Instrumental Music Parents Club
June 2, 2015
Christopher Norris, Cathy Voyack, Nancy Matthews, Mike McDevitt, Chanell McDevitt, Annette DeRosa, Gretchen Morris, Anne Kohart. Dan Pizzi, Jen Minarcik
Call to Order and Faculty Reports
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 P.M. by N. Matthews.
Mr. Norris expressed appreciation for all that the IMPC does for the music program, and gave special thanks to N. Matthews, C. Voyack, and Aimee Haydinger, who are concluding their service on the IMPC.
It was noted that some students from the orchestra would be playing at the Senior Awards Ceremony; we should determine whether Ms. Burke would like for the IMPC to cover the costs of a meal for the performers.
Treasurer's Report; Piano Fund
N. Matthews stated that she did not ask Aimee for a Treasurer's report for this meeting. N. Matthews stated that there had been an ending cash balance of about $5,950 at the beginning of February, and approximately $1,100 dollars had been raised at the March concerts, which brought revenue for the year to about $4,400. She noted that the remaining budgeted expenses for this school year total about $2,800, which includes the senior plaques, scholarships, and money allocated to the band program.
After some discussion, it was agreed that $3,000 of the unencumbered funds would be carried over for the 2015-2016 school year, with the remaining amount being dedicated towards the piano fund. It was agreed that a separate account would not be set up as of yet for the piano, but that the amounts dedicated towards a new upright piano purchase would be tracked in the minutes and the Treasurer's Report.
Mr. Norris noted that Mr. Hyser had researched the cost of a new upright piano, and found that $15,000 should be adequate for the purchase. There was discussion about whether the goal of purchasing a new piano should be shorter or longer term. Mr. Norris stated that all of the instructors agreed that purchase of the new upright piano within the next 5 years is a reasonable timeframe. The IMPC agreed it would plan to contribute $2,000 per year, and seek some matching funds through the Moorestown Education Foundation and/or MoorArts, in order to meet the 5-year goal.
Reconstitution of the IMPC Board
The following individuals volunteered for following positions:
The timing of the next meeting would be determined at a future date.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 P.M.