Meeting Minutes – August 14, 2018

South River High School
Music Booster’s General Board Meeting
August 14, 2018      6:30 pm

Meeting Minutes

  • Welcome to the Music Boosters
    • We represent all music groups here at South River, not just band. There is Orchestra, Chorus, Jazz Band, Color Guard, Tri-M, Concert & Marching Band.
    • Purpose – To support the kids financially and through volunteer support. We need many, many hands.
    • 501(c)3 organization
  • Introduction to the Board and Committee Chairs
    • Pam Andrews is our School Administration Support
    • Full listing in the presentation and on the band website
    • Senior Class Activities – position is still open
  • Things we do:
    • Financially Support
    • Food Services,
    • Scary Strings
    • Playathon
    • Senior Recognition
    • Chaperoning
    • Marching Band Show Props
    • Etc
  • We keep the fees as low as possible. We have the lowest of all of the fees in Anne Arundel County.
    • We fundraise. Monthly family dining out months.
      • Greene Turtle
      • All-American Steakhouse
      • Chipotle
      • Chick-fil-A
    • Aug 26 – First fundraiser of the year
      • Maryland Renn Fest
      • 21 volunteers – must have all 21 slots filled!
      • Work the soda stands
      • Our biggest single day fundraiser of the year – around $1600 in one day!
      • Sign-up genius coming out soon. The sign-up sheet for the students is already out on the table.
      • Transportation? Carpooling, drop-off, etc.
      • Kids get breaks and 30 mins for lunch
      • Cannot split the day between 2 people.
    • Other fundraisers:
      • Amazon Smile
      • AppleBees Pancake fundraiser – never tried before, but looking into
      • Suggestion: Flipgive (online stores)
      • Suggestion: FunDrive (donations of clothes, small appliances, etc – paid by the pound – good for Spring cleaning – setup a one time drop-off)
      • Suggestion: Working at the Navy Games – Alicia (color guard Mom) will e-mail us all of the information.
      • Benevity – Corporate organization that does matching donations
      • Feeder Concert
      • Bake Sales
      • Dinner and a Show (Spring Concert)
      • Destination Imagination – held here at South River – we sell food there
      • 1st Annual Golf Tournament – want to have it this year
      • Any ideas???
    • Student Accounts
      • Students can fundraise funds that go into their accounts
      • Can be used to pay for fees, Spring Trip, etc
      • This year is Disney. We only do Disney once every 4 years.
      • Yankee Candle, Claire’s Gourmet, and Mixed Bags (online version)
    • Student Activity Fees
      • Marching Band is mostly here
        • Field Show Fee ($100)
        • Uniform Fee – New (to us) Uniforms!!
          • Old uniforms were purchased in 1997
          • Dinkles – $34 for new shoes (everyone must have their own shoes)
            • We will do a bulk order of the shoes
          • Bibs
            • Bibs you own, you keep
            • You get bibs now as part of the uniform and they must be returned
          • White socks for marching season, black socks for concert season.
          • Vest – for concert band (if in class)
            • Boys – We buy the vest, you buy tuxedo pants and shorts.
            • Girls – You buy the dress.
          • If you do not need the dress or dinkles at the end of the year, you can donate them and we’ll sell them at half price.
        • Fall Fee
        • Spring Fee
        • Spring Trip
      • Comparatively Speaking – other local schools charge more
        • Arundel – $490
        • Broadneck – $590
      • Can’t afford it?
        • Talk to us, we can work something out. We never want a child not to participate because they can’t afford it.
      • Where does the money go?
        • Transportation and truck rentals (Marching Band, Scary Strings, etc)
          • 2 buses = $1500
        • Music (band, orchestra, chorus, jazz, etc) & drills
        • Instrument repairs and purchases
        • Etc
      • Volunteers – Parent volunteers are just as important as the funds
        • Serving food
        • Every football game needs 12-14 volunteers
        • Tournaments need 15+ volunteers
        • Every committee needs more than just the chair
        • Background check needed for volunteering – instructions on AACPS website
      • SouthRiverMusic@gmail.com – e-mail any questions and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can
      • Draft schedule – needs to be confirmed with Mr. Cavanaugh
      • Spring Trip
        • Probably in the March time frame
          • Keep it away from Senior events
        • Disney
        • We don’t know if we can fly there yet
      • After football games – many of the parents and students go to iHop after the game to decompress and to get to know each other better
        • BandFam – the students make great friendships that will last well beyond high school
        • Good time to meet and get to know the other parents
      • Quarterly Music Boosters Meetings
        • Usually around Back-to-School night
      • Thank you for coming! If you have any questions after leaving tonight, please e-mail us.

 

http://www.southrivermusic.org

southrivermusic@gmail.com

Social Media – need someone to manage our social media accounts for us (FaceBook, Twitter, and Instagram)