Forest Park Band Boosters

The Forest Park Band Boosters held their monthly meeting on Monday, April 5, 2021. President Bret Eckert welcomed boosters. A motion was made to approve the minutes of the last meeting by Michelle Kieper and seconded by Erin Sprinkle. Carol Lichtey gave the treasurer's report.

Karen Brown reported that the April raffle winners have been drawn. They are $300 Jonathan Hoppenjans, $100 Audrey Fleck, Isaac Austin, Dick Lange, Alan Winkler and Gaynell Peters. Bret Eckert thanked Karen for her work with the raffle.

Bret Eckert reported that the band received a Dubois REC Grant and Community Foundation Endowment Grant money. Mr. Obermeyer will use the money to update band equipment.

Donna Weyer reported the April can and paper drive will be held on April 10 at 9 a.m. by the prop building. A new trailer has been dropped off to fill with paper donations and they will accept donations of shredded paper.

Julia Lutz reported that the band banquet is Sunday, April 25, in the Forest Park cafeteria. The doors will open at 4 p.m. and the meal will be served at 5 p.m. Meyers Catering will be preparing the meal. All seniors are asked to bring bowls and plates to serve desserts, all the rest of the band members have been asked to bring their favorite dessert. If anyone has questions or would like to make reservations, they may contact Julia at 608-2283.

Bret Eckert reported that the 4-H Fair is set for July 12 -17.

Bret Eckert reported that the Flea Market has been set for August 6-7 and we have received two semi loads of cabinets for the Flea Market.

Bret Eckert reported that Michelle Kieper has volunteered to be the new treasurer but we are still looking for someone to fill the vice president position.

John Brosmer reported that the 26-foot trailer is almost done and will look like a new trailer when completed. Bret Eckert reported that he would like to apply new decals once the trailer is complete.

Bret Eckert reported that due to COVID-19 regulations, the band trip may have to be postponed until spring break of 2022.

Mr. Obermeyer reported that students will be given a band handbook, and a payment form on Tuesday. April 21 after school the high school concert band will be recording their entry for the ISSMA contest and all members should wear all black. The spring band concert is scheduled for May 6 at 7 p.m. for grades 7-12 in the gymnasium. The sixth grade band will play at the sixth grade celebration. The marching band show is almost completed, with the guard costumes/flag materials to be purchased from Marching Band Concepts. The students who have not marched before and last year being their first year of marching will need to attend rookie camp which will be held from July 5-8 from 9 a.m. to noon. Mr. Obermeyer is not sure when percussion camp will be this summer yet.

Bret Eckert reported that the next band booster meeting will be held at the band banquet on April 25.

John Brosmer made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Duane Lorey seconded the motion.

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