Fall Meeting – Minutes

10/11/17 – Seven Stars Diner

  1. Call to order – Rich Beckman

Rich welcomed everybody to the meeting at 9:00 AM.  


  1. Secretary’s Report – Joe Jacobs

Copy is available at the information table and on the website.

                                Motion Curt Mount, 2nd Casey Corigliano, approved

  1. Treasurer’s Report – Joe Jacobs

Copy is available at the information table.

                                Motion Phil Senseney, 2nd Bruce Smith, approved

  1. Committee Reports

Our conductors this year are Sal Scarpa (orchestra) and Sue Mark (string ensemble).  The managers will be Alex Rones, Laura Kearney, Carrington Thompson, and Sara Smith.

Our conductors for this year are Brian Balmages and Ben Fong.

Our conductors for this year are Michael Daly and Jeremy Leighty.

The size of the elementary band will be modified this year.  We are in need of conductors for this festival.  The conductor application in on our website.

The festival application is currently on the website.  You must submit your payment with the application to reserve a time slot.

Please encourage your seniors to apply for the scholarship.

The chamber ensemble concert will once again take place at Cedar Creek HS.  We are in need of coaches for all of the ensembles.

The December packet will be online by next week.   The junior high band packet will be posted around November 1st and the elementary packets will be posted around December 1st.  All directors must register for their students to audition.  Please notify Phil to be added to the email list.

The homepage will highlight updates.

  1. NJMEA – Patrick O’Keefe

NJMEA will be sponsoring workshops at the November NJEA convention in AC.  Performances by the All-State Orchestra, Chorus and Jazz Band will also take place at the convention.

The NJMEA February conference will take place once again in East Brunswick.  The deadline for session proposals has been extended as well as the application deadline for the NJMEA awards.  Please check the NJMEA website for additional information.

  1. Old Business

Junior High String Ensemble: Sue Mark

High School Orchestra: Sal Scarpa

High School Symphonic Band: Ben Fong

High School Wind Ensemble: Brian Balmages

  1. New Business

  1. Good of the Order – Rich Beckman

  1. Adjournment – Rich Beckman

Motion Mark Kadetsky, 2nd Nick DiSalvio, approved

Attendance: 44

Submitted by Joe Jacobs