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Jon Brown
Band Director
director@UHSband.com

Jeff Willis
Associate Band Director
willis@UHSband.com

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Parents

  • Parents
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  • Parent Board
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Welcome to the University Band Parent page!

Please use the tabs above to navigate.

To sign up for the band parent email list, please click here.

The next band parent meeting is TBD.
One of the best ways you can help out is by becoming a certified OCPS Volunteer by completing the "ADDitions" process. You can begin this process online:

OCPS Volunteering

We are always in need of volunteers! Some of our needs include:
• Concessions
• Equipment Crew
• Band Camp (Dinner)
• Band Camp (Medical)
• Chaperones
• University Classic

To volunteer, please contact our chaperone coordinator.

Our Band Parent Board supports our band program by coordinating all our parent volunteering activities. If you would like to help out, contact a board member!

Band President
Dawn Herrod
(407) 924-9900
president@UHSband.com

Band Vice President
There is a vacancy in this position.

Treasurer
Melissa Thomas

Chaperone Coordinator
Cheryl Wheeless
Lisa Parker and Rob Cassidy, Assistant Chaperone Coordinators
chaperones@UHSband.com

Pit Coordinator
Ed Markey
(407) 376-7765
ed@UHSband.com

Uniform Coordinator
Marlene Martin

Concessions Coordinator
Valeria Cozzi
There is a vacancy in this position.

Guard Coordinator
Vanessa Coffee
vanessa@ UHSband.com

Like any after-school program, band does have cost associated with it. A minimal portion of the band's budget is provided by the school, so it is necessary for each student to contribute. These fees pay for summer band, uniforms, staff, shirts, transportation, and many other expenses. The assessments are divided across several months for convenience and there are many ways to work through any difficulties. Please get in touch with a band director quickly if you have any concerns... we are happy to work with you!

Fall Semester Assessment

This is for everyone in marching band; it covers uniforms, props, drill, instructional staff, etc.
$50 – deposit, due June 2, 2017 (non-refundable)
$75 – due August 4, 2017
$75 – due September 1, 2017
$100 – due October 6, 2017

Equipment Maintenance Assessment

This applies to students using school-owned instruments and covers acquisition and repairs.
$40 – due August 4, 2017
$40 – due January 12, 2018

Percussion Assessment

This applies to all percussionists and covers sticks, mallets, heads, and other related items.
$60 – due July 20, 2017
$40 – due January 12, 2018

Fall Guard Assessment

This applies to color guard members who perform with the marching band. It covers uniforms, gloves, shoes, flags and equipment.
$160 – due July 20, 2017

Uniform Accessories

This is for members who need marching shoes, gloves, and socks.
$50 – due August 4, 2017

Transportation

This is for all members and covers transportation throughout the year.
$35 – due November 3, 2017

Concert Attire

If your student makes it into the Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band, he or she will need to acquire a tuxedo or dress for concerts and performances. We use the same attire every year, so it is a one-time purchase for all four years and can be used well beyond high school.
$120 – Tuxedo (for boys; includes pants, jacket, shirt, bowtie and cummerbund)
$60 – Dress (for girls)

Miscellaneous Expenses

Throughout the year, there may be various small expenses affecting students on a case-by-case basis. All State and All County Band auditions have a small audition fee ($5 – 15) for those students who participate. Solo & Ensemble Festival has a registration fee and some students will need to pay for an accompanist. These fees vary from year to year and the directors will pass on that information once it is made public. Students may also purchase accessories (valve oil, reeds, etc.) and extra socks and gloves in the band office for a small fee.

Communication

We have fundraisers throughout the year to help offset the cost of band. In addition, special arrangements can be made for families with significant, legitimate financial concerns. In the event of financial hardship, please contact Mr. Brown to discuss possible solutions. Communication is Key!