Homecoming is a question mark. Our website is live (Obviously, or you wouldn’t be reading this). Membership exceeds goals. We’re strong financially.
That, in a nutshell, summarizes the TMBAA’s annual membership meeting on June 28. About 85 alums attended the meeting, which is almost 30 percent of our membership. Not bad for a Sunday summer afternoon.
Here’s a recap of the meeting:
Homecoming: Jan Berkeley
- Because of COVID-19, the football season and spectator attendance are in jeopardy. We’re continuing to make plans; if homecoming is postponed, these plans will be implemented next year.
- This year’s homecoming is scheduled for Nov. 14, alumni registration will run through Oct. 24.
- The jock rally will be held on Nov. 13; heavy attendance expected, followed by an alumni band rehearsal. Full rehearsal with TMB slated for Saturday morning.
- Survey results, 728 responses.
- 96% plan to attend.
- Trumpets, silks/flags and trumpets have highest participation.
- 82% would attend jock rally.
- 96% will or might attend Friday rehearsal.
TMBAA.org: Michael Runzler
- Publicly accessible, with “members only” site for exclusive TMBAA information.
- Main features include news, membership (with member roster, In Memoriam and section for “lost members”), contact information (members only), downloadable music and videos.
- Contact section allows direct communication with board members and committee chairs.
- Future plans include section for members to provide updates on their personal lives.
Membership: Marty Lichtmann
- 303 members as of June 20, exceeding first year-goal of 300.
- 33% marched in the 70s. 23% in the 80s; about 14% in each of the 90s, 00s and 10s.
- 24% are young alums under 35 years old.
- 76% at Fanfare level; trumpets, clarinets and trombones most represented.
- Most members from California, followed by Washington and Arizona. Members also in China, England and Spain.
- Founding membership extended to June 30, 2021.
- Dues payable now through Oct. 31.
- All membership and renewals can be done on TMBAA.org.
Finance: Howie Szabo
- Income: $94,814.31
- $87,944.31 from membership; $5,550 from jock jackets
- Expenses: $78,541.67
- Program expenses: 89% (TMB support, jock jackets, membership benefits)
- Operations: 9%
- Professional fees: 1%
- Alumni events: 1%
Dr. Bartner Q&A
- Gala scheduled for May 2, 2021; possible venues: Coliseum, Galen Center, McCarthy Quad.
- Band director search ongoing; applications being accepted through September.