Governor Thomas Johnson High School Band
Frederick, Maryland
Meeting Minutes

November 13, 2017

Present:  Barbara Kemp, Teresa Vaughn, Joe Humbertson, Dan Failacci, Traci Poppert, Trish Abell, Dana Cummingham, Kathy Higinbotham, Kim Stevens, Alice Zalatoris, Theresa and Gregory Anderson, Scott Lewis, Sarah Vaughn, Missy Carder, Kate Dudash, Shari Nakamoto

Call to Order
It began at 7:32 and was presided over by Joe Humberton, with Dan Failacci as secretary.

Approval of Previous Minutes:
October Booster Meeting minutes approved.

President’s Report: Executive Board met for November.
  • Indoor budget finalized
  • Will be covered in mandatory indoor meeting – 11/14 7 pm.
  • Percussion will perform an extra show in Richmond
  • Scholarships to be announced at Winter Concert 12/14
  • Everything for National was finalized
  • Upcoming events were reviewed
Vice President’s Report:  Banquet – organized by Missy Carder
  • Location:  Walkers Overlook – Walkersville, MD
  • Expecting ~300 people.  Targeting cost of $15-20/person.
  • Dates 4/24/19 or 4/25/19
Secretary:  Don’t forget to record those volunteer hours

  • For Oct:  ~$45k incoming, ~$23k outgoing.  Most of both directions for Disney.  See Dana for specific details.
  • Current operating budget is ~$124k
Directors Report (Kim absent, given by Joe):
  • Indoor Meeting 11/14 – 7pm
  • MANDATORY Disney Meeting 11/30.  Each child traveling must be present with an adult to sign paperwork for Disney trip.
  • Indoor season upon us.  Kids should know dress rehearsals dates.
Student Accounts: 
There are still 6 outstanding fees for outdoor season.  Ready to open accounts for indoor

Committee Reports

  • Need someone to take over fundraising for next year.  If interested, see Traci Poppert
  • 6 Coupon books left.  Cost is $25 - $11 goes into student account.
  • Spin the Bottle – $900 in ticket sales/$179.04 from wine sales that day.
  • Nidos – Well attended, but no numbers yet
  • Mixed bag deadline Thurs 11/16.  Must collect sales tax.  See Kate Dudash.
  • Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast 11/18.  Would like each student to sell 4 tickets.  Breakfast 8-10 am.  Tickets due Wed 11/15.
  • Poinsettia/Wreaths – Pickup 8-9am 11/18.  Pick up your wreaths/poinsettias – THEN go eat breakfast at Applebee’s.  See Dawn Vargas
  • Breakfast with Santa – Saturday 12/9.  Sign up genius coming out.  Need 1 person to help hand out flyers at elementary schools.
  • Barnes and Noble Book Fair –  Sunday 12/17  10am-5pm.  Looking for 3 hr shifts.  Has been profitable for past couple of years.
  • Christmas Tree Pickup – (General fund).  $15/20 tree to pickup and dispose of Christmas trees after Christmas.
Uniform Report:
Kids need to be measured for concert wear.  Tuxes are out for cleaning.

Pit Crew report:
In need of a new Pit Crew Boss for next year.
Still looking for an Indoor Pit chief (likely to be Joe).  Props are in design for indoor.

Kim to follow up with Jamie for indoor.

3rd payment due 11/13.  There is a partial itinerary (we know parade is 2pm, just not which day).  Things are smoothly running along.  Last payment due 12/11.

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