Meg Evans Gartley called the meeting to order. Kathy Pelletiers made a motion to approve the
minutes of the August 8, 2017 meeting. Michelle Hoysan seconded the motion. The
membership voted unanimously to approve the minutes.
Bob Wascura reminded the members to sign in and introduced the sale of the band stadium
Mrs. Zettlemoyer reminded parents that the $10.00 dry cleaning fee for orchestra members
must be paid before the uniforms are picked up.
Meg informed parents that all payments to quota accounts and fundraisers are up to date, but
do not reflect credit for the past week’s fundraisers. She reminded parents that the fair share
is due at the next general membership meeting on October 10: $135 for band members and
$50 for orchestra-only students. She appealed to parents for a chair for the luncheon for the
In response to a question about a student not having a beret, Meg explained that berets have
been ordered, but probably would not be here for the football season. In response to a
question about dry cleaning uniforms, Mrs. Zettlemoyer advised it was OK, but asked that it be
taken to Panda Dry Cleaners on Catasauqua Road who are experienced in cleaning the
Shawn Bobyak presented the treasurers report (copies of which were made available to the
membership) reflecting income and expenses for August. He reminded parents to write the
student’s name on any checks for quota and fundraisers so the funds are credited to the right
Kevin Long explained in response to inquiries about the band not playing more during the away
games, that the band is prohibited from playing during play and liable for a penalty to the team
for doing so. He explained that providing water for the band members during the game is
acceptable, but preferred no food, except in situations where a member may have been
brought to the game directly from a sporting event. He added that most parades do not require
water for the band and reviewed parade policies restricting anyone walking with the band. He
reviewed the report times for the football game on Friday and the Celtic Classic Parade on
The orchestra has been asked to provide a string quartet for a new show entitled “Beatles vs.
the Rolling Stones” to be presented on November 13 at Symphony Hall in Allentown. Orchestra
auditions are ongoing and Jazz Band rehearsals will begin in October. Instruments will be
transported to the Saucon Valley parade on October 22 by truck, but band members are
responsible for their own transportation.
Allen Frank thanked the chaperones and field roadies for their help and advised parents who
wish to volunteer to send him copies of the necessary clearances which are valid for 5 years.
He reviewed upcoming band appearances:
? Sunday Evening at 7:00: First Company at the Promenade
? Thursday evening circa 6:00: Pep band for Volleyball Pink Out game
? Monday, October 11: Pep band for the fundraiser at Moe’s
? Sunday, October 22 at 6:45 a.m.: Runners World race
He reminded parents that after-school lessons are available for interested students and assured
a concerned parent that the Rocky theme would return Friday night. The band room will be
open from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Saturday morning for instrument pick up for the parade and
will be open after the parade, but students may return bearskins and instruments Monday
Meg advised parents who did not receive the electronic newsletter to sign up on the website to
receive future newsletters. She reviewed the current fundraising opportunities: monthly
hoagies, Krispy Kreme donuts, and mums (delivery on September 30). There will be a sale of
locally produced salsa with a delivery on November 11. Salsa chairperson Jason Applegate had
sample of the more popular flavors for parents to sample after the meeting.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Submitted by Bob Wascura