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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:

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 planning for our April trip to Orlando, Florida. Unlike past trips, it appears we will add a day to the journey in order for the students to maximize their experience.

 Our application for 501C3 and Small Games of Chance have been submitted, and we look forward to receiving both in coming days and weeks.

 Several reminders for the upcoming week: Our first Band Booster meeting takes place this Tuesday at 7:30PM in the band room. We welcome all of the freshmen parents as well as all of our returning member's parents to join us as we begin to plan out the year with our various activities, performances, and fundraisers. Mr Falvo will brief us on his plans for the coming weeks and months as well as his expectations of the group and band. We will also look to fill the various committees needed throughout the year.

This Wednesday please plan a meal at Buffalo Wild Wings in Washington. The band boosters will receive a portion of your total bill that day (see attached coupon which you will need to bring). Play trivia, have some great wings, sandwiches, and beverages all while helping the band! We look forward to seeing all of you there!

This Saturday is North Strabane Days at the township's complex on route 519 and Linden Road. We are planning to have a booth selling various items with Canon Mac Swag on them, plus our famous stadium hot dogs, assorted snacks, and Coca Cola products. We are in need of help manning the booth throughout the day. We will utilize Volunteer Spot and ask that you please keep checking our website bigmacband.com for updates on how to sign up for the event or any other information you may need.

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



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:




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 14, 2015