AMS Band Boosters Meeting December 7, 2015

AMS Band Boosters General Meeting, December 7, 2015
Attendance: Helen Bishop, Sarah Giuliano, Julie Seith, Jennifer Arborgast, Christy Shellabarger, Susie Fee, Susan Mavrides, Cathy Wurst

Mrs. Bishop's Report:
The Apex Christmas Parade was awesome! It was the first for 7th and 8th graders as last year's was cancelled, and they did very well. Parents picked up their students quickly and all went smoothly.
The Golden Age Club field trip for the jazz band was a great experience, and the members appreciated the students' performance.

All District Band auditions are January 9 at Cary High School. The deadline to sign up was December 8th with 6 students signed up so far. Definitive information about requirements is in now.

December concerts are on the 14th and 15th, with the Jazz band playing for all 3 grades.

Treasurer's Report:
Julie reported Bandathon collections totaled $8,382. $5,255 will fund new sound equipment for the band room, including one monitor. AMS is paying for the outlet installation, and new cubicles are coming.
An audit is planned at with Julie in January.

"Weekly Digest" needs to be shut off with Shutterfly. Band Boosters information should come only from us.

All students now have permission to have photos posted on Shutterfly.

New Business:
The 7th grade field trip is scheduled for Skyzone, Friday, March 18. Julie negotiated a great deal where the first 25 students are covered, with the remaining covered at $20 for 2 hours jump time, 2 slices of pizza, water, and jump socks.
Sweet Spoons is booked for concert nights. She is staying open until 9:30pm on Monday, and 10:00pm Tuesday. 15% of profits will be donated from 6:00 to close.
The 8th grade field trip is scheduled for Saturday, May 7th. The first deposit has been made, and the cookie dough fundraiser will begin after returning from Christmas break.

Amazon Smile is up and running. There was also discussion about a having a summer meet and greet for each grade, with 6th graders having one after the start of school.

Next meeting is January 4, 2016 in the band room at 7:00pm.

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