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Welcome to the University Band Parent page!

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For information about the Disney Marathon, please click here.

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

The next band parent meeting is TBD.

The PowerPoint agenda for the December 11 band parent meeting can be found here: Parent PowerPoint.
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 Coffee

    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


    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.


    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!