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End of Year Barbecue

posted Jun 18, 2015, 10:22 AM by Central Webmaster

2015 End of Year BBQ.pptx


Meeting Minutes

posted May 26, 2015, 6:29 AM by Central Webmaster

Meeting Minutes 4.2.15


Vice President:  Ginny Tsirimokos

Meeting called to order at 6:30pm


Present:  Donna Glenn, Mary Ellen Yatzus, Greg Powers, Nancy Kiritsy, Kathy Koutroubas, Steve Organek


Treasurers Report – Nancy Kiritsy

Banking account summary as of March 31, 2015.  Checking account unencumbered funds at $14,356.49. Savings unencumbered funds are $3,060.02.  Motion to accept report by Mary Ellen Yatzus and seconded by Greg Powers


Secretary’s Report – Kathy Koutroubas

Minutes were reviewed.  Motion to accept by Greg Powers and seconded by Mary Ellen Yatzus.



Committee Reports:

Music Staff – Steve Organek

NYC Overview Excellent!  Would like to do again in 2 years.

Hillside Days – Orchestra all went well – kids really enjoyed clinicians.  Choirs is set for 4/7.  There are 70 kids.  For pizza include pepperoni pizzas.  Also need waters.  Lunch to be served at 12:15pm  Alison will place order.  Greg Powers will do pick up and delivery.

Also, choirs are scheduled to sing at Fisher Cats game on 4/15.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – The band will be marching in the parade.  Should get Central magnets for cars that are part of parade.

New Business:

Budgets – add line item for pizza for clinics.

New Grill needed.

All States – 4/16-4/18 – Ed Doyle chairs for state.  Bus picks up kids and they stay overnight in Concord.

Apples – 13 on site; 1 in repair shop; 1 speaker output broken.  Smart music has increased practice time and introduced new music.  2 more already budgeted.  We have room in budget to purchase 2 more.  Steve to ask total number needed.

Apparel Volunteers needed during Band Camp week.  Champs to send out email.

Scholarship night?  Nancy to call school to get the date.

Nomination committee to present slate at May meeting.

Old Business:


Ad Book – Leslie all set.

Website Postings – videos have been posted.  Scholarship information has been posted. Slide show of NYC has been posted.

2 more PCs have been purchased.

Belmont Lakes Region for Casino next year – awaiting word on contract.

No receipts for reimbursement at this time.

Spring Concert is 5/27/15 – all three groups will perform.  Will need volunteers to help and bake.

Need # of seniors.


Motion to close meeting by Greg Powers and seconded by Mary Ellen Yatzus

Music Videos

posted Apr 6, 2015, 6:59 AM by Central Webmaster

Orchestra Concert in March - performing "Stay with Me".
 
 
 
During recent Music Department trip to NYC, they had the unique opportunity to attend a private music class with the cast of Cabaret at 54 Below!
First video is learning "The Pineapple Song":
 
 
Some students even got to perform a duet of "The Pineapple Song"!
 

March Meeting Minutes

posted Apr 6, 2015, 6:58 AM by Central Webmaster

CHAMPS

Meeting Minutes 3.12.15


President:  Alison Kivikoski

Meeting called to order at 6:30pm


Present:  Donna Glenn, Ginny Tsirimokos, Ed Doyle, Mary Ellen Stergiou, Lisa Walsh, Mary Ellen Yatzus, Alex Stergiou and Mira So.


Treasurers Report – Nancy Kiritsy (presented by Alison Kivikoski)

Banking account summary as of February 28, 2015.  Checking account unencumbered funds at $16,449.77.  Savings unencumbered funds are $3,060.02.  Motion to approve report by Ginny Tsirimokos seconded by Mary Ellen Yatzus.


Secretary’s Report – Kathy Koutroubas (presented by Alison Kivikoski)

The minutes from the February were not available as Kathy was not able to attend.  They will be presented at the April 2, 2015 meeting.



Committee Reports:

Music Staff – Ed Doyle

NYC Overview – Leaving early on the morning of March 26th returning on March 28th. It is a full schedule, unfortunately there will not be time to return to the hotel to change before going out for the evening.  

All States – Everything is going well, Ed Doyle is the State wide chairperson.  

Community Music School – They are hosting a drive for donated instruments.  There will be a flyer to hand out and individuals can drop off the instruments at Central High School.  They will need to contact Ed to arrange a drop off time.  Ed asked CHAMPS to promote this initiative on the school website.

Jazz Cabaret – Looking to host at SNHU.  Ed will ask Tom Seniow to secure the venue and date; Friday, June 5th.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – The band will be marching in the parade.  Mary Ellen Yatzus volunteered to drive the car behind the marchers to provide water and any other support needed.


New Business:

Scholarships – Alison Kivikoski to ask Kathy Koutroubas to put the scholarship forms on the school website.  The deadline to submit will be April 24, 2015.  Alison will contact Nancy Kiritsy to obtain the scholarship forms.  

Eagle Scout Project Review – Alex Yatzus came to the meeting and presented to the CHAMPS board the results of the renovation project to the Music Department Storage Room.  This project was undertaken as part of his Eagle Scout requirement.  Alex presented a color brief with pictures that was passed around for all attendees to review.  He also submitted an expense report that outlined his purchased for materials and supplies.  Alex is asking the CHAMPS board to fund the outstanding expense of $378.34.

Due to absence of two board members, Alison Kivikoski asked to defer the vote to pay $378.34 to the next board meeting.

Officer Elections - Alison Kivikoski stated that she would ask Kathy Koutroubas to chair the nomination committee and to bring forth a slate of officers to the May meeting.  Alison noted that Nancy Kiritsy and Ginny Tsirimokos would like to remain on the board in different positions.  Donna Glenn, Alison Kivikoski and Kathy Koutroubas will be stepping off.

Senior BBQ – Alison Kivikoski asked Ed Doyle if the Music Department would like to host the Senior BBQ at Brookside Congregational Church on Elm Street.  The date of the event is June 9, 2015.  Ed expressed the venue works and to move forward secure the church grounds.

Hillside Days – To be held on Tuesday & Wednesday during school with concerts during the evening to follow.  Pizza and water will be purchased and supplied for lunch both days.

Ginny Tsirimokos will pick up pizza on Tuesday and deliver to school.

Greg Powers will pick up pizza on Wednesday and deliver to school.


Ed Doyle asked if we could secure assistance during lunch.  Mary Ellen Yatzus agreed to help out on Wednesday and Mira So agreed to help out on Tuesday.


Admissions (donations) will take place on both evenings and we will run concessions stands both evenings as well.


Spring Concert – Will be held on May 27th.  Ad book will be issued for this event.


Motion to close the meeting by Mary Ellen Stergiou.  Seconded by Ginny Tsirimokos

February Meeting Minutes

posted Apr 6, 2015, 6:57 AM by Central Webmaster

February 19 2015

President: Alison Kivikoski

Meeting called to order at 6:30pm

Present:  Donna Glenn, Nancy Kiritsy, Kathy Koutroubas, Ginny Tsirimokos, Tom Seniow, Greg Powers, MaryEllen Y.

Treasurers Report – Nancy Kiritsy

Banking account summary as of January 31, 2015.  Checking account unencumbered funds are $18,951.56.  Savings unencumbered funds are $3,060.02.  Noted we need to amend report with purchase of 2 computers. Motion to approve report by Mary Ellen Y and seconded by Ginny T.

Secretary’s Minutes – Kathy Koutroubas

The minutes from the January 7th meeting were reviewed.  Motion to accept minutes by Tom S. and seconded by Mary Ellen Y.

Committee Reports:

Music Staff – Mr. Seniow

Recap on Semi Formal.  All agreed fun time by all and event was a success.  Kids only feedback was they wanted more dance type music.  Provided list of volunteers to Tom for the kids.  Noted that we used all 22 bottles of soda and ran out.  Recalled we had a fruit punch previous year so that could have helped.

All States – more than 12 music members were selected. Mr. Seniow to verify totals from each group and email us. Champs will help defray costs. Total budget is $400. No volunteer assistance needed.

Old Business:

Ad Book – Leslie Want, Chairperson; It will be run for May and June concerts; Info needs to be submitted in March/April timeframe.

Piccola Italia Night – Elizabeth Webster & Ginny Tsirimokos, Chairs;

90 tickets were available – 85 sold.  $3k raised! Very positive event! Maryellen to send update and thank you to John and send names of volunteers to Board so they can personally thank them.

Website Postings – Kathy K Chairperson – work in progress – pictures from Semi Formal were posted. Recently added list of officers as well as Champs ByLaws.

Belmont Lakes Region Charitable Gaming – proceeds are around $9K!  Nancy to put in for next year.

Music Director Receipts – only expenses from Semi left are the police officer fees.

Music Department trip to NYC – Need 3 more chaperones – MaryEllen, Ginny and Kathy signed up.

Music Department asked for $345 to offset trip expenses – All agreed ok – Greg Powers motioned to accept and Mary Ellen seconded.


Spring Music Festival  - Clinics during the day/concerts at night at 6:30pm – 3/17 Band; 3/18 Orchestra; 4/9 Chorus.  Champs to buy pizza from Papa Ginos on S. Willow and provide water. Directors to send Champs email with order and time needed.  Ginny can deliver on 3/17.  Greg can deliver on 3/18.

Visiting Artists - $175 budget item to be used.

Expressed need for budget for clinicians, visiting artists and accompanyists going forward.

Spring Concert is Wednesday, 5/27 – all groups same night with staggered starts.

Jazz Cabaret is Friday, 6/5 at SNHU.

Graduation is Saturday, 6/13 at 9am.

For next meeting, Alex Y to present Eagle Scout Project.

Next meeting moved to 3/12/15.

Alison motioned to close meeting.  Mary Ellen seconded.

Central Orchestra Trio performing "I'm Yours"

posted Apr 2, 2015, 11:42 AM by Central Webmaster

The following is a You Tube link to a video of Central HS Orchestra Trio performing "I'm Yours" for a wedding in Maine.  Enjoy!

http://youtu.be/VIVoyYVOtfI

CHAMPS Scholarship

posted Mar 25, 2015, 7:18 AM by Central Webmaster

Champs is please to offer 3 scholarships in the amount of $250 each for a graduating Senior from each of the music groups 1) Bands/Color Guard 2) Choruses 3) Orchestra.
Details are attached.  Please submit the completed application to your Music Director no later than Friday, April 24th.


cvrletterscholarship_2015.docx

CHAMPS scholarship 2015.docx


Meeting Minutes 1/7/15

posted Mar 4, 2015, 11:11 AM by Central Webmaster

President: Alison Kivikoski

Meeting called to order at 6:30pm

Present:  Donna Glenn, Nancy Kiritsy, Kathy Koutroubas, Ginny Tsirimokos, Tom Seniow, Greg Powers, Elizabeth Webster, Leslie Want, Mary Ellen Stergiou, Aidan Stergiou, Grace Umana

Treasurers Report – Nancy Kiritsy

Banking account summary as of December 31, 2014.  Checking account unencumbered funds are $7041.76.  Savings unencumbered funds are $3060.02.  Motion to approve report by Elizabeth Webster and seconded by Leslie Want.

Secretary’s Minutes – Kathy Koutroubas

The minutes from the December 4th meeting were read.  A couple of minor changes were noted.  Motion to accept minutes by Ginny Tsirimokos and seconded by Leslie Want.

Committee Reports:

Music Staff – Mr. Seniow

Recap on success of the Holiday Concerts.

All States – more than 12 music members were selected. Mr. Seniow to verify totals from each group and email us. Champs will help defray costs. Total budget is $400. No volunteer assistance needed.

New Business:

Chamber Festival – this is an elite All State event.  Is a Saturday with a clinician and an evening concert. 3-4 instrumentalists.  This has a separate cost of $50-$75 which will be added to budget.

Treasurers Report/Budgets/Unbudgeted Expenses - Nancy reviewed the Budget Analysis which showed the approved Budget for 2014/2015 is $8715.00 and $3,632.41 has been spent with a balance of $5,280.97 of outstanding budget items.  Goal is to raise awareness of costs.  One item questioned was the line item on gaming funds to better understand the background.  Discussion was held on whether there are other companies or credit unions that do community outreach similar to St. Mary’s grant.  Maybe we can add to the music programs to see if families have contacts at their companies.  One example could be do have monies donated to United Way designated to Champs.  Mr. Seniow to send out email to his peers. Alison to verify about United Way.

Music Department Semi Formal – Scheduled to run 6pm-10pm.  The theme is in the Jungle. Food from Puritan to include 3 buckets of tenders, 2 bowls of salad, pasta with sauce and rolls and ice cream.  Champs to provide dressing,condiments, ice cream fixings, paper goods, drinks and to have parents donate cookies, brownies and cupcakes.  Eric’s dad and Maryellen confirmed to help with cards.  Champs to send out email to ask for more volunteers.  Students in charge of play money, cards, dice.  Lamps and card tables in storage. Maryellen and Elizabeth to get decorations from storage and list inventory.

Music Department Trip – 135 kids.  3 busses. $595 per child.  $200 per chaperone.  Drinks and snacks needed for bus ride. 9 Chaperones needed, 1 RN needed.  Champs to refer chaperones and ask for volunteers.


Old Business:

Ad Book – Leslie Want, Chairperson; Raised $1500!  Paper fees donated by Leslie.  In the spring, will add All State list.  Will run again.  Its easy money.

Piccola Italia Night – Elizabeth Webster & Ginny Tsirimokos, Chairs;

90 tickets were available – still 25 left.  Champs to send out last chance email and post on web. No raffle baskets.  Elizabeth proposed money ~$100 for decorations and suggested to give gift cards to workers.  Both items voted on and majority was no.

Website Postings – Kathy K Chairperson – work in progress – pictures from Holiday Concerts were posted.

Computer Purchase – 2 more computers at the cost of $2498 were purchased.  We currently have 13 computers.  The goal is to have 20.  Motion to purchase 2 more by Maryellen Stergiou and seconded by Elizabeth Webster.

Colorguard Apparel- decided to purchase their own sweatshirts.  CHAMPS will add uniforms for color guard for the next budget.

Students raised that they would love to have Music Department apparel such as sweatshirts and sweat pants.

Decorations – Discussion about whether to increase budget on decorations was held.    At this time, do not want to increase budget because originally, $500 was provided to get started in 2013/2014 and that was spent.  $200 was budgeted for 2014.  $120 was spent leaving $80 in the budget then over $200 was spent so budget is in the negative for this line item.  We will take vote to reimburse at next meeting.

Motion to close meeting by Maryellen Stergiou.  Seconded by Greg Powers.

CHAMPS Meeting 3/12

posted Mar 2, 2015, 10:46 AM by Central Webmaster

The next CHAMPS meeting is Thursday, March 12that 6:30pm in the chorus room.

CHAMPS Meeting Minutes

posted Feb 17, 2015, 8:50 AM by Central Webmaster

12/4/14


President: Alison Kivikoski

Meeting called to order at 6:30pm

Present:  Nancy Kiritsy, Kathy Koutroubas, Ginny Tsirimokos, Ed Sterling, Elizabeth Webster, Leslie Want, Michelle Leonard, Mary Ellen Yatzus

Treasurers Report – Nancy Kiritsy

Banking account summary as of November 30, 2014.  Checking account unencumbered funds are $4681.99.  Savings unencumbered funds are $3060.02.  Motion to approve report by Elizabeth Webster and seconded by Ginny Tsirimokos.

Secretary’s Minutes – Kathy Koutroubas

The minutes from the November 12th meeting were read.  A couple of minor changes were noted.  Motion to accept minutes by Mary Ellen Yatzus and seconded by Ginny Tsirimokos.

Committee Reports:

Music Staff – Mr. Sterling

Discussion about cancellation of Turkey Bowl due to weather/no shoveling.  Standard is if its rain/snow and temp 32 degrees or hazardous conditions.  Would like to suggest we raise to 40 degrees – will need to notify school board with parents support.

All States – several music members were selected. There will be a performance in April and Chamberfest in Jan.  Cost is $175 per student or $135 per Jazz student.  Can Champs supplement?  Mr. Sterling to provide total numbers.

New Business:

Turkey Bowl – We still need a volunteer for hot refreshments to be provided to band kids.  Suggested to purchase instead.  Michelle Leonard volunteered to cover this for Halloween game.

Apparel for the color guard – more information is needed.  Ginny to talk to Katie – warmer jackets needed and will bring up in more formal format at next meeting.

Discussion was held about where the money at games goes – entry fees is for local police; concessions goes to Boosters.  Color Guard does their own fundraising – ie recently held a Pancake Breakfast.  All agreed would like budget for apparel to be standing item.

Old Business:

Ad Book – Leslie Want, Chairperson; Almost done.  Got bio from chorus – need bios from Band and Orchestra – decided to reference old program.  Covered with 3 pages of ads.  We will print winter books now only so we can have different covers in Spring.  

On 12/12 Elizabeth and Leslie to get together to make programs.  Ginny may also assist.

Proposed to have inside back cover as an ad for Piccola Italia at no charge as a thank you.  Leslie motioned. And Michelle seconded.

Leslie to purchase red, heavy-weight paper to use as covers.  Ads will be in middle.  Teachers to send inserts with music department names timely – no later than 12/9/14.

Holiday Concerts: For the concerts, decorations will have garland and bulbs and wreathes out of greenery.  Elizabeth submitted receipts.0000


Piccola Italia Night – Elizabeth Webster & Ginny Tsirimokos, Chairs;

2 proposals – Thank you gift certificates for volunteers and increase budget for decorations for event to $200.  These items to be discussed by the board.

To promote event – emails to go out via Champs and announced at concerts.  RSVP to go via email to CHAMPS with contact # and # of attendees.  Ticket fees can be submitted to Champs at the concert or mailed.

Website Postings – Kathy K Chairperson – work in progress – pictures from parade were posted.


Computer Purchase – Mr. Sterling and Alison to meet at Apple on Monday at 4pm.


Other:  

$1200 donation for Drum Major uniforms was submitted and approved by Central Pride.

Mary Ellen mentioned an idea for the Color Guard group to wrap presents at Bass Pro Shops.

Michelle followed up on musical theater donation – Lisa Walsh to work with Jane Clayton to determine the money for the show.


Motion to end meeting by Ginny Tsirimokos.  Seconded by Michelle Leonard.

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