All posts by Marc Whitt

A Time of Service: A Band Booster President Reflects on Being a Leader Parent

“As a music program booster, you are giving time and energy to something that not only benefits your child, but to those involved now and in years to come.”
An Interview with Outgoing Lafayette High School Band Booster President and AMP Member Beth Potter of Lexington, Kentucky

Encourage Your High School Student to Play in a Community Band

by Marc C. Whitt If your community or local region is blessed to have a community band, you may wish to check it out as a perfect complement to your high school child’s musical experience. Rehearsing and performing with such an ensemble can certainly be a highlight to their music education and budding performance career. … Continue reading Encourage Your High School Student to Play in a Community Band

Are Your Boosters Ready to Support National Music in Our Schools Month?

By Marc C. Whitt One of the best national observances for advocating music education will soon be arriving as The National Music in Our Schools Month is set for the entire month of March. Sponsored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and supported by leading music advocacy organizations such as The National Association … Continue reading Are Your Boosters Ready to Support National Music in Our Schools Month?

Encourage Your Senior to Continue Their Music Involvement

By Marc C. Whitt Congratulations! For many of you, this marks your child’s senior year in high school. I recall that year well. Two of my three children have since gone down that road with our youngest nearing that point. Where did the time go? They were just babies! I found our daughters’ senior years … Continue reading Encourage Your Senior to Continue Their Music Involvement

Creating a Fundraising Plan is Essential for Today’s Music Parents Organization

By Marc C. Whitt I have yet to meet a music parents organization that believes it has enough money. As financial demands for music programs increase, school districts are forced to work with tighter financial resources. In order to maintain the quality and excellence a band, choir or orchestra program deserves, a successful fundraising program … Continue reading Creating a Fundraising Plan is Essential for Today’s Music Parents Organization