ALTON BAND AND ORCHESTRA BUILDERS
Minutes of the Meeting
May 18, 2015
VOTING MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:
Vickie Schilling-Vice President
Ed Gray-Financial Sec.
Rose Lammers-Craft/Vendor Fairs
TEACHERS IN ATTENDANCE:
Laura Plummer; Alyssa Cudney
Penny Boedeker, Jamie Pullen
President Hillery called the meeting to order at 7:02pm. Minutes of the March meeting were reviewed. Seeing no additions or corrections, Paula Fritz made the motion to accept, second by Mike Haynes, motion carried. There was no April 2015 meeting due to schedule conflicts.
Treasurer Cindy Kirbach presented the financial report, showing all year end totals for income and expenditures. Paula Fritz made the motion to accept the report as presented, second by Mike Haynes; motion carried. The 2015-16 Proposed Budget was then presented. Discussion was held and areas of change highlighted. Mike Haynes made the motion to accept the budget as presented, second by Vickie Schilling; motion carried.
Laura Plummer highlighted the end of the year orchestra events, including the spring musical and the orchestra concert which featured Arion soloist Madison Bemis. She noted that this has been a very special class of seniors. They will be playing the Star Spangled Banner for commencement. She announced that Joel Foltz has been hired as the new choir director to replace the retiring Bev Kramer.
Alyssa Cudney reported that the band is also having an active spring. The spring concert featured Arion soloist Hope Cash; they will be playing for graduation; and the Marching 100 will be performing in the Memorial Day parade. There are currently 159 members in the new class of the M100.
Middle School report – Spring concert was held on May 12. Julie Carter and Sally Pearce both took a pie in the face from the winners of their top practicing students; Coffee Concert was a huge success, collecting donations for the McKinney Vento fund to help homeless/displaced kids. They are touring the elementary schools to promote the string program to upcoming 4th graders; Schumann is playing for the 7th & 8th grade award ceremonies; they are promoting their string camp which is held the week before school begins in August.
Communications-Mike Haynes had no report.
ABOB.net-Tom Pullen reported that a good bit of information is being posted to the site, with Alyssa Cudney as the top poster. He has added a PayPal link for parents who wish to pay band camp fees electronically.
Ways & Means- Mr. Fundraiser is set to kick off the first full week of school in August. Cardinal Calendars will be added as a new fundraiser for the fall. If the Vendor Fair and Car Wash are to be held they will need coordinators to step up soon.
Uniform Fundraiser-The recently held Button Day was a great success, both in terms of the support from hosting businesses and the students who participated. The next one will be held October 17, 2015. The group continues to meet to plan fundraising efforts. A great thank you to Jamie Pullen for helping to organize these.
Trivia Night-It is scheduled for Oct. 16, 2015 at the Atrium Hotel. Chairs are needed for baskets and round sponsors.
Hospitality-Dave and Paula Fritz reported that everything went well with the receptions for the Arion soloists. They are currently prepping for the summer parades and 1-2 Camp.
Craft Fair-Rose Lammers reported that the June 1 due date for saving a spot is quickly approaching. They currently have 90+ applications in.
Alyssa Cudney reported that as an addition to the student’s 1-2 Camp, she will be holding a Parent’s 1-2 Camp on June 9 at 6:00pm in the auditorium. It is intended for first and second year parents to provide information on camp, competitions and CPR/1st Aid training. She also reported that she has been approached by student Sydney Shansey with ideas on fundraising for the purpose of new instrument purchases. Some ideas include a 5K Run and a movie night.
The slate of officers for the 2015-16 ABOB Board was presented:
President – Amy Hillery
Vice President – Vickie Schilling
Financial Secretary – Ed Gray
Treasurer – Cindy Kirbach
Secretary – Penny Boedeker
Communications – Mike Haynes
Ways & Means – Cortney Frosch
Craft Fair – Rose Lammers & Kathy DeWitt
Hospitality – Paula Fritz
ABOB.net – Tom Pullen
Seeing no nominations from the floor, Mike Haynes made the motion to elect all presented officers, second by Rose Lammers; motion carried. Seeing no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:18pm.
Next Meeting: Monday, June 22, 2015 at 7:00pm.