Tyron Barnes, Director
The Annandale High School Band Boosters (AHSBB) is a non-profit organization to which all parents and guardians of Annandale band students automatically belong.
Parent involvement is essential to the success of the entire band program. When we, as parents, offer time and effort to chaperone, help with fundraising, assist with uniforms, serve on the pit crew, work in the concession stand, or help at band camp - we support our sons and daughters and ultimately, the success of the program.
The Boosters also HAVE FUN!! You’ll always have Booster friends with you when you volunteer, you’ll have a great hobby, and you’ll add fun to your social life. You’ll find many opportunities to meet new people, form relationships and have a great time. Throughout the fall parents meet and work together at events such as TAG day, in the concession stand, and on the pit (equipment) crew. Band families have a lot of school spirit and often sit together in the stands at football games and competitions, showing their support of the band. Did we mention that it’s a lot of fun?
The Annandale Band program is a large organization and requires MANY volunteers to make it successful. There are leadership opportunities, big jobs and little jobs available. Parents who are new to the band program quickly discover that no special skills or experiences are required. There really is something for everyone! For the Annandale Bands to be successful, every family is needed! You will have many diverse opportunities to contribute throughout the year. You’ll get to know all the band students – and – they’ll get to know you. Recruitment takes place through sign ups in the fall, email requests for assistance and volunteering for tasks. AHSBB use SignUpGenius as a way to manage volunteers for our many events. SignUpGenius is a free online tool to create and manage volunteer groups. You do not need an account to sign up to help with an event.
AHSBB has elected officers and committee chairpersons who make up an Executive Board. Terms for elected officers begin July 1st prior to each school year. All Executive Board members are expected to attend every Booster and Executive Board meeting. There are additional coordinator positions whose functions are generally shorter in duration. Coordinators are encouraged to attend all Booster meetings, especially those relevant to their activity. All parents are encouraged to serve on a committee to lend a helping hand and attend Booster meetings.
Please consider helping by taking on a role with the Boosters. Most of these functions can be done as a Co-Chair or Co-Coordinator so that you can share in the experience with a friend!