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 March 18, 2019

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:15 pm

Welcome by Paul Campbell, President

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

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

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

Motion approved.

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones
  • Reviewed latest treasurer’s report.
  • Snowflake ball: Just about broke even.
  • Jazz classic: was good event
  • Medium: Need to reimburse the ticket buyers who bought tix for medium

 

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

Motion approved.

  1. Vice President’s Report: Patrick Marquis
  • No news is good news
  1. Ways & Means: Janice, Kristen, & Marcia
  • More clothing to sell
  • Will sell at MICCA (instrumental) show
  • Suggested that we sell swag at Fine Arts Festival Saturday April 27 (10:00-2:00) music, art, drama, at the HS.
  1. Choral: Patricia Souza
  • MICCA April 5, 6, 7
  1. Jazz: Becca Jackson
  • MAJE is Saturday, March 23; located at NHS and CMS. Concessions at CMS and NHS.
  • Fully staffed with volunteers at both locations.
  • Monday, May 20th Jazz night
  1. Paul Campbell
  • Fine Arts Letter Jackets – will wait to get info from Sarah J.
  • Ballots for next year’s PMA board members. Paul will send email for us to volunteer for our positions.
  1. Cathy Moen
  • May 24 is elementary group Great East – hosted here at NHS
  • May 31 we are hosting Great East at CMS
  • Guitar Arts – Ernie Boch fundraiser received donation of $13K (!)
  • Tom Dugan retiring (elementary music educator)
  • Town budget override to be voted on June 3rd. Preparing for either scenario. Go to OneNorwood.com for info.
  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 April 10th at 7PM in the HS Library

Adjourned at 8:25 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

PMA Meeting Minutes – February 13, 2019

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:05 pm

Welcome by Paul Campbell, President

Attendance: Paul Campbell (President), Patrick Marquis (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Diane Wilson, Katie McConnaughy (Publicity/Marketing), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Becca Jackson (Jazz Coordinator), Sarah Jackson, Patricia Souza (Choral Coordinator), Janice Hall (Ways & Means), Mollie Caravello, Jeanna Ayoub, Steven Ayoub

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

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

Motion approved.

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones
  • Reviewed latest treasurer’s report
  • Investment starting to pick up after some losses

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

Motion approved.

  1. Vice President’s Report: Patrick Marquis
  • No news to report.
  1. Ways & Means: Janice, Kristen, & Marcia
  • Booked Medium night Thursday night in March 28th
  • Ordered some items that have been requested
  1. Choral: Patricia Souza (note via email)
  • Planning MICCA; getting list of volunteers together.
  1. Jazz: Becca Jackson
  • Thursday, February 14 jazz classic – good number of volunteers are in place. 10 bands instead of 12. First band on at 4:00.
  • MAJE is Saturday, March 23; located at NHS and CMS. All concessions at NHS.
  1. Paul Campbell
  • Former students wrote to school committee
  • Fine Arts Winter “Snowflake” semi-formal dance was successful
  • Possibly ordering “letter” jackets for fine arts kids; any kid who wants one would purchase it themselves
  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 March 13 at 7PM in the HS Library

Adjourned at 7:50 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

PMA Meeting Minutes – January 9, 2019

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:05 pm

Welcome by Paul Campbell, President

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

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

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of November 2018:  

Motion approved.

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones
  • Reviewed report November/December
  • We took a bit of a hit on our investment, but that’s due to market fluctuations
  • Madrigal banquet; small monetary loss. Poinsettia sales down; paid a little more for hall. Maybe go back to selling poinsettias for $10 next year.
  • We had a positive gain on concert and merch sales for December concerts.

Motion made and seconded to approve treasurer’s report: 

Motion approved.

  1. Vice President’s Report: Patrick Marquis
  • Last of the winter concerts: Coakley MS 1/10. Looks like we are covered with enough volunteers, Tri-M kids and parents.
  1. Ways & Means: Janice, Kristen, & Marcia
  • Car wash dates: May 11 & June 8
  • Gift Wrapping Fundraiser: was good; will likely do again in December next year.
  • Planning for a fundraiser Medium night Thursday night in March or April
  1. Choral: Patricia Souza (note via email)
  • MICCA choral weekend April 5, 6, 7
  • MICCA preview concerts March 19th (instrumental) & 20th (choral)
  • Patricia looking for volunteers for choral weekend
  1. Jazz: Becca Jackson
  • Thursday, February 14 jazz classic. Should we do coins for camp; 50/50 raffle? Ticket pricing last year was $6; perhaps raise to $8 which is more in line with other event pricing.
  • Becca to send band list to Ed
  • MAJE: are we hosting? Cathy will check with Steve.
  • Waiting to confirm Sheraton jazz night.
  1. Director of Fine Arts: Catherine Connor-Moen
  • Worked on financial aid for music camp, would like Tracey to look at.
  • Tri-M students key chain sales – $2. Profits support beginning music class in Brazil.
  • Fine Arts Winter “Snowflake” semi-formal dance date: February 8th 7PM to 10PM; $35.
    • Thursday, January 10th 6th grade chorus, CMS honor groups
    • Thursday, January 24th festival of bands
    • Thursday, January 31st orchestra night
    • Thursday, February 7th Lalapalooza (grades 5, middle school and HS chorus)
    • Thursday, February 14th Jazz classic
    • Thursday, March 7 in Stoughton
    • March 19 & 20th MICCA preview
    • April 5, 6, 7 MICCA choral
  • Town Budget Update: Looking at school budget deficit in future, could result in district personnel cuts. The November public budget balance meeting results: still trying to bring overall number down. We as parents are encouraged to email selectmen in favor of override. Note: those employed by the town (school system) remained neutral on this subject.
  1. 2019 Band Camp Dates:
  • Camp schedule shift: Monday August 19 – Sunday August 25
  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 February 13 at 7PM in the HS Library

Adjourned at 8:18 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

PMA Meeting Minutes – November 14, 2018

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:05 pm

Welcome by Paul Campbell, President

Attendance: Paul Campbell (President), Patrick Marquis (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Katie McConnaughy (Publicity/Marketing), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Diane Wilson (MB Coordinator), Cathy Connor-Moen (Director of Fine Arts), Becca Jackson (Jazz Coordinator), Sarah Jackson (Fine Arts Student Representative), Steve Conant, Kristen Serratore (Ways & Means), Marcia Leonard (Ways & Means), Janice Hall (Ways & Means), Jeanna Ayoub

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

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of October 2018:  

Motion approved.

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones

Reviewed report of fiscal year balance sheet

  • MB Classic and pie fundraiser biggest revenue generators. Approximately $1,000 went into student accounts from pie sales.

Motion made and seconded to approve treasurer’s report: 

Motion approved.

  1. Vice President’s Report: Patrick Marquis
  • Middle school shows – possibly will ask high school students to help for Tri-M hours.

 

  1. Ways & Means: Janice, Kristen, & Marcia
  • Holiday bundles for concerts – see dates below
  • Buttons were a hit; will continue to offer for sale

Gift Wrapping Fundraiser: Barnes and Noble Dec 8th or 15th. Two people wrapping at a time, with donation bucket. Maybe have musicians or madrigals performing as well? Discussed difficulty of space issues for a performance group within store – don’t want to be in back of store.

 

  1. Choral: Patricia Souza (note via email)
  • Madrigal Banquet: November 30th at Elks
  • Patty will need help decorating hall and picking up the poinsettias on November 29 in the afternoon. If anyone is able to help, please let her know. She will send out email to all Madrigal parents too.
  • Madrigals will perform at the tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 24. Time has not been confirmed yet.

 

  1. Marching Band: Diane Wilson/Steve Conant
  • What a fantastic season! Congrats to all!!
  • Diane putting together menu for end of year party. Will send details out on email. Will be at VFW, price better than she originally thought. Pizza, maybe parents cook as well, parents to bake desserts, cake, etc.
  • We will host breakfast after half-time on Thanksgiving for Dedham band
  • Steve: props from Black Swan will remain, maybe use trees again
  • MB will visit Coakley Tuesday 11/20

 

  1. Director of Fine Arts: Catherine Connor-Moen
  • Gearing up for holiday concerts
  • Fine Arts Winter “Snowflake” ball – need to determine date, likely in February.
  • Holiday Concerts 2018 (did Cathy Moen share Google Calendar with PMA?)
    • Wednesday, December 12th High School Holiday Concert
    • Thursday, December 13th 7th Grade Holiday Concert (includes orchestra, band, and chorus)
    • Friday, December 14th Brass Choir at Friends of St. Nick honoree event (11:30 AM)
    • Tuesday, December 18th 8th Grade Holiday Concert (includes orchestra, band, and chorus)
    • Thursday, December 20th Madrigals and Celtic Strings will do tour of elementary schools
    • Thursday, January 10th 6th grade chorus, CMS honor groups
    • Thursday, January 24th festival of bands
    • Thursday, January 31 orchestra night
    • Thursday, February 7 Lalapalooza
    • Thursday, February 14 Jazz classic

 

  1. Announcement of Town Meeting November 29th open forum meeting: Ed Ferris

– Need parents and students to show support

– The purpose of this meeting is to gauge support for over-ride, and to explain details of over-ride

– Town has a $5 mil deficit – will mean cuts to music, sports, teachers, police, fire, general services for town

 

  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 a holiday gathering, December 5, 2018 at 7pm at Campbell’s house

Adjourned at 8:30 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

PMA Meeting Minutes – October 10, 2018

Norwood High School, Library

 

Call to Order:            7:04 pm

 

Welcome by Patrick Marquis, PMA Vice President (Paul Campbell absent)

 

Attendance: Patrick Marquis (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Katie McConnaughy (Publicity/Marketing), Diane Wilson (MB Coordinator), Cathy Connor-Moen (Director of Fine Arts), Becca Jackson (Jazz Coordinator), Sarah Jackson (Fine Arts Student Representative), Steve Conant, Kristen Serratore (Ways & Means), Marcia Leonard (Ways & Means), Janice Hall (Ways & Means), Mollie Caravello, Anthony Caravello, Patricia Schick

 

  1. Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Patrick Marquis

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of September 2018:  

Motion approved.

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones

Reviewed report of fiscal year balance sheet

  • In September we had a lot of success because of our Ways & Means team– Norwood Day & Swag
  • We’re $4,000 shy of where we were financially at this time last year
  • Awaiting reimbursement for a mellophone and from the town.
  • Some very generous donations:
    • Kim Greene and Family – $500 in memory of Mother in Law
    • Terry MacDonald in lieu of birthday gifts- $300 for CMS instrumental music
    • $1,500 from Concerts on the Common Committee
  • Tracey will be writing thank you notes and tax receipts for Kim and Terry
  • Amy Doherty Nee can write thank you note to Concerts on the Common Committee
  • Idea of including picture of marching band in thank you notes (picture will be taken at Norwood Classic)

 

Motion made and seconded to approve treasurer’s report: 

Motion approved.

  1. Vice President’s Report: Patrick Marquis
  • Nothing to update

 

  1. Ways & Means Update: Janice, Kristen, & Marcia

Humble Pie Fundraiser: 282 pies were sold by about 35 students (including 6 from CMS), ~$1,000 is being put into student accounts.

Black Swan Swag Round 2: Will be delivered this week or next week.

Norwood Classic: Ordered generic merchandise to sell at Norwood Classic. Cups with a funny sentence on them were ordered and will be sold as a bundle with 2 tickets for popcorn. Plan on selling snacks (chips, candy, water) at merchandise table in order to cut down long concession stand lines. Will be raffling off a donation of a 1-month membership to the Vanderbilt Club.

Other fundraising ideas: Paint Night, Medium Night (Marcia’s friend is a medium). Locations for Paint Night could include Limey’s, Knights of Columbus, and the VFW. Do they need superintendent approval? Yes before they start advertising, but they can do research until then. Sarah Jackson interested in offering child care during a fundraiser.

Parking Spot Fundraiser: Idea that students could submit a parking spot design, buy paint, and pay $20 in order to paint their parking spot (would be painted over at end of year). Mrs. Moen thinks the superintendent might go for this, especially since the school isn’t quite as new.

Gift Wrapping Fundraiser: Contacted Barnes and Noble (no reply) and Bass Pro Shop (must be 18 to wrap, idea of parents wrapping and kids performing, perhaps?). Will look into toy store Henry Bear Park (Legacy Place), could be good for Tri-M hours.

Combat Archery: Ed is looking into this as a fundraiser, apparently very fun and safe.

Selling Tree Props: Ed suggested we sell the marching band’s tree props next year at Christmastime.

 

 

  1. Choral Update: Patricia Souza
  • King Richard’s Faire: Madrigals performed at King Richard’s Faire, were told “it was a pleasure having you, we will see you again next year!”
  • Norwood Classic: Madrigals will be singing the National Anthem at the Norwood Classic
  • Madrigal Banquet: November 30th at Elks, tickets are $35, Patty has found a caterer that can serve roast beef, potatoes, and vegetables (as well provide as cutlery and “crockery” (dishes) and 2 wait staff) for $20/person (which is a good price). She is looking into hiring more wait staff for the evening.
  • Holiday Concerts 2018 (Cathy Moen plans to ‘share’ Google Calendar with PMA)
    • Friday, December 7th Brass Choir (?)
    • Wednesday, December 12th High School Holiday Concert
    • Thursday, December 13th 7th Grade Holiday Concert (includes orchestra, band, and chorus)
    • Tuesday, December 18th 8th Grade Holiday Concert (includes orchestra, band, and chorus)
    • Thursday, December 20th Madrigals and Celtic Strings will do tour of elementary schools

 

  1. Marching Band Classic, 10/21: Steve Conant
  • Tracey has all adult volunteer positions filled (!), needs more high school students to host bands
  • Will send out assignment sheet for adults and students tomorrow (Thursday, October 11)
  • Will be sending out an email on Monday, October 15th to request chili and apple crisp donations
  • We bought a 12oz popcorn machine. Ed is donating 20lbs of popcorn kernels that fell out of their bag when they were shipped to him.
  • Mollie will look into buying discounted little popcorn bags from a friend of hers at Restaurant Depot.
  • Roche Bros donated $150 gift card, will spend on hotdogs
  • Honey Dew Donuts donated hot chocolate and coffee
  • Will be doing inventory of drinks to see what we need.
  • Mollie will have programs printed through the co-op program at the school she works at.

 

  1. Marching Band: Diane Wilson
  • Nothing to update

 

 

  1. Jazz Update: Becca Jackson
  • Wants to look into new venue for Jazz Night, one location “Fallout” is too small
  • Will keep looking around

 

  1. Publicity and Marketing: Katie McConnaughy
  • Norwood Record: Marching Band will be featured in the Norwood Record tomorrow (October 11th), the Madrigals will have a picture and caption from King Richard’s Faire trip.
  • Boston Globe: The Marching Band will be mentioned in The Boston Globe on Sunday, October 21st.
  • Thank You Notes: Katie will be sending thank you notes to the newspapers; will go to Marching Band rehearsal to get kids/staff signatures on cards.
  • Dan Busler: Katie will be inviting him to the Norwood Classic
  • Instagram: Katie will be creating an Instragram for the Norwood PMA
  • Norwood Classic: The reporter from the Norwood Record will be there!

 

  1. Director of Fine Arts: Catherine Connor-Moen
  • School Start Times: There is discussion about changing the start time of Norwood schools. There is discussion about the effect that changing school start times would have on after school activities.
  • Budget cuts: There will be budget cuts, the town is very much in debt.
  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: November 14, 2018 at 7pm in the NHS library

Adjourned at 8:45 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Katie McConnaughy (substituting for Amy Doherty Nee)

PMA Meeting Minutes – September 12, 2018

Norwood High School, Library

 

Call to Order:            7:08 pm

 

Welcome by Paul Campbell, PMA President

 

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

 

  1. Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Amy Doherty Nee

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of June 2018:  

Motion approved.

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones

Reviewed balance sheet – noted profits and losses.

  • Will put together a comprehensive report for last year and get that out to us.
  • Net income is negative – some of what we paid out was actually for last year (MICCA MB classic was paid this year for last year, and also this year’s was paid. Numbers are skewed for that reason. Also, sometimes merch gets paid for in the following year for previous year
  • Got check from town for $5,500 for MB coach. Will likely not receive that again.
  • This year looks like we subsidize 19% of camp costs vs. 29% in past.
  • Still waiting for some band camp payments. Lisa might have some checks.

 

Motion made and seconded to approve treasurer’s report: 

Motion approved.

  1. Vice President’s Report: Paul Campbell

Summer concerts: Thank you for all PMA volunteers for summer pops town concert

Sunday/Wednesday concerts were good (popcorn); brought in much more money than in past.

Popcorn machine: Possibly investing in large popcorn machine – would be a $256 investment

 

  1. Ways & Means Update: Janice, Kristen, & Marcia

Norwood Day: Sold record breaking amount in merch at Norwood Day of $917.84

Sponsorship: Potential opportunity with Poirier appliances

  1. 1. golf cart sponsorship, 2. home show program, 3. insert advertising. Three products that can be billed separately.

Humble Pie fundraiser: Humble pie need order by October 6th. High school and middle school only. Superintendent needs to know that we are doing fundraiser. Cathy will get his approval.

This fundraiser will go to the student accounts. $4 for each pie and $3 for each apple crisp sold will go back to kids.

MB Classic: we will sell our merch and need generic non-Norwood merch for other bands to buy.

 

 

 

 

  1. Choral Update: Patricia Souza

Choral banquet October 8th King Richard’s Fair

Madrigal banquet November 30th  at Elks

 

  1. Marching Band Classic, 10/21: Steve Conant

Eleven bands have signed up so far, including the UNH band for a performance. Many division-1 small bands. Reg opened up until 2 weeks before show.

Discussed selling drinks and baked goods at the merch table so people don’t have to wait in line at the concessions table. Will keep half of the drink and dessert supply at the merch table.

Maybe we should sell muffins from BJs?

 

K&C Music Donations: Donated xylophone

Other donations over summer – bass, alto sax, etc.

Amy will send thank-you note; Katie will put on social media

 

  1. Marching Band: Diane Wilson

Uniforms: need to figure out why there was mold on some uniforms. Dehumidifier was brought in to closet; maybe need to dry-clean some of the bad ones. Would new uniforms be a possibility – maybe Music Drives Us grant?

 

  1. Director of Fine Arts: Catherine Connor-Moen

Elementary instrumental reg night: tomorrow (Thursday 9/13) Cleveland 5-8; looking for volunteers

Music camp: successful week, drama students added a lot to camp

Closet: Needs to be cleaned out; seats, paint, clock tower, etc. needs to go. Need space for theater, etc. Need shelving in there.  Need to have everybody in the conversation, i.e. drama, music, art.

Addams Family play: Friday, Saturday, Sunday at NHS

Student Accounts: Cathy will do a handout

By-laws: Need to review our bylaws.

Financial aid: we are getting more and more requests. How might we be able to help with that? Struggling with numbers of kids in music program at the elementary level; kids don’t stick with music.

 

  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: October 10, 2018 at 7pm in the NHS library

Adjourned at 8:40 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee

PMA Meeting Minutes – June 13, 2018

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order: 7:10 pm

Welcome by Paul Campbell, incoming PMA President

Attendance: Diane Wilson (President), Paul Campbell (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Kim Beaudet (outgoing Ways & Means), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Katie McConnaughy (Publicity), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Patrick Marquis, Patricia Souza, Cathy Connor-Moen (Director of Fine Arts), Becca Jackson, Sarah Jackson, Steve Conant, Kristen Serratore (Ways & Means), Marcia Leonard (Ways & Means), Janice Hall (Ways & Means), Jaime Lavinder

1. Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Amy Doherty Nee
Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of May 9, 2018:
Motion approved.
2. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones
Reviewed balance sheet – noted profits and losses.
– Paid for renewal insurance; paid for POPs
– Majority of income POPs and Great East
– Event admissions combo of POPs and senior night.
– $3,353 to scholarship fund (about $100 under last year). Merch sales $240 over last year.

Motion made and seconded to approve treasurer’s report of May 2018:
Motion approved.
3. Vice President’s Report: Paul Campbell
Car wash: Made $1,742 – best year ever!
Sunday and Wednesday Concerts on the Common: coming up – we will do popcorn, water, ice cream, etc. We need kids to volunteer.
Cathy Moen: we have 10 extra tickets to 6 flags, we can raffle off at the summer concerts.
Norwood Town POPs night on town common – was traditionally geared toward older crowd. New town manager getting different band, wants to have BBQ, asked if PMA will do the cooking. The town will buy all food and reimburse for gas. We can collect donations. Two hours; July 29th. Need to confirm: access to water, condiments, paper goods, NEED VOLUNTEERS!

4. Ways & Means Update: Kim Beaudet transitioning to Janice, Kristen, & Marcia
Various fundraising ideas:
– Christmas wrapping at Henry Bear’s Park or Barnes and Noble
– Scrip gift card fundraiser
– Friendly’s restaurant night

5. Director of Fine Arts: Catherine Connor-Moen
Nashville music trip: Exploring different fundraising ideas for trip during April vacation 2019. Maybe fundraiser opportunity at the town Pops night?
Humble pie fundraiser maybe?
Music camp: Paperwork is in from many. Cost per student $562, we ask for $400. PMA subsidizes 29% of the total cost of camp per student.
Number of students for camp: 69 students (not sure if that was total? or without additional students); 10 out of 15 drama students have submitted forms.
Spring trivia night: maybe in April?
Ernie Boch fundraiser: Music Drives Us is doing a fundraiser to benefit an unnamed Norwood music outlet. This is the first we have heard of it. Need to determine how it works, and who is the beneficiary of the funds raised? Need to determine if we can benefit.

6. Marching Band: Diane Wilson
Uniforms: Diane will start uniform fittings over the summer.
Cleaning out closet: Closet needs to be fixed – need more hanging space for uniforms. Cathy can buy some shelving. Need to get rid of clock tower. Kids volunteer to clean out. Cathy will take care of it.

7. Publicity: Katie McConnaughy
Brochure & poster: Janice Hall and Becca Jackson have updated our brochure and created a poster for promotion of PMA at events. Finalizing poster and brochure. Cathy submitting edits 6/13.
Banner to be made from poster design.

8. Madrigals: Patricia Souza
Need to secure banquet hall for next year. Will look at Mason lodge; getting contact info from Ed.

9. 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.

10. NEXT PMA MEETING: September 12, 2018 at 7pm in the NHS library
Adjourned at 8:40 pm
Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee