The Monacan High School Band Program could not exist without the support of the Band Boosters. This organization is made up of parents who are taking an active and concerned role in the education of their children. This organization provides the bulk of the financial stability that allows the program to grow and to provide the students with the highest quality education possible. All parents are invited and encouraged to come and be a part of this crucial element of the Monacan Band program. Participation in this group is not just work – there is a great deal of fun to be had while working closely with the students and staff. Meetings are usually held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM in the band room. Come and see what you might be able to do!
Band Director – ()
Color Guard Director – Sue Flahive
Band Booster Officers for 2016-2017
President – Lara Baker
Vice President – Danise Harmon
Treasurer – Angie Mann
Secretary – Stephanie Burton
Band Booster Volunteer Opportunities
We are fortunate to be the sole beneficiary of all concession proceeds for the Monacan Chiefs Varsity and Junior Varsity football games. Volunteers are needed each week in the fall to provide concessions for these events. This is our most important source of revenue during the year.
Band Moms- Angie Mann & Elizabeth Johnson
The Band Moms serve as our head chaperones and help to ensure that the band members have everything they need for performances. Chaperones also supervise students at events throughout the year. Volunteers are needed to help chaperone all band events.
The Pit Crew committee assists the Marching Chiefs with the movement of instruments and equipment on and off the field during games and competitions.
All social functions are coordinated by the hospitality committee. Your support is needed in providing cookies and other refreshments at our concerts, competitions, games and for student recognition and appreciation. Volunteers are also needed for set up and clean up during concert receptions.
Tag Day – Saturday, September 10, 2016
Tag Day is a fundraising event conducted by most Chesterfield County bands. Tag Day allows the surrounding school community and neighborhoods the opportunity to provide financial support for the band through door to door solicitations. Your support is needed to supervise and drive the students to designated locations for this one-day event.
Fall Craft Fair – Saturday, November 12, 2016
Proceeds from the Fall Craft Fair support the band program and are another important source of revenue for the program. Volunteers are needed to serve on the planning committee and assist with a variety of duties before and during the event.
Spring Yard Sale – Saturday, May 13, 2017
The Spring Yard Sale is another important fundraiser for the band program. Community members purchase spaces in the school parking lot to sell their items. Volunteers are needed to help with organization, publicity, and support on the day of the event.
Book Sale – Saturday, November 1, 2016 and May 13, 2017
Band parents and friends donate used books, audio books, music (CDs and albums), and movies (DVD and VHS) to be sold on behalf of the Band Boosters. This sale takes place at the fall Craft Fair and spring Yard Sale.
The Senior Recognition committee serves to recognize our seniors for their dedication to the band program! The Senior Recognition committee coordinates Senior Night (the last home game) activities such as the picnic and banner. The committee also works with the Hospitality committee members on the spring Band Banquet.
Cookie Dough Fundraiser
The Cookie Dough fundraiser takes place in the late fall and serves two purposes. For students going on the Marching Chiefs spring trip, it provides an opportunity for them to raise money to go towards their trip payment. For band members not going on the trip, it raises money for the band program.
Music and Arts Fundraiser
Parents and students volunteer to help Music And Arts, the local music store, with instrument Rental programs at area middle schools. This Takes place in August and early September. Our participation in this event earns the band Credit at Music and Arts which helps offset the Band Booster budget.