Bexley Music Parents Meeting Minutes

May 3, 2017



  • BMP board members: Laura Martin, Andrea Lourie, Shelly Hoffman, Susan Rhoads
  • Parents: Natalie Cohen, Chris and John Millard, Amy Lauerhass, Susanne Klingerhoffer
  • Teachers: Sandra Crandall, Amy Blosser


Treasurer Transition – Laura Martin

  • Role for 2017-18 is not an open position. Susan Rhoads and Laura will be completing the transition over the next school year and hand over for the following year.


Golden Gala

  • Postponed largely due to insufficient ticket sales. Event has been rescheduled for 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. The venue remains the same – at Jeffrey Mansion.
  • For people who already bought tickets, they will carry through for the new date.
  • Ticket sales will be reinstated for fall,
  • In August will take what was sold and move it into BMP operating account.


Teacher Reports

Orchestra – Sandra Crandall

  • Middle school solo and ensemble went well for orchestra: 4 ensembles superior rating; 7 solos with one excellent and 6 superior ratings.
  • High school concert went very well. Featured soloists were Zeenat Tabaku and Lucas Fox. Many thanks for the beautiful flowers and reception after the concert!
  • Middle school orchestra performed beautifully downtown on April 28 at Governor’s Awards for the Arts.
  • Beginning orchestra parent night will be Monday May 22 with demonstrations to the third grade students the week before.
  • MS concert is Wednesday, May 24.
  • Camp letters will go out this week. Orchestra and band camp will be held July 23-29.


Jazz Band – Andrea Lourie for Jason Hogue

  • Middle School Jazz band auditions will be held May 15 -19.


Choir – Amy Blosser

  • Weds. May 24 middle school final concert.
  • Holocaust Cantata beautiful, proceeds from the sale of the CD go to help survivors.
  • VE final performance is Sunday ,May 21 at 5 p.m.
  • Music awards banquet Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Schottenstein Theater.

Fundraising Update – Laura Martin

  • Will participate in the Spirit Sprint 5K again next year. The 2017 date is Sunday, Oct. 8.
  • Looking for rental property for a vacation item for silent auction.


Officer Elections:
Ballot distributed with following slate of officers.

  • Past President: Laura Martin
  • President: Andrea Lourie
  • President-elect: John and Chris Mollard
  • Vice president: Natalie Cohen
  • Secretary: Amy Lauerhass
  • Treasurer: Susan Rhoads

Laura Martin will send an email confirmation of tallied votes.