Governor Thomas Johnson High School Band
Frederick, Maryland
Meeting Minutes

April 11, 2022

Call to Order
The Band Boosters meeting officially began at 7:34 pm at GTJHS and was presided over by Traci Poppert, with Ellen McGuinness as secretary.

Attendees
Traci Poppert, Dan & Denise Failacci, Ellen McGuinness, Teresa Vaughn, Nick Gasemy, Jaclyn Smith, Krista Allen-Bossaller

Minutes
February & March minutes were approved.  1st Krista, 2nd Jac, unanimous.

Director’s Report -- Mr. Gasemy
  • “No fall show nailed down yet, but close…”
  • MMBA put out a rough schedule outline last week for next fall.
    • Last weekend Oct/1st weekend Nov = Regionals/States; waiting to hear from MMBA
  • 9/10-ish = first marching band event
  • Kim Hirschmann will be sending 2022 FCPS Marching Festival information soon.
  • Bryan H has ideas to maximize the space in the trailers😊
  • Instruments –
    • The French Horn is in!
    • Tubas & flutes are back-ordered.
    • Most drums are in.  Kyle Poppert is in charge of advertising to sell off un-needed drums.
  • 4/30 = Old Line Banquet
  • Marching Band meeting for 2022/2023 = Tuesday May 3, 6 pm.  Mandatory for parents.
  • HS kids have been/will be going to MMS & TJMS to work with the middle school kids.
  • Practices reduced this spring compared to previous years, but some kids think that more practices are needed to be ready for the marching season in the fall.
President’s Report – Traci
  • Jazz Night – Saturday 5/7, 6 pm.
    • $5/person, regular concert
    • Concessions available
  • Banquet –
    • student leadership planning team to help with events.5/1
    • Wednesday 5/18  6-8 pm
  • Open Board positions – vote is in May
    • All positions are open.
    • Both VP are essential and open positions!  Teresa is moving & Krista’s stepson is graduating (Neil).
    • Need a nominating committee/person.
    • Nominations will be accepted until the next BB meeting, 5/31.
    • Contact Teresa Vaughn if you have questions about VP#1
  • May meeting = “Annual Meeting”
    • Elections
    • Bylaws review
    • 10 people are needed for a quorum!
Treasurer – Jaclyn
  • $2868.92 in, $2969.00 out
  • See attached spreadsheet.
Secretary – Ellen
  • None.
VP1  – Teresa
  • “We need you!  It’s not hard, & its’s fun!”
VP2 (Student Accounts) – Krista
  • All seniors are paid in full.
  • Position advertisement!
    • Easy & simple
    • Not time-consuming (1-3 hours/month)
    • Busier during marching season
    • Krista will help the newbie!
Dan Failacci
  • “at large” BB positions may be open for alumni – feedback at next meeting
  • Check bylaws of sports programs
  • Possibly non-voting positions
  • VP2 is an appointed position (per bylaws)
  • VP1 & VP2 have no designated roles.
Fundraising – Denise Failacci
  • Cookies made over $800 (80+ boxes)
  • Spin-the-Bottle
    • $800 in ticket sales (more from other sales)
    • The vendor donated the wine.
    • The owner will offer $ to TJBB through Thursday.
  • Hershey Park sales are continuing through 4/15.
  • Scrip -- $272 rebate, with $218 to student accounts & $45 to the general fund.
New Business
  • 4/30 = Old Line Banquet
  • 5/7 = Jazz Night
  • 5/18 = Band Banquet
    • Olive Garden catering
    • Build your own pasta, & gluten free/vegan options will be available
  • Car washes
    • Ellen is scheduling with Good Shepherd (7th St)
  • First Marching Band Clinic = Thursday 5/19
Next Executive Meeting:may 5, 7:00 PM
Next booster meeting – annual meeting!:may 31,  7:30 pm (@ GTJHS)
Meeting Adjourned 8:59 pm (dan 1ST, jac 2ND, UNANIMOUS)