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January Booster Minutes - 1/8/15

posted Jan 12, 2015, 7:32 AM by Coventry Music Boosters

Coventry Music Boosters

January 8, 2015

Monthly Meeting Minutes


Ned Smith, Cliff Stone, D'lynn Stone, Renee Steeves, Ilene O’Neil, Jean Jennings, Deborah Gacek, Dave Black, Becky Kennedy, Lynda Picard, Debbie Bailey, Wendy D’Agostino, Bill McHugo, Dave and Darcy Constantino, Margie Stickles,

This report will summarize the Booster meeting on 8 January

Band Director’s Report:

·           Quote for the New York City trip that was being researched is expensive.  The band is considering other alternatives

·           Looking to expand the “music enrichment” experience day on 4/11 to include other local musical activities

·       Potential agenda: UHart director led seminar in the morning, quick lunch, potential tour of UCONN’s music department or UHart’s music department, or some other music activity in the afternoon; dinner, then the already planned UHart music performance in the evening.

·       Need to find a dinner venue to accommodate 100 people – ideas include Science Center, Infinity Bistro and Music Hall, Movie Theater, Nathan Hale Inn (near UConn), UConn dining hall, Georgina’s (can do $20 per person),

§  Debbie will reach out to these venues

·           Middle school choir teacher has asked for assistance from the CHS Music Boosters to help with purchase of storage equipment and other items

·       See below for Booster discussion on this topic

Booster Update:


·           Bank balance = $2,516.29

Middle School Participation with CHS Music Boosters

·       Boosters have long had a goal of expanding beyond the CHS band, and into CHS chorus as well as middle school band and chorus.  We still aspire to be more inclusive.

·       Boosters are willing to assist the middle school choir and band, however will need to get active participation from adult volunteers of the middle school students to assist the Booster’s activities

·       Cliff will discuss with Ned

Fundraising Efforts

·       Fundraising goal is to be able to raise money to assist the music program by providing some items from the Band/Choir Wish List

·       Fundraising efforts to be handled now – person coordinating the fundraiser will do all of the planning and let us all know what help they need from other members.  Please coordinate back with Boosters before launch of any fundraising activity

o    February 27:  CHS Husky-thon food sales

§  Margie will coordinate

o    February:  Light Bulb sales

§  Margie and Lynda will coordinate

o    March:  Alumni Letter (reaching out to alumni for financial support of Coventry music)

§  Debbie and Wendy will coordinate

o    April:  Dunkin Donuts Fill The Drum

§  Jean Jennings will coordinate

o    May:  Cassidy Hill Vineyard Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

§  Wendy and Renee will coordinate

·       Future fundraising efforts:

o    Rest Stop “Coffee Break”

o    Collection Cans (trip year)

o    Pajama Day

o    Band-A-Thon (trip year)

o    Pasta Dinner


·       22 Feb – Chorus led trip to see Matilda in NYC

·       27 Feb – CHS Husky-thon

·       Feb – Light Bulb Sale Fundraiser

·       Mar – Alumni Letter Fundraiser

·       11 Apr – CHS Band “Enrichment Day”

·       April – Dunkin Donuts Fundraiser

·       24-26 Apr – Chorus Festival of Music, VA Beach

·       May – Cassidy Hill Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Coventry Music Boosters,
Jan 12, 2015, 7:32 AM