Hello Sherando Band Family,
My name is Adam Stein, and I am the Band Booster President for the 2023-2024 school year. On behalf of the entire Band Booster Board, it is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to each of you. The band department at Sherando has a wonderful history, and I am thrilled to have you here as a part of our community of dedicated parents, and supportive volunteers.
I’m a proud Sherando Band alumnus myself, and now my wife, Devon, and I have the pleasure of watching our two kids experience the band program. Jackson, is a junior and will be playing mellophone during marching season. Eva, is in the 8th grade at Aylor, but will be a Marching Warrior as a part of the color guard – an exciting opportunity provided to 8th graders for the first time this school year!
As nice as it was for me to be part of the band all those years ago, those memories and feelings simply don’t compare to the excitement, joy, and pride I feel now as a parent. Watching our kids, their bandmates, and the incredible band staff and leadership work to achieve the goals they set for themselves each year is amazing. The band is in good hands and they are ready for a successful year.
We, as the Band Boosters, can help to play a positive role in the success of the band. Our Booster organization exists for the sole purpose of supporting the Sherando Band. This support basically comes down to two things: fundraising and volunteering. Your participation is vital to our ability to reach our musical and financial goals. There are many ways – beyond financial donations – you can help the band. Volunteering and actively participating in your child’s band experience is encouraged. Even if your children won’t say this to you out loud, they need and WANT you to participate. Your contribution, no matter how big or small, is valued and appreciated. Volunteering is available at all comfort levels – from donating water bottles, to chaperoning band trips, and everything in between!
I know getting started can be intimidating and scary. Believe me when I tell you, If you just jump in and get your feet wet, I don’t think you’ll regret it.
Here are some ways that you can get involved this school year:
- Stay up to date on Volunteer Opportunities.
- Plan to attend our monthly Band Booster meetings, on the first Wednesday of each month. These meeting are an excellent occasion to meet other band parents and exchange ideas.
To stay updated with all the latest news and announcements, I encourage you to read the regular email newsletters which contain reminders, volunteer opportunities, and important information that you won’t want to miss. Also, follow the Sherando Band accounts on Facebook and Instagram. Most importantly, check the band calendar on our website often, especially during marching season. It is a vital tool to keep track of everything band related: https://www.sherandoband.org/calendar/
I look forward to meeting new faces and welcoming back the familiar faces from previous years!
President, Sherando Band Booster Association