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

October 14, 2019

Present:  Dan Failacci, Trish Abell, Kate Dudash, Mike Hillman, Kim Stevens, Dana Cunningham, Nick Gasemy, Kathy Higinbotham, Courtnay Lott-Gray, Lori Morris, Hillary Lewis, Shari Nakamoto, Teresa Vaughn

Call to Order
Meeting began at 7:31 pm and was presided over by Mike Hillman, with Dan Failacci as secretary.

Approval of Previous Minutes:
September Booster Meeting minutes approved (Kate/Kim).

2nd payment was due 10/10

President’s Report:  Executive Board met for October. 
  • Budget reviewed as always
  • Thank You’s:
    • Doug Johnson & Pit Crew
    • Trish Abell for the nice new band jackets
    • Jamie Hendi and all the chaperones
  • Remaining Competitions – 10/19, FCPS 10/21, 10/26 State Championships
  • Move up night clinic Monday 10/28. Move up night on field performance 11/1
  • Trunk or Treat Monday 10/28
  • 3/14/20 KIDA show.  If you haven’t already, mark your calendar.  Mike attended 3 hr planning meeting last weekend.  Team leaders will be assigned after marching season is over.  Deadline for schools to sign up for our show is 12/1
  • Scholarship deadline – 10/11.  Applications have been collected and the review committee assembled.  Two $500 scholarships will be given away at the next booster meeting (to allow for money to be used for upcoming trip costs, if necessary).
Vice President’s Report: 
  • Senior night moved to 11/1 to coincide with homecoming game.  Krista Allen-Bossaller heading up again this year.  Cafeteria has been reserved.  Sign up genius will be coming out for potluck.
  • Due to popular demand, there will be a re-order for band jackets
  • Don’t forget to sign in and keep track of those volunteer hours 
  • See attached budget
  • As always, ask Dana for specific details/questions.
  • August - $44k in/$7.9k out 
    • Most of incoming were Disney fees
Directors Report:  (Mr. Gasemy)
  • 11/1 – Senior night.  Athletics moved JV game to 11/1 to keep homecoming for TJ and Frederick High.
  • Trying to organize 8th grade move up night.  Still need to talk to middle school teachers.
  • Drum line was asked to /and performed for the soccer game half time this evening.  Went well
  • Linganore show schedule has been sent out via email
  • There are 24/25 kids trying out for All County, and 3 for All State this year!!
  • Parking will be tight for FCPS showcase on 10/21.  Please carpool.  We are performing 2nd, so approximate performance time 6:20pm.  Need to consolidate down to 2 buses due to space.
  • Band room as new curtains.
  • Starting to look at upcoming indoor season
  • AFA showcase Thurs 10/17.  AFA students are excused, but practice will still take place
  • Trunk or Treat will be 10/28 Monday – along with clinic for 8th graders
Student Accounts:
  • Things are in pretty good shape regarding student accounts.  Disney cleaned up a lot of outstanding balances
Committee Reports

  • SCRIP – For September:  ~$1262 incoming -> $1010 into student accounts.  Rhonda looking for someone to shadow her to keep program going next year.  Rhonda has everything set up in place, just need someone to keep it running
  • October cookie sale made $1500 for general fund (actually better than last February).
  • Restaurant Night – Chick Fil-A on Rt 26, 5-8pm.  Mention TJ Band or show flyer
    • December will be Pizza
  • Greenery sale ends 10/24.  Get your orders in
  • Sheets/bedding will be online this year
  • 11/10 Wine Tasting , 4-5;30 @ Spin the Bottle, then go to restaurant night @ at Il Porto restaurant, 4-9pm
  • 11/19 – Silent Auction at Oscar’s Brewhouse.  Still in need of “services” (plumbing, electrician, lawn service, etc) and game (sporting event) to add to the auction.
  • Planning meeting for Breakfast with Santa after the booster meeting
Uniform Report:
  • Will be another order of band jackets
Pit Crew report:
  • We have had good participation and many new faces have pitched in to help
  • Mike Hopman will be pit crew chief for next year (Thank you Mike)
  • Thanks to those who have helped out so far.

Old Business:
Board still need to schedule meeting to discuss AFA in conjunction with band booster

New Business: