PBL Band Parents Association

BPA Officers

 2012-2013

President:  Kasi Schwarz

Vice President:  Jane Mehlan

SecretaryShannon Bachman

Acting Treasurer: Timothy Hess

Next meeting: September 10th, 2012 6:30 p.m. - High School Band Room

Minutes from the previous meeting

The Band Parents Association (BPA) of PBL High School meets on the second Monday at 7:00 p.m.  We meet in the Little Assembly when possible, or in the Band Room.

The BPA is very involved with Band activities.  We are the support system for the Marching Band, providing the pool from which Bus Moms and Dads and the Percussion Crew are drawn, as well as helping to design and/or build pieces of the general effects equipment for the show.

The BPA is at work almost anywhere you see Band Students doing fund-raisers - at the park on the Fourth of July, at concessions for Football, Basketball, and Volleyball, and behind the scenes when our students are taking orders!  Fundraising for the General Fund, which is used to meet equipment needs for the band, will continue throughout the next year, even though we are not yet gearing up for the next Band Trip.

Every four years, the Panther Regiment takes a trip to perform in a special location.  In 1999, they went to Disney World, FL.  In 2003, 2007 and 2011, it was New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA). 

During the 3 years prior to the trip, some fundraisers will be designated to place funds into individual accounts for the students, to pay for their trip.  Funds above what is required will be returned to the student for spending money.  BPA parents not only help raise funds for the trip;  some actually accompany the students as chaperones.  Keep that possibility in mind!