2015, the Covelli Center contacted the ABP Club, Inc. with an offer that in
return for the ABP Club, Inc. providing concession stand workers, the Covelli Center
would donate 10% of the net sales for each operated stand to the ABP Club, Inc.
This would require approximately 5-6 workers for a small stand or up to 12-17
workers for a large full-service concession stand. Workers are required to be
16 years or older and if the concession stand sells
alcohol the servers would need to be 21 or older. The Executive Board looked at
this offer as a potential to generate revenue outside our normal needs and how
this could be best utilized. A decision was made to set up a “test” incentive
points program. Parents and students participating in volunteer activities
would earn points during the year. The total revenue generated for this program
would then be divided by the number of points earned to determine a per point value.
The points earned for a specific student would then be converted into a credit
in the student’s account. Points are earned for working various events,
contributing to other events, and for volunteering to serve on committees or
and intent of this program was to give both parents and students an added
opportunity to participate in the band trip and relieve them of some of the
costs. As a result, it is hoped that more students would be able to
participate in the band trip. In addition to the Covelli revenue, a new event,
“Jazz & Dessert” was created and in its first year raised $2,000 additional
dollars for the point fund. In total, close to $10,000 was credited to student
accounts. Should this program continue it needs to have an increase in
participation by parents, guardians, and band members. Many of the
“regular” volunteers for “incentive” events this past year were the same
volunteers who were already participating. The outreach to those who have not
yet volunteered has not had the desired response.
Parents & Guardians are encouraged to join the ABP Club, Inc. Dues are $5
per person per year payable by October 31. The ABP Club, Inc. has an email
If you are a paid member of the ABP Club, Inc. or if you send a request to be
added to the list of email recipients you will receive emails on specific
events and dates the Covelli Center assigns to the ABP Club, Inc. for coverage.
By responding to the email, assignments will be given by the first responders
being the first to be added to the worker list for the specific event. Workers
are required to wear a red T-Shirt, a red “Band Parent” T-Shirt or polo which
can be ordered from Jones Embroidery in Austintown, and black pants or shorts.
The Parents are encouraged to wear a band parent shirt and students are to wear
their regular band shirt. The shirts and polo’s may be purchased at Jones Embroidery
at Mahoning Avenue and Route 11. We serve, we do not cook. The Covelli
Center provides their own cooks. In most situations we will have pre programmed cash registers
which tell you the item cost and even the change. The most challenging part of
a night at the Covelli is the end of the night inventory and balance
sheets. Parking is provided at no cost to the volunteers.