Parental involvement has been cited as the number one factor for success in a child’s musical endeavors in a number of studies. Also, parents who are actively involved in their children’s music education have a chance to experience and enjoy first-hand the many important moments of musical and personal growth and achievement as they happen.
CONGRATULATIONS! When you have a child in the band you become a Band Booster. The North Iredell High School Band Boosters organization is a group for parents and other interested parties, dedicated to provide financial support and help promote band spirit. Committees are formed to provide necessary services to the band. Among these services are providing chaperones for trips, helping with fund-raising projects, aiding with public relations, serving on telephone committees, participating in pit crew and much more. Membership is open to everyone. All parents are encouraged to get involved through membership in the Band Boosters organization.The only way you can make a difference is to be there and to be active.
HOW CAN I HELP!?
There are four main ways a parent or volunteer can help out the NIHS Band!
- Come to meetings! That is the number one way you can make sure to stay involved is to attend band booster meetings! We always need people to spearhead projects and fundraising events and we are always looking for volunteers at each of these meetings. Band Boosters typically meet the first Tuesday of the month.
- Volunteer for PIT CREW! The pit crew are the parents that help build/move equipment and props during the marching season. Do you have a truck that can pull a trailor? One of the best ways we can get help is by people volunteering to travel with us and help move equipment!
- Volunteer to work at THE FOOTHILLS INVITATIONAL! Our marching band festival is the first Saturday in October. We bring in thousands of students and parents onto our campus for the event and it takes almost all the booster parents to make this event possible! We will have sign ups at the parent meeting for the Foothills Invitational!
- Spread the word! Even if you cannot attend an event or fundraiser we bet you know someone who can. More often than not people will support their school programs, but they cannot support if they don’t know about it! Share the Facebook Posts and events, call your friends and neighbors and let them know what we’re doing. More people almost always equals more support!
Band Booster Scholarship
In addition to supporting the band program. The band boosters offer two $250 scholarships to graduating seniors that are attending a college or university. Details and application can be found below: