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
- Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Amy Doherty Nee
Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of February 12, 2018:
- 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:
- Vice President’s Report: Paul Campbell
Distributed ballots for PMA positions – most filled out and returned at the meeting.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- NEXT PMA MEETING: Wednesday, April 11 at 7pm in the NHS library
Adjourned at 8:28 pm
Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee