5-Sep-18: CHSBPA Welcome!

posted Sep 5, 2018, 6:16 AM by Mark Nowicki

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to welcome you to the Band Parents’ Association. We are excited to be meeting many new parents and to see the Marching Ram Band’s new show taking shape. We are looking forward to working with all of you for a successful year! Ram Pride!


For those of you who were not able to attend Mr. Kuhner’s meeting on the 23rd – please visit www.ramband.com to view the information shared. The BPA, in conjunction with Mr. Kunher, maintains this website where you can find the BPA meeting presentation, important information about scheduled fundraising events, member communications, performances, photos, important announcements, forms and a sign-up genius to volunteer for events.  We hope that you will refer to the site often.


As you may know, the BPA is a 501(c)(3) organization and functions as the major financial support partner to Mr. Kuhner and the music program. Our main purpose is to raise funds to offset parent/student participation costs. For the 2018/2019 season, this gap totals $35,000 or approximately $350 per student. This is why the BPA fundraising is so important.


As shared at the meeting in August, the biggest contributor to our fundraising effort is the volunteer support and talents of the band parents. We know that the demands of life can make it difficult to commit to just one more thing – financially or in hours spent. I want to personally thank you for both your past and future commitments to the Ram Band. Please help – no effort is too small and is much appreciated!


Fundraisers underway and coming up next:


2018 Member Donor Campaign – Become a Member of the BPA! In lieu of membership dues, we ask all parents to make a tax-deductible donation to the BPA in support of the band and to help fill the gap where government funds end. Visit the home page of ramband.com for the form and/or to donate via PayPal.


2018 Sponsorship Campaign – Parents and Students contact your friends, local businesses, and work (matching gifts are a great way to raise funds!). Visit the home page of ramband.com for the form and/or to sponsor the band via PayPal.


September 26, 2018 Board and Brush – Raise money for the band and have some fun too! Click here for information on the event:


Stay tuned for information about Music in Motion – a Marching Ram Band tradition and our biggest fundraising opportunity.  


Your support is critical to the continuation and success of the band program.  If you have any questions about the CHS Band Parents’ Association and what we do, please do not hesitate to contact me or any of the Board Members. Our email addresses can be found here: http://www.ramband.com/board-business. You can email me directly at chairman@ramband.com. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support and we look forward to seeing you this year!


Go Ram Band!


Laura Vuolo Rochford, Chairman, Cheshire High School Band Parents’ Association