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    Band Parent Association
    Board Meeting Minutes

    December 4, 2023

     
    The Band Parent Association website is www.ntband.org 
     
    BPA Officers:
    Elaine Vaughn– President
    Sheree Murray –Vice President
    Marie Martin - Treasurer
    Melinda Brooks - Secretary
    Bea Marie Escalera - Food Coordinator
     
    Band Director - Darren Johnson
    Color Guard Director - David Wilson
     
    Absent: David Wilson, Bea Marie Escalera
     
    Elaine Vaughn called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m.
     
    Introductions: Trevor Brooks (student), David Turner (parent), Julie Hinman (parent), Mark Armijo (parent), (Sign-in Sheet received, to be electronically filed with meeting minutes)
     
    Guard Update – Darren Johnson
    ● Competition schedule: 5 shows, 1 here
    ● Will be practicing at NTHS and Pleasant Glade
    ● Will perform on 2/1 at double-header basketball game
     
    Band Update – Darren Johnson
    ● Wreath fundraiser made $820
    ● 5 students accepted for All State!
    ● Vertical Fundraiser - $13k+ raised, around $11k will go to BPA
    ● 12/13 basketball game has been rescheduled, pep band will not perform at rescheduled date
    ● Some students worked concessions on Friday to earn volunteer hours and money into their band accounts
    ● Charter bus reserved for concert at WWU
    ● Grant opportunity - Music Aide NW, proposed to purchase a new vibraphone Motion to approve BPA expenditure of $1450 contingent upon receipt of $6000 grant from Music Aide NW to purchase a new vibraphone. Motion seconded. Motion Passed.
     
    November 2023 Meeting Minutes Review – Melinda Brooks Motion to approve the November 2023 Minutes. Seconded. All voted in favor, none opposed. Motion approved.
     
    Treasurer’s Report – Marie Martin
    ● Reviewed Banking Summary and Treasurer’s Report Motion to approve the November 2023 Banking Summary and Treasurer’s Report. Seconded. All voted in favor, none opposed. Motion approved.
     
    Student Update – Trevor Brooks
    ● 9th grade & Concert band shows on Tuesday
    ● Symphonic concert on Thursday
    ● Solo & Ensemble in January
    ● Friday is the gift exchange and holiday social
    ● Jazz band played at the Washington Center; Thurston Talk wrote an article about it!
    ● Pep band played at the basketball game · Other Items – Elaine Vaughn
    ● January 26 basketball game ice cream social
     
    The meeting was adjourned by Elaine Vaughn at ~7:11 pm. The next Officers Meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 8, 2023, at 6:30 pm.