There were 17 in attendance for the meeting.
Total attendance for August 25, 2014 meeting was 26.
There was no old business to discuss.
World’s Finest Chocolate – Director Pierce informed everyone that the chocolate candy bar fundraiser would be held in October. Participation is not required, but very much encouraged. ½ of the profits will go into the band’s main account. ¼ will go into a uniform account, and the remaining ¼ will go into separate student accounts, and will be available for uses such as participation fees, Spring trip, and Honor Band trips.
Flag football – Tuesday, September 30th 7:30pm. Plans are being made for a “Powder Puff” football game to be held during Homecoming week , on the SCHS football field. The Marching Chiefs Band will receive all the profits from the game, including concession stand sales.
Fall Festival – October 25th
2 games/booths may be run by the band at the up-coming Fall Festival.
The “Coke Toss” will be run by Katie Barefield and Lee McIlwain, along with color guard members.
A “Jail/Bail” was decided on for the 2nd booth. Drum Major Mallarie Mosley will ask band members to work as “Jailers.” Judi McIlwain said a cattle trailer could possibly be provided by her family.
A notice was recently passed out to students who have remaining band fee balances.
Progress reports were recently sent home with students. Teachers were contacted if a student’s grade in other subjects did not meet expectations.
Separate student accounts will be created using a portion of individual student’s sales from up-coming fundraisers
, and will be available for uses such as participation fees, Spring trip, or Honor Band trips.
All-State try-outs will be held in January. There are a number of students in our band who should try for All –State. A list of music requirements for All-State may be found on the band’s web site.
September 27 – Daleville Marching Festival
An itinerary for the Daleville competition will be posted on the web site when our band’s competition time is confirmed. Bands will begin performing around lunchtime
, with an awards ceremony to be held at 9pm.
October 2 – Homecoming Parade
The Homecoming parade will be held in Gilbertown on Thursday
, Oct. 2, at 5pm. Line-up will be by the Go-Co at 4:30. Beginner band members may march and carry signs in the parade.
October 4 – Demopolis Competition
The Bands on the River competition will begin around 2pm, and last for about 4 hours. Trophies will
be awarded, including a Grand Champion trophy. Our band has a good chance of receiving an
Our band will participate in the Gordo Marching Festival. This is a very large marching band competition.
December 5 – Gilbertown Christmas Parade
Band boosters will have a concession stand in Gilbertown on the day of the Christmas parade. Band boosters will need to donate concessions/baked goods to sell.
See calendar section on the band’s website at www.southernchoctawbands.webs.com.
Concession Stand – Kim Mosley reported that the band booster concession stand made a total of $481.00 at the first home game against CCHS. Baked goods and candy will be needed to sell at the next home game on the 26th. There is a sign-up paper for anyone who is interested in working a shift in the concession stand.
Next Band Booster Meeting: Monday, October 6, 2014 @ 6:00pm
When there was no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 6:48pm by President Mark Kelley.