Welcome to the MCHS Ram Band Boosters!
Mayde Creek High School Ram Band Boosters, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3), non-profit organization whose mission is to support the Mayde Creek High School Ram Band program and to assist the Band Directors by facilitating non-classroom activities throughout the school year. Parents/guardians of band members are invited to become active members of the MCHS Ram Band Boosters’ organization. There is no charge for membership.
The organization’s primary purpose is to provide financial assistance to the Ram Band in areas no longer funded by the KISD budget. The Band Boosters raise the funds that are used to provide this financial support and enables the band to participate in the many activities that occur throughout each school year. The amount of money the booster organization raises each year varies with the Band Program needs. Each summer the Band Booster’s Executive Board develops the budget for the coming school year based on input from the directors. The budget is then presented to the general membership for approval at the first band booster meeting of the school year. The budget is the organization’s plan for the coming year; actual expenditures are based on the availability of funds. We can only spend what we have earned. Therefore, every Booster Member’s commitment and support is crucial to our success.
Where does the money go? The funds that are raised pay for many things throughout the school year. A partial list of the events and activities which the MCHS Ram Band Boosters fund are listed below:
- Marching Shows (Purchase of music and choreography);
- Supplemental Instruction;
- Technician & Clinician Fees;
- Contest Entry Fees (Marching Shows, Region Auditions, UIL, etc.);
- Equipment Needs (Sound systems, projectors, cameras, electronics, musical instruments etc.);
- Leadership Programs;
- Scholarship Programs (Private Lessons, & Seniors); and
There is no secret or magic formula for the boosters and band’s success. The Band Boosters is an organization that runs entirely on volunteer power for the benefit of all students in the band program. With all members working together, we can achieve success and ensure that the years in band will be some of the best and most memorable years for our students.