Governor Thomas Johnson High School Band
Frederick, Maryland
Meeting Minutes

January 13, 2022

Call to Order
Officially began at 7:35 pm and was presided over by Traci Poppert, with Krista Bossaller filling in for Ellen McGuinness as secretary.

Attendees
Traci Poppert, Denise Failacci, Lenka Syslova, Harish Kumar, Teresa Vaughn, Nick Gasemy, Jaclyn Smith, Krista Allen-Bossaller, Bryan Hirschmann, Mike Hillman

Director’s Report -- Mr. Gasemy
  • Brian & Nick taking pictures of old drums & props to sell.
    • TJ has an excess of congos – trying to donate to the middle school program.
  • New concert piece for concert band; written less than a year ago.  Premier – free copy & clinic.
  • Sweetwater contacted Nick to make sure carts ordered fit the speakers that were ordered.
  • Concert band adjudication is next month.
    • No sight-reading this year; extra time for clinical.
  • No state adjudication this year.
  • No mask mandate starting 2/25/22.  Optional for staff & students.
  • Band Camp = last week of July & first week of August.
President’s Report – Traci
  • KIDA –
    • Cover grate with plywood (Nick) next time.
    • Trying to move home show to March for 2023.
    • Photobooth for students to purchase photos.
  • Jazz Night – Saturday 5/7, 6 pm.
    • Need one more parent to help on the committee.  Set up/clean up; oversee the group for future planning.
    • Donations for snack/desserts needed.
    • Silent auction – cakes & various other items.
Treasurer – Jaclyn
  • KIDA profit = $2,532.43; major expense was payment to the judges.
  • December budget -- $567.28 income & $9,475.02 expenses
    • Indoor fees & instructor/tech payments
  • January budget -- $12,395.84 income & $55,440.46 expenses
    • Instrument purchases
    • Still waiting on bibbers
VP1 – Teresa
  • Bibbers are coming along – ordering about 95.
  • Coordinating with Rob at DeMoulin to find out where we missed 20.
  • Working on processing books for uniform room (4 total)
  • Two positions left to fill – Moira Fisher volunteered for one.
  • FAQ’s – need an overall Uniform Room binder.
VP2 (Student Accounts) – Krista
  • Need to meet with Teresa to go over which accessory orders are outstanding & go over list of items (shirts) that students received on Marching Band photo day.
  • Keep track of volunteer hours!
Secretary – Ellen
  • Absent.
  • Everyone – please continue to read the monthly minutes and encourage other families to read them as well.
Fundraising – Denise Failacci
  • Scrip rebate total $305 -- $244 student & $49 general fund
  • Cookie sale kick-off
    • Julie sent out in FOF a reminder to students.
    • All students are required to purchase two boxes.
    • Flyers sent to students.
  • Spin-the-Bottle – 4/10?  Traci checking with Mark (owner)
    • Tickets will be $15 each (need to sell 50)
    • Will need a volunteer to help organize.
  • TRAINEES NEEDED –
    • Car washes – summer 2022 is Ellen’s last summer!
    • Restaurant nights
    • Uniform room
Next Executive Meeting:March 3, 6:30 PM (@ oscars ale house)
Next booster meeting:march 10, 7:30 pm (@ GTJHS)
Meeting Adjourned 8:22 pm (krista 1ST, jaclyn 2ND, UNANIMOUS)