Parent support is a vital part of the PH Band Program. There are always needs for chaperones, nurses, instrument repair taxis, carpool drivers, uniform pinners, equipment movers, and cheerleaders! Whether your resource is time, money, or craft, there is a way that YOU can volunteer and help your child succeed in band. On this parents page you’ll find important information about Band Booster meetings, fundraisers, volunteer opportunities, lots of other information.
Take the survey at the bottom of this page to help us make the PH Band Boosters the best it can be!
E-mail the band with any questions you have: firstname.lastname@example.org
The PH Band is now using SignUp.com – an online volunteer manager – to help keep track of our volunteers. Please click a link below and sign-up for a volunteer opportunity, or click here for our VolunteerSpot Group Page!
Donation Needs:Donation list
- Healthy, non-perishable snacks (Pretzels, Peanut Butter crackers, etc.)
- Bottled water
- 8 1/2 x 11 printer/copy paper
- Manilla folders
On Monday and Tuesday (10/30 and 10/31), all PH Band students will receive their Swag Catalog and Christmas Wreath fundraiser order forms. Help the band raise money by purchasing PH Band Swag (shirts, hoodies, etc.) and our excellent Christmas wreaths. Forms are linked below:
Band Booster Board:
A HUGE thank you to our Band Booster Board members
Jen Tomlin – President Kristi Martin – Vice President
Sophia Thompson – Treasurer Angie Covington – Secretary
Marie Kreppeneck- Volunteer Coordinator
Fundraising coordinators – Melinda Froelicher, Sarah Hamm
How To Help Your Child Succeed in Band:
1)Show an interest in the musical study of your child.
Studies show that, after quality of classroom instructor, parental involvement is the next biggest indicator of whether a child will be successful in a music class.
2)Arrange a regular time for your child to practice, and hold them accountable.
Students are asked to practice 15 minutes a day. That means playing during commercials of their favorite TV shows, or playing while dinner is being prepared.
Make sure the location they practice is quiet and away from interruption. Listen to your student practice and tell them when they sound great!
3)Be extra careful with school owned instruments and music. Repair/replacement costs are high and cost the school a lot of money.
Make sure that your student’s instrument is always in its case when he or she isn’t practicing. Also, make sure the music your student has is always properly put away in his or her folder.
4)Teach your child to be prepared and on time to all rehearsals and performances.
Mark your own calendars with all important band functions, and make sure your student does the same in his or her planner. If you know your student has a conflict and cannot make a rehearsal, notify Mr. Schmitt at least 48 hours before hand
5)Make faithful attendance at all band activities important.
While your student may not admit it, they love seeing you in the audience at concerts, games, and concerts. Find the time to attend booster meetings and make sure you know the happenings of our band program. Additionally, make sure fundraising money is turned in on time.