HOW DO I FIND OUT WHERE THE BAND IS PERFORMING?
Come to Booster meetings, watch your child’s itinerary, watch the marching band website.
WHERE CAN I GET ALL THOSE NEAT SOUVENIRS I SEE OTHERS HAVE?
The Music Boosters sell souvenirs (both band related and general Bellbrook school souvenirs) from time to time, but particularly at the Ice Breaker. You can also get souvenirs from the Booster member in charge of the Social Committee.
DO YOU HAVE ANY FINAL WORDS OF WISDOM FOR ROOKIE PARENTS?
*Stay flexible and open to all possibilities.
*Get involved!!!! The Booster organization is filled with many wonderful and fun people and it is the only way to get input into your organization (after all the Boosters are only the sum of its parts).
*Ask questions, we have all been there and understand how overwhelming it all can be especially if you are also coping with a child just starting high school. Booster parents love to give support to each other.
*Stay positive for the sake of your child and the other students in the band. Marching band is a difficult endeavor for many, if not all of the students. Students need parental encouragement to continue through the tough times. They (and you) will eventually be able to see the great rewards in marching band.
*Attend at least some of the early competitions and watch other bands besides Bellbrook. It will give you an idea of what is being asked of your child and what the band is being compared to.
*If you have a younger child or know of one who is thinking about marching band for the future, encourage them to attend some competitions. Many people remember marching band from their high school days but a lot has changed with marching bands over the years.