Governor Thomas Johnson High School Band
Frederick, Maryland
Meeting Minutes

December 2, 2021

Call to Order
Officially began at 7:31 pm and was presided over by Traci Poppert, with Ellen McGuinness as secretary.

Attendees
Traci Poppert, Dan & Denise Failacci, Lenka Syslova, Robin Marquart, Teresa Vaughn, Nick Gasemy, Ellen McGuinness

Approval of November minutes – unanimous

President’s Report -- Traci
  • KIDA Home Show = 2/12/2022 – NEED LOTS OF VOLUNTEERS!  All families must participate – kids & parents.
    • Most significant volunteer positions have been filled.
    • There is now a 2nd competition on this day.  
    • Still need a freshman parent to learn for future years.
    • Jenn Duthoy will serve as the TJ nurse – she will need to be on phone access for all key point positions.
  •     • Old Line – check emails & Remind
    • All -- @Oldline  81010
    • Percussion -- @OLIP2022 to 81010
    • Guard -- @OLICG2022 to 81010
    • Payments are due ASAP
    • Access forms went/going out this week & CG/Pit Crew sign-ups going out this week.
    • Send absences directly to Bryan Hirschmann – info@oldlineindependent.org
VP1 – Teresa
  • Uniforms –
    • URGENT!  Need a trainee for the uniform room as she will be in CA next year.
    • Newer parents need training to be prepared.
    • Regular uniforms – some of them smell “funky.”  Call ZIPS to say they are not all clean.
    • Measuring kids for uniforms for concert & parade (12/9 & 12/10) Friday 12/3.
  • Spiritwear – Shirts are in and will be distributed asap.
    • Some kids didn’t get marching band accessories – Teresa looking into it.
  • Indoor Chaperones – working with Ellen McG to plan.  A head Indoor Guard chaperone is needed.
VP2 (Student Accounts) – Krista
  • No report.
  • Keep track of volunteer hours!
Director’s Report -- Mr. Gasemy
  • Purchase order approved, shipping soon.
    • Instruments – marching tuba, bass clarinet, alto saxophones, flutes
    • Guard replacing some items.  Training rifles? – GIVING A PRACTICE FLAG TO ELLEN MCGUINNESS😊
  • Concert 12/9 (orchestra & choir, too)
  • 12/10 Kris Kringle Parade – trailer not needed, but a parent truck for percussion items is needed.
  • 12/14 Percussion Concert
  • For all shows kids need to dress appropriately underneath their band attire.
  • KIDA (Indoor Percussion) – TJ hosing 2/12/22, more info to come.
    • ALL HANDS ON DECK!!!n
    • > 50 volunteers needed.
  • Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays in December – need help clearing out all areas of the band room, uniform room, percussion studio, and 2nd sea crate as the space is needed.
Treasurer – Jaclyn
  • No report.
Secretary – Ellen
  • Everyone – please continue to read the monthly minutes and encourage other families to read them as well.
Chaperones -- Ellen
  • Kris Kringle parade – we still have room for a few more chaperones.  Sign-up Genius email was sent.
  • Teresa will be the chaperone chair for Indoor Season, but Ellen will help.
Pit Crew
  • Volunteers & a pit crew chief needed for Indoor season.  Actually two!  One for percussion and a second for Guard.
  • Drivers needed for next year’s marching season.
Fundraising
  • Chairperson = Denise Failacci😊
  • Spin-the-Bottle – $861.47 in sales, $129.32 to TJBB.  Also $30 donation from Traci’s neighbor.
  • Poinsettias (Krista) – 12/11 pick up at TJ, 1-2:30
    • Robin M is buying the four extra that were ordered 😊
  • 12/15 Chipotle (off Rt 26) 5-9pm.  ONLINE ORDERS ONLY!  Please share the flyer.
  • Tree Pick Up – Kurt Bossaller & Lenka will drive truck & pull trailer.
    • Sunday 1/9
    • More help is needed!  Maybe another driver?
  • KIDA = Mike Hillman
  • Hershey Park tickets (Serena Hart)
  • SCRIP (Denise) – 80% to student account & 20% to general fund.  Some families have paid their ENTIRE BAND FEES for the year with SCRIP!
    • $479 to student accounts & $105 to the general fund
    • Holiday drive -- $43.91 to student accounts & $34.17 to general fund; one parent gave all to general fund.
    • YTD = $335
  • Getting Hershey Park & Spiritwear info from Jamie Hendi (alumni band parent)
  • Cookie sale?  (Valentines)
  • Yard Sale?
  • Robin Marquart looking into other fundraisers -- popsockets, socks, pins, masks, lanyards, wristbands – please share ideas!
  • TRAINEES NEEDED –
    • Car washes – summer 2022 is Ellen’s last summer!
    • Greenery – this is Krista’s last year.
    • Restaurant nights
    • Uniform room
  • Event concessions (needed now)
Next Executive Meeting:december 15, 2021, 6:30 PM (@ krista’S)
Next booster meeting:january 13, 2021, 7:30 pm (@ GTJHS)


Meeting Adjourned 8:40 pm (dan 1ST, robin 2ND, UNANIMOUS)