Lafayette Orchestra Parent Association

August, 26, 2003

Lafayette Orchestra Room


Marianne Reber, president, called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m.  Introduction of the 2003-2004 Orchestra Board of Directors followed.


                        President:                                 Marianne Reber

                        Vice President:                         Kathy Hoffman

                        Treasurer:                                 Marty Turner

                        Recording Secretary:                Becky Womack

                        Corresponding Secretary:         Connie Coovert

                        Freshman Representative:         Michelle Young

                        Webmaster:                              Kevin Sornson

                        Kroger Bucks:                          Phyllis Davis


Treasurer’s Report:  The 2003-2004 proposed budget was distributed.  After being reviewed by those present, a motion was made by Tom Reber to pass the budget.  Kevin Sornson seconded.  All were in favor.  Budget was passed. 

Marianne Reber explained the student’s personal accounts system.  Student accounts are posted in the orchestra room.

Marty Turner requested that when money or checks are sent in for dress purchases, candy, etc., it should be clearly marked as to what it is for.


Kroger Bucks:  Every orchestra family that paid their membership fee this evening was given a $5.00 Kroger Card.  Phyllis Davis explained the Kroger Bucks program.  By purchasing a card from us and using it every time you buy groceries or prescriptions at Kroger, you contribute 5% of the total sale to the orchestra!  If you would like to order a card call Phyllis at 223-7102.


Candy Sale:  Next week’s fund-raiser was explained.  


Membership Fee:  Each orchestra family is asked to pay an annual fee of $25.00.  This money is used for instrument repair, equipment purchase and administrative costs.  This is a required fee by our membership association and will help show your support of your student’s musical interests!  This fee is especially important in light of the current reduced funding from Fayette County Schools.


Schedule of Events:               Playathon                    October 24

                                                We need lots of help with the Playathon!  Volunteer early.

                                                Winter Concert          December 6

                                                Concert with Art Show and Reception!


Concert Attire:  Ladies wear long black dresses.  New students will be measured this week.  Gentlemen wear black tuxedos.  They are available at Geno’s Formal Affair; tell them you are with Lafayette Orchestra.


A student directory is being put together and will be available soon for a nominal fee!


Mrs. Reeves thanked everyone for coming.  She explained Playing Tests, Solos & Ensembles, Allstate Orchestra and Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra. 


Website Update:                      



Meeting Adjourned at 8:00 p.m.


Next Meeting:  September 16, 2003 - 7:00 p.m. 


Respectfully submitted by Connie Coovert for Becky Womack.