FAQs

New to the Hoover Band?

We hold a Band Parent 101 Orientation each year before the band season begins. However, if you were unable to attend, check out the Band Parent 101 presentation. (Downloadable PDF)

Who are the Hoover Band Boosters?

All parents of band members, Color Guard and the Buccanettes are automatically members of the Hoover Band Boosters. Relatives and friends are welcome to participate in Band Booster activities.

Are there any dues required for Band Booster membership?

No, there are no financial dues, but the Band Boosters depend your support.

What is the purpose of the Band Boosters?

Band Boosters provide much of the labor that is needed to “get the show on the field”. Boosters also help to provide for the financial needs of our students by staffing concessions and the marching festival. Band Boosters do not interfere with the band directors or the school administration in day to day activities.

How is the organization run?

Band Boosters are led by an elected slate of officers who compose the executive board. The executive board follows the by-laws of the organization. The executive board typically meet prior to the general meetings. Board meetings are open to any booster member.

My student has been given several fundraising opportunities. Who benefits from the profits?

Your student. The Band Boosters do not get “a cut” of the profits. Fundraisers are provided as a way for students to defray the cost the annual band trip. An individual account is kept for each student. All profits from student sales go into the opt-in program and are used to off-set student’s cost of the band trip. Band Booster income comes from concessions and the Marching Festival.

What is a Marching Band Competition? If our Festival represents over half of the annual budget, is it a required event?

Bands perform shows for a panel of judges, competing in categories based on their size. Attending marching band competitions is an excellent way for our students to see other schools with strong band programs perform their shows. Because of the outstanding reputation our Festival enjoys, we have over 30 bands competing with an overall attendance of around 13,000. It takes Band Boosters and band students working together to do everything that needs to be done.

Band Boosters raise significant funds through the Festival and concessions. What is this money used for?

Band booster funds purchase instruments, uniforms, and field props as they need to be replaced or added. We rent the trucks to move the band equipment for games and contests. We provide water and soft drinks to students at football games. We also help with the maintenance and repair of school-owned instruments as well as contest and honor band registration fees. We provide recognition awards at the annual band banquet.

How can I help?

The Band Boosters always need your help. We need approximately 30 – 40 chaperones for every time the band boards the buses. We need 30 people to work the concession stands at a football game at the high school. We need 80 people to work the concession stands at a football game at The Hoover Met. We need over 300 people to work at the Hoover Invitational Marching Festival. To find out more about areas where we need your help and to volunteer, please click here.