Meeting Minutes

 

MISSISSIPPI INDOOR ASSOCIATION Meeting Minutes

December 7, 2017 1. Mickey Mangum called the meeting to order.

Call to Order Financial Report

1. Chad Austin gave a financial report.

Minutes from August Meeting
1. Dustin Hazlett presented the minutes from the August Meeting. 2. Daniel Wade made motion. Nelson Cole made the 2nd.

Old Business
1. Announce changes to policies and rules from August meeting.
Tracy Carter presented the guard changes. Matt Little presented the percussion changes.

2. Announce that future proposals to be voted on at spring/summer meeting. Mickey Mangum stated that the board met and felt like we do need to have this meeting, however, we do not need to pass new policies at this meeting. The December meeting needs to be more of an informational meeting.

3. Possibility of adding a board member for winds. Mickey Mangum stated that the board would further discuss this.

New Business
1. 2018 Season Schedule

January 27th- Center Hill February 3- Holmes February 10- Warren Central February 17- Brandon February 24- Southaven March 3- Clinton

March 17/18- WGI Hattiesburg Regional
March 24- Pearl
March 31- Easter (off weekend)
April 6- MIA Percussion/Wind Championships
April 7- MIA Color Guard Championships
April 12-14 WGI Guard World Championships
April 19-22 WGI Percussion/Winds World Championships

2. We discussed that we are losing units from the southern part of the state due to lack of shows down there. We feel like this is very concerning as a board. Mickey Mangum stated that if anyone would be interested in hosting a show in the southern part of the state to contact him.

3. Contest Director’s Report

  • ●  Guard instructors please try to have your mp3 track emailed to Dustin Hazlett24 hours before the your first show. All mp3 tracks should be emailed to

    dhazlett@clintonpublicschools.com

  • ●  All instructors remember to check spiel sheets at your first check-in especiallyif you marked something “TBD” on your declaration form. 4. Guard Draw for Championships

    Announcements from floor
    Matt Little discussed that Pearl has an old floor for sale if anyone is interested. For more information,

    contact Matt Little.
    Nathan Ball discussed that Warren Central has an old floor for sale if anyone is interested. For more

    information, contact Nathan Ball
    Kevin Welborn discussed that Clinton has an old floor and uniforms for sale if anyone is interested. For

    more information, contact Steven Ross. Motion to adjourn. Second.

MISSISSIPPI INDOOR ASSOCIATION

Meeting Minutes

August 26, 2017

 

Call to Order

  1. Mangum called the meeting to order.

 

Minutes from December

  1. Minutes were presented from the Summer meeting.
  2. Suzie Phillips motioned to approve the minutes. There was a second.

 

Financial Report

  1. Chad Austin gave a financial report.
  2. Dustin Thrasher motioned to approve the financial report. Zac Cannon second.

 

Old Business

  1. Proposal 1: (Guard Only)

 

“Any guard class larger than 16 units will be split into no more than two classes according

to the highest score to date at the calendar halfway point of the competitive season. If

Easter falls within our competition season, it will not be factored as a competitive week.

Example: First competition of 2018 is on January 27. Championships are April 6-7.

Calendar date halfway point is Wednesday, February 28.”

 

Robyn Ball spoke on the proposal. There was a discussion about amending reading “larger than 15.” The email vote for proposal 1: Yes- 12 ; No- 3. The body vote for proposal 1: Yes- 10 ; No- 0. The total votes for Proposal 1: Yes- 22 ; No- 3. Proposal 1 passes. Robin Hill motioned we amend the proposal to read “Any guard class larger than 15” rather than 16. This motion passes with Yes- 10 body votes.

 

  1. Proposal 2: (Everyone)

 

“Every scholastic unit is required to provide one (1) volunteer to work a shift at

Championships. If a volunteer is not provided, the unit will be fined $50, and fines will

not exceed $100 per school. This money is due on or before the December meeting the

following school year.”

 

Robyn Ball spoke on the proposal. There was discussion on using students to represent a unit as a volunteer. There was also discussion on using college music majors more. Also, if a school wanted to help another school out by dedicating a volunteer for them, they could. The email vote for Proposal 2: Yes- 11 ; No- 10. The body vote for Proposal 2: Yes- 13 ; No- 10. The total votes for Proposal 2: Yes- 24 ; No- 20. Proposal 2 passes.

 

  1. Proposal 3: (Percussion Only)

 

“Any Percussion ensemble attending a WGI sanctioned event must be enrolled in the same

class in the MIA as they are with WGI. If WGI were to ever change the classification of a

group, so must the MIA.”

 

Steven Ross spoke on the proposal made by Kevin Welborn. Several years ago a few groups did that but it is now not serving the purpose as to why they did it. Also, it has been confusing for judges. Most other circuits follow this same type of procedure. There was discussion about how this would affect groups that are in a class below A in MIA, which is the lowest class recognized on the WGI level, but chooses to go to a WGI event. The email vote for Proposal 3: Yes- 6 ; No- 1. The body vote for Proposal 3: Yes- 10 ; No- 0. The total votes for Proposal 3: Yes- 16 ; No- 1. Proposal 3 passes.

 

Josh Forsythe makes a motion to amend the wording to where the proposal would be amended to be read. “Any Percussion ensemble attending a WGI sanctioned event must be enrolled in the same class in the MIA as they are with WGI, if the class exists within WGI. If WGI were to change the classification of a group, so must the MIA.” Steven Ross second.  10 “yes” votes to amend the proposal to this wording passes.

 

  1. Mr. Mangum discussed the 2018 Season Schedule. There are currently three dates open.

As of today:

January 27th- Center Hill

February 3- TBD

February 10- TBD

February 17- Brandon

February 24- Southaven

March 3- Clinton

March 10- TBD

March 17/18- WGI Hattiesburg Regional

March 24- Pearl

March 31- Easter (off weekend)

April 6- MIA Percussion/Wind Championships

April 7- MIA Color Guard Championships

April 12-14 WGI Guard World Championships

April 19-22 WGI Percussion/Winds World Championships

 

New Business

  1. Brian Joyce made a motion for a Winds representative to be on the board. Mickey Mangum discussed that the board would vote on this and it would be voted on in December.

 

  1. Mickey Mangum discussed doing away with the December meeting and restructure the way the meetings are done/scheduled so that it allows us to operate more smoothly. He stated that December is too late to change things for the upcoming season. Also, this would allow units that are in TN or not a part of the MBA to be able to attend and not miss crucial information. This would be possible in the future. We WILL have a December meeting this year.

 

Motion to adjourn by Dustin Thrasher. Suzie Phillips second.

 

Proposal 1

Proposals 1 and 2

mia minutes dec 8 – natchez

2017 Championship Financial Statement

2017 Summer Meeting Agenda

2017 MIA Season Financial Report