Black Hills Alliance For Music (BHAM)


Meeting Minutes


11 April 2016



In attendance:


  • Lisa Thomas (Secretary)
  • Andrew Landowski (Band Director)
  • Donna German (Concessions Buyer)
  • Meagan Swenson
  • Deborah Halstead
  • Maddie Bogacz
  • Paul Bogacz
  • Amanda Jacobs
  • Autumn German



Welcome and Introductions


Meeting began at 6:34pm


Officer Reports


Secretary (Lisa Thomas) - Upcoming Events


                    April 15th - Jazz Night at the Eagles Ballroom


                    April 20th - String Festival


                    May 5,6,12,13 - Spring Play 7pm


                    May 9th - BHAM meeting - 6:30 pm


                    May 26th - Spring Band Concert


                    May 27th - Talent Show - 7pm


                    June 2nd - Choir Concert - 7pm


                    June 10th - Graduation (Band plays)


                    June 14-15th - Finals


                    June 16 - Last day of school


Director Reports


         Orchestra Director (Paul Dorwin)


         No one in attendance


         Choir Director (Kathleen Alviar)


         No one in attendance


        Band Director (Andrew Landowski)



       Marching band trip to Disneyland - April


                       Disney trip went really well. There were a few health issues, but otherwise all went well.  Andrew will send a survey out to the students to get feedback for future trips.  Thinking maybe 3 years out to offset other trips (WA-Europe trip, other groups like choir).


Tumwater Marching Band Festival


       The following dates are set at 01 May at 2pm, 26 June at 2pm at Mike Landowski’s home, 07 August at 2pm at BHHS and 12 August at the VIP show at THS.  If anyone is interested, please let Andrew know, he can provide information.


Pep Band at Basketball games


      Discussed pep band playing at basketball games and playoff games. Andrew has gotten student feedback and wanted some parent feedback as he is scheduled to attend a meeting with the district this week.


Chaperone Lead - Julie Gwinn has agreed to be chaperone lead for next year.



Volunteer Opportunities


       Booster Bash Auction Coordinator - Brandie Williams has agreed to be the chair. She will need assistants


Fundraising Follow up


      Jazz night at Eagles Ballroom - April 15, 2016


      Oly Swing will teach lessons from 6-7pm, 7- 7:45pm bands will play, 7;45 – 8pm will be dessert auction, 8pm – 8;45pm bands will play.


      Will need parents to bring soda, ice, desserts, etc (Deborah H will set up a sign up genius) need students not playing to assist in the set up at 5:30pm and clean up at 9pm.


      Andrew will bring sound system and microphones and cash box. Maddie will bring iPod.


      Tickets are on sale in the schools ASB offices


      Deborah will send out sign up genius email again (one was sent earlier today).


      Flyers are out and information is on the Eagle's website.


Booster Bash


      Email was sent out today. Need donations and procurement forms by 20 April, 2016


Future fundraising Ideas :


      Discussed future fundraising ideas :


      Olive Garden Fundraiser (Maybe different time of year)


      Jomba Juice Grams - open house and freshman fair


Ben Moore's has performance space for under 10 kids to play - contact is bonnie at 360-357-7527

Andrew will follow up for next year.


Action Items :


       Need Secretary position for BHAM


Meeting adjourned 7:30 pm