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Welcome to the University Band Parent page!

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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

    Band Vice President
    Eric Shipp
    (407) 630-1317

    Melissa Thomas

    Chaperone Coordinators
    Cheryl Wheeless
    Lisa Parker
    Zaida Torres

    Pit Coordinator
    Ed Markey
    (407) 376-7765

    Percussion Coordinator
    Rob Cassidy

    Uniform Coordinator
    Marlene Martin

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

    Guard Coordinator
    Vanessa McGarvey

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    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.
    $75deposit, due June 1, 2018 (non-refundable)
    $75due August 3, 2018
    $75due September 7, 2018
    $75due October 5, 2018

    Equipment Maintenance Assessment

    This applies to students using school-owned instruments and covers acquisition and repairs.
    $40due August 17, 2018
    $40due January 18, 2019

    Percussion Assessment

    This applies to all percussionists and covers sticks, mallets, heads, and other related items.
    $50due July 19, 2018
    $50due January 18, 2019

    Fall Guard Assessment

    This applies to color guard members who perform with the marching band. It covers uniforms, gloves, shoes, flags and equipment.
    $150due July 19, 2018

    Uniform Accessories

    This is for members who need marching shoes, gloves, and socks.
    $50due August 3, 2018


    This is for all members and covers transportation throughout the year.
    $35due November 2, 2018

    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. Important: this attire is ordered independently at Please do not pay the band directly.
    $120Tuxedo (for boys; includes pants, jacket, shirt, bowtie and cummerbund)
    $60Dress (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.


    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!