Governor Thomas Johnson High School Band
Frederick, Maryland
Meeting Minutes

February 8, 2021

Virtually Present:  Carlos Slone, Dan & Denise Failacci, Kate & Erik Dudash, Nick Gasemy, Kathy Higinbotham, Jacklyn Smith, Ellen McGuinnes

Call to Order
Meeting teleconference began at 7:35pm and was presided over by Carlos Slone, with Dan Failacci as secretary.

Approval of Previous Minutes:
January Booster Meeting minutes approved. (Jacklyn/Kate)

President’s Report:  Executive Board met for February.  
  • We will not be having an “indoor” season, but Nick is still looking into virtual options for students.
Vice President’s Report:  
  • No report
  • No report.
  • Budget for January
    • Approx. $560 in/$900 out
  • Income from Christmas tree pickup, SCRIP
  • Outgoing from taxes and last of tech payments cashed.
  • As always, ask Jacklyn for specific details/questions.
Directors Report:
  • Sent a message to Kate Dudash – Boscov’s check was sent to the school.  Nick has the check - $147.
  • Received an invoice from the Hartford Group (insurance).  Nick will drop this off at Jacklyn’s.
  • Still working on the hybrid plans that start next week.
Student Accounts:
  • Seniors with credit balances – we need to know where you would like this money distributed – either to one or more other students who still have outstanding balances and could use some help, or to the scholarship fund.  Please let Kathy know.  If you do not choose, it will default to the scholarship fund.
  • Any seniors who still have outstanding balances and have not paid, student obligations forms will be sent to the administration and you may not receive your diploma if you have not paid by graduation.  It’s not too late to settle up your debt.  
  • Please contact Kathy if you are unsure of your student account balance or wish to make a payment or have any student account questions.
Committee Reports

  • Thank-SCRIP’ing days are almost upon us again.  Dates will be in March and will be a Thurs/Fri.  Denise will send out a note with details when we are closer.
  • AR Workshop.  Have until Saturday 2/13 to order any of the take home projects (band gets 10%).  There were 12 in attendance and it was a fun time
  • 2/16 – Chick Fil-A restaurant night.  Find out first reminder to go out
Uniform Report:

Pit Crew report:


We have 2 senior parents on the board (Erik – VP, and Kate – Fundraising Chairperson), and we will need replacements for the next school year.  It is not too late to get involved.  Actually, all of the board positions will be open in the next round of elections a couple months away, so please consider putting your name in the hat for a board position (Pres, VP, 2nd VP – i.e., Student Accts, Treasurer, and Secretary) or for fundraising chair.  Please contact any of the board members directly (or Kate) if you have questions about their positions.

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