Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Booster Meeting Minutes--11/6/18

We had a fantastic turn out for our parent meeting on Tuesday.  Thanks to everyone who came.  For those who couldn't make it, here is what was discussed:

  1. The 2018 Fall Marching Band season.
    1. The general consensus was that things went well.  Communication was good.  There were more volunteers than ever.  The band is stronger and improving.
    2. Some things that could be fixed:
      1. Feeding the kids.  The concern was that the kids would eat a big meal before boarding the bus and then not be hungry a couple of hours later to eat the meal the parent provide.  They also seem to lose focus during that time.  They also always seemed to be rushed.  Some ideas were to feed them before they board buses, giving them a box lunch to eat on the way, or not feeding them a whole meal but providing snacks for after performing.
      2. Disorganization of equipment.  It was pointed out that since we are in the upper classes, there is less room to park and spread out.  It was suggested that the kids be trained to put their cases in a certain spot away from the back of the trailers so they can be unloaded and things aren't so messy.  We just have to work with the limited space that we are given.
      3. Working in the dark.  It seemed more items were lost this year.  This could be due to the fact that we weren't completely prepared for what it's like to pack up in the dark.  A suggestion was made to acquire lights that belong to the band.  Reorganizing the way the kids leave their instrument cases could also help with this.
    3. Saturday work day to clean pod and store marching band equipment.  
      1. November 10th at 9:00 am
  2. Fundraising
    1. Eric Burns introduced the sponsor program that he and Lindsay Godwin started.  Several parent took letter with them to get the ball rolling.
    2. Eric also talked about upcoming fundraisers
    3. We will be asking for help sorting the Lehi Roller Mills order once it comes in.
    4. Larry Webb talked about U of U concessions.  He is going to look at the calendar and sign us up for more opportunities.  He is going to decide to sign up for 12 or 24 positions.  Filling 24 positions during football/marching band season was difficult, but maybe during the winter/spring sports we will have an easier time filling positions.  
  3. Winter Competition Season
    1. Carrie Black and Sara Leach talked about needing help during the season and also when we host competitions in March/April.  Sign-ups will be going up for volunteers.  Color Guard dates will also be going on the calendar.
  4. Band Dinner/Dance (May 18, 2019)
    1. Janice Bringhurst asked for parents to join the planning committee.  If you are interested, please email the boosters ( with your name and number.

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