posted Jan 18, 2011, 7:45 PM by Elaine Ray
updated Jan 17, 2013, 9:33 PM by Kimberly Lowe
Athens Drive Band Boosters
November 11, 2010
The meeting began at 7:40 pm
Welcome/Greeting from Chris Bellopatrick
Band Captain/Guard Captain Report
- Brandon Ellis, Band Captain reported that the marching band had an awesome season and that the students are talking about next year’s show. The marching band is learning music for the parades and the wind ensemble played at the NC Music Educator’s convention.
- Sara Shockley, Guard Captain reported that the colorguard is excited about the parades and they are sad that the season is almost over. Winterguard interest meeting is next week.
- The minutes from the last meeting were accepted by Wendy Stokes; seconded by Tom Perez.
- Chris Bellopatrick distributed the Band Parent Christmas party invitations. The party is Saturday, Dec 11th at the Bellopatrick house starting at 7:00 pm.
- ADAF – Alan Keith reported on the ADAF Grand Raffle – so far about 100 tickets have been sold. Next ADAF event is the Mother’s Day concert and silent auction. The sponsorship program has begun.
- Uniforms – Wash bibs and collars and return to the band room.
- Chaperones – Lois Childs reported that the parade chaperone slots have been filled. Lois also mentioned that over the marching band season 50 parents covered 267 chaperone opportunities. She was never short for chaperones and had a great turnout of freshmen parents.
- Transportation – No issues.
- Banquet – Peggy Carroll is the contact; there will be an email going out to sign up to help with the banquet.
- Smug Mug – Angela Frasca reported there are many pictures to see in SmugMug.
- Grocery Cards - Heidi Johnson has grocery cards. Give her a call if you need cards.
- Scrip – Nancy Crowley reported that electronic ordering is working well. “Scrip Now” is a new option – instant ordering and printout to use. Need to create a “presto pay” account to order and pay for scrip.
- Durham Bulls – Tom Perez reported that he is still waiting for checks from Durham Bulls. Grand total of $56,000 was made with approx $10,000 going to the general fund. 300 new people worked this season. Tom suggests staffing one stand next season (1st Base Hits) and reserve ½ the signup slots for parents and students. A replacement for Tom is still needed for next season.
- NCSU Lemonade Stand – One more NCSU game. Season went well; it was a good fundraiser.
- RBC – Many spots are still open for hockey and basketball games on the online signups. Stand leaders are needed as well.
- State Fair Parking – Best year ever – approx $12000 was made with $5000 going to band accounts.
- Belks – Cary Academy took the 1st floor box stand the week before Christmas. The slots are filling up but there are still some available.
- Let’s Eat – Sweet Tomatoes went well.
- Fruit and Nuts – Debbie Petersburg and Kay Jamison are reaching out to the teachers to order fruit.
- Marching band season is ending – 135 students marched this year.
- The Wind Ensemble was the only high school band playing at the NCMEA convention. It was an extremely gratifying experience.
- Coming up are winterguard and winter percussion. Interest meeting is this coming Wednesday. John Antonelli and Wendy Mason will be there. Both groups may have varsity and junior varsity groups this year.
- Jazz Band to start in January 2011. Dr Parker from NCSU will be assisting.
- Holiday concert is Thursday, Dec 16th. All three bands will play.
- Spring Concert I may be moved due to scheduling issues.
- Next school year the band will go to Disney World. The London trip is still a possibility, when the current freshmen are seniors.
- Dr Markoch encouraged parents to arrange for private lessons for their child. Suggested that funding may be available.
- Our band program works because of the parents.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:50 pm.