PMA Meeting Minutes – April 8, 2020 – Zoom Web Conference

Call to Order:            7:00 PM

Welcome by Paul Campbell, President

Attendance: Paul Campbell, Tracey Jones, Patrick Marquis, Ed Ferris, Amy Doherty Nee, Marcia Leonard, Kristen Serratore, Janice Hall, Becca Jackson, Kathie Umbay, Sasha Guliaeff, Jeanna Ayoub, Steve Ayoub, Patty Souza, Mollie Caravello, Tony Caravello, Steven Lee, Linda Lee, Steve Conant, Cathy Connor-Moen, Jennifer Hartnett, Amy Campbell, Katie McConnaughy

 

  1. State of Schools: Cathy Connor-Moen
  • Not sure when or if school will resume. Nothing’s been announced at this time.

 

  1. Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Paul Campbell

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of March 2020:  

Motion approved.

 

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones
  • Not a lot to report.
  • Latest report is missing this month’s stock market investment update. Lost over $10K this month. Will leave it alone to recover.
  • Will pay clinicians; Tracey needs info where to send checks.

 

Motion made and seconded to approve the treasurer’s report of March 2020:

Motion approved.

  1. Vice President: Patrick Marquis
  • Ways and means still needs to be filled.
  • Paul & Amy Campbell have the list of MB parents to email about the open position. Will coordinate an email to get unfilled board position filled.
  • Current board positions are active until August. We usually vote on it at POPs night, but likely won’t happen.
  • We could enact a temporary bylaw change so that vote will be done electronically.
  • Will put a notice in the paper for the open position.
  • Scholarships will be presented on the PMA website; Cathy will update dates.

 

Next year’s board:

OFFICERS:

President – Paul Campbell

Vice President – Patrick Marquis

Secretary – Sheri McLeish

Treasurer – Sasha Guliaeff

Ways & Means – OPEN

 

COMMITTEE

MB Classic Coord –  Mollie & Marcia

Database & Publicity – Katie McConnaughy

Webmaster – Tony Caravello

Music Camp Coord – Jeanna Ayoub

Performance Coord (Instrumental) – Patrick & Paul

Performance Coord (Choral) – Jeanna Ayoub

Performance Coord (Jazz) – Mollie Caravello & Marcia Leonard; Kathie Umbay (Asst)

Performance Coord (MB) – Amy Campbell

Color Guard Coord – Laura Sullivan

MICCA Classic Coord (Choral) – Jeanna Ayoub

 

  1. Ways & Means: Janice, Kristen, & Marcia
  • Car wash will likely be cancelled; TBD
  • Summer town events could be cancelled; TBD

 

  1. Band Camp: Steve Conant
  • Missing prime recruiting time for next year’s MB
  • Can’t rehearse until we get green light at town/state level
  • Up in the air, not sure what’s happening at Camp Tap. Too soon to even guess at what’s happening
  • NESBA has not put out official dates yet; still reeling from losing half winter season

 

  1. Tri M Hours: Jennifer Hartnett
  • Hartnett encourages kids to do any volunteering or singing/playing music wherever possible, but not to worry about getting hours at this point. It’s unavoidable.

 

  1. Quorum: 2019/2020 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 13, 2020 7PM, Location TBD

Adjourned at 8:00 PM

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

PMA Meeting Minutes – March 11, 2020

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:05 PM

Welcome by Paul Campbell, President

Attendance: Paul Campbell, Tracey Jones, Patrick Marquis, Ed Ferris, Amy Doherty Nee, Marcia Leonard, Kristen Serratore, Janice Hall, Becca Jackson, Kathie Umbay, Sasha Guliaeff, Jeanna Ayoub, Steve Ayoub, Patty Souza, Mollie Caravello, Tony Caravello, Steven Lee, Linda Lee

  1. Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Paul Campbell

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of February 2020:  

Motion approved.

 Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones

  • Good news from February: $6,372 from town for reimbursement for coach and truck for music camp for 2019. Still some outstanding reimbursements.
  • Snowflake ball broke even.
  • Big chunk of money went out for Great East, should be reimbursed. If cancelled, don’t know if we will get $ back.
  • Did not get anything for Norwood Day yet.
  • If MICCA choral weekend is cancelled, we need to have a PARTY (!!) and cook hotdogs, lots of hot dogs!!
  • Stock market has affected our Fidelity account; will leave it alone.

 Motion made and seconded to approve the treasurer’s report of February 2020:

Motion approved.

  1. Vice President: Patrick Marquis
  • Reviewed PMA board officer positions for next year. Ways and means still needs to be filled.
  • Amy will coordinate an email to send out to large group of marching band parents by high school secretary.
  • Next year will have marching band committee to assign parents a job based on what their kid is in marching band.
  1. Ways & Means: Janice, Kristen, & Marcia
  • Will possibly put in last order for merch before end of year.
  • Ed – Norwood Day. We will do it; need to figure out what we will have (no sausages this year). Maybe smoothies?
  • Paul – Do we want to do the mattress sale again? Maybe Spring of 2021?
  1. Jazz Night & Jazz update: Becca Jackson
  • MAJE States – we are not doing it any more. Was moved to Oliver Ames; they might need our help? Might shift back and forth with OA in future.
  • Question for Steve/Cathy: When do we need to make a decision about Jazz night (4/15), whether to cancel or not.
  • Becca will email Blue Hills Country Club to see how late we can cancel.
  1. Choral Update: Patty Souza
  • March 18 maybe choral MICCA preview concert; can we sponsor dinner.
  • Volunteer ID – need method to identify volunteers (kids, parents). Ways & means will make “Volunteer” buttons. Kids need to return button to get sign off for volunteer time.
  1. Quorum: 2019/2020 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: April 8, 2020 7PM, NHS Library

Adjourned at 8:00 PM

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

PMA Meeting Minutes – February 12, 2020

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:05 PM

Welcome by Paul Campbell, President

Attendance: Paul Campbell, Tracey Jones, Patrick Marquis, Ed Ferris, Amy Doherty Nee, Marcia Leonard, Kristen Serratore, Janice Hall, Becca Jackson, Kathie Umbay, Sasha Guliaeff, Jeanna Ayoub, Steve Ayoub, Patty Souza, Cathy Connor-Moen, Mollie Caravello

  1. Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Paul Campbell

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of January 2020:  

Motion approved.

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones
  • Good news February $6,372 from town for reimbursement for coach and truck for music camp for 2019. Still some outstanding reimbursements.
  • Did not get anything for Norwood Day yet.

Motion made and seconded to approve the treasurer’s report of January 2020:

Motion approved.

  1. Vice President: Patrick Marquis
  • Successful Fine Arts “Snowball” dance on Friday.
  • Handed out board member officer ballots; we need most positions filled
  1. Ways & Means: Janice, Kristen, & Marcia
  • Upcoming car wash dates: May 23 & June 20
  • POPs night is last night of merch sales
  1. Jazz Night & jazz update: Becca
  • Jazz Classic – tomorrow (2/13/20)
  • Need volunteers for MAJE, 3/21 at Coakley and HS
  • Will make sure kids are not unruly and leaving when they are done with their volunteer time
  • Jazz night: Wednesday, April 15th – Steve Conant has confirmed date
  • At Blue Hills Country Club, Canton
  • Increase ticket price to $20 (was $15) includes food (hot and cold apps; cookies)
  • Last year 153 attendees – goal is 200 people to make a profit.
  1. Fine Arts Update: Cathy Moen
  • Band camp for 2020: August 16-22
  • Gave Tracey money for the following:
    • Snowball
    • Amy Bedard collected money for Celtic strings shirts
    • Payment for jazz classic bands
  • Great East is due
  • Judges for jazz classic still to be paid
  • All states, MAJE, MICCA in April, and other evaluations coming up
  • March 17 MICCA instrumental; March 18 MICCA choral
  1. Quorum: 2019/2020 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 will be March 11, 2020 at 7PM at NHS Library

Adjourned at 7:45 PM

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

NORWOOD MUSIC CAMP BULLETIN

Music camp Communication 2019

Dear Parent:

This letter contains information concerning our annual Music Camp that will take place in Sweden, Maine.

DEPARTURE: Report to the Norwood High School, Monday, August 19, 2019 at 8:00 AM (7:45 AM)

Please be prompt, as it will take a considerable amount of time for organizational matters and packing the truck and buses.  We would like to be on the road by 9:30 AM

BRING A LUNCH

RETURN:        Buses should arrive back at the Senior High School at approximately 4:00 – 4:30 PM, Sunday, August 25, 2019. We will ask students to call you when we are one hour away. (Please arrange for transportation for your student.)

CAMP ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE FOR EMERGENCY CONTACT ONLY

Camp Tapawingo

Route 93

Sweden, Maine 04040

1-207-647-3351

You may send mail to your student at the Camp Tapawingo Mailing Address:

Your students name / Norwood Music camp

Camp Tapawingo

166 Tapawingo Rd

Sweden, ME  04040

WHAT TO

BRING:            Rain Coat

Sleeping bag, bedroll or blankets, pillow , fitted sheet

Toiletries (towel, washcloths, soap, toothbrush, etc.)

Shower shoes (Flip Flops)

Clothing for 1 week, summer apparel, and a warm sweater or jacket for cool weather, jeans, shorts

Sneakers (2 pairs recommended)

Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bug spray

Swimsuit

Water Bottle (Nylgene style recommended)

Money-  $20.00 should be plenty.  There won’t be an opportunity to spend more.

Color Guard:     Bring appropriate gloves, ace bandages, tape and Band-Aids

Instrumental Students:       DON’T FORGET YOUR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, MUSIC, MUSIC STANDS, LYRES & DOT BOOK

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Do not pack food or medicine.  These articles will be given to assigned chaperones upon arrival at the High School on the day of departure.

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Visitors are welcome.  If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to email the Director of Fine Arts at cmoen@norwood.k12.ma.us, or the P.M.A. Music Camp Coordinator, Lisa Silletti, at lisasilletti@gmail.com.

  1. B. Please make certain that we have your current contact information during our time away at camp.

If your emergency contact information has changed or you plan to be away from home, please let us know.

For your convenience please make changes here and bring to camp with you. Use additional space as needed.

Student Name _________________________________

Ensemble _____________________________________

During the week of music camp my updated emergency contact information includes

Home Telephone Number: ____________________________________

Parent/Guardian Name: ___________________________________________________________________________

Cell #: _________________________________________________         Work #;______________________________

Emergency contact: _____________________________________Telephone #: _________________________

Emergency contact: _____________________________________Telephone #: _________________________

Emergency contact: _____________________________________Telephone #: _________________________

Norwood Music Camp

MUSIC CAMP ITINERARY

7:00 AM                      Reveille

8:00 AM                      Breakfast

8:45 AM                      Prepare for morning rehearsals

9:00 AM                      Rehearsals

12:00 noon                   Prepare for lunch

12:30 PM                     Lunch

1:30 PM                       Rehearsals

3:30 PM                       Recreation:  swimming, softball, football, basketball, relays, etc

5:00 PM                       Rest Period

6:00 PM                       Dinner

7:00 PM                       Rehearsals

9:15 PM                       Refreshments & Social

10:00 PM                     Prepare for lights out

10:30 PM                     Lights Out

NORWOOD MUSIC CAMP – TEN COMMANDMENTS

1)            Be on time for all events: Remember the phrase; to be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, to be late is unacceptable.

 2)            Be prepared for your activity: Be sure you have all music/ equipment required for a productive rehearsal. Returning to your cabin for forgotten items is a waste of your and your counselor’s time.

3)            Everyone is expected to participate in all scheduled events

Students are not to remain in cabins or wandering around unsupervised during scheduled events. In the case of illness or emergency, counselors will be available to assist you.

4)            Meal time: The counselor at each table will assign one person to serve the meals for the day.  Students are expected to be on their best behavior.  We ask you to remain seated during meals and refrain from loud talking.  Hats must be removed upon entering the dining hall and will not be worn at the table.

5)            Food or beverages are not allowed in the cabins.

6)            All instruments are to be left in the rehearsal hall.  Proper care of instruments and music is essential.

7)            Lights out will be announced each evening. Anyone outside of his or her cabin after the announced time will immediately be sent home.

8)            This is a beautiful camp; do your best to keep it that way.  Do not litter or deface property.  For your protection, shoes, preferably sneakers, must be worn at all times.

9)            The counselors and chaperones that are here with us are volunteering their time to make this a safe, successful, and fun week for you. Please give them your utmost cooperation and respect.

10)          You are here as a member of the Norwood Public Schools Music department. The NPS Code of Conduct remains in effect even though you are traveling out of state. Anyone found to be in possession of substances banned by the NPS code of conduct will be sent home immediately at your parent’s expense and face further disciplinary action upon returning to school.

Respect for these guidelines will guarantee a good time for all – Thank you!

PMA Meeting Minutes – May 8, 2019

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:08 pm

Welcome by Paul Campbell, President

Attendance: Paul Campbell (President), Patrick Marquis (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Katie McConnaughy (Publicity), Patricia Souza (Choral Coordinator), Janice Hall (Ways & Means), Marcia Leonard (Ways & Means), Kristen Serratore (Ways & Means), Tony Caravello, Mollie Caravello, Cathy Connor-Moen (Director of Fine Arts), Becca Jackson (Jazz Coord), Diane Wilson, Sarah Jackson

  1. Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Paul Campbell

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of April 2019:  

Motion approved.

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones
  • MICCA was great success
  • Reviewed $ in and out

Motion made and seconded to approve FY (April) treasurer’s report:

Motion approved.

  1. Vice President’s Report: Patrick Marquis
  • PMA board member positions confirmed for school year 2019-2020.
  • Should we sell merch at upcoming middle school spring concerts – decision made not to
  1. Ways & Means: Janice, Kristen, & Marcia
  • Car wash this Saturday May 11th. Paul has signs and materials. Set up at 8:00
  • POPs Friday, May 10th
  • Jazz night Monday, May 13th
  • Give out flyers at concerts about OneNorwood override vote
  • Discussion about presence of OneNorwood materials at Memorial Day parade. Maybe hand-out flyer
  1. Choral: Patricia Souza
  • Need to revise the ways in which kids volunteer at events, such as assignments and tasks
  • Need separate hospitality person and additional coordinator
  • Maybe appoint a head student volunteer
  1. Fine Arts Jackets: Sarah Jackson
  • Sarah has asked students whether they would like a Fine Arts Letter Jackets – it’s a yes from kids
  1. Marching Band
  • Marching band meeting Monday 5/20, CMS auditorium
  • Start collecting money June 4 for camp if override goes through
  • Music camp August 19th-25th
  1. Cathy Moen
  • Has money from Great East
  • May 24 is elementary group Great East – hosted here at NHS
  • May 31 we are hosting Great East at CMS
  • Senior awards May 23rd
  • PMA scholarship form due May 7th
  • MICCA results – several groups received gold and silver medals
  1. Quorum: 2018/2019 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 will be June 12th at 7PM in the HS Library

Adjourned at 8:01 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

PMA Meeting Minutes – April 10, 2019

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:10 pm

 Welcome by Paul Campbell, President

 

Attendance: Paul Campbell (President), Patrick Marquis (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Katie McConnaughy (Publicity), Patricia Souza (Choral Coordinator), Janice Hall (Ways & Means), Marcia Leonard (Ways & Means), Kristen Serratore (Ways & Means), Tony Caravello, Mollie Caravello, Jeanna Ayoub, Steve Ayoub, Cathy Connor-Moen (Director of Fine Arts), Becca Jackson, Sarah Jackson

 

  1. Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Paul Campbell

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of March 2019:  

Motion approved.

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones
  • PMA bank account was hacked; Paul and Tracey took care of it with the bank
  • Treasurer’s report reviewed costs
  • Reviewed the amounts taken in and distributed at Great East

 

Motion made and seconded to approve FY (March) treasurer’s report:

Motion approved.

  1. Vice President’s Report: Patrick Marquis
  • PMA board member position ballots were filled out and given to Patrick

 

  1. Ways & Means: Janice, Kristen, & Marcia
  • Fine Arts Fest April 27th should sell merch (NHS auditorium and gym)
  • POPs Friday, May 10th
  • Jazz night Monday, May 13th
  • Give out flyers at concerts about OneNorwood override vote

 

  1. Choral: Patricia Souza
  • Need to revise the ways in which kids volunteer at events, such as assignments and tasks
  • Need separate hospitality person and additional coordinator
  • Maybe appoint a head student volunteer

 

  1. Publicity: Katie McConnaughy
  • Invite Dan Bustler back to pops night for photos
  • Organize a give-away for the 100th post on the PMA’s Instagram
  • Looking for pics from All East Districts

 

 

  1. Jazz: Becca Jackson
  • Monday, May 13th Jazz night

 

  1. Paul Campbell
  • Fine Arts Letter Jackets: Sarah J. has seen a lot of interest. Senior student council meeting will check in with class officers
  • Ballots were filled out for next year’s PMA board members

 

  1. Cathy Moen
  • May 24 is elementary group Great East – hosted here at NHS
  • May 31 we are hosting Great East at CMS
  • Senior awards May 23rd
  • PMA scholarship form due May 7th
  • MICCA results – several groups received gold and silver medals
  • Will put MB staff in place contingent upon funding coming with June override
  • Don’t know date for marching band organizational meeting

 

  1. Quorum: 2018/2019 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 will be May 8th at 7PM in the HS Library

Adjourned at 8:15 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 9, 2016

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:05 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 McDonaugh, Cathy Moen, Jim Butler

1.      Approval of Meeting Minutes:  Stacey Lane

Motion made and seconded to accept the Minutes of October 12, 2016: Approved

2.      Approval of Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones

Motion made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s Report of October: Approved

Receipts for music camp truck and bus rentals have not been reimbursed by NPS.  C. Moen to investigate. E. Ferris has submitted original receipts for MB truck rentals to be reimbursed by the treasurer.  The PMA will then submit an invoice with original receipts to the NPS for reimbursement.

There is an outstanding invoice from Reading for the Jazz Classic (Feb. 2016). A second invoice will be sent.

Motion made and seconded to reimburse Ed Ferris $274.43 for materials purchased for the Marching Band props: Approved

3.      Vice President:  Terry MacDonald

Time to start planning the Fine Arts Semi and look at available dates in February.  Jazz Night will be scheduled once we receive available dates from Four Points.  Jazz Classic will take place 2/16/17.

4.      Ways & Means:  Kim Beaudet

Merchandise:  Purchased PJ Pants to sell at the holiday concerts

Music Note Fundraiser: To be sold at CMS Parent Open House on 11/17.  MICCA Ensemble (Trio) has been invited to perform that evening.

Cookies with logo:  Discussed ordering sugar cookies with a music logo from wickedgoodcookies.com to sell at events.

5.      Marching Band Classic:  Tracey Jones

It was very successful event. Merchandise sales were strong with $525.30 in sales.  Two bands have not submitted their payment. Gate was down from last year, but we had some small bands and one less band than usual in attendance.  Concessions sales were lower, but a lot less money was spent upfront.  The amount of food was on target with very few left overs. T. Jones acknowledged all the wonderful, hard working volunteers.

6.      Music Camp:  No Report. C. Moen to look into dates for next year.

7.      Choral Updates:  Phyllis McDonaugh

Madrigal Banquet:  December 2, 2016 at the Elks. Tickets on sale now. There is a $500 rental fee.

P. McDonaugh inquired about a member rate and was told that is the discounted rate.  A check is needed to purchase the poinsettias

8.      Instrumental Updates:  

Concerts: CMS 7th & 8th grade instrumental 12/15, CMS choral 12/20, NHS Winter Concert 12/21 and CMS 6th grade concert 1/12/17

9.      Publicity:  Ed Ferris

Inform Ed of any activities or events that need to be publicized, such as the Madrigal Banquet and Madrigal/Celtic Strings Holiday Tour on 12/22.

10.  Director of Fine Arts:  Cathy Connor-Moen

April Vacation Trip:  Has been cancelled due to lack of interest. The trip conflicts with the Drama Festival that Norwood is hosting over April vacation. Deposit checks will be returned. Need to start planning now for next year’s trip.  Fundraisers are needed so students can raise money for their student accounts to pay for the trip.  C. Moen suggested a raffle with a cash prize. Discussed that students have not been very active participants in fundraising events over the past few years.  Now that the fundraiser is for a trip, students may feel differently about it.

Student liaison to PMA:  Freshman Rep, Robin Jones, will attend the December meeting. She will speak to the other reps about rotating to attend a portion of the monthly PMA meetings.

Auditorium Seat Fundraiser: The seat dedication fundraiser is being offered once again.  There was not a strong response from the business mailing. Spread the word to new members of the PMA.

James Hayden, Supt. of Schools to retire:  C. Moen has applied and has been accepted to be on the selection committee.

President:  Paul Campbell

Still do not have power in the MB shed to provide a charging station for the golf cart.

Other Business:  New England Financial Annuity

Purchased an annuity in 2002 with a fixed, guaranteed interest of 3%.  It is owned by the PMA, but is attached to Ann Cirillo.  It dissolves in 2050 or upon the death of the name holder.  Discussed dissolving the annuity and investing in a Municipal Bond (interest not guaranteed).

11.  Action Items:

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.

NEXT PMA MEETING:   December 14, 2016, 93 Casey Street (Paul Campbell), 6:30 PM

15 . Adjournment at 8:30 pm.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Stacey Lane.