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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 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:

Dear Fellow band boosters,

A big welcome to all of our new members joining us from Canonsburg Middle School. We hope that you enjoy the great experience that is "the Big Mac Band." New parents, each of us on the board and in the booster organization look forward to getting to know you as well as joining us in band-related activities and fundraisers.

For those who are returning, it should be a great year for us as we continue to uphold the grand traditions of the Big Mac Band!

Thank you for taking the time to read through this as well as considering or continuing your membership. Our group is only as strong as the support and ideas that we receive from you. We cannot do it alone and we hope to continue to grow the organization with your assistance.

If you have any questions or concerns throughout the year, please feel free to contact me or any of the officers and we will be more than happy to assist you. This should be a great summer of music!

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.
     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 Wednesday June 29, 2016