MAHS Athletic site for completion of the physical.
The address of the site it 
https://moonarea.8to18.com/
Concussion Testing will only be completed for the Color Guard Members of the Marching Band.  Color Guard members will be notified individual of how and when to set-up an appointment to have these completed.
IMPORTANT FIVE OUT OF THE SIX required Physical Forms are automated and on-line at the address above.  These forms can be signed electronically and submitted through this site.  ALL PARENTS MUST REGISTER TO SUBMIT THESE FORMS.  ONLY THE PHYSICAL FORM (SECTION 5 & 6) WILL BE REQUIRED IN HARDCOPY WITH DOCTOR AND PARENTS SIGNATURE. When making an appointment with your family doctor, please take the physical form to the authorized medical examiner and have him/her fill out Section 5 & 6 of the evaluation.  Please fill the paperwork out completely including correct signatures in the appropriate places.  ONLY THE PIAA CIPPE FORM WILL BE ACCEPTED.
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Completed Physical Form with Doctors/Physician signature are due to the Athletic Office by 7/27/20 and/or no later than August 3, 2020.
     - To be eligible to participate in Marching band for the 2020-2021 school year, the CIPPE Physical form must be completed no EARLIER than JUNE 1, 2020. 
     - Any CIPPE physical turned in after that date will be valid for the entire 2020-2021 school year.  This comprehensive evaluation can be performed at your family physician’s office or with our school doctor. 


All registrations for sports are done on-line at https://moonarea.8to18.com/  All forms are completed on line with the exception of sections 5 and 6 of the physical form.  These two pages must be printed out and section 5 needs to be completed and taken with you to your physical along with section 6 which the doctor will complete.  Upon completing your physical, sections 5 & 6 must be turned in to the athletic office prior to 8/3/20
There will be two dates for physicals at the school, Tuesday, July 21st from 5-9 PM and Saturday, August 1st from 8 AM-noon.  The cost for the physical is $20 and checks can be made out to AHN.  If paying with cash, please bring exactly $20.  To sign up for physicals, please go the link below to reserve your spot:
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www.Moonareafallphysicals.youcanbook.me 

The school district form MUST be used for this examination, no substitutes will be accepted.

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 IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE: Summer Information will be handled the following ways:
STUDENTS:  E-mails to their school account, and the Microsoft Band Team that they were invited to, through the school e-mail.  Please have them check these two locations throughout the summer.
PARENTS:  E-mails to the address which is listed on Skyward, e-mail blasts from moonband.org.  First e-mail will be sent out Tuesday, June 2.

Please check the band web-site for information updates.  The summer mailing with forms and information will be sent via e-mail was e-mailed to parents on July 7.  If you did not receive this e-mail, contact Mr. Barthen.


2020 MAHS Marching Band Summer Rehearsal Schedule

Schedule will be updated as we progress through the season if necessary.

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


Saturday, September 26 - PIMBA Band Festival - Location and Time TBA

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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 Amy Clark
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 ~ July 20, 2020

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