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.

 

2017 MMEA Southeast District audition results

Congratulations!!

The Massachusetts Music Educators Association holds junior and senior music festivals in 5 different districts throughout the state. Norwood is a member of the Southeast district, which extends down to Attleboro and east to include Cape Cod and the islands.  Students audition individually on a pre-selected piece of music and are evaluated on their playing/ singing ability. As you can imagine, in a district of this size the competition is tough.

We’re proud to announce the following students have successfully auditioned for and been accepted to the MMEA Southeast District Senior Music Festival, which will be held January 5-6 at Bourne High School:

Jason Amis
Liana Aspinwall
Claire DeSouza
Joseph DiBlasi
Carolyn Ferris
Kalee Hanson
Alexander Ice
Aristides Koktsidis
Gabriel Labell
Harrison Lane
Mark Larrivee
Mathew Murphy
Ryan O’Connell
Tommy O’Malley
Gia Rodriguez
Erin Ryan
Emili Serratore
Allison Silletti.

We’re proud to announce the following students have successfully auditioned for and been accepted to the MMEA Southeast District Junior Music Festival, which will be held March 16-17 at Taunton High School:

Kristen Campbell
Marianna Carey
Jennifer Ciarletto
Jessica Delli Carpini
Diana Ekechukwu
Alexander Khalil
Mary Lee
Laura Maloney
Gabriella Rodriguez
Khushi Shah
Casey Smith
Jayda Taylor

PMA Meeting Minutes – October 11, 2017

Call to Order:            7:05 pm

Welcome by Diane Wilson, PMA President

Attendance: Diane Wilson (President), Paul Campbell (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Cathy Moen, Stacey Lane, Janice Hall, Steve Conant, Patrick Marquis, Becca Jackson, Patricia Souza

 

  1. Approval of June Meeting Minutes: Amy Doherty Nee

Motion made and seconded to approve the Minutes of September 13, 2017:  Motion approved

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones

Foxboro donation: Norwood PMA made donation for composition to honor retired Steve Massey.

Fidelity annuity has been reinvested.

MB Classic: Paid out $2,500.

Merch sales: Yielded $700 in merch sales over summer concerts. Made $527 in merch sales at Norwood day and mattress sale day combined.

Mattress fundraiser: Mattress sale yielded $2,135 ($300 of which goes to student accounts). 20 mattresses were sold. Discussed moving the date of next planned mattress fundraiser to the Spring of 2019.

 

Motion made and seconded to approve treasurer’s report of September 13, 2017:  Motion approved

  1. Vice President: Paul Campbell

Dates for upcoming events: Snowflake/Fine Arts ball (January 26), Jazz night (4/25, 4/26 or 5/1), Senior night (May 24).

Keep in mind other dates so that there won’t be conflict: POPs=5/11; Fine Arts Festival=4/28; Recitals for seniors= 5/16.

Venue (Sharaton) alternative: Norwood Theater for jazz night? Becca Jackson will inquire.

Marching Band Classic: Need more students to volunteer. Roche Bros donated $150 gift card which will be used for hot dogs & rolls. Tracey will put call out to parents to donate soda. Paul asked C. Moen to ask school to move dumpster prior to MB classic.

  1. Choral Update: Patricia Souza

King Richards Fair was a success. Picked menu for OCC for madrigal banquet.

 

  1. Publicity: Ed Ferris

Recruitment: Discussed getting parents of younger students to become involved in PMA by inviting                        middle school and elementary parents to our meetings.

  1. Moen discussed involving teachers, asking what they need from PMA and vice versa. Goal is improved communication with teachers.

Discussed possibility of “PMA on the road” starting with middle school, having our meetings at different schools to get those parents involved. Discussed getting on PTO agenda.

 

  1. Director of Fine Arts: Catherine Connor-Moen

MICCA: C. Moen will ask what roles are needed – concession, judges room. Will ask about binder 3/23, 3/24, 3/25?

Holiday parade:  Town asked if PMA would sell hot chocolate at town common after parade. Town will get donation of hot chocolate, will pay us to man the table. How much is worth our time?

We can also sell merch – especially ornaments – at the common after parade.

Gift cards for fundraising: Will pick up in November meeting.

 

  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.

 

  1. NEXT PMA MEETING: November 8, 2017 at 7pm in the NHS library

Adjournment at 8:30 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

  • Of note to follow up at next meeting: fundraising gift cards (“Scrip”), World cultural tours cards mentioned by Cathy.

 

 

PMA Meeting Minutes – September 13, 2017

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), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Stacey Lane, Patrick Marquis, Becca Jackson, Kathy Umbay, Sasha Giuliaoff

 

  1. Introductions: Diane led intros of new board members.

 

  1. Approval of June Meeting Minutes: Amy Doherty Nee

Motion made and seconded to approve the Minutes of June 14, 2017:  Approved

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones

Fidelity annuity has been reinvested ($97,849); new vehicle should be a better investment for us.

Year over year profit & loss comparison, discussed September 2016 through August 2017 compared to same period prior year.

Fundraising: Discussed declining mattress sale profits and other losses. Discussed possibility of bringing back pie fundraiser, as in past it yielded over $9K in profit.

 

  1. Vice President: Paul Campbell

Possible move from Sheraton Four Points for events Snowflake/Fine Arts ball, Jazz night, Senior night. Is there another venue?

October meeting agenda item: discuss Sharaton alternative – Norwood Theater for jazz night? Elks for other events?

Arcade Fire Raffle: Amy Nee will try to sell Arcade Fire tickets that were not raffled off

  1. Ways & Means: Kim Beaudet

Mattress Fundraiser: Sept. 23, will implement “Princess & the Pea” raffle to generate more money.

Kim will make and distribute flyers.

Merchandise:  We sold $234 in merchandise at Norwood Day.

Possible Pie Fundraiser: Kim will call Meadowbrook to explore pie fundraiser again. Will need a committee of volunteers to help facilitate.

  1. Marching Band: Diane Wilson

Band Uniforms: fitted and all set.

Voted on motion for PMA to fund pizza for kids who go from football game to rehearsal. Motion approved.

Shelves for marching band closet: discussed getting shelves, maybe with money that was to be used for jazz risers?

 

  1. Director of Fine Arts: Catherine Connor-Moen

Music composition for retired Foxboro educator: Norwood will be part of funding of composition of music to honor Steve Massey who retired.

Coakley Staff Update: temporary replacement for Mr. Chisholm who is on medical leave.

Field Trip: better to wait until 2019 for fine arts possible trip to Nashville, but will implement fundraising early.

High School Schedule: discussed need to address high school schedule, with only one elective option for students. Would like to move to 8-period schedule allowing kids to choose more than one fine arts elective.

 

  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.

 

  1. NEXT PMA MEETING: October 11, 2017 at 7pm in the NHS library

Adjournment at 8:30 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

Of note to follow up at next meeting: Alternative to Sheraton Four Points for events

Music Camp 2017 Travel Update

Dear families,

We are so excited as we finalize preparations for Music camp. We are leaving in 9 days!
Attached you will find a Music camp Bulletin that gives you information about what your student should bring with her or him. Hydration is important, as well as proper foot wear. All students should have the music they will need at camp. There are no photocopiers available, nor printers.
This is a camp in a beautiful woodland setting.
Should you have any questions, please contact Cathy Moen at cmoen@norwood.k12.ma.us or me at lisasilletti@gmail.com.
At this point, if you need to provide a photograph, medical cards, or other documentation, you are responsible for bringing with you on the morning of departure. Please do not email it to me, I will not have access to a printer prior to departure. 
 
Your child will not be allowed on the bus without completed registration forms, medical forms, medical insurance cards, and photograph. (You should have been contacted by now via email)
Should you have any questions, please contact Cathy Moen at cmoen@norwood.k12.ma.us or me at lisasilletti@gmail.com.
Reminder to Senior parents – please let me know if you intend to come to Senior Night at camp or not. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Lisa Silletti
Music Camp Coordinator

Band Camp 2017 Update

Hello Norwood Music Camp Families,

Camp is three weeks away! If you have not received an email that your student’s Music camp Registration is complete, and you included photo, medical insurance cards, and all required paperwork, and completed the payment ($400.00), please contact me.
  • We meet at Norwood High School on Sunday, August 13th at 7:45 AM in the morning in the Auditorium to prepare for our departure for Camp Tapawingo.
  • Leave all bags on the sidewalk along the student drop-off area in the rear of Norwood High School and enter through door 14.
  • Parents are asked to come into the auditorium to meet with the camp medical staff and hear the camp guidelines. Also, help will be needed to load the truck with equipment. Please help, if you are able.
Please check updates to the Norwood Parent Music Association, including packing information for camp. Website. http://norwoodpma.org/
N.B.
Medicine UPDATE:Should you need to add travel medications to your student’s Activities and Medical Authorization form prior to departure for camp, you will need to have your child’s medical provider sign the form.
The form is located on the Norwood Public Schools website:
If you have questions, they may be directed to Cathy Connor-Moen by email, myself or your student’s ensemble director. cmoen@norwood.k12.ma.us
Sincerely,
Lisa Silletti
Music Camp Coordinator
PS Senior students – last call for Tshirt sizes!

PMA Meeting Minutes May 10, 2017

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:07 pm

Welcome by Paul Campbell, PMA President

Attendance:  Paul Campbell (President), Terry MacDonald (Vice President), Tracey Jones (Treasurer),

Stacey Lane (Secretary),  Kim Beaudet (Ways & Means), Ed Ferris, Phyllis McDonough,  Claudia Moldonado, Becca Jackson, Inta Jurgela, Cathy Moen, Patricia Souza, Mike Guarin, Janice Hall, John McGuire, Tanya McGuire, Diane Wilson,

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes: Stacey Lane

Motion made and seconded to approve the Minutes of April 12, 2017:  Approved

  1. Approval of Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones

New England Financial Annuity:  After meeting with Michael Mullin, financial planner, from Claro Advisors last month, the PMA discussed their investment options.  The best option would be to invest in a balanced fund with stocks in US large companies and some companies overseas.  Mr. Mullin will monitor our investment and rebalance as needed.

Motion made and seconded to dissolve the annuity and direct the treasurer to reinvest in a manageable account: Approved

The concession tables at Fine Arts events were very successful.

Liability insurance renewed for board members.

Discussed having an Ad book that will be used all year long at Fine Arts events and performances.

Ceramic Ornaments (100) have been made; designed with an image of the school tower taken by Judy Ice. They will be given to seniors at the Senior Banquet. Plan to sell for $10 at concerts and Norwood Day in September.

Motion made and seconded to approve the Treasurer’s Report (April): Approved

  1. Vice President: Terry MacDonald

Jazz Night: Took place May 3, 2017 at the Sheraton Four Points and was a great evening. Rates will increase to $1250 next year. May need to look at other venues, but will consider returning.

Slate of Exec. Board: A five member Board of officers to be nominated for next year. The slate of officers needs to be presented at the annual meeting (Pop’s Night) on May 12th.

Slate of Officers: President: Diane Wilson, Vice-President: Paul Campbell, Treasurer: Tracey Jones

Secretary: Amy Doherty-Nee, Ways & Means: Kim Beaudet.

Motion made and seconded to accept the slate of officers for the 2017-18 school year to present at the annual public meeting: Approved

 

Slate of Board Members: Publicity/Webmaster: Ed Ferris, Jazz Coordinator: Becca Jackson, NHS Instrumental: Patrick Marquis, NHS Choral: Patricia Souza, Marching Band Coordinator: Diane Wilson, Marching Band Classic: Tracey Jones, Camp Coordinator: Lisa Silletti, Color Guard Coordinator: Amy Campbell

Motion made and seconded to accept the slate of Board Members for the 2017-18 school year to present at the annual public meeting: Approved

  1. Ways & Means: Kim Beaudet

UNO Pizzeria & Grill Dough Raiser: May 19, 2017. The PMA will receive 20% of purchases made by customers with a flyer (includes bar tab). Fliers to be handed out at Pops Night and on the Town Common the evening of the Senior Prom. Must hand in flier when placing order.

Merchandise:  To be sold at Pops Night and at three CMS spring concerts.

Car Wash: June 10, 2017 (9am to 3pm). Arrive at 8:30am to set-up.

  1. Publicity: Ed Ferris

Schedules: Please forward any event schedules or performance results to Ed to put on the Website. He needs information on elementary school events. The PMA Scholarship applications have been posted.  PMA scholarships are awarded at graduation (awards at Pops Night).  The flier for the UNO Pizzeria & Grill Dough Raiser on May 19, 2017 has been posted in a PDF format for easy printing.  Flier will be shared on FB with Friends of Norwood Schools, Norwood PMA and Norwood Now.

  1. Director’s Report: C. Moen

Pops Night: C. Moen to organize the seating. There will be no intermission, but awards will be announced in the middle of the event.  Major scholarships will be awarded at graduation.  A. Campbell to arrange concessions and ticket sales. C. Moen suggests selling platters with cheese, crackers and grapes. Chips, candy and water will be available for sale. Tables will seat 420 people (205 sold to date). Discussed having student ushers or student servers so people seated at tables do not have to go to concession stand. Improvements will be made to ticket sales at the entrance in order to prevent long backups.

Fine Arts Trip: Not enough student interest for the Nashville/Memphis trip last year.  Considering just a Nashville trip for April Vacation 2018 in order to keep costs down.  Discussed various fundraising options.  Need the students to get excited about the trip and get involved with the fundraising.

Music Camp forms and recital forms have been distributed to students.

Great East Music Festival: Cost of the Great East $2000 more than expected.  May need to have student fundraisers to help defray the cost of the festival in the future.

  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.

Judges Meals: $150-$200 budget for post event meals for judges

  1. NEXT PMA MEETING: June 14, 2017 at 7pm in the NHS library

Adjournment at 9:04 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Stacey Lane

PMA Meeting Minutes April 12, 2017

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:08 pm

Welcome by Paul Campbell, PMA President

Attendance:  Paul Campbell (President), Terry MacDonald (Vice President), Tracey Jones (Treasurer),

Stacey Lane (Secretary),  Kim Beaudet (Ways & Means), Ed Ferris, Phyllis McDonough,  Claudia Moldonado, Becca Jackson, Lisa Drenkhahn, Inta Jurgela, Lisa Silletti, Cathy Moen, Amy Doherty-Nee, Patricia Souze

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes: Stacey Lane

Motion made and seconded to approve the Minutes of March 8, 2017:  Approved

  1. Approval of Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones

New England Financial Annuity:  Michael Mullin, financial planner, from Claro Advisors advised the PMA on investment options. An investment option with minimal fees would be best. Mr. Mullin stated fees would most likely be .005% of the asset per year. Also, It must be low risk since we depend on the interest to fund scholarships. The next step, if interested, would be to call MetLife to dissolve annuity and transfer to a new Fidelity account under the PMA name (not linked to an individual).

Majority of treasurer activity was with the MAJE and MICCA events.

The concession table for MICCA Choral was a great success.

The $1000 reimbursement we receive for hosting MAJE will be used to purchase jazz band risers.

We received a $750 donation from Verizon to recognize, Tom O’Malley, a Verizon employee who volunteers numerous hours to assist the music program.

Motion made and seconded to approve the Treasurer’s Report (March): Approved

  1. Vice President: Terry MacDonald

Jazz Night: May 3, 2017. The rates for the Sheraton Four Points have increased from $500 to $750 to $1250 over the past few years.  C. Moen spoke to the Sheraton and negotiated the reduced room rental of $1000, but it will increase to $1250 next year. Discussed having Jazz Night at NHS or Norwood Theater next year. Ticket sales cover the cost of musician and rental fees and do not raise money. All Jazz students were asked to sell 5 tickets at $15pp. ($20 at the door).  Doors open at 7pm and the performance starts at 7:30pm.

Senior Awards Night:  May 25, 2017 at the Sheraton Four Points. A banquet for graduating seniors who participate in the music program. Invitations are ready to be sent. The gift will be the NHS clock tower ornament (to be made).

Slate of Exec. Board: A five member Board of officers to be nominated for next year. The slate of officers needs to be presented at the annual meeting (Pop’s Night) on May 12th.

The slate is a work in progress and will be decided at the next PMA meeting on May 10th.

Tentative Slate: President: Pending, Vice-President: Pending, Treasurer: Tracey Jones

Secretary: Amy Doherty-Nee, Ways & Means: Kim Beaudet, Publicity: Ed Ferris, Jazz Coordinator: Becca Jackson, NHS Instrumental: Patrick Marquis, Marching Band Coordinator: Diane Wilson,

Camp Coordinator: Lisa Silletti, Color Guard Coordinator: Amy Campbell, MB Classic: Pending

Event Coordinator: Pending, Webmaster: Ed Ferris

Bylaw Review: Discussed forming a committee to review the bylaws over the summer. The current bylaws state you can’t be on the Board once your student graduates, but those parents have a lot of knowledge to share.

  1. Ways & Means: Kim Beaudet

UNO Pizzeria & Grill Dough Raiser: The PMA will receive 20% of purchases made by customers with a flyer (includes bar tab). K. Beaudet to check the availability of April 28th.

Merchandise:  Received an order of sweat pants with pockets (size small).  Discussed ordering shorts. Will send order forms through C. Moen to the elementary schools for presale.

Car Wash: June 10, 2017 (9am to 3pm).

Ceramic Ornaments:  A fundraiser to sell ornaments designed specifically for the PMA.  A high resolution image of the school tower will be used. Plan to sell at Norwood Day in September.

  1. Publicity: Ed Ferris

Schedules: Website has been updated with up-coming events to put on the website.  Ed inquired about the status of PMA Scholarship applications.  C. Moen needs to review the application and will release it for distribution after April Vacation. E. Ferris will post to the PMA website when available.

PMA scholarships are awarded at graduation (awards at Pops Night).

Alumni section has been added to provide information on their activities in the arts. The sponsorship page has been updated. Parent and student pages have been added in addition to a helpful links page.

  1. Music Camp: Lisa Silletti

August 13, 2017 through August 19, 2017.  Need two chaperones and one medical/nursing staff member.  Camp packets have been distributed at the Marching Band Kick-off meeting at CMS.

  1. Choral Updates: Phyllis McDonough

MICCA Choral :  The MICCA Concert and Choral Festival were very successful. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time over the weekend.

  1. Director’s Report: C. Moen

Fine Arts Festival: April 7, 2017.  The event took place on a Saturday at NHS and C. Moen states she received positive feedback.  Discussed improving the visibility of the performance schedule or providing a pamphlet with event times.  More students are needed to help set up for performers.

Audience Etiquette: It is important that students/parents learn proper audience etiquette. The audience should stay for the entire performance and support all music groups.  Attendees should not enter or leave the auditorium during a performance.

Pops Night: C. Moen to organize the seating. Discussed having student ushers or student servers so people seated at tables do not have to go to concession stand.  Chips, candy and water will be available for sale. Access to the track will not be allowed.  Improvements will be made to ticket sales at the entrance in order to prevent long backups.

BigEast: Discussed having an accurate count of attendees (Do not double count students).

  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.

Judges Meals: $150-$200 budget for post event meals for judges

  1. NEXT PMA MEETING: May 10, 2017 at 7pm in the NHS library

Adjournment at 9:00 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Stacey Lane

Music Camp 2017

Music Camp Paperwork 2017

Over Night School Medical Form

Above are the forms you will need to fill out and return to the Fine Arts Department office at the High School.

Camp happens in August with students in the Marching Band grades 8-12, NHS Madrigal choir, String Orchestra, Chamber Choir & drama programs. The students attend a week long music camp at Camp Tapawingo in Sweden, Maine. The purpose of this camp is to provide an uninterrupted atmosphere in which students in these groups can prepare for their upcoming competitive and performance seasons.

For many years our Music Camp ventures have been a tremendous success, both musically and socially. The daily schedule includes 7-1/2 hours of daily rehearsals and classes, supplemented by a variety of recreational activities, which are an integral part of our program, such as swimming, softball, football and basketball.