Q: I'm new here, what exactly is a Booster?
A: A booster is a parent or guardian of a band student in the KISD school district. When your student signed up for band, you became a booster.
Q: What do Boosters do?
A: The KISD Band Boosters support the band financially through fundraising and concessions, physically with chaperones and by maintaining high morale throughout the year.
Q: When/Where do you need my help?
A: Supporting the band is an all-year commitment by the boosters, which is why we need our parent volunteers. Whether you can volunteer all the time or only for an hour, any time you can offer is greatly appreciated and supports the band students. Contact our volunteer coordinator and we will help find the right niche for you!
Q: Why do we do this?
A: Supporting the KISD Bands is necessary to help ensure their success. Every fund raised goes straight to supporting the band. Our volunteers provide a number of functions, from chaperoning the band on trips to contests and games, purchasing new instruments and equipment, and much more…
Q: Do we REALLY need all this fundraising? Where does the money go?
A: Yes we really do!! Every year the KISD Band Boosters donate thousands of dollars for things like instruments, clinicians and props for our marching shows. Funds are also used for things like band travel expenses, trailer upkeep and music costs. We know that fundraising isn’t everyone’s favorite thing but it truly is necessary in order for the band to maintain its continued level of excellence. This past year, the KISD Band Boosters have supported our students and band programs in a variety of ways, including:
- Purchased synthesizers and props for marching band competition
- Purchased equipment for color guard and winter guard
- Covered cost for professional clinicians to consult with high school and middle school bands
- Funded a retreat for the high school marching band
- Hosted the annual band banquet
- Hosted the Middle School Regional Contest for 250 middle school students from 5 different school districts
- Provided meals for all high school and middle school band members during Region and Area competitions
- Covered the cost of music fees for the marching band show
- Covered the initial costs of props for the 2017-18 marching band show
- Granted over $10, 000 in scholarships to graduating seniors and undergraduate band camp scholarships.
- Q: How will I be know what is going on throughout the year?
A: Emails sent via the Band Boosters from email addresses obtained through the membership forms, Facebook, Remind, and the web site itself.
Q: What the heck are Dinkles?
A: Dinkles are the required marching shoe for students.
- Q: What is a Call Time?
A: Call time is set by Ms Vickers and is the time students need to report to the band hall.
- Q: What can I expect on game nights?
A: Report times will be different for home and away games, as will the return times. Students will leave from the Tivy Band Hall regardless. Buses will transport the students to the stadium and the band performs throughout the game. The trips require parent volunteers to act as Chaperones. If you are interested in being a Chaperone, please let us know. We need and appreciate the help!
Q: How will I know when to pick up my student after games or competitions?
A: Students with cell phones can communicate with their parents on the return trip. A lot of times, by that time of day, a student’s cell phone may have no charge. The Band Directors try to send out a Remind with the estimated time of return.
- Q: What is the game meal plan and does it offer options?
A: The game meal plan is an optional purchases through the Band Boosters. Meals will be provided by different restaurants.