Governor Thomas Johnson High School Band
Frederick, Maryland
Meeting Minutes

January 11, 2021

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

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:
December Booster Meeting minutes approved. (Kate/Erik)

President’s Report:  Executive Board met for January.  
  • We will be looking at the indoor budget in the February Board meeting
Vice President’s Report:  
  • Senior shirts have been picked up from Grimes.  Need to figure out distribution plan
  • No report.
  • Budget for December
    • Approx. $2.1k in/$2.7k out
  • Income from band fees, SCRIP and fundraising
  • Outgoing mostly from scholarships, tech payment, & misc business exp.
  • As always, ask Jacklyn for specific details/questions.
Directors Report:
  • Not much to report.
  • Cancellation of in-person learning scraps any plans for an indoor season or co-curricular activities
  • Nick looking at virtual options
Student Accounts:
  • Scholarships have been posted to students accounts.
  • SCRIP rebates were posted last week
  • Kathy to reach out to seniors with credit balances to see who they would like to donate to.  You can choose to donate your credit to someone who still has an outstanding balance or you can donate to the scholarship fund.
Committee Reports

  • Thanks so much for advertising for the Christmas tree pickup.  We picked up over 45 trees.  Special thanks to the Hopman’s who carted trees in their jeep.  We made over $900
  • Jan 28 AR Workshop.  There are 18 slots available (6 or 7 spots already filled).  Can make wooden signs, pillows, blankets, etc.  Make your own projects and the proceeds benefit the band.  Sign up until Jan 14.  Share on social media please.
  • Individual fundraisers –
    • New one upcoming for February and working on something for Mothers Day.  Stay tuned.
    • SCRIP – If new to the program, talk to Denise Failacci for more information.
Uniform Report:

Pit Crew report:



Old Business:

New Business:

MEETING ADJOURNED  7:52 PM (Dan/Jacklyn)