CMS Honor Band end of year performance Thursday June 9th, 7 PM

Can you believe it is that time of year again already?!

The Honor Band will be performing at the 6th grade Spring concert which will take place on Thursday June 9th at 7:00pm in the Coakley Middle School Auditorium.

This is a great opportunity for our young musicians to showcase all that they have accomplished throughout the school year.

I would truly appreciate any help you can give to ensure the concert runs smoothly.  If you are willing to give some time to monitor the doors or chaperone please let me know.

Thank you for your consideration.

Tracey Jones

“The Jones Family” <TheJones.Family5@verizon.net>

 

Norwood Marching Band Meeting and Fall 2016-2017 Schedule

You can download the PDF of this meeting and it’s schedule here -> 2016-2017 Marching band meeting

Norwood Marching Band Meeting Fall 2016-17 Defending Division 3 NESBA Champions and MICCA Gold Medalist
Welcome Parents, Students, and Staff to our Organizational Meeting.

Our Marching Band wears many hats and has a few different looks:

•     As a “Pep Band” at home football games + Thanksgiving away and home.

•     As a “Parade Band” at four hometown parades.

•     As an “Outdoor Performance Ensemble” for evaluation and competition.

We learn one show for the entire season, unlike many college bands that learn multiple shows per fall season.

The Woodwinds and Brass are all marching members and play melodic, and or counter melodic parts.

The Battery – (Marching Percussion) carry their instrument and march.

The Front Ensemble is the section composed of keyboard percussion, too large to carry percussion, and any electronic instruments if used.(These students march parades.)

The Color Guard is the section that visually represents the music and emotions created by the music. Sometimes it is with a flag, a sabre, or a rifle. Sometimes it is based on dance depending upon the mood and or style of the program.

Our goals for the students are:

•     A higher level of individual skill development: Instrumental or Color Guard

•     Improved musicianship.

•     Awareness of the individual’s role in a large group activity.

•     Team work and collaboration (Everyone is an active participant, no bench.)

•     Improved physical fitness.

•     Student awareness on how to manage their time.

Expectations for student membership:

•     To be on time, is to be early. Students should plan on being at events and rehearsals 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time. This allows them to stretch out, take cafe of any equipment needs, and be prepared to start rehearsal on time in order to maximize our potential as a performance group.

•     Attendance at rehearsals and performances are mandatory. Unlike many activities everyone is an integral part in the rehearsal process and the performance. One member missing makes it difficult for anyone near them in a marching formation, in the overall balance of the sound, or sequential maneuver in the Color Guard. The expectation is that you will be here because you want to be here. Do not ask to miss rehearsal or performance for the following reasons:

1.    A professional sporting event.

2.    A concert.

3.    A family birthday celebration.

4.    Homework/School Project.

*Students that choose to participate in a fall sport will be given leeway in order to get to rehearsal after a game or team practice as long as every effort to get there quickly is made.

 

MARCHING BAND
Rehearsal and Performance Schedule 2016-17

Rehearsals

May 31st (T), June 2nd (R) 6-8 P.M.

June 7th (T) 9* (R) 6-8:30 P.M.

July 12th, 19th, 26th (T) 5:30-8:30 P.M.

August 2nd (T) 5:30-8:30

August 14th-20th – Music Camp Week (Sun-Sat)

August 23rd (T), 24th, (W), 25th (R) 5:30-9 P.M.

August 30th (T), August 31st (W), September 1st (R) 5:30 – 9:00 P.M.

September: Tuesdays 6,13, 20, 27 – 5:30-8:30

Thursdays: 8,15, 22, 29 – 5:30-8:30

Saturdays 10,17, 24-9 AM to 3 PM/AsScheduled.

October: Tuesdays 4,11,18, 25 – 5:30-8:30

Thursdays 6,13, 20, 27 – 5:30m-8:30

Saturdays 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 As scheduled due to performances.

Performance Schedule (As of Today)

Saturday, September 10th Norwood Day Parade, Football vs Framingham 1 PM Sunday, September 24th, NESBA Competition at Melrose H.S.

Saturday, October 1st, Football vs. Walpole 1 PM, USBANDS Competition at K.P. SAT Test

Saturday, October 8th, NESBA Competition at Wakefield

Saturday, October 15th Football vs Wellesley 2 PM

Sunday, October 16th MICCA Evaluation at Norwood

Saturday, October 22nd, NESBA Competition at Somerset Berkley

Sunday, October 23rd, MICCA State Finals at Lawrence Veterans Stadium

Saturday, October 29th Football vs. TBA

Sunday,October 30th NESBA Finals at Lawrence Veterans Stadium Saturday, November 5th Football vs. TBA, SAT Test – “Grade 7+8 Band Day”

Friday, November 11th, Veteran’s Day 10 A.M. Parade Saturday, November 12th Football vs. TBA

Thursday, November 26th, Thanksgiving Day Game Home 10 A.M. – “Alumni Day”

Sunday, November 27th, Holiday Parade in the Afternoon.

Monday, May 29th, Memorial Day Parade 10 A.M.

A detailed schedule will be made available before the new school year.

Weekly updates will happen via email and Facebook.

Rehearsals will take place on the turf field-at NHS. IF the turf field is unavailable, we may move to the Cleveland Elementary School or other useable venue.

 

MARCHING BAND
Music Camp: August I4th-20nd

For many decades, the Norwood Music Program has travelled to Sweden Maine for the annual music camp at Camp Tapawingo where we are the only school on site. At this camp we hope to gain a leg up on our competition by maximizing our time to learn while still having opportunities for the students to play organized sporting games, swimming, social time, eating and sleeping.

Camp Tapawingo is a rustic camp in Maine near Shawnee Peak and Bridgeton, ME. Students will have daily schedule beginning with Revile, Breakfast, Morning Rehearsal, Rest Period, Lunch, Activity (swimming or sports), Dinner, Evening Rehearsal, and Social time. (Lets just say the students’ sleep well after a long day!) How do we insure this? We are fortunate to have a staff of alumni that serve as councilors for our week away. They help us take great care of the students in the Marching Band, Color Guard, Madrigal Choir and the Second Choir and or Theater students from Norwood. As many of the returning students know, camp is a special opportunity, and it is hard work but includes some very fun memories that last a lifetime.

Equipment/Uniform/Outfits

Marching Mid Brass and Low brass instruments are supplied by the school: Tuba, Mellophone, and Baritone.

All percussion instruments are provided.

Colorguard equipment is provided but members will need to purchase an equipment bag.

A Norwood High School band uniform will be issued to each member of the band. You will be responsible for any needed alterations, typically a hem of the pants or cuff.

Students will be asked to Dry Clean it at Lustra Cleansers and return it before December Vacation. If the band is caught in bad weather/mud, students may be asked to clean their uniform an extra time. Band members will need to purchase gloves and shoes. This will be coordinated by a parent volunteer.

The Color Guard will be issued an “Outfit” that will match with the theme of our show.

Students will need to purchase a bodysuit to wear underneath this outfit as directed.

Financial Requirements

•     There is a $150.00 Activity Fee which is a flat fee for the entire school year Fine Arts Participation. This payment is due BEFORE October 1st, 2016

•     Music Camp is $400. This includes transportation to and from on a coach bus as well as all meals. (Camp forms are available.)

•     Shoes, gloves, bodysuit (guard) $45-75 per member (Band-Guard)

•     Spending money at evaluations and competitions, as needed.

 

Students will have fundraising opportunities as an individual and may be asked to help with fimdraising activities for the Marching Band and Color Guard during the season.

Parent/Guardian Help Is Needed, and fun is to be had….

Please consider taking an active role in your child’s extra curricular activity! This group needs help in so many ways just to get the kids to their first performance: Chaperoning, Uniform Help, Pit Crew Volunteers, Truck Loaders, Prop Design, Fundraising etc….You can also volunteer by attending a monthly PMA meeting every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Everyone is a member and your voice counts at these meetings. We also host a marching band show and need lots of help to make it a great success.

Please consider the following when making your decision to participate:

•     A decision to participate should be reached prior to the first rehearsal.

•     When payment and registration is received for camp, you will have a spot written for you in the marching drill and or percussion writing. If you decide to pull out after that it makes life very difficult for the writers and remaining band and guard personnel. If you are concerned about any aspect of the program before or after you join, do not hesitate to speak to a member of the staff or

Mr. Conant immediately so we can help you become a highly successful and dedicated ensemble member.

Director/Instructors

Mr. Conant – sconant@norwood.kl2.ma.us W: 781-352-3549 Cell: 508-369-4015 Fall Staff 2016

Winds Staff: Tim MacDonald, Sean Lee Percussion Staff: Matt Cavanaugh, Nate MacMillen,

Visual Staff: Sean Lee, Katherine Dimitriou Guard Staff: Michael Lombo, Jamie O’Brien

More staff will be announced as the season gets closer.

Program Fall 2016 Announcement made verbally at the end of the meeting.

 

PMA Scholarship

2015

2016
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 Monday, April 25, 2016.

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.

PMA Application form

MUSIC CAMP

Music Camp Paperwork 2016

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.

2016

Sunday, August 14- Saturday, August 20

Marching Band members and Color Guard

Camp forms & Information coming SOON

Includes what to bring, what not to bring, schedule for departure and return, etc.

PMA Meeting Minutes May 11, 2016

PMA Meeting Minutes

May 11, 2016

Norwood High School, Rm 205

 

 

Call to Order:            7:05 pm

Welcome by Paul Campbell, PMA President

 

Attendance: Paul Campbell (President), Terry MacDonald (Vice President), Maureen Dimitriou (Treasurer), Stacey Lane (Secretary), Donna Metcalf (Ways & Means), Michelle Morales (Ways & Means), Ed Ferris, Lisa Silletti,  Cathy Moen, Claudia Maldanado, Diane Wilson, Phyllis McDonaugh, Wanda Wood, Larry Labell, Paula Labell, James Butler, Christine Kohlsaat, Tracey Jones

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes:

Motion made and seconded to accept the Minutes of April 7, 2016: Approved

  1. Approval of Treasurer’s Report: Maureen Dimitriou

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

More was spent than was taken in. Trivia Night raised $399.  The Trivia adult prizes were donated which saved on expenses (Thank you to Donna Metcalf’s mom). Sold $321 in merchandise (one day) at MICCA Choral.  Acapella admissions brought in $375 after expenses. Concessions at MICCA Choral weekend did very well. Deposited payment for expenses for Great East from 5th Grade performers.  CMS payment is pending.

 

  1. Vice President: Terry MacDonald
  2. MacDonald Thanked departing members of PMA for their service: Donna, Michelle, Wanda, Phyllis, Maureen & Christine.

Slate of officers presented to be voted on at the PMA Annual Meeting (Pops Night) May 13, 2016:

Paul Campbell (President), Terry MacDonald (Vice President), Tracy Jones (Treasurer), Stacey Lane (Secretary) and Open (Ways & Means).

PMA Board Members (2016-2017)

Webmaster/Publicity: Ed Ferris
Performance Coordinator SHS – Jazz: Terry MacDonald
Performance Coordinator SHS – Instrumental: Paul Campbell 
Coordinator Marching Band Classic:  Tracey Jones
Co-Coordinators Marching Band: Diane Wilson

Color Guard Coordinator: Amy Campbell

Music Camp Coordinator: Lisa Silletti
Performance Coordinator SHS – Choral: Claudia Moldanado
MICCA Classic – Choral Coordinator: Diane Coard

Hospitality: Vacant

Performance Coordinators CMS – (Instrumental, Jazz & Choral): Teachers to arrange as needed

Other Committees as needed

Motion made and seconded to approve the slate of officers as presented to be voted on at the PMA Annual Meeting (Pops Night): Approved.

 

 

Jazz Night: Sheraton Four Points on May 4th and was well attended. Great performances!

Senior Awards: May 26, 2016 at Sheraton Four Points.

PMA scholarships: Received at Thank you card from 2015 recipient, Colin Moulton.

 

  1. Ways & Means: Donna Metcalf & Michelle Morales

Merchandise: Need to reorder merchandise to replenish stock. T-shirts are needed.

Golf Ball Drop : Discussed selling golf ball tickets during Pops Night at the merchandise table. Flyers to be put on tables and hung around gym.  P. Campbell has confirmed the fire truck to drop the balls in front of NHS on last day of school (June 21st) weather permitting.

Concerts on the Common/Summer Fest: Discussed selling food items during the concerts on Sunday and Wednesday evenings.   Discussed selling snow-cones, decided against since the machine would have to be cleaned and transported to each event. D. Metcalf to see if Utz will donate popcorn (one time deal). It was suggested that the 99 Restaurant may donate popcorn. Will ask for donations of bottled water from parents.  M. Morales to request a donation (on PMA letterhead) from Hood for ice-cream sandwiches and bars. Will need to borrow freezer again.

Motion made and seconded to allocate $1000 to Ways & Means to purchase merchandise: Approved

  1. Instrumental & Choral:

CMS MAJE: Most valuable award presented to the percussion rhythm section.  There are three students, but only one award.  T. Jones suggested having two more awards made and present them to the three students at Pops Night.

Motion made and seconded to order two additional awards: Approved

  1. Marching Band: Meeting coming soon
  2. Moen will look into 5-18-16 at 7:30pm at CMS as a possibility.

Norwood Music Camp: Lisa Silletti

August 14-20, 2016.  Payment may be made by check.  Credit Card requests may be referred to

  1. Dimitriou. Camp registrations will have Norwood Music Camp on the letterhead. Checks made payable to Norwood Parents Music Association. The PMA does not run the camp, but has an administrative role and the chaperones are volunteers. Camp nurse is needed.
  1. Director of Fine Arts: Cathy Connor-Moen

Pops Night:  May 13, 2016 at NHS Gym at 6:30pm. This concert may help recruit and retain music students. First half of the evening will be all NHS concerts followed by awards and intermission. The second half of the evening will have performances from all combined groups with music from Billy Joel. NHS café tables with attached seats will be used (won’t have to cover the floor).  To date, 34 tables have been presold. Seating also available in the bleachers and on rented chairs sold at the door (approx.. 200+).  There will be approximately 350 students performing.

Concessions:  Candy, water, chips and popcorn.  Merchandise will be sold along with golf balls for the golf Ball Drop.

Music Trip over April Vacation:  C. Moen will investigate the possibility of having a NHS music trip to Memphis & Nashville over April vacation 2017 (6 days).  The cost will be approximately $1800 depending on the number of students attending.

NHS Recitals:  5/19, 5/23, 5/24.

CMS Concerts: 6/6 (6th grade), 6/14 (instrumental), 6/16 (chorus)

All Town Elementary Concert: 5/25 at NHS

Orchestra Night: 6/1

  1. Action Items:

Band Closet needs to be organized. No long term storage of food items.

Parent emails:  Parent coordinators need parent emails to request volunteers for events.

Donations Hannaford:  Larger gifts over $100 are awarded monthly (eight week turn around) per town for specific requests. The PMA should consider putting in a $2000 request for Music Camp (snacks, camp supplies, nursing supplies, and personal care items)

Job Description: Each PMA position needs a written job description

Replacement PMA Positions: Recruit parents to shadow PMA positions and fill vacant positions

Quorum: 2015/2016 PMA Board, there are fourteen (14) voting Board Members.  In order to have a quorum, eight Board Members must be present.

Amazon Smile:  When a customer shops at “smile.amazon.com”, Amazon will make a small donation to a charitable organization of their choice. To participate, go to the site, scroll down and select “Norwood Parents Music Association, Inc.” and the PMA will receive a donation of $0.5% of qualifying sales.

New PMA Stationary: C. Moen will ask an art alumni, Michelle Bradbury, to redesign the logo.

New PMA website/server: Need new web server-GoDaddy (domain) transfer made. Weebly (host).

NEXT PMA MEETING:   June 8, 2016, NHS Library, 7PM

15 . Adjournment at 9:05 pm.

 

Addendum: (Email vote to Executive Board on 5-12-16) Motion made and seconded to approve to renew the (website) hosting at a new location for an amount not to exceed $175 for 3 years: Approved

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by Stacey Lane.

PMA Meeting Minutes April 7, 2016

PMA Meeting Minutes

April 7, 2016

Norwood High School, Library

 

 

Call to Order:            7:10 pm

Welcome by Paul Campbell, PMA President

 

Attendance: Paul Campbell (President), Terry MacDonald (Vice President), Maureen Dimitriou (Treasurer), Stacey Lane (Secretary), Donna Metcalf (Ways & Means), Michelle Morales (Ways & Means), Ed Ferris, Lisa Silletti, Lauren Chisholm, Diane Coard, Cathy Moen, Dotty Cronan

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes:

Motion made and seconded to accept the Minutes of March 6, 2016: Approved

  1. Approval of Treasurer’s Report: Maureen Dimitriou

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

Numerous payments will be made next month for music activities/events.  Scholarships are distributed after the completion of one semester and the submittal of grades to C. Moen.  A total of ($5550) was distributed to 2015 graduate recipients.  Adjusted February report by $30 for a correction.  Deposits are being made for the Great East trip:  5th Grade and CMS have two separate dates.  Payment is still owed for two bands that attended the Jazz Classic and one from the MB Classic.  MAJE Finals held in Norwood, but Norwood does not receive receipts from the door.

MICCA Choral weekend was very successful.

 

  1. Vice President: Terry MacDonald
  2. MacDonald Thanked departing members of PMA for their service. Ballots for next year’s officers were distributed: Paul Campbell, President, Terry MacDonald, Vice President, Tracy Jones, Treasurer, Stacey Lane, Secretary and Ways & Means, (To be determined).

The slate will be voted on at the next PMA meeting on May 11th.  The election will take place at Pops Night on May 13th. Discussed the structure of the PMA (positions and vacancies) and whether or not all positions are needed.  May need a by-law change if positions or committees are dissolved or reconfigured. . Volunteer issues: Parents may not want the responsibility of taking a position.  Teachers may need to increase their involvement in chaperoning and recruiting volunteers. Parents may respond better with a request from a teacher.  Audience numbers are decreasing.

  1. Moen will work on educating parents on the importance of attending performances.

Jazz Night: Sheraton Four Points, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Information and tickets (presale) have been distributed.

MAJE State Finals:  Took place March 19, 2016 at the CMS and NHS. The event was very successful. It is usually held in Framingham.  Hosting in Norwood saves money. (No busing, No registration fee, MAJE pays overtime and piano tuning).  The school band directors loved Norwood as a host school.

Senior Awards: May 26, 2016

Redesigned stationary: Has a few ideas for new design

Webmaster:  Ed Ferris to take over position

 

 

 

 

PMA scholarships: PMA Scholarship forms have been distributed to students in class and are available on PMA website. Two large PMA scholarships are awarded during Pops Night.  Discussed moving the scholarships to Graduation Day or Class Day. Other awards will still be given at Pops Night. Pops Night proceeds will still benefit scholarships.

 

Motion made and seconded to move the awarding of the two large PMA scholarships from Pops Night to Graduation Day or Class Day: Approved

 

  1. Ways & Means: Donna Metcalf & Michelle Morales

Car Wash: April 30, 2016 from 9am to 3pm.

Trivia Night:  April 8, 2016 from 7pm to 10pm at the VFW. Tickets are $10 per student and $20 per adult. Judges are confirmed.

Merchandise: Merchandise sales at MICCA weekend went well.  Need to reorder merchandise to replenish stock.

Golf Ball Drop and 50-50: Discussed selling golf ball numbers and/or 50-50 during Pops Night.

  1. Campbell to check on the possibility of having a fire truck drop the balls in front of the school on last day of school (June 21st).

Concerts on the Common/Summer Fest: Discussed selling food items during the concerts on Sunday and Wednesday evenings.  There may be a popcorn machine available at the Oldham.  Discussed selling snow-cones. D. Metcalf to see if Utz will donate popcorn (one time deal). Will need to borrow freezer again.

  1. Instrumental:

Pops Night-May 13, 2016 at NHS Gym. NHS music performances to perform first with an intermission followed by combined elementary, middle school and high school performances.  Approximately 350 students are expected to participate. Tables and chairs are needed.  P. Campbell to inquire about borrowing tables/chairs from St. Catherine’s.

  1. Choral:

MICCA took place April 1-3, 2016.  Thank you to all the parents and students who volunteered over the weekend. Wanda Wood did a wonderful job preparing the food for the event.

  1. Marching Band:

Discussed the possibility of participating in the Fourth of July parade this summer.  Would have to assess the availability of students and staff.  Discussed inviting middle school students and alumni. Numerous details need to be worked out for this to happen. C. Moen to contact parade organizer, Bernie Cooper.

 

  1. Director of Fine Arts: Cathy Connor-Moen

Fine Arts Festival: Savage Center Gym. April 12, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm and April 13, 2016 from 8:30am to 3pm and 6pm to 8pm. School music groups to perform.

  1. President: Paul Campbell
  2. Campbell to make arrangements to have Mattress Sale incentive gifts (head phones & television) delivered to him. Would like to thank everyone who volunteered at MICCA weekend.
  1. Action Items:

Band Closet needs to be organized. No long term storage of food items.

Parent emails:  Parent coordinators need parent emails to request volunteers for events.

Donations Hannaford:  Larger gifts over $100 are awarded monthly (eight week turn around) per town for specific requests. The PMA should consider putting in a $2000 request for Music Camp (snacks, camp supplies, nursing supplies, and personal care items)

Job Description: Each PMA position needs a written job description

Replacement PMA Positions: Recruit parents to shadow PMA positions and fill vacant positions

Quorum: 2015/2016 PMA Board, there are fourteen (14) voting Board Members.  In order to have a quorum, eight Board Members must be present.

Amazon Smile:  When a customer shops at “smile.amazon.com”, Amazon will make a small donation to a charitable organization of their choice. To participate, go to the site, scroll down and select “Norwood Parents Music Association, Inc.” and the PMA will receive a donation of $0.5% of qualifying sales.

New PMA Stationary: C. Moen will ask an art alumni, Michelle Bradbury, to redesign the logo.

New PMA website/server: Need new web server-GoDaddy (domain) transfer made. Weebly (host).

Sponsorship: “Pay Less” monthly, reoccurring donations

Wanderlust Fundraiser: Mary McAvoy concert at NHS-September 23, 2016.

NEXT PMA MEETING:   May 11, 2016, NHS Library, 7PM

15 . Adjournment at 8:50 pm.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by Stacey Lane.

PMA Meeting Minutes March 6, 2016

PMA Meeting Minutes
March 6, 2016
Norwood High School, Library
Call to Order: 7:02 pm
Welcome by Paul Campbell, PMA President
Attendance: Paul Campbell (President), Terry MacDonald (Vice President), Maureen Dimitriou
(Treasurer), Stacey Lane (Secretary), Donna Metcalf (Ways & Means), Michelle Morales (Ways &
Means), Ed Ferris, Tracey Jones, Lisa Silletti, Lauren Chisholm, Diane Wilson, Diane Coard, Sean
Murphy, James Butler, Cynthia Hansen, Phyllis McDonaugh, Paula Labell, Larry Labell, Christine
Kohlsaat
Approval of Meeting Minutes: Stacey Lane
Motion made and seconded to accept the Minutes of February 10, 2016: Approved
1. Approval of Treasurer’s Report: Maureen Dimitriou
Motion made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s Report (February): Approved
Expenses paid to file taxes and for administrative expenses. Numerous payments will be made next
month for music activities/events. Reminder to use Amazon Smile when making purchases through
Amazon. The PMA has not been reimbursed for Truck and trailer expenses. P. Cambell to follow-up
with the Superintendent of Schools. CMS MICCA instrumental clinician fee has been paid. Still waiting
for payment from four Jazz Bands who participated at the Jazz Classic.
2. Memorial Blood Drive for Deidra Daley-Murphy: Sean Murphy
Dana Farber held a Memorial Blood Drive on March 6, 2016 at NHS to celebrate the life of Deidra
Daley-Murphy, NHS class of 1985. Deidra passed away on March 2, 2015 from complications resulting
from kidney cancer. She loved music and was very active in various choral societies. A bake sale was
held during the Blood Drive with proceeds benefiting the PMA. Sean presented a check for $375 in
memory of his wife Deidra. It was a very successful drive with 30 units being donated. Sean would like
to run the event again next year with support from the PMA. The PMA also appreciates the generous
donation made to the bake sale by Deidra’s dear friend and classmate, Sarah Valiquette Holliday
(Class of 1985).
3. Vice President: Terry MacDonald
Ballots for next year’s officers were distributed. The ballot subcommittee will tabulate and the slate
will be presented and voted on at our annual meeting (Pops Night) on May 13, 2016.
Jazz Night: Sheraton Four Points, Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (Contract not signed yet). Each Jazz
student will be asked to pre-sell five tickets.
MAJE: March 3, 2016- Silver with recommendation to attend finals on 3/19/16 in Norwood.
MAJE State Finals: March 19, 2016 at the CMS and NHS. Many volunteers are needed since it is at two
sites. Concessions of pizza, water and snacks will be needed at both CMS and NHS. NHS Jazz performs
first and the students will stay and help. Kenny Hadley Band and awards will take place at NHS. Once
the details of the day’s event have been determined, the information will be shared.
Senior Awards: No date has been provided yet.
4. Ways & Means: Donna Metcalf & Michelle Morales
Car Wash: (New Date) April 30, 2016 from 9am to 3pm.
Trivia Night: April 8, 2016 from 7pm to 10pm at the VFW. Payment of $150 to rent hall may be made
that evening. The hall has an occupancy of 100. Tables may be reserved. Tickets are $10 per student
and $20 per adult. Two judges have confirmed. Need to purchase prizes (10 each) for the winning
student table and parent table.
Merchandise: Need to reorder merchandise to replenish stock.
5. Instrumental:
Instrumental Classic (MICCA Preview): March 17, 2016 at NHS. CMS Honor Band will perform on
March 15, 2016 during the Choral Classic.
Concert Dates
Pops Night-May 13,2016, All Town Orchestra-June 1, 2016, CMS 6th Grade Concert-June 9, 2016, CMS
Instrumental Concert-June 14, 2016, CMS Choral Concert-June 16, 2016.
6. Choral Updates: Lauren Chisholm & Phyllis McDonaugh
Choral Classic: March 15, 2016 at NHS.
MICCA April 1-3, 2016. Wanda Wood will prepare the food for the event. Parents will be asked to
make brownies for the Sundaes. Merchandise will be sold at the event on 4/2. Diane Coard will assist
Lauren with the event.
7. Marching Band:
Music Camp dates: August 14-21, 2016. Not all MB uniforms have been returned. The uniforms will
be checked (need to be dry cleaned) and sorted for next year.
8. Publicity:
In the process of updating the website and transferring the domain to GoDaddy
9. Director of Fine Arts: Cathy Connor-Moen
Unable to attend due to All State Festival. Email report provided: Steve Conant will have two clinicians help the students prepare for MICCA, Peter Tileston (wind ensemble) on 3/14/16 & Walter Pavasaris (orchestra) on 3/23/16. Payment is needed for Walter Pavasaris ($150) and Peter Tileston ($300 which includes a payment for last year).
10. President: Paul Campbell
Mattress Sales, September 24, 2016 at the NHS gym. Still have not received incentive gifts (head
phones & television). Members need to reach out to other music parents and get them involved in
events. Fine Arts Festival is April12-13, 2016. The next PMA Meeting will be changed to April 7, 2016.
11. Action Items:
Band Closet needs to be organized. No long term storage of food items.
Parent emails: Parent coordinators need parent emails to request volunteers for events.
Donations Hannaford: Larger gifts over $100 are awarded monthly (eight week turn around) per town
for specific requests. The PMA should consider putting in a $2000 request for Music Camp (snacks,
camp supplies, nursing supplies, and personal care items)
Job Description: Each PMA position needs a written job description
Replacement PMA Positions: Recruit parents to shadow PMA positions and fill vacant positions
Quorum: 2015/2016 PMA Board, there are fourteen (14) voting Board Members. In order to have a
quorum, eight Board Members must be present.
Amazon Smile: When a customer shops at “smile.amazon.com”, Amazon will make a small donation
to a charitable organization of their choice. To participate, go to the site, scroll down and select
“Norwood Parents Music Association, Inc.” and the PMA will receive a donation of $0.5% of qualifying
sales.
New PMA Stationary: C. Moen will ask an art alumni, Michelle Bradbury, to redesign the logo.
New PMA website/server: Need new web server-GoDaddy (domain) transfer made. Weebly (host).
Sponsorship: “Pay Less” monthly, reoccurring donations
Wanderlust Fundraiser: Mary McAvoy concert at NHS-September 23, 2016.
12. Other Business:
Website: The current domain is up for renewal in May for a cost of $322 for three years. It is not
advisable to have the domain cost linked to the host since this makes it possible to lose the PMA
website name. Currently, our domain is linked to our host and it needs to be separated out. E. Ferris
recommended transferring the domain to GoDaddy and the host to Weebly
NEXT PMA MEETING: April 7, 2016, NHS Library, 7PM
15. Adjournment at 8:15 pm.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Stacey Lane.

PMA Meeting Minutes February 10, 2016

PMA Meeting Minutes
February 10, 2016
Norwood High School, Library
Call to Order: 7:04 pm
Welcome by Paul Campbell, PMA President
Attendance: Paul Campbell (President), Terry MacDonald (Vice President), Maureen Dimitriou
(Treasurer), Stacey Lane (Secretary), Donna Metcalf (Ways & Means), Michelle Morales (Ways &
Means), Ed Ferris, Steve Conant, Cathy Moen, Tracy Jones, Lisa Silletti, Lauren Chisholm, Phil McAvoy,
Mary McAvoy
1. Approval of Meeting Minutes: Stacey Lane
Motion made and seconded to accept the Minutes of January 13, 2016: Approved
2. Approval of Treasurer’s Report: Maureen Dimitriou
Motion made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s Report (January): Approved
The outstanding MB Classic payments have been made. Received the reimbursement from Music
Camp for overpayment of two camp tuitions. Administrative payments were made for certified mail
for taxes. FOVA paid $100 towards the cost of the DJ at the Fine Arts Semi. Numerous payments will
be made next month for Jazz events, scholarships and other programs we support. Received an “In
memoriam” donation.
3. Vice President: Terry MacDonald
A next month’s meeting, ballots will be distributed. A ballot subcommittee is needed. Looking to
update the web page and have someone take it over.
Jazz Night: Sheraton Four Points, Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Jazz Week: February Vacation. Will take students to lunch at Lewis’ on Friday.
MAJE: March 3, 2016
Jazz State Finals: March 19, 2016 at the CMS in Norwood. Usually takes place in Framingham. Hosts
will be needed from 10am to 6pm to assist with approximately 28 small Jazz bands. Concessions of
pizza, water and snacks will be necessary. Kenny Hadley Band and awards will take place at NHS.
4. Mr. Phil McAvoy: Singer-songwriter, Mary McAvoy, and her father, Phil McAvoy, in attendance. She
has offered to perform songs from her debut album “Wanderlust” at a PMA fundraiser at NHS. There
will be student participation. Mary will have a clinic with the choral groups and they will sing a cover
with her. C. Moen states the auditorium is not available in the spring, but September 23, 2016 may be
available. PMA will help with promotion and selling tickets ($10). Will return in June to discuss
further.
5. Ways & Means: Donna Metcalf & Michelle Morales
Orange Leaf Fundraiser: Received $150 for concert fundraiser.
Car Wash: May 14, 2016 from 9am to 3pm.
Trivia Night: April 8, 2016 from 7pm to 10pm. Thank you to Rebecca Shannon for arranging the VFW
at a discounted rate of $150 (usually $300)
Merchandise: Need to recount inventory. Inventory on the IPad doesn’t match what we have.
6. Jazz Classic: February 11, 2016 at Norwood High School. A volunteer sign-up has been distributed. A
request for individually wrapped baked goods has been made to Jazz parents.
7. Instrumental: No report
8. Choral Updates: No report
9. Publicity: No new updates
10. Director of Fine Arts: Cathy Connor-Moen
For the first time the Fine Arts budget was not cut.
Music Camp August 14-20, 2016
C. Moen made a request for stipends for clinicians to help students prepare for MICCA.
Motion made and seconded to allot upwards of $600 for stipends for clinicians for pre MICCA
performances: Approved
11. President: Paul Campbell
The PMA has not received Mattress Sales incentive gifts (head phones & television). P. Campbell to
contact owner. Fine Arts Semi went well. The snow caused no issues.
12. Action Items:
Band Closet needs to be organized. No long term storage of food items.
Parent emails: Parent coordinators need parent emails to request volunteers for events.
Donations Hannaford: Larger gifts over $100 are awarded monthly (eight week turn around) per town
for specific requests. The PMA should consider putting in a $2000 request for Music Camp (snacks,
camp supplies, nursing supplies, and personal care items)
Job Description: Each PMA position needs a written job description
Replacement PMA Positions: Recruit parents to shadow PMA positions and fill vacant positions
Quorum: 2015/2016 PMA Board, there are fourteen (14) voting Board Members. In order to have a
quorum, eight Board Members must be present.
Amazon Smile: When a customer shops at “smile.amazon.com”, Amazon will make a small donation
to a charitable organization of their choice. To participate, go to the site, scroll down and select
“Norwood Parents Music Association, Inc.” and the PMA will receive a donation of $0.5% of qualifying
sales.
New PMA Stationary: C. Moen will ask an art alumni, Michelle Bradbury, to redesign the logo.
New PMA website/server: Need new web server-GoDaddy (domain) transfer made. Weebly (host).
Sponsorship: “Pay Less” monthly, reoccurring donations
13. Other Business:
Website: The current domain is up for renewal in May for a cost of $322 for three years. It is not
advisable to have the domain cost linked to the host since this makes it possible to lose the PMA
website name. Currently, our domain is linked to our host and it needs to be separated out. E. Ferris
recommended transferring the domain to GoDaddy and the host to Weebly
Motion made and seconded to transfer the PMA domain to GoDaddy for a cost of $1 to join, $17 for
a two year contract and a $10 transfer fee. Approved
15. Adjournment at 8:40pm.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Stacey Lane.

PMA Meeting Minutes January 13, 2016

PMA Meeting Minutes
January 13, 2016
Norwood High School, Library
Call to Order: 7:15 pm
Welcome by Paul Campbell, PMA President
Attendance: Paul Campbell (President), Terry MacDonald (Vice President), Maureen Dimitriou
(Treasurer), Stacey Lane (Secretary), Donna Metcalf (Ways & Means), Michelle Morales (Ways &
Means), Christine Kohlsaat, Ed Ferris, Steve Conant, Cathy Moen, Tracy Jones, Phyllis McDonough,
Lisa Silletti
1. Approval of Meeting Minutes: Stacey Lane
Motion made and seconded to accept the Minutes of November 17, 2016: Approved
2. Approval of Treasurer’s Report: Maureen Dimitriou
Motion made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s Report (November & December): Approved
There are a few outstanding MB Classic payments. Received reimbursement from Music Camp for
overpayment of camp tuition. Payments made for Madrigal Banquet and luncheon. Reimbursement
made for Great East truck rental expenses. Received donations from the Craft Affair and The Marine
Corps League.
3. Vice President: Terry MacDonald
Fine Arts Semi: February 5, 2016 at the Sheraton Four Points 6pm to 11pm.
Tickets ($35) available for NHS students in music & Fine Arts programs and CMS students in Marching
Band and Color Guard. DJ hired and down payment sent to venue. P. Campbell, T. MacDonald and
music staff will attend as chaperones.
Jazz classic: January 11, 2016. Volunteers are needed (volunteer Sign-up sheet). T. MacDonald will
also contact Jazz parents to request help. The classic is an adjudication to prepare for MAJE.
Not to be confused with Jazz Night to be held in May at the Sheraton Four Points.
Ballots for next year’s PMA Board will be distributed at the March PMA meeting.
4. Marching Band Classic : No report provided
5. Ways & Means: Donna Metcalf & Michelle Morales
Meadow Farms Fundraiser: Order pick-up went smoothly. Questioned whether or not this fundraiser
should be repeated next year.
CMS 6th Grade Concert: Merchandise sale, January 21, 2016
Orange Leaf Fundraiser: Email to owner to get total amount raised during concerts and remind him
that there is one more CMS Winter Concert remaining.
Car Wash: May 14, 2016 from 9am to 3pm. Only one per year allowed by Selectmen.
Trivia Night: Need to select a date. Possible date: April 8, 2016. Looking into getting the VFW
donated or discounted. The hall cost $250 last year.
6. Marching Band: No report provided
7. Music Camp: Received two camp tuition reimbursements for overpayment.
8. Instrumental:
Festival of Bands: January 14, 2016 at 7pm in the CMS gym. Admission: donations requested.
CMS Grade 6 Concert: January 21, 2016. Lauren Chisolm sent email stating she does not have any
choral parent volunteers. T. Jones has instrumental parent volunteers and will contact Lauren.
9. Choral Updates: Phyllis McDonough
Choral Collage: January 28, 2016 at 7pm, NHS.
Madrigals were invited to perform at the State House at Christmas time and received rave reviews.
They had their picture taken with Rep., John Rogers and Sen., Mike Rush. Celtic Strings have been
invited to perform at State House for St. Patrick’s Day
10. Publicity/Sponsor: Ed Ferris
Sponsor letters to be mailed out soon.
11. Director of Fine Arts: Cathy Connor-Moen
Barnes & Noble’s Nights: November 30, 2015 and December 1, 2015. Raised $465.
Music Drives us Grant: C. Moen is looking into applying. The last time we received the grant was in
2009. After receiving grant, must wait three years to apply again. May be used to underwrite the Jazz
or Marching Band program.
Wells Fargo Grant: E. Ferris has applied for this grant in the past, but it is for specific capital expenses.
Money is needed for repair and replacement of instruments. C. Moen has the specifics on the needs.
Festival of Bands Concert. A sampling of the music program 4-12th grade to take place, January 14,
2016 in the CMS Gym. Over 300 instrumental students will be seated at the same time for a one hour
concert. Each group will play one song: NHS with 8th grade, entire 4th grade, entire 5th grade, and
entire 7thgrade. Then all groups will play Beethoven’s 9th. Chairs (800) were rented. Donations
collected at the door will help defray the cost of the chair rental. C. Moen would like to thank the
instrumental music staff for organizing the event. Staff in the process of planning a similar
performance for orchestra students on June 1st.
12. President: Paul Campbell
The PMA has not received Mattress Sales incentive gifts (head phones & television). The owner has
been contacted. A PMA Google calendar has been created and shared with PMA Board members.
Boch Grant has been announced. An application will be submitted.
13. Action Items:
Band Closet needs to be organized. No long term storage of food items.
Parent emails: Parent coordinators need parent emails to request volunteers for events.
Donations Hannaford: Larger gifts over $100 are awarded monthly (eight week turn around) per town
for specific requests. The PMA should consider putting in a $2000 request for Music Camp (snacks,
camp supplies, nursing supplies, and personal care items)
Job Description: Each PMA position needs a written job description
Replacement PMA Positions: Recruit parents to shadow PMA positions and fill vacant positions
Quorum: 2015/2016 PMA Board, there are fourteen (14) voting Board Members. In order to have a
quorum, eight Board Members must be present.
Amazon Smile: When a customer shops at “smile.amazon.com”, Amazon will make a small donation
to a charitable organization of their choice. To participate, go to the site, scroll down and select
“Norwood Parents Music Association, Inc.” and the PMA will receive a donation of $0.5% of qualifying
sales.
New PMA Stationary: Possibly have Fine Arts students or a graphic design alumni redesign the logo.
New PMA website/server: Need new web server
Sponsorship: “Pay Less” monthly, reoccurring donations
Thank you Letters: M. Dimitriou will forward donation letters to S. Lane to write thank you notes.
14. Other Business:
P. Campbell has been contacted by singer-songwriter, Mary McAvoy. She has offered to perform
songs from her debut album “Wanderlust” at a PMA fundraiser at NHS. P. Campbell to investigate
further. 4EverFab a Beatles tribute band has also contacted the PMA to run a fundraiser. Ways &
Means to investigate further.
A viola was donated to the school music program. E. Ferris to send a letter to the donor
acknowledging the donation along with our tax ID.
15. Adjournment at 8:28 pm.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Stacey Lane.

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