Meg Evans Gartley called the meeting to order at 7:37 p.m. She informed the members that the
minutes for the September and October membership meetings will be available for review on-
line for approval at the November meeting.
Eduardo Azzati presented the balance sheet for September on an overhead projection. At the
November meeting he will provide updates of totals in the quota accounts and the general
In response to a question about Bandstand profits, Meg explained that a larger outlay of funds
was required this season to stock the Bandstand, but we are approaching a breakeven point
and she anticipates the venue to make a profit.
Eduardo reminded parents that when writing a check to be certain that the written and
numerical amounts on the check agree.
Rose Miravich reminded parents that student fair share is due today. She reviewed the
? Moe’s – tomorrow evening (10/11) from 5:00 to 9:00. The band and orchestra receive
20% of sales; pep band will play
? Salsa Sale orders are due October 21
? Holiday Pie sale orders are due October 25
? Candles and citrus orders will commence this weekend.
Members reported instances of mums from the recent sale dying from the inability to hold
water due to the denseness of the roots and the soil composition. Meg said she would call the
supplier about the problem.
Mrs Zettlemoyer explained that when the $10 dry cleaning fee is paid for the orchestra
uniforms they will be put on the rack outside the uniform room for student pick up.
Kevin Long praised the 10 pipers and drummers for their performance at a recent event for
burn prevention and outlined upcoming events:
? First Company to Hershey on October 20 for the Pennsylvania School Board Association
? Runners World half Marathon on October 22
? Bethlehem Halloween Parade on October 29
Allen Frank explained that select juniors and seniors would join band members from Freedom
for the event in Hershey. The report time is 5:30 a.m. He did not anticipate that the students
would return in time for any classes that day. He announced that the deadline for registration
for auditions for the District Band and District Orchestra auditions is October 25. There is a
$7.00 fee if accepted.
He reminded parents that he and Mr. Long are available after school for lessons since pull-outs
for lessons in a block schedule is not feasible and thanked parents for supporting students in
band, sports, and other activities.
In response to questions, Kevin Long reported that jazz band rehearsals would start after
football season and he is still waiting for a report time for the Saucon Valley parade. He will
forward information about a feasible route to the starting point and parking options. Report
time for the Runners World pep band members is 7:30 a.m. with an 8:00 start. Uniforms are not
Meg announced that Heather Schaffer and Kim Hoffner are the Liberty chairs of the
Liberty/Freedom pre-game combined band luncheon. They will need volunteers to set up,
serve and clean up, as well as people to donate water bottles and grab-and- go type backed
goods. Volunteers will need to report for set up at 9:45 for the 11:00 to 11:30 luncheon
followed by the 1:00 kickoff for the game. Contact information for Heather and Kim will be
included in this weekend’s electronic newsletter. Clearances are required for all volunteers for
The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
Submitted by Bob Wascura