Governor Thomas Johnson High School Band
Frederick, Maryland
General Meeting Minutes

June 23, 2022

Call to Order
The Band Boosters meeting officially began at 7:33 pm at GTJHS and was presided over by Traci Poppert, with Dan Failacci acting as secretary.

Attendees
Traci Poppert, Dan & Denise Failacci, Sarina Hart, Jo McManus, Teresa Vaughn, Nick Gasemy,    Jaclyn Smith, Cindy Canizales, Michelle & Donald Lee, Robin Marquart

Minutes
May minutes were approved unanimously.

President’s Report – Traci
  • Upcoming events were reviewed.
  • Some events we didn’t do last year due to the small size of the group.  Want to bring some back that haven’t been done in the past two years – such as Breakfast with Santa.
VP1  – Robin
  • Notes passed over to Robin.
  • SpiritWear – get order forms out earlier this year.
    • New vendor
    • Logo design – 80 submissions of designs narrowed to 2 designers.
    • Full color logo $200 for design – we can do whatever we want as we own the logo.
    • SS/LS shirt options; jackets $75 each.
  • Taking care of popsicles for band camp – waiting for car washes to die down first.
  • Uniforms – Bibber half-way or ?
    • 20 jackets need to be dry-cleaned.
Secretary – Ellen
  • Absent – no report
Treasurer – Jaclyn
  • MAY 2022 -- $5,324.24 IN, $9,122.10 OUT
  • Income sources = General donations, interest, Hershey Park tickets, Jazz Night, Restaurant night, banquet.
  • Expenses = Hershey Park tickets, Scrip fee, Guard flags, uniforms, busses.
Director’s Report -- Mr. Gasemy
  • Excited about show; waiting on music.
  • Still waiting on a few instruments – 3 tubas/sound system/carts
  • Everyone should be in google group & band app – info will go to both.
  • Contract is out & must be signed by 7/7; several already received.
    • Need physical copy of confidential health card to keep on file.
    • Physical forms in lockbox in Nick’s office.
    • Handbook with contracts & guidelines for all music at TJ.
  • Fees = $450:  7/7 $125, 8/4 $125, 9/1 $100, 10/6 $100
    • No Paypal or digital payment this year; CASH OR CHECK ONLY.
    • Taxes too costly for other payment methods.
VP2 (Student Accounts) – Krista
  • Krista absent; please send money on time.
Fundraising – Denise Failacci
  • Raise Right (scrip) $308 IN -- $244 student accounts & $44 general fund
  • SCRIP – Earn free $$ for your kid’s band account!
  • Committee meeting following tonight’s booster meeting.
  • Trying to raise $15K for the year.
    • BandAid at band camp, Bingo, Christmas Greenery, Hershey Park
  • Summer car washes –
    • $1300 so far.
    • Remaining dates -- 7/2, 7/16, 7/30
New Business
  • Elections –
    • Voted unanimously to keep the same Board members.  (Traci, Jaclyn, Ellen)
    • Election moved to June meeting – 1st Dan, 2nd Denise, unanimous
    • Potential new Board members – 1st VP Robin Marquart, 2nd VP Jo McManus
Next Executive Meeting:  TUESDAY 7/26/22, 7:00 PM, TJ BAND ROOM
Next booster meeting:   Thursday 7/28/22, 7:00 pm, TJ band room
Meeting Adjourned ? pm (? 1ST, ? 2ND, UNANIMOUS)