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The objectives of our parents’ organization are to promote interest in, and lend all possible support to the various music programs at Somerville High School. The choral, color guard, instrumental and marching band programs require on-going assistance from families throughout the year.
The Music Boosters Association pays for equipment and music for the choral and instrumental programs, sponsors scholarships for graduating music students, and helps defray the cost of the music banquet and music trips, among other things. We also fund the marching band and color guard programs by paying for drill writing; t-shirts; marching band and color guard staff during band camp and the season; uniforms, flag materials and equipment; hot chocolate, water, snacks, and a few dinners during the season.
As valued as donations are to the organization, we also need the support of Music families by giving some of your time. Some of the many opportunities to lend your support are volunteering for the summer fundraising events (the Balloon Festival in July and the Italian Ice sales at the 4-H Fair in August), and assisting with the Band Festival and Tricky Tray events; hauling equipment; fitting uniforms; chaperoning away games, parades, and festivals; and sewing Color Guard flags. It truly cannot be a successful year without strong family support. We need help from everyone!