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
- Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Amy Doherty Nee
Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of March 12, 2018:
- 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:
- 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
- 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.
- Choral Update: Patricia Souza
MICCA was a success. We need two people to run it in future. Need someone for back and front.
- 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.
- 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.
- Marching Band Update: Diane Wilson/Cathy Moen
Steve set date of marching band kick-off meeting April 24th at the Coakley middle school.
- 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: May 9th at 7pm in the NHS library
Adjourned at 8:58 pm
Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee