Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ September 28, 2020

Moon Area Band Newsletter ~ September 28, 2020

Saturday, October 10th – Football vs. Peters Township H.S. (Band 2)
Thursday, October 15th – Band Parents Meeting
Wednesday, October 21st -
Moon Township Spooktacular at Moon Park (TBD)
Thursday, November 19th – Band Parents Meeting

Thank you to every person who volunteered in any way to make Saturday a success. From the donations to help feed our kids to the moms and dads who gave of their time and talents through the day, thank you! We are blessed to be a part of this community and of this organization. 

The September raffle is ongoing throughout the month. Winners will be determined by the 7 p.m. 3 digit Pennsylvania daily lottery number. Winners will be notified via phone call. Winnings will be mailed in the next week or so.

The St. Johnsbury Candle fundraiser began on Tuesday, September 15.  Fall and holiday themed candle scents are available in 14-oz. jars and in candle melt sizes.  Orders and payments are due by October 8.  Delivery will be in early November.  The color brochures are in the mail and will be available at the end of practices once they arrive.  Digital flyers are available HERE.

It's time for the Fall NewMe's Pies fundraiser!  If you've never tried a NewMe's pie, stop by the Moon Farmer's Market on Wednesday and buy one.  They are delicious.  The pie fundraiser begins on Tuesday, September 29.  Orders and payments are due on Tuesday, October 20.  Delivery will be on Wednesday, November 18 - just in time for Thanksgiving!  The pies come frozen and keep well for many months, so stock up for the holidays.  Information sheets and order forms can be found HERE.

One way our organization strives to reach its financial goals is by seeking corporate partners. Are you a business owner? Do you work for a local organization with opportunities for community outreach? If so, please consider filling out THIS FORM or passing it along to the relevant person at your place of work. If you have any questions please email

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

Any questions, email Ralph at

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!


IN ADDITION students/parents are reminded to complete the COVID-19 Prescreen form before attending EVERY REHEARSAL!  Students/staff who do not complete the form prior to rehearsal will need to do so with Mr. Barthen.  Here is the LINK

Thank you to all who helped, donated, cooked, etc. to make Saturday, 9.26 Band Night a success!  It was a great evening; weather was beautiful, and the band performed very well.  Thank you!

Also, a special THANKS to the Senior Recognition Committee for the festivities during and after the shows.  Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Tue. 9.29 and Thu. 10.1 will be from 6pm-8pm in the SPLIT (BAND#1 & BAND #2 Format)

Tue. 10.6 and Thu. 10.8 will be from 6pm-8pm in the SPLIT (Band #1 & Band #2 Format)

Tue. 10.13 and Thu. 10.15 is Picture Day, in a SPLIT Format with Rehearsal afterwards until 8PM

Band #2 will be performing on Saturday, October 10 at MAHS - Report time is 5:15pm

October 21 is the Moon Township Spooktacular at Moon Park.  Performing arrangements and times will be forwarded once it is known.

If your student is going to be absent from a marching band rehearsal, please communicate with either Mr. Barthen (winds/guard) or Mr. Fear (pit/battery percussion). This will aid us in planning and structure of rehearsal. Our e-mail addresses can be found at the bottom of this document. 

Weekly Band Schedule  
Tue. Sept. 29 - Band #1 Rehearsal - 6pm-8pm
Thu. Oct. 1 - Band #2 Rehearsal - 6pm-
Tue. Oct. 6 - Band #1 Rehearsal - 6pm-8pm
Thu. Oct. 8 - Band #2 Reheasal - 6pm-8pm
Sat. Oct. 10 - Band #2 Varsity Football Game - Report 5:15pm

Tue. Oct. 13 - Band #1 Picture Day & Rehearsal - 6pm-8pm
Thu. Oct. 15 - Band #2 Picture Day & Rehearsal - 6pm-8pm


 Printed copies of clearances can be either dropped in the band room box or mailed to:
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 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 28, 2020

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