Parents


Charms website hosts information and important links for band parents and guardians.


Charms Website

Volunteering and Fair Share



Come have some fun and help the kids either during an on-site activity at the school or get an up close experience at a competition. We can use your help! Fair Share is the way the band budget is fairly distributed among all band students, so that all of the bands financial obligations can be met. Marching Band expenses are varied and include:

  • Transportation
  • Competition Fees
  • Uniform Costs
  • Equipment
  • Instructors
  • Music and more

Concert bands also have expenses, including:

  • Music
  • Guest Instructors
  • Workshops

other expenses not paid for by the school district. Students are encouraged to participate in the many fundraisers provided throughout the year to help meet the Fair Share obligation. Participating in band fundraisers can allow you to fundraise 100 percent of your band fees, if you choose. Stay connected with RavenwoodBand.com to find out about the many opportunities to participate! If you have any questions about Fair Share, contact treasurer@ravenwoodband.com and questions about Fundraising should be directed to fundraising@ravenwoodband.com.

Boosters


What is a Booster?

Every parent and band member guardian can be a booster! A supportive band booster organization is an essential element of a successful band program. It provides the chance for parents of each family to participate at some level in supporting the band community and the experience to be a part of the program. We are an essential support group for the band program as a whole.

This includes:

  • Concert Band
  • Wind Symphony
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Marching Band
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Winter Guard
  • Ravenwood Indoor Performance Ensemble
  • all other ensembles and activities of the band program.


Booster Meeting Schedule

There are monthly general meetings and board meetings as required by the By-Laws.

Stay connected with RavenwoodBand.com to find out the latest meeting dates and times. You can find upcoming meetings in the “Coming Up this Week” section of the main page, or by looking at the calendar on the right side of this page. You can also find out future meeting dates through the Charms calendar, and in emails from the Booster Board. As a parent you are welcome, and encouraged to attend and participate.


Booster Board

The Band Boosters Association helps the band program build strong relationships through unity, commitment and discipline resulting in strong leadership, excellence and friendship throughout the student’s lifetime. The Band Booster Board exists to provide the overall logistical and financial support for the entire band program. The board is everyday parents and guardians volunteering their time, and elected to help make the band program at Ravenwood High School the best it can be.

Ravenwood Band Booster Board

Officers & Coordinators 2016-2017

Title Name Email Phone
Band Director Mark Kinzer director@ravenwoodband.com (615) 472-4817
Assistant Band Director Brant Poindexter director@ravenwoodband.com (615) 472-4817
President Ian Barrett president@ravenwoodband.com  
President – Elect Lena Powers president@ravenwoodband.com  
Treasurer Suzy St. Clair treasurer@ravenwoodband.com  
Treasurer – Elect Lori Richardson treasurer@ravenwoodband.com  
1st Vice President Ron Dowdy vicepresident@ravenwoodband.com  
Co Vice Presidents (Events) Shelly Schussele and Candi Eichstaedt events@ravenwoodband.com  
Co Vice President (Events) Elect TBA events@ravenwoodband.com  
Vice President (Fundraising) Larry Schwartz fundraising@ravenwoodband.com  
Vice President (Fundraising – Elect) TBA fundraising@ravenwoodband.com  
Secretary TBA secretary@ravenwoodband.com