Cambridge Band Booster Club Inc.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 6:30pm

General Parent Meeting

Welcome Daniel Scott, Director

The meeting was called to order at 6:42pm
Parent Information Daniel Scott, Director

 Our March Parent Meeting offered a Hybrid format with 17 attending virtually and 42 parents attending in person  We have 143 families in our Booster organization desiring to be engaged and offered transparent information to support our students.

 Our financial status is stable but we still have many outstanding fees in our winter programs.

 Thank you to nominating committee Laura Morgan, Tracey Gaertner, Terri Pascuzzi and Daniel Scott for providing us an outstanding Slate of Officers.

 The nominated Slate of Officers was presented to our general membership as follows: President – Cindy Roberts, Secretary – Diane Pete, VP of Ways and Means – Brian Edison, VP of Special Events – Terran Williams, VP of Communications – Becky Bryant and VP of Parent Activities – Leann Jaeger. Nominations were opened to the floor. Daniel Scott closed nominations and RaeAnn Frank seconded. The slate of officers was voted in as presented with 59 voting yes and none opposed.  An 8th Grade Parent Liason and a Color Guard Liason will be added to our Board meetings.

 Next year we would like to add a Treasurer in Training and President Elect positions to our Board

 Leadership applications have been passed out to Students. Applications are due on April 15th prior to an interview. To be considered you much be: a problem solver, an advocate for the program, service oriented and engaging.

 Leadership will fill the following positions: Drum Major (2), President (1), Vice President (1), Caption Leader (5) and Student Leader (8-15).

 Our Band Banquet is being chaired by Tracey Gaertner and Delia Rehg. Senior parents are asked to email Delia with senior photos, the provided link does not work. There is a senior meeting prior to the Banquet but assigned seating is provided to our senior families to allow them to attend both functions.

 Recognition and leadership awards will be presented at the Band Banquet. Seniors will present Senior Spotlights with final wisdoms of being part of this program.

 Coupon Card deadline is April 18th. Becky Bryant is chair. 105 have been sold so far with a goal of 800-900. Each student has been given 5 cards to sell at $10 each.

 The Jazz Ensemble will be performing at the Alpharetta Arts Center.

 MUTM will be April 30th (Mr. Scott’s Birthday). We are considering starting later in the evening to provide a concert under the moon and stars, as well as offering child care. There will be different levels of tickets available as well as VIP tables.  The Jazz Ensembles had a fantastic trip to Cincinnati.

 We will be providing a Beer Stand at the Ameris Amphitheater for their 2022 season. Michelle Smith will be lead on this fundraiser and will need 2 to 3 parent volunteers per concert. Alcohol training is required for all volunteers (18 years or older only), which will be good for 3 years. We plan to set up volunteer slots by sections allowing funds raised to be used by our Winter Programs also. Concert season will be May 1st through the end of October.

 Band Registration will be May 11th. We plan to streamline the process providing uniform measurements and clear information about the coming year and fees.

 Our Marching Band will be attending Bands of America Championships October 22, 2022 in Orlando, Florida.  Our Jazz Band will be attending Jazz Fest 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana. We hope to take our Jazz Band to New York also during the 2023 season.

 Our Jazz Band will participate at LGPE on April 29, 2022 at Marietta High School with Solos and Ensembles competing on April 30th.

 We will offer our Spring Concert on May 3, 2022.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:266pm.
Minutes submitted by Nancilee Wolfe, Secretary.