Meadville Area Senior High School Marching Band
Newsletter July 2013
Welcome to the 2013 Band Season!
Band Booster Officers
The officers of the MASH Marching Band Boosters would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and give you our contact information.
Vice-President – Melinda Zanie email@example.com
Secretary – Pam Mullen firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer – Katie Santiago
Our meetings are the 3rd Monday of every month at 6:30 pm at the band room. Please sign up for email alerts of meetings and other important band events at http://www.marchingmash.com . We also have a closed Facebook page – please look for the link to that on the band website.
Camp will be July 29 – August 2, and August 5 – 9. ALL camp sessions will be held at the football field. Camp will run from 7 am to 12 noon each day – with the drumline having additional practices at times to be announced. Please be sure your child is dressed for the weather – hats, sunglasses, light clothing, socks & sneakers – NO FLIP FLOPS! Please have them bring sunscreen (and wear it!) and plenty of water – along with a snack for mid-morning break.
All students will be fitted for their uniforms the first week of camp.
The Dinkles (band shoes) salesman will be coming to band camp on August 7th to measure any student who needs new shoes for this season. The cost of those will be around $30. (Be sure to read about swap meeting being planned!)
Band pictures will be taken on August 5 on the football field, with order forms being distributed and sent home during the first week of camp. The rain date for pictures is August 6.
Band t-shirt forms will be sent home. Cost will be around $10. Students are asked to wear their band shirts under their uniforms and at certain events when not wearing their uniform. (Be sure to read about the swap meet!)
We will end the 2 weeks of band camp with our traditional Preview show, scheduled for August 9th at 6:30 pm in the parking lot above the band room. After the preview, there will be a picnic. Hot Dogs and drinks will be provided. Please bring a dish to share. There will be a sign up sheet at band camp. Please have your child sign up the number of your family that will be attending. At the picnic, we will be passing around sign-up sheets for parents to sign up to help with upcoming events over the entire band season. Some of the help we need includes, providing cookies to give to the visiting band at home games, help with various stations at the annual Fall Classic Band Show, help with uniform distribution and mending, chaperones for away games, and help with equipment at all games, shows and parades.
We are planning a swap meet event to be held on August 2 from 11:30 – 12:15 at the football field. We are currently taking donations of clean, gently worn Dinkles and band shirts. If your child has outgrown any of these items, please bring them to the band room prior to August 2nd and we will be offering them for sale at the Swap Meet. Prices are to be $5 for Dinkles and $2 for band t-shirts. All proceeds will be deposited to the general band fund account.
The annual MASH Fall Classic Band Show will be on October 12th this year. This is our biggest fund raiser every year. Last year in addition to the concession stand, we had a Chinese Auction and Bake Sale which raised a considerable amount of money for the band, so we plan to do those again. The money helped to pay for the students’ trip to Baltimore, MD this past May. Please be sure to sign up at the preview show or contact any officer if you are interested in helping with any part of the band show.
The tentative schedule for the season is to perform at all of the football games, home and away, except for the away game on October 18th. We do not perform at scrimmages. We are scheduled to participate in the Oil City Band Show on September 14, Fort LeBoeuf Band Show on September 21, and the Maplewood Band Show on October 5. We will also march in the Meadville Halloween Parade on October 26. For further information on games and shows, please see the calendar posted on the website.
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The July MASH Band Booster meeting will be held on Monday, July 15 at 6:30 pm at the MASH Band room.
At that time, we will be taking nominations, followed by a vote for a new booster treasurer. Nominees MUST be present at the meeting and accept his or her nomination prior the vote which will also be taken during the meeting.
We would like to take this time to thank Carol Reaugh for being our treasurer for the past 2 years, and wish Jason well with the MASH Soccer team this fall.
Other topics to be covered include band camp and all related events. We need volunteers to head up the uniform fittings and the swap meet – both of which will occur during the first week of band camp.
At the August booster meeting we will be looking for volunteers to organize several venues at the Fall Classic Band show, including, but not limited to the bake sale, Chinese auction, and concession stand.