Boosters FAQ

The Instrumental Music Boosters (IMB) are all of the families of students who participate in any of the instrumental music program ensembles. Boosters plan, organize, raise money, and generally look after your students even when you aren’t there. We are volunteers who rely on all parents to contribute a helping hand.

Isn’t IMB only for Marching Band? No. IMB supports all ensembles. Our fundraising provides for professional clinicians, lessons, music, copyrights, and other costs associated with all aspects of the instrumental music program. If more parents participate from outside of the marching band program as a whole, we can fundraise and get more specific projects and programs off the ground for our concert ensembles!

How do I join IMB? If you are the parent or guardian of a student in the instrumental music program, congratulations! You are a member of IMB. Now, become an ACTIVE member!!

How can I get involved? Participate in something! There are many opportunities to volunteer and the boosters can almost always use help with something.

  • · Introduce yourself to other parents and the Directors. We don’t always recognize each other, especially in a crowd. Even if you’re shy, try to meet some other people.
  • · Learn the names of students in your student’s section, especially the name of section leader(s).
  • · Ask, email, and attend a Booster Meeting!

For concert ensembles, make sure you don’t miss sound checks before the concert as a preview and then the performances themselves!

When are the meetings? Boosters meetings are held usually on the 3rd Thursday of each month (summer schedule lines up with the Thursday of Band Camps) in the band room. Attend all year! This is the best way to keep up with what is going on and to learn about instrumental music and performing arts program activities. The minutes from the meetings will be posted on the website.

How can I keep up with information? Weekly schedules, calendars, the list of expenses and their due dates are available on the website. They can also be found on the table outside the band office near the payment drop box (mounted on the wall outside the band office.) Other important items will be posted on the bulletin board outside of the Band Room, and can be listed (from time to time) in the announcements on the school wide Alert Now.

Occasionally, dates and times will change. The changes will be announced at practices and in instrumental music classes and are often emailed/posted on our Facebook page as well.

News letters are emailed home weekly with information from the boosters and band directors. Make sure we have your email address. Ask your student for new information regularly, and check the website. http://owlband.org

What activities are available to students who are not in marching band? Concerts, All-County Band/Orchestra, All-State Band/Orchestra, musicals, performing arts ensembles, performing arts showcase, Tri-M, and many other opportunities that come up throughout the year. There are also scholarships for seniors majoring in music after high school.

Are boosters really needed for these activities? Absolutely! There are numerous areas where you might help for every performance, don’t be shy. Parents interested in helping with these instrumental music ensembles should call Mr. Brian Frazier or Mrs. Jennifer Jones at (410) 751-3630 Ext. 2262.

Your key source of information: www.owlband.org

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More questions, email: president@owlband.org