Instrumental Music Parents Club Minutes
September 12, 2011
Clare McBride, Maryellen Heeneke, Mark Johnson, Angela Johnson, Carol Mullin, Denise Mahoney, Nancy Matthews, Lisa Burt, Marilyn Clifford, Terri Uehlin, Danielle Thomas, Shari Hyder, Cathy Voyack, Mark Morgan, Gerry Henry, Amy Williams, Steve Fink, Christopher Norris, Steve Poaletti, Mae Carbo, Annette Burke
The minutes from the May 2011 meeting were approved without change.
Steve Fink reported that the starting balance is $4,662.90 after expenses were paid for the band lunch in August.
Shari Hyder volunteered for this position.
Mr. Norris noted a successful start of the school year with a good freshman class, first football games and band lunch.
Lights are needed for students playing at late football games; 10 are needed at $10 each.
A new texting system is about to start which will keep students up to date about game changes/times.
A new AP music course is beginning.
Mr. Norris and Mr. Hyzer are team teaching the instrumental band class this year allowing small group lessons during class time.
A car wash fundraiser is a possibility. The rapid onset of cooler weather is a negative factor.
Due to district cutbacks the band is only allotted two buses for away games – additional transportation has been requested due to safety concerns. It is potentially unsafe to transport band equipment in the aisle of the bus.
An amplifier needs repair.
Ms. Burke thanked members of IMPC for cellos.
There are 85 members in the orchestra this year.
Ms. Burke reported that the winter concert will be a combined band and orchestra concert this year.
The orchestra hopes to go on a Kimmel center trip this year (cost $5-$10 per student)
Sue Lagatta volunteered to be the orchestra IMPC co-chair.
Thirty new stands and a new tuner have been acquired.
Thank you notes from Audrey Kindfather and Steve Crino, scholarship recipients, were passed around. Pep band jackets were passed around. They are for sale for $95 including embroidery. Order forms will go out soon.
Combined band and orchestra concert will be Thursday December 15 at 7:30 pm.
A car wash is possible. Cathy Voyack volunteered to ask the Presbyterian Church about holding a car wash there.
It was noted that Cafe Night is the biggest fundraiser. Shari Hyder emphasized the amount of work needed for planning event. Planning will need to start with a date, Mark Morgan said April 29th was the date last year – and suggested April 27th for this year.
IMPC membership form needs contact name and address changed on the bottom of form. It was suggested the form be emailed to prospective members. Membership forms could also be handed out in the winter concert program. Nancy Matthews volunteered to set up table at back to school night which would include distributing the forms and selling the remaining IMPC flags.
Carol Mullin volunteered to set up two Iron Hill Brewery fundraisers – the first to be after December 5th so that the information will be included in the winter concert.
Mr. Norris suggested that the IMPC look into designing and purchasing a banner for the band to be used for parades. The vendor's name is McCormick and the cost is estimated to be $500. Gerry Henry agreed to research this.
Cathy Voyack volunteered for this position.
Cafe Night was described for those who have not been before. Tickest are $18, it is usually a sell-out, students perform, there are homemade desserts and a silent auction. The date was discussed again. At our next meeting a chair for this event is needed as well as a list of jobs that will need to be done. It was suggested that the jobs list be emailed to the group before the November meeting.
Pretzels and water will be provided for the visiting band and MHS band by IMPC for home football games. Angela Johnson will organize for the first game.
The meeting adjourned at 9 pm.
Next Meeting Monday, November 14, 2011 at 7:30