Liberty Instrumental Music Association (LHSGB&OPC)
General Membership Meeting
December 12, 2017
The meeting was called to order at 7:33 p.m. Kathy Pelletiers made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 14, 2017 meeting. The motion was seconded by Michelle Hoysan and unanimously approved by the membership.
Meg Evans Gartley reported that the quota amounts were up to date and include Gertrude Hawk, discount cards, pies, and poinsettia sales. She reminded parents that the fair share was deducted in October, but in some instances the incorrect amount was deducted because of errors in the data base, which she is in the process of correcting (e.g. orchestra-only student charged at the higher band rate). She summarized the upcoming fundraisers:
- Matey’s Pizza – orders due January 12, delivery January 27
- Hoagie orders due December 30
She apologized for the on-line clothing orders not being ready for pick up and hoped to have them by the holiday concerts this weekend. If not available they would be delivered.
Tina Piscitello offered to pursue opportunities for eat-out fundraisers such as KFC.
Eduardo Azzati reviewed the November balance sheet with the aid of an overhead display which included the purchase of the berets.
Allen Frank thanked the band members who showed up for the pep band performance this evening and apologized for its cancellation. He reported that the PMEA District 10 band and orchestra auditions on December 2 at Parkland High School resulted in the selection of the following students:
- Flute – Mika Azzati, Chloe Wicox, Ester Rhee
- Trumpet – Nick Miravich, Grant Sedlock
- Clarinet – Sarafina Schultheis
- Trombone – Seth Bobyak
- Euphonium – Fernando Ramirez
- Flute – Mika Azzati
- Violin – Vivian Wong, Chloe Wilcox
District Band begins January 3 in Easton with District Orchestra following in February in Fleetwood. He advised parents that there will be a basketball game on Friday in addition to the concert so parking will be at a premium.
Meg announced that following the regular January 9 general membership meeting there would be a pre-trip meeting, the location of which would be announced in the next newsletter on January 7.
Kevin Long explained that future trip possibilities would be reviewed based on the amounts parents would be willing and able to pay. He reported on the following instrumental activities:
- Stones vs. the Beatles – string quartet performed in the event at Symphony Hall receiving public acknowledgement for their performance
- Ongoing Jazz Band auditions
- Holiday Concert – Dress rehearsal on Thursday, December 14; performances on Friday, December 15 at 7:30 and Sunday, December 17 at 2:00
- Trombone quartet – will be recorded next week on Super 2 cable
- Brass ensembles – performing in the community on December 21 and December 22.
Meg asked parents to sign up for donations of food (pasta, salads, desserts, candy) for the combined band and orchestra holiday party on Sunday, December 17 and reminded them of the Tin Whistle Clinic on January 27.
In response to questions, Kevin estimated the holiday concert would be about 90 minutes and admsission is $5.00 and added that the trombone quartet would be performing outside before the concerts.
Meg added that Nikki Giannaras and Jocelyn D’Amico would be running the Bandstand in the lobby before each concert. Ruth Zettlemoyer reminded parents to send in the $10.00 dry cleaning charge for orchestra uniforms.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:59 p.m.
Submitted by Bob Wascura