Band Boosters support the Broadway Band programs through their active involvement in Band activities. Our Boosters serve both the middle school and high school Bands. Boosters feed 50 High School Marching Band members before every home football game; gather and assemble items for benefit silent auctions; plan special events; shop for black pants and shoes; sew or alter things; wash things; paint things; fix things; build things; bake things; donate things, tow the trailer, chaperone—the list is endless. As both Middle School and High School Band programs, we could not function efficiently without the help and support of our Band Boosters.
As a Band parent, you can help in many different ways without getting over extended. Ways you can help include donating 16.9 oz bottles of sodas or full sized candy bars for resale in our concession stands, making goodies for a meal or bake sale, attending one of our meetings and sharing your ideas, chaperoning a field trip, attending a school board meeting to show support for Music in our schools, actively working on a fundraiser such as a concession stand, chairing a committee, or even becoming a Booster officer.
Band Boosters is not just about fundraising, though our Boosters do offer a variety of opportunities for our students to pay for their own trips and supplies. Band Boosters is about support for the program as a whole, grades 6-12. Band takes all of us-- students, the parents and the Directors, to create the whole “Band thing”. To find out more, join us at our Booster meetings, which are held in the Band room at Broadway High School. The BHS Band room door is on the far right end of the building; follow the sidewalk on the right end of BHS, to the Band room door #24. Meetings start at 6:30 pm, and last no more than one hour. Find out what you can do to give your child the best chance for success!!
2019-20 Band Booster
Meeting Dates for the rest of the year:
Donation items we are
always in need of:
Black dress pants in sizes youth 10-12, up through adults (for both boys/girls)
Black dress shoes in sizes youth 4, up through adult (for both boys/girls)
Pencils for our ever empty pencil cup
Lysol or Clorox wipes
Mint flavored rubbing alcohol (90%) available from Walmart/Target pharmacy
Planned Fundraisers/Events for 2019-20
August 2019- Attractions Books (BHS), Schultz Concessions
September 2019- Turner Ham Sandwiches (JFH),
October 2019– (nothing, due to Marching Band Competitive season)
November 2019 - Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
December 2019 - Concert raffles
January 2020 - Bingo
February 2020 – BHS Musical Concessions
BHS musical, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"
TICKET INFORMATION: https://broadwayhs.seatyourself.biz
or by calling DUSTIN KLINE AT 540-810-6236
March 2020 -Assessment Concessions, JFH Movie Night concert
JFH musical, "Guys and Dolls Jr" Tickets at the door only
April 2020– SPRING TRIP for BHS (New York City)
May 2020- TRIP to Busch Gardens for JFH 7th/8th
June 2020 - JFHMS Summer Band Camp and Concert
Family Fun Day Fireworks event (pork roast/sale)
August 2020 -
Turner Ham Sandwiches (JFH)
The trip account program is a great way for a student to earn their own travel fees for Band trips. Trips take place in both the 7th and 8th grades, to compete at the Music in the Parks event held in Busch Gardens Williamsburg. This trip costs approximately $105 per student. At BHS, Band travel opportunities include a smaller trip each year (approx $300), and usually a huge trip at some point during the high school Band career. The BHS Band has taken past big trips to fantastic locations such as New York, Chicago, Florida, Tennessee and Toronto. A BIG trip at the high school level usually costs around $650 or more per student. As you can see, these are incredible opportunities, but out of pocket travel expenses can be pretty high. We encourage students to take responsibility for their own trip fees and to participate in Band fundraisers to PAY THEIR OWN WAY on these trips--many students even raise enough for their chaperone moms and dads to travel for free! (When was the last time your teenager took you on vacation for a week???)
Money earned through Band Booster fundraisers will benefit both the ensemble as a whole, as well as your student directly. The trip account stays with the student for the duration of their membership in the Broadway Bands (grades 6-12), until graduation from BHS. If you don’t go on a Band trip, your money stays in your account for next year. Leftover money after a trip becomes your new nest egg for the upcoming year’s trip. Though you never actually see any of this cash, you won’t have to spend out of your own pocket for trip fees, either. Typically, fundraisers will pay either a percentage of profit, an hourly rate, or a set amount per item ($1.00 per sandwich sold, for example). Fundraiser information will clearly state how these funds will be assigned, before the project begins.
Each time a student participates in a Band Booster fundraiser, a portion of the profit they earned goes into their own Band trip account. Parents who work at fundraisers can also raise money for their child’s account. Parents can also pay cash into this account occasionally if they choose, but please keep in mind that no refunds are given in the event that your student chooses to leave the Band program in the future, or moves and is no longer a member of the JFH or BHS Bands. If a JFH Band member leaves the program, or an 8th grader does not go on to become a member of the BHS Band, any leftover funds in their account are donated back to the JFH General Band Fund. Following graduation, or if a student leaves Band while at BHS, any left over trip account money is donated back into the BHS General Band Fund. Siblings may also “will” their account balances to their brothers and sisters (sorry--not to friends) at either school, when they leave the Band program for any reason.