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February 2018 Marching Band Minutes

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Start:  6:30pm

Attendance:  Tasha Miller, Amy Fox, Cindy Kudsk, Penny Walker, Jennifer Petersen, Wendy Burnett, Jennifer Vogelzang, Rachel Ives, Steve Menefee and Tricia Bravener

Reading of minutes:  Jennifer Petersen read the minutes: Penny Walker approved and Tricia Bravener 2nd. Motion passed.

Director’s report:  Thought the kids played well and it was a fantastic concert. Some kids are competing in an upcoming competition. Basketball will be starting. Need to attend 5 out of 6 games. Need to report to band room at 6:45pm.

Treasure’s report:  $8000 in checking and $32,000 in savings with interest of $6.63. We made $159.79 at the bake sale last concert. Rachel Ives said she can sell the Fred Meyer’s gift cards at the next concert along with the bake sale. Everyone liked how the donation jars worked for the bake sale and how the goodies were easy to grab.

Committee reports:

Volunteer: Bake sale- Rachel Ives said she could watch the table at the next concert in March and sell Fred Meyer’s gift cards. Please let Wendy Burnett know if you want gift cards. You are able to purchase them anytime.

Unfinished business:

Band gear: Design should be decided on buy end of the week for band kids to purchase.

Basketball schedule:

Jan 8th Monday; Jan 11th Thursday; Jan 22nd Monday; Jan 25th Thursday; Jan 19 Monday; February 6th Friday

Fundraising:  Jennifer Vogelzang will head up Butterbraids, March 5-16 and should be back before Easter(April 1). She is also looking into dates for the next Trinkets and Treasures. Penny Walker looked into idea of taking over Muds to Suds. Whatcom event would hand everything over to us. We thought that would take too many volunteers to depend on for us to handle and too big of a project for us to take on to have it work correctly. Penny Walker is looking into a 5k Fund Run that may be able to be held at Hovander Park. She was looking at April 28th for a date to have it. She still has to meet with parks department to check on schedules.

Rachel Ives set up and Applebee’s fundraising event for January 26th, 2018. 15% of all proceeds go to the band. It is an all day event, dine or to go!

End: 7:27pm


Band Boosters’ Meeting – December 2017

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FHS Band Booster
December 2017 Minutes

Meeting called to order 6:34pm

Those in Attendance: Steve Menefee, Amy Fox, Tricia Bravaner, Lisa Drinkwater, Rachel Ives, Jennifer Petersen, Wendy Burnett, Julie Scholten, Penny Walker, Tasha Miller, Cindy Kudsk

Reading of the Minutes: Jennifer Petersen read the minutes. Tricia Bravener approved them and Wendy Burnett 2nd it.

Directors Report: The winter concert is this Tuesday December 12th. The solo ensemble will be January 27th at Bellingham High School. The band will start playing at basketball games in January.

Treasurers Report: After all of the restricted accounts there is $6,855.81 in our checking account. We have 32,744.27 in savings (after restricted accounts). There is $3,293.50 in our fundraising account. We have $3,035.00 available in fred meyer gift cards.

After all of the expenses we made $2,288.48 at our Fall trinkets and Treasuers.

Uniforms: Read the rest of this entry »

Boosters’ Meeting 9/7/17

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FHS Band Boosters Monthly Meeting
September 7, 2017
Meeting Called to order at 6:30pm

Attendance: Laura Reynolds, Ken Reynolds, Amy Fox, Tricia Bravener, Wendy Burnett, Stephanie Dawkins, Jennifer Petersen, Jennifer Vogelzang, Heather Roberts, Janell Kaufman, Julie Rice, Penny Walker, Merrilee Beck

Minutes were read and approved as written by Jennifer Vogelzang and seconded by Jennifer Petersen.

Directors Report: Band camp went awesome this year and we are much further along thanks to all the help we have received from everyone.

Treasurers Report: We have $14,994.23 in our checking account after all of the restricted accounts. We received a total of $1,445.32 from Tour de Whatcom (including tips). We still have Fred Meyer gift cards available to purchase. If interested please email the band.

Uniforms: Read the rest of this entry »

Help with Band Camp 2017

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trombone-411035_960_720Band camp is quickly approaching and we have a lot of opportunities for you to help!  We have LOTS of items that we need donated and we also have LOTS of spots that we need physical help with!  Please check out the link below to our volunteer website and sign up wherever you can.  Any help is very much appreciated!
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Band Booster Meeting Minutes 8/3/17

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Ferndale Band Booster Meeting

Aug 3, 2017

START: 6:38 P.M.

ATTENDANCE:  Wendy Burnett, Laurie Bianco, Stephanie Dawkins, Lynda Ertzinger, Julie Scholten, Greg Hansen, Tasha Miller, Laura Reynolds, Ken Reynolds, Merrilee Beck, Miste Lee, Christy Doyle, Slade Brockett, Jennifer Petersen, Jennifer Vogelzang, & Amy Fox.

READING OF MINUTES:  Laura Reynolds accepted the minutes as sent out and Jennifer Vogelzang 2nd it.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT:  FHS Band Camp schedule will be coming out soon.  Everyone, going to camp, needs to turn in an Accepts Form to be assigned their part in the show.   This is found in the “kids” Facebook FHS Band & Guard.  Music has been sent out to those that have turned in their forms.  If you have trouble finding the form, email Band Boosters.  This needs to be done ASAP so Mr. Menefee can assign your part and have a complete program before Band Camp starts.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  $13,000 in checking and $32,000 in savings accounts, these include all restricted and unrestricted accounts.  Fred Meyer gift cards are available year round and Wendy Burnett had some on hand if people wanted to purchase some at face value.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:  Read the rest of this entry »

Get Ready for Band Camp 2017

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Band Camp will run from 9am-8pm Monday through Thursday, August 21-August 24th. Friday August 25th will be from 9am-5pm. Band camp will be held at Ferndale High School?


On Friday September 1st, they will return from band retreat in the afternoon and prepare for the first home game of the season that night. We will be feeding them dinner so they will not be home until after the game.

Kids needs to bring a sack lunch everyday and we will feed them a snack and a hot meal for dinner on the nights that band camp lasts until 8pm. There will be another email going out with signups for food donations.

All of the paperwork that needs to be filled out (except for the swim form which we will have the first day of band camp) is online. You will need to log on to your child’s skyward account, both the parent account and the students account, and fill out all of the paperwork there, before band camp on the 22nd.

We will have a pre registration night on August 17th in the band room from 4-6pm, where you can come in and pay the $175 band fee, signup for food, sign the swim form, and ask any questions you may have. You will also be able to get the music for the fall show that day as well.





July 2017 Booster’s Meeting

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Band Booster Meeting

July 6, 2017

CALL TO ORDER: 6:34p.m.

READING OF MINUTES:  Lisa Drinkwater was added to last month’s minutes

DIRECTOR’S REPORT: Theme is New World Century

TREASURER’S REPORT: $10,000 is checking & $50,000 in savings.  More Fred Meyer gift cards were sold at last concert.  Some Styrofoam was sold but may want to keep some for new theme this year.


UNIFORMS:  Would like to have fittings prior to band camp, starting with upper classmen.  Some kids will be playing at a wedding Aug 12.   Dates will be sent out later for fittings.

VOLUNTEER:  Jennifer Petersen wrote up job descriptions for a lot of the volunteer positions.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  Clothing was gathered from the schools from the lost and found.  A few schools had some more.  Anything that was boxed was transferred to bags.  Trailer will be hauling to Value Village and the band receives 20 cents per pound of clothing.  This will be a year round gathering of clothing to bring in money for the band.

NEW BUSINESS:  Tour de Whatcom and Old Settler’s Parade are on the same day-July 29.  Need volunteers for all three locations:  Alger, Lynden, and Ferndale.  We receive money for doing this and get to collect the tips received from these three locations.  Each shift, at each location, will need to have at least one person with a food handler’s permit.  See sign up for this.

Band council is requesting money for activities.  It was thought that they should have a spending of $100 each year.  They really don’t use the full amount.

ENDING:  6:57p.m.

Next booster meeting to be held at Jennifer Petersen’s house, 6211 Parkland Way, Ferndale, at 6:30p.m.  All are welcomed!