CENTRAL DAUPHIN BAND BOOSTERS
The Central Dauphin Band Boosters Association is dedicated to the support and advancement of the band program. Our legacy has us recognized as one of the most robust booster associations in the area, and we pride ourselves in being an integral part of the Central Dauphin High School Band Program.
Over these past decades of excellence, the Central Dauphin Band Boosters have raised OVER A MILLION DOLLARS and provided tens of thousands of volunteer hours to supplement the ever decreasing Central Dauphin School District budget for the high school music department. We respect the necessary decisions school board members have to make in the budget process, but we also know that ensuring a robust music department at the high school level provides a learning environment that ensures success in our students as they grow and mature.
We are an integral part of the band program, assisting the band director wherever and whenever help is needed. And we need YOUR HELP to continue this legacy of excellence. Because we know both your time and money are valuable, we have patron membership levels and volunteer options for you. Whether we are transporting, outfitting, feeding or raising money to purchase new uniforms, instruments, and other equipment vital to the band program, our dedicated parents, alumni, staff and sponsors help keep the Central Dauphin High School Band Program one of the best! Read on to learn more.
To access the Central Dauphin Band Boosters Association Constitution and By-Laws, as well as other official forms and documents , to include our most updated Annual Budget, please CLICK HERE.
You are a Band Booster if your student is a current member of one of the bands and ensembles of the Central Dauphin High School Band Program. Why not enjoy further benefits by becoming a patron member remembering that all application monies go into our general fund? Your patron membership, depending on the level, ensures you receive either discounted or free entry to our ticketed events, up-to-date information on all band happenings and events, sent via email, listing as patron member in our programs, and more.
You are welcome and ENCOURAGED to attend our general Booster meetings, generally held every month on the first Tuesday, beginning at 7:30 PM in the CDHS Band Room. Your first step is having your child in one of the terrific bands and ensembles. Then mark your calendar, and come to a Band Booster meeting. At the meetings, within the emails you'll receive weekly, as well as on the Charms website you will access, you'll learn about all of the happenings, as well as volunteering opportunities in which you can play your part.
The Band Boosters average nearly $50,000 annually to supplement the school district's budget for the Central Dauphin High School Band Program. Fundraising efforts benefit every single band student, whether he or she participates in one band or ensemble or in several. Monies raised bolster the general fund that is used for Booster sponsored concerts, events and other supportive functions.
We also earmark funds for what is commonly referred to as "Mr. Carraher's Wishlist". Created annually, the Director of Bands provides a list that includes instruments needing repaired or purchased, as well as sound equipment and other items that are a part of the inventory of the the CDHS Music Department. Monies may also go to bolster your Student Account, which can be used for Band activities including trip payments, music lessons, as well as instrument purchases and repairs.
Volunteering is a terrific way to get involved in your student's activities at Central Dauphin High School, and the CD Bands Program provides LOTS of opportunities for you. Once you have completed your registration in CHARMS, you will begin to receive emails about different volunteering opportunities. Joining Band Boosters will provide the full spectrum of opportunities, ensuring your support.
HOWEVER, as most of you are aware, the Central Dauphin School District, in compliance with Pennsylvania State Law, requires that ALL adults who have consistent contact with students MUST have obtained a Volunteer Badge from the CDSD Department of Safety and Security. Please click on the button below to be redirected to our Volunteer page and find out all you need to know to help out!
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
The Central Dauphin High School Band Boosters host numerous, exciting events and coordinate programs throughout the year. Activities provide support for the band director, other band staff members, and the hundreds of students who play their part in the various bands of CDHS Band Programs. Most of our events allow us to showcase the terrific music talent at CDHS and we need your help to keep them running well.
SPONSORS, PATRONS AND COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS
The Central Dauphin Band Boosters Association has an excellent Business Sponsor Program that benefits both the business or organization providing us monies, goods and services, as well as our bands program. In addition, our Booster members, also known as Patrons, and our Community Supporters all play a critical part in ensuring our students have the instruments, equipment and various supplies needed to perform at their highest level. Click here to see a listing of those who donate and play their part, as well as more information on becoming a Business Sponsor.
AGENDAS AND MINUTES
The Band Boosters generally meet the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM in the Band Room at Central Dauphin High School. Everyone is welcome. If you miss a booster meeting, no worries! Simply click on the button to access copies of all meeting agendas and minutes and get caught up on what's happening.