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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 Concessions Stand Chair's Note Chaperones Info
Director's Note Student Pick Up Policy Medical Information

 

A Note from the Director:

I hope this note finds you well and on your way to being rested and refreshed. It is time again to turn our attention to the coming season. We will have an awe inspiring band this year. We currently have over 220 students in the band with great instrumentation and auxiliary groups. This year we are paying tribute to some of the great Stadium Anthems in the sporting world.

Best wishes to our graduating seniors and a warm welcome to our new members. See you in a few short weeks. It's going to be a great year!

Mr. Mark Falvo, Band Director

 

A Note from the Band Booster President:

Welcome to the 2014-2015 Big Mac Band. My name is Brian Vukotich, president of the Big Mac Band Boosters. This will be my 4th and last year with the band as my son starts his senior year.

I would like to wish the Class of 2014 all the best in their future endeavors. I would also like to thank all of the parents for all your hard work last year. Without all of your time and hard work the boosters would not have been able to support the band the way we do.

 I wish to invite all of our new band parents to become involved with the band and the boosters. No matter how much or little time you have, the band can always use your help.

Although this is not a trip year for the band it is not too early to start to thinking about fundraising for the next trip. We have a lot of fundraisers scheduled for this year; the monies raised will support the band during the upcoming band year and help with the cost of the trip next year. Please take the time to read this information packet and fill out the membership form. Remember, you must be a booster member to chaperone. Also remember that your membership needs to be renewed each year. The boosters meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month in the high school band room at 7:30pm. This is a great way to stay informed of what the band and boosters are up to. Hope to see you all there.

Thank you,

Brian Vukotich, Big Mac Band Booster President

 

        

A Note from the Band Stands Chairman:

 

Chaperones, Chaperones, Chaperones

You must be a member of the Big Mac Booster organization to chaperone any event.
You must also obtain two Pennsylvania state clearances (Act 34 and Act 151) and submit them to Mrs. Alchier. The district will reimburse you for the cost. Parents are not required to get new clearances each year. If you had clearances at the Middle School, Mr. Rush has given those to Mrs. Alchier. If you are not a Booster member and/or your two clearances are not on file, you will not be selected to chaperone.

 Mrs. Alchier will e-mail the parents who have been selected to chaperone on the Wednesday before the event (Friday night games or Saturday band festivals). Chaperone report times are the same as the students, 5:45 p.m. for home games. There are a few exceptions if the away game requires a longer travel time. If you have Canon-Mac attire, please wear it to help the students and staff to recognize you as a chaperone.

2014-2015 Intent to Chaperone Page 1

2014-2015 Intent to Chaperone Page 2

State Police Online Criminal Record Check - https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp

State Police Criminal Record Check Form SP4-164 - PDF

Child Abuse Clearance Form CY-113 - PDF

Additional information regarding the Child Abuse Clearance is at website:

http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/findaform/childabusehistoryclearanceforms/index.htm

 

 

Chaperone Guidelines - Home Games     Chaperone Guidelines - Away Games

 

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 Mrs. Alchier 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 Sunday June 22, 2014