April Band Parent Meeting Notes

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April Band Parent Meeting – April 9th 6:30pm

As per Harris and Scott all band meetings will now be in the band room. They are hoping the change in atmosphere will help bring more parents to meetings and help facilitate the change in culture for the entire band, along with band families.  

**Stay tuned for private concerts from our band students at our monthly meetings!!

Scott also encouraged parents of students who may be in need of recommendations for summer jobs or internships, to let them know – they are more than willing to write those for band students.

2019-2020 Board Positions

~ 3 positions to carry over from last year, Stacey Dobecki (Secretary), Laurie Kamunen

(Fundraising), Tami Bell (Treasurer)  

~ Kristin Kight to take over for Matt Stone as Chairman

~ Julie Duel to take over for Kristin Kight as Volunteer Coordinator

~ Motion to approve Warburton

~ 2nd to approve – Mike Holt

Fundraising Recap/Update


~ Many thanks to all who helped, it was a great kickoffto the event. We had GREAT parent participation on committees and all ran smoothly. The vendors were happy and complementary of our students.

~ We have lots of notes of how to improve on it and make it bigger/better next year.  

~ Early estimate is that the event brought in approximately $3200.  

~ When we bring back Winter on the Summit next year, these 2 events can really boost funds each spring.  

Moon Pies

~ Boxes and cases still available  

~ Students are doing very well selling during the day to friends!

~ Great way to finish paying for 2018-2019 fees or a jump start on 2019-2020 fees.

Flag Installations  

~ Memorial Day is our first installation of 2019

~ We need students and drivers to make these installs go smoothly AND quickly! The more drivers we have the less time each route will take.  

~ We have a renewal email template available for those needing to contact friends/family/

neighbors who have renewals coming up

~ Graduating Seniors need to designate who they want to pass down their subscriptions too

Band Banquet

~ Tuesday, May 7 @6:30pm at Thompsons Station Church

~ Student + 2 guests, $15 each  

~ will open to siblings/other family members once we have an initial headcount

~ tickets will be available in Charms this week

Winter Guard/Drum Line – WKU Championship Recap

~ Winter Guard finished 3rd overall & are Tennessee State Champions!

~ Drum Line finished 9th overall

Band Auditions/Parent Meetings

~ Color Guard & Percussion Audition Camps – April 29th – May 3rd 3-6pm each day.

~ Band Clinics/Auditons – Thursday – May 2nd 3-6pm, Saturday – May 4th 8am-12pm, Thursday

– May 9th 3-6pm, Saturday – May 11th 8am-2pm

Parent Meetings (Marching, Color Guard & Percussion Parents) – Saturday May 4th

@11am OR Saturday May 11th @1:00pm. This is a MANDATORY meeting, MUST attend one

OR the other.

Upcoming Practices/Concerts

~ Symphonic/Concert Band – Rehearsals on 4/11 & 4/16 from 3-5pm Concert on April 23rd


~ Wind Ensemble  – Rehearsals on 4/15 & 4/22 from 3-4:30pm Concert on April 25th @7pm

~ Small Ensemble Concert – April 30th @7pm

~ The band WILL play at Graduation on Saturday, May 25th. Attendance is mandatory – speak with Harris or Scott for any special situations