PMA Meeting Minutes – June 13, 2018

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order: 7:10 pm

Welcome by Paul Campbell, incoming PMA President

Attendance: Diane Wilson (President), Paul Campbell (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Kim Beaudet (outgoing Ways & Means), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Katie McConnaughy (Publicity), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Patrick Marquis, Patricia Souza, Cathy Connor-Moen (Director of Fine Arts), Becca Jackson, Sarah Jackson, Steve Conant, Kristen Serratore (Ways & Means), Marcia Leonard (Ways & Means), Janice Hall (Ways & Means), Jaime Lavinder

1. Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Amy Doherty Nee
Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of May 9, 2018:
Motion approved.
2. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones
Reviewed balance sheet – noted profits and losses.
– Paid for renewal insurance; paid for POPs
– Majority of income POPs and Great East
– Event admissions combo of POPs and senior night.
– $3,353 to scholarship fund (about $100 under last year). Merch sales $240 over last year.

Motion made and seconded to approve treasurer’s report of May 2018:
Motion approved.
3. Vice President’s Report: Paul Campbell
Car wash: Made $1,742 – best year ever!
Sunday and Wednesday Concerts on the Common: coming up – we will do popcorn, water, ice cream, etc. We need kids to volunteer.
Cathy Moen: we have 10 extra tickets to 6 flags, we can raffle off at the summer concerts.
Norwood Town POPs night on town common – was traditionally geared toward older crowd. New town manager getting different band, wants to have BBQ, asked if PMA will do the cooking. The town will buy all food and reimburse for gas. We can collect donations. Two hours; July 29th. Need to confirm: access to water, condiments, paper goods, NEED VOLUNTEERS!

4. Ways & Means Update: Kim Beaudet transitioning to Janice, Kristen, & Marcia
Various fundraising ideas:
– Christmas wrapping at Henry Bear’s Park or Barnes and Noble
– Scrip gift card fundraiser
– Friendly’s restaurant night

5. Director of Fine Arts: Catherine Connor-Moen
Nashville music trip: Exploring different fundraising ideas for trip during April vacation 2019. Maybe fundraiser opportunity at the town Pops night?
Humble pie fundraiser maybe?
Music camp: Paperwork is in from many. Cost per student $562, we ask for $400. PMA subsidizes 29% of the total cost of camp per student.
Number of students for camp: 69 students (not sure if that was total? or without additional students); 10 out of 15 drama students have submitted forms.
Spring trivia night: maybe in April?
Ernie Boch fundraiser: Music Drives Us is doing a fundraiser to benefit an unnamed Norwood music outlet. This is the first we have heard of it. Need to determine how it works, and who is the beneficiary of the funds raised? Need to determine if we can benefit.

6. Marching Band: Diane Wilson
Uniforms: Diane will start uniform fittings over the summer.
Cleaning out closet: Closet needs to be fixed – need more hanging space for uniforms. Cathy can buy some shelving. Need to get rid of clock tower. Kids volunteer to clean out. Cathy will take care of it.

7. Publicity: Katie McConnaughy
Brochure & poster: Janice Hall and Becca Jackson have updated our brochure and created a poster for promotion of PMA at events. Finalizing poster and brochure. Cathy submitting edits 6/13.
Banner to be made from poster design.

8. Madrigals: Patricia Souza
Need to secure banquet hall for next year. Will look at Mason lodge; getting contact info from Ed.

9. Quorum: 2017/2018 PMA Board, there are eleven (11) voting Board Members. In order to have a quorum, six (6) Board Members must be present.

10. NEXT PMA MEETING: September 12, 2018 at 7pm in the NHS library
Adjourned at 8:40 pm
Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

PMA Meeting Minutes – May 9, 2018

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:10 pm

Welcome by Diane Wilson, PMA President

Attendance: Diane Wilson (President), Paul Campbell (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Kim Beaudet (Ways & Means), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Katie McConnaughy (Publicity), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Patrick Marquis, Patricia Souza, Stacey Lane, Cathy Moen, Becca Jackson, Sarah Jackson, Steve Conant

  1. Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Amy Doherty Nee

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of April 11, 2018:  

Motion approved

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones

Reviewed balance sheet – noted profits and loss.

 

Scholarship discussion – can we do a partial scholarship? Potential recipients will need all to apply and prove that they need scholarship.

 

Motion made and seconded to approve treasurer’s report of April 2018: 

Motion approved.

  1. Vice President’s Report: Paul Campbell

POPS: selling merchandise

We need food – water, candy, chips; Ed will go to BJs.

Need parents to bring coolers & ice; will set up in afternoon after 12:30

Car wash: This Saturday, 5/12.

PMA Board members for next year: Still need to fill Ways & Means position; maybe it should be a committee of several people.

Cathy will make an announcement at POPs night.

Concerts on the Common: POPs night – was traditionally geared toward older crowd. New town manager getting different band, wants to have BBQ, asked if PMA will do the cooking. We have to bring grills. The town will buy all food and reimburse for gas. Donation jars. Two hours; July 29th.

Senior awards banquet: info sent.

  1. Ways & Means Update: Kim Beaudet

Merch sales:  beach towels available for sale.

Fundraisers: Two car wash dates coming up (5/12 – choral & instrumental; 6/9 – marching band); any child can participate in any car wash.

Kids will sign up when they get there. If raining, will cancel Saturday 5/12.

Scrip fundraiser will get going.

 

  1. Director of Fine Arts Update: Catherine Connor-Moen

Table for POPs: CCM securing tables for whoever needs one

Marching band bus: she has invoice; needs to reimburse us

Music Camp: Paperwork is ready. Maybe advanced acting students will come (approx. 10-12 kids).

Need to figure out if costs work, if bus capacity for them. Regardless, we want to invite them.

Nashville: idea of trip has been approved. Time for fundraising for trip during April vacation 2019.

Bottle return fundraiser idea: Can we do that? Does it require too much work?

We should collect cans at our events when we sell soda.

Scholarships: amounts not available yet. Seven applicants. Two will be announced at POPs night.

 

  1. Marching Band Update: Steve Conant

Rehearsal for Memorial Day parade: first marching band rehearsal next week, Thursday 5/17, 6-8 pm.

 

  1. Publicity: Katie McConnaughy (& Becca)

Photographer: Dan Busler has agreed to photograph event at POPs; no charge; we will display some promo/advertising for him at event.

Brochure & Poster: Janice Hall and Becca Jackson have updated our brochure and created a poster for promotion of PMA at events. Still needs to be finalized; need other middle school pictures. Will revise and submit to Cathy for final approval.

 

  1. Quorum: 2017/2018 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: June 13th at 7pm in the NHS library

Adjourned at 8:40 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

2018 PMA Scholarship Application

All graduating seniors who are planning to continue their education at an accredited school, college, or university, and who have contributed to the Norwood Public Schools Music program are eligible to apply for a Norwood Parents Music Association Scholarship award.

This application must be completed and returned, along with a transcript of the applicant’s high school record to the Fine Arts office on or before Friday, May 4, 2018. Please be sure to include all your activities and awards, and make sure that all information is legible.

Payment of the scholarship award is contingent upon the successful completion of the first semester of the recipient’s continued education. An official copy of the recipient’s college transcript should be sent to the Fine Arts office. Payment will be sent to the recipient upon review of the college transcript.

If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Moen in the Fine Arts office.

2018 PMA Application form

 

PMA Meeting Minutes – April 11, 2018

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:15 pm

Welcome by Diane Wilson, PMA President

Attendance: Diane Wilson (President), Paul Campbell (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Kim Beaudet (Ways & Means), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Patrick Marquis, Patricia Souza, Stacey Lane, Cathy Moen, Becca Jackson, Sarah Jackson, Katie McConnaughy, Janice Hall

  1. Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Amy Doherty Nee

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of March 12, 2018:  

Motion approved

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones

Reviewed balance sheet – noted profits and loss. Jazz night cost us – we didn’t bring in as much as we paid out for facility & professional musicians. Maybe change jazz show next year so that we profit or at least break even?

MICCA choral was a success.

Upcoming events: POPs Friday May 11th

Senior night May 24th – Awards, etc.

Motion made and seconded to approve treasurer’s report of March 2018: 

Motion approved.

  1. Vice President’s Report: Paul Campbell

Reviewed ballots for PMA positions for next year.

Motion made to approve positions:

President: Paul Campbell; VP: Patrick Marquis; Secretary: Amy Doherty-Nee; Treasurer: Tracey Jones; Ways & Means: Sheri McLeish (to be finalized); Marching band classic: Tracey Jones; Database & Publicity: Ed Ferris & Katie McConnaughy; Music Camp: Patricia Souza & Lisa Silletti; Performance Coord (instrumental): Paul Campbell; Coral coordinator: Patricia Souza; Jazz coordinator: Becca Jackson; Marching band coordinator: Diane Wilson; Guard coordinator: Amy Campbell; MICCA Choral coordinator: Patricia Souza

 

Motion approved.

  1. Jazz Update: Becca Jackson

Becca sending letter to jazz parents, thanking them for classic, MAJE, asking for info about jazz night – would they spend more money for food? How much are you willing to pay for jazz night?

What would hall cost if we purchased food?

(This year: cost $1,000 for room; $1,200 for musicians)

We will possibly have jazz choir next year – more variety means more parents involved.

Will look at other possible venues.

 

  1. Choral Update: Patricia Souza

MICCA was a success. We need two people to run it in future. Need someone for back and front.

 

  1. Ways & Means Update: Kim Beaudet

Merch sales:  pop sockets, water bottles, beach towels to sell at spring concerts. Sell merch at all town elementary concert – May 23rd.

Fundraisers: Got approval for two car wash dates coming up (5/12 – choral & instrumental; 6/9 – marching band); any child can participate in any car wash.

Kids will sign up when they get there.

 

  1. Director of Fine Arts Update: Catherine Connor-Moen

Marching band trucks: need to get receipts (for things such as gas, U-Haul)

Coins for Camp: the effort raised $1,241.81 (not all collected yet). Not as many kids as we hoped or wished participated.

Scholarships: Two people contacted, if not responsive will go back to possible names.

Ernie Boch visit: Ernie Boch visited, and it was great concert. We purchased variety of instruments with the grant money as detailed in past month’s minutes.

Fine Arts Festival: Saturday, April 28, 2018

Nashville: idea of trip has been approved. Time for fundraising for trip April 2019. Maybe thinking of using FundFineArts fundraising opportunity, like a “Gofundme” where people can donate.

 

  1. Marching Band Update: Diane Wilson/Cathy Moen

Steve set date of marching band kick-off meeting April 24th at the Coakley middle school.

 

  1. Quorum: 2017/2018 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: May 9th at 7pm in the NHS library

Adjourned at 8:58 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

PMA Meeting Minutes – March 12, 2018

Call to Order:            7:10 pm

 

Welcome by Diane Wilson, PMA President

Attendance: Dr. Thomson (Norwood school Superintendent), Diane Wilson (President), Paul Campbell (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Kim Beaudet (Ways & Means), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Patrick Marquis, Patricia Souza, Stacey Lane, Cathy Moen, Becca Jackson, Katie McConnaughy, Lisa Silletti

 

  1. Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Amy Doherty Nee

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of February 12, 2018:  

Motion approved

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones

Reviewed balance sheet – noted that PMA investment down a little due to market fluctuations.

Motion made and seconded to approve treasurer’s report of February 2018: 

Motion approved

  1. Vice President’s Report: Paul Campbell

Distributed ballots for PMA positions – most filled out and returned at the meeting.

 

  1. Jazz Update: Becca Jackson

MAJE: MAJE Southeast Festival makeup date for Tuesday (3/13) has been cancelled due to snow. Resched – they will likely allow our district to compete at state on Sunday. Start and end times TBD.

Volunteers: discussed difficulty in getting kids to volunteer – possibility of making it a service piece of Tri-M honor society

 

  1. MICCA Choral Update: Patricia Souza

Dates: Friday-Sunday March 23-25

Choral portion is hosted at NHS. (Instrumental portion not hosted by NHS.) Cathy Moen reviewed logistics; Patricia Souza reviewed volunteer and concession needs.

 

  1. Ways & Means Update: Kim Beaudet

Merch sales:  new t-shirts, joggers, pop sockets, etc. to sell at spring concerts.

Fundraisers: Got approval for two car wash dates coming up (5/12 – choral & instrumental; 6/9 – marching band); any child can participate in any car wash.

 

  1. Director of Fine Arts Update: Catherine Connor-Moen

Music drives us event: Purchased plastic pBones for little kids; middle school has electric piano, snare drum, concert bells, violas, cellos, bows, etc.

Can only apply once every three years to this grant.

Ernie Boch visit: Ernie Boch will be at NHS April 4th 1:00; PMA welcome to attend for photo op

Coins for Camp: going well; kids carrying around containers; jars at concerts

MICCA preview concert – the 3/13 instrumental concert rescheduled for Tuesday 3/20? Steve Conant will communicate that information.

 

  1. Marching Band Update: Diane Wilson/Cathy Moen

Date of marching band kick-off meeting yet to be determined.

School budget yet to be determined, marching band expensive, want to wait to see what budget looks like.

 

  1. Quorum: 2017/2018 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: Wednesday, April 11 at 7pm in the NHS library

Adjourned at 8:28 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

 

PMA Meeting Minutes – February 12, 2018

Norwood High School, Library

 

Call to Order:            7:05 pm

Welcome by Diane Wilson, PMA President

Attendance: Diane Wilson (President), Paul Campbell (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Kim Beaudet (Ways & Means), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Patrick Marquis, Patricia Souza, Stacey Lane, Cathy Moen, Becca Jackson, Sarah Jackson, Katie McConnaughy

 

  1. Approval of January Meeting Minutes: Amy Doherty Nee

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of January 10, 2018:  

Motion approved

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones

Discussed all groups to fund semi-formal Fine Arts dance.

Reviewed balance sheet – made scholarship payout.

 

Motion made and seconded to approve treasurer’s report of January 2018: 

Motion approved

  1. Vice President: Paul Campbell

Fine Arts dance was a success!

 

  1. Jazz Coordinator: Becca Jackson

Jazz Classic: All set with staffing; Tracey ordered pizza. Concessions in cafeteria; enough water donated.

Next year make the ticket price higher – it’s $6 now, which is an odd price.

Tracey will give Becca 2 cash boxes.

Discussed selling flowers at door, since it’s Valentine’s Day.

Kim will get flowers.

Coming up: MAJE on March 18

 

  1. Ways & Means: Kim Beaudet

Merch sales:  Kim ordered more fleece, vests, t-shirts. Not placing big order, will get new items, e.g., summer beach towels, gloves. Need pencils for spring concerts, maybe new flannel pants, tank tops, shorts maybe?

Fundraisers: Two car washes coming up (5/12 & 6/9)

Other idea – McDonalds on Rt 1 (new restaurant) any dollars spent during specified hours (can be breakfast, noon, or night) we get a portion.

Discussed possibility of having McDonalds fundraiser on same day as one of the car washes.

 

  1. Marching Band: Diane Wilson

Music Camp 2018: almost time for the forms to be made.

What is date of marching band kick-off meeting? Cathy will ask Steve – maybe schedule week before April vacation.

 

  1. Director of Fine Arts: Catherine Connor-Moen

Can we think of possible fundraiser for music camp financial aid?

Nixed idea of kids collecting money in cans in front of businesses.

Approach businesses asking if they would sponsor a student. Request alumni donations, possibly request current parents to donate a little more.

Set it up as a PMA scholarship fund.

Scholarship for lessons

Coin collection – March is Music in our Schools Month

“Coins for Camp” start on Wednesday at Jazz Classic. Sarah Jackson will coordinate with CCM on getting it out to students

 

Receipt for tablecloths for Madrigal dinner; gave to Tracey

 

First Tri-M honor society induction last week; went well. Do we purchase tassels? They might have been purchased already.

 

Jazz night – early April – don’t have firm date yet – at Sheraton 4 Points

 

  1. Choral Update: Patricia Souza

MICCA choral weekend = March 23, 24, 25

MAJE = March 18

Tracey will get hot dog roller; ask Honeydew to donate coffee

 

  1. Quorum: 2017/2018 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: Monday, March 12 at 7pm in the NHS library

Adjourned at 8:32 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

 

 

PMA Meeting Minutes January 10, 2018

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:06 pm

Welcome by Diane Wilson, PMA President

Attendance: Diane Wilson (President), Paul Campbell (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Kim Beaudet (Ways & Means), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Patrick Marquis, Patricia Souza, Stacey Lane, Cathy Moen, Becca Jackson, Sarah Jackson, Katie McConnaughy, Lisa Silletti

  1. Approval of November Meeting Minutes: Amy Doherty Nee

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of November 8, 2017:  

Motion approved

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones

Balance sheet review: Net income $5,672

Fidelity investment: profitable so far; they have had for about one-quarter.

Motion made and seconded to approve treasurer’s report of December 2017: 

Motion approved

  1. Vice President: Paul Campbell

Upcoming events:

Fine Arts semi-formal dance: February 2nd

Jazz Classic: February 14th

MICCA: March 23rd, 24th, 25th

Senior night: May 24th at Four Points

Solar panels: Paul procured solar panels for shed to charge cart

  1. Ways & Means: Kim Beaudet

Car wash fundraisers: Two car wash dates scheduled for May 12th for “elementary through high school instrumental and choral,” and June 9th for “marching band.”

CMS concert merch sales:  Sheri will handle upcoming January 11th 6th grade middle school concert merch table sales.

New merch items: discussed ideas for new merch items. Tracey will update Kim with inventory list.

There is a balance of over $2K for merch. Kim will make sure we are stocked for festival of bands.

People want pencils with specific instruments, key chains, short sleeved t-shirts.

Gift wrapping table fundraising: Henry Bear’s Park allows groups to set up table and wrap customers’ purchases, with us keeping all donations. Maybe an idea for closer to Christmas?

Scrip fundraising: Kim needs further info. Money goes directly to us, on-going process. Kim will look into having someone come talk to us about it. Maybe start small and get it up and running for holiday timeframe.

  1. Marching Band: Diane Wilson

Prop fundraising: Ed brought up the fact that we will start out marching band season with no existing props – what we have will not be carried over for marching band. We need to be prepared for expenses for new props.

Music Camp 2018: August 12-18 (Sunday to Sat

Note for next year *2019* music camp: will start on a Monday and go to Sunday, FYI

  1. Director of Fine Arts: Catherine Connor-Moen

Community service: need to consider possible community service ideas for music honor society.

Funds: given to Tracey.

PMA scholarships: have started coming in.

Staffing: Craig Chisolm has resigned. K. Entwhistle will stay, then will hire someone else.

Great East Festival: seeing if Norwood will participate; possible locations at high school and middle school.

Scholarships: need to brainstorm about scholarships for students for lessons, camp, can we earmark a certain amount of fundraising money for that? We need to have a formal application for scholarship.

  1. Choral Update: Patricia Souza

Madrigal banquet: Cathy needs to give Tracey the bill for tablecloths from the banquet.

Elementary choral tour: went well.

  1. Publicity: Ed Ferris

Posting events and info on site; reminder to send anything you want posted to Ed with as much detail as possible.

Amy sent Amazon smile flyer to Becca for Sarah to post on Instagram.

  1. Quorum: 2017/2018 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: Monday, February 12 at 7pm in the NHS library

Adjourned at 8:45 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

 

 

PMA Meeting Minutes November 8, 2017

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:20 pm

Welcome by Diane Wilson, PMA President

Attendance: Diane Wilson (President), Paul Campbell (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Kim Beaudet (Ways & Means), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Steve Conant, Patrick Marquis, Patricia Souza, Stacey Lane, Cathy Moen

  1. Approval of June Meeting Minutes: Amy Doherty Nee

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of October 11, 2017:  

Motion approved

  1. School Committee Conant, Ms. Moen, some senior members of the band, et al attended the school committee meeting to be recognized for the marching band’s championship season.
  2. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones

Balance sheet review/Marching Band Classic review: Classic net income for October nearly $6K. Concessions were up, but gate was not up as much as expected (not as many parents came). Excess programs purchased; maybe next year cut back on programs. Ordered 750 programs, maybe next year print 600. Maybe save about $100.

Notes for next year MB Classic: Next year make sure nothing else going on at school that day. Indian dance festival interfered with parking, etc. Whoever is in charge of booking at H.S. needs to book the whole school next year, not just the field.

Motion made and seconded to approve treasurer’s report of October 2017: 

Motion approved

  1. Ways & Means: Kim Beaudet

Buttons were good merch sellers. We sold a lot of stuff we bought last year at the MB Classic, and the profit is in this year. We have new hats which will last into future. Profit margin is not great for hoodies; fleece is good, pajama pants are good sellers, smaller items are good profit-makers (keychains, pencils, socks). When time to re-order, don’t order new sweatshirts, order more hats.

Upcoming shows: Do we want to set up merch table at elementary shows?

Madrigal banquet (Dec 1), HS concert (Dec 13), middle school concerts (Dec 14 & Dec 19), 6th grade Jan 11), orchestra (Jan 18) – all dates are on shared Google calendar.

Scrip fundraising: need to move quickly to see if we can start to capture holiday shopping. Kim will contact. (Post script note: Ed sent an email about Scrip to all to review, 11/9/17.)

Amazon smile: Amy will make flyer to promote; Ed will distribute to music students’ parent list (after we get the opt-outs).

  1. Vice President: Paul Campbell

Revisited item from last month –

Venue (Sharaton) alternative: Becca Jackson inquired about holding jazz night at the Norwood theater. She heard back and they said: Our rentals are usually booked 10-12 months in advance, although we may sometimes have a weekday/night available.  The rental process generally goes through several steps.  First we request the dates, times, and technical needs required by our customers.  If a date is selected/available we do a cost estimate to see if it fits within their budgets.  If so we then drill down to the specifics for a contract agreement.  Our rentals range between $3,500 – $7,500. 

Based on their response, the theater is not an option for our event. Perhaps Amy C. can check out a rumor that St. Catherine’s performs their plays there, and see if there can be a deal made for school event for us.

  1. Marching Band: Diane Wilson

Season over; what a great season!

Promotion: How do we get school and non-music kids to understand marching band success.

Maybe display our trophies more prominently?

Schedule: Talked to Steve about setting dates by Jan 1, so we can make sure things are not double booked.

Traffic for MB Classic: Next year make sure NO traffic around back. Block off the exit, and make two lanes back by drop off area. Ed & Pat put together a traffic plan and put in folder for next year.

  1. Director of Fine Arts: Catherine Connor-Moen

Talked about support from school committee and town in general. Diane will write letter to Norwood Record thanking them for support.

10K Grant from E. Boch: Buying electric piano, two drums, 10 plastic trombones for elementary, concert bells for middle school, and other instruments.

  1. Choral Update: Patricia Souza

Food for Madrigal banquet, quotes from Brazilian Mina’s restaurant (price they quoted does not incl server), Off the Vine catering ($26 pp) much more expensive.

We had about 15 tables last year; also ordering poinsettias.

  1. Publicity: Ed Ferris

Photos: Need to get pictures of events – of choral events, etc. anything with good clarity; preferably               prior to events so he can promote.

  1. CMS Instrumental: Patrick Marquis

Discussed the need for instrumental CMS parents needs list of names to email.

  1. Quorum: 2016/2017 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: MONDAY December 11, 2017 at 7pm in the NHS library

Adjournment at 8:55 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

  • Remind people that December’s meeting will be on Monday 12/11, instead of Wednesday due to concert.