Forest Park Band Boosters

The Forest Park Band Boosters held their monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 2. President Bret Eckert welcomed boosters. A motion to approve the minutes from the last booster meeting by Donna Weyer and second by Duane Lorey. Carol Lichtey gave a treasurer's report.

Duane Lorey reported that the football concessions have ended but has two cases of Merkley hamburger patties. If someone would like to buy either one of the boxes the cost is $29 per case and to contact Duane.

Donna Weyer reported the next can and paper drive will be Saturday, Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. at the prop shop.

Karen Brown reported that the chicken and dumpling sale will be Nov. 14 and the cooking will begin at 7 a.m. The serving will be from 2-4 p.m. at the Band Booster Booth at the 4-H Fairgrounds. Volunteers are needed to cook the chicken the night before making the chicken and dumplings and they are still in need of gallon containers with screw-on lids to put the finished product in.

Bret Eckert reported that according to Michele Hedinger, the band card sales are going well and if anyone needs more cards they can contact Michelle at 812-630-6998 or email her at

The November raffle ticket winners were announced: $300 Brenda Gramelspacher, $100.00 Tracy Austin, Dan & Angie Knust, Casey Nelson, Andy and Kim Lasher, Bridget and Scott Schepers.

Bret Eckert reported that the front nose cone that was to be replaced on the 28ft trailer had to be reordered due to it being delivered damaged.

Eric Obermeyer reported that the marching band received a Gold rating from the Jasper performance and that soon DVDs of the performance will be available to purchase for $10. The high school students will be recording their Veterans Day program next week. A Christmas concert is being planned but no date has been set as of yet. The jazz band will be performing at the Christmas concerts and hopefully will be traveling to different competitions, similar to marching band. The pep band may or may not be playing at the basketball games, it will depend on COVID-19 numbers.

Karen Brown made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Erica Eckert seconds the motion.

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