AMS Band Booster Meeting November 2, 2015

AMS Band Boosters General Meeting, November 2, 2015
Attendance: Helen Bishop, Sarah Giuliano, Jennifer Arborgast, Christy Shellabarger, Susie Fee, Susan Mavrides, Christy Shine, Cathy Wurst

Mrs. Bishop's Report:
Bandathon was a success! Feedback from students was positive about cookieface, sumo tag and hoola hoop games. Some changes to next year's bandathon communication should include "No Cell Phones," as there was inappropriate recording, etc. Volunteers were very helpful, setup was a smooth success, and an email is going out asking for feedback and to show our appreciation.
$8332 total was raised, may reach $8400, with $490 expenses.
The initial quote for upgraded technology in the band room was $10,000, which included two large monitors. A revised quote with a $5000 budget is in the works.

Treasurer's Report:
Julie was not present, however Sarah shared our Bandathon totals and expenses.

Most contracts are in, although there are still some issues. We currently have 180 of 200.

Spiritwear Update:
All 7th and 8th graders have sweatshirts for the parade.

Shutterfly photos are up. Questions were raised about sending the link to all parents, as there are some who do not want their students' photos shared.

New Business:
December concerts - Parent volunteers are needed for Sunday night setups before concerts this year on Dec. 13th. Eighth graders play Dec. 14 at 7:30, and 6th and 7th graders play Dec. 15. Sweet Spoons will give 15% back to the band the night of the concert for those interested in going out for ice cream afterward.

Christmas Parade, Dec. 15 - Fifteen parents are needed to walk with the band. Everyone will meet at 3:30. Mrs. Bishop is looking for anyone who can sew 4 sousaphone covers (A, P, E, X).
Field trips - 7th grade classes are going to two elementary schools on Dec. 10. All are going to Skyzone together on Dec. 11. The 8th grade field trip will be May 7th.
Fundraising - Jennifer is sending the link for Amazon Smile.
We may choose not to continue the DVD sales, only post concerts on Mrs. Bishop's Youtube channel.
Thank you to Susan Mavrides, who agreed to be our Volunteer Coordinator!
Next meeting is December 7, 2015 in the band room.

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