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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 am looking forward to the coming year with great anticipation.  We have some great students returning and a strong freshman class coming up from the middle school.  This year we are taking on some rock legends with our Styx and Stones Show and taking a little trip to Florida to march down Main Street U.S.A.  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 2013-2014 Big Mac Band.  My name id Michelle Kaufman, president of the Big Mac Band Boosters.  This will be my 8th and last year with the band as my son starts his senior year.

I would like to wish the graduating class of 2013 the best as they continue on with their futures.  I would also like to thank all of the parent volunteers last year.  without all of your hard work the boosters would not be able to do what it does for the band.  I encourage all of our new band parents to become involved with the band.  No matter how much or little time you have, the band can always use your help.

This year will be a trip year for the band.  Although the plans for the trip have not yet been finalized, it is time to start thinking about fundraising for the trip.  The money that we as a group raise will help with the cost of the trip.

Please take the time to read the information packet and fill out the membership form.  You must be a booster member to chaperone or go on the trip.  Please remember that your membership needs to be renewed each year.

I highly recommend that you attend the monthly booster meeting ( 3rd Tuesday of each month in the high school band room at 7:30).  It is a great way to stay informed on all the band and booster events.

Thank you and see you at the booster meetings.

          Michelle Kaufman, Big Mac Band Booster President

A Note from the Band Stands Chairman:

The Big Mac Band Stands will be up and running for the 2013 Fall Football Season! This is currently our largest and most profitable fundraiser. The profits earned from this fundraiser benefit the entire band. It is crucial that we make each year a successful one.

I am a senior parent this year along with many of my key volunteers. It is imperative that we receive the support from the underclassmen parents. It is much easier to learn a job from one of my seasoned volunteers than to recreate things next year. We are all here to help because we believe in the values the Big Mac Band offers our children.

Please don’t sit back and wait for someone else to do the job. We need many people to accomplish our goal. I firmly believe in “Many the hands, lighter the load.” I also believe in having a good time no matter the task at hand. So I challenge you to come out and help us for a great cause, make some new friends and have a good time

          Kathy Dunsey, Concession Stand Chair


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.

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:




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.

            Dr. Kathy Weldy   724-745-1270

This page was last updated Tuesday September 17, 2013