Mason City Schools Orchestra
Booster Board

Booster Board Members for 2016-2017



Megan Wedig,

Our President organizes and oversees the committees, helps recruit and delegate committee work. We need a great communicator between other officers and orchestra teachers. This person will facilitate booster meetings, which will occur at least once in the Fall (first month of school) and another in the Spring (last month of school).


Michelle Tarot,

Our Treasurer will communicate with Diane Pfennig who will coordinate school fees. They will write requisitions as needed for booster purchases and keep an Excel file updated of all booster funds (not including school fees). This person will work with the Fundraising Chair to make deposits as needed to Central office for fundraisers and complete the fundraising sales potential forms. They will also submit the general proposed budget to the District (Activity Fund Budget and Purpose).


Darby McBeath,

This is the go-to person for communications with the Orchestra Directors. This person will be the liaison between booster board and the orchestra parents and will maintain the updates on the website and calendar. Throughout the year, this person will work with the Volunteer Coordinator to promote Orchestra Events. During the booster meetings, this person will take minutes and make them available for parents and teachers.

Volunteer Coordinator

Petra Groenewold,

The Volunteer Coordinator will work with the Orchestra Teachers to recruit parent and student volunteers for the Concerts and Events throughout the school year. Some of the events include: Yankee Candle Sale (Oct/Nov), Concerts (Dec/Jan/Feb/May), Concert Receptions (Spring), Contests (Feb), Instrument Fair at the Intermediate School, Apparel Fittings (Aug), Apparel Cleaning (summer). The Coordinator will create SignUpGenius links to gather volunteers throughout the year.

Apparel Coordinator

Christal Banks,

Over the summer the tuxes are taken to the dry cleaners, then returned and stored at school. During the first two weeks of school, the coordinator works with the tux company and schedules a tux and dress fitting for the students. A list of tux inventory and student sizes is maintained. Orders are communicated with Diane Pfennig for purchase orders and apparel needs. For each of the high school concerts, the coordinator works with the Volunteer Coordinator to get volunteers to help with distribution of the tuxes before the concert and storing them after each concert. We hope to form a committee this year to help with the tasks of the coordinator. Our committee so far consists of:

Bridgette Hutson,

Fundraising Chair

Jody Grant,

Julie Montgomery,

Our Fundraising Chair oversees the Fall Yankee Candle Fundraiser. This person works with the Yankee Candle Representative to determine sales dates, catalogs, and distribution. They also work with the Volunteer Coordinator because it takes many volunteers to help with the "Match the Sales Day" and the Distribution of the products. This person will work with Debbie Darland to schedule a space for the distribution, and will also work with the Directors and Treasurer to create purchase orders for student incentives. The Chair will also fiend emails for any concerns and questions from parents regarding the products.

Reception Coordinator

Amy Stuart,

This is a coordinator position that will have a committee to work with to provide receptions after each of the Spring Concerts.

Retreat Planner / Event Coordinator


We would like to provide an overnight event for our students to get to know each other and have fun with music and other activities.