Band Booster Meeting
October 2, 2014
Meeting started at 7:30 p.m.
Secretary: Minutes distributed and reviewed. Motion to approve by Carter Alvord. Second Glenna Falk.
Chaperones: Kimmie Jacobs - Thank you to everyone for helping out with practice and competition. Need chaperones from 12 -3 on Saturday during practice at school. Let Kimmie know if available.
Uniforms: Joyce Bubar - thanks to everyone who has helped. Encourage students to take them home. Wash bibs, gloves and collars. Remember black socks - calf length necessary. Don't take home this weekend - composite pictures next week. Will send e-mail reminder.
Composite pictures: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri - Still need a few volunteers on Wednesday. Easy, fun job. Link to order pictures will be provided. Orders made online. Feel free to call Trish with any questions. Portion of profits to the band. Good casual shots.
Alumni: Kay Jamison looking for a current band parent to help her. Great ideas for alumni events. Let Mary know if you are interested.
Philadelphia trip: Richard Spalding - More details at next meeting. Thank you for getting information in on time. 136 students signed up to march. Demonstrates our ability to come out in force. 226 people signed up for Thanksgiving meal! Final headcounts due soon. Please check your statement to make sure you were charged for what you intended to order. New procedures - Early Drop Off procedure - Can drop student off at school at 6:00 - $5 pizza and movies. Need to set up sign ups. Early release procedure - Please let us know if you are taking your kids off the trip early. Must make sure to let your student's chaperone know and make arrangements to get luggage. Need releases by Saturday. T-Shirts for all students - will be using marching band t-shirt sizes. Let us know if need change of size. Block of rooms at hotel still available, but will be released soon. More travel information coming soon so you can plan activities. Keep an eye on the online FAQs. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guard: Kim Davis - 12 girls - small group - good group - working hard - compliments received about guard. Thank you for support. Rebecca and Mary working hard to make it a fun group. Mason and Sydney - instructors - thank you for supporting the group by providing fine instructors.
Percussion: Jim Merchant - looking good
Mattress Sale: Aleece Spalding and Karen Haneline - Fundraiser started last year - no risk to us - Clint Stovall takes all of the risk. Mattress Sale promo video based on Frozen. Mattress sale Saturday, November 15th. Testimonials from last year's sales - good mattresses, good prices, good buying experience. Want the band to get excited about the mattress sale. Promote to your friends and family. Clint is available to handle any questions and make sure the customers are satisfied. Added Simmons line to the sale this year. Mattresses in all price points. Need the band families to tell people to come to the sale. Clint Stovall - appreciates the energy that Athens puts into this fundraiser. Why it works - 1 in 10 going to buy a mattress in the near future. Why would they come to Athens to buy a mattress? Because they were invited by a band family. No showroom, pass savings onto buyers. 49 sold last year. 44 were referrals. Bonuses at different levels. Facebook page - like the page and invite your friends. Incentive to the kids for referrals. Volunteer sign ups go live tomorrow. October 28th meeting after practice with the kids. 128 mattresses sold = $20,000
Next meeting - Thursday, November 13th at 7:30 p.m.