BOOSTER MEETING MINUTES

March 15, 2021 - Meeting via Zoom

Regular Monthly Meeting

Jim Glass called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m.
Attendees

Jim Glass
Vicky Kelly
Olga Shorokhova
Dorit Bannett    
Gia Walton
Jennifer Hart
Michael Leslie
Jeff Adams    
Tim Keleher

Treasurer’s Report

 

  • Income total about $9898 (1grant carried over from last year + $3200 in reimbursements)

  • Expenditures of about $14000 – Dipped into cash balances for $3250

    • Expenses have slowed down

    • Instrumental music received PPE for instruments

T-Shirts for Coffeehouse

  • T-shirts will be sold for coffeehouse

  • Currently 28-30 orders

  • Boosters is not taking a profit – just acting as a clearinghouse

 

Membership Report

  • Gained one family last month

  • $3001.17 in membership

    • $1163.40  (6) Premium Members

    • $1261.60  (13) Gold Members

    • $  337.75  (7) Silver Members

    • $    95.16  (4)  Bronze/Supporter Members

    • $     4.00   (1) Alumni

    • $   14.26   (1) Faculty Member

    • $  125.00 (2) Donations

  • c.    Flyer going out for more membership

 

Instrumental Report

  • PPE went out to students for masks and bell covers.

  • Concerts are being planned

    • May 24, 2021 -instrumental (wind ensembles, wind symphony)

    • May 25, 2021 – jazz band and orchestras

  • First jazz band practice today.

  • Wednesday, orchestra starts for Cherry Hill Ed Foundation (Les Misérables selections)

  • Michael Ludwig (violinist) will appear with combined orchestra

  • Marching band prep beginning

  • Livestream of concerts/shows will occur – still unknown who will be allowed to attend

T-shirts

  • Alaine will check numbers to see if it makes sense to do t-shirts

  • Discussion at next meeting

 

Recognition of Seniors

  • Potential for a banner with all names

  • Potential for a plaque

  • Need to get list of names of seniors

 

Adjournment and Next Meeting

  • All board members need to bring someone on next meeting to take over

  • Next meeting April 19, 2021 at 7:00PM

Respectfully submitted,
Jennifer Hart

February 15, 2021 - Meeting via Zoom

Regular Monthly Meeting

Jim Glass called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
Attendees
Jim Glass

Vicky Kelly

Tim Keleher
Dorit Bannett

Olga Shorokhova
Jennifer Hart

Alaine Dautle
Jeff Adams

Caroline Chung

Treasurer’s Report

 

  • We are at a shortfall of $2,500 between what was spent and what was brought in

  • Approximately $25,000 in the bank (approximately $27,500 to start)

  • We have raised $2600 raised this year as compared to the $8,500 raised last year, and approx.. $13,000 raised in previous years. Much of this is due to the auditorium being closed last year and pandemic starting in March 2020.

  • d. The goal right now is to stabilize finances.

Vocal Report (get email from Jim)

  • 14 students in virtual all SJ chorus

  • Auditions for 2021-22 school year are being submitted through google classroom and teachers hope to have lists to counselors by end of March

  • Lead of Jagged Little Pill, Elizabeth Stanley, did Master Class with Voce and East Singers.

  • 15th Annual East Coffee House hosted by East Singers will be a pre-recorded virtual event April 17th at 7:00 p.m. Auditions are open to all East students through virtual classroom.

Instrumental Report

 

  • Music teachers are moving forward with guidelines to have students playing instruments in school again.

  • Pit orchestra has already been rehearsing for Little Shop of Horrors. Students are social distancing and not sharing equipment.

  • Les Miserables project is still on track for April

  • String players have been able to rehearse

Little Shop of Horrors

 

  • Pit is recording first week in March

  • Dates are set for April 30 and May 1

T-shirts

  • Cost is $5-7 with printing costs

  • These are owed to the membership

Adjournment and Next Meeting

  • Next meeting date March 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

  • Adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Jennifer Hart

January 18, 2021 - Meeting via Zoom

Regular Monthly Meeting

Jim Glass called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.

Attendees

Jim Glass
Vicky Kelly
Dorit Banit
Olga Shorokhova
Jennifer Hart
Alaine Dautle
Jeff Adams    
Tim Keleher

Tammy [no last name given]

Music Report

  • Spring musical – Little Shop of Horrors 

    • Go ahead to start practicing

    • Pit band will come in after school

    • No wind brass or strings (rock band) – only 10 or so students

    • Pit will be recorded playing and cast record themselves singing along

    • Final project will be all virtual – drive in movie

  • March-April project – Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars

    • Orchestra will be practicing with them and selections of Les Miserables

    • Will be recorded outside

    • Student entrance will be turned into concert area and drones will video signers outside

  • Spring Concerts

    • Hope to go forward as scheduled in May

  • Potential for jazz band festivals

Membership Report

Only 2-3 more members since end of November

 

Treasurer’s Report

  • Amazon Smile money came in

  • Check coming from TD Bank on Affinity Program

  • Brought in $5,500 between membership, donations

  • Spent $9,400 (reimbursements)

  • Short about $4,000

 

Adjournment and Next Meeting

Next meeting February 15, 2021

Respectfully submitted,

Jennifer Hart

November 16, 2020 - Meeting via Zoom

Regular Monthly Meeting

Jim Glass called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.

Attendees

Jennifer Hart

Tim Keleher

Jim Glass

Kim Warren

Dorit Banit

Donna Barclay

Elisa Riesenbach

Vincent Tucci

Paula Goldberg

Alaine Dautle

Kim Warren

Vicky Kelly

Jeff Adams

Music Report

  • Vocal

    • East singers had a productive online visit with Kyle Pederson, the composer of one of their songs.

    • This week, Patty Irwin is doing workshop on vocal performance

    • On Wednesday, they will meet with Montclair choral director Dr. Heather Buchanan and former East student Harrison Smith

    • Yesterday was registration for Hamilton workshop, but the link will stay on the booster website through the end of the week.

    • All choirs are focusing on individual technique and theory.  Some concert pieces have been learned, but groups cannot sing indoors.

  • Instrumental

    • Marching band

      • Wrapped up season.  Couldn’t do last 2 games because of covid problems in athletics.

      • Great ending with festival in Wash Twp.

      • Homecoming was best performance of the season

      • Great awards day/end of the season for seniors.

      • Tomorrow and Wednesday – drum line will welcome back students

      • There will be uniform collection

    • Classes

      • Everyone is working online as best as possible

      • Hoping to open up in new year

      • Students cannot play wind instruments inside together

 

Membership Report

  • Membership still low (25 members) -- $2269 cash

  • Theater booster membership is similar.

 

Treasurer’s Report

  • Incoming money – another $100 or so earned for Amazon Smile

  • Some carryover donation money

  • Total inbound money:  $3500 plus $2500 from kids to cover costs = $6000

  • Outbound funds of $10,000 for marching band, vocal and instrumental

  • Still need to cover cherry picker.  Some money left over in marching band clearing account ($9,000).  Board voted to move $1,000 of that money to cover cherry picker.

Adjournment and Next Meeting

  • December 21, 2020

  • Adjourned at 7:37 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jennifer Hart