August STAGE Meeting: Thursday, Aug. 24 at 2:45 pm
August STAGE Meeting Minutes:
The August STAGE Meeting began at 2:45 pm. The students in attendance were: Jenna A., Kaylee B., Amanda B., Salvador B., Sara B., Jakob B., Dylan C. Atlantis C., Abby E., Ojas G., Jenna G., Amanda G., Grant H., Maddie H., Jaden H., Elisabeth H., Makayla J., Colby K., Dalton K., Emma K., Stephanie L., Dalton L., Katarina L., Andrew L., Becca M., Dylan M., Tiana M., Taylor M., Samantha M., Joshua M., Sitaara N., Zachary O., Abby P., Drew S., George S., Jessica S., Lucas S., Preston S., Alyssa S., Jared S., Jamie T., John V., Austin W., and Miranda Y..
Kenady: Introduced us to a brand new school year with our first STAGE Meeting, announcing our theme: “Creating the Positive”. She also introduced our 2018 Summer New York Trip. If you are interested in visiting New York this summer, please talk to Mr. Cottom about attending the trip! The STAGE’s website, www.tomballstage.org has trip details as well.
Tucker: Introduced the importance of turning in Directory sheets and RDT forms for this current year in order to gain points. He also explained the importance of MoPAP. This document is highly stressed to be read and understood in the department. There are two papers attached to the MoPAP that MUST be turned into Mr. Cottom, Mr. Willard, or Tucker, to be involved in any Tomball STAGE related activity (rehearsals, crews, etc.). To get these, see Tucker.
Silas: Talked about the importance of video crew for this first show as well as the rest of the year. If you are interested in video crew, sign-ups should be on the callboard, or visit Silas in the office. Silas also talked about this year’s new Passport Stars system, in which we get stars for supporting other school functions and events. Lastly he talked about this year’s new STAGE shirts, which are $10 each. If you would like a STAGE shirt, please see one of the officers before or after school.
Jacob: Talked about Publicity Crew for MCM 1940 and other performances. During the publicity blitz, STAGE members went out into the community to promote our season flyers and sponsorships. If you are interested in being involved in the next Publicity Crew, sign-ups will be on the callboard soon, or you can talk to Jacob.
Haille: Informed the STAGE members about Sponsorships, and how important they are for us to do what we do as a department. If you or someone you know would like to get a sponsorship application (for a business, family member, friend, etc.), please come by the office and pick one up. The sponsorship applications are also available on our website at www.tomballstage.org.
Andrew: Introduced his new position on the officer board as well as the importance of ushering for MCM 1940 as well as other shows. If you would like to sign up for ushering for any show, please talk to Andrew!
Travis: Introduced The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. The dates for the shows are September 21st, 22nd, 23rd, and 25th. To pre-order tickets, go to the STAGE’s website, www.tomballstage.org or purchase the week of the show in the cafeteria.
Kayla: Introduced our 2nd fall show, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Auditions will be September 26th and 27th from 3-5. Callbacks will be on the 28th. The dates for the show are on November 9th, 11th and 13th. To pre-order tickets, go to the STAGE’s website, www.tomballstage.org or purchase the week of the show in the cafeteria.
Kenady: Hosted our department scavenger hunt, where members searched the department for officers, learning where things belong. Then, she introduced “Special Rec.”, where we recognize those who did outstanding work in the department this month / over the summer. These students included Kenzie M., Delaney N., Dalton L., Gracie A., Jaden H., Jenna G., Zachary O., and Jakob B.. Make sure you attend the next STAGE Meeting to get a STAGE Page, and see the special things that are going on in Special Rec.
Thank you to everyone who attended our August Meeting!
We can’t wait to see what the department can do this year.
September STAGE Meeting: Tuesday, Sep. 12 at 2:45 pm
September STAGE Meeting Minutes:
The September STAGE Meeting began at 2:45 pm. The students in attendance were: Jenna A., Amanda B., Sara B., Jakob B., Kassidy B., Nicole C., Atlantis C., Jackson C., Kayla D. ,Abby E., Ojas G., Amanda G. ,Grant H., Aidan H., Maddie H., Bethany H., Jaden H., Justin H., Elisabeth H., Makayla J., Dalton K., Colby K., Andrew L., Dalton L., Katarina L., Michael M., Joshua M., Samantha M., Alyssa O., Zachary O. ,Danna P., Abby P., George S., Jessica S., Isaac S., Preston S., Alyssa S., Jared S., Alyssa V., Austin W., Gianna W., and Miranda Y..
Andrew: Introduced us to the September STAGE Meeting and informed us about the importance of ushering. If you are interested in ushering for MCM 1940, sign up ASAP and/or talk to Andrew. He spoke to us about the importance of crews. If you are interested in being a part of crews, make sure you have your directory sheet and MoPAP on file with Tucker! Crews are updated regularly on the calendar at www.tomballstage.org.
Tucker: Talked to us about points and letter jackets. If you are wishing to receive points and/or letter in the future, you must have a point sheet on file with Tucker. Also, he keeps track of all points in our database, so if you are interested in seeing where you stand, see him.
Travis: Informed us of our second fall show, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”. Auditions for our other fall production, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” will on September 26th and 27th. Hope to see all of you there!
Kayla: Talked to us about our fall show, opening our season with “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940”. Congratulations to everyone involved in the show! Performance dates will be September 21st, 22nd, 23rd, and 25th all at 7:00 pm in the THS Auditorium. We hope to see you all there!
Haille: Talked about STAGE HANDS and all they do for us here in the department. STAGE HANDS is our parent booster club; they help out with anything and everything we need! If you have a parent interested in joining STAGE HANDS, be sure to see when the next HANDS meeting is on www.tomballstage.org.
Silas: Talked about Video Crew for MCM 1940. If you are interested, please sign up on the callboard ASAP, and you have to attend at least one dress rehearsal and show up 30 minutes before the show. Video Crew is a very important position and we appreciate anyone who can help! Also follow us on Instagram and Twitter @tomballSTAGE, and like us on Facebook! And, please be sure to send in any pictures to Silas that you might have from any theatre event for our STAGE scrapbook and for the Banquet Slide-Show at the end of the year. If you have any pictures, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or Silas’s personal phone (posted on the callboardJ). PLEASE CONTINUE TO SEND IN PICTURES!
Jacob: Spoke to us about the importance of crews. If you are interested in being a part of crews, make sure you have your directory sheet and MoPAP on file with Tucker! Crews are updated regularly on the calendar at www.tomballstage.org.
Kenady: Expanded on information about “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”. Audition dates are listed above by Travis’s Name and performance show dates are November 9th, 10th, and 11th @ 7:00 pm (with a matinee performance at 3:00 on the 11th)
Andrew: Introduced us to our activity. Then he began to talk with us about Special Recognition: what we do when someone in the department has gone above and beyond this month! These students were Dalton K., George S., Alyssa S., and Kenzie M. . We also presented our “A+ Award” for this month to a person who truly did more than their share of work and impressed us! Congratulations to Amanda B.!
Thanks to everyone who attended the September STAGE Meeting!!!
October STAGE Meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 2:45 pm
October STAGE Meeting Minutes:
The October STAGE Meeting began at 2:45 pm. The students in attendance were: Madeline A., Abi B., Kaylee B., Amanda B., Jakob B., Atlantis C., Jackson C., Kayla D., Abby E., Ojas G., Amanda G., Alexa G., Grant H., Katie H., Maddie H., Jaden H., Elisabeth H., Caitlin I., Dalton K., Stephanie L., Chase L., Dalton L., Katarina L., Andrew L., Becca M., Kenzie M., Michael M., Tiana M., Sitaara N., Alyssa O., Jimena O., Zachary O., Abby P., George S., Isaac S., Jessica S., Preston S., Jared S., John V., Austin W., Andrew W., Gianna W., and Miranda Y..
Jacob: opened the October STAGE meeting and talked about the importance of publicity crew for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. For more information on publicity crew, please contact Jacob!
Tucker: talked about the importance of turning in forms (directory sheets, MoPap, RDT forms, etc). If you need to fill out any of these forms, please get with Tucker as soon as possible.
Haille: talked about the importance of getting help for the department. She also talked about the importance of the Tomball STAGE HANDS.
Silas: talked about the importance of pictures for the end of the year slideshow. If you have any pictures of fun memories in the department, please send them to Silas (his number is on the callboard). Silas also talked about Passport Stamps. Make sure if you attend another school event to take a picture in your STAGE shirt and send it to Silas in order to receive a Passport Stamp!
Travis: talked about our second fall show, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. We thank everyone who auditioned! The dates for the show are November 10th, 11th, and 13th.
Andrew: talked about the importance of tech crews. For more info on the dates and times of tech crews check Google Calendar!
Kayla: talked about the importance of sponsorships and supporting the department. If you would like a sponsorship form, please ask and officer and we would be happy to get you one as soon as possible. You can also visit tomballstage. org for more info and a printable copy of an application as well.
Kenady: Talked about Google Calendar. In order to access our Google Calendar, go to tomballstage.org and click on “Calendar” underneath the Tomball STAGE tab. It has a list of all of the STAGE events, meetings, rehearsals and crews.
Jacob: Led our activity as our group members wrote positive statements on our “Positive pumpkins”, which are to be displayed around the department. Jacob also led our “Spec Rec” where we give special recognition to the members of our department who do an above and beyond job in the department. This month's members include Ojas G., Jackson C., Kayla D., Jenna G., Dalton K., Austin W., Alexa G., and (the recipient of our A+ Award) Dalton L.. Congrats everyone!
Thank you for coming to our October STAGE Meeting!
November STAGE Meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 2:45 pm
November STAGE Meeting Minutes:
The November STAGE Meeting began at 2:45 pm. The students in attendance were: Abi B., Kaylee B., Amanda B., Jakob B., Jackson C., Abby E., Grace F., Amanda G., Alexa G., Grant H., Maddie H., Bethany H., Aidan H., Corben H., Jaden H., Elisabeth H., Dalton L., Katarina L., Becca M., Kenzie M., Michael M., Samantha M., Sitarra N., Jimena O., Alyssa O., Abby P., George S., Jessica S., Preston S., Jared S., John V., Alyssa V., Austin W., Gianna W., and Miranda Y..
Travis: Opened the STAGE meeting by talking about our suggestion box. We love to hear your suggestions and encourage you to use our suggestions box 9located next to the officer boards in the hallway). Travis also talked about our upcoming UIL One Act auditions. Auditions will be held on December the 5th and callbacks will be on the 6th. The full read through will be on the 7th. People who are not already enrolled in the 6th period Production class must audition with two monologues (while people in 6th period audition with one monologue). We hope to see you at auditions!
Jacob: talked about our second fall production: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Show dates are November 9th, 11th, and 13th at 7:00 p.m. (with a matinee performance on the 11th at 3:00). You can buy tickets during lunches, at the door, or online at tomballstage.org. Please come support our production!
Haille: discussed the importance of crews. Our last crew was on Saturday the 4th for LWW but we will be having more crews for our upcoming shows so come and help us out! Haille also reminded us about the importance of passport stamps. For more info on passport stamps (how to get them/ how many you have) talk to Silas!
Kenady: talked about Google Calendar. Google calendar gives our department members access to dates and times for crews, shows, auditions, and rehearsals. In order to access our Google Calendar, got to tomballstage.org and click on the Calendar tab.
Silas: talked about the importance of video crew. For more information on video crews for LWW, talk to Silas. We could really use your support and help! Also, don’t forget to send pictures to Silas for our end of the year slideshow.
Andrew: talked about ushering sign-ups for LWW. He also talked about silent auction. Silent auction will be taking place during LWW and will be a super fun event for families to participate in!
Tucker: Talked about the importance of keeping up with points. Please remember to check and see how many points you have (it’s on the point sheet which is taped up on the wall to the right). If you have any questions about points, please talk to Tucker!
Kayla: Kenady informed us about the upcoming annual Food Drive and Winter Social! Each year, The Tomball STAGE hosts a Food Drive right around Thanksgiving to help out those in need. Please bring canned items to the office before or after school to help out the community. Each item brought will be put towards an officer’s “pie fund”. At the end of the drive, which ever officer has the least cans gets #PIED in the face. So make sure you bring in your cans to the office! Winter Social will be on December 6th, and there will be tons of games and good food to enjoy with your fellow STAGE members. If you have any additional questions about social, visit Ken in the office.
Travis: led us in our activity where we used newspaper to create Halloween costumes. He also presented certificates to each recipient of Special Rec(ognition) for the month of November. The students who received these were Alyssa O., Amanda B., George S., Kayla D., Gianna W., Jessaca B., Julian M., and Katarina L.. And for outstanding achievements and truly going above and beyond in the department for this month, we presented the “A+” award. Congratulations to Jared S..
Thank you for attending our November STAGE Meeting! Happy holidays!
December STAGE Meeting: Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 2:45 pm
December STAGE Meeting Minutes:
The December STAGE Meeting began at 2:45 pm. The students in attendance were: Amanda B., Jakob B., Jackon C., Kayla D., Abby E., Jenna G., Amanda G., Grant H., Katie H., Maddie H., Elisabeth H., Dalton K., Dalton L., Katarina L., Andrew L., Kenzie M., Tiana M., Taylor M., Samantha M., Sitaara N., Zachary O., Abby P., George S., Jessica S., Isaac S., Alyssa S., Jared S., John V., Alyssa V., Andrew W., Austin W., Gianna W., and Miranda Y..
Haille: talked to us about Winter Social and what will go on there. Winter Social will be on Friday, December 8th at 7:00 pm in the black box. At the Social, there will be many activities to celebrate the holiday season, food, movies, friends, and we’ll get to find out which officer gets #PIED as a result of our Food Drive! Be sure to attend our Winter Social as a chance to meet more friends within the department and wind down before a week of finals. We hope to see you there!
Silas: stressed to us how important it is that he receives photos of what has happened in the department so far throughout the year. He told us that he was excited for Winter Social because there would be so many more picture perfect moments that he can add to slideshow! Be sure to visit Silas in the office to send him your theatre-related pictures, or e-mail them to email@example.com!
Kayla: told us about The Tomball STAGE’s Annual Food Drive! If you would like to help out families in need this holiday season, please bring your canned or non-perishable food items to the office. Each can that you admit to our drive betters your chances to #PieTheOfficers. If you have any questions about the drive, please visit the officers!
Travis: told us how excited he is about the annual UIL One-Act Play auditions! Auditions were held on the day of the STAGE meeting (December 5th). Thank you SO much to those who auditioned; we had an amazing turnout! Please keep an eye out on the Callboard for upcoming announcements such as callbacks for the UIL OAP and the cast list. Thank you all and break a leg!
Tucker: told the meeting attendees about the Talent Show and details about it. Last year, the Talent Show was amazing, but we hope to have an even bigger turnout of talented students ready to perform for the school this year! The Talent Show will be in the THS Auditorium at 7 pm on February 1st and February 2nd. We can’t wait to see what you guys bring to the table!
Kenady: let us know how important the Google Calendar is to keep up with the happenings of the department. If at any time you have any questions about the events and their dates within the department, visit www.tomballstage.org, go under the Tomball STAGE tab, and click on Calendar. Log in with your school Google account (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and password: tisdmmddyyyy). Within the Google Calendar, you will find out everything you need to know for the whole school year and the 2016-17 Tomball STAGE season!
Andrew: talked about the 2018-2019 summer trip to Greece and Italy. For more information about next year’s summer trip or this year’s summer trip to New York, visit The Tomball STAGE website at www.tomballstage.org.
Jacob: talked about the importance of sponsorships. If you’d still like to get us some sponsorship, please talk to one of the officers for a sponsorship form or go to The Tomball STAGE website at www.tomballstage.org and print out the form that’s online! We could really use the support!
Haille: closed out the STAGE Meeting by introducing our December activity. Our activity of the month was to wrap the officers! Teams of different students all grouped up to wrap each officer in gift wrapping paper in whatever way they wanted. After the activity, Haille presented to the recipients for this month their certificates for Spec(ial) Rec(ognition). These awards are presented to the students who the directors and officers thought really went above and beyond to help out in the department that month. The students who received these were Lisa A., Jackson C., Jessica D., Connor J., Andrew L., and Samantha M.. And for outstanding achievements and truly going above and beyond in the department for this month, we presented the “A+” award to Elizabeth H.!
Thank you everyone for an amazing close to 2017! We’ll see you at the January STAGE Meeting next month (& year!)
January STAGE Meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 2:45 pm
February STAGE Meeting: Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 2:45 pm
March STAGE Meeting: Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 2:45 pm
April STAGE Meeting: Tuesday, Apr. 3 at 2:45 pm
May STAGE Meeting / 2018-19 Officer Elections: Tuesday, May 1 at 2:45 pm