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Band is a graded class. It is mandatory for students to attend every activity on the band calendar. If you have questions that are not answered on this website, please contact Mr. Falvo at falvom@cmsd.k12.pa.us
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Band Booster President's Note Chaperones Info
Director's Note Student Pick Up Policy Medical Information

A Note from the  Director:

I canít believe another year is over and we are starting new again.   As always, we will be loaded with talented students again this year.  We are featuring music from Bon Jovi and Journey in our show and it should be a blockbuster year.  The band will also be taking on the challenge of performing in three area band festivals.   Best wishes to our graduating seniors and a warm welcome to our new members.  I hope to see everyone get involved. See you soon.  It's going to be a great year.

Mr. Mark Falvo, Band Director


A Note from the Band Booster President:

Dear Fellow band boosters,

Welcome to the website for the Big Mac Band...your source for the latest information regarding events, fundraisers, and information for the band. The 2016-17 school year is the most exciting one yet, as we are in the process of acquiring a new equipment trailer for use during the school year. Additionally, the menu of events reads with the traditional Fourth of July parade in Canonsburg (one of the largest in the commonwealth) as well as late summer events such as Band Camp, Kennywood, our second annual ever mattress sale, the start of football season, and the Volkswagen Passat raffle that will continue until Thanksgiving. We are requesting all band families to sell tickets for the VW raffle in order for this to become a success. 

All of this and more cannot be done without the outstanding help each of you can contribute to keep the band and their activities going. I urge each of you to be a part of our boosters organization as well as assist with each of our fundraisers in order to better the band. 

For the entire executive board of the BMBB, we are all very excited with what the upcoming school year presents. This year, over 230 members will fill the uniforms of the band membership and auxiliaries. Mr Falvo is planning a terrific halftime show based on the music of supergroups: Journey and Bon Jovi.

We welcome each of you to  join us as we support our band and students throughout the year in their various performances and activities. We look positively for your participation as well as your thoughts and ideas moving forward.

Respectfully Yours,

Kevin Decker, Big Mac Band Booster President


Chaperone Information

Greetings Parents/Guardians of the Big Mac Band!

    My name is Miss Miller and I am one of the assistant band directors for the high school band. I am the band staff member that is in charge of all things chaperone related. If you are interested in chaperoning the band (and working on the equipment crew) in any capacity, there are a few guidelines you must follow.

    All three of these clearances must be less than five years old and on file with secretary Sheila Gallagher in the Canon-McMillan High School Main Office. These are due by Thursday, August 25th, 2016. If you submitted copies last year, please double-check the dates on your clearances to make sure they are still valid. Please do not turn these clearances in to any band staff member or booster officer. We cannot accept them.

Clearance Links:

Use the links below to apply for clearances so you can chaperone. 
     1. Act 151 Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance
     2. Act 34 Pennsylvania Criminal History Check
     3. Act 114 FBI Criminal History Report (which includes fingerprinting): Lived outside the Commonwealth of PA in the last 10 years
     Or 3. Volunteer Affidavit: A continuous resident of PA for the past 10 years.

Chaperone Availability
    This online form is due by Thursday, August 25th, 2016. Late submissions will not be accepted.
     2016 Big Mac Band Chaperone Sign-Up Form

Big Mac Band Booster Membership
    All chaperones must be dues paying members of the Big Mac Band Booster organization.
     2016-2017 Big Mac Band Booster Membership Form

What our chaperones are asked to do?
     Big Mac Band Chaperone Guidelines

    If you have any questions about chaperoning our band, please send them my way. Thank you in advance to the chaperones for your time and efforts in keeping our band students safe while we are traveling outside of our school for a performance.

Miss Deanna Miller, Assistant Band Director



Student Pick Up Policy

For events located within the Canon McMillan school district, student may choose to ride the bus back to school or be picked up by a parent or guardian.

For events located outside of the Canon McMillan school district, students are expected to ride the bus back to the school.  If a parent or guardian has a need to pick a student up after an event, a handwritten note stating your intentions to pick up your child must be submitted to Mr. Falvo 24 hours in advance of the event.   At the end of the event, Both student and parent must check in with Miss Miller in person at the bus. No text messages or phone messages will be accepted.


Medical Information

The health and safety of our band students is a priority for the directors and the band boosters.  There is a medical professional that attends each of the band activities such as football games, band festivals, and trips.  We carry with us over-the-counter medications, personal hygiene products, and emergency medical supplies.   Students are only permitted to carry medications approved by the district such as an inhaler and epipen.  They are not permitted to have Tylenol, Motrin, or any other over-the-counter medication -  even cough drops are not allowed. 

In the event that the student becomes ill or injured during a band activity the parent/guardian will be notified.  We will obtain permission to administer any available over the counter medication.  If you have a child that with special health concerns or would like to talk to the nurse/doctor please call or speak to them at a booster meeting.

This page was last updated Tuesday September 13, 2016