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Directors,

We need a volunteer (or 2) to help out at the gate at Marching Festival on Oct 11.  This is a lot of $$ in one night and we decided to offer this as a volunteer opportunity in lieu of a future work assignment.  Please let me or Mike know if you are interested.

Brian – balch.brian@gmail.com

Good afternoon –

Just a quick note that the solo and ensemble fees have been updated on msboa.org and that registration is now live and ready for registrations.

Thank you – happy Monday!

Jessica

Directors,

Don’t forget to postmark your registrations for Marching Band by tomorrow if you haven’t done so already.  You must have signatures on the registration form and any purchase order or check request if you don’t have a check yet.  Scanning and emailing me a pdf is fine, too, but it must be done by tomorrow.

Please review our bylaws for timely payment.  This may take some “persuasion” on your end to get it moving so your district office doesn’t sit on it for a month.  It is your responsibility to ensure you meet deadlines.  Please call/communicate to the VP of the Festival before the deadline if you know there will be issues.  We can work with you up to a certain extent if you feel your office may be slow.  I literally just called my accounts payable person and my principal didn’t sign my MSBOA Membership invoice…. we need to make sure we follow up!! 🙂

Good luck with the last month or so of the season and keep praying to the weather gods that this weather pattern keeps up!!

Brian

Directors,

I had to split mid-way through Tuesday’s meeting, so I could not discuss a PD opportunity with everyone there.

I am willing to facilitate a PD day for us – somewhat similar to the Music Ed committee’s day in Okemos, but related to specific things we are doing in our area/district.  Like I said earlier this year, it would pertain to implementation of major school improvement goals into our band classrooms as well as general shop-talk and strategies we do to be better directors.

My AP already approved me being able to document PD hours for this.  I think Jessica is also able to do this as well.

I want to help facilitate this project, but I don’t want to be “in charge” of anything – just organizing and helping the day move along.  I would like a nice day of PD that will directly impact me as a director.

Attached is a quick survey link to help us set a date and focus this better so we can make it happen.  Once I have a good consensus, I can come up with a date and formulate a focus/scope for the day.  Perhaps this could get us out of a DPPD day and replace it with one that is 100% band director focused.

Brian

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQIs1yyoMBIXr9apd4yXqaChA1wvUmycg0cxFcrO-Vjqs0vA/viewform?usp=sf_link