The Highland Band Boosters is dedicated to promoting excellence and enjoyment in instrumental music education, as well as providing financial and moral support to the Highland music program to benefit the students, band directors, teachers and the Highland community.
We build and maintain an organization of parents who help promote the general activities of the instrumental music program at Highland.
The Band Boosters is a volunteer organization. Membership is free and open to parents and guardians of Highland students participating in the elementary, middle and high school instrumental music program, as well as Alumni band members. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month in the high school band room at 7 p.m.
Volunteer Opportunities with the Band Boosters
Tag Day, Saturday, September 23, 2017 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Tag day is the Band's largest fundraiser, where proceeds are used to purchase uniforms and instruments for our band. Last year we raised over $17,000 on Tag Day. We need parent DRIVERS, about 50 of them, as the students are not permitted to drive. The parents are asked to drive 2 to 4 band members door-to-door (in their uniforms) on pre-assigned routes in the district asking for donations. Drivers are asked to arrive at 9 a.m. and are normally finished around 1 p.m. A cookout lunch is provided back at school for both students and volunteers after route is completed. And if you can’t drive, we still need help with food donations and serving our hungry crew. Contact email@example.com if interested. Watch for our volunteer request thru Sign Up Genius.
Throughout the marching season, responsibilities include: repairing uniforms, hemming, sewing buttons, making alterations, etc. Pre-game distributing hats, gloves, etc. Post-game assisting putting away uniforms and helping the students to "hang it up correctly."
Thursday Night Practice – Just show up! There is always something going on to get the uniforms prepped and ready for Friday night games. Also you can see how the band practices and tries out their new moves.
Hair on Fridays – Band members with long hair must have it pulled up off the uniform collar. We ALWAYS need people to help braid hair. You don’t have to know how; we’ll teach you!
Contact Beth Knoer or Bernadette Yu if interested.
Volunteers are needed to sell Band Boosters Spirit Wear in the booster trailer at all home football games and other related events. We are looking for a committee head for spirit wear. Contact one of the officers if you are interested.
Other Ways to Volunteer
We have many events where we need parents to help. Band camp lunch, Pig Roast fundraiser booth, ice cream social, food donations, taking pictures, other band booster projects, etc.
Most of our volunteer opportunities are managed via SignUpGenius. So watch your email or go to Highland Band Boosters (Sign Up Genius) for available opportunities.
2017-18 Highland Band Booster Officers
- Gretchen Dragich, President, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Steve Hengeli, Treasurer, email@example.com
- Connie King, Vice President –Ways & Means, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tonya Hartwell –VP Special Events, email@example.com
- Wendy Hengeli, Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Beth Knoer, Uniform Room (Senior parent rep), email@example.com
- Uniform room
- Kathleen Fischer, Communications/Newsletter, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Spirit Wear, OPEN
- Concert Wear, Missy Schreiner, email@example.com
- Cookie Mom, Lisa Dayton, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instrument Trailer, Todd Krochta, Tkrochta@yahoo.com
- Jen Barr, Band Aids, email@example.com
- Karen Weekley, Alumni Band, Karen.Weekley@omnicare.com
2017-18 Monthly Meeting Schedule
All meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month in the high school band room at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted
- August 29, 2017
- September 19, 2017
- October 17, 2017
- November 21, 2017
- January 16, 2018
- February 20, 2018
- March 20, 2018
- April 17, 2018
- May 15, 2018