If you are planning on coming to dinner at Z’s tomorrow and haven’t already, could you please shoot me a quick email or text? We need a reservation if it’s over 6…thanks!!!
At the meeting tonight, the board voted (not unanimously) to raise fees by $25 across the board (for all HS, MS & Duel Members), beginning for the 2017-2018 school year. The fee increase will raise revenue by approximately $30,000. This is the first time in 11 years we will have a fee increase. The proposal will be voted on at the SPRING MEETING, held the first weekend in June at Okemos HS.
Tonight we were presented with more information than we had previously received. I will send you the document which shows which activities gained or lost money last year (at the State level). I won’t be able to do this until I have a scanner. The document will also be passed out at the General Membership meeting on Friday, Jan 20. In a nutshell, the State Band & Orchestra Festival, State Jazz Festival & the Michigan Youth Arts Festival lost money last year, as well as All-State Band & Orchestra. The state office also incurred nearly a $60,000 loss last year.
Garrett Ernst, our Past President, will form a committee to investigate the cost structure for all MSBOA events, and, to formulate a plan to make MSBOA events self-sustaining. The committee will also investigate the cost structure at the state office. These are steps we felt were missing in the initial process. This is in response to member concerns about not having enough information/data to go off of to make the necessary decisions and/or accept the fee restructuring.
Members, please know that the board heard your concerns!! They quickly scrapped the proposal to raise some membership fees by nearly $200.
Hope to see many of you this weekend!
Here are the work assignments for the upcoming festival (knock on wood). I hope everyone is finding sometime to prepare! I know I feel WAY behind due to the lack of school.
This is a large festival and following our suggestions from the district meeting I did add two runners for both AM and PM. That does mean that everyone has a full day work assignment. The office will be running bare bones but with the runners collecting sheet when they are not covering it should work out fine.
If you need partial coverage for a work assignment due to chamber events you must send me the times you need coverage BEFORE the festival. This will allow me to make sure the festival runs smoothly.
HS SE Work Assignments
Dinner will start at 5, so folks wanting to make it to the Honors Choir concert can hang out for a bit. Thanks!
I am attending the conducting symposium this Thursday as a listener this year. Does anyone have any or all of these I could borrow for the day, or just a copy? I only own Irish Tune from County Derry
I am looking for:
2nd Suite in F – Holst
Three Ayres from Gloucester – Stewart
Simple Gifts – Ticheli
Amazing Grace – Ticheli
Shepherds Hey! – Grainger
Looking forward to dinner with you Thursday at Z’s at 5:30.
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