Band Boosters FAQ
Who are we?
We are parents of students who are members of the College Station High School Cougar Band and Guard. If your child is in band and/or guard at College Station High School, you are a member! We do not charge dues because we believe every student and parent should want to support their band program!
What groups do we assist?
We help out the Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Percussion, Color Guard, and any other student group that is a part of the College Station High School Band and Guard.
What do we do as Boosters?
We work as a team to provide things the band needs that are not provided by the annual school budget. We provide manpower to get the band to and from competitions, on and off the field. We help chaperone band events and field trips. We raise money to pay for clinicians, coaches, uniform maintenance, competition registration fees, travel expenses, sheet music, and to repair and replace equipment and instruments.
When do we meet?
The Band Boosters meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (September – May) at 7:00pm in the CSHS Band Hall. All band parents and students are encouraged to attend the meetings. We don’t have a formal meeting during June and July. At these meetings, you will find out about the band and guard program and learn about upcoming events, fundraisers, and band functions. You can also have a voice in the decision-making process.
How do we communicate?
Besides our monthly meetings, we have an email list that you can subscribe to. We also post information on our website: cshsbandandguard.com, Facebook, and Twitter. Additionally, we use the CHARMS system to generate email contacts.
What about fundraising and how does that help me?
We offer many fundraising opportunities to help support our band program. Our main fundraiser is our March-a-Thon that begins during summer band. We also host a Spirit Shop, and participate in the Amazon Smile program. Fundraisers help provide monies for events, trips, student scholarships, music lessons and clinics, and to help students cover costs associated with band participation. We also use fundraisers to help with costs to repair and replace our band equipment not covered by the school budget. The more the boosters make for the band, the less we have to require of each student when we don’t have enough to cover all expenses. Fundraising is a group effort as a band family, and funding information will be updated monthly as monetary goals are met for the items and trips the band is working towards.
How can you help us?
Attend our monthly meetings, attend as many of your child’s band activities as possible, participate in band fundraising events and activities and put your talents and skills to use for the band.
2020-2021 Executive Board
Lora Nolen, President
Jean Phelps, Vice President
David Worley, Treasurer
Christin Lyday, Secretary
The College Station Cougar Band Boosters (CSCBB) operate as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Boosters operate within the University Interscholastic League (UIL) guidelines for Booster club organization and participation.
2020-2021 Committee Chairs
Assistant Treasurer: Jon Diamond
Chaperones: Leigh Neaves
Chaperone Co-Chair: Laura Kurk
Events: Jamie Murphy
Events C0-Chair: Amanda Martin
Fundraising: Markus Nimocks
Fundraising Co-Chair: Hayden Riley
Guard Liaison: Lauren Stoddart
Membership: Nancy Bodiford
Procurement: Jennifer Byroad
Procurement Co-Chair: Jennifer Ford
Props: Allen Hold
Props Co-Chair: James Batenhorst
Publicity: Laura Kurk
Publicity Co-Chair: Jeanette Madkins
Spirit Shop: Deann Herring
Spirit Shop Co-Chair: Charlotte Hold
Uniforms: Heather McCulley & Cassie Schatz
Executive Board and Committee Chair Positions
Are you are interested in serving on the College Station Cougar Band Boosters executive board, or in serving as chair of one of our committees? If so, ask us for position descriptions and openings at our monthly meeting (the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.). Or click the contact button and let us know! We will contact you shortly!
CSISD Volunteer Requirement
Would you like to be a Cougar Band Volunteer for the 2019-2020 school year? Please click on the following link and fill out the information required by the district for all volunteers.