Etowah Eagle Band News
Mr. Stephen Long has been selected to be the Director of Bands for the 2015-2016 school year pending approval of the Cherokee County Board of Education at their next meeting on the 16th of April.
Mr. Long has been serving as the Director of Bands at Long Beach High School in Long Beach, Mississippi since August 2013. His educational background reflects his Cherokee County roots.He has two degrees from Reinhardt University.In 2009 he received his Bachelors of Music Education. In 2014 he earned a Masters in Conducting.He has taught in the area in several roles with the Fulton, Cobb, and Cherokee systems.He has previously worked with our program and Mr. Foxworth, and is well aware of the excellence of the Etowah program.
We should all share the excitement of opening the next chapter of the program and wish Mr. Long our best as he settles in over the next few months.
The Etowah Band is set-up with the Etowah Foundation for tax deductible donations.The band used this money to help with our goal of adding additional band uniforms, new trailers, equipment, and other operating purchases needed for the future.Any donated amount would be greatly appreciated.
Important Marching Band Dates: (All rehearsals at Etowah High School)
Music Rehearsals: Time 4-8 pm (must attend if you are in town)
Band Camp-Mandatory for Marching Students
Extended Band Camp Mandatory for Marching students
Practice Days for Marching Students – once school starts
Band Minutes - August 6, 2014
6:30 Meeting called to order by Kathleen Hartmann
Kathleen Hartmann, President
Justin Byerly, VP of Operations
Meredith Hale, VP Communications
Lisa Bounds, Treasurer
Gayla Burks, Secretary
Michael Foxworth-Band Director
Lori Hunter – VP of Fundraising
Cindy Schmelzer – Concessions
Janelle Haysman – Volunteer Coordinator
Secretary’s Report: Gayla Burks
Minutes from April ‘14 Parent Meeting were presented. Motion to approve minutes, Malinda Rushing; seconded by Jimmy Smith. Minutes were approved.
President’s Report: Kathleen Hartmann
Welcomed parents and thanked them for attending.
Noted the main purpose of the meeting was to have a social time to get to know each other as a band family.
Kathleen introduced herself and told parents she was the one they had been getting the weekly updates from. Told them to see her after meeting/social if they had not been receiving her emails.
Debuted the new Eagle Band Website (ehseagleband.org)
Highlighted the different areas they could access on the site
Talked about Charms via website access and the many different types of actions you could do within charms. (Checking account balances, volunteering, etc.)
Asked that if there were any dads that were willing to step up and help Justin with Operations that they would be appreciated.
Touched on the fact that we are going to need new equipment (trailers) in the near future.
Asked for any dad that would be willing to work with Cindy on coke delivery day to get the beverages from the band room to the concession stand. Kids will unload them from their truck and get them to the concession stand.
Treasurer’s Report: Lisa Bounds
Gave a reporting of our operating expenses for the year as 60,508.00.
Touched on the fact that we still have 30 more uniforms we need to order.
Noted that we have had to depend on fundraising and concessions to supplement fees to cover the operating cost. Pointed out that this needs to be a thing of the past. Fundraising and concessions need to be used to enhance the program (i.e. new equipment and starting to save for the next set of uniforms that will be purchased in the years to come)
Current Bank Balance is 33,257.00 with 46 members having paid their dues in full.
Reviewed the process to view student financials in Charms.
VP Fundraising: Lori Hunter
Explained the discount card program and that all members were expected to sell 10 cards or opt out of sales by making a $100.00 payment to the band.
Discussed nut sales that we will do in October with delivery of product in time for Thanksgiving. Also gave an opt out option of making a $50.00 payment to the band.
Band Director’s Report: Michael Foxworth
Thanks for supporting your child and the Etowah Band.
Emphasized that Arts Education is so important and pays off for the students in that they learn time management and have some of the highest grades on campus.
Handed out Mandated Reporter handout and went over what being a mandated reporter means to us as an involved band parent. Asked parents to please sign the form he passed around as having been given the information.
EVERYONE needs to volunteer.
My phone # is always posted on the board in the band room. Call anytime you have a question.
Social and Spirit Wear Sales
Kathleen went over the pricing sheet and items for sale.
Explained how things would be set up outside.
Noted that due to the weather the kids would perform the music for the first movement of the show in the old gym, followed by Kona Ice.
Meeting Adjourned: 7:30
Music Rehearsals 4-8pm
Music Rehearsals 4-8pm
website by: Jason Hartmann
6565 Putnam Ford Rd
Woodstock, GA 30189