Governor Thomas Johnson High School Band
Frederick, Maryland
Meeting Minutes

July 28,2022

Call to Order
The Band Boosters meeting officially began at 7:00 pm at GTJHS and was presided over by Traci Poppert, with Ellen McGuinness as secretary.

Attendees
Traci Poppert, Dan & Denise Failacci, Moira Fisher, Jo McManus, Lenka Syslova, Nick Gasemy, Jaclyn Smith, Kim Belisle, Michelle & Donald Lee, Ellen McGuinness, Robin Marquart, Rebecca Lavo, Jen Anderson, Tammy Main, Harish Kumar, Sarah Ruckert, Gary Clark, Jenn Duthoy, Krista Allen-Bossaller

Minutes
 June minutes were approved: 1st Jaclyn, 2nd Robin, unanimously.

Director’s Report -- Mr. Gasemy
  • Band camp is going well.
  • Check Band App & with Section Leaders.
  • Report absences timely.
  • Encourage kids to make healthy choices, such as drinking lots of water!
  • Will look over the Uniform Room for needs/
    • Jenn Duthoy will check the chaperone bags.
  • Competitions are part of the kids’ grade in band as it is a cocurricular class.
  • PICTURES = 8/20
President’s Report – Traci
  • Follow the band calendar!
VP2 (Student Accounts) – Krista & Jo
  • Tuition due dates are on the band calendar.
    • $450:  7/7 $125, 8/4 $125, 9/1 $100, 10/6 $100
  • Sending a reminder email tonight.
  • Krista is still helping Jo with the position.
Treasurer – Jaclyn
  • Who wants to be the next treasurer?  This is her last year in the position.
  • Year 2021-2022:  $67,817.57 IN, $150,145.90 OUT (out is both indoor & outdoor)
  • JUNE:  $1506.07 IN, $2827.83 OUT
  • Outdoor Budget Fall 2022
    • $42,750 Total           $2K Field Supplies
    • $15K Staff                 $900 Fuel
    • $5K Busses                $3K Guard Uniforms
    • $3K Copyright          $500 Guard Miscellaneous
    • $700 MMBA fees      $500 Cleaning Uniforms
    • $500 Uniform Room
VP1  – Robin
  • Oversees committees.
  • SpiritWear forms are coming out.
    • Bucket hats!
  • We need a pit crew chief!
    • Also need a food coordinator for the pit crew.
  • Need help in the uniform room with measuring.
  • Jazz Night & Banquet help will be needed in the spring.
Secretary/Chaperones/Car Washes – Ellen
  • No secretary report.
  • Chaperones needed for all band events.
    • A Sign-Up Genius will come out in late August.
    • 3-8 people needed for each event.
  • Last car wash = 7/30.
Fundraising – Denise Failacci
  • Gator Aid (band camp) & Car Wash (7/30)
  • SpiritWear – not much profit but worthwhile 😊
  • 8/30 MOD Pizza (Westview) Restaurant Night.  
  • Need a chair for the Cookie Fundraiser (October & February).
  • SCRIP is now “RAISE RIGHT” – Earn free $$ for your kid’s band account!
    • Buy ecards; Denise will help.
  • JUNE --$529 (Scrip), $423 (student accounts), $96 to the general fund.
  • Krista will do Greenery & Tree Pick-up this year.

Next Executive Meeting:  thursday 8/11/22, 7:00 PM, cucina forno
Next booster meeting:   Thursday 8/18/22, 7:30 pm, TJ band room
Meeting Adjourned 7:58 pm (Jo 1ST, Dan 2ND, UNANIMOUS)