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Kearney Band Parent Association 

The mission of the Kearney Band Parent Association is to support the KHS band program, the directors and Students. We offer a source of parent volunteers and organize fundraising activities, which allow band members to help defray the cost of band trips as well as provide necessary funds for the operation of the Association. 


1. Julie McClary called the meeting to order at 6:30pm, introductions of all the attendees were made

2. Approval of Minutes from last meeting September 2023: 

Approved: 1st Shawna Nott 2nd Alissa Nebbe Voted/Approved

3. Financial Reports

a. Treasurer Update Jeff Hasenauer

                Shared the 2023-2024 Financial Report

                Shared the in/out of the marching competition 2022 vs 2023

                Shared last year NSBA

                The FInancial Binder will be available at the BPA meetings

                Student transfer request for funds are delayed 

(student account requests will be current by NSBA &Germany Trip – working on how to transfer funds direct to travel agency)

Jennifer reviewed Raise Right gift card fundraising.  Enroll • RaiseRight  Enrollment code (763ACAEE365L6) will auto populate.  

Question if used before and does a new account need to be created?  Jennifer can look into it

WalMart Spark – can designate online purchases to round up order to donate to the KPS Band

Motion to approve the Financial Report 1st Casey Hawes 2nd Kimberly Clark, Vote all Yes, Motion Carried

4. Committee Reports

a. Pit Crew – Ed Uden – Still have spots available to help with props, use SignUp Genius.  NSBA and Pit Crew can be done in the same night!  NSBA Pit Crew Olympics

b. Uniforms / Roadies – Kimberly Clark, Sign Up Genius is getting full, Thank You!

c. Concessions – Julie Reported for Angela – Sign Up Genius

d. Stadium CleanUp – Julie Reported for Sarah Wall – Sign Up Genius, keep to 2 per family until not filling up, Mitchell may have extra opportunity with playoff game.  10/20 still 2 slots open

e. BMF 9/23/NSBA 10/21 Mikaela Richmond/Shawna Knott/Andrea Ripp

BMF had 50 spots, NSBA has 105 volunteers needed on Sign Up Genius.  Entrance fee is $10 Adult, $7 Student.  Get in for free if you volunteer, free meal.  24 Bands, Need the help!  There is a home game the night before, the prep meeting will be Thursday 6:30 10/19/23  in the KPS commons.  Friday night 10/20/23 starts the setup.  If you have a question reach out to Mikaela/Shawna/Andrea

5. Volunteers needed

a. Senior Night Recognition 10/20 – Julie needs help to organize the seniors

b. NSBA 10/21

c. Band Banquet Chair (Spring) – Looking for folks to run Jr Parent

d. Big Band Dance Chair (Spring) – Looking for folks to run this

e. State Concert Band Festival (date?)

f. State Jazz Band Contact (date?)

6. Fundraising

a. K Cards-update – $5,  10/9 week.  Kids keep 100% of the money.  Charms checkout 10/student that wants to sell, Students can bring money up front and get as many as they pay for.

b. Upcoming Fundraiser (spring)

c. Concessions-mostly in the spring See Below

d. RaiseRight/Spark

7. Old Business –Movie Night-October 20  After the football game, Students and their families;  Raiders of the Lost Arc, concessions are purchased on your own

8. New Business

Request for funds from Directors

LeFeber asked for BPA to pay for this  $6484

Banners for the show printed $384

Banner Stands $4000

Stable Sound System Carts $2100

Discussion of expenses $29k.  Eaton is buying 500 kcards for Employees, 

Motion to approve the Request for Funds Motion 1st Tim Knott 2nd Steven Thiele, Vote all Yes, Motion Carried

9. Director’s Comments-

Nathan LeFeber

2 pm, 10/15 Piano Recital at KPS

7pm, 10/24 8th Grade Middle School Day, volunteers needed during the day to serve the meal

Guest Artists coming to classes

Honor Band is on the Website

Trip itinerary is on the website, focus on payment process and passports if you don’t already have them.  Once itinerary is final will determine dress code.  No vaccination or visa requirements.

Rick Mitchell

27 Auditioned for Allstate, 10/16 results are in

Sadie Ewing?SP??  Student Teaching

Still need bus riders for Saturday

10.  Meeting Adjourned: 1st: Body Fuqua 2nd: Tim Knott

Upcoming dates: Fundraising Concession Dates:

10/06 Home Football Game 11/30 BBall 5:15 pm

10/07 Harvest of Harmony 12/09 BBall 10 am

10/10 Volleyball Pep Band 12/16 BBall 2 pm

10/14 OMI Marching Contest 1/12 BBall 4:30 pm

10/20 Home Football Game (Senior Night) 1/27 BBall 2 pm

10/21 NSBA State Marching 2/2 BBall 5:15 pm

10/24 KPS Band Festival 3/16 Soccer 10 am

11/11 Veterans’ Day Parade 3/19 Soccer 5 pm

3/21 Soccer 3 pm

4/13 Soccer 1 pm

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