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BandAides Meeting Minutes 

BAW General Meeting Minutes
October 30, 2018

7:03 Call to order: Cassee Biondo, Co-President. Board members present: C. Biondo, Parkhurst, Loya, Berns, Silverstein, Thomas, Hupe. F. Biondo was absent.

  1. Approve minutes from October 2 meeting--approved
  2. Shout out of Thanks!
    1. Roadies, chaperones, caterers and all others who helped with football games
    2. All parents who helped with or attended K-State and/or Washburn marching festivals
    3. All who supplied treats for the bus rides for students
    4. Everyone who donated items or services for silent auction!
    5. Everyone who helped work at the event to help make it a success!
    6. Belinda Hyland for senior night program and flowers—they were lovely!
  3. Treasurer’s report: Renee—
    1. Mattress Sale brought in $3300
    2. Car Wash total $8213.02
    3. Concessions from Homecoming FB game $1172.53
    4. Spaghetti Dinner net revenue $1645.73
    5. Silent Auction $2065.50 received so far, $1330 on PayPal not yet transferred.
    6. Approximate total revenues from dinner and auction $5000.
    7. We have a balance on PayPal of $1368.27 from auction and blanket sales.
    8. We currently have approximately $23,482.00 in the bank account.
  4. Spiritwear report—Brian:   We will have the online store open this week through Nov. 16. Orders will come in 2-3 weeks later to be distributed to families. An email will be sent out with the link to the spiritwear store.
    1. We will have Roadie tshirts and Band Parent tshirts in black and charcoal, and long sleeved gold tshirts with band logo, hoodie, women’s tshirt and a beanie. All spiritwear except the beanie will have a logo.
  5. Past events:
    1. 10/3 District Honor Band Auditions to Mr. Thomas
    2. 10/6 KSU Marching Festival
    3. 10/11 Football game—Flashlight Show & Senior Night
    4. 10/20 KBA Marching Festival Washburn U.
    5. 10/24-31 Concert Band Auditions
    6. 10/25 Dine to Donate Panera
    7. 10/27 Spaghetti Dinner & Auction
  6. Upcoming events:
    1. 10/31 Red Wheel—orders due to band room 11/11, delivery 11/28
    2. 10/30 Pep Band rehearsals begin Mon & Wed 7:00 a.m.
    3. 11/2 District Band Auditions
    4. 11/14, 16-17 Legally Blonde Musical
    5. 11/16 Spiritwear online store closes!
    6. 11/19-25 Thanksgiving Break
    7. 11/27 Dine to Donate Chipotle 95th & Monrovia (in front of Sam’s Club)
    8. 12/1 District Honor Band concert
  7. Need committee chairpersons!
    1. 2/16 Pancake Breakfast: contact Chris Cakes, organize donations of fruit, pastries from band families, set up and clean room, supervise student workers
    2. Senior Scholarship March-May: needs to be a parent of underclassman (not senior parent). All information is on CHARMS. Get scholarship committee of 3 other parents and one English department staff member, set deadlines for students applying and for committee, blind the applications and essays and distribute to committee, collect them back with scored rubrics, tally totals, inform Mr. Thomas of the winner so he can print a certificate, announce the winner at the Band Banquet.
  8. Director’s Report—Mr. Thomas:
    1. KBA competition: our drumline finished 2nd in our class—behind BVWest. Congratulations!
    2. KSU festival: we received straight I ratings. Students felt rushed, but played well.
    3. KBA: not our best show, and the students knew it. Scored lower on General Effect, Visual (color guard), some Musical notes such as phrase endings and tonguing styles different among players in same sections.
    4. Concert band will split into Symphonic and Wind Ensemble by end of week, 11/1 or 2.
    5. Mr. Thomas was approached by KSU band about having them join us at a FB game next year. He is working with our administration and schedule to have the 400+ KState band play at our stadium next fall!

Adjournment 7:35 p.m.

 


BandAides Meeting Minutes 

September 4, 2018

7:05 pm Call to order: Cassee Biondo led the meeting. Board members present: Biondo, C., Biondo, F., Loya, Berns, Silverstein. Absent was Parkhurst, and Thomas & Hupe were at marching practice.

  1. Approve minutes from August meeting—approved!
  2. Shout out of Thanks!
    1. Roadies, chaperones, caterers and all others who helped with first football game
    2. Marching band pictures Aug. 22 7:00 am—Amy Jo Compton coordinated breakfast
    3. Band photo helpers
  3. Treasurer’s report: Renee Loya—We have $11,2965 in the band with one check outstanding. After the check clears, we’ll have $10,845 in the account. Car wash pledges are not counted yet.
  4. Committee reports—still need committee chairpersons!
    1. Silent Auction—Stacy McCullom—Cassee said that helpers needed to canvass businesses for donations
    2. Freshman Liason—Brian Parkhurst—Cassee reminded new parents that any questions can be directed to Brian Parkhurst.
  5. Other sign ups—
    1. Concessions Sept. 28! Times still available!
    2. Chaperones needed for SM Marching Festival Oct. 1
    3. Committee positions needed
      1. Dine to Donate: Angela Masters-Quick has signed up to chair.
      2. Spaghetti Dinner: coming up October 27. Chairperson is in charge of the kitchen and purchases the food for the dinner. Past chairperson Emily Berns can assist and answer questions.
      3. Red Wheel fundraiser: someone has signed up for this fundraiser? Begins October 22.
      4. Senior representative: getting ready for Senior Night—purchases flowers for each student, works on senior program, makes sure everyone’s lined up alphabetically on Senior Night. Should not be a senior parent. Belinda Hyland has agreed to this position. This year we have 19 or 20 seniors.
  6. Upcoming events:
    1. Mattress Sale Sept. 8 10:00-5:00
    2. Banner assembly—parents needed Sept. 8 10:00 am in the band room to build the frames for the banners. Bring socket sets.
    3. Home Football vs. Olathe North Sept. 14 Call time 4:00 with 8th graders!
    4. Homecoming Parade Sept. 28 1:30 Band marches to downtown bandstand and plays during pep rally
    5. Homecoming game Sept. 28 Call time 4:00—band performs after the game
    6. Shawnee Mission Marching Festival Oct. 1 Call time 5:00—need bus chaperones!
    7. OP Parade Sept. 29 Call time 9:00 am—need bus chaperones and water walkers to march with the band.
    8. Oct. 11 Football game—Senior Night!
    9. Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction Oct. 27: market to young kids for Halloween?

Neila Forssberg has a special thank you to Jennifer Silverstein, who knows everything!

The color guard uniforms will be black and white prison uniforms—the guard is nervous but excited about the show!

Adjournment 7:26 pm—meet people, sign up!

BAW Board

Frank & Cassee Biondo, Presidents        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brian Parkhurst, VP                               This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Renee Loya, Treasurer                          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Emily Berns, Secretary                          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Band Aides West Meeting Minutes 

August 14, 2018

7:00 Call to order: Frank & Cassee Biondo, Co-Presidents. Board members present: Frank Biondo, Cassee Biondo, Brian Parkhurst, Emily Berns, Bill Thomas, Kevin Hupe. Renee Loya and Jennifer Silverstein were absent.

Welcome! Introduce Executive Board

Frank Biondo                Co-President                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       

Cassee Biondo              Co-President                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brian Parkhurst             Vice President              This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Emily Berns                  Secretary                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Renee Loya                  Treasurer                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jennifer Silverstein       President Emeritus       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. Approve minutes from May meeting: approved!
  2. Shout out of Thanks!
    1. Louie Louie Band—Emily Berns & Ed Hoyt
    2. Band Camp snacks volunteers—Christine & Dan Perlinger
    3. Uniform fitters—chairperson Neila Forssberg
    4. Ice Cream Social—chairperson Gina Taylor
  3. Treasurer’s report: Emily Berns
    1. New budget: moved and seconded to approve the budget for the year.
    2. Statement report—how much in the bank? We have $9171.79
  4. Committee reports—still need committee chairpersons! List committees still needing chairs.
    1. Uniforms—Neila Forssberg: need helpers to hem a few more uniforms. Please check the uniforms out with Neila.
    2. Silent Auction—Stacy McCullom: canvassers needed to contact local businesses for silent auction donations or corporate sponsorships
    3. Freshman Liason—Brian Parkhurst: anyone new to band feel free to contact him with any questions
  5. Other sign ups—Concessions Sept. 28!
    1. Marching band pictures Aug. 22 7:00 am—Amy Jo Compton is coordinating the breakfast
    2. Marching band season volunteers needed-
      1. Roadies: load and unload the trucks for each marching event
      2. Chaperones: ride the busses with the students
      3. Tailgating/Food: coordinated by Denise Perkins. Please contact her or drum major Betsy Armstrong if your student has food allergies
  6. Upcoming events: a. MEGA Car Wash Aug 18
    1. Mattress Sale Sept. 8
    2. Silent Auction—Stacy McCollum—donations and canvassing volunteers
  1. Spiritwear—Angela Masters-Quick: tshirt artwork has been given to Mr. Thomas.

Director’s Report—Mr. Bill Thomas

This year the show will have the biggest percussion pit in 8 years—we will need two trucks to haul the extra equipment and the new Alcatraz backdrops. We need people to drive the trucks! Lee Schnitzer, Russ Bettendorf and Dan Perlinger please discuss who’s taking lead on truck loading and driving this year.

Band packers—every student should have received a band packet. Please read the information, sign and return what is needed, include payment, and return in the envelope asap to Mr. Thomas! The band fees help pay for staff such as the section instructors at band camp, and group lessons during concert season.

Speaking of lessons, it’s the best way to help your student improve their playing. It’s not necessary for a successful band year, but it helps a lot.

CHARMS: if you need help signing up, please contact Mr. Thomas

Volunteers: use your professional and/or personal talents to help the band! We need organizers, cooks, sewers, accountants, photographers, etc. etc. Let us know what you can do!

BAW’s vision for the band program is to support the students and directors of the SMWest band.

MEGA Car Wash! Coming up this Saturday—students, get pledges per car—see the funds add up! Anyone who pledges or makes a donation should get a blue ticket to go to the car wash. If the band makes $15,000, Mr. Thomas will dye his hair pink for a day! We need parent supervisors at each location.

October is our Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction. Volunteers are needed to canvass local businesses for auction donations and corporate sponsorships. If you own a business, consider donating to the silent auction.

Mattress Sale: Andrew: Sept. 8 is the date! 10:00-5:00 in the school cafeteria. Parents don’t need to do anything except spread the word and encourage people who need a mattress to come to the sale. There will be 30 different styles of beds on display, and all sizes are available. Brand new mattresses with full warranties. NEW this year—massage chairs! Text sleepy Viking to 797979 to receive information.

  1. Changes to calendar
    1. Car Wash Aug. 18—THIS SATURDAY!
    2. Sept. 14 early dismissal grades K-8, high schools in session
    3. Homecoming Parade Friday, Sept. 28. FB game that evening
    4. Overland Park Parade Saturday, Sept. 29. Homecoming dance that evening.

Adjournment—meet people, sign up! 8:05 pm

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