Governor Thomas Johnson High School Band
Frederick, Maryland
General Meeting Minutes

June 11, 2018

Present:  Joe &  Dawn Humbertson, Dan Failacci, Traci Poppert, Dana Cummingham, Kathy Higinbotham, Alice & Jeff Zalatoris, Greg & Theresa Anderson, Hillary & Scott Lewis, Kate & Erik Dudash, Gretchen Lord, Shari Nakamoto, Trish Abell,, Mike Hillman, Teresa Vaughn, Carlos Slone, Jacklyn Smith, Kim Stevens
Call to Order
It began at 7:34 and was presided over by Joe Humberton, with Dan Failacci as secretary.

Approval of Previous Minutes:

May Booster Meeting minutes approved (Mike/Trish).  

President’s Report:  Executive Board met for June.  
  • Budget reviewed as always
  • Handing over of Board duties
  • Upcoming events were reviewed
  • Jazz night – discussed suggestions for improvement
Vice President’s Report:  
  • None
  • The new band season as begun so if you haven’t already, start recording those hours towards the next school year.  Look for a separate email from me with a couple of templates you can use to record your hours.
  • For May:  ~$1.1k incoming, ~$1.6k outgoing
  • May budget will be attached to the email distributing the booster minutes.
  • Hamilton reported was $3002.22 – official numbers later in the minutes.  Miscellaneous paypall account payments came through (including Breakfast w/Santa, and Christmas tree pickup)
  • See Dana for specific details/questions.
Directors Report :
  • Thanks for a wonderful year. Please be sure to reach out to parents of new band students.  It takes an army to run a band program.
  • Any student that is in marching band that has not completed the commitment link should do so ASAP.  It is a must if you want to participate in marching band
  • Accessory forms coming home this week.
  • Thank you for all the advance absence forms.  Makes planning much easier.
  • Summer Schedule:
    • Monday:  winds only
    • Thursday:  Percussion/Guard  
  • Band camp coming up.   
  • Any physical restriction (cannot run or jump) requires a doctor’s note.
  • Still doing a show at Urbana and the Marine Corp Invitational.
  • As always – see the google calendar for schedule
Student Accounts:
  • Greg has officially taking over and coming up to speed.  Greg will be sending out emails regarding individual students accounts
Committee Reports

Kate Dudash will be stepping in as the new fundraising chairperson for next year.  Thank you Kate!
  • March-a-Thon:  forms posted on the web site
  • Restaurant night – Tue Jun 12, 4-8pm Chipolte at Wormans Mill (near Wegmans).  
  • Hamilton - 397 tickets sold, which raised $7960.  A big thanks to the Scott and Hillary Lewis for coming up with the idea and helping get tickets sold.
  • Car washes – 5 dates have been set up for car washes this year.  Still at Wolf’s Furniture on Rt 40, 1-5pm
    •  Jun 23, Jul 7, Jul 21, Jul 28, Aug  11.  Ellen Miguinnes will be assisting and taking over for Alice.
  • Band Aid will be the first week of band camp
Uniform Report:
Trish learning the ”where and how” from Teresa.  Goal is to get as many students measured as possible before band camp

Pit Crew report:
Joe will be heading up the pit crew next year.  An email will be coming out about a pit crew meeting.

Jamie Hendi will continue to run chaperones next season

Photographer – Rhonda has been doing it
Steph Bitner will no longer be our liaison as she is moving to Brunswick.  No replacement has been mentioned yet.

Old Business:

New Business:
  • Congratulations to Sheri Nakamoto for winning the Hamilton drawing (ticket #330). Thanks also to Zoe Vaughn for drawing the winning ticket.
  • Aug 4 is DCI, Email will be coming out from Mike HIllman
NEXT BOOSTER MEETING:        JUL 30, 2017, 6 PM