October 16, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting

Bloomington Community Band Board Meeting Minutes

Oct. 16, 2017

Present: Jerry Jerome, Don Westerhaus, Julie Kraft, Doug Davis, Gary Wiggins, Jenn Strayer, Kyle Hetrick, Ron Hardesty, Lloyd Orr, Bob Appelman, Ryan Yahl, Joseph Car, Phyllis Solzneff, Anita Elsey

Absent: Bill McGregor

October 16, 2017

Meeting began at 9:10

  1. September Meeting Minutes
    1. The following corrections were made:
      1. Adjust 2008 to 2018
      2. Adjust Bryan to Frank
    2. Doug moved to accept minutes as corrected; Gary seconded.
      1. Motion accepted.
  2. Treasurers Report
    1. Jenn moved to accept report as submitted; Kyle seconded.
      1. Motion accepted.
  3. New director search
      1. Bob has not looked more into this because he has still been working on the inventory. He might wait until closer to the end of the semester.
  4. Inventory
    1. Bob says he’s about $200 over the budget for new equipment.
    2. He should be done with the inventory ordering by the next board meeting.
  5. 2018 Schedule
    1. Don W has worked on a tentative schedule that cuts the schedule roughly in half.
    2. The College Mall has given away the time we were aiming for on Dec. 9 for the Christmas concert.
      1. Might be able to play later in the day.
      2. IU finishes on Dec. 14, so the next week might mean that we won’t have enough people to play on the next weekend.
    3. The tentative July date for McCormick’s Creek might get moved to early October, which would give us a fall concert and ease up the July schedule, which still has 4 events.
    4. The tentative start time in late February might be a little late, but people probably do need the month of January off.
      1. Joe noted that it takes a while for the band to get its chops back, so he’d like to start somewhat earlier.
      2. In general, early February seems to be a good compromise.
      3. Lloyd motioned to start rehearsals on Feb. 5; Doug seconded.
        1. Motion failed.
      4. Ryan suggested that woodwinds meet on Feb. 5th; brass and percussion on Feb. 12; full band Feb 19th.
        1. Lloyd moved to approve this proposal; Doug seconded.
        2. Motion passed.
  6. Uniform policies
    1. Tabled for a later date
  7.  OATS
    1. Don T. has been working on a new reporting option.
  8. Hurricane Relief for community bands in Houston
    1. Sponsored by the American Concert Band Association
    2. Doug moved to donate $200, to be taken from the sheet music line item from our budget; Kyle seconded.
      1. Motion passed.
  9. Meeting adjourned at 9:45.