PMA Meeting Minutes – October 9, 2019

Norwood High School, Library

 all to Order:            7:05 PM

Welcome by Paul Campbell, President

Attendance: Paul Campbell, Patrick Marquis, Tracey Jones, Ed Ferris, Amy Doherty Nee, Marcia Leonard, Kristen Serratore, Katie McConnaughy, Becca Jackson, Amy Campbell, Kathie Umbray, Jeanna Ayoub, Patty Souza, Steve Conant, Cathy Connor-Moen

 

  1. Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Paul Campbell

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of September 2019:  

Motion approved.

 

  • Need to determine date for Fine Arts Semi-Formal

 

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones

Motion made and seconded to approve the treasurer’s report of September 2019 and fiscal year-end report from September: 

Motion approved.

 

  • Donations: Received $1,500 from Boch charity
  • Apple employee volunteer hours are matched by Apple. Chris Igoe, one of the music camp counselors, works at Apple so we are getting matched donation from them (bonus month for August). Amy D. will send thank you note Chris Igoe.
  1. Ways & Means: Janice, Kristen, & Marcia
  • Fundraiser: Grandma’s Coffee Cake ready to launch; Cathy will send to superintendent to approve. Will send to all NHS students and all 8th grade students. This is a student account fundraiser.
  • Plenty of inventory of merchandise for the MB classic.
  • Shaw’s reusable bags – made $44 . Can still buy them and ask for donation made to PMA. Also, maybe Stop & Shop in the future.

 

  1. Choral Update: Patty
  • King Richard’s Fair Sunday, October 12 for Madrigals.
  • Banquet – Patty confirmed the hall. Dates for rehearsal and banquet are December 5-6, Thursday & Friday. Prices will remain the same. Menu up for debate; maybe something different than past.

 

  1. Publicity: Ed
  • Judith Howard (choir show) asked Ed if we would be interested in advertising this, it’s at the Norwood Theater, December 5th. We can advertise on our website.

 

  1. Music Camp
  • Next year camp will be back to the traditional week that we usually have.
  • For 2019, PMA subsidy per student was 31%; which is up from last year due to fewer kids at camp than in past.

 

  1. Marching Band Classic: Tracey
  • MB Classic is at NHS on October 20, 2019
  • Menu discussion: Going to rent a grill so we can cook hamburgers. & hot dogs. Will have pizza, popcorn, chili (but not as much as in past years), apple crisp, and NO nachos.
  • Tracey will ask Paul Angelo (OCC) to get rolls.
  • Need to buy cheese, foil sheets, whipped cream; we have plenty of condiments.
  • Patty will buy snacks at BJs.
  • We have 10 bands; tied for largest show.

 

  • Marching Band Banquet: November 30, after parade at the K of C.

 

  1. Jazz night: Becca
  • Does it need to be in Norwood? Looking for new venue.

 

  1. Director of Fine Arts: Cathy
  • Difficult start of school year
  • In Spring looking to change concert schedule. Elementary honor night will be split. Good for kids to hear the honor ensembles.

 

  1. Quorum: 2019/2020 PMA Board, there are eleven (11) voting Board Members. In order to have a quorum, six (6) Board Members must be present.

 

  1. NEXT PMA meeting will be November 13, 2019 at 7PM in the HS Library

Adjourned at 8:30 PM

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

PMA Meeting Minutes September 16, 2019

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            Let’s get this show on the road three times  … 7:05 PM

Welcome by Paul Campbell, President

Board Positions for 2019/2020 School Year:

President: Paul Campbell

Vice President: Patrick Marquis

Treasurer: Tracey Jones

Secretary: Amy Doherty Nee

Ways and Means: Kristen Serratore, Marcia Leonard, and Janice Hall

Web Masters: Ed Ferris and Tony Caravello

Social Media/Publicity: Katie McConnaughy

Hospitality: Patricia Souza and Lisa Silletti

Marching Band Classic Coordinator: Tracey Jones

MICCA Classic Coordinator: Patricia Souza

Music Camp Coordinator: Patricia Souza

HS Performance Coordinator – Instrumental: Mollie Caravello

HS Performance Coordinator – Choral: Patricia Souza

HS Performance Coordinator – Jazz: Becca Jackson

HS Performance Coordinator – Marching Band: Amy Campbell

CMS Performance Coordinator: Patrick Marquis

Attendance: Paul Campbell, Patrick Marquis, Ed Ferris, Amy Doherty Nee, Janice Hall, Marcia Leonard, Kristen Serratore, Tony Caravello,  Katie McConnaughy, Becca Jackson, Amy Campbell, Kathie Umbray, Sasha Guliaeff, Jeanna Ayoub, Steve Ayoub

  1. Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Paul Campbell

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of June 2019:  

Motion approved.

 President’s update: Paul

  • Town grant
  • Waiting to get money back from school for baritone we bought
  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones (in absentia)
  • Tracey sent report via email; she was not here to review

We will approve May treasurer’s report at the October meeting.

  1. Vice President’s Report: Patrick Marquis
  • Big THANK YOU to Ed Ferris for all the work on the summer cookout and Norwood Day
  1. Ways & Means: Janice, Kristen, & Marcia
  • Merchandise table at Norwood Day: Sales were not good. Will move merch table for next year’s Norwood Day to the main street; better sales there
  • Fundraiser: Grandma’s Coffee Cake this year instead of pies; aiming for timeframe for ordering mid-October
  • Purchase reusable bags at Shaw’s – choose Norwood PMA, and we will get donation
  • Possible fundraiser: Maybe Stop & Shop gift cards as possible fundraiser?
  1. Norwood Day & Summer POPs Town Concert: Ed Ferris
  • POPs BBQ did well in donations (around $1,200); only $710 in donations at Norwood Day
  • Follow up – if it’s not worth it for us next year, we won’t do it
  • Concerts on common we usually get over $1,000, which is great
  • Looking for new credit card service for us. Now Squareup is charging a fee, will be too expensive; considering Venmo
  1. Elementary Instrumental Registration
  • Elementary school instrumental registration had 133 kids sign up for new instruments! Bodes well for future NHS bandies!
  1. Social Media update: Katie
  • Posted a lot of NHS play, Shrek, news
  • Rec department having pumpkin carving; would like to do a music related one
  • Discussed giving free tickets to MB home show to neighbors around the high school in gesture of good will; could result in increased food and merch purchases
  1. Music Camp
  • Successful week of camp; we didn’t lose any kids! 😊
  1. Student Fine Arts Liaison: Tea Caravello (in absentia)
  • Need to touch base on jackets when Tea is at meeting.
  1. Marching Band
  • MB Classic is at NHS on October 20, 2019
  • Amy C. would like to purchase garment bags for color guard; would like to buy 20

     Motion made to purchase new garment bags; motion approved

  1. Quorum: 2019/2020 PMA Board, there are eleven (11) voting Board Members. In order to have a quorum, six (6) Board Members must be present.
  2. NEXT PMA meeting will be October 9, 2019 at 7PM in the HS Library

Adjourned at 8:00 PM

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

NORWOOD MUSIC CAMP BULLETIN

Music camp Communication 2019

Dear Parent:

This letter contains information concerning our annual Music Camp that will take place in Sweden, Maine.

DEPARTURE: Report to the Norwood High School, Monday, August 19, 2019 at 8:00 AM (7:45 AM)

Please be prompt, as it will take a considerable amount of time for organizational matters and packing the truck and buses.  We would like to be on the road by 9:30 AM

BRING A LUNCH

RETURN:        Buses should arrive back at the Senior High School at approximately 4:00 – 4:30 PM, Sunday, August 25, 2019. We will ask students to call you when we are one hour away. (Please arrange for transportation for your student.)

CAMP ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE FOR EMERGENCY CONTACT ONLY

Camp Tapawingo

Route 93

Sweden, Maine 04040

1-207-647-3351

You may send mail to your student at the Camp Tapawingo Mailing Address:

Your students name / Norwood Music camp

Camp Tapawingo

166 Tapawingo Rd

Sweden, ME  04040

WHAT TO

BRING:            Rain Coat

Sleeping bag, bedroll or blankets, pillow , fitted sheet

Toiletries (towel, washcloths, soap, toothbrush, etc.)

Shower shoes (Flip Flops)

Clothing for 1 week, summer apparel, and a warm sweater or jacket for cool weather, jeans, shorts

Sneakers (2 pairs recommended)

Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bug spray

Swimsuit

Water Bottle (Nylgene style recommended)

Money-  $20.00 should be plenty.  There won’t be an opportunity to spend more.

Color Guard:     Bring appropriate gloves, ace bandages, tape and Band-Aids

Instrumental Students:       DON’T FORGET YOUR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, MUSIC, MUSIC STANDS, LYRES & DOT BOOK

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Do not pack food or medicine.  These articles will be given to assigned chaperones upon arrival at the High School on the day of departure.

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Visitors are welcome.  If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to email the Director of Fine Arts at cmoen@norwood.k12.ma.us, or the P.M.A. Music Camp Coordinator, Lisa Silletti, at lisasilletti@gmail.com.

  1. B. Please make certain that we have your current contact information during our time away at camp.

If your emergency contact information has changed or you plan to be away from home, please let us know.

For your convenience please make changes here and bring to camp with you. Use additional space as needed.

Student Name _________________________________

Ensemble _____________________________________

During the week of music camp my updated emergency contact information includes

Home Telephone Number: ____________________________________

Parent/Guardian Name: ___________________________________________________________________________

Cell #: _________________________________________________         Work #;______________________________

Emergency contact: _____________________________________Telephone #: _________________________

Emergency contact: _____________________________________Telephone #: _________________________

Emergency contact: _____________________________________Telephone #: _________________________

Norwood Music Camp

MUSIC CAMP ITINERARY

7:00 AM                      Reveille

8:00 AM                      Breakfast

8:45 AM                      Prepare for morning rehearsals

9:00 AM                      Rehearsals

12:00 noon                   Prepare for lunch

12:30 PM                     Lunch

1:30 PM                       Rehearsals

3:30 PM                       Recreation:  swimming, softball, football, basketball, relays, etc

5:00 PM                       Rest Period

6:00 PM                       Dinner

7:00 PM                       Rehearsals

9:15 PM                       Refreshments & Social

10:00 PM                     Prepare for lights out

10:30 PM                     Lights Out

NORWOOD MUSIC CAMP – TEN COMMANDMENTS

1)            Be on time for all events: Remember the phrase; to be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, to be late is unacceptable.

 2)            Be prepared for your activity: Be sure you have all music/ equipment required for a productive rehearsal. Returning to your cabin for forgotten items is a waste of your and your counselor’s time.

3)            Everyone is expected to participate in all scheduled events

Students are not to remain in cabins or wandering around unsupervised during scheduled events. In the case of illness or emergency, counselors will be available to assist you.

4)            Meal time: The counselor at each table will assign one person to serve the meals for the day.  Students are expected to be on their best behavior.  We ask you to remain seated during meals and refrain from loud talking.  Hats must be removed upon entering the dining hall and will not be worn at the table.

5)            Food or beverages are not allowed in the cabins.

6)            All instruments are to be left in the rehearsal hall.  Proper care of instruments and music is essential.

7)            Lights out will be announced each evening. Anyone outside of his or her cabin after the announced time will immediately be sent home.

8)            This is a beautiful camp; do your best to keep it that way.  Do not litter or deface property.  For your protection, shoes, preferably sneakers, must be worn at all times.

9)            The counselors and chaperones that are here with us are volunteering their time to make this a safe, successful, and fun week for you. Please give them your utmost cooperation and respect.

10)          You are here as a member of the Norwood Public Schools Music department. The NPS Code of Conduct remains in effect even though you are traveling out of state. Anyone found to be in possession of substances banned by the NPS code of conduct will be sent home immediately at your parent’s expense and face further disciplinary action upon returning to school.

Respect for these guidelines will guarantee a good time for all – Thank you!

PMA Meeting Minutes – June 12, 2019

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:05 pm

Welcome by Paul Campbell, President

Attendance: Paul Campbell (President), Patrick Marquis (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Patricia Souza (Choral Coordinator), Janice Hall (Ways & Means), Marcia Leonard (Ways & Means), Kristen Serratore (Ways & Means), Tony Caravello, Mollie Caravello, Tea Caravello, Katie McConnaughy, Cathy Connor-Moen (Director of Fine Arts), Becca Jackson (Jazz Coord), Sarah Jackson, Amy Campbell, Steve Conant

  1. Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Paul Campbell

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of May 2019:  

Motion approved.

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones
  • Reviewed transactions from May events (POPs concert, etc.)
  • May carwash took in $1,450; June carwash took in $1,720

Motion made and seconded to approve May treasurer’s report:

Motion approved.

  1. Vice President’s Report: Patrick Marquis
  • Happy to report middle school spring concerts are a wrap
  1. Ways & Means: Janice, Kristen, & Marcia
  • Reviewed design for marching band 2019 show shirt; those present voted on color preference
  • Will set up order form for parents, staff, kids, and will sell at Norwood Day
  1. Norwood Day & Summer POPs Town Concert
  • We are definitely doing both (likely dates: Town POPs 7/28; Norwood Day 9/7)
  • POPs BBQ like we did last year
  • Norwood Day BBQ – we get half of common for space; can we sell merch located near the food, and therefore won’t need a booth on the street
  • Need a sign-up sheet for BBQ help for both events
  1. Kids’ Volunteer Opportunities (Tri-M, community service, etc.)
  • Need to plan ways to get kids to volunteer all through the year; need to manage their assignments at events to optimize work hours
  • Need to encourage kids to come to the common to listen to music and help out at tables
  1. Music Camp

 Camp forms due Thursday, 6/13 at MB rehearsal

  1. Student Fine Arts Liaison: Sarah Jackson, Tea Caravello
  • Let’s get ball rolling on jackets.
  1. Marching Band
  • MB Classic is at NHS on October 20, 2019
  • This is Tracey’s last year as MB Classic Coordinator; need to recruit someone to take over starting in 2020 and possibly shadow Tracey throughout the process this year

 Quorum: 2018/2019 PMA Board, there are eleven (11) voting Board Members. In order to have a quorum, six (6) Board Members must be present.

  1. NEXT PMA meeting will be September 11, 2019 at 7PM in the HS Library

Adjourned at 7:40 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

PMA Meeting Minutes – May 8, 2019

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:08 pm

Welcome by Paul Campbell, President

Attendance: Paul Campbell (President), Patrick Marquis (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Katie McConnaughy (Publicity), Patricia Souza (Choral Coordinator), Janice Hall (Ways & Means), Marcia Leonard (Ways & Means), Kristen Serratore (Ways & Means), Tony Caravello, Mollie Caravello, Cathy Connor-Moen (Director of Fine Arts), Becca Jackson (Jazz Coord), Diane Wilson, Sarah Jackson

  1. Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Paul Campbell

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of April 2019:  

Motion approved.

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones
  • MICCA was great success
  • Reviewed $ in and out

Motion made and seconded to approve FY (April) treasurer’s report:

Motion approved.

  1. Vice President’s Report: Patrick Marquis
  • PMA board member positions confirmed for school year 2019-2020.
  • Should we sell merch at upcoming middle school spring concerts – decision made not to
  1. Ways & Means: Janice, Kristen, & Marcia
  • Car wash this Saturday May 11th. Paul has signs and materials. Set up at 8:00
  • POPs Friday, May 10th
  • Jazz night Monday, May 13th
  • Give out flyers at concerts about OneNorwood override vote
  • Discussion about presence of OneNorwood materials at Memorial Day parade. Maybe hand-out flyer
  1. Choral: Patricia Souza
  • Need to revise the ways in which kids volunteer at events, such as assignments and tasks
  • Need separate hospitality person and additional coordinator
  • Maybe appoint a head student volunteer
  1. Fine Arts Jackets: Sarah Jackson
  • Sarah has asked students whether they would like a Fine Arts Letter Jackets – it’s a yes from kids
  1. Marching Band
  • Marching band meeting Monday 5/20, CMS auditorium
  • Start collecting money June 4 for camp if override goes through
  • Music camp August 19th-25th
  1. Cathy Moen
  • Has money from Great East
  • May 24 is elementary group Great East – hosted here at NHS
  • May 31 we are hosting Great East at CMS
  • Senior awards May 23rd
  • PMA scholarship form due May 7th
  • MICCA results – several groups received gold and silver medals
  1. Quorum: 2018/2019 PMA Board, there are eleven (11) voting Board Members. In order to have a quorum, six (6) Board Members must be present.
  2. NEXT PMA meeting will be June 12th at 7PM in the HS Library

Adjourned at 8:01 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

PMA Meeting Minutes – April 10, 2019

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:10 pm

 Welcome by Paul Campbell, President

 

Attendance: Paul Campbell (President), Patrick Marquis (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Katie McConnaughy (Publicity), Patricia Souza (Choral Coordinator), Janice Hall (Ways & Means), Marcia Leonard (Ways & Means), Kristen Serratore (Ways & Means), Tony Caravello, Mollie Caravello, Jeanna Ayoub, Steve Ayoub, Cathy Connor-Moen (Director of Fine Arts), Becca Jackson, Sarah Jackson

 

  1. Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Paul Campbell

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of March 2019:  

Motion approved.

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones
  • PMA bank account was hacked; Paul and Tracey took care of it with the bank
  • Treasurer’s report reviewed costs
  • Reviewed the amounts taken in and distributed at Great East

 

Motion made and seconded to approve FY (March) treasurer’s report:

Motion approved.

  1. Vice President’s Report: Patrick Marquis
  • PMA board member position ballots were filled out and given to Patrick

 

  1. Ways & Means: Janice, Kristen, & Marcia
  • Fine Arts Fest April 27th should sell merch (NHS auditorium and gym)
  • POPs Friday, May 10th
  • Jazz night Monday, May 13th
  • Give out flyers at concerts about OneNorwood override vote

 

  1. Choral: Patricia Souza
  • Need to revise the ways in which kids volunteer at events, such as assignments and tasks
  • Need separate hospitality person and additional coordinator
  • Maybe appoint a head student volunteer

 

  1. Publicity: Katie McConnaughy
  • Invite Dan Bustler back to pops night for photos
  • Organize a give-away for the 100th post on the PMA’s Instagram
  • Looking for pics from All East Districts

 

 

  1. Jazz: Becca Jackson
  • Monday, May 13th Jazz night

 

  1. Paul Campbell
  • Fine Arts Letter Jackets: Sarah J. has seen a lot of interest. Senior student council meeting will check in with class officers
  • Ballots were filled out for next year’s PMA board members

 

  1. Cathy Moen
  • May 24 is elementary group Great East – hosted here at NHS
  • May 31 we are hosting Great East at CMS
  • Senior awards May 23rd
  • PMA scholarship form due May 7th
  • MICCA results – several groups received gold and silver medals
  • Will put MB staff in place contingent upon funding coming with June override
  • Don’t know date for marching band organizational meeting

 

  1. Quorum: 2018/2019 PMA Board, there are eleven (11) voting Board Members. In order to have a quorum, six (6) Board Members must be present.

 

  1. NEXT PMA meeting will be May 8th at 7PM in the HS Library

Adjourned at 8:15 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

PMA Meeting Minutes March 18, 2019

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:15 pm

Welcome by Paul Campbell, President

Attendance: Paul Campbell (President), Patrick Marquis (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Diane Wilson, Katie McConnaughy (Publicity), Patricia Souza (Choral Coordinator), Janice Hall (Ways & Means), Marcia Leonard (Ways & Means), Kristen Serratore (Ways & Means), Tony Caravello, Jeanna Ayoub, Cathy Connor-Moen (Director of Fine Arts)

  1. Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Paul Campbell

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of February 2019:  

Motion approved.

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones
  • Reviewed latest treasurer’s report.
  • Snowflake ball: Just about broke even.
  • Jazz classic: was good event
  • Medium: Need to reimburse the ticket buyers who bought tix for medium

 

Motion made and seconded to approve FY (Feb.) treasurer’s report: 

Motion approved.

  1. Vice President’s Report: Patrick Marquis
  • No news is good news
  1. Ways & Means: Janice, Kristen, & Marcia
  • More clothing to sell
  • Will sell at MICCA (instrumental) show
  • Suggested that we sell swag at Fine Arts Festival Saturday April 27 (10:00-2:00) music, art, drama, at the HS.
  1. Choral: Patricia Souza
  • MICCA April 5, 6, 7
  1. Jazz: Becca Jackson
  • MAJE is Saturday, March 23; located at NHS and CMS. Concessions at CMS and NHS.
  • Fully staffed with volunteers at both locations.
  • Monday, May 20th Jazz night
  1. Paul Campbell
  • Fine Arts Letter Jackets – will wait to get info from Sarah J.
  • Ballots for next year’s PMA board members. Paul will send email for us to volunteer for our positions.
  1. Cathy Moen
  • May 24 is elementary group Great East – hosted here at NHS
  • May 31 we are hosting Great East at CMS
  • Guitar Arts – Ernie Boch fundraiser received donation of $13K (!)
  • Tom Dugan retiring (elementary music educator)
  • Town budget override to be voted on June 3rd. Preparing for either scenario. Go to OneNorwood.com for info.
  1. Quorum: 2018/2019 PMA Board, there are eleven (11) voting Board Members. In order to have a quorum, six (6) Board Members must be present.
  2. NEXT PMA meeting will be April 10th at 7PM in the HS Library

Adjourned at 8:25 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

PMA Meeting Minutes – February 13, 2019

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:05 pm

Welcome by Paul Campbell, President

Attendance: Paul Campbell (President), Patrick Marquis (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Diane Wilson, Katie McConnaughy (Publicity/Marketing), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Becca Jackson (Jazz Coordinator), Sarah Jackson, Patricia Souza (Choral Coordinator), Janice Hall (Ways & Means), Mollie Caravello, Jeanna Ayoub, Steven Ayoub

  1. Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Paul Campbell

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of January 2019:  

Motion approved.

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones
  • Reviewed latest treasurer’s report
  • Investment starting to pick up after some losses

Motion made and seconded to approve FY (Jan.) treasurer’s report: 

Motion approved.

  1. Vice President’s Report: Patrick Marquis
  • No news to report.
  1. Ways & Means: Janice, Kristen, & Marcia
  • Booked Medium night Thursday night in March 28th
  • Ordered some items that have been requested
  1. Choral: Patricia Souza (note via email)
  • Planning MICCA; getting list of volunteers together.
  1. Jazz: Becca Jackson
  • Thursday, February 14 jazz classic – good number of volunteers are in place. 10 bands instead of 12. First band on at 4:00.
  • MAJE is Saturday, March 23; located at NHS and CMS. All concessions at NHS.
  1. Paul Campbell
  • Former students wrote to school committee
  • Fine Arts Winter “Snowflake” semi-formal dance was successful
  • Possibly ordering “letter” jackets for fine arts kids; any kid who wants one would purchase it themselves
  1. Quorum: 2018/2019 PMA Board, there are eleven (11) voting Board Members. In order to have a quorum, six (6) Board Members must be present.
  2. NEXT PMA meeting will be March 13 at 7PM in the HS Library

Adjourned at 7:50 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

PMA Meeting Minutes – January 9, 2019

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:05 pm

Welcome by Paul Campbell, President

Attendance: Paul Campbell (President), Patrick Marquis (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Katie McConnaughy (Publicity/Marketing), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Cathy Connor-Moen (Director of Fine Arts), Becca Jackson (Jazz Coordinator), Patricia Souza (Choral Coordinator), Kristen Serratore (Ways & Means), Marcia Leonard (Ways & Means), Janice Hall (Ways & Means), Mollie Caravello, Lisa Silletti

  1. Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Paul Campbell

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of November 2018:  

Motion approved.

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones
  • Reviewed report November/December
  • We took a bit of a hit on our investment, but that’s due to market fluctuations
  • Madrigal banquet; small monetary loss. Poinsettia sales down; paid a little more for hall. Maybe go back to selling poinsettias for $10 next year.
  • We had a positive gain on concert and merch sales for December concerts.

Motion made and seconded to approve treasurer’s report: 

Motion approved.

  1. Vice President’s Report: Patrick Marquis
  • Last of the winter concerts: Coakley MS 1/10. Looks like we are covered with enough volunteers, Tri-M kids and parents.
  1. Ways & Means: Janice, Kristen, & Marcia
  • Car wash dates: May 11 & June 8
  • Gift Wrapping Fundraiser: was good; will likely do again in December next year.
  • Planning for a fundraiser Medium night Thursday night in March or April
  1. Choral: Patricia Souza (note via email)
  • MICCA choral weekend April 5, 6, 7
  • MICCA preview concerts March 19th (instrumental) & 20th (choral)
  • Patricia looking for volunteers for choral weekend
  1. Jazz: Becca Jackson
  • Thursday, February 14 jazz classic. Should we do coins for camp; 50/50 raffle? Ticket pricing last year was $6; perhaps raise to $8 which is more in line with other event pricing.
  • Becca to send band list to Ed
  • MAJE: are we hosting? Cathy will check with Steve.
  • Waiting to confirm Sheraton jazz night.
  1. Director of Fine Arts: Catherine Connor-Moen
  • Worked on financial aid for music camp, would like Tracey to look at.
  • Tri-M students key chain sales – $2. Profits support beginning music class in Brazil.
  • Fine Arts Winter “Snowflake” semi-formal dance date: February 8th 7PM to 10PM; $35.
    • Thursday, January 10th 6th grade chorus, CMS honor groups
    • Thursday, January 24th festival of bands
    • Thursday, January 31st orchestra night
    • Thursday, February 7th Lalapalooza (grades 5, middle school and HS chorus)
    • Thursday, February 14th Jazz classic
    • Thursday, March 7 in Stoughton
    • March 19 & 20th MICCA preview
    • April 5, 6, 7 MICCA choral
  • Town Budget Update: Looking at school budget deficit in future, could result in district personnel cuts. The November public budget balance meeting results: still trying to bring overall number down. We as parents are encouraged to email selectmen in favor of override. Note: those employed by the town (school system) remained neutral on this subject.
  1. 2019 Band Camp Dates:
  • Camp schedule shift: Monday August 19 – Sunday August 25
  1. Quorum: 2018/2019 PMA Board, there are eleven (11) voting Board Members. In order to have a quorum, six (6) Board Members must be present.
  2. NEXT PMA meeting will be February 13 at 7PM in the HS Library

Adjourned at 8:18 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

PMA Meeting Minutes – November 14, 2018

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:05 pm

Welcome by Paul Campbell, President

Attendance: Paul Campbell (President), Patrick Marquis (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Katie McConnaughy (Publicity/Marketing), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Diane Wilson (MB Coordinator), Cathy Connor-Moen (Director of Fine Arts), Becca Jackson (Jazz Coordinator), Sarah Jackson (Fine Arts Student Representative), Steve Conant, Kristen Serratore (Ways & Means), Marcia Leonard (Ways & Means), Janice Hall (Ways & Means), Jeanna Ayoub

  1. Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Paul Campbell

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of October 2018:  

Motion approved.

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones

Reviewed report of fiscal year balance sheet

  • MB Classic and pie fundraiser biggest revenue generators. Approximately $1,000 went into student accounts from pie sales.

Motion made and seconded to approve treasurer’s report: 

Motion approved.

  1. Vice President’s Report: Patrick Marquis
  • Middle school shows – possibly will ask high school students to help for Tri-M hours.

 

  1. Ways & Means: Janice, Kristen, & Marcia
  • Holiday bundles for concerts – see dates below
  • Buttons were a hit; will continue to offer for sale

Gift Wrapping Fundraiser: Barnes and Noble Dec 8th or 15th. Two people wrapping at a time, with donation bucket. Maybe have musicians or madrigals performing as well? Discussed difficulty of space issues for a performance group within store – don’t want to be in back of store.

 

  1. Choral: Patricia Souza (note via email)
  • Madrigal Banquet: November 30th at Elks
  • Patty will need help decorating hall and picking up the poinsettias on November 29 in the afternoon. If anyone is able to help, please let her know. She will send out email to all Madrigal parents too.
  • Madrigals will perform at the tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 24. Time has not been confirmed yet.

 

  1. Marching Band: Diane Wilson/Steve Conant
  • What a fantastic season! Congrats to all!!
  • Diane putting together menu for end of year party. Will send details out on email. Will be at VFW, price better than she originally thought. Pizza, maybe parents cook as well, parents to bake desserts, cake, etc.
  • We will host breakfast after half-time on Thanksgiving for Dedham band
  • Steve: props from Black Swan will remain, maybe use trees again
  • MB will visit Coakley Tuesday 11/20

 

  1. Director of Fine Arts: Catherine Connor-Moen
  • Gearing up for holiday concerts
  • Fine Arts Winter “Snowflake” ball – need to determine date, likely in February.
  • Holiday Concerts 2018 (did Cathy Moen share Google Calendar with PMA?)
    • Wednesday, December 12th High School Holiday Concert
    • Thursday, December 13th 7th Grade Holiday Concert (includes orchestra, band, and chorus)
    • Friday, December 14th Brass Choir at Friends of St. Nick honoree event (11:30 AM)
    • Tuesday, December 18th 8th Grade Holiday Concert (includes orchestra, band, and chorus)
    • Thursday, December 20th Madrigals and Celtic Strings will do tour of elementary schools
    • Thursday, January 10th 6th grade chorus, CMS honor groups
    • Thursday, January 24th festival of bands
    • Thursday, January 31 orchestra night
    • Thursday, February 7 Lalapalooza
    • Thursday, February 14 Jazz classic

 

  1. Announcement of Town Meeting November 29th open forum meeting: Ed Ferris

– Need parents and students to show support

– The purpose of this meeting is to gauge support for over-ride, and to explain details of over-ride

– Town has a $5 mil deficit – will mean cuts to music, sports, teachers, police, fire, general services for town

 

  1. Quorum: 2018/2019 PMA Board, there are eleven (11) voting Board Members. In order to have a quorum, six (6) Board Members must be present.

 

  1. NEXT PMA meeting will be a holiday gathering, December 5, 2018 at 7pm at Campbell’s house

Adjourned at 8:30 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee