Thursday: 3:00-4:30 Symphonic Band
We currently have $6,000 in outstanding band and color guard fees for the year. Please plan to pay your remaining balance as soon as possible. You are not eligible to attend the band banquet or the Busch Gardens trip if you owe any band fees.
Also, you will not be allowed to participate in band or guard next year if you do not take care of your financial obligation. This is a school rule and students that do not meet their obligation will not be a part of the organization the next year.
Today is the last day before the cost goes up to $40 a ticket. (the 15th of April). Please follow this link to order your tickets. Parents are encouraged to go to this event as well.
Busch Gardens Trip
We still have a few more spots left for this trip. Due date for Busch Gardens trip is 4/22. Please make sure to sign up before then to reserve your spot on the bus.
Lakeside Jazz, Port Orange, Fl
Jazz 2: 11:00
Jazz 1: 3:40
This is a provide your own transportation event!
Please arrive an hour and 15 minutes before your performance time. You need to be ready to go to warm-up an hour before our performance time. We will meet behind the stage near the concession stands.
You are not required to stay to watch the other band perform or stay for the evening performances. If you would like to purchase a ticket for the end of the night for preferred seating, follow the link to their site. Also, they provide directions to the location of this event on their website.
State Concert MPA
Because of the schedule that we were given for state concert band, we will not be attending this year. We were scheduled to play at 8:30pm on a Monday night in Jacksonville, Fl. We would not have made it back to the school until midnight. With the band having a concert the next day, it would not have been a good decision. Maybe next year!
May 8th, 6pm UHS Auditorium End of the Year required parent and student general meeting.
Our annual required parent and student meeting will be held on May 8th at 6pm in the Auditorium. Please plan on attending with your student. We are making some changes to a few things next year, so please be in attendance so you can ask any questions.
Here are the list of items to be covered in the meeting:
Changes to band fundraisers and what fundraisers we will be doing next year.
Presentation of the Budget for next school year.
Presentation for next year’s band trip.
Election of new booster board members.
Freshman band parent and student orientation.
Interested in a Booster Board Position?
Below you will find a list of booster board positions and a general description of their duties. If you are interested in holding a position on the booster board next year, please let me know. The only way you can be elected to position is through the nominating committee. I will relay your interest to the committee and then we will get back in touch with you to go over the position and all the responsibilities. The executive board will then meet to decide who will be placed on the ballot for the elections. There are nowrite in’s or nominations allowed at the meeting. You must go through the outline process to be considered for a position. You can nominate yourself and let us know of your interest in the position.
Currently the nomination Committee has nominations for:
President, Ways and Means, Guard, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Currently we need parent nominations for:
Events and Travel
Assistant Treasurer-(must have a finance/banking/accounting back ground)
President: The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and subject to the control of the Board, shall supervise and control all of the business and affairs of the corporation and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board. The President shall preside, if present, at all meetings of the Board. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all Board committees and shall be responsible for overseeing all standing and special committees. The President shall act as liaison for the Association to the Administration.
4.5.2 Vice President - Events and Travel: The Vice President - Events and Travel shall serve as aide to the President and shall perform duties requested, shall oversee the planning and implementation of concerts, competitions and activities, will oversee the activities of Event Committees and shall perform other duties as requested.
4.5.3 Vice President - Ways and Means: The Vice President - Ways and Means shall assist in recommending and planning fundraising activities, and shall oversee the activities of Fundraising Committees and shall perform other duties as requested.
4.5.6 Guard Coordinator/Liaison: The Guard Coordinator/Liaison shall serve to coordinate the activities and needs of the guard programs during the marching season, as determined by the Band Director. They shall be responsible for the organization of all aspects of marching season. These responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: managing financial budgets, student account maintenance, fundraising and other activities as determined relative to the needs of the guard. All aspects shall be managed within the approved budget and reported to the Executive Board.
4.5.4 Treasurer: The Treasurer shall be responsible for the Association’s financial matters. The Treasurer shall file all receipts for the Association and keep balanced account of receipts and expenditures. The Treasurer will deposit and record all monies collected from any activities. The Treasurer shall make an annual report to the Association at the annual meeting. The treasurer is responsible for all local, state, and federal filings as defined by the 501(c)(3) laws. The Treasurer is responsible for the auditing of the Association’s finances as required by the School Board and other agencies. The Treasurer shall disburse funds in accordance with the approved budget or as approved by the Executive Board and Band Director. The Treasurer shall keep an up-to-date balanced accounting of fees owed and paid by the student, as well as, distribute parent communication pertaining to Association and student funds as needed to the general membership. The Treasurer will be responsible for reviewing the requests for ID and Passwords for access to any and all online computer programs involving student accounts and financial information to the Association, Committees, Volunteers and General Membership, including but not limited to maintenance of such programs as CHARMS.
4.5.5 Secretary/Communications: The Secretary shall keep a record of any and all Executive Board meetings in accordance with the Sunshine State Laws and “Robert’s Rules of Order‟. The Secretary shall give notice of all meetings of the members and the Board of Directors required by the By-Laws, and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors or the By-Laws. The Secretary shall be responsible for maintaining and keeping hard copy records or electronic forms of all meetings of the Association and Executive Board and for maintaining appropriate historical records of the Association and Band activities. The Secretary shall also be responsible for maintaining an up-to-date membership list and membership emergency contact forms. A complete list of the addresses of students participating in the band program and their parents or guardians shall be maintained electronically with hard copy backup. The Secretary shall communicate band activities to the members of the Association and the general public through e-mail, calendar updates, newsletters or other appropriate methods. The Secretary will provide correspondence on behalf of the Association including, but not limited to, sponsorship requests and thank you letters. The Secretary or a delegated representative shall be responsible for maintaining the band website(s). If the Secretary deems it necessary, he/she can designate the sole duty of maintaining the website(s) to one of the members of the general membership.