Student Video: Please Watch, Please Vote YES

By unanimous vote at our September meeting, the membership of the Eastchester Music Boosters voted to support the HS Bond.

Why is this important? Take some time to view this student made video describing the conditions at the high school from a student perspective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCzm0n9hu5Q

Please get every voting member in your household out to VOTE YES on October 20th. Tell your neighbors and friends!

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September 2015 Meeting Minutes

Eastchester Music Boosters Meeting Minutes

Sept. 29, 2015, 7:00pm, MS Cafeteria

  • A high school string quartet, led by Tri-M President and HS Senior, Sandy Chilson, started our meeting off by performing. Sandy then talked about the recently formed high school chapter of Tri-M (The National Music Honor society).
  • High School Bond: We viewed the student made video which presented the conditions at the high School from a student perspective. Dr. Moran and Dr. Capuano both spoke briefly about the bond. We then voted as a group, resulting in unanimous support of the Bond.
  • Certificates of Appreciation were distributed to our student representatives who were present at this meeting – thanking them for their work with us for the inaugural semester (Jan-June 2015)
  • The board members introduced themselves for the benefit of new members present.
  • Membership report: currently, we have just under 200 members.
  • Financial report: $240. balance. We now have a Music Boosters checking account in place.
  • Website update: we are in the process of creating teacher notes pages on our website. Currently there is a page for Mrs. Green and we are in the process of loading the instrument instruction schedules for Mr. Zantay, to be followed by the posting of the Waverly winter concert schedule on a page for Mrs. Ness.
  • We canvased a little for fund raising ideas – car magnets will be researched; Minnie and Marylou Montagna will be creating samples of possible music bookmarks and/or greeting cards.
  • There was a suggestion of creating a page on our website listing area concerts and performance opportunities. – We would need a volunteer to cull this information.
  • Diane floated an Idea about creating a community outreach program for donations of unwanted instruments gathering dust – for families who are interested in pursuing instrumental study for their children but cannot afford instrument purchase or rental.
  • We hope to sell refreshments at the winter concerts again this year. We will put our Music Booster Table away from the auditorium doors to help alleviate the noise and social gathering in front of the auditorium doors during performance.

Welcome to the 2015-2016 Music Boosters!

If you have not yet joined our mailing list, email us at eastchestermusicboosters@gmail.com or follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WPTQXPX

MEETING: Join us for our first membership meeting of the year – Tuesday, September 29th at 7:00pm (MS Cafeteria). Coffee and refreshments and the opportunity to discuss:
  • The NEW Eastchester HS Chapter of Tri-M (The National Music Honor Society) – a discussion to be presented by the Tri-M student leaders
  • Our current K-12 music programs
  • Concert hospitality plan
  • Budget review and planned expenses
  • Website updates and plans for future additions
  • NYSSMA Festivals (NY State School Music Association Competitions)
  • MS/HS Jazz Cafe 
  • New music programming ideas
  • Opportunities to volunteer your time and talents to the Music Boosters

Questions, ideas? Email us! eastchestermusicboosters@gmail.com