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2017-18 updates

posted May 16, 2017, 3:14 PM by Ballard Band   [ updated May 16, 2017, 3:15 PM ]

Just a few things as the school year is wrapping up and we are preparing for next year.

We had a great kick-off meeting last week. We had lots of excited new families there, and many of our veteran families were there either volunteering, or attending the meeting.

1. FORMS - If you have not turned in your forms yet, you can still do that between now and the last day of school. Getting them now greatly helps ease the record keeping. Getting them all at the beginning of band camp or beginning of school makes it difficult for doing all of the data entry.

If you did not get a handbook with the forms in it, your child can get them in the band room. Also, we plan to have some extras on hand Thursday night at the concert.

**Marching band participants need to have all of their forms, including the physical and a photocopy of their health insurance card by the beginning of band camp, in order to participate!**

2. OFFICERS - As I stated at the kick-off meeting, we are in need of some key officers next year. We had a couple of parents step up to say they could take on the treasurer job.

We still need a President. According to the by-laws, after serving 2 years, Patrick cannot serve anymore.

Without a Booster President, nothing can happen. No money can flow. Band will become just a class. We cannot travel to competitions, pay Kevin for percussion ensemble, purchase new instruments and equipment, as needed, purchase new concert and jazz music, purchase colorguard uniforms, have the marching uniforms cleaned etc, pay the band camp staff etc, etc.

The only stipulation, according to Redbook, is that you cannot be a JCPS employee.

Here is a slate of the officers we have for 2017-18. Thanks to those who have volunteered already

President: ????

1st VP: ???

2nd VP: Charlita H (also in charge of food related tasks)

Treasurer: Possibly filled - waiting to sort out who will be Treasurer and Vice Treasurer Recording secretary: Blayr Sheehan Corresponding Secretary: Alicia Wilder 12th grade rep: Allison Nye 11th grade rep: Rachel Wright 10th grade rep: ???

9th grade rep: Kathy C

Concert band rep: ???

Colorguard rep: ???

3. Payments for dues can continue to come in to the band room while school is in session. After that, they can be sent to the PO Box, which will be checked over the summer.

Remember, to qualify for the early pay discount for 2017-18, all of this year's accounts must be current. If they are not, payments received will be used to bring them current before applying them to the new school year.

If you have any questions, or want to volunteer for one of the booster positions, please respond to this email!

Enjoy the end of the school year, and have a great summer!


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Ballard Band Boosters Band

6000 Brownsboro Road

Louisville, KY 40222